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Calendar of Events


Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time “Moon and Stars”
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Tot Time: Active Play for Active Toddlers
Tuesday, May 30 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Active free play program to get toddlers up and moving. This program helps support the 60 Minutes of Play Each Day Initiative!
For children 18 months to 3 years old.

Understanding Lyme Disease
Tuesday, May 30 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Marilyn Williams of the Delmarva Lyme Disease Association will be joining us to discuss Lyme disease and to help the public gain an understanding of the disease and treatments available.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Wednesday, May 31 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from
each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. Men are welcome.

Story Time “Summer Fun”
Wednesday, May 31 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Sweets-N-Greets
Wednesday, May 31 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Pick a dessert recipe from a cookbook on display at the library, prepare the dessert, and bring it to share with the group. Meet new people while trying and discussing sweet treats.

Family Night - Out of This World!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for crafts, experiments, and learning about what is out there beyond the Earth! Fun for the whole family!

Family Night - Out of This World!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for crafts, experiments, and learning about what is out there beyond the Earth! Fun for the whole family!

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Emily Danforth
Wednesday, May 31 - 5:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres ranging from science fiction to historical, classics to YA -- facilitated by Cassandra Dasher, Snow Hill library staff. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill branch in advance.

New Berlin Branch Groundbreaking
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 1:30 pm
Location: 13 Harrison Avenue, Berlin

The Worcester County Commissioners cordially invite the public and members of the press to join them and the Library Board of Trustees to the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Berlin Branch Library.

The 12,000-square-foot Berlin Branch Library will be a two-story structure, designed to complement the historic architecture of the Town of Berlin. The library will have expanded children and teen reading areas, community meeting space, art gallery, and a local history room. Additional space will be provided for both public computers and laptops. A children's porch and second-floor deck will allow visitors to take advantage of the natural setting. The site will also allow for the expansion of the community garden.

Project funding is being provided by the Worcester County Commissioners, Worcester County Library Foundation, Humphreys Foundation, Town of Berlin, and the County Library Capital Grant Program, Maryland State Department of Education, and Division of Library Development and Services. Project construction will get underway in June 2017 and should be complete by July 2018.

Individuals with disabilities who may need special accommodations are invited to contact Public Information Officer Kim Moses at 410-632-1194. For more information about the Berlin Branch Library project, contact Library Director Jennifer Ranck at 410-632-2600.



Story Time “At The Beach”
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Sit-N-Stitch
Wednesday, June 7 - 5 - 7 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Drop in and join others for an evening of knitting, crocheting, and other needle arts. Sit, stitch, share ideas, meet new friends and connect with old ones! Please bring your own materials.

June Board of Trustees Meeting
June 13, 2017 - 9:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

“Sandy Fun”
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come hear beach stories and play in the sand with us! We’ll supply “kinetic sand”, which is said to be fun to squish and very mold-able.

“Mad Scientist”
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Explore the world of science with crazy experiments. For all ages.

Reptile World
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
The Reptile World program was designed to give audiences the opportunity to meet an interesting selection of live, large, colorful, and gentle reptiles from all over the world. Audiences enjoy discovering what reptiles are, what makes them different from birds and mammals, and how important they are in our environment. Many of the myths and misconceptions are dispelled, instilling a greater appreciation and understanding of these fascinating reptiles.

Reptile World
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Reptile World program was designed to give audiences the opportunity to meet an interesting selection of live, large, colorful, and gentle reptiles from all over the world. Audiences enjoy discovering what reptiles are, what makes them different from birds and mammals, and how important they are in our environment. Many of the myths and misconceptions are dispelled, instilling a greater appreciation and understanding of these fascinating reptiles.

Reptile World
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
The Reptile World program was designed to give audiences the opportunity to meet an interesting selection of live, large, colorful, and gentle reptiles from all over the world. Audiences enjoy discovering what reptiles are, what makes them different from birds and mammals, and how important they are in our environment. Many of the myths and misconceptions are dispelled, instilling a greater appreciation and understanding of these fascinating reptiles.

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “The Distance Between Us” by Reyna Grande
Wednesday, June 28 - 5:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres ranging from science fiction to historical, classics to YA -- facilitated by Cassandra Dasher, Snow Hill library staff. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill branch in advance.

Reptile World
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
The Reptile World program was designed to give audiences the opportunity to meet an interesting selection of live, large, colorful, and gentle reptiles from all over the world. Audiences enjoy discovering what reptiles are, what makes them different from birds and mammals, and how important they are in our environment. Many of the myths and misconceptions are dispelled, instilling a greater appreciation and understanding of these fascinating reptiles.

Reptile World
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
The Reptile World program was designed to give audiences the opportunity to meet an interesting selection of live, large, colorful, and gentle reptiles from all over the world. Audiences enjoy discovering what reptiles are, what makes them different from birds and mammals, and how important they are in our environment. Many of the myths and misconceptions are dispelled, instilling a greater appreciation and understanding of these fascinating reptiles.

Opera 101
Friday, June 30th - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Opera is one of the longest-enduring musical forms, spanning over four centuries and across multiple continents. But you don’t need a deep knowledge of music, familiarity with Italian, or fancy opera-going garb to enjoy it. This class will dispel the mystery and stuffiness that sometimes surrounds this genre and make opera accessible to anyone. If you’ve always been intrigued by opera, but felt intimidated by the genre, this program is for you. Presented by Kristy Barbacane, Ph.D.


Mister Don the Music Man
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Through his special passion for children's music, Mister Don has emerged as one of the mid-Atlantic region's best-loved family entertainers and music teachers for young children.

Mister Don the Music Man
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Through his special passion for children’s music, Mister Don has emerged as one of the mid-Atlantic region's best-loved family entertainers and music teachers for young children.

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Mister Don the Music Man
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Through his special passion for children’s music, Mister Don has emerged as one of the mid-Atlantic region's best-loved family entertainers and music teachers for young children.

Sit-N-Stitch
Wednesday, July 5 - 5 - 7 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Drop in and join others for an evening of knitting, crocheting, and other needle arts. Sit, stitch, share ideas, meet new friends and connect with old ones! Please bring your own materials.

Mister Don the Music Man
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Through his special passion for children’s music, Mister Don has emerged as one of the mid-Atlantic region's best-loved family entertainers and music teachers for young children.

Mister Don the Music Man
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Through his special passion for children’s music, Mister Don has emerged as one of the mid-Atlantic region's best-loved family entertainers and music teachers for young children.

Family Retro Movie Night “The Goonies”
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 7 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Light refreshments served. For all ages.

Harold Wood’s “Circus In A Suitcase”
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
What happens when Harold Wood, the ringmaster, introduces each act but none show up? Harold is in a pickle! What will he do? “The show must go on. You must always try to do your very best!” Your students will laugh and learn as Harold transforms himself into each of the circus performers. Children learn that the things that make us different also make us special.

Harold Wood’s “Circus In A Suitcase”
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
What happens when Harold Wood, the ringmaster, introduces each act but none show up? Harold is in a pickle! What will he do? “The show must go on. You must always try to do your very best!” Your students will laugh and learn as Harold transforms himself into each of the circus performers. Children learn that the things that make us different also make us special.

Harold Wood’s “Circus In A Suitcase”
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
What happens when Harold Wood, the ringmaster, introduces each act but none show up? Harold is in a pickle! What will he do? “The show must go on. You must always try to do your very best!” Your students will laugh and learn as Harold transforms himself into each of the circus performers. Children learn that the things that make us different also make us special.

Harold Wood’s “Circus In A Suitcase”
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
What happens when Harold Wood, the ringmaster, introduces each act but none show up? Harold is in a pickle! What will he do? “The show must go on. You must always try to do your very best!” Your students will laugh and learn as Harold transforms himself into each of the circus performers. Children learn that the things that make us different also make us special.

Harold Wood’s “Circus In A Suitcase”
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
What happens when Harold Wood, the ringmaster, introduces each act but none show up? Harold is in a pickle! What will he do? “The show must go on. You must always try to do your very best!” Your students will laugh and learn as Harold transforms himself into each of the circus performers. Children learn that the things that make us different also make us special.

Crecycling
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 11 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Calling all creative teens! Come compete for prizes by making new things out of recycled materials. Take our supplies and make clothing, decorations, and other useful items. We will give out prizes for the most creative, the most usable, and the most fun! For ages 9 and up.

Indoor Relay
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 11 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Ready, set, go with fun indoor races at the library! For all ages.

Sciencetellers “Building Tall Ships & Pirate Tales!”
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Sciencetellers combines storytelling and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented theatrical learning experience.

Sciencetellers “Building Tall Ships & Pirate Tales!”
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Sciencetellers combines storytelling and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented theatrical learning experience.

Sciencetellers “Building Tall Ships & Pirate Tales!”
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Sciencetellers combines storytelling and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented theatrical learning experience.

Reptile Wonders
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
The Nature Center on the Go is a environmental education center and wildlife rehabilitation facility that is dedicated to awakening the communities’ sense of awareness to the natural beauties of the environment and our role amidst Earth’s biological diversity. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Regional Library.

Sciencetellers “Building Tall Ships & Pirate Tales!”
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Sciencetellers combines storytelling and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented theatrical learning experience.

Sciencetellers “Building Tall Ships & Pirate Tales!”
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Sciencetellers combines storytelling and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented theatrical learning experience.

Tom Crowl
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Tom’s puppets will build comedy that keeps kids and their parents laughing. He’s been dubbed “the funniest man in the history of the world” by discerning patrons. We are proud to have Tom performing two shows so come on out and witness the phenomenon. All ages are welcome.

Tom Crowl
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Tom’s puppets will build comedy that keeps kids and their parents laughing. He’s been dubbed “the funniest man in the history of the world” by discerning patrons. We are proud to have Tom performing two shows so come on out and witness the phenomenon. All ages are welcome.

Turtle Dance Music
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
We spark children's curiosity and imaginations through interactive, inclusive musical performances that use a wide range of instruments, comedy and music technology. Our 45-60 minute sensory-friendly performances are geared for Pre-K, grades K-5 and students on the Autism Spectrum.

Turtle Dance Music
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
We spark children's curiosity and imaginations through interactive, inclusive musical performances that use a wide range of instruments, comedy and music technology. Our 45-60 minute sensory-friendly performances are geared for Pre-K, grades K-5 and students on the Autism Spectrum.

Turtle Dance Music
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
We spark children's curiosity and imaginations through interactive, inclusive musical performances that use a wide range of instruments, comedy and music technology. Our 45-60 minute sensory-friendly performances are geared for Pre-K, grades K-5 and students on the Autism Spectrum.

Delmarva Shorebirds
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come “Play Ball” with Sherman!

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “The Leisure Seeker” by Michael Zadoorian
Wednesday, July 26 - 5:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres ranging from science fiction to historical, classics to YA -- facilitated by Cassandra Dasher, Snow Hill library staff. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill branch in advance.

Turtle Dance Music
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
We spark children's curiosity and imaginations through interactive, inclusive musical performances that use a wide range of instruments, comedy and music technology. Our 45-60 minute sensory-friendly performances are geared for Pre-K, grades K-5 and students on the Autism Spectrum.

Turtle Dance Music
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
We spark children's curiosity and imaginations through interactive, inclusive musical performances that use a wide range of instruments, comedy and music technology. Our 45-60 minute sensory-friendly performances are geared for Pre-K, grades K-5 and students on the Autism Spectrum.

Water Olympics (weather permitting)
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Cool off with some fun water games and relays. For ages 6 & up.

Ed Stivender
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Ed Stivender has been referred to as “the Robin Williams of storytelling." -- Miami Herald. Ed has fabulated his way around the globe -- he has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, Graz Festival, Austria and our own Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Ed Stivender
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Ed Stivender has been referred to as “the Robin Williams of storytelling." -- Miami Herald. Ed has fabulated his way around the globe -- he has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, Graz Festival, Austria and our own Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Ed Stivender
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Ed Stivender has been referred to as “the Robin Williams of storytelling." -- Miami Herald. Ed has fabulated his way around the globe -- he has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, Graz Festival, Austria and our own Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Ed Stivender
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Ed Stivender has been referred to as “the Robin Williams of storytelling." -- Miami Herald. Ed has fabulated his way around the globe -- he has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, Graz Festival, Austria and our own Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Ed Stivender
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Ed Stivender has been referred to as “the Robin Williams of storytelling." -- Miami Herald. Ed has fabulated his way around the globe -- he has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, Graz Festival, Austria and our own Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Family Retro Movie Night “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?“
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 7 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Light refreshments served For all ages.

End of Summer @ Your Library Party
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 11 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for an ice cream party! Play games, make an ice cream sundae, and celebrate Summer @ Your Library. Caregivers and children up to age 18 are welcome.

2nd Annual Iron Chef Competition
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Thanks to success of last year’s program, we are having our 2nd Annual Ocean City Iron Chef Competition. Come compete for prizes (first place and runner up) by making a gourmet dish with the provided ingredients. All supplies provided, for ages 8 and up.

Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Summer Reading prizes will be awarded during the event.

Super Hero Day
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come dressed as your favorite super hero. Take your picture at our Photo-op wall. Enjoy some super hero snacks. For children ages 3 and up.

End of Summer @ Worcester County Library Party
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 11 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Celebrate all of your hard work this summer and enjoy the party! We will have refreshments and will be awarding prizes to the top participants!

“POSITIVE-ly-fun Rock Concert” starring Jim Hossick
Tuesday Aug 15, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Features original rock, pop, and country songs. Bring the entire family for a fun time!

Fun Finger Foods for Kids
Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come learn how to make fun finger foods and enjoy eating your creations. All ages welcome.

“Cork Crafts”
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
We’ll supply the corks, come and be creative. For 2 to 5 year old children.

Children’s Dance 101
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn some circle, line, and partner dances with instructor Mary McCormick. Ages 5 and up.

“Turtle Tales”
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come meet Luke, a diamondback terrapin who is Ocean Pines Library Mascot, and enjoy turtle stories. For 2 to 5 year old children.

Woodworking Workshop
Wednesday,August 30, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Make crafts from wooden kits supplied by Home Depot. Take them home and paint them. For ages 7 and over.

“Off to School”
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Starting school this September? Come find out what to expect. For 2 to 5 year old children.

Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

September Board of Trustees Meeting
September 12, 2017 - 9:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Columbus Day
Monday, October 9, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

October Board of Trustees Meeting
October 10, 2017 - 9:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

November Board of Trustees Meeting
November 14, 2017 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday before Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - All Branches close at 5 pm

Thanksgiving
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - November 23, 24 & 25, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

December Board of Trustees Meetings
December 12, 2017 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Saturday before Christmas
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Christmas
Monday, December 25, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

New Year’s Holiday
Saturday, December 30, 2017 - All Branches close at 1 pm

New Year’s Day
Monday, January 1, 2018
Location: All Branches
Library Closed