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Calendar of Events


Events By Category: Discussion


Parkinson Support Group (CANCELLED)
Tuesday, December 13 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This event has been cancelled until April.
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.


Ocean City Book of the Month- The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Wednesday, December 14 - 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.

New Adult Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin
The Young Adult genre often introduces complex ideas. “New adults” (aged 15 - 30) are invited to join our forum to discuss and analyze books in the Young Adult canon.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 15 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Animation After Hours
Thursday, December 15 - 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, December 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Pecan Man, by Cassie Dandridge Selleck

"In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief’s son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narrating her story, Ora discovers more truth about herself than she could ever have imagined."
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, December 19 - 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.

Women Talking About Women
Tuesday, December 27 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments, attitudes, challenges, etc. The reading for this month is The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. Selections are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Evening Book Club
Tuesday, December 27 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The book this month is The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld

Pocomoke Book of the Month: “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova
Thursday, January 5 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join Gail Samis of Salisbury University each month for an enlightening discussion. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, January 5 - 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.

New Authors Group
Saturday, January 7 - 11 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Have you ever thought about writing a book but don't know where to start? Join local author John Wagner as he guides you through the writing experience with first-hand knowledge, tips and practical advice to help you start your masterpiece.

Ocean City Book of the Month- A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 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, January 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Young Adult genre often introduces complex ideas. Come together for a lively discussion! For ages 18 and up.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, January 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!

Book of the Month
Friday, January 13 - 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. This month join us for The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, 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.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, January 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 Club
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

"EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

UNTIL TODAY
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?"

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!