This Week’s Events

Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Friday, April 20th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop new skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver
Branch: Central Library
Date: Friday, April 20th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build emergent reading skills with your one-year-old and begin to explore and play. You’ll be sharing rhymes, books, baby signs and literacy-based activities to build gross motor skills. Ages 12 to 23 months with caregiver.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Friday, April 20th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Start time: 9:30 am
Age group: Staff
Event type: City of Chesapeake
Description: Join the Friends of the Library to have first dibs at their monthly book sale. First hours is members only. The sale opens to everyone at 10:30 am
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Learn to knit or crochet and donate items 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.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Advanced Workshop | Join the coding movement. It is recommended to take the beginners workshop prior to signing up for the advanced level class. Don't worry about experience, we'll loop it together from beginning to end in these mini workshops for Grades 5-12.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Let our trained staff help you get ready for the job market. We can assist you with job searches, online applications, resumes, and cover letters. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Do you have Microsoft Office, tablet, smartphone or other technology related questions? Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and have your questions answered. Feel free to bring your personal device. Please contact the Information Desk to make an appointment.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build emergent reading skills with your one-year-old and begin to explore and play. You’ll be sharing rhymes, books, baby signs and literacy-based activities to build gross motor skills. Ages 12 to 23 months with caregiver. ECRR2 This class is part of a series.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 to 11 months with caregiver. ECRR2. This class is part of a series. If you sign up for one, you are registered for all.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Introduce early learning concepts and emerging independence to your two-year-old through talking, singing, reading and playing. Age 2 with caregiver.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Explore early literacy concepts with your three-year-old while we introduce a wide variety of books, songs and finger-plays. We’ll start focusing on letter, number and shape recognition. Age 3 with caregiver.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy
Description: Ready, set, explore… all things STEAM. These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Grades 3-5.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Engage in STEAM activities, video game tournaments, social media 101, music & movie challenges, board games, and arts & crafts during after school hours! Grade 6-12.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Calling all future engineers and architects! Explore STEAM concepts while constructing amazing designs using the library’s Lego© collection. Grades 3-5.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Let our trained staff help you get ready for the job market. We can assist you with job searches, online applications, resumes, and cover letters. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Culture
Description: 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.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build emergent reading skills with your one-year-old and begin to explore and play. You’ll be sharing rhymes, books, baby signs and literacy-based activities to build gross motor skills. Ages 12 to 23 months with caregiver. This class is part of a series.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Introduce early learning concepts and emerging independence to your two-year-old through talking, singing, reading and playing. Age 2 with caregiver. ECRR2 This class is part of a series. If you sign up for one, you are registered for all.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Explore early literacy concepts with your three-year-old while we introduce a wide variety of books, songs and finger-plays. We’ll start focusing on letter, number and shape recognition. Age 3 with caregiver. ECRR2 This class is part of a series.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Explore early literacy concepts with your three-year-old while we introduce a wide variety of books, songs and finger-plays. We’ll start focusing on letter, number and shape recognition. Age 3 with caregiver.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Read, sing and play to help with emerging literacy and STEAM skills. Ages 3 to 5
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Explore early literacy concepts with your three-year-old while we introduce a wide variety of books, songs and finger-plays. We’ll start focusing on letter, number and shape recognition. Age 3 with caregiver. ECRR2 This class is part of a series. If you sign up for one, you are registered for all.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write, and play on his/her own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write, and play on his/her own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write, and play on his/her own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 3:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Culture
Description: Join us for thrilling adventures that can explore culture, STEAM concepts, books, activities, and crafts. Grades K-2.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Kids in grades K- 2nd 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. This program runs for 8 weeks. Registration begins February 20, 2018.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Engage in STEAM activities, video game tournaments, social media 101, music & movie challenges, board games, and arts & crafts during after school hours! Grade 6-12.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Literacy, Community Learning
Description: Join the after-school Regional Study Club and get help for upcoming tests and completing homework. Study sessions will be led by a professional tutor with expertise in the core subjects of Math, Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Science.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Culture
Description: Join your library's Teen Advisory Group and earn volunteer hours. Get involved by participating in teen activities and creating content for the library. Grades 6-12.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club
Description: Stop by the Information Desk to find out which title by a Black author has been chosen next. Reserve your copy and join us at each month's discussion.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Culture
Description: Are your friends afraid to bring up current events with you in the room? Do strangers walk away while you're explaining your take on this crazy world? It's time to be heard! Participants are encouraged to bring a cup of coffee and engage in conversation with other interested people.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Expose your baby to emerging literacy skills in this class focused on singing, reading and finger plays with nursery rhymes. Your baby will have the chance to build his or her social skills with a play time including manipulatives just for baby. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Introduce early concepts and emerging independence to your two-year-old through talking, singing, reading and playing. Age 2 with caregiver. ECRR2. This class is part of a series. If you sign up for one, you are registered for all.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Introduce early learning concepts and emerging independence to your two-year-old through talking, singing, reading and playing. Age 2 with caregiver. ECRR2 This class is part of a series. If you sign up for one, you are registered for all.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build emergent reading skills with your one-year-old and begin to explore and play. You’ll be sharing rhymes, books, baby signs and literacy-based activities to build gross motor skills. Ages 12 to 23 months with caregiver. ECRR2 This class is part of a series. If you sign up for one, you are reg
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 to 11 months with caregiver.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Read, sing and play to help with emerging literacy and STEAM skills. Ages 3 to 5
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Bring your preschooler to talk, sing, read, write, and play on his/her own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into a kindergarten classroom. Independent 4 to 5 year-olds. ECRR2 This class is part of a series. If you sign up for one, you are registered for all.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: 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.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Introduce early learning concepts and emerging independence to your two-year-old through talking, singing, reading and playing. Age 2 with caregiver. ECRR2 This class is part of a series.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Introduce early learning concepts and emerging independence to your two-year-old through talking, singing, reading and playing. Age 2 with caregiver.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Our trained library staff provide 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.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: 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.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Our trained library staff provide 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.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Culture
Description: Come share your poetry and chow down on some pizza! Poetry should be suitable for a family audience. No reservation needed. Special thanks to Little Caesars for providing pizza. Grades 6-12.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: City of Chesapeake, Health & Wellness, Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Are you raising your grandchildren? Register for this FREE series of workshops on topics such as stress management, available resources, and legal issues. Dinner provided. Children age 4 and up welcome! Sponsored by Chesapeake Department of Human Services and Kin and Kids Consulting LLC
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Bring your projects, yarn, needles and hooks to this lively yarn crafting group. All skill levels are welcome. No registration needed.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Start time: 9:30 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 to 11 months with caregiver. ECRR2 This class is part of a series. If you sign up for one, you are registered for all.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 to 11 months with caregiver. ECRR2 This class is part of a series. If you sign up for one, you are registered for all.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build emergent reading skills with your one-year-old and begin to explore and play. You’ll be sharing rhymes, books, baby signs and literacy-based activities to build gross motor skills. Ages 12 to 23 months with caregiver. ECRR2 This class is part of a series. If you sign up for one, you are registered for all.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build emergent reading skills with your one-year-old and begin to explore and play. You’ll be sharing rhymes, books, baby signs and literacy-based activities to build gross motor skills. Ages 12 to 23 months with caregiver.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy, Community Learning
Description: Ready, Set, Explore... all things STEAM. These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3-5.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Ready, Set, Explore...all things STEAM! These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Grades k to 5.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Join the coding movement. Don't worry about experience, we'll loop it together from beginning to end in these weekly classes for grades 6-12.