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Events By Category: Special Event


Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Friday, February 24 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Experience the beauty and humanity of arts and culture up close and personal. For the month of February, all works featured are by African American choreographers. Students become engaged in an enriching visual experience, join in audience participation and engage in a question and answer session.

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.


Crab Dip Fever
Thursday, March 9 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join chef Jim Washington as he demonstrates creating his famous crab dip.
Participants will get to sample each savory variation.

3D Printer Demonstration Day
Monday, March 13 - all day
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Come see what you can make on a 3D printer! We will have projects in process on the printer all day long and staff will be available to answer questions.

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.

Photography Contest
Monday, April 10 - Monday, April 17 - all week
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Help us celebrate National Library Week and show off your photography skills! Submit an original photograph to be displayed in the library and entered into a contest for the chance to win cool prizes. Open to children and adults. All photo submissions must be turned in to the Snow Hill Branch by 5 pm on Monday, April 17.

Songs of the Past with Cathy Gorman
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Cathy Gorman specializes in singing the “oldies” rock and roll (1957-1969). She performs jazz standards from the World War Two era, and features songs made famous by Etta James, Lena Horn, Kay Star, Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and many more.

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.