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Calendar of Events


Events In May


MAke & Take Cart
All through May
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Make and Take cart will feature supplies to decorate your own Race Car! One per person please, located in the teen area.

Beginning Computer Instruction
Monday, May 1 - 10 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
This class will teach the participant to learn basic computer skills, set up an email account and navigate the internet. Please register at the Snow Hill Branch by calling 410-632-3495.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Monday, May 1 - 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.

The Digital Library and You
Monday, May 1, 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!

Great Books Discussion
Monday, May 1 - 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.

Geoboard It!
Monday, May 1 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Let out your creativity with this fun freestyle STEAM activity. For ages 12 & up.

Tot Time: Active Play for Active Toddlers
Tuesday, May 2 - 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 children 18 months to 3 years old.

American Belly Dance Demonstration with Live Klezmer Music
Tuesday, May 2 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
We take you back in time with live Klezmer music by musicians, Frank Nanna and Carol Wolick as we watch American Belly Dancing performed by Rose MacGregor.

Family Night! “My Name Flower Garden”
Tuesday, May 2 - 5-6:30 PM
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come anytime between 5 and 6:30 to spend time as a family at the library. For May we will make a My Name Flower Garden! All supplies included as well as refreshments. Best for children 3 and up but all are welcome.

Story Time “5 Little Monkeys”
Wednesday, May 3 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Exploring Our World”
Thursday, May 4 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time
Thursday, May 4 - 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.

Gardening Lab “Edible Plants”
Friday, May 5 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
CANCELLED due to weather as this was an outdoor gardening project. Get dirt under your nails with fun hands-on projects. For children 8 years old and up.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take “Mother’s Day”
Saturday, May 6 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come in and make a card or gift for your mom. For all ages.

Write It! Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, May 6, 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, market leads and writing exercises.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, May 8 - 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.

Learn to Self Publish
Monday, May 8 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Published author Michael Healy will teach how to self-publish your work and sell it on Amazon and other websites.

Geoboard It!
Monday, May 8 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Let out your creativity with this fun freestyle STEAM activity. For ages 12 & up.

STEAM PM “Plants and Insects”
Monday, May 8 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Explore local plants and helpful and pesky insects with the Lower Shore Land Trust. Science, Art and Fun for children 6 years old and up.

May Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Meetings are open to the public. Please click here to download agenda.

Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 9 - 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. For more information contact Jim Young at 410-208-4014. Facilitated by Jim Young.

Playtime
Tuesday, May 9, 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 “Down on the Farm”
Tuesday, May 9 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Stories, songs and activities! For infants to 2 year old children.

Lap Time
Tuesday, May 9 - 1:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Coffee Hour
Tuesday, May 9 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Find out what your friends and neighbors are reading! Join us the second Tuesday of every month for refreshments and casual conversation on our favorite books and authors.

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

Ocean City Book of the Month- Never Let Me Go by Kazmo Ishiguro
Wednesday, May 10 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cher Grazier. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Ocean City Branch.

One-on-One Family History Assistance
Wednesday, May 10 - 1-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Have you ever wondered where you come from or who your ancestors were? Learn how to trace your family history during a one-on-one session. Call Ashley Jones to make an appointment at 410-632-5622. Appointments must be made in advance and and slots are available from 1-4 pm.

Literary Alliance
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Do you love books, and talking about books? Each month we’ll talk about what we’ve been reading and dive deep into the book of the month. This month we’ll be discussing The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie. For everyone 18 and up.

Story Time “Opposites”
Thursday, May 11 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, May 11 - 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!

Writing for Wellness
Thursday, May 11 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Are you suffering from an illness or grieving the loss of a loved one? Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences is therapeutic and promotes physical and emotional healing. Writing exercises are used to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience is necessary. This class is facilitated by Ashley Jones.

Herbal Health & Healing
Thursday, May 11 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Are you interested in getting back to the "roots" of health and wellness? Join Michaela Eggers and
learn how five familiar and easy to grow plants can form the backbone of your family's medicine chest and
first aid kit.


Animation After Hours
Thursday, May 11 - 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.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month
Friday, May 12 - 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 A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take
Saturday, May 13 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come in and show us how crafty you can be with our supplies! The cart will be located in the children's area all day.

Family Game Day
Saturday, May 13 - 11 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Come play family-friendly board games, giant-sized! Fun for all ages.

Robotics
Saturday, May 13 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Explore, design, build, and program your very own robot. For ages 7 and over.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Monday, May 15 - 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, May 15 - 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, May 15 - 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.

Geoboard It!
Monday, May 15 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Let out your creativity with this fun freestyle STEAM activity. For ages 12 & up.

Curiosity Club “Astronomy”
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Explore all aspects of STEAM in our monthly after school club! Be ready for fun experiments, crafts, and other hands-on experiences. This month we’ll be learning about astronomy. For 9 to 13 year olds.

Story Time “Music”
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time
Tuesday, May 16 - 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.

Lap Time
Tuesday, May 16 - 1:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Golden Age of Documentaries
Tuesday, May 16 - 5-7 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come join us on the third Tuesday of every month to explore the world of
documentary film. We will examine clips from leading directors and watch provocative, passionate, and vibrant subject matter. Stay after for lively discussions.
Led by Debra Heft.


Play Time
Wednesday, May 17 - 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.

Genealogy Workshop: From Basics to Research
Wednesday, May 17 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
These lessons will include a brief session of instruction followed by a time for questions and answers as well as discussion about any topic concerning genealogy. This session you will learn about which websites are the best for fee and free. We will explore some of these websites and see how they work. Bring a laptop or computer. Pre-registration is required. Call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014 to register.


Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, May 17 - 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.

Story Time “Chickens”
Thursday, May 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

“Creepy Crawlies”
Thursday, May 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Science and Art activities with Spiders and Bugs. For 3 to 7 year old children.

Adult Coloring Zen
Thursday, May 18 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join us for a therapeutic and fun activity! Supplies provided.

Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, May 18, 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 12 to 18 year olds.


Animation After Hours
Thursday, May 18 - 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.

Lucy’s Spring Cleaning & The Bickersons
Thursday, May 18 - 7 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
We take you back to the days when the family gathered to hear radio shows before there was television. Laugh out loud and enjoy the antics of Lucy and The Bickersons!

Berlin Book of the Month - Darkest Child, by Delores Phillips
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of the books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

Gardening with Ginny
Friday, May 19 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn about seeds, how they germinate, grow, and transplant. Then, get dirty while creating seed balls! All supplies will be provided.

Natural Science Exploratorium UPDATED LOCATION: Pocomoke Cypress Park
Friday, May 19 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join us for a nature hunt! Space is limited and children must be accompanied by an adult. For further details
and to register for the program please call the Pocomoke Branch at 410-957-0878. For children 8 years old and up.

Stop Motion Saturday
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Make your own puppets and backgrounds, and then use JellyCam to make your very own stop-motion animation movie! For all ages.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take
Saturday, May 20 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come in and show us how crafty you can be with our supplies! The cart will be located in the children's area all day.

Pocomoke Library Bazaar
Saturday, May 20 - 9 am- 1pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join us for a day of yard sales, craft vendors and local author signings. If you are interested in setting up a table
for this event, please call the Pocomoke Branch at 410-957-0878. $5.00 to reserve a spot.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, May 22 - 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.

Geoboard It!
Monday, May 22 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Let out your creativity with this fun freestyle STEAM activity. For ages 12 & up.

Frankie Nanna and The Dukes of Delmarva Featuring Benjamin Simmons on Saxophone Jazz Concert
Monday, May 22 - 7 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Musician Frankie Nanna plays piano for the Maryland all state Jazz Band and the National Jazz Workshop All Stars who perform at the Kennedy Center in March.

Young and Restless “Creepy Crawlies”
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Science and art activities with spiders and bugs. For 3 to 7 year old children.

Lap Time
Tuesday, May 23 - 1:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Women Talking about Women
Tuesday, May 23 - 2-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us each month for reading selections based on women, their accomplishments, attitudes, challenges, etc. The selection for this month is A Call To Action by Jimmy Carter. Selections are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch. This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

The Earhart Enigma: Retracing Amelia’s Last Flight
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Winner of the 2013 Silver Medal for the General Nonfiction Florida Book Award, The Earhart Enigma tells the exciting and dramatic fate of Amelia Earhart as told through eye-witness accounts, interviews, archives and documents never before in print. In 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Frank Noonan, vanished as the world watched. Speculation ran rampant, and most assumed that they had crash-landed into the ocean and perished. But did they? With more than thirteen years of painstaking international research, Dave Horner brings into focus Earhart’s final days.

Story Time “Ocean Animals”
Wednesday, May 24 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Ocean Pines Evening Book Club
Wednesday, May 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 Life We Buryby Allen Askens.
This series is led by Dana Rosenfeld.

Foreign Policy Key Issues: Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 24 - 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. For more information contact Jim Young at 410-208-4014. Facilitated by Jim Young.


Making Jewelry from Sea Glass
Wednesday, May 24 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Turn fun pieces of sea glass into beautiful wearable art. Learn how to wrap sea glass for earrings, rings and pendants. Bring some of your found treasures and learn what bottles they may have come from.
Limit of 15 participants. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.


Play Time
Thursday, May 25 - 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 “My Pal”
Thursday, May 25 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Writing For Wellness
Thursday, May 25 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Are you suffering from an illness or grieving the loss of a loved one? Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences is therapeutic and promotes physical and emotional healing. Writing exercises are used to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience is necessary. This class is facilitated by Ashley Jones.

Top of the World
Thursday, May 25 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in Greenland? Join Jeremy Eggers, former Air Force Officer, and hear
a firsthand account of a year spent living and working at the Thule Air Force Base, working public affairs and international
relations during a critical time in the base's history.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, May 25, 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!

End of the Year Hogwarts Party!
Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27 - All day!
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of Summer Reading with a party at Hogwarts! We transform the Ocean City Library into Hogwarts Great Hall. We will have crafts, programs, and activities all weekend long, for all ages.

Minecraft “Survival Challenge”
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Using the popular video game Minecraft, we’ll work together to make awesome stuff.
For 9 to 13 year olds.


Minecraft Challenge “Survival Challenge”
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Using the popular video game Minecraft, we’ll work together to make awesome stuff.
For 9 to 13 year olds.


Art Studio “String Art”
Friday, May 26 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Learn how to draw, paint and create with professional artist Dale Rohl. For children 8 years old and up.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take
Saturday, May 27 - All Day
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come in and show us how crafty you can be with our supplies! The cart will be located in the children's area all day.

Build It
Saturday, May 27 - 11 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Fun, family friendly, build-it-yourself activities for all ages!

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

Story Time “Moon and Stars”
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Tot Time: Active Play for Active Toddlers
Tuesday, May 30 - 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 children 18 months to 3 years old.

Understanding Lyme Disease
Tuesday, May 30 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Marilyn Williams of the Delmarva Lyme Disease Association will be joining us to discuss Lyme disease and to help the public gain an understanding of the disease and treatments available.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Wednesday, May 31 - 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.

Story Time “Summer Fun”
Wednesday, May 31 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Sweets-N-Greets
Wednesday, May 31 - 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Pick a dessert recipe from a cookbook on display at the library, prepare the dessert, and bring it to share with the group. Meet new people while trying and discussing sweet treats.

Family Night - Out of This World!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for crafts, experiments, and learning about what is out there beyond the Earth! Fun for the whole family!

Family Night - Out of This World!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for crafts, experiments, and learning about what is out there beyond the Earth! Fun for the whole family!

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Emily Danforth
Wednesday, May 31 - 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.