March 2013

"The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
~Dr. Suess, "I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!" 
Library News
Read Across Maryland! 


March is "Read Across Maryland" month. To honor Dr. Seuss, and starting with his birthday on March 2, we will join other Maryland libraries in presenting the READ ACROSS MARYLAND Challenge.  Can you read for 30 minutes every day for 30 days?  Visit the library to pick up reading logs available for children to keep track of their reading for 30 days. (If logs are returned to the library by April 3, we will send them to the Division of Library Development and Services in Baltimore to be entered to win a Kindle Fire!  Winners will be announced April 12.)

Special Read Across Maryland Events are found here!  
Learn more at or contact your library branch with any questions.
Upcoming Programs  
JustAdviceŽ Legal Services
JustAdviceŽ is a legal services program administered by University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Civil Justice, Inc.  JustAdvice offers customers a 45-minute consultation with a Maryland-barred attorney for a minimal $10 fee.  The JustAdvice program helps customers better understand their legal questions and exercise their legal rights across a wide range of practice areas, including expungement, family, property, employment, consumer protection, civil, criminal, and foreclosure law.  Since its inception in 2009, the JustAdvice program has served over 1,700 customers at different locations ranging from Lexington Market in downtown Baltimore to the Eastern Shore.  Please call 410-929-4809 or email to make an appointment.
Saturday, March 2 from 10 am - 1 pm * Princess Anne Library
Saturday, March 23 from 10 am - 1 pm * Princess Anne Library

Cultural Diversity Awareness Series - Immigrant Populations
Dr. Stephanie Moore of Salisbury University will discuss immigrant populations and their cultural differences.  We will discuss the challenges faced by immigrant populations and how immigrants are viewed among the non-immigrant members of society.  This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
Monday, March 4 at 2 pm * Crisfield Library

Everything Bluebird
Think Spring! Birdwatcher Janice Ward discusses the lovely bluebird with tips for attracting them to your yard.
Wednesday, March 6 at 2 pm * Princess Anne Library

Cultural Diversity Awareness Series - Racism & Discrimination
Dr. Clara Small, Salisbury University talks about the effects of racism and discrimination in today's society. This program is sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
Thursday, March 7 at 2 pm * Princess Anne Library

Backyard Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Learn how to set up your backyard garden from Maryland Extension Office experts in this three session class.  Topics include: which plants to grow, preparing the soil, managing pests, and how to harvest your bounty.  Call 410-651-0852 to register.
Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27 from 1 - 3 pm *
Princess Anne Library

Book Discussions for Adults
Join us for a lively discussion of popular titles.  No experience necessary!  Pick up your copy from the library, call 410-651-0852 for more information and to register.
Tuesday, March 19 at 2 pm * Princess Anne Library

Smith Island Cake Baking Demonstration
Lisa Evans of Smith Island makes a "Smith Island Cake" right before our eyes.
Wednesday, March 20 at 2 pm * Crisfield Library

Cultural Diversity Awareness Series - Native American Culture
Members of the Assateague People of Delmarva, a Native American Organization, will speak about their culture and challenges as a diverse society. "Medicine Cat" and "She who loves the wolves" will speak on behalf of their tribe.  This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
Thursday, March 21 at 1 pm * Princess Anne Library

Extreme Couponing
Learn the tricks and secrets of saving hundreds of dollars at your local retail stores.
Wednesday, March 27 at 4:30 pm (please note new time) *  
Princess Anne Library
Family, Children, & Teen Programs 

Special Read Across Maryland Events are found here


Story Time

Storybooks, finger plays, songs, and fun for preschool children ages 3 - 6 with an accompanying adult.  Free, no registration required.

Princess Anne Library:

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; 11:15 - 11:45

Crisfield Library:

Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28; 11:15 - 11:45 


Saturday Story Time - "Windy Weather"  

Stories, songs, games, craft and fun! For all ages, accompanied by
a parent/caregiver.  Free, no registration required.

Crisfield Library:

March 2; 2 - 3 pm

Princess Anne Library:
March 9; 2 -3 pm


Family Night @ the Library 

Crisfield Library: "Animals Everywhere!" 

Tuesday, March 12; 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Princess Anne Library: "Easter Time" 
Monday, March 18; 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:

YA Creative Writing - Saturday, March 2 at 2 pm  

YA Movie (may be rated PG-13) - Saturday, March 30 at 3 pm

Crisfield Library:

Teen Book Discussion, "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier / Pick up your copy @ the library - Saturday, March 9 at 2 pm 

Wii Games - Friday, March 22 at 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 April:
Celebrate National Library Week
April 14 - 20
Communities Matter @ your library!