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Calendar of Events


Digital Drop In
December 2016 - Any Time! Any Day!
Location: Berlin Branch
Don’t be frustrated by your new E-Reader or tablet; CONQUER IT! Call the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650 to schedule your individual tutorial. We are happy to help!

Make & Take Cart
December, 2016
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Make & Take cart will feature supplies to make your own mini calendars. Cart located in the Teen Area.

Holiday Bargain Book Sale!
Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10 - 9th- 12-4pm & 10th 10-3pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come shop our collection of new and gently titles. Fill a gift bag for only $3! Friday 12-4 and Saturday 10-3. Friends jewelry will also be available.

Crafty Saturdays: Pipe Cleaner Holiday Ornaments
Saturday, December 10 - All Day!
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Crafty Saturdays in December at Ocean Pines! Join us each Saturday to make a unique holiday ornament from our craft cart. The cart will be located in the Juvenile area and instructions will be provided. Be creative and have fun!

Children’s Christmas Party
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy holiday stories, crafts, and refreshments (provided by the Friends of the Ocean City Library). All ages welcome!

Holiday Sing-a-long
Saturday, December 10 - 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Holiday sing-a-long with Perpetual Commotion along with Katherine Munson and Pianist Richard Eckerd.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, December 12 - 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 stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.

STEAM PM “Explore the Ocean”
Monday, December 12 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Ocean themed science, art and math activities. For children 6 years old and up.

December Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Play Time
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to five year old children.

Wee Readers
Tuesday, December 13 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Stories, songs and activities. For infants to 2 year old children

Parkinson Support Group (CANCELLED)
Tuesday, December 13 - 2 to 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
This event has been cancelled until April.
Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month to hear from guest speakers, learn more, discuss resources and share experiences. For more information, contact facilitator Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525.


Williamsburg Raleigh Tavern Gingerbread Cookies
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Colonial Williamsburg's Raleigh Tavern's signature Gingerbread Cookies are sure to make your holiday special. Learn the art of making these delicious and nutritious cookies with a live demonstration. Come and join the baking and eating fun.

Story Time “Holiday Joy”
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year olds.

Ocean City Book of the Month- The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Wednesday, December 14 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by staff member Cher Grazier. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

“The Polar Express”
Wednesday, December 14 - 4:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Get into the holiday spirit with a viewing of "The Polar Express." For children of all ages.

New Adult Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin
The Young Adult genre often introduces complex ideas. “New adults” (aged 15 - 30) are invited to join our forum to discuss and analyze books in the Young Adult canon.

Holiday Music with the WWTunes
Wednesday, December 14 - 7 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Enjoy the sounds of the holidays during WWII when loved ones were parted and lonely hearts waited patiently at home.

Young and Restless “Reindeer Games”
Thursday, December 15 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Holiday, Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Story Time “Holidays”
Thursday, December 15 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 15 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Getting the Most From Your Library - Downloadables
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
Your library is more than books! In this session of our monthly program, we’ll present ways to enjoy downloaded books, magazines and more, all from home. And free!

An Herbal Holiday
Thursday, December 15 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join Michaela Eggers and learn how to make unique gifts using herbs for health and healing.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, December 15 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare,
classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world.
Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience.


Lap Time
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games and finger plays. For children under two years old.

Berlin Book of the Month Club
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Pecan Man, by Cassie Dandridge Selleck

"In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief’s son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narrating her story, Ora discovers more truth about herself than she could ever have imagined."
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of the books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.


STEM PM
Friday, December 16 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Science, technology, engineering and math activities. For children 8 years old and up

Crafty Saturdays: Recyclopedia Holiday Ornaments
Saturday, December 17 - All Day!
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Crafty Saturdays in December at Ocean Pines! Join us each Saturday to make a unique holiday ornament from our craft cart. The cart will be located in the Juvenile area and instructions will be provided. Be creative and have fun!

Movie Matinee & Craft “Elf”
Saturday, December 17 - 11 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Family-friendly movies and themed crafts.

Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Monday, December 19 - 10:30 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
In lesson #4 of this 4 part workshop, anything goes! Learn about websites, births and marriages, death records, obituaries and overcoming brick walls in your research. Pre-registration is required.Call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014 to register.

Card Making for Adults
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come craft with other adults as we make beautiful homemade Christmas cards. Listen to music and enjoy some light refreshments.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 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.
For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Story Time “Sleep”
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Everybody sleeps, even animals! Join us for stories, crafts and songs about sleeping, napping, and dreaming. Pillows and pajamas are welcome!

Play Time
Tuesday, December 20 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys!
For infant to 5 year old children

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, December 21 - 10 am-3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs representative, Michelle Licata, is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm. No appointment necessary. For more information please call 410-713-3482.

Play Time
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital content, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Story Time “Holidays”
Thursday, December 22 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time
Thursday, December 22 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys!
For infant to 5 year old children.

Coastal Hospice Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, December 22 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The group meets every Thursday to provide support and counsel to those grieving.
Facilitator Bob Miller 410-251-8163


Lap Time
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games and finger plays. For children under two years old.

Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Christmas Holiday Observed
Monday, December 26, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Young and Restless - “Reindeer Games”
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Holiday, Science, Art, and Fun! For children aged 3 to 7 years.

Women Talking About Women
Tuesday, December 27 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments, attitudes, challenges, etc. The reading for this month is The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. Selections are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Evening Book Club
Tuesday, December 27 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The book this month is The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld

Story Time “Winter Wonderland”
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Family Night “Hibernation”
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Bears, frogs, bats, butterflies, and turtles hibernate; it seems like humans should too! Make pillows, learn a lullaby, and bring your favorite stuffed animal for a stuffed animal sleep-over!

Story Time “Magic”
Thursday, December 29 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Noon Years Eve Party
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 11:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us at 11:30 am to learn about and celebrate New Year’s Eve! Make crafts and count down to 12 o’clock noon!

New Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Make & Take Cart
January, 2017
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Make and Take cart will feature supplies to make your own travel mug. Cart is located in the Teen Area.

New Year’s Day Observed
Monday, January 2, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time “EWWW, Gross!”
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Do you love gross stuff like paint, mud, and squishy things? Join us for a yucky story time and a messy craft! For 2-to-5 year-old children.

Young & Restless “Painting Fun”
Tuesday, January 3 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
How many different ways can we paint? For 3 to 7 year old children

11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, St. Johns, Antigua, Castries, St. Lucia, Philipsburg, St. Maarten

We set sail from Baltimore on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and return to Baltimore on Saturday, January 14th. The Worcester County Library Foundation benefits from a group discounted rate. The prices below are for two passengers and are available at this nonprofit discount for a limited booking time. Call today to reserve your cabin.

Inside Cabin - Category N - $2,159.56
Ocean View - Category I - $2,537.56
Balcony - Category D2 - $4,137.56
Balcony - Category D1 - $4,145.56

Prices are all inclusive except, trip insurance and pre-paid gratuities. Please call Tiffany Falls at 1-800-586-0338 to reserve your cruise today at this price! Bus transportation to Baltimore is available if enough people request it. To reserve bus transportation, please call 410-632-3970.


Family Night! “PJ Party”
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 5:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come in your pjs as we read bedtime stories, have coloring sheets, and yummy nighttime snacks! For children 3 years old and up, with their caregivers.

E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The library is the best place to get free digital content, and downloading is convenient and easy! Bring your library card and tablet or e-reader to start downloading immediately.

Painting with Watercolour
Wednesday, January 4 - 2-4:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join artist Jan Coulbourne for part one of a two-part class in the techniques of using watercolour paint. This class is for both beginners and advanced students. All materials are provided. Class is limited to 20 participants. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Play Time
Thursday, January 5 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Monsters”
Thursday, January 5 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Yoga
Thursdays, January 5, 19, & 26, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for relaxing yoga sessions with Carol Pike. Class is limited to 25 participants. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

Writing for Wellness
Thursday, January 5 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
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. This program is facilitated by Ashley Lewis.

Pocomoke Book of the Month: “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova
Thursday, January 5 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join Gail Samis of Salisbury University each month for an enlightening discussion. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, January 5 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience.

Contraptions
Friday, January 6 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Explore engineering with fun challenges and activities. For children 8 years old & up

Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises.

New Authors Group
Saturday, January 7 - 11 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Have you ever thought about writing a book but don't know where to start? Join local author John Wagner as he guides you through the writing experience with first-hand knowledge, tips and practical advice to help you start your masterpiece.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, January 9 - 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 stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.

STEAM PM “Online Homework Help and iPad Games”
Monday, January 9 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Explore the Library's Homework Help Options and play some great iPad Games! For children 6 years old and up.

Curiosity Club
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Explore all aspects of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in this monthly after school club! Be ready for fun experiments, crafts, and other hands-on experiences. For 9-to-13 year-old children.

Play Time
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to five year old children.

Wee Readers
Tuesday, January 10 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Stories, songs and activities. For infants to 2 year old children

Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Wednesday, January 11 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
How do we use United States Census records to find our family members? Learn about the wonders of the Census and how to use these records to uncover your family’s past. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014 to register.

Story Time “Dinosaurs”
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Ocean City Book of the Month- A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by staff member Cher Grazier. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean City Library.

Painting with Watercolour
Wednesday, January 11 - 2-4:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join artist Jan Coulbourne for part two of a two-part painting class in the techniques of using watercolour paint. This class is for both beginners and advanced students. All materials are provided. Class is limited to 20 participants. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Basic Computer Skills
Wednesday, January 11 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Learn how to start up and shut down a PC, use the task bars and set up an e-mail. Includes practice time and Q&A. Registration is necessary for this class as space is limited. Please call the Pocomoke Branch at 410-957-0878 to sign up.

Family Coloring Program
Wednesday, January 11 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Come and color with us! All materials provided. This program is for all ages.

Literary Alliance
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Young Adult genre often introduces complex ideas. Come together for a lively discussion! For ages 18 and up.

Story Time “Toys”
Thursday, January 12 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Young and Restless “Painting Fun”
Thursday, January 12 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
How many different ways can we paint? For 3 to 7 year old children.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, January 12 - 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 Wanberg-Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

Book of the Month
Friday, January 13 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Kelley Rouse and Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University. This month join us for The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.

Family Game Day
Saturday, January 14 - 11 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Come play family-friendly games, giant sized! For all ages

Break Your Resolutions Cooking Class
Monday, January 16 - 11 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get ready to celebrate National Break Your New Year's Resolution Day (January 17th) as we teach you how to make some delicious desserts.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, January 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. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Birthday
Monday, January 16, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Tuesday, January 17 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question? Need a little refresher? Share your experience. Drop in to the
intermediate session of the iPad Chicks with Marcia Balestri. Men are welcome.

Story Time “Pigs”
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Pigs are AWESOME! Prepare your best piggy oinks and join us for fun books and crafts. For 2-to-5 year-old children.

Play Time
Tuesday, January 17 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, January 18 - 10 am -3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs representative, Michelle Licata, is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm. No appointment necessary. For more information please call 410-713-3482.

Play Time
Wednesday, January 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Shapes”
Thursday, January 19 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Writing for Wellness
Thursday, January 19 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
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. This program is facilitated by Ashley Lewis.

Adult Coloring- Coloring Zen
Thursday, January 19 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join us for this fun and therapeutic activity! Supplies provided.

Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all teens! This is YOUR library too! Join our Teen Advisory Group to help plan teen programs and events. For teens aged 12-18.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, January 19 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience.

Berlin Book of the Month Club
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

"EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

UNTIL TODAY
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?"

Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of the books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

STEM PM
Friday, January 20 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Science, technology, engineering & math activities. For children 8 years old & up