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Calendar of Events


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
Monday, January 23 - 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.


Snowflake Making
Monday, January 23 - 4:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Make your own unique snowflakes and help us decorate the library with them. For children ages 5 to 13.

Young and Restless “Painting Fun”
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
How many different ways can we paint? For children aged 3 to 7 years.

Story Yoga
Tuesday, January 24 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Inspire your little ones to move and learn through interactive books that introduce them to yoga moves. For 3 to 5 year old children

Women Talking About Women Book Club
Tuesday, January 24 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments, attitudes, challenges, etc. Selections are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.
Today’s selection is Women's Myths and is brought to you by poet and author Ellen Sullivan.


Ocean Pines Evening Book Club
Tuesday, January 24 - 6:30- 8:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.The selection this month is The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Story Time “Teddy Bears”
Wednesday, January 25 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children

An Afternoon with Ben Franklin
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Actor Brian Patrick Mulligan impersonates Ben Franklin in this entertaining program of history, theater, and humor.

Family Night - Secret Agents
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Pick your secret agent name, break a code, and hunt for clues! Drop in for fun for the whole family!

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “The Weight of Water” by Anita Shreve
Wednesday, January 25 - 5:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres ranging from science fiction to historical, classics to YA - facilitated by Cassandra Dasher, Snow Hill library staff. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill branch in advance.

Play Time
Thursday, January 26 - 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.

Story Time “Hair”
Thursday, January 26 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 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!

Movie Matinee & Craft
Saturday, January 28 - 11 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Family-friendly movies and themed crafts.

Fun Finger Foods!
Saturday, January 28 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come learn how to make fun finger foods and enjoy eating your creations. All ages are welcome.

Story Time “Art”
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Anyone can make art! Listen to stories about art, and then get your hands dirty with some finger paint! For 2-to-5 year-old children.

Make-n-Take Crafts
Tuesday, January 31 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Make a fun craft to bring home. All supplies provided. For 2 to 5 year old children

Make & Take Cart “Star Decorations”
All through February
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Make and Take Cart will feature supplies to make your own Star Decorations.

Young and Restless “Construction Zone”
Wednesday, February 1 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come build with our great construction materials! For 3 to 7 year old children

E-Readers and the Library
Wednesday, February 1, 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.

Yoga
Thursdays, February 2, 9, & 16 - 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.

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

Play Time
Thursday, February 2 - 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.

Writing for Wellness
Thursday, February 2 - 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.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, February 2 - 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.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Friday, February 3 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from
each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. Men are welcome.


Write it! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, February 4, 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.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, February 6 - 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.

Curiosity Club
Monday, February 6, 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.

Sit-N-Stitch
Monday, February 6 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Drop in and join others for an evening of knitting, crocheting, and other needle arts. Sit, stitch, share ideas, meet new friends and connect with old ones! Please bring your own materials.

Story Time “Weather”
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Why is it cloudy? Why is it sunny? What’s the weather like today? Explore these questions and more during our weather story time! For 2-to-5 year-old children.

Lap Time
Tuesday, February 7 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Family Night! “Super Hero Night!”
Tuesday, February 7 - 5:30 PM
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come and make super hero masks as a family. Read some great comics and enjoy super hero themed snacks. For children at least 3 years old and up, with their caregivers.

Story Time “Love”
Wednesday, February 8 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children

Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Wednesday, February 8 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
What recent technology is available for use in finding records and missing relatives? Tablets, scanners, social media and other recent innovations will be discussed. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014 to register.


Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, February 8 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets bi-monthly, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, to discuss major foreign policy issues. Study guide is provided. Register by February 1 to pick up study guides or call 410-208-4014. Facilitated by Jim Young


Ocean City Book of the Month- The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Wednesday, February 8 - 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.


Mindfulness and Meditation
Wednesday, February 8 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Loving-kindness is a meditation practiced by Buddhists to develop the mental habit of selfless and altruistic love.
This is a 3-week course on the practices of mindful living taught by Dr. Cindy Roman.


Literary Alliance
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Young Adult genre often introduces complex ideas. Come together for a lively discussion! For ages 15 and up.

Young and Restless “Construction Zone”
Thursday, February 9 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Come build with our great construction materials! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Story Time “All Washed Up”
Thursday, February 9 - 10 :30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, February 9 - 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!

Ocean Pines Book of the Month
Friday, February 10 - 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. The selection this month is Neverhome by Laird Hunt.Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


February Board of Trustees Meeting
February 13, 2017 (meeting date changed from Feb. 14) - 9:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, February 13 - 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.


Wine Glass Painting
Monday, February 13 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Gear up for Valentine's Day (or any day for that matter!) and decorate your own wine glass. Please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818 to register, only 15 participants for this program. All materials provided.

Pine Needle Basket Weaving
Monday, February 13 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Learn the ancient art of pine needle basket weaving with Native American artist Dawn Manyfeathers. Registration is required. All materials are supplied.

STEAM PM “Construction Zone”
Monday, February 13 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Engineering at its best! Come see what you can build with us. For children 6 years old and up.

iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Tuesday, February 14 - 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.


Play Time
Tuesday, February 14, 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.

Lap Time
Tuesday, February 14 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Play Time
Wednesday, February 15 - 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.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, February 15 - 10 am to 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.


Drawing a Human Face
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn the techniques of drawing a realistic human face with artist Michael Carmean. Our class is three hours in length, and all materials are supplied.

Mindfulness and Meditation
Wednesday, February 15 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Loving-kindness is a meditation practiced by Buddhists to develop the mental habit of selfless and altruistic love. This is a 3-week course on the practices of mindful living taught by Dr. Cindy Roman.


Story Time “Dinosaurs”
Thursday, February 16 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Young and Restless “Construction Zone”
Thursday, February 16 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come build with our great construction materials! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Writing for Wellness
Thursday, February 16 - 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.

Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, February 16, 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, February 16 - 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.

A Weekend for Aliens
Friday, February 17- Saturday February 18 - All Day
Ocean City Branch
Find out more about this event.

Berlin Book of the Month Club
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, by Kate Larson

"They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference.

Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family.

Major new sources — Rose Kennedy’s diaries and correspondence, school and doctors' letters, and exclusive family interviews — bring Rosemary alive as a girl adored but left far behind by her competitive siblings. Kate Larson reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then — as the family’s standing reached an apex — the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three, and the family's complicity in keeping the secret.

Rosemary delivers a profoundly moving coda: JFK visited Rosemary for the first time while campaigning in the Midwest; she had been living isolated in a Wisconsin institution for nearly twenty years. Only then did the siblings understand what had happened to Rosemary and bring her home for loving family visits. It was a reckoning that inspired them to direct attention to the plight of the disabled, transforming the lives of millions."

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.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, February 20 - 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.

Presidents’ Day
Monday, February 20, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time “Teeth”
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
The average child has 28 teeth. How many do you have? Joins us and learn about growing teeth, losing teeth, and cleaning teeth. For 2-to-5 year-old children.

Lap Time
Tuesday, February 21 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.


Story Time “Your Teeth”
Wednesday, February 22 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children

Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, February 22 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meets bi-monthly, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, to discuss major foreign policy issues. Study guide is provided.
Register by February 1 to pick up study guides or call 410-208-4014. Facilitated by Jim Young.


Mindfulness and Meditation
Wednesday, February 22 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Loving-kindness is a meditation practiced by Buddhists to develop the mental habit of selfless and altruistic love. This is a 3-week course on the practices of mindful living taught by Dr. Cindy Roman.


Family Night - Archeology
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
What is archeology? Dig in for crafts, experiments, and books about this fascinating subject; you’ll never know what you might find!

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs
Wednesday, February 22 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres ranging from science fiction to historical, classics to YA - facilitated by Cassandra Dasher, Snow Hill library staff. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill Branch in advance.

Play Time
Thursday, February 23 - 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.

Story Time “Dental Health”
Thursday, February 23 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 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!

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Friday, February 24 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Experience the beauty and humanity of arts and culture up close and personal. For the month of February, all works featured are by African American choreographers. Students become engaged in an enriching visual experience, join in audience participation and engage in a question and answer session.

Kids Line Dancing
Saturday, February 25 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Instructor Mary McCormick will be coming to the Ocean City Branch to teach us some circle, line, and partner dances. Ages 5 and up please!

Drawing a Human Face
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn the techniques of drawing a realistic human face with artist Michael Carmean. Our class is three hours in length, and all materials are supplied.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, February 27 - 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.


Young and Restless “Construction Zone”
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Come build with our great construction materials! For children aged 3 to 7 years.

Women Talking About Women Book Club
Tuesday, February 28 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments,
attitudes, challenges, etc. Selections are available at the Ocean Pines Branch in advance of the program. The selection this month is Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.
This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.


Ocean Pines Evening Book Club
Tuesday, February 28 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. The selection this month is Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Friday, March 10 - 10 am- 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from
each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. Men are welcome.


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

April Board of Trustees Meeting
April 11, 2017 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meetings are open to the public.

Good Friday
Friday, April 14, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Saturday after Good Friday
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

In-Service Training
Friday, April 21, 2017 - Branches closed from 9 am - 1 pm
Branches will open from 1 - 5 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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