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Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Holiday Card and Gift Tag Making

Pungo-Blackwater Learn to make two holiday cards and three gift tags using stamping, punching, die cutting and other card making techniques. All supplies provided. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Monday, December 5, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Kempsville Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, December 5, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Night

MEO Central Join us Monday nights for teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each month. Grades 9-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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 on November 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, December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Drop-in Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No Registration Required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Silent Library

Kempsville Compete in different challenges with one caveat: you must remain as silent as you can through all the activities.  Do not let the librarian catch you by being loud.  Challenge yourself and your friends in these games of chance and skill! Grades 6 -12. Registration required and begins November 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. There is currently a wait-list, to be added please call 757-385-0141.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Sculpture, Gargoyles, and Grotesques

Joint-Use Library Grab your smock and learn about the art of medieval architecture as you design and sculpt your own Gargoyle to take home. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 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. Also this month! The Romance Readers are hosting a visit from local author Cheryl R. Lane of the historical romance Wellington Cross series and the new contemporary romance Angel series. Cheryl will welcome us to her world, to escape from reality. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Drop-in Combined Preschool

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. Registration is not required.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. 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, December 7, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults – Chinese Mahjong

Joint-Use Library Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game of skill, strategy, and a little chance (think gin rummy). Meet new people or bring in a group of friends to play. Some instruction available. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

English As a Second Language (ESL) Club

MEO Central Join with other adult learners of English to practice English conversation skills in a friendly group setting. All levels are welcome! Every Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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: Knowledge of chess pieces and basic chess rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Preschool Playdate

Bayside Are you new to the area and want to meet other families? Join us for an unstructured playtime experience where you and your child can interact and explore. No registration required. Families with children ages 3-5. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:25 PM.

Sensory Open Play

Windsor Woods Area Library This program is designed to allow children ages 3-7 to explore a variety of sensory play experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation through games, activities and more. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Ages 3-7. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

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 November 1st. 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. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Poverty, Inc. A public screeing.

MEO Central Are you interested in social issues? Watch this compelling 60 minute documentary about the industry of poverty and unintended impacts of good charitable intentions.  Students & Adults. Registration not required. Event Type: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.povertyinc.org.

Drop-in Combined Rhyme Time

Oceanfront Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required.  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: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Drop-in 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. Registration is not required.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. 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, December 8, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Computers for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration is required and begins on November 1st. 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. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Kempsville 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 November 1st. 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. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, December 9, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Open Play

MEO Central Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Ages 12-36 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, December 9, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Sensory Friendly Family Storytime

Bayside Enjoy a small-group storytime designed to allow children to explore a variety of sensory experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation through stories, music, activities and more. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Ages 3-10. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Princess Anne Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins November 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Holidays Around the World

MEO Central Enjoy a day of holiday celebration. Learn about the different traditions of people and places from around the world. Visit Santa, play a game of Dreidel,  watch the 3D printer create an ornament, sample foods, enjoy storytime, crafts, musical presentations, and much more. Teens, create an ornament with a 3D pen. Adults, master their gift wrap skills. Something for everyone! We will be accepting toy donation at the event for the VBPL T.A.G. Holiday Toy Drive. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Multicultural Storytime - Philippines

Princess Anne Explore Filipino traditions and be introduced to a different language as you enjoy stories, songs and finger plays. Stay afterwards for a craft project. All ages. Online registration is required and begins November 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Holiday Craft with Kim Herman

Joint-Use Library Celebrate the holidays with a custom art creation to gift family and friends! Teens grade 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Career Access Network Orientation

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 November 1. Event Type: Job Help. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Saturday Night Drive-In

MEO Central An intolerant, well-to-do executive and an emotionally needy salesman cross the American landscape in each other's company in the hilarious holiday favorite, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Steve Martin and John Candy star as the hapless travelers who will either kill each other or discover that they may not be so different after all. Event Type: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0110. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Read & Share: Readers' Anonymous

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. Grades 6 – 12. Registration is not required. 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, December 11, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Culture Cafe

MEO Central Explore a different culture each month with CultureGrams, VBPL's online resource and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea! Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Adults 18+. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen DIY: Book Page Ornaments

Princess Anne Learn how to create beautiful book page ornaments to give as gifts or keep for your own! Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins November 1. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 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, December 12, 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. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, December 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Windsor Woods Area Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, December 12, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Night

MEO Central Join us Monday nights for teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each month. Grades 9-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Yoga Storytime

Great Neck Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Teen Board Game Night

Windsor Woods Area Library Come play classic board games, learn some new ones, and meet other teen gamers. Bring your best game face and a friend. Grades 6-12. Online registration is encouraged, but not required, and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. There is currently a wait-list, to be added please call 757-385-0141.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Death for Beginners

Bayside Karen Jones author of Death for Beginners will present a no-nonsense, money-saving guide to planning for the inevitable, will provide attendees with sound, practical, financial options for pre-planning for death. The seminar will provide you with pros and cons for every choice regarding death planning, and will acquaint you with hidden and unnecessary costs. Registered attendees will receive lunch and a seminar packet. Adults. Registration is required. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Kempsville Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game of skill, strategy, and a little chance (think gin rummy). Meet new people or bring in a group of friends to play. Some instruction available. Regsitration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

English As a Second Language (ESL) Club

MEO Central Join with other adult learners of English to practice English conversation skills in a friendly group setting. All levels are welcome! Every Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Read & Share

Joint-Use Library Enjoy a casual chat about books. Call 822-7800 to find out the chosen genre for this month. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Age 18 and up. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Death for Beginners

Bayside Karen Jones author of Death for Beginners will present a no-nonsense, money-saving guide to planning for the inevitable, will provide attendees with sound, practical, financial options for pre-planning for death.The seminar will provide you with pros and cons for every choice regarding death planning, and will acquaint you with hidden and unnecessary costs.Registered attendees will receive lunch and a seminar packet. Adults. Registration is required. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Read & Share

Princess Anne Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults 18+ No registration required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in on the third Thursday for a fun craft in our Children's Room. Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

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 on November 1st. 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, December 15, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Holiday Karaoke

Bayside Get your voices ready because it’s your time to shine! Sing your favorite holiday songs and show off your dance moves with family-friendly karaoke. All ages. No registration required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Kempsville Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Candle Light Story Time

Pungo-Blackwater Join us as we snuggle down and listen to holiday stories read by our wonderful Teen Volunteers. Come dressed to relax, we will be in our pajamas! Ages 3-10. Online registration is required and begins November 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on November 1. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Stuffed Animal Sleep Over

Kempsville Enjoy family storytime with your child’s stuffed friend! Afterwards stuffed friends get to stay for a library overnight slumber party.  Families pick up their stuffed friend the following morning with a surprise! Ages 2-5. Online registration required and begins November 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, December 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:00 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 on November 1st. 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, December 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Sing, Play, Move

MEO Central Looking for fun family time? We will be working on early literacy skills while we sing, play, and move. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Great Neck Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Anime Afternoon

MEO Central Join us to watch anime and hang out with other fans! Bring your friends. Showings change monthly. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gingerbread House Competition

Bayside Become a champion of edible architecture! Have fun making a gingerbread house with a team of family and friends. A prize will be awarded for the best creation. All Ages. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

A Gingerbread Holiday

Princess Anne Savor stories told through puppets that will warm your heart and enjoy making cozy crafts to get into the holiday spirit. Ages 3-5. Registration is required and begins on November 1st.  Ages 3-5 Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Fun Math

Joint-Use Library Join us as we explore geometric solids named POLYHEDRA. Make the 3-D figures, create a mobile and take it home for the holidays! Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on November 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

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 on November 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Coloring For Adults

Princess Anne You are never too old to color! Drop in and discover a new way to relax and meet new friends. Join the craze - adult coloring! Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Monday, December 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, December 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Night

MEO Central Join us Monday nights for teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each month. Grades 9-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, December 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Now Read This

Kempsville Meet to discuss this month’s selected title, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Kempsville Area Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before- of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is now visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past. Next Month's Title: "The Circle" by Eggers. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Homeschool Discover Days Paper Presents.

Kempsville Fold, design and decorate your way to great paper gifts and keepsakes! Templates and materials provided. Grades K-5. Registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Gaming for Adults

Bayside Find a new favorite game and fellow gamers. We will have an assortment of games and game types or you can bring your own to teach others to play. Adults. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. There is currently a wait-list, to be added please call 757-385-0141.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Bayside Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on October 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 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 November 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Settlers of Catan

Joint-Use Library Love to play Settlers of Catan, but you can't find a good group to play with? Join us in the Marketplace area of the library to meet new people and play a game together. Adults. Online registration is required and begins November 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

English As a Second Language (ESL) Club

MEO Central Join with other adult learners of English to practice English conversation skills in a friendly group setting. All levels are welcome! Every Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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, December 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Great Neck Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. All Ages (3 +) Drop-in to build, registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Bayside Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, December 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Night

MEO Central Join us Monday nights for teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each month. Grades 9-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, December 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Come build and play with the Lego Club at the library! Use your imagination to build Lego creations and play with fellow Lego fans. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on November 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. There is currently a wait-list, to be added please call 757-385-0141.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Books On Tap

Bayside Join us for a fun book club. Meeting at Commonwealth Brewing Company 2444 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.305.9652 Fourth Tuesday of every month 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Read a book and try a new brew. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. 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, December 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.commonwealthbrewingcompany.com.

English As a Second Language (ESL) Club

MEO Central Join with other adult learners of English to practice English conversation skills in a friendly group setting. All levels are welcome! Every Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Noon Years Eve

MEO Central Bring the family and celebrate 2017 a few hours early with crafts, activities, and a special countdown to noon! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, December 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, January 2, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Night

MEO Central Join us Monday nights for teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each month. Grades 9-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 2, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LIVEArt

MEO Central Grab your smock and join us at the library to learn about the arts. Each class features a new skill, artist, artistic movement or technique. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central 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 December 1st. 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. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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 18+. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults – Chinese Mahjong

Joint-Use Library Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game of skill, strategy, and a little chance (think gin rummy). Meet new people or bring in a group of friends to play. Some instruction available. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

English As a Second Language (ESL) Club

MEO Central Join with other adult learners of English to practice English conversation skills in a friendly group setting. All levels are welcome! Every Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Preschool Playdate

Bayside Are you new to the area and want to meet other families? Join us for an unstructured playtime experience where you and your child can interact with other families. No registration required. Families with children ages 3-5. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Sensory Open Play

Windsor Woods Area Library This program is designed to allow children ages 3-10 to explore a variety of sensory play experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation through games, activities and more. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Ages 3-10. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Computers for Beginners

MEO Central Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration is required and begins on December 1st. 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. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 10:05 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults

Pungo-Blackwater Find a new favorite game and fellow gamers. We will have an assortment of games and game types or you can bring your own to teach others to play. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Meet the Authors

MEO Central This multi-author meet up features book talks, ask the authors, and book sales and signing.  Authors will describe their works and how they got started. Authors may have some books on hand for sale & signing. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Friday Crafternoons

Princess Anne Bring Your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. No registration required  Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Friday, January 6, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sensory Friendly Family Storytime: High Sensory

Bayside Enjoy a small-group storytime designed to allow children to explore a variety of sensory experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with sensory craving/seeking needs to explore more sensory stimulation through attention-grabbing stories, music, and activities. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Ages 3-10. Online Registration is required and begins December 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Explore the exciting genealogy books available at the Central Library. Add to your Family History skills in one hour! Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Princess Anne Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins December 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Anime Club

Princess Anne Come hang out and meet other otaku teens! Cosplayers welcomed. Grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins December 1. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Career Access Network Orientation

MEO Central Need help finding a job? Trying to prepare a professional resume? Get this and more as you discover ways to market yourself, and soar through the interview. Come to the Career Access Network Orientation class. Make 2017 your year of success! Adults. Registration begins one month prior to the class. Event Type: Job Help. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 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.  Grades 6-12.  Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Career Access Network Orientation

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 December 1. Event Type: Job Help. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Read & Share: Readers' Anonymous

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. Grades 6 – 12. Registration is not required. 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, January 8, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Culture Cafe

MEO Central Explore a different culture each month with CultureGrams, VBPL's online resource and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea! Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Adults 18+. Sunday, January 8, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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, January 9, 2017, 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. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, January 9, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

How to Download Library Books

Princess Anne Did you receive a new tablet during the holiday season? Learn how to download library books to your personal device. Please bring your library card and device with you for the program. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, January 9, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LIVEArt

Joint-Use Library Grab your smock and join us at the library to learn about the arts. Each class features a new skill, artist, artistic movement or technique. January's topic will be the Art and Science of Pointillism. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 9, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Windsor Woods Area Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, January 9, 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Night

MEO Central Join us Monday nights for teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each month. Grades 9-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults: Board Games

Princess Anne Love to play board games, but can’t find a group to play with? Come to the library and find games and some people to join you. We’ll have Monopoly, Clue, and Sorry! or you can bring your own to teach others to play. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Yoga Storytime

Great Neck Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

LIVEArt

Joint-Use Library Grab your smock and join us at the library to learn about the arts. Each class features a new skill, artist, artistic movement or technique. January's topic will be the Art and Science of Pointillism. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Technology

Kempsville Hang out at the library and try out different types of technology.  Various and new tech will be available to experiment with every second Tuesday of the month.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Let’s Do Business Together: Business Resources for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

MEO Central Learn about the library’s online resources that can help you start, grow, or market your business using community demographic information and industry trends. Adult. Online registration is required and begins on December 1, 2016. Event Type: Small Business. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

LIVEArt: Acrylics on Vintage Books

Joint-Use Library Grab your smock and learn acrylic techniques utilizing vintage books as medium.  Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Play with the Alphabet

Great Neck Come have fun learning the alphabet with multiple sensory and manipulative objects to play with. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM. Great Neck Area Library.

Chinese Mahjong

Kempsville Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game of skill, strategy, and a little chance (think gin rummy). Meet new people or bring in a group of friends to play. Some instruction available. Regsitration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Princess Anne Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults - Scrabble

Joint-Use Library Calling all letter lovers. Beginning, intermediate and advanced scrabble players are welcome. Improve your vocabulary, exercise your brain and meet new friends or bring in a group of friends to play. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

English As a Second Language (ESL) Club

MEO Central Join with other adult learners of English to practice English conversation skills in a friendly group setting. All levels are welcome! Every Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s

Joint-Use Library Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s is a fun after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities! Grades K-2. Online registration for this 8-week series is required and begins on December 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Read & Share

Joint-Use Library Enjoy a casual chat about books. Call 822-7800 to find out the chosen genre for this month. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Age 18 and up. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Internet for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to use a web browser to access the web and practice useful strategies for finding and evaluating information on the internet. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration is required and begins on December 1st. 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. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 10:05 AM – 12:00 PM.

Genealogy Book Tours

MEO Central Explore the exciting genealogy books available at the Central Library. Add to your Family History skills in one hour! Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults

Pungo-Blackwater Find a new favorite game and fellow gamers. We will have an assortment of games and game types or you can bring your own to teach others to play. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Pungo-Blackwater 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 December 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Pungo-Blackwater 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: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

LiveArt: Smartest Artist

Bayside Learn about artists and movements in art history, explore new techniques and create your own masterpiece! Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Paper Beading

Windsor Woods Area Library Learn to create beads out of paper and meet other teen crafters. Bring your creativity and a friend – supplies are provided. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Now Read This: Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: Neverhome: A Novel by Laird Hunt. 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. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause. Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also… Next Month's Title: Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Toddler Open Play

MEO Central Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Ages 12-36 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Friday, January 13, 2017, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Friday Crafternoons

Princess Anne Bring Your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. No registration required  Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Friday, January 13, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Book Dominoes

Princess Anne Work together to engineer a course of books through the library to fall like dominos. Complete challenges and film your final product! Grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins December 1. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Friday, January 13, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

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 on December 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Freshen Your Finances: Better Credit & Freedom from Debt

MEO Central Begin 2017 with a resolution to be debt free! We’ll help you understand credit reports, breakdown the importance of credit scores and show you how to snowball your debt until it’s a thing of the past.  This workshop will teach you what steps to take to improve your credit and remove erroneous information from your credit report.  You’ll be able to obtain a copy of your annual credit report and review it together with a credit counselor.   You will have an opportunity to meet individually with financial planners and credit counselors, all of whom are volunteering their time free of charge. Start the New Year off right with Your Credit Checkup! Adults. Regstration begins December 1st. Event Type: Personal Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Anime Afternoon

MEO Central Join us to watch anime and hang out with other fans! Bring your friends. Showings change monthly. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Zippered Bag

Princess Anne Learn to sew a zippered bag using pre-cut kits. Materials required: One spool of white or black thread, a bobbin in your selected color, your sewing machine in good working condition with your accessories such as power cord, machine table top, foot pedal, zipper foot, ¼” foot, straight pins, a small ruler and scissors. All other materials will be provided in the kit. A limited number of sewing machines will be available on a first come first served basis.Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Introduction to OverDrive

MEO Central Come explore the library’s OverDrive website and learn the basic skills needed to access downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and movies. Participants can bring their own devices. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard and the Internet or have taken Computers for Beginners and Internet for Beginners. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard and the Internet or have taken Computers for Beginners and Internet for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Fun Math

Joint-Use Library Join us as we explore the history and fun of the Tangram puzzle. Take home a set of Tangrams with which to solve more puzzles. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 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. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, January 16, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Night

MEO Central Join us Monday nights for teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each month. Grades 9-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 16, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Now Read This

Kempsville Meet to discuss this month’s selected title, "The Circle" by Dave Eggers. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Kempsville Area Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: "The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of c… Next Month's Title: "A Mercy" by Toni Morrison. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults

Bayside Find a new favorite game and fellow gamers. We will have an assortment of games and game types or you can bring your own to teach others to play. Adults. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults: Strategy Games

Princess Anne Love to play strategy games, but you can't find a good group to play with? Join us to meet new people and play a game together. We'll have a selection, or you can bring your own game. Adults. No registration required. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LIVEArt

MEO Central Grab your smock and join us at the library to learn about the arts. Each class features a new skill, artist, artistic movement or technique. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Come build and play with the Lego Club at the library! Use your imagination to build Lego creations and play with fellow Lego fans.  Ages 5-12. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Crafting

Kempsville Hang out at the library and create something new!  New crafting tools and supplies will be available for teens to build and create every third Tuesday of the month.  Teens will be able to take their projects home.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Bayside Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Sensory Open Play

Joint-Use Library This program is designed to allow children ages 3-10 to explore a variety of sensory play experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation through games, activities and more. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Ages 3-10. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Get the most out of Ancestry and HeritageQuest

MEO Central Navigate Ancestry and HeritageQuest to get the most out of your family history research time. We can teach you how.  Registration is required and begins December 1. Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: general ability to use a computer. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Play with Numbers

Great Neck Come have fun learning your numbers with multiple sensory and manipulative objects to play with. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM. Great Neck Area Library.

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 December 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

Princess Anne Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Online registration is required and begins December 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults: Settlers of Catan

Joint-Use Library Love to play Settlers of Catan, but you can't find a good group to play with? Join us in the Marketplace area of the library to meet new people and play a game together. Adults. Online registration is required and begins December 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

English As a Second Language (ESL) Club

MEO Central Join with other adult learners of English to practice English conversation skills in a friendly group setting. All levels are welcome! Every Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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, January 18, 2017, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pajama Storytime

Princess Anne Join us for a fun evening of stories and songs on a chilly night! Remember to wear your pajamas and bring a furry, stuffed friend! Families. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

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 December 1st. 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. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Read & Share

Princess Anne Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults 18+ No registration required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in on the third Thursday for a fun craft in our Children's Room. Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults

Pungo-Blackwater Find a new favorite game and fellow gamers. We will have an assortment of games and game types or you can bring your own to teach others to play. Adults. Event Type: Games. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sensory Friendly Family Storytime - Low Sensory

Bayside Enjoy a small-group storytime designed to allow children to explore a variety of sensory experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with difficulty processing too much stimulation. A calmer, low key environment will ease your child into storytime activities. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Ages 3-10. Online Registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 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 on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on December 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. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Seeing Beyond

Bayside Connect and share with other blind and visually impaired persons. Actor Ryan Clemens, a relative of Mark Twain, brings to life the celebrated American Author in his theatrical, interactive performance utilizing storytelling, described costumes, and character voices. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Friday, January 20, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Friday Crafternoons

Princess Anne Bring Your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. No registration required  Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Friday, January 20, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Toddler Sing, Play, Move

MEO Central Looking for fun family time? We will be working on early literacy skills while wesing, play, and move. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Great Neck Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Stellaluna and Bat Friends Storytime

Princess Anne Enjoy moonlit tales of bats winging their way through stories and puppet plays, as we celebrate with the Winter Wildlife Festival! Ages 3-8. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Our Wonderful Birds of Prey

Princess Anne Celebrate the amazing birds of prey in our region! Gather facts and make a craft as you learn about hawks, eagles and owls. Meet one of our feathered friends. Grades K - 8. No registration required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Escape Room

Joint-Use Library Solve puzzles, decipher clues, and find your way out working in teams of 2 or more! Bring a friend and your best problem solving skills! Are you up to the challenge? Grades 6-12 Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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 on December 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. 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, January 21, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Escape Room

Joint-Use Library Solve puzzles, decipher clues, and find your way out working in teams of 2 or more! Bring a friend and your best problem solving skills! Are you up to the challenge? Grades 6-12 Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Paint Night!

Kempsville It’s a paint party! Create a beautiful painting following step-by-step instructions or free-style your own masterpiece. Classy refreshments provided. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Using Magazines and Newspapers in Genealogical Research

MEO Central Add to your ancestor's story by finding the family in newspapers and magazines. you will be amazed by what you can find! Registration required and begins December 1st. Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tinker Table Challenge

MEO Central 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. Registration is not required. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Libris. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck 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 January 9th . 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: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Monday, January 23, 2017, 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 January 9. 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.In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. 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. Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Preschool

Oceanfront 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 January 9th . 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: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Coloring for Adults

Princess Anne You are never too old to color! Drop in and discover a new way to relax and meet new friends. Join the craze - adult coloring! Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Combined Preschool

MEO Central We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:15 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 January 9th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 January 9.In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. 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. Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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, January 23, 2017, 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 January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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, January 23, 2017, 11:30 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. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, January 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeschool Discovery Days

Joint-Use Library Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by creating rollercoasters. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Preschool Science

Joint-Use Library Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. 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, January 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Preschool Science

MEO Central Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9th. Event Type: Science/Math. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 23, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Homeschool Discovery Days

Joint-Use Library Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by creating rollercoasters. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 23, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Elementary Science

MEO Central Learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Grades K-2. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9th. Event Type: Science/Math. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 23, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Elementary Science

Great Neck 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 January 9th . Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Monday, January 23, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Elementary Science

Princess Anne Learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Grades K-2. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, January 23, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Elementary Science

Joint-Use Library Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Grades K-2. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 23, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 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 December 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, January 23, 2017, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Teen Night

MEO Central Join us Monday nights for teen-only activities. Enjoy movies, games, crafts, and more, with different selections each month. Grades 9-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Resume Workshop

MEO Central Join us for a workshop on how to create the resume that every employer is looking for. This program is presented by a representative from Opportunity Inc. Event Type: Job Help. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 23, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.