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This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Outdoor Program: Combined Preschool Storytime on the Lawn

10:00am - 10:45am
Great Neck Area Library
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Lawn
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Details:
We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver...
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

You Can Ukulele

10:30am - 11:30am
Windsor Woods Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Learn the basics of the Hawaiian instrument the ukulele! Build muscle strength and friendships as you strum chords and songs. Program attendees will check out one ukulele and a beginner book from Windsor Woods Area Library beginning Aug. 4th for this...
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

LiveArt

11:00am - 12:00pm
Bayside & Special Services Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside & Special Services Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Perform, create, and have fun! Join us to explore various art forms. Each class features a new skill, artist, artistic movement or technique.  Grades 3-5. Registration is required.  ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Read and Share

11:00am - 12:00pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Details:
Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults. Registration is not required. ...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Teen Time: Create Washer Necklaces!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Come make washer necklaces!  All general supplies will be provided, but participants may bring their own supplies to make their projects even more personalized. This might get messy, so please dress accordingly. Grades 6-12.  Registra...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Teen Paint Afternoon: Anime

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Details:
Come to library for anime themed painting fun! Afterwards, display your work in the Teen Space. All supplies are provided. Grades 6-12. Registration required ...
This event is in the "Babies (3-12 months)" group.
This event is in the "Onesies (12-24 months)" group.

Baby Open Play

10:00am - 11:30am
Princess Anne Area Library
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Details:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child, and is not a structured program. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. Registration...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Preschool Art

10:30am - 11:30am
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Bring your preschooler to explore different artistic styles. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required.  ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Seeing Beyond

10:30am - 12:00pm
Bayside & Special Services Library
Library Branch: Bayside & Special Services Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture
Details:
Connect and share with other blind and visually impaired persons. Open to all, this program is presented during our Seeing Beyond Low-Vision series. Segments of the program may describe the details of visual elements. Sean Gaskell will give a...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Crafternoons

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion! Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones! Adults 18+. Registration is not required. ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Beach Resin Coaster

9:30am - 11:00am
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Have your own piece of the beach by making your own resin coaster. Note: Resin needs time to set, so coasters will be picked up at a later date. Adults, 18+.  Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

T-Shirt Canvas Wall Art

10:00am - 11:30am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Learn how to re-use t-shirts to make your own wall art! There will be t-shirts available, but it may be more meaningful if you brought in your own t-shirt for this project. If you bring a t-shirt, it will have to stretch and fit over a 12x12 inch can...
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

The Kora with Sean Gaskell

10:30am - 11:30am
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 149
Details:
Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21 stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire. All ages. Registra...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Ask a Master Gardener

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Commons Area
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Details:
Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about your home garden and how to get the best results with the seeds you receive from our seed library. Visit with the master gardener anytime during their drop-in hours.  ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Living Room Conversations: Healthy Conflict

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Join us for an afternoon of conversation as we share our experiences dealing with disagreement and conflict. Adults 18+. Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Living Room Conversation: More Curious; Less Furious

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Come join us for coffee, cookies and conversation as we discuss how curiosity about how and why other people arrive at their values and beliefs can lead us to understand and appreciate differing opinions.   Adults 18+. Registration is requ...
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Reading Buddies

9:30am - 10:30am
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
Reading Buddies is a 4 week reading program that combines one-on-one reading encouragement and group activities to foster a love of reading and build confidence. Children will partner with teen mentors to read, play games and have fun!  Grades K...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Outdoor Program: Combined Preschool Storytime on the Lawn

10:00am - 10:45am
Great Neck Area Library
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Lawn
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Details:
We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

WebEx Live: Read & Share Book Club

10:30am - 12:00pm
Digital Program
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors, Digital Live, Discussion Groups
Details:
Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads.  No registration required. The virtual room opens 5 minutes bef...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Crafternoons

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bayside & Special Services Library
Library Branch: Bayside & Special Services Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion! Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones! Adults 18+. Registration is not required.  ...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Let’s Fly Drones!

2:30pm - 4:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Learn to fly our new indoor Tello drones and put your skills to the test in our drone obstacle course! Grades 6-12. Registration is required. Funding for this drone program provided by The Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library. ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.

Monday Movies

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Details:
Join us at the movies!  Spend some of the warm summer afternoon with us at the library and enjoy a family-friendly film.  Bring your own snacks and get comfy in cinema-land.  This week's feature is Sonic the Hedgehog.  A b...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Vinyl on a Planter

5:30pm - 6:30pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
Apply pre-cut vinyl designs to a planter. All supplies are provided. Adults. Registration required. ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Family Fitness

10:00am - 10:30am
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Hobbies, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join us for a program that will get you and your child moving together! With some family friendly aerobics, interactive songs, helpful stretches, and a story of course; this short exercise will engage both your body and mind. A body in motion stays i...