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Adult Writing Club

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

Live Clue!

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

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Joint-Use Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on July 1. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

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

Jump Start Your Garden

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

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

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

Adult Writing Club

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

Club Otaku for Teens

Joint-Use Library Club Otaku for Teens Come on down and enjoy anime, manga discussions and other fun otaku activities. Grades 6- 12. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, August 26, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Calling All Whovians

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

Adult Writing Club

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

Pawsitive Reading

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

Life-Size Games

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

Anime Afternoon

MEO Central Join us to watch a variety of anime and hang out with other fans! Bring your friends, bring your sketchbooks, even come in cosplay. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading Program

Oceanfront Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on July 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Adult Writing Club

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

Mr Hew In The Big Blue Chair

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

Monday Crafternoons

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

Open Gaming

MEO Central Monday’s all summer, the storytime room becomes a teens only gaming zone! Challenge your friends to one of our video or board games, or bring your own. Come when you can, leave when you want. Grades 6-12. No registration Required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Bricks at the Beach

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

Coloring for Adults

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

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Intermediate

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

Otaku Tuesdays

Princess Anne This summer, come out and watch anime with other otaku teens on the last Tuesday of the month. Sketch pads and coloring pencils will be available to satisfy the manga artist in you! Light refreshments provided. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Bayside Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins July 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Writing Club

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

Navigating Through Crisis

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

Read and Share

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

Computers for Beginners

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

Sensory Friendly Family Storytime

Bayside Sensory Friendly Family Storytime Enjoy a small-group storytime designed to allow children to explore a variety of sensory experiences. While fun for all children, this program is appropriate for children with specialized sensory processing needs to explore sensory stimulation through stories, music, activities and more. Not all activities are appropriate for every age and ability. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities. Families/All Ages. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 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, September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Beach Readers

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

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Read and Share - Romance Readers

Pungo-Blackwater Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Great Neck Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. All Ages (3 +) Drop-in to build, registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 3:00 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 on August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Scholastic Chess Club

Kempsville Looking for people to play with and ways to advance your skills? Drop-in! Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Grades K-8. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Sensory Open Play

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

Internet for Beginners

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

Now Read This: Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. 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: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s. Next Month's Title: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Anne Dillard. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Sew-Quilt-Create

MEO Central Join us for a day long sewing-quilting-creating retreat. The day will feature keynote speakers from the quilting community along with a morning and afternoon class session. Vendors will have items for purchase. Supplies for the class projects will be provided. Sewing machines required for some classes, your machine must be in good working order. Lunch session will be on your own. Keynote sessions open to the public. Register to select your class preferences. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.vbgov.com.

All About Herbs

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

Couponing with Roz Willis

Princess Anne Learn the basics of couponing including organization and how to make your shopping list. Discover tools and websites geared toward helping you save. We'll touch on stockpiling, some local coupon policies and more! Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Moonlight Madness

MEO Central Come climb your family tree in the dark! Enjoy dedicated genealogical research time while the library is closed to other customers. Attend classes or work independently. Seek staff advice. Don't forget to bring your research with you! Regsitration is required and opens August 1. Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Predatory Lending

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

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

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

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 Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, September 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:45 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 August 29th. 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: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, September 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Monday, September 12, 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 August 29. 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, September 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Oceanfront We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Monday, September 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, September 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

MEO Central We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. 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, September 12, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne 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 August 29. 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. Monday, September 12, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, September 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 August 29. 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. Monday, September 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, September 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM.

Preschool Science

MEO Central 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 August 29. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, September 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Elementary Science

Great Neck Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

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

Just 2s Storytime

MEO Central Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Bayside Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29th. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, September 13, 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 August 29. 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, September 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne 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 August 29.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: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s 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 August 29. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s

MEO Central Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool

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 August 29. 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. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Joint-Use 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 August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Science

Princess Anne 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 August 29. Event Type: Science/Math. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Science

MEO Central 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 August 29. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Predatory Lending

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

Preschool Science

Great Neck Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Science/Math. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Preschool Science

Joint-Use Library Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this six-week, hands-on series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. 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, September 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

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 August 29th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Preschool Science

Windsor Woods Area Library 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 August 29. Event Type: Science/Math. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

Yoga Storytime

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

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

MEO Central Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and learn how to search for potential funders using the Foundation Directory database available at MEO Central Library. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Personal Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Just 2s Storytime

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 Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. 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, September 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:15 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 Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. 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: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

MEO Central 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 August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s

Princess Anne 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 August 29.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: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Oceanfront Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, September 14, 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 August 29. 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, September 14, 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 August 29. 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, September 14, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne 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 August 29. 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. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

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 Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. 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, September 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

3s Please Storytime

MEO Central With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: 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, September 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Windsor Woods Area Library Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required and begins on August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Joint-Use 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 August 29. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 14, 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 Monday August 29 at 10:00 a.m. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM.

Preschool Science

Princess Anne 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 August 29. Event Type: Science/Math. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Kempsville Chinese Mahjong Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mr. Hew In the Big Blue Chair

Joint-Use Library Bring the family to share stories, songs, and laughs. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Career Access Network Class

MEO Central Need help finding a job? Trying to prepare a professional resume? Get this and more as you discover new ways to market yourself, and soar through the interview! Come to the Career Access Network (formerly SNAP) Orientation class. Adults. Registration begins August 1st. Event Type: Job Help. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Read & Share

Princess Anne Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults 18+ No registration required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Take a guided tour of the Genealogy Area and spend an hour getting up close and personal with genealogy materials that will assist you in climbing your family tree. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Genealogy. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required.. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Princess Anne Pawsitive Reading Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins August 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Science

Joint-Use Library 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 August 29. 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, September 17, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Urban Grapes: Southern Varities

MEO Central Did you know that you can grow your own grapes at home? Learn about variety selection as well as how to planting, trellising, and pruning. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Joint-Use Library Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Read & Share: Readers' Anonymous

Princess Anne Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Coloring For Adults

Princess Anne You are never too old to color! Drop in and discover a new way to relax and meet new friends. Join the craze - adult coloring! Adults 18+ Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Monday, September 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Conversations

MEO Central Getting around: how does transportation in Virginia Beach impact you? Join us for a “small group” conversation about transportation in Virginia Beach. Let’s share and talk about the different values and perspectives you hold about this topic. Registration opens August 1st. Event Type: Meetings. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Libris. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, September 19, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Now Read This

Kempsville Join us for talk about this Tidewater Reads 2016 title. Meet to discuss this month’s selected title "Shine, Shine, Shine" by Lydia Netzer. Book club copies are available for check-out at Kempsville Library at the information desk. Adults. Online registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: "Shine, Shine, Shine" by Lydia Netzer. A shocking, searing, breathless love story, a gripping portrait of modern family, & a stunning exploration of love, death & what it means to be human. Discover the singular world of Sunny, a woman searching for the perfect life, and Maxon, an astronaut on his way to colonize the moon. Theirs is a wondrous, strange relationship formed of dark secrets, decades-old murders and the urgent desire for connection. Next Month's Title: "Room" by Emma Donoghue. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

What is a Reptile?

Pungo-Blackwater Learn through examining three different LIVE educational animals what characteristics make an animal a reptile. Presented by a staff educator from First Landing State Park. Program will take place at the Senior Resource Center next door to the Pungo-Blackwater Library. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Science/Math. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Come build and play with the Lego Club at the library! Use your imagination to build Lego creations and play with fellow Lego fans. Ages 5-12. Online registration is required and begins August 1st.. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

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

Let's Do Business Together: Resources for the Small Business Owner and Entrepreneur

MEO Central Learn about the library's online resources that can help you start, grow, or market your business using community demographic information and industry trends. Online registration is required and begins August 1st. Adults 18+. Event Type: Small Business. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Princess Anne Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults. Online registration is required and begins August 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mr. Hew In the Big Blue Chair

Joint-Use Library Bring the family to share stories, songs, and laughs. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

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

Home Repairs? Who Do You Call?

Princess Anne Avoid costly mistakes and delays. Learn how to select and vet a qualified contractor with Robert Alexander, a retired Licensed Building Contractor for over 35 years. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: 0. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 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, September 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Joint-Use Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on August 1. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

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

Community Conversations

MEO Central Getting around: how does transportation in Virginia Beach impact you? Join us for a “small group” conversation about transportation in Virginia Beach. Let’s share and talk about the different values and perspectives you hold about this topic. Event Type: Meetings. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Libris. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

Kempsville Bring in your current project to work on and discuss. Share tips and tricks, maybe learn something new. Meet others who share your love for creating items from yarn. Adults 18-up. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Bacis knowledge of knitting and/or crocheting. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, September 24, 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 on August 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Eating on a Budget

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

Pawsitive Reading

Kempsville Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, September 26, 2016, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Homeschoolers Club

Kempsville Spend the afternoon at the library with other homeschoolers enjoying literacy-based activities. Each month we will explore a new and exciting topic and range of resources. Grades K-5. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pay Yourself First

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

Couponing with Roz Willis

Windsor Woods Area Library Learn the basics of couponing including organization and how to make your shopping list. Discover tools and websites geared toward helping you save. We'll touch on stockpiling, some local coupon policies and more! Registration opens August 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Books On Tap

Bayside Join us for a fun book club. Meeting at Commonwealth Brewing Company 2444 Pleasure House Road Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757.305.9652 Fourth Tuesday of every month 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Read a book and try a new brew. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Off Site. Audience: Adults 18+. Next Month's Title: TBD. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.commonwealthbrewingcompany.com.

Mr. Hew In the Big Blue Chair

Joint-Use Library Bring the family to share stories, songs, and laughs. Family/All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Princess Anne Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Bayside Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate

Joint-Use Library Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Kempsville Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on August 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tidewater Reads Splashdown

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

Sensory Friendly Family Storytime

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

Genealogy Book Tour

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

Tabletop Gaming

MEO Central Tidewater Area Gaming Society presents 12 hours of game play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share, instruction available. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Combined Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

This Is Your Life

Joint-Use Library This is your life!  Welcome to adulthood ~ you’re now 28 years old with a job and a family.  Do you have what it takes to juggle bills, childcare, housing and all the other challenges that come with life?  As you’re thrown into the Way Forward Machine, you’ll learn what it’s like to walk a month in the shoes of an adult. Sounds easy enough right? But will you still have money left over for those unexpected episodes life throws your way? This is…Reality. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 9-12. Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

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

Drop In Storytime

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

Internet for Beginners

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

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Understanding Credit Reports & Credit Scores

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

Read & Share - Romance Readers

Pungo-Blackwater Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Great Neck Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. All Ages (3 +) Drop-in to build, registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Scholastic Chess Club

Kempsville Looking for people to play with and ways to advance your skills? Drop-in! Basic knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Grades K-8. Registration is not required. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Pre-requisites: Knowledge of chess pieces and rules required. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Sensory Open Play

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

Computers for Beginners

MEO Central Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration is required and begins September 1st. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: none. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

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

Retirement Security: Providing for your Golden Years

MEO Central Whether you are years from retirement or currently navigating benefits in retirement, this event can prepare you for those golden years.  Statistically speaking, many people underestimate how much money they will need for retirement. You may need to fund your lifestyle in retirement for 20 years or more, and Social Security only provides an estimated 40% of pre-retirement income for the average worker. You need a plan!  Get great information on Social Security, estate planning, retirement funding, reverse mortgages and more.  Meet individually with Certified Financial Planners, Medicare counselors, Estate Attorneys and more; all for free with no strings attached. Our presentations, one-on-one advice and free resources will help you live well for as long as you live. Adult. Registration is required and begins September 1st. Event Type: Personal Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Oceanfront Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Friday, October 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Book Dominoes

Great Neck Work with others to engineer a book domino course in the library and complete challenges. Film your creation at the end.  Grades 6 - 12.  Registration is required and begins on September 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Friday, October 7, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville Library

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

Combined Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Windsor Woods Area Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Room: Programming Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, October 10, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Coloring for Adults

Bayside Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Yoga Storytime

Great Neck Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Storytimes. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Beach Readers

MEO Central Beach Readers is a weekly program for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills using books, magazines, newspapers, menus, language experience stories and more. Adults. If interested in attending please call ahead so we can prepare appropriate materials 757-385-0150. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

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

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

Chinese Mahjong

Kempsville Chinese Mahjong Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults age 18-up. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Career Access Network Class

MEO Central Need help finding a job? Trying to prepare a professional resume? Get this and more as you discover new ways to market yourself, and soar through the interview! Come to the Career Access Network (formerly SNAP) Orientation class. Adults. Registration begins September 1st. Event Type: Job Help. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Internet for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to use a web browser to access the web and practice useful strategies for finding and evaluating information on the internet. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registration is required and begins September 1st. Call to register. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners

Princess Anne Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Grantseeking Basics for Individuals

MEO Central Learn how to identify funders that support individuals working in the arts and how to seek funding for educational purposes using the Foundation Grants to Individuals database available at MEO Central Library. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 1st. Event Type: Personal Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Now Read This: Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Anne Dillard. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Pungo-Blackwater Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons—a personal narrative highlighting one year's exploration on foot in the author's own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays 'King of the Meadow' with… Next Month's Title: At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

Great Neck Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Combined Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Princess Anne Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners

MEO Central Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Knitting With Your Hands

Princess Anne Create an infinity scarf without needles! Please bring (2) 5oz skeins of extra-thick yarn of your favorite color(s). Ages 18 & up Online registration begins September 1st. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Chinese Mahjong

Joint-Use Library Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults 18+ Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: None. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Couponing with Roz Willis

MEO Central 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: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Saturday Night Drive-In

MEO Central Saturday Night Drive-In will be a celebration of the fun and excitement of the glorious days of low budget Hollywood, featuring gems that you may have missed. Movie and discussion.  Adults 18+ Registration not required. Event Type: Movies. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Read & Share: Readers' Anonymous

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

Combined Rhyme Time

Great Neck Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Now Read This

Kempsville Meet to discuss this month’s selected title, "Room" by Emma Donoghue. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Kempsville Area Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his 5th birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape. Next Month's Title: "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Come build and play with the Lego Club at the library! Use your imagination to build Lego creations and play with fellow Lego fans. Ages 5-12. Online registration is required and begins September 1st. In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for programs.  Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration, but no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Beach Readers

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

Pawsitive Reading

Bayside Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins September 1. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

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

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

Chinese Mahjong

Princess Anne Think gin rummy using tiles. Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 1st. Event Type: Games. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Great Neck Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. All Ages (3 +) Drop-in to build, registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Read & Share

Princess Anne Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads. Adults 18+ No registration required. Event Type: Book Clubs. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel 2013 for Beginners

Joint-Use Library Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Online registration is required and begins September 1st. Event Type: Computers/Technology. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word 2013 for Beginners. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading

MEO Central Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins on September 1st. Event Type: Pawsitive Reading. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Baby Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Combined Rhyme Time Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. No registration required. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.