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Ocean Pines Branch

Calendar of Events


Labor Day
Monday, September 1, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, September 2 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Computer Class
Wednesday, September 3, 10, 17 & 24 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
On the first 2 Wednesdays Microsoft Word is introduced, which includes working with format, fonts, copy/paste & cut/paste; also accessing the Internet and using e-mail. An e-mail account will be created if needed. On the third and fourth Wednesday there will be further work with Microsoft Word and more aspects of e-mail, to include creating and receiving attachments. Online banking, purchasing and research will also be covered. Limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration is required. Please call 410-208-4014.


Story Time
Thursday, September 4 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about dogs.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


Writing for Wellness
Monday, September 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 process emotions and to stimulate creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

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

Computer Class
Wednesday, September 10 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd Session: Further basic word processing and introduction to e-mail. An e-mail address will be created if needed.

Genealogy Seminar
Wednesday, September 10 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Pre-registration required. Call the Ocean Pines Library 410-208-4014.

i-Pad Chicks - Beginner Group
Wednesday, September 10 - 10 am to 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the world of i-Pad, learning from each other.  Did you just get an i-Pad and are frustrated trying to use it? Come for as long each session as you choose. (Men welcome)


i-Pad Chicks - Intermediate
Thursday, September 11 - 10 am - 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Drop in to the intermediate session of the I-Pad Chicks. (Men welcome)


Story Time
Thursday, September 11 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about cows.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


September Book of the Month - “The Distance Between Us”
Friday, September 12 - 2 to 3 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Library
Join us for our monthly book club discussion. This month is the One Maryland One Book 2014 selection. Heartbreaking and lyrical it poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood, reminding us that the joys and sorrows we experienced are imprinted on the heart forever calling out to us of those places we first called home. Discussion will be led by Kelley Rouse or Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University.



Great Books Discussion
Monday, September 15 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Computer Class
Wednesday, September 17 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
3rd Session: In this session you develop more word skills: copy/paste - cut/paste. Explore the internet and learn research skills using the Worcester County Library website.

Story Time
Thursday, September 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about the bath
Children ages 2 – 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. These are advanced ticket sales.

i-Pad Chicks - Beginner Group
Monday, September 22 - 10 am to 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the world of i-Pad, learning from each other.  Did you just get an i-Pad and are frustrated trying to use it? Come for as long each session as you choose. (Men welcome)


Writing for Wellness
Monday, September 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 process emotions and to stimulate creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

Lap Time
Tuesday, September 23 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their children. For children under two years of age and their caregiver.

Computer Class
Wednesday, September 24 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
4th Session: Now it's putting it all together. Saving and retrieving documents, attaching to and downloading from e-mail etc.; online purchasing and banking.

Story Time
Thursday, September 25 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about grandma & grandpa
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


Lap Time
Tuesday, September 30 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their children. For children under two years of age and their caregiver.

Computer Class
Wednesday, October 1, 8, 15 & 22 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
On the first 2 Wednesdays Microsoft Word is introduced, which includes working with format, fonts, copy/paste & cut/paste; also accessing the Internet and using e-mail. An e-mail account will be created if needed. On the third and fourth Wednesday there will be further work with Microsoft Word and more aspects of e-mail, to include creating and receiving attachments. Online banking, purchasing and research will also be covered. Limited to 8 participants.
Pre-registration is required. Please call 410-208-4014.





Story Time
Thursday, October 2 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about trains
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 6 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Lap Time
Tuesday, October 7 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their children. For children under two years of age and their caregiver.

i-Pad Chicks - Intermediate
Wednesday, October 8 - 10 am to 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Drop in to the intermediate session of the I-Pad Chicks. (Men welcome)


Computer Class
Wednesday, October 8 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd session – Basic word processing and introduction to e-mail

Genealogy Seminar
Wednesday, October 8 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Pre-registration required. Call the Ocean Pines Library 410-208-4014.

Story Time
Thursday, October 9 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Library
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about fish.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


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.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, October 13 - 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 process emotions and to stimulate creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

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.

Lap Time
Tuesday, October 14 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their children. For children under two years of age and their caregiver.

Computer Class
Wednesday, October 15 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
3rd Session – More word skills, copy/paste – cut/paste and exploring the internet.


i-Pad Chicks - Beginner Group
Wednesday, October 15 - 10 am to 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the world of i-Pad, learning from each other.  Did you just get an i-Pad and are frustrated trying to use it? Come for as long each session as you choose. (Men welcome)


Story Time
Thursday, October 16 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about ducks.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 20 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Lap Time
Tuesday, October 21 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their children. For children under two years of age and their caregiver.

Computer Class
Wednesday, October 22 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
4th session – Putting it all together. Attaching to e-mail, downloading and saving. Online purchasing & banking.

Story Time
Thursday, October 23 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about turtles.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


i-Pad Chicks - Beginner Group
Monday, October 27 - 10 am to 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the world of i-Pad, learning from each other.  Did you just get an i-Pad and are frustrated trying to use it? Come for as long each session as you choose. (Men welcome)


Writing for Wellness
Monday, October 27 - 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 process emotions and to stimulate creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

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 The Bridges of Madison County. 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.

Computer Class
Wednesday, October 29—November 5, 12 & 19 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
On the first 2 Wednesdays Microsoft Word is introduced, which includes working with format, fonts, copy/paste & cut/paste; also accessing the Internet and using e-mail. An e-mail account will be created if needed. On the third and fourth Wednesday there will be further work with Microsoft Word and more aspects of e-mail, to include creating and receiving attachments. Online banking, purchasing and research will also be covered. Limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration is required. Please call 410-208-4014.



Story Time
Thursday, October 30 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about monkeys.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


Great Books Discussion
Monday, November 3 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Computer Class
Wednesday, November 5 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd session – Basic word processing and introduction to e-mail


Story Time
Thursday, November 6 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about birds.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


Writing for Wellness
Monday, November 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 process emotions and to stimulate creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

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

Pencil Drawing Artist - Karen Dimaio
Wednesday, November 12 - 2:00 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Karen Dimaio explains how she learned to pencil draw after purchasing a “how to” book at the Friends of the Ocean Pines Library 2013 Annual Book Sale. See her art, as her natural talent progressed. Bring a photo of your favorite pet. Karen will do a portrait for the winner of a random selection. (Age 12 - Adult)

Computer Class
Wednesday, November 12 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
3rd Session – More word skills, copy/paste – cut/paste and exploring the internet.

Genealogy Seminar
Wednesday, November 12 - 10 am-12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Pre-registration required. Call the Ocean Pines Library 410-208-4014.

i-Pad Chicks - Beginner Group
Wednesday, November 12 - 10 am to 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the world of i-Pad, learning from each other.  Did you just get an i-Pad and are frustrated trying to use it? Come for as long each session as you choose. (Men welcome)


Story Time
Thursday, November 13 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about dancing.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


i-Pad Chicks - Intermediate
Friday, November 14 - 10 am to 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Drop in to the intermediate session of the I-Pad Chicks. (Men welcome)


Great Books Discussion
Monday, November 17 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Computer Class
Wednesday, November 19 - 8 to 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
4th session – Putting it all together. Attaching to e-mail, downloading and saving. Online purchasing & banking.


Story Time
Thursday, November 20 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about dinosaurs.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


Writing for Wellness
Monday, November 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 process emotions and to stimulate creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

i-Pad Chicks - Beginner Group
Tuesday, November 25 - 10 am to 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the world of i-Pad, learning from each other.  Did you just get an i-Pad and are frustrated trying to use it? Come for as long each session as you choose. (Men welcome)


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

Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 1 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Story Time
Thursday, December 4 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about the jungle.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


Writing for Wellness
Monday, December 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 process emotions and to stimulate creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

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

Genealogy Seminar
Wednesday, December 10 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Pre-registration required. Call the Ocean Pines Library 410-208-4014.

Story Time
Thursday, December 11 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about bears.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 15 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Story Time
Thursday, December 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about foxes.
Children ages 2 – 5 years.


Writing for Wellness
Monday, December 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 process emotions and to stimulate creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

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, 2014 - 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.