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Berlin Branch

Calendar of Events


Young and Restless “Our Community”
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn about the people and places in our community. For 3 to 7 year old children.

Pine Needle Basket Weaving
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn the ancient art of pine needle basket weaving with Native American artist Dawn Manyfeathers, All materials will be supplied; please register by calling the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join our popular and lively chat as we discuss our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Family Night “At The Movies”
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for an evening at the movies.

International Games Week Kickoff
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
International Games Week is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning that anyone can join, and costs absolutely nothing to play! Gamers young and old are welcome to join us for a variety of board games.

Story Time “Pumpkins”
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Gothic Art and Architecture
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for a look at the innovations of Gothic architecture (c.1137-1500) and tour two of France’s famous cathedrals, Saint-Denis and Chartres. Rib vaults, the exterior (flying) buttress, pointed arches, and highly decorative exteriors represent the major points of this era in cathedral design. As a cultural and intellectual epicenter, our look at medieval Paris will also contemplate a couple of sculptures and images from folios. The so-called ‘dark ages’ were actually filled with light. Though criticized in 1550 by Georgio Vasari, one of the first writers of art history, during the 13th and 14th centuries the Gothic cathedrals were seen as beautiful by those who built and lived with them. They were a modern work reflecting images of the city of God (Jerusalem). The Gothic period lasted from c. 1137-1500 and within this era we see Early, High, and Late styles. Beginning north of the Alps this style existed at a time of great prosperity, peace, economic stability, spirituality and technological advancement. Guilds, or professional associations, were formed as were modern universities. Paris, in particular, became a center of commercial activity, intellectualism, and artistic endeavors of the Gothic world.
This program will begin with a brief look at Romanesque architecture, built at the same time as early Gothic, but with a plain exterior, a horizontal design, and less decorative. By comparing these styles we may investigate the innovations of the Gothic style, such as rib vaults, pointed arches and the flying buttress. Focusing primarily on Saint-Denis and Chartres this lecture will explore both cathedrals in addition to some of their stained glass windows and sculptures. Included in the presentation are two short videos and an online tour of Chartres with 360 degree views. Finally, Paris’ claim as the intellectual center of the Gothic world rests beyond the architects; it was also renowned for its book makers. Ending our presentation with a drawing and two folios offers a glance into the artwork produced in a sketchbook and also two Bibles of the time. Presented by Elena Coelho.


We Love a Mystery Book Club
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Structure includes critiques and appreciation, market leads and writing exercises. Drop-ins welcome!

Digital Library and You
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Books and magazines for your e-reader, audiobooks and music for your player, movies and TV for your leisure; and all free to download from the comfort of your own home. Visit the library with your library card and device to get started!


Story Time “Music”
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Take Things Apart Day
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Take objects such as VCRs, telephones and clocks apart to learn how they operate. A perfect STEAM activity for kids 8 and up!

Play Time
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infant to 5 year old children.

Painting on Glass
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn the techniques of painting on glass with artist Michael Carmean. Supplies will be provided, but class size is limited to fifteen participants. Please register by calling the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650.

Berlin Book of the Month - When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

Story Time “Giving Thanks”
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies.

Young and Restless “Crazy Science Lab”
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Experiment with us! Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join our popular and lively chat as we discuss our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Family Night “Holiday Centerpieces”
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make a centerpiece for your holiday table. Fun for the whole family.

Laptime
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Structure includes critiques and appreciation, market leads and writing exercises. Drop-ins welcome!

The Digital Library and You
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Books and magazines for your e-reader, audiobooks and music for your player, movies and TV for your leisure; and all free to download from the comfort of your own home. Visit the library with your library card and device to get started!

Story Time “It’s C-o-l-d Outside!”
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

“We Love a Mystery” Book Club
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

Lap Time
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Scrap-booking Day
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Bring your scrap-booking supplies and share our materials to organize and plan your scrapbooks.

Play Time
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys!
For infant to 5 year old children.


Lap Time
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.


Story Time “Happy Holidays”
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies.

Lap Time
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Young and Restless
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, December 28, 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!

Family Night “Lego Fidget Spinners”
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Fun for the whole family. Teens welcome!

Lap Time
Friday, December 29, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Story Time “Winter Wonderland”
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

“We Love a Mystery” Book Club
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Structure includes critiques and appreciation, market leads and writing exercises. Drop-ins welcome!

The Digital Library and You
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Books and magazines for your e-reader, audio books and music for your player, movies and TV for your leisure; and all free to download from the comfort of your own home. Visit the library with your library card and device to get started!

Play Time
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys!
For infant to 5 year old children.


Scrap-booking Day
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Bring your scrap-booking supplies and share our materials to organize and plan your scrapbooks.

Story Time “Mittens”
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies.

Girls Who Code - Orientation
January 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all girls who code! If you are a coder or a girl who has curiosity about coding, come join us for our “Girls Who Code” orientation. This is an informal Q and A-based meeting and an opportunity to be the first to get your name on the sign up list for our weekly program to start March 2nd. For girls in 6th through 12th grade.

Girls Who Code - Orientation
Friday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all girls who code! If you are a coder or a girl who has curiosity about coding, come join us for our “Girls Who Code” orientation. This is an informal Q and A-based meeting and an opportunity to be the first to get your name on the sign up list for our weekly program to start March 2nd. For girls in 6th through 12th grade.


Young and Restless
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 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!


Family Night “Winter Olympics Fever”
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for Coke Floats and make your own Olympic award buttons to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Winter Games of the modern Olympics and to prepare for the Games this year! Teens welcome!

Story Time “Silly Stories”
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

“We Love a Mystery” Book Club
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Structure includes critiques and appreciation, market leads and writing exercises. Drop-ins welcome!

The Digital Library and You
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Books and magazines for your e-reader, audio books and music for your player, movies and TV for your leisure; and all free to download from the comfort of your own home. Visit the library with your library card and device to get started!


Story Time “Love”
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Scrap-Booking Day
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Bring your scrap booking supplies and share our materials to organize and plan your scrapbooks.

Play Time
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys!
For infant to 5 year old children.


Story Time “Dental Health Month”
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 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!


Family Night “Library Lover’s Month”
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Your library is full of surprises, so check it out! Stop by for pizza and sodas as we show our appreciation to all our patrons and customers! Sponsored by the Friends of the Berlin Library.

Worcester County Fair Day
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Worcester County Fair is coming up! Join us as Fair Board member Cindy Morris presents information about volunteering, or creating an exhibit. Get started by making a craft to enter in this summer’s event. For the whole family!

Young and Restless
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.