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SpringSpring • MarchCalendar - May 2020 of Events 2020

Spring Fun Log your reading for a chance to win the grand prize!

STEAM PM

Unable to make one of our morning kids programs? Check out our STEAM PM’s!

Author & Keynote Speaker Nathaniel Philbrick Author of the bestselling book “In the Heart of the Sea” April 2 @ 7 PM *See page 5 for more info.

Sun-Earth-Moon Connection March 16 - Pocomoke Model solar and lunar eclipses with NASA STEM facilitation kits *See page 16 for more info.

NEA Big Read

Amazing programs based on our Big Read selection.

*See pages 4 & 5 for more info.


Welcome to the

Worcester County

Books are just the beginning.

Serving Our Patrons Across Five Branches

Berlin

Ocean City

Ocean Pines

Pocomoke

Snow Hill

ACCOMMODATIONS

Appropriate accommodations will be made at Library sponsored events for individuals with special needs if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the library branch where the event is scheduled to discuss your accessibility preference. For a Library-sponsored event scheduled to take place at a community venue please call 410-632-3970 at least five business days in advance.

CONTENT & ENDORSEMENT

The content of Worcester County Library programs, classes and events reflects many viewpoints. Content does not necessarily reflect the views of Library trustees or employees. Mention of companies, products and practitioners does not imply endorsement by the Library. The mission of the Worcester County Library is to promote reading, thinking, learning, and the enjoyment of the arts. The Library serves as the community’s learning center where the pursuit of knowledge, the exploration of the arts, and positive interactions are encouraged through innovative educational and cultural opportunities for all. COE Editor: Elena Coelho Designer: Alec Staley


MARCH Book a Librarian

March • Any time, Any day! • Any Branch Need some one-on-one help with your resume, job application, E-Reader or basic computer skills? Contact your closest library branch to schedule a personal appointment.

Computer Basics for Older Adults

March • Any Time • Any Day • Any Branch Contact any branch to reserve a personalized educational session about email basics, social media, photos, and video. Bring your device or learn on one of our laptops or Tablets.

Crossword Club

March • Any Time • Any Day • Any Branch Ask at the circulation desk and form a club to figure out the clues. Studies demonstrate that puzzles and board games help promote brain health, stimulate the immune system and can trigger memory and sequencing skills.

Scrabble! Deluxe Edition

March • Any Time • Any Day • Any Branch Bring a group or start up a game with other patrons in the library. Studies demonstrate that puzzles and board games help promote brain health, stimulate the immune system and can trigger memory and sequencing skills.

Witty Knitters

Wednesdays in March • 10 am - 12 pm • Berlin Branch Knitters, crochet enthusiasts, needle artists of all skill levels are invited and encouraged to join us for a casual morning of sharing.

Fiber Friends

Fridays in March • 10 am • Ocean Pines Branch Are you a fiber arts enthusiast? If so, bring your lap work and join us as we knit, crochet and embroider. All are welcome. Call Victoria Christie-Healy for more info at 703-507-0708.

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“NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest.”

The Worcester County Library is hosting a FREE movie marathon at the

MAR-VA THEATER Performing Arts Center

MARCH 14 Show times: 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm. Based on the Non-Fiction Best Seller by Nathaniel Philbrick


Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, March 2 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Tots and Tunes

Monday, March 2 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Enjoy toys, activities, and songs. Ages 0-5.

The Mobile Mentor

Monday, March 2 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch The Mobile Mentor provides one-on-one assistance for those who want to make the most of their tablet or mobile device.

Great Books Discussion

Monday, March 2 • 2:30 pm • 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. Call Ocean Pines at 410-208-4014 for more info.

STEAM Story Time “The Ocean”

Tuesday, March 3 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Ocean themed stories and activities for young children.

Story Time “Shoes”

Tuesday, March 3 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Stories, finger plays and songs for children ages 2 to 5.

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Unclutter Your Paperwork

Tuesday, March 3 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Join us as Uncluttered Concepts discusses organizational solutions for all of your documents.

Family Time Movie

Tuesday, March 3 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Dr. Seuss themed movie will start at 4:30, enjoy crafts before the show.

Lap Time

Wednesday, March 4 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

STEAM Story Time “The Ocean”

Wednesday, March 4 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Ocean themed stories and activities for young children.

Healthy Living for the Body and the Brain

Wednesday, March 4 • 11:30 am • Berlin Branch Please join us as an expert discusses Alzheimer’s and ways to maintain health.

Gardening Basics

Wednesday, March 4 • 2:00 pm • Berlin Branch Please join us as Master Gardener Virginia Rosenkrantz teaches us about basic gardening. Spring is almost here!! Page 7 • March 2020


Positive Aging

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This series focuses on positive aging through participatory art programs, gaming programs, and technology training. This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Maryland State Library.

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Saturday, May 2nd at the Howard County Fairgrounds “Over thousands of years of human history people all over the world have shepherded and selectively bred sheep for various desired characteristics for food and fiber. The festival connects us to this long history, to its diverse geographical and cultural roots, and to each other when we gather to immerse ourselves in sheep and wool.”- Gwen Handler

$50 per person includes admission. Lunch not included. Departing from Berlin Walmart at 7:30 am and leaving festival at 3:30 pm. If you want to sign up for activities, please visit: sheepandwool.org *Event will be canceled unless 50 people register* Worcester County

Please Make Checks Payable to the Worcester County Library Foundation Please contact Elena Coelho 443-783-6164.

Enhancing Your Community’s Library!

WorcesterLibrary.org/foundation


Teen Silent Book Club

Wednesday, March 4 • 3:30 – 5 pm • Snow Hill Branch Bring a book (or borrow one) and read with fellow book lovers. Discuss the books and enjoy some snacks.

Merry Makers—“Nail Polish Swirl Pots”

Thursday, March 5 ∙ 10:30 am ∙ Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Join us for our adult craft group the first Thursday of the month and have fun creating with new and recycled materials. March features terra cotta pots painted with nail polish. Call 410-208-4014.

Play Time

Thursday, March 5 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “In the City”

Thursday, March 5 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Pocomoke Book of the Month: Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts

Thursday, March 5 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

Homeschool STEM Science: It’s a Bug’s Life

Friday, March 6 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Learn all about a bug’s life, and build lifecycle models. For ages 5 to 12.

Crafty Saturday: Pigs

Saturday, March 7 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!

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First Saturday Writers

Saturday, March 7 • 10 am • 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!

Introduction to Python

Saturday, March 7 • 10:30 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 This 10-session program is designed to teach children ages 10 and up the basics of Python programming. Each session features instructor content followed by coding practice. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend every session. Low participation will result in program cancellation. Call 410-208-4014.

National Pig Day Craft

Saturday, March 7 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch In honor of National Pig Day come and stuff your very own pig. For kids of all ages. Due to limited space sign up is required. Call 410-524-1818 to reserve your spot.

Pip the Beach Cat Meet and Greet Story time

Saturday, March 7 • 11 am • Pocomoke Branch Meet local Ocean City literary feline, and if we’re lucky, enjoy a preview of Pip’s never before seen 2nd book! Crafts to follow. Fun for the whole family.

Handwriting-Penmanship Workshop - Session 1 - Printing

Saturday, March 7 • 11:30 am-12:45 pm • Berlin Branch Review of printing before moving on to Cursive in Session 2. Our workshop uses cumulative handwriting skills. For ages 8 and over.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, March 9 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Homeschool Book Club

Monday, March 9 • 11 am • Ocean City Branch Homeschoolers ages 8-12 join us for a monthly book club! Page 11 • March 2020


Tai Chi for Older Adults

Monday, March 9, 16, 23, 30 • 1 pm • Snow Hill Branch Registration begins March 2 Tai Chi puts the balance in healthy aging. Join Kim Reed from Radiant Motion for Health to reduce stress and practice this mind-body exercise. Limit 12. Call 410-632-3495.

Writing for Wellness

Monday, March 9 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Writing about stressful experiences like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate creative expression. Andrea Schlottman facilitates this program.

STEAM PM “Inventions”

Monday, March 9 • 3:45 pm • Snow Hill Branch Explore the inventions of Thomas Edison, Samuel Morse and Alexander Graham Bell and create your own Gizmos and Gadgets. Children 6 years old and up, drop in between 3:45 and 5 pm.

Meditation Practice

Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, and 31 • 10 am • Ocean Pines Branch Join facilitator Cindy Roman for a weekly opportunity to practice meditation—no lectures, only practice!

Play Time

Tuesday, March 10 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Building & Construction”

Tuesday, March 10 • 10:30am • Pocomoke Branch For infants to 5 year old children.

Accounts of Survival

Tuesday, March 10 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum reads from their historical logs.

Berlin Branch Gallery Presented by the Worcester County Arts Council, contact the Arts Council for details and more information: Page 12 • March 2020 410-641-0809 / www.worcestercountyartscouncil.org.


Family Time Coding

Tuesday, March 10 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Learn to code using Scratch, Sphero BB8 robots, and Cubetto.

Lap Time

Wednesday, March 11 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Story Time “Kites”

Wednesday, March 11 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Homeschool Book Club

Wednesday, March 11 • 11:30 am • Ocean City Branch Homeschoolers ages 12-15 join us for a monthly book club!

Ocean City Book of the Month: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Wednesday, March 11 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cher Grazier. To obtain a copy of the book please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818.

Trivia with Jim Meckley

Wednesday, March 11 •∙ 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration opens March 1 Test your knowledge in our trivia contest hosted by Jim Meckley. Prizes awarded to the top three teams provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 410-208-4014 to register your team.

Sit ‘N Stitch

Wednesday, March 11 • 3:30 – 5 pm • Snow Hill Branch Drop in and join others for an afternoon of knitting, crocheting, and other needle arts. Sit, stitch, share ideas, meet new friends and connect with old ones! Please bring your own materials.

March 2020 Featured Artists: Lisa Marie Penn and Page 13 Martha • March Pillegi 2020

April/May 2020 Featured Artistis: Worcester County Developmental Center


Movie Screening

Wednesday, March 11 • 4 pm • Berlin Branch Join us for a screening of the movie based on Herman Melville’s novel. Contact 410-641-0650 or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org for more information.

iPad Chicks

Thursday, March 12 ∙ 10 am ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to know more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. Register with Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017.

STEAM Story Time “The Ocean”

Thursday, March 12 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Ocean themed stories and activities for young children.

Story Time “Birds”

Thursday, March 12 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Books, songs, and crafts for preschoolers.

OC Writers’ Group

Thursday, March 12 • 1-3 pm • Ocean City Branch This is an open forum literary gathering established in 2009. Participants share their poetry/prose and receive encouraging feedback. We invite new members to join our casual and welcoming monthly get-together. Bring something you’ve written, or participate in a writing prompt/creative exercise. Led by Ruth Alcorn.

Creative Writing

Thursday, March 12, 19, 26 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch These multi-course workshops focus on fear, survival, and the human spirit.

Aluminum Boats

Thursday, March 12 • 4:00 pm • Berlin Branch • Registration opens March 1 Make a boat out of aluminum foil and see how many pennies it can hold. With the right design and careful construction, your boat can hold some serious cash! For grades 4 through 8. Please call 410-641-0650 to register.

Book and a Beverage

Thursday, March 12 ∙ 7-8 pm ∙ Burley Café 17 Jefferson St, Berlin, MD 21811 Come out to the Burley Cafe in Berlin and discuss The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion. Beer, coffee, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Space is limited - email rstein@worcesterlibrary.org to sign up.

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Healthy Eating

Friday, March 13 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch • Registration begins March 2 Join us for an informative session on nutrition with registered dietician Amy Gehrig. Learn how to read labels, find out if you are a “super-taster”, and more. Register at 410- 641-0650.

Homeschool STEM Technology: 3D Printing

Friday, March 13 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Explore 3D printing and take home your own 3D printed object. The program is limited to the first 10 participants. Register at 410-208-4014. For ages 6 and up.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Friday, March 13 • 2pm • 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.

Crafty Saturday: Circle Crafts

Saturday, March 14 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!

Pi Day

Saturday, March 14 • 10 am–12 pm • Pocomoke Branch Enjoy geometry games, math puzzles and a slice of pie. Fun for the whole family.

Introduction to Python

Saturday, March 14 • 10:30 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Children 10 and up can learn the basics of programming with Python. To register, please call 410-208-4014.

NEA Big Read Movie Kickoff Event

Saturday, March 14 • 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm • Mar-VA Theater, 103 Market St, Pocomoke City, MD 21851 The library, in partnership with the Mar-VA Theatre, is running a FREE movie marathon based upon Nathaniel Philbrick’s award winning book about the Whaleship Essex. Visit www.worcesterlibrary.org for more information

Handwriting-Penmanship Workshop - Session 2 - Cursive

Saturday, March 14 • 11:30 am-12:45 pm • Berlin Branch Beginning Cursive. For ages 8 and over.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, March 16 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Sun-Earth-Moon Connections

Monday, March 16 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch• Registration begins March 2 Using NASA STEM facilitation kits, we will model lunar and solar eclipses and participate in activities demonstrating the vast expanse of our solar system. Please call 410-957-0878 to register. For ages 8 to 12.

Great Books Discussion

Monday, March 16 ∙ 2:30 pm ∙ 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. Call Ocean Pines at 410-208-4014 for more info.

IN 3D!

Monday, March 16 • 2:30 pm • Ocean City Branch • Registration begins March 2 See a classic 50’s Sci-Fi movie the way it was meant to be seen…IN 3D! Limit 25. Call 410-524-1818 for film information or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org.

Family Time: Coding with Bots

Monday, March 16 • 4:30 -6 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Family coding fun!

Play Time

Tuesday, March 17 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “St. Patrick’s Day”

Tuesday, March 17 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Stories, finger plays and songs. For children ages 2 to 5. Page 16 • March 2020


Story time, Tot Time & other greatIntelligence²: programs for children! Battle of the Ancients

Tuesday, March 17 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Foryou young Come listen to a debate about Greece vs. Rome and decide who think children. created Stories, Rhymes, Finger the betterPlays,Crafts, civilization.

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berlin Branch Family Time St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Tuesday, March 17 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City tuesday Branch Every Find all the pots of gold and get a special prize.

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Maryland VA Representative

Wednesday, March 18 • 10 am – 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch oceanto pines Branch Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs Rep. Michelle Licata is available offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the 3rd Wednesday ofEvery each month. No thursday Worcester County library cards are appointment necessary. Call 410-713-3482 for more info. Art © by Mo Willems. Used with permission.

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Wednesday, March 18 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch

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Lap Time

Wednesday, March 18 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Genealogy Workshop

Wednesday, March 18 • 11 am • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 This workshop starts with a 20 minute lesson on genealogy research by Tom Dempsey followed by a Q&A session. Please register at 410-208-4014.

Classics Revisited

Wednesday, March 18 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Ed Stivender, the “Robin Williams of storytelling,” tells stories that everyone knows or thinks they know.

Movie Screening

Wednesday, March 18 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Come enjoy the movie based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s award winning account of the Whaleship Essex. Call 410-208-4014 for more information or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org

Norman Rockwell America’s Illustrator

Wednesday, March 18 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Local artist, Richard Husband, will discuss Norman Rockwell’s life and career as America’s best known artist and illustrator. He will also show and discuss studies he has done of several of Rockwell’s paintings and relate what he has learned.

All Ages Embroidery

Wednesday, March 18 • 5 pm • Snow Hill Branch • Registration begins March 2 Join other adults, teens, & children to learn the basics. Register at 410-632-3495.

Crime Victims and Information Resource

Wednesday, March 18 • 5 pm • Berlin Branch A representative from the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, a non-profit organization providing FREE legal counsel and support to victims of crime, will offer information and referrals for local resources to anyone who might have questions after experiencing a crime. Stop in to speak with an attorney. Page 18 • March 2020


Potluck & Pictures

Wednesday, March 18 •∙ 6 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Enjoy this popular program where you bring a covered dish to share while watching a presentation from a local photographer. Call 410-208-4014 to register.

STEAM Story Time “The Ocean”

Thursday, March 19 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Ocean themed stories and activities for young children.

Story Time “Hop Like a Bunny”

Thursday, March 19 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Meet the Tooth Fairy

Thursday, March 19 • 11 am • Ocean City Branch The tooth fairy will share fun stories and facts about dental health. All ages.

Creative Coloring and Crafts

Thursday, March 19 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Join us for creative adult coloring and crafting sessions making bookmarks, decoupage, mandalas, origami and more. This month, in addition to coloring, we will be making decoupage coasters. All materials will be provided.

TED Talk: What Fear Can Teach Us

Thursday, March 19 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Elena Coelho facilitates a discussion after viewing this talk about fear.

STEAM PM “Inventions”

Thursday, March 19 • 3:45 pm • Berlin Branch Explore the inventions of Thomas Edison, Samuel Morse and Alexander Graham Bell and create your own Gizmos and Gadgets. Children 6 years old and up, drop in between 3:45 and 5 pm.

Berlin Book of the Month: Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Friday, March 20 • 1 pm • Berlin Branch Join us each month for a book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available at the Berlin Branch. Page 19 • March 2020


Homeschool Book Club: Autobiography

Friday, March 20 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Each month, we explore middle-grade and YA selections based on a theme. All books are available on Hoopla and are chosen the previous month.

Crafty Saturday: Maryland Day

Saturday, March 21 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!

Introduction to Python

Saturday, March 21 • 10:30 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Children 10 and up can learn the basics of programming with Python. To register, please call 410-208-4014.

Handwriting-Penmanship Workshop-Session 3 - Cursive Saturday. March 21 • 11:30 am -12:45 pm • Berlin Branch Intermediate cursive. For ages 8 and over.

LEGO® Challenge: Robots

Saturday, March 21 • 1 pm • Ocean Pines Branch We provide the theme; you design and build with our Legos®. For ages 5 to 12.

“Make cookie-cutter Birdfeeders”

Saturday, March 21 • 1 pm • Ocean City Branch Feed the birds using a cookie cutter, gelatin, and bird seed.

iPad Chicks

Monday, March 23 ∙ 10 am ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to know more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. Register with Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, March 23 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Financial Scams

Monday, March 23 • 11 am • Snow Hill Branch The Worcester County Council on Aging will discuss common financial scams aimed at older adults.

Maryland Coastal Bays: Part 1

Monday, March 23 • 1 pm • Ocean City Branch Come learn about the watershed of Maryland’s five coastal bays located behind Ocean City and Assateague Island. A two-part series for adults exploring water quality and restoration. Discussion led by The Maryland Coastal Bays Program.

Writing for Wellness

Monday, March 23 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Writing about stressful experiences like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate creative expression. `Andrea Schlottman facilitates this program.

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

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Small Town Noir Film Series

Monday, March 23 • 4 pm • Ocean City Branch See a classic film noir with Robert Mitchum that explores the seamy underbelly of small town life in 50’s America. Call 410-524-1818 for film information.

STEAM Story Time “The Ocean”

Tuesday, March 24 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Ocean themed stories and activities for young children.

Tot Time

Tuesday, March 24 • 10:30am • Pocomoke Branch Active play for active toddlers. For 2 to 5 year old children.

Art Quilts “Crazy About the Ocean”

Tuesday, March 24 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch ● Registration opens March 1 Join local fiber artist Dale Ashera-Davis and make a small art quilt using ocean imagery. Appropriate for all skill levels and quilting background. Materials will be supplied. Registration is required; please register by March 17 at 410-641-0650.

TED Talk: Survivor’s Wisdom

Tuesday, March 24 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Please join us for this viewing followed by a facilitated discussion with Elena Coelho.

Lap Time

Wednesday, March 25 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Story Time “Spring”

Wednesday, March 25 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch For 2 to 5 year old children. Page 22 • March 2020


Maryland Day

Wednesday, March 25 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Local History Librarian Alec Staley discusses Maryland history in celebration of our state’s day.

Successful Senior Living

Wednesday, March 25 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch This session discusses strategies for being engaged and energetic while aging. From simple movement activities, making short and long term plans, getting daily interactions, and thinking about financial security, we will make these years some of the best. You will leave with some clear steps to navigate these stages of life.

Family Time - Cup Decorating

Wednesday, March 25 • 4:30-6:30 pm • Berlin Branch Color your own cups. Create custom cups by coloring the individual design. Ages 5+.

Snow Hill Book of the Month In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Wednesday, March 25 • 5:30pm • Snow Hill Join us for our monthly book discussion featuring a rousing range of genres from science fiction to historical, classics to YA. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill Branch in advance.

Community Conversation – Your Voice Counts!

Wednesday, March 25 • 6 pm • Berlin Branch Please join us for a facilitated conversation to explore what matters most in the lives of you and your neighbors, and what hopes you have for our community. Your concerns and dreams can help set priorities for the library’s new strategic plan. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, March 25 • 7 pm• Pocomoke Branch Join us for a fantastic night of live music and poetry. Performer sign-ups are first come first served. Ages 16 & up. Hosted by Sista Big.

Play Time

Thursday, March 26 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children. Page 23 • March 2020


Story Time “Tigers”

Thursday, March 26 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Books, songs, and crafts for preschoolers.

TED Talk: Aging

Thursday, March 26 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Join us for four inspiring talks about aging. The talks include Alzheimer’s, poetry, Dyan Nyad’s 100 mile swim and a conversation with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

Fireside Chat

Thursday, March 26 • 3 pm • 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!

Community Conversation – Your Voice Counts! Thursday, March 26 • 6 pm • Pocomoke Branch Please join us for a facilitated conversation to explore what matters most in the lives of you and your neighbors, and what hopes you have for our community. Your concerns and dreams can help set priorities for the library’s new strategic plan. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Homeschool STEM Engineering: Hovercrafts

Friday, March 27• 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch How do hovercrafts work? Learn, make, and compete! For ages 5 to 12.

Survival Spanish with Morgan—“Greetings”

Friday, March 27 ∙ 2 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Are you traveling to a Spanish-speaking country, or just want to brush up on your Spanish? Start with these four classes taught by Morgan Stephens that will focus on conversational Spanish. Week 1 focuses on greetings.

Crafty Saturday: Stick Puppets

Saturday, March 28 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!

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Introduction to Python

Saturday, March 28 • 10:30 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Children 10 and up can learn the basics of programming with Python. To register, please call 410-208-4014.

STEM Science: It’s a Bug’s Life

Saturday, March 28 • 1 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Learn all about a bug’s life, and build lifecycle models. For ages 5 to 12.

Handwriting-Penmanship Workshop - Session 4 - Cursive

Saturday, March 28 • 11:30 am • Berlin Branch Cursive and script. For age 8 and over.

Maryland Coastal Bays: Part 2

Monday, March 30 • 1 pm • Ocean City Branch Come learn about the watershed of Maryland’s five coastal bays located behind Ocean City and Assateague Island. A 2 part series for adults exploring water quality and restoration. Discussion led by The Maryland Coastal Bays Program.

Music & Movement

Tuesday, March 31 • 10:30am • Pocomoke Branch Engage little ones through music and instrument play. For infants to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Sharks”

Tuesday, March 31 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Stories, finger plays and songs for children ages 2 to 5.

Movie Screening

Tuesday, March 31 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Please join us for this movie based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s award winning account of the Whaleship Essex. Call 410-524-1818 for information or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org

Family Time Coding

Tuesday, March 31 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Learn to code using Scratch, Sphero BB8 robots, and Cubetto.

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Sensory Resources at the Library Check out the Sensory Resource collection for children available at the Berlin branch library. Limited collection available at the other branches.

Sensory tools can help improve focus, make your child more comfortable participating in group settings, and promote skill development and learning – while still having fun!

Our resources include weighted lap pads, wobble cushions, pop-up reading tents, a visual timer, noise-reducing earmuffs, and so much more. Please see a staff member for assistance. Funding for the Sensory Resource collection was generously provided by the Autistic Children’s Support Group of Worcester County


APRIL Book a Librarian

April • Any Time, Any Day • Any Branch Need some one-on-one help with your resume, job application, E-Reader or basic computer skills? Contact your closest library branch to schedule a personal appointment.

Computer Basics for Older Adults

April • Any Time • Any Day • Any Branch Contact any branch to reserve a personalized educational session about email basics, social media, photos, and video. Bring your device or learn on one of our laptops or Tablets.

Crossword Club

April • Any Time, Any Day • Any Branch Ask at the circulation desk and form a club to figure out the clues. Studies demonstrate that puzzles and board games help promote brain health, stimulate the immune system and can trigger memory and sequencing skills.

Scrabble! Deluxe Edition

April • Any Time, Any Day • Any Branch Bring a group or start up a game with other patrons in the library. Studies demonstrate that puzzles and board games help promote brain health, stimulate the immune system and can trigger memory and sequencing skills.

Witty Knitters

Wednesdays in April • 10 am - 12 pm • Berlin Branch Knitters, crochet enthusiasts, needle artists of all skill levels are invited and encouraged to join us for a casual morning of sharing.

Fiber Friends

Fridays in April • 10 am • Ocean Pines Branch Are you a fiber arts enthusiast? If so, bring your lap work and join us as we knit, crochet and embroider. All are welcome. Call Victoria Christie-Healey for more info at 703-507-0708.

STEAM Story Time “Plants and Insects”

Wednesday, April 1 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Stories and activities for young children.

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Lap Time

Wednesday, April 1 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Unclutter Your Paperwork

Wednesday, April 1 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Join us as Uncluttered Concepts discusses organizational solutions for all of your documents.

Teen Silent Book Club

Wednesday, April 1 • 3:30 – 5 pm • Snow Hill Branch Bring a book (or borrow one) and read with fellow book lovers. Discuss the books and enjoy some snacks.

Merry Makers—“Recycled Container Vases”

Thursday, April 2 • 10:30 am •∙ Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Join us for our adult craft group the first Thursday of the month and have fun creating with new and recycled materials. April features recycled containers which we will convert into beautiful vases. Call 410-208-4014 to register.

Story Time “Dinosaurs”

Thursday, April 2 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children

Play Time

Thursday, April 2 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Poetry Class with Nancy Mitchell

Thursday, April 2 ∙ 2 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Learn how to write poetry. The topic will address ideas of memory and positive aging.

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Nathaniel Philbrick: Author & Keynote Speaker Thursday, April 2 • 7 pm • Stephen Decatur High School • 9913 Seahawk Rd, Berlin, MD 21811 National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick talks about his bestselling book, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.

Homeschool STEM Science: Forces

Friday, April 3 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Build a vehicle to explore force, acceleration, and motion. For ages 5 to 12.

Survival Spanish with Morgan—“Transportation”

Friday, April 3 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Are you traveling to a Spanish-speaking country, or just want to learn to brush up on your Spanish? Start with these four classes taught by Morgan Stephens that will focus on conversational Spanish. The second class focuses on phrases dealing with transportation.

Clay Day

Saturday, April 4 • 10 am–12 pm • Pocomoke Branch Practice your sculpting skills using play dough, clay, dough cutters and stampers. Fun for the whole family.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 4 • 10 am • Ocean Pines Branch Join us for prizes, games, crafts, and of course Easter Eggs! Don’t miss the annual Easter visit from our library friend, Sneaks the Cat. For the whole family.

First Saturday Writers

Saturday, April 4 • 10 am • 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!

Pillowcase Dress Party

Saturday, April 4 • 10 am • Berlin Branch Make dresses out of pillowcases to be sent to Appalachia and developing nations. All materials and sewing machines will be provided. For ages 8 and up, including adults. Page 30 • April 2020


Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, April 6 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Tots and Tunes

Monday, April 6 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Enjoy toys, activities, and songs. Ages 0-5.

The Mobile Mentor

Monday, April 6 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch The Mobile Mentor provides one-on-one assistance for those who want to make the most of their tablet or mobile device.

Great Books Discussion

Monday, April 6 ∙ 2:30 pm ∙ 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. Call Ocean Pines at 410-208-4014 for more info.

Movie Screening

Monday, April 6 • 5 pm • Snow Hill Branch Please join us for this movie based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s award winning account of the Whaleship Essex. Call 410-632-3495 or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org for more information.

Meditation Practice

Tuesdays, April 7, 14, and 21 • 10 am • Ocean Pines Branch Join facilitator Cindy Roman for a weekly opportunity to practice meditation—no lectures, only practice!

STEAM Story Time “Plants and Insects”

Tuesday, April 7 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Stories and activities for young children.

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Story Time “Friendship”

Tuesday, April 7 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Stories, finger plays and songs for children ages 2 to 5.

Financial Scams

Tuesday, April 7 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch The Worcester County Council on Aging will discuss common financial scams aimed at older adults.

TED Talk: Aging

Tuesday, April 7 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Join us for four inspiring talks about aging. The talks include Alzheimer’s, poetry, Dyan Nyad’s 100 mile swim and a conversation with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

Family Time Movie

Tuesday, April 7 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Join us for our spring movie about bees. Movie starts at 4:30, crafts at 3:00.

iPad Chicks

Wednesday, April 8 ∙ 10 am ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to know more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. Register with Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017.

Lap Time

Wednesday, April 8 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Ocean City Book of the Month: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

Wednesday, April 8 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cher Grazier. To obtain a copy of the book please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818. Page 32 • April 2020


Reader’s Theatre: Wreck of the Whaleship Essex by Owen Chase

Wednesday, April 8• 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Graham Caldwell of Radio Airwaves will read accounts from this shipwreck.

Sit ‘N Stitch

Wednesday, April 8 • 3:30 – 5 pm • Snow Hill Branch Drop in and join others for an afternoon of knitting, crocheting, and other needle arts. Sit, stitch, share ideas, meet new friends and connect with old ones! Please bring your own materials.

Yoga for Older Adults

Wednesday, April 8, 15, 22 • 5:30 pm • Snow Hill Branch Registration begins March 2 Join Natalie Bennett for a 3 part yoga series designed positive aging. Yoga increases flexibility, immunity, sharpness, and helps with insomnia. Limit 12. Contact 410-632-3495.

Skipjacks of the Eastern Shore

Thursday, April 9 • 10 am • Ocean Pines Branch Skipjacks became dominant work vessels on the Chesapeake Bay in the late-1800s, and have come to represent a bygone era of Eastern Shore life. Charles Rouse discusses this rich topic.

STEAM Story Time “Plants and Insects”

Thursday, April 9 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Stories and activities for young children.

Story Time “Easter”

Thursday, April 9 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Books, songs, and crafts for preschoolers.

OC Writers’ Group

Thursday, April 9 • 1-3 pm • Ocean City Branch This is an open forum literary gathering established in 2009. Participants share their poetry/prose and receive encouraging feedback. We invite new members to join our casual and welcoming monthly get-together. Bring something you’ve written, or participate in a writing prompt/creative exercise. Led by Ruth Alcorn.

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Collage Part 1

Thursday, April 9 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Registration begins March 2 Learn how to collage and improve brain skills. Creative art pursuits provide older adults with multiple benefits, including enhanced cognitive function. Limit 15. Contact 410-957-0878.

Rockets, Rockets, Rockets

Thursday, April 9 • 4:00 pm • Berlin Branch • Registration begins March 2 Come build two rockets out of simple materials and have some fun! Class size is limited for this activity, and all participants will be required to wear protective eyewear. Designed for middle-school aged children; please call 410-641-0650 to register.

Book and a Beverage

Thursday, April 9 ∙ 7-8 pm ∙ Burley Café 17 Jefferson St, Berlin, MD 21811 Come out to the Burley Cafe in Berlin and discuss China Dolls, by Lisa See. Beer, coffee, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Space is limited - email rstein@worcesterlibrary.org to sign up.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, April 13 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Homeschool Book Club

Monday, April 13 • 11 am • Ocean City Branch Homeschoolers ages 8-12 join us for a monthly book club!

Writing for Wellness

Monday, April 13 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Writing about stressful experiences like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate creative expression. Andrea Schlottman facilitates this program. Page 34 • April 2020


Movie Screening

Monday, April 13 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Join us for a screening of the movie based on Herman Melville’s novel. Call 410-641-0650 for more information.

STEAM PM “Circuits”

Monday, April 13 • 3:45 pm • Snow Hill Branch Experiment with Electricity and circuits. Children 6 years old and up, drop in between 3:45 and 5 pm.

Play Time

Tuesday, April 14 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Math & Numbers”

Tuesday, April 14 • 10:30am • Pocomoke Branch For infants to 5 year old children.

Collage Part 2

Tuesday, April 14 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Registration begins March 2 In this second part consider bringing your own memorabilia to incorporate into the collage. Creative art pursuits provide older adults with multiple benefits, including enhanced cognitive function. Limit 15. Contact 410-957-0878.

Painting on Fabric

Tuesday, April 14 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch • Registration begins March 2 Join local fiber artist Dale Ashera-Davis and experiment with painting on fabric. All skill levels are welcome, all materials will be provided. Class size is limited; please call the Berlin Branch to register by April 7 at 410-641-0650.

Family Time Coding

Tuesday, April 14 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Learn to code using Scratch, Sphero BB8 robots, and Cubetto. Page 35 • April 2020


Maryland VA Representative

Wednesday, April 15 ∙ 10 am – 3 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs Rep. Michelle Licata is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. No appointment necessary. Call 410-713-3482 for more info.

Lap Time

Wednesday, April 15 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Play Time

Wednesday, April 15 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Genealogy Workshop

Wednesday, April 15 ∙ 11 am ∙ Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 This workshop starts with a 20 minute lesson on genealogy research by Tom Dempsey followed by a Q&A session. Please register by calling the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014.

Homeschool Book Club

Wednesday, April 15 • 11:30 am • Ocean City Branch Homeschoolers ages 12-15 join us for a monthly book club!

Calligraphy Basics

Wednesday, April 15 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Registration begins March 2 Back by popular demand, White House trained calligrapher Anne Taylor will teach letters to get you started on the art of calligraphy. Increase neural activity, sharpen the brain, and become more mindful. Limit is 25. Call 410-641-0650.

Potluck & Pictures

Wednesday, April 15 ∙ 6 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Enjoy this popular program where you bring a covered dish to share while watching a presentation from a local photographer. Call 410-208-4014 to register.

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STEAM Story Time “Plants and Insects”

Thursday, April 16 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Stories and activities for young children.

Story Time “Love the Earth”

Thursday, April 16 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children

Creative Coloring and Crafts

Thursday, April 16 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Join us for creative adult coloring and crafting sessions making bookmarks, decoupage, mandalas, origami and more. This month, In addition to coloring, we will be transferring photos to wood. Please bring your favorite photo. All other materials will be provided.

Healthy Living for the Body and the Brain

Thursday, April 16 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Please join us as an expert discusses Alzheimer’s and ways to maintain health.

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E. ENCOURAG INSPIRE. CREATE.

StudiOC is available by appointment or for walk-in use. StudiOC is Ocean City Library's digital media lab. It's a space designed to inspire creativity, encourage collaboration, and help build 21st Century Skills for our patrons & community members.

Stop-Motion Animation Video Recording

iPads Gaming Computer

Green Screen & Editing Software Oculus Rift

Podcasting

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Maryland State Library.

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STEAM PM “Circuits”

Thursday, April 16 • 3:45 pm • Berlin Branch Experiment with Electricity and circuits. Children 6 years old and up, drop in between 3:45 and 5 pm.

Berlin Book of the Month In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Friday, April 17 • 1 pm • Berlin Branch Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch, 410-641-0650.

Homeschool Book Club: First Book in a Series

Friday, April 17 • 2:00 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Each month, we explore middle-grade and YA selections based on a theme. All books are available on Hoopla and are chosen the previous month.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Friday, April 17 • 2 pm • 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. 410-208-4014.641-0650 for more information.

Survival Spanish with Morgan—“Hotel Scenarios”

Friday, April 17 ∙ 2 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Are you traveling to a Spanish-speaking country, or just want to brush up on your Spanish? Start with these four classes taught by Morgan Stephens that will focus on conversational Spanish. The third class focuses on hotel scenarios.

Crafty Saturday: Earth Day

Saturday, April 18 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!

Introduction to Python

Saturday, April 18 • 10:30 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March1 Children 10 and up can learn the basics of programming with Python. To register, please call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014. Page 38 • April 2020


LEGO® Challenge: Seasons

Saturday, April 18 • 1 pm • Ocean Pines Branch We provide the theme; you design and build with our Legos®. For ages 5 to 12.

Homeless Outreach Team

Monday, April 20 • 10 am – 12 pm • Pocomoke Branch A mobile resource providing outreach through multiple government agencies such as the health department, Diakonia, the Department of Social Services and various others. No appointment necessary.

iPad Chicks

Monday, April 20 ∙ 10 am ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to know more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. Register with Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, April 20 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Great Books Discussion

Monday, April 20 ∙ 2:30 pm ∙ 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. Call Ocean Pines at 410-208-4014 for more info.

IN 3D!

Monday, April 20 • 2:30 pm • Ocean City Branch • Registration begins March 2 See a classic 50’s Sci-Fi movie the way it was meant to be seen…IN 3D! Limit 25. Call 410-524-1818 for film Information and reservations or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org

Family Time: Coding with Bots

Monday, April 20 • 4:30 -6 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Family coding fun! Page 39 • April 2020


Creative Journaling

Monday, April, 20 • 5:30 pm • Snow Hill Branch Join the imaginative Diane Heck for a memory oriented writing session.

Play Time

Tuesday, April 21 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Wolves”

Tuesday, April 21• 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Stories, finger plays and songs for children ages 2 to 5.

TED Talk: What Fear Can Teach Us

Tuesday, April 21 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Elena Coelho facilitates a discussion after viewing this talk about fear.

Tuesday Crafternoon – Bear School

Tuesday, April 21 • 2:00 pm • Berlin Branch • Registration begins March 2 We’re making teddy bears! Our bears will be hand-sewn and decorated over several weeks using a variety of materials, patterns and techniques. Please call the Berlin Library at 410-641-0650 to register.

Family Time “Board Games”

Tuesday, April 21 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Enjoy our wide selection of games.

Lap Time

Wednesday, April 22 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

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Andy and Judy: Musical Duo

Wednesday, April 22 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch They play guitars, mandolin, banjo, ukulele and other instruments. They perform original songs in many styles, such as traditional Folk, roots music, country swing and bluegrass. Research has shown that listening to music reduces anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improves sleep quality, mood and memory.

Earth Day: Bugs in the Garden

Wednesday, April 22 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch View our insect habitats and learn about the roles of bugs in the garden. Dress to get messy and plant in our library’s mini garden plots. For ages 6 & up.

Movie Screening

Wednesday, April 22 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Join us for a screening of the movie based on Herman Melville’s novel. Call 410-208-4014 for more information or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org

Cyanotypes

Wednesday, April 22 • 3:30 pm • Snow Hill Branch Use the power of the sun to create a one-of-a-kind print. All ages. Weather permitting.

Crime Victims and Information Resource

Wednesday, April 22 • 5 pm • Berlin Branch A representative from the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, a non-profit organization providing FREE legal counsel and support to victims of crime, will offer information and referrals for local resources to anyone who might have questions after experiencing a crime. Stop in to speak with an attorney.

Play Time

Thursday, April 23 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Storytime: Talking Cats

Thursday, April 23 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Books, songs, and crafts for preschoolers—with a special guest!

DIY: Sugar Scrubs

Thursday, April 23 • 11 am • Ocean City Branch Learn how to make your very own sugar scrubs. Supplies provided. Limited space available and sign up is required. Please call 410-524-1818 to reserve your spot. Page 41 • April 2020


TED Talk: Survivor’s Wisdom

Thursday, April 23 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Please join us for this viewing followed by a facilitated discussion with Elena Coelho.

Things I’ll Never Forget

Thursday, April 23 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Jim Dixon talks about his experiences and reflections in Vietnam while also discussing how he wrote the book.

Homeschool STEM Engineering: Roller Coasters

Friday, April 24 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Learn about the physics behind roller coasters, design your own, and check out the library’s model coaster. For ages 5 to 12.

Survival Spanish with Morgan—“Food”

Friday, April 24 ∙ 2 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Are you traveling to a Spanish-speaking country, or just want to brush up on your Spanish? Start with these four classes taught by Morgan Stephens that will focus on conversational Spanish. The fourth class focuses on food.

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Crafty Saturday: Circus

Saturday, April 25 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!

Introduction to Python

Saturday, April 25 • 10:30 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Children 10 and up can learn the basics of programming with Python. To register, please call 410-208-4014.

STEM Science: Forces

Saturday, April 25 • 1 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Build a vehicle to explore force, acceleration, and motion. For ages 5 to 12.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, April 27 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Writing for Wellness

Monday, April 27 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Writing about stressful experiences like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate creative expression. Andrea Schlottman facilitates this program.

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

Monday, April 27 • 2 pm • Life-Saving Station Museum 813 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842 Join us for a tour of the museum and a book discussion of Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea. Contact Elena for a copy of the book, 443-789-6164

Small Town Noir Film Series

Monday, April 27th • 4 pm • Ocean City Branch See a classic film noir that explores the seamy underbelly of small town life in 50’s Alabama. Call 410-524-1818 for film information or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org

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Things I’ll Never Forget

Monday, April 27 • 5:30 pm • Snow Hill Branch Jim Dixon talks about his experiences and reflections in Vietnam while also discussing how he wrote the book.

STEAM Story Time “Plants and Insects” Tuesday, April 28 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Stories and activities for young children.`

Tot Time

Tuesday, April 28 • 10:30am • Pocomoke Branch Active play for active toddlers. For 2 to 5 year old children.

Tuesday Crafternoon

Tuesday, April 28 • 2:00 pm • Berlin Branch • Registration begins March 2 We’re making teddy bears! Our bears will be hand-sewn and decorated over several weeks using a variety of materials, patterns and techniques. Please call the Berlin Library at 410-641-0650 to register.

Family Time “Seeds and Bloom”

Tuesday, April 28 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Plant some seeds and take them with you in a keepsake container.

Lap Time

Wednesday, April 29 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Story Time “Superheroes”

Wednesday, April 29 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

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PBS Special Documentary

Wednesday, April 29 • 2 pm • Snow Hill Branch The whaling industry in America rises as an economic force in the 18th century but declines following the Civil War. Call 410-632-3495 for more information.

Family Time “Stained Glass Sun-Catchers”

Wednesday, April 29 • 4:30-6:30 pm • Berlin Branch Express your creativity and watch your sun catchers come to life when you hang them in a window.

Snow Hill Book of the Month: The Known World by Edward Jones

Wednesday, April 29 • 5:30 pm • Snow Hill Branch Join us for our monthly book discussion featuring a rousing range of genres from science fiction to historical, classics to YA. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill Branch in advance.

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, April 29 • 7 pm• Pocomoke Branch Join us for a fantastic night of live music and poetry. Performer sign-ups are first come first served. Ages 16 & up. Hosted by Sista Big.

Story Time “Going on a Picnic”

Thursday, April 30 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Turtle Story Time: Neighborhood Helpers

Thursday, April 30 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Books, songs, and crafts for preschoolers—with a special guest!

Fireside Chat

Thursday, April 30 • 3 pm • 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!

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Sail Aboard an 18th Century Schooner ONLY

$45

Meals not included.

Saturday, April 25th We will embark on a two hour sail on the Sultana, down the Chester River, including assisting with raising sails, steering ship, sampling marine life with a net and navigating with 18th century instruments. Please note that the marine toilet is below-deck, down an 8 foot ladder. Leave from Berlin Walmart at 7:30 am and we will stop for breakfast (not included). Two hours on the ship and then two hours to walk around Chestertown and eat lunch (not included). After lunch we will tour the Educational Center.

Only 30 spaces available! Please contact Elena Coelho 443-783-6164.

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MAY Book a Librarian

May • Any Time, Any Day • Any Branch Need some one-on-one help with your resume, job application, E-Reader or basic computer skills? Contact your closest library branch to schedule a personal appointment.

Computer Basics for Older Adults

May • Any Time • Any Day • Any Branch Contact any branch to reserve a personalized educational session about email basics, social media, photos, and video. Bring your device or learn on one of our laptops or Tablets.

Crossword Club

May • Any Time, Any Day • Any Branch Ask at the circulation desk and form a club to figure out the clues. Studies demonstrate that puzzles and board games help promote brain health, stimulate the immune system and can trigger memory and sequencing skills.

Scrabble! Deluxe Edition

May • Any Time, Any Day • Any Branch Bring a group or start up a game with other patrons in the library. Studies demonstrate that puzzles and board games help promote brain health, stimulate the immune system and can trigger memory and sequencing skills.

Witty Knitters

Wednesdays in May • 10 am - 12 pm • Berlin Branch Knitters, crochet enthusiasts, needle artists of all skill levels are invited and encouraged to join us for a casual morning of sharing.

Fiber Friends

Fridays in May • 10 am • Ocean Pines Branch Are you a fiber arts enthusiast? If so, bring your lap work and join us as we knit, crochet and embroider. All are welcome. Call Victoria Christie-Healey for more info at 703-507-0708. Page 48 • May 2020


Hand Dancing

Friday, May, 1, 8, 15, 22 ● 5:45 pm ● Ocean City Branch Registration begins March 2 Mary McCormick teaches gliding footwork and continuous hand connection/communication between the partners. Dancing promotes brain function, memory and reduces stress. Singles welcome, limit 24. Register at 410-524-1818.

Meditation Practice

Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26 • 10 am • Ocean Pines Branch Join facilitator Cindy Roman for a weekly opportunity to practice meditation—no lectures, only practice!

Homeschool STEM Science: Ice Age Adaptations

Friday, May 1 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Why were wooly mammoths wooly? Learn how animals adapted to ice age temperatures and experiment with your own adaptations. For ages 5 to 12.

Our Music, Our Baseball: Baltimore in the 1960s

Friday, May 1 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Author Mark Millikin discusses two of his books, The Joy & Heartbreak of Our 1960s Music and The Glory of the 1960s Orioles and Baltimore, in his tribute to Charm City.

Crafty Saturday: Process Art

Saturday, May 2 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!

Family Outdoor Game Day

Saturday, May 2 • 10 am–12 pm • Pocomoke Branch Enjoy traditional yard games, such as Ladder Ball, Cornhole and Frisbee. Weather permitting.

First Saturday Writers

Saturday, May 2 • 10 am • 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!

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Introduction to Python

Saturday, May 2 • 10:30 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Children 10 and up can learn the basics of programming with Python. To register, please call 410-208-4014.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, May 4 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Tots and Tunes

Monday, May 4 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Enjoy toys, activities, and songs. Ages 0-5.

Creative Journaling

Monday, May 4 ● 2 pm ● Ocean Pines Branch Join Mary Bargion for an imaginative session that addresses memory.

The Mobile Mentor

Monday, May 4 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch The Mobile Mentor provides one-on-one assistance for those who want to make the most of their tablet or mobile device.

Great Books Discussion

Monday, May 4 ∙ 2:30 pm ∙ 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. Call Ocean Pines at 410-208-4014 for more info.

Teen Silent Book Club

Monday, May 4 • 3:30 – 5 pm • Snow Hill Branch Bring a book (or borrow one) and read with fellow book lovers. Discuss the books and enjoy some snacks. Page 50 • May 2020


Calligraphy Basics

Monday, May 4 • 5 pm • Snow Hill Branch Registration begins March 2 Learn Calligraphy from White House trained Calligrapher Anne Taylor. Increase neural activity, sharpen the brain, and become more mindful. Limit is 25. Please register at 410-632-3495.

STEAM Story Time “Simple Machines”

Tuesday, May 5 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Ramps, Pulleys, Gears and Wheels! Stories and activities for young children.

Story Time “Flowers”

Tuesday, May 5 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Stories, finger plays and songs for children ages 2 to 5.

Movie Screening

Tuesday, May 5 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Join us for a screening of the movie based on Herman Melville’s novel. Call 410-641-0650 or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org for more information.

Tuesday Crafternoon

Tuesday, May 5 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch • Registration begins March 2 We’re making teddy bears! Our bears will be hand-sewn and decorated over several weeks using a variety of materials, patterns and techniques. Please call the Berlin Library at 410-641-0650 to register.

Screen Painting

Tuesday, May 5 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Registration begins March 2 Join Baltimore Screen Painter John Iampieri and learn about the history of these paintings while working on one of your own. Limit 10. Register at 410-208-4014.

Family Time Movie

Tuesday, May 5 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Come enjoy this popular space and game movie. Movie starts at 4:30. Page 51 • May 2020


iPad Chicks

Wednesday, May 6 ∙ 10 am ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to know more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. Register with Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017

Lap Time

Wednesday, May 6 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Movie Screening

Wednesday, May 6 • 4 pm • Berlin Branch Please join us for this movie based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s award winning account of the Whaleship Essex.

Story Time “Under the Sea”

Thursday, May 7 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Clint Eastwood Movie Series

Thursday, May 7 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Watch the first in a series of films celebrating the 90th birthday of actor-director Clint Eastwood. Go to worcesterlibrary.org or call 410-208-4014 for details.

Pocomoke Book of the Month In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Thursday, May 7 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

Merry Makers—“Mixed Media Art”

Friday, May 8 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Join us for our adult craft group the first Thursday of the month and have fun creating with new and recycled materials. May features mixed media art where we will use collage and acrylic paint to create a floral painting. Call 410-208-4014 to register. Page 52 • May 2020


Ocean Pines Book of the Month: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Friday, May 8 • 2pm • 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.

Crafty Saturday: Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 9 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!v

Mom and Me Tea Party

Saturday, May 9 • 1:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Come in your finest Tea Party attire and celebrate Mother’s day at the library. Call 410-524-1818 to reserve your spot. For kids of all ages.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, May 11 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Homeschool Book Club

Monday, May 11 • 11 am • Ocean City Branch Homeschoolers ages 8-12 join us for a monthly book club!

Writing for Wellness

Monday, May 11 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Writing about stressful experiences like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate creative expression. Andrea Schlottman facilitates this program.

History of the Ocean City Beach Patrol

Monday, May 11 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Dr. Robert M. Craig discusses the Ocean City Beach Patrol, including the 50 years that his father, Robert S. Craig, spent as its captain. Page 53 • May 2020


STEAM PM “Simple Machines”

Monday, May 11 • 3:45 pm • Snow Hill Branch Explore pulleys, gears, ramps, wheels and other simple machines. Children 6 years old and up, drop in between 3:45 and 5 pm.

Play Time

Tuesday, May 12 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Fairy Tales”

Tuesday, May 12 • 10:30am • Pocomoke Branch For infants to 5 year old children.

Tuesday Crafternoon

Tuesday, May 12 • 2:00 pm • Berlin Branch • Registration begins March 2 We’re making teddy bears! Our bears will be hand-sewn and decorated over several weeks using a variety of materials, patterns and techniques. Please call the Berlin Library at 410-641-0650 to register.

Medical Cannabis: An Information Session

Tuesday, May 12 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch A representative from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission joins us for a presentation of the steps and legalities involved in this process. Certified Nurse Practitioner Angela Borrell discusses the medical benefits.

Family Time Coding

Tuesday, May 12 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Learn to code using Scratch, Sphero BB8 robots, and Cubetto.`

Reader’s Theater

Tuesday, May 12 ● 3 pm ● Ocean City Branch Registration begins March 2 Please join actress and former journalist Kelley Rouse for an interactive class that explores positive aging through characters and expression. Screenplay available at branch. Limit 8. Call 410-524-1818. Page 54 • May 2020


Lap Time

Wednesday, May 13 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Story Time “Flowers”

Wednesday, May 13 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Homeschool Book Club

Wednesday, May 13 • 11:30 am • Ocean City Branch Homeschoolers ages 12-15 join us for a monthly book club!

Ocean City Book of the Month In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Wednesday, May 13 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch

Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cher Grazier. To obtain a copy of the book please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818.

Sit ‘N Stitch

Wednesday, May 13 • 3:30 – 5 pm • Snow Hill Branch Drop in and join others for an afternoon of knitting, crocheting, and other needle arts. Sit, stitch, share ideas, meet new friends and connect with old ones! Please bring your own materials.

Crime Victims and Information Resource

Wednesday, May 13 • 5 pm • Berlin Branch A representative from the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, a non-profit organization providing FREE legal counsel and support to victims of crime, will offer information and referrals for local resources to anyone who might have questions after experiencing a crime. Stop in to speak with an attorney.

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STEAM Story Time “Simple Machines

Thursday, May 14 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Ramps, Pulleys, Gears and Wheels! Stories and activities for young children.

Story Time “On the Farm”

Thursday, May 14 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Books, songs, and crafts for preschoolers.

OC Writers’ Group

Thursday, May 14 • 1-3 pm • Ocean City Branch This is an open forum literary gathering established in 2009. Participants share their poetry/prose and receive encouraging feedback. We invite new members to join our casual and welcoming monthly get-together. Bring something you’ve written, or participate in a writing prompt/creative exercise. Led by Ruth Alcorn.

Clint Eastwood Movie Series

Thursday, May 14 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Watch the second in a series of films celebrating the 90th birthday of actor-director Clint Eastwood. Go to worcesterlibrary.org or call 410-208-4014 for details.

Creative Writing

Thursday, May 14, 21, 28 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch These multi-course workshops focus on fear, survival, and the human spirit.

DIY Space: Build and Launch a Foam Rocket

Thursday May 14 • 4:00 pm • Berlin Branch • Registration begins March 2 Join us and build your own rocket. Test launch at different angles to see which provides the most distance. Class size is limited for this outdoor activity, and all participants will be required to wear protective eyewear. Designed for middle and high school students; please call 410-641-0650 to register.

Laptime

Friday, May 15 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For children up to two years of age .

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Berlin Book of the Month: The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

Friday, May 15 ● 1 pm ● Berlin Branch Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Cynthia Hanagud and Gail Samis of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

Homeschool Book Club: Young Authors

Friday, May 15 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Each month, we explore middle-grade and YA selections based on a theme. All books are available on Hoopla and are chosen the previous month.

Crafty Saturday: On the Farm

Saturday, May 16 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!

Pocomoke Branch Library Spring Bazaar

Saturday, May 16 • 9am-1 pm • Pocomoke Branch Yard sale, vendor fair and activities for kids. To register, or for more information, please call the Pocomoke Branch Library at 410-957-0878

Messy Party

Saturday, May 16 • 10 am-12 pm • Snow Hill Branch Enjoy some outdoor messy fun & sensory exploration. All ages. Rain date is Saturday, May 30.

Introduction to Python

Saturday, May 16 • 10:30 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Children 10 and up can learn the basics of programming with Python. To register, please call 410-208-4014.

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LEGO® Challenge: Animals

Saturday, May 16 • 1 pm • Ocean Pines Branch We provide the theme; you design and build with our Legos®. For ages 5 to 12.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, May 18 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

Microscopes and Cells

Monday, May 18 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch View life through a microscope lens. Learn about simple cellular organisms. Create your own microscope slides. Please call 410-957-0878 to register. For ages 8 to 12.

Great Books Discussion

Monday, May 18 ∙ 2:30 pm ∙ 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. Call Ocean Pines at 410-208-4014 for more info.

IN 3D!

Monday, May 18 • 2:30 pm • Ocean City Branch • Registration begins March 2 See a crazy early 80’s Sci-Fi action movie the way it was meant to be seen…IN 3D! Limit 25. Call 410-524-1818 for film information and reservations or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org

Family Time: Coding with Bots

Monday, May 18 • 4:30 -6 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Family coding fun! Page 58 • May 2020


Movie Screening

Monday, May 18 • 5 pm • Snow Hill Branch Join us for a screening of the movie based on Herman Melville’s novel. Call 410-632-3495 for more information `or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org

Play Time

Tuesday, May 19 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Gardening”

Tuesday, May 19 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Stories, finger plays and songs for children ages 2 to 5.

TED Talk: Whales

Tuesday, May 19 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Facilitated by Elena Coelho

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Tuesday Crafternoon

Tuesday, May 19 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch We’re making teddy bears! Our bears will be hand-sewn and decorated over vseveral weeks using a variety of materials, patterns and techniques. Please call the Berlin Library at 410-641-0650 to register.

Family Time “Bee Crafty”

Tuesday, May 19 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch World bee day, come bee busy and make a bee craft.

Maryland VA Representative

Wednesday, May 20 ∙ 10 am – 3 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs Rep. Michelle Licata is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. No appointment necessary. Call 410-713-3482 for more info.

Lap Time

Wednesday, May 20 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Play Time

Wednesday, May 20 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Upcycled Crafts: Glassware

Wednesday, May 20 • 2:30 pm• Pocomoke Branch • Registration begins March 2 Discarded items offer the perfect opportunity to explore creativity. Turn an unwanted jar, glass or bowl into a frosted lantern or candle holder. Supplies provided. Please call the Pocomoke Branch to register 410-957-0878.

Nature Walk

Wednesday, May 20 • 3:30 pm • Snow Hill Branch Go on a scavenger hunt & use natural elements to create some nature inspired art. All ages.

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Accounts of Survival

Wednesday, May 20 • 4 pm • Berlin Branch The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum reads from their historical logs.

Potluck & Pictures

Wednesday, May 20 ∙ 6 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Enjoy this popular program where you bring a covered dish to share while watching a presentation from a local photographer. Call 410-208-4014 to register.

iPad Chicks

Thursday, May 21 ∙ 10 am ∙ Ocean Pines Branch Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to know more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. Register with Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017.

STEAM Story Time “Simple Machines”

Thursday, May 21 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Ramps, Pulleys, Gears and Wheels! Stories and activities for young children.

Story Time “Spring Flowers”

Thursday, May 21 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Clint Eastwood Movie Series

Thursday, May 21 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Watch the third in a series of films celebrating the 90th birthday of actor-director Clint Eastwood. Go to worcesterlibrary.org or call 410-208-4014 for details.

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Creative Coloring and Crafts

Thursday, May 21 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Join us for creative adult coloring and crafting sessions making bookmarks, decoupage, mandalas, origami and more. This month, in addition to coloring, we will be decorating flowerpots for spring. All materials will be provided.

STEAM PM “Simple Machines”

Thursday, May 21 • 3:45 pm • Berlin Branch Explore pulleys, gears, ramps, wheels and other simple machines. Children 6 years old and up, drop in between 3:45 and 5 pm.

Laptime

Friday, May 22 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For children up to two years of age.

Homeschool STEM Science: Sense of Smell

Friday, May 22 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Rats can be trained to sniff out diseases. Humans don’t smell quite as well, but we can still sniff things out. For ages 5 to 12.

Crafty Saturday: Memorial Day

Saturday, May 23 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!

Introduction to Python

Saturday, May 23 • 10:30 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Children 10 and up can learn the basics of programming with Python. To register, please call 410-208-4014.

Yard Party

Saturday, May 23 • 11 am • Berlin Branch Games and fun for all ages. In the event of inclement weather the party will be moved indoors. Page 62 • May 2020


Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, May 25 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch A 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children up to age 3.

STEAM Story Time “Simple Machines”

Tuesday, May 26 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Ramps, Pulleys, Gears and Wheels! Stories and activities for young children.

Tot Time

Tuesday, May 26 • 10:30am • Pocomoke Branch Active play for active toddlers. For 2 to 5 year old children.

Tuesday Crafternoon

Tuesday, May 26 • 2:00 pm • Berlin Branch • Registration begins March 2 We’re making teddy bears! Our bears will be hand-sewn and decorated over several weeks using a variety of materials, patterns and techniques. Please call the Berlin Library at 410-641-0650 to register.

Family Time “3D Printer”

Tuesday, May 26 • 3 - 6 pm • Ocean City Branch’ See how a 3D printer works.

Lap Time

Wednesday, May 27 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Songs, stories, games, and finger plays for children under 2 years old.

Story Time “Ocean Animals”

Wednesday, May 27 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

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Clint Eastwood Turns 90: Celebrating an American Icon

Wednesday, May 27 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch From Rawhide to Richard Jewell, Clint Eastwood is the most enduring figure in Hollywood history. Make our day by joining Frank DeLucco and Harry Burkett for a lively discussion.

Small Town Noir Film Series

Wednesday, May 27th • 4 pm • Ocean City Branch See a classic film noir with Harry Belafonte that explores the seamy underbelly of small town life in 50’s America. Call 410-524-1818 for film information or visit www.worcesterlibrary.org.

Family Time - Salt Art Bracelets

Wednesday, May 27 • 4:30-6:30 pm • Berlin Branch Turn your salt art into colorful jewelry to add a tropical beach look to your wrist.

Snow Hill Book of the Month: One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni

Wednesday, May 27 • 5:30 pm • Snow Hill Branch Join us for our monthly book discussion featuring a rousing range of genres from science fiction to historical, classics to YA. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill Branch.

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, May 27 • 7 pm • Pocomoke Branch Join us for a fantastic night of live music and poetry. Performer sign ups are first come first served. Ages 16 & up. Hosted by Sista Big.

Play Time

Thursday, May 28 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch A play date for infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “(Not-So-Scary) Monsters”

Thursday, May 28 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Books, songs, and crafts for preschoolers.

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Fireside Chat

Thursday, May 28 • 3 pm • 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!

Laptime

Friday, May 29 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For children up to two years of age.

Acrylic Paint Pour

Friday, May 29 ∙ 1 pm ∙ Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Explore the relaxing and fun technique of acrylic pour painting. You will be using acrylic paints to learn the flip cup technique. Supplies provided by Friends of the Library. Limit 12. Call 410-208-4014 to register.

Homeschool STEM Science: Air

Friday, May 29 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Ever wondered how hot air balloons work? Learn all about it and do your own experiments. For ages 5 to 12.

Crafty Saturday: Flowers

Saturday, May 30 • 9 am – 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Crafty fun for the whole family!

Introduction to Python

Saturday, May 30 • 10:30 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch • Registration begins March 2 Children 10 and up can learn the basics of programming with Python. To register, please call 410-208-4014.

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