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Ocean City Branch

Calendar of Events


Story Time
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 -5 years.

Friends of the Ocean City Library Meeting
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch

Story Time
Wednesday, September 10, 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: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 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.


September Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 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-Plus—Course Introduction
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
This 10-month course, offered in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania, begins in September and opens with the 19th-century works of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Subsequent classes cover the general cultural transitions from modernism to post-modernism. Participants will need to register for ModPo through Coursera.org and create their own login name and password. Registration help will be offered at the introductory class. Lessons will be sent directly to your email address. Each video-recorded session consists of a reading and discussion of a single poem by Professor Al Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania. Course discussion sessions will be held monthly at the Ocean City Library, 1-3 pm, on the third Friday of each month beginning September 19th. Participants are not required to have any prior knowledge of poetry or poetics to join the program. The class is limited to 18 participants; call 410-524-1818 to register.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 4 - 5 pm
Location: Ocean City
Learn the basic Tai Chi moves in this 6-week class. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Play Time
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. For children infant to 5 years.


Dutch Apple Dinner Theater - “Hairspray: the Musical”
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Join us as we head to Amish County to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater for lunch and a show. Hairspray the musical is a masterpiece in musical theater. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Tickets are $90.00 and may be purchased at the Ocean Pines Branch of the Worcester County Library or by calling Lisa Outten Stant at 410-632-3970. Buses leave the from behind the Post Office in Snow Hill at 6:30 am and from the Ocean Pines Library at 7 am. This trip is sponsored by the Worcester County Library Foundation. Seating is limited.

ModPo
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 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. Complete program description listed under Sept. 12.


Aerial Dance
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Watch an aerial dance routine on 16-foot rigging and step-by-step demonstrations of particular moves. Learn the history of aerial dance and find out where this new art form is going. Program is held outside. Bring your lawn chair! Rain date is Tuesday, September 30. All ages welcome.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 4 - 5 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn the basic Tai Chi moves in this 6-week class. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.


Story Time
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 -5 years.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 4 - 5 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn the basic Tai Chi moves in this 6-week class. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Story Time
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Friends of the Ocean City Library Meeting
October 3, 2014 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch

Restaurants for Reading
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Support your library by dining at these local participating eateries today! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Worcester County Library Foundation.

Bayside Skillet - Ocean City
The Berlin Coffeehouse - Berlin
BJ's on the Water - Ocean City
The Captain's Table - Ocean City
Denovo's - Ocean Pines
Drummer's Cafe at the Atlantic Cafe - Berlin
The Globe - Berlin
Harvest Moon - Snow Hill
Market Street Deli - Pocomoke
Rosenfeld's Jewish Delicatessen - Ocean City

Thank you to all of the participating restaurants!

Flower Essences
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
The Bach Flower Essence System, which includes a system of 38 flower remedies which can be used to correct emotional imbalances. They are safe for everyone including children and animals. Come learn about this unique technique from Carol Borsello, Natural Therapeutics Specialist.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4 - 5 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn the basic Tai Chi moves in this 6-week class. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Story Time
Wednesday, October 8, 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: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2 - 3 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, October 9, 2014 - 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!

A Taste of the Arts
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 1 - 4 pm
Join the Worcester County Library Foundation and the Worcester County Arts Council for their second Taste of the Arts Event. This year the event will be held in the Assateague Room at the Ocean Pines Community Center. Local art will be on display and for sale. There will be refreshments and music by Apple & Britt. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door and may be purchased at the Worcester County Arts Council or by calling 410-641-0809.

Columbus Day
Monday, October 13, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

October Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4 - 5 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn the basic Tai Chi moves in this 6-week class. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Ocean City Life Saving Museum Series: The Storm of the Century
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
In March 1962, Ocean City experienced a violent, three-day storm more devastating to the town than any in its history. By the time the storm peaked, sea levels were 9½ feet above normal. See video and photographs and hear first hand accounts from the residents who survived the storm of the century. Bunk Mann will be onsite with his new book.

Play Time
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. A great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! For children infant to 5 years.

ModPo
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 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. See complete program description on September 12.

Simple Home Remedies
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn how to stock your medicine cabinet with homemade herbal remedies for common ailments such as conjunctivitis, coughs, colds, burns, bee stings, poison ivy, cuts, muscle soreness and many more.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4 - 5 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn the basic Tai Chi moves in this 6-week class. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Story Time
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Halloween Party
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Celebrate the holiday with crafts, refreshments and a costume parade. For All Ages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean City Library.

New York! New York!  Overnight Trip to New York City!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Stay at the fabulous Edison Hotel in Times Square and see either Wicked or Motown: The Musical. Shop, dine, sight see, and relax! Bus leaves from behind the Snow Hill Post Office at 7 am and from the Ocean Pines Library at 7:30 am on Tuesday, October 28. We will return at approximately 10 pm on Wednesday, October 29. Ticket price includes transportation, hotel and Broadway show. Meals are on your own. Seating is limited so call today at 410-632-3970. Price $425.00.

Story Time
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Qigong
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come learn a simple meditative series of five movements called the Five Dao Yin Prescription Exercises. This ancient combination of sound and movement is designed to help the body release toxins. The class is led by Carol Borsello, Medical Qigong Level II practitioner.

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

Friends of the Ocean City Library Meeting
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch

November Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Story Time
Wednesday, November 12, 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: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2 - 3 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, November 13, 2014 - 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!

Wine Pairing Class
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn how to pair the best wine with your Thanksgiving meal. Weekly columnist and owner of the West-O Bottle Shop, Sara Hambury, will teach this informative class.

Play Time
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. A great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! For children infant - 5 years.

ModPo
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 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. See complete program description on September 12.

Story Time
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Thanksgiving
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - November 27, 28 & 29, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

December Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Green Cleaning
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Want to keep your house clean without all of the strong chemicals? Join us to learn easy recipes for general cleaners, window cleaners, carper deodorizing, air freshening, bathroom and kitchen cleaning and more!

Story Time
Wednesday, December 10, 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: The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2 - 3 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, December 11, 2014 - 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!

Christmas Party
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:00 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories with Santa, crafts and refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean City Library. Fun for the whole family!


Play Time
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. A great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! For children infant - 5 years.

ModPo
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 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. See complete program description on September 12.

Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

New Year’s Day
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

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.

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.