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Just 2s Storytime

Kempsville 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

MEO Central 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bayside 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Joint-Use Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Bayside 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Bayside 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Kempsville 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

MEO Central 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

MEO Central 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Kempsville 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Wee STEAMers

Joint-Use Library Bring your little scientist in to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with in this interactive storytime. Dress to experiment. Ages 3-5. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Maker Monday

Bayside Bring your supplies and join us in the Bayside Create Space! Meet with other creators and makers to share some of your projects and get ideas for your next one. Write, draw, cut, knit, sew, think, and play – the choice is yours. Drop-in crafting is encouraged, bring your passion and share our space! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Wee STEAMers: Preschool Science

Joint-Use Library Bring your little scientist in to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with in this interactive storytime. Dress to experiment. Ages 3-5. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Super STEAMers: Aerodynamics

Joint-Use Library Come dive into science, technology, engineering, art and math with this series of programs. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Monday, April 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

STEAMed Up: Aerodynamics

Joint-Use Library Come dive into science, technology, engineering, art and math with this series of programs. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Kempsville 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

MEO Central 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Bayside 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Great Neck 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Princess Anne 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Oceanfront 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Joint-Use Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Bayside 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Great Neck 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Princess Anne 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Kempsville 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

MEO Central We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Family Storytime

Great Neck Experience stories, songs, fingerplays, and literacy fun geared to young readers. All Ages. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Oceanfront 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Joint-Use Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Kempsville 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

MEO Central We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Kempsville 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Kids Code Club: Learn to Code

Joint-Use Library Visual Coding for Kids. Learn the Basics of how computers work and how they're programmed through fun, hands-on activities in this exciting series. Grades 3-8. Registration required and begins on February 25 at www.vbgov.com/library-events. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Super STEAMers: Fun Math

Kempsville Discover how fun math really can be! Explore a new concept every month and join in activities and crafts. This month is all about place value. For more information, call 385-2627. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Websites for Readers

Princess Anne For Adults Learn how to keep track of your reading, find reviews and recommendations, and plot out your “to read” list. Registration begins April 8 by calling 385-2610 or stopping in at the library. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Sing, Play, Move!

Great Neck Looking for some fun family time? Get up on your feet and move! We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play and move! Ages 3-5 and family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Genealogy Class

MEO Central A 2-part class where you will learn tips and tricks for using Ancestry and HeritageQuest to advance your genealogical goals. Call to register. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Kempsville 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

MEO Central 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Bayside 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Princess Anne 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Oceanfront 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Kempsville 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Bayside 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Great Neck We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

MEO Central 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Windsor Woods Area Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Pungo-Blackwater We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Great Neck We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Joint-Use Library We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Teen Book Swappers

Kempsville Come out and discuss your favorite books and authors. Discover new books and genres. Bring your book to swap for another.Learn about upcoming Teen books coming out. And much more! Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Little Clickers I

Joint-Use Library You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through six fun-focused computer classes. Each 30 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Kempsville 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

MEO Central 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Bayside 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Princess Anne 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Oceanfront 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Bayside 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Little Clickers II

Joint-Use Library You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through six fun-focused computer classes. Each 30 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Participants must have completes Little Clickers I. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Bayside 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Great Neck 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Kempsville 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

MEO Central 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Oceanfront 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 is required and begins on March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Pungo-Blackwater 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Storytime

Joint-Use Library 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Great Neck 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Kempsville 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Princess Anne 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

3s Please Storytime

MEO Central 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 March 3. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Don't wander around the Local History Genealogy section hoping that your ancestor will magically appear. Come for a tour and increase your chances of a leafy family tree. Call to register. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Joint-Use Library 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, April 24, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Library Apps

Kempsville This training is for adults who would like to learn more about apps and how to use them to enhance their library experience. Thurs. Apr 24, 5:30-6:30pm. Reg. begins 4/10. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

TAG Meeting

Windsor Woods Area Library Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group). Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Little Clickers III

Joint-Use Library You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through six fun-focused computer classes. Each 30 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Participants must have completed Little Clickers I and II. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Wee STEAMers

Joint-Use Library Bring your little scientist in to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with in this interactive storytime. Dress to experiment. Ages 3-5. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Technology Tutors

Kempsville Do you have a new device? Do you want to learn more about your device? Come into a technology open house where our library Teens will help you learn how to use a new piece of technology, learn some tricks, and teach how to use some digital library tools to improve your every day life. No reservations required. Please bring in your device, if possible. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Mahjong Club @ the Library

Princess Anne for Adults Think gin rummy using tiles. This club is for those with some to more experience, there will be no instruction provided. Join the other players and enjoy the afternoon. Online registration begins April 12. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

MEO Central The Children's Theatre presents "Bad Bunnies." The Easter Bunny has always been the top VIB (Very Important Bunny). But this year some rascally rabbits are looking to become the new number one. Can anyone save Easter from these bad bunnies? Tickets $5 at the door, children under 3 free. Call 540-645-2065 for more information. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Jedi Training Day

MEO Central Are you part of the Rebel Alliance or have you gone to the dark side? Either way, come celebrate the fun and adventure of Star Wars with crafts, games, trivia, and more! With special appearances by members of the 501st and Rebel Legion. May the force be with you! No registration required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Maker Monday

Bayside Bring your supplies and join us in the Bayside Create Space! Meet with other creators and makers to share some of your projects and get ideas for your next one. Write, draw, cut, knit, sew, think, and play – the choice is yours. Drop-in crafting is encouraged, bring your passion and share our space! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Little STEAMers: Mixed Up Chemistry

Oceanfront Dive into science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) in this fun, hands-on program. What happens when certain items are mixed together? Experiment and find out! Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Monday, April 28, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Sensory-Friendly Storytime

Bayside This storytime is specially designed to engage 4 - 8 year olds with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders through movement, music, stories and play. Siblings are welcome and parent participation is required. Please call if you have any questions or need to request special accommodations. Call to register. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, April 28, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Kempsville 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: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, April 28, 2014, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Sing, Play, Move!

Windsor Woods Area Library Looking for some fun family time? Get up on your feet and move! We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play and move! Ages 3-5 and family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Genealogy Class

MEO Central Part 2 of a 2-part class where you will learn tips and tricks for using Ancestry and HeritageQuest to advance your genealogical goals. Call to register. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mixed Media and Poetry at Central Library

MEO Central Mixed Media and Poetry by Artful Women and Take Nine Poets will be on display in the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library lobby during the month of May all hours that the library is open. Event Type: Exhibits. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 1, 2014 – Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Beginner Computer Class

MEO Central A fourt-part class for the beginning computer user. Learn about the different components of the computer, using the mouse, searching the Internet, and using email. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mother's Day Craft Make & Take

Oceanfront Drop in and make a fun Mother's Day craft! Families. No registration required. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Stitch'n @ JUL

Joint-Use Library Sit in our lovely new living room; work on any stitch work in your current stash, and share your thoughts on books, stitchery, or the weather. Walk-ins welcome! Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Materials Needed: Bring your needlework and a covered drink. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hear the Lively Frogs!

Joint-Use Library Come hear stories and songs about frolicking frogs and end with a craft. Bring a picture of a frog to share. Registration begins April 19. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Teen Advisory Group Presents: A Graphic Celebration!

MEO Central Celebrate Comic Book Day by making your own superhero cape, play superhero trivia and much more! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music Concert featuring Scott Slay and the Rail

MEO Central Influenced by bluegrass gods Tony Rice and Sam Bush, Scott has won a stack of awards for his Mandolin playing and crazy Guitar skills. Recently he's been writing music for his first indie album. To purchase tickets, visit http://tidewateracoustic.org or call 626-3655. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Mahjong @ the Library

Joint-Use Library Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. No experience necessary. Instruction included. Ages 9 - adult. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taking Stories to Heart

MEO Central Enjoy interactive folktales and fairytales for families! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Maker Monday

Bayside Bring your supplies and join us in the Bayside Create Space! Meet with other creators and makers to share some of your projects and get ideas for your next one. Write, draw, cut, knit, sew, think, and play – the choice is yours. Drop-in crafting is encouraged, bring your passion and share our space! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, May 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Mommy Tea Time

Kempsville Wear your Sunday's best to celebrate Mother's Day with pretend tea time, Mother's Day stories, and create a special memory pop-up book. For more information, please call 385-2627. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, May 5, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Flower Fun!

Joint-Use Library Create and decorate flowers to enjoy in the Spring. Learn a little bit about what makes them special. Registration begins April 21. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Monday, May 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Alphabet Bingo

Great Neck Practice your alphabet skills with a fun game of BINGO and other ABC activities. All participants will earn prizes! Ages 3-5, Registration required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Fantastic Fairy Tales

Windsor Woods Area Library Once upon a time we shared fairy tales at the library! Discover new stories, listen to old favorites, and make a fantastic craft. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Kids Code Club: Learn to Code

Joint-Use Library Visual Coding for Kids. Learn the Basics of how computers work and how they're programmed through fun, hands-on activities in this exciting series. Grades 3-8. Registration required and begins on February 25 at www.vbgov.com/library-events. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

STEAM Punks: Board Game Workshop for Teens

Princess Anne (for Grades 9-12) Learn elements of board game design including techniques for creating movement, obstacles, risk, and randomization. Begin construction on your own board game. Online registration begins April 22. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 9-12. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Mother’s Day Storytime & Craft

Princess Anne (for ages 3-5 and their families) Join us for stories about mothers, and stay to make a craft for the special person in your life. Online Registration begins April 23. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Romance Readers

Pungo-Blackwater "Why do people fall in love"…it remains the greatest mystery of life and the secret to happiness. Spend the morning with a group of romance reading enthusiasts. No chosen book for the month, come talk about the romance book you are reading or have read that month. The coffee is always delicious! Group meets the first Wednesday* of the month .*Day is sometimes adjusted for holidays. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Scholastic Chess Club

Kempsville Do you love chess? Are you looking for people to play with and ways to advance your skills? Drop-in to Kempsville Library’s Chess Club! Grades K-12, no registration necessary. Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Little STEAMers: The Science of Superheroes, The Flash

Windsor Woods Area Library Explore the science that makes superheroes like The Flash so amazing with hands-on activities and demonstrations.Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

How to Download Audiobooks

Princess Anne (for Adults) The Library makes it easy to read with your ears. Come find out how! Registration begins April 23 by calling the library at 385-2610. Event Type: Classes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

How to Build a Computer

Joint-Use Library Learn about the components of a computer and some tips on how to build one. This program will focus specifically on gaming computers. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 9-12. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beginner Computer Class

MEO Central A fourt-part class for the beginning computer user. Learn about the different components of the computer, using the mouse, searching the Internet, and using email. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bedtime Stories

Bayside Come to the library in your PJs and enjoy some twilight tales. (Ages 3 to 5 years with families). Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Sing, Play, Move!

Princess Anne Looking for some fun family time? Get up on your feet and move! We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play and move! Ages 3-5 and family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

The Virginia Beach Chess Club (VBCC)

Joint-Use Library The Virginia Beach Chess Club (VBCC) at the JUL will meet on the second Thursday of each month Open to all ages. Limited instruction will be provided. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation, and also loaned from the TCC Chess Club. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Join us on the 2nd Thursday each month for a lively discussion of this month's title. Books are available for checkout at Pungo-Blackwater Library. Please register. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: The Dinner by Herman Koch. Next Month's Title: The Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

MEO Central 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: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Great Neck Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Please call 385-2606 to register. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Princess Anne 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: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mermaid for a Day!

Joint-Use Library Let's discover Mermaids together. Learn their origins, lives and customs. Become a mermaid for a day. Registration begins April 26. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mother's Day Flower Pot Gift

Bayside Participants will be able to paint a flower pot as a gift for Mother's Day. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

TAG meeting

Pungo-Blackwater Join our Teen Advisory Group to network with other teens, get volunteer hours, help your community and just have fun! Our group meets once a month on the 2nd Saturday of the month and 2 or 3 other times a year with the other TAGs around the city for special programs. Event Type: Meetings. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Series Name: T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group). Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Teen Game Board Design Workshop

Pungo-Blackwater Learn elements of game board design including techniques for creating movement, obstacles, risk and randomization. Begin constructing your own board game! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

MEO Central Join the Bucket of Monkeys improvisational troupe for their performance of Alice in Wonderland. This is an interactive and unique performance that you the audience helps create! Great fun for all ages. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, May 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Job Central (SNAP Class)

MEO Central Are you unemployed and looking for a new job? Do you need computer or vocational training? Come learn about the services offered by the Opportunity Inc./Virginia Workforce Connection. Call to register. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Book Lovers' Coffee Hour

Bayside Join us for a casual book chat with no required reads. Refreshments are provided. Call to register or come in and register at the desk. Walk-ins welcomed. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Maker Monday

Bayside Bring your supplies and join us in the Bayside Create Space! Meet with other creators and makers to share some of your projects and get ideas for your next one. Write, draw, cut, knit, sew, think, and play – the choice is yours. Drop-in crafting is encouraged, bring your passion and share our space! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, May 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Super STEAMers: Blast Off - Rockets

Oceanfront Dive into science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) in this fun, hands-on program. Learn more about rocket science through fun stories and hands-on experiments. We'll launch balloon rockets to test our theories. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Monday, May 12, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Little STEAMers - Atmosphere and Weather!

Joint-Use Library Come dive into science, technology, engineering, art and math with this series of programs. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Monday, May 12, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Windsor Woods Area Library 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: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, May 12, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Advisory Group Presents:There's a Mouse in the House

Joint-Use Library Come listen to funny tales of mice and mishaps. Finish with a creature craft. Registration begins April 28. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, May 12, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Survival Gang

Princess Anne for Adults. Join us for a new tech adventure each month. Bring your devices and your questions. Register by calling 385-2610 or stopping by the library. Walk-ins welcome. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Classic Movie Afternoons

Bayside Join us as we flashback with a classic movie-followed by a group discussion or movie trivia. Walk-ins welcomed. Event Type: Movies. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

STEAMed Up Board Game Workshop

Princess Anne (for grades 6-8) Learn elements of board game design including techniques for creating movement, obstacles, risk, and randomization. Begin construction on your own board game. Online registration begins April 29. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Anime Club

MEO Central Join us for our next anime selection! Sketchbooks welcome! Event Type: Meetings. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Play Date with the Alphabet

Princess Anne (for ages 3-5 and their families) Sing, play, talk and move your way through activity stations designed to make learning the alphabet fun. On line registration begins April 30. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mahjong

Kempsville Think gin rummy using tiles. Some experience required. No instruction provided. Adults. Reg. begins 2/26/14. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Online Investing Resources

Bayside Tools such as Morningstar and Value Line are available online at VBPL for free. Learn how to get the most out of them! Call to register beginning 5/1. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Kempsville Create simple documents, edit and format text, correct spelling, adjust margins, and more. Basic computer skills requred (keyboard and mouse). Please bring a flash drive to use in class.Reg. begins 5/1/14. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic keyboard & mouse skill required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Beginner Computer Class

MEO Central A fourt-part class for the beginning computer user. Learn about the different components of the computer, using the mouse, searching the Internet, and using email. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Book Lovers’ Coffee Hour

Princess Anne For Adults. Join us for this casual book chat. Enjoy meeting new friends and discussing great books. Refreshments provided. No required reads. Call or ask at the desk to register. Drop-ins welcome. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Super STEAMers: Mysterious Pyramids

Bayside Come to the library and learn about constructing pyramids and their geometric wonders! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Teen Abilities Group

Bayside Bayside Special Services Library is hosting a new group for teens who are blind or physically disabled. Activities include networking, social events, crafts, music, games, and new technology demos. Please share with teens who would like to participate. Call to register and let us know if special accommodations are needed. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bubbles Everywhere!

Princess Anne (for ages 3-5 and their families) Why are bubbles round? Why do bubbles float? The answers are in the air for these and other questions. Explore the science of bubbles with fun experiments and crafts outdoors. Online registration begins May 3. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Oceanfront 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: Oceanfront Area Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Cocoa House Concert

MEO Central Join Marybeth Carreiro, a 2nd grade teacher who knows how to wrangle in any kid, for musical entertainment the entire family can enjoy! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bored? Try Some Board Games

Kempsville Take your mind off the SOLs and exam craming with some laughs and downtime, lots of video and board games. For more information, please call 385-2627. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mahjong @ the Library

Princess Anne (for Adults) Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Online registration begins May 03. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Pungo-Blackwater Sponsored by the Officers of the Virginia Beach Police Department. Fun bicycle events and learning activities encourage safe riding. All participants are encouraged to bring their bike and bike helmet. Registration required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bicycle Safety

MEO Central Learn to be a brainy biker! Create your own design for a bicycle helmet and other activities. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: MEO Central Library. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music Concert featuring Rupert Wates

MEO Central London born singer-songwriter, Rupert Wates, calls his material acoustic, melodic art-folk. This means that what you get from him are stong melodies, genuine feeling, and lyrics that often address contemporary issues. To purchase tickets call 626-3655 or visit http://tidewateracoustic.org. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

MEO Central Join the Bucket of Monkeys improvisational troupe for their performance of Alice in Wonderland. This is an interactive and unique performance that you the audience helps create! Great fun for all ages. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Real Girl Power

Joint-Use Library Discover your strengths and talents in a group of tween girls as we meet amazing women in history and in contemporary life who have paved the way. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

TAG Meeting

MEO Central Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Event Type: Meetings. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Series Name: T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, May 18, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Maker Monday

Bayside Bring your supplies and join us in the Bayside Create Space! Meet with other creators and makers to share some of your projects and get ideas for your next one. Write, draw, cut, knit, sew, think, and play – the choice is yours. Drop-in crafting is encouraged, bring your passion and share our space! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, May 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Little STEAMers: Blast Off, Rockets!

Oceanfront Dive into science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) in this fun, hands-on program. Learn more about rocket science through fun stories and hands-on experiments. We'll launch balloon rockets to test our theories. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Monday, May 19, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Super STEAMers: Atmosphere and Weather

Joint-Use Library Come dive into science, technology, engineering, art and math with this series of programs. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Monday, May 19, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Sensory-Friendly Storytime

Bayside This storytime is specially designed to engage 4 - 8 year olds with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders through movement, music, stories and play. Siblings are welcome and parent participation is required. Please call if you have any questions or need to request special accommodations. Call to register. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Monday, May 19, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Kempsville 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: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, May 19, 2014, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

STEAMed Up: Atmosphere

Joint-Use Library Come dive into science, technology, engineering, art and math with this series of programs. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Monday, May 19, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Reader's Cafe: Book Club

Kempsville Read the book & join in the discussion! Light refreshments served. Meets the third Tuesday of the month. A different book discussed each month. Register in person or by phone beginning May 6 (walk-ins welcome too!). Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: "American On Purpose" by Craig Ferguson. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mahjong @ the Library

Bayside Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Learn the rules of this traditional chinese game and actually play some Mahjong. No experience necessary, instruction included. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Code Club: Learn to Code

Joint-Use Library Visual Coding for Kids. Learn the Basics of how computers work and how they're programmed through fun, hands-on activities in this exciting series. Grades 3-8. Registration required and begins on February 25 at www.vbgov.com/library-events. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Super STEAMers: Fun Math

Kempsville Discover how fun math really can be! Explore a new concept every month and join in activities and crafts. This month is all about division. For more information, call 385-2627. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Exploring Travel Sites

Princess Anne (for Adults) Planning a trip? Come learn about websites and apps that help you choose all the best spots Registration begins May 06 by calling the library at 385-2610. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Bayside 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: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Sing, Play, Move!

Windsor Woods Area Library Looking for some fun family time? Get up on your feet and move! We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play and move! Ages 3-5 and family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Genealogy Class

MEO Central A 2-part class where you will learn tips and tricks for using Ancestry and HeritageQuest to advance your genealogical goals. Call to register. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Little STEAMers: Monsters - Fact or Fiction?

Kempsville Come dive into science, technology, engineering, art, and math with this series of programs. This month, discover the science behind your favorite monsters! For more information, please call 385-2627. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Little STEAMers: Turtles and Tortoises

MEO Central What's the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? We'll find out and also learn what things protect or threaten their survival. We'll use our new knowledge to make a home for an Eastern Box turtle, complete with food and nesting materials. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

100,000 Places to See

Joint-Use Library Come share your travel experiences with others in the JUL living room! Feel free to bring photos, maps, etc. to share with our group! We will choose a new region each month! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

The Game of Go

MEO Central Learn the basics of the elegant and profound Japanese board game, Go. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: MEO Central Library. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Recipe Swappers

Kempsville Ages 18 & up Meet new friends, discover favorite recipes and talk about what’s cooking in your kitchen. Rate and review local restaurants. Recipe samples welcome. Registration is required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM.

Websites for Readers

Kempsville Learn how to keep track of your reading, find reviews and recommendations, and plot out your "to read" list. Thurs. May 22 9am-10am. Reg. begins 5/8/14. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Basic Computer Skills & Internet for Beginners

Kempsville Learn about the different components of the computer, how to use the mouse, keyboarding skills, accessing the internet, and beginning search strategies. 2 day class. Must attend both classes.Thurs May 22 10-11 & Thurs May 29 10-12. Reg. begins 5/8/14. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Beginner Computer Class

MEO Central A fourt-part class for the beginning computer user. Learn about the different components of the computer, using the mouse, searching the Internet, and using email. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Don't wander around the Local History Genealogy section hoping that your ancestor will magically appear. Come for a tour and increase your chances of a leafy family tree. Call to register. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Super STEAMers: World Turtle Day

MEO Central On the eve of National Turtle Day, May 23rd, we will learn about the importance of protecting turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world, followed by a habitat-based hands-on activity. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Joint-Use Library 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, May 22, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

TAG Meeting

Windsor Woods Area Library Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group). Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tattoo Art

MEO Central Designing and making temporary tattoos and body art can be simple and fun! Join us as we make and try out our own designs and discuss the historical, cultural, and social history of tattooing. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 9-12. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Maker Monday

Bayside Bring your supplies and join us in the Bayside Create Space! Meet with other creators and makers to share some of your projects and get ideas for your next one. Write, draw, cut, knit, sew, think, and play – the choice is yours. Drop-in crafting is encouraged, bring your passion and share our space! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, May 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Downloading Audiobooks

Kempsville The Library makes it easy to read with your ears. come find out! Bring your devices. Tues. May 27, 10-11am. Reg. begins 5/13/14. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Genealogy Class

MEO Central Part 2 of a 2-part class where you will learn tips and tricks for using Ancestry and HeritageQuest to advance your genealogical goals. Call to register. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Teen Book Swappers

Kempsville Come out and discuss your favorite books and authors. Discover new books and genres. Bring your book to swap for another.Learn about upcoming Teen books coming out. And much more! Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pajama Nail Party

Windsor Woods Area Library Come relax in your PJs (optional) and give your nails a makeover! We provide the supplies, you bring the fun! Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, May 29, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Mahjong @ the Library

MEO Central Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to program date. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Joint-Use Library Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and journeys using a set of dice, pencil and paper and your collective imagination! Grades 9 – 12. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 9-12. Location: Joint-Use Library. Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.