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Berlin Branch

Calendar of Events


Digital Drop In
December 2016 - Any Time! Any Day!
Location: Berlin Branch
Don’t be frustrated by your new E-Reader or tablet; CONQUER IT! Call the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650 to schedule your individual tutorial. We are happy to help!

Story Time “Bears”
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Bears, bears, BEARS! This week is all about growly bears, snore-ry bears, hungry bears, cuddly bears, and funny bears. Join us for stories, crafts, and songs!

Sing-a-long with Frozen
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
If your family is still constantly singing “Let it Go,” come sing with us! Build snowmen crafts, learn trivia about Anna, Elsa, and Olaf, and enjoy some tasty treats!

Lap Time
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games and finger plays. For children under two years old.

December Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Play Time
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to five year old children.

New Adult Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin
The Young Adult genre often introduces complex ideas. “New adults” (aged 15 - 30) are invited to join our forum to discuss and analyze books in the Young Adult canon.

Getting the Most From Your Library - Downloadables
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
Your library is more than books! In this session of our monthly program, we’ll present ways to enjoy downloaded books, magazines and more, all from home. And free!

Lap Time
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games and finger plays. For children under two years old.

Berlin Book of the Month Club
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Pecan Man, by Cassie Dandridge Selleck

"In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief’s son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narrating her story, Ora discovers more truth about herself than she could ever have imagined."
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of the books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.


Story Time “Sleep”
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Everybody sleeps, even animals! Join us for stories, crafts and songs about sleeping, napping, and dreaming. Pillows and pajamas are welcome!

E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital content, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Lap Time
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games and finger plays. For children under two years old.

Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Christmas Holiday Observed
Monday, December 26, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Young and Restless - “Reindeer Games”
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Holiday, Science, Art, and Fun! For children aged 3 to 7 years.

Family Night “Hibernation”
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Bears, frogs, bats, butterflies, and turtles hibernate; it seems like humans should too! Make pillows, learn a lullaby, and bring your favorite stuffed animal for a stuffed animal sleep-over!

Noon Years Eve Party
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 11:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us at 11:30 am to learn about and celebrate New Year’s Eve! Make crafts and count down to 12 o’clock noon!

New Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

New Year’s Day Observed
Monday, January 2, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time “EWWW, Gross!”
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Do you love gross stuff like paint, mud, and squishy things? Join us for a yucky story time and a messy craft! For 2-to-5 year-old children.

E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital content, 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, January 7, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Curiosity Club
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Explore all aspects of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in this monthly after school club! Be ready for fun experiments, crafts, and other hands-on experiences. For 9-to-13 year-old children.

Play Time
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to five year old children.

Literary Alliance
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Young Adult genre often introduces complex ideas. Come together for a lively discussion! For ages 18 and up.

Story Time “Pigs”
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Pigs are AWESOME! Prepare your best piggy oinks and join us for fun books and crafts. For 2-to-5 year-old children.

Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all teens! This is YOUR library too! Join our Teen Advisory Group to help plan teen programs and events. For teens aged 12-18.

Berlin Book of the Month Club
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

"EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

UNTIL TODAY
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?"

Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of the books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

An Afternoon with Ben Franklin
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Actor Brian Patrick Mulligan impersonates Ben Franklin in this entertaining program of history, theater, and humor.

Family Night - Secret Agents
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Pick your secret agent name, break a code, and hunt for clues! Drop in for fun for the whole family!

Fireside Chat
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 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 “Art”
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Anyone can make art! Listen to stories about art, and then get your hands dirty with some finger paint! For 2-to-5 year-old children.

E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital content, 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 4, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Curiosity Club
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Explore all aspects of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in this monthly after school club! Be ready for fun experiments, crafts, and other hands-on experiences. For 9-to-13 year-old children.

Story Time “Weather”
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Why is it cloudy? Why is it sunny? What’s the weather like today? Explore these questions and more during our weather story time! For 2-to-5 year-old children.

Literary Alliance
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Young Adult genre often introduces complex ideas. Come together for a lively discussion! For ages 15 and up.

Play Time
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to five year old children.

Drawing a Human Face
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn the techniques of drawing a realistic human face with artist Michael Carmean. Our class is three hours in length, and all materials are supplied.

Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all teens! This is YOUR library too! Join our Teen Advisory Group to help plan teen programs and events. For teens aged 12-18.

Berlin Book of the Month Club
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, by Kate Larson

"They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference.

Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family.

Major new sources — Rose Kennedy’s diaries and correspondence, school and doctors' letters, and exclusive family interviews — bring Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings. Kate Larson reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then — as the family’s standing reached an apex — the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three, and the family's complicity in keeping the secret.

Rosemary delivers a profoundly moving coda: JFK visited Rosemary for the first time while campaigning in the Midwest; she had been living isolated in a Wisconsin institution for nearly twenty years. Only then did the siblings understand what had happened to Rosemary and bring her home for loving family visits. It was a reckoning that inspired them to direct attention to the plight of the disabled, transforming the lives of millions."

Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of the books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

Story Time “Teeth”
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
The average child has 28 teeth. How many do you have? Joins us and learn about growing teeth, losing teeth, and cleaning teeth. For 2-to-5 year-old children.

Family Night - Archeology
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
What is archeology? Dig in for crafts, experiments, and books about this fascinating subject; you’ll never know what you might find!

Fireside Chat
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 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!

Young and Restless “Construction Zone”
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Come build with our great construction materials! For children aged 3 to 7 years.