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Gaming for Adults: Settlers of Catan

Love to play Settlers of Catan, but you can't find a good group to play with? Join us in the Marketplace area of the library to meet new people and play a game together. Adults. Online registration is required and begins December 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Drop in on the third Thursday for a fun craft in our Children's Room. Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners

Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on December 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Escape The Room

Solve puzzles, decipher clues, and find your way out working in teams of 2 or more! Bring a friend and your best problem solving skills! Are you up to the challenge? Grades 6-12 Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Escape The Room

Solve puzzles, decipher clues, and find your way out working in teams of 2 or more! Bring a friend and your best problem solving skills! Are you up to the challenge? Grades 6-12 Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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 January 9. 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, January 23, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6-week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Homeschool Discovery Days

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by creating rollercoasters. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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, January 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Homeschool Discovery Days

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by creating rollercoasters. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 23, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Elementary Science

Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Grades K-2. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 23, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Preschool Clickers

You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through six fun-focused computer classes, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28.  Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Ages 4-5.  Online registration is required and begins on January 9th. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:00 AM – 9:45 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 January 9. 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. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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, January 24, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Microsoft Word 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 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on December 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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, January 24, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Hands-On Science

Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Grades 3-5. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Photo Collage

Grab your smock and practice photo collage techniques to design a self portrait. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 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 for this 6-week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 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 January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Gaming for Adults

Find a new favorite game and fellow gamers. We will have an assortment of games and game types or you can bring your own to teach others to play. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:15 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 for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. 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, January 26, 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint ntermediate

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 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins December 1st. 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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, January 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Gaming for Adults – Chinese Mahjong

Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game of skill, strategy, and a little chance (think gin rummy). Meet new people or bring in a group of friends to play. Some instruction available. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 2:00 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. Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. Teens grade 6-12. Event Type: Games. 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. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners

Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on January 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Gaming for Adults - Scrabble

Calling all letter lovers. Beginning, intermediate and advanced scrabble players are welcome. Improve your vocabulary, exercise your brain and meet new friends or bring in a group of friends to play. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Code Club @ the Library

Join us each week and learn how to code! Complete tutorials at your own pace and work your way up to making websites, apps and computer games! Grades 3-8. No registration is required. Seating is limited. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 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 January 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 use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 9, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Fun Math

Join us as we explore the history of some notable African American personalities in our country. Time and money concepts will be investigated. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on January 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Internet for Beginners

Learn how to use a web browser to access the web and practice useful strategies for finding and evaluating information on the internet. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration is required and begins January 3rd. Call to register. 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, February 15, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Code Club @ the Library

Join us each week and learn how to code! Complete tutorials at your own pace and work your way up to making websites, apps and computer games! Grades 3-8. No registration is required. Seating is limited. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Drop in on the third Thursday for a fun craft in our Children's Room. Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 16, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 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 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on January 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Life Sized Games for Teens: Get a Clue

Get a clue before identity theft gets you!  This workshop will teach you to prevent identity theft and protect yourself while navigating through a life-sized Clue game. Presented by Opportunity Inc. Career Access Network.  Teens grade 6-12.  Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. Event Type: Personal Finance/Grants. 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. Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Making Puppets

Finger puppets, hand puppets, paper puppets… Make puppets to take home for lots of imaginative play and fun. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 18, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeschool Discovery Days: Gr. K-2

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by learning more about weather. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. 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 20, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Homeschool Discovery Days: Gr. 3-5

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by learning more about weather. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. 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 20, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 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 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Online registration is required and begins January 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Sensory Open Play

This program is designed to allow children ages 3-10 to explore a variety of sensory play experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation through games, activities and more. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Ages 3-10. Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults

Find a new favorite game and fellow gamers. We will have an assortment of games and game types or you can bring your own to teach others to play. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Code Club @ the Library

Join us each week and learn how to code! Complete tutorials at your own pace and work your way up to making websites, apps and computer games! Grades 3-8. No registration is required. Seating is limited. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. 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, February 23, 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 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 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins January 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

A Scrapbooking and Visual Journaling Bring and Share

Bring and share your work and your creativity with other crafters. Using your supplies and ours create another beautiful page for your book. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults – Chinese Mahjong

Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game of skill, strategy, and a little chance (think gin rummy). Meet new people or bring in a group of friends to play. Some instruction available. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Code Club @ the Library

Join us each week and learn how to code! Complete tutorials at your own pace and work your way up to making websites, apps and computer games! Grades 3-8. No registration is required. Seating is limited. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 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 on February 1st. Teens grade 6-12. Event Type: Games. 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. Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners

Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on February 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 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 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on February 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 9, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Clovers & Shamrocks Story and Craft

Are you a lucky four-leaf clover or a shamrock fan? Come make either or both to celebrate this lovely time of year when everything is turning green. Families/All Ages. Online registration is required and begins on February 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, March 10, 2017, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Fun Math

Join us and our friend CAL Q L8tor as we have fun exploring the instrument called a calculator. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on February 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, March 11, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

LIVEArt: Vincent Van Gogh

Grab your smock and join us at the library to learn about the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh and create a Van Gogh inspired painting. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on February 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 13, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Vincent Van Gogh

Grab your smock and join us at the library to learn about  the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh and create a Van Gogh inspired painting. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on February 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Internet for Beginners

Learn how to use a web browser to access the web and practice useful strategies for finding and evaluating information on the internet. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration is required and begins February 1st. Call to register. 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 15, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s

Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s is a fun after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities! Grades K-2. Online registration for this 8-week series is required and begins on February 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Code Club @ the Library

Join us each week and learn how to code! Complete tutorials at your own pace and work your way up to making websites, apps and computer games! Grades 3-8. No registration is required. Seating is limited. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Drop in on the third Thursday for a fun craft in our Children's Room. Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 16, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Teen Paint Night

It’s a paint party! Create a beautiful painting following step-by-step instructions or free-style your own masterpiece. Classy refreshments provided. Online registration is required and begins on February 1st. Teens grade 6-12. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. 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, March 16, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 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 February 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. Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Celebrate Bubbles!

Celebrate National Bubble Week with bubbles of all sorts! We’ll make some, blow some, explore them and have fun! All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeschool Discovery Days: Gr. K-2

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by learning about color science. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on February 1st. 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 20, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Homeschool Discovery Days: Gr. 3-5

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by learning about color science. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on February 1st. 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 20, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Sensory Open Play

This program is designed to allow children ages 3-10 to explore a variety of sensory play experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation through games, activities and more. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Ages 3-10. Online registration is required and begins on February 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults

Find a new favorite game and fellow gamers. We will have an assortment of games and game types or you can bring your own to teach others to play. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Code Club @ the Library

Join us each week and learn how to code! Complete tutorials at your own pace and work your way up to making websites, apps and computer games! Grades 3-8. No registration is required. Seating is limited. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 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 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on February 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 23, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on February 1st. 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 23, 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 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 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on February 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Code Club @ the Library

Join us each week and learn how to code! Complete tutorials at your own pace and work your way up to making websites, apps and computer games! Grades 3-8. No registration is required. Seating is limited. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults – Chinese Mahjong

Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game of skill, strategy, and a little chance (think gin rummy). Meet new people or bring in a group of friends to play. Some instruction available. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults - Scrabble

Calling all letter lovers. Beginning, intermediate and advanced scrabble players are welcome. Improve your vocabulary, exercise your brain and meet new friends or bring in a group of friends to play. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.