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Events By Category: Discussion


Writing for Wellness
Monday, January 23 - 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.


Women Talking About Women Book Club
Tuesday, January 24 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments, attitudes, challenges, etc. Selections are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.
Today’s selection is Women's Myths and is brought to you by poet and author Ellen Sullivan.


Ocean Pines Evening Book Club
Tuesday, January 24 - 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 Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “The Weight of Water” by Anita Shreve
Wednesday, January 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.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, January 26, 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, February 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.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, February 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. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Ocean City Book of the Month- The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Wednesday, February 8 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by staff member Cher Grazier. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.


Literary Alliance
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Young Adult genre often introduces complex ideas. Come together for a lively discussion! For ages 15 and up.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, February 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, February 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 this month is Neverhome by Laird Hunt.Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Animation After Hours
Thursday, February 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 Club
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, by Kate Larson

"They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference.

Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family.

Major new sources — Rose Kennedy’s diaries and correspondence, school and doctors' letters, and exclusive family interviews — bring Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings. Kate Larson reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then — as the family’s standing reached an apex — the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three, and the family's complicity in keeping the secret.

Rosemary delivers a profoundly moving coda: JFK visited Rosemary for the first time while campaigning in the Midwest; she had been living isolated in a Wisconsin institution for nearly twenty years. Only then did the siblings understand what had happened to Rosemary and bring her home for loving family visits. It was a reckoning that inspired them to direct attention to the plight of the disabled, transforming the lives of millions."

Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of the books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, 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.

Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, February 22 - 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.
Register by February 1 to pick up study guides or call 410-208-4014. Facilitated by Jim Young.


Snow Hill Book of the Month - “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs
Wednesday, February 22 - 10:30 am
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, February 23, 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!

Women Talking About Women Book Club
Tuesday, February 28 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments,
attitudes, challenges, etc. Selections are available at the Ocean Pines Branch in advance of the program. The selection this month is Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.
This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.


Ocean Pines Evening Book Club
Tuesday, February 28 - 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 Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.