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Calendar of Events

Events By Category: Special Event

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, October 4, 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.

Feel Good Friday: Pink Party!
Friday, October 6 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for a very special Feel Good Friday as we come together as a community to celebrate breast cancer survivors, remember loved ones, and support women and families currently fighting. Wear your best pink attire! Refreshments and guest speakers will be attendance. Please RSVP at 410-524-1818.

Global Cardboard Challenge
Saturday, October 7 - 9:00 AM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Transform the meeting room into your own mini golf course using cardboard and various other supplies provided. Fun for the whole family.

Cardboard Challenge “Cardboard Maze”
Saturday, October 7 - 10:00 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Inspired by Caine's Arcade, we will be creating a cardboard maze! We'll provide the cardboard and tools, you provide the creativity!
For children ages 7 and up.

Teddy Roosevelt: from Rough Rider to President
Tuesday, October 17 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meet Teddy Roosevelt! He will share stories full of great adventure, humor, & a positive message. This program is presented by Historian & TV actor Brian Patrick Mulligan. He has performed around the country portraying Teddy Roosevelt for over 15 years. As an actor he has guest starred on Scandal, The Office, Castle, Hannah Montana, & more.

Berlin Book of the Month - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Our selection for October is the book that everyone is reading for the One Maryland One Book program. Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

Nick Haglich - Live at the Library
Friday, October 20 - 4:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Kick off your weekend by coming to see local singer and guitarist Nick Haglich, live at the library! Nick will play favorites from the 1960s and 1970s. Light refreshments will be provided.

Mini Pumpkin Decorating
Monday, October 23 - Wednesday, November 1 - any time
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Decorate a mini pumpkin to take home with you! The library will supply all materials. For children of all ages.

Worcester County Library Foundation Paint Night
Tuesday, October 24 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Help support your local library by participating in this autumn themed paint night! Tickets are $35.00 a person and light refreshments will be provided. There are only 30 spaces available. To reserve your spot call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014.

Haunted Library at Ocean City
Thursday-Saturday, October 26th-28th - 4-7pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our third annual Haunted Library featuring our fearful labyrinth will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 26-28th. On Thursday and Friday, the 26th and 27th, come anytime between 4 & 7 pm to experience the thrills and chills of our transformed meeting room. Saturday the 28th, the maze will be open during our Halloween party from 11-3. The first 30 survivors escape with a free book.

OC Halloween Party!
Saturday, October 28 - 11 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come in costume and trick-or-treat around the library. We will have games, snacks, crafts, and our haunted maze will still be up and running! All ages are welcome.

International Games Week Kickoff
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
International Games Week is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning that anyone can join, and costs absolutely nothing to play! Gamers young and old are welcome to join us for a variety of board games.

Gothic Art and Architecture
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for a look at the innovations of Gothic architecture (c.1137-1500) and tour two of France’s famous cathedrals, Saint-Denis and Chartres. Rib vaults, the exterior (flying) buttress, pointed arches, and highly decorative exteriors represent the major points of this era in cathedral design. As a cultural and intellectual epicenter, our look at medieval Paris will also contemplate a couple of sculptures and images from folios. The so-called ‘dark ages’ were actually filled with light. Though criticized in 1550 by Georgio Vasari, one of the first writers of art history, during the 13th and 14th centuries the Gothic cathedrals were seen as beautiful by those who built and lived with them. They were a modern work reflecting images of the city of God (Jerusalem). The Gothic period lasted from c. 1137-1500 and within this era we see Early, High, and Late styles. Beginning north of the Alps this style existed at a time of great prosperity, peace, economic stability, spirituality and technological advancement. Guilds, or professional associations, were formed as were modern universities. Paris, in particular, became a center of commercial activity, intellectualism, and artistic endeavors of the Gothic world.
This program will begin with a brief look at Romanesque architecture, built at the same time as early Gothic, but with a plain exterior, a horizontal design, and less decorative. By comparing these styles we may investigate the innovations of the Gothic style, such as rib vaults, pointed arches and the flying buttress. Focusing primarily on Saint-Denis and Chartres this lecture will explore both cathedrals in addition to some of their stained glass windows and sculptures. Included in the presentation are two short videos and an online tour of Chartres with 360 degree views. Finally, Paris’ claim as the intellectual center of the Gothic world rests beyond the architects; it was also renowned for its book makers. Ending our presentation with a drawing and two folios offers a glance into the artwork produced in a sketchbook and also two Bibles of the time. Presented by Elena Coelho.

Feel Good Friday “Blessing Bottles”
Friday, November 3 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
November 11th-14th is Homeless Awareness Week so for our Feel Good Friday program we are going to help those in need. Come and assemble Blessing Bottles to be delivered to the homeless around Worcester County. We'll provide the bottles and you help us fill them up! Call for a list of supplies needed or stop by the branch anytime.

Worcester’s 275th Anniversary Discussion
Monday, November 6 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Dr. Creston Long, Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University, will be joining us to discuss the founding of Worcester County.

Monday, November 6 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Juggle with Cascading Carlos; attempt the Library’s Wind Tunnel Challenge; milk a pretend cow and learn how to make butter with Cindy, 4-H Agent University of Maryland Extension 4-H Worcester County; experiment with Nanotechnology and try LEGO WeDo Robotics with Lisa, 4-H STEM Agent University of Maryland Extension 4-H Worcester County. For children 6 years old and up.

3D Printer Demonstration Day
Wednesday, November 8 - 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.

Gluten Free Cooking
Tuesday, November 14 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn some recipes to make tasty and delicious foods. Our presenter Dawn Manyfeathers will make Lotus Flower Cookies and talk about the benefits of eating gluten free.

Sensory Story Time
Saturday, November 18 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for an inclusive story time designed to bring youngsters of all ages and abilities to the library. Hear a story, sing songs and make a craft. Please register for this program by calling 410-632-3495. Siblings, families and caretakers are all welcome.

Girls Who Code - Orientation
January 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all girls who code! If you are a coder or a girl who has curiosity about coding, come join us for our “Girls Who Code” orientation. This is an informal Q and A-based meeting and an opportunity to be the first to get your name on the sign up list for our weekly program to start March 2nd. For girls in 6th through 12th grade.

Girls Who Code - Orientation
Friday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all girls who code! If you are a coder or a girl who has curiosity about coding, come join us for our “Girls Who Code” orientation. This is an informal Q and A-based meeting and an opportunity to be the first to get your name on the sign up list for our weekly program to start March 2nd. For girls in 6th through 12th grade.