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IN THIS ISSUE LIGHT OF LITERACY pg. 4

POETRY WORKSHOP SERIES WITH JAMES ARTHUR pg. 7 MONEY SMART WEEK pg. 11

SPRING 2017 WICOMICOLIBRARY.ORG


MISSION

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

All locations of Wicomico Public Libraries will be closed on the following dates: Good Friday - Friday, April 14 Easter - Sunday, April 16 Memorial Day - Sunday, May 28 & 29 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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

Andrea Berstler

2017 BOARD MEETINGS

February 14th April 11th June 13th August 8th October 10th December 12th

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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THOUGHTS FROM OUR DIRECTOR

THE POWER OF LITERACY One of the most powerful things in our world is an idea. Literacy gives us the tools to take an idea, develop it, share it, refine it and perfect it. Literacy, being able to take in information and utilize that information, is as necessary a skill today as it was a hundred years ago. There are so many types of literacy: technology literacy, financial literacy, information literacy, cultural literacy. Each one allows us to put to work a set of unique skills and information so that we can make a contribution that is our own. During March, April and May we celebrate literacy. Traditional reading literacy as well as other literacies such as computer literacy, health literacy and financial literacy. From our regularly scheduled classes and events such as computer training or therapy dog sessions, to services like Project READ, we believe that literacy is the key that opens doors to all kinds of opportunities. Our Friends of the Libraries celebrate the power of literacy with their Light of Literacy Awards Breakfast. So bring us your idea. Let us work with you to develop that idea into something positive, something you can share. As Carl Sagan stated, “Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species.� - Carl Sagan, Comos Andrea Berstler, Executive Director

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Downtown Library Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: Tue & Thu: Sun (9/11/16 - 5/21/17):

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. 2:00 pm Sunday | Mar. 5, 19 Apr. 2 May 7, 21

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410-749-3612 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 8 pm 1 pm - 5 pm

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.

ZUMBA WITH DEE Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to get healthy this year? Join Zumba instructor Deatrice Livingston for weekly exercise in meeting Room 1. Children under 16 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

6:00 pm Tuesday | Mar. 7 Apr. 4 May 2

Tuesday nights - 5:30 pm


Downtown Library Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: Tue & Thu: Sun (9/11/16 - 5/21/17):

Children & all ages | Downtown Library

410-749-3612 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 8 pm 1 pm - 5 pm

FAMILY STORY TIMES LAPTIME FOR BABIES

Wow! Our baby brains are developing so fast! Join us for finger plays, songs, stories and fun for ages 0-23 months with a caregiver. 10:30 & 11:15 am Tuesday | Mar. 7, 14 Apr. 4, 11 May 2, 9

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 Friday | Mar. 3, 10 Apr. 7, 14 May 5, 12

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.

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 Wednesday | Mar. 1, 8, 15 Apr. 5, 12, 19 May 3, 10, 17

BETH OHLSSON - OUR LOCAL STORYTELLER AND OUR LOCAL TREASURE Local Storyteller Beth Ohlsson takes us to that “Once Upon a Time” place with her words. This story time is for those who seek to discover traditional folktales and fairy tales. Ages 6 and older!

11:00 am Saturday | Mar. 18 Apr. 15 May 20

6:30 pm Thursday | Mar. 16 Apr. 20 May 18

Thursday afternoons - 3:30 pm

DOG DAYS - 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 Saturday | Mar. 11, 25 Apr. 8, 22 May 13, 27

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month - 2:00 pm 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month - 6:30 pm

LEGO CHALLENGE! The LEGO Challenge is open! Children ages 5-11 are constructing with LEGOs, learning about their community and world, and building skills and confidence.

Join us as kids get to take part in hands-on projects, crafts and activities focusing on science, technology, arts and more. Sundays afternoons - 2:00 pm Spring 2017

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Teen | Downtown Library

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: Tue & Thu: Sun (9/11/16 - 5/21/17):

410-749-3612 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 8 pm 1 pm - 5 pm

ROBOTICS CLUB Explore the world of robotics and coding! Learn how C++, Labview, Mindstorms, and Java are used to program robots built with LEGOs, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and 3D Printers! How do motors, 3D Printers, and drones work anyway? You’ll find out and in the process become the ultimate robot overlord! 6:00 pm Thursday | Mar. 2, 16 Apr. 6, 20 May 4, 18 TEEN OTAKU CLUB Teen Otaku Club members meet the second Tuesday of each month to talk about manga, and watch a member-selected anime movie/show. Open to ages 12-18 only. 6:00 pm Tuesday | Mar. 14 Apr. 11 May 9 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 Tuesday | Mar. 21 Apr. 18 May 16

Expert Online tutoring, skill building & test prep. On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. www.theteenlounge.org/resource.htm SATURDAY GAMING AT THE LOUNGE Come play your favorite Wii, Wii U, PS2 and Xbox Kinect games at the Teen Lounge Game Room! Open to ages 12 - 18. Saturday afternoons - 1:00 pm

Teen Retro Movie Night Each month we will be watching a movie chosen by our Teen Advisory Council from the book Reel Culture: 50 Classic Movies You Should Know About by Mimi O’Connor. Ages 12-18.

5:45 pm Tuesday | Mar. 28 Rear Window (1954)

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5:30 pm Tuesday | Apr. 25 Brewster’s Millions (1985)

5:45 pm Tuesday | May 23 Rocky (1976)


Adult | Centre Branch Library

Centre Branch

410-546-5397

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

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

COFFEE AND BOOKS Enjoy a cup of coffee, meet new friends, and discuss your favorite books, genres, authors, and adaptations. 10:30 am Monday | Mar. 13 Apr. 10 May 8

WORKSHOP SERIES WITH JAMES ARTHUR

STITCH FOR A BIT Knitters, crocheters, and others who enjoy related crafts are welcome to bring their projects and join our new craft group. All skill levels welcome! Come share your projects, get some advice, and make some new friends. 6:30 pm Monday | Mar. 13 Apr. 10 May 8 CENTRE WRITING CLUB Meet fellow writers while working on your current project. Writers of all experience levels are welcome! 6:30 pm Monday | Mar. 20 Apr. 17 May 15

RHYME IN POETRY WORKSHOP WITH JAMES ARTHUR For ages 7-10: Learn all about rhyme with special guest poet, James Arthur. Students will enjoy a reading of famous rhyming poetry, have a “rhyme-off” competition, and write their own rhyming poems. Saturday | Apr. 1 11:00 AM

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MUSIC IN POETRY WORKSHOP WITH JAMES ARTHUR For ages 11-18: Learn all about the music of poetry with special guest poet, James Arthur. Students will explore the musicality of poetry through an exploration of “stressed” and “unstressed” syllables in song lyrics and in famous poems. Students will then write their own musical poems. Saturday | Apr. 1 2:00 pm

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MEMORY IN POETRY WORKSHOP WITH JAMES ARTHUR For ages 60 and older: Learn all about freeing your inner memory with special guest poet, James Arthur. Seniors will explore memory through a careful study of imagery and specific captured moments throughout famous poems, then write their own poems. Saturday | Apr. 1 3:30 pm

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Poems from the above workshops will be anthologized and may also appear on the “Salisbury Independent” website.

About James Arthur:

EASTERN SHORE VOICES IS EXCITED TO BRING POET, AUTHOR, AND JOHNS HOPKINS CREATIVE WRITING PROFESSOR, JAMES ARTHUR TO WICOMICO COUNTY FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL SALISBURY POETRY WEEK! JAMES ARTHUR WAS BORN IN CONNECTICUT AND GREW UP IN CANADA. HIS POEMS HAVE APPEARED IN THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW REPUBLIC, POETRY, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, AND THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW. HE HAS RECEIVED THE AMY LOWELL TRAVELLING POETRY SCHOLARSHIP, A HODDER FELLOWSHIP, A STEGNER FELLOWSHIP, A RESIDENCY AT THE AMY CLAMPITT HOUSE, A DISCOVERY/THE NATION PRIZE, AND A FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP. CHARMS AGAINST LIGHTNING, HIS DEBUT POETRY COLLECTION, IS AVAILABLE FROM COPPER CANYON PRESS.

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Children & all ages | Centre Branch Library

Centre Branch

410-546-5397

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

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

PAJAMA STORY TIME Join us for relaxing stories for kids of all ages. Pajamas welcome! 6:30 pm Friday | Mar. 3 Apr. 7 May 5 LEGO CHALLENGE! The LEGO Challenge is open! Children ages 5-11 are constructing with LEGOs, learning about their community and world, and building skills and confidence. Saturday mornings - 10:30 am

Join us as kids get to take part in hands-on projects, crafts and activities focusing on science, technology, arts and more. Saturday afternoons - 4:00 pm MONEY! FOR KIDS ONLY Money. We all want it! Learn how to budget it, save it and bank it! For ages 10 and older. 2:00 pm Saturday | Apr. 29

WEE CRAFTS

Little ones ages 2-5 are welcome to join us as we use a simple craft time to focus on developmental skills appropriate for the “Wee” ones! BUTTON FLOWERS 10:30 am Saturday | Mar. 18

LET’S MAKE A GARDEN 10:30 am Saturday | Apr. 15

KIDS CRAFTS

Fun projects for kids of any age! BUTTERFLIES 2:00 pm Saturday, Mar.18

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CARTON CATERPILLARS 2:00 pm Saturday | Apr. 15

Summer Reading 2017 KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR PROGRAMING AND EVENTS FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ADULTS STARTING IN JUNE!


Teen | Centre Branch Library

TWEEN TECH VIDEO GAME CODE

Play a game while learning the basics of video game design. 6:30 pm Monday | Mar. 6 LEGO STOP MOTION ANIMATION IPAD EDITION Get creative on the iPad! Make a mini movie with LEGO Stop Motion Animation. 2:00 pm Saturday | Mar. 11

Centre Branch

410-546-5397

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

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

ROBOTICS CLUB Explore the world of robotics and coding! Learn how C++, Labview, Mindstorms, and Java are used to program robots built with LEGOs, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and 3D Printers. How do motors, 3D Printers, and drones work anyway? You’ll find out and in the process become the ultimate robot overlord. 6:00 pm Wednesday | Mar. 22 Apr. 12, 26 May 10, 24 ANIME CLUB - SPECIAL MANGA EDITION! We’re hosting a special anime club meeting devoted solely to manga! Bring your fan art and your favorite manga. Meet other fans and get recommendations for new series. 6:30 pm Monday | May 22 ROBOTICS CLUB - TEEN TECH WEEK It’s a SuGO Tournament! Tonight we are battling robots - Sumo Wrestling Style 6:00 pm Wednesday | Mar. 8

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Pittsville Branch Mon & Wed: Tue & Thu: Fri & Sat: Sun:

Adult | Pittsville Branch Library BEYOND THE BOOK A NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB Join us the first Thursday of every month as we meet and discuss a thoughtprovoking non-fiction book. Call the branch for the book selection which will be available through the library.

410-835-2353 10 am - 6 pm 2 pm - 8 pm 10 am - 4 pm Closed

GOT TRIVIA Come get your fix and join us for a fun-filled night of Game of Thrones themed activities, food, and combat displays. See if you can capture the Iron Throne with a very special Game of Thrones TV Show Trivia contest. The Lannisters will send their regards to any and all in GOT costumes. Registration required. 6:00 pm Tuesday | Mar. 14

6:00 pm Thursday | Mar. 2 Apr. 6 May 4

CHOW!

Every month at the branch we will be welcoming a guest instructor who will teach us how to make yummy, easy recipes. Call the branch for more details and come hungry! Registration required. No drop-ins please. 6:00 pm Tuesday | Mar. 28 Apr. 25 May 30

Children & all ages | Pittsville Branch Library

RY T I M O E ST

Join us for a special story time for children ages 3-5. Monday mornings - 10:30 am

LEGO CHALLENGE Join us for the LEGO Challenge every Wednesday at the Pittsville Branch. Kids, come and let your creativity loose as we build some cool theme-based LEGO projects. Drop-ins welcome! Wednesday afternoons - 3:00 pm 10

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B.E.T. BUILD, EXPLORE, THINK TEEN TECH WEEK - CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH CAD You will brainstorm an invention that you believe will change the world and then design that invention using TinkerCAD. You will also be able to have your worldchanging design printed out using a 3D printer. Take part to learn the computer program that drives invention and use it to create something new.

Join us every Thursday as kids get to take part in hands-on projects, crafts and activities focusing on science, technology, arts and more. Thursdays afternoons - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm Thursday | Mar. 9 MAKE AND MUNCH Stop in and visit our Make and Munch table and learn how to make an edible craft. Drop ins welcome. Candy Sushi 4:00 pm Tuesday | Mar. 21 4:00 pm M&M Pretzel Flowers Tuesday | Apr. 11 4:00 pm Birds Nest Cookies Tuesday | May 9

PICTURE BOOK PUTT PUTT GOLF We are turning the branch into a 9 hole putt putt picture book themed golf course for kids ages 5-12. Register today to make sure you get a tee time. Special prizes at each hole. Registration required. 11:00 am Wednesday | Mar. 8


B.E.T. BUILD, EXPLORE, THINK MAKING MY OWN MONEY Have you ever wondered how we determine the value of a dollar? What about the currency of other countries? How much does it cost to make money? You will be able to find the answer to these questions and more by coming to this event. We are learning the science behind money! You will be able to design your own currency and use math to exchange it with other countries’ currency. Children ages 5-11.

SMALL STEPS TO HEALTH AND WEALTH Health and wealth are interconnected and important elements of your personal well-being. Join us On the Journey to Successful Change: Figure out where you are; See what you want to achieve; say No to Supersizing; put the Power of Ten to work for you; bounce back from relapses. For adults.

2:00 pm Sunday | Apr. 23 DOWNTOWN LIBRARY

5:00 pm Wednesday | Apr. 26 PITTSVILLE BRANCH

3:00 pm Thursday | Apr. 27 PITTSVILLE BRANCH

5:30 pm Thursday | Apr. 27 DOWNTOWN LIBRARY

4:00 pm Saturday | Apr. 29 CENTRE BRANCH

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT STORY TIME Join Jayme Weeg, President of Junior Achievement Eastern Shore for a fun financial literacy themed story time and craft! Children ages 4-11.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MONEY SMART WEEK VISIT MONEYSMARTWEEK.ORG.

5:30 pm Monday | Apr. 24 CENTRE BRANCH

11:00 am Saturday | Apr. 29 DOWNTOWN LIBRARY

One Book can Change a Life Keep an eye out for more information about our series of events focusing on promoting, celebrating and inspiring children and adults to read.

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122 S. DIVISION STREET

JOB SEARCH CENTER HOURS

Downtown Library

SALISBURY, MD 21801

410-749-3612

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

10 am - 2 pm

Thu

10 am - 8 pm

Tue

2 pm - 8 pm

Centre Branch

Pittsville Branch

Call for appointment

410-546-5397

410-835-2353

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Please see our webpage for the most current event schedule

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