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Berlin Branch

Calendar of Events


June Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Reptile World
Tuesday, June 28 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
The Reptile World program is designed to give audiences the opportunity to meet an interesting selection of live, large, colorful, gentle reptiles from all over the world. Audiences enjoy discovering what reptiles are, what makes them different from birds and mammals, and how important they are in our environment. May of the myths and misconceptions will be dispelled, instilling a greater appreciation and understanding of these fascinating animals.

Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Mister Don the Music man
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Through his special passion for children’s music, Mister Don has emerged as one the mid-Atlantic region’s best-loved family entertainers. And, as a music teacher for young children, Mister Don hits it out of the park!

Blue Sky Puppet Theater
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Exercise and healthy eating are the way to win any game you play, and our program is an interactive and exciting way to explore ways to meet goals! Our presentation was produced in partnership with the Children’s National Medical Center as part of their anti-obesity campaign and has toured over 1,000 elementary schools to rave reviews.

Cascading Carlos
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Cascading Carlos is not a clown or a magician; he’s a juggler! Nonetheless, he clowns around and will amaze you with his illusions as part of his show. He can teach juggling too!

Tom Lilly’s One-Step MagiCompany
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
That happy guy in the Hawaiian shirt and saddle shoes is Baltimore’s own Tom Lilly, a performer who combines magic, juggling, fire-eating, and balloonacy with loads of audience participation to produce a show that leaves all ages laughing and wondering.

Donna Washington - Story-teller
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Multiple-award-winning artist Donna Washington has performed at thousands of schools , libraries, and story-telling festivals throughout the country. Inspire YOUR imagination!

Ice Cream Social
Tuesady, August 9, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All active kids need to refuel and cool off during the warm summer months of summer reading. We know you’ve been working hard to read as many books as you can, and having a great time too! Celebrate your victory at the Berlin Library’s annual Ice Cream Social and make your own sundae as summer reading prizes are awarded!

Digital Drop In
September all month long, 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!

Write It! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 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.

Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time “Princesses”
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Some princesses like to go to balls, and some like to hang out with dragons and go on adventures! Come hear stories about princesses who make their own decisions!

E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, September 7, 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.

September Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

New Adult Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, September 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—Homework Help
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Your library is great for homework help for students and beginning literacy for new readers! Join us for the first of our monthly programs introducing patrons to our online opportunities.

Story Time “Dragons”
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
RWAAAAR! Join us to read stories about all kinds of dragons! Some are big dragons, some are small, but they’re ALL fun to read about! RWARRRR!

Kids and Financial Literacy
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Parents: Educating today's youth about financial skills can prepare them for a successful future. Our program will cover “Teaching Financial Literacy”, “Allowance – Yes or No”, and “Damaging Mistakes to Avoid”.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 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!

Digital Drop In
October 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!

Write It! Creative Writng Forum
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 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.

Story Time Special Event: Visit the Firehouse!
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for a very special Fire Safety Story time with Firefighter Nancy! We’ll read stories about fire safety and then walk to the fire house for a private tour.

Preservaton History
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Important documents often fade before being lost forever. Archivist Leslie Van Veen, from the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, offers tips to preserve your family archive.

E-Readers and The Library
Wednesday, October 5, 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.

Columbus Day
Monday, October 10, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

October Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

New Adult Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, October 12, 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.

Cosplay Day
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00 am
Location: Berlin Branch
CosPlay is dressing up like characters from Anime, Manga, comics, TV, or movies. Join us for Fandom Trivia, Super Trivia, games and prizes! For kids and teens.

Story Time “Sleeping Beauty”
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Beautiful Princesses, handsome Princes, a jealous heart, and handfuls of fairies. What could be more fun? Join us to read and make crafts all about sleepy people who need rescuing!

Getting the Most From Your Library - Catalog
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Browsing the library is great, browsing from home is even better! Learn how to request local and interlibrary loans, and create lists in this session of our monthly program.

Family Night “BOO!”
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
October is all about tricks, treats, and fun! Join us for spoooooky stories, crafts, scavenger hunts, and candy. Add to the fun by learning magic tricks or wearing a costume!

Fireside Chat
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 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!

Digital Drop In
November 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 “Ick, I’m Sick!”
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
What do you do when you don’t feel well? We’ll hear about some of the ways you can feel sick, and some of the ways you can feel better!

E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, November 2, 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.

Write It! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 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.

New Adult Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Library databases are great for research. In this session of our monthly program, learn how to fix your car, speak a new language, take a class - all from home!

Story Time “Dem Bones”
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
We wouldn't be able to dance, run, wiggle, or even high five without our bones. Join us to read stories, learn about bones, and do a craft!

November Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 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!

Game Day @ Your Library
Saturyday, November 19, 2016 - 10:00 am
Location: Berlin Branch
International Games Day continues to grow and prosper. This year 2,157 libraries registered for the free event. Join us to play board games and be part of an exciting morning!

Wednesday before Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - All branches close at 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - November 24, 25 & 26, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time “Silly Stories”
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Knock knock. Who’s there? SILLY. Silly who? A SILLY STORY TIME! Join us for lots of laughs, stories, and crafts.

Famiily Night “Brought to You By the Letter “S”
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
We are celebrating the letter S! Slime, Scavenger Hunts, and Saying Thanks all begin with S! We will have crafts for all ages, games, and a greeting card making station.

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!

Write It! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 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.

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!

E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, December 7, 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.

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!

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

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!

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!

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

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

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