Virginia Beach Public Library Events

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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 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 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Online registration is required and begins December 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 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 Conversation 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.

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, January 18, 2017, 3:00 PM – 7:00 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 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 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 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 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 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 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 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.

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. Austin Hildenbrand – 10 year old debut author Brian Parsons – illustrator for The References: A Superhero Tale Heather Hildenbrand- Author of young adult (7th grade and up) and some adult titles Amanda Aksel – Author of chick-lit/romance genre. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

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 The 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 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 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Escape The 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.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bayside Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration 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). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

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 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. 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.

Preschool Clickers

Joint-Use Library You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through six fun-focused computer classes, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28.  Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Ages 4-5.  Online registration is required and begins on January 9th. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM.

Just 2s

Kempsville Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on 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. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Preschool Clickers

Kempsville You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through six fun-focused computer classes 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28. Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Ages 4-5. Online registration is required and begins on Jan 9th. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Just 2s

MEO Central Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration 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: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Bayside Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on 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: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on 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: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s

Oceanfront Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on 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: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Joint-Use Library Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

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. 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, January 24, 2017, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Drop-in Just 2s

Oceanfront Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s

Kempsville Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Just 2s

MEO Central Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Bayside Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on 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: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Microsoft Word 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 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 create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Preschool Science

Princess Anne 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. 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. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Great Neck Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9th. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, January 24, 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. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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 24, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults: Word Games

Princess Anne Love to play Scrabble, but can't find a group to play with? Come to the library to find games and some people to join you. We'll have Scrabble, Boggle, and other word games, 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+. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Windsor Woods Area 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: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

Hands-On Science

Joint-Use Library Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Grades 3-5. 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 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Keep a Healthy Smile!

Bayside Learn about healthy dental habits with fun activities,  stories, and giveaways. Ages Birth-8. Online registration is required and begins December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. 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. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Anime Club

Kempsville Hang out at the library and watch some anime with friends!  Watch and discuss different anime every fourth Tuesday of the month.  Showings change monthly.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. Event Type: Movies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 24, 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 24, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Photo Collage

Joint-Use Library Grab your smock and practice photo collage techniques to design a self portrait. 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 24, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Books On Tap

Bayside Join us for a fun book club. Meeting at Commonwealth Brewing Company 2444 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.305.9652 Fourth Tuesday of every month 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Read a book and try a new brew. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

3s Please

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on 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. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

MEO Central Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration 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: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9:30 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Princess Anne With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on 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: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Oceanfront Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration 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: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6-week-long series is required and begins on 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. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

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. This is the second of a two-part program. 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 25, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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. No registration required. 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, January 25, 2017, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

3s Please

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

3s Please Storytime

MEO Central With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration 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. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Princess Anne With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on 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: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Windsor Woods Area Library Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Pungo-Blackwater We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration 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: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Joint-Use Library Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Kempsville 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: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM.

Preschool Clickers

Princess Anne You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through six fun-focused computer classes, January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2. Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Ages 4-5. Online registration 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: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

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. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9th. 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, January 25, 2017, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults

Joint-Use Library 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: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

On My Own Preschool

Kempsville Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM.

English Conversation 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 25, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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, January 25, 2017, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Builder's Block

Princess Anne Become a builder with fun hands-on activities! Here’s a chance to grow your engineering skills as we explore Zephyr Derby Racers and more! Grades K-2.Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 4:00 PM.

Drop-in Combined Preschool Storytime

Kempsville We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is not required. Space is limited. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners

Bayside Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins December 1st 2016. 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Kempsville Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration 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. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

MEO Central Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration 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). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Bayside Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 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: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s

Great Neck Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on 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: 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, January 26, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on 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: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Bayside Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:15 AM – 10:45 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. No registration required. 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, January 26, 2017, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies

Kempsville Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Kempsville 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: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration 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: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Joint-Use Library Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Science

Bayside 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. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Preschool Science

Oceanfront Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on January 9th  . Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Gaming for Adults - Scrabble

Pungo-Blackwater 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: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preschool Clickers

MEO Central You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through six fun-focused computer classes, January 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and March 2nd . Each 45 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Ages 4-5. Online registration is required and begins on January 9th. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:45 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 December 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, January 26, 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

African Travelogue with David and Holly Fox

Pungo-Blackwater Travel to Botswana Africa with locals David and Holly Fox as we view slides from their recent African adventure. David is a professional photographer. Adults 18+. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 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: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Preschool Art

MEO Central Bring your preschooler to explore different artistic styles. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on December 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Friday, January 27, 2017, 10:15 AM – 11:00 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 27, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Lock-In

MEO Central Play games, watch movies, hang out, and much more at the Teen Lock-in! A signed permission slip is required to attend. Grades 6-12 Registration is required and begins December 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: MEO Central Library. Learn More: http://www.vbgov.com/teens. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:00 PM – 11:00 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 December 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, January 28, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

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. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Sensory Open Play

MEO Central 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: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pretend Play - Grocery Store!

Bayside Come practice directional skills, math skills and healthy eating at the Bayside Library grocery store! Kids will get the opportunity to share imaginative play in our pretend store. Don’t forget your purses and wallets! Supplies provided- no money needed. Ages K-2. Online registration 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. Monday, January 30, 2017, 11:00 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 30, 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 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. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 30, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Drop-in Just 2s

Oceanfront Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Homeschool Discovery Days: Math + Art = Great Ideas!

Kempsville Learn a little geometry and have a lot of fun with polyhedrons. Design and decorate your own paper polyhedron mobile. Gr. K-5. Required registration begins Dec.1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 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 31, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Teens Present!

Kempsville Teen Tuesday: Teens Present! Hang out at the library and learn about Korean Pop music!  Led by the Kempsville Teen Advisory Group, come out and dance, sing, and chat about your favorite K-Pop groups! 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 31, 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 31, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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 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, February 1, 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, February 1, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

English Conversation 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, February 1, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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: Marketplace. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Scholastic Chess Club

Kempsville Looking for people to play with and ways to advance your skills? Drop-in! Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Grades K-8. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Pre-requisites: Knowledge of chess pieces and basic chess rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, February 1, 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 January 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, February 1, 2017, 4:30 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 with other families. No registration required. Families with children ages 3-5. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Drop-in Combined Preschool Storytime

Kempsville We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is not required. Space is limited. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Computers for Beginners

MEO Central Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration is required and begins on January 3rd. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 10:05 AM – 12:00 PM.

Is Your Septic Tank Healthy?

Pungo-Blackwater David Thieman of MDM Septic Services, Inc. will tell you how to determine if your septic tank and drain fields are healthy whether you think you are having a problem or not. Adults 18+. Registration is not required. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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. Owen Watson - Motivation James L. Hill – Adult Fiction/Fantasy/Sci-Fii Betty Oliver –Juvenile/Travel Wesley E. Etheridge – Anger Management. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 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 January 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. Thursday, February 2, 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. Adults 18+ No registration required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Friday, February 3, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Meet the Artist

MEO Central The public is invited to observe artist Stephanie Jones’ live painting demonstration. Meet, greet, and get to know this local artist, whose artworks are on display in the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library Art Gallery during the month of February. No registration required. Adults. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Friday, February 3, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sensory 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. Ages 3-10. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Online Registration is required and begins January 1st. Because this program 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. 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, February 4, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Fiber Arts: Knitting, Crocheting & More

Kempsville Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips, tricks, and ideas, maybe learn something new. Meet others who share your love for creating items from fibers like yarn. No registration required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tabletop Gaming

MEO Central Tidewater Area Gaming Society presents 12 hours of game play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share, instruction available. Adults. Registration is not required. 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: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Anime Club

Princess Anne Come hang out and meet other otaku teens! Cosplayers welcomed. Grades 6-8. Registration is required and begins January 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. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on January 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tinker Table

Pungo-Blackwater Build, explore and tinker at the library! Try out the library’s Tinker Table and play with robots, building sets, 3D writing, virtual reality and more. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, February 4, 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. Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. Teens grade 6-12. 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, February 4, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Love/Hate Valentine

MEO Central Love it or hate it, it is that time of the year. Come celebrate Valentine’s at the library with fun activities and crafts! No date or angst required. Light refreshments provided. Grades 6-8 Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:30 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, February 6, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 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 January 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, February 6, 2017, 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 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. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Drop-in Just 2s

Oceanfront Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on January 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 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, February 7, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gaming for Adults: Word Games

Princess Anne Love to play Scrabble, but can’t find a good group to play with? Come to the library to find games and people to join you. We’ll have Scrabble, Boggle and other word games, or bring your own to teach others to play. Adults 18+ No registration required. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, February 7, 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 January 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, February 7, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Paint Night

Great Neck It’s a paint party! Create a beautiful painting following step-by-step instructions or free-style your own masterpiece.  Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Teen Tuesdays: Gaming

Kempsville Hang out at the library and play games!  Different types of games will be featured every first Tuesday of the month.  Challenge your friends and show off your skills.  Grades 6-12. No registration required. 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, February 7, 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, February 7, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Computers for Beginners

Windsor Woods Area Library Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration is required and begins on January 3rd. Call to register. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 8:20 and 8:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Preschool Art

Oceanfront Bring your preschooler to explore different artistic styles. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

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. Adults 18-up. Online registration is required and begins January 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, February 8, 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, February 8, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

English Conversation 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, February 8, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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: Marketplace. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Code Club @ the Library

Joint-Use Library Join us each week and learn how to code! Complete tutorials at your own pace and work your way up to making websites, apps and computer games! Grades 3-8. No registration is required. Seating is limited. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Drop-in Combined Preschool Storytime

Kempsville We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is not required. Space is limited. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:45 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 January 3rd. 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, February 9, 2017, 10:05 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on January 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: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 9, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 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 January 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, February 9, 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Now Read This: Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Pungo-Blackwater Library information desk. Adults 18. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: One baby girl. Two strong Southern women. And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.Frances “Khaki” Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan—everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn’t seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have… Next Month's Title: Some Luck by Jane Smiley. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, February 9, 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. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Friday, February 10, 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. Adults 18+ No registration required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Friday, February 10, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 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 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on January 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 for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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 January 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, February 11, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Black History Month Puppet Show

Bayside Learn more about black history from our favorite puppet friends, listen to stories, and make crafts. All ages. Online registration is required and begins January 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Great Neck Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins January 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, February 11, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 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 on January 1. 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, February 11, 2017, 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 6-8. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

The Science of Chocolate

Kempsville The Science of Chocolate Get deep into the science of chocolate by learning how chocolate is created.  Use this knowledge to create a small box of chocolates for your sweetheart or for yourself! Grades 6-8.   Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Oceanfront Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on January 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Fun Math

Joint-Use Library Join us as we explore the history of some notable African American personalities in our country. Time and money concepts will be investigated. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on January 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cool Nights, Hot Jazz

MEO Central Head to your library after hours to enjoy live jazz, open mic poetry, light refreshments and tastings from local breweries. All for free! Gather your friends and bring your own poetry if you’d like to share. Enter through front door beginning at 6:30 p.m.; music begins at 7 p.m. Registration is required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 6:30 PM – 10:00 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! In February, find out about African coffee culture and how to use the World Edition of CultureGrams as a resource. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Adults 18+. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

African American Film Series: More than a Month

MEO Central Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman sets off on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. His thoughtful, humorous journey explores the complexity and contradictions of relegating an entire group's history to one month in a so-called 'post-racial' America. Discussion to follow with Virginia Beach History Museum staff. No registration required. Event Type: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.