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"Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes"

We’ll discuss Eleanor Coerr's book about Sadako Sasaki who lived in Japan during and after World War II. Why did Sadako make so many paper cranes? We’ll find out and fold a few cranes of our own. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Teen Mahjong

Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Registration required. Grades 6 - 12. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 3, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 3, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Tech Tuesday

Do you need help with your tablet, e-reader or smartphone? Bring your device or use one of ours. We’re here to help answer your questions. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Study Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Spreadsheets for Beginners

Adults. Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Basic computer skills are required. Registration required. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Bring a flash drive to class to save your work. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 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 is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Register online. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gentle Computing

Adults. Learn the basics of computing through hands-on activities. Call to register. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Minecraft Club

Do you enjoy building? Join the Library’s Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. Grade 6 - 8 To participate, you need a Minecraft account. NOTE: Correct dates for Minecraft are 11/5 & 11/12. The class mentioned in Update on 11/19 has been canceled ". Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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 is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Goodnight, Children of the World

Gather around in pajamas to sing lullabies from many lands and share bedtime stories! Bring a stuffed animal friend. Registration required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Stitch'n @ JUL

Knit or crochet at the Library. Learn something new or stitch on your current stash. Bring your needle work and a covered drink. Adults. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Fashion through Space and Time

Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Songs around the Campfire

Come and sing campfire songs around the "fire" and pretend to roast marshmallows as we sing. Registration required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

My Pet Rock

A rock can be a buddy when you personalize it. Paint it, decorate it, name it and sing it a song. Share it with a friend, or keep it as a paperweight for your own desk! Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 10, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 10, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Superhero Science

Dive into science, technology, engineering, art and math with these interactive programs. Learn about the science behind some of the best known superhero powers! Registration required. Grades 6 - 8. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Tech Tuesday

Do you need help with your tablet, e-reader or smartphone? Bring your device or use one of ours. We’re here to help answer your questions. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Study Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Gentle Computing

Adults. Learn the basics of computing through hands-on activities. Call to register. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Minecraft Club

Do you enjoy building? Join the Library’s Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. Grade 6 - 8 NOTE: Correct dates for Minecraft are 11/5 & 11/12. The class mentioned in Update on 11/19 has been canceled. You must have registered for the 11/5 class to participate on 11/12. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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 is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Come play Chess! Limited instruction provided for beginners.  Chess equipment has generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation, and the TCC Chess Club. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

International Games Day @ your Library

International Games Day @ your Library Choose from multiple types of games; board games, video games and role playing games. We've got it all! Enjoy spending time with your family and others through different challenges! Event Type: Gaming. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9:00 AM – 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 is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

International Games Day

Drop in, learn a game, and have fun! Registration required. Grades 6-12. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Fun Math: Not Your Average: Mean, Median and Mode

Fun Math: Not Your Average: Mean, Median and Mode Discover how fun math can be while exploring various concepts. Learn how the basketball players use these important math skills! Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Recess Games

When was the last time you yo-yoed? Or spun a top, juggled, played hopscotch, clapped out a rhythm? Join us for recess games at the JUL. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 17, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 17, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 17, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Line Dancing

Learn the grooves and moves for line dancing. The first 20 minutes we’ll learn a new dance. Then we will dance some more. Registration required. Adults. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Now Read This

Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. Call for the monthly book titles. Registration required. Adults. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Tech Tuesday

Do you need help with your tablet, e-reader or smartphone? Bring your device or use one of ours. We’re here to help answer your questions. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Study Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Stitch'n @ JUL

Knit or crochet at the Library. Learn something new or stitch on your current stash. Bring your needle work and a covered drink. Adults. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sing, Play, Move!

Looking for fun family time? We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play and move. Ages 3-5 with family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Read and Share

Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. No required reads. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Wrep it up! @ The Library

Make gift-giving new again with interesting and exciting ideas for wrapping. Please bring your own wrapping paper. Registration required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Spreadsheets Intermediate

Adults. Learn a little more about spreadsheets through fun, hands-on activities. Basic Knowledge of spreadsheets required. Bring a flash drive to save your work.Registration required. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic Knowledge of spreadsheets required. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and journeys using pencil and paper, a set of dice and your collective imagination. Registration required. Grades 6 - 12. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Puppet Workshop: Design, Cast, & Present

In four sessions, turn a library book into an entertaining script, create your own puppets and work as a team to present your puppet play to family and guests. Registration for the first class of four. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Role-Playing Madness

Like table top RPG’s? Meet fellow gamers and learn new systems including Pathfinder and Dragon Age! Personal maps and dice are welcome. Registration required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, November 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 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 is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Saturday, November 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Like a Movie Director

Learn guidelines about how to prepare and shoot an audiovisual story. Costumes and props are appreciated, but it’s most important to bring your smile and creativity! Registration required. Grades 6 - 8. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, November 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Fairy Tales in the News

How would fairy tales sound if reported as real news by professional newscasters? Popular fairy tales will introduce you to the wonderful world of the fairy tale, where anything is possible. Registration is required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Saturday, November 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Now Read This

Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. Call for the monthly book titles. Registration required. Grades 6 - 8. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, December 1, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Elephant and His Friends

What do Elephant and his friends do all day? We’ll find out through stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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 is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Register online. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Holiday Craft with Kim Herman

Celebrate the holidays with a custom art creation. Registration required. Grades 6 -12. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mitten Kitten's Phone Cozy

Recycle pieces of an old sweater into a comfy holder for a cell phone! Using Donna Wilson’s clever craft book, Creative Creatures, we’ll make a cute, stylish gift for someone special. Registration required. Grades 6 - 8. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, December 8, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Word Processing for Beginners

Adults. Learn how to complete common tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Registration required. Bring a USB/Flash drive to save your work. NOTE: This is a two part class: 12/8 and 12/9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic computer skills are required. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, December 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, December 8, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, December 8, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Word Processing for Beginners

Adults. Learn how to complete common tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Registration required. Bring a USB/Flash drive to save your work. NOTE: This is a two part class: 12/8 and 12/9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic computer skills are required. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Tech Tuesday

Do you need help with your tablet, e-reader or smartphone? Bring your device or use one of ours. We’re here to help answer your questions. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Study Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Hour of Code - Make Your Own App

Get started programming. Learn the basics so you can create your own mobile app. Registration required. Grades 6 - 12. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Send Your Holiday Wishes with a Video

Instead of the usual paper card this year come to the JUL and create a "happy holidays" video! Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Hour of Code: Make Your Own App

Adults. Get started with programming. Learn the basics so you can create your own mobile app. Registration required. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Beginner's Computer Club

Adults. Improve your computer skills with your peers. Pre-requisite: Gentle Computing. Registration required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Gentle Computing

Adults. Learn the basics of computing through hands-on activities. Call to register. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Board Game Night

Bring your game face! Coffee and donuts will be provided as well as a selection of classic board games. Registration required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 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 is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Spreadsheets for Beginners

Adults. Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Basic computer skills are required. Registration required. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Bring a flash drive to class to save your work. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Come play chess! Limited instruction provided for beginners.  Chess equipment generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation, and the TCC Chess Club. Marketplace. m. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Family / All Ages. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Role-Playing Madness

Like table top RPG’s? Meet fellow gamers and learn new systems including Pathfinder and Dragon Age! Personal maps and dice are welcome. Registration required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, December 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 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 is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Stitch'n @ JUL

Knit or crochet at the Library. Learn something new or stitch on your current stash. Bring your needle work and a covered drink. Adults. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with this series of programs designed for preschoolers. Dress for play and experiments. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 20. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Make the Stars Come Out!

Make beautiful stars using paper, tape, a bit of folding and a lot of imagination. Event Type: Special Programs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Fun Math: Platonic Sounds and Such

Discover how fun math can be while exploring various concepts. Study and construct geometric solids and make a mobile to take home! Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Teen Mahjong

Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Registration required. Grades 6 - 12. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Now Read This

Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. Call for the monthly book titles. Registration required. Grades 6 - 8. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Science of Crystals

Dive into science, technology, engineering, art and math with these interactive programs. Learn about the science behind crystals and how they are formed! Registration required. Grades 6 - 8. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, December 15, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Line Dancing

Learn the grooves and moves for line dancing. The first 20 minutes we’ll learn a new dance. Then we will dance some more. Registration required. Adults. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Now Read This

Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. Call for the monthly book titles. Registration required. Adults. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Read and Share

Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. No required reads. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 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: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and journeys using pencil and paper, a set of dice and your collective imagination. Registration required. Grades 6 - 12. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Sing, Play, Move!

Looking for fun family time? We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play and move. Ages 3-5 with family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.