October 2012

"If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all...."
Senator John F. Kennedy,  October 1960
Library News
Journey Stories: A Museum on Main Street Exhibit 

The Mosely Gallery at UMES will be hosting "Journey Stories," a traveling Smithsonian exhibit from October 18 - November 30.  The exhibit includes accounts of immigrants coming to America, stories of families moving across the country in search of their own homestead or employment, and the harrowing journeys of Africans and Native Americans forced to move.  Related programming at the library is also planned for October and November - details below. 

 

Delmarva Education Foundation (DEF) - Literature Racks & College Prep Workshops

DEF has provided literature racks for the Princess Anne and Crisfield Libraries filled with information about the college application process, financial aid, scholarships for all ages.  DEF will also offer College Prep Workshops this month for teens & parents - details below. 

Upcoming Programs  
The Ida May Skipjack
Filmmakers David and Tara Gladden will screen and discuss their documentary, The Ida May Skipjack.  The documentary took six years to complete and details the restoration of the Ida May and the history of Skipjacks, the oyster dredging workboats, that are so much a part of Somerset County history.
Monday, October 1; 1 pm * Princess Anne Library

 

Decoy Carving Demonstration
A resident carver of the Ward Museum demonstrates the skill and art of decoy carving.
Monday, October 1; 4 pm * Crisfield Library

 

Cellist Performance - One Maryland, One Book program
Conductor and Concert Master of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen performs on the Cello and talks about the history of the instrument.  This presentation is sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council.
Tuesday, October 2; 2 pm * Princess Anne Library

 

Papercrafts for Teens & Adults
The library will provide the supplies - you provide the talent!  Learn how to make a colorful & simple project using just paper and glue.
Friday, October 5; 3 pm * Princess Anne Library

 

Literary Film Series: The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Fonda was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance of Tom Joad, who helps his family make the difficult journey from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression.
Tuesday, October 9; 1 pm * Princess Anne Library

 

Journey Stories - Book Discussion: The Grapes of Wrath
Join us for this classic "journey story" by John Steinbeck to accompany the Smithsonian exhibit being displayed at the Mosely Gallery at UMES.
Thursday, October 11; 4 pm * Crisfield Library

 

College Prep Workshop for Teens & Parents

College, scholarship, and financial aid applications can be overwhelming.  DEF helps people find money to continue their education!  Learn how to best prepare for the college admission process and about the many financial aid resources available.  The DEF scholarship database will be demonstrated and a college preparation timeline will be distributed, helping parents stay on track with all that needs to be done.  Find out how your library can help you prepare for SAT and ACT exams.  

Thursday, October 11; 6 pm * Princess Anne Library

 

The Ida May Skipjack
Filmmakers David and Tara Gladden will screen and discuss their documentary, The Ida May Skipjack.  The documentary took six years to complete and details the restoration of the Ida May and the history of Skipjacks, the oyster dredging workboats, that are so much a part of Somerset County history.
Monday, October 15; 1 pm * Crisfield Library

College Prep Workshop for Teens & Parents

College, scholarship, and financial aid applications can be overwhelming.  DEF helps people find money to continue their education!  Learn how to best prepare for the college admission process and about the many financial aid resources available.  The DEF scholarship database will be demonstrated and a college preparation timeline will be distributed, helping parents stay on track with all that needs to be done.  Find out how your library can help you prepare for SAT and ACT exams. 

Tuesday, October 16; 6 pm * Crisfield Library

 

It's Just Your Cup of Tea!
Step back in time and savor the flavor of a Victorian Tea Party.  Hostess Kelley Rouse helps bring to life the manners, customs, etiquette, and rituals of Victorian Society.  Please bring your favorite tea cup and saucer. Victorian dress is suggested but optional.
Wednesday, October 17; 2 pm * Princess Anne Library

 

How to Create a Facebook page
Set up your account so you can connect with friends and family!
Thursday, October 18; 4 pm * Crisfield Library
Thursday, October 18; 4 pm * Princess Anne Library

 

Journey Stories - Book Discussion: The Grapes of Wrath
Join us for this classic "journey story" by John Steinbeck to accompany the Smithsonian exhibit being displayed at the Mosely Gallery at UMES.
Wednesday, October 24, 2 pm * Princess Anne Library

 

Cellist Performance - One Maryland, One Book program
Conductor and Concert Master of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen performs on the Cello and talks about the history of the instrument.  This presentation is sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council.
Thursday, October 25; 2 pm * Crisfield Library

 

Everything Bluebird
Think Spring!  Birdwatcher Janice Ward discusses the lovely bluebird with tips for attracting them to your yard.

Tuesday, October 30; 4 pm * Princess Anne Library

Family, Children, & Teen Programs 

Story Time

Storybooks, finger plays, songs and fun for preschool children - free, no registration required.  

Princess Anne Library:

Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 11:15-11:45 am  

Crisfield Library:

Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25; 11:15 - 11:45 am 

 

Family Night @ the Library

Pumpkins & More!

Crisfield Library:

Tuesday, October 16; 5:30 - 6: 30 pm 

Princess Anne Library:

Monday, October 22; 5:30 - 6:30 pm 

 

Family Movie Matinee

Join us at either the Crisfield or Princess Anne library branch for a family-friendly movie on the third Saturday of each month at 2 pm. Pillows, blankets encouraged & light refreshments provided.

 

Family Board Games

Bring your family to the library to play a classic board game or to try out a new one, fourth Saturday of each month at 2 pm.

 

Teen Programs

Princess Anne Library:

College Prep Workshop - October 11, 6 pm 

Board Games - October 13, 3:30 pm 

YA Movie (may be rated PG-13) - October 19, 2 pm                             

Crisfield Library:

Lego Creations - October 12, 3 pm

College Prep Workshop - October 16, 6 pm 

Wii Gaming - October26, 3:30 pm 

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 November:
Holiday Cooking Demonstration
Chef Derek Dahl of The Palette Restaurant will demonstrate how to cook a fabulous holiday meal for your friends & family!  

Mon., Nov. 5, 2 pm; Crisfield Library