Important Library & Community Resources
LIBRARY HOURS
Monday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – noon * 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. - noon * 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
*Closed mid-day for cleaning
At this time, the library is closed on Saturdays
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Beginning Monday, November 2:

  • Current magazines will be back in circulation! (Back issues will not be available.)

  • Patrons may renew for a second hour on the computer at the Easton branch only.
CELEBRATE INDIE AUTHOR DAY
November 9th

On Indie Author Day, public libraries nationwide will celebrate independent (self-publishing) writers. Libraries promote and highlight the contribution of independent authors and their published works to the community. Check out these books on self-publishing and writing:

Self-Publishing Non-Fiction:

The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom Onto the Page and Into the World, by Kelly Notaras. (2018)

How to Self Publish Your Book: A Complete Guide to Writing, Editing, Marketing & Selling Your Own Book, by Jan Yager. (2019)

How to Self-Publish for Under $100: The Step-by-Step Handbook to Publishing Your Book Without Breaking the Bank, by Cinquanta Cox-Smith. (2017)

Your Life is a Book: How to Craft and Publish Your Memoir, by Brenda Peterson. (2014)

Books on Writing:

Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different, by Chuck Palahniuk. (2020)

How to Build a Story... : or, The Big What If, by Frances O'Roark Dowell. (2020)

The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club, by Maeve Binchy. (2010)

The Rejected Writers' Book Club, by Suzanne Kelman. (2016)

Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir, by Amy Tan. (2017)
UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Mindful Start Kids Yoga
Thursday, November 5
Facebook LIVE
Mindful movement for young children.

Teen Journaling via Zoom
Wednesdays, November 4 and 18, 1 p.m.

Story time
Tuesdays, Nov. 10, 17, 24 – 10 a.m.
Thursdays, Nov. 12, 19 – 10 a.m.
Facebook LIVE
Stories, songs and rhymes for families with young children.
DREAM - BUILD - CREATE
An exciting virtual engineering experience (for Public Libraries)

Tuesday November 10
Saturday November 14
Tuesday November 17
Tuesday November 24
DREAM – BUILD - CREATE is an introduction to engineers and engineering for people of all ages, especially families and children. Presented by The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in partnership with the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) and its Project BUILD engineering program, this inspirational program will offer people a free film screening of the award-winning documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World on November 10, 14, 17, and 24.

Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a giant-screen film about engineering, takes viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, audiences witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow by pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways.

Passcodes are good 24/7 so you can view when it’s convenient. 
Vimeo links to view :

Use these passwords to access the sessions, by date:
Tuesday November 10: dreambignov10
Saturday November 14: dreambignov14
Tuesday November 17: dreambignov17
Tuesday November 24: dreambignov24
Best & Next Series:
Devin Allen & DeRay Mckesson
November 10, 7 p.m.
An Enoch Pratt Free Library Program

DeRay Mckesson, civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice, will lead a conversation with Devin Allen, self-taught artist, born and raised in West Baltimore. Mckesson and Allen will discuss the importance of art and documentation while building an artistic career and community. Devin Allen gained national attention when his photograph of the Baltimore Uprising was published on the cover of Time in May 2015 – only the third time the work of an amateur photographer had been featured. Five years later, after the deaths of George Floyd, Tony Mcaded, and Breonna Taylor, his photograph from a BlackTrans Lives Matter protest was published on the cover of Time Magazine for the 2nd time in June 2020 For more details and to register, click here.
NEA Big Read Keynote Speaker: Nathaniel Philbrick in Conversation with Kelley Rouse
November 10, 7 p.m.
A Worcester County Library Program
 
National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick talks about his bestselling book, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. Q&A to follow. An American Sign Language interpreter will be translating. For more details and to register, click here.
Book Discussion: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Mon, Nov 16, 6:30 p.m.

The Easton Book Group (open to all) will discuss The Testaments by Margaret Atwood via Zoom. To participate, email Susan Sherman at susancs@goeaston.net for the Zoom invitation.
Check Out This Final Maryland STEM Festival Event

Virtual STEM Parade, Sunday, November 1, 11 a.m.
Take a 10 second of yourself displaying your love for STEM with signs, posters, banners, costumes, and STEM items. Feel free to include others in your video. Send your video and any questions to mdstemfest@gmail.com. Watch the parade on our Facebook page.

The Maryland STEM Festival encourages all students, regardless of age, background and experience to take a greater interest in STEM with the hope they will pursue a STEM related/focused career. Maryland is one the few states in the nation to have a state-wide STEM or Science Festival. Events are open to the public, free of charge, family oriented, and FUN!