April 2013

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
~Robin Williams
Library News
Preserving Somerset: A Digital Collection 


Now Available!

 Search full text records of historic newspapers online.

The library has a microfilm collection of local newspapers dating back to 1827. In order to make these records accessible for teachers, students, researchers, and people living outside our County, the microfilm has been digitized to create an easy to use archive.

This project was made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant with finding by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, through the Maryland State Department of Education, division of Library and Development Services.


National Library Week - April 14 - 20
Join us for special programs all week...see below for details. Also, enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to
Food Lion, see staff for details.
Upcoming Programs  
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.
Wednesday, April 3 at 1 pm * Crisfield Library

Movie Night: light refreshments will be served
Due to the library's movie licensing agreement, we are not allowed to announce the title, but the recent release is about the 16th president of the United States.

Monday, April 15 at 7 pm * Crisfield Library 


Book Discussions for Adults

Join us for a lively discussion of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.  No experience necessary!  Pick up your copy from the library, call 410-651-0852 for more information and to register.
Wednesday, April 17 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!
Thursday, April 18 at 2 pm * Princess Anne Library

Film & discussion (bring your own bagged lunch, drinks provided) 
Due to the library's movie licensing agreement, we are not allowed to announce the title, but the recent release is about the 16th president of the United States.
Friday, April 19 at 12 noon * Princess Anne Library 

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Jim Washington

Chef Jim Washington will teach you to prepare a lovely chicken dish that will make you the envy of all of your friends and family.
Friday, April 19 at 4 pm * Crisfield Library

Cultural Diversity Awareness Series - Round Table Discussion
Dr. James Hatley of Salisbury University will facilitate discussions based on the Cultural Diversity Awareness Series.  Questions, solutions, suggestions are all welcome in this open forum discussion format.
Monday, April 22 at 1 pm * Princess Anne Library
Family, Children, & Teen Programs 

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, April 2, 9, 16; 11:15 - 11:45

Crisfield Library:

Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18; 11:15 - 11:45 


Saturday Story Time - "Down on the Farm"  

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

Princess Anne Library:
April 6; 2 -3 pm

Crisfield Library:

April 13; 2 - 3 pm


Family Night @ the Library 

Princess Anne Library: "April Showers" 
Monday, April 15; 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Crisfield Library: "Bats in the Library" 

Tuesday, April 16; 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Crisfield Library: "April Showers" 

Tuesday, April 23; 5:30 - 6:30 pm


Family LEGO Creations

Wednesday, April 17; 5:30 pm * Crisfield Library  


Family Movie Matinee

Join us at either the Crisfield or Princess Anne library branch for a family-friendly movie on the April 20 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, April 27 at 2 pm.

Teen Programs:

Princess Anne Library:

YA Creative Writing - Saturday, April 13 at 2 pm  

Crisfield Library:

Teen Movie - Saturday, April 6 at 2 pm 

Teen Movie & Pizza - Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 pm 

Wii Games - Friday, April 26 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 May:
Screen Painting
Thurs., May 16; 4 pm 
Crisfield Library 
Artist John Iampiere teaches how to bring screens to life in this art form that is sweeping the nation! Space is limited, call 410-968-0955 to register.