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Book Dominoes

Work with others to engineer a book domino course in the library and complete challenges. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Introduction to First Landing State Park

Learn about the five different habitats in this Virginia Beach ecosystem through an interactive program with live animals from First Landing State Park! 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 time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, June 27, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

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 May 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, June 27, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Turtles for Tiny Tots

For Ages 2—3 (Toddlers). Meet a live turtle from the Virginia Aquarium and explore how this animal eats and moves in this hands-on program. Online registration is required and begins May 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

T is for Turtle

For Ages 3—5 (Preschool). Meet a live turtle from the Virginia Aquarium, play the turtle alphabet game, and enjoy a turtle storytime and song. Online registration is required and begins May 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Collage Wall Art

Make your own bird wall art with printed bird templates and a textual collage for the background. This wall art craft project shows you how to create wall décor with the look of pricier designer pieces. Registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Crafty Friday

Make a fun craft to take home. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Scholastic Chess Club

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. Event Type: Games. 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 and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Book Wreath

Make a beautiful and timeless wreath out of book pages. Adults Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Crafty Friday

Make a fun craft to take home. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bats of Virginia

Watch a slide presentation about the bats you are likely to encounter in Virginia, and meet a variety of live bats to learn about these fascinating animals. Ages K and up. 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 time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Monday, July 11, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on June1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Introduction to Ancestry: Library Edition

Learn tip and tricks to help you get the most out of the library's free subscription to Ancestry: Library Edition. Adults. Online registration is required and begins June 1. Event Type: Genealogy. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: basic computer skills. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Crafty Friday

Make a fun craft to take home. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips, tricks, and ideas; maybe learn something new. Socialize with others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Adults age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge os knitting and/or crocheting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

3-D Printers Open House

Come learn more about this cool new technology and watch 3-D printers in action! All Ages. No registration required. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Virginia Beach Fire Clowns

Do you know what to do in case of a fire? Learn fire safety from the Virginia Beach Fire Department and see a real fire truck! 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 program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, July 18, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Now Read This

Meet to discuss this month’s selected title "Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok. Book club copies are available for check-out at Kempsville Library at the information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: When 11-year-old Kimberly Chang & her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life, like her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition, Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles. Next Month's Title: "Travels with Charley" by Steinbeck. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Homeschoolers Club

A Summer of Growing – part 2 Learn more about the growing garden: How do we keep bad bugs at bay? What is Companion planting and does it really work? How do seeds migrate and how did my sunflowers get over THERE? Come help weed the garden. Grades K-5.  Online registration is required and begins on June 1. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Pre-requisites: Bring your gardening clothes and tools! Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Designing for 3-D Printers using Tinkercad

Design your own object using Tinkercad and send it to the 3-D printer for creation. Finished projects will be picked up at a later date. Adults. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Movie and Craft: Inside Out (2015)

Beat the heat and enjoy a movie at the library! In today’s PG movie, a young girl's emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. Family/all ages. No registration. Summer 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 time to ensure admittance. Event Type: Movies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Crafty Friday

Make a fun craft to take home. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Movies @ The Library - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

In today’s PG-13 feature, Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Return to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. A new generation of Star Wars returns to the screen! For Gr. 6-12; under 13 will need a release form signed by parent to attend. No registration. Space is limited and available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance. Event Type: Movies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Creature Comforts

Birds of a feather, flock together! Meet parrots, macaws and cockatoos and watch these beautiful birds strut their stuff as they talk, dance, skateboard, and more! 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 program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, July 25, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

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 June 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, July 25, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

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. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Storybook Art

Engage your creativity with this picture book and art program presented by Kim Herman. Using inspiration from Lois Ehlert's book, "Waiting for Wings,” young artists will create beautiful collaged butterflies that can flutter in the breeze. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins June 1. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Master Builder Academy

Join other Master Builders by thinking and creating with bricks of every shape and color. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Cool Funky Coasters

Make cool summertime coasters that will perk up your table. Adults Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Crafty Friday

Make a fun craft to take home. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Live Art: Art From a Library Cart

Feeling Creative? Grab your smock and join us at the library to learn new skills and create fun projects. Perfect for homeschoolers! Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, July 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Our Animal Neighbors

Who are the critters in your neighborhood? They might be flying overhead, scurrying in the trees, or lurking in the grass. Let the Virginia Living Museum introduce you to some animals that make their homes near our homes. 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 program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, August 1, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Monday, August 1, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Scholastic Chess Club

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. Event Type: Games. 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 and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Movie and Craft: The Good Dinosaur

Beat the heat and enjoy a movie at the library! In today’s PG movie, in a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus makes an unlikely human friend. Family/all ages. No registration. Summer 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 time to ensure admittance. Event Type: Movies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

Workshop with Local Artist: James O'Connor

Local Artist and MOCA Instructor will be presenting a hands-on experience to create your own piece of art to take home. Come out and learn new skills and techniques for free! Grades 6 – 12 Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Monday, August 8, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Tinker Table Challenge

Build, explore and tinker at the library! Try out the library’s Tinker Table and explore with robots, building sets, 3D writing, virtual reality and more. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and opens July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Computers for Beginners

Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration is required and begins on July 1st. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Chinese Mahjong Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips, tricks, and ideas; maybe learn something new. Socialize with others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Adults age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of knitting and/or crocheting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Monday, August 15, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Now Read This

Meet to discuss this month’s selected title "Travels with Charley" by John Steinbeck. Book club copies are available for check-out at Kempsville Library at the information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: Thirty-five years ago, when "searching for America" was not yet the cliche it has since become, Steinbeck hit the highways with his French poodle, Charley. In a custom-built camper he named Rosinante after Don Quixote's steed, the two traveled the country--10,000 miles and 34 states. Their varied experiences comprise several slices of small-town, back-roads Americana. Steinbeck laments the rise of plastic-covered everything, the vacuousness of "sad souls" he encounters, and the homogenization of local and r… Next Month's Title: "Shine, Shine, Shine" by Lydia Netzer. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Internet for Beginners

Learn how to use web browsers and find information on the Web. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration is required and begins on July 1st. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

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 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, August 22, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Homeschoolers Club

A Summer of Growing – part 3 Time to harvest, weed, replant or plant anew! We’ll assess our gardening strategies over these Homeschooing Club summer sessions, discuss what we learned and what we know to do in the future. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Grades K-5. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Pre-requisites: Bring your gardening gloves, tools, and a baggie to take some produce home. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Master Builder Academy

Join other Master Builders by thinking and creating with bricks of every shape and color. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

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 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on July1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Predatory Lending

Predatory lending is a serious problem. It occurs when companies offer loan products using certain marketing tactics, abusive collection practices and loan terms that deceive and exploit borrowers. There are better ways! Learn how you can avoid such lenders and, if you’re caught in the predatory lending trap, how to get out of it. Registration opens August 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.