Event Calendar

Friday
May 1st
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
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
Share your love of all things fandom! Fantasy, sci-fi, horror, historical, and beyond- we want to celebrate them all. Each event is dedicated to a different fandom, with activities, cosplay, and more.
No registration required
Saturday
May 2nd
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. This event is at 11:00 AM.
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
Sunday
May 3rd
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
Monday
May 4th
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.
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.
5:30 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
May 5th
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
10:00 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 - 4:00 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. 6-8 years
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
May 6th
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
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
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.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn to use our free craft database CreativeBug, and create a paper chandelier that you can give as a gift or decorate your space! All supplies will be provided.
No registration required
Thursday
May 7th
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 - 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
May 8th
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
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. Registration required.
Registration required, slots available.
Saturday
May 9th
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
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 - 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 - 5:00 pm
MH - TBD
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
May 10th
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
Monday
May 11th
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.
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
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
May 12th
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! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
No registration required
10:00 am - 11:30 am
set up
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
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join CPL and The Alzheimer's Association, as we offer a fun, relaxed, entertaining experience for people living with early-stage memory loss. Receive information while connecting and sharing with others in similar situations.
Registration required, slots available.
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
clen up
No registration required
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Boldly step into a new adventure! Dare to discover new cultures and concepts. Featuring: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), books, activities and crafts. 6-8 years
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
May 13th
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
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.
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
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Chesapeake Public Schools Art Show Elementary Receptions.
No registration required
Thursday
May 14th
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 - 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
11:00 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, slots available.
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Chesapeake Public Schools Art Show Elementary Receptions.
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
Friday
May 15th
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
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.
1:30 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
Saturday
May 16th
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
Sunday
May 17th
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
Monday
May 18th
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
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Don't be late for this very important date! The Mad Hatter invites you to a tea experience in Wonderland. Costumes, silly hats or teatime attire are encouraged but not required. All guests and white rabbits must register individually. All ages welcome.
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
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
May 19th
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! Ages 24-36 mo. 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 - 12:15 pm
Learn how to create and present a slideshow. Topics: inserting text and images, slide layout, animations, handouts. Completion of Word Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Registration required, slots available.
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 - 4:15 pm
Boldly step into a new adventure! Dare to discover new cultures and concepts. Featuring: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), books, activities and crafts. 6-8 years
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
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
May 20th
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Learn how to add, edit, and save text to create a document. Topics: ribbon toolbar, formatting, copying and pasting, printing. Completion of Computer & Keyboard Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Registration required, slots available.
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
May 21st
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
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
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 Hojalata tin medallions. 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
May 22nd
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Mo
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Sa
There are no events today.
Saturday
May 23rd
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Basic life skills with be discussed and demonstrated to teens, emerging adults, or anyone needing a refresher course. Topics include cooking, living arrangements, finances, and more.
No registration required
Sunday
May 24th
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Library Closed
No registration required
Monday
May 25th
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
All Day
Library Closed
No registration required
Tuesday
May 26th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Boldly step into a new adventure! Dare to discover new cultures and concepts. Featuring: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), books, activities and crafts. 6-8 years
Registration required, slots available.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
May 27th
Su
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
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
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
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.
Thursday
May 28th
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Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fr
Sa
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 5/14/20. Ages 3-5 with years with caregiver
Registration required, slots available.
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
6:30 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
May 29th
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Sa
There are no events today.
Saturday
May 30th
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There are no events today.
Sunday
May 31st
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There are no events today.