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Basic Computer Skills & Internet for Beginners

Learn about the different components of the computer, how to use the mouse, keyboarding skills, accessing the internet, and beginning search strategies. No prior computer experience required. 2 day class, Th, 7/31, 10-11a & Th, 8/7, 10a-12p. Registration begins 7/17, call or stop by to sign up. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Craft Make & Take

Drop in between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. to make a fun new craft each week. Family, all ages. No registration required. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Evening of the Doctor

Feeling blue about the wait for season 8? Missing the Raggedy Man and unsure about the Twelfth Doctor? Come join us for trivia, games, food, discussion, and much more on all things Who! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Scholastic Chess Club

Do you love chess? Are you looking for people to play with and ways to advance your skills? Drop-in to Kempsville Library’s Chess Club! Grades K-12, no registration necessary. Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of chess pieces & rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Now Read This: The Book Lair

Share your favorite Rick Riordan book. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Book Description: Share your favorite Rick Riordan book. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Chinese Mahjong Club

Play Mahjong with experienced players(no instruction provided). Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

MS Excel for Beginners

Learn to enter data, use formatting tools, and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Basic computer skills are required. Familiarity with word processing preferred. Please bring a USB/Flash drive with you to class to save your work. Adults. Registration required, begins 7/31. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: keyboard & mouse skills required. Familiarity with Microsoft Word preferred. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

TAG Meeting

Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Event Type: Meetings. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Series Name: T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group). Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Now Read This: Reader's Cafe Book Club

Formerly called “Reader’s Café.” Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. Light refreshments served. This month's title is "An Unquiet Mind" by Jamison. Register online 2 weeks before the program date. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: "An Unquiet Mind" by Kay Jamison. Find in Catalog: http://bit.ly/1kktYtV. Next Month's Title: TBD. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Recipe Swappers

Meet new friend, discover favorite recipes and talk about what's cooking in your kitchen. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tattoo Art

Design your own temporary tattoos and discuss the historical, cultural, and social history of tattooing. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Read and Share: Teen Book Swappers

Come in and talk about books that you like and hear what other teens enjoy. Swap titles or even books to spread the word about your favorite reads. Meetings are every 4th Wednesday of the month. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Technology Tutors

Do you have a new device? Do you want to learn more about your device? Come into a technology open house where our library Teens will help you learn how to use a new piece of technology, learn some tricks, and teach how to use some digital library tools to improve your every day life. No reservations required. Please bring in your device, if possible. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, August 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Technology Tutors

Do you have a new device? Do you want to learn more about your device? Come into a technology open house where our library Teens will help you learn how to use a new piece of technology, learn some tricks, and teach how to use some digital library tools to improve your every day life. No reservations required. Please bring in your device, if possible. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Technology Tutors

Do you have a new device? Do you want to learn more about your device? Come into a technology open house where our library Teens will help you learn how to use a new piece of technology, learn some tricks, and teach how to use some digital library tools to improve your every day life. No reservations required. Please bring in your device, if possible. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.