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Ocean Pines Branch

Calendar of Events


Story Time “What’s For Dinner”
Thursday, March 30 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Teen Advisory Meeting
Thursday, March 30 - 4-5 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Do you like fun programs? Do you like pizza? Come and share your thoughts for future programs at the Ocean Pines Branch!

Ballycastle Knits
Friday, March 31 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Victoria Christie-Healy, the club organizer has been knitting since childhood. Victoria and her husband and business partner Mike Healy relocated to Ocean Pines in March of 2015. Her career as a knitting teacher started at the Reston Community Center in 2009 and grew over the next four years to several other community centers in Northern Virginia. She has taught several hundred women (and some men) how to knit. She conducts several knitting retreats a year in Ireland.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take “Gardening”
Saturday, April 1 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Make some flowering creations with our craft supplies! For all ages.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, April 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.

3D Printer Demonstration
Wednesday, April 5 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you interested in our new 3D Printer? Come and make a creation of your own using our designs and materials! Space is limited, please call 410-208-4014 to register and save your spot. 3D creations may not be ready to pick up the same day, but will be held for pick up.


Play Time
Thursday, April 6 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Ballycastle Knits
Friday, April 7 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Victoria Christie-Healy, the club organizer has been knitting since childhood. Victoria and her husband and business partner Mike Healy relocated to Ocean Pines in March of 2015. Her career as a knitting teacher started at the Reston Community Center in 2009 and grew over the next four years to several other community centers in Northern Virginia. She has taught several hundred women (and some men) how to knit. She conducts several knitting retreats a year in Ireland.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month
Friday, April 7 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Kelley Rouse and Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University. The selection this month is The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Crafty Saturday Make & Take “Gardening”
Saturday, April 8 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Make some flowering creations with our craft supplies! For all ages.

Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, April 8 - 10 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt at the Ocean Pines Branch! Also, get ready for the Easter bunny and dye Easter Eggs. Prizes will be awarded for finding the most eggs. This event is intended for children aged 2-8.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, April 10 - 1:30 - 3 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. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.


iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Tuesday, April 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 are welcome.


Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, April 12 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets bi-monthly, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, to discuss major foreign policy issues. Study guide is provided. For more information contact Jim Young at 410-208-4014. Facilitated by Jim Young.

Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Wednesday, April 12 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
These lessons will include a brief session of instruction followed by a time for questions and answers as well as discussion about any topic concerning genealogy. This session you will learn about which websites are the best for fee and free. We will explore some of these websites and see how they work. Bring a laptop or computer. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014 to register.


One-on-One Family History Assistance
Wednesday, April 12 - 1-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Have you ever wondered where you come from or who your ancestors were? Learn how to trace your family history during a one-on-one session. Call Ashley Jones to make an appointment at 410-632-5622. Appointments must be made in advance and and slots are available from 1-4 pm.

American Belly Dance Demonstration with Live Klezmer Music
Wednesday, April 12 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
We take you back in time with live Klezmer music by musicians, Frank Nanna and Carol Wolick as we watch American Belly Dancing performed by Rose MacGregor.

Story Time “Baker”
Thursday, April 13 - 10:30 AM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take “Gardening”
Saturday, April 22 - All Day
Make some flowering creations with our craft supplies! For all ages.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, April 17 - 2:30 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.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, April 19 - 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs representative, Michelle Licata, is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm. No appointment necessary. For more information please call 410-713-3482.


“Seeds and Sprouts”
Thursday, April 20 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Let's plant seeds and see what happens! For 3 to 7 year old children.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Monday, April 24 - 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 are welcome.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, April 24 - 1:30 - 3 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. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.


Women Talking about Women
Tuesday, April 25 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments, attitudes, challenges, etc. The selection for this month is Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman. Selections are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Ocean Pines Evening Book Club
Tuesday, April 25 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. The selection this month is The Pecan Man by Cassie Selleck.
This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.


Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, April 26 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets bi-monthly, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, to discuss major foreign policy issues. Study guide is provided. For more information contact Jim Young at 410-208-4014. Facilitated by Jim Young.

Story Time “Mischievous Mice”
Thursday, April 27 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Ballycastle Knits
Friday, April 28 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Victoria Christie-Healy, the club organizer has been knitting since childhood. Victoria and her husband and business partner Mike Healy relocated to Ocean Pines in March of 2015. Her career as a knitting teacher started at the Reston Community Center in 2009 and grew over the next four years to several other community centers in Northern Virginia. She has taught several hundred women (and some men) how to knit. She conducts several knitting retreats a year in Ireland.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take “Gardening”
Saturday, April 29 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Make some flowering creations with our craft supplies! For all ages.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Monday, May 1 - 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 are welcome.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, May 1 - 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.

Play Time
Thursday, May 4 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take “Mother’s Day”
Saturday, May 6 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come in and make a card or gift for your mom. For all ages.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, May 8 - 1:30-3 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. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.

Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 9 - 10 am-12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets bi-monthly, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, to discuss major foreign policy issues. Study guide is provided. For more information contact Jim Young at 410-208-4014. Facilitated by Jim Young.

One-on-One Family History Assistance
Wednesday, May 10 - 1-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Have you ever wondered where you come from or who your ancestors were? Learn how to trace your family history during a one-on-one session. Call Ashley Jones to make an appointment at 410-632-5622. Appointments must be made in advance and and slots are available from 1-4 pm.

Story Time “Opposites”
Thursday, May 11 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month
Friday, May 12 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Kelley Rouse and Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University. The selection this month is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take
Saturday, May 13 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come in and show us how crafty you can be with our supplies! The cart will be located in the children's area all day.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Monday, May 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 are welcome.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, May 15 - 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
Wednesday, May 17 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
These lessons will include a brief session of instruction followed by a time for questions and answers as well as discussion about any topic concerning genealogy. This session you will learn about which websites are the best for fee and free. We will explore some of these websites and see how they work. Bring a laptop or computer. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014 to register.


Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, May 17 - 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs representative, Michelle Licata, is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm. No appointment necessary. For more information please call 410-713-3482.

“Creepy Crawlies”
Thursday, May 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Science and Art activities with Spiders and Bugs. For 3 to 7 year old children.

Lucy’s Spring Cleaning & The Bickersons
Thursday, May 18 - 7 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
We take you back to the days when the family gathered to hear radio shows before there was television. Laugh out loud and enjoy the antics of Lucy and The Bickersons!

Crafty Saturday Make & Take
Saturday, May 20 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come in and show us how crafty you can be with our supplies! The cart will be located in the children's area all day.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, May 22 - 1:30-3 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. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.

Women Talking about Women
Tuesday, May 23 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments, attitudes, challenges, etc. The selection for this month is A Call To Action by Jimmy Carter. Selections are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Ocean Pines Evening Book Club
Tuesday, May 23 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. The selection this month is The Life We Buryby Allen Askens.
This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 24 - 10 am-12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets bi-monthly, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, to discuss major foreign policy issues. Study guide is provided. For more information contact Jim Young at 410-208-4014. Facilitated by Jim Young.


Story Time “My Pal”
Thursday, May 25 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take
Saturday, May 27 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come in and show us how crafty you can be with our supplies! The cart will be located in the children's area all day.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Wednesday, May 31 - 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 are welcome.