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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

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

10 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday

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

Good Friday – April 10, 2020 Easter Sunday – April 12, 2020 Memorial Day Weekend – May 24, 2020 Memorial Day Weekend – May 25, 2020 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Michele Canopii, Ph.D. - Chairperson Audrey Orr - Vice Chairperson James L. Otway, Esq. - Treasurer George Demko Ph.D. - Secretary H. Scott Duncan Ph.D. Maida Finch, Ph.D Karen Treber Chip Dashiell Richard Duvall Esq. Richard Keenan Ph.D Muir Boda - City Council Liaison John Cannon - County Council Liaison EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NEED HELP WITH

Ashley Teagle

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

2020 BOARD MEETINGS

410-749-3612 ext. 161

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.

April 21, 2020 June 16, 2020

ALL PROGRAMS ARE NO COST TO YOU AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


THOUGHTS FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SPRING 2020 Literacy is the key to lifelong learning, which is why I’m always excited for the Light of Literacy Awards. This year’s event is on April 7, 2020 and the ceremony will feature an award for Arts Literacy. Literacy opens your mind to not only books but also to new ideas. Symphony 21 Founder and Eastern Shore native Daniel Bowen will be our keynote speaker to demonstrate why the arts are so important to learners everywhere! Speaking of the arts, you don’t want to miss jazz musician Galen Abdur-Razzaq—thanks to a Maryland Humanities Council grant. Mr. Abdur-Razzaq will join us on March 5 to teach a history of the Civil Rights Movement through jazz. From paint night to beginner’s crochet to story time to youth led open mic nights, Wicomico Public Libraries inspires creativity and learning. Our spring issue is full of events to spark your imagination! We also celebrate National Library Week this spring from April 19-25, 2020 with the theme “Find Your Place at the Library.” Libraries have shifted from a place for books and materials to the place to be. Join us in April as WPL staff show off their library spirit! National Library Week is also a great time to show off your library spirit by joining the Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries. Our Friends are a community volunteer group that promotes and supports the library through fundraising and advocacy. I look forward to seeing you at the Light of Literacy Awards and in the library! Ashley Teagle, Executive Director

FRIENDS-ONLY PREVIEW SALE!

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 5-7 P.M. FOR CURRENT FRIENDS ONLY. Must bring Friends membership card!

Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries

BIANNUAL BOOK SALE Downtown Library • May 1, 2 & 3 FRIDAY 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • SATURDAY 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • SUNDAY 1-4 p.m.

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Downtown Library

Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Tue. & Thu. Sun.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 1-5 p.m.

March 5: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes April 2: A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver May 7: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates Join us for a book discussion on the first Thursday of every month at the Downtown Branch. Adults.

...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

EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH YARN Pittsville Branch 410.835.2353 Assistance as needed. Tuesdays | March 3; April 7; May 5 6-7:30 p.m.

We are always in need of dedicated, Do you like to knit or crochet? Would you like to hardworking and friendly volunteers. 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.

LAPTIME/PLAYDATE FOR BABIES Tuesdays | March 3, 10, 17; April 7, 14, 21 May 5, 12, 19 10:30-11:30 a.m. Baby brains develop so fast! Join us at 10:30 a.m. for finger plays, songs, stories and fun for ages 0-23 months with a caregiver. At 11:00 a.m. we bring out several stations to allow little ones to play and explore. Come at 10:30 for Laptime and stay for Playdate or choose whichever best suits your schedule. wicomicolibraries.org

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DOWNTOWN BOOK CLUB Thursdays | 2-3 p.m.

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JAZZ & THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT WITH GALEN ABDUR-RAZZAQ Thursday, March 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

Explore the history of our Civil Rights Movement through Jazz music with renowned flutist, Galen Abdur-Razzaq. Galen chronicles jazz music from the turn of the century to present day. This is a familyfriendly program with emphasis on understanding and appreciation of jazz and its historical significance - a true American heritage. Family.

This project was made possible by a grant from Maryland Humanities, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Maryland Historical Trust in the Maryland Department of Planning, and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Maryland Humanities, Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Department of Planning, or the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

2-5’S STORYTIME Fridays | March 6, 13, 20; April 3, 17; May 1, 8, 15 10:30-11 a.m.

All 2, 3, 4, and 5 year olds and their caregivers are welcome to join us at the downtown library for stories, music, singing, fingerplays, and a take home craft. This half-hour program is designed to introduce young children to the joys of reading and to encourage parents/ caregivers to read with their children at home. Ages 2-5.

VOLUNTEER FAIR Saturday, March 7 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wicomico Public Libraries is seeking volunteers - People like YOU! The Fair will showcase volunteering opportunities in different departments among our 3 branches, linking those who need help to those who want to help! Refreshments provided! Ages 13+.

READ ACROSS AMERICA! Saturday, March 7 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with special guests from our community reading some of their favorite Dr. Seuss books! A free book will be given to each child. This program is brought to you by Salisbury Jaycees. Free! Children.

SATURDAY GAMING @ THE LOUNGE Saturdays | March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 1-3 p.m.

Play your favorite WiiU and Xbox One S games at the Teen Lounge Game Room! Ages 12-18.


Downtown Library PAWS TO READ

1st & 3rd Saturday of Each Month 2-3 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesday of Each Month 6:30-7:30 p.m. This program allows your child to read aloud to a dog for 5-7 minutes. Children 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. Ages 4-12

TEEN MARVEL MOVIE NIGHT Tuesdays | March 10; April 14; May 12 5:30-7:45 p.m.

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.

Downtown Library

410-749-3612

Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Tue. & Thu. Sun.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 1-5 p.m.

READ-A-LONG WITH ROSIE Thursdays | March 19; April 16; May 21 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Family oriented storytime for kids ages 5-11 and their parents/ caregivers. Enjoy singing with guitar and CD accompaniment, interactive stories, make a theme-related craft and enjoy light refreshments. Ages 5-11.

MOLLY MACGREGOR “ONCE UPON A TIME” STORYTELLER Saturdays | March 28; April 4; May 9 11-11:45 a.m.

Molly MacGregor, from Once Upon a Time, is bringing the Story Sack to the Wicomico Public Library-Downtown Branch the third Saturday of each month. What’s in a Story Sack? You’ll have to come and see. A free book for each child who is there. All ages.

INDIE LENS POP-UP FILM: BEDLAM Tuesday, March 10 6-7:30 p.m.

Filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, Ken Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to examine our national mental health crisis. Rosenberg follows the poignant stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other chronic psychiatric conditions, whose silence and shame often worsen the suffering. Adults.

TAC (TEEN ADVISORY COUNCIL) Tuesdays | March 17; April 21; May 19 6-7:30 p.m.

Have ideas about the programs we schedule for teens? Want to help choose the books, movies, and music we buy for the Teen Lounge? Come have PIZZA while we talk about what you’d like to see and earn 1.5 service learning hours. Ages 12-18.

OPEN BOOK CLUB Tuesdays | March 17; April 21 6-7 p.m.

Have you read any good books lately? Join us for an informal monthly discussion of what people are currently reading. It’s a great way to learn about new books and authors. Adults.

GREENFEST & STORYWALK 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

GreenFest is the City of Salisbury’s annual celebration of the environment, located at the downtown Amphitheater. Featuring yoga, environmental organizations, green businesses, giveaways, and kids activites. This year the Library will debut it’s first StoryWalk @ GreenFest. Families can walk by the River and read an environmentally-themed story while enjoying being outdoors. GreenFest is a free event for the whole family! Come learn about how you can help the environment, enjoy a StoryWalk, and meet some of your local environmental champions. All are welcome.

FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION: “HIGH TIDE IN DORCHESTER” 7-9 p.m. Produced locally by Tom Horton, Sandy Cannon-Brown, and Dave Harp, “High Tide in Dorchester”, aims to “foster a conversation about climate change and related impacts of sea level rise and erosion, and leverage that conversation into action...Dorchester is the coal miner’s canary; ground zero for the Chesapeake Region.” Tom Horton will be present to introduce the film and provide discussion. Adults. RAIN DATE: Saturday, May 16, same times for both events. SPRING 2020

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Downtown Library ZUMBA WITH DEE! Thursdays | March 12, 26; April 9, 23; May 7, 21 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join Zumba instructor Deatrice Leonard for weekly exercise in Room 1. Children under 16 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult. Adults.

Downtown Library

410-749-3612

Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Tue. & Thu. Sun.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 1-5 p.m.

Wicomico Public Library StoryWalk is being funded by a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the City of Salisbury. GreenFest is a free event for the whole family! Come learn about how you can help the environment, enjoy a StoryWalk, and meet some of your local environmental champions. All are welcome.

A TRIPLE BILL OF POETIC TALENT! Thursday, April 23 6 p.m.

Join poets Amber Green, Adam Tavel, and Salisbury’s Poet Laureate, Nancy Mitchell as they read their work. A great night for poetry lovers and those interested in the craft.

YOUTH-LED OPEN MIC Tuesdays | March 24; April 28; May 26 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Come join us for our Youth-Led Open Mic program hosted by the Rize Youth Poetry Team. Poets, singers, songwriters, storytellers, writers, comedians, and spectators ages 12 to 18 are welcome to perform and listen. Sign-ups begin at 5:45, and a sign-up sheet will be provided at the event for performers to participate. Based on the number of participants, performers will be allotted 2-4 minutes for their performance. Snacks will be provided! Teen.

WICOMICO COUNTY STUDENT ART SHOW April 17 through April 26

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. Family.

GREEN FESTIVAL AND STORYWALK Saturday May 9 (Rain date: May 16) 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

GreenFest is the City of Salisbury’s annual celebration of the environment, located at the downtown Amphitheater. Featuring yoga, environmental organizations, green businesses, giveaways, and kids activites. This year the Library will debut it’s first StoryWalk @ GreenFest. Families can walk by the River and read an environmentallythemed story while enjoying being outdoors. The StoryWalk Project was originally created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. The 6

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FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION: “HIGH TIDE IN DORCHESTER” Saturday, May 9 7-9 p.m. | Riverwalk Ampitheater

Produced locally by Tom Horton, Sandy Cannon-Brown, and Dave Harp, “High Tide in Dorchester”, aims to “foster a conversation about climate change and related impacts of sea level rise and erosion, and leverage that conversation into action. The focus, Dorchester County, MD, is already experiencing the future that increasingly faces coastal areas worldwide. This lowlying county on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay is the fourth largest of Maryland’s 23 counties by land area, but it is destined to drop to the 14th largest by 2100 — or sooner — as waters rise and erosion worsens. Dorchester is the coal miner’s canary; ground zero for the Chesapeake Region.” Tom Horton will be present to introduce the film and provide discussion. Adult.

NATIVE PLANTS WITH GINNY ROSENKRANZ Thursday, May 7 2-3p.m.

Native plants are addition to your garden if you wish to attract native birds and butterflies. They are often considered low maintenance because they are drought and disease tolerant, which makes them a better fit for our sandy Eastern Shore soils. Moreover they also provide essential nectar sources for homegrown pollinators and edible berries for our native birds. Ginny Rosenkranz is a master gardner and educator for the University of Maryland Extension office for Dorchester, Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico counties. Come and enjoy a virtual tour of a native plant garden and grab some ideas for yours! Adults.

Please see our webpage for the most current event schedule & to register.

www.wicomicolibraries.org

All programs are no cost to you and open to the public!


Downtown Library INDIE LENS POP-UP FILM: RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT Tuesday, May 12 6-7 p.m.

Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle and ended when Marion passed away in 2012. In total, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how television has shaped the world of today. Adult.

Downtown Library

410-749-3612

Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. Tue. & Thu. Sun.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 1-5 p.m.

VOLUNTEER FAIR Did you know that library members have access to Ancestry.com?

Saturday, March 7, 2020 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to All Refreshments Provided

TELL US YOUR STORY ESSAY CONTEST

2020’s Summer Reading theme is Imagine Your Story, so we would love to hear yours! Write an essay (no more than 5000 words) about a significant life event and what it meant to you. Contest starts June 13, 2020 and ends August 1st 2020. Winners will receive a librarythemed prize! Ages 18+.

If you can’t make the fair, but would like to volunteer contact: Untia Bigelow, Volunteer Coordinator ubigelow@wicomico.org 410-749-3612 ext.140

WWW.WICOMICOLIBRARIES.ORG/VOLUNTEER

Check out a book. Then respond to the 2020 Census. For the first time, you can respond to the census online. Libraries offer public computers and free internet access to help make sure you’re counted. 2020 Census data informs the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funding each year, your representation in Congress, community initiatives, and more. Make sure you count everyone living in your home, including newborn babies and young children, on the 2020 Census. Your responses are confidential and important. Census data impacts funding for resources like: Libraries, Schools, Hospitals and Health Clinics, Head Start School Meal Programs, Public Transportation, Medicare, Fire departments, Roads and Highways

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Centre Branch POP-UP POETRY WORKSHOP: “LOOK DEEPER: POETRY ACTIVISM� Thursday, March 5 4-5 p.m.

In partnership with Fenix Youth Project Inc. and the Salisbury Youth Poet Laureate program. Learn about poetry and spoken word techniques in an open, supportive environment. Participants will write and/ or receive constructive feedback on poems related to social justice on the themes of health, food, education, and conflict. Teens.

LEARN ABOUT VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND CAREERS Saturday, March 7 10:30 a.m.-Noon

A presentation and discussion on the importance of trade jobs. Currently there is a shortage of vocational workers prompted by the notion that a college degree. Teens.

KIDS CRAFT: CANVAS PAINT Saturday, March 14 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Be an artist! Join us as we make amazing, multicolored paintings! Discover new and simple ways to do various designs, all mess-free! Children.

GROW IT, EAT IT Tuesdays | March 10, 24, 31 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Grow It, Eat It program provides information on growing your own vegetables from the very beginner to the experienced gardener that still has questions. Learn about soil health and why it is so important for a healthy garden, what to add to your soil to make it better, and how to make and use compost. Discover the right time to plant seeds and transplants and how to care for them. Learn about companion plants and plants for pollinators. Discover the many ways to harvest and preserve the vegetables in order to enjoy them after the summer has passed. In partnership with the University of Maryland Extension Office. Adults. 8

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Centre Branch Mon. - Fri. Sat. Sun.

410-546-5397

10 a.m.-9 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

SALISBURY POETRY WEEK

Salisbury Poetry Week Writing Workshops with Salisbury Poet-in-Residence, author, editor, and William Patterson University Professor, Christopher Salerno. SATURDAY, APRIL 4 | CENTRE BRANCH IMAGE, METAPHOR AND MEMORY 10:30 a.m.-Noon

This writing workshop will consider how imagery and metaphor helps bring art to our memories so that they can be developed into moving and dynamic poems. Ages 60+:

LYRIC POETRY AND EPIPHANY 1:30-3 p.m.

This writing workshop will explore the Lyric Poem, highlighting its ability to push us as writers toward epiphany: an illuminating discovery or realization. Adults. Both workshops are free and open to the public due to generous grants from MD Humanities and The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore as well as support from Eastern Shore Writers Association and the Maryland Writers Association. Limited spaces available. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Center Branch to register: 410-546-5397 Christopher Salerno is the author of four books of poems and the editor of Saturnalia Books. His most recent collection is Sun & Urn, selected by Thomas Lux for the Georgia Poetry Prize and published by University of Georgia Press in 2017. Previous books include ATM, (Georgetown Review Poetry Prize 2014), Minimum Heroic (Mississippi Review Poetry Prize 2010), and Whirligig (2006). He is a recipient of the Laurel Review Midwest Chapbook Prize, the Prairie Schooner Glenna Luschei Award, and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellowship. His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, New England Review, The Academy of American Poets series, New Republic, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Fence,Boston Review, Jubilat, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. He is an Associate Professor of English at William Paterson University in New Jersey where he teaches in the undergraduate and MFA writing programs.


Centre Branch

Centre Branch Mon. - Fri. Sat. Sun.

410-546-5397

10 a.m.-9 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturdays | March 14, 28; April 11, 25, May 9, 23 4-5:30 p.m.

APPLY FOR WORK OPPORTUNITIES VIA THE USAJOBS WEBSITE Wednesdays | March 25, April 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

Do you have a young child at home who is interested in adventure games or likes to pretend they’re an elf, a sorceress, or a wizard? The library is hosting a roleplaying program just for kids! Roleplaying games use cooperative storytelling in which they are the heroes. These games foster creativity, learning to work together, and applied math skills! Designed for children Ages 8-12.

TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH VR Sundays | March 29, April 9 6:30-8 p.m.

JUNIOR ADVENTURERS LEAGUE

INDIGENOUS HISTORY OF THE EASTERN SHORE Monday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.-Noon

A history seminar that focuses on the indigenous peoples of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Participants can learn about the Algonquian speaking habitants (Nanticoke and the sub-tribes) and their history, food, and present day involvement in the region. Adults.

COMMUNITY ART: NASA EARTH SCIENCE Fridays | March 20, 27, April 3, 6:30-8 p.m.

We will be joining our friends at NASA for the preparation of Earth Day, and we need your help! Please join us in this 3-part event as we paint Earth Science themed murals, along with other small crafts to display in our community mall during our annual NASA Festival. While all ages are welcomed, some supplies are limited. Registration is encouraged. Family.

CODE HOPPER Saturdays | March 21, May 16 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Learn how to navigate the Federal Government’s USAJOBS website. Learn to create a USAJOBS profile and about the Federal Application Process. Explore Opportunities related to your experience and interest. Adults.

Participants will use VR headsets to virtually visit historical and interesting locations around the globe. Teens.

NEXT STEP PREP: EMPLOYMENT READINESS FOR TEENS Thursday, April 2 6-8 p.m.

Develop your basic work-readiness skills, ethics, and professionalism. During our interactive session, we will discuss career research, resume building, analyzing job ads & applications, and the different levels of interviews. Teens.

Passport Service Passport Service Centre Branch @@Centre Branch The Wicomico Public Libraries Centre Branch offers Passport Service Please call the Centre Branch for more information.

HOURS: Monday - Wednesday 1-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 1-5 p.m. by appointment.

Code Hopper tiles provide an easy introduction into programming, develops skills following direction, and gets students moving! Children.

• First-time U.S. passport applications

ROVER RACES Sundays | March 22, April 19 3-5 p.m.

• Passport photo services

Participants work in teams to model the process of communicating with a rover on Mars, to build programming skills, and to understand the effects of time-delay. Children.

• Renewal U.S. passport assistance

www.wicomicolibraries.org • 410-546-5397


Centre Branch KIDS CRAFT: LADYBUG FINGER PUPPETS Saturday, April 11 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Let’s celebrate Earth Day by making your own little ladybug finger puppets! Children.

POETRY WORKSHOP (HAIKU) Wednesday, April 15 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Introduction to the poetry style of Haiku. Learn about the Japanese origins and popularity in America. Then create your own Haiku and share it! Teens.

UPCYCLE AN ORGANIZER Wednesday, April 22 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Create an environmentally friendly organizer for your home using an old jar or can. Choose from techniques including assemblage, painting, or decoupage. Please bring an item to transform and arrive with thoughts on how you would like to use your finished project. Children.

COMMUNITY NETWORKING EVENT: PECHA KUTCHA STYLE! Thursday, April 23 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Following a concise format of 20 images/slides in 20 seconds, this Pecha Kutcha event will give everyone a chance to present their project, work, or idea. A great opportunity to network with your local community. Business, government, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and youth leaders are all welcome!

TEA CUP ART Saturday, April 25 10:30 a.m-Noon

Come enjoy a relaxing afternoon of tea-related art! Your custom-painted tea cup or saucer will make a great gift or cozy display piece for your home. Limited supplies will be provided, although feel free to bring your own ceramic tea cup, coffee mug, or saucer dish to use as well. Adult. 10

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Centre Branch Mon. - Fri. Sat. Sun.

410-546-5397

10 a.m.-9 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

SEARCHING FOR LIFE Sunday April 26, 3-5 p.m. Thursday April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Let’s investigate! Together with a local Solar System Ambassador, we will explore how some chemical reactions caused by chemicals in the soil can point us to life on other planets, while others don’t, and why. Children.

MOTHER’S DAY CARDS Tuesday, April 28 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Make your own personalized Mother’s Day Card to take home. Children.

CODE-A-PILLAR TWIST STORYTIME CELEBRATION: STEM Sunday, May 3 3-5 p.m.

Using the book, “Birthday on Mars”, we’ll look into the life of the Mars rover where participants will have a chance to use the Code-a-Pillar and Code and Go Mice during group activities. Children.

CONCEPTUAL DRAWING CLASS Monday, May 4 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Introduction class for conceptual drawing using traditional materials and imagination. Please feel free to bring in drawings you have done in the past or reference material for the concept you are interested in working on. Teens.

KIDS CRAFT: BUTTERFLY PUPPETS Saturday, May 9 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Welcome spring by making your own butterfly puppets and personal backdrop! Children.

CONTAINER GARDENING Saturday, May 16 2-4 p.m.

Join us for a presentation and hands-on demonstration in container gardening. We will learn about the basics of containers, soil, plants, and upkeep. Adults.

MINOR BIKE REPAIRS Saturday, May 23 10:30 a.m.-Noon

May is National Bike Month! It’s a great time to learn about bike maintenance skills. Children learn to fix their own flats, check tire pressure, and make sure both tires are inflated properly. They’ll also learn to clean and oil the chain and ensure brakes stop the bike. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is required.


Pittsville Branch

Pittsville Branch

410-835-2353

Mon. - Sat. Sun.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. CLOSED

TINY SCIENTIST Tuesdays | March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26 2-3 p.m.

GAME ON - BOARD GAMES Wednesdays | March 11, 25; April 8, 22; May 13, 27 3-6 p.m.

HOMEWORK HELP CENTER Tuesdays | March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26 4-5 p.m.

INDIE LENS POP-UP FILM: BEDLAM Friday, March 13 4-6 p.m

Bring your tiny scientists in for a fun story time with interactive science play for the little ones Ages 5-9.

A quiet space and additional resources will be available to provide homework assistance to students in grades K-12. This center is dedicated to providing a positive work space where children can successfully complete their homework assignments and thereby increase their potential for success in school. Children.

GAME ON - VIDEO GAMES Wednesdays | March 4, 18; April 1, 15, 29; May 6, 20, 3-6 p.m.

Drop in and play some of the latest Nintendo Switch Games at the library. No registration required. Children.

STEAM LAB Thurs. | March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28 3-4 p.m. Every Thursday drop in and play with some cool STEM based toys. Ages 8 to 16. No registration required.

PAINT NIGHT Thursdays | March 5; April 23 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join us as we welcome back local artist Mekia Cherone to teach us how to create a one of a kind canvas painting. All supplies will be provided and easy to follow step by step instructions will bring out the artist in you. Pre-registration is required. Adults.

CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS Fridays | March 6, 13, 20, 27 2-3 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet but didn’t know how to get started? Come learn the basics of how to crochet with this month long class. Bring your own supplies if you have them but if not we will provide them for you. This months project will be a basic scarf. Preregistration is required. All skill levels welcome. Adults.

Drop in and play some cool board games after school. Preregistration is not required. Children.

Filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, Ken Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to examine our national mental health crisis. Rosenberg follows the poignant stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other chronic psychiatric conditions, whose silence and shame often worsen the suffering. Adults.

SILENT BOOK CLUB Thursdays | March 19; April 16; May 21 1-2 p.m.

The Silent Book Club is for the introverted, bibliophile. Come join this opportunity to read and socialize, or not. You can participate within your own comfort zone and discuss book that you are reading. Participants will read a book of their choice, for up to one hour, then a voluntary discussion will ensue. Refreshments provided. Adults.

UKRAINIAN EGG DEMO Tuesday, March 24 2-3 p.m.

Join us for a special demonstration of Pysanka the traditional Ukrainian art of decorating Easter eggs using a wax resist method. This will be a demonstration only. Pre-registration is required. Adults.

BOOK TO MOVIE CLUB THE JOY LUCK CLUB Thursday, March 26 1-3 p.m.

Join us as we read and watch The Joy Luck Club. “Four mothers, four daughters, four families, whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who’s telling the stories. In 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters’ futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers’ advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives – until their own inner crises reveal how much they’ve unknowingly inherited of their mothers’ pasts.” Adults.


Pittsville Branch INDIE LENS POP-UP FILM: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT Friday, April 24 4-6 p.m.

Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twentyfour hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle and ended when Marion passed away in 2012. In total, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how television has shaped the world of today. Adults.

BOOK TO MOVIE CLUB - DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YAYA SISTERHOOD Thursday April 30 1-3 p.m.

Join us in reading and watching The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood. “When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she’s directed, her mother gets described as a “tapdancing child abuser.” Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.” Adults.

INDIE LENS POP-UP FILM: EATING UP EASTER Thursday, May 15 4-6 p.m.

More than just a picture postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a changing climate that threatens the fragile ecology on the island. Rapanui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu gives voice to his fellow islanders, who struggle to balance their strong cultural heritage with modern-day challenges. Adults.

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BOOK TO MOVIE CLUB ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST Thursday, May 28 1-3 p.m.

Join us in reading and watching One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. “Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy. But her regime is disrupted by the arrival of McMurphy – the swaggering, fun-loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of his fellow inmates. His struggle is seen through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a seemingly mute half-Indian patient who understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned. Ken Kesey’s extraordinary first novel is an exuberant, ribald and devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness.” Adults.

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