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Calendar of Events


Young and Restless
Wednesday, November 26 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
“Digging Dinosaurs”
Create, Explore, learn and have fun! Dress to get messy.
For children ages 3 – 5 years


Wednesday before Thanksgiving
November 26, 2014 - All library branches closing at 5 pm

Story Time
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Thanksgiving
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - November 27, 28 & 29, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 1 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-641-5126.

Story Time
Tuesday, December 2 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Radio Airwaves Productions: “Casablanca”
Tuesday, December 2 - 6- 8 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For your entertainment, Radio Airwaves Productions performs “Casablanca”. Radio Airwaves cast comprises seasoned performers. This show promises to be one of the best they have ever performed. Don’t miss it!

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, December 3 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your email address and eReader or Tablet password to start downloading immediately.

Story Time
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Story Time
Thursday, December 4 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about the jungle.
Children ages 2 - 5 years.


Play Time
Thursday, December 4 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. A great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! For children infant - 5 years.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 4,2014 - 11 am - 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Altered Clothing
Thurday, December 4. - 3:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
What do you do with your favorite shirt that has a grease stain on it? How about those jeans with a huge hole?
Do you have a piece of clothing that you love the fabric but it looks terrible on? Learn to repurpose these to make
one-of-a-kind artistic clothing. Several techniques will be demonstrated as well as completed projects.

Laptime
Friday, December 5 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers. For children under 2 years and their caregiver.


Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, December 6 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, December 8 - 1:30-3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to process emotions and to stimulate creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

STEAM PM
Monday, December 8th - 3:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Engineering! Marble runs!
Design and build marble runs with recyclable materials.
For children ages 5-8.

Basic Computer Instruction
Monday, December 8 - 1 - 4 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Learn how to set up an e-mail account and how to navigate the web. Please call 410-957-0878 to register for this program. Space is limited.

December Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Young and Restless: Reindeer Games
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Holiday crafts, music and games! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 5 years.


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month to learn more, discuss resources, share experiences and hear from guest speakers.
Moderator Mary Leidner 410-208-0525


Green Cleaning
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Want to keep your house clean without all of the strong chemicals? Join us to learn easy recipes for general cleaners, window cleaners, carper deodorizing, air freshening, bathroom and kitchen cleaning and more!

Flower Essences
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Bach Flower Essence System includes a system of 38 flower remedies which can be used to correct emotional imbalances. They are safe for everyone including children and animals. Come learn about this unique technique from Carol Borsello, Natural Therapeutics Specialist.


Play Time
Wednesday, December 10 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program.
For children and infants to 5 years.


Genealogy Seminar
Wednesday, December 10 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Pre-registration required. Call the Ocean Pines Library 410-208-4014.

Story Time
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Ocean City Book of the Month: The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for our monthly book club led by Cher Grazier. Copies of each month's selection are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

Story Time
Thursday, December 11 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about bears.
Children ages 2 - 5 years.


Story Time
Thursday, December 11 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Stories & crafts, for children ages 2 - 5 years.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11 am - 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


The World of Bees
Thursday, December 11 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
What would our world look like without the tiny creatures we call bees? Learn the value of bees in our society. See a frame of bees at work. Learn about the roles in the hive and the products we get from bees. All ages welcome.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join our monthly gathering of local writers as we share our independent work (poems/essays/memoirs/prose, etc.) and receive encouraging feedback from fellow participants. Ruth Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

Laptime
Friday, December 12 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers. For children under 2 years and their caregiver.


December Book of the Month- “Them”
Friday, December 12 - 2 to 3:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for our monthly book club discussion. McCall’s debut novel focuses on the old 4th Ward of Atlanta, former home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The neighborhood is changing, as white couples find this the perfect place to resettle. A young white couple moves in next door to Barlowe Reed, an African American through whom McCall filters the anger, tensions, and sensibilities of the community. With his new neighbor Sandy and her husband, Sean, old grievances, beliefs, and hopes are explored and tested.

Jewelry and Accessory Sale
Friday, December 12 - 10 am to 6 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come shop for the Holidays at this popular event! There is something for everyone at this fun sale. Watches, purses, earrings, scarves, ties, totes, wallets and much, much more! A portion of the proceeds benefits the Worcester County Library Foundation.

Science & Nature
Friday, December 12 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Hands-on activities for the budding scientist. Please call 410-957-0878 to register for this program. Space is limited. For ages 8 and up.

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.

Jewelry and Accessory Sale
Saturday, December 13 - 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come shop for the Holidays at this popular event! There is something for everyone at this fun sale. Watches, purses, earrings, scarves, ties, totes, wallets and much, much more! A portion of the proceeds benefits the Worcester County Library Foundation.

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!


Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 15 - 2:30 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join please contact Jeanette Milby 410-641-5126.

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.

Story Time
Tuesday, December 16 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Play Time
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. A great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! For children infant - 5 years.

Story Time
Thursday, December 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about foxes.
Children ages 2 - 5 years.


Young and Restless “Reindeer Games”
Thursday, December 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Holiday crafts, music and games! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 5 years.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11 am - 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Story Time
Thursday, September 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Hear stories about Christmas and learn Christmas songs and finger plays!
For children ages 2-5

Book of the Month - Me Before You
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Berlin Book of the Month: "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes
Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living.
Join us for our monthly book club. Copies of each month's selection are available in advance at the Berlin Branch. Discussions are led by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University.


Laptime
Friday, December 19 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers. For children under 2 years and their caregiver.


ModPo
Friday, December 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. See complete program description on September 12.

Build it (For Little Hands)
Saturday, December 20 - 10 am to 12 noon
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Encourage and promote fine motor skills through hands-on constructive free play. Fun "build it yourself" activities for little hands! For ages 18 months to 3 years.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, December 22 - 1:30- 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to process emotions and to stimulate creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

Play Time
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. A great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! For children infant - 5 years.


Stories and Santa
Tuesday, December 23 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Stories, crafts and a visit from Santa! For children ages 2 - 6 years.

Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Laptime
Friday, December 26 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Introduce children to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents can learn new and fun ways to interact with their babies and toddlers.For children under 2 years and their caregiver.



Story Time
Tuesday, December 30 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support)
Tuesday, December 30 - 10 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Feel like you're the only mother who stays home? You're not alone! Come meet other stay-at-home moms in the area! Play dates, babysitting co-ops, arts & crafts and more! Bring the kids!

New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

New Year’s Day
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, January 5 - 2:30- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join the group please contact Jeanette Milby at 410-641-5126.


Story Time
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, January 7 - 7-8 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group is sponsored by AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education Program and meets the 1st Wednesday of the month. Guest speakers, health alerts and guidance, meal planning and information sharing.


iPad Chicks—Beginners
Thursday, January 8 - 10 am- 12 noon
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 welcome.)


Story Time
Thursday, January 8 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about winter animals. For children ages 2 -5 years.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, January 8 - 11 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving. Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163.


iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Monday, January 12 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience. Drop in to the intermediate session of the iPad Chicks. (Men welcome.)


Writing for Wellness
Monday, January 12 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.


The Young and the Restless - “Planes, Trains, and Boats”
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
"Planes, Trains, and Boats" Create, explore, learn and have fun! Dress to get messy. For children aged 3 to 7 years.

Genealogy 101 (Seminar) Discover Your Family History
Tuesday, January 13 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
First of 4 part workshop. Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Space limited. Pre-registration is required.
Call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014.


Natural Beauty Care
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
Discover easy and natural beauty product recipes that cost very little to make. Many beauty products are deceptive in that they may contain chemicals including carcinogens or disrupt the endocrine system. Demos and recipes for: facial scrubs, steams, masks; and cremes with healthy ingredients will be covered. A great way to save money and care for yourself.

Story Time
Thursday, January 15 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about hats & mittens. For children ages 2 -5 years.


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, January 15 - 11 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving. Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163.


Berlin Book of the Month - The Light Between Oceans
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
Berlin Book of the Month: The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman. Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cindy Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Books are available at the Berlin Branch.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, January 19 - 2:30- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join the group please contact Jeanette Milby at 410-641-5126.


Story Time
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Tuesday, January 20 - 10 am- 12 noon
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 welcome.)

Shared Visions
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6 - 8 pm
Location: O.C. Center for the Arts, Ocean City, MD
Shared Visions: the collaborative works of local literary and visual artists will open the 2015 year at the Ocean City Center for the Arts. This joint exhibit will be on display throughout the entire month of January. We cordially invite visitors to join us for the Opening Reception, January 2, 2015, and then to return, often, throughout the month to enjoy the exhibit. The formal presentation of literary works will be held, 6-8 p.m., January 20, 2015. Come chat with the visual and literary artists and enjoy their blended 'visions'. Refreshments will be served.

Stone Soup
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Revisit a classic tale about sharing and community spirit. We will make our own stone soup just like the townspeople do in the story! In the spirit of sharing, please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to our local Food Bank. Seating is limited; please call 410-641-0650 to register.

Story Time
Thursday, January 22 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about snow. For children ages 2 -5 years.


Writing for Wellness
Monday, January 26 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

Play Time
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in this interactive, free play program. For children infant to 5 years.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Story Time
Thursday, January 29 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about monsters. For children ages 2 -5 years.


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, January 29 - 11 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving. Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163.


Great Books Discussion
Monday, February 2 - 2:30- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. To join the group please contact Jeanette Milby at 410-641-5126.


Story Time - Sink Your Teeth into a Good Book!
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
All two-to-five-year-olds are invited to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month and visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear marvelous stories, and make fun crafts.

Starry Night Star Gazing
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
It’s a full moon! Join us for an evening of stargazing and outer-space dreams. We’ll even make our own telescopes! Dress warmly! Rain/cloud date: March 5.

eReaders abd Library Books
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital books, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Wednesday, February 4 - 10 am- 12 noon
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 welcome.)

Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, February 4 - 7-8 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group is sponsored by AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education Program and meets the 1st Wednesday of the month. Guest speakers, health alerts and guidance, meal planning and information sharing.


Story Time
Thursday, February 5 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about dental health. For children ages 2 -5 years.


Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, February 9 - 1:30- 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd & 4th Mondays each month. Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed.

The Young and the Restless
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
The Mitten: Jan Brett's winter favorite! Create, explore, learn and have fun! Dress to get messy. For children aged 3 to 7 years.

Genealogy 101 (Seminar) Discover Your Family History
Tuesday, February 10 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
2nd session in 4 part workshop. Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and accurately record your findings. Space limited. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014.


Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, February 11 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets bi-monthly, February through May, to discuss major foreign policy issues. Study guide is provided. Reserve study guide by registering at Ocean Pines Branch. Call 410-208-4014. Jim Young is facilitator.