Virginia Beach Public Library Events

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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 August 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: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, September 26, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 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 create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: 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, September 27, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Homeschoolers Club

Kempsville Spend the afternoon at the library with other homeschoolers enjoying literacy-based activities. Each month we will explore a new and exciting topic and range of resources. Grades K-5. 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: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pay Yourself First

Bayside Are you paying your bills first with nothing left over to save? Are you borrowing money to make ends meet because you have not saved on a regular basis? Pay Yourself First teaches you the importance of short- and long-term saving, emergency savings and, more importantly, how you CAN save. 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. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Couponing with Roz Willis

Windsor Woods Area Library Learn the basics of couponing including organization and how to make your shopping list. Discover tools and websites geared toward helping you save. We'll touch on stockpiling, some local coupon policies and more! Registration opens August 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: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:00 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.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Books On Tap

Bayside Join us for a fun book club. Meeting at Commonwealth Brewing Company 2444 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.305.9652 Fourth Tuesday of every month 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Read a book and try a new brew. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Next Month's Title: TBD. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.commonwealthbrewingcompany.com.

Mr. Hew In the Big Blue Chair

Joint-Use Library Bring the family to share stories, songs, and laughs. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Princess Anne Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Bayside Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 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: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins August 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 create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Kempsville Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 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: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tidewater Reads Splashdown

MEO Central Join us for the conclusion of Tidewater Reads month with a celebration featuring a sitdown Q&A session with author Lydia Netzer and space-themed activities for all ages. 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: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.tidewaterreads.org.

Sensory Friendly Family Storytime

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

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Take a guided tour of the Genealogy Area and spend an hour getting up close and personal with genealogy materials that will assist you in climbing your family tree. Adults. Registration is not required. 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: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tabletop Gaming

MEO Central Tidewater Area Gaming Society presents 12 hours of game play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share, instruction available. Adults. Registration is not required. 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, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Combined Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

This Is Your Life

Joint-Use Library This is your life!  Welcome to adulthood ~ you’re now 28 years old with a job and a family.  Do you have what it takes to juggle bills, childcare, housing and all the other challenges that come with life?  As you’re thrown into the Way Forward Machine, you’ll learn what it’s like to walk a month in the shoes of an adult. Sounds easy enough right? But will you still have money left over for those unexpected episodes life throws your way? This is…Reality. 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: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 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: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Drop In Storytime

Oceanfront Looking for a fun family time? Enjoy stories, songs and activities while spending time together. No age limit or registration, but space is limited. 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: All Ages. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Internet for Beginners

Bayside Learn how to use a web browser to access the web and practice useful strategies for finding and evaluating information on the internet. This is a three -week series meeting at New St John AME Church located at 5501 Rock Creek LN, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 on 10/4, 10/11, and 10/18. Adults. Registration is required and begins on September 1st. Call Bayside Library to register at 385-2680. 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: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 5501 Rock Creek LN, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

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. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: 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, October 4, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

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.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Understanding Credit Reports & Credit Scores

Joint-Use Library Aside from your Social Security number, your credit score is the most important number in your life. Not only can it affect your loan application, it helps determine whether or not you can rent an apartment, qualify for auto insurance and even get a job! Registration is not required. 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: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Read & Share - Romance Readers

Pungo-Blackwater Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 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. 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: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 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. 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: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Sensory Open Play

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

Computers for Beginners

MEO Central Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration is required and begins September 1st. Call to register. 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: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10:05 AM – 12:05 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

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

Retirement Security: Providing for your Golden Years

MEO Central Whether you are years from retirement or currently navigating benefits in retirement, this event can prepare you for those golden years.  Statistically speaking, many people underestimate how much money they will need for retirement. You may need to fund your lifestyle in retirement for 20 years or more, and Social Security only provides an estimated 40% of pre-retirement income for the average worker. You need a plan!  Get great information on Social Security, estate planning, retirement funding, reverse mortgages and more.  Meet individually with Certified Financial Planners, Medicare counselors, Estate Attorneys and more; all for free with no strings attached. Our presentations, one-on-one advice and free resources will help you live well for as long as you live. Adult. Registration is required and begins September 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 mad… Event Type: Personal Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Oceanfront Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 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: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Friday, October 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Book Dominoes

Great Neck Work with others to engineer a book domino course in the library and complete challenges. Film your creation at the end.  Grades 6 - 12.  Registration is required and begins on September 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: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Friday, October 7, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

Kempsville Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips and tricks, maybe learn something new. Meet others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Adults 18-up. 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: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of knitting and/or crocheting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Indie Author Day

MEO Central Whether you’re a writer, reader - or both - don’t miss Indie Author Day at VBPL! Meet local indie authors, enjoy book talks & signings and get tips on writing, publishing, marketing & more! Details below. BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 10:10 a.m.: John Koehler, A Guide to Publishing: Things Authors Should Know 11:05 a.m.: Crystal Walton, Editing Tips to Fire Up Your Fiction 12 p.m.: Chris Kennedy, Rising Above the Noise: How to Increase Your Sales on Amazon.com 1 p.m.: Skype Session with A.G. Riddle, author of million-selling novel, The Atlantis Gene 2 p.m.: Indie Author Digital Gathering 3 p.m.: Author Reception hosted by Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library 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: Special Events. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Decluttering and Organizing Your Papers

Great Neck A comprehensive program featuring general organizing principles to get your clutter in order. Managing your paper trail and how long do you really need to keep certain papers. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Combined Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Declutter Your Head and House

Kempsville Are your mornings spent frantically looking for the misplaced keys or field trip forms? Do you have trouble deciding what to keep and what to let go? Do you have stacks of things and nowhere to put them? This program offers you the strategies for when, where and how to overcome disorganization in your life. 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: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Windsor Woods Area Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on September 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: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, October 10, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 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. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: 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, October 11, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Coloring for Adults

Bayside Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Yoga Storytime

Great Neck Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on September 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: Storytimes. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Get the most out of Ancestry and HeritageQuest Part 1 of 2

MEO Central Learn tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the library's free subscriptions to Ancestry and HeritageQuest. Adults. Registration is required and begins September 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: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: ability to keyboard. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Kempsville Chinese Mahjong Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on September 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: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Career Access Network Class

MEO Central Need help finding a job? Trying to prepare a professional resume? Get this and more as you discover new ways to market yourself, and soar through the interview! Come to the Career Access Network (formerly SNAP) Orientation class. Adults. Registration begins September 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: Job Help. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Internet for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to use a web browser to access the web and practice useful strategies for finding and evaluating information on the internet. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration is required and begins September 1st. Call to register. 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: 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, October 13, 2016, 10:05 AM – 12:05 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Princess Anne Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Grantseeking Basics for Individuals

MEO Central Learn how to identify funders that support individuals working in the arts and how to seek funding for educational purposes using the Foundation Grants to Individuals database available at MEO Central Library. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 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: Personal Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Now Read This: Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Anne Dillard. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Pungo-Blackwater Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons—a personal narrative highlighting one year's exploration on foot in the author's own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays 'King of the Meadow' with… Next Month's Title: At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

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 September 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: 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, October 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Combined Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Princess Anne Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on September 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: 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, October 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 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: 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. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Knitting With Your Hands

Princess Anne Create an infinity scarf without needles! Please bring (2) 5oz skeins of extra-thick yarn of your favorite color(s). Ages 18 & up Online registration begins September 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: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Joint-Use Library Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins on September 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: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pay Yourself First

MEO Central Are you paying your bills first with nothing left over to save? Are you borrowing money to make ends meet because you have not saved on a regular basis? Pay Yourself First teaches you the importance of short- and long-term saving, emergency savings and, more importantly, how you CAN save. 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: Personal Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Saturday Night Drive-In

MEO Central Saturday Night Drive-In will be a celebration of the fun and excitement of the glorious days of low budget Hollywood, featuring gems that you may have missed. Movie and discussion.  Adults 18+ Registration 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: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Read & Share: Readers' Anonymous

Princess Anne Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: 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, October 18, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Now Read This

Kempsville Meet to discuss this month’s selected title, "Room" by Emma Donoghue. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Kempsville Area Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his 5th birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape. Next Month's Title: "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Come build and play with the Lego Club at the library! Use your imagination to build Lego creations and play with fellow Lego fans. Ages 5-12. Online registration is required and begins September 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: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Beach Readers

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

Pawsitive Reading

Bayside Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins September 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: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Get the most out of Ancestry and HeritageQuest Part 2 of 2

MEO Central Learn tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the library's free subscriptions to Ancestry and HeritageQuest. This class expands on information from the first session, and requires knowledge of database searching. Adults. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks before program start date. 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: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: General Computer skills and attendance at class 1 of 2 or strong knowlegde of database navigation. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Princess Anne Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 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: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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. 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: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Read & Share

Princess Anne Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults 18+ No registration required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Declutter Your Head and House

Windsor Woods Area Library Are your mornings spent frantically looking for the misplaced keys or field trip forms? Do you have trouble deciding what to keep and what to let go? Do you have stacks of things and nowhere to put them? This program offers you the strategies for when, where and how to overcome disorganization in your life. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 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 Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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 September 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: 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, October 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Oceanfront Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on September 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: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Princess Anne You are never too old to color! Drop in and discover a new way to relax and meet new friends. Join the craze - adult coloring! Adults 18+ Registration is not required. 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: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, October 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Teen Paint Night

Windsor Woods Area Library It’s a paint party! Create a beautiful painting following step-by-step instructions or free-style your own masterpiece.  Grades 6 - 12.  Registration is required and begins September 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: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Kempsville Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on September 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: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 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 create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Homeschoolers Club: Tinker Table

Kempsville Homeschoolers Club: Tinker Table Enjoy some hands-on technology play and learning with building sets, tech toys and robotics! Learn how things work and check out books to continue your learning at home. Grades K-5. Registration is required, and begins on September 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: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Books On Tap

Bayside Join us for a fun book club. Meeting at Commonwealth Brewing Company 2444 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.305.9652 Fourth Tuesday of every month 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Read a book and try a new brew. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Next Month's Title: TBD. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.commonwealthbrewingcompany.com.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Kempsville Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 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: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Bayside 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 September 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: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Joint-Use Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on September 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: 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, October 27, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 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 create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Kempsville Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 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: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, October 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Halloween Extravaganza

Joint-Use Library Wear your costume! Enjoy crafts, games, face painting, stories, and more as you trick-or-treat at the Joint Use Library. All ages. 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: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Keep It Safe

Pungo-Blackwater Are you protecting yourself against predatory lending and identity theft? Keep it Safe teaches you how to avoid predatory lending, identity theft and scams. You will learn what to do in case of identity theft or predatory lending and how to resolve complaints. 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: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Do You Know If your Identity Has Been Stolen?

MEO Central No matter what your age, you may become a victim of identity theft. In fact, children and teens are one of the fastest growing targets! Thieves are always looking to steal personal information to fund their latest purchases or gain employment based on your good name. Don’t let them take your money and ruin your reputation! Learn how to protect your identity and where you can turn if you become a victim. 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: MEO Central Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop In Storytime

Oceanfront Looking for a fun family time? Enjoy stories, songs and activities while spending time together. No age limit or registration, but space is limited. 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: All Ages. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Saturday Night Drive-In

MEO Central Saturday Night Drive-In will be a celebration of the fun and excitement of the glorious days of low budget Hollywood, featuring gems that you may have missed.  Movie and discussion. Adults 18+ 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: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 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.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Take a guided tour of the Genealogy Area and spend an hour getting up close and personal with genealogy materials that will assist you in climbing your family tree. Adults. Registration is not required. 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: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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, November 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Eating on a Budget

Great Neck Do you think healthy eating is too expensive? Join us to learn strategies and skills that make healthy eating affordable and easy! Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. 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: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Couponing with Roz Willis

Kempsville Learn the basics of couponing including organization and how to make your shopping list. Discover tools and websites geared toward helping you save. We'll touch on stockpiling, some local coupon policies and more! 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: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Genealogy Ideas for the Holidays

MEO Central Learn how to combine your genealogical research with craft ideas to make genealogical holiday gifts for family and friends. Adults 18+  Registration opens October 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: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Bayside Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. 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, November 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Take a guided tour of the Genealogy Area and spend an hour getting up close and personal with genealogy materials that will assist you in climbing your family tree. Adults. Registration is not required. 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: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Do You Know If Your Identity Has Been Stolen?

Pungo-Blackwater No matter what your age, you may become a victim of identity theft. In fact, children and teens are one of the fastest growing targets! Thieves are always looking to steal personal information to fund their latest purchases or gain employment based on your good name. Don’t let them take your money and ruin your reputation! Learn how to protect your identity and where you can turn if you become a victim. 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: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Declutter Your Head and House

MEO Central Are your mornings spent frantically looking for the misplaced keys or field trip forms?  Do you have trouble deciding what to keep and what to let go?  Do you have stacks of things and nowhere to put them?  This program offers you the strategies for when, where and how to overcome disorganization in your life. 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: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Holiday Shopping: Enjoy the Holidays on a Budget

MEO Central Enjoy the holidays without blowing your budget! This class provides planning tools you can use to prepare for the costs of the holidays, including gift giving, travel, food, decorations, postage and other expenses.  Learn how you can double or even triple your savings by layering cost reductions and get creative suggestions for holiday decorating and gift giving.  You will shine this holiday season when you build your holiday plan with the help of this workshop.   Come see how you can lower your holiday cost without sacrificing any of the joy! Adults. Registration begins October 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: Personal Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Keep It Safe

Princess Anne Are you protecting yourself against predatory lending and identity theft? Keep it Safe teaches you how to avoid predatory lending, identity theft and scams. You will learn what to do in case of identity theft or predatory lending and how to resolve complaints. 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: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 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. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, November 17, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Do You Know If Your Identity Has Been Stolen?

Bayside No matter what your age, you may become a victim of identity theft. In fact, children and teens are one of the fastest growing targets! Thieves are always looking to steal personal information to fund their latest purchases or gain employment based on your good name. Don’t let them take your money and ruin your reputation! Learn how to protect your identity and where you can turn if you become a victim. 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. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, November 19, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Coloring For Adults

Princess Anne You are never too old to color! Drop in and discover a new way to relax and meet new friends. Join the craze - adult coloring! Adults 18+ Registration is not required. 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: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, November 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Books On Tap

Bayside Join us for a fun book club. Meeting at Commonwealth Brewing Company 2444 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.305.9652 Fourth Tuesday of every month 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Read a book and try a new brew. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Next Month's Title: TBD. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.commonwealthbrewingcompany.com.

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.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Do You Know If Your Identity Has Been Stolen?

Kempsville No matter what your age, you may become a victim of identity theft. In fact, children and teens are one of the fastest growing targets! Thieves are always looking to steal personal information to fund their latest purchases or gain employment based on your good name. Don’t let them take your money and ruin your reputation! Learn how to protect your identity and where you can turn if you become a victim. 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: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Beach Readers

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

Coloring for Adults

Bayside Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

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.  In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.