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Internet Searching

Building on the skills from Internet for Beginners, gain more practice using Google to find and evaluate the information you need from websites you can trust. Prerequisites: Ability to use the Internet or have taken Internet for Beginners. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use the Internet or have taken Internet for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Age/Grade. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

TAG Meeting

TAG Meeting Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact your local library for details! Th, 1/14, 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm, Kempsville Area Library, 757-385-2627 Th, 2/11, 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm, Kempsville Area Library, 757-385-2627. Event Type: Meetings. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Moms Making Valentines

Love is in the air! Moms come join your little valentines in making crafts that say “I Care.” Families. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, February 12, 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, tricks, and ideas maybe learn something new. Meet others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Adults age 18-up. Please register online 2 weeks before program date. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: know the basics of knitting and/or crocheting. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

3-D Printer 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. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Now Read This: Adult Book Club

Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. This month's title is "A Fall of Marigolds" by Susan Meissner. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Kempsville Library Help desk. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: "A Fall of Marigolds" by Meissner. "September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries...and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she's made. Will what she learns devastate her or fre… Next Month's Title: Reader's choice: read any book by Patrick McManus. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit tiny.cc.

Designing for 3-D Printers Using Tinkercad

Design your own object using Tinkercad and send it to the 3-D Printer for creation. Finished printed objects will be picked up at a later date. Adults only. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Attendees should create a free Tinkercad.com account online prior to class. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Attendees should create a free Tinkercad.com account online prior to class. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations each month. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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, February 18, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Dance! Dance! Dance! African American Heritage Month Storytime

Jitterbug, Tap, Swing, Cakewalk and more! Hear stories about the talented African Americans who brought these and other dances to their glory! Make a craft to honor one of these superstars. Ages 3-5 accompanied by family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Minecraft & Pokemon Afternoon

Come in and enjoy Minecraft on one side of the room and Pokemon on the other. Bring your DS to battle others in Pokemon. Or bring your Survival skills to survive the wilderness in Minecraft. This afternoon is hosted by That Game Store and Virginia Beach Public Library. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 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 February 8. 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, February 22, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Homeschoolers @ the Library

Spend the afternoon at the library learning alongside other homeschoolers. This month: dig through costumes and props to create your own play! Present it to your families and explore library books to extend the activity at home. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Grades K-5. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Pre-requisites: Bring a variety of costumes and props for creative play-acting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Kempsville Library's event will occur at the TCC Student Center, located at 1700 College Crescent. Please call 385-2627 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Fun Math

Discover how fun math can be while exploring the perimeter and area of shapes. Explore a new math topic every month through hands-on activities. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Kempsville Library's event will occur at the TCC Student Center, located at 1700 College Crescent. Please call 385-2627 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Craft-String Bowl

Create a Stunning String Bowl for Your Home. All supplies are provided. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

LIVEArt: 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, February 26, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Sewing Class for Beginners

Learn how to thread a sewing machine and make basic seams. All supplies are provided. For the absolute beginner, no sewing experience required. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: no sewing experience required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Kempsville Library's event will occur at the TCC Student Center, located at 1700 College Crescent. Please call 385-2627 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, March 1, 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. Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Apply Yourself

Applying for a job? Make an impression! Learn simple steps to filling out applications completely and correctly in print and online. Plus receive information about employment preparedness resources available through OPP Inc. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Business/Careers. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. 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). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, March 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

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 February 22. 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. Monday, March 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. 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. Monday, March 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. 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. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. 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. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 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 February 22. 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, March 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

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 February 22. 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, March 9, 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 February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

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 February 22. 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, March 9, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks before program. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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 February 22. 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: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 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 February 22. 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, March 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 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 February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 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. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: basics of knitting and/or crocheting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Now Read This: Adult Book Club

Meet to discuss this month’s selected book - it's reader's choice; read any book by Patrick McManus. Book club copies are available for check-out at Kempsville Library. Light refreshments served. Adults. No registration is required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Computers for Beginners

Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Fun Math

Discover how fun math can be while exploring prime numbers through hands-on activities. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to start of program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Internet for Beginners

Learn how to use web browsers and find information on the Web. Basic computer skills required, including using a mouse and keyboard. Adults. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic computer skills required, including using a mouse and keyboard. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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, March 24, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

LIVEArt: 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, March 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 March 14th. 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, March 28, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Homeschoolers Club

Spend the afternoon at the library with other homeschoolers playing games, doing crafts and reading. Each month we explore a different library resource based on the featured activity. Grades K-5 Tu, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 2-3:30 p.m. KV, 385-2627. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Spy School

Spy School Learn to be a spy through different activities! Make invisible ink, go through a “laser” grid, and disarm devices. Challenge yourself and your friends! Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Thursday, March 31, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Internet Searching

Building on the skills from Internet for Beginners, gain more practice using Google to find and evaluate the information you need from websites you can trust. Prerequisites: Ability to use the Internet or have taken Internet for Beginners. Adults. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use the Internet or have taken Internet for Beginners. Tuesday, April 5, 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. Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Preschool Clickers I

You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes: 4/7,4/14,4/21,4/28,5/5. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning the different parts of the computer, how to use the keyboard and mouse, and the basics of navigating a computer. Ages 3- 5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, April 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 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. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: basics of knitting and/or crocheting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, April 9, 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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. Monday, April 11, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Now Read This: Adult Book Club

Meet to discuss this month’s selected title, "American Sniper" by Chris Kyle. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Kempsville Library information desk). Light refreshments served. Adults. No registration required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fun Math

Discover how fun math can be while exploring geometric shapes through hands-on activities. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 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 dater. Adults. Registration is online and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use computer mouse/keyboard. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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, April 21, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Earth Day Craft Bonanza

Come make fun crafts out of recyclables and listen to stories about other ways to enjoy Earth Day! Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, April 22, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

LIVEArt: 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, April 22, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, April 25, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Program description 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 April 11th. 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, April 25, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Homeschoolers Club

Spend the afternoon at the library with other homeschoolers playing games, doing crafts and reading. Each month we explore a different library resource based on the featured activity. Grades K-5 Tu, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 2-3:30 p.m. KV, 385-2627. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, April 26, 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Hawaiian Ribbon Leis

Learn how to make an easy Hawaiian lei from satin ribbon. These can be made for your family and friends celebrating birthdays, graduations, weddings,or any other special occasion. They are a very easy and inexpensive gift, that doesn't take a lot of time.  Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, May 2, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Computers for Beginners

Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. 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, May 4, 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. Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Moms Making Stuff for Mother's Day

Moms, Mommies, and Mothers come spend some quality time with your little one creating crafts that celebrate your Special Day! Families. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.