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Calendar of Events


Crafty Saturday Make & Take
Saturday, November 18 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create something wonderful with fun supplies provided by the library! For all ages.

Teen Time: Bad Art
Saturday, November 18 - 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
We bring the supplies, you bring your imagination! Whoever can make the “worst” piece of art will win a prize!

Sensory Story Time
Saturday, November 18 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for an inclusive story time designed to bring youngsters of all ages and abilities to the library. Hear a story, sing songs and make a craft. Please register for this program by calling 410-632-3495. Siblings, families and caretakers are all welcome.

Coffee and Coloring
Monday, November 20 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come join us for a relaxing coloring session! Coffee will be provided by Coastal Drug and Cafe.

Lap Time
Monday, November 20 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Gourd Ornaments
Monday, November 20 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
We will design and make ornaments from small gourds. This program is presented by Dawn Manyfeathers.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, November 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. This week’s selection is Soren Kierkegaard’s “The Knight of Faith.”

Board Game Demo
Monday, November 20 - 4 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Interested in learning a new board game? Come hang out and play a game provided by Phoenix Rising Games and Comics.


Story Time “Giving Thanks”
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time
Tuesday, November 21 - 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.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies.

Soothing Stories “Our Farm”
Tuesday, November 21 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities. Our Farm will teach compassion and patience.

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

Story Time “Pizza”
Wednesday, November 22 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

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

Writing for Wellness
Monday, November 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.


Virtual Reality @ the Library
Monday, November 27 - 4 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Experience virtual reality using Playstation VR powered by PS4. This program series is brought
to you by the generous support of Abundant Life Apostolic Church, the Delmarva Discovery Center,
the Hickman family, Jaqueline B Gordon & Tyson Food Inc. Thank you for your support!
For ages 12 & up.


Young and Restless “Crazy Science Lab”
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Experiment with us! Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Tot Time: Active Play for Active Toddlers
Tuesday, November 28 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Active free play program to get toddlers up and moving. This program helps support the
60 minutes of play each day initiative. For 1 to 3 year old children.

Junk Journaling
Tuesday, November 28 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
A junk journal is a handmade book made up of recycled items such as papers from magazines, brochures, patterned paper, music sheets, envelopes, packaging, brown paper bags, maps, greeting cards, post cards, and doilies, to name a few. The book covers can be made from cereal boxes, old book covers or any hard card boards. The popularity of these expressions of self is spiraling across the country!

Family Night! “Special Deliveries”
Tuesday, November 28 - 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Letters have been a way of communicating and expressing gratitude towards each other. Come writer a letter to a solider or to someone else you care about. We will decorate our letters and get them sent overseas to be read by real soldiers! Refreshments will be provided.

Story Time “Cooking”
Wednesday, November 29 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
Wednesday, November 29 - 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.

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

Story Time “My Favorite Story is—”
Thursday, November 30 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Life Hacks to Change Your Life
Thursday, November 30 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Ever have to do a tedious task and think "I wish there was an easier way to do this!"? Come learn how to put common household items and trash to use to help make your life easier.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join our popular and lively chat as we discuss our favorite good reads and get some great ideas!

Family Night “Holiday Centerpieces”
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make a centerpiece for your holiday table. Fun for the whole family.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, November 30 - 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.

Make & Take Cart “Gift Tags”
All through December
Ocean City Branch
Find out more about this event.

Letters to Santa
December 1st thru the 8th
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Drop by the Pocomoke Branch Library and write a letter to Santa. Leave it in the special box sent from the North Pole. The library will send the box back to Santa and he will personally answer your letter! All supplies provided.

Fiber Friends
Friday, December 1 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Laptime
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:30 am
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Feel Good Friday “Book BINGO”
Friday, December 1 - 4pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come have fun with our Feel Good Friday program, “Book Bingo”. We will be playing for new fiction and nonfiction hardbacks. One bingo card per person.

Family Library Day
Saturday, December 2 - 9 am- 12 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Spend the day at the library! Decorate your own library bag for carrying books, make a bookmark, play some games and participate in various activities. Fun for the whole family.

Crafty Saturday
Saturday, December 2 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create holiday themed crafts provided by the library! For all ages.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing projects. Structure includes critiques and appreciation, market leads and writing exercises. Drop-ins welcome!

Teen Time: STEM
Saturday, December 2 - 11 am- 1pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for some fun STEM experiments! For teens.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Monday, December 4 - 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.



Lap Time
Monday, December 4 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

The Digital Library and You
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Books and magazines for your e-reader, audiobooks and music for your player, movies and TV for your leisure; and all free to download from the comfort of your own home. Visit the library with your library card and device to get started!

Ireland: Up Close and Personal
Monday, December 4 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join presenters Mike and Victoria Healy and learn about the history, culture and traditions of Ireland. The Healys make annual trips to Ireland and will share their treasured photography and videos with us.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, December 4 - 2:30 - 4pm
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 “It’s C-o-l-d Outside!”
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Junk Journal Junkies
Tuesday, December 5 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Swap and share supplies and ideas with a fun group of friends each month for Junk Journaling, an art form of altered books that is sweeping the nation!

Reindeer Games
Tuesday, December 5 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Holiday Science, art and fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Smith Island Cake Making Demo
Tuesday, December 5 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Lisa Evans, a Smith Island native, will demonstrate how to make a famous Smith Island cake from start to finish. Be prepared to taste the end result!

Soothing Stories “The Snowman”
Tuesday, December 5 - 4:30pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities.

Reindeer Games
Wednesday, December 6 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Holiday science, art, and fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

A Bruder Hill Holiday: Celebrate Fashion
Wednesday, December 6 - 2:00 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Friends from Bruder Hill Boutique in Berlin will show us how to dress and accessorize for those fun holiday parties
and events. Among other fashion tips, we will learn how to wear scarves and jewelry to accentuate any outfit.



Sit-N-Stitch
Wednesay, December 6 - 5 - 7 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.

Play Time
Thursday, December 7 - 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 “Ships”
Thursday, December 7 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Lap Time
Thursday, December 7 - 3:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old


“We Love a Mystery” Book Club
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

Pocomoke Book of the Month: Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Thursday, December 7 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

Fiber Friends
Friday, December 8 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Lap Time
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month: The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips
Friday, December 8 - 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. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Boredom Busters: Mazes
Friday, December 8 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Beat the dullness of cold winter days with fun off-screen activities. For ages 8 & up.

Rock Painting
Friday, December 8 - 4 - 6 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of rock painting fun! We will supply the rocks and painting supplies, but feel free to bring your own rock to paint, if you prefer. All ages are welcome.

Crafty Saturday
Saturday, December 9 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create holiday themed crafts provided by the library! For all ages.

Dollar Store Crafting
Saturday, December 9 - 11 am- 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
You don’t need to spend a fortune this holiday season to give someone a special gift. Stop by anytime between 11 am and 3 pm to make some Holiday inspired crafts with craft supplies, recycled materials, and old Christmas cards. This program is intended for adult patrons; however, older children and teens may participate!

Scrap-booking Day
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Bring your scrap-booking supplies and share our materials to organize and plan your scrapbooks.

STEM “Volcanoes”
Saturday, December 9 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn all about volcano geology and historic volcanoes. Make a volcano in a cup.
For children 6 years old & up.



An Herbal Holiday
Saturday, December 9 - 11 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join Michaela Eggers and learn how to make unique gifts using herbs for health and healing.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, December 11 - 1:30- 3:00 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 “Holiday Cards that Light Up”
Monday, December 11 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Create a card and design a circuit that will light it up! For children 6 years old and up.

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

Play Time
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys!
For infant to 5 year old children.


Story Time “Gingerbread”
Tuesday, December 12 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

A Bruderhill Holiday: Celebrate Fashion
Tuesday, December 12 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Friends from Bruderhill Boutique in Berlin will show us how to dress and accessorize for those fun holiday parties and events. Among other fashion tips we will learn how to wear scarves and jewelry to accentuate any outfit.

Coffee Hour
Tuesday, December 12 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Find out what your friends and neighbors are reading! Join us at the library on the second Tuesday of every month for coffee from The Daily Brew Coffeehouse in Snow Hill, refreshments and casual conversation on our favorite books and authors.

STEM Family Night “Electricity”
Tuesday, December 12 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family!

Story Time “Penguins”
Wednesday, December 13 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Best for children 2 to 5 years old but all are welcome!

Lap Time
Wednesday, December 13 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For children under two and their caregivers.

Coffee & Coloring
Wednesday, December 13 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Coloring is a relaxing and therapeutic pastime that has become a popular way for adults to relieve stress. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, refreshments, and unwind with us for our Coffee & Coloring program, second Wednesday of the month. No registration required. Adults only please.

Holiday Entertaining on an Affordable Budget
Wednesday, December 13 - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn how to wow your guests with these tips and tricks to make your get together stand out above the rest. Deborah Lee Walker, a contributing writer for Ocean City Today writes a weekly culinary column, Food For Thought, and will share her expertise with us. Be prepared to take lots of notes!


Ireland: Up Close and Personal
Wednesday, December 13 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join presenters Mike and Victoria Healy and learn about the history, culture and traditions of Ireland.
The Healys make annual trips to Ireland and will share their treasured photography and videos with us.



Gift Wrapping 101
Wednesday, December 13 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join Denise Wagner and learn the basics of gift wrapping from measuring techniques to bow making. Bring a gift and some wrapping paper with you for hands on learning. Registration necessary. Please call the Pocomoke Branch at 410-957-0787 to register for this program.

Genealogy Workshop: Internet Resources
Thursday, December 14 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
What techniques and strategies should we use to find our ancestors on the internet? What resources are available to us and how can we use them? Tom Dempsey will show us how to unlock the power of the internet in our search for ancestors. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or a tablet. Pre-registration is required: please call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014.

Story Time “Mr. and Mrs. Santa”
Thursday, December 14 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for a fun visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa. For two to five year old children.

Reindeer Games
Thursday, December 14 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Holiday Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

An Herbal Holiday: Gift Making
Thursday, December 14 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Everyone loves a homemade gift - especially during the holiday season. Come learn how to make unique and personalized gifts using herbs for health and healing. From lotions and soaps to cordials and spiced vinegars, you can create beautiful and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. Presented by Michaela Eggers.

Smith Island Cake Making Demo
Thursday, December 14 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Lisa Evans, a Smith Island native, will demonstrate how to make a famous Smith Island Cake from start to finish. Be prepared to taste the end result!

Coffee and Coloring
Friday, December 15 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come join us for a relaxing coloring session! Coffee will be provided.

Fiber Friends
Friday, December 15 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Lap Time
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.


Rollin’ with Essentail Oils
Friday, December 15 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn to blend essential oils specific to your needs. We will make roller balls of oils for calmness, muscle pain, headaches, and much more. This class is presented by Christina Bowie. Limit of 15 participants. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

December Holidays Across Cultures
Friday, December 15 - 6 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Explore different cultural celebrations and traditions from around the world with crafts and various activities. Some dishes will be provided but feel free to bring your own cultural dish to share! Fun for the whole family.

Crafty Saturday
Saturday, December 16 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create holiday themed crafts provided by the library! For all ages.

Christmas Party sponsored by Friends of the Ocean City Library
Saturday, December 16 - 11 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come celebrate the Christmas season at our Friends of the Ocean City Library Christmas party. We will have holiday crafts, snacks, and special treats for all ages!

Lap Time
Monday, December 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

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



Story Time “Happy Holidays”
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time
Tuesday, December 19 - 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.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies.

Soothing Stories “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?”
Tuesday, December 19 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities.

Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 20 - all day
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Help us celebrate the holiday season by dropping in on our open house. We will provide light holiday refreshments, and feel free to bring a sweet, favorite recipe, or just yourself! This event is open to all patrons, friends, and volunteers of the library.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, December 20 - 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.