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Calendar of Events

Events By Category: Special Event

2018 Adult Reading Challenge
all year - any time
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Stop by the library in January to pick up a checklist for our 2018 Adult Reading Challenge. Check off categories as you complete them, and come back to the library to be eligible for prizes!

Headlines Hair Salon Demonstration
Tuesday, January 23 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
See hair fashion for that special night out. Learn tips and secrets you can do at home to make them look twice. Corrina and Suzi from Headlines Salon will show you how to solve any hair problem.

Ocean Pines Police
Tuesday, January 23 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Detective Tish Ottey of the Ocean Pines Police Department will be joining us to give some tips about staying safe in the community as well as online.

Wars and Their Legacy- Korea and Vietnam
Monday, February 5 - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Presenter Dr. Samuel B. Hoff, George Washington Distinguished Professor and Law Studies Director, DSU.This segment provides a history of North Korea, including its occupation by Japan, invasion of South Korea and subsequent Korean War, rule by dynastic family, and development of nuclear weapons. The present standoff between North Korea and the United States is discussed and future scenarios explored.

A Weekend for Trolls
Friday & Saturday, February 9 & 10
Location: Ocean City Branch
Friday and Saturday will be filled with troll themed crafts and activities. Come make troll hand print crafts, troll headbands, and more. Saturday from 11am to 1pm we will have a Trolls Dance party in our meeting room full of glowing surprises, songs from the movie Trolls, and glitter!

Coffee and Coloring
Friday, February 16 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come join us for a relaxing coloring session! Coffee will be provided courtesy of Royal Cafe and Creamery.

Book in a Jar Contest
Monday, February 19 - Saturday, February 24 - any time
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Guess the title and author of the shredded "book in a jar" to be entered to win a prize. Correct answers will receive two entries! Limit of one guess per person.

Information Literacy: Using the Library’s Resources
Wednesday, February 21 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
There are many resources available to you using your Worcester County Library card. Join Karen Earp to learn how to access and take advantage of these wonderful resources.

Worcester County Fair Day
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Worcester County Fair is coming up! Join us as Fair Board member Cindy Morris presents information about volunteering, or creating an exhibit. Get started by making a craft to enter in this summer’s event. For the whole family!

Food Literacy “Eating Seasonally and Sprouting”
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn how to eat healthily and save money by eating seasonal produce and sprouting! Presented by Nutritionist Kristie Williams.

Job Fair
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
On-Site Career Fair: Job seekers can meet with a number of employers to apply and interview for summer employment. Over a dozen employers are scheduled to conduct interviews or meet with prospective hires. Bring your resume and dress for success!

Roy Lichtenstein: Beyond the Comics
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Pop Art embraced imagery of a consumer based society, celebrity, and everyday events as depicted within media such as television, film, and magazines. Realistically rendered, these canvases denoted the banal, mundane, and commonplace goods of the era and comment on clichés, popular entertainment, and the stereotypes they embody.
Though much scholarship explores Roy Lichtenstein’s comic strip works, this discussion will investigate works fashioned after his art that nod to artists who precede him. Our lecture will look at Lichtenstein beyond his comic strip paintings and compare his work with other Pop artists of the 1960s. Presented by Elena Coelho.

Claudia Quinta and the Famous Italian Panels
Wednesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Claudia Quinta offers a work taken from ancient mythology and one that demonstrates the influences of the Sienese tradition of art. Claudia Quinta denotes a falsely accused, ultimately chaste woman echoing the purity of the Madonna while providing an exemplar of virtue to Renaissance women. In the fifteenth century, in particular Northern and Central Italy, these images began to be painted on panels and then inserted into the wooden paneling of a room. The subject matter typically corresponded with the room. Whereas wisdom, justice, constancy, magnanimity, and courage were placed in a study or drawing room in the realm of the public, images addressing fidelity, purity, prudence, and conjugal love rested in the private rooms of young married couples from esteemed and wealthy families. Claudia Quinta represents one of the latter. She marks a warning to Renaissance women to remain chaste. The entire series of Famous Men and Women represents an unusual cycle and includes of Joseph of Egypt, Alexander the Great, Tiberius Gracchus, and Artemisia, Scipio Africanus and Sulpicia. This program will explore all of their stories and consider the warnings made to those of the time.