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Berlin Branch

Calendar of Events


One Maryland, One Book
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
One Maryland One Book Program: Guest Speaker ~ Roberto Martinez

Join us as we hear from Roberto Martinez, a Mexican immigrant, who tells the story of his migration from Mexico, his culture, and his
family at home. Learn from the perspective of another as we think about immigration and how it affects families.


Play Time
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. A great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! For children infant to 5 years.


Sons of Worcester County
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us as highly-respected local historian Barry Neville presents a fascinating program on the life and times of one of Worcester's most famous natives: Commodore Stephen Decatur.


New York! New York!  Overnight Trip to New York City!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Stay at the fabulous Edison Hotel in Times Square and see either Wicked or Motown: The Musical. Shop, dine, sight see, and relax! Bus leaves from behind the Snow Hill Post Office at 7 am and from the Ocean Pines Library at 7:30 am on Tuesday, October 28. We will return at approximately 10 pm on Wednesday, October 29. Ticket price includes transportation, hotel and Broadway show. Meals are on your own. Seating is limited so call today at 410-632-3970. Price $425.00.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, October 30 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don't know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!


Day of the Dead
Friday, October 31 - All Day!
Location: Berlin Branch
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday remembering those who have died. Similar to the American Halloween, traditions include candy, decorations, favorite foods and beverages, and visiting graves. For all ages.

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, November 1 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Story Time
Tuesday, November 4 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, November 5 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your email address and eReader or Tablet password to start downloading immediately.

Young and Restless - Digging Dinosaurs!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Create, explore, learn and have fun! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 5 years.


November Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Gingerbread in the House!
Wednesday, November 12 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make your holiday entertaining spectacular! Join us for a demonstration on the construction and decoration of gingerbread houses. Presentation by the local artisans of Berlin's Baked Desserts Cafe'.

Story Time
Tuesday, November 18 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Sustainability 101
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn some of the problems our world faces today and how we can help change it with small steps towards sustainability. From growing our own food, to re-purposing and replacing commercially processed foods, this class will help you to learn how to do your part to help future generations.


Fireside Chat
Thursday, November 20 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don't know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!


Berlin Book of the Month - A Reliable Wife
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Berlin Book of the Month: "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick
Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote nineteenth-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife; and his ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets.
Join us for our monthly book club. Copies of each month's selection are available in advance at the Berlin Branch. Discussions are led by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University.


Play Time
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free-play program. A great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! For children infant to 5 years.


Wednesday before Thanksgiving
November 26, 2014 - All library branches closing at 5 pm

Thanksgiving
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - November 27, 28 & 29, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time
Tuesday, December 2 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, December 3 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your email address and eReader or Tablet password to start downloading immediately.

Laptime
Friday, December 5 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers. For children under 2 years and their caregiver.


Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, December 6 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

December Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Young and Restless: Reindeer Games
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Holiday crafts, music and games! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 5 years.


Flower Essences
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Bach Flower Essence System includes a system of 38 flower remedies which can be used to correct emotional imbalances. They are safe for everyone including children and animals. Come learn about this unique technique from Carol Borsello, Natural Therapeutics Specialist.


Laptime
Friday, December 12 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers. For children under 2 years and their caregiver.


Craft Day
Saturday, December 13 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for a morning of creativity and fun. Make one of our crafts, or create one of your own design! Reserve your space by calling 410-641-0650. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Story Time
Tuesday, December 16 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Book of the Month - Me Before You
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Berlin Book of the Month: "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes
Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living.
Join us for our monthly book club. Copies of each month's selection are available in advance at the Berlin Branch. Discussions are led by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University.


Laptime
Friday, December 19 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers. For children under 2 years and their caregiver.


Play Time
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. A great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! For children infant - 5 years.


Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Laptime
Friday, December 26 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers.For children under 2 years and their caregiver.



Story Time
Tuesday, December 30 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

New Year’s Day
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Story Time
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Story Time
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Shared Visions
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6 - 8 pm
Location: O.C. Center for the Arts, Ocean City, MD
Shared Visions: the collaborative works of local literary and visual artists will open the 2015 year at the Ocean City Center for the Arts. This joint exhibit will be on display throughout the entire month of January. We cordially invite visitors to join us for the Opening Reception, January 2, 2015, and then to return, often, throughout the month to enjoy the exhibit. The formal presentation of literary works will be held, 6-8 p.m., January 20, 2015. Come chat with the visual and literary artists and enjoy their blended 'visions'. Refreshments will be served.

Stone Soup
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Revisit a classic tale about sharing and community spirit. We will make our own stone soup just like the townspeople do in the story! In the spirit of sharing, please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to our local Food Bank. Seating is limited; please call 410-641-0650 to register.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Story Time
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Starry Night Star Gazing
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
It’s a full moon! Join us for an evening of stargazing and outer-space dreams. We’ll even make our own telescopes! Dress warmly! Rain/cloud date: March 5.

eReaders abd Library Books
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Story Time
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Story Time
Tuesday, March 3 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Laptime
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers.

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Cinderella ~ Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2 pm
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland performs "Cinderella" at the Ocean City Convention Center Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10.00 and will go on sale December 10 at all Worcester County Library Branches.

Laptime
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers.

Story Time
Tuesday, March 17 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Laptime
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers.

Maryland Day
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Celebrate the great state of Maryland as local historian Barry Neville presents our program about the role of Maryland women in the Civil war, particularly Anna Ella Carroll, and the written reflections of Berlin resident Emily Powell Warrington.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, March 27, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Laptime
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers.

Story Time
Tuesday, March 31 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Story Time
Tuesday, April 7 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Story Time
Tuesday, April 21 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Story Time
Tuesday, May 5 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Story Time
Tuesday, May 19 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

9 Night Canada and New England Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas
Thurs., October 15 - Sat., October 24, 2015

We set sail from Baltimore on Thursday, October 15, 2015 and visit Portland, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax and Boston - while basking on the beauty of Fall colors of nature. We return to Baltimore on Saturday, October 24. The Worcester County Library Foundation benefits from a group discounted rate.
Find out more about this event.