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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.

Art and Science with Leonardo da Vinci

Learn about Leonardo da Vinci’s art and inventions. Use Da Vinci as an inspiration to create your own masterpiece! 3-5 grades. 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 3-5. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

LIVEArt: Making Chihuly's Macchia

Macchia means "spotted" in Italian, and Dale Chihuly is the recognized king of spotted glass-blowing, with some of his work on display right here in Hampton Roads. Join us as we learn about the fine art of glass-blowing and create our own Chihuly-inspired macchia sculptures! 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, May 7, 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, May 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 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, May 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Secret Spy Academy

Learn how to be a secret spy by learning about cryptography, code breaking, invisible inks, and more in this three-week, hands-on series. 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: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, May 9, 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, May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. 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 presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 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. 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, May 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Preschool Clickers II

You and your preschooler will build on computer skills introduced in Preschool Clickers I through five fun-focused computer classes: 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/02, 6/09, . Each 30-minute class is focused on learning more about the keyboard, typing, and navigating a computer through hands-on projects using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Paint. Ages 3-5. Online registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Prerequisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I or ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I or ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Preschool Clickers II

You and your preschooler will build on computer skills introduced in Preschool Clickers I through five fun-focused computer classes: 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/02, 6/09, . Each 30-minute class is focused on learning more about the keyboard, typing, and navigating a computer through hands-on projects using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Paint. Ages 3-5. Online registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Prerequisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I or ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I or ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

FunMath@the Library: It's Time to Fly Our Kites!

IT’S TIME TO FLY OUR KITES! Let’s Go! We will study the math of kites, construct and enjoy flying them on the fields of JUL! Bring a sack lunch and sunglasses. Grades 3-8. 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, May 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 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, May 14, 2016, 2:00 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 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 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, May 18, 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, May 19, 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, May 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

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, May 24, 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, May 24, 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, May 25, 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, May 25, 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, May 25, 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, May 26, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually.  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 June 1st. Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Adult Writing Club

Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually.  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 June 1st. Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, June 2, 2016.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, June 6, 2016, 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 May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. 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, June 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Elementary Science

Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, June 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 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 May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 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 May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. 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, June 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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 on May 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. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 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 May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, June 8, 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 May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 6 week-long series is required and begins on Monday, May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, June 9, 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 May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, June 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 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 May 23. 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, June 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Role-Playing Adventures

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 on May 1st. 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, June 11, 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 on May 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, June 11, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 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 on May 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. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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. Living room. Adults 18+.Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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 May 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, June 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Listen to stories, make a craft and meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar costumed character! 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). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Movie Makers

Music videos, funny videos, comedy or drama: there is no limit to your visual imagination. You’ll learn the basic steps for making a short movie in our first two sessions (6/20 and 6/27), and then you will develop your own project in the Digital Lab throughout the summer. If you have props, masks, or costumes, bring them with you. Grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Monday, June 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

LIVEArt: Continents, Cultures, & Crafts!

Join us each week (June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1) as we discover a new continent of the globe! We’ll explore the indigenous cultures and create our own work of art inspired by the native peoples! Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. 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. Monday, June 20, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 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 on May 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. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Recess Games

When was the last time you played jacks, spun a top, juggled, played hopscotch, jumped rope? Come out and join us for recess games at the JUL. Family/All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Preschool Eye Screening

Detect vision problems in your preschool child during this free eye screening provided by the Lions Club. Ages 3-5. No registration required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teeny Tiny Farm

Join us for a barnyard party with miniature farm animals! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:00 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 18+ Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Role-Playing Game Maker Workshop

Role-Playing Game Maker Workshop Whether it’s fantasy, sci-fi or modern day, learn a series of formulas you can use to create your own table top RPG world. Grades 6- 12. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13 & 7/20, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Art à la Cart

Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge 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, June 23, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Shadow Puppet Workshop

In four fun sessions, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, turn a library story into a script, create props & puppets, and present a play for family and friends. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 2:30 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 on May 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, June 23, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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 May 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. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Ice Dyeing

It’s the new way to tie dye! Bring a shirt of your own or use one provided. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Outside. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

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 May 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 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gracie the Clown

Laugh along with Gracie the Clown as she entertains with her magic. Take home your very own balloon creation! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Read and Share

Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Preschool Clickers III

You and your preschooler will build on computer skills introduced in Preschool Clickers I & II through five fun-focused computer classes: 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning more about the keyboard, typing, and navigating a computer through more complex hands-on projects using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Paint. Ages 3-5. Prerequisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I & II or the ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, open/close computer programs, save documents, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I & II or the ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, open/close computer programs, save documents, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Art à la Cart

Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge 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, June 30, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Preschool Clickers III

You and your preschooler will build on computer skills introduced in Preschool Clickers I & II through five fun-focused computer classes: 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning more about the keyboard, typing, and navigating a computer through more complex hands-on projects using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Paint. Ages 3-5. Online registration required and begins May 1st. Prerequisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I & II or the ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, open/close computer programs, save documents, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I & II or the ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, open/close computer programs, save documents, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 1, 2016.

Club Otaku for Teens

Club Otaku for Teens Come on down and enjoy anime, manga discussions and other fun otaku activities. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. 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. Friday, July 1, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Wind Tunnels

Watch the wind blow through wind tunnels. Come play with aerodynamics as we put paper airplanes, parachutes, imagination into the tunnel to float, swirl, and glide on the wind. Grades 3-5. Registration is not required. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 1, 2016, 3:00 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 2, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, July 3, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, July 4, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

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 on June 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. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Recess Games

When was the last time you played jacks, spun a top, juggled, played hopscotch, jumped rope? Come out and join us for recess games at the JUL. Family/All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

History Reader

Meet a historic figure from Colonial Virginia and step back in time through this story presentation by the Virginia Beach History Museums. Grades K--5. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Art à la Cart

Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge 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, July 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 8, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Role-Playing Adventures

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 on June 1st. 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, July 9, 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 on June 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, July 9, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, July 10, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, July 11, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

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 on June 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. Tuesday, July 12, 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

JB's Rattles

Is a snake’s skin slimy or smooth? Find out in this live reptile show and meet some other critters too! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 14, 2016.

Art à la Cart

Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge 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, July 14, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 15, 2016.

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 June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 15, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 16, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, July 17, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, July 18, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

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 on June 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. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Recess Games

When was the last time you played jacks, spun a top, juggled, played hopscotch, jumped rope? Come out and join us for recess games at the JUL. Family/All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Animals Have Feelings Too

For Grades K-2. Meet a furry friend and learn about this animal topic from the Virginia Beach SPCA. Recommended ages are listed with each program based on the presentation content, however, these programs are open to all ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Minecraft Club II

Minecraft Club II builds off lessons learned in Minecraft Club I. We’ll continue to learn about design and work together on new creations. We collaborate and utilize visual programming software. Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. To participate you need an account. Grades 6-12.  Registration is required and begins June 1. Class scheduled on 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Minecraft Club I or visual programming language experience. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Minecraft Club 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. Must have your own Minecraft account. Grades 6 to 12. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Class scheduled on 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24. 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. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Art à la Cart

Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge 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, July 21, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 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 June 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, July 21, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 22, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Beach Origami

Celebrate the summer by learning to fold beachy origami. We’ll make fish & shellfish, boats, balls & kites - all sorts of things that you might see in an oceanside day. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, July 24, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, July 25, 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. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, July 25, 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 26, 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 June 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 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tinker Table Challenge

Build, explore, and tinker at the library! Try out the library’s Tinker Table and play with robots, building sets, 3d writing, virtual reality, and more. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Our Animal Neighbors

Who are the critters in your neighborhood? They might be flying overhead, scurrying in the trees, or lurking in the grass. Let the Virginia Living Museum introduce you to some animals that make their homes near our homes. All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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 June 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, July 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, July 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Art à la Cart

Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge 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, July 28, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 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 June 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, July 28, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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 June 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. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 29, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 30, 2016.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, July 31, 2016.

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. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 1, 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. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Stop Motion Animation

Create your own characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on the library’s iPads in this 5-week series. All materials are provided – just bring your imagination! Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on July 1. Classes are on 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, and 8/29. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

Inventions

Explore the wonderful world of inventions. What can you create with the contents of our box? Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. 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, August 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

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 on July 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. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Recess Games

When was the last time you played jacks, spun a top, juggled, played hopscotch, jumped rope? Come out and join us for recess games at the JUL. Family/All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

John Kingry Magic Show

Can you see through the illusion? Prepare to be amazed and dazzled by magician John Kingry! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, August 4, 2016.

Art à la Cart

Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge 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, August 4, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.