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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: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. 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.

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: Knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. 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.

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 August 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. Monday, September 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

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. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, September 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

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. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, September 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:50 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:20 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM.

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 August 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Now Read This

Join us for talk about this Tidewater Reads 2016 title. Meet to discuss this month’s selected title "Shine, Shine, Shine" by Lydia Netzer. Book club copies are available for check-out at Kempsville Library at the information desk. Adults. Online registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: "Shine, Shine, Shine" by Lydia Netzer. A shocking, searing, breathless love story, a gripping portrait of modern family, & a stunning exploration of love, death & what it means to be human. Discover the singular world of Sunny, a woman searching for the perfect life, and Maxon, an astronaut on his way to colonize the moon. Theirs is a wondrous, strange relationship formed of dark secrets, decades-old murders and the urgent desire for connection. Next Month's Title: "Room" by Emma Donoghue. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips and tricks, maybe learn something new. Meet others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Adults 18-up. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Bacis knowledge of knitting and/or crocheting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 August 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, September 26, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Homeschoolers Club

Spend the afternoon at the library with other homeschoolers enjoying literacy-based activities. Each month we will explore a new and exciting topic and range of resources. Grades K-5. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 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 August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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: Knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips and tricks, maybe learn something new. Meet others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Adults 18-up. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. 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, October 8, 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 September 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Now Read This

Meet to discuss this month’s selected title, "Room" by Emma Donoghue. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Kempsville Area Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his 5th birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape. Next Month's Title: "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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 September 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, October 24, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Homeschoolers Club: Tinker Table

Homeschoolers Club: Tinker Table Enjoy some hands-on technology play and learning with building sets, tech toys and robotics! Learn how things work and check out books to continue your learning at home. Grades K-5. Registration is required, and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 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 September 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. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, October 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Couponing with Roz Willis

Learn the basics of couponing including organization and how to make your shopping list. Discover tools and websites geared toward helping you save. We'll touch on stockpiling, some local coupon policies and more! Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.