Event Calendar

Wednesday
April 1st
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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
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.
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Join us for parent directed stations to continue early learning in between sessions. Ages 5 and under 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.
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, 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
Thursday
April 2nd
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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 - 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.
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
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
April 3rd
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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.
CANCELLED.
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.
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Join us for parent directed stations to continue early learning in between sessions. Ages 3-5 with caregiver.
No registration required
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy the sounds of Abe Ovadia, Jazz Guitarist as he re-imagines the American Songbook. As Musicvox Guitars describes: Abe Ovadia is a "jazz virtuoso one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." He has emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene.
No registration required
Saturday
April 4th
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bring a project and sew while getting to know your fellow creatives. Enjoy informal demonstrations, fabric and pattern swaps, and light refreshments throughout the day. Access to sewing machines, irons, and cutting stations will be provided. Beginning and experienced sewists are welcome.
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
Sunday
April 5th
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There are no events today.
Monday
April 6th
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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
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. All ages
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, 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, slots available.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chocolate Olympics Face off against your friends in chocolate based challenges! Be the fastest candy sorter, the fastest relay runner, and the smartest taste tester to achieve sweet victory!
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
5:45 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
April 7th
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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 - 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
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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Hop on over to the Library for exciting spring activities. Bring your camera and take pictures with the bunny. Join us for eggscellent fun! Ages 5 and under 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 - 12:30 pm
Experience our new Creativebug database and make new crafty friends in the process. We will be viewing a fun spring DIY cleaning video and creating our own products in real time. Recommended for adults and high-school students.
No registration required
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spring 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.
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 not required but regular attendance is recommended as lessons build. Ages 6-11
No registration required
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 ages 8-11.
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
Wednesday
April 8th
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Mo
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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
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.
11:15 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.
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
Thursday
April 9th
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Mo
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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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
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.
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
11:15 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, slots available.
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+
Registration required, slots available.
Friday
April 10th
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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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.
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Hop on over to the library for fun spring activities. Bring your basket for an egg hunt and camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Join us for eggscellent fun! Ages 5 and under with caregiver.
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
April 11th
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Mo
Tu
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Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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
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
1:00 pm - 2:30 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. This event is at 1:00 PM.
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, slots available.
Sunday
April 12th
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All Day
Library Closed
No registration required
Monday
April 13th
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Mo
Tu
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Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
No registration required
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Open your eyes to all the marvelous treasures hidden in the tidal salt marshes of Virginia in "Wide Eyed Wanda's Wondrous Wetland Review." Created by the same team that brought you "The Amazing Adventures of Chessie the Manatee," it features Seemore the Seagull once again looking for fun. Gr K-5
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
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Stay after Wide Eyed Wanda's Wetland review to make some of your own puppet creations. Workshop is for grades K-5. Seating is limited, registration opens March 30th.
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Make an old t-shirt new again! Bring any colored shirt (except white) or use one of ours to create a marvelous bleached design! You’ll have a one of a kind t-shirt that is uniquely you!
No registration required
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Make color come to life painting in the style of Vincent van Gogh. Using unconventional art tools create an interpretation of Starry Night, using techniques found in some of van Gogh’s most famous works. Great art for young minds.
No registration required
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
Tuesday
April 14th
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Mo
Tu
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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 for children ages 24-36 months with a 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
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
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
RM: Setup for Escape Room
No registration required
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Do you love puzzles and riddles? Bring your thinking cap and imagination to Russell Memorial Library as we try to escape from the Library! Registration is required. Ages 9-11
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 not required but regular attendance is recommended as lessons build. Ages 6-11
No registration required
Wednesday
April 15th
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
No registration required
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Open your eyes to all the marvelous treasures hidden in the tidal salt marshes of Virginia in "Wide Eyed Wanda's Wondrous Wetland Review." Created by the same team that brought you "The Amazing Adventures of Chessie the Manatee," it features Seemore the Seagull once again looking for fun. Gr K-5
No registration required
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Stay after Wide Eyed Wanda's Wetland review to make some of your own puppet creations. Workshop is for grades K-5. Seating is limited, registration opens March 30th.
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
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Face off against your friends in chocolate based challenges! Be the fastest candy sorter, the fastest relay runner, and the smartest taste tester to achieve sweet victory!
No registration required
Thursday
April 16th
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
No registration required
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Hop on over to the Library for exciting spring activities. Hear stories, make a craft and learn about Beatrix Potter. Bring your camera and take pictures with the bunny. No registration required, recommended for ages 7 and under.
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
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Spark an interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). We’ll feature hands-on activities, literacy and fun. Registration begins 2/4/19. Ages 3-5 with years with caregiver
Registration required, slots available.
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
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Face off against your friends in chocolate based challenges! Be the fastest candy sorter, the fastest relay runner, and the smartest taste tester to achieve sweet victory!
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! This months theme: Minecraft Coding. Ages 8-11.
Registration required, slots available.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Are you creative and enjoy crafting? Doesn’t matter! These fun crafts are designed for any adult to learn new techniques and show off his or her crafty side. Learn to make tissue paper flowers. Adult Only.
Registration required, slots available.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Let your creativity flow at Indian River and create a craft to take home with you.
No registration required
Friday
April 17th
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explore activities focused on Science Technology Engineering Art and Math through our partnership with WHRO. Grades 3-5, Registration required
Registration required, slots available.
Saturday
April 18th
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Mo
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Sa
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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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. This event is at 11:00 AM.
No registration required
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do these words seem meaningless - Quacks of Quedlinburg, Catan, Ticket to Ride, Mutant Meeples? Learn more about these board games and others from the Tidewater Area Gaming Society and friends. Games will be available, but attendees are welcome to bring their favorites.
No registration required
Sunday
April 19th
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
No registration required
Monday
April 20th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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
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. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
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
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffie for a half hour of stories and fun! This event is for everyone but will be preschool focused.
No registration required
Tuesday
April 21st
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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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
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
Understand the basic concepts of social media. Topics: Facebook and other popular platforms. Completion of Internet Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Registration required, slots available.
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 - 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
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spring 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 - 4:45 pm
Boldly step into a new adventure! Dare to discover new cultures and concepts. This week we will celebrate Children's Day/Book Day/Dia exploring cultures and celebrating the children of the world. Featuring: Stories, books, activities and crafts.
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 not required but regular attendance is recommended as lessons build. Ages 6-11
No registration required
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
This not your typical art class. Watch as Art and Science combine to make for experimentally creative fun. Registration required. Ages 5 to 11.
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
Wednesday
April 22nd
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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 find and evaluate information online. Topics: browsers, search engines, websites, hyperlinks. Completion of Computer & Keyboard 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. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. 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 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.
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.
4:00 pm - 4:45 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
5:30 pm - 7:45 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
April 23rd
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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
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 - 11:45 am
Join us for a dance program involving music and movement. Ages 2-6 with caregiver
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
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Chesapeake Public Schools Art Show Reception
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
April 24th
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Mo
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Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Title| Rating Date Night. Adult Time. Girls Night Out. Whatever you may call it, come enjoy a free movie on the big screen. Snacks available for purchase. Intended for adults; 18+.
No registration required
Saturday
April 25th
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Mo
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Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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. This event is at 11:00 AM.
No registration required
Sunday
April 26th
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Mo
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Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
No registration required
Monday
April 27th
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Mo
Tu
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Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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
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. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
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
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
Tuesday
April 28th
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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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
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. Please register each child individually.
Registration required, slots available.
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
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Boldly step into a new adventure! Come to a fiesta! Dare to discover new cultures and concepts. This week we will celebrate Children's Day/Book Day/Dia exploring cultures and celebrating the children of the world. Featuring: Stories, books, activities , crafts and fiesta. All ages welcome
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 not required but regular attendance is recommended as lessons build. Ages 6-11
No registration required
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 ages 8-11.
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 - 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
April 29th
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Mo
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Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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
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.
11:15 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 - 3:00 pm
Love reading mysteries? Share your favorite authors and books with fellow mystery lovers and discover what other people recommend.
No registration required
Thursday
April 30th
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Mo
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Sa
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibit of art by Chesapeake Public Schools students. Secondary show will be April 13-26, and the Elementary Show will be from May 4-17.
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
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.