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Story Time
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:30am
Location: Pocomoke Branch Library
Stories & Crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
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Young & Restless
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 10:30a.m.
Location: Pocomoke Branch Library
Planes, Trains & Boats. For children ages 3-5 years old
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Build it! For little hands
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 10am-12pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch Library
Encourage and promote fine motor skills through hands on constructive free play. Fun build-it-yourself activities for little hands. For children ages 18 months-3 years.
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Early STEM Stories & Activities
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:30a.m.
Location: Pocomoke Branch Library
Special STEM based Story Time. Books, activities & crafts that introduce little ones to science, technology, engineering & math. A different theme each session. For children ages 3 & older.
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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.

Perpetual Commotion
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Katherine Munson calls the group 'Perpetual Commotion' and invites you to join her and her violin students for a celebration of Holiday music. Everybody welcome!

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

Post It Art Contest
January - March 2015
Location: Ocean City Branch
Submit a piece of art on a Post-It Note! Create your work at home or visit the Ocean City branch where supplies will be available. Creations will be displayed in the library. Prizes will be awarded in April for age groups: 5th & 6th grades, 7th & 8th grades, and 9th - 12th grades. Adult submission forms are also available at the Ocean City Branch.

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.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

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.

Play Time
Wednesday, January 7, 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.

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.


Writing with Ruth
Thursday, January 9, 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!

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.


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, January 13 - 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


Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

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.

Ocean City Book of the Month: “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova
Wednesday, January 14, 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
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

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.

ModPo
Friday, January 16, 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.

Pillow Case Dress Party
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Make sundresses out of pillowcases for little girls. These dresses will be shipped to third world countries and given away. Bring a sewing machine if you have one and pillowcases. Donations of pillowcases will be accepted at the branch prior to the program.

Martin Luther King Holiday
Monday, January 19, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

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.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

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.

Young and Restless: “Planes, Trains, and Boats”
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Create, explore, learn and have fun! Dress to get messy. For children ages 3 - 7 years.

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.

Seaglass and Shipwrecks
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Carson and Bonnie Riley, owners of Seaglass Originals will talk about the history of seaglass and how lovely original pieces of jewelry and art are made from it. You will learn how to identify seaglass and learn what types are collectible. Bring your seaglass for an estimation of age and source.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, January 27 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn the basic Tai Chi moves in this 6-week class. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014. Limit 25.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

Story Time
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

The History of the Constitution
Wednesday, January 28 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the history of the drafting and ratification of the United States Constitution and its Amendments and how its provisions have been interpreted by the Supreme Court. This 6 week class is taught by Howard Sribnick. Please call 410-208-4014 to register. Drop-ins welcome.

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.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, February 3 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Session #2 in 6-week class learning basic Tai Chi moves.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

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.)

Play Time
Wednesday, February 4, 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.

The History of the Consitution
Wednesday, February 4 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the history of the drafting and ratification of the United States Constitution and its Amendments and how its provisions have been interpreted by the Supreme Court. The second in a 6 week class taught by Howard Sribnick. Please call 410-208-4014 to register. Drop-ins 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.


Parkinson Support Group
Tuesday, February 10 - 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


The Mesabi Pioneers
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join guest author, Jeffrey Smith, as he talks about the Mesabi Project and the book, The Mesabi Pioneers. In the early 1890s, a group of brothers discovered iron ore in the dense pine woods of northern Minnesota. Mesabi Pioneers tells the story of the immigrants who dug that ore out of the ground, who carved towns from trees, and who built new lives for themselves and their families.

Tai Chi
Tuesday, February 10 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Session #3 in 6-week class learning basic Tai Chi moves.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for low impact yoga. All you need is your yoga mat and water bottle! Please register by calling 410-524-1818.

Entertaining at its Finest
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn how to entertain on an affordable budget and discover simple ideas and elevate them to new heights. Part 1 with Deborah Walker.

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.

Story Time: “Sink Your Teeth Into a Good Book” - Celebrate Nat’l Children’s Dental Health Month
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 years.

The History of the Constitution
Wednesday, February 11 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Explore the history of the drafting and ratification of the United States Constitution and its Amendments and how its provisions have been interpreted by the Supreme Court. The third in s 6 week class taught by Howard Sribnick. Please call 410-208-4014 to register. Drop-ins welcome.

Ocean City Book of the Month “The Dinner” by Herman Koch
Wednesday, Feburary 11, 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, February 12 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about Valentines. For children ages 2 - 5 years.


iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Thursday, February 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.)


Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, February 12 - 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
Thursday, February 12, 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!

President’s Day
Monday, February 16, 2015
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Great Books Discussion
Monday, February 16 - 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, February 17, 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, February 17 - 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.)