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Events By Category: Discussion


Great Books Discussion
Monday, November 20 - 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. This week’s selection is Soren Kierkegaard’s “The Knight of Faith.”

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
Wednesday, November 29 - 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.

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

Animation After Hours
Thursday, November 30 - 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.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Structure includes critiques and appreciation, market leads and writing exercises. Drop-ins welcome!

Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 4 - 2:30 - 4pm
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.



“We Love a Mystery” Book Club
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

Pocomoke Book of the Month: Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Thursday, December 7 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month: The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips
Friday, December 8 - 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. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Dollar Store Crafting
Saturday, December 9 - 11 am- 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
You don’t need to spend a fortune this holiday season to give someone a special gift. Stop by anytime between 11 am and 3 pm to make some Holiday inspired crafts with craft supplies, recycled materials, and old Christmas cards. This program is intended for adult patrons; however, older children and teens may participate!

A Bruderhill Holiday: Celebrate Fashion
Tuesday, December 12 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Friends from Bruderhill Boutique in Berlin will show us how to dress and accessorize for those fun holiday parties and events. Among other fashion tips we will learn how to wear scarves and jewelry to accentuate any outfit.

Coffee Hour
Tuesday, December 12 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Find out what your friends and neighbors are reading! Join us at the library on the second Tuesday of every month for coffee from The Daily Brew Coffeehouse in Snow Hill, refreshments and casual conversation on our favorite books and authors.

Coffee & Coloring
Wednesday, December 13 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Coloring is a relaxing and therapeutic pastime that has become a popular way for adults to relieve stress. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, refreshments, and unwind with us for our Coffee & Coloring program, second Wednesday of the month. No registration required. Adults only please.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 18 - 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.



Fireside Chat
Thursday, December 28, 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!

Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, January 2 - 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.

“We Love a Mystery” Book Club
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

Feel Good Friday “Writing for Wellness”
Friday, January 5 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Beat the January blues and learn the importance of writing for your health. Journals will be provided. Hosted by Andrea Schlottman.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Structure includes critiques and appreciation, market leads and writing exercises. Drop-ins welcome!

The Digital Library and You
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Books and magazines for your e-reader, audio books 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!

Ireland: Up Close and Personal
Tuesday, January 9 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join presenters Mike and Victoria Healy and learn about the history, culture, and traditions of Ireland. The Healys make annual trips to Ireland and will share their treasured photography and videos with us.

Coffee Hour
Tuesday, January 9 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Find out what your friends and neighbors are reading! Join us at the library on the second Tuesday of every month for coffee from The Daily Brew Coffeehouse in Snow Hill, refreshments and casual conversation on our favorite books and authors.

Coffee & Coloring
Wednesday, January 10 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Coloring is a relaxing and therapeutic past time that has become a popular way for adults to relieve stress. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, refreshments, and unwind with us for our coffee and coloring program, second Wednesday of the month. No registration required. Adults only please.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Friday, January 12 - 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. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies.

Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, 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.

Girls Who Code - Orientation
January 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all girls who code! If you are a coder or a girl who has curiosity about coding, come join us for our “Girls Who Code” orientation. This is an informal Q and A-based meeting and an opportunity to be the first to get your name on the sign up list for our weekly program to start March 2nd. For girls in 6th through 12th grade.

Afternoon Genre Club @ Ocean City
Wednesday, January 17 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us at the Ocean City branch for our new genre book club. We choose the genre/topic, you choose the title. Discussions are on the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm with light refreshments. This month’s genre is memoirs. Suggested titles: Wild, Cheryl Strayed/The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls/Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, or stop by the branch for more titles!

Evening Genre Club @ Ocean City
Wednesday, January 17 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us after hours at the Ocean City branch for our new genre book club. We choose the genre/topic, you choose the title. Discussions are on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 pm with light refreshments. This month’s genre is memoirs. Suggested titles: Wild, Cheryl Strayed/The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls/Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, stop by the branch for more titles!

Girls Who Code - Orientation
Friday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all girls who code! If you are a coder or a girl who has curiosity about coding, come join us for our “Girls Who Code” orientation. This is an informal Q and A-based meeting and an opportunity to be the first to get your name on the sign up list for our weekly program to start March 2nd. For girls in 6th through 12th grade.


Fireside Chat
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 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!


Snow Hill Book of the Month - “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg
Wednesday, January 31 - 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.

“We Love a Mystery” Book Club
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Structure includes critiques and appreciation, market leads and writing exercises. Drop-ins welcome!

The Digital Library and You
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Books and magazines for your e-reader, audio books 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, February 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.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Friday, February 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. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies.

Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, February 20 - 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.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 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!


Worcester County Fair Day
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Worcester County Fair is coming up! Join us as Fair Board member Cindy Morris presents information about volunteering, or creating an exhibit. Get started by making a craft to enter in this summer’s event. For the whole family!

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “Letters of a Woman Homesteader” by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Wednesday, February 28 - 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.