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Tabletop Gaming

MEO Central Tidewater Area Gaming Society presents 12 hours of game play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share, instruction available. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Toddler Sing, Play, Move

MEO Central Calling all toddlers! Looking for fun family time? We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play and move. Ages 2-3  with caregiver. Registration is not  required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

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. Online registration is required and begins on May 1. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM.

Mad Science: Fire and Ice

Princess Anne Explore the world of matter through amazing experiments and dazzling demonstrations by the Mad Scientist. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Pungo-Blackwater Listen to stories, make a craft and meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar costumed character! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Anime Afternoon

MEO Central Join us to watch a variety of anime and hang out with other fans! Bring your friends, bring your sketchbooks, even come in cosplay. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Paint Night

Princess Anne It’s a paint party! Create a beautiful painting following step-by-step instructions or free-style your own masterpiece.  Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

How To Choose a Contractor

Pungo-Blackwater My house needs repairs, who do I call? Let Retired Building Contractor, Bob Alexander, tell you what he looks for when choosing the perfect contractor to meet your needs. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Ice Dyeing

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

Book Dominoes

Kempsville Work with others to engineer a book domino course in the library and complete challenges. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. Adults 18+ Registration not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, June 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Introduction to First Landing State Park

Kempsville Learn about the five different habitats in this Virginia Beach ecosystem through an interactive program with live animals from First Landing State Park! Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, June 27, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

You're One in a Minion Party

Princess Anne Assemble the Minions and join us for some despicable fun! We will have stories, crafts, minion bowling and other games to usher in summer - minion style! Family/ All Ages. Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, June 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Movie Mondays

Oceanfront Creed. Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. 132 mins. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Movies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Monday, June 27, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

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 on May 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, June 27, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Open Gaming

MEO Central Monday’s all summer, the storytime room becomes a teens only gaming zone! Challenge your friends to one of our video or board games, or bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you want. Grades 6-12. No registration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, June 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Make & Take Crafts

Bayside Make an easy summer time craft. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Virginia Beach Fire Clowns

Great Neck Do you know what to do in case of a fire? Learn fire safety from the Virginia Beach Fire Department and see a real fire truck! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Windsor Woods Area Library Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Preschool Eye Screening

Windsor Woods Area Library Detect vision problems in your preschool child during this free eye screening provided by the Lions Club. Ages 3-5. No registration required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teeny Tiny Farm

Windsor Woods Area Library Join us for a barnyard party with miniature farm animals! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Read & Share: Good Read, New Read

MEO Central Want to travel, go on an adventure, solve a mystery, or maybe do some magic? Bring your favorite book to share, and get introduced to some new ones with a book talk speed round and other fun activities. Start off a summer of reading with some new recommendations! Teens/Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Otaku Tuesdays

Princess Anne This summer, come out and watch anime with other otaku teens on the last Tuesday of the month. Sketch pads and coloring pencils will be available to satisfy the manga artist in you!  Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Navigating Disaster

MEO Central Financial disaster can strike anyone.  Whether it is a loss of a job, health issue, accident or natural disaster, our financial lives can be completely disrupted in only a moment.  You CAN navigate your way through a crisis and come out on the other side in a much better financial position.  This workshop with show you  the ways to handle crisis, what decisions can help and which ones can hurt.  Get resources to help organize yourself to avoid crisis and tools to navigate a crisis if it strikes. Adults. Event Type: Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Libris. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Books On Tap

Bayside Join us for a fun book club. Meeting at Commonwealth Brewing Company 2444 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.305.9652 Fourth Tuesday of every month 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Read a book and try a new brew. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Next Month's Title: TBD. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.commonwealthbrewingcompany.com.

Virginia Beach Fire Clowns

Oceanfront Do you know what to do in case of a fire? Learn fire safety from the Virginia Beach Fire Department and see a real fire truck! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Gracie the Clown

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

Turtles for Tiny Tots

Kempsville For Ages 2—3 (Toddlers). Meet a live turtle from the Virginia Aquarium and explore how this animal eats and moves in this hands-on program. Online registration is required and begins May 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

T is for Turtle

Kempsville For Ages 3—5 (Preschool). Meet a live turtle from the Virginia Aquarium, play the turtle alphabet game, and enjoy a turtle storytime and song. Online registration is required and begins May 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Kempsville Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Fandom Summer Flashback

MEO Central Calling all Fandoms! Come hang out and make a craft to celebrate your fandom(s). For the summer we will be repeating crafts that we have made, so if you missed a craft this is your chance to make it! Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Read and Share

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

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Bayside Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Clickers III

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

Art à la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Preschool Clickers III

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

Teeny Tiny Farm

Bayside Join us for a barnyard party with miniature farm animals! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

MEO Central Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and learn how to search for potential funders using the Foundation Directory database available at MEO Central Library. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Collage Wall Art

Kempsville Make your own bird wall art with printed bird templates and a textual collage for the background. This wall art craft project shows you how to create wall décor with the look of pricier designer pieces. Registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 1, 2016.

Crafty Friday

Kempsville Make a fun craft to take home. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Club Otaku for Teens

Joint-Use Library Club Otaku for Teens Come on down and enjoy anime, manga discussions and other fun otaku activities. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 1, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Wind Tunnels

Joint-Use Library Watch the wind blow through wind tunnels. Come play with aerodynamics as we put paper airplanes, parachutes, imagination into the tunnel to float, swirl, and glide on the wind. Grades 3-5. Registration is not required. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 1, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Animal Sheltering & Pet Care

Princess Anne For Grades 3-5. Meet a furry friend and learn about this animal topic from the Virginia Beach SPCA. Recommended ages are listed with each program based on the presentation content, however, these programs are open to all ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tie-Dye T-Shirts

Pungo-Blackwater Tie-Dye T-Shirts Design your own festive Independence Day t-shirt! All supplies provided. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Outside. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, July 3, 2016.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, July 4, 2016.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

Make & Take Crafts

Bayside Make an easy summer time craft. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Kindness Counts

Great Neck For Grades K-2. Meet a furry friend and learn about this animal topic from the Virginia Beach SPCA. Recommended ages are listed with each program based on the presentation content, however, these programs are open to all ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community conversations: Climate Change

MEO Central Community Conversations – Climate Change Join us for a National Issues Forum group discussion about a changing climate and sea-level rise. Teens and Adults. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Meetings. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Libris. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Creature Comforts

Windsor Woods Area Library Birds of a feather, flock together! Meet parrots, macaws and cockatoos and watch these beautiful birds strut their stuff as they talk, dance, skateboard, and more! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Recess Games

Joint-Use Library When was the last time you played jacks, spun a top, juggled, played hopscotch, jumped rope? Come out and join us for recess games at the JUL. Family/All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

JB's Rattles

Oceanfront Is a snake’s skin slimy or smooth? Find out in this live reptile show and meet some other critters too! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Eye Screening

Oceanfront Detect vision problems in your preschool child during this free eye screening provided by the Lions Club. Ages 3-5. No registration required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Study Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

History Reader

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

Scholastic Chess Club

Kempsville Looking for people to play with and ways to advance your skills? Drop-in! Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Grades K-8. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Preschool Code Club

Princess Anne Coding is a type of literacy that everyone can enjoy. It organizes thoughts and expresses ideas. Your preschooler -- without knowing how to read -- will enjoy learning to code through playful activities. Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence. This is a series of four progressive classes that meet on 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Art à la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Windsor Woods Area Library Coloring for Adults Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

JB's Rattles

Bayside Is a snake’s skin slimy or smooth? Find out in this live reptile show and meet some other critters too! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Book Wreath

Kempsville Make a beautiful and timeless wreath out of book pages. Adults Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Yoga

MEO Central Explore different poses, mindful breathing and meditation as you improve strength and flexibility, then enjoy a period of deep relaxation at the end of each class. All levels are welcome for this mixed level yoga class.  Meets every Thursday in July. Equipment provided.  Facilitated by RYT 200 certified instructor.  Registration required and begins on June 1st. Th, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21 & 7/28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CL, 385-0150. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Book Dominoes

Windsor Woods Area Library Work with others to engineer a book domino course in the library and complete challenges. Film your creation at the end. Grades 6-12. Online registration required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 8, 2016.

Crafty Friday

Kempsville Make a fun craft to take home. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Crafty Friday

Great Neck Make and take craft a - different one every week. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Sensory Open Play

Windsor Woods Area Library This program is designed to allow children ages 3-7 to explore a variety of sensory play experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation through games, activities and more. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities.  Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Friday, July 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Sensory-Friendly Family Storytime

Bayside Enjoy a small-group storytime designed to allow children to explore a variety of sensory experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation through stories, music, activities and more. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Enjoy a small-group storytime with movement, music and sensory play. Family & All Ages Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Toddler Sing, Play, Move

MEO Central Calling all toddlers! Looking for fun family time? We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play and move. Ages 2-3  with caregiver. Registration is not  required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

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. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bats of Virginia

Princess Anne Watch a slide presentation about the bats you are likely to encounter in Virginia, and meet a variety of live bats to learn about these fascinating animals. Ages K and up. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Navigating Through Crisis

Bayside You CAN navigate your way through a crisis and come out on the other side in a much better financial position.  Learn which bills to pay first, the importance of communicating with your lenders and how to do it successfully, and what you can do to break the cycle. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Shark Fest!

MEO Central Are you worried that Sharks are coming to town? Take a bite out of your fear and join us for an indoor beach day that beats the heat. Relax with arts and crafts, play your favorite beach games, and learn some easy safety tips all in the great indoors. Sponsored by Central Library’s Teen Advisory Group. Family/All ages. Online registration is not required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Joint-Use Library Role-Playing Adventures Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and adventures using a pencil and paper, a set of dice and your collective imagination. Grades 6 -12. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Stellaluna Storytime

Pungo-Blackwater Enjoy listening to Stellaluna and then meet live bats to learn more about this interesting animal. Preschool, Grades K-5. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Joint-Use Library Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Teen Lip Sync Battle

Princess Anne You’ve seen it on TV—now it’s time to showcase your talent! Come prepared to give the lip sync performance of your life.  Winners will get a prize! Spectators welcome. Grades 6-12.  Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Preschool Eye Screening

Pungo-Blackwater Detect vision problems in your preschool child during this free eye screening provided by the Lions Club. Ages 3-5. No registration required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, July 11, 2016.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Oceanfront Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Monday, July 11, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

John Kingry Magic Show

MEO Central Can you see through the illusion? Prepare to be amazed and dazzled by magician John Kingry! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, July 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Read and Share Book Group

Bayside Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, July 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. Adults 18+ Registration not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, July 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bats of Virginia

Kempsville Watch a slide presentation about the bats you are likely to encounter in Virginia, and meet a variety of live bats to learn about these fascinating animals. Ages K and up. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Monday, July 11, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

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 on June 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, July 11, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Movie Mondays

Oceanfront Movie: The Intern A retired successful business owner and widower (Robert De Niro) lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman (Anne Hathaway), upbeat comedy. 121 mins. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Movies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Monday, July 11, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Understanding Credit Reports & Credit Scores

Princess Anne Aside from your Social Security number, your credit score is the most important number in your life. Not only can it affect your loan application, it helps determine whether or not you can rent an apartment, qualify for auto insurance and even get a job! Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Monday, July 11, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Open Gaming

MEO Central Monday’s all summer, the storytime room becomes a teens only gaming zone! Challenge your friends to one of our video or board games, or bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you want. Grades 6-12. No registration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, July 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Make & Take Crafts

Bayside Make an easy summer time craft. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

JB's Rattles

Great Neck Is a snake’s skin slimy or smooth? Find out in this live reptile show and meet some other critters too! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Windsor Woods Area Library Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Bayside Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Smartest Artist

Bayside Smartest Artist Learn about artists and movements in art history, explore new techniques and create your own masterpiece! Grades K – 2 Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Animal Sheltering & Pet Care

Windsor Woods Area Library For Grades 3-5. Meet a furry friend and learn about this animal topic from the Virginia Beach SPCA. Recommended ages are listed with each program based on the presentation content, however, these programs are open to all ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Yoga Storytime

Great Neck Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Kids Karaoke

Princess Anne It’s your time to shine! Sing your favorite songs and show off your dance moves with kid-friendly karaoke. All ages. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Princess Anne Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Take Your Resume from Blah to Wow!

MEO Central Join us for an action-oriented discussion about how to add the "Wow Factor" to your resume that every employer has been looking for. This program is presented by a Master Certified Coach and career expert. Registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Business/Careers. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM.

Old Coast Guard Station-Early Virginia Beach

Pungo-Blackwater Discover how Virginia Beach has changed from 1878 - 1930 through images, such as photographs and postcards. You'll hear about the driving forces of change, like the Norfolk and Virginia Beach railroad, our first mayor B.P. Holland, and the Cavalier Hotel. Presented by the Old Coast Guard Station staff. Adults. Online Registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

John Kingry Magic Show

Oceanfront Can you see through the illusion? Prepare to be amazed and dazzled by magician John Kingry! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Kempsville Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on June1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

JB's Rattles

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

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 14, 2016.

Introduction to Ancestry: Library Edition

Kempsville Learn tip and tricks to help you get the most out of the library's free subscription to Ancestry: Library Edition. Adults. Online registration is required and begins June 1. Event Type: Genealogy. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: basic computer skills. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Art à la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Preschool Eye Screening

Bayside Detect vision problems in your preschool child during this free eye screening provided by the Lions Club. Ages 3-5. No registration required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Toys & Games in Early America

Bayside Enjoy some hands-on fun with toys and games from Early America, presented by the Virginia Beach History Museums. Grades K--5. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Movie and a Craft: The Good Dinosaur

MEO Central Beat the heat and enjoy a movie at the library! In today's PG rated film, enter a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, where Arlo the Apatosaurus makes an unlikely human friend. Family/All ages. No registration. Summer programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance. Event Type: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

This Is Your Life

Windsor Woods Area Library This is your life!  Welcome to adulthood ~ you’re now 28 years old with a job and a family.  Do you have what it takes to juggle bills, childcare, housing and all the other challenges that come with life?  As you’re thrown into the Way Forward Machine, you’ll learn what it’s like to walk a month in the shoes of an adult. Sounds easy enough right? But will you still have money left over for those unexpected episodes life throws your way? This is…Reality. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Now Read This: Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Pungo-Blackwater Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: In this “charming debut” (People) from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Next Month's Title: Shine, Shine, Shine. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 15, 2016.

Crafty Friday

Kempsville Make a fun craft to take home. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Crafty Friday

Great Neck Make and take craft a - different one every week. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Seeing Beyond

Bayside Connect and share with other blind and visually impaired persons. Bring a sandwich and enjoy a “Summer Picnic” in our meeting room. A representative from from Virginia Beach Historical Houses will demonstrate ice-cream making from the pioneer days. Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Puppets!

Joint-Use Library Finger puppets, hand puppets, paper puppets… Make puppets to take home for lots of imaginative play and fun. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 15, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

Kempsville Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips, tricks, and ideas; maybe learn something new. Socialize with others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Adults age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge os knitting and/or crocheting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Anime Super-Fest

MEO Central All-day anime at the library! Shows, movies, games and fun. Presented by Tidewater Comicon. All Ages No registration required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

John Kingry Magic Show

Princess Anne Can you see through the illusion? Prepare to be amazed and dazzled by magician John Kingry! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

3-D Printers Open House

Kempsville Come learn more about this cool new technology and watch 3-D printers in action! All Ages. No registration required. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Mad Science: The Science of Magic

Pungo-Blackwater In this workshop, learn the science secrets behind famous magic that you can recreate for yourself at home. Grades 3—5. Online registration is required and begins June 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, July 17, 2016.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, July 18, 2016.

Career Access Network (CAN) Class

MEO Central Need help finding a job? Trying to prepare a professional resume? Get this and more as you discover new ways to market yourself, and soar through the interview! Come to the Career Access Network (formerly SNAP) Orientation class. Adults. Registration begins June 1st. Event Type: Business/Careers. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, July 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Eye Screening

MEO Central Detect vision problems in your preschool child during this free eye screening provided by the Lions Club. Ages 3-5. No registration required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Libris. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, July 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Princess Anne You are never to old to color! Drop in and discover a new way to relax and meet new friends. Join the craze - adult coloring! Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, July 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. Adults 18+ Registration not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, July 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virginia Beach Fire Clowns

Kempsville Do you know what to do in case of a fire? Learn fire safety from the Virginia Beach Fire Department and see a real fire truck! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, July 18, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Movie Mondays

Oceanfront Movie: Point Break Undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) infiltrates a group of extreme athletes who are using their specialized skills to pull off a series of complex crimes. This action thriller is a remake of the 1991 cult hit of the same name. 113 mins. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Movies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Monday, July 18, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Open Gaming

MEO Central Monday’s all summer, the storytime room becomes a teens only gaming zone! Challenge your friends to one of our video or board games, or bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you want. Grades 6-12. No registration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, July 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Windsor Woods Area Library Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 8:20 and 8:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Now Read This

Kempsville Meet to discuss this month’s selected title "Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok. Book club copies are available for check-out at Kempsville Library at the information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: When 11-year-old Kimberly Chang & her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life, like her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition, Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles. Next Month's Title: "Travels with Charley" by Steinbeck. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Make & Take Crafts

Bayside Make an easy summer time craft. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Stellaluna Storytime

Great Neck Enjoy listening to Stellaluna and then meet live bats to learn more about this interesting animal. Preschool, Grades K-5. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations each month. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Windsor Woods Area Library Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Homeschoolers Club

Kempsville A Summer of Growing – part 2 Learn more about the growing garden: How do we keep bad bugs at bay? What is Companion planting and does it really work? How do seeds migrate and how did my sunflowers get over THERE? Come help weed the garden. Grades K-5.  Online registration is required and begins on June 1. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Pre-requisites: Bring your gardening clothes and tools! Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Bayside Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Ballooning 101

Windsor Woods Area Library Join Ryan the Balloon Guy for this workshop on making a variety of balloon creations. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kindness Counts

MEO Central For Grades K-2. Meet a furry friend and learn about this animal topic from the Virginia Beach SPCA. Recommended ages are listed with each program based on the presentation content, however, these programs are open to all ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

Recess Games

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

Animals in Ancient Civilizations

MEO Central For Grades 3-5. Meet a furry friend and learn about this animal topic from the Virginia Beach SPCA. Recommended ages are listed with each program based on the presentation content, however, these programs are open to all ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Designing for 3-D Printers using Tinkercad

Kempsville Design your own object using Tinkercad and send it to the 3-D printer for creation. Finished projects will be picked up at a later date. Adults. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

Princess Anne Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

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 on June 1. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Build a Fairy House

Great Neck Hear a fairy story then we will go outside to build our fairy houses. Please bring natural items to build with, feathers, stones, shells, weeds, sticks, egg shells, etc. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Princess Anne Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: 0. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Animals Have Feelings Too

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

Adults with Disabilities Social Group

Bayside Get together with young adults with disabilities for socializing and entertainment. Build friendships, offer support and share accomplishments. Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Meetings. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Preschool Playtime

Windsor Woods Area Library Have your preschooler develop a positive approach to learning while participating in a structured play environment. Each session will be filled with fun play activities that reinforce skills such as following directions and cooperative play. Ages 3-5 Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: N/A. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Minecraft Club II

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

Minecraft Club I

Joint-Use Library Learn to mod for Minecraft with the Library’s Minecraft Club. We’re learning to code with Blockly, a visual programming language. We collaborate on a specific server. Must have your own Minecraft account. Grades 6 to 12. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Class scheduled on 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Movie and Craft: Inside Out (2015)

Kempsville Beat the heat and enjoy a movie at the library! In today’s PG movie, a young girl's emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. Family/all ages. No registration. Summer programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance. Event Type: Movies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

Read & Share

Princess Anne Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults 18+ No registration required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Gracie the Clown

Bayside Laugh along with Gracie the Clown as she entertains with her magic. Take home your very own balloon creation! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Kempsville Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, July 22, 2016.

Crafty Friday

Kempsville Make a fun craft to take home. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Crafty Friday

Great Neck Make and take craft a - different one every week. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Toddler Sing, Play, Move

MEO Central Calling all toddlers! Looking for fun family time? We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play and move. Ages 2-3  with caregiver. Registration is not  required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

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 June 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Movies @ The Library - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Kempsville In today’s PG-13 feature, Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Return to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. A new generation of Star Wars returns to the screen! For Gr. 6-12; under 13 will need a release form signed by parent to attend. No registration. Space is limited and available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance. Event Type: Movies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Teen Paint Night

MEO Central It’s a paint party! Create a beautiful painting following step-by-step instructions or free-style your own masterpiece. Light refreshments provided. Teen/Grade 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

JB's Rattles

Pungo-Blackwater Is a snake’s skin slimy or smooth? Find out in this live reptile show and meet some other critters too! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Beach Origami

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

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, July 25, 2016.

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

Joint-Use Library Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs, and whistles. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, July 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Space Freeze

MEO Central What elements compose earth’s atmosphere? Join the Virginia Air & Space Center as they experiment with various gases to learn how NASA determines what materials go into space. For Grades 3-5. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Monday, July 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Virginia Aquarium Puppet Show

Bayside The Virginia Aquarium is bringing the ocean to the library in this exciting puppet show “Uh-oh-Octopus!” All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, July 25, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Eye Screening

MEO Central Detect vision problems in your preschool child during this free eye screening provided by the Lions Club. Ages 3-5. No registration required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, July 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. Adults 18+ Registration not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, July 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Creature Comforts

Kempsville Birds of a feather, flock together! Meet parrots, macaws and cockatoos and watch these beautiful birds strut their stuff as they talk, dance, skateboard, and more! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, July 25, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

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 on June 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, July 25, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Open Gaming

MEO Central Monday’s all summer, the storytime room becomes a teens only gaming zone! Challenge your friends to one of our video or board games, or bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you want. Grades 6-12. No registration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Kempsville Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on June 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Make & Take Crafts

Bayside Make an easy summer time craft. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

T is for Turtle

Great Neck For Ages 3—5 (Preschool). Meet a live turtle from the Virginia Aquarium, play the turtle alphabet game, and enjoy a turtle storytime and song. Online registration is required and begins June 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Coloring for Adults

Windsor Woods Area Library Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Understanding Credit Reports & Credit Scores

Bayside Aside from your Social Security number, your credit score is the most important number in your life. Not only can it affect your loan application, it helps determine whether or not you can rent an apartment, qualify for auto insurance and even get a job! Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Space Freeze

Windsor Woods Area Library What elements compose earth’s atmosphere? Join the Virginia Air & Space Center as they experiment with various gases to learn how NASA determines what materials go into space. For Grades 3-5.  Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Tinker Table Challenge

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

Otaku Tuesdays

Princess Anne This summer, come out and watch anime with other otaku teens on the last Tuesday of the month. Sketch pads and coloring pencils will be available to satisfy the manga artist in you! Light refreshments provided. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Books On Tap

Bayside Join us for a fun book club. Meeting at Commonwealth Brewing Company 2444 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.305.9652 Fourth Tuesday of every month 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Read a book and try a new brew. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Next Month's Title: TBD. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.commonwealthbrewingcompany.com.