Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch

Role Playing Adventures

July 18, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Program Description:
Traverse dungeons and fight dragons in a persistent fantasy world that evolves based on your actions, and lives on, even when you aren’t playing. Join us for five weeks of mini campaigns and earn rewards for developing your character inside...

Camp Evergreen: They Blinded Me With Science

July 18, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Studio
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Culture, Discussion Groups, Hobbies, Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Program Description:
Summer camp’s not just for kids! Camp Evergreen is a series of meetups and classes for teens, adults, and seniors where you can earn badges for completing activities, learning skills or just for showing up and having a good time! Attend each week to...

Crafty Friday

July 19, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Kempsville Area Library
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Program Description:
Drop into the library and make a fun craft to take home. All ages. Registration is not required ...

Crafty Fridays

July 19, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Great Neck Area Library
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Marketplace
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Program Description:
You can be a maker!  Join us on Friday mornings for a different creative and fun crafting experience each week.  No registration required. ...

Seeing Beyond

July 19, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Bayside Special Service Library
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Program Description:
Connect and share with other blind and visually impaired persons. Open to all, this program is presented during our Seeing Beyond Low-Vision series. Segments of the program may describe t...

Coloring for Adults

July 19, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Studio
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Program 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. ...

Back Bay Amateur Astronomers: Sun Safety & Observing at the Library

July 19, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kempsville Area Library
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:
Learn about sun safety, then head outside to look through telescopes to try to find sunspots on the sun. Presented by Back Bay Amateur Astronomers. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first co...

Earthquake Engineering

July 19, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bayside Special Service Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 46
Program Description:
Can you build a structure that will withstand an earthquake? Learn more about earthquakes and engineering in this hands-on class. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required. ...

Maker Studio

July 19, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Biblio Studio
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:
Spark your creativity at the Oceanfront Library's Maker Studio! Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to engage in explorative and imaginative activities each session. All supplies provided. Registration i...

Friday Crafternoons

July 19, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Marketplace South
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program 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. ...

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

July 19, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Business, Nonprofits, & Money
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Program Description:
Are you new to grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and learn how to find potential funders in this introductory course. Explore the Foundation Directory Online database with a certified FDO trainer. Adults...

Sensory Storytime and Open Play

July 20, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Bayside Special Service Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Program 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...

Microsoft Word Intermediate

July 20, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Program 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 ...

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Baby Paint and Play

July 20, 2019
11:00am - 11:45am
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 41
Program 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...

Art a 'la Cart

July 20, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Drop in for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room!  Family.  No registration required. ...

Imagination Studio

July 20, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Biblio Studio
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:
Visions of Virginia Beach - Participants will have an opportunity to learn how environment and architecture have a reciprocal relationship as we construct a cardboard version of Virginia Beach ocean front. Using recycled materials and our imagination...

Sensory Open Play

July 20, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Program 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...

Foil Art

July 20, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Program Description:
Looking to add some shine to your artwork?  Design an image or quote and learn how to turn it into your own foil art print.  All supplies provided.  Grades 6-8.  Registration required. ...

JB’s Rattles

July 20, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Pungo-Blackwater Library
Library Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Creeds Library
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Program 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...

Mug Meal: Pizza

July 20, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Age Group: Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Program Description:
Craving pizza but don’t want to wait for delivery? Learn to make pizza in a mug! All supplies provided. Grade 9-12. Registration is required. *The food made during this program may contain dairy products. ...

Combined Preschool Storytime

July 22, 2019
10:00am - 10:45am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 15
Program 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....

TAG-Sponsored Math Mates

July 22, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 36
Program 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...

Coding with Robots Workshop

July 22, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Room L201
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 40
Program Description:
Learn about coding in this four-part series featuring Root and Dash! Each week we'll program one of these cute robots to do fun things! Grades 3-5. Registration required.  ...

Preschool Open Play

July 22, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Program 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...

Art à la Cart

July 22, 2019
10:00am - 7:00pm
Bayside Special Service Library
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Drop in to the Bayside Library over the summer to learn about famous artists or art concepts and create your own masterpiece! Please note this is a drop-in program and not taught by an instructor. Family. No registration required. ...

Baby Open Play

July 22, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Kempsville Area Library
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Program 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 6-24 months with ca...

Cinema Sing-Along

July 22, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Program Description:
Come out of the heat and relax with a cinematic feature.  Sing-along and have fun in this Hawaiian adventure, where a young girl adopts a blue "dog", who loves Elvis.  Watch as these two become a family and save the world from an alien inva...