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Calendar of Events

Events By Category: Guest Speaker

Drawing a Human Face
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn the techniques of drawing a realistic human face with artist Michael Carmean. Our class is three hours in length, and all materials are supplied.

Stories with Martina Vanderley
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Award-winning author and genealogist Martina Vanderley has been writing novels and short fiction most of her life. Her novel, Crossroads of the Wilderness, has received five-star reviews, and her short stories have been published in newspapers and regional publications across the country. Her work in genealogy resulted in Our Dutch Heritage, an exquisitely researched book which has become an important part of family history collections in libraries around the world. Join us for a delightful and fascinating visit with Mrs. Vanderley as she reads selections from her many works of fiction.
Martina Vanderley Martina Vanderley will share her stories at the Berlin Branch on March 9.

Scandal in Scupture at the Boston Public Library, 1894
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
A scandal erupted in Boston in the late nineteenth-century from artwork installed at the library. The sculpture of “Bacchante and Infant Faun”, was considered “debauched”, and was removed in answer to the outcry. Join us for a fascinating look at the public reaction to art and a comparison to “Clytie”, a contemporary nude, by William Henry Rinehart, that was well-received. Presented by Elena Coelho.

Maryland Day Program: The Mason-Dixon Line: Stories Behind a Geographic Boundary
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Created as the result of a bitter territorial dispute over royal land grants, the Mason-Dixon Line was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 to settle the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania. After 1820, the Missouri Compromise created political conditions in which it became associated with the division between the free and the slave states. Today the line is still seen by many as a symbolic dividing line for regional attitudes and customs. Our program explores the story of the line, which runs through our land and our history, along with the perceptions that have developed about the boundary.

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Our Open-Mic event is an opportunity for artists of all genres (musicians, poets, comedians, rappers, and others) to gather and share their talents with each other and their audience, and to build an understanding and acceptance of the diversity that is ART. Join us as an artist or an appreciator; all are welcome! (Artists: ground rules will apply. Please call the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650 for details.) Hosted by Ashley Cuffee.

Genealogy Workshop
Tuesday, April 11 - 4 - 7 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Learn how to research immigrant ancestors after 1820, family records in the "old country," and genetic genealogy with Esther Costello McGreevy. This class is for beginning and intermediate level researchers. Bring your laptop if you have one! Workshop limited to 30 participants. Please register by calling the Snow Hill Branch at 410-632-3495.

The Earhart Enigma: Retracing Amelia’s Last Flight
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Winner of the 2013 Silver Medal for the General Nonfiction Florida Book Award, The Earhart Enigma tells the exciting and dramatic fate of Amelia Earhart as told through eye-witness accounts, interviews, archives and documents never before in print. In 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Frank Noonan, vanished as the world watched. Speculation ran rampant, and most assumed that they had crash-landed into the ocean and perished. But did they? With more than thirteen years of painstaking international research, Dave Horner brings into focus Earhart’s final days.