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All Chesapeake Forum  Library Courses are now available FREE OF CHARGE. Registration is required to access the course recording links.  Your Registration Confirmation from Chesapeake Forum will have the YouTube links for the course session(s).  If you want to be on our mailing list for the Course Offering mailer that goes out prior to each semester, be sure to include your full mailing address when registering.  

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holes
If black holes emit no light and swallow all that surrounds them, how can we know anything about them? Come and explore what we know about black holes and how we know this.
comm-skills
RECORDING STILL AVAILABLE! Communication needs change as we age, whether naturally or due to neurological challenges. Ms. Cornette will address some of the challenges as well as ways to acquire lasting communication skills.
ai
Artificial Intelligence is the science and practice of systems that exhibit characteristics we associate with intelligent human behavior. This two-session overview course emphasizes interactive discussions regarding the implementations of AI in the United States and abroad.
airship
Each session is a separate video production accessible to registered participants. Climb aboard Airship 103 and enjoy the flights, the views, and technical and operational aspects unique to blimps.
art-across -cultures
From Tokyo to Istanbul, the Freer Gallery program will transport you across its many rich holdings.
climate
Although Congress has yet to enact legislation to address ‘Climate Change,’ the U.S. Government has pursued and funded various initiatives for the problem of a rapidly changing climate.
Conversation2
COURSE IS NOW OVER. RECORDING IS AVAILABLE. Join a discussion based on excerpts from the films “Stand and Deliver” and “The Ultimate Gift” to explore whether we are setting appropriate expectations for our nation’s next generations.
race
What does ‘systemic racism’ really mean? Is there a difference between ‘equality’ and ‘equity’? Join our program presenters and hear a panel of Talbot County community leaders discuss what’s happening in the County.
race
The community leaders who will be participating in the Round Table Panel that is the final discussion of the Series "Conversations on Race: An American Dilemma" will be: Deborah Short, Program Director of BAAM, Nancy Andrew Director of the Talbot Family Network, and Capt. Anthony Smith, Chief of the St. Michaels Police Department. The discussion will be moderated by Chesapeake Forum Board President, Lynn Randle.
Taxstamp_3
A Philatelist (stamp collector) looks at National Prohibition and the stamps that paid the tax.
Douglass
Professor David W. Blight’s virtual live lecture will draw past and present together by focusing on Frederick Douglass’ key legacies. You are welcome to join a live Q&A following the lecture.
finding-shakespeare
This fun introduction to Shakespeare is full of hints to help you enjoy and understand his plays in the way that works best for you.
Great decisions 2021 Cover (1)
Discuss four of the eight important global topics in the 2021 Great Decisions Briefing Book (included). Look for Part II in the Fall 2021 semester offerings.
Great decisions 2021 Cover (1)
Part 2 of this popular geo-political discussion group will continue with four more important global topics from the 2021 Great Decisions Briefing Book (available for an additional $10).
maritime
In this new course, we will explore the themes of human freedom and authority in a sampling of maritime literature.
cyber-warfare
(Recording Now Available) Recent cyber-attacks by nation states are causing disruptive damage to their targets. Examples are presented and discussed in terms of their approach, magnitude, and perceived motivations. Historical perspectives are addressed.
confront-future
Change is relentless, accelerating and often frustrating. We will discuss how to ride the technology waves and how to become a smart, joyful consumer.
economics
We will discuss the overall architecture and origins of the global economy as well as current economic analysis and policy recommendations using resources from the International Monetary Fund.
on liberty
We will examine “On Liberty,” the seminal work by John Stuart Mills (described as the one piece of political thought most relevant to us today) by analyzing the relative and often competing rights of individuals with the rights of the community.
macbeth-scottish
Are the Macbeths really Shakespeare’s happiest couple? If you first read the play in high school, come back for a deeper look at one of Shakespeare’s darkest works
English Romanticism 5
In this discussion course, we will examine how poetry’s power of language helps us understand what it means to be human through a close reading of the works of three famous English Poets.
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