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Events By Category: Discussion


Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, September 2 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Write It! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, September 6 - 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.

Save Your Seeds!
Tuesday, September 9 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Gardens can be sustained year after year by seed collecting. Join our expert gardener to learn how to gather and save seeds from your vegetable garden to plant next Spring.

Ocean City Book of the Month: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 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
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 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!

September Book of the Month - “The Distance Between Us”
Friday, September 12 - 2 to 3 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Library
Join us for our monthly book club discussion. This month is the One Maryland One Book 2014 selection. Heartbreaking and lyrical, it poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood, reminding us that the joys and sorrows we experienced are imprinted on the heart forever calling out to us, of those places we first called home. Discussion will be led by Kelley Rouse or Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University.

ModPo-Plus—Course Introduction
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
This 10-month course, offered in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania, begins in September and opens with the 19th-century works of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Subsequent classes cover the general cultural transitions from modernism to post-modernism. Participants will need to register for ModPo through Coursera.org and create their own login name and password. Registration help will be offered at the introductory class. Lessons will be sent directly to your email address. Each video-recorded session consists of a reading and discussion of a single poem by Professor Al Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania. Course discussion sessions will be held monthly at the Ocean City Library, 1-3 pm, on the third Friday of each month beginning September 19th. Participants are not required to have any prior knowledge of poetry or poetics to join the program. The class is limited to 18 participants; call 410-524-1818 to register.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, September 15 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Green Cleaning
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to keep your house clean without all of the strong chemicals? Join us to learn easy recipes for general cleaners, window cleaners, carpet deodorizing, air freshening, bathroom and kitchen cleaning and more.


Book of the Month: 1984
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Berlin Book of the Month: 1984
by George Orwell

Probably the most influential novel of the twentieth century, 1984 has been described as chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic and terrifying. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities.
This 2-week book talk examines how science fiction has influenced today's society and culture. The discussions are led by Cynthia Hanagud. Our second session will take place on Friday, September 26.


ModPo
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 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. Complete program description listed under Sept. 12.


Fireside Chat
Thursday, September 25 - 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!


Book of the Month: 1984
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
by George Orwell
Probably the most influential novel of the twentieth century, 1984 has been described as chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic and terrifying. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. This 2-week book talk examines how science fiction has influenced today's society and culture. The discussions are led by Cynthia Hanagud.


The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support)
Tuesday, September 30 - 10 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Feel like you're the only mother who stays home? You're not alone! Come meet other stay-at-home moms in the area! Play dates, babysitting co-ops, arts & crafts and more! Bring the kids!

Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 6 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Ocean City Book of the Month: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2 - 3 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
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 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!

Ocean City Life Saving Museum Series: The Storm of the Century
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
In March 1962, Ocean City experienced a violent, three-day storm more devastating to the town than any in its history. By the time the storm peaked, sea levels were 9½ feet above normal. See video and photographs and hear first hand accounts from the residents who survived the storm of the century. Bunk Mann will be onsite with his new book.

Book of the Month: The Distance Between Us
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Berlin Book of the Month:
2014 One Maryland One Book - The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
Join us for our monthly book club. This month's title is the selection for the One Maryland One Book adult book club program, in which people from across the state read the same book to open discussion, learning, and community. Copies of each month's selection are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

In The Distance Between Us the American Book Award-winning author of Across a Hundred Mountains traces her experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing how her parents' dreams of better opportunities for their family were marked by her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education and the inspiration of Latina authors.

Discussions are led by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Browse the calendar of events for supporting programs related to this year's book! This program is funded in part the Maryland Humanities Council.

ModPo
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 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. See complete program description on September 12.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 20 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

One Maryland, One Book
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
One Maryland One Book Program: Guest Speaker ~ Roberto Martinez

Join us as we hear from Roberto Martinez, a Mexican immigrant, who tells the story of his migration from Mexico, his culture, and his
family at home. Learn from the perspective of another as we think about immigration and how it affects families.


Sons of Worcester County
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us as highly-respected local historian Barry Neville presents a fascinating program on the life and times of one of Worcester's most famous natives: Commodore Stephen Decatur.


The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support)
Tuesday, October 28 - 10 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Feel like you're the only mother who stays home? You're not alone! Come meet other stay-at-home moms in the area! Play dates, babysitting co-ops, arts & crafts and more! Bring the kids!

Fireside Chat
Thursday, October 30 - 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
Monday, November 3 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Ocean City Book of the Month: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2 - 3 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
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 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!

Great Books Discussion
Monday, November 17 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Sustainability 101
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn some of the problems our world faces today and how we can help change it with small steps towards sustainability. From growing our own food, to re-purposing and replacing commercially processed foods, this class will help you to learn how to do your part to help future generations.


Fireside Chat
Thursday, November 20 - 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!


Berlin Book of the Month - A Reliable Wife
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Berlin Book of the Month: "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick
Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote nineteenth-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife; and his ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets.
Join us for our monthly book club. Copies of each month's selection are available in advance at the Berlin Branch. Discussions are led by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University.


ModPo
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 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. See complete program description on September 12.

The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support)
Tuesday, November 25 - 10 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Feel like you're the only mother who stays home? You're not alone! Come meet other stay-at-home moms in the area! Play dates, babysitting co-ops, arts & crafts and more! Bring the kids!

Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 1 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Flower Essences
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Bach Flower Essence System includes a system of 38 flower remedies which can be used to correct emotional imbalances. They are safe for everyone including children and animals. Come learn about this unique technique from Carol Borsello, Natural Therapeutics Specialist.


Ocean City Book of the Month: The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2 - 3 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
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 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!

Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 15 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-631-5126.

Book of the Month - Me Before You
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Berlin Book of the Month: "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes
Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living.
Join us for our monthly book club. Copies of each month's selection are available in advance at the Berlin Branch. Discussions are led by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University.


ModPo
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 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. See complete program description on September 12.

The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support)
Tuesday, December 30 - 10 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Feel like you're the only mother who stays home? You're not alone! Come meet other stay-at-home moms in the area! Play dates, babysitting co-ops, arts & crafts and more! Bring the kids!