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Activities for all ages available at Worcester County libraries

WORCESTER COUNTY–An assortment of programs for all ages are being offered at Worcester County libraries in January.

Ocean City Branch:
•Post-It Art Contest–all month:
Submit a piece of art on a Post-It Note. Create work at home or visit the Ocean City branch on 100th Street where supplies will be available. Creations will be displayed in the library. Prizes will be awarded in April for age groups: fifth and sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, and ninth through 12th grades. Submission forms are available at the Ocean City Branch.

•Computer and eReader Instruction:
Staff offers individual computer or E-Reader instruction by appointment throughout the month. Call the Ocean City branch at 410-524-1818 to schedule a private training session.

•Nuno Felting: Tuesday, Jan.  21, 1 p.m. Learn the ancient art of wet felting to create your own one-of-a-kind wearable work of art. Using only wool roving, silk, water, soap and some elbow grease you can make your own nuno felted scarf.

•Story Time: Wednesday, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts.  For children 2-5 years old.

•Zentangle: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m. Creating Zentangle art provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally facilitate a shift in focus and perspective. The Zentangle Method of creating art is unencumbered by dogma and cost which can weigh on other approaches. Nevertheless, it is sufficiently structured and organized so you can enjoy and benefit from an activity that otherwise might be considered whimsical. Artist, John Iampiere will instruct this class.

Ocean Pines Branch:
•Lap Time: Tuesday, Jan. 21 and 28 10:30 a.m. Children will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new and fun ways to interact with their toddlers. For infant to children 2 years old.

•Fencing: 5 p.m. every Tuesday through Feb. 25. Learn to fence with Dave Griffin, former fencing coach of the Baltimore Fencing Club. Learn the techniques, scoring, theories, and moves of this fascinating sport. Wear comfortable clothing. Class size is limited to 12. Register at the Ocean Pines Branch.

•Introduction to Computers and the Internet: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 8 a.m. The third of four sessions will include introduction to Microsoft Word and accessing the Internet.

•Young and Restless “Celebrate Snow”: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m. Experience creative science, art and music “Snow” activities. Dress to get messy. For children ages 3-5 years old.

•Story Time: Thursday, Jan. 23 and 30 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children ages 2-5 years old.

•Genealogy Assistance: Monday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to noon. Have you come so far tracing your ancestry and now you’re stuck and reached a dead end?  This class is for the people who are already actively researching their ancestry and family history.  Tom Dempsey, member of the Sussex County Genealogy Society, helps you to find your way around the block.   He will be available from 10 am to 12 noon to assist you.  This is a “drop in” session and no registration is required.
•Introduction to Computers and the Internet:  Wednesday, Jan. 29, 8 a.m. The fourth of four sessions will include introduction to Microsoft Word and accessing the Internet.

Snow Hill Branch:
•Yoga: Every Tuesday through Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. Get fit with Yoga, a tranquil form of exercise while gaining mental and physical health.

•Young & Restless “Celebrate Snow:” Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. Experience creative science, art and music “Snow” activities. Dress to get messy. For children 3-5 years old.

•Fermentation Class: Jan. 29, 1 p.m. This class will include lacto-fermented demonstrations and recipes for fermented mayonnaise, baked oatmeal, ketchup, and kombucha. There will be comparison of simple fermentation versus lacto-fermentation. Participants will learn to produce their own whey without making cheese.  Discover how easy, nutritious, and inexpensive this process is of increasing healthy probiotics in your diet.

Berlin Branch:
•eReader Tech Zoo: Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. Learn how to download ebooks from your public library to your eReader–10 a.m. Kindle Connections, 10:45 a.m. Nook Know-How, 11:30 a.m. iPad Info. No registration is required, but attendees will need to know their e-mail and device password.

•Story Time: Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Thursday, Jan. 30 10:30 a.m. Children 2-5 years old are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear stories and make crafts. A ranger from Assateague will bring a friend from the aquarium.

•Berlin Book of the Month: Friday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m. “Same Kind of Different as Me,” by Ron Hall. Meet Denver, a man raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana in the 1960s; a man who escaped, hopping a train to wander, homeless, for 18 years on the streets of Dallas, Tex. No longer a slave, Denver’s life was still hopeless until God moved. First came a godly woman who prayed, listened, and obeyed. And then came her husband, Ron, an international arts dealer at home in a world of Armani suited millionaires. And then they all came together.

•Kumihimo, Wednesday, Jan 22,  1 p.m. Discover the ancient art of trimming and accessorizing using Kumihimo, an ancient Japanese braiding. Make a braiding tool and learn the basics while designing your own pattern.

•Play Time: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. Parents and children explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. A great place to make new friends and learn new skills while having fun! For infant to children age 5.

•Fireside Chat: Thursday, Jan. 30, 3 p.m. Join us for a lively chat about our favorite good reads. Want to find authors who write the kinds of books you like to read? Join us and make new contacts. Want to explore new authors and genres but don’t know where to start? Join our enthusiastic chat group and get some great ideas.

Pocomoke Branch:
•“Maze Runner” Contest: Jan. 2-31, Check out any book from our “Maze Runner” by James Dashner display. Read the book and return the review to enter the drawing to win a Maze Runner Movie pack (two tickets to see the movie which will be released Feb. 14 and “swag” to go along with it.) All entries must be received by Jan. 31. Winner will be notified Feb. 3.  For ages 13-17.

•4H Robotics: Friday, Jan. 17, 3:30 p.m. Join the Worcester County Library and the Worcester County 4-H and learn about our LEGO WeDo Robotics program. WeDo is a LEGO product that allows elementary age youth to build robots using LEGO pieces and then program the robot to perform specific functions on the computer. Register by calling 410-957-0878. For ages 6 -10 years old.

•LEGO at the Library Contest registration deadline: is Wednesday, Jan. 22. Contest date is Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. For more information and for rules and regulations, contact the Pocomoke Branch at 410-957-0878. Contestants must bring own Legos. For children ages 5 -12.

•Story Time: Thursday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. For children 2-5 years old.

•The Art Studio: Friday, Jan. 24, 3:30 p.m. Learn to draw, paint and create with professional artist Dale Rohl. Registration is necessary. Call 410-957-0878 to sign up. For ages 7 and older.

•Tot Time: Thursday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m. Fun and educational activities for children 3-5 years old. Registration is necessary. Call 410-957-0878.