Important Library & Community Resources
Looking for a new summer read? Check out some of the most popular new titles becoming available in June. Place your hold now for the physical books through the library's catalog or the eBooks through  Overdrive!
Harry Potter Themed
Digital Escape Room for Tweens

Check out our latest Digital Escape Room: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Click here to play!
Online Card Registration

The library won't be open for a few more weeks yet, but you can still access eBooks, movies, eMagazines, and a myriad of other eResources with your library card. If you don't have a card, you can register for a temporary library card number by clicking here .  Your temporary card will allow you to place holds on items and use our eResources (with the exception of HeritageQuest) from your home, 24/7. It will also allow you to place holds on up to two books through our Books-to-Go program !

Your temporary card number is good for 60 days. Once the library reopens, you can come in and show ID to upgrade to a physical library card that will allow you to use a computer and check out physical library materials.
Talbot County Master Gardeners Partners with TCFL to Present
Virtual Mythbusters
Thursdays, 5 p.m. through July

Join UMD Extension Educator Mikaela Boley every Thursday at 5 p.m. through the end of July on Facebook Live via the Master Gardeners Facebook page to get real-time information on common garden myths. Make science-based decisions and ask questions live!
Free Meals for Children
in Talbot County

Talbot County Public Schools free meals are available for children ages 2-18 years old on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11a.m. at the following locations:

Easton Middle School
B.A.A.M. Building *
St. Michaels Middle High
Chapel District Elementary
White Marsh Elementary
Tilghman Elementary 

Meal distributions will be PICK-UP ONLY at all listed school sites. CarePacks will also be distributed on Thursdays. *Please note: the Easton Elementary School distribution site has moved to the B.A.A.M. building at 31 Jowite Street in Easton. 
Talbot County CARES
Individual Assistance Program

The Talbot County CARES Individual Assistance Program offers emergency financial assistance for Talbot County residents who are out of work or whose income has been reduced because of the COVID-19 public health emergency. CARES assistance can help with rent, mortgage or other housing costs, utilities, and other emergency needs, and payments are made directly to the landlord, mortgage company, utility company or other vendor. 

For information on the program in English , click here .
For information on the program in Spanish , click here .
For the application, click here . Applications may also be downloaded from the Talbotcovid19.org  website (click on Individual Assistance Grant under the Resources tab).

 Additional information on the CARES Individual Assistance Program may be obtained by calling 410.820.4347.
Free COVID 19 Testing

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m.—2 p.m.
Easton High School Parking Lot
Call first for an appointment: 410-819-5632


Bring ID and health insurance card and/or Medicare card. Uninsured individuals may schedule an appointment at no cost to them. No doctor’s order is needed, whether or not you have symptoms.
Pickering Creek Audubon Center Launches EcoCamp from Home

With current conditions making it unsafe to offer EcoCamp in a traditional format this year, Pickering Creek presents EcoCamp From Home! This week-long program will give your outdoor adventurer the guidance and inspiration they need to experience nature this summer the EcoCamp way. 

EcoCamp from Home includes: 
  • Week-long nature-themed adventures
  • Campers receive a kit with guided activity book and supplies to try indoor and outdoor nature activities 
  • Campers and families can participate in self-guided activities at Pickering Creek while borrowing equipment for exploration at the Center
  • Bi-weekly camper check-ins with Pickering educators and scientists 

Weekly Themes:
Backyard Bugs (July 13-17)
Super Scientist (July 20-24)
Habitat Heroes (July 27-31)
Night & Day (August 3-7)

Each week’s themed kit contains an EcoCamp 2020 drawstring bag to keep your camper’s exploration supplies together, plus a wood cookie necklace for their nature names and containers for scooping, collecting, and earth moving. Additional supplies vary by week, including outdoor equipment (i.e. bug nets, kids binoculars), experimental setups (i.e. pipettes, test tubes), and crafts (i.e. pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks). 

To learn more and register click here.
ESL, ABE and GED Summer Session Starts  July 20 , 2020!

Summer Class Schedule and Descriptions
ESL Classes:  Our ESL programs are designed to help improve your English, so you can focus on your job, training, and/or getting your high school diploma.

ESL All Levels (1-6):
Mon./ Wed.: 10 a.m. - noon
Tues./ Thurs.: 7–9 p.m.
ESL Business Writing:
Mon./ Wed.: 6–9 p.m.

ABE/GED – Reading / Language Arts Class – Instructors will help students with reading strategies, grammar skills, and vocabulary to help improve comprehension. Students will learn evidenced-based writing skills using career/college ready materials.
ABE/GED  –  Mathematics Class  – Instructors will demonstrate how to use basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply and divide) to solve algebra and geometry problems. Math skills important to real life situations!

ABE/GED Reading/Language Arts
Mon./Wed.: 10 a.m. - noon
Tues./Thurs.: 10 a.m. - noon
Tues./Thurs.: 7–9 pm
ABE/GED Mathematics Class:
Mon./ Wed.: 10 a.m. - noon
Mon./ Wed.: 1–3 pm
Tues./ Thurs.: 7–9 pm

For registration and further information on ABE/GED classes, contact Danielle Thomas at  ged@chesapeake.edu  or 410-829-6043 (text). For ESL classes, contact Karen Luceti at  esl@chesapeake.edu  or 410-443-1163 (text). For NEDP program, contact us via email at  nedp@chesapeake.edu .
 
Currently, all fees are being waived! The virtual learning environment allows individuals to take classes and programs from the comfort of their home. They can engage using a computer, a laptop, a Chromebook, a tablet, and/or a smartphone.
 
Students will connect with our best instructors in two-hour classes, twice a week. In addition, they will have access to the best distance learning applications to study any day, any time, and as many hours as they like.
 
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