Important Library & Community Resources
The Talbot County Free Library's meeting rooms and study rooms continue to be unavailable until further notice.
Thank you for your patience.
Library Guy Interviews Poet Meredith Davies Hadaway

Click here to see Library Guy Bill Peak's interview with local poet Meredith Davies Hadaway. Bill's interview is part of an ongoing library partnership with The Talbot Spy.
Upcoming Children's Programming

Tuesday, July 14, 10 a.m. - Story Time!
Stories, songs, and rhymes! Recommended for families with children ages 5 and under. TCFL Facebook LIVE

Wednesday, July 15, 3 p.m.- Read Along with Ms. Laura
Children’s chapter book read-aloud. Books available on Hoopla.
Recommended for children ages 6+.

Thursday, July 16 - Mindful Start Kids Yoga
Get the Wiggles Out:  https://youtu.be/GGKUqFpVOT8
Animals Poses and Coping With Fear:  https://youtu.be/5vdbRoSswbA
Recommended for families with children ages 5 and under.

Friday, July 17, noon - "Picture Book Fridays" with Carmen Agra Deedy , the Collaborative Summer Library Program's National Summer Reading Champion! Carmen, who speaks both Spanish and English, will share stories for families on Fridays at Noon (ET) throughout the summer on her Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/CarmenAgraDeedy
2019 Guggenheim Fellow and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his renowned book “How to Be an Antiracist” on Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m. with Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College.

Dr. Dukes is the first African-American woman to serve as president of the college and has 30 years of progressive leadership experience and administrative responsibility in higher education. The conversation will be streamed live online on Crowdcast, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter/Periscope, and will air on PGCC TV on a later date. Register for this free virtual conversation with Dr. Kendi by visiting  KendiPGC.eventbrite.com .

Praised as “The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind” ( New York Times ), Kendi’s groundbreaking work has provided a major new counterpoint in the national conversation about race in America and resonates in this, our collective moment of reckoning.

Ibram X. Kendi is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, a professor of history, and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is a columnist at The Atlantic and a correspondent with CBS News. He is the author of five books, including “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; “How to Be an Antiracist”; “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and “Antiracist Baby,” illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky.

Copies of the “How to Be an Antiracist” ebook and audiobook are available here .
“How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi may be purchased through  Loyalty Books - Upshur Street : https://www.loyaltybookstores.com/book/9780525509288
hoopla Book Club is available anytime, anywhere. 
 
hoopla's digital collection is available instantly with no holds and no waiting, including the Book Club Spotlight Selection, giving readers access to eBooks and audiobooks even if the library's physical building is closed. 
hoopla's New Book Club Spotlight Selection: The Bear

hoopla is happy to announce that the Summer 2020 hoopla Book Club Spotlight  is  The Bear . From National Book Award in Fiction finalist Andrew Krivak comes a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature’s dominion. In an Edenic future, a father teaches his daughter the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a wilderness that offers the greatest lessons, if she can only learn to listen. Readers can choose to borrow  The Bear  in  eBook  or  audiobook  format.
No matter your book club's favorite genre, there is something to satisfy everyone, with  eight additional recommended reads  along with theSpotlight Selection.
Hoopla's online resources, including an  exclusive Q&A with the author  and a  detailed discussion guide  are also available on the   hoopla Book Club Hub  site. Readers can keep the discussion going virtually or in person, no matter where they are, with the hoopla Book Club.
NEW TESTING HOURS

The Talbot County Health Department is offering COVID-19 testing for Talbot County residents only.

WHEN : Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
TIME : 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE : Easton High School parking lot,
723 Mecklenburg Ave., Easton
REQUIREMENTS :
  • All individuals must call 410-819-5632 to schedule an appointment
  • Please arrive at your scheduled time. If you miss your appointment, you will have to call and reschedule.
  • Please bring your ID and health insurance card with you.
  • No physician order is required.
  • There will be no out-of-pocket expense to anyone.
  • Individuals do not need to be symptomatic to get tested.
  • Uninsured individuals are welcome to schedule an appointment. The cost of the test will be covered.
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