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Alice in Wonderland
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 2 pm & 7 pm
The Worcester County Library Foundation presents The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, an Other Voices production. Show times are Saturday, May 7 at 2 pm & 7 pm at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for theatre seating and $15 for orchestra. Tickets are available at all Worcester County Library Branches, the Ocean City Convention Center box office (410-289-2800), and TICKETMASTER (1-800-551-7328).

Digital Drop In
May, 2016 - Any day! Any time!
Location: Berlin Branch
Don’t be frustrated by your new E-Reader or tablet; call the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650 to schedule your individual tutorial. We are happy to help in any way!

Play Time
Thursday, May 5 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for some good old fashioned play! Foster creativity and confidence with age appropriate toys. For children infant to 5 years

Story Time “Mother’s Day”
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Dirty Paws Gardening Club
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Explore gardening and nature with fun activities and projects. For supply purposes,
please call the Pocomoke Branch at 410-957-0878 to register for this program.
For children 8 years old and up.

Story Time “Mothers”
Friday, May 6 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for stories about mothers. There will also be music, crafts and lots of fun, for children age 2 to 5.

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 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 as well as market leads and writing exercises.



Family Game Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 10 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Classic family fun board games...giant sized!
For all ages.

Free Comic Book Day!
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - All Day!
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come and get your free comic book from the Ocean City Library. Come between 1 and 3 pm to get a sketch of your favorite comic book character along with your book!

Writing for Wellness
Monday, May 9 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness,may boost health & psychological well-being. Group meets twice a month and uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. For more information call Don Winslow 410-208-6613.

STEAM PM
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
"You Can Build It!" Engineering and Construction.
For children 6 years old and up.

Play Time
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for some good old-fashioned play! For infant to five-year-old children.

Story Time “Kids in the Kitchen”
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
For children ages 2 to 5 years old.

May Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Tuesday, May 10 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience!. The second Tuesday of each month, January through May, drop in to the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks. (Men welcome.)

Zumba
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get your groove on and get fit and the same time with this fun way to exercise. Class is led Monika Lilly. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, May 10 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.


E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital content, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Music Therapy
Wednesday, May 11 - 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Music has long been used to calm a stressed mind, inspire a new idea, fuel a romance or bring comfort to a hurting soul. Find out why your brain reacts to music the way it does and learn how to use that knowledge to help others as well as yourself. Learn to incorporate movement to help relax the body and mind. This class is limited to 15 participants. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch.

Story Time
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For children ages 2 to 5.

Book of the Month- Song Yet Sung
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for our monthly discussion, this month of the novel Song Yet Sung by James McBride. Copies available at the Ocean City Branch. Facilitated by Cher Grazier.

Greek Cooking
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Learn about the history of Greek cooking and the famous dishes of Greek culture. Class includes a demonstration of Greek cooking.

Story Time “Food”
Thursday, May 12 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for stories about food. There will also be music, crafts and lots of fun, for children age 2 to 5.

Young and Restless “Building Houses for the 3 Little Pigs”
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Engineering experience Pre-school style!
For 3 to 7 year old children.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1 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 Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!


Story Time “Sheep”
Friday, May 13 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for stories about sheep. There will also be music, crafts and lots of fun, for children age 2 to 5.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month
Friday, May 13 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman: ten years ago, Izzy Stone’s mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother’s apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at a local museum, have enlisted Izzy’s help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past. Join us for a lively book discussion facilitated by Kelley Rouse or Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Library.

Early STEAM Stories and Activities
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Introduce your little ones to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. For children 3 and up.

Early Chesapeake Food, Herbs and Cooking Demonstration
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Learn what our ancestors used to prepare their meals. Learn to make vinegars and oils from plants that are readily available to us. This class includes a cooking demonstration by Katie Moose, author of 5 cookbooks.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, May 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


Story Time “Bath Time!”
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Splish Splash, jump back in the bath! But before you do, join us for silly bath stories and songs. Soggy-soapy crafts too! For two-to-five-year-olds.

Drumming Around the World
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Ted Nichols of Salisbury University demonstrates the drums and drumming patterns of other countries in this fun and interactive program. Join us and be part of a group drumming session!

Play Time
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join us for some good old-fashioned play!
For infant to 5 year old children.

Genealogy Seminar: Research Tips & Tricks
Tuesday, May 17 - 10:30 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The fifth and final session will focus on identifying mistakes made in family research and how to correct them. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Library 410-208-4014


Zumba
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get your groove on and get fit and the same time with this fun way to exercise. Class is led Monika Lilly. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 18 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets bi-monthly, February through May, to discuss major foreign policy issues. Study guide is provided. Reserve study guide by registering at Ocean Pines Branch. Call 410-208-4014. Jim Young is the facilitator.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, May 18 - 10 am- 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs representative, Michelle Licata, is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families. No appointment necessary. For more information please call 410-713-3482.

Play Time
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for some good old fashioned play! For children infant to 5 years old.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Thursday, May 19 - 10 am- 12 noon
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. Group meets twice a month January through May. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017 (Men welcome.)

Young & Restless “Building Houses for the 3 Little Pigs”
Thursday, May 19 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come for an engineering experience, pre-school style, for 3 to 7 year olds.

Story Time “Boats”
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Berlin Book of the Month - Take Me with You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Publishers Weekly reviews this month's selection as “Bestseller Hyde’s (Pay it Forward) 24th book digs deeply into the ties of love, between both family and strangers...Hyde gives her characters great internal depth, and the book’s scope gives readers time to savor this memorable, moving journey.” Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

The Art Studio
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Learn how to draw, paint and create with artist Dale Rohl. For supply purposes, please call the Pocomoke Branch at 410-957-0878
to register for this program. For children 8 years old and up.

Story Time “Opposites”
Friday, May 20 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for stories about opposites. There will also be music, crafts and lots of fun, for children age 2 to 5.

Women Talking About Women
Friday, May 20 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us, on the third Friday of each month, for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments, attitudes, challenges, etc. The May selection, Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women by Marie Brenner, is available at the Ocean Pines Branch in advance. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.


Build It!
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Hands on constructive free play. Fun, build-it-yourself activities for children 18 months and up.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, May 23 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness,may boost health & psychological well-being. Group meets twice a month and uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. For more information call Don Winslow 410-208-6613.

Young and Restless - Building Houses for the Three Little Pigs
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Science, Art, and Imagination! For 3 to 7 year-old children.

Zumba
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get your groove on and get fit and the same time with this fun way to exercise. Class is led Monika Lilly. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Family Night “Water”
Wendesday, May 25, 2016 - 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Wednesday, May 25 • 5:30-6:30 • Berlin Branch
Join us for watery science experiments and wet fun. Crafts too!


Story Time
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For children ages 2 to 5.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 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!


Story Time “Gardens and Flowers”
Thursday, May 26 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for stories about gardens and flowers. There will also be music, crafts and lots of fun, for children age 2 to 5.

Play Time
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for some good old fashioned play!
For infant to 5 year old children.

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time “The Beach”
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Summer is coming! All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to get ready for summer with sandy stories, beachy songs, and groovy crafts!

Make and Take Cart
June 2016 - All month long
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come to our teen area and decorate your own pair of sunglasses! Only one per person.

Story Time
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For children 2 to 5 years old.

Story Time
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For children 2 to 5 years old.

June Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, June 14 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.


Craft Day
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For all ages! Come make a craft.

Dancing with Mr. D and Me
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn simple steps to Cotton Eyed Joe. have fun with contra dancing and line dancing! For all ages.

Reptile World
Tuesday, June 28 - 2:00 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Michael Shwedick has designed this program to give audiences the opportunity to meet an interesting selection of live, large, colorful and gentle reptiles from all over the world. You will discover what makes them different from birds and mammals, and how important they are in our environment. With many myths and misconceptions dispelled, there can be a greater appreciation and understanding of these fascinating reptiles.

Reptile World
Thursday June 30,2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
The Reptile World Program was designed to give audiences the opportunity to meet an interesting selection of live, large, colorful and gentle reptiles from all over the world. Audiences enjoy discovering what reptiles are, what makes them different from birds and mammals, and how important they are in our environment. Many of the myths and misconceptions are dispelled, instilling a greater appreciation and understanding of these fascinating reptiles.

Make and Take Cart
July 2016 - All month long
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come to our teen area and decorate your own telescope! One per person.

Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Mister Don “The Music Man”
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Boys and girls, plan on coming to the Ocean Pines Branch Library on Tuesday, July 5th, to sing and dance with everybody’s favorite, Mister Don “The Music Man”.

Mr. Don the Music Man
Thursday July 7, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Through his special passion for children's music, Mister Don has emerged as one of the mid-Atlantic region's best-loved family entertainers and music teachers for young children.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, July 12 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.


Blue Sky Puppet Theatre
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Blue Sky Puppet Theater, has been one of the finest touring children’s theaters on the East Coast since 1974. They perform 1,000 shows a year and are truly dedicated to excellence in theater, art, education and fun. The performances appeals to preschool, primary, and intermediate school-aged children. All of the shows are interactive to keep the children engaged. There is also a sing-along before and during the show.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre
Thursday July 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Exercise, healthy eating and immunization are explored in a positive, exciting and interactive way. This 45 minute presentation was produced in partnership with the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC as part of their anti-obesity campaign and has toured more than 1,000 elementary schools to rave reviews.

Water Balloon Olympics (Weather Permitting)
Friday July 15, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Cool off with some fun water games and celebrate the summer Olympics (and summer reading!) For all ages

Star Wheel Making
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
For Teens! Come make a Star Wheel while learning the history of astrology and following your zodiac sign.

Cascading Carlos
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Cascading Carlos is a show you do not want to miss. He is not a clown or magician, he is a juggler. You will be amazed by his juggling skills as he clowns around with a lot of magical illusions in his Juggling Show. While entertaining you, he will teach you how to juggle.

Cascading Carlos
Thursday July 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Cascading Carlos is not a clown or a magician, he is a juggler; nonetheless he clowns around and has a lot of illusions in his juggling show. You will be amazed by his juggling skills while he teaches you how to juggle.

Hungry Human Hippo
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
You know the board game, now try it live! You'll need a partner so if you can, bring a friend or we can pair you up with somebody. For ages 10& up.

Tom Lilly Magic with Beauwolf T Wonderbunny
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come and enjoy a performer who combines magic, juggling, fire-eating, and balloonacy, with loads of audience participation that produces a show that leaves all ages laughing and wondering. Combining magic and Tom’s keen interest in reading, the show has introduced thousands of children to the world’s fastest bookworms, Uncle Sammy, Seemore the Psychic Snake, and Beowulf T. Wonderbunny.

Delmarva Shorebirds
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Come "play ball" with Sherman from the Delmarva Shorebirds.

Tom Lilly One-Step MagiCompany
Thursday July 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
That strange looking guy in the Hawaiian shirt and saddle shoes is Baltimore's own Tom Lilly, a performer who combines magic, juggling, fire eating and balloonacy with loads of audience participation to produce a show that leaves all ages laughing and wondering.

Donna Washington, Storyteller
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Donna Washington’s parents were in the military so she spent her childhood travelling all over the world. During these years she learned about different people, places and of course, learned their culture and their stories.
Donna attended Northwestern University in the theater department. It was at this time that she came to realize she wanted to make storytelling a central part of her performing life. In additions to being an actress and an author, she is a multiple award winning recording artist.


Indoor Relay
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Ready, set, go with fun indoor races at the library! For all ages

Donna Washington Storyteller
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Donna has performed at thousands of schools & libraries and numerous storytelling festivals through out the country!

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.

Dancing with Mr. D and Me
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn simple steps to Cotton Eyed Joe. Have fun with contra dancing and line dancing! For all ages.

Iron Chef- Teen Edition
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
For students at least ten and up! Come compete in our Iron Chef Competition. We give you the ingredients and you put together a tasty dish. Dishes will be judged on appearance, creativeness, and taste. Prize for the winner!

Mike Rose Magic and Magic Workshop
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Magic show for all ages followed by a magic workshop for ages 8 and over. Learn to do some neat tricks on your own.

Duct Tape Pencil Pouches
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Simple back to school craft with duct tape and Ziploc bags. Ages 5 and up.

Nature in Flight
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Create things to fly and test them out in the library! For children ages 5 and up.

Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

September Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, September 13 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.

Columbus Day
Monday, October 10, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

October Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, November 8 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.

November Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday before Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - All branches close at 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - November 24, 25 & 26, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

December Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.