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3-D Printer Open House

Kempsville Come learn more about this cool new technology and watch 3-D printers in action! All Ages. No registration required. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sing-Along Soul Cinema

MEO Central Discover "There's music in you" in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997) featuring Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. All Ages. Event Type: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Monday Crafternoons Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. 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, February 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Faith & Hope's Black History Puppet Show

Princess Anne It's time for The Faith and Hope Show! Learn more about black history from our favorite puppet friends, listen to stories, and make crafts. All ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, February 15, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Anti-Valentine

Bayside Tired of mushy valentines?  Then an anti-valentine’s day celebration is just for you.  Bring the family and enjoy stories, song, and craft. All Ages. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, February 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Enrich Your Online Library Experience

Pungo-Blackwater Learn to use the Virginia Beach Public Library website for searching the catalogs (digital media or traditional) in this two-part class. Explore the outstanding learning tools available at no cost to you. Then use your knowledge to help your children/ grandchildren with homework or just enrich your own love of learning. The kids have gone back to school, so now it’s your turn to get busy too. Second class will be held February 16. Program will be at the Senior Resource Center located next door to Pungo-Blackwater Library. Adults.  Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Now Read This: Adult Book Club

Kempsville Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. This month's title is "A Fall of Marigolds" by Susan Meissner. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Kempsville Library Help desk. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: "A Fall of Marigolds" by Meissner. "September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries...and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she's made. Will what she learns devastate her or fre… Next Month's Title: Reader's choice: read any book by Patrick McManus. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit tiny.cc.

Chinese Mahjong

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

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations each month. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Designing for 3-D Printers Using Tinkercad

Kempsville Design your own object using Tinkercad and send it to the 3-D Printer for creation. Finished printed objects will be picked up at a later date. Adults only. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Attendees should create a free Tinkercad.com account online prior to class. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Attendees should create a free Tinkercad.com account online prior to class. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Bayside The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Bayside Library's event will occur at the Williams Farm Recreation Center, located at 5252 Learning Circle. Please call 385-2680 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Joint-Use Library The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. The Joint-Use Library's event will occur at the TCC Student Center, located at 1700 College Crescent. Please call 822-7800 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:00 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 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, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Princess Anne Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Internet Searching

MEO Central Building on the skills from Internet for Beginners, gain more practice using Google to find and evaluate the information you need from websites you can trust. . Prerequisites: Ability to use the Internet or have taken Internet for Beginners. Adults. Registration begins two weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use the Internet or have taken Internet for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Read & Share - Adult Book Club

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. Adult. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: 0. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art à la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in on the third Thursday of every month for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! 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, February 18, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Kempsville Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations each month. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

TAG Meeting

Windsor Woods Area Library Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact your local library for details! Event Type: Meetings. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Member of TAG. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

African American History Bingo Night

MEO Central Enjoy a fun night of BINGO while learning interesting facts about African American History! Registration is required and begins 2 weeks before the program. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Family Connection

Joint-Use Library Want to network with other families with young children? Join us for presentations on skills and resources for parents followed by informal discussion. Play centers will be set up in the room for your children. February Topic: CPR & First Aid. Families. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Seeing Beyond

Bayside Connect and share with other blind and visually impaired persons. A speaker from the Va. Beach History Museum will present a program about the life and culture of the Woodland Indians of Va. 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, February 19, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Oceanfront Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: bility to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Sensory Storytime

Bayside Sensory-Friendly Family Storytime Enjoy a small-group storytime with movement, music and sensory play. Family & All Ages Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time Mini Session

MEO Central Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Dance! Dance! Dance! African American Heritage Month Storytime

Kempsville Jitterbug, Tap, Swing, Cakewalk and more! Hear stories about the talented African Americans who brought these and other dances to their glory! Make a craft to honor one of these superstars. Ages 3-5 accompanied by family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Princess Anne Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Paper Making

Joint-Use Library It’s so simple! Come in and learn to make your own paper for those special notes you write. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Micorsoft 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Just Mario Kart!

Princess Anne What's better than playing Mario Kart? Playing Just Dance and Mario Kart! Come show us your skills and earn bragging rights. We will also have other fun table top games to play.  Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Minecraft & Pokemon Afternoon

Kempsville Come in and enjoy Minecraft on one side of the room and Pokemon on the other. Bring your DS to battle others in Pokemon. Or bring your Survival skills to survive the wilderness in Minecraft. This afternoon is hosted by That Game Store and Virginia Beach Public Library. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

FunMath@the Library

Joint-Use Library Become a WINNER in math as we learn about prime African American greats in our nation. Grades: 3-5 and 6-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Joint-Use Library Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and adventures using a pencil and paper, a set of dice and your collective imagination. Grades 6-12.  Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Now Read This Youth Book Club

MEO Central Now Read This (Youth) Meet to discuss this month’s selected title The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.Books can be checked out at MEO Central Library at the 2nd floor desk. Grades 6-8. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the program. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Book Description: The Bell twins are stars on the basketball court and comrades in life. While there are some differences Josh shaves his head and Jordan loves his locks both twins adhere to the Bell basketball rules: In this game of life, your family is the court, and the ball is your heart. This book is told in poetic verse, and is a real winner. Next Month's Title: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Sing-Along Soul Cinema

MEO Central “And I am telling you” not to miss Dreamgirls (2006), starring Eddie Murphy, Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson. All Ages. Event Type: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Read & Share Youth Book Club

Princess Anne Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Grades 6 – 12. Online registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Monday Crafternoons Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. 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, February 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Nursery Rhyme Tournament

Bayside Jump and tumble through a series of nursery rhyme themed games and challenges that would make Jack and Jill proud. Everyone is a winner and will walk away with their very own Twinkle Twinkle Trophy. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to event date. Event Type: Games. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, February 22, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 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 February 8. 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, February 22, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Toy making with Recyclables

Joint-Use Library Looking for something different to play with, something fun? We’ll use supplies from around the house and from the dollar store to create simple little toys and amusements. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

ARTreach with MOCA

Windsor Woods Area Library Join the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), for a story to inspire preschoolers to create their own masterpiece. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Now Read This

Joint-Use Library Meet to discuss this month’s selected title I'm Looking Through You by Jennifer Finney Boylan. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Joint-Use Library at welcome desk). Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: For Jennifer Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and remote whispers were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house she grew up in. But those spirits weren't the only ghosts: Jenny herself--James then--lived in a haunted body, and both her reticent father and her impulsive sister would soon become ghosts to her as well. This book is a candid investigation of what it means to be "haunted." Looking back on the spirits who invaded her family home, Boylan launches a full investigation with t… Next Month's Title: The Dinner by Herman Koch. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Homeschoolers @ the Library

Kempsville Spend the afternoon at the library learning alongside other homeschoolers. This month: dig through costumes and props to create your own play! Present it to your families and explore library books to extend the activity at home. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Grades K-5. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Pre-requisites: Bring a variety of costumes and props for creative play-acting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Yoga Storytime

Joint-Use Library Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Kempsville The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Kempsville Library's event will occur at the TCC Student Center, located at 1700 College Crescent. Please call 385-2627 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Fun Math

Kempsville Discover how fun math can be while exploring the perimeter and area of shapes. Explore a new math topic every month through hands-on activities. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Bayside The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Bayside Library's event will occur at the Williams Farm Recreation Center, located at 5252 Learning Circle. Please call 385-2680 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Bayside Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

This Is Your Life

Princess Anne This is your life!  Welcome to adulthood ~ In this reality simulation, you’re now 28 years old with a job and a family.  Do you have what it takes to juggle bills, childcare, housing and all the other challenges that come with life? Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Money Management

Joint-Use Library Too many days and not enough dollars?  Learn ways to keep more of what you make, track spending, set financial goals, change habits and make a spending plan (or budget) that works for you! Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Books On Tap

Bayside Join us for a fun book club. Meeting at Commonwealth Brewing Company 2444 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.305.9652 Fourth Tuesday of every month 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Read a book and try a new brew. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Next Month's Title: TBD. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.commonwealthbrewingcompany.com.

World Read Aloud Day

Bayside World Read Aloud Day Stop by the Bayside Library any time to hear stories for all ages to help celebrate World Read Aloud Day. All Ages Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

ARTreach with MOCA

Great Neck Join the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), for a story to inspire preschoolers to create their own masterpiece. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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. Ages 3-5 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Kempsville The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Kempsville Library's event will occur at the TCC Student Center, located at 1700 College Crescent. Please call 385-2627 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Computers for Beginners

Bayside Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

Princess Anne Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work.. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins two weeks before the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Joint-Use Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Adult Craft-String Bowl

Kempsville Create a Stunning String Bowl for Your Home. All supplies are provided. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, February 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Messy Art

MEO Central Bring your preschooler in to explore different artistic styles. Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Preschool: Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, February 26, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

LIVEArt: Art From a Library Cart

Kempsville Feeling Creative? Grab your smock and join us at the library to learn new skills and create fun projects. Perfect for homeschoolers! Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, February 26, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Predatory Lending

Oceanfront 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. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Author Talk & Book Signing featuring Rashod Ollison

MEO Central Award-winning pop music critic and culture journalist Rashod Ollison will talk about his debut novel, “Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues, & Coming of Age Through Vinyl.” In “Soul Serenade…” Ollison describes how soul music sustained him during his formative years growing up in central Arkansas in the 1980s and 1990s.  He paints a vivid picture of a childhood in the housing projects of Hot Springs, where the neighbors on Omega Street are identified by their music (either the soulful blues of Denise LaSalle, the lively funk of Shalamar, or the romantic duets of Alexander O’Neal and Cherrell).  Raised in an environment dominated by hardened single mothers and their children, Ollison writes, “music remained my cocoon, the place where I found the most coherence and delicious engagement.” Ollison has been a pop music critic and culture journalist at publications including “The Virginian-Pilot,” “The Dallas Morning News,” “The Philadelphia Inquirer,” “The Baltimore Sun” and was a music columnist for “Jet” magazine.… Event Type: Special Events. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Art of Belly Dancing

Princess Anne Have two left feet? No worries here. Belly Dancing is for anyone interested in being fit and having fun with this  self-expressive and ancient art. Discover your sensual side with the instruction of a professional dancer. Please wear comfortable clothing. Adults. Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: comfortable clothing. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Emergency Survival Techniques - Power Outage Preparation

Pungo-Blackwater Have you ever had trouble coping with a power outage during a storm? Join local expert, Paul Blocker, as he shows you different materials and techniques to help your time in the dark more manageable and comfortable. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Beach Party

Joint-Use Library Remember those hot summer days at the beach? Put away your winter jacket and gloves for the day and join us for beach craft stations and a puppet show with stories. Don’t forget your sunglasses! Family/All Ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

This Is Your Life

MEO Central This is your life!  Welcome to adulthood ~ In this reality simulation, you’re now 28 years old with a job and a family.  Do you have what it takes to juggle bills, childcare, housing and all the other challenges that come with life? Event Type: Hobbies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Libris. Audience: Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Sewing Class for Beginners

Kempsville Learn how to thread a sewing machine and make basic seams. All supplies are provided. For the absolute beginner, no sewing experience required. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: no sewing experience required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Sing-Along Soul Cinema

MEO Central It hasn’t always been, “Easy Street” in Annie (2014), starring Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie and Jamie Foxx as Will Stacks. All Ages. Event Type: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: All Ages. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Leap Year Celebration

Joint-Use Library Celebrate the extra day of the year at the library! Listen to stories, play games and make a craft. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, February 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Monday Crafternoons Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. 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, February 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Oceanfront The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Oceanfront Library's event will occur at the EMS Station #14, located next to the Oceanfront Library at 740 Virginia Beach Boulevard. Please call 385-2640 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Monday, February 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Oceanfront Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Messy Art

Joint-Use Library Stimulate your child’s imagination and creativity through play with paints & markers, colors and shapes, style and fun. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: Please wear an oversized t-shirt or large apron to cover your clothes and keep them neat. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Kempsville The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Kempsville Library's event will occur at the TCC Student Center, located at 1700 College Crescent. Please call 385-2627 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

MEO Central The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Please call 385-0150 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Read and Share-Romance Readers

Pungo-Blackwater Read & Share - Romance Readers Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Code For Lunch

Joint-Use Library Take a break and learn the basic of JavaScript through hands-on activities during this 4-week series. Subsequent classes will be held on 3/9, 3/16, and 3/23. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Scholastic Chess Club

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

Minecraft Engineering

Joint-Use Library Do you enjoy building? Learn about design and work together on new creations. We collaborate on a specific server. The program takes place Wednesdays on 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30. Must have your own Minecraft account. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Must have your own Minecraft account. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Great Neck The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Great Neck Library's event will occur at the Lynnhaven Middle School Cafetorium, located across the street from the Great Neck Library at 1250 Bayne Drive. Please call 385-2606 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Princess Anne The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. The Princess Anne Library/Pungo-Blackwater Library event will occur at the Princess Anne Recreation Center, located next to the Princess Anne Library at 1400 Nimmo Parkway. Please call 385-2610 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Minecraft II

Joint-Use Library Open to Minecraft Club I veterans. Learn to mod for Minecraft with the Library’s Minecraft Club. We’re learning to code with Javascript. We collaborate on a specific server. The program takes place every Wednesday on 3/2 - 3/30, 4/6 - 4/27 & 5/4 - 5/25. Must have your own Minecraft account. Grades 6 to 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Open to Minecraft Club I veterans. Must have your own Minecraft account. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Minecraft I

Joint-Use Library Learn to mod for Minecraft with the Library’s Minecraft Club. We’re learning to code with Blockly, a visual programming language. We collaborate on a specific server. The program takes place every Wednesday on 3/2 - 3/30, 4/6 - 4/27 & 5/4 - 5/25. Must have your own Minecraft account. Grades 6 to 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Must have your own Minecraft account. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Computers for Beginners

MEO Central Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Preschool Clickers II

Princess Anne You and your preschooler will build on computer skills introduced in Preschool Clickers I through five fun-focused computer classes: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning more about the keyboard, typing, and navigating a computer through hands-on projects using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Paint. Ages 3-5. Prerequisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I or ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Online registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Pre-requisites: Completion of Preschool Clickers I or ability to use computer mouse to click, double click, drag and drop, recognize and use keys on the keyboard and identify letters. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Sensory Open Play

Windsor Woods Area Library Explore sensory stimulation through games, activities and more. All Ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Apply Yourself

Kempsville Applying for a job? Make an impression! Learn simple steps to filling out applications completely and correctly in print and online. Plus receive information about employment preparedness resources available through OPP Inc. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Business/Careers. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Princess Anne The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Princess Anne Library's event will occur at the Princess Anne Recreation Center, located next to the Princess Anne Library at 1400 Nimmo Parkway. Please call 385-2610 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Windsor Woods Area Library The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. The Windsor Woods Library event will occur at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, located at 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard. Please call 385-2630 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

How to: Line Dancing

Joint-Use Library Learn the grooves and moves for line dancing. The first 20 minutes we’ll learn a new dance. Then we'll dance some more. Adults 18+. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Couponing with Roz Willis

Great Neck 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: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Multicultural Storytime - Let's Talk French

Princess Anne Multicultural Storytime - Let's Talk French Join us to learn a bit about French language and culture then try a tasty sample of French food. Families. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Crafting Decorative Displays

Princess Anne Learn various techniques to use for creating decorative paper elements for home or office use. Program participants will have a take home project as well as contribute to the creation of an actual library Gardening Display. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Joint-Use Library Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests and adventures using a pencil and paper, a set of dice and your collective imagination. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Joint-Use Library Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

TAG Meeting

Bayside Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact your local library for details! Event Type: Meetings. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preschool Clickers I

MEO Central You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes on 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, and 4/3. Each 30-minute class is focused on learning the different parts of the computer, how to use the keyboard and mouse, and the basics of navigating a computer. Ages 3- 5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Genealogy: How to Make Something Out of Nothing

MEO Central Learn advanced genealogical research skills. practice digging deep into a document to extract all the clues hidden in it. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Basic understanding of genealogical research. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preschool Code Club

Joint-Use Library Coding is a type of literacy that everyone can enjoy. It organizes thoughts and expresses ideas. Your preschooler -- without knowing how to read -- will enjoy learn coding through playful activities. Each 30 minute class will build skills and confidence. This is a series of three progressive classes that meet on 3/7, 3/21 & 4/04. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Kempsville Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, March 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Great Neck Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Monday, March 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, March 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

MEO Central Combined Preschool Storytime We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, March 7, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, March 7, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Maker Mornings

Joint-Use Library Do you like to make things? Come to the library and make something new on Monday mornings. You’ll use low and high technologies to make your own textile, glass, paper or electronic creations. You’re limited only by your imagination. All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 7, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Just 2s

Kempsville Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, March 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, March 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, March 7, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

3s Please Storytime

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver.Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, March 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Preschool Science

MEO Central Preschool Science Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, March 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Adults 18+. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, March 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Joint-Use Library Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Kids Code Club

Joint-Use Library Learn the basics of how computers work and how they're programmed through fun, hands-on activities in this exciting series. Club meets on Monday, 3/7 & 3/21. Grades 3 -5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, March 7, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Great Neck The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Great Neck Library's event will occur at the Lynnhaven Middle School Cafetorium, located across the street from the Great Neck Library at 1250 Bayne Drive. Please call 385-2606 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Monday, March 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

MEO Central Just 2s Storytime Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22.Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s

Bayside Just 2s Storytime Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s

Great Neck Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just Twos Storytime

Oceanfront Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Computers for Beginners

Bayside Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. This is a two-hour class meeting at New St John AME Church located at 5501 Rock Creek LN, Virginia Beach. Adults. Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the class. Call 385-2680 to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 5501 Rock Creek LN, Virginia Beach.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Just 2s

Great Neck Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

MEO Central Just 2s Storytime Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Windsor Woods Area Library Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Science

Princess Anne Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Preschool Science

Joint-Use Library Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. 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, March 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Coloring for Adults

Bayside Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands On Science

Windsor Woods Area Library Explore and discover Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) in this six-week series. Grades 3-5. Online registration for this series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Italo-American Storytime

Joint-Use Library Enjoy an Italo-American storytime with songs, rhymes, books and a craft in both languages. Family/All Ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

MEO Central Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and learn how to find potential funders using the Foundation Directory database available at Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Just 2s

Kempsville Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

MEO Central Baby Rhyme Time Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22.Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Great Neck We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s

Kempsville Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Science

Kempsville Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

MEO Central Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

3's Please Storytime

Oceanfront With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22, 2016. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Pungo-Blackwater We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Joint-Use Library Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Great Neck We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Science

Princess Anne Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Princess Anne With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Just 2s

Kempsville Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

3s Please Storytime

MEO Central 3s Please Storytime With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Preschool Science

Joint-Use Library Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Kempsville Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks before program. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Resumes

Joint-Use Library Learn how to plan, create, and format a professional-looking resume using built-in templates in Microsoft Word 2013. 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Elementary Science

Joint-Use Library Learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Grades K-2. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Hands On Science

Joint-Use Library Explore and discover Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) in this six-week series. Grades 3-5. Online registration for this series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Connection

Joint-Use Library Want to network with other families with young children? Join us for a presentation on Kids & Animals, and meet a dog! Play centers will be set up in the room for your children. Adults and family. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Onesies

Kempsville Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Bayside Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Great Neck Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Joint-Use Library Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Internet for Beginners

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

Onesies Rhyme Time

Great Neck Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies

Kempsville Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Onesies Storytime

Oceanfront Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22, 2016. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Joint-Use Library Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Science

Kempsville Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Science

MEO Central Preschool Science Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Bayside We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

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

Preschool Science

MEO Central Preschool Science Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Kempsville We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Battle of the Books Preliminary Event

Princess Anne The Battle of the Books is an annual library event that encourages literacy and provides recognition to fifth graders who enjoy reading. Pre-registered teams will compete with schools across the city by answering questions based on the books. Princess Anne Library's event will occur at the Princess Anne Recreation Center, located next to the Princess Anne Library at 1400 Nimmo Parkway. Please call 385-2610 for further information. Event Type: Special Events. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Now Read This: Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Meet to discuss this month’s selected title The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Pungo-Blackwater Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book, Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris’s life and his… Next Month's Title: Orphan Train: A Novel. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Preschool Science

Joint-Use Library Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, March 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

Kempsville Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips and tricks, maybe learn something new. Meet others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: basics of knitting and/or crocheting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

MEO Central Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tabletop Gaming

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

Combined Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22nd. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Combined Preschool Mini-Session

MEO Central Combined Preschool Storytime We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. No Registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Science

Joint-Use Library Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on February 22. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Think Like an Inventor

Princess Anne Do you have what it takes to be an inventor? Learn about how real-life creators get their ideas, and then make your own ideas come to life! Grades 3-5. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

LIVEArt: Buonarotti's Birthday

Joint-Use Library Born in March 1475, Michelangelo Buonarotti was one of the most famous Renaissance artists, and people all over the world are still amazed by his paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Celebrate his birthday by learning about his life and artwork, and create your own Michelangelo-inspired painting—while lying on your back, just like Maestro Michelangelo! Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Hobbies. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Oceanfront Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.