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Ocean Pines Branch

Calendar of Events


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.)


Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 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.

Story Time “My Pal”
Thursday, December 8 - 10:30am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 8 - 11:00 am- 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


Churchill’s Christmas at the White House
Thursday, December 8 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Actor and impersonator Brian Patrick Mulligan brings the White House to life in the time of Winston Churchill.

Book of the Month
Friday, December 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. The book this month is After You by Jojo Moyes. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.

Crafty Saturdays: Pipe Cleaner Holiday Ornaments
Saturday, December 10 - All Day!
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Crafty Saturdays in December at Ocean Pines! Join us each Saturday to make a unique holiday ornament from our craft cart. The cart will be located in the Juvenile area and instructions will be provided. Be creative and have fun!

Holiday Sing-a-long
Saturday, December 10 - 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Holiday sing-a-long with Perpetual Commotion along with Katherine Munson and Pianist Richard Eckerd.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, December 12 - 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.

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 (CANCELLED)
Tuesday, December 13 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This event has been cancelled until April.
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.


Holiday Music with the WWTunes
Wednesday, December 14 - 7 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Enjoy the sounds of the holidays during WWII when loved ones were parted and lonely hearts waited patiently at home.

Young and Restless “Reindeer Games”
Thursday, December 15 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Holiday, Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

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


Crafty Saturdays: Recyclopedia Holiday Ornaments
Saturday, December 17 - All Day!
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Crafty Saturdays in December at Ocean Pines! Join us each Saturday to make a unique holiday ornament from our craft cart. The cart will be located in the Juvenile area and instructions will be provided. Be creative and have fun!

Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Monday, December 19 - 10:30 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
In lesson #4 of this 4 part workshop, anything goes! Learn about websites, births and marriages, death records, obituaries and overcoming brick walls in your research. Pre-registration is required.Call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014 to register.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 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.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, December 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.

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

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 22 - 11:00 AM - 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

Women Talking About Women
Tuesday, December 27 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments, attitudes, challenges, etc. The reading for this month is How Great Women Lead by Bonnie St. Jean and Darcy Deane. Selections are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Evening Book Club
Tuesday, December 27 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The book this month is The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld

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

Painting with Watercolour
Wednesday, January 4 - 2-4:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join artist Jan Coulbourne for part one of a two-part class in the techniques of using watercolour paint. This class is for both beginners and advanced students. All materials are provided. Class is limited to 20 participants. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Play Time
Thursday, January 5 - 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.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, January 9 - 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.

Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Wednesday, January 11 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
How do we use United States Census records to find our family members? Learn about the wonders of the Census and how to use these records to uncover your family’s past. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014 to register.

Painting with Watercolour
Wednesday, January 11 - 2-4:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join artist Jan Coulbourne for part two of a two-part painting class in the techniques of using watercolour paint. This class is for both beginners and advanced students. All materials are provided. Class is limited to 20 participants. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Story Time “Toys”
Thursday, January 12 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Book of the Month
Friday, January 13 - 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. This month join us for The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, 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.

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Tuesday, January 17 - 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.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, January 18 - 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.