This Week’s Events

Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Friday, July 21st, 2017
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Join us to play educational games and do activities while exploring the WHRO Reading Van. This special program, presented by WHRO's Early Childhood Coordinator, Martha Razor, keeps kids having fun and learning all summer long!
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Friday, July 21st, 2017
Start time: 10:30 am
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Join us and Martha Razor when she presents a program from the WHRO STEM van.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Friday, July 21st, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Literacy
Description: Poof! A magic show will appear at the Library.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
Start time: All Day
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Community Learning, Culture
Description: Get ready for FantaSci 2017! Chesapeake Public Library's annual fantasy and science fiction mini-con is back with panels, cosplay, creators, vendors, games, and fun. Bring the whole family for tons of fantastic free activities!
Branch: Central Library
Date: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
Start time: 7:30 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Culture
Description: Celebrate cult movie night after-hours at the library as Team Fantasmo strives to bring the best and rarely seen genre films to our big screen. Tonight's movies: This Island Earth - 1955 | NR Masters of the Universe - 1987 | PG Registration is not required.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
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 an appointment and have your questions answered. Feel free to bring your personal device. Please leave us a note about your question when registering for the session.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
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 -23 months with caregiver.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
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, baby signs and exploring age appropriate books. Ages 6 to 11 months with caregiver.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
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. Ages 6 months to 2 years with caregiver. No registration.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
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 months to 2 years with caregiver.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Read, sing and play to encourage emerging literacy and STEAM skills. Ages 3 to 5. Registration is one week before each class.
Branch: Outreach
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Outreach & Mobile Edition
Description: Explore building, engineering or art with the MakerVan.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Culture
Description: Bring your family and encourage their curiosity in this program where they will read, sing and play to help with emerging literacy skills. Children will also get hands on experience with early STEAM principles. Ages 3-5
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Culture
Description: ¡Uno, dos, tres... Spanish! is a bilingual class designed for juniors and tweens ages 6 to 12. A lively 30-minute combination of books and songs in English and Spanish.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Discover how to save and organize computer files more efficiently by naming, moving, and deleting files and creating folders to group files by subject. PREREQUISITE: Computer Basics or mouse skills.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Culture
Description: Creativity sparks curiosity. Join us for thrilling adventures that can explore culture, STEAM concepts, books, activities, and crafts. Grades 3-5.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Culture
Description: Meet quirky marine animals and learn about ocean life!
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
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 2.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Need help accessing our ebooks or other downloadable material? Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and have your questions answered. Feel free to bring your personal device. Please leave us a note about your question when registering for the session.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Need help accessing our ebooks or other downloadable material? Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and have your questions answered. Feel free to bring your personal device. Please leave us a note about your question when registering for the session.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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. Ages 6 months to 2 years with caregiver. No registration.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver Registration is one week before each class.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
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-2
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Meet quirky marine animals and learn about ocean life! This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free and will be distributed on a first come first served basis starting 30 minutes before the event.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Share rhymes, books, baby signs and literacy-based activities to build gross motor skills. Ages 12 to 23 months with caregiver ECRR2
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Celebration & Holiday
Description: Meet quirky marine animals and learn about ocean life! Tickets required and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the program.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Culture
Description: Creativity sparks curiosity. Join us for thrilling adventures that can explore culture, STEAM concepts, books, activities and crafts. Grades K-2.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Culture
Description: Expand your knowledge and creativity. Join us for fun art adventures. Grades 3-5
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Start time: 3:00 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-2
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: 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.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Community Learning, Culture
Description: Lights, Camera, Action! Read all about it! Join the Russell Reader's Theater and learn to read with purpose. There will be a performance from 11:00 am - noon on Tuesday August 15th.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Engage in conversation with other interested people about the Hot Topics of the day!
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Bring your family and encourage their curiosity in this program where we will read, sing and play to help with emerging literacy skills. Children will also get hands on experience with early STEAM principles. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Read, sing and play to encourage emerging literacy and STEAM skills. Ages 3 to 5. Registration is one week before each class.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Culture
Description: Encourage your little one’s curiosity in this program where s/he will read, sing and play to help with emerging literacy skills. Your child will also get hands on experience with early STEAM principles. Ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Culture
Description: Encourage your little one’s curiosity in this program where s/he will read, sing and play to help with emerging literacy skills. Your child will also get hands on experience with early STEAM principles. Ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 11:00 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 in this literacy-based class. Age 2 with caregiver.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 2:00 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 3-5.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Interested in learning Word, Excel, or PowerPoint? Bring us a question or let us show you the basics. We can provide better assistance if you leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Culture
Description: Meet quirky marine animals and learn about ocean life!
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), 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-5. Registration required.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Interested in learning Word, Excel, or PowerPoint? Bring us a question or let us show you the basics. We can provide better assistance if you leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Culture
Description: Enjoy games, anime, gaming each week with other teens.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), 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-5. Registration is not required.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
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 k-5
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Bring your family and encourage their curiosity in this program where we will read, sing and play to help with emerging literacy skills. Children will also get hands on experience with early STEAM principles. Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver Registration is one week before each class.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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 in this literacy-based class. Age 2 with caregiver.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Ready, Set, Explore… all things STEAM. These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3-5 years with caregiver.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Ready, Set, Explore…all things STEAM! These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3 to 5. Registration begins 7/13/2017.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Encourage your little one’s curiosity in this program where s/he will read, sing and play to help with emerging literacy skills. Your child will also get hands on experience with early STEAM principles. Ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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 own. This class will focus on school readiness skills to help your little one transition into kindergarten class. Independent 4-5 year-olds.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
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 K-2.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Culture
Description: Meet quirky marine animals and learn about ocean life! Tickets required and will be given out in the Youth and Family Services room 30 minutes prior to the program.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), 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 K-5.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Calling all future engineers and architects of tomorrow! Explore STEM concepts while constructing amazing designs and exciting projects. K - 5th grade.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Have you lost your marbles? Explore gravity and engineering in this STEAM Challenge. Grades K-5.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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 3 to 5. Registration begins 7/13/2017.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 6:30 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 3-5.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club
Description: Discover, explore, and discuss the hottest in urban fiction. We'll select one title a month and meet on the last Thursday of the month to share our thoughts.