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Events By Category: Discussion


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, September 1 - 11 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


Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, September 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. "City of God" by E.L. Doctorow is the subject of discussion for this meeting. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.


Writing with Ruth
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 1-3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join our monthly gathering of local writers as we share our independent work and receive encouraging feedback from fellow participants. Ruth Wanberg-Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers are welcome!

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, September 8 - 11 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, September 8, 2016 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation fanatic Seth Nedrow as he hosts this bi-weekly showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. PLEASE NOTE: This program is intended for adults only. No one under 18 will be admitted.


Ocean Pines Book of the Month: One Maryland One Book
Friday, September 9 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for this month's selection, "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely, featuring 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 Library.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, September 13 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.

Literary Alliance – A Book Club for People Beginning Adulthood
Wednesday, September 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.

Ocean City Book Club- Orphan Train
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join staff member, Cher Grazier, for this month's book discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

Getting the Most From Your Library—Homework Help
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Your library is great for homework help for students and beginning literacy for new readers! Join us for the first of our monthly programs introducing patrons to our online opportunities.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, September 15 - 11 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


Berlin Book of the Month - The Paris Architect
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Berlin Book of the Month
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

Belfoure’s suspenseful and commercially oriented debut, set in 1942 Paris, follows a self-centered, ambitious man as he develops a moral conscience. When a rich businessman persuades architect Lucien Bernard to adapt an apartment to create a hiding place for a wealthy Jew, he takes it as a challenge. Despite the dangers, Lucien likes fooling the occupying Germans, the money is excellent, and it comes with a lucrative opportunity to design a new factory for the Reich. Tensions rise as he gets drawn deeply into the plans of both the occupiers and the Resistance. After one careless mistake results in tragedy, however, he begins reevaluating his life. The plot doesn’t skimp on evoking the constant fear the Parisians face or the brutality the Jews encounter. Food is scarce, black market goods are costly, and neighbors rat one another out to save their own necks. With his unadorned, zippy style and broad-brush characters, Belfoure writes like an up-and-coming Ken Follett but with more sex and violence and stronger language. There’s plenty of detail to interest architecture buffs, too. --Sarah Johnson -- BOOKLIST

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


Great Books Discussion
Monday, September 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. Join us for this meeting's selection: " The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.


Berlin in “1776 Delmarva”
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Berlin, Maryland gives an interesting view of the occurrences of the American Revolution here on Delmarva. One of the biggest Tory leaders of our area was the Reverend John Bowie of St. Martin’s Church. Learn the history of Tory support as well as the Whig support from the Buckingham Presbyterian Church in a fascinating talk by the author of 1776 Delmarva, Phil Webster.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, September 22 - 11 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, September 22, 2016 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation fanatic Seth Nedrow as he hosts this bi-weekly showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. PLEASE NOTE: This program is intended for adults only. No one under 18 will be admitted.

“The Devastating Storm of 1962” presented by the Ocean City Life Saving Museum
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
In 1962 the East Coast suffered a storm that the U.S. Geological Survey deemed one of the most destructive storms ever to affect the Mid-Atlantic states. The Ash Wednesday Storm was classified a level 5. Ocean City experienced 60 mile per hour winds and 25 foot waves for a period of three days. Listen to the experiences shared by Ocean City locals who lived through this natural disaster.

Women Talking About Women
Tuesday, September 27 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts. 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. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Evening Book Club
Tuesday, September 27 - 6:30- 8:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for this month's discussion on "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Kids and Financial Literacy
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Parents: Educating today's youth about financial skills can prepare them for a successful future. Our program will cover “Teaching Financial Literacy”, “Allowance – Yes or No”, and “Damaging Mistakes to Avoid”.

Snow Hill Book of the Month: Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Wednesday, September 28 - 5:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres--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 29, 2016 - 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!

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, September 29 - 11 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


Write It! Creative Writng Forum
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 3 - 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. Join us to discuss a work by Darwin. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, October 6 - 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, October 6, 2016 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation fanatic Seth Nedrow as he hosts this bi-weekly showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. PLEASE NOTE: This program is intended for adults only. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.

Literary Alliance – A Book Club for People Beginning Adulthood
Wednesday, October 12, 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.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 1-3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join our monthly gathering of local writers as we share our independent work and receive encouraging feedback from fellow participants. Ruth Wanberg-Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers are welcome!

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, October 13 - 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


Ocean Pines Book of the Month
Friday, October 14 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for this month's selection, "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger, featuring a lively discussion facilitated by Kelley Rouse and Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Library.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 17 - 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. Join us in a lively discussion of this meeting's selection: "Othello" by William Shakespeare. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Inside the United Nations
Wednesday, October 19 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the first in a three-part series examining and discussing the history and many diverse activities of the United Nations. The numerous education, health, economic and development agencies will be discussed, along with other departments, many of which are of critical importance. Series is presented by Ocean Pines resident, Linda Allain, who is a veteran of several international agencies. Study materials will be available at the Ocean Pines Branch early in October. Call 410-208-4014 for more information.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, October 20 - 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, October 20, 2016 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation fanatic Seth Nedrow as he hosts this bi-weekly showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. PLEASE NOTE: This program is intended for adults only. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Berlin Book of the Month - All American Boys
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely is the One Maryland One Book selection for 2016.
"With Reynolds writing Rashad’s first-person narrative and Kiely Quinn’s, this hard-edged, ripped-from-the-headlines book is more than a problem novel; it’s a carefully plotted, psychologically acute, character-driven work of fiction that dramatizes an all-too-frequent occurrence. Police brutality and race relations in America are issues that demand debate and discussion, which his superb book powerfully enables.” - Booklist

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


Women Talking About Women
Tuesday, October 25 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. 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. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Evening Book Club
Tuesday, October 25 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for a lively discussion on this month's selection, "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Inside the United Nations
Wednesday, October 26 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the second in a three-part series examining and discussing the history and many diverse activities of the United Nations. The numerous education, health, economic and development agencies will be discussed, along with other departments, many of which are of critical importance. Series is presented by Ocean Pines resident, Linda Allain, who is a veteran of several international agencies. Study materials will be available at the Ocean Pines Branch early in October. Call 410-208-4014 for more information.

Snow Hill Book of the Month: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Wednesday, October 26 - 5:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres--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, October 27, 2016 - 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!

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, October 27 - 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


Inside the United Nations
Wednesday, November 2 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the third in a three-part series examining and discussing the history and many diverse activities of the United Nations. The numerous education, health, economic and development agencies will be discussed, along with other departments, many of which are of critical importance. Series is presented by Ocean Pines resident, Linda Allain, who is a veteran of several international agencies. Call 410-208-4014 for additional information.



Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, November 3 - 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, November 3, 2016 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation fanatic Seth Nedrow as he hosts this bi-weekly showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. PLEASE NOTE: This program is intended for adults only. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Write It! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, November 7 - 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. Join us for a lively discussion on "Poems" pages 112-125: selected readings by Heaney, Homer, and more. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, November 8 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.

Literary Alliance – A Book Club for People Beginning Adulthood
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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.

Foreign Policy Discussion
Wednesday, November 9 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the first in a three-part discussion series on topics to be chosen for timeliness and significance. This is presented by members of the Springtime Foreign Policy Discussion Group with Jim Young as moderator. Study materials will be available at the Ocean Pines Branch early in October. Call 410-208-4014 for additional information.


Ocean City Book Club- All Firl’s Filling Station
Wednesday. November 9, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join staff member, Cher Grazier, for this month's book discussion. Copies of the book are available at the Ocean City Library. All Girl's Filling Station by Fannie Flag

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 1-3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join our monthly gathering of local writers as we share our independent work and receive encouraging feedback from fellow participants. Ruth Wanberg-Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers are welcome!

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, November 10 - 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


“The Devastating Storm of 1962” presented by The Ocean City Life Saving Museum
Thursday, November 10 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
In 1962, the East Coast suffered a storm that the U.S. Geological Survey deemed one of the most destructive storms ever to affect the Mid-Atlantic states. The Ash Wednesday Storm was classified as a level 5, or extreme Nor'easter. Ocean City experienced 60 mile-per-hour winds and 25 foot waves for a period of three days: and five high tides. Listen to the experiences shared by Ocean City locals who lived through this natural disaster.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month
Friday, November 11 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for this month's selection, "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter" by Kate Clifford Lawson, featuring a lively book discussion facilitated by Kelley Rouse and Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.

Foreign Policy Discussion
Wednesday, November 16 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the second in a three-part discussion series on topics to be chosen for timeliness and significance. This is presented by members of the Springtime Foreign Policy Discussion Group with Jim Young as moderator. Study materials will be available at the Ocean Pines Branch early in October. Call 410-208-4014 for additional information.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 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!

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, November 17 - 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, November 17, 2016 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation fanatic Seth Nedrow as he hosts this bi-weekly showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. PLEASE NOTE: This program is intended for adults only. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Berlin Book of the Month - A Little Life
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Our prize-winning selection follows the lives of four college men (and their many friends, nearly all male) from their early post-graduation days in New York through much of their accomplished adult lives, and backward to their childhoods. It opens with them helping Willem and the fragile Jude St. Francis move into an apartment on Lispenard Street and then delineates the course of their lives. They include Malcolm, a light-skinned African American architect from a wealthy background; JB, an occasional drug-using artist of Haitian ancestry; Willem, the handsome actor who, as we first meet him, is, of course, waiting tables downtown; and, at center stage, Jude. Although Jude is a successful litigator, his full background is murky, though what we do learn about it is horrific. Jude is frail, vulnerable, private, and given to cutting himself. In his neediness, he is the focus of the others’ existence. This profoundly disturbing book is about pain and compulsion, secrets and betrayals, sexuality and loss—but, finally, about friendship. — Mark Levine, BOOKLIST

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



Great Books Discussion
Monday, November 21 - 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. Join us for a lively discussion on "Of Justice and Injustice" by Hume. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Women Talking About Women
Tuesday, November 29 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf. 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. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Evening Book Club
Tuesday, November 29 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for a lively discussion on this month's selection, "The Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Foreign Policy Discussion
Wednesday, November 30 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the third and final part in a three-part discussion series on topics to be chosen for timeliness and significance. This is presented by members of the Springtime Foreign Policy Discussion Group with Jim Young as moderator. Call 410-208-4014 for additional information.

Snow Hill Book of the Month: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Wednesday, November 30 - 5:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres--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.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 1 - 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


Write It! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 10:00 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 8 - 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


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, December 13 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
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.


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