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Adult Writing Club

Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to August 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 29, 2016.

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs, and whistles. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Adult Writing Club

Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to August 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to August 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

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. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: 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. Monday, September 12, 2016, 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. 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. Monday, September 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. 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. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. 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 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. 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 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Mr. Hew In the Big Blue Chair

Bring the family to share stories, songs, and laughs. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. 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 17, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mr. Hew In the Big Blue Chair

Bring the family to share stories, songs, and laughs. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 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 on August 1. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mr. Hew In the Big Blue Chair

Bring the family to share stories, songs, and laughs. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

This Is Your Life

This is your life!  Welcome to adulthood ~ you’re now 28 years old with a job and a family.  Do you have what it takes to juggle bills, childcare, housing and all the other challenges that come with life?  As you’re thrown into the Way Forward Machine, you’ll learn what it’s like to walk a month in the shoes of an adult. Sounds easy enough right? But will you still have money left over for those unexpected episodes life throws your way? This is…Reality. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Understanding Credit Reports & Credit Scores

Aside from your Social Security number, your credit score is the most important number in your life. Not only can it affect your loan application, it helps determine whether or not you can rent an apartment, qualify for auto insurance and even get a job! Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 on September 1. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.