NPL Winter & Spring 2014 Program Guide
The Winter/Spring 2014 schedule of free classes and events at the Norfolk Public Library.
NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY Classes and Events January - April Winter &Spring 2014 All NPL classes and events are FREE and OPEN to the public! Go online to www.npl.lib.va.us for program updates R. Taylor 9/13 From Your New Director of Libraries Winter & Spring, 2014 Dear All, I am very thankful and excited about my new role as director of libraries, and I look forward to serving the community in this new capacity! As we start a new year, I encourage you to check out all that Norfolk Public Library has to offer you and your family. In this publication you will find our schedule of classes and events from January through April, 2014. Below are just a couple of highlights: TREK for Civility Week This January, we will kick-off our new library initiative, TREK for Civility, by hosting a variety of films, performances and Storytimes that focus on building tolerance, respect, empathy and kindness (TREK) in our surrounding community. eBooks NPL offers a great collection of eBooks and online magazines free for those who live, work or own property in Norfolk! If you are still learning how to use eBooks, you will want to attend one of our eBook training classes. Check out page 24 for more details. To stay up to date with all NPL events and services, visit us frequently online at www.npl.lib.va.us. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or find great resources on Pinterest! I look forward to serving you! Sonal Rastogi Director of Libraries ed. Pleas ecycle this p er ub lication w he n yo u are f in Download magazines for FREE from our website with your library card! Go online to www.npl.lib.va.us. ish Contents Multicultural Events 1 Winter & Spring Book Clubs 2 Meet, Learn & Discover Series 2 2014 Teen Tech Week Gaming Tourney 3 Women’s History Month 4 National Library Week 4 Friends of the Norfolk Public Library 5 Tales to Tails Program 5 NPL KidZones 6 KinderREADY Classes and Programs 7&8 Local History & Genealogy Classes @ SMC 9 Barron F. Black Branch Library 10 11 Blyden Branch Library Homework Help 11 Horace C. Downing Branch Library 12 Janaf Branch Library 13 Jordan-Newby Branch Library 14 Lafayette Branch Library 15 Larchmont Branch Library 16 Little Creek Branch Library 17 & 18 Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 19 Park Place Branch Library 20 Van Wyck Branch Library 21 Technology Classes (Computer & eBooks) 22-24 The NPL Bookmobile Schedule 25 & 26 The 2014 Norfolk Historical Calendar 27 NPL Board of Trustees 27 Volunteer @ Your Library 27 Slover Memorial Library Coming Winter 2014/2015! 28 Would you like to make a suggestion for future cultural celebrations? Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org January - April, 2014 Age categories used in this publication: Babies: Birth - 24 months Toddlers: Ages 2-3 Preschool: Ages 3-5 School Age: Ages 6-12 Tweens: Ages 9-13 Teens: Ages 13-17 Adults: Ages 18 and up Family: Appropriate for all ages All Ages: All ages welcome Holiday Closings: New Year’s Day Wednesday, Jan. 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sunday, Jan. 19 & Monday, Jan. 20 Presidents Day Sunday, Feb. 16 & Monday, Feb. 17 Easter Sunday, Apr. 20 Book Donations Wanted NPL needs new or gently used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. All donations are tax deductible and may be dropped off at any NPL location. Information: (757) 664-7328 x352 We are unable to accept magazines, condensed books, or damaged materials. Please call if you are planning to donate more than three boxes. the convenience of purchasing and donating books directly from NPL’s online wish lists. Go to: www.npl.lib.va.us/BooksWanted Enjoy Mu l t i c African-American History Month February 2014 To obtain a complete listing of cultural events and a booklist, go to www.npl.lib.va.us/AAHM ul tu r al Event s Multicultural Performing Arts Consulting (MPAC) Journey from Sub-Saharan Africa through Trinidad and Cuba to the United States as instruments from around the world are demonstrated. (All Ages) Janaf Branch @ 2:30 PM Lafayette Branch @ 2 PM Park Place Branch @ 1 PM Steel Drums World Music Workshop Voyage to the Mother Land with Cory and LaQuita Staten as your guides. They’ll weave folktales and other stories together with the aid of their drums. (Family) Little Creek Branch @ 5:30 PM Horace C. Downing Branch @ 1 PM Barron F. Black Branch @ 11 AM Atumpan The Talking Drums Dylan Pritchett—The Storyteller Dylan stays true to the art of traditional African oral storytelling. This entertaining program teaches morals and values while stretching the imaginations of all! (Family) Tuesday, February 4 Saturday, February 8 Blyden Branch @ 1 PM Saturday, February 1 Saturday, February 8 Saturday, February 8 Larchmont Branch @ 5 PM Van Wyck Branch @ 2 PM Jordan-Newby Branch @ 3:30 PM Tuesday, February 11 Wednesday, February 12 Saturday, February 15 Tuesday, February 18 Saturday, February 15 Weekend Series @ Pretlow Anchor Branch Library Sargeant Memorial Collection Saturday, February 1 @ 2 PM Trace your African heritage with SMC. (Adults) African-American Genealogy Ubuntu Dance Collective: African Dancing Infusion Saturday, February 15 @ 2 PM Learn a few dance steps from West Africa, the Caribbean and Urban America! (Family) Curator Therbia Parker: African-American Artifacts Saturday, February 8 @ 2 PM View artifacts that span from the antebellum South to the days of Jim Crow. (Adults) Sunday, February 23 @ 2 PM See why this civil rights activist was “sick and tired of being sick and tired,” and how she rose to the occasion. (Family) Fannie Lou Hamer: Character Reenactment 1 www.npl.lib.va.us join an NPL Book Club morph into something NEW! Adults Jordan-Newby Branch Library 1st Tuesdays @ 3:00 PM take time to Cozy Adult Book Club Read & Munch Book Club Lafayette Branch Library 3rd Tuesdays @ 12:00 PM MEET New Friends LEARN Interesting Things & DISCOVER Wonderful Ideas This series blends fun and topics of interest for the 50 and better crowd! Contact Peggy McPhillips for more information at (757) 664-7310. Co-sponsored by AARP Virginia. (Adults) Little Creek Reads Book Club Little Creek Branch Library 2nd Thursdays @ 12:30 PM True Stories Book Club Larchmont Branch Library 1st Fridays @ 3:30 PM Larchmont Branch Library 3rd Fridays @ 3:30 PM Wednesdays @ 6 PM Pretlow Anchor Branch Library January 22: Larchmont Book Club Sistahs with Sass Urban Fiction Book Club Little Creek Branch Library 3rd Saturdays @ 11:30 AM Winds of Time Savor the sounds of a Virginia Symphony Orchestra woodwind quintet! Freedom Music: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement Contemporary gospel recording artist Shanae St. Louis gives a stirring presentation. Historical Women of Norfolk Enjoy an informative presentation by Norfolk City Historian Peggy McPhillips. The Adventures in Traveling Join us for travel stories and tips. February 19: Everything Goes (EGOES) Book Club Barron F. Black Branch Library 4th Saturdays @ 1:00 PM School Age American Girl Book Club Larchmont Branch Library 1st Mondays @ 4:00 PM Little Creek Branch Library Every Monday in February @ 5:00 PM See the branch pages inside of this guide for book club descriptions and dates. Contact the branch for titles, or find more information online at www.npl.lib.va.us/BookClubs. March 19: April 16: Creating a City of Readers 2 Teen Tech Week March 9-15, 2014 Bring Your Game Face. Enter the Battle Zone. Compete in our 6th annual TTW Tourney! The top three winners from each participating branch will advance to the championship round to battle for the grand prize! Practice Sessions (Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26; Mar. 5 & 12) Janaf Branch @ 3:15 PM Little Creek Branch @ 4 PM Larchmont Branch @ 5 PM Little Creek Branch @ 4 PM Lafayette Branch @ 4 PM Pretlow Anchor Branch @ 4:30 PM Park Place Branch @ 4:30 PM 3 Branch Tournaments Horace C. Downing Branch @ 4 PM Wednesdays Monday, March 10 Pretlow Anchor Branch @ 4:30 PM Tuesday, March 18 Tuesday, March 4 Van Wyck Branch @ 3 PM Little Creek Branch @ 4 PM Barron F. Black Branch @ 4:30 PM Jordan-Newby Branch @ 3 PM Lafayette Branch @ 4 PM Janaf Branch @ 4 PM Larchmont Branch @ 5 PM www.npl.lib.va.us Tuesday, March 11 Park Place Branch @ 4:30 PM Thursday, March 20 Monday, March 10 Wednesday, March 12 Tuesday, March 11 Thursday, March 13 Saturday â€˘ March 22 @ 2 PM Pretlow Anchor Branch Info.: Jennifer Gibson (757) 441-5335 email@example.com Championship TTW Gaming Wednesday, March 12 Thursday, March 13 Monday, March 17 111 W. Ocean View Ave. (Tweens & Teens, Ages 10-18) March 2014 WOMEN of CHARACTER, COURAGE & COMMITMENT Enjoy special events in March! For a complete listing of events and a Women’s History Month booklist, go to www.npl.lib.va.us/WHM. C E L E B R A T I N G •S P N AI A• NAD A •C D EN M A R K• FR AN CE ALY • GERMA NY • IT See the branch pages for details. Creating a City of Readers INGDOM • BULGA RIA (Family) DK TE NI •U •I C Take part in cultural festivities that are centered around NATO countries. Each branch will highlight a different country! D AN L E • GREECE 4 Here’s how to make YOUR difference in the Norfolk community — Become a Friend of the Norfolk Public Library. Many NPL programs, events and services are made possible by the generous support and contributions from the Friends. To make your difference, call 664-7366 or join online at www.npl.lib.va.us. Like 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. (School Age) Come Re ad to Us! Cody Registration is required. & Sandy Barron F. Black Branch Library 1st Saturdays @ 2 PM Jan. 4; Feb. 1; Mar. 1 & Apr. 5 Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 2nd Sundays @ 2 PM Jan. 12; Feb. 9; Mar. 9 & Apr. 13 Cody Age: 10 From: Rescued from the Vacation Spot: Hatteras Loves: Her stuffed animal Food: Cheese and salmon Hobbies: Playing with Norfolk SPCA Sandy a teenager soon!) From: Born on a farm in 2001 Last Vacation: Hatteras Exercise: Swimming in the Bay and chasing seagulls Food: Peanut butter, steak and Frosty Paws ice cream Hobbies: Giving hugs Age: 12 going on 13 (will be pig This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library. squirrels and going to the beach Guilty Pleasures: Frosty Paws ice cream! Sports: Beach play Couldn’t Live Without: Her stuffed animal frog and going to the Bay every day 5 www.npl.lib.va.us 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! Creating a City of Readers 6 Dates of classes and programs vary. Please contact the branch for date information. Get KinderRe Babygarten Classes Babygarten is a 30-45 minute rhyme and movement intensive program for our youngest patrons. The programs are clustered thematically around the four seasons of the year and are fun for babies and parents alike. (Babies & Toddlers) Our flagship program! 1-2-3 Play With Me 1-2-3 Play With Me is a playgroup and fun-filled program experience for kids, parents and caregivers. Each 60-90 minute program includes free play, an art activity, circle time, and great resources for parents. (Babies & Toddlers) Toys featured: •Trucks •Puzzles •Blocks •Sorters •Stackers •Riding Vehicles •Kitchen Sets •Musical Instruments •Push-Pull Poppers •Matching Games •Story Books 0-2 Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM & Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM *Registration is required Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM Wednesdays @ 4:30 PM & Thursdays @ 10:30 AM Ages Jordan-Newby Branch Saturdays @ 10:30 AM (Jan. 4, 11, 18 & 25; Feb. 1) Pretlow Anchor Branch Thursdays @ 10:30 AM (Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27; Mar. 6) Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM (Mar. 12, 19 & 26; Apr 2 & 9) Lafayette Branch 1-3 Ages Lafayette Branch Janaf Branch Little Creek Branch Janaf Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM (April 16, 23 & 30; May 7 & 14) Park Place Branch Barron F. Black Branch Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM (May 27; June 3, 10, 17 & 24) Larchmont Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Thursdays @ 10:30 AM Thursdays @ 10:30 AM Van Wyck Branch Barron F. Black Branch Thursdays @ 11:00 AM 7 www.npl.lib.va.us eady @ NPL! Toddler Time Toddler Times are engaging programs centered on rhymes, music, movement and books. (Toddlers) KinderREAD •Colors •Shapes •Numbers •Letters •Patterning •Sequencing •Measuring •Writing, and more! 2-3 Ages Jordan-Newby Branch Mondays @ 10:30 AM Pretlow Anchor Branch Mondays @ 10:30 AM KinderREAD is a fun, interactive program that teaches children colors, shapes, letters, numbers and other basic concepts through group activities, books and hands-on exploration at individual learning stations. (Preschool) Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten! Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM & Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM Larchmont Branch Lafayette Branch Barron F. Black Branch (Play and Learn) Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM Little Creek Branch Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM 3-5 Ages Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM Thursdays @ 10:30 AM Van Wyck Branch Lafayette Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM Larchmont Branch Thursdays @ 4:30 PM Storytime •Stories •Crafts •Music & Songs •Book Character Visits (Preschool & School Age) Fridays @ 3:00 PM Van Wyck Branch Storytimes are engaging programs centered on seasonal concepts and themes. (Preschool & School Age) (Preschool) Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM (Preschool) Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM (Preschool) Thursdays @ 10:30 AM (Preschool) Thursdays @ 10:30 AM (Preschool) Thursdays @ 11:00 AM Park Place Branch Barron F. Black Branch Little Creek Branch 3-6 Note: Groups of ten or more are asked to please contact the branch in advance to register for Storytime. Ages Pretlow Anchor Branch Janaf Branch Creating a City of Readers 8 Local History & GENEALOGY The Sargeant Memorial Collection Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503 ~ (757) 664-7485 / 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 novice, our highly-trained staff is ready to assist you with your research needs! Explore Your Family’s History. FREE Classes! from 2 PM - 4 PM (January 4; March 1 & April 5) Search wills, deeds, marriage licenses, and other court records. Saturdays Beginning Genealogy (January 18 & April 12) Learn how to use Ancestry.com and other online resources for your research. How to Use Online Genealogy Databases (February 1) The class is divided into two sections: part one focuses on print resources with suggestions for conducting research; and part two highlights online resources. SMC’s African-American Genealogy Class All classes are limited to 20 people. Registration is required. Please call (757) 664-7485. (March 15) Learn the basics of scanning family papers, photographs, and other items, and how to organize and safeguard your family’s digital heritage. Digital Genealogist: Nuts & Bolts (Adults) 9 www.npl.lib.va.us Note: Registration is required at the Barron F. Black Branch for groups of 10 or more. 6700 East Tanners Creek Drive ~ (757) 441-5806 January 14 Tue. Veggie Art Make characters and works of art out of food and nibble on nutritious snacks! 4:00 PM (School Age and Teens) Barron F. Black Branch Library April 2 Wed. Gracie the Clown: April Fools’ Fun! *Registration is required! Get your face painted, stay for a clown show, and take home a balloon. 11:00 AM (Preschool) 16 Thu. Scrabble Play & Learn 2014 Are you a voracious reader or have the gift of gab? You may be awesome at Scrabble! 4:00 PM (All Ages, 8+) F4 U1 N1 10 Thu. Garden Green Team 23 Thu. Caring Cards Celebrate TREK for Civility Week Keep the earth beautiful and earn your green thumb by picking up trash outside and planting flowers in our garden! 4:00 PM (School Age) Create thoughtful cards to give to our local senior citizens. 4:00 PM (School Age & Teens) 16 Wed. Vive la France! (Special Storytime) Celebrate National Library Week 16 Wed. Easter Egg Hunt Learn about France and eat croissants! 11:00 AM (Preschool) It’s an old-fashioned egg hunt! All eggs will have goodies, but one will contain something special! 4:00 PM (School Age) 30 Thu. Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles! National Puzzle Day Construct puzzles and have fun with mazes and riddles. Go on a tiny quest! 4:00 PM (School Age & Teens) February 6 Thu. African Beading with Carolyn Miller Learn the meaning and art of African beads, and take home your very own bracelet! 4:00 PM (School Age & Teens) 17 Thu. Flower Power Pens Turn ordinary pens into something beautiful! 4:00 PM (School Age & Teens) 24 Thu. Trash to Treasure Bracelets 12 Wed. Atumpan -The Talking Drums Transform magazine paper, candy wrappers and beads into trendy up-cycled bracelets! 4:00 PM (School Age & Teens) Cory and LaQuita Staten weave folktales and other stories together with the aid of their drums! 11:00 AM (Family) Ongoing Computer & Résumé Tutoring Monday - Thursday from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Call our branch to set-up an appointment for one-on-one computer or résumé assistance. (Adults) 26 Wed. Storytime: Today I Met a Rainbow *Registration is required for February 26 Storytime! with Dr. Patricia Turner of The Norfolk Seventeen Civil rights pioneer and educator, Dr. Patricia Turner, will read her recently published book, Today I Met a Rainbow. It depicts the true story of young “Pat’s” journey from segregation to integration as part of the original Norfolk Seventeen. Q & A to follow reading. 11:00 AM (Preschool & School Age) Wii Gaming Night Wednesdays @ 4:00 PM (Jan. 8; Feb. 12; *Mar. 12 & Apr. 9) Play our games or being your own. Just make sure they are rated “E” for everyone! (School Age & Teens) *Teen Tech Week Tourney March 12 Wed. Wii Tourney *Registration is required. Only 32 can play! Teen Tech Week - Super Smash Bros. Brawl™ for Wii Compete for a chance to advance to the championship. Spots cannot be held on game day. 4:30 PM (School Age & Teens) Seasoned and Sassy! *Call the branch for event details. Mondays @ 3:00 PM & Fridays @ 2:00 PM (Jan. 17 - Apr. 28) Do you enjoy being active and socializing with others? This is the program for you! Activities will include movies, board games, line dancing, guest speakers, and more! (Adults) 20 Thu. ZUMBA! *Registration is required! Movie Night Burn up to 1,000 calories while having fun! Wear socks and shoes, and bring water and a towel! 5:30 PM (Teens & Adults) Wednesdays @ 4:00 PM (Jan. 22; Feb. 19; Mar. 19 & Apr. 23) Watch movies on our big screen! (School Age & Teens) Creating a City of Readers 10 879 E. Princess Anne Road ~ (757) 441-2852 January 11 Sat. Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blyden Branch and the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Alpha Lambda Chapter will stage a reader’s theater production titled, The Story of a Dream, to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 11:00 AM (Family) Blyden Branch Library 22 Sat. Gospel Concert Gather the family for an emboldening afternoon of song and spoken word. 2:00 PM (Family) March Women’s History Month Celebration Saturday, March 1 @ 12:30 PM Blyden Branch recognizes the achievements of Anne Boone, Mae Breckenridge, and Diana Chappell-Lewis in their efforts to record African-American history through words and the establishment of local African-American historical museums. (Adults) 18 Sat. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Concert Recorders of History: Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment Celebrate TREK for Civility Week The Voices of Norfolk Concert Choir honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2:00 PM (Family) February 1 Sat. In Celebration of All That I Am Don’t miss this multi-media presentation featuring master storyteller Mendel Denise Service, celebrating the contributions of black women in the civil rights movement. Mendel explores behind the scenes stories and shows how the simple acts of ordinary people can achieve the extraordinary. Women from all walks of life were willing to take dire risks, emphasizing that all humans have dreams, seek to be free, and deserve respect. 2:00 PM (Family) DON’T Stress Out. HOMEWORK HELP is just Live online one click away! 15 Sat. Freedom Music: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement with Shanae St. Louis Contemporary gospel recording artist Shanae St. Louis gives a stirring presentation of music that transcends color, and also inspired a generation to hold on and fight for equality for all. 1:00 PM (Family) 15 Sat. Art Exhibit: Photographs and Sculptured Images of Africa from an African American Perspective Robert Floyd is a Hampton Roads native who started carving seriously in 1969. He calls his work Impression of Africa. Though some of his characters cannot be found in true African art, at first glance, they look classically African. Diana Chappell-Lewis will exhibit original photographs and discuss her involvement and visits to Tema, Ghana, a sister city in the Norfolk Sister Cities program. 3:00 PM (Family) State-certified teachers are waiting to help you with reading, writing and math for grades 3 thru 12! Go to: www.npl.lib.va.us/HomeworkHelp. 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. 22 Sat. African-American History Month Quiz Bowl In a JEOPARDY!-style competition, teams of local youth will demonstrate their knowledge of African-American history. Come cheer on our 21st year! 10:30 AM (Family) 11 www.npl.lib.va.us Horace C. Downing Branch Library 555 E. Liberty Street ~ (757) 441-1968 January 18 Sat. Stand Up to Bullying Celebrate TREK for Civility Week How much can a person take? What would you do if you were bullied? Watch the film The Karate Kid and discuss the topic of bullying. Professionals will be on hand to answer questions. 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (School Age thru Teens) 22 Sat. Holistic YOU! *Registration is required by March 3, 2013 Kinky Koily Sistahs presents an Au Naturel Holistic workshop with a licensed stylist and herbal specialist. Get advice on your hair and body, and participate in a product swap (donate your gently used products). Win prizes and see demos! Please RSVP by March 3rd. 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (All Ages) 29 Sat. Aesop’s Fables The Virginia Symphony Orchestra 23 Thu. Storytime: Llama Llama and the Bully Goat Llama Llama learns about kindness. 10:30 AM (Preschool) Learn life lessons through an intimate performance of classical music with the VSO. 12:30 PM (Family) 25 Sat. Scrabble Play & Learn 2014 F4 U1 N1 14 Mon. Mark the Spot Test your word-play skills with Scrabble. 1:00 PM (All Ages) April Eliminate dog-eared pages in your books by creating simple beaded or jeweled bookmarks! 1:00 PM (School Age) February 6 Thu. Storytime: A West African Tale Hear a West African tale of a mosquito and find out why mosquitoes buzz in people’s ears. 10:30 AM (Preschool) 15 Tue. Make, Take, and Shake Fun Day Make crafts, play games, or shake and dance with our Wii! 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (School Age & Teens) 8 Sat. Atumpan -The Talking Drums Travel back to the Mother Land with Cory and LaQuita Staten as your guides. They’ll weave folktales and other stories together with the aid of their drums. 1:00 PM (Family) 17 Thu. Storytime: Missing Caps Your eyes and ears are needed to solve this strange case of the disappearing caps. 10:30 AM (Preschool) 15 Sat. Voices of Norfolk 18 Fri. Easter, Eggs and YOU! Experience the uplifting sounds of The Voices of Norfolk, Norfolk’s very own concert choir. 2:00 PM (All Ages) The hunt is on to find the most beautiful eggs in the tall, tall grass! 1:00 PM (Toddlers & School Age) March 10 Mon. Super Smash Bros. Brawl™ for Wii Tourney Celebrate Teen Tech Week Battle for prizes and the chance to compete in the TTW championship round. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Tweens & Teens) 19 Sat. I’ve Got No Strings! Celebrate National Library Week Have fun with the NATO country of Italy. Watch the movie Pinocchio and explore the history of the wooden puppet who wished to become a real boy. Nibble on popcorn! 1:00 PM (Family) Ongoing Homework Help Mondays - Thursdays @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Jan. 6 thru Apr. 30) Bring your homework to the Library for one-on-one help from NPL staff and volunteers. (School Age thru Teens) 15 Sat. Team Up (Step Up Contest) Team up with your bestie and hip hop to the Black Eyed Peas, Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and others! Feel free to bring your own Wii controller. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Tweens & Teens) 21 Fri. Pen, Flower, Ink Celebrate the first day of spring with a flower pen workshop. 3:00 PM (School Age & Tweens) Teen Takeover Tuesdays @ 3:30 PM (Jan. 7 - Apr. 29) Meet with other teens for different activities. Learn a step routine, play the Wii, join book chats, and more! (Teens) Creating a City of Readers 12 124 Janaf Shopping Center ~ (757) 441-5660 January 18 Sat. Sharing the Dream Celebrate TREK for Civility Week Let’s keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive with our children by sharing the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book, I Have a Dream. Hear Dr. King’s speech and view beautifully painted illustrations by Kadir Nelson. 2:00 PM (Family) Janaf Branch Library Financial Aid 101 Mondays @ 5:30 PM (Jan. 13; Feb. 10; Mar. 10 & Apr. 14) The Educational Opportunity Center simplifies the financial aid process for prospective college students and their families. Get assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), information for private scholarships, and sign up for individual educational and academic counseling sessions. (Teens) February 14 Fri. Celebrate Valentine’s Day - Read with a Teen! Read, make a card and get a treat! 3:30 PM (School Age & Tweens) March 1 Sat. Read Across America: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Have fun with games and crafts! 2:00 PM (Family) Foster Parent Information Sessions Presented by: United Methodist Family Services Touching a Life…Creating a Future Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM (Jan. 15; Feb. 19; Mar. 19 & Apr. 16) 17 Mon. Teen Tech Week (TTW) Tourney Playoff Compete for prizes and a chance to be a finalist in the TTW championship round. 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Tweens & Teens) Thousands of at-risk children and teens in Virginia need homes. UMFS will host free, no obligation information sessions on becoming a foster parent. Representatives will answer questions and explain the requirements of fostering and adopting in Virginia. Learn what educational resources are available to you at the Norfolk Public Library. April 24 Thu. NATO Fest – Spain Celebrate National Library Week Meet international youth ambassadors from Spain, and learn about the life and culture of Spaniards! 3:30 PM (School Age) (Adults) Teen Volunteer Orientation Ongoing Job Search Strategies Jan. 3: Jan. 10: Jan. 17: Jan. 24: Jan. 31: Feb. 7: Fridays @ 1:30 PM (Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; Feb. 7) Get effective tips and resources for job success! (Adults) Resume Writing Tips Cover Letters Job Hunting Resources The Importance of Networking The Interview - Tips, Preparation and Follow-up Conclusion - Questions and Answers Thursdays @ 3:00 PM (Jan. 30; Feb. 27; Mar. 27 & Apr. 17) Do you need community services hours for your academic program? Give back to the community and earn volunteer hours at NPL! For more information, contact Mrs. Marion Teasley or Ms. Barbara Riddick at the branch. (Teens) Teen Volunteer Opportunities Adopt-A-Shelf Maintain an assigned shelf for one or two hours, once or twice weekly. Familiarity with the Dewey Decimal system is helpful. Read With a Teen Through a shared reading program, help school age children develop reading fluency and comprehension while building self-confidence. Must love books and kids! Local History & Genealogy (SMC) Classes Mondays @ 11:00 AM (Jan. 6; Feb. 10; Mar. 10 & Apr. 14) Explore local history and trace your family’s roots with Sargeant Memorial Collection (SMC) staff! (Adults) Jan. 6: Feb. 10: Mar. 10: Apr. 14: Norfolk’s Lost Architectural Heritage Digital Genealogical Databases The History of Norfolk’s Neighborhoods Digital Nuts & Bolts Wii Play — Wii Champions Wanted! 13 Wednesdays @ 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26; Mar. 5 & 12) Sharpen your gaming skills in preparation for the upcoming Teen Tech Week (TTW) Super Smash Bros. Brawl™ for Wii gaming tourney! (Tweens & Teens) www.npl.lib.va.us Jordan-Newby Branch Library 961 Park Avenue ~ (757) 441-2843 January 15 Wed. “We Have a Dream” Poster *All supplies provided. Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Remember Dr. King’s dream and the fact that one man helped change the whole country. Get inspired and create your very own poster of peace, hope and equality. If you could change things in the world, what would they be? 2:30 PM (Family) March 6 Thu. I Really Love to Dance! Wiggle, jiggle and shake to the music of children’s recording artist, Laurie Berkner. Dance, sing, and develop coordination skills while having loads of laughs and fun! 2:00 PM (Preschool) 22 Sat. Welcome Spring with Sonshine Entertainment Gracie the Clown and her friend Rocky the Raccoon will present a wonderful magic show and balloon animal fun. Bring your friends! 1:00 PM (Family) 18 Sat. Friendship Project Hour Celebrate TREK for Civility Week Gather for creative circle time, songs, and crafts that teach about kindness, courtesy and helpfulness. 1:00 PM (Preschool) April 17 Thu. Canadian Author Paulette Bourgeois Celebrate National Library Week We’re honoring the NATO country of Canada with Franklin the Turtle books by author Paulette Bourgeois. Hear stories, sing songs, and make a turtle craft. 2:30 PM (Preschool) February Did You Know? If your child has memorized 8 nursery rhymes by the age of 4, they will be among the best readers in their class by age 8. Thursday, February 6 @ 1:00 PM Perhaps you just need a refresher, or you want to learn some new nursery rhymes to sing to your baby. We will sing traditional songs with finger plays and introduce you to a few new ones! (Babies & Toddlers) 19 Sat. Egg Hunt and Visit with the Easter Bunny! Nursery Rhymes and More! Bring your basket for our 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt and visit with the Easter Bunny. Listen to bunny stories and create a beautiful craft. Don’t forget your camera! 1:00 PM (Preschool) Let’s make EVERYDAY Earth Day! 8 Sat. Freedom Music: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement with Shanae St. Louis 22 Tue. Earth Day Crafts Celebrate April 22, 2014 Contemporary gospel recording artist Shanae St. Louis gives a stirring presentation of music that transcends color, and also inspired a generation to hold on and fight for equality for all. 2:00 PM (Family) Use our cut-outs or create your own to make recycled paper crafts that feature cows, owls, trees and more! 2:30 PM (School Age) Ongoing Cozy Adult Book Club *Contact the branch for book titles Tuesdays @ 3:00 PM (Jan. 7; Feb. 4; Mar. 4 & Apr. 1) Delicious refreshments will be served! No registration required! Call or email Melissa Bristel for more information: email@example.com. (Adults) 14 Fri. Hands of Friendship Project Honoring Diversity during Black History Month Celebrate the diversity of our country by tracing and decorating your hand. We’ll attach all decorated hands together to display in the Library to show our unity! 2:00 PM (Family) Creating a City of Readers 14 1610 Cromwell Drive ~ (757) 441-2842 January Anti-Bullying Poster Contest (January 2-29) Celebrate TREK for Civility Week *Visit the branch for details Help combat bullying by participating in our poster contest. Prizes will be awarded to a winner in each age category. (Age categories: 6-9, 10-14, & 15-17) 6 Mon. ZUMBA! Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Grab your sneakers, towel and water bottle, and start off a healthy new year! 4:30 PM (All Ages) Lafayette Branch Library Shamrock Hunt Saturday, March 15 - Friday, March 21 Check out any juvenile fiction, nonfiction, or picture book and win a prize if you find a shamrock hidden inside! (Preschool & School Age) 24 Mon. Cherry Blossom Craft Workshop Celebrate the gift of cherry trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan with Japanese inspired crafts! 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Family) 21 Tue. Dr. Martin Luther Jr. King Birthday Bash April 14 Mon. Greece A to Z! Celebrate National Library Week Learn about Greek history and culture. Try some dance steps and taste delectable Greek dishes! 2:00 PM (Family) Celebrate TREK for Civility Week Honor Dr. King’s legacy of peace, equality and civility with Storytime and a craft. 4:00 PM (Preschool & School Age) 27 Mon. Scrabble Play & Learn 2014 Whether you are a spelling champ or just learning, drop in for an hour of word formation fun! 4:00 PM (Ages 8 & Up) F4 U1 N1 16 Wed. AAA Car Care Event *Registration is required! February Civil Rights Film Festival *Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings. Thursdays @ 4:00 PM (Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27) This month-long film festival highlights key figures and struggles during the Civil Rights Movement. (Teens & Adults) Feb. 6: Feb. 13: Feb. 20: Feb. 27: Lee Daniels’ The Butler (PG-13) 42: The True Story of an American Legend (PG-13) The Help (PG-13) Red Tails (PG-13) A car care expert from AAA Tidewater Virginia will discuss basic car care. Topics include recognizing common signs of car trouble, preventive maintenance, tire safety, and how to check your vehicle’s engine fluids. Q & A session afterwards. 3:30 PM (Teens & Adults) 19 Sat. Easter Egg Hunt Hunt for eggs filled with surprises. Sure to be a basket of fun! 2:00 PM (Ages 12 & under) 22 Tue. Recycled Robots *All materials provided Spring ordinary objects to life by building your very own recycled robot. 4:00 PM (School Age & Teen) 15 Sat. My Heart is Like a…. Try your hand at some creative artwork inspired by the popular children’s book, My Heart is like a Zoo by Michael Hall, and snack on sweet treats! 2:00 PM (Preschool & School Age) 28 Mon. Film Showing: One Survivor Remembers Holocaust Remembrance Day March 4 Tue. Crazy for Cupcakes! *Registration is required. Decorate and devour your own cupcake creation! Icing, sprinkles, and cookies—oh my! 4:00 PM (Preschool & School Age) This Academy Award-winning documentary relates the harrowing story of Gerda Weissmann Klein and her journey of survival. 5:00 PM (Teens & Adults) Ongoing Family Movie Night *Check the branch for movie titles and ratings. Thursdays @ 4:00 PM (Jan. 16; Mar. 20 & Apr. 17) Watch family-friendly movies at your library! (Family) 13 Thu. Super Smash Bros. Brawl ™ for Wii Teen Tech Week Tourney *Registration is required. Read & Munch Book Club 15 Battle for a chance to advance to the championship! Brush up your game by practicing on March 12 at 4:00 PM. 4:00 PM (Tweens & Teens, Ages 10-18 only) Tuesdays @ 12:00 PM (Jan. 21; Feb. 18; Mar. 18 & Apr. 15) Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon of good eats and good books. We’ll provide the dessert! (Adults) www.npl.lib.va.us 6525 Hampton Boulevard ~ (757) 441-5335 January 15 Wed. National Hat Day Wear your favorite or silliest hat to the Library and receive a treat for celebrating with us! (All Ages) 10 AM - 7 PM Larchmont Branch Library True Stories Book Club * Contact the branch for titles Fridays @ 3:30 PM (Jan. 3; Feb. 7; Mar. 7 & Apr. 4) Good novels can offer us an escape or broaden our ways of thinking, but good nonfiction has a way of uprooting our assumptions, enhancing our knowledge, and making us sound like we know what we’re talking about! (Adults) 21 Tue. Friendship Bracelet Making *All materials provided Celebrate TREK for Civility Week Customize a gift bracelet for a special friend. While supplies last! 4:00 PM (School Age) American Girl Book Club * Contact the branch for titles Mondays @ 4:00 PM (Jan. 6; Feb. 3; Mar. 3 & Apr. 7) Read books about the featured American Girl and enjoy discussions, crafts, and snacks! (School Age) February February 1- February 28, 2014 Help us support the Foodbank of Southeastern VA! Donate canned foods all month long. For questions or more information, please contact the branch. (All Ages) Sudoku in Ink Canned Food Drive Saturdays @ 11:00 AM (Jan. 11; Feb. 8; Mar. 8 & Apr. 12) Whether you’re just a beginner or trying to get to the next level, our resident Sudoku sleuth will show you the way to become a respectable Sudoku gumshoe! (Adults) Wii Mania 11 Tue. Dylan Pritchett, The Storyteller Pritchett teaches morals and values while stretching the imaginations of all with oral African storytelling and songs. 5:00 PM (Family) Mondays @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Jan. 13; Feb. 10; Mar. 10 & Apr. 14) Play Wii games at the Library! We have many to choose from: Just Dance, Band Hero, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and others! Come with friends or make new friends while playing. (Teens) March 17 Mon. 6th Annual Teen Tech Week Tournament Compete for the chance to win prizes and to be a finalist in the TTW championship round. 5:00 PM (Tweens & Teens) Larchmont Book Club * Contact the branch for titles. Fridays @ 3:30 PM (Jan. 17; Feb. 21; Mar. 21 & Apr. 18) Snacks and lively book discussion guaranteed! Activities for children of all ages will be provided. (Adults) April 15 Tue. Iceland Rocks! Celebrate National Library Week Learn about Iceland, its history and heritage, and munch on Icelandic candy! 4:00 PM (School Age) Pinterest Craft Night Tuesdays @ 5:00 PM (Jan. 21; Feb. 18; Mar. 18 & Apr. 15) Do you have projects pinned but no time to start them? We have your solution—come craft with us! Bring your pinned idea and supplies. We’ll provide basic crafting supplies and snacks! (Teens & Adults) Ongoing LEGO Mania Fridays @ 3:30 PM (Jan. 3, 17 & 31; Feb. 14 & 28; Mar. 14 & 28; Apr. 11 & 25) Build with LEGOs! We’ll supply the bricks, just bring a friend and your imagination. All creations will be displayed. (Family) Movie Night *Call the branch for movie titles and ratings Mondays @ 5:00 PM (Jan. 27; Feb. 24; Mar. 24 & Apr. 28) View newly released DVDs on our big screen and eat hot popcorn! (Family) Creating a City of Readers 16 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 January Join our efforts to spread civility in the Norfolk community! (Family) Tuesday, Jan. 21 @ 4 PM: Honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. - Short film and activity Wednesday, Jan. 22 @ 4 PM: Say NO to Bullying - Movie: Chrissa Stands Strong Thursday, Jan. 23 @ 10:30 AM: Let’s Be Friends Story Hour - Help children understand bullying Friday, Jan. 24 @ 3 PM: Friendship Cards - Make & Take Little Creek Branch Library 22 Sat. African-American Heritage: Freedom Quilts Fabric quilts were a secret communication tool to lead the way to freedom for African-American slaves. Learn about these amazing quilts and discover some great books on this topic. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Family) TREK for Civility Week (January 18 - January 26) March Special Gaming Nights for Teen Tech Week Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM (Mar. 4 & Mar. 11) Battle for your place in this year’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii gaming tourney. Practice is on March 4. Compete in LC’s Tourney on Wednesday, March 12! (Tweens & Teens) 6 Mon. Open House for Home Schooling Families We can help you with your home schooling needs. Come tour the Library, view our collection, and become familiar with our databases and resources. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Family) 8 Sat. Local Author Visit: Jim Bernheimer Read Local and Support Our 757 Authors! Do you love sci-fi, fantasy, and horror? Bernheimer will read from his books! 10:30 AM (Teens & Adults) 13 Mon. Scrabble Play & Learn 2014 F4 U1 N1 Play Scrabble games! We’ll have boards and snacks. All ages and abilities are welcome. 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Family) 17 Mon. Happy St. Patrick’s Day Make cards and bookmarks, learn a bit o’ the Patron Saint of Ireland, and have green things to eat! 3:30 PM (School Age) 17 Fri. Happy Birthday A. A. Milne! Our birthday party for Winnie the Pooh’s author will include books, coloring sheets, and Pooh treats! 3:00 PM (Family) April 1 Tue. Happy April Fool’s Day Tell a funny joke, do a silly trick, or wear something backwards today (all day) for a small prize! (Family) February American Girl Book & Dinner Club: Meet Addy! Mondays @ 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (Feb. 3, 10 & 24; Mar. 3) Bring your American Girl doll and learn about Addy. Her story is set in the midst of the American Civil War. Call or email to sign up! Registration is required. (School Age) Money Smart Week April 7-12th Whip your finances into shape in 2014! Check out our collection of materials and learn how to save more, invest more, and plan your retirement. Get money smart! (Adults) 13 Thu. How Much Do I love Thee ...? Couponing 101 with A Frugal Chic *Registration is required Monday, April 7 @ 5:45 PM Learn how to maximize your dollars through couponing. Space is limited—registration is required. (Adults) Create a Valentine’s card! 2:30 PM (School Age) 15 Sat. African-American Women Authors Read Local and Support Our 757 Authors! Sistahs with Sass Urban Fiction Book Club brings together local African-American women authors for lively discussions about their books! 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Adults) 18 Tue. African Masks—Learn and Create 17 Masks are an important part of African culture. Learn how this art form is used by different African tribes, hear a story, and make your own mask. 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Family) Wednesday, April 9 @ 6:00 PM Did you know? The average cost of higher education at a state college is $37,800, and $127,100 for a private university! These numbers can be overwhelming for students and parents. Join staff from the Tidewater Consortium’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) for an informative session on paying for college. Learn more about the FAFSA and explore your options for funding higher education. (Adults & Teens) Get Money Smart—Paying for College www.npl.lib.va.us 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 April (continued) The English Conversation Club Saturdays @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Jan. 4; Feb. 1; Mar. 1 & Apr. 5) Practice your listening and speaking skills in English in a comfortable group setting! This club is not intended as a substitute for an ESL class. Participants should have basic English language knowledge before joining. (Adults) Little Creek Branch Library Little Creek Reads Book Club *Contact the branch for book titles. 12 Sat. D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read) Choose a good book from our display and read with your family and friends. Sit in one of our comfy chairs and share a story or two. 10:30 PM - 12:30 PM (Family) Thursdays @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Jan. 9; Feb. 13; Mar. 13 & Apr. 10) Peggy Hagel leads lively book talks! (Adults) Game Night for Tweens & Teens 14 Mon. Imat dobu`r den! (Have a Good Day!) Celebrate National Library Week We’re highlighting the people and culture of the NATO country Bulgaria. We know you will enjoy what you learn! 5:30 PM (Family) *Teen Tech Week Gaming Tournament is March 12. Battle for your chance to compete in the championship round! Wednesdays @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Jan. 15; Feb. 19; *Mar. 12 & Apr. 16) Come for Wii competitions and snacks! (Tweens & Teens) 22 Tue. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—Celebrate Earth Day! Love your mother Earth. Let’s talk about caring for our planet, read a story, do an Earth-friendly craft, and munch on delicious snacks. 4:00 PM (School Age) Sistahs with Sass Urban Fiction Book Club 26 Sat. Remembering the Holocaust Gerda Weissman’s Story: One Survivor Remembers Saturdays @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Jan. 18; Feb. 15 *special time, 12 PM - 2 PM; Mar. 15 & Apr. 19) Read and discuss popular urban fiction authors like Eric Jerome Dickey and Kimberla Lawson Roby, and have refreshments. To join, call or email Cathy Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Adults) In the winter of 1945, Gerda Weissman was liberated from a Nazi death camp. She survived the Holocaust due to her strong will to live. She showed great courage, grace and dignity. Join us and learn of her compelling survival story. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Adults) Daddy and Me: Breakfast and Stories Saturdays @ 10:30 AM (Jan. 25; Feb. 22; Mar. 29 & Apr. 26) Share a yummy breakfast treat and a couple of great stories, and do a small craft together. (Family) Ongoing Coupon Swap Every Thursday from 11 AM - 7 PM (Jan. 2 - Apr. 24) Drop in to give and/or take coupons as needed from our coupon box to help stretch your shopping dollars! (Adults) Popcorn and a Movie *Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings Wednesdays @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Jan. 29; Feb. 26; Mar. 26 & Apr. 30) Follow your nose to freshly popped popcorn and movies. We’re showing new releases and old favorites! (Family) School’s Out - FUN on Early Release Day! Craft Hope Club Fridays @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Jan. 3; Feb. 7; Mar. 7 & Apr. 4) Spread hope through knitting, crocheting and sewing for charity. All levels of experience are welcome. Craft and make someone’s winter warmer! (Adults) Fridays @ 2:30 PM (Feb. 14 & Mar. 21) School is out early—head over to the Library to test your right-brain skills. Have fun with activities that explore your creative abilities! (School Age) Creating a City of Readers 18 Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue ~ (757) 441-1750 January 21 Tue. Make & Take Friendship Bracelets! Celebrate TREK for Civility Week *All materials provided Bring your smile and creativity, and celebrate the principles of civility by making a friendship bracelet. 4:30 PM (School Age) Note: Day cares, schools and groups of 10 or more are asked to please contact the branch to register for events in advance. Special Gaming Nights for Teen Tech Week Thursday, Mar. 13 @ 4:30 PM (Practice) Tuesday, Mar. 18 @ 4:30 PM (TTW Tourney) Battle for your chance to advance to the TTW Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii Championship. Practice on March 13. Compete in the Tourney on March 18. (Tweens & Teens) 23 Thu. Diversity Storytime Celebrate TREK for Civility Week We each shine beauty in our own way! This Storytime teaches children to be friendly and accepting of their neighbors, and to embrace each other’s differences. 10:30 AM (Preschool) April 19 Sat. God Save the Queen! Celebrate National Library Week This spirited afternoon of songs, music, crafts and food celebrates the United Kingdom for Norfolk’s NATO Fest. A performer from Tidewater Pipe and Drums will play the bagpipe and showcase a traditional highland costume! 2:00 PM (Family) February 1 Sat. African-American Genealogy Sargeant Memorial Collection Trace your ancestral roots with historians from the SMC. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Adults) 29 Tue. Sing-a-long FUN with Amber! Dance and sing along as Amber plays her autoharp, leading us with songs and fingerplays! 2:00 PM (Toddler & Preschool) 6 Thu. Make & Take Valentines *All materials provided. 8 Sat. African-American Artifacts Make Valentine’s Day cards for loved ones! 4:30 PM (Family) Therbia Parker presents: Lecture and Exhibit Artifacts that span from the antebellum South to the days of Jim Crow will be displayed. 2:00 PM (Family) Ongoing Poetry Reading Group Mondays @ 7:00 PM (Jan. 6; Feb. 3; Mar. 3 & 17; Apr. 7 & 21) Celebrate diversity of style by sharing your poetry or a favorite poem with a group of like-minded folks. (Teens & Adults) 15 Sat. African Dancing Infusion Step into the beauty and rhythm of African dance. High energy and good fun for the whole family! 2:00 PM (Family) Teen Tuesdays 23 Sun. Fannie Lou Hamer: Civil Rights Activist Character Reenactment Tuesdays @ 4:30 PM (Jan. 7 & Feb. 4) Join other teens for special activities. (Tweens & Teens) Jan. 7: Wii Gaming Feb. 4: Duct Tape Creations See a compelling reenactment that explores the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, one of Mississippi’s great civil rights activists. Hamer was savagely beaten almost to the point of death, but it didn’t break her tenacious spirit. 2:00 PM (Family) Super Spectacular Science *Registration is required. 25 Tue. Mardi Gras Celebration Tuesdays @ 4:30 PM (Jan. 14; Feb. 11; Mar. 11 & Apr. 8) Explore new science concepts each month by conducting fun, hands-on experiments! Space and materials are limited. Contact the Pretlow Children’s Department to register. (School Age) Create your own Mardi Gras mask, and participate in our “Decorate-a-Float” contest and parade! 4:30 PM (Family) Movie Madness March 3 Mon. Read Across America with Dr. Seuss! 19 Enjoy Seuss stories and crafts! 10:30 AM (Preschool & Family) Tuesday, Jan. 28 @ 2:00 PM Fridays @ 2:00 PM (Feb. 14; Mar. 21 & Apr. 18) Grab your snacks and kick back for movies on our big screen on Norfolk Public Schools’ early release days. (Family) *Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings www.npl.lib.va.us 620 W. 29th Street ~ (757) 664-7330 January Author Visit and Book Signing Demia Lindsey-Mitchell Celebrate TREK for Civility Week Saturday, January 25 @ 1:00 PM As part of NPL’s TREK For Civility Week celebration, Park Place Branch welcomes local author and illustrator, Demia LindseyMitchell. Mitchell will host a fun and interactive book discussion on her TyToonz series of children’s educational books which focus on the character building principles of forgiveness, balance and moderation, and identity and self-worth. (Family) Park Place Branch Library Ongoing Employment Workshop Mondays @ 10:30 AM (Jan. 6; Feb. 3; Mar. 3 & Apr. 7) 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. (Adults) Drawing 101 with Deshawn Newby Thursdays @ 5:00 PM (Jan. 9; Feb. 6; Mar. 6 & Apr. 3) Graphic Design student Deshawn Newby will foster your artistic ability and help you refine your skills while focusing on drawing techniques. (Tweens & Teens) February 15 Sat. Steel Drums - World Music Workshop Multicultural Performing Arts Consulting (MPAC) Journey from Sub-Saharan Africa through Trinidad and Cuba to the United States as instruments from around the world are demonstrated. 1:00 PM (All Ages) Family Movie Matinee *Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings Saturdays @ 2:00 PM (Jan. 18; Feb. 22; Mar. 15 & Apr. 19) Catch the latest family DVD hits on our BIG screen and reserve your copy to take home later. (Family) Poetry Workshop with Xavier Ferebee March 13 Thu. TTW Gaming Tourney Practice Start practicing now. The Teen Tech Week Gaming competition is only one week away! 4:30 PM (Tweens & Teens) 20 Thu. Super Smash Bros. Brawl ™ for Wii Tourney Compete for prizes and the chance to be a finalist in the TTW championship round! 4:30 PM (Tweens & Teens) Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM (Jan. 29; Feb. 26; Mar. 26 & Apr. 30) 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, and be inspired to write your work of art! (Teens & Adults) April 16 Wed. Film Showing: Babette’s Feast Celebrate National Library Week Celebrate the NATO nation of Denmark with an Academy Award-Winning Danish film. 1:00 PM (Family) 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 teach basics for beginners and more advanced techniques for intermediate players. (Family) Saturday Chess Play & Learn ls All leve ! Saturdays @ 12:00 PM come are wel (Jan. 4 - Apr. 19) *no program Feb. 15 & Apr. 26 After School Cinema *Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings Fridays @ 2:30 PM (Feb. 14 & Mar. 21) Grab your popcorn and head to the Park Place Branch on Norfolk Public Schools’ early-release days for afternoon movies! (Family) 18 Fri. Board Game Bonanza Out with the new and in with the old! Spend the afternoon playing your favorite board games of yesteryear and let the old times bring new fun! 2:30 PM (School Age & Tweens) Creating a City of Readers 20 1368 DeBree Avenue ~ (757) 441-2844 January 22 Wed. The Force of Kindness is With YOU Celebrate TREK for Civility Week Group with others to build a tower made of marshmallows and toothpicks. Your goal is to build the tallest tower you can in 10 minutes. Can you cooperate and share with others? If so, your team might win! 3:00 PM (Preschool & School Age) Van Wyck Branch Library 15 Sat. Dylan Pritchett, The Storyteller Pritchett teaches morals and values while stretching the imaginations of all with oral African storytelling and songs. 2:00 PM (Family) March 1 Sat. Read Across America: Dr. Seuss Stories We will read Green Eggs and Ham and Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Dress up in a Dr. Seuss outfit and have fun with music, food and drawing that funny red and white hat that the Cat in the Hat wears! 2:00 PM (Family) 23 Thu. Teaching Tolerance Film: A Time for Justice Celebrate TREK for Civility Week In a special film showing, Academy Award-Winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim captures the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement through historical footage and voices of those who participated in the struggle. This short film covers the bus boycott in Montgomery, the school crisis in Little Rock, the violence in Birmingham, and the triumphant 1965 Voting Rights March. 3:00 PM (Tweens & Teens) 11 Tue. Super Smash Bros. Brawl™ Branch Tourney Get your game face on for our Teen Tech Week gaming competition. You just might make it to the championship! 3:00 PM (Tweens & Teens) 24 Fri. Good Manners Make YOU Hip! April 17 Thu. Easter Egg Hunt and Storytime Bring your basket to gather eggs and a camera for pictures of you and the Easter Bunny! 4:00 PM (Family) Celebrate TREK for Civility Week Let’s see how well-mannered you are by playing a game, reading a story, and doing a skit. Remember to show kindness to everyone you meet every day! 3:00 PM (Family) 22 Tue. Earth Day Garden Starters February Use recycled materials to make a seed starter kit and plant seeds to grow your spring garden! 2:00 PM (School Age) Winter Festevents Saturday, February 1 2:00 - 4:00 PM Our winter celebration will have lots of FUN things to do! Gracie the Clown from Sonshine Entertainment will paint faces and create balloon creatures. 26 Sat. Celebrate National Library Week: Germany! Gutentag! Hear the Brothers Grimm fairytale Hansel and Gretel. Decorate ginger bread cookies from our ginger bread house and gobble them up! 2:00 PM (School Age) Ongoing Tweens & Teens Gaming Extravaganza Tuesdays @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18 & 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Calling all gamers from beginner to expert to come for Wii fun! (Tweens & Teens) Enjoy games and snacks for all! (Family) 14 Fri. Happy Valentine’s Day Storytime It’s All About YOU! Memoir Writing Workshop Hear a Valentine’s Day story and stay to decorate cookies! 3:00 PM (Family) Fridays @ 10:30 AM (Jan. 31; Feb. 28; Mar. 28 & Apr. 25) Express your inner-self through writing at a workshop hosted by Old Dominion University’s Writers in Community. (Adults) 21 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. eBooks Training Classes Sign up today! 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 22 Technology classes are FREE and OPEN to the public! Technology Classes Schedule Introduction to Computers I Tue., Jan. 7 Tue., Jan. 7 Tue., Feb. 4 Wed., Feb. 5 Tue., Mar. 4 Tue., Apr. 1 Wed., Apr. 2 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM Computer classes may be up to two hours in length. Introduction to Computers II Thu., Jan. 9 Thu., Jan. 9 Thu., Feb. 6 Fri., Feb. 7 Thu., Mar. 6 Thu., Apr. 3 Fri., Apr. 4 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM Email III Thu., Jan. 23 Thu., Jan. 23 Thu., Feb. 20 Fri., Feb. 21 Thu., Mar. 20 Thu., Apr. 17 Fri., Apr. 18 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM Introduction to the Internet Tue., Jan. 14 Tue., Jan. 14 Tue., Feb. 11 Wed., Feb. 12 Tue., Mar. 11 Tue., Apr. 8 Wed., Apr. 9 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM Introduction to Word Tue., Jan 28 Tue., Jan. 28 Tue., Feb. 25 Wed., Feb. 26 Tue., Mar. 25 Tue., Apr. 22 Thu., Jan. 30 Thu., Jan. 30 Thu., Feb. 27 Fri., Feb. 28 Thu., Mar. 27 Thu., Apr. 24 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM Introduction to Email Thu., Jan. 16 Thu., Jan. 16 Thu., Feb. 13 Fri., Feb. 14 Thu., Mar. 13 Thu., Apr. 10 Fri., Apr. 11 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM Word II Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Email II Tue., Jan. 21 Tue., Jan. 21 Tue., Feb. 18 Wed., Feb. 19 Tue., Mar. 18 Tue., Apr. 15 Wed., Apr. 16 Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Little Creek Branch 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM Introduction to Access Tue., Feb. 4 Tue., Mar. 4 Tue., Apr. 1 Thu., Feb. 6 Thu., Mar. 6 Thu., Apr. 3 Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch 1:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 1:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM Access II Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch 23 www.npl.lib.va.us Registration is required for all classes. Please check the prerequisites for each class before signing up. Technology Classes Schedule Introduction to Excel Tue., Feb. 11 Tue., Mar. 11 Tue., Apr. 8 Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch 1:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM eBooks Training Classes Learn to browse, borrow, hold, download and return electronic books. 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 There is a $35 charge to use eBooks for those who donâ€™t live in, work in or own property in the city of Norfolk. Excel II Thu., Feb. 13 Thu., Mar. 13 Thu., Apr. 10 Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch 1:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM Excel III Tue., Feb. 18 Tue., Mar. 18 Tue., Apr. 15 Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch 1:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM January 2014 Tue., Jan. 7 Sat., Jan. 11 Thu., Jan. 16 Fri., Jan. 17 Wed., Jan. 22 Thu., Jan. 23 Tue., Jan. 28 Thu., Jan. 30 Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch Janaf Branch Van Wyck Branch Lafayette Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Larchmont Branch Blyden Branch 5:00 PM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 10:00 AM Introduction to PowerPoint Thu., Feb. 20 Thu., Mar. 20 Thu., Apr. 17 Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch 1:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM February 2014 Tue., Feb. 4 Fri., Feb. 7 Tue., Feb. 11 Wed., Feb. 19 Sat., Feb. 22 Sat., Feb. 22 Mon., Feb. 24 Thu., Feb. 27 Janaf Branch Park Place Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Little Creek Branch Larchmont Branch Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Blyden Branch 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 10:00 AM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 1:00 PM 10:00 PM 1:00 PM PowerPoint II Tue., Feb. 25 Tue., Mar. 25 Tue., Apr. 22 Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch 1:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM PowerPoint III Thu., Feb. 27 Thu., Mar. 27 Thu., Apr. 24 Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch 1:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM March 2014 Mon., Mar. 3 Thu., Mar. 6 Tue., Mar. 11 Fri., Mar. 14 Wed., Mar. 19 Sat., Mar. 22 Thu., Mar. 27 Lafayette Branch Barron F. Black Branch Janaf Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Larchmont Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch 1:00 PM 10:00 AM 5:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM April 2014 Thu., Apr. 3 Fri., Apr. 4 Tue., Apr. 8 Tue., Apr. 8 Sat., Apr. 12 Wed., Apr. 16 Thu., Apr. 17 Lafayette Branch Van Wyck Branch Blyden Branch Jordan-Newby Branch Little Creek Branch Barron F. Black Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM Creating a City of Readers 24 The NPL Bookmobile (757) 858-2044 Schedule: January - April, 2014 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 winter and spring 2014 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 Jan. 13 & 27; Feb. 10 & 24; Mar. 10 & 24; Apr. 7 & 21 7036 Chesapeake Boulevard @ 9:45 AM - 10:55 AM 7000 Auburn Avenue @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 400 E. Freemason Street @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 3016 Kimball Terrace @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Leaping & Learning CDC Braywood Manor Freemason Street Baptist Church Grandy Village Recreation Center Tuesday Jan. 14 & 28; Feb. 11 & 25; Mar. 11 & 25; Apr. 8 & 22 293 Corporate Boulevard @ 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Cypress Street & Vernon Drive @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday Jan. 2, 16 & 30; Feb. 13 & 27; Mar. 13 & 27; Apr. 10 & 24 1330 N. Military Highway @ 9:30 AM - 10: 45 AM 100 Suburban Parkway @ 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 110 Suburban Parkway @ 12:05 PM - 12:35 PM Shorewood Cove Diggs Town Norfolk Technical Center Granby House Suburban House Wednesday Jan. 15 & 29; Feb. 12 & 26; Mar. 12 & 26; Apr. 9 & 23 6510 N. Military Highway @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 827 Norview Avenue @ 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 7700 Armfield Avenue @ 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM 112 Cromwell Parkway @ 12:40 PM - 1:30 PM 440 Mariners @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Anchorage House Mariner’s Watch Apartments Colonial Day School Envoy of Thornton Hall Tucker House Friday Jan. 3, 17 & 31; Feb. 14 & 28; Mar. 14 & 28; Apr. 11 & 25 One Colley Avenue @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 418 East Bute Street @ 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM One Waterside Drive @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Harbor Edge Merrimac Landing Recreation Center 8809 Monitor Way @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM READY Academy Christian School Nauticus Holidays — There will be no Bookmobile service on: January 1 & 20, and February 17. 19 25 www.npl.lib.va.us The NPL Bookmobile (757) 858-2044 Monday Jan. 6; Feb. 3; Mar. 3, 17 & 31; Apr. 14 & 28 Tabernacle of Prayer Christian School 3611 Colley Avenue @ 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM 7211 Granby Street @ 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM 249 S. Newtown Road @ 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM 5920 Poplar Hall Drive @ 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 940 Ingleside Drive @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Schedule: January - April, 2014 Week Two Thursday Jan. 9 & 23; Feb. 6 & 20; Mar. 6 & 20; Apr. 3 & 17 6311 Granby Street @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6403 Granby Street @ 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM 3900 Llewellyn Avenue @ 1:30 AM - 2:30 PM 2100 Tarrallton Drive @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 20th Bay & Pretty Lake @ 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM The Talbot on Granby The Ballentine Province Place of DePaul Sentara Nursing Center Bobbitt Midrise Consulate Health Care of Norfolk Tarrallton Community Center East Ocean View Ingleside Recreation Center Tuesday Jan. 7 & 21; Feb. 4 & 18; Mar. 4 & 18; Apr. 1, 15 & 29 1421 Kempsville Road @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 959 Philpotts Road @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2734 Gatehouse Road @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Town & Country Day School Greenhill Farms Christian Academy Annette M. Lane Apartments Grace Place William A. Hunton YMCA Learning Academy 1139 E. Charlotte Street @ 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM 2735 Corprew Avenue @ 2:35 PM - 3:15 PM Wednesday Jan. 8 & 22; Feb. 5 & 19; Mar. 5 & 19; Apr. 2, 16 & 30 707 Bayview Avenue @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 5631 Tidewater Drive @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5432 Tidewater Drive @ 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM Taft Street (near office) @ 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Paul Jones Lane & Stoney Point @ 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Bayview Christian School Lakewood Plaza Apartments Stonebridge Manor •Children’s & Adult Books •Sign Up for Library Cards •DVDs & CDs •Great Staff ... and more! Schedule a FREE visit today! What’s Inside? Smitty’s Mobile Homes Newtown South (Stoney Point) Creating a City of Readers 26 Board of Trustees 2013-2014 Norfolk Public Library @ Your Library The Norfolk Public Library Board of Trustees is an advisory board appointed by the Norfolk City Council. It really counts! Contact: Amanda Lloyd Volunteer and Training Coordinator Norfolk Public Library (757) 664-7328 ext. 320 email: NPLVolunteer@norfolk.gov 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. Take a stroll The 2014 Norfolk Historical Calendar is on sale now! down memory lane. Roy B. Martin, 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 $10! The NPL Foundationâ€™s 2014 calendar is on sale at all NPL locations, select retailers and online. For information, go to: www.npl.lib.va.us/HistoricalCalendars. Proceeds support the new Sargeant Memorial Collection in the Slover Memorial Library (opening late 2014). 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. 27 www.npl.lib.va.us Slover Memorial Library Coming Winter 2014/2015 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 winter 2014/2015, 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! INFO: (757) 664-4320 Creating a City of Readers 28 TREK for Y T I L I V I C Week (All Ages) Coming Winter 2014/2015: 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 Horace C. Downing Branch Library 555 E. Liberty Street Norfolk, VA 23523 (757) 441-1968 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 January 18-26, 2014 See the branch pages inside of this guide for special event details! •Tolerance •Respect •Empathy •Kindness In January, NPL offers an array of special events and programs that focus on spreading the VALUE and VIRTUE of CIVILITY in our community. We invite you to join us in our efforts! (757) 664-7323 (READ) NPL Bookmobile: (757) 858-2044 Library Information: (757) 664-READ (7323)