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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.

Chinese Mahjong

Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to 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, May 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. 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, May 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Now Read This: Adult Book Club

Meet to discuss this month’s selected title, "Beekeeper's Apprentice" by Laurie King. 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, May 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM.

Fun Math

Discover how fun math can be while exploring order of operation through hands-on activities. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

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 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 a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 19, 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, May 20, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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. 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, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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 May 9th. 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, May 23, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

T-Shirt Rug Weaving

Using old shirts and a hula hoop, make a rug to decorate your room, your car, or take out to a concert or a picnic! 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, May 24, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 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, May 25, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

CANCELED - Funding a College Education

Event Type: Finance/Grants. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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, May 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Preschool Clickers II

You and your preschooler will build on computer skills introduced in Preschool Clickers I through five fun-focused computer classes. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning more about the keyboard, typing, and navigating a computer through hands-on projects using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Paint. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on May1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I or ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Computers for Beginners

Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration is required and begins on May 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, June 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, June 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

This Is Your Life

This is your life!  Welcome to adulthood ~ you’re now 28 years old with a job and a family.  Do you have what it takes to juggle bills, childcare, housing and all the other challenges that come with life?  As you’re thrown into the Way Forward Machine, you’ll learn what it’s like to walk a month in the shoes of an adult. Sounds easy enough right? But will you still have money left over for those unexpected episodes life throws your way? This is…Reality. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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 May 23. 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, June 6, 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 May 23. 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, June 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 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 May 23. 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, June 6, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, June 6, 2016, 5:00 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 May 23. 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, June 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 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 May 23. 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, June 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

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 May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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 May 23. 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, June 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 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 May 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. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 May 23. 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, June 8, 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 May 23. 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, June 8, 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 age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 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 May 23. 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, June 9, 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 May 23. 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, June 9, 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 May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, June 9, 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 May 23. 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. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Steampunk Accessory Workshop

Get your creative gears turning! Come make unique steampunk inspired accessories in this fun-filled workshop. Grades 9-12. Registration is required and beings on May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, June 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 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. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 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 May 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, June 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Make and Take Craft

Make a fun craft to take home. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Friday, June 17, 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 May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, June 17, 2016, 3:00 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 May 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, June 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

John Kingry Magic Show

Can you see through the illusion? Prepare to be amazed and dazzled by magician John Kingry! 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: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, June 20, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Now Read This

Meet to discuss this month’s selected title "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty. 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: Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women. By the author of "What Alice Forgot.". Next Month's Title: "Girl in Translation" by Kwok. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Homeschoolers Club

A Summer of Growing – part 1 Learn about the growing process as we plot out how we will plan and grow our Homeschoolers Club garden! Hear stories, learn facts and terminology, walk the plot, and get started with the growing process. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Movie and Craft: Minions

Beat the heat and enjoy a movie at the library! In today’s PG movie, minions are recruited by a super-villain who hatches a plot to take over the world. 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. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 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 May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Make a Sewing Pattern

Learn how to use your own measurements to make the pattern for a pencil skirt with a perfect fit. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on May1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Listen to stories, make a craft and meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar costumed character! Ages 3 and older. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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.

Eating on a Budget

Do you think healthy eating is too expensive? Join us to learn strategies and skills that make healthy eating affordable and easy! 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+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Monday, July 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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.