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Events By Category: Special Event


Sip & Dabble Paint Night
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Location: Blue Dog Café, Snow Hill, MD
Join us at the Blue Dog Café for Paint Nite with artist, Jan Coulbourne on Wednesday, February 24th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Reservations can be made in advance by calling 410-632-3970. Tickets are $40.00. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Worcester County Library Foundation.

Alice in Wonderland
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 2 pm & 7 pm
The Worcester County Library Foundation presents The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, an Other Voices production. Show times are Saturday, May 7 at 2 pm & 7 pm at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for theatre seating and $15 for orchestra. Tickets are available at all Worcester County Library Branches, the Ocean City Convention Center box office (410-289-2800), and TICKETMASTER (1-800-551-7328).

Mobile One-Stop Job Market
Monday, February 22 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Mobile Unit is One-Stop job help on wheels! Equipped with trained staff and the latest technology, they will assist with resume preparation, job searches, training opportunities and more. No appointment necessary. Visit their online calendar at www.calendar.yahoo.com/mobileosjm

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.

The Big Read:  The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
March and April 2016
The Worcester County Library received a BIG READ grant from The National Endowment of the Arts and Arts Midwest to develop programs to inspire people to read the poetry of Emily Dickinson. The Library was one of only 75 recipients of this national grant. We are grateful to provide this opportunity to our customers and hope you enjoy the programming which takes place during the months of March and April. Big Read programs are sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts and Arts Midwest.

A BIG READ Event: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Thursday, March 3 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Poetry reading: join us as we hear Emily Dickinson’s poetry spoken with the passion and soul that brings Emily’s poetry to life by teacher and poet Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University.

A BIG READ Event: The Belle of Amhurst, Film
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for the film, The Belle of Amhurst, an award winner depicting Emily Dickinson's life by actress Julie Harris.

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.

Mobile One-Stop Job Market
Monday, March 14 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Mobile Unit is One-Stop job help on wheels! Equipped with trained staff and the latest technology, they will assist with resume preparation, job searches, training opportunities and more. No appointment necessary. Visit their online calendar at www.calendar.yahoo.com/mobileosjm

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.

A BIG READ Event: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson Book Discussion Final Harvest
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill 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.

Chamber Music - A BIG READ EVENT - The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Chamber musicians Brendan Dooley and Jordan Dodson, Graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music will perform music that permeated the air during the time Emily lived. Curtis-trained instrumentalists account for 16 percent of principal chairs in the top 25 US orchestras. Please join us for this amazing performance.



A BIG READ Event: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson Chamber Music
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Chamber musicians Brendan Dooley and Jordan Dodson, graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, will perform. Please join us for this amazing performance.

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
Tuesday, March 22 - 1-3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Ginny Rosenkranz, of the University of Maryland Extension Service, will discuss the care and pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs. She will bring shrub and tree samples for everyone to work with. Space is limited, please call Ocean pines Branch 410-208-4014 to register.

A BIG READ Event: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson Chamber Music
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7 pm
Location: Blue Dog Café in Snow Hill
Chamber musicians Brendan Dooley and Jordan Dodson, graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music will perform music that permeated the air during the time Emily lived. Curtis-trained instrumentalists account for 16 percent of principal chairs in the top 25 US orchestras. Please join us for this amazing performance. Dinner purchase is available but not required to attend this public program.

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.

A BIG READ Event: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Thursday, March 24 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Chamber Music. Chamber musicians Brendan Dooley and Jordan Dodson, graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, will perform music that permeated the air during the time Emily lived. Curtis-trained instrumentalists account for 16 percent of the principal chairs in the top 25 U.S. orchestras. Please join us for this amazing performance.

Mobile One-Stop Job Market
Monday, March 28 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Mobile Unit is One-Stop job help on wheels! Equipped with trained staff and the latest technology, they will assist with resume preparation, job searches, training opportunities and more. No appointment necessary. Visit their online calendar at www.calendar.yahoo.com/mobileosjm

A BIG READ Event: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson Painting Emily
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 1 pm - 4 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
We will be painting the iconic portrait of Emily Dickinson in this 3 hour class. Learn about painting styles of the era and leave with your own piece of original art. Artist Michael Carmean will instruct this class. All supplies are included. Class is limited to 15 participants. Please register by calling the Snow Hill Branch at 410-632-3495.

Grow it, Eat it
Friday, April 1 - 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Grow it, Eat it mission is to help people improve human and ecological health by growing their own food using sustainable gardening practices. This is the 1st in a 3-part program where gardeners will be taken step by step, from choosing the right site, knowing your soils to growing and harvesting the resulting fresh vegetables. This program is presented by the University of Maryland Extension Office.

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.

A BIG READ EVENT - The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Experience Emily’s Dickinson’s poetry spoken aloud with the passion and soul that brings it to life. Presentation by Salisbury University's Nancy Mitchell.

Grow it, Eat it
Friday, April 8 - 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The 2nd in a 3-part program presented by the University of Maryland Extension Service continues the step by step instruction for growing your own food using sustainable gardening practices.


Welcome Spring with Perpetual Commotion
Saturday, April 9 - 1:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Enjoy a special musical celebration with Kathryn Munson and her young violin students. Entertainment for the whole family.

Basic Computer Instruction
Monday, April 11, 2016 - Snow Hill Branch: 10 am / Pocomoke Branch: 1 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch and Pocomoke Branch
Learn how to set up an email account and how to navigate the web. Space is limited. Please call the branch you want to attend to register.
Snow Hill ~ 410-632-3495
Pocomoke ~ 410-957-0878

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.


A BIG READ Event: An Afternoon with Emily Dickinson
Wednesday, April 13 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Actress and journalist, Kelley Rouse, portrays Emily Dickinson in this original one woman show chronicling the life of the poet Emily Dickinson.

Grow it, Eat it
Friday, April 15 - 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This is the third and final part of the program presented by the University of Maryland Extension Service for growing your own food using sustainable gardening practices.

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)

Gardening
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
With Ginny Rosenkranz from the University of Maryland.

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.

A BIG READ Event: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Thursday, April 21 - 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Painting Emily. In this 3 hour class, we will be painting the iconic portrait of Emily Dickinson. Learn about painting styles of the era and leave with your own piece of original art. Artist Michael Carmean will instruct this class. All supplies are included. Class is limited to 15 participants. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch or by calling 410-208-4014.

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.

A BIG READ Event: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson- Painting Emily
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 1 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
We will be painting the iconic portrait of Emily Dickinson in this 3 hour class. Learn about painting styles of the era and leave with your
own piece of original art. Artist Michael Carmean will instruct this class. All supplies are included. Class is limited to 15 participants.
Please register by calling the Pocomoke Branch at 410-957-0878.

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.

Free Comic Book Day!
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - All Day!
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come and get your free comic book from the Ocean City Library. Come between 1 and 3 pm to get a sketch of your favorite comic book character along with your book!

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.

Music Therapy
Wednesday, May 11 - 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Music has long been used to calm a stressed mind, inspire a new idea, fuel a romance or bring comfort to a hurting soul. Find out why your brain reacts to music the way it does and learn how to use that knowledge to help others as well as yourself. Learn to incorporate movement to help relax the body and mind. This class is limited to 15 participants. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch.

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.