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Calendar of Events


Events In February


Make & Take Cart “Rainbow Boxes”
All through February
Location: Ocean City Branch
Our Make & Take cart will feature supplies to decorate your own rainbow box. Cart is located in the teen area.

Play Time
Thursday, February 1 - 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 “All About Teeth”
Thursday, February 1 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

“We Love a Mystery” Book Club
Thursday, February 1, 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.

Pocomoke Book of the Month “When I Found You” by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Thursday, February 1 - 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 of books are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

Lap Time
Thursday, February 1 - 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, February 1 - 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.

Fiber Friends
Friday, February 2 - 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, embroiders, 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 “Smoothies”
Friday, February 2 - 4 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
February is Heart Health Awareness month so we will be learning about the best foods for your heart health. Learn how to make a heart healthy smoothies and even taste test them!

Crafty Saturday
Saturday, February 3 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create crafts about animals that hibernate with the fun supplies provided by the library! For all ages.

Family Library Day
Saturday, February 3 - 9 am- 12 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Spend the day at the library! Decorate your own library bag, make a bookmark, play some games and more. Fun for the whole family.

First Saturday Writers
Saturday, February 3, 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!

Lap Time
Monday, February 5 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Wars and Their Legacy- Korea and Vietnam
Monday, February 5 - 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Presenter Dr. Samuel B. Hoff, George Washington Distinguished Professor and Law Studies Director, DSU.This segment provides a history of North Korea, including its occupation by Japan, invasion of South Korea and subsequent Korean War, rule by dynastic family, and development of nuclear weapons. The present standoff between North Korea and the United States is discussed and future scenarios explored.


Screen Painting
Monday, February 5 - 1:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Join screen artist John Iampiere for this one day workshop. You will leave with your own piece of original art. Limit of 10 participants. Please register at the Snow Hill Branch by calling 410-632-3495.

The Digital Library and You
Monday, February 5, 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!


Great Books Discussion
Monday, February 5 - 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 “Love”
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Junk Journal Junkies
Tuesday, February 6 - 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!

Numbers Can Be Fun!
Tuesday, February 6 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Balls, Bears and Popsicles make math fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Soothing Stories “The Tomten”
Tuesday, February 6 - 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!

Tai Chi
Tuesday, February 6 - 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 to register, 410-524-1818.

Numbers Can Be Fun!
Wednesday, February 7 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Balls, bears, and popsicles, make math fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Headlines Hair Salon Demonstration   GET READY FOR VALENTINES DAY!
Wednesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Location: Berlin 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.

Sit-N-Stitch
Wednesday, February 7 - 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.

iPad Chicks—Beginners
Thursday, February 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.


Story Time “All about Teeth”
Thursday, February 8 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Numbers Can Be Fun!
Thursday, February 8 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Balls, Bears and Popsicles make math fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Happy 200th Birthday Frederick Douglass
Thursday, Februrary 8 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Decoupage Frederick Douglass quotes on re-purposed wood and create your own piece of art to cherish. Class conducted by John Iampieri. Limit of 12 participants. Register at the Pocomoke Branch by calling 410-957-0878.

Writing with Ruth
Thursday, February 8 - 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!

Lap Time
Thursday, February 8 - 3:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays.
For children under 2 years old


Fiber Friends
Friday, February 9 - 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, embroiders, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


A Weekend for Trolls
Friday & Saturday, February 9 & 10
Location: Ocean City Branch
Friday and Saturday will be filled with troll themed crafts and activities. Come make troll hand print crafts, troll headbands, and more. Saturday from 11am to 1pm we will have a Trolls Dance party in our meeting room full of glowing surprises, songs from the movie Trolls, and glitter!

Ocean Pines Book of the Month: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Friday, February 9 - 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: Puzzles
Friday, February 9 - 3:30 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Beat the dullness of cold winter days with fun off-screen activities. For ages 8 & up.

Crafty Saturday
Saturday, February 10 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create crafts about animals that hibernate with the fun supplies provided by the library! For all ages.

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

STEM “Circulatory System”
Saturday, February 10 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Learn about the circulatory system: what it is and how it works. For children 6 years old & up.



Writing for Wellness
Monday, February 12 - 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.


STEAM PM “Design a Marble Run”
Monday, February 12 - 3:45 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Engineering at its best! Create a path for your marbles to take. For children 6 years old and up.

February Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch Library
Meetings are open to the public.

Play Time
Tuesday, February 13, 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.


Story Time “Love is in the Air”
Tuesday, February 13 - 10:30 am
Location: Pocomoke Branch
For 2- 5 year old children.

STEM Family Night “Weather”
Tuesday, February 13 - 4:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family!

Story Time “Teeth”
Wednesday, February 14 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Lap Time
Wednesday, February 14 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Coffee & Coloring “Wine Glass Painting”
Wednesday, February 14 - 3 pm
Location: Ocean City Branch
Join us this Valentine’s day for a special Coffee & Coloring program where we will paint wine glasses! Use our stencils and supplies to create a beautiful wine glass for you to take home. All supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Please call to register at 410-524-1818.

Numbers can be Fun!
Thursday, February 15 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Balls, bears, and popsicles make math fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Story Time “Love”
Thursday, February 15 - 10:30 am
Location: Snow Hill Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Introduction to Martial Arts
Thursday, February 15 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Sensei Kem Waters of Eastern Shore Karate Academy will demonstrate the basic martial arts techniques most used in the discipline of Karate. Audience is welcome to participate in the instruction portion of the class.

Lap Time
Thursday, February 15 - 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, February 15 - 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.

Fiber Friends
Friday, February 16 - 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, embroiders, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Coffee and Coloring
Friday, February 16 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Come join us for a relaxing coloring session! Coffee will be provided courtesy of Royal Cafe and Creamery.

Family Retro TV Night: A Celebration of African American Classic Television Shows
Friday, February 16 - 7 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Light refreshments will be served.

Crafty Saturday
Saturday, February 17 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create crafts about animals that hibernate with the fun supplies provided by the library! For all ages.

Adulting 101 “Simple Sewing & Cooking”
Saturday, February 17 - 11 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Adulting is hard. Come learn some basic skills to survive as an adult, starting with sewing (buttons, rips, hems) and simple recipes you can make quickly and easily. For ages 13 and up. Call 410-524-1818 to register.

Sensory Story Time
Saturday, February 17 - 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.

Book in a Jar Contest
Monday, February 19 - Saturday, February 24 - any time
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Guess the title and author of the shredded "book in a jar" to be entered to win a prize. Correct answers will receive two entries! Limit of one guess per person.

Presidents’ Day
Monday, February 19, 2018
Location: All Branches
Library Closed

Story Time “Dental Health Month”
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time
Tuesday, February 20 - 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.

Soothing Stories “Taking a Bath with the Dog”
Tuesday, February 20 - 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!

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation
Tuesday, February 20, 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.

Great Books Discussion
Tuesday, February 20 - 2:30- 4 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Maryland VA Representative
Wednesday, February 21 - 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, February 21 - 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.

Afternoon Genre Club @ Ocean City
Wednesday, February 21 - 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 2 pm with light refreshments. This month’s topic is Civil War Fiction. Suggested titles: Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier/The Widow of the South, Robert Hicks/Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, stop by the branch for more titles!

Information Literacy: Using the Library’s Resources
Wednesday, February 21 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
There are many resources available to you using your Worcester County Library card. Join Karen Earp to learn how to access and take advantage of these wonderful resources.

Evening Genre Club @ Ocean City
Wednesday, February 21 - 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 topic is Civil War Fiction. Suggested titles: Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier/The Widow of the South, Robert Hicks/Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, stop by the branch for more titles!

Play Time
Thursday, February 22 - 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 “Trains”
Thursday, February 22 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For 2 to 5 year old children.

Hot Drink Mixology
Thursday, February 22 - 2 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Learn how to brew your own hot beverages using a variety of coffees, teas, syrups and flavors. Registration is necessary for this program. Please call the Pocomoke Branch at 410-957-0878.

Fireside Chat
Thursday, February 22, 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 “Library Lover’s Month”
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin Branch
Your library is full of surprises, so check it out! Stop by for pizza and sodas as we show our appreciation to all our patrons and customers! Sponsored by the Friends of the Berlin Library.

Fiber Friends
Friday, February 23 - 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, embroiders, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Crafty Saturday
Saturday, February 24 - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Use your imagination to create crafts about animals that hibernate with the fun supplies provided by the library! For all ages.

Worcester County Fair Day
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
The Worcester County Fair is coming up! Join us as Fair Board member Cindy Morris presents information about volunteering, or creating an exhibit. Get started by making a craft to enter in this summer’s event. For the whole family!

Pocomoke Library Brick Fair
Saturday, February 24 - 10 am- 12 pm
Location: Pocomoke Branch
Fans of LEGO, Mega Bloks and other bricks, bring and display your creations at the Pocomoke Branch Library. A great way to come together to share (and show off) your hobby. A family friendly event with displays, crafts and activities.

Get the Wiggles Out!
Saturday, February 24 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Shake out some of those winter wiggles with our movement games and dancing!

Teen Time: Wild Card!
Saturday, February 24 - 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
what would you like to do? Anything goes in this program for teens.

Tot Time: Active Play for Active Toddlers
Tuesday, February 27 - 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 ages 1 to 3.

Writing for Wellness
Monday, February 26 - 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.


Preserving Your Family Treasures
Monday, February 26 - 2:00 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch
Learn how to protect your most precious memories, including print and digital photographs, news clippings, postcards, and film.

Numbers Can Be Fun!
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Location: Berlin Branch
Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Happy 200th Birthday Frederick Douglass
Tuesday, February 27 - 2 pm
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
Decoupage Frederick Douglass quotes on re-purposed wood and create your own piece of art to cherish. Class conducted by John Iampieri. Register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014


Family Night “Don’t Let the Pigeons Plan the Party!”
Tuesday, February 27 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family!

Story Time “Science”
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean City Branch
Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

Lap Time
Wednesday, February 28 - 10:30 am
Location: Ocean Pines Branch
For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Snow Hill Book of the Month - “Letters of a Woman Homesteader” by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Wednesday, February 28 - 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.