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Saturday
February 1st
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
You’ve got the message; we’ve got the cards. Drop by through Valentine’s Day to craft a one-of-a-kind note for that special someone in your life. Not feeling romantic? Write one to your friend, to your kids, to your mom, or to yourself!
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn to prepare healthy meals with locally grown foods using the expertise of local chefs, home economists and nutritionists. Participate or observe. All are welcome.
No registration required
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Create a Harlem Renaissance inspired painting using paint and brushes supplied by the library. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 12.
Registration required, slots available.
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
No registration required
Sunday
February 2nd
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Attention aspiring drummers! Join our West African drum class presented by The DAY Program, an organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and inspire students. Learn and play with instructor Kamiruri Kelly, with over 20 years of professional drumming experience.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
Monday
February 3rd
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10:00 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. Age 12+
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
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to move, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 2 with caregiver
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 - 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
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your little one's lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to move, sing and play along. Featuring stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages: 3 with caregiver
No registration required
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, slots available.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bring us your Microsoft Office, online, or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Make sure to leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bring us your Microsoft Office, online, or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Make sure to leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
If you love Frozen and Valentine's Day, come join us for an adventure that celebrates friendship and fun! Hear stories, make crafts, play games, and sing songs. Costumes or cozy winter wear are encouraged but not required. Please register each child beginning January 18. All ages welcome.
Registration required. Program is full.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bold color, clean forms- Dynamic Cubism. Currently on display at the Chrysler Museum, Jacob Lawrence depicts everyday life and the history of the African American experience. Use your new found knowledge to create your own work of art.
No registration required
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Challenge your friends to zombie bowling, cup stacking races, the water bottle flip challenge, and more! Games, snacks, and everyone’s competitive streak will be unleashed. Are you game?
No registration required
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Given the list of materials, a comprehensive outline, and a brief decription of the process, the participants will have all of the pertinent information needed to create there own podcast.
Registration required, slots available.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Be bold, be different, be you. Spend some time with author and podcaster, Farah M. Green as she explores topics like body activism, self-love and health.
No registration required
Tuesday
February 4th
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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 for children ages 24-36 months with a 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 - 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 for ages 3-5 years with a 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. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 1-2 with caregiver
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Did someone say it's time for a celebration? Learn facts about true African American heritage which focuses on history, self love and empowerment. Bring your magic to make our Black History Month Storytime shine. Get ready for stories, crafts and more. (Family Program)
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 with caregiver
No registration required
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn how to find and evaluate information online. Topics: browsers, search engines, websites, hyperlinks. Completion of Computer & Keyboard Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Registration required, slots available.
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
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. Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Registration required, slots available.
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! Registration is for the entire 6 week session. Ages 6-11
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the coding movement. Don't worry about experience, we'll loop it together from beginning to end in these mini workshops for grades 3-5.
No registration required
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Touch A Life Academy will assist students with their growth, development and discovering their talents stemming from a foundation of enriched family principles, morals and values.
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.
Registration required, slots available.
Wednesday
February 5th
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come knit 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
Giggle and wiggle along as we read, sing and play with nursery rhymes. Give your child a chance to build social and literacy skills. 1-2 year olds with caregiver
No registration required
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how to use your resume to sell yourself in today’s job market and discover the best practices in resume building. We will participate in a discussion-based activity, review mock resumes, and suggest edits.
Registration required, slots available.
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 K-2 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. Program is full.
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bring us your Microsoft Office, online, or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Make sure to leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required. Program is full.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
"How do the vast majority of people become successful?" South Norfolk Library invites young people to come hear from Don Carey, author and NFL professional, talk about his book, "It's Not Because I'm Better Than You."
No registration required
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring a friend and enjoy an inspirational movie about the African American experience. Stick around for engaging conversations with other members of your community as we celebrate Black History Month at the Library.
No registration required
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring us your Microsoft Office, online, or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Make sure to leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required, slots available.
Thursday
February 6th
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free tax preparation if your income is low to moderate, you have no rental income or you are a business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring a Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
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 - 11:00 am
Build English and Spanish vocabulary skills while enjoying stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. Desarrolle habilidades de vocabulario en inglés y español mientras disfruta de cuentos, rimas y canciones.
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 staff-guided program. Ages 6 months – 12 months with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Join us for parent directed stations to continue early learning in between storytime session. All ages welcomed, geared for ages 7 and under.
No registration required
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
If you love someone experiencing 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
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
JA EXCELLENCE THROUGH ETHICS™ (Grades 6 through 8) - a Junior Achievement 60-minute learning experience where students will meet and interact with a local business professional and learn about the importance of ethics in the workplace and in everyday life. 1:00pm-2:00pm
No registration required
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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. Ages 6-11
No registration required
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CPR training presented by the Chesapeake Fire Department.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Storyteller and award-winning artist Ken Wright, whose works have been displayed in such venues as the White House, discusses his art and process, as well as another passion, the Buffalo Soldiers, an all-black, U.S. army cavalry unit that was active from the 1860s until 1948.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
You're never too young to dream about your purpose. Come visit with author Lakeisha Carey and learn how she and her childhood friends turned their dreams into reality.
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
February 7th
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9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Taxes are prepared for free if your income is low to moderate, no rental income or you are business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
No registration required
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free tax preparation if your income is low to moderate, you have no rental income or you are a business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring a Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 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
Saturday
February 8th
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10:00 am - 5:00 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
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
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Celebrate Black History Month by creating an Alma Thomas inspired painting. Learn facts about her life and achievements. Please wear paint appropriate clothing. All supplies will be provided. (Family Event)
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ahoy, Matey! Sail away with Frederic as he attempts to break free from the Pirate King and win Mabel’s heart, all while avoiding the wrath of Mabel’s father, the Major General. Virginia Opera Youth Series. Music by Arthur Sullivan.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Help celebrate Black History Month by enjoying an enlightening and inspirational program of choral performances of time-tested standards and contemporary pieces.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
No registration required
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Read to a certified therapy dog. Improve your reading skills and make new canine friends! Grades K-5.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
Sunday
February 9th
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Attention aspiring drummers! Join our West African drum class presented by The DAY Program, an organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and inspire students. Learn and play with instructor Kamiruri Kelly, with over 20 years of professional drumming experience.
Registration required, slots available.
Monday
February 10th
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10:00 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. Age 12+
No registration required
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how to create a flyer from scratch. Topics: textboxes, modifying images, object layering, printing. Completion of Word Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Registration required, slots available.
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
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to move, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
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 - 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
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to move, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 3 with caregiver
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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
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.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Love Rocks! Spread kindness in the community. Paint rocks with messages of love. Supplies are provided. Please wear paint appropriate clothing. Ages 9-18
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 - 7:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
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 - 7:45 pm
Network with other mystery writers to enhance your craft. Writers of all genres are welcome to join the local chapter of this international organization dedicated to promoting "the professional development and advancement of female crime writers".
No registration required
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Valentine's Day got you down? Come spend some time browsing our favorite books and find your next favorite book! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Ages: Teen
No registration required
Tuesday
February 11th
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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 for children ages 24-36 months with a 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 - 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 for ages 3-5 years with a 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. 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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Want to share your photographs online? Topics: features and building a brand.
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 old 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
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
Winter is an excellent time for travel. Kids 6-9 years old, grab a chair and get ready for an adventure using 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. Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Registration required, slots available.
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! Registration is for the entire 6 week session. Ages 6-11
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the coding movement. Don't worry about experience, we'll loop it together from beginning to end in these mini workshops for grades 3-5.
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Youth and families can join us in celebrating African American cowboys and cowgirls through our partnership with the Saddle up and Read organization.
No registration required
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Touch A Life Academy will assist students with their growth, development and discovering their talents stemming from a foundation of enriched family principles, morals and values.
No registration required
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Valentines day got you down? Come spend some time browsing our favorite books and find your next favorite book! Snacks and drinks will be provided.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 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 late payment and penalty fees and keep more money for yourself! Register by clicking the link under Presenter Information.
No registration required
Wednesday
February 12th
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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
Giggle and wiggle along as we read, sing and play with nursery rhymes. Give your child a chance to build social and literacy skills. Ages 1 -2 year olds 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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
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. 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.
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 K-2 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. Program is full.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Have a sweet day! Spend time with your friends and make a cool craft. Take time to browse our favorite books and find the next book that you're sure to love! Snacks and drinks will be provided. (Ages 13-18)
No registration required
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Are you ready for Valentine's Day? If not, we have you covered! Come in and we'll set you up with card making supplies. Bring any additional materials you would like to use! Ages: All
No registration required
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Do you love creating romantic crafts? Come in and put your heart into Valentine's card design for yourself or someone you love. All ages are welcome.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Valentine’s day got you down? Come spend some time browsing our favorite books and find your next favorite book! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Grades 6-12.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Explore the emerging technology of Virtual Reality from gaming to education. News, trends, discussion, and actual game play with Playstation VR will be available. Already a VR veteran? Come and share your knowledge and experience. Make new friends and help spread the word! Age requirement: 18+
No registration required
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bring a friend and enjoy an inspirational movie about the African American experience. Stick around for engaging conversations with other members of your community as we celebrate Black History Month at the Library.
No registration required
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Share resources, tips, struggles, and successes with other digital writers. Topics include platforms for sharing writing, building and engaging a readership, getting paid to write online, and more.
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No registration required
Thursday
February 13th
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free tax preparation if your income is low to moderate, you have no rental income or you are a business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring a Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
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 - 11:00 am
Build English and Spanish vocabulary skills while enjoying stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. Desarrolle habilidades de vocabulario en inglés y español mientras disfruta de cuentos, rimas y canciones.
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 staff-guided program. Ages 6 months – 12 months 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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Support group to meet with other relative caregivers - share tips and resources. Sponsor: Chesapeake Human Services
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
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 and a water bottle. Ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Frosting, chocolate, candy hearts! Celebrate with stories and edible art. Decorate a sugary treat to share with someone you love. Registration is required. Grades K-5
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Valentines Day got you down? Come spend some time browsing our favorite books and find your next favorite book! Snacks and drinks will be provided.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day with your smallest sweethearts. Come in to craft and play Valentine games and activities. Ages 2-11.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Let your creativity flow at Indian River and create a craft to take home with you. Registration required beginning 1/30/20. Grades 6 and up
Registration required, slots available.
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Continuation of previous book club meeting
No registration required
Friday
February 14th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Taxes are prepared for free if your income is low to moderate, no rental income or you are business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
No registration required
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free tax preparation if your income is low to moderate, you have no rental income or you are a business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring a Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sweet or silly, pink and frilly, celebrate Valentine's Day at the library. We'll read stories and make some crafts. Let's "heart" the library together with fun activities. Ages 2-6 with caretaker.
No registration required
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sweet or silly, pink and frilly, celebrate Valentine’s Day with stories, crafts and activities. Ages 2 – 6 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. Program is full but waiting list is open.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cancelled at the Chorale's request. Locally and nationally renowned since 1972, members of the I. Sherman Greene Chorale will perform and host a master class with singers from multiple local groups, providing voices to lift hearts and souls.
No registration required
Saturday
February 15th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
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 - 12:00 pm
Talk informally and enjoy coffee and snacks with Senior Officers of the Chesapeake Police Department.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Bring your creativity to the library and craft a masterpiece worthy of a museum. Ages 5-11
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn to prepare healthy meals with locally grown foods using the expertise of local chefs, home economists and nutritionists. Participate or observe. All are welcome.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come to the South Norfolk Library for a meet and greet with local author Fanita Moon Pendleton as she introduces you to her array of books which includes crime and romance, children's to self help.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
No registration required
Sunday
February 16th
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Mo
Tu
We
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Fr
Sa
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ken Woodley’s The Road to Healing is a story of racial reconciliation in Prince Edward County, Virginia. The book provides a first-person account of creation of what the late Julian Bond called the first civil rights-era reparations in U.S. history.
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ken Woodley’s The Road to Healing is a story of racial reconciliation in Prince Edward County, Virginia. The book provides a first-person account of creation of what the late Julian Bond called the first civil rights-era reparations in U.S. history.
No registration required
Monday
February 17th
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Library Closed
No registration required
Tuesday
February 18th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
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 for children ages 24-36 months with a 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 - 12:15 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.
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 - 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 for ages 3-5 years with a 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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 12:00 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.
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 4-5 years old 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
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
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
Explore activities focused on Science Technology Engineering Art and Math. Ages: 6-12yrs
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. Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the coding movement. Don't worry about experience, we'll loop it together from beginning to end in these mini workshops for grades 3-5.
No registration required
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Touch A Life Academy will assist students with their growth, development and discovering their talents stemming from a foundation of enriched family principles, morals and values.
No registration required
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Using TED talks as a springboard, listen to new ideas and discuss some of the most interesting topics in the world today. December’s discussion will be inspired by John Brenkus’s TED talk “Why Girls and Boys Should Play Sports Together”.
No registration required
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Gardening topics presented by the Backyard Gardeners.
Jumpstart Your Garden with Seeds- find out how to extend your garden season by starting seeds indoors. Deb Henry, Virginia Beach Master Gardener, covers indoor seed sowing, seedling care, and transplanting and gives you all you need to get a head start on a great annual garden. Deb has tips, tricks and the best information on how to make you a wizard in early starting your garden. This program is packed with information and is suitable for all levels of gardeners.
No registration required
Wednesday
February 19th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come knit 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 - 12:15 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.
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Giggle and wiggle along as we read, sing and play with nursery rhymes. Give your child a chance to build social and literacy skills. Ages 1 -2 year olds with caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Did someone say it's time for a celebration? Learn facts about true African American heritage which focuses on history, self love and empowerment. Bring your magic to make our Black History Month Storytime shine. Get ready for stories, crafts and more. (Family Program)
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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn to make your own mini zine. Adults
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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Learn how to use your resume to sell yourself in today’s job market and discover the best practices in resume building. We will participate in a discussion-based activity, review mock resumes, and suggest edits.
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
Kids in grades K-2 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. Program is full.
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Did someone say it's time for a celebration? Learn facts about true African American heritage which focuses on history, self love and empowerment. Bring your magic to make our Black History Month Storytime shine. Get ready for stories, crafts and more. Register individually. Family program
Registration required, slots available.
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
No registration required
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bring us your Microsoft Office, online, or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Make sure to leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required, slots available.
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
6:00 pm - 6:45 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-5
No registration required
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Storyteller and award-winning artist Ken Wright, whose works have been displayed in such venues as the White House, discusses his art and process, as well as another passion, the Buffalo Soldiers, an all-black, U.S. army cavalry unit that was active from the 1860s until 1948.
No registration required
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring us your Microsoft Office, online, or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Make sure to leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Registration required, slots available.
Thursday
February 20th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free tax preparation if your income is low to moderate, you have no rental income or you are a business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring a Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
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 staff-guided program. Ages 6months – 12 months 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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
10:30 am - 12:00 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.
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. Ages 3-5 with years with caregiver
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 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. Ages 5-8
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
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discussion of various topics related to the American Civil War
No registration required
Friday
February 21st
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Taxes are prepared for free if your income is low to moderate, no rental income or you are business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
No registration required
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free tax preparation if your income is low to moderate, you have no rental income or you are a business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring a Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
No registration required
10:15 am - 10:45 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
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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
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
Saturday
February 22nd
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn to prepare healthy meals with locally grown foods using the expertise of local chefs, home economists and nutritionists. Participate or observe. All are welcome.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
No registration required
Sunday
February 23rd
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Attention aspiring drummers! Join our West African drum class presented by The DAY Program, an organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and inspire students. Learn and play with instructor Kamiruri Kelly, with over 20 years of professional drumming experience.
Registration required, slots available.
Monday
February 24th
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 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. Age 12+
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
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to move, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
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 move, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 3 with caregiver
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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
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
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Did someone say it's time for a celebration? Learn facts about true African American heritage which focuses on history, self love and empowerment. Bring your magic to make our Black History Month Storytime shine. Get ready for stories, crafts and more. (Family Program)
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Celebrate Black History Month as we study the work of Jean Michel Basquiat. Learn about the bright colors, collage technique, and motifs common in Basquiat's work. Use your new found knowledge to create your own multi-media work of art.
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
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
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.
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Did someone say it's time for a celebration? Learn facts about true African American heritage which focuses on history, self love and empowerment. Bring your magic to make our Black History Month Storytime shine. Get ready for stories, crafts and more. (Family Program)
No registration required
Tuesday
February 25th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
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 for children ages 24-36 months with a 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 - 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 for ages 3-5 years with a 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. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age1 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. 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
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
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. Program is full but waiting list is open.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ODU students take blood pressure and other health screenings.
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
Winter is an excellent time for travel. Kids 6-9 years old, grab a chair and get ready for an adventure using 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. Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Registration required, slots available.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Touch A Life Academy will assist students with their growth, development and discovering their talents stemming from a foundation of enriched family principles, morals and values.
No registration required
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Looking for a way to get involved in your community and build leadership skills? Join TAG! Ask a staff member for an application and start earning community service hours at the Library. Grades 6-12.
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
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Your Voices, Your Choices: Session 1. Learn about the primary system in Virginia! What happens, where to get information, and the whole primary process ahead of the 2020 Virginia Presidential Primary.
No registration required
Wednesday
February 26th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
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
Giggle and wiggle along as we read, sing and play with nursery rhymes. Give your child a chance to build social and literacy skills. Ages 1 -2 year olds 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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
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 years with caregiver
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. 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.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Love reading mysteries? Share your favorite authors and books with fellow mystery lovers and discover what other people recommend.
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.
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
RAD Resume Refresher is a fun and creative workshop that will teach youth how to build and shift their resumes as they get older. Presented by the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. Ages 16-24
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kids in grades K-2 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. Program is full.
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Did someone say it's time for a celebration? Learn facts about true African American heritage which focuses on history, self love and empowerment. Bring your magic to make our Black History Month Storytime shine. Get ready for stories, crafts and more. (Family Program)
No registration required
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
No registration required
Thursday
February 27th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free tax preparation if your income is low to moderate, you have no rental income or you are a business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring a Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
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 6months – 12 months with a caregiver
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Did someone say it's time for a celebration? Learn facts about true African American heritage which focuses on history, self love and empowerment. Bring your magic to make our Black History Month Storytime shine. Get ready for stories, crafts and more. (Family Program)
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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required. Program is full but waiting list is open.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Join us for a dance program involving music and movement. Ages 2-6 with caregiver
No registration required
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
JA Our Region® introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. Students operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and to track the revenue and expenses of a business. Grades 3-5
No registration required
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presented by the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. RAD Resume Refresher is a fun and creative workshop that will teach youth how to build and shift their resumes as they get older. For ages 16-24.
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 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 6-11
No registration required
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jump in to coding technology with state-of-the-art robots, interactive iPads, effortless apps and gaming software to become a junior computer whiz and engineer of the future! Ages 8-11.
Registration required, slots available.
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Presented by the Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads
No registration required
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
If you are a poetry lover, the Poetry Cafe might for you! Local poet Synnika Lofton will be hosting an open mic night for local authors to share their love of poetry. All works presented must be in line with the Library Code of Conduct.
No registration required
Friday
February 28th
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9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Taxes are prepared for free if your income is low to moderate, no rental income or you are business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
No registration required
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free tax preparation if your income is low to moderate, you have no rental income or you are a business owner with no inventory or employees. Bring a Social Security card, photo ID, last year’s tax forms and any other required information.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 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 3-5 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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
Saturday
February 29th
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11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn to prepare healthy meals with locally grown foods using the expertise of local chefs, home economists and nutritionists. Participate or observe. All are welcome.
No registration required
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
The history of Black America comes alive through a series of feature films on the African-American experience. Bring a friend or family to watch many true stories of those who met and won out over adversity helping others along the way. Seats are limited. Shows are free and open to the public.
No registration required