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Ocean City Branch

Calendar of Events


Post It Art Contest
January - March 2015
Location: Ocean City Branch
Submit a piece of art on a Post-It Note! Create your work at home or visit the Ocean City branch where supplies will be available. Creations will be displayed in the library. Prizes will be awarded in April for age groups: 5th & 6th grades, 7th & 8th grades, and 9th - 12th grades. Adult submission forms are also available at the Ocean City Branch.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

Play Time
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys, in an interactive, free play program. For children infant to 5 years.

February Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

The Mesabi Pioneers
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join guest author, Jeffrey Smith, as he talks about the Mesabi Project and the book, The Mesabi Pioneers. In the early 1890s, a group of brothers discovered iron ore in the dense pine woods of northern Minnesota. Mesabi Pioneers tells the story of the immigrants who dug that ore out of the ground, who carved towns from trees, and who built new lives for themselves and their families.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

Entertaining at its Finest
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn how to entertain on an affordable budget and discover simple ideas and elevate them to new heights. Part 1 with Deborah Walker.

Story Time: “Sink Your Teeth Into a Good Book” - Celebrate Nat’l Children’s Dental Health Month
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Ocean City Book of the Month “The Dinner” by Herman Koch
Wednesday, Feburary 11, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for our monthly book club led by Cher Grazier. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 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 Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

President’s Day
Monday, February 16, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Young and Restless “The Mitten” Jan Brett’s winter favorite!
Wednesday, Feburary 18, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Create, explore, learn and have fun! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 7 years.

ModPo
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Monthly discussion group of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (ModPo) selections in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Drop in or join us each month.

Story Time: “Sink Your Teeth Into a Good Book” - Celebrate Nat’l Children’s Dental Health Month
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Play Time
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys, in an interactive, free play program. For children infant to 5 years.

Cinderella ~ Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2 pm
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland performs "Cinderella" at the Ocean City Convention Center Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10.00 and will go on sale December 10 at all Worcester County Library Branches.

March Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Entertaining at its Finest
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn how to entertain on an affordable budget and discover simple ideas and elevate them to new heights. Part 2 with Deborah Walker.

Story Time
Wednesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Ocean City Book of the Month “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for our monthly book club led by Cher Grazier. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 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 Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

Screen Painting
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Screen painting artist, John Iampiere instructs on the art of screen painting. In this 3 hour class you will paint an original piece of art that will be admired for years to come. All supplies included. Class is limited to 12 participants. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Young and Restless “So Many Ways to Paint”
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Create, explore, learn and have fun! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 7 years.

ModPo
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Monthly discussion group of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (ModPo) selections in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Drop in or join us each month.

Informational Travel Seminar
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
We invite you to join Worcester County Library Foundation-sponsored enriching travel experiences! We will have descriptions and pictures of two upcoming tours. At 6 pm a presentation about a Viking River Cruise in Europe, fall 2016; and at 7 pm learn about a 1st-class escorted tour of Cuba, sanctioned by the US Government. Reservations will be taken before and at the audio/visual presentation! Contact AccentonTravel.US for more details and to RSVP for this program - Call 302-703-6154.

Story Time
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Play Time
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys, in an interactive, free play program. For children infant to 5 years.

Good Friday
Friday, April 3, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Saturday following Good Friday
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2-5 years.

Ocean City Book of the Month “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for our monthly book club led by Cher Grazier. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 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 Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

April Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Chef Jim Washington ~ All About Crab
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Chef Washington demonstrates variations on his famous crab dip and also makes a delicious crab imperial. Bring your taste buds!

Young and Restless “Playing with the Weather”
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Create, explore, learn and have fun! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 7 years.

ModPo
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Monthly discussion group of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (ModPo) selections in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Drop in or join us each month.

Drawing Comics
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get to know the tools of the trade and learn how to create your own comic book!

Story Time
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Preserving Your Family Treasures
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Celebrate National Preservation Week by learning how to protect your most precious memories including print and digital photographs, news clippings, postcards, and film.

Story Time
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2-5 years.

Bus Trip to Green Dragon Farmer’s Market & Auction
Friday, May 1, 2015
As the rooster crows early morn, the Green Dragon comes alive every Friday morning in the little country town of Ephrata in Lancaster County. Thousands of local shoppers have visited this local attraction since 1932 for their weekly shopping from over 400 local growers, merchants and craftsmen. Located on a 30 acre site in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Green Dragon Market has grown to be one of the largest Farmers Markets in the area. The market offers visitors the choice of shopping indoors or outdoors. With 7 large market buildings and many other smaller shops, the Green Dragon merchants offer everything from "soup to nuts". Buses leave from Snow Hill behind the Post Office at 6:30 am and from the Ocean Pines Library at 7:00 am. This trip is sponsored by the Worcester County Library Foundation. Please reserve your seat leaving from Ocean Pines at the Ocean Pines Branch or leaving from Snow Hill by calling Lisa Outten Stant, Adult
Program and Public Relations Manager, at 410-632-3970. The trip cost is $43.00.

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Commemorate this day with a free sketch of your favorite cartoon or comic book character and a free comic (while supplies last)! The sketches will be drawn by local artists. For all ages.

Special Performance by Cellist, Jeffrey Schoyen and Violinist, Sachiho Murasugi
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Jeffrey Schoyen is an active chamber musician and recitalist, and has given concerts throughout the United States, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Ecuador. Dr. Schoyen has extensive orchestral experience and has been a member of the Opera Orchestra of New York, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Principal Cellist of the Filarmonica del Bajio in Mexico. Currently he is an Associate
Professor at Salisbury University where he teaches cello and bass, and conducts the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. Sachiho Murasugi, violin, has performed extensively as a professional orchestral and chamber musician. As a chamber musician she has performed throughout the United States, Mexico and Spain. She is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and holds a doctorate from Ohio State University. Currently, she is on the music faculty at Salisbury University where she teaches upper strings and serves as concertmaster of the Salisbury Symphony.

Play Time
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys, in an interactive, free play program. For children infant to 5 years.

May Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Story Time
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Ocean City Book of the Month: “We Are Water” by Wally Lamb
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for our monthly book club led by Cher Grazier. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

Writing with Ruth
Thrusday, May 14, 2015 - 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 Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

ModPo
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Monthly discussion group of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (ModPo) selections in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Drop in or join us each month.

Young and Restless: “Sidewalk Chalk Super Heroes”
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 7 years.

Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

June Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Jewelry Sale
Monday, July 27 & Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10 am - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come shop till you drop at this popular event! There is something for everyone at this fun sale. Watches, purses, earrings, necklaces, rings, scarves, ties, totes, wallets, and much, much more! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Worcester County Library Foundation.

Jewelry Sale
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10 am - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come shop till you drop at this popular event! There is something for everyone at this fun sale. Watches, purses, earrings, necklaces, rings, scarves, ties, totes, wallets, and much, much more! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Worcester County Library Foundation.

Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

September Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Columbus Day
Monday, October 12, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

October Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

9 Night Canada and New England Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas
Thurs., October 15 - Sat., October 24, 2015

We set sail from Baltimore on Thursday, October 15, 2015 and visit Portland, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax and Boston - while basking on the beauty of Fall colors of nature. We return to Baltimore on Saturday, October 24. The Worcester County Library Foundation benefits from a group discounted rate.
Find out more about this event.

November Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday before Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - All branches closing at 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - November 26, 27 & 28, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

December Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Christmas Eve
Thrusday, December 24, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Saturday after Christmas
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

New Year’s Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

New Year’s Day
Friday, January 1, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed