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Events By Category: Discussion


Snow Hill Book of the Month - “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
Wednesday, September 27 - 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, September 28, 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!

Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 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. This week’s selection is Herman Melville’s short story “Billy Budd.”

We Love a Mystery Book Club
Thursday, October 5, 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- One Maryland One Book: Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
Thursday, October 5 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

Animation After Hours- CANCELLED
Thursday, October 5 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
We apologize this program has been cancelled. Check back for future dates.

Feel Good Friday: Pink Party!
Friday, October 6 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for a very special Feel Good Friday as we come together as a community to celebrate breast cancer survivors, remember loved ones, and support women and families currently fighting. Wear your best pink attire! Refreshments and guest speakers will be attendance. Please RSVP at 410-524-1818.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, October 7, 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!

Coffee Hour
Tuesday, October 10 - 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.

Ocean City Book of the Month- One Maryland One Book: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Wednesday, October 11 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean City Branch.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, October 12 - 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!

Family Preppers
Saturday, October 14 - 11:00 AM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Do you have the right supplies on hand for your family during a power outage? Are you prepared to leave your home on immediate notice? Learn tips on how to equip your family for a short term disaster. For all ages.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 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. This week’s selection is Adam Smith’s seminal work “Wealth of Nations.”


Teddy Roosevelt: from Rough Rider to President
Tuesday, October 17 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meet Teddy Roosevelt! He will share stories full of great adventure, humor, & a positive message. This program is presented by Historian & TV actor Brian Patrick Mulligan. He has performed around the country portraying Teddy Roosevelt for over 15 years. As an actor he has guest starred on Scandal, The Office, Castle, Hannah Montana, & more.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, October 19 - 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.

Berlin Book of the Month - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Our selection for October is the book that everyone is reading for the One Maryland One Book program. Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

One Maryland One Book Program: Feminism in West Africa
Tuesday, October 24 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Feminism is a strong theme in this year’s One Maryland One Book selection Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Dr. James King of Salisbury University will explore the challenges presented by West African culture with regard to the discussion of feminism. In what ways to vestiges of male patriarchal dominance persist in the culture and life of West Africans, living in the 21st Century? How do the women of these African nations reconcile themselves to both responsibilities, their ancestral past, and the new millennium?


Snow Hill Book of the Month - “The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love” by Jill Conner Browne
Wednesday, October 25 - 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.

Alice’s Ordinary People
Thursday, October 26 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Alice’s Ordinary People is a documentary DVD about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. Alice’s contribution to the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Audience will also meet filmmaker, Craig Dudnick, and learn why and how he came to make the film and the circumstances in Chicago which drew Alice to the Civil Rights Movement. Alice was featured on the NPR program “The Story with Dick Gordon.”


Fireside Chat
Thursday, October 26, 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!

Gothic Art and Architecture
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for a look at the innovations of Gothic architecture (c.1137-1500) and tour two of France’s famous cathedrals, Saint-Denis and Chartres. Rib vaults, the exterior (flying) buttress, pointed arches, and highly decorative exteriors represent the major points of this era in cathedral design. As a cultural and intellectual epicenter, our look at medieval Paris will also contemplate a couple of sculptures and images from folios. The so-called ‘dark ages’ were actually filled with light. Though criticized in 1550 by Georgio Vasari, one of the first writers of art history, during the 13th and 14th centuries the Gothic cathedrals were seen as beautiful by those who built and lived with them. They were a modern work reflecting images of the city of God (Jerusalem). The Gothic period lasted from c. 1137-1500 and within this era we see Early, High, and Late styles. Beginning north of the Alps this style existed at a time of great prosperity, peace, economic stability, spirituality and technological advancement. Guilds, or professional associations, were formed as were modern universities. Paris, in particular, became a center of commercial activity, intellectualism, and artistic endeavors of the Gothic world.
This program will begin with a brief look at Romanesque architecture, built at the same time as early Gothic, but with a plain exterior, a horizontal design, and less decorative. By comparing these styles we may investigate the innovations of the Gothic style, such as rib vaults, pointed arches and the flying buttress. Focusing primarily on Saint-Denis and Chartres this lecture will explore both cathedrals in addition to some of their stained glass windows and sculptures. Included in the presentation are two short videos and an online tour of Chartres with 360 degree views. Finally, Paris’ claim as the intellectual center of the Gothic world rests beyond the architects; it was also renowned for its book makers. Ending our presentation with a drawing and two folios offers a glance into the artwork produced in a sketchbook and also two Bibles of the time. Presented by Elena Coelho.


Pocomoke Book of the Month- The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Thursday, November 2 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join us each month for a lively discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University.
Copies of books are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

We Love a Mystery Book Club
Thursday, November 2, 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.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, November 2 - 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.

Feel Good Friday “Blessing Bottles”
Friday, November 3 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
November 11th-14th is Homeless Awareness Week so for our Feel Good Friday program we are going to help those in need. Come and assemble Blessing Bottles to be delivered to the homeless around Worcester County. We'll provide the bottles and you help us fill them up! Call for a list of supplies needed or stop by the branch anytime.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, November 4, 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!

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, November 4, 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!

Worcester’s 275th Anniversary Discussion
Monday, November 6 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Dr. Creston Long, Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University, will be joining us to discuss the founding of Worcester County.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, November 6 - 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 Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra,
a play of love and war


Cooks-n-Books
Wednesday, November 8 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Choose a recipe from the selected book (available at the Pocomoke Branch), prepare the dish and
bring it to share and discuss with the group. A great way to meet new people and swap recipes.

Ocean City Book of the Month- The Ladies Room by Carolyn Brown
Wednesday, November 8 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean City Branch.


Writing with Ruth
Thursday, November 9 - 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!


Ocean Pines Book of the Month
Friday, November 10 - 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 for this month is Somewhere Out There by Amy Hatvany. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Gluten Free Cooking
Tuesday, November 14 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn some recipes to make tasty and delicious foods. Our presenter Dawn Manyfeathers will make Lotus Flower Cookies and talk about the benefits of eating gluten free.

Coffee Hour
Tuesday, November 14 - 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.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, November 16 - 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.

Berlin Book of the Month - When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Friday, November 17, 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 books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

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.

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.

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.