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Ocean City Branch

Calendar of Events


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

Flower Power
Saturday, April 21 - All day
Location: Ocean City Branch
Draw, paint, and craft flowers, then take home a packet of wildflower seeds to plant at home!

Homeschool Book Club
Monday, April 23 - 1:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Homeschoolers age 8 to 12 are invited to join us for a monthly book club. Call or come in to reserve your copy of the book today!

Family Night “Poetry”
Tuesday, April 24 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family! Snacks and drinks provided.

Story Time “Pets”
Wednesday, April 25 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Fat, Sugar, Salt
Thursday, April 26 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
These three ingredients might be more present in your food than you think. Atlantic General Hospital is presenting a program on how much fat, sugar, and salt are in some of our favorite foods.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, April 26 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience.

Simple Super Foods
Saturday, April 28 - 11 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Super foods are a select group of foods that are packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Learn all about what they are, how to prepare them, and easy ways to get your daily dose of super foods! Presented by Sharon Owen, DNP, CRNP.

Drawing Faces
Tuesday, May 1 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Artist Michael Carmean will teach the techniques of drawing a human face. All supplies are included. Class is limited to 15 participants. Please register by calling the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818

Little Explorers “Worms”
Tuesday, May 1 - 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us every other Tuesday night for our Little Explorers program. Tonight we learn about worms. Best for children under 2 years old, but all are welcome!

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 5 - All Day
Location: Ocean City Branch
Visit the Ocean City Branch to pick up your free comic book! Create some comic inspired crafts and take a picture with your favorite hero using our green screen!

STEM Family Night “Mathematical Fun!”
Tuesday, May 8 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy STEM books, crafts, and activities! Snacks and drinks provided.

Story Time “Fruits and Veggies”
Wednesday, May 9 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Coffee & Coloring
Wednesday, May 9 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Coloring is a relaxing and therapeutic pastime that has become a popular way for adults to relive stress. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, refreshments, and unwind with us for our Coffee & Coloring program, second Wednesday of the month. No registration required. Adults only please.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, May 10 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join our monthly gathering of local writers as we share our independent work (poems/essays/memoirs/prose, etc.) and receive encouraging feedback from fellow participants. Ruth Wanberg-Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

Animation After Hours
Thursday, May 10 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience!

OC Creative
Saturday, May 12 - 11-3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Teen Area will be filled with supplies for crafting, creative writing, digital creations, and more. Oculus Rift avilable for students 13+.

Lap Time with Emily
Monday, May 14 - 3:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us the 2nd Monday of every month for lap time! Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Choose Civility Round Table Discussion
Tuesday, May 15 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Civility is claiming and caring for one's identity, needs and beliefs without degrading someone else's in the process. Join us in the conversation of choosing civility when our chaotic society challenges us to do so. Roberto Martinez Vargas will join the discussion and share personal experiences. Our objective is to create an awareness by providing opportunities to create a community that navigates issues and multiple perspectives through self-reflection, care, respect, and empathy while acknowledging the culture and humanity of others.

Little Explorers “Happy and Sad”
Tuesday, May 15 - 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us every other Tuesday night for our Little Explorers program. Tonight we learn about feeling happy and feeling sad. Best for children 0-2 years old, but all are welcome!

Play Time
Wednesday, May 16 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! for infant to 5 year old children.

Afternoon Genre Club @ Ocean City
Wednesday, May 16 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us at the Ocean City branch for our new genre book club. We choose the genre/topic, you choose the title. Discussions are on the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm with light refreshments. This month's genre is Family Drama. Stop by the branch for suggested titles.

Managing Inflammation with Diet
Thursday, May 17 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
The word "inflammation" comes from the Latin for "set afire." Inflammation is a common condition that millions suffer with every day. Nutritionist Kristie Williams will talk to us about how to manage inflammation with diet and nutrition.

Homeschool Book Club
Monday, May 21 - 1:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Homeschoolers ages 8 to 12 are invited to join us for a monthly book club. Call us at 410-524-1818 or come in to reserve your copy of the book today!

Family Night “Kindness Rocks”
Tuesday, May 22 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family! Snacks and drinks provided.

Story Time “Turtles”
Wednesday, May 23 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, May 24 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience!

Part of Your World Weekend
Friday & Saturday, May 25 & 26 - All Day
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come in and enjoy crafts, snacks, and activities inspired by Disney's ocean themed movies. Make shiny shells like in Moana, help us find Nemo, and much more!

Movie Screening “Wonder” Choose Civility Program
Tuesday, May 29 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

Story Time “Bedtime”
Wednesday, May 30 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.