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Story Time “Farm Animals”
Thursday, March 30 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

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

Fireside Chat
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Fireside Chat
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

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.

Minecraft—Tutorial Challenge
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Using the popular video game Minecraft, we’ll work together to make awesome stuff.
For 9 to 13 year olds.


Make & Take Cart
All through April
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Make and Take cart will feature supplies to make your own key chains! While supplies last. Cart located in the Teen Area.

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.

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation, market leads and writing exercises.

Beginning Computer Instruction
Monday, April 3 - 10 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
This class will teach the participant to learn basic computer skills, set up an email account and navigate the internet. Please register at the Snow Hill Branch by calling 410-632-3495.

The Digital Library and You
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Books and magazines for your e-reader, audiobooks and music for your player, movies and TV for your leisure; and all free to download from the comfort of your own home. Visit the library with your library card and device to get started!

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.

Sit-N-Stitch
Monday, April 3 - 5 - 7 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Drop in and join others for an evening of knitting, crocheting, and other needle arts. Sit, stitch, share ideas, meet new friends and connect with old ones! Please bring your own materials.

Story Time “Gardens”
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Family Night! “Where’s Waldo”
Tuesday, April 4 - 5-6:30pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come anytime between 5 and 6:30pm to spend time as a family. For April, we will play Where's Waldo? Find all the hiding Waldos and get a small prize. Best for children 3 and older with their caregivers but all are welcome.

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.


“Seeds and Sprouts”
Wednesday, April 5 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Lets plant seeds and see what happens! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Our Open-Mic event is an opportunity for artists of all genres (musicians, poets, comedians, rappers, and others) to gather and share their talents with each other and their audience, and to build an understanding and acceptance of the diversity that is ART. Join us as an artist or an appreciator; all are welcome! (Artists: ground rules will apply. Please call the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650 for details.) Hosted by Ashley Cuffee.

Story Time “Bears”
Thursday, April 6 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

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.

Painting with Watercolour
Thursday, April 6 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
This is a two-part class teaching the use of watercolour techniques. Artist Jan Coulborne will demonstrate the use of value, mediums and brush strokes that will result in a beautiful piece of art. All supplies are provided. Please register at the Pocomoke Branch by calling 410-957-0878.

Healing Crystals
Thursday, April 6 - 5pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Many believe that crystals and gemstones have the metaphysical power to heal the body and soul. Come have a date night or girl’s night at the Ocean City Library, and learn all about healing crystals. Refreshments will be provided.
Please call 410-524-1818 to register for this program, limit to 20 participants.


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.

Family Game Day
Saturday, April 8 - 11 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Play one of our board games. Make new friends and share a game. For children ages 5 and over.

Photography Contest
Monday, April 10 - Monday, April 17 - all week
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Help us celebrate National Library Week and show off your photography skills! Submit an original photograph to be displayed in the library and entered into a contest for the chance to win cool prizes. Open to children and adults. All photo submissions must be turned in to the Snow Hill Branch by 5 pm on Monday, April 17.

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.


Learn Your Library - Online Resources
Monday, April 10 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Did you know that you can learn a language, take a class, or download a book or magazine with only your library? Learn about your library's databases and other online features - all available for free!

STEAM PM “Science of Bubbles”
Monday, April 10 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Mixing, measuring and creating bubbles. Lots of bubbles! For children 6 years old and up.

April Board of Trustees Meeting (please note new time and location)
April 11, 2017 - 2:15 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

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.


Playtime
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to five year old children.

Coffee Hour
Tuesday, April 11 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Find out what your friends and neighbors are reading! Join us the second Tuesday of every month for refreshments and casual conversation on our favorite books and authors.

Genealogy Workshop
Tuesday, April 11 - 4 - 7 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Learn how to research immigrant ancestors after 1820, family records in the "old country," and genetic genealogy with Esther Costello McGreevy. This class is for beginning and intermediate level researchers. Bring your laptop if you have one! Workshop limited to 30 participants. Please register by calling the Snow Hill Branch at 410-632-3495.

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.


Story Time “Easter”
Wednesday, April 12 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

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.

Ocean City Book of the Month- Tanglewood Plantation by Jocelyn Miller
Wednesday, April 12 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cher Grazier. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean City Branch.


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.

Literary Alliance
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Do you love books, and talking about books? Each month we’ll talk about what we’ve been reading and dive deep into the book of the month. This month we’ll be discussing Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.
For everyone 18 and up.


“Seeds & Sprouts”
Thursday, April 13 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Let's plant seeds and see what happens! For 3 to 7 year old children.

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

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, April 13 - 1-3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join our monthly gathering of local writers as we share our independent work (poems/essays/memoirs/prose, etc.) and receive encouraging feedback from fellow participants. Ruth Wanberg-Alcorn facilitates the group.
All writers welcome!


Painting with Watercolour
Thursday, April 13 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Part Two: This is a two-part class teaching the use of watercolour techniques. Artist Jan Coulborne will demonstrate the use of value, mediums, and brush strokes that will result in a beautiful piece of art. All supplies are provided. Please register at the Pocomoke Branch by calling 410-957-0878.

Writing For Wellness
Thursday, April 13 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Are you suffering from an illness or grieving the loss of a loved one? Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences is therapeutic and promotes physical and emotional healing. Writing exercises are used to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience is necessary. This class is facilitated by Ashley Jones.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, April 13 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience.

Good Friday
Friday, April 14, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

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

Saturday after Good Friday
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Lap Time
Monday, April 17 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

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.

Curiosity Club
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Explore all aspects of STEAM in our monthly after school club! Be ready for fun experiments, crafts, and other hands-on experiences. This month we’ll be exploring detectives and crime scenes. For 9 to 13 year olds.

Story Time “Boxes”
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

The Golden Age of Documentaries
Tuesday, April 18 - 5-7 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come join us on the third Tuesday of every month to explore the world of
documentary film. We will examine clips from leading directors and watch provocative, passionate, and vibrant subject matter. Stay after for lively discussions.
Led by Debra Heft.


Play Time
Wednesday, April 19 - 10:30 am
Ocean City Branch
Find out more about this event.

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.


Songs of the Past with Cathy Gorman
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Cathy Gorman specializes in singing the “oldies” rock and roll (1957-1969). She performs jazz standards from the World War Two era, and features songs made famous by Etta James, Lena Horn, Kay Star, Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and many more.

Celebrate Earth Day by Planting Seeds
Wednesday, April 19 - 4 - 5 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Make your earth beautiful by planting your favorite flower seeds. The Library will supply the soil, containers and seeds. For children ages 5 and up.

Story Time “Earth Day”
Thursday, April 20 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

“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.

Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all teens! This is YOUR library too! Join our Teen Advisory Group to help plan teen programs and events.
For 12 to 18 year olds.


In-Service Training
Friday, April 21, 2017 - Branches closed from 9 am - 1 pm
Branches will open from 1 - 5 pm

Berlin book of the Month - After You, by Jojo Moyes
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of the books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

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.

Learn to Self Publish
Monday, April 24 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Published author Michael Healy will teach how to self-publish your work and sell it on Amazon and other websites.

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.


Young and Restless “Seeds and Sprouts”
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Let’s plant seeds and see what happens! For 3 to 7 year old children.

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.


Story Time “Teddy Bears”
Wednesday, April 26 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

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.

Making Jewelry from Sea Glass
Wednesday, April 26 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Turn fun pieces of sea glass into beautiful wearable art. Learn how to wrap sea glass for earrings, rings and pendants. Bring some of your found treasures and learn what bottles they may have come from.
Limit of 15 participants. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.


Family Night “Earth Day”
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Keep the Earth Day celebrations going with fun crafts, games, and scavenger hunts! Fun for the whole family!

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer
Wednesday, April 26 - 5:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres ranging from science fiction to historical, classics to YA -- facilitated by Cassandra Dasher, Snow Hill library staff. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill branch in advance.

Play Time
Thursday, April 27 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

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

Writing For Wellness
Thursday, April 27 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Are you suffering from an illness or grieving the loss of a loved one? Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences is therapeutic and promotes physical and emotional healing. Writing exercises are used to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience is necessary. This class is facilitated by Ashley Jones.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Animation After Hours
Thursday, April 27 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience.



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.

Minecraft “Creative Challenge”
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Using the popular video game Minecraft, we’ll work together to make awesome stuff. For 9 to 13 year olds.

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.

MAke & Take Cart
All through May
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Make and Take cart will feature supplies to decorate your own Race Car! One per person please, located in the teen area.

Beginning Computer Instruction
Monday, May 1 - 10 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
This class will teach the participant to learn basic computer skills, set up an email account and navigate the internet. Please register at the Snow Hill Branch by calling 410-632-3495.

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.

The Digital Library and You
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Books and magazines for your e-reader, audiobooks and music for your player, movies and TV for your leisure; and all free to download from the comfort of your own home. Visit the library with your library card and device to get started!

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.

American Belly Dance Demonstration with Live Klezmer Music
Tuesday, May 2 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City 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.

Family Night! “My Name Flower Garden”
Tuesday, May 2 - 5-6:30 PM
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come anytime between 5 and 6:30 to spend time as a family at the library. For May we will make a My Name Flower Garden! All supplies included as well as refreshments. Best for children 3 and up but all are welcome.

Story Time “5 Little Monkeys”
Wednesday, May 3 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Exploring Our World”
Thursday, May 4 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

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.

Write It! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation, market leads and writing exercises.

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.

Learn to Self Publish
Monday, May 8 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Published author Michael Healy will teach how to self-publish your work and sell it on Amazon and other websites.