Event Calendar

Tuesday
October 1st
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Mo
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Sa
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information. Ages 14+
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how to add, edit, and save text to create a document. Topics: ribbon toolbar, formatting, copying and pasting, printing. Completion of Computer & Keyboard Basics or equivalent skills expected.
No registration required
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Work individually or with friends at our maker table all month long! Experiment with magnet kits for in library use.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Begin your preschooler's lifelong love of reading. Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one's lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 1-2 with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Baby Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. Registration is not required.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Age 4-5 years with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Preschool Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 4-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Our staff provides personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
No registration required
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our staff provides personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
No registration required
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Arm chair travel adventures for kids 6-9 years. Explore the world through stories, crafts and activities. Registration required.
Registration required, slots available.
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Boldly step into a new adventure! Dare to discover new cultures and concepts. Featuring: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), books, activities and crafts. 6-8 years
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn to code with Chesapeake’s young aspiring coders and programmers. Our mini-workshops cover the basics with fresh innovative activities. Grades 3-5. No registration required.
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Did you know you can learn a whole new language without using your voice? Let your hands do the talking as we learn American Sign Language FUNdamentals. Beginners or experts welcome! Ages 6-11
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Step into the spotlight. This is your moment to shine! Read scripts and learn to entertain audiences with your voice, expressions and gestures through Reader's Theater. Grades K-5
No registration required
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake's Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math. Age: 18+
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Share techniques and resources with other family historians. Explore monthly topics with the Library’s resident expert. Spotlight topic is Why Here? The Reasons For Settling Down.
Registration required, slots available.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn efficient, creative, and stress-free ways to navigate job searching in the digital age. We will practice online job searching using an easy 3-step process and discuss ways to maximize online appeal.
Registration required, slots available.
Wednesday
October 2nd
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Mo
Tu
We
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Sa
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come knit or crochet with us! It doesn't matter whether you are just beginning or have years of experience. No registration required.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interested in current events? Opinionated? Then let's be heard! Bring a cup of coffee and share your take on the world's news with other interested people. No registration needed.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Feel the power of zen... Discover the art of mindfulness in this relaxing class featuring basic yoga positions and a story! Don’t forget your yoga mat or blanket. All ages
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun. Age 2 years with caregiver. Registration is not required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Baby Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write, and play on his/her own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ready, set, explore… all things STEAM. These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to join our Crazy 8s Math Club! This is a club unlike any other. It is designed to show kids that numbers are anything but boring. Kids will jump, play and build to learn mathematical concepts.
Registration required, slots available.
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring your projects, yarn, needles and hooks to this lively yarn crafting group. All skill levels are welcome. No registration needed.
No registration required
Thursday
October 3rd
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Caregivers will learn emergent literacy skills in this six week, staff-guided program. Ages 6 months-1 year with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Caregivers will learn emergent literacy skills. Ages 6 months-1 year with caregiver.
No registration required
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
If you love someone with dementia, this support group might be for you. Join others who understand and share the challenges you and your loved ones face. This group is free, open to the public and led by an experienced facilitator.
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Junior Block Party Let your creativity take shape! Join the Library’s block party and create new inventions using materials from our collection including Legos®, K’nex, IO Blox and Straw Builders. Ages 6-11
Registration required, slots available.
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake's Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math. Age: 18+
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
CPR/AED training by the Chesapeake Fire Department.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This series is open to high school students, especially juniors/seniors, & their family members. It's designed to help students interested in higher education navigate their options. Sessions will teach how to pick the right school, navigate financial aid, write essays, & develop study habits.
No registration required
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Join us for lively discussions of books written by and about African Americans. No registration required.
No registration required
Friday
October 4th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Shop the Friends Book Sale, find a great bargain and support the Library!
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Age 4-5 years with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Preschool Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information.
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wiggles, giggles and bounces. Traditional story time with lots of movement such as parachute play, dance and circle play. For children 3-5 years and a caretaker. No registration
No registration required
Saturday
October 5th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Shop the Friends Book Sale, find a great bargain and support the Library!
No registration required
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monster Fest is a one day event celebrating classic horror in film and literature. This year the event will have over 70 vendors, panels/presentations on classic horror, a live band (the Cemetery Boys) during the day, and horror hosts and authors.
No registration required
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
On the first Saturday of the month, we will show a martial arts movie and serve snacks. Afterwards, South Norfolk Martial Arts will give a martial arts training demonstration.
The movie this month is Jet Li's Fearless.
No registration required
Sunday
October 6th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Shop the Friends Book Sale, find a great bargain and support the Library!
No registration required
Monday
October 7th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Shop the Friends Book Sale, find a great bargain and support the Library!
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information.
No registration required
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one's lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 2-3 with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We'll guide you in the basics of Smartphone use. Learn about apps, taking photos, sending text messages, changing phone settings, adding contacts and more. Bring your smartphone to join in this fun class.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your little one's lifelong love of reading. Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 2-3 with caregiver.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Let's get together and have some fun! We'll share and learn with other families. Featuring: stories, rhymes and songs for the preschool crowd. Bring the whole gang in to this storytime for all ages. No registration required.
No registration required
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Registration required, slots available.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Spark an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Featuring: hands-on activities and fun. Grades 3-5.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weekly BLT meeting.
No registration required
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required, slots available.
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Come on an adventure to the Ancient Egyptian pyramids and tombs. Learn about Egyptian religion, make cultural crafts and play an Egyptian game.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Everyone is beautiful in their own way. Join us for an ALL GIRLS book club. We will discuss different topics and encourage one another to be the best we can be to ourselves and others. Ages 12-18.
No registration required
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Be a literacy sheriff and show those sight words who's boss by learning and reinforcing common sight words. This program is for beginner readers and will include fun games and activities. Ages 5-7
Registration required, slots available.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connect with other sewists who are as passionate about garment sewing and design as you are. Share what you’re making, learn new techniques, get advice, and, of course, sew. Bring your own project or participate in the guided activity.
No registration required
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information.
No registration required
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hey gamers! Cheer on your friends and battle other teens on multiplayer Nintendo Switch games like Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Mario Kart 8. Snacks will be provided.
Registration required, slots available.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community and build leadership skills? Join TAG! Ask a staff member for an application today and start earning community service hours.
No registration required
Tuesday
October 8th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Shop the Friends Book Sale, find a great bargain and support the Library!
No registration required
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information. Ages 14+
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Begin your preschooler's lifelong love of reading. Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one's lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 1-2 with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Baby Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Share techniques and resources with other family historians. Explore monthly topics with the Library’s resident expert. Spotlight topic is Why Here? The Reasons For Settling Down.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New to computers? Let us help you get started with this beginner’s class. Topics: computer terminology, operation, mouse practice. No previous computer experience expected.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. Registration is not required.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Age 4-5 years with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Preschool Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 4-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Our staff provides personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New to computers? Let us help you get started with this beginner’s class. Topics: computer terminology, operation, mouse practice. No previous computer experience expected.
Registration required, slots available.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our staff provides personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
No registration required
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Boldly step into a new adventure! Dare to discover new cultures and concepts. Featuring: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), books, activities and crafts. Grades K-2
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn to code with Chesapeake’s young aspiring coders and programmers. Our mini-workshops cover the basics with fresh innovative activities. Grades 3-5. No registration required.
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Did you know you can learn a whole new language without using your voice? Let your hands do the talking as we learn American Sign Language FUNdamentals. Beginners or experts welcome! Ages 6-11
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Step into the spotlight. This is your moment to shine! Read scripts and learn to entertain audiences with your voice, expressions and gestures through Reader's Theater. Grades K-5
No registration required
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake's Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math. Age: 18+
No registration required
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Use Arduino micro-controllers from the library’s building kits to build LED eyes that follow motion, and design a case to make them into a creature that will follow your hand!
No registration required
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Twinkle, twinkle you're a star! After a long day at school and work, wind down at the library with a couple of great books and fun activities. Get suggestions for some great books to check-out to make bedtime fun! Wear your pajamas. (Pajamas are optional)
No registration required
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Using TED talks as a springboard, listen to new ideas and discuss some of the most interesting topics in the world today. October's discussion will be inspired by the TED talk “There's no such thing as not voting”.
No registration required
Wednesday
October 9th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Shop the Friends Book Sale, find a great bargain and support the Library!
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interested in current events? Opinionated? Then let's be heard! Bring a cup of coffee and share your take on the world's news with other interested people. No registration needed.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Feel the power of zen... Discover the art of mindfulness in this relaxing class featuring basic yoga positions and a story! Don’t forget your yoga mat or blanket. All ages
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun. Age 2 years with caregiver. Registration is not required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Baby Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write, and play on his/her own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Make your feet your friend and walk your way into healthy living! Join us for a short walk and some light stretching.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Introduce students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management skills, goods and services, and global markets. Focus is for grades 3-5.
No registration required
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to join our Crazy 8s Math Club! This is a club unlike any other. It is designed to show kids that numbers are anything but boring. Kids will jump, play and build to learn mathematical concepts.
Registration required, slots available.
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring your projects, yarn, needles and hooks to this lively yarn crafting group. All skill levels are welcome. No registration needed.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bring us your Microsoft Office-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required, slots available.
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring us your Microsoft Office-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required, slots available.
Thursday
October 10th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Shop the Friends Book Sale, find a great bargain and support the Library!
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Caregivers will learn emergent literacy skills in this six week, staff-guided program. Ages 6 months-1 year with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
10:15 am - 11:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Caregivers will learn emergent literacy skills. Ages 6 months-1 year with caregiver.
No registration required
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Are you raising your grandchildren? Come join a support group while learning about resources and opportunities for your family's well-being. Sponsors: Chesapeake 55+ and Kin & Kids Consulting, LLC
No registration required
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Spark an interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). We’ll feature hands-on activities, literacy and fun. Themes vary by program. Ages 3-5 with caregiver.
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spark an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Featuring: hands-on activities and fun. Grades 3-5.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Caregivers and their little ones enjoy a relaxing morning with yoga and a story! Don’t forget your yoga mat or blanket. Ages 3 to 5
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mike Andruczyk, Chesapeake Horticulture Agent, invites you to bring your plant and gardening questions to a free plant clinic. Registration not required.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn how to read and send email using a web-based program. Topics: composing new messages, reading and replying to messages, attachments, inbox organization. Completion of Internet Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Get your creative juices flowing with fun games and exercises to enhance your storytelling and writing skills. The focus of this class will be on brainstorming and creativity. Registration required. Ages 8-11
Registration required, slots available.
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake's Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math. Age: 18+
No registration required
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A night of fun for adults with classic games like Domino's, Chess, Bingo and more! Ages 18+ CANCELED
No registration required
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Invest in yourself with our free 10 monthly classes and one-on-one financial coaching. You can break free from living paycheck to paycheck, avoid payment and penalty fees, and keep more money for yourself! Register by clicking the link under Presenter Information.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
We're not playing mind games. We're playing trivia. It's challenging and fun. Come alone or with a friend. Answer questions that get increasingly difficult. Sign-up and take home the bragging rights.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Let’s get together and Empower individuals with disabilities living in Chesapeake! Discover the amazing resources Chesapeake has to offer individuals with disabilities and their families during this community discussion. Sensory activities will be available during the event.
No registration required
Friday
October 11th
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All Day
Shop the Friends Book Sale, find a great bargain and support the Library!
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Age 4-5 years with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Preschool Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cooking is a great activity to use math, reading and social skills. The best part is tasting your delicious finished product! All supplies are provided just bring your appetite. Ages 9-13 yrs. Please register each child individually. (Please indicate food allergies in the notes field.)
Registration required, slots available.
Saturday
October 12th
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10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Through the 10 monthly classes and one-on-one coaching, you can break free from living paycheck to paycheck, avoid late payment and penalty fees and keep more money for yourself! Class runs September 2019 - June 2020
No registration required
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Are you in love with writing romance? Talk shop with Romance Writers of America, a non-profit organization supporting those pursuing a career in romance and women's fiction writing. Chapter Meeting: 10:30am Workshops: 12:30pm
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Read to a certified therapy dog. Improve your reading skills and make new canine friends! Grades K-5.
Registration required, slots available.
Sunday
October 13th
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There are no events today.
Monday
October 14th
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All Day
Holiday
No registration required
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weekly BLT meeting.
No registration required
Tuesday
October 15th
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All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information. Age: 14+
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Begin your preschooler's lifelong love of reading. Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Learn how to add, edit, and save text to create a document. Topics: ribbon toolbar, formatting, copying and pasting, printing. Completion of Computer & Keyboard Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Registration required, slots available.
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 2-3 with caregiver
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how to use the computer keyboard to type and edit information. Topics: keyboard layout, key functions, modifier keys. No previous computer experience expected.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. Registration is not required.
No registration required
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 4-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Share your favorite books through conversation with other interested readers and expand your circle of friends. Please call or visit the library for the title each month. No registration required.
No registration required
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Take down for Interview Workshop
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Our staff provides personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Learn how to navigate, practice, and prepare for your next job interview. We will discuss popular interview questions and discover how to create strong answers to land you the job.
Registration required, slots available.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our staff provides personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
No registration required
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Arm chair travel adventures for kids 6-9 years. Explore the world through stories, crafts and activities. Registration required.
Registration required, slots available.
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Boldly step into a new adventure! Dare to discover new cultures and concepts. Featuring: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), books, activities and crafts. Grades K-2 with caregiver.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn to code with Chesapeake’s young aspiring coders and programmers. Our mini-workshops cover the basics with fresh innovative activities. Grades 3-5. No registration required.
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Did you know you can learn a whole new language without using your voice? Let your hands do the talking as we learn American Sign Language FUNdamentals. Beginners or experts welcome! Ages 6-11
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Step into the spotlight. This is your moment to shine! Read scripts and learn to entertain audiences with your voice, expressions and gestures through Reader's Theater. Grades K-5
No registration required
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake's Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math. Age: 18+
No registration required
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Gardening topics presented by the Backyard Gardeners
No registration required
Wednesday
October 16th
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All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come knit or crochet with us! It doesn't matter whether you are just beginning or have years of experience. No registration required.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interested in current events? Opinionated? Then let's be heard! Bring a cup of coffee and share your take on the world's news with other interested people. No registration needed.
No registration required
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Learn how to create a spreadsheet from scratch. Topics: inputting and editing data, formatting, building formulas. Completion of Word Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Registration required, slots available.
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Feel the power of zen... Discover the art of mindfulness in this relaxing class featuring basic yoga positions and a story! Don’t forget your yoga mat or blanket. All ages
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun. Age 2 years with caregiver. Registration is not required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver.
No registration required
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write, and play on his/her own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds
No registration required
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Vamos en una aventura bilingüe, combinando libros y canciones en inglés y español. Let’s go on a bilingual language adventure combining books and songs in English and Spanish. Ages 3 to 5 with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with a network of local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information
Registration required, slots available.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Introduce students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management skills, goods and services, and global markets. Focus is for grades 3-5.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jump in to coding technology with state-of-the-art robots, interactive iPads, effortless apps and gaming software to become a preschool computer whiz and engineer of the future! Ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver.
Registration required, slots available.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Read a good book and want to share it with others? Bring your book and be prepared to discuss it on the third Wednesday of each month.
No registration required
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Work as a team to build the best roller coaster you can out of the supplies provided. Be sure to make it sturdy or the whole structure might collapse under the weight of a marble! Grades 6-12. No registration required
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to join our Crazy 8s Math Club! This is a club unlike any other. It is designed to show kids that numbers are anything but boring. Kids will jump, play and build to learn mathematical concepts.
Registration required, slots available.
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring your projects, yarn, needles and hooks to this lively yarn crafting group. All skill levels are welcome. No registration needed.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book lovers, do you want to discover friends you haven't met yet? Gather with us on the third Wednesday of each month as we talk about books and the plots, characters and themes that make each novel a unique work of art!
No registration required
Thursday
October 17th
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All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Caregivers will learn emergent literacy skills in this six week, staff-guided program. Ages 6 months-1 year with caregiver.
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Let's dance! Come shake, shimmy and dance up a storm at our dance party featuring favorite songs from our children's music collection. Ages 2-5 with caregiver, registration required.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A Learning expedition is about to begin! Explore different cultures, dabble in science and technology and seek new adventures. Featuring: books, activities and crafts Ages 5-8
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Celebrate this season of color and change. Gather around for fall tales of pumpkins and other icons of autumn. Featuring: friendly costumes, games, crafts and special activities.
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children are invited to read to the best listeners in the world - bunnies! Grades K-2.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Invest in yourself with our free 10 monthly classes and one-on-one financial coaching. You can break free from living paycheck to paycheck, avoid payment and penalty fees, and keep more money for yourself! Register by clicking the link under Presenter Information.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pumpkin painting for teens and adults! Try your hand at a spooky one, a book character or creative design. Have fun and don't be afraid to make your porch a standout. Register since space and materials are limited. One person per registration, please.
Registration required, slots available.
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thought-provoking or totally engrossing-if it's a good book, we'll discuss it together! The Yadas read both fiction and nonfiction. Meet the Yadas on the third Thursday of each month for a lively discussion of the book of the month.
No registration required
Friday
October 18th
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All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn the ins and outs of how to get your historical property improvements approved.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver.
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ready, set, explore… all things STEAM. These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. Registration required.
Registration required, slots available.
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Have a knitting or crocheting project to finish? Need some quiet time with your craft? Want to meet new people? Bring your own needles, yarn, and patterns and hang out with fellow crafters at Russell Memorial Library.
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hop over to the South Norfolk Library and read to the best listeners. Bunnies! Practice reading and make a new furry friend! All Ages
No registration required
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Use Arduino micro-controllers from the library’s building kits to build LED eyes that follow motion, and design a case to make them into a creature that will follow your hand!
No registration required
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Spend a Friday night with your friends, a microphone, and free pizza. Share your own poetry or applaud someone else's work at this family-friendly event. Host: Nathan Richardson Special Thanks: Little Caesars
No registration required
Saturday
October 19th
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All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Looking for hidden treasure? Discover bargains galore! The Friends provide great deals on gently used books, music, magazines and movies. Each purchase supports library classes and events. First hour is members only. The sale opens to everyone at 10:30 am.
No registration required
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Learn to knit or crochet and donate items made to a local charity. All finished projects will be donated to infants in need. Yarn is provided. Bring a size G crochet hook or size 6 pair knitting needles.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fall is here, let's spread creative harvest cheer. Join us for faux pumpkin decorating in the library. Wear paint appropriate clothing and bring your ideas to make your pumpkin come to life right before your eyes. (Please register each child individually.)
Registration required, slots available.
Sunday
October 20th
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Mo
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Sa
All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
Monday
October 21st
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Mo
Tu
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All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information.
No registration required
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Learning can be an electrifying experience if you get your wires crossed. Come explore circuitry at your own pace by signing out circuit kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one's lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 2-3 with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your little one's lifelong love of reading. Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 2-3 with caregiver.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Let's get together and have some fun! We'll share and learn with other families. Featuring: stories, rhymes and songs for the preschool crowd. Bring the whole gang in to this storytime for all ages. No registration required.
No registration required
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Registration required, slots available.
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cinema lovers, start your week with a midday snack and a movie on us. A popular film will be screened each Monday. Before the movie starts, answer fun trivia questions with a friend.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required, slots available.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weekly BLT meeting.
No registration required
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required, slots available.
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Spark an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Featuring: hands-on activities and fun. Grades 3-5.
Registration required, slots available.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information.
No registration required
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Come meet the original Webmaster. Create a web of your own, learn the tricks for not getting stuck in the web, food preparation for spiders, and have a race or two. Whose Spider will win? Juniors grades K-2; Tweens grades 3-5
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Network with other mystery writers to enhance the craft. Writers of all genres are welcome to attend. No registration needed.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Want to save money? Learn how to efficiently stretch your dollars for groceries and other household staples with coupons. Find out when to stock up, how to find the best bargains and share tips on rebates, discounts, apps, and cash back offers.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn efficient, creative, and stress free ways to navigate job searching in the digital age. We will practice online job searching using an easy 3-step process and discuss ways to maximize online appeal. Registration begins 10/7/19. Age 14+
Registration required, slots available.
Tuesday
October 22nd
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Mo
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All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information. Age: 14+
No registration required
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Learning can be an electrifying experience if you get your wires crossed. Come explore circuitry at your own pace by signing out circuit kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Begin your preschooler's lifelong love of reading. Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Baby Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 2-3 with caregiver
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how to save, find, and organize files. Topics: file types, saving files, organizing folders, Windows Explorer. Completion of Computer & Keyboard Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spark an interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). We’ll feature hands-on activities, literacy and fun. Registration begins 10/15/19. Ages 3-5 with years with caregiver
Registration required, slots available.
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Age 4-5 years with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Preschool Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 4-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Our staff provides personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn how to use the computer keyboard to type and edit information. Topics: keyboard layout, key functions, modifier keys. No previous computer experience expected.
Registration required, slots available.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our staff provides personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
No registration required
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Boldly step into a new adventure! Dare to discover new cultures and concepts. Featuring: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), books, activities and crafts. 6-8 years
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn to code with Chesapeake’s young aspiring coders and programmers. Our mini-workshops cover the basics with fresh innovative activities. Grades 3-5. No registration required.
No registration required
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake's Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math. Age: 18+
No registration required
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Special guest: Hampton Roads Workforce Council #canyoumakeit through life on minimum wage? This game simulates the twists and turns of life on a minimum wage budget. Learn about minimum wage, taxes, and real life expenses. (This is an open meeting of the TAG group. Come see what we're all about!)
No registration required
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Twinkle, twinkle you're a star! After a long day at school and work, wind down at the library with a couple of great books and fun activities. Get suggestions for some great books to check-out to make bedtime fun! Wear your pajamas. (Pajamas are optional)
No registration required
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stop by the Information Desk to discover this month's title featuring an African American author. Check out a copy for your reading pleasure and come back for the discussion.
No registration required
Wednesday
October 23rd
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Mo
Tu
We
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Sa
All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interested in current events? Opinionated? Then let's be heard! Bring a cup of coffee and share your take on the world's news with other interested people. No registration needed.
No registration required
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Learning can be an electrifying experience if you get your wires crossed. Come explore circuitry at your own pace by signing out circuit kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Feel the power of zen... Discover the art of mindfulness in this relaxing class featuring basic yoga positions and a story! Don’t forget your yoga mat or blanket. All ages
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Baby Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write, and play on his/her own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Make your feet your friend and walk your way into healthy living! Join us for a short walk and some light stretching.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Introduce students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management skills, goods and services, and global markets. Focus is for grades 3-5.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Learn efficient, creative, and stress-free ways to navigate job searching in the digital age. We will practice online job searching using an easy 3-step process and discuss ways to maximize online appeal.
Registration required, slots available.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to join our Crazy 8s Math Club! This is a club unlike any other. It is designed to show kids that numbers are anything but boring. Kids will jump, play and build to learn mathematical concepts.
Registration required, slots available.
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring your projects, yarn, needles and hooks to this lively yarn crafting group. All skill levels are welcome. No registration needed.
No registration required
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Chesapeake author Allie Marie conjures up tales of ghostly relationships this autumn. She'll book talk her True Color series and discuss the haunted history of both Chesapeake and Portsmouth.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bring us your Microsoft Office-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required, slots available.
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring us your Microsoft Office-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required, slots available.
Thursday
October 24th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Learning can be an electrifying experience if you get your wires crossed. Come explore circuitry at your own pace by signing out circuit kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Caregivers will learn emergent literacy skills in this six week, staff-guided program. Ages 6 months-1 year with caregiver.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake's Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math. Age: 18+
No registration required
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A night of fun for adults with classic games like Domino's, Chess, Bingo and more! Ages 18+ CANCELED
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Wear your pajamas, bring a pillow, stuffed animal, or just a snack as we watch a family friendly Halloween flick. Ages: Family
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn how to navigate, practice, and prepare for your next job interview. We will discuss popular interview questions and discover how to create strong answers to land you the job.
Registration required, slots available.
Friday
October 25th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Learning can be an electrifying experience if you get your wires crossed. Come explore circuitry at your own pace by signing out circuit kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Age 4-5 years with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Preschool Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spark an interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). We’ll feature hands-on activities, literacy and fun. Themes vary by program. Ages 3-5 with years with caregiver. Registration required.
Registration required, slots available.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
You've read the book, now watch the movie! Limited space available, collect your entry ticket one week in advance at the library. Doors open at 6:45pm. Movie snacks available for cash purchase. Tonight’s movie: The 13th Warrior | R
No registration required
Saturday
October 26th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Learning can be an electrifying experience if you get your wires crossed. Come explore circuitry at your own pace by signing out circuit kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years
No registration required
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This is your invitation to a school of wizardry! Step onto Platform 9 3/4, get sorted into your House and enroll in a full schedule of wizardry games and classes. Ages 5-12. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
Sunday
October 27th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
Monday
October 28th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information.
No registration required
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Let's get together and have some fun! We'll share and learn with other families. Featuring: stories, rhymes and songs for the preschool crowd. Bring the whole gang in to this storytime for all ages. No registration required.
No registration required
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
No registration required
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Registration required, slots available.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weekly BLT meeting.
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Let your creativity take shape! Join the Library's block party and build new creations using materials from our LEGO collection and more. Participate in challenges and free play. Grades K-5. No registration required.
No registration required
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Work as a team to build the best rollercoaster you can out of the supplies provided. Be sure to make it sturdy or the whole structure might collapse under the weight of a marble! (Ages 12-18)
No registration required
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information.
No registration required
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community and build leadership skills? Join TAG! Ask a staff member for an application today and start earning community service hours. Grades 6-12
No registration required
Tuesday
October 29th
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Mo
Tu
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Sa
All Day
Make a card that expresses your creativity and gratitude to those who have served in the Armed Forces. Cards will be delivered to local veterans.
No registration required
All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information. Age: 14+
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Begin your preschooler's lifelong love of reading. Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Baby Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Age 4-5 years with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Preschool Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn how to save, find, and organize files. Topics: file types, saving files, organizing folders, Windows Explorer. Completion of Computer & Keyboard Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Registration required, slots available.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Arm chair travel adventures for kids 6-9 years. Explore the world through stories, crafts and activities. Registration required.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn to code with Chesapeake’s young aspiring coders and programmers. Our mini-workshops cover the basics with fresh innovative activities. Grades 3-5. No registration required.
No registration required
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake's Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math. Age: 18+
No registration required
Wednesday
October 30th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interested in current events? Opinionated? Then let's be heard! Bring a cup of coffee and share your take on the world's news with other interested people. No registration needed.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
We’re looking for grinning pumpkins and giggling ghosts! Come have some fun with stories and spooktacular activities. Non-scary costumes are welcome. Ages 2-6.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Baby Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write, and play on his/her own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We’re looking for grinning pumpkins and giggling ghosts! Come have some fun with stories and spooktacular activities. Non-scary costumes are welcome. Ages 3-5. No registration
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Celebrate the start of fall with crafts and company. Come in from the cold and join us as we paint pumpkins and use autumn leaves to make embossed rubbings to decorate your home for fall.
No registration required
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with a network of local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information
Registration required, slots available.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Introduce students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management skills, goods and services, and global markets. Focus is for grades 3-5.
No registration required
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to join our Crazy 8s Math Club! This is a club unlike any other. It is designed to show kids that numbers are anything but boring. Kids will jump, play and build to learn mathematical concepts.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Hi there pumpkin, come grin and giggle with us as we explore spooky stories and family friendly activities. Give your costume a trial run and join in on some spooktacular fun! All ages.
Registration required, slots available.
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring your projects, yarn, needles and hooks to this lively yarn crafting group. All skill levels are welcome. No registration needed.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn how to navigate, practice, and prepare for your next job interview. We will discuss popular interview questions and discover how to create strong answers to land you the job.
Registration required, slots available.
Thursday
October 31st
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Make a card that expresses your creativity and gratitude to those who have served in the Armed Forces. Cards will be delivered to local veterans.
No registration required
All Day
Owe for overdue material? The library can help you with that. For each non-perishable food item you bring in during the month of October, $1 in overdue fines will be reduced from your account. All food donations will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
We’re looking for grinning pumpkins and giggling ghosts! Come have some fun with stories and spooktacular activities. Non-scary costumes are welcome. Ages 2-6. No registration
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. In an effort to provide more opportunities for others to attend, please choose only one Toddler Storytime per week. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We’re looking for grinning pumpkins and giggling ghosts! Come have some fun with stories and spooktacular activities. Non-scary costumes are welcome. Ages 2-6, No registration.
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We’re looking for grinning pumpkins and giggling ghosts! Come have some fun with stories and spooktacular activities. Non-scary costumes are welcome. Ages 2-6. No registration
No registration required
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake's Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math. Age: 18+
No registration required