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Calendar of Events


Events In October


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

The Digitial Library and You
Monday, October 2, 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!

Local Genealogy with M.K. Miles
Monday, October 2 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Renowned genealogist M.K. Miles will join us to showcase his “Miles Files” and do demos of Ancestry Live. Miles, who has researched the genealogy of many of the families of the Eastern Shore for more than 30 years, is the author of the “Miles Files” which is housed online at the Eastern Shore Public Library, boasts a list of 60,000 names.

Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 2 - 2:30-4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. This week’s selection is Herman Melville’s short story “Billy Budd.”

Creative Writing Meet-Up
Monday, October 2 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Get inspired, share ideas, learn about contests, and offer friendly critiques. Will work on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Also, pizza. For ages 13-18. Call 410-524-1818 and ask for Brittney if you are interested in joining!

Story Time “Birthdays”
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Young & restless “Our Community”
Tuesday, October 3 - 10:30 AM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Learn about people and places in our community. For children 3-7 years old

Soothing Stories “Wemberly Worried”
Tuesday, October 3 - 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. Get some great calming techniques to use at home as well!


American Belly Dance Course
Tuesday, October 3 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
In this six week course you will learn the basic moves of American Belly Dance. American Belly Dance was created by combining several ethnic cultural moves from Greece and Egypt and uses the core muscles of our bodies. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Young and Restless “Our Community”
Wednesday, October 4 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Learn about people and places in our community. For 3 to 7 year old children.

Basic Computer Training
Wednesday, October 4 - 11:00 AM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Class includes basics such as starting up and shutting down a PC, how to use the task bar and basic e-mail instruction. registration is necessary for this program and space is limited. Please call the Pocomoke Branch to sign up.

Mindfulness and Meditation
Wednesday, October 4 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Want to learn how to be calmer, more focused and less stressed? Join us in this 6-session workshop on Mindfulness and Meditation. Combining information, discussion, and practice, we will learn together how to be more “present” in our everyday lives.


Sit-N-Stitch
Wednesday, October 4 - 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.

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Our Open Mic event is an opportunity for artists of all genres (musicians, poets, comedians, rappers, and others) to gather and share their talents with each other and their audience, and to build an understanding and acceptance of the diversity that is ART. Join us as an artist or an appreciator; all are welcome! (Artists: ground rules will apply.) Please call the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650 for details. Hosted by Ashley Cuffee.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Thursday, October 5 - 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.


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

Lap Time
Thursday, October 5 - 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, October 5, 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- One Maryland One Book: Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
Thursday, October 5 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

Animation After Hours- CANCELLED
Thursday, October 5 - 6:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
We apologize this program has been cancelled. Check back for future dates.

Ballycastle Knits
Friday, October 6 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Victoria Christie-Healy, the club organizer has been knitting since childhood. Victoria and her husband and business partner Mike Healy relocated to Ocean Pines in March of 2015. Her career as a knitting teacher started at the Reston Community Center in 2009 and grew over the next four years to several other community centers in Northern Virginia. She has taught several hundred women (and some men) how to knit. She conducts several knitting retreats a year in Ireland.

Feel Good Friday: Pink Party!
Friday, October 6 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for a very special Feel Good Friday as we come together as a community to celebrate breast cancer survivors, remember loved ones, and support women and families currently fighting. Wear your best pink attire! Refreshments and guest speakers will be attendance. Please RSVP at 410-524-1818.

Gardening Lab: Plants Under Cover
Friday, October 6 - 3:30 pm
Location: Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of the book are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.
Get dirt under your nails with fun hands-on projects. For children 8 years old and up.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take “Autumn”
Saturday, October 7 - 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.

Global Cardboard Challenge
Saturday, October 7 - 9:00 AM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Transform the meeting room into your own mini golf course using cardboard and various other supplies provided. Fun for the whole family.

Global Cardboard Challenge
Saturday, October 7 - 10 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Unleash your imagination as you create anything you can think of using cardboard!

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, October 7, 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!

Cardboard Challenge “Cardboard Maze”
Saturday, October 7 - 10:00 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Inspired by Caine's Arcade, we will be creating a cardboard maze! We'll provide the cardboard and tools, you provide the creativity!
For children ages 7 and up.

Cardboard Challenge
Saturday, October 7 - 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that you have to stop building a better world! Join us for our cardboard challenge where you can put your imagination to the test and build something wonderful using our supplies.

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. Agenda is available here.

Play Time
Tuesday, October 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 5 year old children.


iPad Chicks—Intermediate
Tuesday, October 10 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Got a question about your iPad or iPhone? 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: Not So Scary Stories
Tuesday, October 10 - 10:30 AM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
For children 2-5 years old

Coffee Hour
Tuesday, October 10 - 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 “Autumn”
Tuesday, October 10 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy STEM books, crafts, and activities! Snacks and drinks provided.

American Belly Dance Course
Tuesday, October 10 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
In this six week course you will learn the basic moves of American Belly Dance. American Belly Dance was created by combining several ethnic cultural moves from Greece and Egypt and uses the core muscles of our bodies. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Story Time “Let’s Play Pretend”
Wednesday, October 11 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Ocean City Book of the Month- One Maryland One Book: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Wednesday, October 11 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us each month for a lively book discussion. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean City Branch.

Arm Knitting
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn how to knit using nothing but your arms. No tools or knitting needles are used to create fabulous crafted pieces using just . . . yarn!
Participants should bring two skeins of number 6 bulk yarn.

Mindfulness and Meditation
Wednesday, October 11 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Want to learn how to be calmer, more focused and less stressed? Join us in this 6-session workshop on Mindfulness and Meditation. Combining information, discussion, and practice, we will learn together how to be more “present” in our everyday lives.


Cooks-N-Books
Wednesday, October 11 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Choose a recipe from the selected cookbook (located at the library), prepare the dish and bring it to share and discuss with the group. A great way to meet new people and swap recipes.

Geo Board It!
Wednesday, October 11 - 4:00 PM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Let out your creativity with this fun STEM activity. For ages 12 & up

Genealogy Workshop: U.S. Census Records
Thursday, October 12 - 10 am -12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
How can you use census records to help your genealogy research? How do you track down those obscure records that you need to complete your tree? Tom Dempsey will answer your questions and help you with your search. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or a tablet. Pre-registration is required, call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014 to register.


Young and Restless “Our Community”
Thursday, October 12 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Learn about people and places in our community. For 3 to 7 year old children.

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

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, October 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!

Writing for Wellness
Thursday, October 12 - 2:00 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 of creative expression. No prior writing experience is necessary.

Gourd Ornaments
Thursday,October 12 - 2:00 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
We will design and make ornaments from small gourds. This program is presented by Dawn Manyfeathers.

Lap Time
Thursday, October 12 - 3:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Ballycastle Knits
Friday, October 13 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Victoria Christie-Healy, the club organizer has been knitting since childhood. Victoria and her husband and business partner Mike Healy relocated to Ocean Pines in March of 2015. Her career as a knitting teacher started at the Reston Community Center in 2009 and grew over the next four years to several other community centers in Northern Virginia. She has taught several hundred women (and some men) how to knit. She conducts several knitting retreats a year in Ireland.

Book of the Month: The Dovekeepers
Friday, October 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. The selection this month is The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Crafty Saturday Make & Take
Saturday, October 14 - 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.

Family Preppers
Saturday, October 14 - 11:00 AM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Do you have the right supplies on hand for your family during a power outage? Are you prepared to leave your home on immediate notice? Learn tips on how to equip your family for a short term disaster. For all ages.

Bus Trip to Stephen Decatur House and Mount Vernon
Monday, October 16 - 7:00 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Travel to Washington D.C. to see the historic home of a local hero Stephen Decatur; then visit Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. The cost of the trip is $60. We will leave the Snow Hill Post Office parking lot at 7 am and leave the Ocean Pines Library parking lot at 7:30 am. We will make a short stop at a fast food restaurant on the way up and on the way back. We should return by 8:30 pm. To leave from the Ocean Pines Library, please call the branch at 410-208-4014. To leave from Snow Hill, please call Lisa Outten Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Lap Time
Monday, October 16 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, October 16 - 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.


Great Books Discussion
Monday, October 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. This week’s selection is Adam Smith’s seminal work “Wealth of Nations.”


Board Game Demo CANCELLED
Monday, October 16 - 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 “Falling Leaves”
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

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

Teddy Roosevelt: from Rough Rider to President
Tuesday, October 17 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Meet Teddy Roosevelt! He will share stories full of great adventure, humor, & a positive message. This program is presented by Historian & TV actor Brian Patrick Mulligan. He has performed around the country portraying Teddy Roosevelt for over 15 years. As an actor he has guest starred on Scandal, The Office, Castle, Hannah Montana, & more.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, October 17, 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 “Room on the Broom”
Tuesday, October 17 - 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. Get some great calming techniques to use at home as well! Room on the Broom teaches us how to share and be compassionate.

American Belly Dance Course
Tuesday, October 17 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
In this six week course you will learn the basic moves of American Belly Dance. American Belly Dance was created by combining several ethnic cultural moves from Greece and Egypt and uses the core muscles of our bodies. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Play Time
Wednesday, October 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.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, October 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. No appointment necessary. For more information please call 410-713-3482.


Mindfulness and Meditation
Wednesday, October 18 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Want to learn how to be calmer, more focused and less stressed? Join us in this 6-session workshop on Mindfulness and Meditation. Combining information, discussion, and practice, we will learn together how to be more “present” in our everyday lives.


iPad Chicks—Beginners
Thursday, October 19 - 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 “Trees”
Thursday, October 19 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Young and Restless “Our Community”
Thursday, October 19 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Lap Time
Thursday, October 19 - 3:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Animation After Hours
Thursday, October 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.

Ballycastle Knits
Friday, October 20 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Victoria Christie-Healy, the club organizer has been knitting since childhood. Victoria and her husband and business partner Mike Healy relocated to Ocean Pines in March of 2015. Her career as a knitting teacher started at the Reston Community Center in 2009 and grew over the next four years to several other community centers in Northern Virginia. She has taught several hundred women (and some men) how to knit. She conducts several knitting retreats a year in Ireland.

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

Berlin Book of the Month - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Our selection for October is the book that everyone is reading for the One Maryland One Book program. Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

Nick Haglich - Live at the Library
Friday, October 20 - 4:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Kick off your weekend by coming to see local singer and guitarist Nick Haglich, live at the library! Nick will play favorites from the 1960s and 1970s. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ghost Hunting @ the Library
Friday, October 20 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Bring a bucket and flashlight and hunt for hidden ghosts. Crafts and activities for all ages. Fun for the whole family.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take
Saturday, October 21 - 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: Creative Writing
Saturday, October 21 - 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Are you interested in writing? Not sure how to get started? Nancy Mitchell of Salisbury University will be here to help you get started on your dream of being a writer!

Sensory Story Time
Saturday, October 21 - 1:30 - 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.

Mini Pumpkin Decorating
Monday, October 23 - Wednesday, November 1 - any time
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Decorate a mini pumpkin to take home with you! The library will supply all materials. For children of all ages.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, October 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.


Junk Journaling
Monday, October 23 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill 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!


Halloween Costume Swap
Monday, October 23 - 3 -6 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Has your child outgrown their Halloween costume but it still looks brand new? Drop off costumes and accessories at the library from October 9 - 20 for a community costume swap. When you drop off an item you will receive a token to redeem at the event on October 23.

Young and Restless “Our Community”
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn about the people and places in our community. For 3 to 7 year old children.

Tot Time
Tuesday, October 24 - 2:00 pm
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 ages 1-3

One Maryland One Book Program: Feminism in West Africa
Tuesday, October 24 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Feminism is a strong theme in this year’s One Maryland One Book selection Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Dr. James King of Salisbury University will explore the challenges presented by West African culture with regard to the discussion of feminism. In what ways to vestiges of male patriarchal dominance persist in the culture and life of West Africans, living in the 21st Century? How do the women of these African nations reconcile themselves to both responsibilities, their ancestral past, and the new millennium?


Family Night! Board Games
Tuesday, October 24 - 4:30-6:30
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family! Snacks and drinks provided.

Worcester County Library Foundation Paint Night (CANCELLED)
Tuesday, October 24 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Help support your local library by participating in this autumn themed paint night! Tickets are $35.00 a person and light refreshments will be provided. There are only 30 spaces available. To reserve your spot call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014.

Story Time “Parades”
Wednesday, October 25 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Stitch-N-Sip
Wednesday, October 25 - 11:00 AM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
A place to explore different types of fiber arts and connect with others. Open to people who knit, crochet, cross stitch and all other textile arts. Beginners welcome! Share ideas and patterns or learn a whole new art! Light refreshments provided.

Mindfulness and Meditation
Wednesday, October 25 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Want to learn how to be calmer, more focused and less stressed? Join us in this 6-session workshop on Mindfulness and Meditation. Combining information, discussion, and practice, we will learn together how to be more “present” in our everyday lives.


Pine Needle Basket Weaving
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Learn the ancient art of pine needle basket weaving with Native American artist Dawn Manyfeathers, All materials will be supplied; please register by calling the Berlin Branch at 410-641-0650.

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love” by Jill Conner Browne
Wednesday, October 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.

Haunted Library at Ocean City
Thursday & Friday, October 26th & 27th - 4-7pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our third annual Haunted Library featuring our fearful labyrinth will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 26-28th. On Thursday and Friday, the 26th and 27th, come anytime between 4 & 7 pm to experience the thrills and chills of our transformed meeting room. Saturday the 28th, the maze will be open during our Halloween party from 11-3. The first 30 survivors escape with a free book.

Play Time
Thursday, October 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 “On the Farm”
Thursday, October 26 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Writing for Wellness
Thursday, October 26 - 2:00 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 of creative expression. No prior writing experience is necessary.

Alice’s Ordinary People
Thursday, October 26 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Alice’s Ordinary People is a documentary DVD about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. Alice’s contribution to the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Audience will also meet filmmaker, Craig Dudnick, and learn why and how he came to make the film and the circumstances in Chicago which drew Alice to the Civil Rights Movement. Alice was featured on the NPR program “The Story with Dick Gordon.”


Fireside Chat
Thursday, October 26, 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!

Science Exploratorium: Chemistry
Thursday, October 26 - 4:00 PM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Hands on experiments to learn a variety of science concepts. For ages 8 & older

Family Night “At The Movies”
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for an evening at the movies.

Ballycastle Knits
Friday, October 27 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Victoria Christie-Healy, the club organizer has been knitting since childhood. Victoria and her husband and business partner Mike Healy relocated to Ocean Pines in March of 2015. Her career as a knitting teacher started at the Reston Community Center in 2009 and grew over the next four years to several other community centers in Northern Virginia. She has taught several hundred women (and some men) how to knit. She conducts several knitting retreats a year in Ireland.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take
Saturday, October 28 - 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.

OC Halloween Party!
Saturday, October 28 - 11 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come in costume and trick-or-treat around the library. We will have games, snacks, crafts, and our haunted maze will still be up and running! All ages are welcome.

Gluten Free Cooking
Monday, October 30 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Learn some recipes to make tasty and delicious foods. Our presenter Dawn Manyfeathers will make Lotus Flower Cookies and talk about the benefits of eating gluten free foods.

International Games Week Kickoff
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
International Games Week is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning that anyone can join, and costs absolutely nothing to play! Gamers young and old are welcome to join us for a variety of board games.

Virtual Reality @ the Library
Monday, October 30 - 4:00 PM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Experience virtual reality using the 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, Jacqueline B Gordon & Tyson Food Inc.Thank you for your support! For ages 12 & up.

Story Time “Pumpkins”
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Pumpkins”
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Halloween Storytime & Parade
Tuesday, October 31 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for a spooky story time and a parade around the library to celebrate Halloween!

Celebrate Halloween
Tuesday, October 31 - 10:30 AM & 3:30 PM
Location: Pocomoke Branch
10:30 AM: Crafts, snacks and activities for infants and children up to age 5.
3:30 PM: Drop in the library before you go trick or treating for crafts and candy!

STEM FEST: “Food Experiments”
Tuesday, October 31 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us for a special Maryland STEM Festival Event where we will perform some fun science experiments with food! For all ages.

STEM FEST: Harry Potter STEM Party
Tuesday, October 31 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Explore science in the Harry Potter universe! Come in costume for a chance to win a door prize! For children ages 8 and up.

Make & Take Cart “Bow Ties or Hair Bows”
All through November
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Make & Take Cart will feature supplies to make hair bows and bow ties! Cart located in the teen area.