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Steampunk Valentines

Crank it up! Get your love in gear with an original artwork for that special someone. 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, February 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with crafts, stories, activities, and a children’s dragon parade. Sample traditional New Year's treats! Family/All ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeschool STEAM Days: Grades K-2

Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) with these hands on classes. 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: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Homeschool STEAM Days: Grades 3-5

Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) with these hands on classes. 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. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: 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. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 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, February 11, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Victorian Valentines

Let’s go back in time and learn about the history of Valentine’s Day, and make our own antique-style cards! Grades K-5. 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 K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. The Joint-Use Library's event will occur at the TCC Student Center, located at 1700 College Crescent. Please call 822-7800 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Drop in on the third Thursday of every month for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Family Connection

Want to network with other families with young children? Join us for presentations on skills and resources for parents followed by informal discussion. Play centers will be set up in the room for your children. February Topic: CPR & First Aid. Families. 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: All Ages. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Paper Making

It’s so simple! Come in and learn to make your own paper for those special notes you write. 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: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

FunMath@the Library

Become a WINNER in math as we learn about prime African American greats in our nation. 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. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 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: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Mr. Hew in the Big Blue Chair

Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs and whistles. Family/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, February 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toy making with Recyclables

Looking for something different to play with, something fun? We’ll use supplies from around the house and from the dollar store to create simple little toys and amusements. 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, February 22, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Now Read This

Meet to discuss this month’s selected title I'm Looking Through You by Jennifer Finney Boylan. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Joint-Use Library at welcome desk). 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+. Book Description: For Jennifer Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and remote whispers were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house she grew up in. But those spirits weren't the only ghosts: Jenny herself--James then--lived in a haunted body, and both her reticent father and her impulsive sister would soon become ghosts to her as well. This book is a candid investigation of what it means to be "haunted." Looking back on the spirits who invaded her family home, Boylan launches a full investigation with t… Next Month's Title: The Dinner by Herman Koch. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: 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. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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, February 23, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Money Management

Too many days and not enough dollars?  Learn ways to keep more of what you make, track spending, set financial goals, change habits and make a spending plan (or budget) that works for you! Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 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, February 25, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Beach Party

Remember those hot summer days at the beach? Put away your winter jacket and gloves for the day and join us for beach craft stations and a puppet show with stories. Don’t forget your sunglasses! 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. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Leap Year Celebration

Celebrate the extra day of the year at the library! Listen to stories, play games and make a craft. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Messy Art

Stimulate your child’s imagination and creativity through play with paints & markers, colors and shapes, style and fun. 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. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: Please wear an oversized t-shirt or large apron to cover your clothes and keep them neat. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Code For Lunch

Take a break and learn the basic of JavaScript through hands-on activities during this 4-week series. Subsequent classes will be held on 3/9, 3/16, and 3/23. 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, March 2, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Minecraft Engineering

Do you enjoy building? Learn about design and work together on new creations. We collaborate on a specific server. The program takes place Wednesdays on 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30. Must have your own Minecraft account. Grades 6 - 12. 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: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Must have your own Minecraft account. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Minecraft II

Open to Minecraft Club I veterans. Learn to mod for Minecraft with the Library’s Minecraft Club. We’re learning to code with Javascript. We collaborate on a specific server. The program takes place every Wednesday on 3/2 - 3/30, 4/6 - 4/27 & 5/4 - 5/25. Must have your own Minecraft account. Grades 6 to 12. 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: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Open to Minecraft Club I veterans. Must have your own Minecraft account. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Minecraft I

Learn to mod for Minecraft with the Library’s Minecraft Club. We’re learning to code with Blockly, a visual programming language. We collaborate on a specific server. The program takes place every Wednesday on 3/2 - 3/30, 4/6 - 4/27 & 5/4 - 5/25. Must have your own Minecraft account. Grades 6 to 12. 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: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Must have your own Minecraft account. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 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, March 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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. 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, March 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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 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. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2:30 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 learn coding through playful activities. Each 30 minute class will build skills and confidence. This is a series of three progressive classes that meet on 3/7, 3/21 & 4/04. 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. Monday, March 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Maker Mornings

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. All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 7, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Kids Code Club

Learn the basics of how computers work and how they're programmed through fun, hands-on activities in this exciting series. Club meets on Monday, 3/7 & 3/21. Grades 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: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 7, 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 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: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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, March 8, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Resumes

Learn how to plan, create, and format a professional-looking resume using built-in templates in Microsoft Word 2013. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: 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. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Elementary Science

Learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Grades K-2. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Hands On Science

Explore and discover Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) in this six-week series. Grades 3-5. Online registration for this series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Family Connection

Want to network with other families with young children? Join us for a presentation on Kids & Animals, and meet a dog! Play centers will be set up in the room for your children. Adults and family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Buonarotti's Birthday

Born in March 1475, Michelangelo Buonarotti was one of the most famous Renaissance artists, and people all over the world are still amazed by his paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Celebrate his birthday by learning about his life and artwork, and create your own Michelangelo-inspired painting—while lying on your back, just like Maestro Michelangelo! Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeschool STEAM Days: Grades K-2

Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) with these hands on classes. 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: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Homeschool STEAM Days: Grades 3-5

Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) with these hands on classes. 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. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Teen Code Club

Learn the basics of computer programming through fun, hands-on activities in this exciting series. Grades 6 -12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Club meets on 3/14, 3/28 & 4/11. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 14, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Computers for Beginners

Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Drop in on the third Thursday of every month for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 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. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM.

Ink for Thought

Whether you are covered head to toe or pondering your first tat, come chat with a local tattoo artist about the ins and outs of tattooing. 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: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

FunMath@theLibrary: MATH+TECH=CAL-Q-LATOR FUN!

MATH+TECH=CAL-Q-LATOR FUN! Use calculators to perform math operations and solve FUNNY riddles! Grades 3-8. Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Celebrate Bubbles!

Come celebrate National Bubble Week with bubbles of all sorts! We’ll make some, blow some and have fun! All ages welcome! 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: All Ages. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Maker Mornings

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: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 21, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: 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 Beginne. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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, March 22, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: 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. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults. 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, March 23, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Preschool Clickers I

You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes: 3/24, 3/31, 4/07, 4/14, 4/21. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning the different parts of the computer, how to use the keyboard and mouse, and the basics of navigating a computer. Ages 3- 5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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, March 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Preschool Clickers I

You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes: 3/24, 3/31, 4/07, 4/14, 4/21. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning the different parts of the computer, how to use the keyboard and mouse, and the basics of navigating a computer. Ages 3- 5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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, March 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Dress for Success

Put your best foot forward! Build your self-confidence and self-esteem while perfecting your interview attire. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 24, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 24, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Italian for Travelers

Do you want to visit Italy and speak the language? In this meeting we will learn basic Italian for travelers. This is the first part of two sessions. Adults +18. Registration begins 2 weeks before the event. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fabergé Eggs

Learn about the European tradition of Eastertide egg giving, and discover the jeweled creations produced by the House of Fabergé for the last Tsars of Russia. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Saturday, March 26, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Maker Break!

Do you like to make things? Come to the library and make something new during Spring Break! You’ll use low and high technologies to make 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. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Maker Break!

Do you like to make things? Come to the library and make something new during Spring Break! You’ll use low and high technologies to make 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. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Maker Break!

Do you like to make things? Come to the library and make something new during Spring Break! You’ll use low and high technologies to make 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. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Celebrate Your Favorite Doctor

Still chomping on Jelly Babies and hoping to fly away in a big blue box? Join us for crafts, trivia, and more, all about your favorite Doctor. 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. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:30 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, March 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Maker Break!

Do you like to make things? Come to the library and make something new during Spring Break! You’ll use low and high technologies to make 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. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Space Day

To Infinity and Beyond! Come explore the wonders of the universe, and learn why “there’s no place like space.” 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: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, April 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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. 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, April 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Declutter Your Head and House

Are your mornings spent frantically looking for the misplaced keys or field trip forms?  Do you have trouble deciding what to keep and what to let go?  Do you have stacks of things and nowhere to put them?  This program offers you the strategies for when, where and how to overcome disorganization in your life. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Code For Lunch

Take a break and learn the basic of JavaScript through hands-on activities during this 4-week series. Subsequent classes will be held 4/13, 4/20, and 4/27. 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, April 6, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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, April 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Italian for Travelers

Do you want to visit Italy and speak the language? In this meeting we will learn basic Italian for travelers. This is the first part of two sessions. Adults +18. Registration begins 2 weeks before the event. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Homeschool STEAM Days: Grades K-2

Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) with these hands on classes. 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: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, April 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Homeschool STEAM Days: Grades 3-5

Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) with these hands on classes. 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. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, April 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: 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. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: All Ages. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Preschool Messy Art

Calling all preschool artists! Engage your preschooler’s creativity and learn about art in this six-week, hands-on series (April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23). Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins April 4th. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, April 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs and whistles. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, April 18, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Dinosaur Stomp!

Discover many kinds of dinosaurs in this dancin’ playful storytime. Make some dino-gear for a good old prehistoric time. 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. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Computers for Beginners

Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Drop in on the third Thursday of every month for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Ink for Thought

Whether you are covered head to toe or pondering your first tat, come chat with a local tattoo artist about the ins and outs of tattooing. 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: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Connection

Want to network with other families with young children? Join us for presentations on skills and resources for parents followed by informal discussion. Play centers will be set up in the room for your children. Topic: The Value of Play. Adults and family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

LIVEArt: Degas' Delightful Dancers

Impressionist painter Edgar Degas is famous for his sculptures and paintings of ballerinas, with more than half of his work depicting dancers (including the one in Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum of Art!). Come learn about the art of Degas and bring to life his paintings by creating your own delightful 3D dancer! 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. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs and whistles. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, April 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: 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. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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, April 26, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: 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. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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, April 27, 2016, 2:30 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, April 27, 2016, 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. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

FunMath@the Library: Slam Dunk Math Review

Slam dunk basic math and algebra skills to wrap up the year! Bring your favorite basketball and wear jersey and sneakers. Meet at the basketball court at the TCC Gym, Building G. Grades 3-8. Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs and whistles. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, May 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Kites for Children’s Day!

Learn to make traditional carp kites in celebration of Children’s Day, a traditional Japanese holiday. Fun to wave and fly! 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, May 2, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Hey Diddle Diddle! Songs for Small Ones

Sing along and learn fun songs. You can sing them while you ride, you can sing them on a slide. You can sing them in your house, you can sing them with a mouse. You can sing them here or there, you can sing them anywhere! 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. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Code for Lunch

Take a break and learn the basic of JavaScript through hands-on activities during this 4-week series. Subsequent classes will be held 5/11, 5/18, and 5/25. 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, May 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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, May 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.