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Ocean Pines Branch

Calendar of Events


Genealogy Workshop: Internet Resources (RESCHEDULED)
Monday, December 18 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
RESCHEDULED FROM DECEMBER 14 TO THIS DATE

What techniques and strategies should we use to find our ancestors on the internet? What resources are available to us and how can we use them? Tom Dempsey will show us how to unlock the power of the internet in our search for ancestors. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or a tablet. Pre-registration is required: please call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 18 - 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.



Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, December 20 - 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.


Information Literacy: Securing Your Computer
Wednesday, December 20 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Do you have questions about your computer and making sure it is secure? Want to get some information about being safe on the internet? Karen Earp will show you how to make sure your computer is secure.

Reindeer Games
Thursday, December 21 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Holiday science, art and fun! For three to seven year old children.



Fiber Friends
Friday, December 22 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers.
Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Lap Time
Wednesday, December 27 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For children under two and their caregivers.

Story Time “Happy New Year”
Thursday, December 28 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Fiber Friends
Friday, December 29 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers.
Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Crafty Saturday
Saturday, December 30 - 9 am - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create holiday themed crafts provided by the library! For all ages.


Holiday Sing-along
Saturday, December 30 - 11 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join pianist Richard Eckerd and Perpetual Commotion for a holiday sing-along! Bring an instrument
or use one of ours. Snacks and hot cocoa will be provided!


Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, January 2 - 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.

Information Literacy: Online Banking and Shopping
Wednesday, January 3 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Do you have questions about doing banking and shopping online? Would you like to learn some tips to ensure your security online? Join Karen Earp to learn about how to do your banking and shopping online.

Play Time
Thursday, January 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.

Fiber Friends
Friday, January 5 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us
for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions?
Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Crafty Saturday
Saturday, January 6 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create snow themed crafts provided by the library! For all ages.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Monday, January 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 are welcome.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, January 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.


Lap Time
Wednesday, January 10 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For children under two and their caregivers.

Conversational Spanish
Wednesday, January 10 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn the basic language patterns and phrases to effectively communicate with a Spanish speaking individual. Roberto Martinez, will instruct this class. Mr. Martinez will make you feel at home and also teach you some Spanish Culture. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Genealogy Workshop: Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, January 11 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
How can we preserve family photos? We will discuss scanning techniques and how to store your precious family photos. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or a tablet. Pre-registration is required,; please call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014.


Story Time “Snow Day!”
Thursday, January 11 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For two to five year old children.

Fiber Friends
Friday, January 12 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us
for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Ocean Pines Book of the Month: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Friday, January 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. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Crafty Saturday
Saturday, January 13 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create snow themed crafts provided by the library! For all ages.

STEM “Amazing Mazes”
Saturday, January 13 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn about mazes and build a LEGO marble maze.
For children 6 years old & up.


Tour of Ireland: Trip Seminar
Tuesday, January 16 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Worcester County Library Foundation is partnering with Ireland RNR for a trip to Ireland on May 27th, 2018. Come hear the specifics of the tour and reserve your spot. Tour promoters Mike and Vitoria Healy will be on site to answer any and all questions about the trip. Join us in Ireland!

Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, January 16 - 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.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, January 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.


Conversational Spanish
Wednesday, January 17 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn the basic language patterns and phrases to effectively communicate with a Spanish speaking individual. Roberto Martinez, will instruct this class. Mr. Martinez will make you feel at home and also teach you some Spanish Culture. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Play Dough Creations
Thursday, January 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Be creative with Play Dough! For 3 to 7 year old children.

NASA Balloon Mission
Thursday, January 18 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
It’s a bird, it’s a plane….it’s a balloon capable of lifting 8,000 pounds to the near-space environment. Come learn more about the exciting NASA Scientific Balloon Mission stationed in your backyard at Wallops Flight Facility.

Coffee and Coloring
Friday, January 19 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come join us for a relaxing coloring session!

Fiber Friends
Friday, January 19 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us
for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions?
Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Bingo at the Library!
Friday, January 19 - 2- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for the classic game of bingo! Play for your chance to win one of our prizes! Prizes courtesy of the
Friends of the Ocean Pines Library.


Crafty Saturday
Saturday, January 20 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create snow themed crafts provided by the library! For all ages.

Teen Time: Anime
Saturday, January 20 - 11 am- 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come and hang out and discuss your favorite anime or learn about a new series! For teens.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, January 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.


iPad Chicks—Beginners
Tuesday, January 23 - 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.

Ocean Pines Police
Tuesday, January 23 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Detective Tish Ottey of the Ocean Pines Police Department will be joining us to give some tips about staying safe in the community as well as online.

Lap Time
Wednesday, January 24 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Conversational Spanish
Wednesday, January 24 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn the basic language patterns and phrases to effectively communicate with a Spanish speaking individual. Roberto Martinez, will instruct this class. Mr. Martinez will make you feel at home and also teach you some Spanish Culture. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

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

Fiber Friends
Friday, January 26 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us
for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Crafty Saturday
Saturday, January 27 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create snow themed crafts provided by the library! For all ages.

Play Time
Thursday, February 1 - 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.



Fiber Friends
Friday, February 2 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiders, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Crafty Saturday
Saturday, February 3 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create crafts about animals that hibernate with the fun supplies provided by the library! For all ages.

Wars and Their Legacy- Korea and Vietnam
Monday, February 5 - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Presenter Dr. Samuel B. Hoff, George Washington Distinguished Professor and Law Studies Director, DSU.This segment provides a history of North Korea, including its occupation by Japan, invasion of South Korea and subsequent Korean War, rule by dynastic family, and development of nuclear weapons. The present standoff between North Korea and the United States is discussed and future scenarios explored.


Great Books Discussion
Monday, February 5 - 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, February 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 are welcome.


Story Time “All about Teeth”
Thursday, February 8 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Fiber Friends
Friday, February 9 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiders, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Ocean Pines Book of the Month: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Friday, February 9 - 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. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Crafty Saturday
Saturday, February 10 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create crafts about animals that hibernate with the fun supplies provided by the library! For all ages.

STEM “Circulatory System”
Saturday, February 10 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn about the circulatory system: what it is and how it works. For children 6 years old & up.



Writing for Wellness
Monday, February 12 - 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.


Lap Time
Wednesday, February 14 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Numbers can be Fun!
Thursday, February 15 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Balls, bears, and popsicles make math fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Fiber Friends
Friday, February 16 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiders, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Coffee and Coloring
Friday, February 16 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come join us for a relaxing coloring session! Coffee will be provided courtesy of Royal Cafe and Creamery.

Crafty Saturday
Saturday, February 17 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create crafts about animals that hibernate with the fun supplies provided by the library! For all ages.

Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, February 20 - 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.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, February 21 - 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.


Information Literacy: Using the Library’s Resources
Wednesday, February 21 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
There are many resources available to you using your Worcester County Library card. Join Karen Earp to learn how to access and take advantage of these wonderful resources.

Story Time “Trains”
Thursday, February 22 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Fiber Friends
Friday, February 23 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiders, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Crafty Saturday
Saturday, February 24 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create crafts about animals that hibernate with the fun supplies provided by the library! For all ages.

Teen Time: Wild Card!
Saturday, February 24 - 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
what would you like to do? Anything goes in this program for teens.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, February 26 - 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.


Happy 200th Birthday Frederick Douglass
Tuesday, February 27 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Decoupage Frederick Douglass quotes on re-purposed wood and create your own piece of art to cherish. Class conducted by John Iampieri. Register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014


Lap Time
Wednesday, February 28 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For children under 2 and their caregivers.