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Berlin Branch

Calendar of Events


March - May 2018 Calendar of Events Booklet
Access current calendar here.
Spring 2018 calendar of events cover

Diversity Photo Contest - Chose Civility
April 30, 2018 - 5 pm
In celebration of the Chose Civility program, the library is sponsoring a photography contest for Worcester County students grades 6 - 12. We are seeking digital photographs or a photo collage that express diversity and what it means to the student. This can be a single photo, a photo collage, or another creation that using photography to express the desired theme. Along with the photo, contestants are asked to submit a brief description that explains "tells the story" of the photograph. The contest is open to all high schools students residing in Worcester County.

To enter, send photographs to "contact@worcesterlibrary.org" with the subject line" Diversity Photo Contest. Include your name, school, grade, phone number, and brief description.

Judging - the evaluation of any art form is a subjective process. Our judges will base their decision on theme (60%), composition (20%), and technique (20%). Winning entries will be shared on the library's website and social media platforms.

Prizes 1st Place - $150 Amazon Gift Card / 2nd Place - $100 Amazon Gift Card / 3rd Place - $50 Amazon Gift Card

Contest Deadline - Monday, April 30, 2018, 5 pm EST

Feng Shui
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn the principles of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement. Is it used to facilitate the flow of Ch'i in the home, garden, office, etc. Feng Shui is to work with objects as they are to enhance your life by bringing it into harmony and balance with your surroundings. Our class is taught by Diane Heck.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, April 26, 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 “Making Music”
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Use items found around your house to make musical instruments.

Laptime
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Story Time “Foods We Grow”
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Patriotic Wreath Making
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Memorial Day is coming up; join us as we make beautiful red-white-and-blue wreaths to hang indoors or out. Materials will be provided, so our class size is limited. Register by calling the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, May 5, 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!

Laptime
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

The Digital Library and You
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 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!


Play Time
Tuesday, May 8, 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.


Easy Chocolates
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn how to make easy chocolate treats for your family and for holidays and special occasions. We will make beautiful chocolate and marshmallows pops and learn how to arrange them into bouquets for gifts. Learn how to make truffles with homemade filling and chocolate clusters with fruit and nuts.

Public Speaking Workshop
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn to communicate effectively and speak with confidence. We’ll offer tips to conquer nerves and win your audience.

Laptime
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Story Time “Spring Time”
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, May 15, 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.



Claudia Quinta and the Famous Italian Panels
Wednesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Claudia Quinta offers a work taken from ancient mythology and one that demonstrates the influences of the Sienese tradition of art. Claudia Quinta denotes a falsely accused, ultimately chaste woman echoing the purity of the Madonna while providing an exemplar of virtue to Renaissance women. In the fifteenth century, in particular Northern and Central Italy, these images began to be painted on panels and then inserted into the wooden paneling of a room. The subject matter typically corresponded with the room. Whereas wisdom, justice, constancy, magnanimity, and courage were placed in a study or drawing room in the realm of the public, images addressing fidelity, purity, prudence, and conjugal love rested in the private rooms of young married couples from esteemed and wealthy families. Claudia Quinta represents one of the latter. She marks a warning to Renaissance women to remain chaste. The entire series of Famous Men and Women represents an unusual cycle and includes of Joseph of Egypt, Alexander the Great, Tiberius Gracchus, and Artemisia, Scipio Africanus and Sulpicia. This program will explore all of their stories and consider the warnings made to those of the time.

Berlin Book of the Month - Wonder
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us each for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. This month's selection is Wonder, by Patricia Polacio. Copies are available in advance at the Berlin Branch. A Choose Civility Program.

Laptime
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Crazy Crafts
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Food Literacy “Healthy Eating on a Budget”
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Is the cost of healthy foods keeping you and your family from being more health conscious at dinnertime? Come learn how to eat healthily while staying on a budget. Presented by Atlantic General Hospital.

Family Night “Tower Building” a STEM Program
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Use marshmallows and other unusual building materials to see who can construct the tallest tower!

Story Time “Oink, Oink!”
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, May 31, 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!


Story Time “Dragons”
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 10:30 Am
Location: Berlin
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Summer Fun”
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Performance by Kidsinger Jim Hossick
Tuesday, June 19 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Kidsinger Jim is an interactive performer, involving the children with sing-along parts, movement parts, storytelling, and brief discussions as well as demonstrating elements of songwriting during the show, and selecting audience members to be actors for several songs. For kids of all ages!

BaNoodeLoon
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
School starts soon! Let’s have one last summer fling having the most fun with balloons, water and pool noodles ever! All ages welcome, be prepared to get wet!

Bike Rodeo
Saturday, August 11 2018 - 11:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Navigate our obstacle course to win ribbons in your class. Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. For all school-age children.

Sound of Science
Tuesday, August 14 2018 - 11:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for the Maryland Science Center’s travelling music program, an interactive exploration of sound and music with six different activity tables, free play activities exploring sound waves, music, and amplification, and a membranophone-building workshop. Our activities are open to all school age children, but space is limited for the Membranophone portion of the program. Please call the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650 to register.

Crafts Day
Tuesday, August 21 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for a fabulous morning of creativity and fun making crafts limited only by our imagination! For all children aged 2 through teen!

Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 25 2018 - 11:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for our End-Of-Summer-Reading bash with gobs of ice cream with toppings of your choice. All are welcome!