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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!

Diversity Photo Contest - Chose Civility
April 30, 2018 - 5 pm
In celebration of the Chose Civility program, the library is sponsoring a photography contest for Worcester County students grades 6 - 12. We are seeking digital photographs or a photo collage that express diversity and what it means to the student. This can be a single photo, a photo collage, or another creation that using photography to express the desired theme. Along with the photo, contestants are asked to submit a brief description that explains "tells the story" of the photograph. The contest is open to all high schools students residing in Worcester County.

To enter, send photographs to "contact@worcesterlibrary.org" with the subject line" Diversity Photo Contest. Include your name, school, grade, phone number, and brief description.

Judging - the evaluation of any art form is a subjective process. Our judges will base their decision on theme (60%), composition (20%), and technique (20%). Winning entries will be shared on the library's website and social media platforms.

Prizes 1st Place - $150 Amazon Gift Card / 2nd Place - $100 Amazon Gift Card / 3rd Place - $50 Amazon Gift Card

Contest Deadline - Monday, April 30, 2018, 5 pm EST

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 5 - All Day
Location: Ocean City Branch
Visit the Ocean City Branch to pick up your free comic book! Create some comic inspired crafts and take a picture with your favorite hero using our green screen!

OC Creative
Saturday, May 12 - 11-3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Teen Area will be filled with supplies for crafting, creative writing, digital creations, and more. Oculus Rift avilable for students 13+.

Choose Civility Round Table Discussion
Tuesday, May 15 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Civility is claiming and caring for one's identity, needs and beliefs without degrading someone else's in the process. Join us in the conversation of choosing civility when our chaotic society challenges us to do so. Roberto Martinez Vargas will join the discussion and share personal experiences. Our objective is to create an awareness by providing opportunities to create a community that navigates issues and multiple perspectives through self-reflection, care, respect, and empathy while acknowledging the culture and humanity of others.

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.

Movie Screening “Wonder” Choose Civility Program
Tuesday, May 29 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

WCLF Paint Night
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 6 - 9 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join artist Jan Coulbourne at the Snow Hill Branch for an amazing evening of painting! Tickets are $35 and light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. Please register by calling the Snow Hill Branch at 410-632-3495. All proceeds will benefit the Worcester County Library Foundation.

Performance by Kidsinger Jim Hossick
Tuesday, June 19 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Kidsinger Jim is an interactive performer, involving the children with sing-along parts, movement parts, storytelling, and brief discussions as well as demonstrating elements of songwriting during the show, and selecting audience members to be actors for several songs. For kids of all ages!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
School starts soon! Let’s have one last summer fling having the most fun with balloons, water and pool noodles ever! All ages welcome, be prepared to get wet!

Bike Rodeo
Saturday, August 11 2018 - 11:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Navigate our obstacle course to win ribbons in your class. Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. For all school-age children.

Sound of Science
Tuesday, August 14 2018 - 11:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for the Maryland Science Center’s travelling music program, an interactive exploration of sound and music with six different activity tables, free play activities exploring sound waves, music, and amplification, and a membranophone-building workshop. Our activities are open to all school age children, but space is limited for the Membranophone portion of the program. Please call the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650 to register.

Crafts Day
Tuesday, August 21 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for a fabulous morning of creativity and fun making crafts limited only by our imagination! For all children aged 2 through teen!

Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 25 2018 - 11:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for our End-Of-Summer-Reading bash with gobs of ice cream with toppings of your choice. All are welcome!