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Ocean City Branch

Calendar of Events


Soothing Stories “Our Farm”
Tuesday, November 21 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities. Our Farm will teach compassion and patience.

Story Time “Pizza”
Wednesday, November 22 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Junk Journaling
Tuesday, November 28 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
A junk journal is a handmade book made up of recycled items such as papers from magazines, brochures, patterned paper, music sheets, envelopes, packaging, brown paper bags, maps, greeting cards, post cards, and doilies, to name a few. The book covers can be made from cereal boxes, old book covers or any hard card boards. The popularity of these expressions of self is spiraling across the country!

Family Night! “Special Deliveries”
Tuesday, November 28 - 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Letters have been a way of communicating and expressing gratitude towards each other. Come writer a letter to a solider or to someone else you care about. We will decorate our letters and get them sent overseas to be read by real soldiers! Refreshments will be provided.

Story Time “Cooking”
Wednesday, November 29 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Life Hacks to Change Your Life
Thursday, November 30 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Ever have to do a tedious task and think "I wish there was an easier way to do this!"? Come learn how to put common household items and trash to use to help make your life easier.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, November 30 - 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.

Make & Take Cart “Gift Tags”
All through December
Ocean City Branch
Find out more about this event.

Feel Good Friday “Book BINGO”
Friday, December 1 - 4pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come have fun with our Feel Good Friday program, “Book Bingo”. We will be playing for new fiction and nonfiction hardbacks. One bingo card per person.

Soothing Stories “The Snowman”
Tuesday, December 5 - 4:30pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities.

Reindeer Games
Wednesday, December 6 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Holiday science, art, and fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Lap Time
Thursday, December 7 - 3:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old


Dollar Store Crafting
Saturday, December 9 - 11 am- 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
You don’t need to spend a fortune this holiday season to give someone a special gift. Stop by anytime between 11 am and 3 pm to make some Holiday inspired crafts with craft supplies, recycled materials, and old Christmas cards. This program is intended for adult patrons; however, older children and teens may participate!

A Bruderhill Holiday: Celebrate Fashion
Tuesday, December 12 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Friends from Bruderhill Boutique in Berlin will show us how to dress and accessorize for those fun holiday parties and events. Among other fashion tips we will learn how to wear scarves and jewelry to accentuate any outfit.

STEM Family Night “Electricity”
Tuesday, December 12 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family!

Story Time “Penguins”
Wednesday, December 13 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Best for children 2 to 5 years old but all are welcome!

Coffee & Coloring
Wednesday, December 13 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Coloring is a relaxing and therapeutic pastime that has become a popular way for adults to relieve 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.

Rollin’ with Essentail Oils
Friday, December 15 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn to blend essential oils specific to your needs. We will make roller balls of oils for calmness, muscle pain, headaches, and much more. This class is presented by Christina Bowie. Limit of 15 participants. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Christmas Party sponsored by Friends of the Ocean City Library
Saturday, December 16 - 11 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come celebrate the Christmas season at our Friends of the Ocean City Library Christmas party. We will have holiday crafts, snacks, and special treats for all ages!

Soothing Stories “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?”
Tuesday, December 19 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities.

Play Time
Wednesday, December 20 - 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.

Lap Time
Thursday, December 21 - 3:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old


Family Night Movie “Happy Feet”
Tuesday, December 26 - 5:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy a movie and popcorn with us!

Star Wars Party
Thursday, December 28 - 1-3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Celebrate all things Star Wars with us! Costumes encouraged!

Noon Year’s Eve Party!
Friday, December 29 - 11:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for a special celebration of the New Year! Count down to noon, make crafts, and enjoy some snacks.

Make & Take Cart “Binoculars”
All through January
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Make & Take cart will feature supplies to decorate your own binoculars. Our cart is located in the Teen Area.

Soothing Stories “The Way I Feel”
Tuesday, January 2 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities.

Play Dough Creations
Wednesday, January 3 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Be creative with Play Dough! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Feel Good Friday “Writing for Wellness”
Friday, January 5 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Beat the January blues and learn the importance of writing for your health. Journals will be provided. Hosted by Andrea Schlottman.

Ireland: Up Close and Personal
Tuesday, January 9 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join presenters Mike and Victoria Healy and learn about the history, culture, and traditions of Ireland. The Healys make annual trips to Ireland and will share their treasured photography and videos with us.

STEM Family Night “Winter is Here”
Tuesday, January 9 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family!

Story Time “Shapes”
Wednesday, January 10 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

Coffee & Coloring
Wednesday, January 10 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Coloring is a relaxing and therapeutic past time that has become a popular way for adults to relieve stress. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, refreshments, and unwind with us for our coffee and coloring program, second Wednesday of the month. No registration required. Adults only please.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, January 11 - 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!

Oculus Rift Open House
Saturday, January 13 - 11-3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Interested in virtual reality but not sure where to start? Want to buy a VR system but want to try it out first? Come to our Oculus Rift Open House to get a one-on-one session with a librarian who can help you through the process. Everyone will be given a short how-to (if needed), then 15 minutes to explore on your own. First come, first serve. Refreshments provided in the Teen Area.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays, January 16, 23, & 30 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Tai Chi is an ancient form of relaxation, exercise, and meditation combined. Limit of 15 participants. Please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818 to register.

Soothing Stories “The Storm Whale”
Tuesday, January 16 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities.

Play Time
Wednesday, January 17 - 2 pm
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, January 17 - 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 memoirs. Suggested titles: Wild, Cheryl Strayed/The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls/Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, or stop by the branch for more titles!

Evening Genre Club @ Ocean City
Wednesday, January 17 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us after hours 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 6 pm with light refreshments. This month’s genre is memoirs. Suggested titles: Wild, Cheryl Strayed/The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls/Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, stop by the branch for more titles!

Super Bowl Snacks & Apps
Friday, January 19 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come and learn how to prepare some yummy snacks for Super Bowl Sunday! Hosted by Taryn Shultz. Please call 410-524-1818 to register.

Headlines Hair Salon Demonstration
Tuesday, January 23 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
See hair fashion for that special night out. Learn tips and secrets you can do at home to make them look twice. Corrina and Suzi from Headlines Salon will show you how to solve any hair problem.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays, January 16, 23, & 30 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Tai Chi is an ancient form of relaxation, exercise, and meditation combined. Limit of 15 participants. Please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818 to register.

Family Night “The Mitten”
Tuesday, January 23 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family! Snacks and drinks provided.

Story Time “Colors”
Wednesday, January 24 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

Tai Chi
Tuesdays, January 16, 23, & 30 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Tai Chi is an ancient form of relaxation, exercise, and meditation combined. Limit of 15 participants. Please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818 to register.