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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 November 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. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, December 9, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game of skill, strategy, and a little chance (think gin rummy). Meet new people or bring in a group of friends to play. Some instruction available. Regsitration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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 on November 1st. 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. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Stuffed Animal Sleep Over

Enjoy family storytime with your child’s stuffed friend! Afterwards stuffed friends get to stay for a library overnight slumber party.  Families pick up their stuffed friend the following morning with a surprise! Ages 2-5. Online registration required and begins November 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, December 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Now Read This

Meet to discuss this month’s selected title, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Kempsville Area Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before- of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is now visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past. Next Month's Title: "The Circle" by Eggers. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Homeschool Discover Days Paper Presents.

Fold, design and decorate your way to great paper gifts and keepsakes! Templates and materials provided. Grades K-5. Registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Technology

Hang out at the library and try out different types of technology.  Various and new tech will be available to experiment with every second Tuesday of the month.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. 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, January 10, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game of skill, strategy, and a little chance (think gin rummy). Meet new people or bring in a group of friends to play. Some instruction available. Regsitration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Now Read This

Meet to discuss this month’s selected title, "The Circle" by Dave Eggers. 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: "The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of c… Next Month's Title: "A Mercy" by Toni Morrison. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Teen Tuesdays: Crafting

Hang out at the library and create something new!  New crafting tools and supplies will be available for teens to build and create every third Tuesday of the month.  Teens will be able to take their projects home.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:30 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 on December 1st. 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. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Teen Paint Night!

It’s a paint party! Create a beautiful painting following step-by-step instructions or free-style your own masterpiece. Classy refreshments provided. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 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 December 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, January 23, 2017, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Just 2s

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 January 9. 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. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Preschool Clickers

You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through six fun-focused computer classes 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28. Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Ages 4-5. Online registration is required and begins on Jan 9th. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:15 PM.

Just 2s

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 January 9. 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. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Teen Tuesdays: Anime Club

Hang out at the library and watch some anime with friends!  Watch and discuss different anime every fourth Tuesday of the month.  Showings change monthly.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. Event Type: Movies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

3s Please

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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

3s Please

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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM.

On My Own Preschool

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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM.

Drop-in 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. Registration is not required. Space is limited. 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. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:45 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies

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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Homeschool Discovery Days: Math + Art = Great Ideas!

Learn a little geometry and have a lot of fun with polyhedrons. Design and decorate your own paper polyhedron mobile. Gr. K-5. Required registration begins Dec.1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Drop-in 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. Registration is not required. Space is limited. 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. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Gaming

Hang out at the library and play games!  Different types of games will be featured every first Tuesday of the month.  Challenge your friends and show off your skills.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Drop-in 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. Registration is not required. Space is limited. 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. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Technology

Hang out at the library and try out different types of technology.  Various and new tech will be available to experiment with every second Tuesday of the month.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. 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, February 14, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Drop-in 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. Registration is not required. Space is limited. 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. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Crafting

Hang out at the library and create something new!  New crafting tools and supplies will be available for teens to build and create every third Tuesday of the month.  Teens will be able to take their projects home.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Drop-in 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. Registration is not required. Space is limited. 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. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Anime Club

Hang out at the library and watch some anime with friends!  Watch and discuss different anime every fourth Tuesday of the month.  Showings change monthly.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. Event Type: Movies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Drop-in 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. Registration is not required.  Space is limited. 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. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Gaming

Hang out at the library and play games!  Different types of games will be featured every first Tuesday of the month.  Challenge your friends and show off your skills.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.