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Calendar of Events


Events By Category: Guest Speaker


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, February 9 - 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.


Drumming Around the World
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Ted Nichols of Salisbury University demonstrates the drums and drumming patterns of other countries in this fun and interactive program. Join us and be part of a group drumming session.

BEER!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Author and brewer Tony Russo (Eastern Shore Beer: the Heady History of Chesapeake Brewing) presents the history of local brewing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

The Teachings of Louise Hay
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Body/Speak: Your body will give you many clues on your mental/emotional state by the locations of pain, discolorations and conditions. This class will cover teachings from Louise Hay, as well as tidbits on increasing awareness & health through easy practices. Carol Borsello will expound on the philosophy of this master teacher.

The Big Read Kick Off: An afternoon with Emily Dickinson
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Actress and journalist, Kelley Rouse portrays Emily Dickinson in this original one woman show chronicling the life of the poet.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, March 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.

Swedish Massage
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Not sure if you might want or need a massage? Our presenter,Carol Borsell, LMT, a practicing massage therapist for 20 years, will demonstrate a full-body massage and answer your questions about draping, oils, strokes, pressures and much more.

A BIG READ Event: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson, Poetry Reading
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us as we hear Emily Dickinson's poetry spoken with the passion and soul that brings Emily's poetry to life. Spoken by teacher and poet Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University.

Berlin Book of the Month - A BIG READ EVENT - The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Final Harvest
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Many early editions of Emily Dickinson’s poetry were re-punctuated by the editor. To re-punctuate Dickinson is often to re-interpret her poems. In 1955, Thomas H. Johnson edited from all known manuscripts The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Including Variant Readings. This edition, known as the Johnson text, attempted to report the manuscripts with complete accuracy. He later published Final Harvest a compilation of 575 of Emily’s best works of poetry.

Maryland Day
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
In 1890, a local businessman opened a private bank, was elected his town's Mayor, and went on to serve in the House of Delegates. Join us for a fascinating presentation of Berlin’s own, Calvin B. Taylor.

The Wonders of Garlic
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Garlic is a delicious medicinal food. Come learn all that garlic has to offer. For thousands of years, garlic was believed to have medicinal properties. We now have the science to confirm it. Tasty recipes as well as fact and lore on garlic will be discussed. Enjoy the taste of fermented garlic, garlic cookies, and make fire cider. Learn about the different varieties of garlic and how to cultivate it.

Chakras 101
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Chakra, or energy center, is Sanskrit for "wheel" or "vortex". The chakras function as regulators for the flow of energy
through and around us. A blocked chakra is evidenced in our physical body and life affairs. This basic,
informative class will help you understand where these are and how they affect our well-being.
Instructor: Carol Borsello, Medical Quigong Level II, and Reiki Master.

Perfume Making
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, April 12 - 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.


Sword Fighting!
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Have you ever wanted to learn sword fighting? Medieval European Martial Arts instructor Josh Hawley invites kids aged 12 and up to participate: everyone else is invited to observe! (rain date April 23)

Chakras 101
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Chakra, or energy center, is Sanskrit for "wheel" or "vortex." The chakras function as regulators for the flow of energy through and around us. A blocked chakra is evidenced in our physical body and life affairs. This basic, informative class will help you understand where these are and how they affect our well-being. This class is taught by Carol Borsello, Medical Qigong Level II and Reiki Master.

Parkinson’s Support Group - Caregivers Seminar
Tuesday, April 19 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Caregivers Seminar: The Parkinson’s Support Group, in cooperation with John Hopkins School of Medicine Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center, is offering a special opportunity for those who care for someone with Parkinson’s Disease, or other movement disorders, to learn from expert presenters and to share with other caregivers. The focus of the seminar is to support and improve the physical, mental and emotional health of the caregiver. Lunch is included. Pre-registration is required. Please call Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525 before the registration deadline, April 15, 2016.

An Afternoon with Emily Dickinson - A BIG READ EVENT
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Taylor House Museum
Actress/Journalist Kelley Rouse portrays Emily Dickinson in this original one-woman-show chronicling the life of the early American poet. Our program will be held in the beautiful Taylor House Museum, located at 208 N. Main St. in historic Berlin.

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson - A BIG READ EVENT
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Taylor House Museum
Many early editions of Emily Dickinson’s poetry were re-punctuated by the editor. To re-punctuate Dickinson is often to re-interpret her poems. In 1955, Thomas H. Johnson edited from all known manuscripts The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Including Variant Readings. This edition, known as the Johnson text, attempted to report the manuscripts with complete accuracy. He later published Final Harvest a compilation of 575 of Emily’s best works of poetry. Our program will be held in the beautiful Taylor House Museum, located at 208 N. Main St. in historic Berlin.

Zumba
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get your groove on and get fit and the same time with this fun way to exercise. Class is led Monika Lilly. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Zumba
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get your groove on and get fit and the same time with this fun way to exercise. Class is led Monika Lilly. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, May 10 - 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.

Early Chesapeake Food, Herbs and Cooking Demonstration
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Learn what our ancestors used to prepare their meals. Learn to make vinegars and oils from plants that are readily available to us. This class includes a cooking demonstration by Katie Moose, author of 5 cookbooks.

Zumba
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get your groove on and get fit and the same time with this fun way to exercise. Class is led Monika Lilly. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Zumba
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get your groove on and get fit and the same time with this fun way to exercise. Class is led Monika Lilly. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, June 14 - 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.


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, July 12 - 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.


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, August 9 - 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.

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.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, October 11 - 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.

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.

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.