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Calendar of Events

Events By Category: Special Event

September Book of the Month - “The Distance Between Us”
Friday, September 12 - 2 to 3 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Library
Join us for our monthly book club discussion. This month is the One Maryland One Book 2014 selection. Heartbreaking and lyrical, it poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood, reminding us that the joys and sorrows we experienced are imprinted on the heart forever calling out to us, of those places we first called home. Discussion will be led by Kelley Rouse or Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University.

ModPo-Plus—Course Introduction
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
This 10-month course, offered in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania, begins in September and opens with the 19th-century works of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Subsequent classes cover the general cultural transitions from modernism to post-modernism. Participants will need to register for ModPo through Coursera.org and create their own login name and password. Registration help will be offered at the introductory class. Lessons will be sent directly to your email address. Each video-recorded session consists of a reading and discussion of a single poem by Professor Al Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania. Course discussion sessions will be held monthly at the Ocean City Library, 1-3 pm, on the third Friday of each month beginning September 19th. Participants are not required to have any prior knowledge of poetry or poetics to join the program. The class is limited to 18 participants; call 410-524-1818 to register.

Get Published!
Wednesday, September 17 - 7:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Your memoirs and ideas are unique . . . share them! Jean Marx of Timeflys Books offers publishing advice and assistance, including interviewing, printing, "e" publishing, and creating DVDs.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theater - “Hairspray: the Musical”
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Join us as we head to Amish County to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater for lunch and a show. Hairspray the musical is a masterpiece in musical theater. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Tickets are $90.00 and may be purchased at the Ocean Pines Branch of the Worcester County Library or by calling Lisa Outten Stant at 410-632-3970. Buses leave the from behind the Post Office in Snow Hill at 6:30 am and from the Ocean Pines Library at 7 am. This trip is sponsored by the Worcester County Library Foundation. Seating is limited.

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Monthly discussion group of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (ModPo) selections in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Drop in or join us each month. Complete program description listed under Sept. 12.

Aerial Dance
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Watch an aerial dance routine on 16-foot rigging and step-by-step demonstrations of particular moves. Learn the history of aerial dance and find out where this new art form is going. Program is held outside. Bring your lawn chair! Rain date is Tuesday, September 30. All ages welcome.

Restaurants for Reading
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Support your library by dining at these local participating eateries today! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Worcester County Library Foundation.

Bayside Skillet - Ocean City
The Berlin Coffeehouse - Berlin
BJ's on the Water - Ocean City
The Captain's Table - Ocean City
Denovo's - Ocean Pines
Drummer's Cafe at the Atlantic Cafe - Berlin
The Globe - Berlin
Harvest Moon - Snow Hill
Market Street Deli - Pocomoke
Rosenfeld's Jewish Delicatessen - Ocean City

Thank you to all of the participating restaurants!

A Taste of the Arts
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 1 - 4 pm
Join the Worcester County Library Foundation and the Worcester County Arts Council for their second Taste of the Arts Event. This year the event will be held in the Assateague Room at the Ocean Pines Community Center. Local art will be on display and for sale. There will be refreshments and music by Apple & Britt. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door and may be purchased at the Worcester County Arts Council or by calling 410-641-0809.

Ocean City Life Saving Museum Series: The Storm of the Century
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
In March 1962, Ocean City experienced a violent, three-day storm more devastating to the town than any in its history. By the time the storm peaked, sea levels were 9½ feet above normal. See video and photographs and hear first hand accounts from the residents who survived the storm of the century. Bunk Mann will be onsite with his new book.

Halloween Party
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Celebrate the holiday with crafts, refreshments and a costume parade. For All Ages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean City Library.

New York! New York!  Overnight Trip to New York City!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Stay at the fabulous Edison Hotel in Times Square and see either Wicked or Motown: The Musical. Shop, dine, sight see, and relax! Bus leaves from behind the Snow Hill Post Office at 7 am and from the Ocean Pines Library at 7:30 am on Tuesday, October 28. We will return at approximately 10 pm on Wednesday, October 29. Ticket price includes transportation, hotel and Broadway show. Meals are on your own. Seating is limited so call today at 410-632-3970. Price $425.00.

Day of the Dead
Friday, October 31 - All Day!
Location: Berlin Branch
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday remembering those who have died. Similar to the American Halloween, traditions include candy, decorations, favorite foods and beverages, and visiting graves. For all ages.

Pencil Drawing Artist - Karen Dimaio
Wednesday, November 12 - 2:00 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Karen Dimaio explains how she learned to pencil draw after purchasing a "how to" book at the Friends of the Ocean Pines Library 2013 Annual Book Sale. See her art, as her natural talent progressed. Bring a photo of your favorite pet. Karen will do a portrait for the winner of a random selection. (Age 12 - Adult)

Gingerbread in the House!
Wednesday, November 12 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make your holiday entertaining spectacular! Join us for a demonstration on the construction and decoration of gingerbread houses. Presentation by the local artisans of Berlin's Baked Desserts Cafe'.

Wine Pairing Class
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn how to pair the best wine with your Thanksgiving meal. Weekly columnist and owner of the West-O Bottle Shop, Sara Hambury, will teach this informative class.

Craft Day
Saturday, December 13 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for a morning of creativity and fun. Make one of our crafts, or create one of your own design! Reserve your space by calling 410-641-0650. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Christmas Party
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:00 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories with Santa, crafts and refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean City Library. Fun for the whole family!

Children’s Christmas Party
Monday, December 15 - 4 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Come celebrate the holiday season with Christmas themed stories and snacks. Meet new friends and play festive games.
LIMITED TO 20 CHILDREN! Please call 410-632-3495 to register.
For ages toddler to 12.

Cinderella ~ Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2 pm
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland performs "Cinderella" at the Ocean City Convention Center Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10.00 and will go on sale December 10 at all Worcester County Library Branches.

9 Night Canada and New England Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas
Thurs., October 15 - Sat., October 24, 2015

We set sail from Baltimore on Thursday, October 15, 2015 and visit Portland, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax and Boston - while basking on the beauty of Fall colors of nature. We return to Baltimore on Saturday, October 24. The Worcester County Library Foundation benefits from a group discounted rate.
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