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Events By Category: Special Event


Tom Lilly One-Step MagiCompany
Thursday July 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
That strange looking guy in the Hawaiian shirt and saddle shoes is Baltimore's own Tom Lilly, a performer who combines magic, juggling, fire eating and balloonacy with loads of audience participation to produce a show that leaves all ages laughing and wondering.

Harry Potter Party
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Visit the Berlin Library to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! There will be games, crafts, and more! Dress up as your favorite witch or wizard and wow us with Harry Potter trivia. Join us for Quidditch practice, and write a message to send by Owl Post! For kids and teens.

Donna Washington, Storyteller
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Donna Washington’s parents were in the military so she spent her childhood travelling all over the world. During these years she learned about different people, places and of course, learned their culture and their stories.
Donna attended Northwestern University in the theater department. It was at this time that she came to realize she wanted to make storytelling a central part of her performing life. In additions to being an actress and an author, she is a multiple award winning recording artist.


Donna Washington Storyteller
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Donna has performed at thousands of schools & libraries and numerous storytelling festivals through out the country!

Mobile One-Stop Job Market
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
It is here, in the parking lot of the Ocean Pines Library the 2nd and 4th Monday every month. 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

Ice Cream Social
Tuesady, August 9, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All active kids need to refuel and cool off during the warm summer months of summer reading. We know you’ve been working hard to read as many books as you can, and having a great time too! Celebrate your victory at the Berlin Library’s annual Ice Cream Social and make your own sundae as summer reading prizes are awarded!

Berlin Library Fundraiser: A Grand Affair
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 7 - 9 pm
Location: Atlantic Hotel, Berlin, MD
Join us for a "hotsy - totsy" roaring 1920's party at the Atlantic Hotel on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 7 - 9 pm
Tickets are $35 and available at the Berlin and Ocean Pines Branch Libraries
Jazz Music by Frankie Nanna and the Dukes of Delmarva - Silent Auction - Photo Booth - Cash Bar - Hors D'oeuvres
Costume Contest** - come show off your nifty glad rags! (**1920s attire optional)

StoryWalk®
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Reading and walking are two of the best things you can do! Join us September 17 at the Berlin Library’s new site on Harrison Avenue for a StoryWalk®! For children and their families.

“Talk Like a Pirate Day” Party
Monday, September 19 - 4:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Arrr, matey! Come dressed as a pirate, play games, win prizes, and have pirate-themed snacks! For 3 to 13 year olds.

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.

“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.

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”.

Eye Witness Observations and Video Recordings of Criminal Events: A One Maryland One Book Program
Wednesday, September 28 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research in psychology has long questioned the accuracy of eye witness accounts of criminal acts. As video recordings of these events have become more common, particularly events involving the use of force by police officers, new questions have been raised about how accurately individuals interpret these events. In the book All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brian Kiely, a violent altercation involving a teenager and a police officer is videotaped and viewed by countless individuals. The interpretations of the event may not always coincide with the eyewitness accounts of those that were actually there that day. This presentation provides connections between research in psychology on this topic as well as specific details described in the fictional novel. This presentation is facilitated by Dr.Lance Garmon of Salisbury University and funded in part by a grant through the Maryland Humanities Council.

Screen Painting
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn the fascinating art of screen painting with screen artist John Iampieri. In this three-hour class you will create your own screen art while learning the history of this art form. Class is limited to 12 participants. Please call the Ocean City Library to register, 410-524-1818.

Cosplay Day
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00 am
Location: Berlin Branch
CosPlay is dressing up like characters from Anime, Manga, comics, TV, or movies. Join us for Fandom Trivia, Super Trivia, games and prizes! Plus, the TARDIS! For kids and teens.

Racial Disparity in the Justice System of America: A One Maryland One Book program
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Many in our society have become increasingly aware of potential differences in how members of various races are treated by the legal system in America, whether that involves police brutality cases or sentencing disparities and prison sentences. The field of psychology has studied these issues to determine how much of this differential treatment is based on race and how much is a result of other issues. When examining this topic from the perspective of the book All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, we are not only able to see the events through the eyes of a black teenager who is treated unfairly by a member of the police force, but we also get to see the same events from the perspective of a white teenager who is both a bystander to the violent encounter and has a personal relationship with the police officer. This presentation is facilitated by Dr. Lance Garmon of Salisbury University and funded through a grant by the Maryland Humanities Council.


The Haunted Library at Ocean City
Thursday-Saturday, October 27th-29th - Thursday, Friday- 5 to 7pm, Saturday- 10-3pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come experience the thrills and chills of the Haunted Library at the Ocean City Library. We transform our meeting room into a frightful labyrinth. Escape alive and receive a free book!

Children’s Halloween Party
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come in costume and trick-or-treat throughout the library!

The Corner Shoppe Chef
Monday, November 7 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Inspire your inner culinary creativity with pairings of award winning sauces, seasonings, oils and vinegars. The Corner Shoppe will share easy to follow, simple recipes that will make you the envy of your family and friends! After the demonstration, feel free to travel one short block to The Corner Shoppe for a special opening exclusively for our program participants for more product tastings, samplings and shopping! A special one-time only discount will be offered to the participants! Bon Appetite!!

“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.

Celebrating Americana Roots Music with Angela Easterling
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Angela Easterling, an Americana-Roots Singer Songwriter based in Greenville, SC is a three-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist, a Telluride Troubadour Finalist and a two-time Wildflower Performing Songwriter
Finalist. She will present "A Songwriter's Journey Through American Music" which is part of the Smithsonian Institute’s traveling exhibit "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Root’s Music."
Don’t miss this amazing performance!


Perfume Making
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Scent is our most primitive and basic of the senses. The perfume industry makes over 28 billion dollars per year but incorporates some questionable chemicals. Learn the basics of natural perfume making by blending 100% pure essential oils into a signature fragrance. Learn the art of combining top, middle, and base notes into a solid, spray, and roll on perfume. A brief history and aroma chemistry will be covered and simple yet classic recipes will be given.




Game Day @ Your Library
Saturyday, November 19, 2016 - 10:00 am
Location: Berlin Branch
International Games Day continues to grow and prosper. This year 2,157 libraries registered for the free event. Join us to play board games and be part of an exciting morning!

Make-N-Donate Fleece Tie Blankets
Saturday, November 19 - 11:00 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Learn how to make a no-sew, fleece tie blanket! Finished products will be donated to Worcester County GOLD, to be distributed to local families in need. All materials will be provided. This event is for all ages, but children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Sing-a-long with Frozen
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
If your family is still constantly singing “Let it Go,” come sing with us! Build snowmen crafts, learn trivia about Anna, Elsa, and Olaf, and enjoy some tasty treats!

Noon Years Eve Party
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 11:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us at 11:30 am to learn about and celebrate New Year’s Eve! Make crafts and count down to 12 o’clock noon!