Important Library & Community Resources
Although our buildings are closed, our friendly staff are available
by phone at the Easton and St. Michaels branches
Easton: 410-822-1626 | St. Michaels: 410-745-5877
Monday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – noon & 3 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. - noon & 2 – 5 p.m.
Talbot County Free Library |
Celebrate Read Across America March 2nd!

Stories are powerful, memorable, and help us understand who we are. Stories began with the oral tradition and are still passed on by being heard and retold. Join us in celebrating storytelling by reading as a family some of these recommended traditional tales.

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of unstoppable storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston
The Little Mermaid by Jerry Pinkney
Talbot County Health Department
COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline for Talbot County Residents
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join the Talbot County COVID19 private sector conference call on the
second and fourth Tuesday of each month at noon to get the latest
COVID-19 updates for business.
Call: 415-655-0002
Code: 471 585 551
Sharing Our Memories
2nd & 4th Mondays, 10:30 a.m. – noon (ongoing)

If you have been thinking about writing your memoirs but don't know how or where to get started, this Zoom class is for you! During sessions, each participant will share their 500-word essay assigned during the prior session. Writing takes place at home, and stories will be read and discussed during class time. This ongoing course meets the second and fourth Monday of the month, 10:30 a.m. - noon. To register, call the library at 410-822-1626. Upon registration you will receive a Zoom invitation and a writing assignment which will be read and discussed during your first session.
Thursday, February 25, 5 p.m.
A Talbot County Master Gardener Program

Join Talbot County Master Gardener volunteer Mikaela Boley for a free virtual screening of SEED: The Untold Story as we explore the importance of seeds, preservation of biodiversity, and the impacts on our environment. The film will be followed by discussion and participant Q&A as we discuss highlights from the film.

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy.

Mikaela will also answer questions regarding the Talbot County Free Seed Library, a community resource in partnership with the Talbot County Free Library. Through our seed library, we offer additional programs, information, and a free source of seeds for home gardens. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Only 200 participants.
John Shields Warm, Winter Cooking Demo
Thursday, February 25, 7 p.m.
A Harford County Public Library Event 

Join us for a warm, winter Cooking Demo with Chef John, an absolute Harford County favorite, chef, author, television personality, and owner of the celebrated Gertrude's Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. He'll prepare two dishes - Alva Crockett's Tangier Island 50 Clam Chowder (from Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields) and an Apple Crepe Cake (from The New Chesapeake Kitchen). John is often called "The Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay," and he has written four popular cookbooks on the cuisine of the region. You won't want to miss out on this fun and engaging evening! Recipes for this free event will be included in the registration confirmation email.
Virtual Heritage Concert Series
February 26, 4 p.m.
On Zoom and Facebook Live
A Carpe Diem, Brookletts Place, & TCFL Program

Join us every fourth Friday at 4 p.m., February – June, for a memorable musical experience for the entire family. We're kicking off with a celebration of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day this Friday, February 26,
4 p.m. with the following artists:
Karen Somerville, Jazz and Blues chanteuse extraordinaire
Kathy Bullock and Phillip Bullock - Gospel music, spirituals and classical works
by composers from the African diaspora
Join the concerts via Zoom or Facebook
Author Works: Brandon Hobson &"The Removed"
March 10, 7 - 8 pm
A Howard County Public Library Program
In the fifteen years since their teenage son, Ray-Ray, was killed in a police shooting, the Echota family has been suspended in private grief. With the family’s annual bonfire approaching - an occasion marking both the Cherokee National Holiday and Ray-Ray’s death, and a rare moment in which they openly talk about his memory - the mother, Maria, attempts to call the family together from their physical and emotional distances once more.
Drawing deeply on Cherokee folklore, The Removed seamlessly blends the real and spiritual to excavate the deep reverberations of trauma - a meditation on family, grief, home, and the power of stories on both a personal and ancestral level.
Brandon Hobson is the author of the novel Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction and winner of the Reading the West Book Award. His other books include Desolation of Avenues Untold and the novella Deep Ellum. His work has appeared in the Pushcart Prize anthology, The Believer, the Paris Review Daily, Conjunctions, NOON, and McSweeney’s, among other places. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University and teaches in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Hobson is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma.
Sharing the Burden: Women Coders of World War II 
Wednesday, March 10, 7 p.m.
For teens and adults
An Anne Arundel County Public Library Program 

Women played a large, but rarely told, role in WWII cryptology. College women were recruited from math departments at colleges around the country to learn cryptanalysis. Thousands of other women joining the Army and Navy were assigned to code work operating machines that broke enemy codes or transmitting coded messages to Washington. This is their story. This virtual program is presented in partnership with the National Cryptologic Museum
Wild Women of Maryland: Grit and Gumption in the Free State 
Thursday, March 18, 1 p.m.
An Anne Arundel County Public Library Program 

Daring women of Maryland made their mark on history as spies, would-be queens, and fiery suffragettes. Sarah Wilson escaped indentured servitude in Frederick by impersonating the queen's sister. Baltimorean Virginia Hall spied against the Nazis, while having just one leg. From famous figures like Harriet Tubman to unsung heroines like "Lady Law" Violet Hill Whyte, author Lauren R. Silberman introduces Maryland's most tenacious and adventurous women in this virtual program presented through Zoom webinar. This virtual program is presented in partnership with Historic London Town and Gardens.
African American Suffragists of Maryland 
Thursday, March 25, 6 p.m. 
An Anne Arundel County Public Library Program 

Learn more about four extraordinary Maryland women who fought for suffrage before and after the passing of the 19th amendment. Local historical experts will discuss the lives and work of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Mary Church Terrell, Augusta Chissell, and Margaret Gregory Hawkins. This event is co-sponsored by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. 
How To Be A Children’s Book Author and Illustrator:
One Artist’s Journey
Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m.

Author and illustrator Don Tate hasn't always been a lover of words. As a child, he struggled with reading. Books didn't hold his attention. In this session, Don will discuss his journey from shy, reluctant reader to celebrated author and illustrator of more than 80 books for young readers. The session will also include drawing and a Q&A. Registration is required to receive the Zoom webinar link for this virtual event, or you can visit for the livestream. 
Learn to Play the Ukulele!
March 1 - 20
Recommended for children ages 6-16
Register here.

Looking for a fun musical pastime? Why not try the ukulele? Once you have registered, you'll receive instructions for picking up a Ukulele Kit, which includes the instrument, songbook, and more! You'll receive links to the video lessons via email. Available while supplies last.
Teen Journaling via Zoom
Wednesday, March 3, 17 - 1 p.m.
Want to try journaling, but not sure how to start? Join Ms. Laura for talking and writing fun! Inspired by the book, Journal Sparks by Emily Neuburger. Register here.
Mindful Start Kids Yoga
March 4th, 10 a.m. (1st Thursday of the month)
Mindful movement for young children on Facebook. Recommended for families with children under age 5.
Past programs can be found here!
Preschool Story Time via Zoom - New Format!
Tuesday, March 9, 16, 23, 30 - 10 a.m.
Thursday, March 11, 18, 25 - 10 a.m.
Register here.

Stories, songs, and rhymes for families with young children.
How High Does the Mars Helicopter Fly? 
Wednesday, March 24, 2 p.m.
For kids ages 6-10
An Anne Arundel County Public Library Program 

Join NASA Mars Rover Scientist Dr. Adrian Brown for this virtual program about the Mars Helicopter. Build your own paper Mars helicopter and Dr. Brown will answer questions about the mission, what it is achieving on Mars and some of the exciting things still yet to come. Download and print your own paper helicopter here.
TCFL Chess Academy: Pawn Structure

Join Mr. Labala for this next lesson in the series of chess tutorials on YouTube. For prior lessons, click here.
Saint Patrick’s Day Art Collage Kits-to-Go Available!

Looking for a fun family activity for St. Patrick's Day? Stop by and pick up an Art Collage Kit-to-Go during Books-to-Go hours. Available while supplies last at both Easton and St. Michaels.

Included in each kit are items to be collaged (paper to make cards and bookmarks, large felt & foam shapes), along with materials to be glued (various tissue papers, fiber yarns, pom-poms, small foam shapes, & stickers). A glue stick, pencils, & crayons are also included. Please use adult supervision with young children. Includes enough materials for the entire family, so one per family please.
February is Children's Dental Health Month!
Check out these presentations by Tooth Fairy's helper:

Seeds Packets Available at Easton Branch

If you're ready to get started sprouting seeds for your garden, you're in luck! A variety of seed packets from our Seed Library are available at the front entrance of the Easton branch. First come, first served. Available while supplies last.
Tax Forms are now available
at the entrance of both branches.

No in-person appointments for AARP Tax-Aide tax preparation are currently being offered at the Talbot County Free Library in Easton. The Covid-19 pandemic status in Talbot and surrounding counties prevents offering the normal in-person tax preparation service for both current and prior tax years.

Free online tax preparation options are available nationally through the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide here and the Internal Revenue Service website here.

The following AARP online tax preparation options are offered at
Option 1: Prepare your own individual tax return by downloading one of the tax software applications to a personal computer. OR
Option 2: Computer-scan your tax information for a tax-aide volunteer to prepare your returns virtually.  

There may be a separate charge for the Maryland return. For general information, call the toll-free number at 877-434-7598.

The Internal Revenue Service offers free tax preparation through its website at Software will need to downloaded from the website to prepare a return.
Forms 1040 & 1040SR and instructions and Maryland tax books are available in the library’s vestibule Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For frequent updates from AARP Tax Aide, visit, call 410-822-1626, or email
The Talbot County Health Department continues to receive 300 doses of Moderna vaccine each week for Talbot County Health Department's first-dose clinics. Additionally, we have scheduled vaccine clinics throughout the county, beginning with St. Michaels and to be continued in Cordova, Trappe, Oxford, and Tilghman.

The Talbot County Health Department is currently reaching out to the highest risk individuals within Maryland's 1B eligibility category, including individuals aged 80 years and older, to schedule limited appointments at our upcoming vaccine clinics.
When demand for Phase 1B has been met, we will proceed to Phase 1C. The timing of this is dependent upon the supply of vaccines received each week by Talbot County Health Department, which is highly variable, and the number of eligible recipients interested in being vaccinated. 

As a reminder, the health department is required to prioritize and continues to provide vaccinations to the following groups in Phase 1B:

  • Individuals 75-years and Older - vaccinations at outreach and mass clinics continue. First doses received to date: 1,500 individuals aged 75-84, or 43% of Talbot's 75-84-year-old population of 3,500; 756 individuals aged 85+, or 50.4% of Talbot's 85+-year-old population of 1,500

  • Residents of Group Homes - Completed

  • Individuals in the Education Sector (K-12 Teachers and Support Staff in Schools) - vaccinations at mass clinics continue

  • Child Care Providers - vaccinations at mass clinics continue, coordinating through MSDE

  • Continuity of Government - vaccinations at mass clinics continue

We are administering the second dose of the vaccination to those individuals who received their first doses with us four weeks ago. If you received your first vaccine dose from a provider other than the health department, that provider is responsible for administering your second dose.

The Talbot County Health Department is working with community partners to provide transportation for vaccinations to seniors in need. We are hosting clinics in municipalities throughout the county to increase accessibility for all county residents. 

Other providers in Talbot County and elsewhere are also hosting vaccine clinics. You may sign up or pre-register with these providers as well. More information is available at

We understand your frustration with our current, limited vaccine supply, and thank you for your patience and vigilance as we navigate through the vaccination process together. 

Updates are also available at our website at