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Ocean Pines Branch

Calendar of Events


Mobile One-Stop Job Market
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
It is here, in the parking lot of the Ocean Pines Library the 2nd and 4th Monday every month. The Mobile Unit is One-Stop job help on wheels! Equipped with trained staff and the latest technology, they will assist with resume preparation, job searches, training opportunities and more. No appointment necessary. Visit their online calendar at www.calendar.yahoo.com/mobileosjm

Reptile World
Tuesday, June 28 - 2:00 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Michael Shwedick has designed this program to give audiences the opportunity to meet an interesting selection of live, large, colorful and gentle reptiles from all over the world. You will discover what makes them different from birds and mammals, and how important they are in our environment. With many myths and misconceptions dispelled, there can be a greater appreciation and understanding of these fascinating reptiles.

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

Mister Don “The Music Man”
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Boys and girls, plan on coming to the Ocean Pines Branch Library on Tuesday, July 5th, to sing and dance with everybody’s favorite, Mister Don “The Music Man”.

Mobile One-Stop Job Market
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
It is here, in the parking lot of the Ocean Pines Library the 2nd and 4th Monday every month. The Mobile Unit is One-Stop job help on wheels! Equipped with trained staff and the latest technology, they will assist with resume preparation, job searches, training opportunities and more. No appointment necessary. Visit their online calendar at www.calendar.yahoo.com/mobileosjm

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, July 12 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month to hear from guest speakers, learn more, discuss resources and share experiences. For more information, contact facilitator Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525.


Blue Sky Puppet Theatre
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Blue Sky Puppet Theater, has been one of the finest touring children’s theaters on the East Coast since 1974. They perform 1,000 shows a year and are truly dedicated to excellence in theater, art, education and fun. The performances appeals to preschool, primary, and intermediate school-aged children. All of the shows are interactive to keep the children engaged. There is also a sing-along before and during the show.

Cascading Carlos
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Cascading Carlos is a show you do not want to miss. He is not a clown or magician, he is a juggler. You will be amazed by his juggling skills as he clowns around with a lot of magical illusions in his Juggling Show. While entertaining you, he will teach you how to juggle.

Mobile One-Stop Job Market
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
It is here, in the parking lot of the Ocean Pines Library the 2nd and 4th Monday every month. The Mobile Unit is One-Stop job help on wheels! Equipped with trained staff and the latest technology, they will assist with resume preparation, job searches, training opportunities and more. No appointment necessary. Visit their online calendar at www.calendar.yahoo.com/mobileosjm

Tom Lilly Magic with Beauwolf T Wonderbunny
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come and enjoy a performer who combines magic, juggling, fire-eating, and balloonacy, with loads of audience participation that produces a show that leaves all ages laughing and wondering. Combining magic and Tom’s keen interest in reading, the show has introduced thousands of children to the world’s fastest bookworms, Uncle Sammy, Seemore the Psychic Snake, and Beowulf T. Wonderbunny.

Donna Washington, Storyteller
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Donna Washington’s parents were in the military so she spent her childhood travelling all over the world. During these years she learned about different people, places and of course, learned their culture and their stories.
Donna attended Northwestern University in the theater department. It was at this time that she came to realize she wanted to make storytelling a central part of her performing life. In additions to being an actress and an author, she is a multiple award winning recording artist.


Mobile One-Stop Job Market
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
It is here, in the parking lot of the Ocean Pines Library the 2nd and 4th Monday every month. The Mobile Unit is One-Stop job help on wheels! Equipped with trained staff and the latest technology, they will assist with resume preparation, job searches, training opportunities and more. No appointment necessary. Visit their online calendar at www.calendar.yahoo.com/mobileosjm

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month to hear from guest speakers, learn more, discuss resources and share experiences. For more information, contact facilitator Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, September 1 - 11 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


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

Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, September 6 - 2:30- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss
both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the
Great Books Foundation. For more information please contact
Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.


iPad Chicks—Beginners
Thursday, September 8 - 10 am-12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, September 8 - 11 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Writing for Wellness
Monday, September 12 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness,may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. For more information call Don Winslow at 410-208-6613.


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

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Tuesday, September 13 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience.Drop in to the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks with Marcia Balestri (Men welcome.)


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, September 13 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month to hear from guest speakers, learn more, discuss resources and share experiences. For more information, contact facilitator Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, September 15 - 11 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Monday, September 19 - 10:30 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The first lesson, in this 4-part workshop, introduces basic genealogy terms, family trees, lineages and procedures. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014 to register.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, September 19 - 2:30- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.


iPad Chicks—Beginners
Thursday, September 22 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, September 22 - 11 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Writing for Wellness
Monday, September 26 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness,may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. For more information call Don Winslow at 410-208-6613.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, September 29 - 11 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 3 - 2:30- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Wednesday, October 5 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, October 6 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Writing for Wellness
Monday, October 10 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness,may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. For more information call Don Winslow at 410-208-6613.

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.

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Tuesday, October 11 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience.Drop in to the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks with Marcia Balestri (Men welcome.)


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month to hear from guest speakers, learn more, discuss resources and share experiences. For more information, contact facilitator Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525.

“Coloring with Karen”
Wednesday, October 12 - 12 noon- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Artist Karen DiMaio, whose colored pencil drawings of animals have won many awards, will demonstrate, and guide you in, the technique of this art form. Materials will be provided and she will share useful information to help you move forward. One lucky person will be able to choose a signed limited edition print of Karen’s artwork.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, October 13 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 17 - 2:30- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Tuesday, October 18 - 10:30 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For lesson #2, in this 4 part workshop, you will learn how to effectively trace your family tree. For more information call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014.

History of the United Nations
Wednesday, October 19 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the first in a three-part series examining and discussing the history and many diverse activities of the United Nations. The numerous education, health, economic and development agencies will be discussed, along with other departments, many of which are of critical importance. Series is presented by Ocean Pines resident, Linda Allen, who is a veteran of several international agencies. Study materials will be available at the Ocean Pines Branch early in October. Call 410-208-4014 for more information.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, October 20 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


iPad Chicks—Beginners
Friday, October 21 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)


Writing for Wellness
Monday, October 24 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness,may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. For more information call Don Winslow at 410-208-6613.

History of the United Nations
Wednesday, October 26 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the second in a three-part series examining and discussing the history and many diverse activities of the United Nations. The numerous education, health, economic and development agencies will be discussed, along with other departments, many of which are of critical importance. Series is presented by Ocean Pines resident, Linda Allen, who is a veteran of several international agencies. Study materials will be available at the Ocean Pines Branch early in October. Call 410-208-4014 for more information.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, October 27 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Tuesday, November 1 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience.Drop in to the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks with Marcia Balestri (Men welcome.)


History of the United Nations
Wednesday, November 2 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the third in a three-part series examining and discussing the history and many diverse activities of the United Nations. The numerous education, health, economic and development agencies will be discussed, along with other departments, many of which are of critical importance. Series is presented by Ocean Pines resident, Linda Allen, who is a veteran of several international agencies. Call 410-208-4014 for additional information.



Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, November 3 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


iPad Chicks—Beginners
Friday, November 4 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)


Great Books Discussion
Monday, November 7 - 2:30- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, November 8 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month to hear from guest speakers, learn more, discuss resources and share experiences. For more information, contact facilitator Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525.

Foreign Policy Discussion
Wednesday, November 9 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the first in a three-part discussion series on topics to be chosen for timeliness and significance. This is presented by members of the Springtime Foreign Policy Discussion Group with Jim Young as moderator. Study materials will be available at the Ocean Pines Branch early in October. Call 410-208-4014 for additional information.


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, November 10 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Writing for Wellness
Monday, November 14 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness,may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. For more information call Don Winslow at 410-208-6613.

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

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Tuesday, November 15 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)


Foreign Policy Discussion
Wednesday, November 16 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the second in a three-part discussion series on topics to be chosen for timeliness and significance. This is presented by members of the Springtime Foreign Policy Discussion Group with Jim Young as moderator. Study materials will be available at the Ocean Pines Branch early in October. Call 410-208-4014 for additional information.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, November 17 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Monday, November 21 - 10:30 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Lesson #3 will focus on filling out Genealogical Forms including the Scientific Method and Rules of Evidence in your family tree. For more information call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, November 21 - 2:30- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

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

Writing for Wellness
Monday, November 28 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness,may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. For more information call Don Winslow at 410-208-6613.

Foreign Policy Discussion
Wednesday, November 30 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the third and final part in a three-part discussion series on topics to be chosen for timeliness and significance. This is presented by members of the Springtime Foreign Policy Discussion Group with Jim Young as moderator. Call 410-208-4014 for additional information.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 1 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


iPad Chicks—Beginners
Monday, December 5 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 8 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


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

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, December 13 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month to hear from guest speakers, learn more, discuss resources and share experiences. For more information, contact facilitator Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525.


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 15 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Monday, December 19 - 10:30 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The 4th and final lesson is titled “Hodgepodge”, a little bit of everything. This is the one that pulls it all together. For more information call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 22 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


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

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

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