May 2012
Library News and Events
We hope to see you at these upcoming Community Events!


Go Wild About Reading

Salisbury Zoo, May 3; 6 - 7:30 pm


Salisbury Zoo and Eastern Shore Reading Council have partnered with professors from Salisbury University, and Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset libraries to offer a FREE fun night where children will learn about zoo animals through literacy activities. 

* Event is rain or shine.
* Activities will be offered for preschool (3-4 year olds), primary students (K-2nd), & intermediate students (3rd-5th).

*This is a great way to Avoid the Summer Reading Setback and get information on Summer Reading programs from local libraries.
*All children must be accompanied by an adult.
*Free, registration required:   


Somerset Strawberry Festival**  

Marion; Saturday, May 12 

Princess Anne Street Fest**
Saturday, May 12 

**Sneaks the Cat will be making a special appearance...Summer Reading t-shirts will be available for purchase! 


May Program Listings

Maryland and The War of 1812
2012 marks the bicentennial of the most forgotten war in America's history, the War of 1812. Also know as the Second War for American Independence, Jeff Korman, of the State Library Resource Center, talks about Maryland's role in the War of 1812.
Tuesday, May 1 at 11 am * Crisfield Library
Tuesday, May 1 at 3 pm * Princess Anne Library

The Top 20 Feeder Birds in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Discover the top 20 birds that visit feeders based on data collected by Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project Feeder Watch.  You will learn about identification, distribution, and the food preferences of these 20 birds.
Thursday, May 17 at 2 pm * Princess Anne Library

Pine Needle Basket Making
Learn the technique of making pine needle baskets for your home or to give as gifts. Local pine needles are used to create fragrant and lovely pieces of art.  Native American artist, Dawn Manyfeathers will instruct this class.  Please call the Princess Anne Library to register at 410-651-0853.
Monday, May 21 at 1 pm * Princess Anne Library

An Exploration of Decoy History
Whether used as hunting tools, examined as historical artifacts, or admired as works of art, decoys are inseparable from their historical context.  This lecture presents some of the many wildfowl carving traditions from around the world.
Thursday, May 24 at 2 pm * Crisfield Library

Basic Drawing Techniques
Learn to draw with artist John Iampieri at he teaches the basic techniques you need to know to create your masterpiece.  This program is for all ages and all aspiring artists!  Registration requested, please call 410-651-0852.
Wednesday, May 30 at 4 pm * Princess Anne Library 
Family, Children, and Teen Programs


Saturday Story Time
-"Animals Everywhere"
Stories, songs, games, craft, and fun!  For all ages, accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
Sat., May 5 from 2 - 3 pm * Crisfield Library
Sat., May 5 from 2 - 3 pm * Princess Anne Library

Family Night @ the Library - "Plant a Garden"
Stories, songs, games, craft, and fun!  For all ages, accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
Mon., May 14, 5:30 - 6:30 * Princess Anne Library
Tues., May 15, 5:30 - 6:30 pm * Crisfield Library  

Family Movie Matinee

Sat., May 19, 2 pm * Crisfield Library 
Sat., May 19, 2 pm * Princess Anne Library 

Family Board Games 
Sat., May 26, 2 pm * Crisfield Library
Sat., May 26, 2 pm * Princess Anne Library

Teen - YA Movie (rated PG-13) Sat., May 5, 2 pm * Princess Anne Library

Teen - Lego Creations! 
Friday, May 11, 3 - 5 pm * Crisfield Library
Friday, May 11, 3 - 5 pm * Princess Anne Library

Wii Gaming
Friday, May 25, 3:30 pm * Crisfield Library 
Friday, May 25, 3:30 pm * Princess Anne Library  
Scheduled Events
May Program Listings
Family, Children, & Teen Programs
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Hours of Operation
Princess Anne Library
11767 Beechwood St.
Princess Anne, MD 21853
(410) 651-0852

Mon. - Th. 10 am - 7 pm
Fri. - Sat.  10 am - 5 pm
Sunday - Closed

Corbin Memorial Library
4 E. Main Street
Crisfield, MD 21817
(410) 968-0955

Mon. - Th. 11 am - 7 pm
Friday 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday - Closed

Ewell Library,Smith Island
20910 Caleb Jones Rd.
Ewell, MD 21824
(410) 425-5141

Monday - Closed
Tues. - 1-4 pm / 6-9 pm
Wednesday - 6 - 9 pm
Thursday - 1 - 4 pm
Friday - 6 - 7 pm
Sat - Sun. - Closed
Coming in June...
Summer Reading Registration begins June 18!  Join us all summer long for special programming and the chance to win prizes.

Dream Big, Read!