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Little Clickers I

You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes. Each 30-minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Ages 3- 5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Little Clickers I

You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes. Each 30-minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Ages 3- 5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Thursday, September 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:30 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. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Italo-American Storytime

Enjoy an Italo-American storytime with songs, rhymes, books and a craft in both languages. Family/All Ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Never Stop Learning – Senior Citizen’s Safety

Is there something that you have always wanted to learn about but time and money have prevented you from pursuing your Lifelong Learning goals? VBPL and TCC are combining forces to offer a series of free Adult educational programs that will encompass a variety of topics. So come out and sample these Never Stop Learning opportunities. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

TAG Meeting

Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact your local library for details! Event Type: Meetings. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Goodnight, Children of the World

Gather for multi-cultural stories and songs for bedtime in our comfy Children’s Lounge. Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Dear Diary: Journal Making for Kids

Using repurposed items, create a brand new diary for your thoughts, feelings, drawings and dreams. We’ll share journaling tips and many books written in the form of a diary. Grades: 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 12, 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 coding through playful activities. Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence. This is a series of four progressive classes: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12 & 10/26. Online registration is required and begins August 31st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, September 14, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:45 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 August 31. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Learn More: http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/libraries/locations-and-services/kids/Pages/Early-Literacy-Classes.aspx. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, September 14, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Maker Mondays

Do you like to make things? Come to the library and make something new on Monday mornings. You’ll use low and high technologies to make your own textile, glass, paper or electronic creations. You’re limited only by your imagination. Family /All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, September 14, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 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 August 31. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Learn More: http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/libraries/locations-and-services/kids/Pages/Early-Literacy-Classes.aspx. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, September 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, 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: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, September 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit www.vbgov.com.

Elementary Science

Learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, September 14, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.vbgov.com.

Aquaman Oysters

By the Beard of Poseidon! Find out how our outrageous oysters help save the bay. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, September 14, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

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 August 31. 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. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 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 August 31. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, 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: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club

Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club – please note this is an eight-week series. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM.

Never Stop Learning – Canning & Preserving

Is there something that you have always wanted to learn about but time and money have prevented you from pursuing your Lifelong Learning goals? VBPL and TCC are combining forces to offer a series of free Adult educational programs that will encompass a variety of topics. So come out and sample these Never Stop Learning opportunities. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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 August 31. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 16, 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 August 31. 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, September 16, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Create your own characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on the library’s iPads in this 3-week series. All materials are provided – just bring your imagination! Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins September 2nd. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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 August 31. 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, September 17, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 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 August 31. 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, September 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, 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: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, September 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.vbgov.com.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, 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: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, September 18, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.vbgov.com.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, 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: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.vbgov.com.

Wreck-a-Shirt

Tie-dye, crop tops, and fringe! Bring a t-shirt you are willing to artistically destroy or choose one provided. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, 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: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.vbgov.com.

FunMath@JUL

Explore optical illusions and patterns in numbers. Grades 3-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of each program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and adventures using a 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: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Study Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mystery Bag Challenge: Suspension Bridge

How strong a suspension bridge can you make using nothing but those things you find in the mystery bag? Will it hold one car, two, four, 10? Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Yoga Storytime

Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Read and Share

Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Hobbit Day

Go on a quest to re-live the fantastical adventures of Frodo and Bilbo! Celebrate the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and embark with us on an unexpected journey through Middle Earth in the form of a craft scavenger hunt that will take you there and back again. Family/All Ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Now Read This Youth Book Club

Join other young readers as we explore exciting choices in youth fiction. Check in the Children’s Room 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 Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Study Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Book Description: Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman. Next Month's Title: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 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 coding through playful activities. Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence. This is a series of four progressive classes: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12 & 10/26. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, September 28, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Maker Mondays

Do you like to make things? Come to the library and make something new on Monday mornings. You’ll use low and high technologies to make your own textile, glass, paper or electronic creations. You’re limited only by your imagination. Family /All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, September 28, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Who Wants to Be a Superhero Millionaire?

Test your knowledge of superheroes with a team of friends in this fun Library Quiz Show. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Basic computer skills are required. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Goodnight, Children of the World

Gather for multi-cultural stories and songs for bedtime in our comfy Children’s Lounge. Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend! All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:00 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. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Mahjong for Teens

Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Grade 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Never Stop Learning – Videos & Photography

Is there something that you have always wanted to learn about but time and money have prevented you from pursuing your Lifelong Learning goals? VBPL and TCC are combining forces to offer a series of free Adult educational programs that will encompass a variety of topics. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Designing for 3-D Printers

In this two-part class you will learn about computer-aided design (CAD) as you design your own object using Tinkercad.com. Finished prints to be picked up at a later date. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: basic computer skills required. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Never Stop Learning – How to Pick a Contractor

Is there something that you have always wanted to learn about but time and money have prevented you from pursuing your Lifelong Learning goals? VBPL and TCC are combining forces to offer a series of free Adult educational programs that will encompass a variety of topics. So come out and sample these Never Stop Learning opportunities. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

TAG Meeting

Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact your local library for details! Event Type: Meetings. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

JULiArt: Celebrating India

October 2nd marks the 146th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the founder of modern India. Join us for a storytime to learn about Gandhi’s message of peace. Also in collaboration with origami month, we’ll be making origami dahlias and traditional prayer flags to celebrate Indian culture. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Steampunk Accessories

Class up your wardrobe or Halloween costume with a few choice steampunk accessories. Decorate a top hat, fabricate goggles, and more. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 10, 2015, 2:00 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 coding through playful activities. Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence. This is a series of four progressive classes: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12 & 10/26. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, October 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Maker Mondays

Do you like to make things? Come to the library and make something new on Monday mornings. You’ll use low and high technologies to make your own textile, glass, paper or electronic creations. You’re limited only by your imagination. Family /All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, October 12, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Basic computer skills are required. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bring a Chapter to Life

Have you ever wondered how the characters and the setting of the book you are reading look? Bring your imagination to life! Pick a scene from a book. Write a script, assign roles, make props and costumes, film it and edit. Grades 9-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Adult Comic Book Club

Adult lovers of comic books can join a club and discuss their passions. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Slam for Social Justice

Let’s celebrate poetry as a tool to express, define and create our longing for justice for all. Bring your poems to share that shine a light on historical, personal or cultural injustices, as well as words that inspire us to attain equality. Adults. Online Registration is required for performers, attendees need not register. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:25 PM.

FunMath@JUL

PEMDAS-Mathematical order of operations is so important in our study of math! Grades 3-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of each program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Making Music, Creating Instruments

Make and learn a little about simple musical instruments from other countries—maracas, gongs, drums, guiros, shekeres, simple oboes, water chimes and the like. We’ll finish by creating our own special music! Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 17, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

I Am A Super Hero

What are your super powers? Hear stories about superheroes and create your own hero. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, October 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Halloween Origami

Learn to fold pumpkins and bats, ghosts and cats—things to make your house creepier for the holiday. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, October 19, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Little Clickers II

You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes. Each 30-minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Ages 3- 5. Registration is by invitation to Little Clickers I graduates only. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: graduate of Little Clickers I. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Little Clickers II

You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes. Each 30-minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Ages 3- 5. Registration is by invitation to Little Clickers I graduates only. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: graduate of Little Clickers I. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

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: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 22, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Goodnight, Children of the World

Gather for multi-cultural stories and songs for bedtime in our comfy Children’s Lounge. Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend! All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Wake the Dead!

Learn about the origins of this spooky holiday, decorate real sugar skulls, and more! Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Now Read This Youth Bookclub

Join other young readers as we explore exciting choices in youth fiction. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Book Description: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier is an eerie tale featuring two Irish orphans who are intrigued by strange happenings in an old house where they are working. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 24, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 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 coding through playful activities. Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence. This is a series of four progressive classes: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12 & 10/26. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, October 26, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Mr. Hew In the Big Blue Chair

Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs and whistles. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, October 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM.

Maker Mondays

Do you like to make things? Come to the library and make something new on Monday mornings. You’ll use low and high technologies to make your own textile, glass, paper or electronic creations. You’re limited only by your imagination. Family /All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, October 26, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

ARTreach with MOCA

Join the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), for a story to inspire preschoolers to create their own masterpiece. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Yoga Storytime

Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Book Match

Can you speed-talk? This night is a speed date with your favorite books. Find your perfect match to read and then socialize with the books’ presenters! Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Painting with Fall Leaves

Does the Fall fill your yard with leaves? Don’t throw them all away, bring a little bag of them to the JUL: we will read books about the current season and create art out of leaves. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Read and Share

Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Undead Karaoke Challenge

Dress up as your favorite dead performer risen from the grave and sing a song by that performer. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Halloween Extravaganza

Wear your costume! Enjoy crafts, games, face painting, stories, and more as you trick-or-treat at the Joint Use Library. All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and adventures using a 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: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Study Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mr. Hew In the Big Blue Chair

Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs and whistles. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Basic computer skills are required. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Never Stop Learning – Beginning Photography

Is there something that you have always wanted to learn about but time and money have prevented you from pursuing your Lifelong Learning goals? VBPL and TCC are combining forces to offer a series of free Adult educational programs that will encompass a variety of topics. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Comic Book Creator Workshop

Join the 757 Comic & Cartoon Creators as they teach you how to create your own comic. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Never Stop Learning - Developing Healthy Eating Habits

Is there something that you have always wanted to learn about but time and money have prevented you from pursuing your Lifelong Learning goals? VBPL and TCC are combining forces to offer a series of free Adult educational programs that will encompass a variety of topics.  Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Basic computer skills are required. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

TAG Meeting

Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact your local library for details! Event Type: Meetings. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

FunMath@JUL

FUN WITH FRACTIONS- Come review basic fractions with Ms. Barbara and create a COOL holiday gift for a loved one! Grades 3-5 and 6-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 14, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Read and Share

Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Race the Clock

Race the clock in timed games and challenges, then make your own CD clock. Grade 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Now Read This Youth Book Club

Join other young readers as we explore exciting choices in youth fiction. Check in the Children’s Room 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 Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Study Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Book Description: Somebody on this Bus is Going to be Famous, by J.B. Cheaney is an intriguing story about a storm, a mystery, a school bus accident and nine middle school kids. Next Month's Title: If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 21, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.