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Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and journeys using pencil and paper, a set of dice and your collective imagination. Registration required. Grades 6 - 12. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - Sing, Play, Move!

Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Preschool Code Club

Coding is a type of literacy that everyone can enjoy. It organizes thoughts and expresses ideas. Your preschooler—without knowing how to read—will enjoy learning to code through playful activities. Each 30-minute class will build skills and confidence. Preschool (3-5 years). Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the first class. Event Type: Computer Classes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Riveting Rockets

Explore engineering by learning about rockets and how their design affects their flight! Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club!

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club! Build stuff, run and jump, make music and learn! It’s a totally new kind of math club. Club meets for 8 weeks. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM.

Minecraft Club

Do you enjoy building? Join the Library's Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. A PC account is required. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *3 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Fairytales in the News

Breaking News in Fairytale Land! Come find out what your favorite characters have been up to. Grades K - 2 Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Movie Makers

Learn about movie production in this 8 week series. Start with planning and writing. We’ll finish by shooting a short movie. Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *8 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: STEAM. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Now Read This: Youth Book Club

Join friends as we chat about great books! Call for the book of the month. Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, January 18, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Stitchn' @ JUL

Bring your supplies and stitch on your current project, or bring some yarn and needles and we’ll help you along as you learn to knit. Family/All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club!

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club! Build stuff, run and jump, make music and learn! It’s a totally new kind of math club. Club meets for 8 weeks. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM.

Book Match

Can you speed talk? Introduce yourself through your favorite book and meet new people! Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Minecraft Club

Do you enjoy building? Join the Library's Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. A PC account is required. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *3 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Picture This

Read your favorite manga or graphic novel, meet new stories and discuss among friends. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests using pencil and paper, a set of dice, and your collective imagination. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

How-To: Line Dancing

Learn the grooves and moves for line dancing. The first 20 minutes we’ll learn a new dance. Then we'll dance some more. Event Type: Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Combined Rhyme

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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Fun Math @ the JUL

Get primed up about PRIME NUMBERS and learn about the lives of some PRIME figures in our nation’s history! Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Mahjong

Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dealing with Dragons II

Enjoy further exploration of dragons of all kinds. Join us for dragon tales and crafts. Discover what it takes to care for your own dragon! Grades 3 - 5 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 26, 2015, 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

All You Need is...Duct Tape!

Make a bag, a case, a wallet, a sack – any of those useful things you need. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own tape. Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Now Read This

Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. Call for the monthly book titles. Registration required. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: Call for the monthly book titles. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Storytime Yoga

Come along for a storytelling adventure filled with simple and fun yoga poses. Preschool (3-5 Years) Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club!

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club! Build stuff, run and jump, make music and learn! It’s a totally new kind of math club. Club meets for 8 weeks. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Minecraft Club

Do you enjoy building? Join the Library's Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. A PC account is required. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *3 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Read and Share

Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. No required reads. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Goodnight, Children of the World

Wear your pajamas and join a circle of families as we share stories and songs from many cultures! Registration required. Family/All ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, January 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Role Playing Madness

Like table top RPGs? Come meet fellow gamers and learn new systems including Pathfinder and Dragon Age! Personal maps and dice are welcome. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Combined Rhyme

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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Movie Makers

Learn about movie production in this 8 week series. Start with planning and writing. We’ll finish by shooting a short movie. Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *8 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: STEAM. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is here! Let’s celebrate and learn about this furry animal with books and crafts. Preschool (3 - 5 years) Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

New Year, New You

Need ideas on putting together that new look? Get advice from our style experts! Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Preschool Code Club

Coding is a type of literacy that everyone can enjoy. It organizes thoughts and expresses ideas. Your preschooler—without knowing how to read—will enjoy learning to code through playful activities. Each 30-minute class will build skills and confidence. Preschool (3-5 years). Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the first class. Event Type: Computer Classes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 2, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 2, 2015, 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club!

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club! Build stuff, run and jump, make music and learn! It’s a totally new kind of math club. Club meets for 8 weeks. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Minecraft Club

Do you enjoy building? Join the Library's Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. A PC account is required. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *4 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Open Mic: Poetry and Performance at the JUL

Step into the spotlight at our Poetry and Acoustic Music Open Mic night. Share your favorite poems and songs in a cozy, coffeehouse setting. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, February 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Combined Rhyme

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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Horse with crafts, stories, activities, and a children’s dragon parade. Family/All ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Open Origami

Come in to learn traditional origami or show off what you already know. Family/All ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 9, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 9, 2015, 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Salt Volcanos

What do salt volcanos and lava lamps have in common? Come find out! Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club!

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club! Build stuff, run and jump, make music and learn! It’s a totally new kind of math club. Club meets for 8 weeks. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Minecraft Club

Do you enjoy building? Join the Library's Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. A PC account is required. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *4 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Urban Legends in the News

Breaking News at the library: Urban Legends are on the loose. Grades K - 2 No registration is required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, February 13, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Combined Rhyme

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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Movie Makers

Learn about movie production in this 8 week series. Start with planning and writing. We’ll finish by shooting a short movie. Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *8 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: STEAM. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

How Do You Say ”I Love You”?

Let’s make Valentines with greetings in many languages! Share stories, sing songs and make a craft to share with someone you love! Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Fun Math @ the JUL

Create a sweet gift for a loved one using paper-folding (Origami) and geometry! Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

JULiArt – A Mad Hatter Mardi Gras

Come and be a part of our Mardi Gras fun. Bring your creative thoughts, take part in the festivities and leave with a little of the Big Easy. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Now Read This: Youth Book Club

Join friends as we chat about great books! Call for the book of the month. Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preschool Code Club

Coding is a type of literacy that everyone can enjoy. It organizes thoughts and expresses ideas. Your preschooler—without knowing how to read—will enjoy learning to code through playful activities. Each 30-minute class will build skills and confidence. Preschool (3-5 years). Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the first class. Event Type: Computer Classes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 16, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 16, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 16, 2015, 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Stitchn' @ JUL

Bring your supplies and stitch on your current project, or bring some yarn and needles and we’ll help you along as you learn to knit. Family/All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Family / All Ages. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club!

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club! Build stuff, run and jump, make music and learn! It’s a totally new kind of math club. Club meets for 8 weeks. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Minecraft Club

Do you enjoy building? Join the Library's Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. A PC account is required. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *4 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Picture This

Read your favorite manga or graphic novel, meet new stories and discuss among friends. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests using pencil and paper, a set of dice, and your collective imagination. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Goodnight, Children of the World

Wear your pajamas and join a circle of families as we share stories and songs from many cultures! Registration required. Family/All ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, February 20, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Combined Rhyme

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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Break up with a Book...Swap it

Life is too short to read bad books. Bring in a book to break up with and swap out for something new. Grades 6 -12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Mahjong

Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mystery Bag Challenge – Launching PomPoms

Open the mystery bag and use what you find inside to invent a device capable of launching a pompom into the air. The further it travels the better! Grades 3 - 5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 23, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 23, 2015, 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 23, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Now Read This

Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. Call for the monthly book titles. Registration required. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: Call for the monthly book titles. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Storytime Yoga

Come along for a storytelling adventure filled with simple and fun yoga poses. Preschool (3-5 Years) Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club!

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club! Build stuff, run and jump, make music and learn! It’s a totally new kind of math club. Club meets for 8 weeks. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Minecraft Club

Do you enjoy building? Join the Library's Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. A PC account is required. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *4 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Read and Share

Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. No required reads. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, February 27, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Role Playing Madness

Like table top RPGs? Come meet fellow gamers and learn new systems including Pathfinder and Dragon Age! Personal maps and dice are welcome. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, February 27, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Combined Rhyme

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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Movie Makers

Learn about movie production in this 8 week series. Start with planning and writing. We’ll finish by shooting a short movie. Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *8 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: STEAM. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club!

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club! Build stuff, run and jump, make music and learn! It’s a totally new kind of math club. Club meets for 8 weeks. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM.