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Calendar of Events


Young and Restless
Thursday, Februart 12. - 10:30 am
Location:
"The Mitten" Jan Brett's winter favorite. Create, explore, learn and have fun! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3-7 years.

Story Time Planting Seeds
Thursday, April 16th. - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Plant seeds with the Worcester County Garden Club. For children ages 2-5 years.

Play Time
Thursday, April 23rd - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together, in an interactive, free play program. For children infant to 5 years.

Play Time
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Parents and their children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. For children infant to five years.

Laptime
Tuesday, April 28 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their children. For children under 2 years and their caregiver.


YOGA
Tuesday, April 28 - 5 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for a series of relaxing yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle. Please register by calling 410-632-3495.

Preserving Your Family Treasures
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Celebrate National Preservation Week by learning how to protect your most precious memories including print and digital photographs, news clippings, postcards, and film.

Wine Making Class
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn how to make your own wine with Brews Up! This interactive class will teach you the process of wine making from start to finish!

Story Time
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2-5 years.

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


Story Time
Thursday, April 30. - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us as we meet new friends and hear songs, stories and rhymes about ocean creatures. For children ages 2-5 years.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, April 30 - 11 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving. Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Fireside Chat
Thursday, April 30, 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!

Bus Trip to Green Dragon Farmer’s Market & Auction
Friday, May 1, 2015
As the rooster crows early morn, the Green Dragon comes alive every Friday morning in the little country town of Ephrata in Lancaster County. Thousands of local shoppers have visited this local attraction since 1932 for their weekly shopping from over 400 local growers, merchants and craftsmen. Located on a 30 acre site in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Green Dragon Market has grown to be one of the largest Farmers Markets in the area. The market offers visitors the choice of shopping indoors or outdoors. With 7 large market buildings and many other smaller shops, the Green Dragon merchants offer everything from "soup to nuts". Buses leave from Snow Hill behind the Post Office at 6:30 am and from the Ocean Pines Library at 7:00 am. This trip is sponsored by the Worcester County Library Foundation. Please reserve your seat leaving from Ocean Pines at the Ocean Pines Branch or leaving from Snow Hill by calling Lisa Outten Stant, Adult
Program and Public Relations Manager, at 410-632-3970. The trip cost is $43.00.

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, May 2, 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.

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Commemorate this day with a free sketch of your favorite cartoon or comic book character and a free comic (while supplies last)! The sketches will be drawn by local artists. For all ages.

Great Books Discussion (Class is full)
Monday, May 4 - 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.


Story Time
Tuesday, May 5 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.

Laptime
Tuesday, May 5 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their children. For children under 2 years and their caregiver.


YOGA
Tuesday, May 5th - 5 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for a series of relaxing yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle. Please register by calling 410-632-3495

Play Time
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys, in an interactive, free play program. For children infant to 5 years.

Seaglass and Shipwrecks
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Carson and Bonnie Riley, owners of Seaglass Originals, will discuss the history of sea glass and how lovely, original pieces of jewelry and art are made from it. You will learn how to identify sea glass and learn what types are collectible. Bring your sea glass for an estimation of age and source.

Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, May 6 - 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, May 7 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about Mothers’ Day. For children ages 2 – 5 years.


Story Time
Thursday, May 7th - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Hear stories about Mother's Day and learn Mother's Day songs and finger plays! For children ages 2 -5 years.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, May 7 - 11 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving. Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Ocean Pines Book of the Month
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The May selection is The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Join us for a lively discussion facilitated by Nancy Mitchell or Kelly Rouse of Salisbury University. Books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.

Introduction to Computers and the Internet
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pocomoke Branch
A computer class for beginners. Learn how to set up an e-mail account and how to navigate the web. Registration is necessary for this class and space is limited. Please call the Pocomoke Branch to sign up.
Find out more about this event.

iPad Chicks—Beginners (Class Full)
Monday, May 11 - 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.)


Introduction to Acupressure
Monday, May 11 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to press key points on the skin's surface, stimulating the body's natural self-healing abilities. Acupressure has no side effects. Join us for an informative, hands-on class presented by Carol Borsello, Therapeutics Specialist.

STEAM PM
Monday, May 11 - 3:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Paul Merklein :How to Draw Super Heroes". Merklein inspires students to use their imagination, discover their super powers, and have fun drawing. For children ages 5 years and up.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, May 11 - 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.

May Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Genealogy 101 (Seminar) Discover Your Family History
Tuesday, May 12 - 10 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Last session in this 5-part class. Thomas Dempsey, Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show you how to research, find the best reference materials and to accurately record your findings. Pre-registration is required. (Class is full).


Young and Restless
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
"Sidewalk Chalk Superheroes". Come dressed as your favorite superhero! Create, explore, learn, and have fun! For children aged 3 to 7 years.

Laptime
Tuesday, May 12 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their children. For children under 2 years and their caregiver.


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, May 12 - 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. Facilitator Mary Leidner 410-208-0525


Special Performance by Cellist, Jeffrey Schoyen and Violinist, Sachiho Murasugi
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (please note date change) - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Jeffrey Schoyen is an active chamber musician and recitalist, and has given concerts throughout the United States, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Ecuador. Dr. Schoyen has extensive orchestral experience and has been a member of the Opera Orchestra of New York, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Principal Cellist of the Filarmonica del Bajio in Mexico. Currently he is an Associate Professor at Salisbury University where he teaches cello and bass, and conducts the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. Sachiho Murasugi, violin, has performed extensively as a professional orchestral and chamber musician. As a chamber musician she has performed throughout the United States, Mexico and Spain. She is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and holds a doctorate from Ohio State University. Currently, she is on the music faculty at Salisbury University where she teaches upper strings and serves as concertmaster of the Salisbury Symphony.

eReaders and Library Books
Wednesday, May 13, 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.

Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 13 - 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.


Story Time
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Playtime
Wednesday, May 13 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch

Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free-play program. For children infant to 5 years.


Ocean City Book of the Month: “We Are Water” by Wally Lamb
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2 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, May 14 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about food. For children ages 2 – 5 years.


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, May 14 - 11 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving. Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Writing with Ruth
Thrusday, May 14, 2015 - 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!

Berlin Book of the Month
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Orphan Train, by Christina Baker. Join us each month for a lively book discussion led by Cindy Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Books for the discussion are available at the Berlin Branch.

ModPo
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 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.

Great Books Discussion (Class is full)
Monday, May 18 - 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.


Story Time
Tuesday, May 19 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.

Dance Through History
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you know that the waltz was considered scandalous at one time? Learn more fascinating facts as we dance our way through history. Discover the roots of the rumba, swing, fox trot and more! Dances will be demonstrated.


Young and Restless: “Sidewalk Chalk Super Heroes”
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 7 years.

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Thursday, May 21 - 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.)


Story Time
Thursday, May 21 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about friends. For children ages 2 – 5 years.


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, May 21 - 11 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving. Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Writing for Wellness
Monday, May 25 - 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.

iPad Chicks—Beginners (Class is full)
Tuesday, May 26 - 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.)


Play Time
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. For children infant to five years.

Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 27 - 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.

Story Time
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

Young and Restless
Wednesday, May 27 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
“Sidewalk Chalk Super Heroes” Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 7 years.


Story Time
Thursday, May 28 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about gardens. For children ages 2 – 5 years.


Play Time
Thursday, May 28th - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Parents and children explore educational toys in an interactive, free play program. For children infant to 5 years.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, May 28 - 11 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving. Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Fireside Chat
Thursday, May 28, 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!

Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, June 3 - 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.


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


June Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, June 9 - 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. Facilitator Mary Leidner 410-208-0525


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


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, June 18 - 11 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving. Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, June 25 - 11 am- 12 noon
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets weekly to provide counsel and support for those grieving. Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Jewelry Sale
Monday, July 27 & Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10 am - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come shop till you drop at this popular event! There is something for everyone at this fun sale. Watches, purses, earrings, necklaces, rings, scarves, ties, totes, wallets, and much, much more! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Worcester County Library Foundation.

Jewelry Sale
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10 am - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come shop till you drop at this popular event! There is something for everyone at this fun sale. Watches, purses, earrings, necklaces, rings, scarves, ties, totes, wallets, and much, much more! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Worcester County Library Foundation.

Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

September Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Columbus Day
Monday, October 12, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

October Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

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.
Find out more about this event.

November Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday before Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - All branches closing at 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - November 26, 27 & 28, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

December Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Christmas Eve
Thrusday, December 24, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Saturday after Christmas
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

New Year’s Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

New Year’s Day
Friday, January 1, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed