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LIBRARY EVENTS EARTH DAY POETRY MONTH NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

SPRING 2019 WICOMICOLIBRARIES.ORG


MISSION

To serve the people of Wicomico County by supporting learning, enriching lives, and building community. UPCOMING CLOSINGS

All locations of Wicomico Public Libraries will be closed on the following dates:

JOB SEARCH CENTER Your next job is waiting! Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10a.m. – 5p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

10a.m. – 8p.m. Saturday

10a.m. – 2p.m. NO CHARGE • EXTENDED HOURS

NEED HELP WITH Finding a job that’s right for you? Filling out job applications? Creating an eye-catching resume?

410-749-3612

www.wicomicolibraries.org/job-search-center The Job Search Center is funded in part by the Lower Shore Workforce Alliance, the workforce division of the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Good Friday - Friday, April 19 Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 21 Memorial Day Weekend - Sunday, May 26 Memorial Day - Monday, May 27 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Maida Finch, Ph.D. - Chairperson Michele Canopii, Ph.D. - Vice Chairperson H. Scott Duncan, Ph.D. - Treasurer Audrey Orr - Secretary Richard Duvall, Esq. George Demko, Ph.D. James L. Otway, Esq. Richard Keenan, Ph.D. Susan M. Bounds Marc Kilmer - County Council Representative Muir Boda - City Council Liaison EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ashley Teagle

2019 BOARD MEETINGS

April 9, 2019 June 11, 2019 August 13, 2019 October 8, 2019 December 10, 2019

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


THOUGHTS FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A HISTORY OF COMMUNITY & MORE Did you know 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Wicomico Public Libraries? In 1869, Wicomico Public Library started out as a subscription library just two years after Wicomico County was formed. Today, we are a free full-service public library offering unique programs to meet our community’s needs. For example, did you know Wicomico Public Libraries has a Job Search Center and Homework Help Center? We also have Project READ, a free one-on-one adult literacy program, to help adult learners gain the skills needed to improve their quality of life. In addition to the Bookmobile, we also have a Reader Van that provides kits designed to make it easier for childcare providers to introduce reading to small children. The Reader Van program is being replicated in other counties throughout Maryland, including Allegany, Charles, Prince Georges and Washington counties. From the Advanced Robotics Club at the Centre Branch to crafting programs at the Pittsville Branch, Wicomico Public Libraries has something for everyone! How can you put a price on all of the great things at your library? I’m also excited to announce Salisbury University’s Business Economic and Community Outreach Network’s (BEACON) economic impact study which found that for every dollar invested in the library, the community gets $5.40 of value in return. That’s a tremendous return on investment for Wicomico County! Please go to our website, www.wicomicolibraries.org, to read the full report. As we celebrate 150 years in 2019, I want you to know the library is more than just books. The library is where everyone is welcome, where connections are made, and where lives are transformed. I look forward to hearing your stories about the impact the library has had on your life, www.wicomicolibraries.org/suggestions-feedback. Ashley Teagle, Executive Director

Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries

FRIENDS-ONLY PREVIEW SALE!

THURSDAY, MAR. 21 5-7 PM FOR CURRENT FRIENDS ONLY. Must bring Friends membership card!

BIANNUAL BOOK SALE DOWNTOWN LIBRARY MARCH 22, 23, 24 Friday 10 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm

NOT A FRIENDS MEMBER? JOIN TODAY!

Sunday 1 pm - 4:30 pm


ADULT

Downtown Library SUNDAY YARNS

This program is for experienced crocheters and knitters of all levels. Bring a project and join us for an afternoon of crochet or knitting. Please join us for Express Yourself with Yarn, the first Tuesday of each month, if you are interested in learning how to crochet or knit. 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Sundays | Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5

EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH YARN

Do you like to knit or crochet? Would you like to learn? Come join us for an evening of creativity! We’ll provide knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn to use for the evening. Or bring your own. This program is open to all ages. 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Tuesdays | M  ar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7

BOOK DISCUSSION:

Join us for the library’s ongoing book discussion group at the Downtown Branch. See online calendar for each month’s title. Free and open to the public. 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Thursday, March 7 BECOMING BY MICHELLE OBAMA Thursday, April 4 THE GREAT BELIEVERS BY REBECCA MAKKAI Thursday, May 2 DEAR AMERICA BY JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS

LAWYERS IN THE LIBRARY

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice with no appointments necessary. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Maryland Legal Aid attorneys and paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will provide brief, one-on-one advice on a variety of civil legal issues including: - Bankruptcy - Child Custody & Support - Debt Collection - Expungements - Government Benefits - Foreclosure - Landlord/Tenant - Veterans’ Benefits - Wage Claims Noon-2:00 pm Wednesday, March 13 4

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Downtown Library

410-749-3612, Ext. 127

Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Tue. & Thu. Sun. (through 5/26/19)

10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 8 pm 1 - 5 pm

ZUMBA WITH JEN! Join Zumba instructor Jen for weekly exercise in Room 1. Children under 16 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult. 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Tuesdays | M  ar. 12, 26, Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

LEGAL CLINIC @ YOUR LIBRARY

Join us at the library to get free legal advice from volunteer lawyers. Some of the issues the legal experts can address: - Bankruptcy—Chapter 7 - Expungements & Shielding - Birth Certificates - Debt and Consumer Disputes - Foreclosures - Deed Changes - Name Changes - Income Tax Disputes - Divorce & Custody Please come in to the Downtown Branch or call 410-749-3612 ext. 127 to sign-up. 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Wednesday, April 10

MONTHLY MATINEES Playing in: ENTREPRENEUR CENTER • 2:00 pm No more waiting in long lines at the theater or waiting on long hold lists at the library to see a new movie. Come enjoy a matinée with a rotating selection of high demand titles. No one younger than age 18 will be admitted to an R-rated movie without a parent or guardian.

Saturday, March 23 Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13) Saturday, April 27 Venom (PG-13)

Saturday, May 25 Mission: Impossible - Fallout (PG)

Free Movie & Popcorn @ Your LiBrary!


CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Downtown Library

TIME 4 TWOS

Storytime for 2 year olds. Stories, music, singing, fingerplays, simple crafts and much more. Designed to introduce young children to the joys of reading, and to encourage reading at home. 10:30 am-11:00 am Fridays | Mar. 1, 8, Apr. 5, 12, May 3, 10

LAPTIME FOR BABIES

Baby brains develop so fast! Join us for finger plays, songs, stories, and fun for ages 0 - 23 months with a caregiver. Two sessions: 10:30 or 11:15. 10:30 & 11:15 am Tuesdays | Mar. 5, 12, Apr. 2, 9, May 7, 14

3 - 5’S STORY TIME

All 3, 4, and 5 year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and a take-home craft during our 1/2 hour program. 10:30 am-11:00 am Wednesday | M  ar. 6, 13, 20, Apr. 3, 10, 17, May 1, 8, 15

Downtown Library Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Tue. & Thu. Sun. (through 5/26/19)

410-749-3612, Ext. 125 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 8 pm 1 - 5 pm

Local Storyteller & Treasure Beth Ohlsson Local Storyteller Beth Ohlsson takes us to that “Once Upon a Time” place with her words. This free 45 minute program is for those who seek to discover traditional folktales and fairy tales. Ages 6 and older Free at the Downtown Library! 11:00 am-11:45 am Saturdays | Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18

BEGINNER ROBOTICS CLUB

Want to learn how to build and program basic LEGO Mindstorm robots? This is the club for you! Start from the beginning and build your first robot! Even if you have some robotics experience, you can still practice your beginner skills here. This group meets once a week for one month. For ages 10+ 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Thursdays | Mar. 7, 14, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30

LEGO CHALLENGE!

The LEGO Challenge is open! Children ages 5-11 build with LEGOs, play LEGO Wii games while learning about their community and the world, while building skills and confidence. 2:00 pm • Saturdays Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 13, 27, May 11, 25 3:30 pm • Each Thursday

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Downtown Library READ-A-LONG WITH ROSIE

For ages 5 -11 and their parents & caregivers. Make a theme-related craft, enjoy singing with guitar and CD accompaniment, interactive stories, and light refreshments. 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Thursdays | Mar. 21, May 16

WICOMICO COUNTY ART SHOW

Enjoy art projects from students of Wicomico County Schools. The art will be on display in the Children’s and Adult areas of the Downtown library. Exhibit Runs – April 26 through May 5, 2019

PAWS TO READ

This program allows your child to read aloud to a dog for 5-7 minutes. Children must be 4-12 years old, must be accompanied by an adult, and not have any allergies to dogs. Permission slip must be signed by parent/guardian and presented at the program. 2:00 pm-3:00 pm 6:30 pm-7:30 pm 1st and 3rd Saturday 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month of each month

Downtown Library

410-749-3612, Ext. 125

Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Tue. & Thu. Sun. (through 5/26/19)

10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 8 pm 1 - 5 pm

TEEN LOUNGE SATURDAY GAMING @ THE LOUNGE

Come play your favorite WiiU and Xbox One S games at the Teen Lounge Game Room! Open to ages 12-18. 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Saturdays | Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25

TEEN MARVEL MOVIE NIGHT

If you’re a fan of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) come join us on the second Tuesday of each month as we view one of the movies. Popcorn and snacks provided. Ages 12-18 only. 5:30 pm-7:45 pm Tuesday | M  ar. 12 - Thor: The Dark World Apr. 9 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier May. 14 - Guardians of the Galaxy

TAC (TEEN ADVISORY COUNCIL)

Want to help choose the books, movies and music we buy for the Teen Lounge? Have ideas about the programs we schedule for teens? Come have some PIZZA while we talk about what you’d like to see and earn 1.5 service hours. Ages 12-18. 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Tuesday | Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 21

EARTH DAY LEGO CHALLENGE

Let’s celebrate Earth Day! Come build something that shows what Earth Day means to you. We will provide the LEGOs and you get to keep your special creation. This program will take place from 10 am to 4 pm and is free and open to children and families. 10:00 am-4:00 pm Monday, April 22 Downtown Library

EARTH DAY: LORAX POTS

Let’s save the Earth by planting a seed! Join us to decorate Lorax pots and take home seeds to plant in it. 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Monday, April 22 Centre Branch

EARTH DAY PROGRAM

Drop-in for some fun activities and crafts to help show appreciation for the earth and how we can become better stewards of it. 11:00am-4:00pm Monday, Apr. 22 Pittsville Branch 6

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...if not we can help! Homework Help Center Got Homework? Students grades K-12 can get FREE assistance at Wicomico Public Libraries throughout the school year.

Free use of school supplies, laptops, iPads, and printouts for school related assignments! Homework Help Center Hours: Downtown Library 410.749.3612 ext. 125 Monday & Wednesday 3-5p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 3-8p.m. Sunday 1-5p.m. Centre Branch 410.546.5397 Pittsville Branch 410.835.2353 Assistance as needed. We are always in need of dedicated, hardworking and friendly volunteers.

If you’re a fan of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) then join us! Second Tuesdays of Every Month 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM AGES: 12-18 DOWNTOWN LIBRARY

DIGITAL RESOURCES Find these resources and more:

wicomicolibrary.org/databases-magazines If you have a Wicomico Public Libraries card you have access to our online library!

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Have you done your homework?

Easy to use ebook and audiobook app. Download instantly on your phone or tablet.

Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.

A wide range of free instructor-led online courses.

Over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases. A great source for conducting genealogical research!

Receive weekly book recommendations tailored to your child’s age, reading level and personal interests.

Want to learn a foreign language? Start speaking Spanish, French, Arabic, and more in no time!


ADULT

Centre Branch

Centre Branch Mon. - Fri. Sat. Sun.

GAB & GAME

RESUME BUILDERS WORKSHOP

INTRODUCTION TO CROSS STITCH

WHO IS IN YOUR FAMILY TREE?

Do you enjoy playing games such as dominoes, rummy, and checkers? If so, we have the group for you! Join us for friendly games and good conversation. 10:30 am-12:30 pm Mondays | Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6 Come learn to cross stitch or enjoy some social stitching time if you already know how! We will provide basic supplies, but feel free to bring your own. 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Tuesday | Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7

410-546-5397

10 am - 9 pm 10 am - 6 pm 11 am - 6 pm

Are you currently seeking a job? Let us help! Come participate in an interactive workshop where you can create a new resume, update an existing one, and also learn some tips on job searching. Walk-ins Welcome. 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Tuesdays | Mar. 19, Apr. 16, Discover the history of your family with Ancestry and Heritage. Using library databases, you can use Ancestry and Heritage Proquest to find out more about your ancestors and their orgins. Registration is recommended. 10:30 am-12:30 pm Tuesdays | Mar. 26, Apr. 30, May 28

DIY DECOR

Join us for a fun and relaxing craft and create original decor for your home. Ages 18+ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Thursdays | March 7: Spring Wreaths April 4: Mod Podge Mugs May 2: Wooden Picture Transfers

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COOKBOOK CLUB

Each participant will choose a recipe from our selection of cookbooks to make at home. At our next meeting, everyone will bring in some of what they made to pass around and discuss how the recipes turned out. Feel free to bring recipes to share and discuss! 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Wednesdays | Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8

“MAKE” A DIFFERENCE

Join a group of intermediate to advanced knitters/ crocheters to assemble blankets and hats for donation to a worthy cause. We will be making baby blankets and hats this spring to donate to PRMC’s Special Care Nursery. 10:30 am-12:30 pm Thursdays | Mar. 14, 28, Apr. 11, May 9, 23

PIE? BINGO!

What are two things that everyone likes? Bingo and pie! Join us for a fun night of bingo while you enjoy delicious pie. Small prizes will be given to winners, but everyone gets a slice of pie, so everyone’s a winner! 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Fridays | Mar. 15, 22, 29

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CENTRE BRANCH POETRY WORKSHOPS: SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Memoir in Poetry Workshop with Jane Satterfield

For ages 60+: Learn all about freeing your inner memory with special guest poet, Jane Satterfield. Seniors will explore memory through a careful study of imagery and specific captured moments throughout famous poems, then write their own. This workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Please call 410-546-5397 to register.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Eco-Poetry Writing Workshop with Jane Satterfield

For Adult Poets: This workshop will focus on the writing of ecological poetry by giving participants a variety of prompts designed to give them new sources of inspiration and formal/poetic challenges. This workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Please call 410-546-5397 to register.

Jane Satterfield The Centre Branch is located at Centre at Salisbury Mall across from Chuck E. Cheese. For details call 410-546-5397. www.wicomicolibraries.org


CHILDREN, TEENS, AND FAMILIES

Centre Branch

Centre Branch GIRLS WHO CODE: WEB DESIGN

Want to learn how to make a webpage? Get your start with a Girls Who Code Club! Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE programs for 6th to 12th grade girls to explore coding in a fun and friendly way. Use computer science to impact your community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. 1:00pm-3:00pm Saturdays | Apr. 27, May 4, 11, 18

Mon. - Fri. Sat. Sun.

410-546-5397

10 am - 9 pm 10 am - 6 pm 11 am - 6 pm

National Poetry Month April 2019

BATTLE OF THE BOTS

Sign up for a one day tournament to see who is the king or queen of the BattleBots! Ages 10+. 10:30 am-12:30 pm Saturday, March 2

TABLETOP GAMING CLUB

Learn how to play our Featured Game of the Month or choose from any game available: Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Chess & Checkers and many more. Ages 13+. Registration is recommended. 4:00pm-6:00pm Saturdays | Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25,

COMPUTER NETWORKING BASICS

Learn the basics of networking TCP/IP and OSI models and all of the essentials. Students will make their own Ethernet cables to take home. Ages 13+ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Mondays | Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6

Artwork by Julia Wang. Lines excerpted from the poem “An Old Story” by Tracy K. Smith, from Wade in the Water (Graywolf Press, 2018). For more free poetry resources, visit Poets.org/national-poetry-month.

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ADVANCED ROBOTICS CLUB

Already familiar with building and programming basic LEGO Mindstorm robots? This is the club for you! Bring your knowledge and learn more skills in order to complete fun challenges! This group will meet once a week for one month. For ages 10+ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Thursdays | Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

KIDS CRAFT

Kids age 4+ are welcome to join their Centre Branch friends and create a special craft to give as a gift or keep for their very own! Registration is recommended. 10:30 am-Noon Saturdays | March 9: Egg Carton Critters April 13: Little Red Hen Table Centerpieces May 9: 3D Garden Portraits

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ROBOTICS JR.

Children are invited to build and program a robot using LEGO WeDo kits. The children will be able to build one of several LEGO robot models and use WeDo software to program their creations. Ages 6-10 10:30 am-Noon Saturdays | Mar. 16, 23, 30

LAPTIME FOR WEE ONES

Baby brains develop so fast! Join us for songs, fingerplays, stories, and fun at the Centre Branch. For ages birth – 3 years old with a caregiver. 10:30 am-11:00 am Tuesdays | Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 21

KIDS CLUB

Story time in the mall play area. 10:00 am-11:00 am Thursdays | Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16 Spring 2019

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Centre Branch

Centre Branch Mon. - Fri. Sat. Sun.

410-546-5397

10 am - 9 pm 10 am - 6 pm 11 am - 6 pm

EARTH DAY: LORAX POTS

Let’s save the Earth by planting a seed! Join us to decorate Lorax pots and take home seeds to plant. 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Monday, April 22

KINDNESS CREATIONS BEGIN YOUR PIANO ADVENTURE

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play the piano? Have you ever wanted to experiment with different techno sounds on a keyboard? Now is your time! Join us for a handson Q&A time at your Centre Branch Library. Come learn some fun facts about piano music history, discover different cultural music, and try your hand at a few notes! 2:30 pm-4:30 pm Sundays | Mar. 24, Apr. 7

Help us continue to lay the foundation of kindness - with Kindness Rocks! Enjoy this opportunity to express yourself with creativity while spreading joy with simple acts of kindness. 3:00 pm-5:00 pm Sunday, May 5

Please see our webpage for the most current event schedule

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Members & Volunteers Wanted WON’T YOU JOIN US? From its beginning in 1869 as a private library in rented space, Wicomico Public Library has grown in size, services and contributions to the community. Each year, more than 650,000 items are borrowed from one of our 3 locations, over 45,000 information questions are answered, and 45% of Wicomico County residents currently have a library card.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries provide support for this necessary public organization. Being a Friend shows your commitment to the Library; its resources, services and its educational opportunities; demonstrates to local leaders that the Library is vital to our community and continues the library’s base of support.

Can you spare 3 hours a week? We are seeking volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for adults who need assistance with reading and comprehension.

THE FRIENDS SUPPORT THE LIBRARY: • Through fundraising & advocacy

Make a difference in someone’s life – become a Project READ volunteer

• By working to raise public awareness of the Library as an educational institution

Please contact Wynnette Curtis, Project Read Coordinator wcurtis@wicomico.org 410-749-3612 x159

• By working with the Library to provide events that are of interest to a diverse community

410.749.3612 friends@wicomico.org Funded in partnership with with: Rotary Club of Wicomico County Rotary Club of Wicomico County

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ADULT

Pittsville Branch

Pittsville Branch

410-835-2353

Mon. - Sat. Sun.

10 am - 6 pm Closed

STITCH CIRCLE

SUNCATCHERS

COOKING THE BOOK CLUB

GARDEN TIME: COMMUNITY GARDEN PLANTING

Come and yarn! Trade tricks, tips, and make new friends. Bring your work-in-progress projects. Drop-ins welcome. 4:30 pm-5:30 pm Wednesdays | Mar. 6, 20, Apr. 3, 17, May 1, 15 March: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day – White Cheddar Irish Soda Bread from The Southern Cast Iron Cookbook. April: Chicken & Dumplings from Joanna Gaine’s cookbook. May: Tacos from The Taco Cleanse: the tortilla-based diet proven to change your life. 11:00 am-Noon Tuesdays | Mar. 7, April 4, May 2

LET’S MOVE IN THE LIBRARY!

Regular physical activity has many health benefits for individuals of all ages and abilities. It can lengthen your life, help prevent illness, improve mental health, increase confidence, and it’s fun! This program will provide a variety of opportunities to be active and healthy. 11:00 am-Noon Fridays | Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr. 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

COME LEARN WITH US! KETO DIET: PROS & CONS

The Keto Diet is all the rage these days, but as with all diets, there are pros and cons. Come discuss this hot new eating plan, and try a sample recipe and check out a book to study on your own. *Discussion led by Pittsville staff. Always check with your doctor before starting any new diet or eating plan. 4:00pm-5:00pm Tuesday, March 12

TEA TIME!

Explore the wide varieties of tea, its history, and some biscuits. This month we are exploring the world of Persian teas. 5:00-6:00 pm Wednesdays | Mar. 13, Apr. 10

Here comes the sun! Join us for a simple and fun craft that is both useful and beautiful. 4:00pm-5:30pm Tuesday, March 26

We’ll plant out veggies and herbs in the garden and hopefully reap the results all summer long! 3:15pm-5:00pm Tuesdays | April 2, 9(Rain Date)

COME LEARN WITH US! NATIVE BIRDS OF MARYLAND

Are you an amateur bird enthusiast? This program is for you! Bring your knowledge and questions so that we can discuss and learn together about the birds living in our own backyard. 11:00 am-Noon Tuesday, May 7

INTRO TO AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Join us as we learn about the history and uses for aromatherapy. 11:00 am-Noon Thursday, May 9

CREATE YOUR OWN MANDALA

When you create your own mandala, think of it as an echo of your soul. Drawing and coloring a mandala can be a highly enriching personal experience in which you look inside yourself and find the shapes, colors, and patterns to represent anything from your current state of mind to your most deeply desired wish for yourself, a loved one, or humanity. 11:00 am-Noon Thursday, May 16

INTRO TO RUG HOOKING

Come and learn a basic rug hooking technique with us as we work on a small, sampler project. 4:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday, May 22

QUILTS OF VALOR

Drop in and sew a block or two as we work on special ceremony quilts for local veterans. This registered group, Eastern Shore Quilts of Valor, is affiliated with the official Quilts of Valor Foundation. See www.qovf.org for more information.

4:00pm-6:00pm Saturdays | Mar. 16, Apr. 13, May 11


CHILDREN, TEENS, AND FAMILIES

Pittsville Branch GARDEN TIME: PLANTING SEEDS!

Drop in and plant seeds for your garden or our community garden! First come, first serve while supplies last. 11:00am-4:30pm Tuesday, Mar. 5

WORLD BOOK DAY

Celebrate reading! We are giving away one book to each child (0-18) who comes in today. 10:00am-6:00pm Thursday, March 7

COMPUTER TUTOR

Join us in the Computer Lab for individualized assistance provided by our Digital Resource Specialist. Drop-ins welcome. 11:00 am-Noon Wednesdays | Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

READ TO GOLDIE

Discover books, songs, rhymes and movement activities that encourage language and literacy skills, while interacting with a lovable golden retriever named Goldie. Everyone is welcome. 10:00 am-2:00pm Tuesdays | Mar. 12, Apr. 16, May 14 Thursdays | Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23

Pittsville Branch

410-835-2353

Mon. - Sat. Sun.

10 am - 6 pm Closed

LET’S MOVE IN THE LIBRARY

It’s time to move in the library with special MUVE Dancing games from Muve.org. 11:00 am-Noon Friday, April 5

CUT PAPER ART

Make beautiful art with construction paper stencil and strips as the background. 3:15-5:00pm Thursday, Apr. 18

EARTH DAY PROGRAM

Drop-in for some fun activities and crafts to show appreciation for the earth and how we can become better stewards of it. 11:00am-4:00pm Monday, Apr. 22

INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP GAME DAY Come play boardgames at the library! 3:00pm-5:00pm Saturday, April 27

3D PRINTER: MAKE A COOKIE CUTTER! Come test out our new 3D printer! 11:00am-5:00pm Thursday, Mar. 14

DROP-IN PLAYTIME

Structured play time for tots and their caregivers. Come and take advantage of our safe, warm and friendly environment. 10:00am-6:00pm Tuesdays | Mar. 19, Apr. 23, May 21

PAPER REED FRAMES

Make a picture frame borders POP with rolled-up magazine pages! 3:15-5:00pm Thursday, Mar. 21

PAINT NIGHT @ THE LIBRARY

Join us as we welcome members of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc as they lead us in a fun night of painting. A local artist will provide step by step instructions on how to create your own 16x20 masterpiece that you can take home. The program is free, but space is limited. Sign up is required.

6:00pm-8:00pm

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LAWYERS IN THE LIBRARY

One-on-One Civil Legal Advice with no appointments necessary. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Maryland Legal Aid attorneys and paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will provide brief, one-on-one advice on a variety of civil legal issues including: - Bankruptcy - Child Custody & Support - Debt Collection - Expungements - Government Benefits - Foreclosure - Landlord/Tenant - Veterans’ Benefits - Wage Claims

Noon-2:00 pm • Wednesday, March 13

LEGAL CLINIC @ YOUR LIBRARY

Join us at the library to get free legal advice from volunteer lawyers. Some of the issues the legal experts can address: - Bankruptcy—Chapter 7 - Expungements & Shielding - Birth Certificates - Debt and Consumer Disputes - Foreclosures - Deed Changes - Name Changes - Income Tax Disputes - Divorce & Custody Please come in to the Downtown Branch or call 410-749-3612 ext. 127 to sign-up.

Young Minds

LAPTIME FOR BABIES

Baby brains develop so fast! Join us for finger plays, songs, stories, and fun for ages 0 - 23 months with a caregiver. Two sessions: 10:30 or 11:15. 10:30 & 11:15 am Tuesdays | Mar. 5, 12, Apr. 2, 9, May 7, 14

DownTIME 4 TWOS town Library

Storytime for 2 year olds. Stories, music, singing, fingerplays, simple crafts, and much more! Designed to introduce young children to the joys of reading, and to encourage reading at home. 10:30 am-11:00 am Fridays | Mar. 1, 8, Apr. 5, 12, May 3, 10

3 - 5’S STORY TIME

All 3, 4, and 5 year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and a take-home craft during our 1/2 hour program. 10:30 am-11:00 am Wednesday | M  ar. 6, 13, 20, Apr. 3, 10, 17, May 1, 8, 15

2:00 pm-4:00 pm • Wednesday, April 10

Did you know your local library has thousands of eBooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using your phone or tablet. •

Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space.

All your loans and holds are consolidated on a single shelf.

Positions, bookmarks, and notes are kept in sync across your devices.

Libby can send your library books to Kindle as well.

Sample any book with a tap — nothing to download or delete.

Try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with readalong audio.

DOWNTOWN LIBRARY


My Virtual Library card number W C P S PREFIX

YOUR LUNCH NUMBER

Int rod new ucing Vir Stude the tua l Ca nt rd! How do I use my Student Virtual Card?

A partnership between Wicomico Public Libraries and Wicomico County Public Schools

Your Student Virtual Card works just like a regular library card. No plastic card is required. Your card number is WCPS plus your lunch number. For example, WCPS12345. When you visit the library and check out a book, tell the staff member that you are a Wicomico County Public Schools student and tell them your card number or show them your student ID.

What can I do with my Student Virtual Card? • Check out 5 print materials (no audio-visual) • Use any computer at Wicomico Public Libraries • Access professional databases online, including test prep, languages, research tools, and more IF YOU ARE A WICOMICO COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENT IN GRADES 1-12 YOU NOW HAVE ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES OFFERED AT WICOMICO PUBLIC LIBRARIES! ALL ACCOUNTS ARE FINE-FREE.

www.wicomicolibraries.org


Kindness Creations

Help us continue to lay the foundation of kindness one rock at a time. Express yourself while spreading joy with simple acts of kindness by bringing back the Kindness Rocks!

3:00 pm-5:00 pm • Sunday, May 5

The Centre Branch is located at Centre at Salisbury Mall across from Chuck E. Cheese. For details call 410-546-5397. www.wicomicolibraries.org

BECAUSE TODAY’S GAMER COULD BE TOMORROW’S INVENTOR.

Stay current with the location of the Wicomico County Public Libraries Bookmobile on our calendar of events! WWW.WICOMICOLIBRARIES.ORG OR CALL 740-749-3612

Faxing & Notary Services

Faxing & Notary Services available for FREE at the Wicomico Public Libraries Downtown Branch!


DOWNTOWN BRANCH 410-749-3612

122 S. Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21801 Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Tue. & Thurs. Sun. (through 5/26/19)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CENTRE BRANCH 410-546-5397

Centre at Salisbury, Salisbury, MD 21801 Mon. - Fri. Sat. Sun.

10:00 am - 9:00 pm 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

PITTSVILLE BRANCH 410-835-2353

34372 Old Ocean City Rd., Pittsville, MD 21850 Mon. - Sat. Sun.

10:00 am - 6:00 pm CLOSED

Please see our webpage for the most current event schedule

www.wicomicolibraries.org

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