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
Talbot County Free Library | www.tcfl.org
NOVEMBER14-15

Community Day – An Easton Arts & Culture Celebration is here! This Saturday and Sunday several Easton-based nonprofits will offer activities for local residents to be outside, enjoy each other’s company, support local businesses, and celebrate the fall season.

Most activities are being held outdoors, and every participating organization is following agreed-upon COVID-related safety protocols including wearing a face covering over nose and mouth, limiting family groups to 6 people, and ensuring groups or individuals are safely six feet apart.
As part of Community Day, the Talbot County Free Library and the Friends of the Library will host a free, self-directed story walk on library grounds on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Families can read through an interactive picture book as they move through the panels. Craft-to-go kits and free books will be available while supplies last. Other library partners include Easton Cub Scout Pack 003 and members of the Hopeful 2020 Campaign and Dock Street Foundation.

In case of inclement weather, the library's Story Walk and activities will be cancelled.
Other community programs range from family art activities, learning about feeding birds and bird watching, educational lectures, a drive-through art gallery, conservation activities, music, and many more. In case of inclement weather, outdoor activities will be cancelled. To learn more click here.
Still Time to Vote for Edgar Allen Crow!

Local businesses and organizations are showcasing their creative side with a fun, festive Scarecrow Decorating Competition sponsored by Discover Easton!
Vote here through November 15 for the library's scarecrow, Edgar Allen Crow. Be sure to take a picture of your favorite scarecrow and share it on social media with #EastonMDScarecrows. Discover Easton will tally voting and announce the winning scarecrow design by November 20 during a live interview on WCEI.

Anyone that takes a picture of one of the Easton scarecrows and posts it on Facebook or Instagram with #EastonMDScarecrows is automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 Hunters’ Tavern gift certificate. That’s not all… one voting entry will be selected to win a free night’s stay at the Tidewater Inn in downtown Easton!
Fall Reading Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of our Fall Reading challenge: Stack 'Em Up.
Gabriel Holmes
Gabby Baker
Mae Jennings

Stay tuned for details about our Winter Reading Challenge: Books Like Us coming in January 2020.
UPCOMING ADULT PROGRAMMING
Native Seed Starting
Friday, November 13, 1 p.m.

The landscape might be slowing down, but you don't have to! It's never too early to start thinking of spring. Sowing those seeds can be super fun and easy.  Join Talbot County Master Gardeners to learn about sowing native seeds this winter for spring/summer germination.
Registration is free and open to all: https://go.umd.edu/nativeseeds
SCAMS - What You Need to Know 
Monday, November 16, 6:30
A Carroll County Public Library Program

Learn about the telltale signs of a scam, popular scams to be aware of, including COVID-19 scams, and tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam.
Book Discussion: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Monday, November 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.
Learn to Zoom with “Library Guy” Bill Peak
November 17, 6 p.m.
November 18, 3 p.m.

Library Guy Bill Peak will offer a Zoom instructional session on Tuesday, November 17, at 6 p.m., and a second on Wednesday, November 18, at 3 p.m. If you’d like to participate, email Bill at mcpeak@tcfl.org and let him know which session you’d like to attend. You will receive an invitation that explains in clear, easy-to-follow language how to join the conversation. Each session should take no more than twenty minutes.
Resumes Recruiters Recognize
November 18, 7 p.m.
A Howard County Public Library Event

Learn how to write powerful bullet points, highlight your accomplishments, and other resume tips and tricks. Recruiters only scan a resume for seven seconds or less so yours needs to stand out and sell yourself effectively. Presented by Rachel Bachman, M.Ed. Bachman has over six years of career counseling and coaching experience in higher education. She currently serves as a Career Specialist in the Career Center at UMBC. Register here.
Update on COVID-19 with Dr. Fredia Wadley,
Talbot County Health Officer
November 19, 6 p.m.

With the recent uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in Maryland and other states, Dr. Fredia Wadley, Health Officer for Talbot County, will talk via Zoom with "Library Guy" Bill Peak to relay the latest information about the coronavirus and the progress on vaccine development. Learn what it means to “flatten the curve,” recommendations for holiday and travel safety, how to protect yourself and others, and what is being done locally to combat the virus and prepare for vaccine distribution. Following the interview, Dr. Wadley will take questions from the audience. To join the webinar click here.
Not for the Faint of Heart: An Evening with Senator Barbara Mikulski and Ambassador Wendy Sherman
November 19, 7 p.m., via Zoom
An Enoch Pratt Free Library Event

Virtually celebrate the Senator Barbara A. Mikulski Room in the Central Library with Senator Barbara Mikulski and Ambassador Wendy Sherman in conversation, moderated by Meghan McCorkell.

A trailblazer, Mikulski was the first Democratic woman Senator elected in her own right. As a Senator, she focused on issues of science, technology, the economic and health security of women, as well as jobs and justice. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2015.

Wendy R. Sherman is a professor of the practice of public leadership and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition, she is a Senior Fellow at the School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Ambassador Sherman is Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. She is currently an MSNBC global affairs contributor and on the USA TODAY Board of Contributors. Ambassador Sherman is the author of Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power and Persistence published by PublicAffairs, September 2018.

Register here.
A Mindful Approach for the Holidays:
Positivity & Gratitude 
Saturday, November 21, 2 p.m.
An Enoch Pratt Free Library Program

Maintaining a positive mindset is essential during the holiday season. In this workshop, learn strategies to let go of negative thought habits and establish new patterns of thinking. Facilitated by Trenessa Coffey Annibal, MBA, MA, Motivational Speaker/Mindset Coach, Eternally Grateful Coaching. Register here.
Virtual Book Launch and Interview with Phillipa Gregory
November 24, 5 p.m.
A program of Frederick County Public Libraries, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, and Charles County Public Library

New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory will launch her latest novel Dark Tides with a virtual author talk. Gregory is best known for The Other Boleyn Girl, published in 2001 and turned into a major motion picture, as well as many other titles set in the Plantagenet and Tudor period. Register here. The Facebook Event can be found here:  FB event link
UPCOMING YOUTH PROGRAMS
Story time
Tuesdays, Nov. 17, 24 – 10 a.m.
Thursdays, Nov. 19 – 10 a.m.
Facebook LIVE
Stories, songs and rhymes for families with young children.

Teen Journaling via Zoom
Wednesday, November 18, 1 p.m.
Kids Writers LIVE! Derrick Barnes
Monday, November 16, 6:30pm, Zoom
An Enoch Pratt Free Library Event

Join award-winning author Derrick Barnes as he shares about his path from child to published author and a reading from one of his books. He is the author of the critically acclaimed picture book CROWN: An Ode To The Fresh Cut which won a multitude of literary awards, making it one of the most decorated picture books in the history of children’s literature. The event will conclude with time for questions and answers. Register here.
DREAM - BUILD - CREATE: An Exciting Virtual Engineering Experience

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 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:
Saturday, November 14: dreambignov14
Tuesday, November 17: dreambignov17
Tuesday, November 24: dreambignov24

In addition to the film, ASCE is organizing several virtual panels in November where patrons can join live conversations with our Dream Teams of young, diverse engineers. Dream Team Schedule:
El Futuro se Diseña/The Future is Designed (Spanish Language)
Thursday, November 19, 3 p.m.

Chats with Change Makers featuring Avery Bang
Friday, November 20, 2 p.m.
Sign up for the secure link here: http://bit.ly/AveryChatNov20.
Please note—everyone will need to sign up for the secure link for this event.

Engineering Extravaganza
Tuesday, November 24, 4 p.m.
Fall Art Sale

Come check out the library's fall art sale! Affordable art for your home or as a holiday gift available for $5, $10, and $15. On display in the lobby at the Easton branch.
Easton Rotary Holds Food Drive
in Memory of Lord Scott

During the months of November and December the Rotary Club of Easton will be collecting non-perishable food items in memory of Lord Scott who did so much for our community with "Operation Christmas Spirit" at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department beginning in the 1970s. The Easton branch of TCFL has a bin for convenient drop-off of non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Neighborhood Service Center. Other drop-off locations include Easton Family YMCA, Mid-Atlantic Tire Pros, Provident State Bank, Shore United Bank, Easton Fit4Life, and the Star Democrat Offices. The list of non-perishable items includes:
Canned fish, such as salmon, tuna and sardines
Canned meats, such as chicken and turkey
Whole grains, such as quinoa and spelt
Rice (brown, wild)
Steel-cut or rolled oats
Whole grain dry cereals with at least 5 grams fiber/serving
Whole grain pastas, such as whole wheat, brown rice flour or quinoa
Fruits in natural juice with no sugar added
Canned vegetables, low salt or no added salt
Canned fruit packed in water
Canned or boxed low-sodium soups and stews
Dried or canned legumes, such as peas, lentils, peanuts and beans
Pureed foods, such as sweet potato, pumpkin and applesauce
Low-fat dry or shelf-stable milk
Nut butters including peanut, almond, walnut