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Events By Category: Class - Workshop


Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Thursday, January 8 - 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. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)


Writing with Ruth
Thursday, January 9, 2015 - 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 Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Monday, January 12 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience. Drop in to the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks. (Men welcome.)


Writing for Wellness
Monday, January 12 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. 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.


Genealogy 101 (Seminar) Discover Your Family History
Tuesday, January 13 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
First of 4 part workshop. Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Space limited. Pre-registration is required.
Call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014.


Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

Natural Beauty Care
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
Discover easy and natural beauty product recipes that cost very little to make. Many beauty products are deceptive in that they may contain chemicals including carcinogens or disrupt the endocrine system. Demos and recipes for: facial scrubs, steams, masks; and cremes with healthy ingredients will be covered. A great way to save money and care for yourself.

ModPo
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Monthly discussion group of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (ModPo) selections in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Drop in or join us each month.

Pillow Case Dress Party
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Make sundresses out of pillowcases for little girls. These dresses will be shipped to third world countries and given away. Bring a sewing machine if you have one and pillowcases. Donations of pillowcases will be accepted at the branch prior to the program.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Tuesday, January 20 - 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. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, January 26 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. 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.

Seaglass and Shipwrecks
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Carson and Bonnie Riley, owners of Seaglass Originals will talk about the history of seaglass and how lovely original pieces of jewelry and art are made from it. You will learn how to identify seaglass and learn what types are collectible. Bring your seaglass for an estimation of age and source.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, January 27 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn the basic Tai Chi moves in this 6-week class. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014. Limit 25.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

The History of the Constitution
Wednesday, January 28 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the history of the drafting and ratification of the United States Constitution and its Amendments and how its provisions have been interpreted by the Supreme Court. This 6 week class is taught by Howard Sribnick. Please call 410-208-4014 to register. Drop-ins welcome.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, February 3 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Session #2 in 6-week class learning basic Tai Chi moves.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

eReaders abd Library Books
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Wednesday, February 4 - 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. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)

The History of the Consitution
Wednesday, February 4 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the history of the drafting and ratification of the United States Constitution and its Amendments and how its provisions have been interpreted by the Supreme Court. The second in a 6 week class taught by Howard Sribnick. Please call 410-208-4014 to register. Drop-ins welcome.

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, February 9 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. 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.

Genealogy 101 (Seminar) Discover Your Family History
Tuesday, February 10 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd session in 4 part workshop. Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Space limited. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014.


The Mesabi Pioneers
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join guest author, Jeffrey Smith, as he talks about the Mesabi Project and the book, The Mesabi Pioneers. In the early 1890s, a group of brothers discovered iron ore in the dense pine woods of northern Minnesota. Mesabi Pioneers tells the story of the immigrants who dug that ore out of the ground, who carved towns from trees, and who built new lives for themselves and their families.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, February 10 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Session #3 in 6-week class learning basic Tai Chi moves.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

Entertaining at its Finest
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn how to entertain on an affordable budget and discover simple ideas and elevate them to new heights. Part 1 with Deborah Walker.

The History of the Constitution
Wednesday, February 11 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the history of the drafting and ratification of the United States Constitution and its Amendments and how its provisions have been interpreted by the Supreme Court. The third in s 6 week class taught by Howard Sribnick. Please call 410-208-4014 to register. Drop-ins welcome.

Ocean City Book of the Month “The Dinner” by Herman Koch
Wednesday, Feburary 11, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for our monthly book club led by Cher Grazier. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Thursday, February 12 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience. Drop in to the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks. (Men welcome.)


Writing with Ruth
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 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 Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Tuesday, February 17 - 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. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. (Men welcome.)

Tai Chi
Tuesday, February 17 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Session #4 in 6-week class learning basic Tai Chi moves.

The History of the Constitution
Wednesday, February 18 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the history of the drafting and ratification of the United States Constitution and its Amendments and how its provisions have been interpreted by the Supreme Court. The fourth in a 6 week class taught by Howard Sribnick. Please call 410-208-4014 to register. Drop-ins welcome.

ModPo
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Monthly discussion group of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (ModPo) selections in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Drop in or join us each month.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, February 23 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. 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.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, February 24 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Session #5 in 6-week class learning basic Tai Chi moves.

The History of the Constitution
Wednesday, February 25 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the history of the drafting and ratification of the United States Constitution and its Amendments and how its provisions have been interpreted by the Supreme Court. The fifth in a 6 week class taught by Howard Sribnick. Please call 410-208-4014 to register. Drop-ins welcome.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, March 3 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Last session in 6-week class learning basic Tai Chi moves.

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

The History of the Constitution
Wednesday, March 4 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the history of the drafting and ratification of the United States Constitution and its Amendments and how its provisions have been interpreted by the Supreme Court. The last session of a 6- week class taught by Howard Sribnick.

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, March 9 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. 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.

Genealogy 101 (Seminar) Discover Your Family History
Tuesday, March 10 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
3rd session of 4 part workshop. Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Space limited. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014.


iPad Chicks—Beginners
Tuesday, March 10 - 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. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017 (Men welcome.)


Entertaining at its Finest
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn how to entertain on an affordable budget and discover simple ideas and elevate them to new heights. Part 2 with Deborah Walker.

Altered Clothing
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
When your favorite shirt has a grease stain on it, what do you do? How about those go-to jeans with the huge hole? Do you have a piece of clothing that looks ungraceful when you wear it, but you love the fabric? Learn to re-purpose those items to make one-of-a-kind artistic clothing. Several techniques and completed projects will be demonstrated.

Ocean City Book of the Month “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for our monthly book club led by Cher Grazier. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Thursday, March 12 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience. Drop in to the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks. (Men welcome.)


Writing with Ruth
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 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 Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

Screen Painting
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Screen painting artist, John Iampiere instructs on the art of screen painting. In this 3 hour class you will paint an original piece of art that will be admired for years to come. All supplies included. Class is limited to 12 participants. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

ModPo
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Monthly discussion group of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (ModPo) selections in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Drop in or join us each month.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, March 23 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. 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.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Wednesday, March 25 - 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. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017 (Men welcome.)


eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Ocean City Book of the Month “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for our monthly book club led by Cher Grazier. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Thursday, April 9 - 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. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017 (Men welcome.)


Writing with Ruth
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 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 Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

Writing for Wellness
Monday, April 13 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. 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.

Genealogy 101 (Seminar) Discover Your Family History
Tuesday, April 14 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
4th and last session of 4-part workshop. Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Space limited. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014.


Chef Jim Washington ~ All About Crab
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Chef Washington demonstrates variations on his famous crab dip and also makes a delicious crab imperial. Bring your taste buds!

Introduction to Acupressure
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to press key points on the skin's surface. stimulating the body's natural self-curing abilities. Acupressure has no side effects, even if you've never done it before. Join us for an informative, hands-on class presetented by Carol Borsell, Natural Theraputics specialist.

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Thursday, April 16 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience. Drop in to the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks. (Men welcome.)


ModPo
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Monthly discussion group of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (ModPo) selections in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Drop in or join us each month.

Drawing Comics
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get to know the tools of the trade and learn how to create your own comic book!

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Friday, April 24 - 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. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017 (Men welcome.)


Writing for Wellness
Monday, April 27 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. 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.

Preserving Your Family Treasures
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Celebrate National Preservation Week by learning how to protect your most precious memories including print and digital photographs, news clippings, postcards, and film.

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Commemorate this day with a free sketch of your favorite cartoon or comic book character and a free comic (while supplies last)! The sketches will be drawn by local artists. For all ages.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Monday, May 11 - 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. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017(Men welcome.)


Writing for Wellness
Monday, May 11 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. 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.

Genealogy Drop In Session
Tuesday, May 12 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Open drop-in session. Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will be here to assist those who need some additional help in their genealogy search.


eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Ocean City Book of the Month: “We Are Water” by Wally Lamb
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for our monthly book club led by Cher Grazier. Copies of each month’s selection are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

Writing with Ruth
Thrusday, May 14, 2015 - 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 Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

ModPo
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Monthly discussion group of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (ModPo) selections in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Drop in or join us each month.

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Thursday, May 21 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience. Drop in to the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks. (Men welcome.)


Writing for Wellness
Monday, May 25 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. 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.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Tuesday, May 26 - 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. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017 (Men welcome.)