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Calendar of Events


Events In January


2018 Adult Reading Challenge
all year - any time
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Stop by the library in January to pick up a checklist for our 2018 Adult Reading Challenge. Check off categories as you complete them, and come back to the library to be eligible for prizes!

Make & Take Cart “Binoculars”
All through January
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Make & Take cart will feature supplies to decorate your own binoculars. Our cart is located in the Teen Area.

New Year’s Day
Monday, January 1, 2018
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time “Winter Wonderland”
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Junk Journal Junkies
Tuesday, January 2 - 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!

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

Soothing Stories “The Way I Feel”
Tuesday, January 2 - 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.

Play Dough Creations
Wednesday, January 3 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Be creative with Play Dough! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Information Literacy: Online Banking and Shopping
Wednesday, January 3 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Do you have questions about doing banking and shopping online? Would you like to learn some tips to ensure your security online? Join Karen Earp to learn about how to do your banking and shopping online.

Play Time
Thursday, January 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.

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

“We Love a Mystery” Book Club
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 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.

Fiber Friends
Friday, January 5 - 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).


Feel Good Friday “Writing for Wellness”
Friday, January 5 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Beat the January blues and learn the importance of writing for your health. Journals will be provided. Hosted by Andrea Schlottman.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 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!

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Monday, January 8 - 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, January 8 - 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, January 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.


The Digital Library and You
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Books and magazines for your e-reader, audio books 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!

STEAM PM “Author/Illustrator Timothy Young”
Monday, January 8 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
An interactive drawing lesson and illustrating experience. For children 6 years old and up.

Play Time
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 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.


Ireland: Up Close and Personal
Tuesday, January 9 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City 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.

STEM Family Night “Winter is Here”
Tuesday, January 9 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family!

Coffee Hour
Tuesday, January 9 - 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.

Story Time “Shapes”
Wednesday, January 10 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

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

Coffee & Coloring
Wednesday, January 10 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Coloring is a relaxing and therapeutic past time 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 and coloring program, second Wednesday of the month. No registration required. Adults only please.

Conversational Spanish
Wednesday, January 10 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn the basic language patterns and phrases to effectively communicate with a Spanish speaking individual. Roberto Martinez, will instruct this class. Mr. Martinez will make you feel at home and also teach you some Spanish Culture. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Genealogy Workshop: Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, January 11 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
How can we preserve family photos? We will discuss scanning techniques and how to store your precious family photos. 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 “Snow Day!”
Thursday, January 11 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For two to five year old children.

Play Dough Creations
Thursday, January 11 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Be creative with Play Dough! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, January 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!

Fiber Friends
Friday, January 12 - 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).


Ocean Pines Book of the Month: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Friday, January 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. Copies of books are available in advance at the Ocean Pines Branch.


Scrap-booking Day
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Bring your scrap-booking supplies and share our materials to organize and plan your scrapbooks.

STEM “Amazing Mazes”
Saturday, January 13 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn about mazes and build a LEGO marble maze.
For children 6 years old & up.


Oculus Rift Open House
Saturday, January 13 - 11-3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Interested in virtual reality but not sure where to start? Want to buy a VR system but want to try it out first? Come to our Oculus Rift Open House to get a one-on-one session with a librarian who can help you through the process. Everyone will be given a short how-to (if needed), then 15 minutes to explore on your own. First come, first serve. Refreshments provided in the Teen Area.

Story Time “Mittens”
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays, January 16, 23, & 30 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Tai Chi is an ancient form of relaxation, exercise, and meditation combined. Limit of 15 participants. Please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818 to register.

Soothing Stories “The Storm Whale”
Tuesday, January 16 - 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.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 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.

Tour of Ireland: Trip Seminar
Tuesday, January 16 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Worcester County Library Foundation is partnering with Ireland RNR for a trip to Ireland on May 27th, 2018. Come hear the specifics of the tour and reserve your spot. Tour promoters Mike and Vitoria Healy will be on site to answer any and all questions about the trip. Join us in Ireland!

Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, January 16 - 2:30- 4 PM
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Girls Who Code - Orientation
January 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all girls who code! If you are a coder or a girl who has curiosity about coding, come join us for our “Girls Who Code” orientation. This is an informal Q and A-based meeting and an opportunity to be the first to get your name on the sign up list for our weekly program to start March 2nd. For girls in 6th through 12th grade.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, January 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.


Play Time
Wednesday, January 17 - 2 pm
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.

Afternoon Genre Club @ Ocean City
Wednesday, January 17 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us at the Ocean City branch for our new genre book club. We choose the genre/topic, you choose the title. Discussions are on the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm with light refreshments. This month’s genre is memoirs. Suggested titles: Wild, Cheryl Strayed/The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls/Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, or stop by the branch for more titles!

Snowflake Making
Wednesday, January 17 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Learn how to create a unique, decorative paper snowflake! All materials will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages.

Conversational Spanish
Wednesday, January 17 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn the basic language patterns and phrases to effectively communicate with a Spanish speaking individual. Roberto Martinez, will instruct this class. Mr. Martinez will make you feel at home and also teach you some Spanish Culture. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Evening Genre Club @ Ocean City
Wednesday, January 17 - 6 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us after hours at the Ocean City branch for our new genre book club. We choose the genre/topic, you choose the title. Discussions are on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 pm with light refreshments. This month’s genre is memoirs. Suggested titles: Wild, Cheryl Strayed/The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls/Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, stop by the branch for more titles!

Play Dough Creations
Thursday, January 18 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Be creative with Play Dough! For 3 to 7 year old children.

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

NASA Balloon Mission
Thursday, January 18 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
It’s a bird, it’s a plane….it’s a balloon capable of lifting 8,000 pounds to the near-space environment. Come learn more about the exciting NASA Scientific Balloon Mission stationed in your backyard at Wallops Flight Facility.

Coffee and Coloring
Friday, January 19 - 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come join us for a relaxing coloring session!

Fiber Friends
Friday, January 19 - 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).


Super Bowl Snacks & Apps
Friday, January 19 - 1 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come and learn how to prepare some yummy snacks for Super Bowl Sunday! Hosted by Taryn Shultz. Please call 410-524-1818 to register.

Bingo at the Library!
Friday, January 19 - 2- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Join us for the classic game of bingo! Play for your chance to win one of our prizes! Prizes courtesy of the
Friends of the Ocean Pines Library.


Girls Who Code - Orientation
Friday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Location: Berlin Branch
Calling all girls who code! If you are a coder or a girl who has curiosity about coding, come join us for our “Girls Who Code” orientation. This is an informal Q and A-based meeting and an opportunity to be the first to get your name on the sign up list for our weekly program to start March 2nd. For girls in 6th through 12th grade.


Teen Time: Anime
Saturday, January 20 - 11 am- 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come and hang out and discuss your favorite anime or learn about a new series! For teens.

Sensory Story Time
Saturday, January 20 - 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.

Keep Calm and Color
Monday, January 22 - Saturday, January 27 - any time
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Take some time to relax and color this week, choosing from a selection of coloring pages suitable for adults and children.

Lap Time
Monday, January 22 - 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, January 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.


iPad Chicks—Beginners
Tuesday, January 23 - 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.

Young and Restless
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Headlines Hair Salon Demonstration
Tuesday, January 23 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
See hair fashion for that special night out. Learn tips and secrets you can do at home to make them look twice. Corrina and Suzi from Headlines Salon will show you how to solve any hair problem.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays, January 16, 23, & 30 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Tai Chi is an ancient form of relaxation, exercise, and meditation combined. Limit of 15 participants. Please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818 to register.

Ocean Pines Police
Tuesday, January 23 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Detective Tish Ottey of the Ocean Pines Police Department will be joining us to give some tips about staying safe in the community as well as online.

Family Night “The Mitten”
Tuesday, January 23 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family! Snacks and drinks provided.

Story Time “Colors”
Wednesday, January 24 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

Lap Time
Wednesday, January 24 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Conversational Spanish
Wednesday, January 24 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn the basic language patterns and phrases to effectively communicate with a Spanish speaking individual. Roberto Martinez, will instruct this class. Mr. Martinez will make you feel at home and also teach you some Spanish Culture. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Story Time “Friendship”
Thursday, January 25 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time
Thursday, January 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.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 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!


Family Night “Winter Olympics Fever”
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Join us for Coke Floats and make your own Olympic award buttons to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Winter Games of the modern Olympics and to prepare for the Games this year! Teens welcome!

Fiber Friends
Friday, January 26 - 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).


Story Time “Silly Stories”
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays, January 16, 23, & 30 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Tai Chi is an ancient form of relaxation, exercise, and meditation combined. Limit of 15 participants. Please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818 to register.

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg
Wednesday, January 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.