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Age
Program Type
Library Branch

Art à la Cart

July 15, 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. ...

Gracie the Clown

July 15, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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
Program Description:
Gracie the Clown will add a bit of fun to your day with balloon creations! 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 program start t...

Microsoft Excel Intermediate

July 15, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Program Description:
Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB d...

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Teen Time

July 15, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Program 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.  No registration required. ...

Global Launch: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Launch!

July 16, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Lawn
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Program Description:
Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. EDT. Please join us, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and Space Camp in a worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch by launching your o...

GLOBAL LAUNCH: CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APOLLO 11 LAUNCH!

July 16, 2019
9:00am - 10:00am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. EDT. Please join us, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and Space Camp in a worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch by launching your o...

Reading Buddies

July 16, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Bayside Special Service Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Program Description:
Children will partner with teen mentors to read, play games and have fun! Reading Buddies is a 4-week reading program that combines reading encouragement and group activities to foster a love of reading and build confidence. Grades K-3. Online regist...

Toddler Open Play

July 16, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Pungo-Blackwater Library
Library Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Storytime Room
Age Group: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Hobbies
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 12-36 months with c...

Just 2s Storytime

July 16, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 23
Program Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Registration for this 5 week serie...

Toddler Open Play

July 16, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Age Group: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 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 is a social event for both caregiver and child, as opposed to a traditionall...

Summer Coding Adventures with Ozobots: Grades 3-5

July 16, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 48
Program Description:
Use creative robotics to learn and play this summer! Create mazes, paths, and patterns to guide Ozobot, a robot you program with different color codes. Grades 3-5. Registration required. ...

Now Read This

July 16, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Kempsville Area Library
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Program Description:
Book Title:  "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Another slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad.  She seizes the...

Theater Tuesdays: Youth Summer Movie Series

July 16, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Program Description:
Take a break from the summer heat and cool off with us for a family friendly film each week.  This week's feature is Cars 3 (Rated G).  Children 3+.  Registration is not required. ...

Force, Motion, Energy

July 16, 2019
11:00am - 11:45am
Great Neck Area Library
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: History & Genealogy, STEAM
Program Description:
Experiment with toys and tools of the past to learn how colonists in Virginia used force, motion, and energy to enhance their lives. Presented by the Virginia Beach History Museums. Grades 3-5. Registration is not required. Programs that do not re...

Preschool Science: Owls

July 16, 2019
11:00am - 11:45am
Bayside Special Service Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 28
Program Description:
Join us for a fun and interactive science program inspired by Eric Carle's  picture book illustrations. Let's learn about owls! Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required. ...

Shelter Buddies

July 16, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Off Site
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Program Description:
Shelter Buddies is a 5 week reading program where children will read to adoptable pets at the VB Animal Care and Adoption Center. All participants will receive volunteer hours for this program. Ages 8-12, online registration is required. ...

Coloring for Adults

July 16, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bayside Special Service Library
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
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  ...

Eric Carle: The Night Sky

July 16, 2019
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Authors
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 43
Program Description:
How did the stars get into the sky?  Why does the moon change shape?  Listen to stories & myths about the night sky, create a painting inspired by the moon and stars, and write a moon poem. Grades K-2 with caregiver and Grades...

Tiny Tots Turtles

July 16, 2019
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Windsor Woods Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 44
Program 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 (Toddlers).  Online registration is required.  ...

Will It Fly? (Wings & Things)

July 16, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Program Description:
Another 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 required. ...

Teen Time: The Arts (Crayon Art)

July 16, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Kempsville Area Library
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Program Description:
Hang out at the library and unleash your creative side! Explore art, music, literature, and more every third Tuesday of the month. Grades 6-12. No registration required. This month is Crayon Art! ...

Drop-in Combined Preschool Storytime

July 16, 2019
6:15pm - 7:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
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...

English Conversation Club

July 16, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Program 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! Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Adults. Registration not required. ...

On My Own Preschool Storytime

July 17, 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: 44
Program Description:
Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Registration for this 5-week ser...

Baby Open Play

July 17, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
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 traditionall...

Baby Paint and Play

July 17, 2019
10:15am - 10:45am
Oceanfront Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
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 improves your baby’s fine motor skills and stimulates their curiosity. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. All mater...

Combined Rhyme Time

July 17, 2019
10:15am - 10:45am
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6
Program Description:
Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is required for each individual program, not just the first in the series.   ...