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Poetry Palooza

Celebrate National Poetry Month and bring your favorite poem, or something of your very own, to share. For more information, please call 385-2627. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 9-12. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Spring Into Storytime

Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

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. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

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. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

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. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

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. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

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. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Super STEAMers: Fun Math

Discover how fun math really can be! Explore a new concept every month and join in activities and crafts. This month is all about place value. For more information, call 385-2627. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

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. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Teen Book Swappers

Come out and discuss your favorite books and authors. Discover new books and genres. Bring your book to swap for another.Learn about upcoming Teen books coming out. And much more! Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Library Apps

This training is for adults who would like to learn more about apps and how to use them to enhance their library experience. Thurs. Apr 24, 5:30-6:30pm. Reg. begins 4/10. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, April 24, 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, April 26, 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, April 28, 2014, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Mommy Tea Time

Wear your Sunday's best to celebrate Mother's Day with pretend tea time, Mother's Day stories, and create a special memory pop-up book. For more information, please call 385-2627. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, May 5, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Mahjong

Think gin rummy using tiles. Some experience required. No instruction provided. Adults. Reg. begins 2/26/14. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Create simple documents, edit and format text, correct spelling, adjust margins, and more. Basic computer skills requred (keyboard and mouse). Please bring a flash drive to use in class.Reg. begins 5/1/14. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic keyboard & mouse skill required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bored? Try Some Board Games

Take your mind off the SOLs and exam craming with some laughs and downtime, lots of video and board games. For more information, please call 385-2627. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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, May 19, 2014, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Reader's Cafe: Book Club

Read the book & join in the discussion! Light refreshments served. Meets the third Tuesday of the month. A different book discussed each month. Register in person or by phone beginning May 6 (walk-ins welcome too!). Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: "American On Purpose" by Craig Ferguson. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Super STEAMers: Fun Math

Discover how fun math really can be! Explore a new concept every month and join in activities and crafts. This month is all about division. For more information, call 385-2627. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Little STEAMers: Monsters - Fact or Fiction?

Come dive into science, technology, engineering, art, and math with this series of programs. This month, discover the science behind your favorite monsters! For more information, please call 385-2627. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Recipe Swappers

Ages 18 & up Meet new friends, discover favorite recipes and talk about what’s cooking in your kitchen. Rate and review local restaurants. Recipe samples welcome. Registration is required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM.

Websites for Readers

Learn how to keep track of your reading, find reviews and recommendations, and plot out your "to read" list. Thurs. May 22 9am-10am. Reg. begins 5/8/14. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

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. 2 day class. Must attend both classes.Thurs May 22 10-11 & Thurs May 29 10-12. Reg. begins 5/8/14. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Downloading Audiobooks

The Library makes it easy to read with your ears. come find out! Bring your devices. Tues. May 27, 10-11am. Reg. begins 5/13/14. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Teen Book Swappers

Come out and discuss your favorite books and authors. Discover new books and genres. Bring your book to swap for another.Learn about upcoming Teen books coming out. And much more! Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 28, 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, May 31, 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, June 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.