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NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY Autumn

& Events September - December Classes

2014

All NPL classes and events are FREE and OPEN to the public!

Go online to www.npl.lib.va.us for program updates

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From Your Director

Autumn 2014

We hope you enjoyed your summer and had fun attending events at the Norfolk Public Library (NPL)! Autumn is an exciting time for NPL, as we prepare to move into the Library’s new main library, Slover Memorial Library. Scheduled to open in January 2015, Slover Memorial Library will be a vital center for community learning, leading edge technology and civic engagement. There are a variety of activities and services being offered this fall! Here are a few highlights:

Multicultural Programs

NPL will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, and American Indian Heritage Month from November 1-30. Enjoy a variety of new events and programs that include Latino film festivals, bilingual concerts, drum groups, dancing, and wild bird demonstrations.

Saturday Programs

You spoke, we listened! Starting in September, NPL will offer a Babygarten class, KinderREAD/KinderMATH program, and a 1-2-3 Play With Me program every Saturday at certain library locations. Go to pages one and two for details.

NPL’s Digital Collection

Plug in to our expanding digital collection! We offer 24/7 access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines and TumbleBooks (eBooks for eKids). Download or listen to your favorite titles at www.npl.lib.va.us/books.

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Contents KinderREADY Classes and Programs 1&2 Multicultural Events 3&4 Tales to Tails Program 5 Barron F. Black Branch Library 6 Blyden Branch Library 7 Horace C. Downing Branch Library 8 Janaf Branch Library 9 Jordan-Newby Branch Library 10 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 NPL’s New Mascot: The Reading Ranger 16 Van Wyck Branch Library 17 Technology Classes (Computer & eBooks) 18-20 The NPL Bookmobile Schedule 21-22 Autumn Book Clubs 24 Meet, Learn & Discover Series 26 The 2015 Norfolk Historical Calendar 27 NPL Board of Trustees 27 Volunteer @ Your Library 27 Slover Memorial Library Coming early 2015! 28 Would you like to make a suggestion for future cultural celebrations? Send your comments to npl.comments@norfolk.gov

September - December, 2014

Age categories used in this publication: Babies: Toddlers: Preschool: School Age: Tweens: Teens: Adults: Family: All Ages:

Ages 0-2 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

Holiday Closings: Labor Day

Sunday, August 31 & Monday, September 1

NPL Staff Training Day

All branches closed on Monday, October 13

Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 11

Thanksgiving

Close @ 5 PM: Wednesday, November 26 Closed Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28

Christmas

Close @ Noon: Wednesday, December 24 Closed Thursday, December 25

FUN @ NPL

There’s something for everyone!

Look inside for classes, programs and special events.

New Year’s Eve/Day

Close @ 5 PM: Wednesday, December 31 Closed Thursday, January 1, 2015

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.

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the convenience of purchasing and donating books directly from NPL’s online wish lists. Go to: www.npl.lib.va.us/BooksWanted


Dates of classes and programs vary. Please contact the branch for date information.

Get KinderRe Babygarten Classes

Our flagship program!

Grow a happy, healthy baby one rhyme at a time! Babygarten features 60 minutes of fun songs, playful movement activities, colorful toys, board books and great resources for parents. (Babies & Toddlers)

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. (Toddlers)

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Pretlow Anchor Branch Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Registration for Pretlow begins on Monday, August 25 @ 10 AM

Lafayette Branch

Wednesdays & Saturdays @ 10:30 AM

•Trucks •Puzzles •Blocks •Sorters •Stackers •Riding Vehicles •Kitchen Sets •Musical Instruments •Push-Pull Poppers •Matching Games •Story Books

Jordan-Newby Branch

Little Creek Branch

Mondays @ 10:30 AM (Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29; Oct. 6)

Janaf Branch

Saturdays @ 11 AM (Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27)

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM Wednesdays @ 11 AM

Horace C. Downing Branch

Little Creek Branch

Wednesdays @ 11 AM

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM (October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29)

Park Place Branch Wednesdays @ 11 AM

Janaf Branch

Larchmont Branch

Thursdays @ 10:30 AM & Thursdays @ 4:30 PM

Wednesdays @ 11 AM (Nov. 19 & 26; Dec. 3, 10 & 17)

Jordan-Newby Branch

Larchmont Branch

Thursdays @ 10:30 AM

Wednesdays @ 4:30 PM (Sept. 10, 17 & 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; Nov. 5, 12 & 19; Dec. 3, 10 & 17)

Van Wyck Branch

Thursdays @ 10:30 AM

Lafayette Branch

Barron F. Black Branch

Thursdays @ 10:30 AM (Sept. 11, 18 & 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; Nov. 6, 13 & 20; Dec. 4, 11 & 18)

Thursdays @ 11 AM

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KinderREAD/KinderMATH

Toddler Times are engaging programs centered on rhymes, music, movement and books. (Toddlers)

•Colors •Shapes •Numbers •Letters •Patterning •Sequencing •Measuring •Writing, and more!

Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten!

Jordan-Newby Branch

Mondays @ 10:30 AM (Begins Oct. 20)

Pretlow Anchor Branch Ages

Mondays @ 10:30 AM

2-3

Larchmont Branch

KinderREAD/KinderMATH 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)

Little Creek Branch

Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM & Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM

Lafayette Branch

Van Wyck Branch

Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

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3-5

Jordan-Newby Branch Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Pretlow Anchor Branch Thursdays @ 10:30 AM

Storytime

Barron F. Black Branch Saturdays @ 11 AM

•Stories •Crafts •Music & Songs •Book Character Visits Storytimes are centered on seasonal concepts and themes. (Preschool & School Age)

Janaf Branch

(Preschool) Thursdays @ 11 AM

Park Place Branch

Van Wyck Branch

(Preschool) Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

(Preschool) Fridays @ 3 PM

Barron F. Black Branch

(Preschool) Wednesdays @ 11 AM

Blyden Branch

(Preschool & School Age) Thursdays @ 10:30 AM

Little Creek Branch

Note: Groups of ten or more are asked to please contact the branch in advance to register for Storytime.

(Preschool) Thursdays @ 10:30 AM

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Horace C. Downing Branch (Preschool) Thursdays @ 10:30 AM

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Multicultural

Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Celebration (Fiesta!)

Saturday, September 20 @ 11 AM - 2 PM

Pretlow Anchor Branch Activities include guest speaker Olga Torres, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; “Roberto the International Entertainer,” a musician and singer; book characters Maya and Miguel; Flor de Mexico, a children’s dance group; Parade of Nations; crafts; community agencies and organizations; and food! (Family)

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Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15, 2014 Zumba in the Stacks *Registration is required

Get off the couch and exercise the Zumba way! This class combines the Latin dances of Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue and Samba! (Teens & Adults) Tuesdays @ 5:30 PM (Aug. 26; Sept. 2, 9 & 16) Barron F. Black Branch Mondays @ 5:30 PM (Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29) Horace C. Downing Branch Saturdays @ 11 AM (Sept. 20 & 27; Oct. 4 & 11) Park Place Branch

Latino Film Festival *Contact the branch for titles and ratings Watch a different film each week. (Adults)

Mondays @ 6 PM (Sept. 15, 22 & 29; Oct. 6) Pretlow Anchor Branch Saturdays @ 2 PM (Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11 & 18) Lafayette Branch

Hispanic & Neighborhood Fest

Saturday, Sept. 27 @ 11 AM Barron F. Black Branch Celebrate with live music, games, food, and community information. (Family)

Bilingual Concerts: Roberto Henriquez “The International Entertainer”

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Saturday, Sept. 27 @ 1 PM Janaf Branch Library Saturday, Oct. 4 @ 2:30 PM Jordan-Newby Branch Keyboardist and singer, Roberto Henriquez, performs a variety of songs in both English and Spanish! (Family)

Panamanian Folkloric Group of Hampton Roads Thursday, Oct. 2 @ 5:30 PM Little Creek Branch Experience the colorful attire, traditional dances, and music of Panama! (Family)

Hispanic Art Workshop & Children’s Exhibit

Saturday, Oct. 4 @ 1 - 4 PM Larchmont Branch View artwork created by children, listen to a bilingual Storytime, dabble at an art workshop, and enjoy other fun activities! (Family)

Schedule of events: 1 PM - Art Exhibit opens 2 PM - Bilingual Storytime 2:30 PM - Art Workshop

Honoring Hispanic Women Trailblazers

Saturday, Oct. 11 @ 1 PM Blyden Branch Join us in honoring local trailblazers for their contributions and promotion of Hispanics and Latinos in Hampton Roads. (Family)

• Aura Robinson: Panamanian Folkloric Group • Olga Torres: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Ana Castellanos: Flor de Mexico

Lecture: “Seeds of Change in Latin America”

Wednesday, Oct. 15 @ 5:30 PM Van Wyck Branch In an open discussion forum, guest lecturer Renez Lopez compares the old Latin American world to the new, examining the changes that have had a profound and lasting impact on its peoples and cultures. (Adults)

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American Indian Heritage Month November 1-30, 2014

American Indian Heritage Month Opening Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 1 @ 11 AM Pretlow Anchor Branch Host: Vincent Schilling, Akwesasne Mohawk Nation Award-winning Native American, photojournalist and public speaker, Vincent Schilling, presents drum groups, dance performances, and wild bird demonstrations! (Family)

Totem Poles

Monday, Nov. 3 @ 5 PM Little Creek Branch Learn the meaning of totem poles and create one to take home. (Family)

Black Indians in Hampton Roads: A Historical Perspective

Saturday, Nov. 15 @ 1 PM Blyden Branch The Weyanoke Association presents a historical perspective on the rich and vibrant history of Black Indians and their relationship with Native Americans in Hampton Roads and other regions of Virginia. (Adults)

Native American Code Talkers

Saturday, Nov. 29 @ 2 PM Little Creek Branch Learn about brave warriors of World War II from the Nations of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Lakota, Meskwaki, and Comanche. (Family)

American Indian Pastimes

Monday, Nov. 10 @ 4:30 PM Lafayette Branch If you were a Powhatan child living in Virginia 400 years ago, what would you do for fun? Find out as we learn and play different games and pastimes from across America! Refreshments served! (School Age)

American Indian Crafts

Wednesday, Nov. 12 @ 4 PM Horace C. Downing Branch Learn about American Indian culture and make your very own totem pole and tepee. (School Age)

See authentic Native American regalia and wild bird demonstrations!

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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 (757) 664-7366 or join online at www.npl.lib.va.us/friends.

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The Tales to Tails program encourages school-aged children to practice their reading skills by sharing stories with book-loving therapy dogs. (School Age) Barron F. Black Branch Library 1st Saturdays @ 2 PM (Sept. 6; Oct. 4; Nov. 1; Dec. 6) Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 2nd Sundays @ 2 PM (Sept. 14; Oct. 12; Nov. 9; Dec. 14)

Meet Callie! Age: 4 1/2 From: A horse farm in Toano Best Friend: Pixel Guilty Pleasures: Chasing the cat upstairs Favorite Book: “The Incredible Journey” by Sheila Burnford Celebrity Crush: Lassie Top Tune: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams Hang out: Barkley Dog Park in Ghent Dreams of: Running free through the forrest...ahhhhh the life Vegetable: Cheese! Baths OK: No! No water at anytime, including puddles! Something Special About Me: I passed my Disaster Stress Relief Dog Test. Now I can go and help at the next disaster (provisionally)!

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Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library.

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Barron F. Black Branch Library

6700 East Tanners Creek Drive ~ (757) 441-5806 September

December

3 Wed. Back to School Snow Cones

Meet up with old friends and make new ones at this gathering with music, board games and delicious treats! 4 PM (School Age & Teens)

11 Thu. National Fortune Cookie Day!

Let’s celebrate two days early by making a paper fortune teller and a paper fortune cookie! Fortune cookies will be served! 4 PM (School Age & Teens)

27 Sat. Hispanic & Neighborhood Fest

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Come for a celebration with special emphasis on our Hispanic friends. Enjoy live music, games, food, and community information. 11 AM (Family)

Transform a plain pen into a fancy artistic creation with an edible candy cane at the top! 4 PM (School Age & Teens)

11 Thu. Holiday Ornaments *Registration is required (space is limited)

Design a unique ornament for a holiday keepsake or to give away as a gift. 4 PM (School Age & Teens)

18 Thu. Fabulous Cupcakes *Registration is required (space is limited)

Turn a plain cupcake into a fabulous edible treat! The top three cupcakes receive a prize! 4 PM (School Age & Teens)

Ongoing ZUMBA in the Stacks! *Registration is required (space is limited)

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Tuesdays @ 5:30 PM (Aug. 26; Sept. 2, 9 & 16) Get off the couch and head to the Library to exercise the Zumba way! This class combines the Latin dances of Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue and Samba! (Teens & Adults)

October 16 Thu. Miles of Smiles Holiday Cards TREK for Civility Event Send smiles to those soldiers who are miles away defending our country through holiday cards! 4 PM (School Age & Teens)

Computer & Résumé Tutoring *Registration is required

21 Tue. Quick Creepy Crunchy Crafts

Create a bat to hang outside or in your room, and make a treat for someone special! 4 PM (School Age & Teens)

23 Thu. Pumpkin Painting *Registration is required (space is limited) Paint your own pumpkin to look silly, scary, funny, friendly or however you would like! We will supply the pumpkin and paint, you bring the creativity! 4 PM (School Age)

November 15 Sat. FUN with Board Games International Games Day Event Play an assortment of board games! We will have Candyland, checkers, chess, Sequence, Let’s Go Fishin’, and others! 12 PM (School Age)

25 Tue. Thankful Pumpkins!

9 Tue. Candy Cane Pens *Registration is required (space is limited)

Make two paper pumpkins out of eight strips of paper. Write what you are thankful for on each strip of paper to be entered into our random drawing for a door prize! Everyone gets one thankful treat! 4 PM (School Age)

Monday - Thursday from 1 PM - 3 PM (Sept. 2 - Dec. 31) by appointment only Call our branch to set up an appointment for one-on-one computer training or résumé assistance. (Adults)

Movie Time *Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings

Thursdays @ 4 PM (Sept. 4; Oct. 2; Nov. 6; Dec. 4) Watch movies on our big screen! (School Age)

Seasoned and Sassy!

Mondays @ 3 PM (Sept. 8 - Dec. 15) Fridays @ 2 PM (Sept. 5 - Dec. 19) Do you enjoy being active and socializing with others? Then this is the program for you! Activities will include movies, board games, line dancing, guest speakers and more! (Adults)

Wii Gaming

Wednesdays @ 4 PM (Sept. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 19; Dec. 17) Use our games or bring your own! Just make sure they are rated “E” for everyone! (School Age & Teens)

EGOes Book Club *Registration is required

Saturdays @ 1 PM (Sept. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 22; Dec. 20) Read a variety of books on topics where “Everything GOes” and enjoy refreshments. (Adults)

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Blyden Branch Library

879 E. Princess Anne Road ~ (757) 441-2852 20 Thu. Glow in the Dark Party

September Book Trailer Challenge

Tuesday, Sept. 2 & 9 @ 5 PM Thursday, Sept. 11, 18 & 25 @ 5 PM Book Trailer Showcase & Awards Program: Saturday, Sept. 27 @ 3 PM Do you love books? How about films? During the month of September, bring your favorite book to life by filming your very own book trailer. That’s not all—enter your final project in the Book Trailer Film Festival at the end of the month, and you could win a prize! (Tweens & Teens)

Enter the Stop, Drop and Battle Competition! Teens, you’re invited to the coolest party of the year! Face off in the ultimate dance competition, “Stop, Drop and Battle,” and claim your bragging rights. Create graffiti art using Chroma paint and watch it glow in the dark to the DJ’s beat. 5 PM (Teens)

December 13 Sat. Santa’s Workshop *Registration is required (space is limited)

Calling all little elves— Santa needs your help! Gingerbread houses and candy ornaments need to be made before his sleigh takes off. 11 AM (School Age & Tweens)

October 11 Sat. Honoring Hispanic Women Trailblazers Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Enjoy performances by Flor de Mexico & Panamanian Folkloric Group!

NPL recognizes and honors local trailblazers for their efforts in promoting the culture, traditions and contributions of Latinos in Hampton Roads. Honorees are: Aura Robinson, Artistic Director and Founder of the Panamanian Folkloric Group of Hampton Roads; Olga Torres, President of the Hampton Roads Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and Ana Castellanos, Director of Flor de Mexico. 1 PM (Family)

18 Sat. It’s Your Future! College and Career Fair

Teen Read Week Event Learn what it takes to achieve your future goals, whether deciding to attend college, a trade school or join the military. Area colleges and professionals will be on hand to answer your questions. 10:30 AM (Teens)

The Quest Book Club Mondays @ 5 PM (Sept. 8 & 22; Oct. 6 & 20; Nov. 3 & 17; Dec. 1 & 15) This isn’t your typical book club. You will become a reading agent by solving mysteries and meeting challenges to earn a badge! (School Age)

WizKidz Club

Mondays @ 5 PM (Sept. 15; Oct. 27; Nov. 10 & 24; Dec. 8 & 22) Have fun with everything S.T.E.A.M.! That is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, incorporated with stories, activities, experiments and more! (School Age & Tweens)

Maker Tuesdays

*Registration is required *All materials provided

November 15 Sat. Goofy Olympics

Tuesdays @ 5 PM (Sept. 16; Oct. 14; Nov. 25; Dec. 9) Do you like to invent interesting things and create your own original artwork? This is the program for you! (School Age)

15 Sat. Black Indians in Hampton Roads

Sept. 16: Oct. 14: Nov. 25: Dec. 9:

International Games Day Event Become a wacky challenger in our off-the-wall Olympics, and you could win the Banana Trophy! 11 AM (Family)

American Indian Heritage Month Event The Weyanoke Association presents a historical perspective of the rich and vibrant history of Black Indians and their relationship with Native Americans in Hampton Roads and other regions of Virginia. 1 PM (Adults)

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Ongoing

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8-bit Art (artwork fused with plastic beads) Candy Wrapper Art The Chef Challenge Girly Maker Day


Horace C. Downing Branch Library 555 E. Liberty Street ~ (757) 441-1968

November

September ZUMBA in the Stacks! *Registration is required (space is limited)

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Mondays @ 5:30 PM (Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29) Get off the couch and head to the Library to exercise the Zumba way! This class combines the Latin dances of Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue and Samba! (Teens & Adults)

12 Wed. American Indian Crafts

American Indian Heritage Month Event Learn about American Indian culture and make your very own totem pole and tepee. 4 PM (School Age)

13 Sat. Safety Print™ ID Cards

The Safety Print™ ID card is a Department of Motor Vehicles quality ID with your child’s photo, fingerprints, name, address, phone number and date of birth. Get yours free today! Parents and guardians must be present at the event. 1 PM (Family)

Teach Children to Save $$

15 Sat. Game On!

International Games Day Event Various games will be available for you to play with your friends and family. 1 PM (School Age)

December

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 4 PM

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the concept of saving money and how this important first step can lead them toward a healthy financial future. (Tweens & Teens)

17 Wed. Charm Bracelet Workshop

Make a Christmas charm bracelet to give to a special person this holiday. 4:30 PM (School Age & Teens)

20 Sat. Santa Visit

Nibble on a delicious treat while sharing your Christmas wishes with Santa! 1 PM (Toddlers thru School Age)

Ongoing

October Teen Takeover

15 Wed. Turn Dreams into Reality

Teen Read Week Event Create a vision board to help you prepare for your future. 4 PM (Teens)

Classic Hollywood Matinee

25 Sat. Fall Gospel Music Concert

Listen to the uplifting sounds of the Greater Saint Andrews AME Church in concert. 1 PM (Family)

30 Thu. Costume Party

Tuesdays @ 3:30 PM (Sept. 16 - Dec. 2) Meet with other teens for different activities. Play the Wii, make duct tape creations, and more! (Tweens & Teens)

Bring the family out for a costume contest, games, treats and more! 4 PM (Family)

*Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings

Wednesdays @ 2:30 PM (Sept. 17; Oct. 22; Nov. 19) Grab your snacks and watch Hollywood classics on our big screen! (Adults)

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Janaf Branch Library

124 Janaf Shopping Center ~ (757) 441-5660 September

Ongoing

11 Thu. Special Visit from PBS Literacy Van

Martha Razor, WHRO Early Childhood Coordinator, drops by for a visit with the PBS Kids Raising Readers Literacy Van filled with age appropriate books and games. All are invited onboard! 11 AM (Preschool)

27 Sat. Bilingual Concert: Roberto Henriquez “The International Entertainer”

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Keyboardist and singer, Roberto Henriquez, performs a variety of songs in both English and Spanish! 1 PM (Family)

October 14 Tue. “Turn Your Dreams into Reality” Teen Read Week Event

Homework Lab

Mondays from 4 PM - 6 PM (Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29; Oct. 6, 20 & 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24; Dec. 1, 8 & 15) The Janaf meeting room is available to families for homework, reading and quiet study. Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist with resources. Wireless connection is available. (Family)

Success without Stress *Offered twice!

Presented by The Art of Living Foundation Session I: Tuesdays @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (*Note that Session I is offered in two parts: Sept. 9 & Sept. 23) Session II: Saturday, Oct. 25 @ 2:30 PM - 4 PM Discover the secrets of success and how to reach your life’s full potential. This workshop helps you to bring harmony between your inner-self and outer experiences. (Adults) Learn tangible techniques to help you:

Meet an outstanding group of future leaders from Teens With a Purpose (TWP), a peer led organization serving communities across Hampton Roads. TWP tackles issues teens face in today’s world—distracted driving, dating abuse, violence, and other challenges. Learn how you can become a part of the creative and inspiring energy they bring to young adults in our community. 5 PM (Teens)

31 Fri. Pumpkin Decorating

Grab a pumpkin and have a lot of fun decorating it! 3:30 PM (School Age)

November 15 Sat. Learn and Play Chess

International Games Day Event Lisa Suhay and the Norfolk Initiative for Chess Excellence (N.I.C.E.) will be here for a day of chess. 12 PM - 4 PM (Family)

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Reduce stress Be more enthusiastic Improve efficiency and productivity Enhance your feeling of health and well-being Heighten awareness and achieve clearer perception

The workshop is presented by Art of Living Foundation, a non-profit, educational, and humanitarian organization engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organization operates globally in 151 countries. For more information, visit www.artofliving.org/us-en.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Thursdays @ 3 PM (Sep. 25; Oct. 30; Nov. 20; Dec. 18) Do you need community service hours for your academic program? Give back to the community while volunteering at the Janaf Branch Library. For more information, contact Mrs. Marion Teasley or Ms. Barbara Riddick at (757) 441-5660. (Teens)

Local Authors Workshops

December 6 Sat. Make and Take Holiday Card Making

Don’t toss out your old holiday cards, bring them to the Library! We’ll repurpose them into new cards to share and help save the environment! 3:30 PM (School Age)

Saturdays from 2 PM - 4 PM (Oct. 4 & 18; Nov. 1 & 22) Aspiring writers—looking for tips and advice? Come hear local published authors discuss their books. Fanita Pendleton and Davian Clifton will talk about their careers and have copies of their books available for purchase and signing. See the complete list of authors online at www.npl.lib.va.us. (Adults)

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Jordan-Newby Branch Library 961 Park Avenue ~ (757) 441-2843

17 Fri. “Turn Dreams into a Reality”

September 8 Mon. Author Visit & Book Signing: Charlawesta Norfolk resident and local author Charlawesta presents a reading of her new urban fiction book, “The Price of Liberty: Merlynn’s Pride.” Charlawesta will have books on hand for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served! 2 PM - 6 PM (Adults)

15 Mon. Author Visit & Book Signing: Rayvon Harrell

“The Passion of the Feather Pen” is Harrell’s first book. Comprised of various poems written throughout his life, it took seven years to complete. Books will be on hand for purchase and signing, and it is Harrell’s hope that the reader will be inspired by his poems! 10 AM - 7 PM (Adults)

16 Tue. WHRO Storytime with Martha Razor

The WHRO Raising Readers Literacy Van will stop by along with Early Childhood Coordinator, Martha Razor, for a very special Storytime. 10:30 AM (Preschool)

October

Teen Read Week Event Meet new friends and have fun with Super Smash Bros.™ Brawl and Wii™ Sports. 3 PM (Tweens & Teens)

31 Fri. Halloween Costumes and Treats

Listen to Halloween stories and songs, make a spooky cat craft and eat treats. Don’t forget to wear your costume! 3 PM (Preschool & School Age)

November 15 Sat. Celebrate Chess International Games Day Event Bring a friend and let the chess games begin! There will be several board games set-up for your enjoyment. 1 PM (Family)

December 6 Sat. Candy Cane Hunt

How many candy canes can you find? Bring your stocking to search for hidden candy canes in the Library, and make a special craft. 1 PM (Family)

13 Sat. Santa Claus is Coming to Jordan-Newby

Enjoy a holiday craft, songs and Christmas Storytime with Santa! Don’t forget to bring your Christmas list and camera. 1 PM (Family)

4 Sat. Bilingual Concert: Roberto Henriquez “The International Entertainer”

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Keyboardist and singer, Roberto Henriquez, performs a variety of songs in both English and Spanish! 2:30 PM (Family) Ho! Ho!

11 Sat. Son Shine Entertainment

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What is more fun than a magic show and balloon animals? Gracie the Clown will make you smile and laugh at her thrilling tricks. This show also features the hilarious Rocky the Raccoon. 1 PM (Family)

Santa Claus is Coming to Town! Thursday, Dec. 11 Van Wyck Branch @ 4 PM

16 Thu. Holiday Cards for Heroes *Supplies provided

Teen Read Week Event Support and honor our troops by making holiday cards for deployed service members. Make one for a special relative or friend in the service, or to show your appreciation for our troops. 3 PM (Tweens & Teens)

Saturday, Dec. 13 Jordan-Newby Branch @ 1 PM Pretlow Anchor Branch @ 2 PM Saturday, Dec. 20 Horace C. Downing Branch @ 1 PM Lafayette Branch @ 2 PM

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Lafayette Branch Library

1610 Cromwell Drive ~ (757) 441-2842 September December 16 Tue. Play-Doh® Workshop

Celebrate National Play-Doh Day by making your very own customized “doh”! 4:30 PM (School Age & Preschool)

8 Mon. Snow Globe Workshop

Create your own winter wonderland in a jar as a memento of the holiday season! Refreshments served! 4:30 PM (Family)

20 Sat. Polar Express Party 27 Sat. National UMIGO Day: Math Munchies

Do you wish math was a little easier to digest? Take part in cool, hands-on math games created out of your favorite sweets and snacks! 12:30 PM (School Age) (SOL-based) UMIGO “yoU Make It GO” is a unique and innovative way for kids to learn math. UMIGO delivers a curriculum-based, interactive learning experience that encourages kids to think creatively, invent, and work collaboratively. Learn more at http://umigo.com/.

October 18 Sat. Holiday Hellos for Heroes *Materials provided

Put on your pajamas and join us for a special viewing of “The Polar Express.” There will be yummy treats and even a visit from Santa himself! Cameras welcome! 2 PM (Preschool & School Age)

Ongoing Family Movie Fun *Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings

Thursdays @ 4 PM (Sept. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20 & Dec. 18) Bring the whole family to watch a movie on our big screen. Popcorn will be served! (Family)

Teen Read Week Event Use your creativity for a cause by decorating holiday cards for our military troops. Refreshments will be served! 12 PM (All Ages)

20 Mon. Pumpkin Decorating *Registration is required (space is limited) Decorate a pumpkin based on your favorite book character or just let your imagination run free! 4:30 PM (Family)

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Wear your costume for some Halloween fun and goodies! Ages 0-2 @ 10:30 AM & Ages 3-5 @ 12 PM (Babies & Preschool)

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November 10 Mon. American Indian Pastimes

American Indian Heritage Month Event If you were a Powhatan child living in Virginia 400 years ago, what would you do for fun? Find out as we learn and play different games and pastimes from across America! Refreshments Served! 4:30 PM (School Age)

Saturdays @ 2 PM

15 Sat. Life-Size Angry Birds

International Games Day Event Experience the game of Angry Birds like never before, as it jumps from the mobile phone screen to the Library! Refreshments served! 1 PM (Family)

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(Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11 & 18) We’re showing a different film each week! Call the branch for movie titles and ratings. (Adults)

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Larchmont Branch Library

6525 Hampton Boulevard ~ (757) 441-5335 28 Tue. Pumpkin Decorating September Bring your own pumpkin to decorate, and we will provide everything you need to make it wacky! 4 PM (Family)

13 Sat. Life-Size Pac-Man

Take part in a fun, life-size interpretation of the classic game, Pac-Man! 11 AM - 1 PM (Family)

November 4 Tue. Where’s Waldo® @ the Library?

16 Tue. Build Your Own Fairy House

Legend has it that if you build a fairy home for your garden, you might attract a fairy. Build your own fairy house at the Library. Supplies will be gathered or you can bring your own. Anything from nature will do; sticks, pebbles, shells, feathers, pinecones…anything! 4 PM (Family)

Find Waldo and his friends to win a prize! 4 PM (Family)

22 Mon. Banned Book Week Mug Shots

18 Tue. Decorate a Cupcake

Get “caught reading” your favorite banned books, and we’ll snap your mug shot! 4 PM (School Age & Teens)

15 Sat. Mario Kart Competition

International Games Day Event Compete for a prize! 1 PM (Family) Design and decorate your own cupcake. 4 PM (Family)

December

22 Mon. Banned Book Week Movie Night

Enjoy the film adaptation of one of the most popular children’s banned books: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” 5 PM (Family)

2 Tue. Build Your Own Gingerbread House

30 Tue. Build Your Own Marshmallow Launcher

16 Tue. Christmas Tree Relay Games

Here’s a new way to interact with your family and friends— make a marshmallow launcher! We’ll provide everything you need to make your device. 4 PM (School Age & Teens)

October

Construct a gingerbread house out of graham crackers and icing. 4 PM (Family) Let’s see who can build a “cup” tree or wrap a present the fastest! 4 PM (Family)

Ongoing Broken Spines Book Club *see page 24 for book titles

4 Sat. Hispanic Art Workshop & Children’s Exhibit

Hispanic Heritage Month Event View artwork created by children, listen to a bilingual Storytime, dabble at an art workshop, and enjoy other fun activities! See the schedule of events on page three. 1 PM - 4 PM (Family)

Fridays @ 3:30 PM (Sept. 5 & 19; Oct. 3 & 17; Nov. 7 & 21; Dec. 5 & 19) So many books, so little time! Come and unwind! (Adults)

LEGO® Mania

Fridays @ 3:30 PM (Sept. 12 & 26; Oct. 10 & 24; Nov. 7 & 21; Dec. 12 & 26) Come for free build time. Creations will be displayed. (Family)

Have fun with live music, face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, and more! 11:30 AM - 3 PM (Family)

Family Movie Night *Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings

11 Sat. 7th Annual Fall Festival

14 Tue. Tie Dye Time Teen Read Week Event Bring your whites to tie dye—socks, shirts, shorts—anything! We’ll supply the dye. 4 PM (Tweens & Teens)

20 Mon. Holiday Cards for the Military

Create cards to thank our troops and let them know that we care and appreciate them. 4 PM (Family)

Mondays @ 5 PM (Sept. 29; Oct. 27; Nov. 24; Dec. 29) Watch new DVD releases and have popcorn! (Family)

Holiday Movie Series

Mondays @ 5 PM (Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22) Sip hot cocoa and view holiday movies. (Family) Dec. 1: “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) rated G

Dec. 8: “Elf” (2003) rated PG Dec. 15: “Lights: The Miracle of Chanukah” (2005) rated G Dec. 22: “Home Alone” (1990) rated PG

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Little Creek Branch Library

7853 Tarpon Place ~ (757) 441-1751 September October School Supply Drive: “Get on the Bus!”

National Book Month: Oct. 1-31 from 10 AM - 5 PM

Bring Donations: Aug. 15 - Sept. 30 from 10 AM - 5 PM Help Norfolk kids start the new school year off right! (All Ages)

Peruse our weekly book displays of old favorites and exciting new additions to our collection. (All Ages)

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

2 Thu. Panamanian Folkloric Group of Hampton Roads

Stop by for coloring sheets, stickers and activities. (All Ages)

6 Sat. National Read a Book Day

Relax with a good book today. Visit our book displays to find new favorites. 10 AM - 5 PM (All Ages)

13 Sat. Lalaloopsy Storytime & Party

Welcome back to school Lalaloopsy style with crafting, books, treats and friends. Bring your own Lalaloopsy doll to show off. 10 AM - 12 PM (Preschool & School Age)

16 Tue. Hispanic Crafts Hispanic Heritage Month Event Use fun looms or Hispanic textile designs to make a bracelet! 4:30 PM (School Age)

19 Fri. ARRRRRGGGGG! Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy, Matey! Come aboard to get your bag of pirate booty. Speak like a pirate for a prize. 10:30 AM - 2 PM (School Age)

Banned Books Week: September 21−27

Celebrate YOUR Freedom to Read! Bring a canned food to decorate based on titles in our book display. Art will be displayed and donated to a local food bank on November 1. 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM (All Ages)

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Experience the colorful attire, traditional dances, and music of Panama! 5:30 PM (Family)

American Girl Book Club *Registration is required (space is limited)

Mondays @ 5 PM - 6:15 PM (Oct. 6, 20 & 27) Meet Isabelle, a young girl who finds success in the face of challenges. (School Age)

11 Sat. Day of the Girl Tea Party *Registration is required

The United Nations has declared October 11 Day of the Girl. Dress in a pretty outfit and join us for a tea time celebrating the many ways girls are great. Parents and caregivers, visit our book displays to learn more about local organizations working to empower and educate our girls. 10:30 AM (School Age & Adults)

14 Tue. Military Holiday Cards

Teen Read Week Event Create holiday cards for deployed military personnel to let them know how much we appreciate their service to our country. 5 PM - 7 PM (Tweens & Teens)

25 Sat. Family History Month

Explore genealogy resources to help you research and preserve your family’s heritage for future generations. 2 PM (Family)

29 Wed. Halloween Baby Bash *Costumes not required Enjoy activities, music and age appropriate snacks. 10:30 AM (Babies & Toddlers)

lar u c a t O O B Halloween Costume Swap

Save a Bundle by Donating a Gently Used Costume to Receive One!

30 Thu. Let’s Monster Mash

Costume Collection Drive: Sept. 2-30 Swap: Saturday, Oct. 11 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM *bring your ticket! Receive a ticket for donating a costume in September that can be swapped for another on October 11. After 3:30 PM, all remaining costumes will be free for the taking. Donations must be free of tears, odors and stains; infant and child sizes only. (Family)

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Party with music, activities and ghoulish things to eat! Wear your costume for a devilish prize. 4 PM - 5:30 PM (School Age)

November 1 Sat. National Family Literacy Day

Share stories and create special memories together. Don’t forget to check out our book displays and the NPL Family Resource Center collection. 10 AM - 5 PM (Family)

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Little Creek Branch Library

7853 Tarpon Place ~ (757) 441-1751 November (continued) Ongoing Holiday Toy Drive

Monday, Nov. 3 - Saturday, Dec. 6 Donate new, unopened toys to children in need, and make a difference in the life of a child. All donations will be given to the Norfolk Foster Care Holiday Project. (All Ages)

Classic Movies to Remember

*Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings

Fridays @ 10:30 AM (Sept. 5; Oct. 3; Nov. 7; Dec. 5) Stroll down memory lane with classic movies on our big screen and nibble on hot buttered popcorn! (Adults)

3 Mon. Totem Poles

LEGO® Blockbuster Build

American Indian Heritage Month Event Learn the meaning of totem poles and create one to take home. 5 PM (Family)

Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM (Sept. 10; Oct. 8; Nov. 12; Dec. 10) Imagine and build at our LEGO meet-ups! (All Ages)

Boys, Books & Pizza *Registration is required (space is limited)

Little Creek Reads Book Club

Mondays @ 5 PM - 6:15 PM (Nov. 10, 17 & 24) This boys-only book club combines popular books with good pizza! (School Age)

Thursdays @ 12:30 PM - 2 PM (Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11) Join Peggy Hagel for lively book talks! (Adults)

8 Sat. 1st Paragraph Writer’s Workshop *Registration is required

Fifty Shades of Romance Book Club

Hosted by Local Author Lydia Netzer Budding writers, bring your work to our workshop, and we’ll critique the first few paragraphs. Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to improve your writing! Refreshments will be served. 10 AM - 12 PM (Teens & Adults)

Thursdays @ 6 PM (Sept. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20; Dec. 18) Fall in love with books in the romance genre and chat over coffee and dessert! (Adults)

15 Sat. Let the Games Begin!

Saturdays @ 11:30 AM (Sept. 20; Oct. 18; & Dec. 20) Read and discuss popular urban fiction authors. To join, call or email Cathy Peterson at cathy.peterson@norfolk. gov. (Adults)

International Games Day Event Chess means strategy. If you’ve never played, we’ll show you how to make your next move! 2 PM - 3:30 PM (Family)

29 Sat. Native American Code Talkers

American Indian Heritage Month Event Learn about brave warriors of World War II from the Nations of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Lakota, Meskwaki, and Comanche. 2 PM (Family)

December

Sistahs with Sass Urban Fiction Book Club

Wii Game Night

Tuesdays @ 4:30 PM - 6 PM (Sept. 23; Oct. 28; Nov. 25; Dec. 30) Fuel up with snacks and compete with friends! (Tweens & Teens)

Craft Hope Club

6 Sat. Holiday Crafts *Materials provided

Craft one-of-a-kind holiday treasures and eat treats. 2 PM - 3:30 PM (Family)

8 Mon. Gingerbread House Fun *Materials provided

Construct a gingerbread house from sweet materials and discover how this tradition started! 5 PM (Family)

15 Mon. Milk, Cookies and Christmas Stories

Share milk, cookies and stories, and make a special bookmark! 5:30 PM (Family)

TREK for Civility Program Fridays @ 10:30 AM - 12 PM (Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Nov. 21; Dec. 19) Spread love and hope through knitting and crocheting for charitable causes. All levels of experience welcome! (Adults)

Stories and Breakfast with Daddy

Saturdays @ 10:30 AM (Sept. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 29) Have a yummy breakfast treat, read and craft with Dad. (Family)

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Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue ~ (757) 441-1750 November

September 16 Tue. Lights Out! Storytime

Come for relaxing songs, soothing rhymes, and bedtime stories in your pajamas! 6:30 PM (Toddlers & Preschool)

Hispanic Heritage Month O pe n in g Celeb rat io n Saturday, September 20 @ 11 AM

Music • Dance • Crafts • Food & More!

Celebrate the culture, traditions and contributions that Hispanics and Latinos have made to our country. Activities include guest speaker Olga Torres, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; “Roberto the International Entertainer,” a musician and singer; book characters Maya and Miguel; Flor de Mexico, a children’s dance group; Parade of Nations; children’s crafts; community agencies and organizations; and refreshments! (Family)

23 Tue. Fall Q-Tip® Art

Make a dazzling picture to light up the fridge using this unique but easy painting technique! 4:30 PM (School Age)

American Indian Heritage Month Opening Celebration

Saturday, November 1 @ 11 AM Host: Vincent Schilling of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation Award-winning Native American, photojournalist and public speaker, Vincent Schilling, presents drum groups, dance performances, and wild bird demonstrations! (Family)

6 Thu. Holiday Mail for Heroes

Create a festive holiday card to thank and cheer up an American military member, veteran or their family. The cards will be given to the Red Cross in December for its Holiday Mail for Heroes program, and distributed all over the world. 4:30 PM (Family)

15 Sat. Family Gaming

International Games Day Event Whether you enjoy Monopoly, Life, or Connect Four, we are sure to have a game that the whole family will enjoy. See a staff member at the youth services desk to check out a game and start the fun! 2 PM (Family)

20 Thu. Thanksgiving Crafts *Materials provided

Give thanks to someone special by creating a craft for them. Materials are provided; all we need is your creative mind! 4:30 PM (Family)

October 14 Tue. Teen Wii Gaming

Teen Read Week Event Challenge your friends at Super Smash Bros.™ Brawl and other Wii games, and munch on snacks! 4:30 PM (Teens)

21 Tue. Balloon Animals and Colorful Faces

Son Shine Entertainment Be transformed with face paint and get the balloon animal of your choice. Will you be a scary pirate or a cute ladybug? Maybe you just want a balloon animal! 4:30 PM - 6 PM (Family)

December 4 Thu. Holiday Crafts

Get into the holiday spirit by designing handmade items to decorate your house! 4:30 PM (Family)

13 Sat. Santa’s Storytime

Santa will be on hand to read a special Christmas story and pose for pictures! Don’t forget your camera! 2 PM (Family)

Ongoing

31 Fri. Early Bird Trick or Treating

Head over to the Library dressed up in your spookiest Halloween costume for early trick-or-treating! Visit each desk for a treat! 10 AM - 4 PM (Family)

Latino Film Festival Hispanic Heritage Month Event

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We’re showing a different film each week! Call the branch for movie titles and ratings. (Adults)

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Park Place Branch Library

620 W. 29th Street ~ (757) 664-7330 15 Sat. Family Gaming

September September is Library Card Sign-up Month.

A library card opens new worlds to explore. Get your library card today! (All Ages)

ZUMBinAthe Stacks!

International Games Day Event Enjoy an afternoon of chess, Wii, and some of your favorite board games. 12 PM - 2 PM (Family)

December 20 Sat. Holiday Movie Matinee *Contact branch for movie title and rating

Get into the holiday spirit with a fun holiday flick. (Film to be announced a week prior to showing). 1 PM (Family)

Ongoing Drawing 101

Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Saturdays @ 11 AM (Sept. 20 & 27; Oct. 4 & 11) Get off the couch and head to the Library to exercise the Zumba way! This class combines the Latin dances of Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue and Samba! *Registration is required (space is limited)

(Teens & Adults)

October

Thursdays @ 5 PM (Sept. 4; Oct. 2; Nov. 6; Dec. 4) Tap into your creative side in this class! Graphic design student DeShawn Newby will teach drawing basics. (Tweens & Teens)

Holiday Season Crafts

Thursdays @ 4:30 PM (Nov. 20 & Dec. 18) Give the gift of something handmade at the Library this holiday season. (Family)

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16 Thu. Greeting Cards for Our Troops

Teen Read Week Event In honor of our troops overseas, stop by and create a colorful greeting card to wish them a season’s greeting. 4:30 PM (Teens & Tweens)

November

NPL’s new mascot,

The Reading Ranger,

1 Sat. Smartphones Simplified

Learn the basics for getting the most out of your mobile device. Please bring your mobile device to this workshop. 1 PM (Teens & Adults)

8 Sat. Girl Talk

Hosted by Girls Without Dads Participate in activities and a fun conversation centered around the theme “B.F.L.Y. (Finally Loving Yourself).” 2 PM (Tweens & Teens, Ages 12+)

is out and about being a defender of literacy and champion of the Library! Next appearance:

SCHOLARFEST With a YOUTH Explosion!

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 @ 11 AM - 3 PM James Monroe Field 520 W. 29th Street Norfolk, VA 23508

(Next to Park Place Branch Library)

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Van Wyck Branch Library

1368 DeBree Avenue ~ (757) 441-2844 December

September

11 Thu. Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Bring your list and visit with Santa. Hear holiday stories, listen to seasonal songs, and have refreshments. Cameras welcome! 4 PM (Family)

11 Thu. Get on Track with Reading *Registration is required Library Card Sign-up Month Event Have FUN with friends celebrating back to school with board and Wii games, snacks, and books. Be sure to register for a library card! 2 PM - 4 PM (All Ages)

October

17 Wed. Holiday Movie Matinee *Movie title to be announced Nibble on cookies and popcorn while relishing a holiday classic! 3 PM (Family)

Ongoing Writer’s Group: “PSSST! Pass the Word”

15 Wed. Lecture: Seeds of Change in Latin America Hispanic Heritage Month Event In an open discussion forum, guest lecturer Renez Lopez compares the old Latin American world to the new, examining the changes that have had a profound and lasting impact on its peoples and cultures. 5:30 PM (Adults)

16 Thu. Read 4 Fun

Teen Reed Week Event Bring your favorite book or oral story to share with us, and discover the variety of resources and services NPL has to offer teens and their families. Turn your dreams into reality at your library! 2:30 PM (Tweens & Teens)

18 Sat. Fourth Annual Fall Festival

Paint Your Own Pumpkin! Enjoy family fun with board games, Super Smash Bros. Brawl™ for Wii, pumpkin painting and refreshments! 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Family)

31 Fri. Halloween Storytime & Trick-or-Treat

Dress in your costume and slip on your dancing shoes for a Monster dance, Storytime and trick-or-treat! 3 PM - 4:30 PM (Family)

November

Fridays @ 10:30 AM (Sept. 5; Oct. 3; Nov. 7; Dec. 5) Share your work with other writers at this newly formed writer’s group! (Adults)

Tweens & Teens Gaming Extravaganza

Tuesdays from 3 PM - 5 PM (Sept. 9 - Dec. 16) Calling all gamers from experts to beginners—drop in for Wii gaming fun! (Tweens & Teens)

Van Wyck Voyagers Book Club

Thursdays @ 5:30 PM (Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11) Join us on second Thursdays of the month! Our first book will be “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Please place your holds in August. It is available as an eAudiobook, eBook, or in print. (Adults)

It’s All About YOU! Memoir Writing Workshop Fridays @ 10:30 AM (Sept. 26; Oct.31) Express your inner-self through writing. This workshop is hosted by Old Dominion University’s Writers in Community, a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating l i tera cy a n d creat i v i t y i n Hampton Roads. (Adults)

15 Sat. Family Gaming FUN International Games Day Event Mark your calendar for Wii and board game entertainment for the entire family. 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Family)

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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: None

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 Access: Students will learn the basic skills required to create a database. 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.

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.

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.

Introduction to PowerPoint: Students will learn the basic features required to create a slide show presentation. Prerequisites: Basic computer, mouse, and typing skills.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Technology classes are FREE and OPEN to the public!

Technology Classes Schedule Introduction to Computers I Tue., Sept. 9 Tue., Sept. 9 Tue., Oct. 7 Wed., Oct. 8 Tue., Nov. 4 Tue., Dec. 2 Tue., Dec. 2 Wed., Dec. 3

Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch

Introduction to Email 10 AM 1:30 PM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 2 PM 10 AM

Thu., Sept. 18 Thu., Sept. 18 Thu., Oct. 16 Fri., Oct. 17 Tue., Nov. 18 Thu., Dec. 11 Thu., Dec. 11 Fri., Dec. 12

Introduction to Computers II Thu., Sept. 11 Thu., Sept. 11 Thu., Oct. 9 Fri., Oct. 10 Thu., Nov. 6 Thu., Dec. 4 Thu., Dec. 4 Fri., Dec. 5

Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch

10 AM 1:30 PM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 2 PM 10 AM

Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch

10 AM 1:30 PM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 2 PM 10 AM

Email II Tue., Sept. 23 Tue., Sept. 23 Tue., Oct. 21 Wed., Oct. 22 Thu., Nov. 20 Tue., Dec. 16 Tue., Dec. 16 Wed., Dec. 17

Introduction to the Internet Tue., Sept. 16 Tue., Sept. 16 Tue., Oct. 14 Wed., Oct. 15 Thu., Nov. 13 Tue., Dec. 9 Tue., Dec. 9 Wed., Dec. 10

Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch

Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch

10 AM 1:30 PM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 2 PM 10 AM

Email III 10 AM 1:30 PM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 2 PM 10 AM

Thu., Sept. 25 Thu., Sept. 25 Thu., Oct. 23 Fri., Oct. 24 Tue., Nov. 25 Thu., Dec. 18 Thu., Dec. 18 Fri., Dec. 19

Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Larchmont Branch Janaf Branch Park Place Branch Little Creek Branch

10 AM 1:30 PM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM 2 PM 10 AM

Introduction to Word Tue., Sept. 30 Tue., Sept. 30 Tue., Oct. 28 Wed., Oct. 29

Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch

10 AM 1:30 PM 10 AM 10 AM

Word II Thu., Oct. 2 Thu., Oct. 2 Thu., Oct. 30 Fri., Oct. 31

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Van Wyck Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch

10 AM 1:30 PM 10 AM 10 AM

Introduction to Access Tue., Oct. 7

Jordan-Newby Branch

1:30 PM

Access II Thu., Oct. 9

Jordan-Newby Branch

1:30 PM

NOTE: Technology classes may be up to two hours in length.

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Registration is required for all classes. Please check the prerequisites for each class before signing up.

Technology Classes Schedule 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 don’t live in, work in or own property in the City of Norfolk.

Introduction to Excel Tue., Oct. 14 Tue., Nov. 4

Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch

1:30 PM 1:30 PM

Excel II Thu., Oct. 16 Thu., Nov. 6

Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch

1:30 PM 1:30 PM

September 2014 Wed., Sept. 10 Tue., Sept. 16 Wed., Sept. 17 Thu., Sept. 18 Wed., Sept. 24 Thu., Sept. 25

Excel III Tue., Oct. 21 Thu., Nov. 13

Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch

1:30 PM 1:30 PM

Introduction to PowerPoint Thu., Oct. 23 Tue., Nov. 18

Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch

1:30 PM 1:30 PM

Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch

1:30 PM 1:30 PM

PowerPoint III Thu., Oct. 30 Tue., Nov. 25

Jordan-Newby Branch Barron F. Black Branch

3:30 PM 2 PM 11 AM 2 PM 10 AM 2 PM

October 2014 Fri., Oct. 3 Tue., Oct. 7 Tue., Oct. 14 Tue., Oct. 14 Thu., Oct. 16

Janaf Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Lafayette Branch Little Creek Branch Blyden Branch

10 AM 3:30 PM 10 AM 1 PM 10 AM

November 2014

PowerPoint II Tue., Oct. 28 Thu., Nov. 20

Horace C. Downing Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch Van Wyck Branch Barron F. Black Branch Park Place Branch Jordan-Newby Branch

1:30 PM 1:30 PM

You’re Only One Click Away

Mon., Nov. 3 Wed., Nov. 5 Thu., Nov. 6 Mon., Nov. 10 Wed., Nov. 12 Wed., Nov. 12 Wed., Nov. 12 Thu., Nov. 13 Thu., Nov. 13 Tue., Nov. 18

Jordan-Newby Branch Van Wyck Branch Barron F. Black Branch Blyden Branch Park Place Branch Larchmont Branch Horace C. Downing Branch Little Creek Branch Lafayette Branch Pretlow Anchor Branch

2 PM 5:30 PM 2 PM 2 PM 1 PM 1 PM 3:30 PM 10 AM 1 PM 2 PM

eAudiobooks Have Arrived!

Go to

December 2014

www.npl.lib.va.us/Books

Download eAudiobooks directly from the website anytime, anywhere! You may borrow up to five titles at a time for 21 days!

Tue., Dec. 9 Wed., Dec. 10

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The NPL Bookmobile (757) 858-2044

Schedule: September - December, 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 Autumn 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 Sept. 8 & 22; Oct. 6 & 20; Nov. 3 & 17; Dec. 1, 15 & 29 Leaping & Learning CDC

7036 Chesapeake Boulevard @ 9:45 AM - 10:55 AM

Braywood Manor

7000 Auburn Avenue @ 11 AM - 12 PM

Freemason Street Baptist Church

400 E. Freemason Street @ 1:30 PM - 3 PM

Grandy Village Recreation Center

3016 Kimball Terrace @ 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Thursday Tuesday

Sept. 11 & 25; Oct. 9 & 23; Nov. 6 & 20; Dec. 4 & 18 Norfolk Technical Center

Sept. 9 & 23; Oct. 7 & 21; Nov. 4 & 18; Dec 2, 16 & 30

1330 N. Military Highway @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Shorewood Cove

100 Suburban Parkway @ 11:15 AM - 12 PM

Diggs Town

110 Suburban Parkway @ 12:05 PM - 12:35 PM

Granby House

293 Corporate Boulevard @ 2:15 PM - 3 PM

Suburban House

Cypress Street & Vernon Drive @ 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Anchorage House

112 Cromwell Parkway @ 12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

Mariner’s Watch Apartments

Wednesday

440 Mariners @ 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Friday

Sept. 10 & 24; Oct. 8 & 22; Nov. 5 & 19; Dec. 3, 17 & 31 Colonial Day School

6510 N. Military Highway @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Robert Partrea Apartments

Sept. 12 & 26; Oct. 10 & 24; Nov. 7 & 21; Dec. 5 & 19 Harbor’s Edge

701 Easy Street @ 11 AM - 11:45 AM

1 Colley Avenue @ 9 AM - 10 AM

Tucker House

READY Academy Christian School (Starts Oct. 10)

Merrimac Landing Recreation Center

Nauticus

7700 Armfield Avenue @ 12 PM - 1:15 PM

418 East Bute Street @ 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

8809 Monitor Way @ 3 PM - 5 PM

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1 Waterside Drive @ 1 PM - 2:30 PM

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The NPL Bookmobile (757) 858-2044

Schedule: September - December, 2014 Week Two Thursday

Monday Sept. 15 & 29; Oct. 27; Nov. 10 & 24; Dec. 8 & 22

Sept. 4 & 18; Oct. 2, 16 & 30; Nov. 13; Dec. 11

Tabernacle of Prayer Christian School

The Talbot on Granby

3611 Colley Avenue @ 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

6311 Granby Street @ 10 AM - 11 AM

3900 Llewellyn Avenue @ 11 AM - 12 PM

6403 Granby Street @ 11:05 AM - 11:45 AM

249 S. Newtown Road @ 2 PM - 2:45 PM

8132 Shore Drive @ 2 PM - 2:45 PM

5920 Poplar Hall Drive @ 3 PM - 3:45 PM

2100 Tarrallton Drive @ 3 PM - 4 PM

940 Ingleside Drive @ 4 PM - 5 PM

20th Bay & Pretty Lake Avenue @ 4:15 PM - 5 PM

Tuesday

Holidays

Province Place of DePaul

Consulate Health Care of Norfolk

Angel’s Place Daycare Center

Sentara Nursing Center

Tarrallton Community Center

Bobbitt Midrise

East Ocean View

Ingleside Recreation Center

Sept. 2, 16 & 30; Oct. 14 & 28; Nov. 25; Dec. 9 & 23 Town & Country Day School

1421 Kempsville Road @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Greenhill Farms Christian Academy 959 Philpotts Road @ 11 AM - 12 PM

Annette M. Lane Apartments

There will be no Bookmobile service on the following days: Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 1 NPL Staff Training Day: Monday, Oct. 13 Veterans Day: Tuesday, Nov. 11 Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 27 & Friday, Nov. 28 Christmas Eve: Wednesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Day: Thursday, Dec. 25

2734 Gatehouse Road @ 2 PM - 2:30 PM

Grace Place

2735 Corprew Avenue @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

William A. Hunton YMCA Learning Academy 1139 E. Charlotte Street @ 3:50 PM - 5 PM

Wednesday Sept. 3 & 17; Oct. 1, 15 & 29; Nov. 12 & 26; Dec. 10 Envoy of Thornton Hall

827 Norview Ave @ 10 AM - 10:45 AM

Lakewood Plaza Apartments

5631 Tidewater Drive @ 11 AM - 11:50 AM

Stonebridge Manor

5432 Tidewater Drive @ 12 PM - 1 PM

What’s Inside?

Smitty’s Mobile Homes

Taft Street (near office) @ 3:30 PM - 4 PM

Newtown South (Stoney Point)

Paul Jones Lane & Stoney Point Park @ 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

•Children’s & Adult Books •Sign Up for Library Cards •DVDs & CDs •Great Staff ... and more!

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Schedule your FREE visit today!

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Are You Listening to free eAudiobooks from the Norfolk Public Library?

Access hands-free reading

anytime, anywhere!

Plug in to Norfolk Public Library’s Digital Collection eBooks

eAudiobooks

Digital Magazines

TumbleBooks

Download your favorite titles 24/7 at www.npl.lib.va.us/books

Closing after August 30, 2014! The Sargeant Memorial Collection Local History & Genealogy

(757) 664-7485/localhistory@norfolk.gov In order to prepare for the move to Norfolk Public Library’s new main library, Slover Memorial Library, the Sargeant Memorial Local History and Genealogy Collection will close at Pretlow Anchor Branch Library after August 30, 2014. Assistance with local history and genealogy research and data retrieval will not be available until the Slover Memorial Library opens in January 2015.

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The FUN is always

BREWING @ NPL’s

BOOK CLUBS

e m o C Do a r o f in ! l l e p S Broken Spines Book Club

Larchmont Branch Fridays @ 3:30 PM (Sept. 5 & 19; Oct. 3 & 17; Nov. 7 & 21; Dec. 5 & 19) So many books, so little time! Join us and unwind! (Adults) Sept. 5: “George Washington’s Secret Six” by Brian Kilmeade Sept. 19: “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini Oct. 3: “Charles & Emma” by Deborah Heiligman Oct. 17: “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell Nov. 7: “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson Nov. 21: “How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky” by Lydia Netzer Dec. 5: “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson Dec. 19: “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

Little Creek Reads Book Club Little Creek Branch Thursdays @ 12:30 PM - 2 PM (Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11) Join Peggy Hagel for lively book talks! (Adults)

Fifty Shades of Romance Book Club Little Creek Branch Thursdays @ 6 PM (Sept. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20; Dec. 18) Fall in love with books in the romance genre, and chat over coffee and dessert! (Adults)

Sistahs with Sass Urban Fiction Book Club

Little Creek Branch Saturdays @ 11:30 AM (Sept. 20; Oct. 18; & Dec. 20) Read and discuss popular urban fiction authors. To join, call or email Cathy Peterson at cathy.peterson@norfolk.gov. (Adults)

Voyagers Book Club

Van Wyck Branch Thursdays @ 5:30 PM (Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11) Join us on second Thursdays of the month! Our first book will be “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Please place your holds in August. It is available as an eAudiobook, eBook, or in print. (Adults)

EGOes Book Club *Registration is required

Barron F. Black Branch Saturdays @ 1 PM (Sept. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 22; Dec. 20) Read a variety of books on topics where “Everything GOes” and enjoy refreshments. (Adults)

Creating a City of Readers

School Age Book Clubs: The Quest Book Club

Blyden Branch Mondays @ 5 PM (Sept. 8 & 22; Oct. 6 & 20; Nov. 3 & 17; Dec. 1 & 15) This isn’t your typical book club. You will become a reading agent by solving mysteries and meeting challenges to earn a badge! (School Age)

American Girl Book Club

*Registration is required (space is limited)

Little Creek Branch Mondays @ 5 PM - 6:15 PM (Oct. 6, 20 & 27) Meet Isabelle, a young girl who finds success in the face of challenges. (School Age)

Boys, Books & Pizza

*Registration is required (space is limited)

Little Creek Branch Mondays @ 5 PM - 6:15 PM (Nov. 10, 17 & 24) This boys-only book club combines popular books with good pizza! (School Age)

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We Need Your Gently Used LEGOS® Donations can be brought to any NPL location.

For details, please ask any library staff member or call (757) 664-7328 x349.

Your donations are helping to build LEGO® clubs at NPL brick-by-brick!

What is NPL’s TREK for Civility Initiative? “TREK” stands for Tolerance, Respect, Empathy and Kindness. This initiative encourages everyone to choose courtesy and consideration at every opportunity when interacting with others—at work and in their personal lives.

Help spread civility to our surrounding community by attending special events! Look for events inside of this guide that are marked with the symbol above.

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This series blends FUN and topics of interest for the 50 and BETTER crowd! (Adults) 3rd Wednesdays @ 6 PM (Sept. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 19)

Pretlow Anchor Branch Library ~ INFO: Peggy McPhillips (757) 664-7310 Co-sponsored by AARP Virginia and The Friends of the Norfolk Public Library

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GO ONLINE Live HOMEWORK HELP is only one click away! State-certified teachers are waiting to help you with reading, writing and math for grades 3 thru 12. Access the Homework Help link from the NPL website at www.npl.lib.va.us/HomeworkHelp.

Celebrate Your FREEdom to READ Sept. 21-27 2014

Monday - Thursday: 3 PM - 9 PM Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM

Online help not available on Fridays and Sundays

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Norfolk Public Library

Board of Trustees

@ Your Library

2014

The Norfolk Public Library Board of Trustees is an advisory board appointed by the Norfolk City Council.

It really counts! INFO: Erica Blanding, NPL Volunteer Coordinator (757) 664-7328 X320 erica.blanding@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.

Roy B. Martin, Chairperson Ann Morgan, Vice Chair Dr. Charles H. Ford Charles E. Johnson, Jr. Dr. Linda B. McCluney Janelle M. Morris Andrew Nusbaum Daymen W. X. Robinson Bert Schmidt

$10!

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer! 2015 Norfolk Historical Calendar

Theme: Making a Difference The NPL Foundation’s 2015 calendar, called Making a Difference, is available to purchase for just $10! For more information or to order a calendar online, go to www.npl.lib.va.us/HistoricalCalendars. Proceeds support the new Sargeant Memorial Collection in the Slover Memorial Library (opening early 2015).

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Slover Memorial Library

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Coming early 2015!

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 early 2015, the new library will be you and your family’s headquarters to study and explore the world.

Slover Library Preview Center

Experience Slover Memorial Library before the doors open!

Step inside the Slover Library Preview Center and explore the interactive digital displays planned for the new main library. Library staff will be there to answer your questions about the digital displays and Slover’s other unique features. The Preview Center will be open Monday thru Friday from 11 AM to 2 PM, and is located in downtown Norfolk at 240 East Main Street.

Please join your neighbors in supporting this important project.

Make your gift today at www.sloverlibraryfoundation.org! For info: (757) 664-4320

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Coming early 2015: Slover Memorial Library 235 E. Plume Street Norfolk, VA 23510

Celebrate

Teen Read Week™ @ your library

®

OCTOBER 12-18, 2014 www.npl.lib.va.us/TRW

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 NPL Bookmobile: (757) 858-2044

(757) 664-7323 (READ)

Library Information: (757) 664-READ (7323)


NPL Fall Events Guide 2014