Events Calendar

Age
Program Type
Library Branch

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Crafty Monday

10:00am - 6:30pm
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Storytime Room
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in for a fun craft in our Storytime Room each Monday to explore and make a new hands-on craft. All ages. Registration is not required. ...

Preschool Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
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. It is not a structured program. Age...

TAG-Sponsored Math Mates

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
Elementary students will get tutoring from a teen volunteer on math concepts they are struggling with. The tutors will help students learn the math they need in fun, different ways. Add, subtract, multiply and divide to success! Students will need...

Balloon Sculpture

10:30am - 12:30pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium, Folio & Libris
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Description:
Join Ryan the Balloon Guy to make some zany balloon creations you can take home. All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis.  Please be sure to arrive well in advance ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
What is music?  How is it different from speech?  How is it created? We’ll make our own music as we explore rhythm, sounds, harmonies and chords. Grades K-2. Registration required. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Description:
Learn how to recreate a beautiful astronomic phenomenon in various mediums each week. This week we’re concocting galaxy bark and galaxy ice cream! Registration is separate for each session in the series. All supplies provided. Snacks made during t...

Tiny Tots Turtles

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Meet a live turtle from the Virginia Aquarium and explore how this animal eats and moves in this hands-on program. For Ages 2—3. Registration is required.   ...

Deal Me In

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Come in from the hot summer afternoon to play a cool collection of card games from Blink to Go Fish, Hearts and Crazy 8s and more! 3rd-5th grade. No registration required. ...

Four Finger Frenzy

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Description:
FourFingerFrenzy is a revolutionary, new ukulele program for beginner to intermediate players who love performing music in a fun, group setting.  Not only will students learn to play popular songs from contemporary artists, but they will also le...

Teen Time

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Description:
Join us Mondays for special teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each week. Have an idea for Teen Time? Let us know; we love trying new things! Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. ...

Resume Building

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Jobs & Careers, Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Join us for a workshop on how to create the resume that every employer is looking for. This program is presented by a representative from Opportunity Inc. Adults. Registration is required. ...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Reading Buddies

9:30am - 10:30am
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
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!  Gr...

Open Play with Tech Toys

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Description:
Try out the library’s coding toys! Come play with Dot, Dash and the Osmo games. Can you make the robot mouse find his cheese? Can you make the Ozobot spin? Grades K-5. Registration not required. Note this is not an official Osmo event but uses t...

Toddler Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionall...

Reading Buddies

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Build your reading skills as you practice reading with a teen mentor and participate in fun activities.  ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Authors, Culture, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Enter a magical room filled with puzzles, riddles, and so much more!  Teams of up to five, made up of parents and children, are given 30 minutes to try to escape the room to join a special birthday celebration. Crafts and games upstairs in ...

John Kingry Magic Show

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Description:
Can you see through the illusion?  Prepare to be amazed and dazzled by magician John Kingry!  All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis.  Please be sure to ...

Pretend Play: Camping

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Hobbies, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Come practice your creative problem solving skills at the Kempsville Library nature park. Kids will get the opportunity to engage in imaginative play in our pretend woodland campsite. Supplies provided. Registration is required. ...

Coloring for Adults

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required  ...

Escape The Room

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Description:
Solve puzzles, decipher clues, and find your way out, working in teams of two or more! Bring a friend and your best problem solving skills! Are you up to the challenge? Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on July 17. ...

Tabletop Gaming

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Marketplace
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
It's Game On for the entire family. Choose from one of our classic board/card games, our new selection of tabletop games, or bring your own to share. All ages. Registration is not required. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Come paint your own unique painted rock to add to the Joint-Use Library's new Painted Rock Garden, or take it home! Let your creativity drive your painting, or use some of our examples and inspirational templates to help you get started! Grades ...
Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Description:
Laugh along and enjoy the comical, magical storytelling of Gracie the Clown. All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the pro...

Escape The Room

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Description:
Solve puzzles, decipher clues, and find your way out, working in teams of two or more! Bring a friend and your best problem solving skills! Are you up to the challenge? Grades 6-12. Registration required. ...
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Description:
Hang out at the library and try something new! Presented by the Kempsville Teen Advisory Group, come out and have a great time during this program. Grades 6-12. No registration required. ...

Bricks at the Beach

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Required
Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Description:
Come build and play with the Lego Club at the library! Use your imagination to build Lego creations and play with fellow Lego fans. Grades K-5. Registration is required. ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Authors, Culture, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Enter a magical room filled with puzzles, riddles, and so much more!  Teams of up to five are given 30 minutes to try to escape the room to join the birthday celebration for Harry Potter. Challenge your friends in this cooperative puzzle! Regist...
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Libris Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Description:
If you are a non-native English speaker, join us to practice your conversational English in a friendly setting. Each week we discuss a different topic and do fun activities! Meets weekly. Adults. Registration is not required. ...

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Baby Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionall...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
In four sessions, edit a script, create props, rehearse your skit, and use a library iPad to film your play via green screen! Conclude by presenting both your play and edited film for family and friends. Grades 3-5. Registration required. ...

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Books & Authors, Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Summertime, and the stories are wonderful! Join us for a family story time on Wednesday mornings. Songs, rhymes and simple crafts, and mostly, beautiful books! ...
Required
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Mad Science: Color Lab (Preschool Workshop) Prepare to have fun and get messy as your preschooler learns about color mixing with liquids, gels, and paints during this hands-on workshop. Learn about the colors of the rainbow and create a sun catch...

Cat Storytime & Craft

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
For children 3-7 years old with caregiver.   Meow!  Calling all cat lovers!  Join us for  songs, stories, and crafts about our feline friends.  Things might get messy, so dress accordingly.    Online regis...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Description:
Summer camp’s not just for kids! Camp Evergreen is our summer series of meetups and classes for teens, adults, and seniors where you can earn badges for doing activities, learning skills, or just for showing up and having a good time! Come every week...

Crafternoons

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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. ...

JB’s Rattles

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Upstairs Crystal
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Description:
Is a snake’s skin slimy or smooth?  Find out in this live reptile show and meet some other critters too! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis.  Please be su...
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Folio Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Description:
If you are a non-native English speaker, join us to practice your conversational English in a friendly setting. Each week we discuss a different topic and do fun activities! Meets weekly. Adults. Registration is not required. ...

Scholastic Chess Club

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Looking for people to play with and ways to advance your skills? Drop-in! Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Grades K-8. Registration is not required. ...
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
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...
Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Lawn
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Test your camping skills with the Boy Scouts of America. Tents and camping gear will be provided but we encourage you to bring some from home to set up your very own campsite! All ages. Registration is not required. ...

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Toddler Open Play

10:00am - 11:00am
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionally structured program. Ages 12-36 months with c...

Crafty Thursday

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Biblio Studio
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Come into the Library each Thursday to make a new hands-on craft and explore! All ages. Registration not required. ...

Alphabet Art Book

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Create unique pages in an alphabet art book to take home and engage in future literacy play and learning. Ages 2 – 5. Registration is required. ...

Art a 'la Cart

11:00am - 12:30pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in every Thursday this summer for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room!  Family.  No registration required. ...

John Kingry Magic Show

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Description:
Can you see through the illusion?  Prepare to be amazed and dazzled by magician John Kingry!  All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis.  Please be sure to ...

Bricks at the Beach

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Description:
Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations with friends, or meet some new building buddies. All Ages (3 +) Drop-in to build, registration is not required. ...

Social Security A to Z

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Senior Resource Center
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Workshops & Lectures
Description:
Inez Loyd, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, will show you how to navigate the Social Security web site as well as answer all of your Social Security questions from A to Z. Adults. Registration is not required. &nb...

VB Chess Club

4:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Marketplace
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. Grades K - Adult. No registration required. ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Description:
Summer camp’s not just for kids! Camp Evergreen is our summer series of meetups and classes for teens, adults, and seniors where you can earn badges for doing activities, learning skills, or just for showing up and having a good time! Come every week...

Meet the Authors

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Description:
This multi-author meet up features book talks, ask the authors, and book sales and signing.  Authors will describe their works and how they got started. Authors may have some books on hand for sale & signing. Adults. Registration is not requ...

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Coloring for Adults

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required  ...

Friday Crafternoons

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Description:
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. ...

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Enjoy a small-group storytime designed to allow children to explore a variety of sensory experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation throug...

Tabletop Gaming

10:00am - 10:00pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Folio & Libris Meeting Rooms
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Tidewater Area Gaming Society presents 12 hours of tabletop board games to play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share, instruction available. Drop in and out throughout the day.  Adults. Registration is not required. ...
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Bring in your current project to work on and discuss.  Share tips, tricks, and ideas, maybe learn something new.  Meet others who share your love for creating items from fibers like yarn.  Adults 18+.  No registration required.&nb...

Introduction to Windows 10

10:30am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Are you new to Windows 10?  Join us and learn about Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest operating system.  Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration required. ...

As The Wind Blows

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Let your imagination soar during this Storytime Art program presented by Kim Herman. Participants will create their own colorful Japanese inspired windsock. Ages 6-11. Registration is required.  ...

Hey Diddle Diddle!

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Come sing and learn nursery rhymes, then create a fun craft. Ages 3-5.  Registration is required. ...

Escape The Room

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 6-8
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Description:
Solve puzzles, decipher clues, and find your way out working in teams of two or more! Bring a friend and your best problem solving skills! Are you up to the challenge? Grades 6-8.  Registration is required. ...

Teen Advisory Group

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Storytime Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
The Teen Advisory Group encourages teen involvement in the library through volunteering. In TAG, you can... Earn community service hours, Gain valuable work experience, Make new friends, And improve your library. Interested?  Go...

Preschool Eye Screenings

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Conference Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Description:
Detect vision problems in your preschool child during this free eye screening provided by the Lions Club. Ages 3-5. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arri...

Role Playing Adventures

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and adventures using a pencil and paper, a set of dice and your collective imagination. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. ...

Escape The Room

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Solve puzzles, decipher clues, and find your way out working in teams of two or more! Bring a friend and your best problem solving skills! Are you up to the challenge? Grades 9-12.  Registration is required. ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Computer Lab
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adul...

JB’s Rattles

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Creeds Library
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Description:
Is a snake’s skin slimy or smooth?  Find out in this live reptile show and meet some other critters too! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis.  Please be su...

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Storytime Room
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in each Monday to explore and make a new hands-on craft in our Storytime Room. All ages. Registration is not required. ...

Preschool Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
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. It is not a structured program. Age...

Tie Dye

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Invent, create, and discover something new! This month, we’ll learn about the chemistry behind tie dyeing. One bandana per registrant will be provided. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Grades 3-5. Registration is ...

TAG-Sponsored Math Mates

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Elementary students will get tutoring from a teen volunteer on math concepts they are struggling with. The tutors will help students learn the math they need in fun, different ways. Add, subtract, multiply and divide to success! Students will need...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Registration required. ...

Toddler Open Play

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionally structured program. Ages 12-36 months with c...

Hatha Yoga

11:15am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Find your personal Zen as a certified Yoga instructor guides you through a series of seated and standing asanas (poses). This class is designed for multiple levels of experience and beginners are welcome!...

Ask a Master Gardener

1:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Community Area
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
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.  ...
Branch: Off Site
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Description:
This summer, the History Comes Alive! Book Club is reading Hidden Figures. In line with The Great American Read, the club will discuss the book in terms of the theme of Heroes. How do local heroes offer us a template for models of courage, streng...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Learn the kaleidoscope ice dye method of tie dyeing. A shirt will be provided, but size and quantities are limited, so you are welcome to bring your own shirt to decorate. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
What is music?  How is it different from speech?  How is it created? We’ll make our own music as we explore rhythm, sounds, harmonies and chords. Grades 3-5. Registration is required. ...

Kindness ROCKS!

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Description:
Join us in spreading beautiful messages of encouragement by painting rocks to share. Grades 3-5 Registration is required and begins July 23. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Learn the kaleidoscope ice dye method of tie dyeing. A shirt will be provided, but size and quantities are limited, so you are welcome to bring your own shirt to decorate. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. ...

Deal Me In!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Have fun learning and playing a variety of card games, from Uno to Hearts, Gops to Fan Tan! Bring a standard deck of your own cards if you have a favorite.   ...

Four Finger Frenzy

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Description:
FourFingerFrenzy is a revolutionary, new ukulele program for beginner to intermediate players who love performing music in a fun, group setting.  Not only will students learn to play popular songs from contemporary artists, but they will also le...

Teen Time

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Join us Mondays for special teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each week. Have an idea for Teen Time? Let us know; we love trying new things! Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. ...

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Toddler Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionall...

Bricks at the Beach

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Required
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Description:
Get your build on with the Lego Club at the library! Use your imagination to build Lego creations and play with fellow Lego fans. Grades K-5. Online registration is required. ...
Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Creeds Library
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Workshops & Lectures
Description:
Linda McGraw, Master Docent at the Chrysler Museum of Art, will present Nature in Art showing Chrysler art works where the artist has used nature in the painting or sculpture. As a group, we will explore why the artist might have used nature in ...

Tabletop Gaming

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Marketplace
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
It's Game On for the entire family. Choose from one of our classic board/card games, our new selection of tabletop games, or bring your own to share. All ages. Registration is not required. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Learn about 3-D printers and how you can use them for repairs or upgrading your DIY projects. Learn the basics of computer-aided design (CAD) as you customize an object using Tinkercad.com. Basic computer skills required. Adults. Registration re...

Will It Fly?

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
One more light-hearted look at things that fly and some that won’t.  Why do they fly, soar, shoot, rocket, zoom, or why not.  How far might they go? Grades 3-5.  Registration is required. ...

Teen Time: Gaming

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Hang out at the library and play games! Different types of games will be featured every first Tuesday of the month. Challenge your friends and show off your skills. Grades 6-12. No registration required. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Learn the fun and simple technique of faux screenprinting by using fabric paint, a tote bag, and an element from the periodic table. This is part of a monthly series that lets you explore your creativity while learning about a different scientific fi...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Computer Lab
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Business, Nonprofits, & Money
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
If you are a startup, business owner, student, or researcher, DemographicsNow is your go-to research tool. We will provide an overview of how to utilize this versatile database to help create business plans, explore new business locations, identify c...
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Libris Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Description:
If you are a non-native English speaker, join us to practice your conversational English in a friendly setting. Each week we discuss a different topic and do fun activities! Meets weekly. Adults. Registration is not required. ...

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Baby Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionall...
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Computer Lab
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Gain valuable knowledge and skills in Microsoft Word to create special school projects. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Grades 3-5. Registration required. ...

Toddler STEAM Play

10:15am - 11:15am
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Bring your toddler in to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in an interactive, open play environment. Ages 2-3. Registration is required.  ...

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Books & Authors, Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Summertime, and the stories are wonderful! Join us for a family story time on Wednesday mornings. Songs, rhymes and simple crafts, and mostly, beautiful books! ...

Inventions!

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Explore the wonderful world of inventions as you create. What can you make from the contents of our box?  Grades K-2.  Registration is required. ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Description:
Summer camp’s not just for kids! Camp Evergreen is our summer series of meetups and classes for teens, adults, and seniors where you can earn badges for doing activities, learning skills, or just for showing up and having a good time! Come every week...

Crafternoons

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners. We encourage you to br...
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Folio Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Description:
If you are a non-native English speaker, join us to practice your conversational English in a friendly setting. Each week we discuss a different topic and do fun activities! Meets weekly. Adults. Registration is not required. ...

HISTORY MYSTERY READER

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Required
Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: History & Genealogy, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Description:
A special guest, straight from the past, will bring history to life by reading a book from their time period as well as discussing what life was like during that time. Presented by the Virginia Beach History Museums. Grades K-2. Online registration i...

Mini Makers

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Invent, create, and discover something new each month with the Mini Makers! This month, we’ll learn about and make art with the sun. Registration is required. ...

Preparing for a Job Fair

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Jobs & Careers, Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Description:
Learn how to get the most out of a job fair. This program is presented by a representative from Opportunity Inc. Adults. Registration is required. ...

LIVE Art: 3rd-5th Grade

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Perform, create, and have fun!  Join us at the library to explore various art forms. Each class features a new skill, artist, artistic movement or technique. Grades 3-5. Registration is required. ...

Teen Advisory Group

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
The Teen Advisory Group encourages teen involvement in the library through volunteering. In TAG, you can... Earn community service hours, Gain valuable work experience, Make new friends, And improve your library. Interested?  Go...

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Crafty Thursday

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Biblio Studio
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Come into the Library each Thursday to make a new hands-on craft and explore! All ages. Registration not required. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adul...

Art a 'la Cart

11:00am - 12:30pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in every Thursday this summer for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room!  Family.  No registration required. ...

Preschool Art

11:30am - 12:15pm
Required
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
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. ...

Theater Thursdays

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Description:
Drop-in for a new release as we watch Pacific Rim Uprising.  Adults 18+.  Registration is not required. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Can’t find that document you saved last week? Learn how to save, organize, and locate files and folders on a computer. Prerequisites: Ability to use mouse and keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration required. ...

Chocolate Unwrapped

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Folio Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Description:
It’s all about chocolate!  Go beyond just eating chocolate, with a chocolate tasting, fun activities, and trivia on how chocolate is made.  Use this knowledge to create a small box of chocolates to take home!   Grades 6-12.  ...

Bricks at the Beach

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Description:
Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations with friends, or meet some new building buddies. All Ages (3 +) Drop-in to build, registration is not required. ...

Yoga Storytime

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat to class! Age 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required. ...

VB Chess Club

4:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Marketplace
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. Grades K - Adult. No registration required. ...

Teen Advisory Group

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
The Teen Advisory Group encourages teen involvement in the library through volunteering. In TAG, you can... Earn community service hours, Gain valuable work experience, Make new friends, And improve your library. Interested?  Go...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Description:
Summer camp’s not just for kids! Camp Evergreen is our summer series of meetups and classes for teens, adults, and seniors where you can earn badges for doing activities, learning skills, or just for showing up and having a good time! Come every week...
Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Conference Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Description:
Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Pungo-Blackwater Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Book Description:&...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Parataxis Reading Area
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Take part in a small group discussion about religion in our country that is religiously and philosophically diverse. Does this impact public policy making?  We will use a discussion guide adapted from One Nation, Many Beliefs from Everyday Democ...

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Microsoft Word Intermediate

10:30am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your ...

Preschool Art

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Bring your preschooler to explore different artistic styles. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required.  ...

Coloring for Adults

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required  ...

Friday Crafternoons

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Description:
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. ...

Sock Puppet Fun

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Join us to create a fun sock puppet of your own! Grades K-2. Registration is required. ...

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Registration required....

Pawsitive Reading

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Registration is required. ...

Baby Paint and Play

10:30am - 11:15am
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
It’s never too soon to introduce your baby to art! Join us at the library for simple stories and a sensory art experience that improve your baby’s fine motor skills and stimulates their curiosity. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. All m...

Baby Paint and Play

10:30am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Ages: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
It’s never too soon to introduce your baby to art! Join us at the library for simple stories and a sensory art experience that improve your baby’s fine motor skills and stimulates their curiosity. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. All m...

ABC's & 123's

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Come and enjoy stories and songs about the alphabet and numbers, and create a fun craft! Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required. ...

Anime Club

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies, Movies & Entertainment
Description:
Watch anime and hang out with other fans! Showings change monthly and may be rated up to TV-14. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. ...

Stamped Tote Bag

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Come join us to create your own personalized canvas tote bag!  Use the Cameo Silhouette to design your own stamp to use to decorate your 15" X 16" X 4" tote bag.  All supplies included.  Adult 18+.  Registration is requi...
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Hobbies
Description:
Drop in, create a character, and get adventuring. This monthly campaign is designed to let you join in anytime. We bring the dice, you bring your imagination. Adults 18+. No registration required. ...

Paint Afternoon

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Senior Resource Center
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Workshops & Lectures
Description:
Join us for a paint afternoon at the Senior Resource Center next door to the Pungo-Blackwater Library. Let Susan Hampe show you how to paint a cherry tree in the moonlight. All materials provided. Adults 18+. Registration is not required. ...

Afternoon at the Movies

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Description:
Hot Saturday afternoons call out " Go to the Movies!" Join us in the meeting room for an animated G rated movie based on a  children's book! This week is Charlotte's Web. Wear comfy clothes and bring a pillow to relax.  ...

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Storytime Room
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in for a fun craft in our Storytime Room each Monday to explore and make a new hands-on craft. All ages. Registration is not required. ...

Preschool Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
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. It is not a structured program. Age...

TAG-Sponsored Math Mates

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Elementary students will get tutoring from a teen volunteer on math concepts they are struggling with. The tutors will help students learn the math they need in fun, different ways. Add, subtract, multiply and divide to success! Students will need...

Read and Share

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Special Services Area
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Description:
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. ...

Hatha Yoga

11:15am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Find your personal Zen as a certified Yoga instructor guides you through a series of seated and standing asanas (poses). This class is designed for multiple levels of experience and beginners are welcome!...

Monday Crafternoons

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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. ...

Left Hander Day

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
How left-handed are you? Do a couple of simple experiments to find out and then compete against others on a level playing field where everyone uses the non-dominant hand. Grade 6-12. Registration is required. ...

LIVEArt

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Perform, create, and have fun!  Join us at the library to explore various art forms. Each class features a new skill, artist, artistic movement or technique. Grades 3-5.  Registration is required. ...

Homeschool STEAM

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Explore Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this interactive program. Grades K-2. Registration is required. ...

Deal Me In!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Have fun learning and playing a variety of card games, from Uno to Hearts, Gops to Fan Tan! Bring a standard deck of your own cards if you have a favorite.   ...

Play with Osmo!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Description:
Try out Osmo: an interactive game system! Grades K-5. No registration is required. Note this is not an official Osmo event-but uses Osmo learning system. ...

Pawsitive Reading

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Required
Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Description:
Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on July 30th. ...
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Computer Lab
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Registration required....

Teen Time

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Join us Mondays for special teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each week. Have an idea for Teen Time? Let us know; we love trying new things! Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors, Culture, Discussion Groups, Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 197
Description:
Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year who has covered over 14,000 miles of long-distance trails on six different continents. She is founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, a guiding s...

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Toddler Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionall...

Open Play with Tech Toys

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Try out the library’s newest coding toys! Cubetto is a cube-shaped robot. Guide Cubetto over a fun map as you play out a story. Program Kibo and watch it go!  Learn the basics of computer programming and STEM skills without the use of a scr...

Baby Paint and Play

10:30am - 11:15am
Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
It’s never too soon to introduce your baby to art! Join us at the library for a sensory art experience that improves your baby’s fine motor skills and stimulates their curiosity. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. All materials provided. Ages...

Coloring for Adults

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required ...

Tabletop Gaming

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Marketplace
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
It's Game On for the entire family. Choose from one of our classic board/card games, our new selection of tabletop games, or bring your own to share. All ages. Registration is not required. ...

Will It Fly?

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
One more light-hearted look at things that fly and some that won’t.  Why do they fly, soar, shoot, rocket, zoom, or why not.  How far might they go? Grades K-2.  Registration is required. ...

Yoga Storytime

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on July 31st.  ...

Techsploration!

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Required
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Curious about coding? Moved about programming mini-robots?  Here’s your chance to explore the amazing variety of library tech kits, toys and games in this once a month program. Grades 3-5. Registration required.  ...

Teen Time: Technology

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Hobbies
Description:
Hang out at the library and try out different types of technology. Various and new tech will be available to experiment with every second Tuesday of the month. Grades 6-12. No registration required. ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Computer Lab
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your ...
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Libris Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Description:
If you are a non-native English speaker, join us to practice your conversational English in a friendly setting. Each week we discuss a different topic and do fun activities! Meets weekly. Adults. Registration is not required. ...

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Baby Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionall...
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Computer Lab
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Gain valuable knowledge and skills in Microsoft Excel to create tables and charts for school projects. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Grades 3-5. Registration...

Open Play with Cubetto

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Try out the library’s newest coding toy! Cubetto is a cube-shaped robot. You and your preschooler will guide Cubetto over a fun map as you play out a story. Learn the basics of computer programming and STEM skills without needing to read or the use o...

Yoga Storytime

11:00am - 11:45am
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required. ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Description:
Summer camp’s not just for kids! Camp Evergreen is our summer series of meetups and classes for teens, adults, and seniors where you can earn badges for doing activities, learning skills, or just for showing up and having a good time! Come every week...

Jellyfish Science

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
​​Have fun learning about jellyfish, what they look like, what they eat, where they live and much more through stories, an experiment, and a craft. Ages 3-5. Registration is required. ...

Crafternoons

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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. ...
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Folio Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Description:
If you are a non-native English speaker, join us to practice your conversational English in a friendly setting. Each week we discuss a different topic and do fun activities! Meets weekly. Adults. Registration is not required. ...
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture
Description:
Get together with young adults with disabilities for socializing and entertainment.  Build friendships, offer support and share accomplishments.  Adults 18+  Registration is not required. ...
Required
Branch: Off Site
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Registration Required
Description:
Meet us at Tapped Crafthouse in Red Mill Commons to discuss this month’s selected title: Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Princess Anne information desk. Adults. Registration required. Boo...

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Computer Lab
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Can’t find that document you saved last week? Learn how to save, organize, and locate files and folders on a computer. Prerequisites: Ability to use mouse and keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration required. ...

Crafty Thursday

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Biblio Studio
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Come into the Library each Thursday to make a new hands-on craft and explore! All ages. Registration not required. ...

Preschool Art

10:30am - 11:15am
Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Bring your preschooler to explore different artistic styles. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required.  ...

Art a 'la Cart

11:00am - 12:30pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in every Thursday this summer for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room!  Family.  No registration required. ...

Read and Share

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Description:
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. ...

Pokémon Club

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Ages: Grades 6-8
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Join fellow Pokémon players and fans to enjoy all things Pokémon. Catch a movie or video game, battle on your DS, do a Pokemon themed craft or activity, talk with fellow players, and just hang out.  Catch them all at the library this month! G...

Toy Making

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Looking for something different to play with, something fun?  We’ll use supplies from around the house to create little toys and amusements.  Grades 3-5.  Registration is required. ...

Bricks at the Beach

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Description:
Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations with friends, or meet some new building buddies. All Ages (3 +) Drop-in to build, registration is not required. ...

VB Chess Club

4:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Marketplace
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. Grades K - Adult. No registration required. ...

Bricks at the Beach

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies, STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. Grades K-5. Registration is required. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Spreadsheets can quickly become difficult to read and interpret. Join us to learn how to use pivot tables and charts to better understand your data. Prerequisites: Microsoft Excel for Beginners and Microsoft Excel Intermediate. Adults. Registration r...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Description:
Summer camp’s not just for kids! Camp Evergreen is our summer series of meetups and classes for teens, adults, and seniors where you can earn badges for doing activities, learning skills, or just for showing up and having a good time! Come every week...

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Connect and share with other blind and visually impaired persons. Discussion of The Great American Read. Open to all, this program is presented during our Seeing Beyond Low-Vision se...

Silent Library Challenge

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Ages: Grades 6-8
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Complete a series of randomly selected challenges while remaining as silent as you can. Don't let the librarian catch you being too loud or you will lose points! The person with the most points at the end wins.  Grades 6-8.&n...

Coloring for Adults

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required  ...

Friday Crafternoons

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Description:
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. ...

Graffiti the Library

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Teen Area
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Got some creative urges waiting to be expressed? Think our library could use a little more dramatic flair? Come graffiti our Teen Space and leave your mark! Grades 6-12. Registration is required. ...

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Ask a Master Gardener

10:00am - 4:45pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Community Area
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
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.  ...

Pawsitive Reading

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Libris Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Registration is required. ...
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Business, Nonprofits, & Money
Description:
Join author and motivational speaker, Jennifer Milius, for a free workshop on the fundamentals of building your business. This workshop is perfect if you're an entrepreneur or small business owner who is just starting out or have been at it for a whi...

Preschool Art

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Bring your preschooler to explore different artistic styles. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required.  ...
Required
Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Complete crafts and answer trivia questions to celebrate Percy Jackson’s birthday! All supplies provided.  Grades 6-12.  Registration is required.   ...

Sensory Open Play

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
This program is designed to allow children ages 3-10 to explore a variety of sensory play experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation throu...

Teen Paint Night

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Description:
It’s a paint party!  Finger paint a famous painting by following step-by-step instructions or free-style your own masterpiece. All supplies provided. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Computer Lab
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Registration required.   ...

Afternoon at the Movies

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Description:
 Hot Saturday afternoons call out " Go to the Movies!" Join us in the meeting room for an animated G rated movie based on a  children's book! Wear comfy clothes and bring a pillow to relax. No registration required.  ...

Techsploration!

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Come explore new technologies in this interactive, hands-on program; there is something for everyone! Grades 3-5.  Registration required. ...

Saturday Night Drive-In

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Description:
Hairspray, released in 1988, a Palace Pictures, New Line Cinema production, John Waters film set in Baltimore, is the story of Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, who auditions for a spot on a local popular teen dance show, she beats out...

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Storytime Room
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in for a fun craft in our Storytime Room each Monday to explore and make a new hands-on craft. All ages. Registration is not required. ...

Preschool Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
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. It is not a structured program. Age...

TAG-Sponsored Math Mates

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Elementary students will get tutoring from a teen volunteer on math concepts they are struggling with. The tutors will help students learn the math they need in fun, different ways. Add, subtract, multiply and divide to success! Students will need...

Toddler Open Play

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionally structured program. Ages 12-36 months with c...

Hatha Yoga

11:15am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
Find your personal Zen as a certified Yoga instructor guides you through a series of seated and standing asanas (poses). This class is designed for multiple levels of experience and beginners are welcome!...

Monday Crafternoons

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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. ...

Sensory Open Play

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
This program is designed to allow children ages 3-10 to explore a variety of sensory play experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory ...

Life Size Clue

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Who murdered Mr. Boddy? Was it Mr. Green in the conservatory with the wrench…or someone else? Test your crime-solving ability and deduction skills, and enjoy this classic whodunit board game in life-size. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. ...

Life Size Clue

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Who murdered Mr. Boddy? Was it Mr. Green in the conservatory with the wrench…or someone else? Test your crime-solving ability and deduction skills, and enjoy this classic whodunit board game in life-size. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. ...

Deal Me In!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Have fun learning and playing a variety of card games, from Uno to Hearts, Gops to Fan Tan! Bring a standard deck of your own cards if you have a favorite.   ...

Teen Time

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Join us Mondays for special teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each week. Have an idea for Teen Time? Let us know; we love trying new things! Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. ...

Meditational Mondays

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies, Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Start each class with an extended period of meditation, followed by gentle yoga poses. Leave feeling refreshed, renewed and restored. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel if possible.  Grades 6-12.  Registration is require...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Toddler Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionall...

Little Gadgeteers

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Learn about coding and have fun this summer exploring different library tech kits, toys, and games in this monthly series. Grades K-2. Registration required. ...

Now Read This

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Description:
Book Title:  "The Keeper of Lost Things" by Ruth Hogan Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, who died unexpectantly that very same day.  Brokenhearted, he seeks c...

Biblio Studio

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Biblio Studio
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Be inspired and create a unique art project at the Oceanfront Library’s Biblio Studio.    Supplies are provided.  Bring your imagination.  Adults 18+.  Registration is not required. ...

Dino-Dig Science

11:00am - 11:45am
Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Bring your preschooler in to learn about dinosaurs and paleontology in this fun and interactive program. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required.  ...

Coloring for Adults

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required ...

Galaxy Tie Dye

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Learn how to recreate a beautiful astronomic phenomenon on a t-shirt! A shirt will be provided, but size and quantities are limited, so you are welcome to bring your own shirt to decorate. Grades 6-12.  Registration is required. ...

Tabletop Gaming

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Marketplace
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
It's Game On for the entire family. Choose from one of our classic board/card games, our new selection of tabletop games, or bring your own to share. All ages. Registration is not required. ...

Galaxy Tie Dye

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Learn how to recreate a beautiful astronomic phenomenon on a t-shirt! A shirt will be provided, but size and quantities are limited, so you are welcome to bring your own shirt to decorate. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. ...

Teen Time: Crafting

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Description:
Hang out at the library and create something new! New crafting tools and supplies will be available for teens to build and create every third Tuesday of the month. Teens will be able to take their projects home. Grades 6-12. No registration required....

Art Night: Collage

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Come rearrange those old scraps into a new and unique piece of art! Supplies are provided. Adults 18+. Registration is required. ...

Bricks at the Beach

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Required
Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Come build and play with the Lego Club at the library! Use your imagination to build Lego creations and play with fellow Lego fans. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on August 7th. ...

Pawsitive Reading

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Registration is required. ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Ages: Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Hobbies, Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 235
Description:
Your space affects you. Learn the basics of this ancient Chinese "Art of Placement" and start creating environments in your home that are more conducive to attracting health, wealth, love and new opportunities or simply just improve the 'feel' of you...
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Libris Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Description:
If you are a non-native English speaker, join us to practice your conversational English in a friendly setting. Each week we discuss a different topic and do fun activities! Meets weekly. Adults. Registration is not required. ...

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Baby Open Play

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Ages: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionall...
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Computer Lab
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Gain valuable knowledge and skills in Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentations for school projects. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse. Grades 3-5. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Registration req...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
Gain valuable knowledge and skills in Microsoft Publisher to create special school projects. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work.  Grades 3-5. Registration required. ...

LIVEArt: Sculpture

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Join us at the library to learn about sculpture. Gr. K-2. Registration is required. ...

Design, Build and Play!

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Description:
Explore some of our favorite building sets as you design your own structures! Future Engineers, play as you learn how to match stability and creativity.  ...
Required
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Come cool off at the Kempsville Library pretend Ice Cream Parlor! Children will practice their creative problem solving, and language skills while engaging in imaginative play scooping up sweet treats to pretend customers.  All materia...

Donut Storytime & Craft

11:00am - 11:45am
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Come on out and have fun with stories, songs, and crafts about donuts. Come dressed to paint and have fun!  Ages 3-7 with caregiver. Registration is required. ...

Open Play with Tech Toys

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Description:
Try out the library's new technologies including Osmo games and Dash programmable robots! Grades K-5. Registration not required.  ...

Crafternoons

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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. ...
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Folio Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Description:
If you are a non-native English speaker, join us to practice your conversational English in a friendly setting. Each week we discuss a different topic and do fun activities! Meets weekly. Adults. Registration is not required. ...
Required
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Discover part of the library’s downloadable collection with Hoopla Digital, a library mobile app that allows you to access eBooks, eMusic, eComics, and more all from the convenience of your mobile device. Participants are encouraged to bring their ow...

LIVE Art: K-2nd Grade

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Perform, create, and have fun!  Join us at the library to explore various art forms. Each class features a new skill, artist, artistic movement or technique. Grades K-2nd. Registration is required. ...
Required
Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Explore the human body using real microscopes, x-rays, lightboxes, and scientific models.  Take notes in your own journal just like scientists do. Registration is required and begins August 8. ...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Computer Lab
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners. We encourage you to br...

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Crafty Thursday

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Biblio Studio
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Come into the Library each Thursday to make a new hands-on craft and explore! All ages. Registration not required. ...

Art a 'la Cart

11:00am - 12:30pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in every Thursday this summer for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room!  Family.  No registration required. ...

Elementary Keyboarding

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Computer Lab
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
School is almost here and now is the time to improve your typing for all those upcoming class reports. Watch your confidence grow as your fingers fly through these fun exercises! Grades 3 - 5. Registration required. ...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Ages: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies, Movies & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Description:
Meet fellow fans, watch Marvel Studio and Disney’s Black Panther, and create a themed perler bead “sprite” for key chains, refrigerator magnets, and more! Make cube characters, coloring pages, origami characters, or just hang out. Each month make cre...

Bricks at the Beach

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Marketplace
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Description:
Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations with friends, or meet some new building buddies. All Ages (3 +) Drop-in to build, registration is not required. ...

VB Chess Club

4:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Marketplace
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Description:
Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. Grades K - Adult. No registration required. ...

Pawsitive Reading

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Registration is required. ...
Required
Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Conference Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Join us for a Living Room Conversation! Living Room Conversations are small-group discussions that aim to bridge gaps and foster understanding. Come meet new people and share ideas. This month's topic is Core Values. Any and all are welcome, but s...
Required
Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Ages: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Be a part of the Windsor Woods Widgets, and take on the world of coding! Participants will focus on using Spheros to complete various tasks, games, and activities to help develop coding and motor skills. This month we will be using coding skills to f...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Hobbies, Jobs & Careers, Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Description:
Are you getting ready to leave home for the first time? Or are you out on your own but feel like you're in over your head? Join our series “Adulting 101” for grades 9-12 and young adults. Learn new skills as well as tips and tricks.   Au...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
Spreadsheets can quickly become difficult to read and interpret. Join us to learn how to use VLOOKUP and Advance Printing to better understand your data. Prerequisites: Microsoft Excel for Beginners and Microsoft Excel Intermediate. Adults. Registrat...
Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for a sleepover-themed storytime and then leave a stuffed animal friend overnight at the library to have adventures of their own! Pick up your pal in the morning to see what your friend did all night long. For Pre-K to Grade 2.  Registra...
Branch: Off Site
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Description:
Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: THE ESSEX SERPENT by SARAH PERRY. Book club copies are available for check-out at the GREAT NECK information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Book Description: When Cora Seaborne’s brill...

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for a sleepover-themed storytime and then leave a stuffed animal friend overnight at the library to have adventures of their own! Pick up your pal in the morning to see what your friend did all night long. For Pre-K to Grade 2.  Registra...

Pretend Play: Pirates

11:30am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Libris Meeting Room
Ages: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Come build your creative problem solving skills and engage in imaginative play at the Central Library Pirate Pretend Play. Children will have the opportunity to engage in imaginative play on the open sea and our pretend ...

Coloring for Adults

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central West Programming Area
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required  ...

Friday Crafternoons

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Description:
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. ...

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Ben Franklin Circle

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Meet monthly to discuss one of Ben Franklin’s 13   Virtues and apply them to 21st Century values and leadership. At each gathering you will have the opportunity to get to know fellow circle members, ask questions, and feel inspired to apply...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Ages: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Description:
Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and diverse role models. Drag Queens, trained by children’s librarians, read books, sing children’s songs, and lead craft activities. Feel free t...
Required
Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium & Folio
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 69
Description:
Are you a fan of old movies? Would you enjoy being able to discuss a movie you love with others who share your interest? Come to Central Library for a viewing of The Godfather. Stay for a discussion of the movie to include movie trivia.  Co...
Required
Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Ages: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
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