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ALL Course: Talbot County Free Library: What We Can Do for You

Talbot County Free Library: What We Can Do for You
With Shauna Beulah

Date: Tuesday, April 17
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Location: Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels Branch, 106 Fremont Street, St. Michaels

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The Talbot County Free Library has several databases and eResources available that provide all types of information from experts or professionals in the field. These resources contain published works where facts are checked and verified. Databases are updated frequently and include the date of publication. Our databases include full-text journals, newspapers, e-books, economic data, digital images, primary resources, etc. Subjects include genealogy, auto repair, hobbies, language learning, test preparation and so much more. They are different from just websites, which can be written by anyone and are not necessarily checked by an expert. We also have Hoopla, where you can instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more, 24/7. No late fees, always available, and at no cost to you. All you need is a library card.

About the Instructor: Shauna Beulah has lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for more than 40 years. She has worked for the Talbot County Free Library since 1984 and is currently the branch manager of the St. Michaels Library Branch.

Members & Non-Members: FREE

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CBMM’s Bob Mason to speak May 1 at St. Michaels Library

Mason Bob(ST. MICHAELS, MD — April 18, 2017) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Maritime Model Guild President Bob Mason will be the speaker for the Talbot County Free Library’s Brown Bag Lunch taking place at its St. Michaels branch beginning at noon on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Mason will present information about the two volunteer groups within CBMM that are model related. CBMM’s Model Guild is broadly based in maritime models with missions for meeting CBMM’s needs for display models both new and for repairs.The other group is the Model Sailing Club in which members build or acquire 5-foot long skipjack models and sail using radio controls in monthly races at CBMM throughout the season. The competition is good-natured and provides an opportunity to exercise sailing skills without maintaining a full sized boat.

See photos of these model skipjack races here:
Around Campus: Model Skipjack Races

Bob retired from a career in engineering physics in which he worked on the conception and early stage development of electronic and optical devices including industrial instruments for measuring color and systems for recording and rapidly displaying photographic information.

In the local community, Bob has been an active volunteer at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum since 1993 where he leads the Model Guild, has been a docent and has served as President of the Volunteer Association. At Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Bob served on the Board for twelve years between 1994 and 2007.  He has also been an active volunteer there, having spearheaded the bluebird nest box monitoring program for over 10 years, and served on the volunteer committee. Bob and his wife Marilyn live in Bozman, Md. The Brown Bag Lunch is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Bring a lunch and enjoy coffee and desert provided by the library. Information call (410) 745-5877.

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May 21 is Community Day at CBMM

CBMM_CommunityDay2017isMay21(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 24, 2017) As a way of saying thank you to the regional community, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with all festivities taking place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing, and including free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_SultanaHighlights for this year’s event include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. See what’s lined up for food, music, activities, boat rides, and more! 

The event’s generous sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.Shore United BankTalbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service,  with festival guests invited to attend, and continues to 5:00 p.m.

The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_BlindWindThe day’s live music includes performances by Blind Wind, an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, along with his father, Frankie Moran on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more.

CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will hold a radio-controlled skipjack regatta from the Steamboat Building’s docks and along Fogg’s Cove from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, festival-goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at operating the radio-controlled boats.

The Talbot County Free Library will be hosting several programs throughout CBMM’s free Community Day, including a presentation in the Van Lennep Auditorium by Maryland author and storyteller, Ed Okonowicz on “Delmarva Tales, Legends, and Ghost Stories” at 11 a.m., and a performance by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Families can also explore the Chesapeake’s critters in the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, with children invited to participate in a footrace hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_LighthouseWhile enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can enjoy a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.

Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during Community Day. Leashed dogs are only permitted during regular operating hours.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_WinnieEstelleWhile at Community Day, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

See photos from last year’s Community Day here:
Festival: Community Day @ CBMM

 

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PHOTOS:

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with the event kicking off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service and including free admission all day long for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides. More information is at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s free Community Day event on Sunday, May 21, 2017 gives guests the opportunity climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, shown here, or talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district, with more information at cbmm.org.

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Highlights to CBMM’s free May 21 Community Day include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine, with more information at cbmm.org.

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On Sunday, May 21, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event, with more information at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s May 21 free Community Day includes live music by Blind Wind—an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, left—along with his father, Frankie Moran, right, on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more. Now in its second year, the free event was created as a way of CBMM saying thank you to the regional community, and includes free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides, with more information at cbmm.org.

 

 

 

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CBMM takes part in Nov. 4-13 Maryland STEM Festival

cbmm_stem_risingtide_nov5(ST. MICHAELS, MD — October 24, 2016) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is collaborating with the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Md. to educate families and children of all ages on science, technology, engineering, and math as part of the statewide November 4-13 Maryland STEM Festival. CBMM will be educating children and families on STEM topics through several different events focusing on Chesapeake Bay history and boatbuilding. All programs are free and open to the public.

The 10-day festival begins locally with a kickoff event on Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Md. CBMM Shipwright Educator Matt Engel will share hands-on experience of historic Chesapeake Bay dugout canoe carving. Engel will also provide more information on CBMM’s Rising Tide after-school boatbuilding program for Talbot students.

cbmm_stem_ednalockwood_nov7On Monday, November 7 beginning at 6:00 p.m., CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman will present his talk, “Old Technologies, New Technologies – A Stewardship Strategy” on the various technologies being used in the 2016-2018 log-hull restoration of the 1889 nine-log bugeye Edna Lockwood. Gorman will speak at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library.

cbmm_stem_lighthouse_nov9-jpgThe Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be the host site for a STEM Storytime at the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse as its final demonstration on Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. Available to children ages 7 and under with accompanying adults, participants will explore CBMM’s Hooper Strait Lighthouse through related stories, crafts, and technology alongside CBMM’s School & Family Programs Manager Jill Ferris, and Youth Services Librarian Diana Hastings of the St. Michaels branch of the TCFL. Pre-registration is required with limited space available. For more information, please call the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library at 410-745-5877.

“We are very much looking forward to sharing our knowledge and experiences of the Chesapeake Bay to the eager students, children, and families of Talbot County,” says CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “Our Rising Tide program brings the STEM curriculum into our boatyard, with participants learning about Chesapeake boatbuilding and history while applying these skills in a very meaningful way.”

Through ten days of collaborative, interactive, and dynamic events and activities throughout the state, the Maryland STEM Festival provides inspirational, educational, and accessible programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) throughout Maryland. The Festival provides STEM opportunities to all of Maryland without requiring them to travel significant distances.

Other local STEM demonstrations will be offered by Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Maryland Science Center, Chesapeake College, Easton Utilities, and Easton Airport. For more information, visit www.marylandstemfestival.org.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving nearly 70,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like, waterfront setting along the Miles River and St Michaels harbor. From now through 2018, museum guests can see the log-hull restoration of the 1889 log-hull bugeye, Edna Lockwood, with more information at www.ednalockwood.org. For more information about CBMM, visit www.cbmm.org.

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 PHOTOS:

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Participants in CBMM’s Rising Tide after school boatbuilding program take their turn carving a traditional dugout canoe in St. Michaels, Md. On Thursday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Md., Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipwright Educator Matt Engel will share hands-on experience of historic Chesapeake Bay dugout canoe carving and provide information on CBMM’s Rising Tide after-school boatbuilding program. CBMM’s collaboration with TCFL is part of the statewide November 4-13 Maryland STEM Festival, which educates all ages on science, technology, engineering, and math. CBMM is hosting additional programs on November 7 and November 9, with a focus on STEM topics as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay’s history and boatbuilding. All programs are free and open to the public.

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On Monday, November 7 beginning at 6:00 p.m., CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman will present his talk, “Old Technologies, New Technologies – A Stewardship Strategy” on the various technologies being used in the 2016-2018 log-hull restoration of the 1889 nine-log bugeye Edna Lockwood, shown here. Gorman will speak at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library. The program is part of the statewide November 4-13 Maryland STEM Festival, which educates all ages on science, technology, engineering, and math. On November 9, CBMM will host a STEM Storytime at the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, with limited space and pre-registration made by calling TCFL’s St. Michaels branch at 410-745-5877. All programs are free and open to the public.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host a STEM Storytime at the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, shown here, on Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. Available to children ages 7 and under with accompanying adults, participants will explore CBMM’s Hooper Strait Lighthouse through related stories, crafts, and technology. The program is part of the statewide November 4-13 Maryland STEM Festival, which educates all ages on science, technology, engineering, and math. Pre-registration is required, with limited space available for this free program. To register or for more information, call the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library at 410-745-5877.