Virginia Beach Public Library Events

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Ask a Master Gardener

MEO Central Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about your home garden and how to get the best results with the seeds you receive from our cart. Drop in to chat at the library seed cart. No registration required. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Ben Franklin Circle

MEO Central Meet monthly to discuss one of Ben Franklin’s 13   Virtues and apply them to 21st Century values and leadership. At each gathering you will have the opportunity to get to know fellow circle members, ask questions, and feel inspired to apply the virtues to yourself and the world around you. This month's focus will be 'Industry'. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Drop-in Combined Preschool Storytime

Kempsville We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is not required. Space is limited. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Art a'la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in every Thursday this summer for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Crafty Friday

Kempsville Make a fun craft to take home. All ages. Registration is not required. Supplies may be limited. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Meeting Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Drop-in Combined Preschool Storytime

Kempsville We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is not required. Space is limited. Event Type: Storytimes. Audience: Preschool (3-5 years). Location: Kempsville Area Library. Room: Storytime Room. Series Name: Combined Preschool Storytime. Contact Info: Kempsville Library (757) 385-2627. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Art a'la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in every Thursday this summer for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tabletop Games

MEO Central Tidewater Area Gaming Society presents 12 hours of game play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share, instruction available. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Ask a Master Gardener

MEO Central Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about your home garden and how to get the best results with the seeds you receive from our seed library. Visit with the master gardener anytime during their drop-in hours. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Art a'la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in every Thursday this summer for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Anime Club

MEO Central Watch anime and hang out with other fans! Showings change monthly and may be rated up to TV-14. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Teen Area. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Art a'la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in every Thursday this summer for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Ask a Master Gardener

MEO Central Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about your home garden and how to get the best results with the seeds you receive from our cart. Drop in to chat at the library seed cart. No registration required. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Art a'la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in every Thursday this summer for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Ben Franklin Circle

MEO Central Meet monthly to discuss one of Ben Franklin’s 13   Virtues and apply them to 21st Century values and leadership. At each gathering you will have the opportunity to get to know fellow circle members, ask questions, and feel inspired to apply the virtues to yourself and the world around you. This month's focus will be 'Sincerity'. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, August 27, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Art a'la Cart

Joint-Use Library Drop in every Thursday this summer for a fun new craft in our Children’s Room! All ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Storytime Room. Audience: All Ages. Contact Info: Joint-Use Library (757) 822-7800. Thursday, August 30, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, August 30, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tabletop Games

MEO Central Tidewater Area Gaming Society presents 12 hours of game play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share, instruction available. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, September 1, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Ask a Master Gardener

MEO Central Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about your home garden and how to get the best results with the seeds you receive from our seed library. Visit with the master gardener anytime during their drop-in hours. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Monday, September 3, 2018, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, September 6, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Anime Club

MEO Central Watch anime and hang out with other fans! Showings change monthly and may be rated up to TV-14. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Teen Area. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, September 8, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Ask a Master Gardener

MEO Central Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about your home garden and how to get the best results with the seeds you receive from our cart. Drop in to chat at the library seed cart. No registration required. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Ben Franklin Circle

MEO Central Meet monthly to discuss one of Ben Franklin’s 13   Virtues and apply them to 21st Century values and leadership. At each gathering you will have the opportunity to get to know fellow circle members, ask questions, and feel inspired to apply the virtues to yourself and the world around you. This month's focus will be 'Justice'. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Ask a Master Gardener

MEO Central Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about your home garden and how to get the best results with the seeds you receive from our seed library. Visit with the master gardener anytime during their drop-in hours. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Retirement Security: Providing for Your Golden Years

MEO Central Whether you are years from retirement or currently navigating benefits in retirement, this event can prepare you for those golden years. Statistically speaking, many people underestimate how much money they will need for retirment. You many need to fun your lifestyle in retirement for 20 years or more, and Social Security only provides an estimated 40% of pre-retirement income for the average worker. You need a plan! get great information on Social Security, estate planning, retirment funding, reverse mortgages and more. Meet individually with Certified Financial Planners, Medicare counselors, Estate Attorneys and more- all for free no strings attached. Our presentations, one-on-one advice and free resources will help you live well for as long as you live. Adults. Registration opens August 1st  AGENDA: 5:00 - 7:45 - Meet one-on-one with planners, medicare counselors, estate attorneys. Bring your questions! 5:30 - 6:15 - Retirement Security: Your Financial Planning Toolkit 6:30 -7:15 Splitting Heirs: Con… Event Type: Personal Finance/Grants. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Series Name: VB Live Simply. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Tabletop Games

MEO Central Tidewater Area Gaming Society presents 12 hours of game play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share, instruction available. Adults. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Room Folio. Audience: Adults 18+. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Anime Club

MEO Central Watch anime and hang out with other fans! Showings change monthly and may be rated up to TV-14. Grades 6-12. Registration is not required. Event Type: Arts, Hobbies & Humanities. Location: MEO Central Library. Room: Teen Area. Audience: Grades 6-8. Grades 9-12. Contact Info: MEO Central Library (757) 385-0150. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virginia Beach Chess Club

Joint-Use Library Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. All Ages. Registration is not required. Event Type: Games. Location: Joint-Use Library. Room: Marketplace. Audience: Adults 18+. All Ages. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Ask a Master Gardener

MEO Central Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about your home garden and how to get the best results with the seeds you receive from our cart. Drop in to chat at the library seed cart. No registration required. Event Type: Workshops/Seminars. Location: MEO Central Library. Audience: Adults 18+. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.