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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
From Tokyo to Istanbul, the Freer Gallery program will transport you across its many rich holdings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Philatelist (stamp collector) looks at National Prohibition and the stamps that paid the tax.
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.
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.
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).
In this new course, we will explore the themes of human freedom and authority in a sampling of maritime literature.
Change is relentless, accelerating and often frustrating. We will discuss how to ride the technology waves and how to become a smart, joyful consumer.
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
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.
The Earth is 4.6 billion years old and change is happening continuously. In this presentation, we will explore the impact of change on the earth’s ocean crust when considering such things as our global communications capabilities.
COURSE IS NOW OVER. THE RECORDING IS STILL AVAILABLE. Examine selections from one of Plato’s most famous dialogues as Socrates turns to a philosophical exploration of the nature of beauty and its role in the good life.
See how the fast-paced comedy with interwoven plots of romance, mistaken identities and practical jokes make Twelfth Night one of the most popular and admired of all Shakespeare’s plays.
COURSE IS NOW OVER, BUT THE RECORDING IS STILL AVAILABLE. Join acclaimed author and public speaker, Thomas Broussard, Ph.D., as he shares his own stroke experience from the perspective of a stroke survivor. This two session course will cover neuroplasticity and how to help the brain repair itself. OFFERED AT NO CHARGE.
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