Norfolk Public Library: Sept-Dec 2013
Norfolk Public Library: Sept-Dec 2013 Classes and Events Information book.
NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY All NPL classes and events are FREE and OPEN to the public! AUTUMN Classes and Events September - December 2013 eBooks are here! SIGN UP for eBooks Training Classes! p.20 Go online to www.npl.lib.va.us for program updates R. Taylor 6/13 From Your Interim Library Director Fall 2013 Dear all, I am thrilled to introduce myself as your interim library director! As autumn ushers in a season of change, it also marks the time that I first began my career with Norfolk Public Library (NPL) back in October 1995. Since then, I’ve worked in a variety of positions at NPL, from library associate to more recently, assistant library director. I’ve witnessed first-hand tremendous growth and improvements to Norfolk’s Public Libraries. Our branches are bustling hubs of information, technology and resources for the Norfolk community. I am proud to be a part of a library system that strives to create a city of readers, where the active pursuit of learning and civility begins at birth, and continues through one’s lifetime. My vision for NPL is to enhance our level of service to the public and within the organization by embracing the community initiative, Choose Civility. This model emphasizes respect, empathy, and consideration at every opportunity when interacting with others. We hope that you find our branches to be welcoming places, and that our friendly staff exceeds your expectations. Recently, renovations were completed at the Blyden Branch Library as part of the City’s Neighbors Building Neighborhoods initiative, making the branch more fun, interactive and inviting. Construction for the Slover Memorial Library is well underway in downtown Norfolk, and it is projected to open late 2014. NPL also launched a new eBooks collection, and we are planning a Technology Tune-Up event on Saturday, September 14 from 11 AM - 2 PM at the Pretlow Anchor Branch Library. Come out and “test drive” our latest technology and enjoy a few festivities, too! In this publication, you will find our schedule of fall classes and events from September through December, 2013. Keep up with library services and events at www.npl.lib.va.us. Lastly, know that my door is always open to you. Feel free to contact me at (757) 664-7328 ext. 309. I look forward to serving you! Sonal Rastogi Interim Library Director September is National Library Card Sign-up Month lication w he ish ub ed. Pleas ecycle this p er n yo u are f in Contents Early Literacy Classes 1&2 Friends of the Norfolk Public Library 3 Tales to Tails Program (Meet Mojo) 3 Super Storytimes & KinderREAD 4 Fall Visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog 4 Multicultural Events 5&6 eBooks on OverDrive™ They’re Here! 7 Barron F. Black Branch Library 8 Blyden Branch Library 9 Horace C. Downing Branch Library 9 Janaf Branch Library 10 Jordan-Newby Branch Library 11 4 Lafayette Branch Library 11 Larchmont Branch Library 12 Little Creek Branch Library 13 & 14 Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 15 Park Place Branch Library 16 Van Wyck Branch Library 17 Technology Classes 18-20 The NPL Bookmobile Schedule 21 & 22 Book Donations 23 Homework Help 23 23 Zinio® Fall Book Clubs 24 The 2014 Norfolk Historical Calendar 24 The Norfolk Public Library Foundation 24 Genealogy and Local History Classes @ SMC 25 The Norfolk Public Library Board of Trustees 26 Volunteer @ Your Library 26 NPL KidZones 27 Slover Memorial Library 28 September - December, 2013 October 13-19, 2013 National Family Literacy Day Turn off your TV and pick up a good book! November 1, 2013 Would you like to make a suggestion for future cultural celebrations? Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org November 15 & 16, 2013 Age Categories used in this publication Babies: Toddlers: Preschool: School Age: Tweens: Teens: Adults: Family: All Ages: Birth - 24 months Ages 2-3 Ages 3-5 Ages 6-12 Ages 9-13 Ages 13-17 Ages 18 and up Appropriate for all ages All ages welcome Library Closings Labor Day: Sunday, Sept. 1 & Monday, Sept. 2 NPL Staff Training Day (all libraries closed): Monday, Oct. 14 Veterans Day: Sunday, Nov. 10 & Monday, Nov. 11 Thanksgiving Eve: Close at 5 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29 Christmas Eve: Close at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24 Christmas: Wednesday, Dec. 25 New Year’s Eve: Close at 5 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 31 Creating a City of Readers Babygarten Classes Babygarten features cool music, exciting board books and fun toys. Itâ€™s a rhyme time for infants (birth to 24 months) and their caregivers that helps build phonological awareness, increase eye-hand coordination and develop body awareness. This rhythmic program will enrich your childâ€™s life from the very beginning and provides an excellent foundation for the future. (Babies & Toddlers) Pretlow Anchor Branch ~ 441-1750 Tuesdays @ 2:00 PM *Registration is required (September 3, 10, 17 & 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; November 5, 12 & 19; December 3 & 10) Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM *Registration is required (September 4, 11, 18 & 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; November 6, 13 & 20; December 4 & 11) Registration begins on Monday, August 19 Janaf Branch ~ 441-5660 Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM (September 4, 11, 18 & 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; November 6, 13 & 20; December 4, 11 & 18) Lafayette Branch ~ 441-2842 Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM (September 4, 11, 18 & 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; November 6, 13, 20 & 27; December 4, 11 & 18) Larchmont Branch ~ 441-5335 Wednesdays @ 4:30 PM (September 4, 11, 18 & 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; November 6, 13 & 20; December 4, 11 & 18) Thursdays @ 10:30 AM (September 5, 12, 19 & 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; November 7, 14 & 21; December 5, 12 & 19) Jordan-Newby Branch ~ 441-2843 Thursdays @ 10:30 AM (September 5, 12, 19 & 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; November 7, 14 & 21; December 5, 12, 19 & 26) 1 Van Wyck Branch ~ 441-2844 Thursdays @ 10:30 AM (September 5, 12, 19 & 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; November 7, 14 & 21; December 5, 12 & 19) Little Creek Branch ~ 441-1751 Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM (September 11, 18 & 25; October 2, 9, 16 & 30; December 11 & 18) Park Place Branch ~ 664-7330 Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM (September 11, 18 & 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; November 6, 13 & 20; December 4, 11 & 18) Barron F. Black Branch ~ 441-5806 Thursdays @ 11:00 AM (September 12, 19 & 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; November 7, 14 & 21; December 5 & 12) www.npl.lib.va.us 1-2-3 Play With Me 1-2-3 Play With Me is an exciting interactive playgroup for kids and parents. This fun-filled program includes cool activity centers, an art station, and a whole lot more. The creative hands-on program builds cognitive, social, physical and early literacy skills. Your child will have loads of fun and so will you! Registration is required. (Toddlers) Little Creek Branch ~ 441-1751 Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM (November 6, 13, 20 & 27; December 4) Toys featured: •Trucks •Puzzles •Blocks •Sorters •Stackers •Riding Vehicles •Kitchen Sets •Musical Instruments •Push-Pull Poppers •Matching Games •Story Books Toddler Time Is your child too old for Babygarten but not quite ready for Preschool Storytime? Then this is the program for you! Toddler Time is perfectly crafted for your two-to-threeyear-old, and combines three elements toddlers love: stories, playing and singing! Registration is not required. (Toddlers) Larchmont Branch ~ 441-5335 Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM (September 3, 10, 17 & 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; November 5, 12, 19 & 26; December 3, 10 & 17) Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM (September 4, 11, 18 & 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; November 6, 13, 20 & 27; December 4, 11 & 18) Barron F. Black Branch ~ 441-5806 Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM (Play and Learn) (September 3, 10, 17 & 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29) Van Wyck Branch ~ 441-2844 Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM (September 4, 11, 18 & 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; November 6, 13 & 20; December 4, 11 & 18) Lafayette Branch ~ 441-2842 Pretlow Anchor Branch ~ 441-1750 Thursdays @ 10:30 AM (September 5, 12, 19 & 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; November 7, 14 & 21; December 5, 12 & 19) Mondays @ 10:30 AM *Registration is required (September 9, 16, 23 & 30; October 7, 21 & 28 November 4 & 18; December 2 & 9) Creating a City of Readers 2 Become a Friend. Make YOUR difference! FRIENDS of the Norfolk Public Library Would you like to make a difference in your community? Consider becoming a Friends member! Many library programs and multicultural events are made possible by the generous support and contributions from the Friends. Information: (757) 664-7366 To join online: www.npl.lib.va.us Find the Friends on Facebook! Tales to Tails Did you know that dogs love books, too? The Tales to Tails program encourages school-aged children to practice their reading skills by sharing stories with book-loving therapy dogs. Registration is required. (School Age) Meet Mojo! Come Read to Me! Age: Four-years-old (D.O.B. 6/2/2009) From: Canada Vacation Spot: Anywhere there’s snow! Best Friend’s Name: Zoe Favorite Movie: Air Bud Food: Peanut Butter Salad Dressing: Cesar Millan Favorite Book: Sports Illustrated (for dogs) Hobbies: Belly rubs, tag and tug o’ war. I also love going for walks! Guilty Pleasures: Napkins and tissues Sports: Frisbee, soccer, volleyball, swimming and catch Baths OK? Yes, but no dryers please! Barron F. Black Branch ~ 441-5806 1st Saturdays @ 2 PM (September 7; October 5; November 2 & December 7) Pretlow Anchor Branch ~ 441-1750 2nd Sundays @ 2 PM (September 8; October 13 & December 8) Janaf Branch ~ 441-5660 4th Saturdays @ 11 AM (September 28; October 26; November 23 & December 28) 3 This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library. www.npl.lib.va.us Note: Day cares, schools and groups of ten or more are asked to please contact the branch to register for storytime in advance. Storytimes & KinderREAD •Stories •Crafts Storytime dates vary. Please contact the branch for information or go online to www.npl.lib.va.us. •Music & Songs •Book Character Visits Park Place Branch ~ 664-7330 (Preschool) Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM Barron F. Black Branch ~ 441-5806 (Preschool) Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM Little Creek Branch ~ 441-1751 (Preschool) Thursdays @ 10:30 AM Pretlow Anchor Branch ~ 441-1750 (Preschool) Thursdays @ 10:30 AM Fall Storybook Character Visit Clifford the Big Red Dog Come for a tail-wagging Storytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog. Don’t forget your camera! (Family) Janaf Branch ~ 441-5660 (Preschool) Thursdays @ 11:00 AM Van Wyck Branch ~ 441-2844 (Preschool & School Age) Fridays @ 3:00 PM Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten Saturday, October 5 See Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Children’s Festival in downtown Norfolk at Town Point Park! Monday, October 7 Pretlow Anchor Branch @ 10:30 AM Tuesday, October 8 KinderREAD Jordan-Newby Branch @ 11 AM This fun, educational program teaches a variety of concepts through hands-on activities and books. Barron F. Black Branch @ 11 AM •Colors •Shapes •Numbers •Letters •Patterning •Sequencing •Measuring •Writing Lafayette Branch Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM 441-2842 *no class Dec. 17 Little Creek Branch Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM 441-1751 Jordan-Newby Branch Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM 441-2843 Larchmont Branch Thursdays @ 4:30 PM 441-5335 For preschool children Ages 3-5 Creating a City of Readers Wednesday, October 9 Thursday, October 10 Park Place Branch @ 10:30 AM Van Wyck Branch @ 4 PM Saturday, October 12 Little Creek @ 10 AM - Noon Larchmont Branch @ 1- 3 PM Tuesday, October 15 Lafayette Branch @ 10:30 AM Thursday, October 17 Janaf Branch @ 11 AM All library events are FREE and OPEN to the public. 4 Mu l t i c ul tu Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15, 2013 Free concert! Tumbao Salsero Feature Performance: Kick up your heels to the Latin rhythms of local salsa band Tumbao Salsero! (Family) Todd Rosenlieb Dance Company Thursday, September 19 @ 4 PM Barron F. Black Branch ~ 441-5806 Sat. â€˘ Sept. 28 @ 2 PM Saturday, October 5 @ 1 PM Jordan-Newby Branch ~ 441-2843 Hispanic Dance Performance Pretlow Anchor Branch ~ 441-1750 Friday, October 11 @ 1 PM Park Place Branch ~ 664-7330 Saturday, October 12 @ 2 PM Van Wyck Branch ~ 441-2844 Mexican Food Demo & Tasting Degollado Mexican Restaurant will prepare a variety of authentic Mexican foods guaranteed to please your palate! (Family) Saturday, September 21 @ 2 PM Lafayette Branch ~ 441-2842 Tuesday, October 1 @ 5 PM Larchmont Branch ~ 441-5335 Wednesday, October 2 @ 6 PM Little Creek Branch ~ 441-1751 Panamanian Dance! Donning traditional attire, the Panamanian Folkloric Group of Hampton Roads presents dance, folklore and music. Must see! (Family) Saturday, October 5 @ 2:30 PM Janaf Branch ~ 441-5660 Friday, October 11 @ 2 PM Horace C. Downing Branch ~ 441-1968 Interested in a booklist and a complete listing of cultural events? Visit our website at www.npl.lib.va.us. 5 Multicultural events are sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library and brought to you by the NPL Multicultural Committee. www.npl.lib.va.us Saturday, October 12 @ 2 PM Blyden Branch ~ 441-2852 r al Ev AmericanIndian ent s HeritageMONTH November 2013 A View from Indian Country Sylvia Nery-Strickland & Michael Cloud-Butler Delve into the world of the American Indian with traditional songs, drums and a display of cultural items. Butler and Strickland will discuss the Cheroenhaka Nottoway, the Eastern Band Cherokee, and the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indian Tribes. (Family) Sunday, November 3 @ 2 PM Pretlow Anchor Branch ~ 441-1750 Spirit Winds Musical Trio Let your spirit soar to the masterfully played sounds of the wind flute, drums and percussion. This trio of talented musicians is committed to preserving the integrity and vitality of Native American music. (Family) Monday, November 4 @ 4:30 PM Larchmont Branch ~ 441-5335 Saturday, November 9 @ 2 PM Barron F. Black Branch ~ 441-5806 Saturday, November 16 @ 2 PM Blyden Branch ~ 441-2852 Elk Moon and Her People Hear Elk Moon from the MĂŠtis tribe in Canada spin traditional Indian tales, and make a craft or two! (Family) Tuesday, November 5 @ 2 PM Lafayette Branch ~ 441-2842 Saturday, November 9 @ 2:30 PM Janaf Branch ~ 441-5660 Saturday, November 16 @ 2 PM Van Wyck Branch ~ 441-2844 Saturday, November 30 @ 1 PM Horace C. Downing Branch ~ 441-1968 Creating a City of Readers 6 Shift into OverDrive ... ® Norfolk Public Library eBooks are here! norfolk-va.lib.overdrive.com Note: Customers who don’t live in, work in, or own property in the City of Norfolk are required to pay an annual fee of $35 to access eBooks. eBooks Now Available for Download Anywhere, 24/7! SIGN UP for training classes! See page 20 for details. Join us for NPL’s Technology Tune-up event! Sat. • Sept. 14 11 AM - 2 PM Pretlow Anchor Branch 111 W. Ocean View Ave. Call 664-7328 ext. 340 for info Come for family FUN and a chance to win amazing prizes! While you’re there, take eBooks for a SPIN! 7 See the back cover of this guide for details! www.npl.lib.va.us Note: Registration is required at the Barron F. Black Branch for groups of 10 or more. Barron F. Black Branch Library 6700 East Tanners Creek Drive ~ (757) 441-5806 September December 5 Thu. Back-to-School Ice Cream Social Meet your old friends for ice cream! Wear your Summer Reading Program t-shirt to be entered into our drawing for a prize! 4:00 PM (School Age & Teens) 12 Thu. National Fortune Cookie Day Make a paper fortune teller and a paper fortune cookie, and munch on fortune cookies and fried rice! 4:00 PM (Family) 13 Fri. Friday the 13th Scaredy Cat Craft Cut, glue and craft a black cat. 4:00 PM (School Age) October 10 Thu. Talent Show 12 Thu. Fabulous Cupcakes *Registration required Turn a plain cupcake into a fabulous edible creation! Prizes awarded to the most artistic cupcakes! 4:00 PM (School Age) 17 Tue. Holiday Ornaments *Registration required Design an ornament for a gift or conversation piece! 4:00 PM (School Age & Teen) 19 Thu. Magician Rob Westcott: The Arctic Express Westcott delivers a trainload of fun celebrating the cultural diversity of winter festivals around the world! Through magic, music and a wonderful story, children will be inspired to read and set goals! Registration is required for groups of four or more. 10:45 AM (Toddlers & School Age) Sign up to show off your special talent! Doughnuts will be served! 4:00 PM (School Age & Teens) All Aboard! 15 Tue. Candy Necklace *Materials provided To: 17 Thu. Super Smash Bros.™ Tourney @ BFB Christmas Diwali Ramadan Solstice Hanukkah Kwanzaa Create eye-catching candy necklaces! 4:00 PM (School Age) Celebrate Teen Read Week Name your character after your favorite literary fictional character and play for prizes. Rice Crispy treats will be served! 4:00 PM (School Age & Teens) 24 Thu. Pumpkin Painting *Materials provided Pick your own pumpkin to paint while listening to music and nibbling on scrumptious treats! 4:00 PM (Family) November 14 Thu. Huichol Indians Craft Ongoing Wii Gaming Wednesdays @ 4:00 PM (Sept. 11 & 25; Oct. 9 & 23; Nov. 6 & 13; Dec. 11 & 18) Got game? Come play our games or bring your own (must be rated “E” for everyone). (School Age & Teens) Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month Weave brightly colored yarn on a simple stick frame to design an “Ojo de Dios” (Eye of God in Spanish), a tradition of the Huichol Indians of Mexico. 4:00 PM (School Age) Movie Night! 15 Fri. International Games Day Tuesdays @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Sept. 10; Oct. 8 & 29; Dec. 10) Saturdays @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Sept. 21 & Nov. 16) Thursdays @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Nov. 7 & Dec. 19) Master the art of being a lady. This program will stimulate creativity in young women while helping to build character, confidence and charisma! (School Age & Teens) Challenge a friend to chess! 3:30 PM (School Age & Teens) 19 Tue. Thankful Tree and Apples Compose your message of thanks on a leaf to add to our Thankful Tree in the Library. Watch our tree become full and beautiful for all to see! 4:00 PM (School Age & Teens) Thursdays @ 4:00 PM (Sept. 26; Oct. 3; Nov. 21; Dec. 5) Swing by for movies, beverages and snacks! (Family) Bold and Beautiful *Registration required Creating a City of Readers 8 Blyden Branch Library 879 E. Princess Anne Road ~ (757) 441-2852 The Blyden Branch Library recently completed renovations. Stop by to see our new and improved look! For autumn event information, please contact the branch or go online to www.npl.lib.va.us. Horace C. Downing Branch Library 555 E. Liberty Street ~ (757) 441-1968 September November 20 Fri. A Visit from the WHRO Reading Van Mark your calendar! The WHRO Raising Readers Literacy Van will stop by along with Early Childhood Specialist, Martha Razor. You’ll find out how much fun reading can be! 2:30 PM (Preschool & School Age) 16 Sat. Thinking Cap Fun Are you smarter than a fifth grader? We’ll play the game based on the popular TV quiz game show and challenge your brain! 1:30 PM (School Age thru Adult) 30 Sat. Elk Moon and Her People Storytelling is an ancient tradition among Native Americans. Elk Moon, who is part Métis Indian, will spin tales of her people and demonstrate crafts. 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Family) December 28 Sat. Eighteen Days of School and You You’ve been back in class for 18 days. How has it been so far? Voice your opinions, thoughts and feelings about the new school year at our rap session. We want to hear about the good, the bad and the ugly. Whether you’re in private or public school, or elementary, middle, or high school—everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served. 1:30 PM (All Ages) October 20 Fri. Santa Visits the Library Kids, grab your parents, camera and wish list, and head to the Library for a visit with Santa! Hot chocolate will be served! 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (School Age) 23 Mon. Make Your Own Christmas Ornament Make a beaded candy cane ornament. Cameras are welcome to capture the moment! 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (All Ages) 11 Fri. Panamanian Folkloric Group of Hampton Roads Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Donning traditional attire, this group shares the richness of Panamanian culture in a presentation that blends dance, folklore and music. 2:00 PM (Family) 19 Sat. Teen Read Week: It’s Amazing What We Find in Books! Try your luck at our scavenger hunt designed with you in mind. Rules of the hunt may be picked up two weeks prior to the game. You never know what you’ll find! 2:00 PM (Teens) 9 www.npl.lib.va.us Janaf Branch Library 124 Janaf Shopping Center ~ (757) 441-5660 September 9 Mon. Senior Fitness Lynn Rushing, clinical director from Tidewater Physical Therapy, presents an informative program on how to maintain your health throughout the “Golden Years.” Learn nutritional tips, ways to stay active, and how to fight chronic pain associated with arthritis and joint disease. Participate in a simple exercise routine that helps build muscle and can be done from your living room chair! 12:00 PM (Adults) 9 Mon. Financial Aid 101 The Educational Opportunity Center demystifies the financial aid process for prospective college students and their families. Receive assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and sign up for individual counseling sessions. 5:00 PM (Teens) October Seek the Unknown @ Your Library Teen Read Week, October 15-19 Give us your favorite book recommendations. Each suggested title will be posted in our “Gallery of Great Teen Reads” along with your name and picture. (Teens) 31 Thu. Halloween and Harvest - Read with a Teen! Wear your costume (if you want) and come read with our teen volunteers for a treat! 4:00 PM (School Age) November 16 Sat. International Games Day Engage in a variety of gaming activities! (Family) 12:00 - 1:00 PM Chess 1:00 - 2:00 PM Board Game Fun 2:00 - 3:00 PM WII Dance 3:00 - 4:00 PM Bingo December 20 Fri. Make-and-Take Holiday Card Making Don’t toss out your old Christmas cards! We’ll recycle them to create holiday cards to share with family and friends, and help save the environment! 3:30 PM (School Age) Creating a City of Readers Ongoing Janaf Study Lab Mondays @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Sept. 16 & 23; Oct. 7, 21 & 28; Nov. 4, 18 & 25; Dec. 2, 9 & 16) Looking for a quiet place to study and do homework? Our meeting room is available for homework, reading and quiet study on Monday evenings from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist you with resources. Wireless connection is available. (All Ages) History & Genealogy Classes Team up with historians from the Sargeant Memorial Collection for FREE Classes! (Adults) Mondays @ 11:00 AM (Sept. 16; Oct. 21; Nov. 18 & Dec. 16) Sept. 16: Lost Norfolk: Norfolk’s Lost Architectural Heritage Bill Inge, SMC Building Historian Redevelopment, fires and neglect have led to the loss of many architecturally significant buildings in Norfolk. Historian Bill Inge highlights some of Norfolk’s well-known and not so well-known structures that have been lost to history. View photographs and postcards that illustrate over a century’s worth of losses to our architectural landscape. Oct. 21: Digital Genealogical Databases Troy Valos, SMC Historian Developments in digitization and delivery of information in electronic formats have brought a new vigor to genealogical research and has made it easier to find information via the Web. This two-hour program will teach you how to use Ancestry.com and other online genealogical resources. Nov. 18: Auto Row - The History of Norfolk’s Automobile Dealerships Bill Inge, SMC Building Historian View a photographic history of Norfolk’s early automobile dealerships. Many of these historic structures are still standing and have been rehabilitated for adapted reuse. From the first storefront shops on Granby Street’s “Auto Row” to the great landmark buildings on Monticello Avenue and 21st Street, relive the days when it was “courtesy and fairness” at Kline Chevrolet and where it was “easy with Veazey” to purchase a new Nash. Dec. 16: Digital Genealogist - Nuts and Bolts Learn the basics of scanning family papers, photographs, and other items. Also learn how to safeguard your family’s digital heritage and how to organize your family’s digital files. 10 The Jordan-Newby Branch Library will be closed on Saturday, November 2, 2013 Jordan-Newby Branch Library 961 Park Avenue ~ (757) 441-2843 September November 9 Mon. National Teddy Bear Day Treat your Teddy to a special outing featuring Storytime, songs, and a special bear craft! 3:00 PM (Preschool) 16 Sat. International Games Day: Puzzle Palooza Help piece together the many puzzles we’ll set up. There will be types for all age groups. 11:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Family) 23 Mon. National Checkers Day Do you want the red checkers or the black ones? Checker Boards are set up and it’s time to play! 2:00 PM (Family) October 17 Thu. Teen Read Week: Wii Games and More! Have fun with Wii games, board games, and comic books. Bring your friends! 2:30 PM (Teens) 26 Sat. Fall Cupcake Celebration *Materials provided Showcase your cupcake decorating skills and check out our book display on cake decorating! 1:00 PM (School Age) December 7 Sat. Candy Cane Hunt Bring your Christmas stocking and search for hidden candy canes. Enjoy holiday stories, songs and crafts! 1:00 PM (Family) 14 Sat. Santa Claus is Coming to Town! Whisper in Santa’s ear everything you want for Christmas. We will do a craft and sing songs! Don’t forget your camera! 1:00 PM (Preschool) Lafayette Branch Library 1610 Cromwell Drive ~ (757) 441-2842 September November 3 Tue. Back to School Crafts *Materials provided Kick start your creativity. Make handmade, personalized school supplies and go back to school in style! 2:00 PM (School Age) 16 Sat. International Games Day: BINGO Bonanza! Play a game that dates back to the 1530s and is still enjoyed worldwide—BINGO! Win prizes! 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Family) December 9 Mon. National Teddy Bear Day: Stuffed Pals Picnic Bring in your favorite stuffed pal for a special Storytime, picnic, games and craft! 10:30 AM (Preschool) October Mad Science Mondays Mondays @ 4:00 PM (Oct. 7, 21 & 28) Awaken your inner mad scientist by conducting gooey, creepy, and fun hands-on experiments! (School Age) 19 Sat. Teen Read Week: Teen Takeover! Crafts: Santa’s Workshop Mondays @ 4:00 PM (Dec. 2, 9 & 16) Save money by making holiday gifts, treats and décor! (School Age & Teens) 19 Thu. Magician Rob Westcott: The Arctic Express Westcott delivers a trainload of fun celebrating the cultural diversity of winter festivals around the world! Through magic, music and a wonderful story, children will be inspired to read and set goals! 4:30 PM (Family) Compete in wild and wacky challenges at our Minute to Win It party. Win prizes and eat snacks! 1:00 PM (Teens & Tweens) 31 Thu. Boo Bash (Not-So-Scary Halloween Party) Wear your costume and enjoy spooktacular stories, ghoulish goodies, and fangtastic games! 10:30 AM (Preschool) 11 Ongoing Family Movie Fun *Check the branch for movie titles and ratings. Thursdays @ 4:00 PM (Sept. 12 & 26; Oct. 10 & 24; Nov. 14 & 21; Dec. 12 & 26) Watch family-friendly movies at the Library! (Family) www.npl.lib.va.us Larchmont Branch Library 6525 Hampton Boulevard ~ (757) 441-5335 September Ongoing 14 Sat. Life-size Chutes and Ladders Game Families are invited to play in a life-size Chutes and Ladders game! Be the first to move, but watch out—if you land on the square that shows you ate too much candy, you’ll get a tummy ache and slide down! 2:00 PM (Family) October Fridays @ 3:30 PM (Sept. 6 & 20; Oct. 4 & 18; Nov. 1 & 15; Dec. 13 & 27) Build with LEGOs! We’ll supply the bricks, just bring your imagination! All creations will be displayed. (Family) True Stories Book Club MUSIC, FOOD GAMES & FUN! The Entire Family is Invited! Saturday, October 12 @ 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Jump in bounce houses, dance to live music, and enjoy crafts and concessions! Visit with Clifford the Big Red Dog between 1 PM - 3 PM! (Family) 15 Tue. Teen Read Week: Direct-Your-Own Book Trailer Direct your own book trailer for your favorite book. Create it at home or here at the Library. QR links will be displayed in our Teen Zone linking to your book trailer for everyone to see! 5:00 PM (Tweens & Teens) 29 Tue. Halloween Craft: Shadow Makers Make a creepy-cute shadow maker that goes bump-in-thenight for spooky fun! 4:00 PM (School Age & Teens) November Saturdays @ 3:30 PM (Sept. 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2 & Dec. 7) Good nonfiction has a way of uprooting our assumptions, enhancing our knowledge, and making us sound like we know what we’re talking about! Contact the branch for the monthly featured title. (Adults) Pinterest Party Tuesdays @ 5:00 PM (Sept. 10; Oct. 8 & Nov. 12) Do you have projects pinned but no time to start them? We have a solution—come craft with us! Bring your pinned ideas and supplies. We’ll provide basic crafting supplies and snacks! (Teens & Adults) Ancestry.com 101 Mondays @ 11:00 AM (Sept. 16; Oct. 21; Nov. 18 & Dec. 16) Need help researching your family’s history? We can teach you the basics using Ancestry.com, a free database that is available at the Library. Meets monthly. (Adults) Larchmont Book Club *Call the branch for titles Fridays @ 3:30 PM (Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15 & Dec. 20) Engage in lively book discussions each month. Activities for children will be provided. (Adults) Family Movie Night *Call the branch for movie titles and ratings 16 Sat. International Games Day: Scrabble Tournament Test your word knowledge at our Scrabble Tourney. Games will be played one-on-one until one master Scrabble player remains. The winner gets a prize! 2:00 PM (Family) December Holiday Movie Series *Call the branch for titles and ratings Mondays @ 5:00 PM (Dec. 2, 9 & 16) Enjoy movies and hot chocolate with marshmallows! (Family) Holiday Ornament Series LEGO Mania Tuesdays @ 5:00 PM (Dec. 3, 10 & 17) Get festive with three weeks of ornament making fun! Work on a different project each week. (Family) Mondays @ 5:00 PM (Sept. 30; Oct. 28; Nov. 25 & Dec. 30) See newly released DVDs on our big screen! (Family) Fall Into GREAT reading. Ask YOUR Librarian about eBooks! Creating a City of Readers 12 Note: Day Cares, schools and groups of ten or more are asked to contact the branch to register for events in advance. Little Creek Branch Library 7853 Tarpon Place ~ (757) 441-1751 American Girl Book Club *Registration Required September Get on the Bus Thursday, August 15 - Monday, September 30 Donations collected from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily Donate school supplies for local children in need, and give them confidence to start the new school year off right. Bring your donations to the Little Creek Branch from August 15 to September 30. (All Ages) September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month Mondays @ 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 21 & 28) Read Chrissa Stands Strong, a compelling story of a young girl who is bullied and must find the courage to stand strong and speak out. What is better than sharing a good book and food with friends? Limited to 12 girls, so sign up today! (School Age) 8 Tue. Family History Month Find ways to research and preserve your family genealogy through books and websites, and discover easy ways to pass your heritage on to future generations. 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Family) Sunday, September 1 - Monday, September 30 A library card opens new worlds to explore. Throughout September we will have coloring sheets, stickers and special activities. Let the adventures begin! (All Ages) 6 Fri. Celebrate Read a Book Day! Relax with a good book today. It doesnâ€™t matter where or what you read; as long as you do! Our book displays and added incentives will get you started. 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (All Ages) 17 Tue. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Talk about Hispanic traditions and make crafts using Hispanic textile designs. 4:00 PM (School Age) 19 Thu. International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Ahoy, Matey! Learn how this fun holiday got its start and enjoy an afternoon of pirate trivia, games, crafts, and the special language of pirates! 4:00 PM (School Age) Banned Books Week: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read! Monday, September 23 - Saturday, September 28 Book display and crafts available from 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM View our book display and celebrate intellectual freedom by doing arts and crafts related to the banned titles. Bring a canned food item to decorate and be displayed. We will donate food to a local food bank. (All Ages) Tuesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 31 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily Check out our weekly displays of great books including old favorites and new additions to our collection. Participate in fun and creative activities all about books! (All Ages) 13 1st Annual Fall Festival Saturday, October 12 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Welcome fall with entertainment, games and crafts! Shop our Used Book Sale for great prices on books, DVDs and audiobooks. Bring your camera for visits with Clifford the Big Red Dog at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Get money saving tips from the Frugal Chic - Coupon Lady at 11:00 AM (preregistration is required for this class). Enjoy face painting, balloons and magic from noon to 2:00 PM. (Family Event) FREE POPCORN FOR ALL! Note: Limited spacing is available for the Coupon Class. Please call the branch to register in advance. Teen Read Week: Seek the Unknown @ Your Library Teens, drop in for fun events October 15-19! Call the branch or email email@example.com for program info. (Teens) October National Book Month Join us for our 30 Wed. Halloween Baby Bash Enjoy activities, music and age appropriate snacks. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. 10:30 AM (Babies & Toddlers) 30 Wed. Letâ€™s Monster Mash! Party with music, activities and ghoulish things to eat! Wear your costume for a devilish prize. 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (School Age) www.npl.lib.va.us Note: Day Cares, schools and groups of ten or more are asked to contact the branch to register for events in advance. Little Creek Branch Library 7853 Tarpon Place ~ (757) 441-1751 November Holiday Toy Drive Make it a caring and sharing Christmas! Monday, November 4 - Saturday, December 7 Share holiday joy with families that are less fortunate by donating new, unopened toys to children in need. Just one toy can make a big difference in the life of a child. 8 Fri. Family Literacy Day Pull up a comfy chair and spend some one-on-one time reading with your children. Learn more about our Family Resource Center and get early literacy materials to take home. 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Family) 16 Sat. International Games Day: Let the games begin! Play a variety of games for all age groups and enjoy snacks! 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Family) 30 Sat. Celebrate Indian Culture Starting with a reading from Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, weâ€™ll explore different Indian cultures and create a craft or two! 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (School Age) Little Creek Reads Book Club *Contact us for book titles Thursdays @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Sept. 12; Oct. 10; Nov. 14 & Dec. 12) Peggy Hagel leads lively book talks! (Adults) Coupon Swap! Thursdays @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Sept. 12; Oct. 17; Nov. 14 & Dec. 12) Save money on your grocery bills! Drop-in anytime during the hour to leave coupons and pick a few up. (Adults) Schoolâ€™s Out! Early Release Day Activities (Friday, Sept. 20; Wednesday, Nov. 27 & Friday, Dec. 20) Spark your creativity with activities on early release days. 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (School Age) Sistahs with Sass Urban Fiction Book Club Saturdays @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Sept. 21; Oct. 19; Nov. 16 & Dec. 21) Read and discuss popular urban fiction authors like Eric Jerome Dickey, Kimberla Lawson Roby and others, and have refreshments. Call or email Cathy at cathy.peterson@norfolk. gov to join. (Adults) Game Night for Tweens & Teens December 7 Sat. Holiday Crafting with Ms. Carol Design one-of-a-kind holiday treasures! 2:00 PM (Family) Ongoing Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Sept. 24; Oct. 29 & Nov. 26) Got game? Come to the Library for Wii competitions and snacks! (Tweens & Teens) *Oct. 29: Dress as your favorite character for a prize! Popcorn and a Movie Craft Hope Club Fridays @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Sept. 6; Oct. 4; Nov. 1 & Dec. 6) Spread hope through knitting, crocheting and sewing for charity. All levels of experience are welcome! (Adults) The English Conversation Club *New for ESL Learners Saturdays @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Sept. 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2; Dec. 7 & Jan. 4) Practice your listening and speaking skills in English! Our small, informal group setting will help improve English fluency for adults with limited English language skills. This is not a substitute for an ESL class, and is hosted by library staff and volunteers. Participants should have basic knowledge of the English language before joining. (School Age thru Adults) Thursdays @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Nov. 21 & Dec. 19) Follow your nose to freshly popped popcorn and familyfriendly movies! (Family) Stories and Breakfast with Daddy Saturdays @ 10:30 AM (Sept. 28; Oct. 26 & Nov. 30) Eat a yummy breakfast treat, share stories and do crafts with Dad. What a great way to spend Saturday together! (Family) Boys, Books & Pizza *Registration is required Mondays @ 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (Nov. 4, 18, 25 & Dec. 2) Our newest book club for boys features popular books and pizza! Limited to 12 boys, so sign up today! (School Age) Creating a City of Readers 14 Note: Day Cares, schools and groups of ten or more are asked to contact the branch to register for events in advance. Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue ~ (757) 441-1750 16 Sat. International Games Day! September 14 Sat. Grandparents Day Tea Celebration Share an afternoon Tea Time with your grandparents. Chat over tea, lemonade and treats! 2:00 PM (Preschool & School Age) 17 Tue. Dance, Dance! Move to the groove and get your wiggles out in an energetic program for families! Finish with a craft. 6:00 PM (Family) 24 Tue. Superhero Showdown Do you have a secret identity? Don your cape and cowl for some snacks and a superhero-themed craft. Dress in your costume to be entered into our contest! 4:30 PM (School Age) October 15 Tue. Teen Read Week: Teen Gaming Night Compete with your friends! Our selection of Wii games includes Super Smash Bros. and more! 4:30 PM (Teens) 29 Tue. The Spooky Library Creep in for hair-raising activities and spooky adventures at the Library all in the spirit of Halloween. Don’t miss this first time eerie event! 4:30 PM (School Age) 31 Thu. Trick or Treat @ the Library Bring the whole family and show off your gaming skills! We will have board games set up for a variety of age and experience levels. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Family) 19 Tue. Thanksgiving Craft Bonanza Create memorable decorations and crafts in honor of Thanksgiving. Activities for all ages! 4:30 PM (Family) December 7 Sat. Annual Holiday Craft Extravaganza Jingle bells are ringing and carolers are singing—it’s time for the holidays! Visit Pretlow and the whole family can enjoy making a unique craft as a gift or for hanging on your Christmas tree. A variety of supplies will be available—sure to bring out holiday cheer! 2:00 PM (Family) 10 Tue. Wacky Fairy Tales Storytime Maybe the Big Bad Wolf wasn’t bad at all. What if Snow White had to wake the prince with a kiss? What if the stories we love had different endings? Come to a wacky Storytime featuring fractured fairy tales! 4:30 PM (Family) 14 Sat. Santa’s Storytime Have your picture taken with Santa at our special holiday Storytime! 2:00 PM (Family) Dress up in your costume and come to a special Halloween Storytime! Afterwards, we’ll trick-or-treat! Remember to bring your camera. 6:30 PM (Family) Movie Madness *Contact the branch for titles and ratings Fridays @ 2:00 PM (Sept. 20; Oct. 11 & Dec. 20) November 12 Tue. We Love Graphic Novels! Book Club Meet friends with a similar taste in books and interests, and discuss some of your favorite titles. 4:30 PM (School Age) 14 Thu. Stuffed Animal Sleepover Ongoing Bring your stuffed animal friend to snuggle with at Storytime, and then leave it in our care for a sleepover at the Library! Pick your friend up the next day, Friday, November 15, starting at 11:00 AM. We’ll show a slideshow of your friend’s overnight adventures! 4:00 PM (Preschool & Family) Get your snacks and settle in for a different movie every month. (Family) Teen Movie Night *Contact the branch for titles and ratings Thursdays @ 4:30 PM (Oct. 17; Nov. 7 & Dec. 12) Hang out with your friends and catch a flick on our big screen! These are teens-only movie showings. (Teens) Watch a slideshow of your animal friend’s overnight adventures! Friday, November 15 @ 11:00 AM 15 www.npl.lib.va.us Park Place Branch Library 620 W. 29th Street ~ (757) 664-7330 September Ongoing 7 Sat. Back to School Festival Celebrate the start of a brand new school year with a special visit from local authors and businesses, chess games, arts and crafts, and other fun activities! 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Family) 20 Fri. Board Game Bonanza Out with the new and in with the old! Spend the afternoon playing board games of yesteryear! 2:30 PM (School Age & Tweens) October Employment Workshop Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM (Sept. 3; Oct. 1 & Dec. 3) Need help writing a resume, cover letter, or filling out an online application? We will provide assistance and resources to help with all your job search needs. 10:30 AM (Adults) Drawing 101 with DeShawn Newby Thursdays @ 5:00 PM (Sept. 5; Oct. 3; Nov. 7 & Dec. 5) Graphic Design student Deshawn Newby will foster your artistic skills in this creative drawing class that focuses on techniques. (Tweens & Teens) Teen Read Week: Voting (Vote every day from October 10-16) Stop by to cast your vote for your favorite books, movies, television shows, and games, and write a short critique of each. The more you vote, the greater your chances of winning prizes at next week’s Teen Read Week Awards! (Tweens & Tweens) 17 Thu. Teen Read Week: Awards Event The results are in! We will announce your favorites in books, movies, television and games, and read a few critiques. Other surprises are in store for you, too! Who knows? You may win a prize! 5:00 PM (Teens) If you’re a beginner, a pro, or would like to teach someone, you’re in the right place. Experienced mentors from the Norfolk Initiative for Chess Excellence (N.I.C.E.) will be here with chess boards to teach basics for beginners and more advanced techniques for intermediate players. (Family) After School Arts & Crafts 31 Thu. KidZone Haunted House Start your night of trick-or-treat fun with a spine-tingling walk through our haunted KidZone! 5:00 PM (Family) November Thursdays @ 5:00 PM (Sept. 19 & Nov. 21) After a long day at school, unwind by creating eye-catching crafts with Ms. Brown. (School Age) Family Movie Matinee Saturdays @ 1:00 PM (Sept. 21; Oct. 19 & Nov. 16) Catch the latest family DVD hits on our BIG screen and reserve your copy to take home later. (Family) Smartphones Simplified Tuesday, Nov. 5 & Thursday, Nov. 7 Poetry Workshop with Xavier Ferebee Step into the 21st century with this two-part workshop. Learn the basic functions and applications to enhance your smartphone and tablet experience! 10:30 AM (Adults) Wednesday, Sept. 25; Tuesday, Oct. 29 & Wednesday, Nov. 20 @ 5:00 PM Poetry is a painting that speaks, and when poets gather in a community to write new poems they can paint a masterpiece! Engage in writing exercises and conversation with Xavier Ferebee and be inspired to write your work of art! (Teens & Adults) December 19 Thu. Holiday Craft Make & Take Saturday Chess Play & Learn ls All leve ! Saturdays @ 12:00 PM come are wel (Sept. 7 - Dec. 21) *no program Nov. 30 Holiday Movie Matinee Take home the gift of holiday cheer for the whole family with a colorful craft made by you. 5:00 PM (Family) Wednesday, Nov. 27 & Friday, Dec. 20 @ 2:30 PM Grab your popcorn and head over to Park Place Branch for an afternoon of holiday movie classics. (Family) Creating a City of Readers 16 Van Wyck Branch Library 1368 DeBree Avenue ~ (757) 441-2844 September December 12 Thu. Back-to-School Tour for Families Tour the Van Wyck Branch and get a library card! This event is open to families and students. 3:30 PM (Family) October Visit with Santa Claus, listen to stories and music, and enjoy refreshments. Cameras are welcome! 2:00 PM (Family) 19 Thu. Hot Cocoa & A Holiday Movie 5 Sat. 3rd Annual FallFest & Open House Bring the entire family out for gaming, food, pumpkin painting and fun! New to the neighborhood? Stop by and let us introduce ourselves! 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Family) 16 Wed. Teen Read Week: Scavenger Hunt Participate in our scavenger hunt for the chance to win a prize! 3:00 PM (Tweens & Teens) 18 Fri. Teen Read Week: Talent Show! Break a leg for the arts! Show off your talent by singing solo or with friends, acting out a part from a play or book, or performing an original work by you! 3:00 PM (Tweens & Teens) 31 Thu. Halloween Storytime and Trick-or-Treat! Wear your Halloween costume and slip on your dancing shoes for a monster dance and Storytime! 4:00 PM (Family) November 16 Sat. International Games Day 14 Sat. Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas! Gather your friends and family for fun with games at the Library all day long! 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (All Ages) Sip on hot chocolate and nibble on cookies while relishing a holiday classic. Movie title to be announced. 3:00 PM (Family) Ongoing Tweens & Teens Gaming Extravaganza Tuesdays @ 3:00 PM (Sept. 3 - Dec. 17) Calling all gamers from expert to beginner to come for Wii gaming and fun! (Tweens & Teens) It’s All About You! Memoir Writing Workshop Fridays @ 10:30 AM (Sept. 27 & Oct. 25) Express your inner-self through writing. This workshop is hosted by Old Dominion University’s Writers in Community, a non-profit dedicated to cultivating literacy and creativity in Hampton Roads. 10:30 AM (Adults) Movies & Popcorn *Movie titles to be announced On Early Release Days (Friday, Sept. 20; Wednesday, Nov. 27 & Friday, Dec. 20) Watch movies on Norfolk Public Schools’ early release days. 2:30 PM (Tweens & Teens) Santa Claus is Coming to Town! Santa will be taking gift requests and photos. Even if you have been a little naughty, you don’t want to miss him! (Family) 17 Saturday, December 14 Friday, December 20 Jordan-Newby Branch @ 1:00 PM (757) 441-2843 Horace C. Downing Branch @ 1:00 PM (757) 441-1968 Pretlow Anchor Branch @ 2:00 PM (757) 441-1750 Remember to bring your wish list and camera! Van Wyck Branch @ 2:00 PM (757) 441-2844 www.npl.lib.va.us Technology Classes Registration • • • Registration is required for all classes and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call the library location offering the class you wish to take in order to register. If you register and are late for class, your seat will be given to a stand-by. To avoid disruption, small children are not allowed in the class. Please arrange for their care during class time. Class Descriptions Introduction to Computers I: Students will concentrate on how to use the mouse properly and the layout of the computer (this is not a typing class). Basic parts of the computer will be explained. Prerequisites: None Excel II: Students will create spreadsheets in class and be introduced to the use of mathematical formulas for spreadsheet calculations. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, typing skills, Introduction to Excel, or some previous experience with Excel. Introduction to Computers II: Students will build on skills learned in the Introduction to Computers I class. Upon completion students will be able to use the mouse and perform basic computer functions. Prerequisites: Introduction to Computers I or basic mouse skills. Excel III: Students will use the knowledge gained in the previous Excel classes to create a spreadsheet, write mathematic formulas and insert embedded charts. Prerequisites: Intro to Excel, Excel II, or intermediate Excel knowledge. Introduction to the Internet: Students will be introduced to the Internet by focusing on basic Internet functions. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, and typing skills. Introduction to Email: Students will establish an email account with Yahoo and learn to generate and send email messages. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, and typing skills. Email II: Students will learn to use the basic features in their email accounts. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, and typing skills. Must have a Yahoo email account. Email III: Students will learn how to reply to email messages, forward email and send attachments with email. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, and typing skills. Must have a Yahoo email account. Introduction to Word: Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Word program and will gain a basic understanding of the features required to make a document. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, and typing skills. Word II: Students will use the concepts learned in the Introduction to Word class to create basic documents using the Microsoft Word program. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, typing skills, and Introduction to Word class. Students are encouraged to bring a USB (thumb or flash) drive to practice using removable storage media. Introduction to Excel: Students will learn the basic skills required to create a spreadsheet. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, and typing skills. Introduction to Access: Students will learn the basic skills required to create a database. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, and typing skills. Access II: Students will use the skills learned in Introduction to Access to create a database in class. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, typing skills, Introduction to Access, or some previous experience with Access. Introduction to PowerPoint: Students will learn the basic features required to create a slide show presentation. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, and typing skills. PowerPoint II: Students will create a slide show presentation and learn to add animation and sound. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, typing skills, and Introduction to PowerPoint class. PowerPoint III: Students will use the knowledge gained in the previous PowerPoint classes to create a slide show presentation and add animation and sound. Prerequisites: Introduction to PowerPoint and PowerPoint II classes. New! eBooks Classes! Learn to browse, borrow, hold, download and return electronic books from NPL’s OverDrive™ platform. These books can be read on a PC or mobile device. Demonstration will include modeling on a PC with several devices available for practice. You are welcome to bring your own ereader or mobile device. Prerequisites: Participants must have an NPL library card number and PIN. Creating a City of Readers 18 Technology classes are FREE and OPEN to the public! Technology Classes Schedule Introduction to Computers I Tue., Sept. 3 Tue., Sept. 3 Tue., Oct. 1 Tue., Oct. 1 Tue., Oct. 29 Tue., Dec. 3 Wed., Dec. 4 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 2:00 PM 10:00 AM Introduction to Computers II Thu., Sept. 5 Thu., Sept. 5 Thu., Oct. 3 Thu., Oct. 3 Thu., Oct. 31 Thu., Dec. 5 Fri., Dec. 6 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 2:00 PM 10:00 AM Introduction to the Internet Tue., Sept. 10 Tue., Sept. 10 Tue., Oct. 8 Tue., Oct. 8 Tue., Nov. 5 Tue., Dec. 10 Wed., Dec. 11 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 2:00 PM 10:00 AM Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 2:00 PM 10:00 AM Email II Tue., Sept. 17 Tue., Sept. 17 Tue., Oct. 15 Tue., Oct. 15 Tue., Nov. 12 Tue., Dec. 17 Wed., Dec. 18 19 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch Email III Thu., Sept. 19 Thu., Sept. 19 Thu., Oct. 17 Thu., Oct. 17 Thu., Nov. 14 Thu., Dec. 19 Fri., Dec. 20 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 2:00 PM 10:00 AM Introduction to Word Tue., Sept. 24 Tue., Sept. 24 Tue., Oct. 22 Tue., Oct. 22 Tue., Nov. 19 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM Word II Introduction to Email Thu., Sept. 12 Thu., Sept. 12 Thu., Oct. 10 Thu., Oct. 10 Thu., Nov. 7 Thu., Dec. 12 Fri., Dec. 13 Computer classes may be up to two hours in length. 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 2:00 PM 10:00 AM Thu., Sept. 26 Thu., Sept. 26 Thu., Oct. 24 Thu., Oct. 24 Thu., Nov. 21 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM Introduction to Access Wed., Oct. 2 Wed., Oct. 30 Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch 10:00 AM 10:00 AM Access II Fri., Oct. 4 Fri., Nov. 1 Lafayette Branch 10:00 AM Larchmont Branch 10:00 AM REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES. Before signing up, please check the prerequisites for each class. See page 18 of this guide. www.npl.lib.va.us Technology Classes Schedule e They’r! e r he Introduction to Excel Wed., Oct. 9 Wed., Nov. 6 Tue., Dec. 3 Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM Excel II Fri., Oct. 11 Fri., Nov. 8 Thu., Dec. 5 Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM Excel III Wed., Oct. 16 Wed., Nov. 13 Tue., Dec. 10 Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM PowerPoint II Wed., Oct. 23 Wed., Nov. 20 Tue., Dec. 17 Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM PowerPoint III Fri., Oct. 25 Fri., Nov. 22 Thu., Dec. 19 Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Sign up for a training class! Learn to browse, borrow, hold, download and return electronic books from NPL’s OverDrive™ platform. Trainers will demonstrate on a PC and various devices. Feel free to bring your own ereader or device! Note: Participants must have an NPL library card number and PIN Introduction to PowerPoint Fri., Oct. 18 Fri., Nov. 15 Thu., Dec. 12 eBooks @ Your Library! 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM September 2013 Tue., Sept. 17 Fri., Sept. 20 Mon., Sept. 23 Tue., Sept. 24 Barron F. Black Branch Larchmont Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Lafayette Branch 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM October 2013 Tue., Oct. 1 Fri., Oct. 4 Mon., Oct. 7 Thu., Oct. 10 Tue., Oct. 15 Tue., Oct. 22 Fri., Oct. 25 Tue., Oct. 29 Thu., Oct. 31 Little Creek Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Blyden Branch Park Place Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Van Wyck Branch Barron F. Black Branch Larchmont Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch 1:00 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 11:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM November 2013 Tue., Nov. 5 Thu., Nov. 7 Sat., Nov. 9 Fri., Nov. 15 Mon., Nov. 18 Thu., Nov. 21 Mon., Nov. 25 Tue., Nov. 26 Blyden Branch Lafayette Branch Janaf Branch Little Creek Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Park Place Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Van Wyck Branch 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM December 2013 Tue., Dec. 3 Thu., Dec. 5 Fri., Dec. 6 Tue., Dec. 10 Thu., Dec. 12 Tue., Dec. 17 Creating a City of Readers Pretlow Anchor Branch Barron F. Black Branch Janaf Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Larchmont Branch Lafayette Branch 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 11:00 AM 20 The NPL Bookmobile (757) 858-2044 Schedule: September - December, 2013 The Norfolk Public Library Bookmobile is a mobile library equipped with the latest children’s and adult books and DVDs. On the Bookmobile you can sign up for library cards and borrow materials. The fall 2013 schedule is below. Schedules are also available at all NPL locations and on the website at www.npl.lib.va.us. For more information, call the Bookmobile Office at: (757) 858-2044. Week One Monday Sept. 9 & 23; Oct. 7 & 21; Nov. 4 & 18; Dec. 2, 16 & 30 Leaping & Learning CDC 7036 Chesapeake Boulevard @ 9:45 AM - 10:55 AM Braywood Manor 7000 Auburn Avenue @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Freemason Street Baptist Church 400 E. Freemason Street @ 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Grandy Village Recreation Center 3016 Kimball Terrace @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday Sept. 10 & 24; Oct. 8 & 22; Nov. 5 & 19; Dec. 3, 17 & 31 Thursday Sept. 12 & 26; Oct. 10 & 24; Nov. 7 & 21; Dec. 5 & 19 Norfolk Technical Center Shorewood Cove 1330 N. Military Highway @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Diggs Town 100 Suburban Parkway @ 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 293 Corporate Boulevard @ 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Granby House Cypress Street & Vernon Drive @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Suburban House 110 Suburban Parkway @ 12:05 PM - 12:35 PM Anchorage House Wednesday 112 Cromwell Parkway @ 12:40 PM - 1:30 PM Sept. 11 & 25; Oct. 9 & 23; Nov. 6 & 20; Dec. 4 & 18 440 Mariners Way @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Mariner’s Watch Apartments Colonial Day School 6510 N. Military Highway @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Friday 827 Norview Avenue @ 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Sept. 13 & 27; Oct. 11 & 25; Nov. 8 & 22; Dec. 6 & 20 7700 Armfield Avenue @ 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Harbor’s Edge Envoy of Thornton Hall Tucker House Merrimac Landing Recreation Center 8809 Monitor Way @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Holidays — There will be no Bookmobile service on: Sept. 2; Oct. 14; Nov. 11 & 28; Dec. 24 & 25 19 21 www.npl.lib.va.us One Colley Avenue @ 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM READY Academy Christian School 418 East Bute Street @ 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM Nauticus One Waterside Drive @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM The NPL Bookmobile (757) 858-2044 Schedule: September - December, 2013 Week Two Thursday Monday Sept. 16 & 30; Oct. 28; Nov. 25; Dec. 9 & 23 Sept. 5 & 19; Oct. 3, 17 & 31; Nov. 14; Dec. 12 & 26 Tabernacle of Prayer Christian School The Talbot on Granby 3611 Colley Avenue @ 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM 6311 Granby Street @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3900 Llewellyn Avenue @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6403 Granby Street @ 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM 249 S. Newtown Road @ 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM 7211 Granby Street @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 5920 Poplar Hall Drive @ 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 2100 Tarrallton Drive @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 940 Ingleside Drive @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 20th Bay & Pretty Lake @ 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Province Place of DePaul Consulate Health Care of Norfolk The Ballentine Sentara Nursing Center Tarrallton Community Center Bobbitt Midrise East Ocean View Ingleside Recreation Center Tuesday Sept. 3 & 17; Oct. 1, 15 & 29; Nov. 12 & 26; Dec. 10 Town & Country Day School 1421 Kempsville Road @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Greenhill Farms Christian Academy 959 Philpotts Road @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Annette M. Lane Apartments 2734 Gatehouse Road @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Grace Place 2735 Corprew Avenue @ 2:35 PM - 3:15 PM William A. Hunton YMCA Learning Academy 1139 E. Charlotte Street @ 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday Sept. 4 & 18; Oct. 2, 16 & 30; Nov. 13 & 27; Dec. 11 Bayview Christian School 707 Bayview Avenue @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Lakewood Plaza Apartments 5631 Tidewater Drive @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Stonebridge Manor What’s Inside? •Children’s & Adult Books •Sign Up for Library Cards •DVDs & CDs •Great Staff ... and more! 5432 Tidewater Drive @ 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM Schedule a FREE visit today! Smitty’s Mobile Homes Taft Street (near office) @ 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Newtown South (Stoney Point) Paul Jones Lane & Stoney Point @ 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Creating a City of Readers 20 22 Book Donations Don’t Stress Out. Live online HOMEWORK HELP is just one click away! www.npl.lib.va.us The Library needs new or gently used popular books, audiobooks and DVDs. We are currently looking for: • New Children’s Books • New Fiction • New Nonfiction • Recent DVD Releases • New Audiobooks State-certified teachers are waiting to help you with reading, writing and math for grades 3 thru 12. Access the Homework Help link directly from the NPL website. This service is provided for all NPL cardholders! Monday - Thursday: 3 PM - 9 PM Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM Online help not available on Fridays and Sundays. Did You Know that Book Donations are Tax Deductible? Drop off books at any NPL location. Books will be incorporated into the Library’s book collection or sold in the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library book sales to benefit the Library. Information: Please call the Collection Development and Circulation Department at (757) 664-7328, ext. 352. 23 No more flipping through magazines in long check-out lines. Download your favorite reads for FREE from our website with your library card! www.npl.lib.va.us Fall Book Clubs Find one that suits you! Give the gift of a trip down memory lane this holiday season. $10! True Stories Book Club Larchmont Branch Library Saturdays @ 3:30 PM (Sept. 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2 & Dec. 7) (Adults) Little Creek Reads Book Club Little Creek Branch Library Thursdays @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Sept. 12; Oct. 10; Nov. 14 & Dec. 12) (Adults) Larchmont Book Club Larchmont Branch Library Fridays @ 3:30 PM (Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15 & Dec. 20) (Adults) Sistahs with Sass Urban Fiction Book Club Little Creek Branch Library Saturdays @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Sept. 21; Oct. 19; Nov. 16 & Dec. 21) (Adults) American Girl Book Club Little Creek Branch Library Mondays @ 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 21 & 28) Limited to 12 girls, so sign up today! (School Age) Boys, Books & Pizza Little Creek Branch Library Mondays @ 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (Nov. 4, 18, 25 & Dec. 2) Limited to 12 boys, so sign up today! (School Age) The 2014 Norfolk Historical Calendar is on sale now! Purchase your 2014 calendar from any NPL location or online at www.npl.lib.va.us! Take a stroll down memory lane while perusing through pages of historical photographs of people, places and events from Norfolkâ€™s rich and exciting past. The NPL Foundation will donate the profits from the sales of the calendar to the Slover Library Foundation for the benefit of housing the Sargeant Memorial Collection. For more information, please call Lori Sharp at (757) 664-7328 ext. 340. The calendar is sponsored by the Norfolk Public Library Foundation in partnership with The Norfolk Historical Society; The Law Firm of Decker, Cardon, Thomas, Weintraub and Neskis, PC; and Dominion Capital Partners. The Norfolk Public Library Foundation T he Norfolk Public Library Foundation (NPLF) was founded in 1995 by a group of Norfolk citizens concerned with improving Norfolkâ€™s libraries and ensuring the quality and vitality of the library system for future generations. In 2007, the NPLF announced a goal to raise 1.5 million dollars over the next ten years to endow the Sargeant Memorial Collection. For more information about the NPLF, or should you require professional assistance in structuring a lifetime or testamentary gift, please call (757) 664-7328 ext. 307, or visit our website at www.npl.lib.va.us. Creating a City of Readers 24 Local History & GENEALOGY The Sargeant Memorial Collection Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503 ~ (757) 664-7328 / firstname.lastname@example.org NPL is home to the Sargeant Memorial Collection (SMC) — one of Virginia’s finest local history and genealogy collections. Whether you’re a local history buff or genealogy newbie, our highly-trained historians are ready to assist you with your research needs! Explore your Family’s History! FREE Classes @ SMC Saturdays from 2 PM - 4 PM Beginning Genealogy (Sept. 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2 & Dec. 7) This class for new genealogists covers basic information resources. Search wills, deeds, marriage licenses, and other court records, and take a tour of the SMC. Digital Genealogical Databases (Sept. 21 & Dec. 14) Developments in digitization and delivery of information in electronic formats have brought new vigor to genealogical research. This class will teach you how to use Ancestry.com and other online resources. Digital Genealogist: Nuts and Bolts All classes are limited to 15 people. Registration is required. Please call (757) 664-7485. (Oct. 19) Learn the basics of scanning family papers, photographs and other items. Also, learn how to organize your digital files and safeguard your family’s digital heritage. (Adults) 25 www.npl.lib.va.us Norfolk Public Library @ Your Library Board of Trustees 2013-2014 Pictured L-R: Roy B. Martin IV, Andrew Nusbaum, Charles Johnson Jr., Dr. Charles Ford, Daymen Robinson, Ann Morgan, Janelle Morris. Not pictured: Dr. Bernadette Holmes and James Washington. The Norfolk Public Library Board of Trustees is an advisory board appointed by the Norfolk City Council. The board ensures that NPL provides equal opportunity access to information, books, technology, and online resources to meet the needs of the diverse Norfolk community for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and intellectual stimulation. Roy B. Martin IV, Chairperson Ann Morgan, Vice Chair Dr. Charles H. Ford Dr. Bernadette Holmes Charles E. Johnson, Jr. Janelle M. Morris Andrew Nusbaum Daymen W. X. Robinson James Washington It really counts! Are you passionate about helping others? Do you have an interest in books and libraries? Come lend a hand at NPL! Opportunities abound for everyone, from tweens to grandparents and all those in between! Congrats to our Volunteers of the Month April 2013 May 2013 June 2013 Aaron Francis Christine Hoppe Jenci Chavez Contact: Amanda Lloyd Volunteer and Training Coordinator Norfolk Public Library (757) 664-7328 ext. 320 email: NPLVolunteer@norfolk.gov Creating a City of Readers 26 KidZones Early Childhood Learning Environments Where Play, Reading, and Learning Connect. LEARNING • INTERACTION • READING • PLAY NPL has KidZones in every branch to assist you in becoming your child’s first and best teacher, and to help your children get ready to read! You will find: • Early Literacy Information • Quality Programs • Educational Toys • Friends • Children’s Books • and more! Get OUT and PLAY at any Norfolk Public Library TODAY! 27 www.npl.lib.va.us Slover Memorial Library Coming late 2014! T he Slover Memorial Library will be a highly accessible, engaging and attractive information and education destination for all who live, work, or visit Hampton Roads. Scheduled to open late 2014, the new library will be you and your familyâ€™s headquarters to study and explore the world. Generous community support is needed for the Technology Reserve Fund to ensure that the technology, software and staff training are the most advanced in the field, and in order to provide leadership in patron service. Please join your neighbors in supporting this important project. Make your gift today at www.sloverlibraryfoundation.org! For info: (757) 664-4320 Creating a City of Readers 28 t n e v E p u Tune- 4 1 . t p e S , y a Saturd M P 2 M A 1 1 Join us to celebrate the latest technology at NPL! You could win an e-Reader, gift card or flip camera! All Ages Welcome! •eBooks Demonstrations •FREE Popcorn •Bounce House •Gaming •TumbleBooks™ •Storytime •Crafts & Prizes FUN for the entire family! Take our new eBooks for a test drive! Thank You Sponsors! American Indoor Karting Auto Bell Car Wash Barnes & Noble at TCC Chick-fil-A The Digital Inclusion Advisory Committee 92.9 The Wave Redial Wireless The City of Norfolk Department of Public Utilities Information: (757) 664-7328 ext. 340 This event is free and open to the public! Coming Late 2014: Slover Memorial Library 235 E. Plume Street Norfolk, VA 23510 Barron F. Black Branch Library 6700 East Tanners Creek Drive Norfolk, VA 23513 (757) 441-5806 Blyden Branch Library 879 E. Princess Anne Road Norfolk, VA 23504 (757) 441-2852 Janaf Branch Library 124 Janaf Shopping Center Norfolk, VA 23502 (757) 441-5660 Jordan-Newby Branch Library 961 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 (757) 441-2843 Lafayette Branch Library 1610 Cromwell Drive Norfolk, VA 23509 (757) 441-2842 Larchmont Branch Library 6525 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23508 (757) 441-5335 Little Creek Branch Library 7853 Tarpon Place Norfolk, VA 23518 (757) 441-1751 Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503 (757) 441-1750 Park Place Branch Library 620 W. 29th Street Norfolk, VA 23508 (757) 664-7330 Van Wyck Branch Library 1368 DeBree Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517 (757) 441-2844 NPL Bookmobile: (757) 858-2044 Library Information: (757) 664-READ (7323)