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Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Adult Writing Club

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

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

Joint-Use Library Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs, and whistles. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Our Animal Neighbors

MEO Central Who are the critters in your neighborhood? They might be flying overhead, scurrying in the trees, or lurking in the grass. Let the Virginia Living Museum introduce you to some animals that make their homes near our homes. All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, August 1, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Stop Motion Animation

Joint-Use Library Create your own characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on the library’s iPads in this 5-week series. All materials are provided – just bring your imagination! Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins on July 1. Classes are on 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, and 8/29. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. Adults 18+ Registration not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, August 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Our Animal Neighbors

Kempsville Who are the critters in your neighborhood? They might be flying overhead, scurrying in the trees, or lurking in the grass. Let the Virginia Living Museum introduce you to some animals that make their homes near our homes. All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, August 1, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

Fancy Nancy's Tea Party

Princess Anne Come dressed in your prettiest ensemble and learn the etiquette of enjoying a marvelous tea party. A walk down the runway is an option. Gr. K-5. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, August 1, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Kempsville Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Monday, August 1, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Open Gaming

MEO Central Monday’s all summer, the storytime room becomes a teens only gaming zone! Challenge your friends to one of our video or board games, or bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you want. Grades 6-12. No registration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, August 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Inventions

Joint-Use Library Explore the wonderful world of inventions. What can you create with the contents of our box? Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Our Animal Neighbors

Great Neck Who are the critters in your neighborhood? They might be flying overhead, scurrying in the trees, or lurking in the grass. Let the Virginia Living Museum introduce you to some animals that make their homes near our homes. All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Coloring for Adults

Windsor Woods Area Library Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Beach Creatures

Windsor Woods Area Library For Grades K—5. Meet live “beach creatures” while you learn about ocean life and explore animal artifacts in this presentation by the Virginia Aquarium. Online registration is required and begins July 1. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

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

Recess Games

Joint-Use Library When was the last time you played jacks, spun a top, juggled, played hopscotch, jumped rope? Come out and join us for recess games at the JUL. Family/All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2:30 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. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Mad Science: Spin, Pop, Boom

Oceanfront The exciting world of chemistry will come alive in this program full of spectacular experiments performed by the Mad Scientist. All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

John Kingry Magic Show

Joint-Use Library Can you see through the illusion? Prepare to be amazed and dazzled by magician John Kingry! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Scholastic Chess Club

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

I <3 Altered Book Art!

MEO Central Do you love the idea of Altered Book Art?  Come to this lively class to create a piece of book art that speaks of your love of books.  You’ll learn how to plan the piece and how to fold the pages to create the words “I love you” (I (heart) U)  out of the pages of the book.  All materials, including books, will be provided. Adults. Registration is required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Movie and Craft: The Good Dinosaur

Kempsville Beat the heat and enjoy a movie at the library! In today’s PG movie, in a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus makes an unlikely human friend. Family/all ages. No registration. Summer programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance. Event Type: Movies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

Edible Insects

Great Neck Create edible insects out of pretzels, cookies, candy, and frosting. Learn about entomophagy (that's the scientific name for eating insects). Grades K-5. Registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in each Thursday during our Summer Reading Challenge for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! Families/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Our Animal Neighbors

Bayside Who are the critters in your neighborhood? They might be flying overhead, scurrying in the trees, or lurking in the grass. Let the Virginia Living Museum introduce you to some animals that make their homes near our homes. All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Sensory Open Play

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

Teen Yoga

MEO Central Explore different poses, mindful breathing and meditation as you improve strength and flexibility, then enjoy a period of deep relaxation at the end of each class. All levels are welcome for this mixed level yoga class.  Meets every Thursday in August. Equipment provided.  Facilitated by RYT 200 certified instructor.  Registration required and begins on July 1st. Th, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CL, 385-0150. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Summer Fun Puppet Show

Joint-Use Library It’s a summer of friendship and fun for the library puppets. Come in to enjoy their antics. Families/All Ages. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, August 5, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Tabletop Gaming

MEO Central Tidewater Area Gaming Society presents 12 hours of game play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share, instruction available. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Balloon Sculpture

Princess Anne Join Ryan the Balloon Guy to make some zany balloon creations you can take home. All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Workshop with Local Artist: James O'Connor

Kempsville Local Artist and MOCA Instructor will be presenting a hands-on experience to create your own piece of art to take home. Come out and learn new skills and techniques for free! Grades 6 – 12 Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Retro Fun

Princess Anne Don’t you wish sometimes you could be a little kid again? Come out and watch old school cartoons in your PJs, and just chill. Other fun kid activities like play dough and coloring books will be available too! Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Uncle Ty-Rone’s World of Reading Show

Pungo-Blackwater Puppets bring to life the excitement of reading in this comical show by ventriloquist Uncle Ty-rone. All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Joint-Use Library Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Adult Writing Club

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

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Oceanfront 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 July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Oceanfront 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: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Monday, August 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

Joint-Use Library Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs, and whistles. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Read and Share Book Group

Bayside Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, August 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. Adults 18+ Registration not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, August 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Windsor Woods Area Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, August 8, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Kempsville Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Monday, August 8, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Open Gaming

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

Adult Writing Club

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

Internet for Beginners

Windsor Woods Area Library Learn how to use web browsers and find information on the Web. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration is required and begins on July 1st. Call to register. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 8:20 and 8:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Coloring for Adults

Windsor Woods Area Library Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Bayside Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Smartest Artist

Bayside Smartest Artist Learn about artists and movements in art history, explore new techniques and create your own masterpiece! Grades K – 2 Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virginia Aquarium Puppet Show

Windsor Woods Area Library The Virginia Aquarium is bringing the ocean to the library in this exciting puppet show “Uh-oh-Octopus!” All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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 July1st. 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, August 9, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Princess Anne 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 July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne 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: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tinker Table Challenge

Kempsville Build, explore and tinker at the library! Try out the library’s Tinker Table and explore with robots, building sets, 3D writing, virtual reality and more. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and opens July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Couponing with Roz Willis

Joint-Use 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! Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Computers for Beginners

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

Virginia Aquarium Puppet Show

Oceanfront The Virginia Aquarium is bringing the ocean to the library in this exciting puppet show “Uh-oh-Octopus!” All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sidewalk Art

MEO Central Enjoy the summer sun with us as we decorate our public courtyard with sidewalk chalk works of art. All supplies will be provided. All ages. No registration Required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Outside. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Book Dominoes

Pungo-Blackwater Book Dominoes 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 not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Virginia Aquarium Puppet Show

Joint-Use Library The Virginia Aquarium is bringing the ocean to the library in this exciting puppet show “Uh-oh-Octopus!” All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Movie and a Craft:Shaun the Sheep Movie(2015)

MEO Central Beat the heat and enjoy a movie at the library! In today’s PG movie, a mix up with the Farmer,a caravan and a very steep hill causes a challenge and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. Family/all ages. No registration. Summer programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance. Event Type: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Now Read This: Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: Shine, Shine, Shine by Lydia Netzer. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Pungo-Blackwater Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: When Maxon met Sunny, he was seven years, four months, and eighteen-days old. Or, he was 2693 rotations of the earth old. Maxon was different. Sunny was different. They were different together. Now, twenty years later, they are married, and Sunny wants, more than anything, to be "normal." She's got the housewife thing down perfectly, but Maxon, a genius engineer, is on a NASA mission to the moon, programming robots for a new colony. Once they were two outcasts who found unlikely love in each other: a wondro… Next Month's Title: Go Set A Watchman. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

You VS the Interview

MEO Central Level up your interview game with fun challenges, and practice your interview skills! Teens/Grades 9-12. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Business/Careers. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, August 12, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

Kempsville Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips, tricks, and ideas; maybe learn something new. Socialize with others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Adults age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. 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, August 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Movies @ Your Library: Hitchcock Films

MEO Central Celebrate Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday by watching some of his best films on the big screen. We will be showing Psycho (10:15 am), The Birds (12:15pm), and Rear Window(2:15pm). All Ages Registration is not required. Event Type: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 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 July 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

3D Origami

Princess Anne Transform paper into 3D shapes! Learn how origami masters use paper, folding techniques, and even math to create 3D structures then design and build your own. Grades 3-5. Registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Etiquette Notes in the New Age for Families

Oceanfront How do you do? Hello to you! Right this way; certainly, after you! Join us for a fun, engaging, interactive workshop on being polite in a fast paced world. All ages. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Fairy Tales : The True Story

Joint-Use Library A telling of fairy tales and fables as they were told in the beginning. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

How To Start Building Your Credit

MEO Central As a young person who doesn’t have a credit history and is just starting out in the world, many companies will try to charge you more of their products and services. They assumeyou don’t know any better and can’t prove you’ll pay your bills when you say you will. Show them you’re prepared! Learn about how to build a positive credit history and reduce the money you’ll have to pay to prove yourself. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Adult Writing Club

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

Career Access Network (CAN) Class

MEO Central Need help finding a job? Trying to prepare a professional resume? Get this and more as you discover new ways to market yourself, and soar through the interview! Come to the Career Access Network (formerly SNAP) Orientation class. Adults. Registration begins July 1st. Event Type: Business/Careers. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, August 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Princess Anne You are never to old to color! Drop in and discover a new way to relax and meet new friends. Join the craze - adult coloring! Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, August 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

Joint-Use Library Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs, and whistles. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. Adults 18+ Registration not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, August 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Kempsville Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Monday, August 15, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Open Gaming

MEO Central Monday’s all summer, the storytime room becomes a teens only gaming zone! Challenge your friends to one of our video or board games, or bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you want. Grades 6-12. No registration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Now Read This

Kempsville Meet to discuss this month’s selected title "Travels with Charley" by John Steinbeck. Book club copies are available for check-out at Kempsville Library at the information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: Thirty-five years ago, when "searching for America" was not yet the cliche it has since become, Steinbeck hit the highways with his French poodle, Charley. In a custom-built camper he named Rosinante after Don Quixote's steed, the two traveled the country--10,000 miles and 34 states. Their varied experiences comprise several slices of small-town, back-roads Americana. Steinbeck laments the rise of plastic-covered everything, the vacuousness of "sad souls" he encounters, and the homogenization of local and r… Next Month's Title: "Shine, Shine, Shine" by Lydia Netzer. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Coloring for Adults

Windsor Woods Area Library Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Bayside Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Princess Anne 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 July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, August 16, 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. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, August 16, 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 July 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Internet for Beginners

Kempsville Learn how to use web browsers and find information on the Web. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration is required and begins on July 1st. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 18+ Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: 0. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adults with Disabilities Social Group

Bayside Get together with young adults with disabilities for socializing and entertainment. Build friendships, offer support and share accomplishments. Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Meetings. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Read & Share

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

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Kempsville Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Kempsville Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

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

Adult Writing Club

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

Seeing Beyond

Bayside Connect and share with other blind and visually impaired persons. Local singer Jennifer Gammill will perform some old standards. Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Friday, August 19, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Sensory-Friendly Family Storytime

Bayside Enjoy a small-group storytime designed to allow children to explore a variety of sensory experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation through stories, music, activities and more. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities.Enjoy a small-group storytime with movement, music and sensory play. Family & All Ages. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Gaming Palooza

MEO Central All-day gaming! Board games, videogames, cardgames, miniatures, try them all. Presented by the Virginia Gaming Association and Tidewater Area Gaming Society. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

MEO Central Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins July 1st.. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 July 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Joint-Use Library Role-Playing Adventures Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and adventures using a pencil and paper, a set of dice and your collective imagination. Grades 6 -12. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Adult Writing Club

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

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

Joint-Use Library Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs, and whistles. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. Adults 18+ Registration not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, August 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teeny Tiny Farm

Windsor Woods Area Library Join us for a barnyard party with miniature farm animals! All ages. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come basis. Please be sure to arrive well in advance of the program start time to ensure admittance to the program. *This is re-scheduled from a previous date*. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Monday, August 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Kempsville Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, August 22, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Open Gaming

MEO Central Monday’s all summer, the storytime room becomes a teens only gaming zone! Challenge your friends to one of our video or board games, or bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you want. Grades 6-12. No registration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Coloring for Adults

Windsor Woods Area Library Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Homeschoolers Club

Kempsville A Summer of Growing – part 3 Time to harvest, weed, replant or plant anew! We’ll assess our gardening strategies over these Homeschooing Club summer sessions, discuss what we learned and what we know to do in the future. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Grades K-5. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Pre-requisites: Bring your gardening gloves, tools, and a baggie to take some produce home. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 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 on July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

All About Herbs

Princess Anne Selection, care, and cooking uses for common and unusual herbs, presented by the Master Gardeners. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, August 23, 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. 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, August 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.commonwealthbrewingcompany.com.

Adult Writing Club

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

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 July 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Preschool Playtime

Windsor Woods Area Library Have your preschooler develop a positive approach to learning while participating in a structured play environment. Each session will be filled with fun play activities that reinforces skills such as following directions and cooperative play. Ages 3-5 Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: N/A. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Master Builder Academy

Kempsville Join other Master Builders by thinking and creating with bricks of every shape and color. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Fandom Summer Flashback

MEO Central Calling all Fandoms! Come hang out and make a craft to celebrate your fandom(s). For the summer we will be repeating crafts that we have made, so if you missed a craft this is your chance to make it! Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Live Clue!

MEO Central Who murdered Mr. Boddy? Was it Mr. Green in the conservatory with the wrench…or someone else? Test your crime-solving ability and deduction skills, and enjoy this classic whodunit board game in life-size. Teens, grades 6-12. Online registration is required and starts July 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Joint-Use Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on July 1. 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, August 25, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Kempsville Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on July1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Jump Start Your Garden

Princess Anne Learn what is required to grow plants successfully from seed indoors, presented by the Master Gardeners. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Club Otaku for Teens

Joint-Use Library Club Otaku for Teens Come on down and enjoy anime, manga discussions and other fun otaku activities. Grades 6- 12. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, August 26, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Calling All Whovians

MEO Central Join us for a Doctor Who-themed adventure through time and space for all ages! Come out to enjoy games, crafts, and other fantastic activities. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, August 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to August 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, August 27, 2016.

Pawsitive Reading

MEO Central Pawsitive Reading Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Life-Size Games

Princess Anne Game on! We’ve turned your favorite games into life-sized fun. Step into Candy Land and become one of the game pieces or show us your skills with rounds of giant Tic-Tac-Toe and Junior Scrabble. Family/All Ages Online registration required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Anime Afternoon

MEO Central Join us to watch a variety of anime and hang out with other fans! Bring your friends, bring your sketchbooks, even come in cosplay. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading Program

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 July 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to August 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Sunday, August 28, 2016.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to August 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 29, 2016.

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

Joint-Use Library Bring your family to share stories, songs, laughs, and whistles. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. Adults 18+ Registration not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, August 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Open Gaming

MEO Central Monday’s all summer, the storytime room becomes a teens only gaming zone! Challenge your friends to one of our video or board games, or bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you want. Grades 6-12. No registration Required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to August 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Come build and play with the Lego Club at the library! Use your imagination to build Lego creations and play with fellow Lego fans. Ages 5-12. Online registration is required and begins on July 1. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Windsor Woods Area Library Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Otaku Tuesdays

Princess Anne This summer, come out and watch anime with other otaku teens on the last Tuesday of the month. Sketch pads and coloring pencils will be available to satisfy the manga artist in you! Light refreshments provided. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

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 July 1st. 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. Tuesday, August 30, 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. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

Joint-Use Library Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. We will be using a virtual book club through www.goodreads.com to hold our meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation to the bookclub prior to August 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Navigating Through Crisis

MEO Central You CAN navigate your way through a crisis and come out on the other side in a much better financial position.  Learn which bills to pay first, the importance of communicating with your lenders and how to do it successfully, and what you can do to break the cycle. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Read and Share

Joint-Use Library Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Computers for Beginners

MEO Central Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration is required and begins on August 1st. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10:05 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tabletop Gaming

MEO Central Tidewater Area Gaming Society presents 12 hours of game play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share, instruction available. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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 August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:00 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 August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Scholastic Chess Club

Kempsville Looking for people to play with and ways to advance your skills? Drop-in! Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Grades K-8. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 7, 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 August 1. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Internet for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to use a web browser to access the web and practice useful strategies for finding and evaluating information on the internet. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration is required and begins on August 1st. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 10:05 AM – 12:00 PM.

All About Herbs

Great Neck Selection, care, and cooking uses for common and unusual herbs, presented by the Master Gardeners. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Couponing with Roz Willis

Princess Anne 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! Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Moonlight Madness

MEO Central Come climb your family tree in the dark! Enjoy dedicated genealogical research time while the library is closed to other customers. Attend classes or work independently. Seek staff advice. Don't forget to bring your research with you! Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Predatory Lending

Kempsville Predatory lending is a serious problem. It occurs when companies offer loan products using certain marketing tactics, abusive collection practices and loan terms that deceive and exploit borrowers. There are better ways! Learn how you can avoid such lenders and, if you’re caught in the predatory lending trap, how to get out of it. Registration opens August 1st. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Kempsville Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, September 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 August 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, September 12, 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 August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Predatory Lending

Wahab Law Library Predatory lending is a serious problem. It occurs when companies offer loan products using certain marketing tactics, abusive collection practices and loan terms that deceive and exploit borrowers. There are better ways! Learn how you can avoid such lenders and, if you’re caught in the predatory lending trap, how to get out of it. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Wahab Law Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Wahab Law Library (757) 385-4419. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Bayside Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, September 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. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

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. 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 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Princess Anne Pawsitive Reading Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins August 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, September 17, 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 August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Come build and play with the Lego Club at the library! Use your imagination to build Lego creations and play with fellow Lego fans. Ages 5-12. Online registration is required and begins August 1st.. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Tuesday, September 20, 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. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Bayside Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins August 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

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. 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 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Joint-Use Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on August 1. 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, September 22, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Eating on a Budget

MEO Central Do you think healthy eating is too expensive? Join us to learn strategies and skills that make healthy eating affordable and easy! Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 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 August 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, 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. 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.

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. Event Type: Hobbies. 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. Event Type: Hobbies. 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! Event Type: Hobbies. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.