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Please consider supporting the

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SAVE THE DATE!

On Tuesday, Nov. 28th you can help the Worcester County Library Foundation enhance the technology and materials for the NEW Berlin Library when it opens its doors in 2018! To make your contribution go to: ShoreGivesMore.org/WCLF

Thank you! #SHOREGIVESMORE


December

Book a Librarian

December • 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.

Crafty Saturday Make & Take “Winter Holidays”

Every Saturday in December • 9 am – 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Use your imagination to create holiday themed crafts provided by the library! For all ages.

Make & Take “Gift Tags”

All through December • Ocean City Branch Our Make & Take cart will feature supplies to decorate your own gift tags for the holiday season. The cart is located in the Teen Area.

Letters to Santa

December 1 - 8 • Any time • Pocomoke Branch Come to the Pocomoke Branch library and write a letter to Santa. All supplies will be made available. Leave it in the special box sent from the North Pole. The library will send the box back to Santa and he will personally answer your letter!

Fiber Friends (formerly Ballycastle Knits)

Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email moonlightknitting@gmail.com.

Lap Time

Friday, December 1 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Feel Good Friday “Book Bingo”

Friday, December 1 • 4 pm • Ocean City Branch Come have fun with our Feel Good Friday program, “Book Bingo”. We will be playing for new fiction and nonfiction hardbacks. One bingo card per person.

Family Library Day

Saturday, December 2 • 9 am - 12 pm • Pocomoke Branch Spend the day at the library! Decorate your own library bag to carry your books in, make a bookmark, play some games and participate in other various activities. Fun for the whole family. Page 4 • December 2017


First Saturday Writers

Saturday, December 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!

Teen Time: STEM

Saturday, December 2 • 11 am – 1 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Join us for some fun STEM experiments! For teens.

iPad Chicks--Beginners

Monday, December 4 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. Men are welcome.

Lap Time

Monday, December 4 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

The Digital Library and You

Monday, December 4 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Books and magazines for your e-reader, audiobooks and music for your player, movies and TV for your leisure; and all free to download from the comfort of your own home. Visit the library with your library card and device to get started!

Ireland: Up Close and Personal

Monday, December 4 • 2 pm • Snow Hill Branch Join presenters Mike and Victoria Healy and learn about the history, culture and traditions of Ireland. The Healys make annual trips to Ireland and will share their treasured photography and videos with us.

Great Books Discussion

Monday, December 4 • 2:30 – 4 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. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Junk Journal Junkies

Tuesday, December 5 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Swap and share supplies and ideas with a fun group of friends each month for Junk Journaling, an art form of altered books that is sweeping the nation! Page 5 • December 2017


Story Time “It’s Cold Outside”

Tuesday, December 5 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Reindeer Games

Tuesday, December 5 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Holiday Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

An Herbal Holiday: Gift Making

Tuesday, December 5 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Everyone loves a homemade gift – especially during the holiday season. Come learn how to make unique and personalized gifts using herbs for health and healing. From lotions and soaps to cordials and spiced vinegars, you can create beautiful and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. Presented by Michaela Eggers.

Smith Island Cake Making Demo

Tuesday, December 5 • 2 pm • Snow Hill Branch Lisa Evans, a Smith Island native, will demonstrate how to make a famous Smith Island cake from start to finish. Be prepared to taste the end result!

Soothing Stories “The Snowman”

Tuesday, December 5 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities.

Reindeer Games

Wednesday, December 6 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Holiday Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

A Bruderhill Holiday: Celebrate Fashion

Wednesday, December 6 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Friends from Bruderhill Boutique in Berlin will show us how to dress and accessorize for those fun holiday parties and events. Among other fashion tips, we will learn how to wear scarves and jewelry to accentuate any outfit.

Sit-N-Stitch

Wednesday, December 6 • 5 - 7 pm • Snow Hill Branch Drop in and join others for an evening of knitting, crocheting, and other needle arts. Sit, stitch, share ideas, meet new friends and connect with old ones! Please bring your own materials.

Play Time

Thursday, December 7 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Ships”

Thursday, December 7 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children. Page 6 • December 2017


May 2018

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Book your spot by February 1! 7 Nights / 8 Days Ireland Tour Five Star Hotel Accommodation Daily Breakfast Buffet & 2 Dinners Five Escorted Day Trip Tours Irish Music Sessions & Dancing Brewery Tour & Beer Tastings Irish Genealogy Talk and More! $1,789 per per person for double occupancy! (Land Package Only) Round trip air, travel insurance and single occupancy prices available upon request.

Contact Mike Healy, Ireland RNR Tours, 877.224.5535, Email: MIKE@IRELANDRNR.COM

Ireland: Up Close and Personal Monday, December 4 at 2 pm Snow Hill Branch

A portion of the proceeds will help support the

Wednesday, December 13 at 2 pm Ocean Pines Branch

Tuesday, January 9 at 2 pm Ocean City Branch

Informational Ireland Trip Seminar

Worcester County Library Foundation

Tuesday, January 16 at 2 pm Ocean Pines Branch

Monday, January 22 at 2 pm Snow Hill Branch


We Love a Mystery Book Club

Thursday, December 7 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

Pocomoke Book of the Month Wicked by Gregory Maguire

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

Lap Time

Thursday, December 7 • 3:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Lap Time

Friday, December 8 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips

Friday, December 8 • 2 - 4 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.

Make It Your Language

Available at WorcesterLibrary.org Do you want to learn a foreign language? The library can help you. Instruction is available for 30 different languages, including Spanish, Page 8 • December 2017 French, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, German, Latin, and many more.


Boredom Busters: Mazes

Friday, December 8 • 3:30 pm • Pocomoke Branch Beat the dullness of cold winter days with fun off-screen activities. For ages 8 & up.

Rock Painting

Friday, December 8 • 4 - 6 pm • Snow Hill Branch Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of rock painting fun! We will supply the rocks and painting supplies, but feel free to bring your own rock to paint, if you prefer. All ages are welcome.

Scrapbooking Day

Saturday, December 9 • 10 am - 12 pm • Berlin Branch Bring your scrapbooking supplies and share our materials to organize and plan your scrapbooks.

STEM “Volcanoes”

Saturday, December 9 • 10 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Learn all about volcano geology and historic volcanoes. Make a volcano in a cup. For children 6 years old & up.

Dollar Store Crafting

Saturday, December 9 • 11 am – 3 pm • Ocean City Branch You don’t need to spend a fortune this holiday season to give someone a special gift. Stop by anytime between 11 am and 3 pm to make some Holiday inspired crafts with materials from the dollar store, recycled materials, and old Christmas cards. This program is intended for adult patrons; however, older children and teens may participate!

An Herbal Holiday

Saturday, December 9 • 11 am • Pocomoke Branch Join Michaela Eggers and learn how to make unique gifts using herbs for health and healing.

Writing for Wellness

Monday, December 11 • 1:30 - 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.

STEAM PM “Holiday Cards that Light Up”

Monday, December 11 • 3:45 pm • Snow Hill Branch Create a card and design a circuit that will light it up! For children 6 years old and up.

Play Time

Tuesday, December 12 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children. Page 9 • December 2017


Story Time “Gingerbread”

Tuesday, December 12 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

A Bruderhill Holiday: Celebrate Fashion

Tuesday, December 12 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Friends from Bruderhill Boutique in Berlin will show us how to dress and accessorize for those fun holiday parties and events. Among other fashion tips we will learn how to wear scarves and jewelry to accentuate any outfit.

Coffee Hour

Tuesday, December 12 • 2 pm • Snow Hill Branch Find out what your friends and neighbors are reading! Join us at the library on the second Tuesday of every month for coffee from The Daily Brew Coffeehouse in Snow Hill, refreshments and casual conversation on our favorite books and authors.

STEM Family Night “Electricity”

Tuesday, December 12 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family!

Story Time “Penguins”

Wednesday, December 13 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

Lap Time

Wednesday, December 13 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Holiday Entertaining On An Affordable Budget

Wednesday, December 13 • 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Learn how to wow your guests with these tips and tricks to make your get together stand out above the rest. Deborah Lee Walker, a contributing writer for Ocean City Today writes a weekly culinary column, Food For Thought, will share her expertise with us. Be prepared to take lots of notes!

Gift Wrapping 101

Wednesday, December 13 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Join Denise Wagner and learn the basics of gift wrapping from measuring techniques to bow making. Bring a gift and some wrapping paper with you for hands on learning. Registration is necessary for this class. Please call the Pocomoke Branch library to sign up at 410-957-0878.

Ireland: Up Close and Personal

Wednesday, December 13 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Join presenters Mike and Victoria Healy and learn about the history, culture and traditions of Ireland. The Healys make annual trips to Ireland and will share their treasured photography and videos with us. Page 10 • December 2017


Coffee & Coloring

Wednesday, December 13 • 3 pm • Ocean City Branch Coloring is a relaxing and therapeutic pastime that has become a popular way for adults to relieve stress. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, refreshments, and unwind with us for our Coffee & Coloring program, second Wednesday of the month. No registration required. Adults only please.

Genealogy Workshop: Internet Resources

Thursday, December 14 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch What techniques and strategies should we use to find our ancestors on the internet? What resources are available to us and how can we use them? Tom Dempsey will show us how to unlock the power of the internet in our search for ancestors. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or a tablet. Pre-registration is required, please call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014.

Story Time “Mr. and Mrs. Santa”

Thursday, December 14 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Join us for a fun visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa. For 2 to 5 year old children.

Reindeer Games

Thursday, December 14 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Holiday Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Writing with Ruth

Thursday, December 14 • 1 - 3 pm • Ocean City Branch Join our monthly gathering of local writers as we share our independent work (poems/essays/memoirs/prose, etc.) and receive encouraging feedback from fellow participants. Ruth Wanberg-Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

An Herbal Holiday: Gift Making

Thursday, December 14 • 2 pm • Snow Hill Branch Everyone loves a homemade gift – especially during the holiday season. Come learn how to make unique and personalized gifts using herbs for health and healing. From lotions and soaps to cordials and spiced vinegars, you can create beautiful and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. Presented by Michaela Eggers.

Smith Island Cake Making Demo

Thursday, December 14 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Lisa Evans, a Smith Island native, will demonstrate how to make a famous Smith Island cake from start to finish. Be prepared to taste the end result!

Lap Time

Thursday, December 14 • 3:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old. Page 11 • December 2017


Animation After Hours

Thursday, December 14 • 6:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience.

Coffee and Coloring

Friday, December 15 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Come join us for a relaxing coloring session! Coffee will be provided.

Lap Time

Friday, December 15 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Berlin Book of the Month The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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

Rollin’ With Essential Oils

Friday, December 15 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Learn to blend essential oils specific to your needs. We will make roller balls of oils for calmness, muscle pain, headaches and much more. This class is presented by Cristina Bowie. Limit of 15 participants. Please register at the Ocean City Branch by calling 410-524-1818.

December Holidays Across Cultures

Friday, December 15 • 6 pm • Pocomoke Branch Explore different multicultural celebrations and traditions from around the world with crafts andvarious activities. Some dishes will be provided but feel free to bring your own cultural dish to share! Fun for the whole family.

Christmas Party Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Saturday, December 16 • 11 am – 1 pm • Ocean City Branch Come celebrate the Christmas season at our Friends of the Ocean City Library Christmas party. We will have holiday crafts, snacks, and special treats for all ages!

Lap Time

Monday, December 18 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Great Books Discussion

Monday, December 18 • 2:30 – 4 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. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970. Page 12 • December 2017


Story Time “Holidays”

Tuesday, December 19 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time

Tuesday, December 19 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation

Tuesday, December 19 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies.

Soothing Stories “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?”

Tuesday, December 19 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities.

Holiday Open House

Wednesday, December 20 • all day • Snow Hill Branch Help us celebrate the holiday season by dropping in on our open house. We will provide light holiday refreshments, and feel free to bring a sweet, favorite recipe, or just yourself! This event is open to all patrons, friends, and volunteers of the library.

Maryland VA Representative

Wednesday, December 20 • 10 am – 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs representative, Michelle Licata, is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm. No appointment necessary. For more information please call 410-713-3482.

Play Time

Wednesday, December 20 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Information Literacy: Securing Your Computer

Wednesday, December 20 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Do you have questions about your computer and making sure it is secure? Want to get some information about being safe on the internet? Karen Earp will show you how to make sure your computer is secure. Page 13 • December 2017


Reindeer Games

Thursday, December 21 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Holiday Science, Art and Fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Story Time “Holidays”

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

Lap Time

Thursday, December 21 • 3:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Lap Time

Friday, December 22 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Family Night Movie “Happy Feet”

Tuesday, December 26 • 5:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Come enjoy a movie and popcorn with us!

Make and Take

Tuesday, December 26 • 11 am – 4 pm • Pocomoke Branch Use our maker cart to draw, paint and create.

Story Time “Warm and Cozy”

Wednesday, December 27 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

Lap Time

Wednesday, December 27 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Stitch-N-Sip Fiber Arts Group

Wednesday, December 27 • 11 am • Pocomoke Branch A place to explore different types of fiber art and connect with others. Open to people who knit, crochet, cross stitch and all other textile arts. Beginners welcome! Share ideas and patterns or learn a whole new art! Light refreshments provided.

Story Time “Happy New Year”

Thursday, December 28 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time

Thursday, December 28 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children. Page 14 • December 2017


Star Wars Party

Thursday, December 28 • 1 - 3 pm • Ocean City Branch Celebrate all things Star Wars with us! Costumes encouraged!

Fireside Chat

Thursday, December 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!

Family Night “Lego Fidget Spinners”

Thursday, December 28 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm • Berlin Branch Fun for the whole family. Teens welcome!

Lap Time

Friday, December 29 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers.

Noon Year’s Eve Party!

Friday, December 29 • 11:30 am • Ocean City Branch Join us for a special celebration of the New Year! Count down to noon, make crafts, and enjoy some snacks.

Noon Year’s Party

Saturday, December 30 • 11 am • Pocomoke Branch Ring in the New Year a little early with crafts, food, music and a countdown to 12:00 noon! Fun for all ages.

Holiday Sing-a-long

Saturday, December 30 • 11 am • Ocean Pines Branch Join pianist Richard Eckerd and Perpetual Commotion for a holiday sing-a-long! Bring an instrument or use one of ours. Snacks and hot cocoa will be provided!

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January Book a Librarian

January • 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.

2018 Adult Reading Challenge

All year • Any time • Snow Hill Branch Stop by the library in January to pick up a checklist for our 2018 Adult Reading Challenge. Check off categories as you complete them, and come back to the library to be eligible for prizes!

Make & Take “Binoculars”

All through January • Ocean City Branch Our Make & Take cart will feature supplies to decorate your own binoculars. Cart is located in the teen area.

Story Time “Winter Wonderland”

Tuesday, January 2 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Dough Creations

Tuesday, January 2 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Be creative with Play Dough! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Junk Journal Junkies

Tuesday, January 2 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Swap and share supplies and ideas with a fun group of friends each month for Junk Journaling, an art form of altered books that is sweeping the nation!

Great Books Discussion

Tuesday, January 2 • 2:30 – 4 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. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Soothing Stories “The Way I Feel”

Tuesday, January 2 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities.

Play Dough Creations

Wednesday, January 3 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Be creative with Play Dough! For 3 to 7 year old children. Page 16 • January 2018


Information Literacy: Online Banking and Shopping

Wednesday, January 3 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Do you have questions about doing banking and shopping online? Would you like to learn some tips to ensure your security online? Join Karen Earp to learn about how to do your banking and shopping online.

Play Time

Thursday, January 4 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Winter”

Thursday, January 4 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

We Love a Mystery Book Club

Thursday, January 4 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

Pocomoke Book of the Month Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Thursday, January 4 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.

Fiber Friends

Fridays, January 5, 12, 19 and 26 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email moonlightknitting@gmail.com.

The Etiology and Impact of Fake News

Fridays, January 5 & 12th • 1 pm • Berlin Branch Presenter: Dr. Samuel B. Hoff, George Washington Distinguished Professor and Law Studies Director, DSU.

Program #1 on Jan. 5: This segment of the series will trace the history of mass media in the United States. The idea of news as deception is explored and examples are covered and discussed. Program #2 on Jan. 12: In this segment of the series, the specific term “fake news” is introduced. The use of the term during the 2016 campaign and the presidency of Donald Trump is reviewed. The impact of criticism against journalists, newspapers and TV stations is evaluated. Page 17 • January 2018


Feel Good Friday “Writing For Wellness”

Friday, January 5 • 4 pm • Ocean City Branch Beat the January blues and learn the importance of writing for your health. Journals will be provided. Hosted by Andrea Schlottman.

Family Library Day

Saturday, January 6 • 9 am – 12 pm • Pocomoke Branch Spend the day at the library! Decorate your own library bag to carry your books in, play some games and participate in other various activities. Fun for the whole family.

First Saturday Writers

Saturday, January 6 • 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!

iPad Chicks--Beginners

Monday, January 8 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. Men are welcome.

Lap Time

Monday, January 8 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Writing for Wellness

Monday, January 8 • 1:30 - 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.

The Digital Library and You

Monday, January 8 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Books and magazines for your e-reader, audiobooks and music for your player, movies and TV for your leisure; and all free to download from the comfort of your own home. Visit the library with your library card and device to get started!

STEAM PM “Author/Illustrator Timothy Young” Monday, January 8 • 3:45 pm • Snow Hill Branch An interactive drawing lesson and illustrating experience. For children 6 years old and up.

Play Time

Tuesday, January 9 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children. Page 18 • January 2018


Story Time “All Things Winter”

Tuesday, January 9 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Ireland: Up Close and Personal

Tuesday, January 9 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Join presenters Mike and Victoria Healy and learn about the history, culture and traditions of Ireland. The Healys make annual trips to Ireland and will share their treasured photography and videos with us.

Coffee Hour

Tuesday, January 9 • 2 pm • Snow Hill Branch Find out what your friends and neighbors are reading! Join us at the library on the second Tuesday of every month for coffee from The Daily Brew Coffeehouse in Snow Hill, refreshments and casual conversation on our favorite books and authors.

Food Literacy Programs coming in March! The Worcester County Library received a grant to offer a series of programs on food literacy. Topics such as label reading, healthy eating on a budget, super foods, and diabetes prevention will be presented to help our community make informed decisions about their nutrition. Please check our website and Facebook page for upcoming programs dates and locations. Also, ask your branch library about our food literacy kits available for check out. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Maryland State Library.


STEM Family Night “Winter is Here!”

Tuesday, January 9 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family!

Story Time “Shapes”

Wednesday, January 10 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

Lap Time

Wednesday, January 10 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Coffee & Coloring

Wednesday, January 10 • 3 pm • Ocean City Branch Coloring is a relaxing and therapeutic past time that has become a popular way for adults to relieve stress. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, refreshments, and unwind with us for our coffee and coloring program, second Wednesday of the month. No registration required. Adults only please.

Conversational Spanish

Wednesdays, January 10, 17, & 24th • 4 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Learn the basic language patterns and phrases to effectively communicate with a Spanish speaking individual. Roberto Martinez, will instruct this class. Mr. Martinez will make you feel at home and also teach you some Spanish Culture. Please register at the Ocean Pines Branch by calling 410-208-4014.

Genealogy Workshop: Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, January 11 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch How can we preserve family photos? We will discuss scanning techniques and how to store your precious family photos. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or a tablet. Pre-registration is required, please call the Ocean Pines Branch at 410-208-4014.

Play Dough Creations

Thursday, January 11 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Be creative with Play Dough! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Story Time “Snow Day!”

Thursday, January 11 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Screen Painting

Thursday, January 11 • 1 pm • Pocomoke Branch Join screen artist John Iampiere for this one day workshop. You will leave with your own piece of original art. Limit of 10 participants. Please register at the Pocomoke Branch by calling 410-957-0878.

Writing with Ruth

Thursday, January 11 • 1 - 3 pm • Ocean City Branch Join our monthly gathering of local writers as we share our independent work (poems/essays/memoirs/prose, etc.) and receive encouraging feedback from fellow participants. Ruth Wanberg-Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome! Page 20 • January 2018


The New Berlin Branch of the Worcester County Library

Bricks - to - Books

With construction underway, don’t miss out on the opportunity to leave your mark! The Bricks-to-Books Program helps to fund the new Berlin Library. Your personal message, favorite book title, favorite quote, or name of a loved one will show your support for the Library and create a lasting part of a community treasure- YOUR new Berlin Library. To purchase a brick, fill out the form below and submit it along with your payment to the Worcester County Library Foundation. Your brick will be installed during the construction of the new Library building in our Book-walk or Garden areas.

Name: Address: Phone number:

SMALL BRICK: $100.00 Size: 4" x 8"

Up to 2 lines of engraving with 14 character spaces per line (includes spaces and punctuation) Please print, using CAPITAL LETTERS.

LARGE BRICK: $150.00 Size: 8" x 8"

Up to 4 1ines of engraving with 18 character spaces per line (includes spaces and punctuation) Please print, using CAPITAL LETTERS.

Please make checks payable to Worcester County Library Foundation

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Ocean Pines Book of the Month The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Friday, January 12 • 2 - 4 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.

Boredom Busters: Constructing

Friday, January 12 • 3:30 pm • Pocomoke Branch Beat the dullness of cold winter days with fun off-screen activities. For ages 8 & up.

Scrapbooking Day

Saturday, January 13 • 10 am - 12 pm • Berlin Branch Bring your scrapbooking supplies and share our materials to organize and plan your scrapbooks.

STEM “Amazing Mazes”

Saturday, January 13 • 10 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Learn about mazes and build a LEGO marble maze. For children 6 years old & up.

Oculus Rift Open House

Saturday, January 13 • 11 - 3 pm • Ocean City Branch Interested in virtual reality but not sure where to start? Want to buy a VR system but want to try it out first? Come to our Oculus Rift Open House to get a one-on-one session with a librarian who can help you through the process. Everyone will be given a short how-to (if needed), then 15 minutes to explore on your own. First come, first serve. Refreshments provided in the Teen Area.

Story Time “Mittens”

Tuesday, January 16 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time

Tuesday, January 16 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation

Tuesday, January 16 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies. Page 22 • January 2018


Tour of Ireland: Trip Seminar

Tuesday, January 16 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch The Worcester County Library Foundation is partnering with Ireland RNR for a trip to Ireland on May 27th, 2018. Come hear the specifics of the tour and reserve your spot. Tour promoters Mike and Vitoria Healy will be on site to answer any and all questions about the trip. Join us in Ireland!

Great Books Discussion

Tuesday, January 16 • 2:30 – 4 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. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Tai Chi

Tuesdays, January 16, 23, & 30 • 3 pm • Ocean City Branch Tai Chi is an ancient form of relaxation, exercise and meditation combined. Limit of 15 participants. Please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818 to register.

Coding for Girls

Tuesday, January 16 • 4 pm • Berlin Branch Calling all girls who code! If you are a coder or a girl who has curiosity about coding, come join us for our “Girls Who Code” orientation. This is an informal Q and A-based meeting and an opportunity to be the first to get your name on the sign up list for our weekly program to start March 2nd. For girls in 6th through 12th grade.

Soothing Stories “The Storm Whale”

Tuesday, January 16 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities.

Maryland VA Representative

Wednesday, January 17 • 10 am – 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs representative, Michelle Licata, is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm. No appointment necessary. For more information please call 410-713-3482.

Play Time

Wednesday, January 17 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Afternoon Genre Club @ Ocean City

Wednesday, January 17 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Join us at the Ocean City branch for our new genre book club. We choose the genre/topic, you choose the title. Discussions are on the third Wednesday of the month at 2 pm with light refreshments. This month’s genre is memoirs. Suggested titles: Wild, Cheryl Strayed/The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls/Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, stop by the branch for more titles! Page 23 • January 2018


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Snowflake Making

Wednesday, January 17 • 3:45 pm • Snow Hill Branch Learn how to create a unique, decorative paper snowflake! All materials will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages.

Evening Genre Club @ Ocean City

Wednesday, January 17 • 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Join us after hours at the Ocean City branch for our new genre book club. We choose the genre/topic, you choose the title. Discussions are on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 pm with light refreshments. This month’s genre is memoirs. Suggested titles: Wild, Cheryl Strayed/The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls/Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, stop by the branch for more titles!

Play Dough Creations

Thursday, January 18 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Be creative with Play Dough! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Story Time “Cowboys and Cowgirls”

Thursday, January 18 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

NASA Balloon Mission

Thursday, January 18 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch It’s a plane, it’s a bird….it’s a balloon capable of lifting 8,000 pounds to the near-space environment. Come learn more about the exciting NASA Scientific Balloon Mission stationed in your backyard at Wallops Flight Facility.

Coffee and Coloring

Friday, January 19 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Come join us for a relaxing coloring session!

Berlin Book of the Month The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

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

Super Bowl Snacks & Apps

Friday, January 19 • 1 pm • Ocean City Branch Come and learn how to prepare some yummy snacks for Super Bowl Sunday! Hosted by Taryn Bradley. Please call 410-524-1818 to register. Page 25 • January 2018


Bingo at the Library!

Friday, January 19 • 2 – 4 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Join us for the classic game of bingo! Play for your chance to win one of our prizes! Prizes courtesy of the Friends of the Ocean Pines Library.

Coding for Girls

Friday, January 19 • 4 pm • Berlin Branch Calling all girls who code! If you are a coder or a girl who has curiosity about coding, come join us for our “Girls Who Code” orientation. This is an informal Q and A-based meeting and an opportunity to be the first to get your name on the sign up list for our weekly program to start March 2nd. For girls in 6th through 12th grade.

Family Retro Movie Night

Friday, January 19 • 7 pm • Pocomoke Branch E.T. Light refreshments will be served.

Teen Time: Anime!

Saturday, January 20 • 11 am – 1 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Come and hang out and discuss your favorite anime or learn about a new series! For teens.

Sensory Story Time

Saturday, January 20 • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm • Snow Hill Branch Join us for an inclusive story time designed to bring youngsters of all ages and abilities to the library. Hear a story, sing songs and make a craft. Please register for this program by calling 410-632-3495. Siblings, families and caretakers are all welcome.

Keep Calm and Color

Monday, January 22 – Saturday, January 27 • Any time • Snow Hill Branch Take some time to relax and color this week, choosing from a selection of coloring pages suitable for adults and children.

Lap Time

Monday, January 22 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Writing for Wellness

Monday, January 22 • 1:30 - 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.

iPad Chicks--Beginners

Tuesday, January 23 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. Men are welcome. Page 26 • January 2018


Play Dough Creations

Tuesday, January 23 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Be creative with Play Dough! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Tot Time: Active Play For Active Toddlers

Tuesday, January 23 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Active free play program to get toddlers up and moving. For children ages 1 to 3.

Headlines Hair Salon Demonstration GET READY FOR VALENTINES DAY!

Tuesday, January 23 • 1 pm • Ocean City Branch See hair fashion for that special night out. Learn tips and secrets you can do at home to make them look twice. Corrina and Suzi from Headlines Salon will show you how to solve any hair problem.

Ocean Pines Police

Tuesday, January 23 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Detective Tish Ottey of the Ocean Pines Police Department will be joining us to give some tips about staying safe in the community as well as online.

Family Night “The Mitten”

Tuesday, January 23 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family! Snacks and drinks provided.

Story Time “Colors”

Wednesday, January 24 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

Lap Time

Wednesday, January 24 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Story Time “Friendship”

Thursday, January 25 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time

Thursday, January 25 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Rollin’ with Essential Oils

Thursday, January 25 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Learn to blend essential oils specific to your needs. We will make roller balls of oils for calmness, muscle pain, headaches and much more. This class is presented by Cristina Bowie. Limit of 15 participants. Please register at the Pocomoke Branch by calling 410-957-0878. Page 27 • January 2018


Fireside Chat

Thursday, January 25 • 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!

Family Night “Winter Olympics Fever”

Thursday, January 25 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm • Berlin Branch Join us for Coke Floats and make your own Olympic award buttons to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Winter Games of the modern Olympics and to prepare for the Games this year! Teens welcome!

Let’s Get Messy!

Saturday, January 27 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Wear old clothes and get ready to make a MESS! For children and their families.

Story Time “Silly Stories”

Tuesday, January 30 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Family Night Movie “Ice Age”

Tuesday, January 30 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Come enjoy a movie and popcorn with us!

Story Time “Counting”

Wednesday, January 31 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

Snow Hill Book of the Month A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

Wednesday, January 31 • 5:30 pm • Snow Hill Branch Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres ranging from science fiction to historical, classics to YA—facilitated by Cassandra Dasher, Snow Hill library staff. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill branch in advance.

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February Book a Librarian

February • Anytime, 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.

Creative Saturday Make & Take

Every Saturday in February • 9 am – 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Use your imagination to create crafts about animals that hibernate with the fun supplies provided by the library! For all ages.

Make & Take “Rainbow Boxes”

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

Play Time

Thursday, February 1 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “All About Teeth”

Thursday, February 1 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

We Love a Mystery Book Club

Thursday, February 1 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Join us to discuss and compare the many types of mystery novels including the Golden Age of the mystery, British mysteries, international mysteries, cozy mysteries, noir mysteries, and the many American mystery series. Come and share your favorite mystery genres as we compare plots, protagonists, settings, and what we like about each.

Pocomoke Book of the Month When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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Thursday, February 1 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Pocomoke Branch.


Lap Time

Thursday, February 1 • 3:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Animation After Hours

Thursday, February 1 • 6:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience!

Fiber Friends

Fridays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Are you looking for a group that shares your enthusiasm for fiber arts? If so, please bring your lap work and join us for informal get-togethers. Knitters, crocheters, embroiders, etc. are welcomed. Questions? Please call Victoria Christie-Healy at 703-507-0708 or email moonlightknitting@gmail.com.

Feel Good Friday “Smoothies”

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

Family Library Day

Saturday, February 3 • 9 am – 12 pm • Pocomoke Branch Spend the day at the library! Decorate your own library bag to carry your books in, make a bookmark, play some games and participate in other various activities. Fun for the whole family.

First Saturday Writers

Saturday, February 3 • 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!

Lap Time

Monday, February 5 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old. Page 30 • February 2018


Wars and Their Legacy—Korean War

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

The Digital Library and You

Monday, February 5 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Books and magazines for your e-reader, audiobooks and music for your player, movies and TV for your leisure; and all free to download from the comfort of your own home. Visit the library with your library card and device to get started!

Great Books Discussion

Monday, February 5 • 2:30 – 4 pm • Ocean Pines Branch The Great Books Discussion group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections recommended by the Great Books Foundation. For more information please contact Lisa Harrison at 410-632-3970.

Story Time “Love”

Tuesday, February 6 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Numbers Can Be Fun!

Tuesday, February 6 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Balls, Bears and Popsicles make math fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Junk Journal Junkies

Tuesday, February 6 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Swap and share supplies and ideas with a fun group of friends each month for Junk Journaling, an art form of altered books that is sweeping the nation!

Smith Island Cake Making Demo

Tuesday, February 6 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Lisa Evans, a Smith Island native, will demonstrate how to make a famous Smith Island cake from start to finish. Be prepared to taste the end result!

Tai Chi

Tuesday, February 6 • 3 pm • Ocean City Branch Tai Chi is an ancient form of relaxation, exercise and meditation combined. Limit of 15 participants. Please call the Ocean City Branch at 410-524-1818 to register. Page 31 • February 2018


Soothing Stories “The Tomten”

Tuesday, February 6 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities. Get some great calming techniques to use at home as well!

Numbers Can Be Fun!

Wednesday, February 7 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Balls, Bears and Popsicles make math fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Sit-N-Stitch

Wednesday, February 7 • 5 - 7 pm • Snow Hill Branch Drop in and join others for an evening of knitting, crocheting, and other needle arts. Sit, stitch, share ideas, meet new friends and connect with old ones! Please bring your own materials.

iPad Chicks--Beginners

Thursday, February 8 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Did you just get an Apple iPad and want to learn more about it? Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. To register call Norma Kessler at 410-641-7017. Men are welcome.

Numbers Can Be Fun!

Thursday, February 8 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Balls, Bears and Popsicles make math fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Story Time “All About Teeth”

Thursday, February 8 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Writing with Ruth

Thursday, February 8 • 1 - 3 pm • Ocean City Branch Join our monthly gathering of local writers as we share our independent work (poems/essays/memoirs/prose, etc.) and receive encouraging feedback from fellow participants. Ruth Wanberg-Alcorn facilitates the group. All writers welcome!

Happy 200th Birthday Frederick Douglass

Thursday, February 8 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Decoupage Frederick Douglass quotes on re-purposed wood and create your own piece of art to cherish. Class conducted by John Iampieri. Page 32 • February 2018


Lap Time

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

A Weekend for Trolls

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

Genealogy Workshop: General Discussion

Friday, February 9 • 10 am - 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Do you have questions about your family research? Tom Dempsey will help you get started or continue your genealogical research. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or a tablet. Pre-registration is required, call the Ocean Pines Library at 410-208-4014 to register.

Ocean Pines Book of the Month The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

Friday, February 9 • 2 - 4 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.

Boredom Busters: Puzzles

Friday, February 9 • 3:30 pm • Pocomoke Branch Beat the dullness of cold winter days with fun off-screen activities. For ages 8 & up.

Scrapbooking Day

Saturday, February 10 • 10 am - 12 pm • Berlin Branch Bring your scrapbooking supplies and share our materials to organize and plan your scrapbooks.

STEM “Circulatory System”

Saturday, February 10 • 10 am – 12 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Learn about the circulatory system: what it is and how it works. For children 6 years old & up. Page 33 • February 2018


Writing for Wellness

Monday, February 12 • 1:30 - 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.

STEAM PM “Design a Marble Run”

Monday, February 12 • 3:45 pm • Snow Hill Branch Engineering at its best! Create a path for your marbles to take. For children 6 years old and up.

Play Time

Tuesday, February 13 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Love is in the Air”

Tuesday, February 13 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch For 2 - 5 year old children.

STEM Family Night “Weather”

Tuesday, February 13 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family!

Story Time “Teeth”

Wednesday, February 14 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Lap Time

Wednesday, February 14 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Coffee & Coloring “Wine Glass Painting”

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

Numbers Can Be Fun!

Thursday, February 15 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch Balls, Bears and Popsicles make math fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Story Time “Love”

Thursday, February 15 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch For 2 to 5 year old children. Page 34 • February 2018


Introduction to Martial Arts

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

Lap Time

Thursday, February 15 • 3:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Children will be introduced to songs, games, and finger plays. For children under 2 years old.

Animation After Hours

Thursday, February 15 • 6:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Join animation expert Seth Nedrow as he hosts this educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking, and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Please be advised this program is designed for an adult audience!

Coffee and Coloring

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

Berlin Book of the Month Somewhere Out There by Amy Hatvany

Friday, February 16 • 1 pm • Berlin Branch Join us each month for a lively book discussion facilitated by Gail Samis and Cynthia Hanagud of Salisbury University. Copies of books are available in advance at the Berlin Branch.

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

Adulting 101 “Simple Sewing & Cooking”

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

Sensory Story Time

Saturday, February 17 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm • Snow Hill Branch Join us for an inclusive story time designed to bring youngsters of all ages and abilities to the library. Hear a story, sing songs and make a craft. Please register for this program by calling 410-632-3495. Siblings, families and caretakers are all welcome. Page 35 • February 2018


Book in a Jar Contest

Monday, February 19 – Saturday, February 24 • Any time • Snow Hill Branch Guess the title and author of the shredded “book in a jar” to be entered to win a prize. Correct answers will receive two entries! Limit of one guess per person, please.

Story Time “Caring For My Teeth”

Tuesday, February 20 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Play Time

Tuesday, February 20 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Coloring for Calmness and Conversation

Tuesday, February 20 • 2 pm • Berlin Branch Join us for monthly adult coloring sessions. Research has shown that coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety and create focus or mindfulness. We will explore different patterns such as mandalas, zentangles, paisleys, or patterns suggested by our participants. Bring your own coloring pages or use ours. Colored pencils, gel pens, and felt tips will be available, along with coffee and cookies.

Great Books Discussion

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

Soothing Stories “Taking a Bath with the Dog”

Tuesday, February 20 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch All children of all abilities are welcome to our Soothing Stories program every other Tuesday night. We will provide a calming story, along with playtime using our sensory toys and activities. Get some great calming techniques to use at home as well!

Maryland VA Representative

Wednesday, February 21 • 10 am – 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs representative, Michelle Licata, is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm. No appointment necessary. For more information please call 410-713-3482.

Play Time

Wednesday, February 21 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children. Page 36 • February 2018


Afternoon Genre Club @ Ocean City

Wednesday, February 21 • 2 pm • Ocean City Branch Join us at the Ocean City branch for our new genre book club. We choose the genre/topic, you choose the title. Discussions are on the third Wednesday of the month at 2 pm with light refreshments. This month’s topic is Civil War Fiction. Suggested titles: Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier/The Widow of the South, Robert Hicks/Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, stop by the branch for more titles!

Information Literacy: Using the Library’s Resources

Wednesday, February 21 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch There are many resources available to you using your Worcester County Library card. Join Karen Earp to learn how to access and take advantage of these wonderful resources.

Evening Genre Club @ Ocean City

Wednesday, February 21 • 6 pm • Ocean City Branch Join us after hours at the Ocean City branch for our new genre book club. We choose the genre/topic, you choose the title. Discussions are on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 pm with light refreshments. This month’s topic is Civil War Fiction. Suggested titles: Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier/The Widow of the South, Robert Hicks/Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, stop by the branch for more titles!

Play Time

Thursday, February 22 • 10:30 am • Snow Hill Branch Make new friends and learn new skills while playing with our great educational toys! For infant to 5 year old children.

Story Time “Trains”

Thursday, February 22 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For 2 to 5 year old children.

Hot Drink Mixology

Thursday, February 22 • 2 pm • Pocomoke Branch Learn how to brew your own hot beverages using a variety of coffee, teas, syrups and flavors. Registration is necessary for this program. Please call the Pocomoke Branch at 410-957-0878 to sign up.

Fireside Chat

Thursday, February 22 • 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!

Family Night “Library Lovers Month”

Thursday, February 22 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm • Berlin Branch Your library is full of surprises, so check it out! Stop by for pizza and sodas as we show our appreciation to all our patrons and customers! Sponsored by the Friends of the Berlin Library. Page 37 • February 2018


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Beekeeping 101

Friday, February 23 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Tom Babcock of the Lower Eastern Shore Beekeepers Association will teach you what you need to know to get started with your new hobby of beekeeping!

Worcester County Fair Day

Saturday, February 24 • 10 am - 1 pm • Berlin Branch The Worcester County Fair is coming up! Join us as Fair Board member Cindy Morris presents information about volunteering, or creating an exhibit. Get started by making a craft to enter in this summer’s event. For the whole family!

Pocomoke Library Brick Fair

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

Get the Wiggles Out!

Saturday, February 24 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Shake out some of those winter wiggles with our movement games and dancing!

Teen Time: Wild Card!

Saturday, February 24 • 11 am – 1 pm • Ocean Pines Branch What would you like to do? Anything goes in this program for teens.

Writing for Wellness

Monday, February 26 • 1:30 - 3 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Research has shown that writing about stressful experiences, like illness, may boost health & psychological well-being. Group uses exercises to stimulate the process for creative expression. No prior writing experience needed. This program is facilitated by Andrea Schlottman.

Preserving Your Family Treasures

Monday, February 26 • 2 pm • Snow Hill Branch Learn how to protect your most precious memories, including print and digital photographs, news clippings, postcards, and film.

Numbers Can Be Fun!

Tuesday, February 27 • 10:30 am • Berlin Branch Balls, Bears and Popsicles make math fun! For 3 to 7 year old children.

Tot Time: Active Play for Active Toddlers

Tuesday, February 27 • 10:30 am • Pocomoke Branch Active free play program to get toddlers up and moving. This program helps support the 60 minutes of play each day initiative. For children ages 1 to 3.

Happy 200th Birthday Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, February 27 • 2 pm • Ocean Pines Branch Decoupage Frederick Douglass quotes on re-purposed wood and create your own piece of art to cherish. Class conducted by John Iampieri. Page 39 • February 2018


Family Night “Don’t let the Pigeon Plan the Party!” Tuesday, February 27 • 4:30 pm • Ocean City Branch Come enjoy books, crafts, and games for the whole family!

Story Time “Science”

Wednesday, February 28 • 10:30 am • Ocean City Branch Best for 2 to 5 year old children but all are welcome!

Lap Time

Wednesday, February 28 • 10:30 am • Ocean Pines Branch For children under 2 and their caregivers.

Stitch-N-Sip Fiber Arts Group

Wednesday, February 28 • 11 am • Pocomoke Branch A place to explore different types of fiber art and connect with others. Open to people who knit, crochet, cross stitch and all other textile arts. Beginners welcome! Share ideas and patterns or learn a whole new art! Light refreshments provided.

Snow Hill Book of the Month Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

Wednesday, February 28 • 5:30 pm Snow Hill Branch Join us for monthly book discussion from a rousing range of genres ranging from science fiction to historical, classics to YA—facilitated by Cassandra Dasher, Snow Hill library staff. Copies of the book are available at the Snow Hill branch in advance.


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Join us for our monthly book discussions held at each of our five library branches!

Ocean City Branch 2nd Wednesday of the Month Ocean Pines Branch 2nd Friday of the Month Berlin Branch 3rd Friday of the Month Snow Hill Branch Last Wednesday of the Month

Copies of books are available in advance.

Books of the Month

Pocomoke Branch 1st Thursday of the Month


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E. ENCOURAG INSPIRE. CREATE.

StudiOC is Ocean City Library's new digital media lab. It's a space designed to inspire creativity, encourage collaboration, and help build 21st Century Skills for our patrons and community members. Explore: • Stop-motion Animation • Podcasting • Green Screen Video Production • Virtual Reality StudiOC is available by appointment or for walk-in use.

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


Worcester County Library Calendar of Events Dec 2017 - Feb 2018  
Worcester County Library Calendar of Events Dec 2017 - Feb 2018  

View the events of the Worcester County Library through the times of December 2017 - February 2018.

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