Norfolk Public Library Summer Events Guide
The summer 2014 schedule of free classes and events at the Norfolk Public Library.
Note: Day cares, schools and groups of 10 or more are asked to please contact the branch to register for events in advance. 7853 Tarpon Place ~ (757) 441-1751 May Ring in Spring! Annual Spring Festival & Used Book Sale Little Creek Branch Library ~ (757) 441-1751 Saturday, May 10 @ 10 AM – 2 PM • Meet NPL’s new mascot River the Reading Ranger! • Visits and special Storytimes with Pete the Cat • Face painting • Popcorn treats • Loads of used books at cheap prices! • See a live beehive with the Tidewater Beekeepers Association • Free Children’s ID badges with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Safety Print Program • Origami with paper artist Rich Gray Little Creek Branch Library 22 Tue. Dabble Day Spend your summer afternoon dabbling with arts, crafts, stamps, stickers, body tracing and books. 2 PM (Family) 29 Tue. Painting to Music Water color with music and see your paintings take on a whole new dimension! 2 PM (School Age) August 1 Fri. Let’s Party! SRP Wrap Up Eat delicious cake and ice cream, and visit with Elephant and Piggie to wrap up SRP! 10:30 AM - 12 PM (All Ages) June Join the 100 Club! Pick up our list of 100 of the greatest children’s books ever written and read them all this summer! (Family) Ongoing Coupon Swap Time! Every Thursday from 11 AM - 7 PM (all summer!) Bring your extra coupons and take what you need! (Adults) 24 Tue. The Drum Lady Returns: Connie Ralston Try your hand at drumming and learn about drums, songs and rhythms from faraway lands. 2 PM (Family) “Paws”itively Puzzling *Enter our summer prize drawing! Visit weekly during SRP (June 21 - August 2) to receive your pet puzzle. Complete them all and enter our drawing for a special treat! (Family) 26 Thu. Pets on Parade Sistahs with Sass Urban Fiction Book Club Walk your favorite stuffed pet to the Library for our very first pet show. We will have crafts and people treats. It is guaranteed to be a howling good time! 2 PM - 4 PM (Family) Saturdays @ 11:30 AM (May 17; June 21 & August 16) Read and discuss urban fiction. To join, call or email Cathy Peterson at email@example.com. (Adults) July 1 Tue. Mysteries of Flight Virginia Air & Space Center How do rockets and airplanes fly? Participate in interactive demonstrations and investigate the four forces of flight. You’ll have fun developing ideas about gravity and weight, lift, thrust and drag with the VASC! 2 PM (School Age) Game Day! Calling ALL “Gamers”! Wednesdays @ 2 PM (May 21; June 18; July 16 & August 20) Games will be projected on the wall for a big screen experience you won’t find at home! (School Age & Tweens) Garden Grow 8 Tue. Music and Stories with Scott Johnson Saturdays @ 10:30 AM (June 7; July 12 & August 23) How do gardens grow? With soil, seeds, water and YOU! Gather for gardening adventures. (Preschool & School Age) Scott will play his guitar and sing us a few songs. This will be a toe-tapping, knee-slapping afternoon! 2 PM (Family) LEGO® Club *LEGO bricks supplied 15 Tue. Chesapeake Bay Adventures The Virginia Living Museum Discover the fascinating world of the Chesapeake Bay by investigating sponges, seashells and molts of animals that call it home. Learn why salinity is important and meet Chesapeake Bay wildlife up close! 2 PM (Family) Mondays @ 5:30 PM (July 7, 14, 21 & 28; August 4) Build with LEGOs and participate in new challenges every week! (Preschool & School Age) Fabulous Fridays (Jewelry Making) Fridays @ 10:30 AM (July 11; July 18 & August 8) Wear and share what you make! (School Age & Tweens) Creating a City of Readers 14