Important Library & Community Resources
The Talbot County Free Library is excited to announce that the Easton Library will start limited in-building service on Monday, August 17. Our Books-to-Go service for the Easton branch will be discontinued as of Monday, August 10. The St. Michaels Library will be opening on Monday, August 24, for limited in-building service. The Books-to-Go service will continue at the St. Michaels branch through Friday, August 21. Holds ready to be picked up at the Easton Library that do not get picked up by Monday, August 10, will be available for pickup when Easton opens on August 17. Check back next week on our website for more information about the services that will be offered during this next phase of reopening. More information about our online services and programs can be found at tcfl.org. Due dates for items that were checked out prior to the library closing have been extended to August 31. We look forward to opening our doors and seeing you again soon!
Tune in August 18 at 7 p.m. when Kimberla Lawson Roby reads from her latest book, The Woman God Created You to Be, followed by an interview and questions from the audience.

Roby is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 28 books. Her novels deal with very real issues, including women empowerment, sexual harassment, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, marriage, infidelity, sibling rivalry and more. Roby’s books, including Better Late than Never, Best Friends Forever, The Perfect Marriage, Sin No More, The Prodigal Son, and Sin of a Woman, have sold nearly 3 million copies and offer a message of redemption, forgiveness and the realities of everyday life.
She is the recipient of the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction and the 2017 SOAR Radio Trailblazer of Honor award.

This event is presented in partnership with Baltimore County Public Library, Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Wicomico Public Libraries, and Worcester County Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start.

Census Deadline Extended to September 30

Have you procrastinated on completing the 2020 Census because you think it will be complicated and take too much of your time? To the contrary, it is a simple series of questions that can be filled out online or by phone in a matter of minutes.

Why does the 2020 census matter? The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities like Talbot County every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.

Who Should Respond? The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the United States and its five territories (Puerto RicoAmerican Samoathe Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana IslandsGuam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Even if you did not receive an invitation, one person should respond for each home. That person must be at least 15 years old. They should live in the home or place of residence themselves and know general information about each person living there.

Complete your questionnaire online at: https://2020census.gov, or click here to learn how to respond by phone or mail. For more assistance, watch this brief video by a Pratt Library staff member that walks you through, question by question.
For All Seasons Adds Crisis Appointments
For COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, For All Seasons has taken on the needs of over 250 new clients and is accepting new clients at all locations for all services. While the organization has always had 24-hour mental health crisis and sexual assault hotlines, they have added additional crisis appointments as people deal with new anxieties and stressors caused by the COVID-19.

“In March, when the effects of Coronavirus hit, we experienced some of the highest numbers in hotline calls we had ever had, and in July, the number increased greatly again. Many of our new patients are seeking mental health treatment for the first time. This is a testimony to the broad impact the virus is having in our communities,” states Beth Anne Langrell, CEO of For All Seasons.

For All Seasons continues to have availability for crisis appointments, in-person appointments, teletherapy, and telepsychiatry, as well as 24/7 hotlines during the COVID-19 crisis. Staff is available for both long-term and short-term appointments for anyone in need of support. The agency continues to follow safety regulations, as outlined by the CDC, for in-person appointments, including – temperature checks and health screenings, 20-second handwashing at the entry to all facilities, social distancing guidelines, and increased office sanitation. The offices are open by appointment only in all locations.

Langrell adds, “We are reaching out to the community in new and creative ways to make them aware of the breadth of our services, as well as to provide support and encouragement.” For All Seasons is utilizing various platforms, including social media, radio shows, and webinars to bring mental health strategies and uplifting messaging to surrounding communities. For further information, visit For All Seasons Facebook page or forallseasonsinc.org.
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