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Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, December 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

DIY, Wrap and Re-Gift Celebration

Bayside Have some gifts from last year still lying around the house? Have more wrapping to do than an elf on Dec. 23? Wrap, swap, and craft your way to a happy holiday! Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, December 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Papercraft: Gingerbread Fun

Windsor Woods Area Library Create and decorate paper gingerbread houses and gingerbread men. Registration required. Please call 385-2630 for more information. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, December 22, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Stories from the Dollhouse

MEO Central December's Gifts: Celebrate the joys of giving from the heart of the home. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to program date. Family/All ages. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Study Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, December 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tuesday Topics

Bayside Holiday Crafting: Make a holiday craft for a gift or for yourself. Event Type: Classes. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Paranormal Activities

Bayside Test your ESP, make predictions for 2015 and explore the edge of the unknown. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Monday Crafternoons

Bayside Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, December 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. Grades 3 - 8. Online registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Paintings by Ellis Hinnant-Will at Central Library

MEO Central Paintings by Ellis Hinnant-Will will be on display in the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library lobby during the month of January all hours that the library is open. Event Type: Exhibits. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Lobby. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, January 2, 2015 – Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Pawsitive Reading

MEO Central Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: MEO Central Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Couponing for Beginners

Princess Anne for Adults Join Roz Willis, local coupon enthusiast, for an introductory class on couponing for the absolute beginner. Online registration begins December 20. Event Type: Classes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Volcanoes

Bayside Learn about volcanoes and see a model volcano in action. Online registration begins 2 weeks prior to the event. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Central Anime Club

MEO Central Join us for our next screening! Sketchbooks welcome or use one of ours. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Movies. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Downton Abbley Premiere Party

Kempsville Downton Abbey Premiere Party Get ready for the season five premiere of Downton Abbey by enjoying trivia and more with your fellow fans. Downton style attire encouraged. Adults. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music Concert featuring Seamus Kennedy

MEO Central With a thorough knowledge of the traditional and contemporary songs of Ireland and Scotland, Seamus Kennedy is equally proficient with American music, whether it be folk, country, bluegrass or a little Western Swing. Family/All ages. For ticket information call 626-3655 or visit http://tidewateracoustic.org. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Preschool Code Club

Joint-Use Library Coding is a type of literacy that everyone can enjoy. It organizes thoughts and expresses ideas. Your preschooler—without knowing how to read—will enjoy learning to code through playful activities. Each 30-minute class will build skills and confidence. Preschool (3-5 years). Online registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the first class. Event Type: Computer Classes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

The Art of Mehndi

Windsor Woods Area Library Explore the traditions and techniques of the ancient art of Henna body painting. Chose from traditional designs or create your own to paint your own Henna body art. Supplies will be provided. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, January 5, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Snowy Stories

Bayside Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a fun winter craft. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Become a Master of Magnetism

Princess Anne For Grades 6 - 12 Build simple motors and generate free electricity all with the power of magnets! Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Snowy Stories

Oceanfront Listen to stories, sing songs and make a fun winter craft! Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Read and Share: Romance Readers

Pungo-Blackwater "Why do people fall in love"…it remains the greatest mystery of life and the secret to happiness. Spend the morning with a group of romance reading enthusiasts. No chosen book for the month, come talk about the romance book you are reading or have read that month. The coffee is always delicious! Group meets the first Wednesday* of the month .*Day is sometimes adjusted for holidays. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 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. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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 - 12 Registration is not required. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

New Year Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library Come celebrate the New Year with us! Fun stories and a craft for the whole family. Family/All Ages.Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Little Clickers I

Joint-Use Library Age 3 - 5. You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes. Each 30 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Registration required. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Basic Computer Skills & Internet for Beginners

Kempsville Learn about the different components of the computer, how to use the mouse, keyboarding skills and more. Must attend both classes. Adults Th, 1/08, 10-11 a.m. Th, 1/15, 10 a.m.-noon. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Fandom Screenprint

Windsor Woods Area Library In this two-part program you will learn to create a custom screenprint template and then use it create a t-shirt. Part 1: January 8th Part 2: January 15th. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Series Name: Year of the Comic Book. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, January 8, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

TAG Meeting

Kempsville Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact your local library for details. Event Type: Meetings. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Series Name: T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group). Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 8, 2015, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

A Stitch in Time: Sewing Basics

MEO Central Learn how sewing machines work and create decorative stitches, French seams and more. Make your own unique item! Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Materials Needed: Bring an ongoing project, clothing item needing repair, or simple pattern for a new project. Make and bring your own simple sewing kit (box, can). Sewing fabrics and notions provided. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Learn to advance your genealogy project by using books in the Local History & Genealogy section of Central Library. Age 18+. Call to register. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Princess Anne for Adults Beginners and experienced players can learn to play this game and meet other players. Instruction provided Online registration begins December 27. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Resolution Fitness

Kempsville Curious about the latest workout programs? Come try out popular fitness routines with certified trainers from local gyms and meet your fitness goal for the new year! Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Bring comfortable shoes and clothes to participate in this workout demonstration. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Year of the Comic Book: Creator Signings

MEO Central Join Authors for book signings and a Q&A session. Find more information about the authors and their work by visiting www.vbgov.com/comic-books. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: MEO Central Library. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

TAG Meeting

Bayside Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact your local library for details! Event Type: Meetings. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

No-Sew Tote Bag

Princess Anne for Adults Maker a cute and functional tote bag using fabric and duct tape Online registration begins December 27. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads presents "Davy Crockett's Tremendously Tall Tales"

MEO Central Join Davy Crockett on a trip through the folklore and tall tales of the American frontier. Family/all ages. Tickets are $5 at the door, children under 3 free. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

3D Printing @ the Library

MEO Central Learn about 3D printing and use the modeling software Tindercad to design your own object. Finished prints to be picked up at a later date. Basic knowledge of Tinkercad is required. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: MEO Central Library. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, January 11, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

SNAP Class

MEO Central Are you unemployed and looking for a new job? Do you need computer or vocational training? Come learn about the services offered by Opportunity Inc./Virginia Workforce Connection. Adults. Call to register. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Classic Film Fun

Kempsville Enjoy a favorite classic film. Participate in trivia challenge and discussions following the film. Event Type: Movies. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, January 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Costumed Super Hero Storytime

Joint-Use Library Meet your favorite superheroes and join them for stories! Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Joint-Use Library. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Extra Yarn Story & Craft

Kempsville Got yarn? Annabelle does! Meet Annabelle, her magical yarn and a bully, then make a one of a kind yarn creation. K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. M, 1/12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. KV, 385-2627. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, January 12, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Fitness on your Phone

Kempsville Learn how to use free apps to keep up with your fitness and nutrition goals during the new year. Adults. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Pre-requisites: Bring your phone or tablet with you. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, January 12, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Riveting Rockets

Joint-Use Library Explore engineering by learning about rockets and how their design affects their flight! Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Survival Gang

Princess Anne for Adults Embark on a new tech adventure each month. Bring your devices, passwords and questions. Online registration begins December 30. Walk-ins welcome. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bricks at the Beach

Oceanfront Join the LEGO Club! Use your imagination to build LEGO creations inspired by different themes each month. Grades 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club!

Joint-Use Library Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club! Build stuff, run and jump, make music and learn! It’s a totally new kind of math club. Club meets for 8 weeks. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM.

Super Man Crystals

Joint-Use Library It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman - unless there's Kryptonite around. Find out how this mysterious crystal can make the mightiest hero lose his steam. Event Type: STEAM. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades K-2. Series Name: Year of the Comic Book. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Open Gaming

Windsor Woods Area Library Hang out and play video games and board games with your friends. You can bring your own device to play as well. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Genealogy Organization Class

MEO Central Start the New Year with an organized genealogy project. Learn tips and tricks for beginning your project and organizing your existing work. Adults. Call to register. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Slumbering Bears Storytime

Princess Anne For Preschool (Ages 3-5) How do bears spend the winter? Learn about hibernation through stories and a craft. Stuffed bears are welcome to attend with you! Online registration begins December 31, 2014. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Imagine That!

Bayside It's not a box. It's not a stick. It's whatever your mind creates! Come enjoy a storytime and craft using your most powerful tool: your imagination! Online registration begins 2 weeks prior to the event. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Chinese Mahjong

Kempsville Beginners and experienced players can learn to play this Chinese game and meet other players. Instruction provided. Registration is required. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sink or Float?

Windsor Woods Area Library Will your boat sail or capsize, bob or dive? Discover for yourself through fun tales, tinkering and exploration. Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with these interactive programs. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Animal Hibernation

Oceanfront Through stories and hands-on activities, we will learn why some animals sleep through the winter. Grades K-2. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Minecraft Club

Joint-Use Library Do you enjoy building? Join the Library's Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. A PC account is required. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *3 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Little Clickers I

Joint-Use Library Age 3 - 5. You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes. Each 30 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Registration required. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Basic Computer Class

MEO Central In this 3-part class, learn about the different components of the computer, using the mouse, searching the Internet, and using email. Classes continue on  1/22 & 1/29. Adults. Call to register. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Read & Share

Princess Anne (for Adults) 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, while we enjoy some light refreshments. No required reads. Registration suggested, drop-ins always welcome. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Genealogy Book Tour

MEO Central Learn to advance your genealogy project by using books in the Local History & Genealogy section of Central Library. Age 18+. Call to register. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Local History Area. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Fairytales in the News

Joint-Use Library Breaking News in Fairytale Land! Come find out what your favorite characters have been up to. Grades K - 2 Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Year of the Comic Book: Movie Nights

MEO Central This month's movie: Iron Man! Refreshments and games begin at 5 p.m. Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Event Type: Movies. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Fandom Screenprint

Windsor Woods Area Library In this two-part program you will learn to create a custom screenprint template and then use it create a t-shirt. Part 1: January 8th Part 2: January 15th. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Series Name: Year of the Comic Book. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Little Clickers I

Joint-Use Library Age 3 - 5. You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes. Each 30 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Registration required. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, January 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Yoga Storytime

MEO Central Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child-friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mat or towel welcome but not required. Ages 3-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Friday, January 16, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Calling all Whovians

Kempsville 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. Family/All ages Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Knitting and Crocheting at Kempsville

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. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Movie Makers

Joint-Use Library Learn about movie production in this 8 week series. Start with planning and writing. We’ll finish by shooting a short movie. Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *8 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: STEAM. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Negro Baseball History

MEO Central Local history buff and researcher, Derrick C. Jones, will examine the efforts, commonalities and combined leadership of Jackie Robinson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. based on letters they wrote to each other. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: MEO Central Library. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Pawsitive Reading

Princess Anne For Grades K - 5 Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Online registration begins January 3. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Cocoa House Concert

MEO Central Performer Phil Duffy will provide musical entertainment that the entire family can enjoy! Family/All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Fandom Crafts

MEO Central Calling all Whovians, Sherlockians, Whedonites, Potterheads and all the fandoms! Learn a new craft and make something unique to celebrate your favorite fandom(s). Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

DIY Wedding Craft projects

Princess Anne for Adults Take advantage of current trends in learning about DIY crafting projects to add to your wedding day. Craft Project included Online registration begins January 03. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dealing with Dragons II

Joint-Use Library Enjoy further exploration of dragons of all kinds. Join us for dragon tales and crafts. Discover what it takes to care for your own dragon! Grades 3 - 5 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Now Read This: The Book Lair

Kempsville Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. This month's title is "Fablehaven" by Brandon Mull Grades 4 - 7 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Book Description: "Fablehaven" by Brandon Mull. Next Month's Title: "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" by Tom Angleberger. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Now Read This: Youth Book Club

Joint-Use Library Join friends as we chat about great books! Call for the book of the month. Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music Concert featuring RUNA

MEO Central RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. Family/All ages. For ticket information call 626-3655 or visit http://tidewateracoustic.org. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Tracing Your Roots: Become a Genius @ Tracing Your African American Genealogy

MEO Central Resources and tips for following your family tree for African American genealogy searches. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Classes. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, January 18, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

TAG Meeting

MEO Central Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact the library for more details! Event Type: Meetings. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Series Name: T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group). Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, January 18, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Kempsville Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 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 is required and begins on January 5. 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. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

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 is required and begins on January 5th. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Great Neck Library.

Combined 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. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. 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. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 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 is required and begins on January 5. 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. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

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 is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM. Great Neck Library.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Onesies Rhyme Time Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Now Read This: Adult Book Club

Kempsville Meet new friends to discuss a different book each month. Registration required. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Windsor Woods Area Library Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Oceanfront Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Stitchn' @ JUL

Joint-Use Library Bring your supplies and stitch on your current project, or bring some yarn and needles and we’ll help you along as you learn to knit. Family/All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Living Room. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Princess Anne Onesies Rhyme Time Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club!

Joint-Use Library Bedtime Math Crazy 8 Club! Build stuff, run and jump, make music and learn! It’s a totally new kind of math club. Club meets for 8 weeks. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM.

Fun Math

Kempsville Discover the fun of math while exploring new concepts. Grades 3-5 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

New Tech Device Workshop

Princess Anne for Adults Did someone give you a new tech device (phone, tablet, e-reader) for the holidays? Need help getting it started? Join us for a technology workshop and we will have you rollin' in no time. Online registration begins January 06. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Oh Snow!

Windsor Woods Area Library Come celebrate stories, songs, and a craft about our chilly winter friend - Snow! Family/All Ages. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Bayside Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Book Match

Joint-Use Library Can you speed talk? Introduce yourself through your favorite book and meet new people! Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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 is required and begins on January 5th. 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. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

MEO Central Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Bayside With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. 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). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 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 is required and begins on January 5th. 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: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. 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. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 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 is required and begins on January 5. 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. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Princess Anne Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. 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. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 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 is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Recipe Swappers

Kempsville Discover delicious ideas, meet local chefs and make new friends. Recipes and samples are welcome but not required! Registration is suggested. Adults. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

MEO Central Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Bayside With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Great Neck We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence-building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Oceanfront With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Pungo-Blackwater We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence-building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on Monday, January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:00 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 is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Playtime Math

Kempsville Have fun with numbers while you play and learn. Grades K - 2 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Yoga Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Minecraft Club

Joint-Use Library Do you enjoy building? Join the Library's Minecraft club! With this online game, you'll learn about design while working together on new creations. A PC account is required. Grades 6-8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. *3 week series with single first day registration. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Picture This

Joint-Use Library Read your favorite manga or graphic novel, meet new stories and discuss among friends. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Little Clickers I

Joint-Use Library Age 3 - 5. You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes. Each 30 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Registration required. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Kempsville Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

MEO Central Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Great Neck Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Great Neck Library.

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 is required and begins on January 5th. 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. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 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 is required and begins on January 5. 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. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

3s Please Storytime

Joint-Use Library With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Great Neck Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM. Great Neck Library.

3s Please Storytime

Princess Anne With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Kempsville Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

MEO Central Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Just 2s Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Oceanfront Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Pungo-Blackwater Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on Monday, January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Joint-Use Library Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Combined Preschool Storytime

Princess Anne We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence-building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

3s Please Storytime

Kempsville With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Kempsville Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

MEO Central Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Don't Lose Your Marbles

Bayside Think you can design the fastest marble racetrack? Make a track out of everyday items, test your design, and see how fast the marbles will move. Online registration begins 2 weeks prior to the event. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades K-2. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Joint-Use Library Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Mystery Readers Unite

Princess Anne For Adults Join us for a lively discussion on the hottest authors and not just mystery! We’ll explore thrillers, police procedurals, espionage, suspense and more. Online registration begins January 08. Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

TAG Meeting

Windsor Woods Area Library Teens make a difference! Learn new things, make new friends, give back to the community and earn volunteer hours. Contact your local library for details! Event Type: Meetings. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Role-Playing Adventures

Joint-Use Library Create a fictional character and embark on fantastical quests using pencil and paper, a set of dice, and your collective imagination. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Now Read This! Book Chatters

Pungo-Blackwater Join our lively discussion of a different book each month. All you need to bring are your thoughts to share! Books are available at the library. Note: this is a change in our normal meeting date! Event Type: Book Groups. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Book Description: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Next Month's Title: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

How-To: Line Dancing

Joint-Use Library Learn the grooves and moves for line dancing. The first 20 minutes we’ll learn a new dance. Then we'll dance some more. Event Type: Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Valentines for Veterans

Great Neck We will send the valentines you make to the Veterans Hospital. All supplies provided. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Family / All Ages. Friday, January 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Little Clickers I

Joint-Use Library Age 3 - 5. You and your preschooler will click and swipe your way to computer knowledge through five fun-focused computer classes. Each 30 minute class will build skills and confidence with computers. Registration required. Event Type: Computer Classes. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Computer Lab. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, January 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Discover Your Superhero

Princess Anne For Grades 6 - 12 Join us in kicking off The Year of the Comic Book at VBPL. Follow clues to discover which superhero you are. Online registration begins January 9. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Series Name: Year of the Comic Book. Contact Info: Princess Anne Library (757) 385-2610. Friday, January 23, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Moms Making Stuff

Kempsville Create toys and educational manipulatives for your baby or toddler from common household objects. All materials will be provided. Bring your child along to enjoy stories and activities while you craft. Adults Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Valentines for Veterans

Great Neck We will send the valentines you make to the Veterans Hospital. All supplies provided. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Great Neck Area Library. Audience: Family / All Ages. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Combined Rhyme

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 is required and begins on January 5. 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. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

Oceanfront Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Oceanfront Area Library. Series Name: Pawsitive Reading. Contact Info: Oceanfront Library (757) 385-2640. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

TAG Meeting

Pungo-Blackwater Join our Teen Advisory Group to network with other teens, get volunteer hours, help your community and just have fun! Our group meets once a month on the 2nd Saturday of the month and 2 or 3 other times a year with the other TAGs around the city for special programs. Note: This is not our regular meeting day! Event Type: Meetings. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Technology Tutors

Kempsville Did you receive a new device over the holidays? Need some help learning how to use it? Have no fear! Come into the library and our trained tutors will teach you what you need to know. Come with your device or just come with questions. Event Type: Classes. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Family / All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Multicultural Fair

Bayside Share your favorite place through photos, recipes, dress and music. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Winnie The Pooh Celebration

Princess Anne For Family / All Ages Celebrate this famous bear and his fabulous friends with stories, songs, and a puppet show, plus make a craft to take home. Online registration begins January 10. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: Princess Anne Area Library. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Fun Math @ the JUL

Joint-Use Library Get primed up about PRIME NUMBERS and learn about the lives of some PRIME figures in our nation’s history! Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Grades 3-5. Grades 6-8. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Meeting Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Mahjong

Joint-Use Library Think Gin Rummy using tiles! Beginners can learn to play this Chinese game; those with experience can meet other players. Grades 6 - 12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Up-Cycle Craft

Pungo-Blackwater Create a container for your important stuff using recycled plastic bottles, zippers and embellishments! This can be as simple or as elaborate as you want to make it. All supplies provided. Grades 6-12. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Pungo-Blackwater Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: Pungo-Blackwater Library (757) 385-7790. Saturday, January 24, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Blind Date with a Book

MEO Central Looking for mystery, an out-of-this-world experience, maybe some magic, even love possibly? Bring your favorite book to share, and get introduced to some new ones, speed-date style. Adults. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: MEO Central Library. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, January 25, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Minecraft Mayhem

Kempsville Think you can survive this untamed, block-filled world? Come prove your skill and endurance in these challenges in Xbox 360's Minecraft! Grades 6 - 8 Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Gaming. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads presents "Davy Crockett's Tremendously Tall Tales"

MEO Central Join Davy Crockett on a trip through the folklore and tall tales of the American frontier. Family/all ages. Tickets are $5 at the door, children under 3 free. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Family / All Ages. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Blind Date with a Book

MEO Central Bring your favorite book to share and get introduced to some new ones, speed-date style. Your book will be the "date." There is no required reading. Grades 6-12. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: MEO Central Library. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Book Speed Dating

MEO Central Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Location: MEO Central Library. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Combined Rhyme Time

Kempsville Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Combined Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Bayside Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Baby Rhyme Time

Great Neck Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Because this class starts before regular library hours, a staff member will let you into the building between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. Latecomers will not be admitted after this time. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Great Neck Area Library. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Great Neck Library (757) 385-2606. Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Great Neck Library.

Baby Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 6-12 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Babies (6-12 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Baby Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 26, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Bayside Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Kempsville Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Windsor Woods Area Library Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Joint-Use Library Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Onesies Rhyme Time

Bayside Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Onesies (12-24 months). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: Onesies Rhyme Time. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, January 26, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:30 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 is required and begins on January 5th. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Series Name: Just 2s. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, January 26, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Toddlers (2-3 years). Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: 3s Please Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 26, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

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 is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: STEAM. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, January 26, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

MEO Central Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, January 26, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

On My Own Preschool Storytime

Bayside Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Online registration is required and begins on January 5. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Bayside Special Services Library. Series Name: On My Own Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Bayside Library (757) 385-2680. Monday, January 26, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

CANCELED - Let's Talk! A Discussion Group for New English Speakers

Windsor Woods Area Library Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Adults 18+. Location: Windsor Woods Area Library. Contact Info: Windsor Woods Library (757) 385-2630. Monday, January 26, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs

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 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Special Programs. Audience: Grades K-2. Grades 3-5. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Monday, January 26, 2015, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM.

All You Need is...Duct Tape!

Joint-Use Library Make a bag, a case, a wallet, a sack – any of those useful things you need. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own tape. Grades 6 - 8. Online registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Location: Joint-Use Library. Audience: Grades 6-8. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.