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Computers for Beginners

Kempsville Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Read and Share-Romance Readers

Pungo-Blackwater Read & Share - Romance Readers 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: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Code for Lunch

Joint-Use Library Take a break and learn the basic of JavaScript through hands-on activities during this 4-week series. Subsequent classes will be held 5/11, 5/18, and 5/25. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

May the Fourth Be With You!

Princess Anne It’s a Star Wars craft extravaganza! Lightsabers, yoda ears, and Chewbacca on a stick, oh my! Join us in your flashiest Star Wars outfit. But whatever you do--come or do not come. There is no try. Family/All Ages. No registration required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 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. Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

MEO Central Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Computers for Beginners

MEO Central Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Introduction to Drawing Manga

Windsor Woods Area Library Learn the basics to start drawing and creating your own characters in this popular style of Japanese comics. Grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Cinco de Mayo Bedtime Storytime

Oceanfront Cinco de Mayo Bedtime Storytime Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco! Enjoy bilingual bedtime stories in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. All ages. Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Declutter Your Head and House

Pungo-Blackwater Are your mornings spent frantically looking for the misplaced keys or field trip forms?  Do you have trouble deciding what to keep and what to let go?  Do you have stacks of things and nowhere to put them?  This program offers you the strategies for when, where and how to overcome disorganization in your life. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

How to: Line Dancing

Joint-Use Library Learn the grooves and moves for line dancing. The first 20 minutes we’ll learn a new dance. Then we'll dance some more. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Moms Making Stuff for Mother's Day

Kempsville Moms, Mommies, and Mothers come spend some quality time with your little one creating crafts that celebrate your Special Day! Families. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Art and Science with Leonardo da Vinci

Joint-Use Library Learn about Leonardo da Vinci’s art and inventions. Use Da Vinci as an inspiration to create your own masterpiece! 3-5 grades. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Zen Doodle Art

Princess Anne Learn about zen doodling and turn patterns into art! No drawing or art experience is needed. Family/All Ages. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Oceanfront Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mother's Day Craft

Bayside Mother’s Day Craft Program Paint and decorate a flower pot for mother’s day. Then plant a flower in it to present to your mother. All Ages. Registration is required and begins April 23rd. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Handcrafted Mother's Day

Oceanfront Handcrafted Mother’s Day On mom’s special day, there’s no better way to show your love and appreciation than with a special gift crafted by your hand from the heart. Join us as we create a hand crafted art piece that every mother will treasure. All ages. Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

May the Force be with you!

Pungo-Blackwater Celebrate May the Fourth this weekend with a movie and a craft! Enjoy popcorn and light refreshments while watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars. All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Movies. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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, May 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Making Chihuly's Macchia

Joint-Use Library Macchia means "spotted" in Italian, and Dale Chihuly is the recognized king of spotted glass-blowing, with some of his work on display right here in Hampton Roads. Join us as we learn about the fine art of glass-blowing and create our own Chihuly-inspired macchia sculptures! Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Career Access Network (CAN) Orientation 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 the 1st of  April. Event Type: Business/Careers. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Some computer skills. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, May 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, May 9, 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. Adults 18+. 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. Monday, May 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeschool STEAM Days: Grades K-2

Joint-Use Library Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) with these hands on classes. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, May 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

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: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, May 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Homeschool STEAM Days: Grades 3-5

Joint-Use Library Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) with these hands on classes. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, May 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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, May 9, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Secret Spy Academy

Joint-Use Library Learn how to be a secret spy by learning about cryptography, code breaking, invisible inks, and more in this three-week, hands-on series. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, May 9, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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, May 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Princess Anne Grab your favorite stuffed animal, a blanket, and some yummy snacks and head to the library for an outdoor storytime. Enjoy the beautiful weather while singing songs and hearing stories. Meet us on the lawn between the library and the recreation center or in the meeting room during inclement weather. No registration required. All ages. Due to allergies, please do not bring snacks with peanut products. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Outside. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Yoga Storytime

Great Neck Yoga Storytime Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Princess Anne Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area 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: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Windsor Woods Area 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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 spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:30 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. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Oceanfront Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Oceanfront 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: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work.. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Eating on a Budget

Princess Anne Do you think healthy eating is too expensive? Join us to learn strategies and skills that make healthy eating affordable and easy! Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Family Connection

Joint-Use Library Want to network with other families with young children? Join us for presentations on skills and resources for parents followed by informal discussion. Play centers will be set up in the room for your children. Adults and family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Preschool Clickers II

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

Internet for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to use web browsers and find information on the Web. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Preschool Clickers II

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

Sensory Open Play

Windsor Woods Area Library Explore sensory stimulation through games, activities and more. All Ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Vegetable Gardening 101

MEO Central Basic beginner steps to ensure a successful harvest presented by Master Gardeners. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Now Read This: Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Meet to discuss this month’s selected title The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Pungo-Blackwater Library information desk. Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: Intersecting, overlapping, not-quite-what-they-seem lives. Jealousies and betrayals and wounded hearts. A haunting unease that clutches and won’t let go. All this and more helps propel Paula Hawkins’s addictive debut into a new stratum of the psychological thriller genre. At times, I couldn’t help but think: Hitchcockian. From the opening line, the reader knows what they’re in for: “She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks…” But Hawkins teases out the mystery with a vetera… Next Month's Title: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Preschool Messy Art

MEO Central Bring your preschooler in to explore different artistic styles. Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Sensory Friendly Family Storytime

Bayside Sensory Friendly Family Storytime Enjoy a small-group storytime with movement, music and sensory play. Families/All Ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Take a guided tour of the Genealogy Area and spend an hour getting up close and personal with genealogy materials that will assist you in climbing your family tree. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

How To Start Building Your Credit

Great Neck As a young person who doesn’t have a credit history and is just starting out in the world, many companies will try to charge you more of their products and services. They assumeyou don’t know any better and can’t prove you’ll pay your bills when you say you will. Show them you’re prepared! Learn about how to build a positive credit history and reduce the money you’ll have to pay to prove yourself. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 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 April1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Princess Anne Pawsitive Reading Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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, May 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Eating on a Budget

Windsor Woods Area Library Do you think healthy eating is too expensive? Join us to learn strategies and skills that make healthy eating affordable and easy! Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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

Joint-Use Library IT’S TIME TO FLY OUR KITES! Let’s Go! We will study the math of kites, construct and enjoy flying them on the fields of JUL! Bring a sack lunch and sunglasses. Grades 3-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Star Wars Trivia

Princess Anne Is the Force strong within you? Do you possess the strength of a Jedi mind? Test your skills and will with Star Wars trivia from across the galaxy. Grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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, May 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Joint-Use Library Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and adventures using a pencil and paper, a set of dice and your collective imagination. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

MEO Central 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central 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: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

TAG Meeting

Bayside Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact your local library for details! Event Type: Meetings. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Read & Share: Readers' Anonymous

Princess Anne Read & Share: Readers' Anonymous 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. Grades 6 – 12. Online registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Adults 18+. 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. Monday, May 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, May 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Kempsville 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville 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: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, May 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Asian-American/ Pacific Islander Cultural Program sponsored by TAG

Windsor Woods Area Library Experience the history and cultures of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders with activities lead by our Teen Advisory Group members. Families/ All-Ages. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, May 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Now Read This: Adult Book Club

Kempsville Meet to discuss this month’s selected title, "Beekeeper's Apprentice" by Laurie King. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Kempsville Library information desk). Light refreshments served. Adults. No registration required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM.

Computers for Beginners

Princess Anne Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Bayside Chinese Mahjong 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Princess Anne Grab your favorite stuffed animal, a blanket, and some yummy snacks and head to the library for an outdoor storytime. Enjoy the beautiful weather while singing songs and hearing stories. Meet us on the lawn between the library and the recreation center or in the meeting room during inclement weather. No registration required. All ages. Due to allergies, please do not bring snacks with peanut products. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Outside. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Fun Math

Kempsville Discover how fun math can be while exploring order of operation through hands-on activities. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Declutter Your Head and House

Princess Anne Are your mornings spent frantically looking for the misplaced keys or field trip forms?  Do you have trouble deciding what to keep and what to let go?  Do you have stacks of things and nowhere to put them?  This program offers you the strategies for when, where and how to overcome disorganization in your life. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Internet for Beginners

Kempsville Learn how to use web browsers and find information on the Web. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. 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. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Computers for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

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. Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Sensory Open Play

MEO Central Explore sensory stimulation through games, activities and more related to our theme of Butterflies, Birds and Bees. Ages 3-7. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Internet Searching

MEO Central Building on the skills from Internet for Beginners, gain more practice using Google to find and evaluate the information you need from websites you can trust. Prerequisites: Ability to use the Internet or have taken Internet for Beginners. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use the Internet or have taken Internet for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:15 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. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in on the third Thursday of every month for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Take a guided tour of the Genealogy Area and spend an hour getting up close and personal with genealogy materials that will assist you in climbing your family tree. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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, May 19, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Ink for Thought

Joint-Use Library Whether you are covered head to toe or pondering your first tat, come chat with a local tattoo artist about the ins and outs of tattooing. Adults 18+.Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Seeing Beyond

Bayside Connect and share with other blind and visually impaired persons. Come join us for a game of Bingo! Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Friday, May 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Art From a Library Cart

Kempsville Feeling Creative? Grab your smock and join us at the library to learn new skills and create fun projects. Perfect for homeschoolers! Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, May 20, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

Kempsville Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips and tricks, maybe learn something new. Meet others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: basics of knitting and/or crocheting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

MEO Central Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Meet Mo!

Princess Anne Join Pigeon and his friends as we read stories, play games and learn about this famous author. Mo Willems delights both the young and old with his funny stories and enchanting characters. Family/All Ages Registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Letters to Vets

Oceanfront Letters to Vets Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. Join us on Armed Forces Day as we write one letter of a million thanks to our Veterans. Participants will learn the parts of a letter and how to address an envelope. Letters will be shared with veterans. All ages. Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Black Light Painting

Princess Anne Black Light Painting Using science we will whip up a batch of glow in the dark paint to create a masterpiece. Then it’s lights off to check out our creations under the black light. Bring a poster to paint on or we will supply blank paper for your creation. Grades 6-8 Registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 3:00 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. Adults 18+. 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. Monday, May 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, May 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Windsor Woods Area Library Emergency Preparedness for Seniors Senior citizens and caregivers, are you prepared with the supplies you need to weather the storm? Join us as we learn what we need to have on hand for weather-related emergencies. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, May 23, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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 9th. 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, May 23, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Princess Anne Grab your favorite stuffed animal, a blanket, and some yummy snacks and head to the library for an outdoor storytime. Enjoy the beautiful weather while singing songs and hearing stories. Meet us on the lawn between the library and the recreation center or in the meeting room during inclement weather. No registration required. All ages. Due to allergies, please do not bring snacks with peanut products. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Outside. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Yoga Storytime

Joint-Use Library Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

T-Shirt Rug Weaving

Kempsville Using old shirts and a hula hoop, make a rug to decorate your room, your car, or take out to a concert or a picnic! Grades 6-12 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Decluttering and Organizing Papers

Princess Anne A comprehensive program featuring general organizing principles to get your clutter in order. Managing your paper trail and how long do you really need to keep certain papers. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 5:30 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, May 24, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.commonwealthbrewingcompany.com.

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Joint-Use Library Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Preschool Playtime

Windsor Woods Area Library Help your preschooler develop a positive approach to learning while participating in a structured play environment. Each session will be filled with fun play activities. Ages 3-5 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Master Builder Academy

Kempsville Join other Master Builders by thinking and creating with bricks of every shape and color. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 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, May 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Bayside 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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, May 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

MEO Central 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 April1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central 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: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Joint-Use Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

MEO Central Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults.Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central 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: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Funding a College Education

Kempsville Event Type: Finance/Grants. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Memorial Day Make & Take Craft

Bayside Drop in and make a red, white and blue craft to celebrate Memorial Day. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

What Vintage Sports Memorabilia is Hiding In Your Attic?

MEO Central Learn about the art of collecting vintage sports memorabilia with expert Michael Osacky. Bring your own sports memorabilia for a free, private, verbal appraisal after the program! Osacky is an active collector of pre-1970 sports cards, especially tobacco and Cracker Jack baseball cards. He is a vintage sports expert for various TV and radio outlets and has written articles for national publications including Parade Magazine, Huffington Post, Kovels. com and American Legion Magazine. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.baseballintheattic.com.

Homeschoolers Club

Kempsville Spend the afternoon at the library with other homeschoolers playing games, doing crafts and reading. Each month we explore a different library resource based on the featured activity. Grades K-5 Tu, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 2-3:30 p.m. KV, 385-2627. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Princess Anne Grab your favorite stuffed animal, a blanket, and some yummy snacks and head to the library for an outdoor storytime. Enjoy the beautiful weather while singing songs and hearing stories. Meet us on the lawn between the library and the recreation center or in the meeting room during inclement weather. No registration required. All ages. Due to allergies, please do not bring snacks with peanut products. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Outside. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Computers for Beginners

Kempsville Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration is required and begins on May 1st. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Read & Share - Romance Readers

Pungo-Blackwater 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: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 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, June 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Preschool Clickers II

Kempsville You and your preschooler will build on computer skills introduced in Preschool Clickers I through five fun-focused computer classes: 6/2,6/9,6/16,6/23, 6/30. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning more about the keyboard, typing, and navigating a computer through hands-on projects using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Paint. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on May1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I or ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Sensory Open Play

Windsor Woods Area Library Explore sensory stimulation through games, activities and more. All Ages. Online registration is required and begins on May 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. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Party Like a Preschooler

Princess Anne Music is an amazing learning tool for children. Come rock out to an awesome playlist. Don’t forget to wear your jazziest outfit. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins May 1. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Meet the Artist Behind the Book Sculptures

MEO Central In 2015, someone anonymously donated sculptures made from books at each of Virginia Beach Public Library’s 10 locations. The mysterious sculptures captivated library customers, staff and the media for months. Now, the mysterious book sculptor has been revealed! Come hear award-winning local artist Maggie Kerrigan share her story and the inspiration for donating the book sculptures to VBPL. She’ll also share her process for creating the sculptures. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Join the Friends of VBPL afterwards for light refreshments. Wine will be available to purchase for those 21+. Cash only. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit tinyurl.com.

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 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

This Is Your Life

Kempsville 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: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Backyard Composting

Great Neck Lets Talk Trash- Everything you've always wanted to know about compost but were afraid to ask. Presented by the Master Gardeners. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Oceanfront Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Kempsville Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, June 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Bayside Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 5 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, June 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Great Neck Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Monday, June 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 5 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, June 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, June 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Bayside Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 5 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Great Neck Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 5 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s

Kempsville Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Just 2s

Windsor Woods Area Library Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

3s Please

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, June 6, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Preschool Science

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

Combined Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 5 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, June 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Combined Preschool

MEO Central Combined Preschool Storytime We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, June 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Windsor Woods Area Library Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, June 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Princess Anne It’s that time of year again! Join us for a special backyard bash to kick-off our 2016 Summer Reading Challenge. Begin the challenge to start earning prizes, play old-school yard games, make crafts, and take a special picture in front of our green screen. All ages. No registration required. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Outside. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Elementary Science

Joint-Use Library Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, June 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

Kempsville 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 on May 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville 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: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, June 6, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pay Yourself First

Princess Anne Are you paying your bills first with nothing left over to save? Are you borrowing money to make ends meet because you have not saved on a regular basis? Pay Yourself First teaches you the importance of short- and long-term saving, emergency savings and, more importantly, how you CAN save. 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, June 6, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Windsor Woods Area 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 May 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 use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Just 2s

MEO Central Just 2s Storytime Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Preschool Clickers I

MEO Central You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes: 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, and 7/5. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning the different parts of the computer, how to use the keyboard and mouse, and the basics of navigating a computer. Ages 3- 5. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Bayside Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just Twos Storytime

Oceanfront Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word

Bayside Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. This is a six week series meeting at New St John AME Church located at 5501 Rock Creek LN, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 on the 06/07/2016, 06/14/2016, 06/21/2016, 06/28/2016, 07/05/2016, 07/12/2016 . Adults. Registration is required and begins May 1st. To register please call 385-2680. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 5501 Rock Creek LN, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Preschool Clickers I

MEO Central You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes: 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, and 7/5. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning the different parts of the computer, how to use the keyboard and mouse, and the basics of navigating a computer. Ages 3- 5. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

3s Please

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Just 2s

MEO Central Just 2s Storytime Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Bayside Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Windsor Woods Area Library Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Princess Anne Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

3s Please

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Yoga Storytime Series

MEO Central This six week series will feature songs, music, and creative yoga games. Children will build literacy skills and healthy bodies during this fun and informative program. Active clothing is recommended. Bring a towel or yoga mat if desired. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM.

Preschool Science

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

Teddy Bear Picnic

Princess Anne Grab your favorite stuffed animal, a blanket, and some yummy snacks and head to the library for an outdoor storytime. Enjoy the beautiful weather while singing songs and hearing stories. Meet us on the lawn between the library and the recreation center or in the meeting room during inclement weather. No registration required. All ages. Due to allergies, please do not bring snacks with peanut products. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Outside. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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 May 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Kempsville Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Just 2s

Kempsville Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

MEO Central Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Internet for Beginners

Kempsville Learn how to use web browsers and find information on the Web. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration is required and begins on May 1st. Call to register. 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. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Genealogy Database Navigation

MEO Central Learn tip and tricks to help you get the most out of the library's free subscriptions to Ancestry and HeritageQuest. Registration is required and opens May 1st. Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: General Computer Skills. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Combine Preschool Storytime

Great Neck We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s

Kempsville Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

3s Please

MEO Central 3s Please Storytime With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

3's Please Storytime

Oceanfront With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Pungo-Blackwater We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Joint-Use Library Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Princess Anne Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Just 2s

Kempsville Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Sing, Play, Move

MEO Central Looking for fun family time? We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play and move during this fun six week series. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

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 May 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preschool Science

MEO Central Preschool Science Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Books & Bingo

Princess Anne “Books & Bingo” Come beat the heat and join us for some cool books. Books will be read, authors introduced and genres explored. We will have books available for checkout and our program will end with some fun rounds of Book Bingo. Grades: K-2 Registration is required and begins May 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Hands-On Science

Joint-Use Library Explore and discover Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) in this six-week series. Grades 3-5. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on Monday, May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

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 8, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Onesies

Kempsville Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Bayside Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Great Neck We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

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

Just 2s

Great Neck Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Princess Anne With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies

Kempsville Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Bayside With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Oceanfront Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. On line registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Joint-Use Library Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Science

Kempsville Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Science

MEO Central Preschool Science Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

On My Own

Princess Anne Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Bayside We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23rd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Preschool Science

MEO Central Preschool Science Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Tinker Table Challenge

Windsor Woods Area 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. Online registration is required and begins on May 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Kempsville We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on May 23. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Now Read This: Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. 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: For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. Next Month's Title: A Man Called Ove. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.