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Note: Day cares, schools and groups of 10 or more are asked to please contact the branch to register for events in advance.

Barron F. Black Branch Library

6700 East Tanners Creek Drive ~ (757) 441-5806 29 Tue. Beach Party Ponies and Moon Bounce

May 8 Thu. Scented Mother’s Day Cards

Create a card for Mom from an array of craft materials and add a tasty lollipop. Afterwards, spray it with a lovely scent! 4 PM (School Age) TREK for Civility Event Support our troops and make YOUR difference by crafting caring cards. These cards will be delivered miles away to warm the hearts of troops. 4 PM (School Age)

Bring a plain T-shirt to the Library and turn it into a work of art with fabric paint, wooden shapes and fabric markers! 2 PM - 4 PM (School Age)

12 Tue. Chess with a Side of Cookies

Learn how to play chess with friends while munching on Chessmen Cookies! 2 PM (School Age & Teens)

June 19 Thu. Bubble Wrap Art *Registration is required Paint a sheet of bubble wrap with different colors, transfer your creation to paper, and then add finishing touches. One random winner will receive a canvas! 2 PM (School Age) 26 Thu. Sand Art *Registration is required

Mix layers of multicolored sand into a bottle to create a masterpiece! 2 PM (School Age)

July 3 Thu. Magician Jon Kingry

Kingry dazzles the audience with the many mind-boggling tricks and illusions he has up his sleeves! He can make small animals appear and people levitate! 2 PM (Family)

Duct Tape Flower Power Pens *Registration is required

Session A: Tue., July 8 @ 2 PM Session B: Wed., July 9 @ 2 PM Take an ordinary pen and turn it into a work of art using only duct tape! Choose one of two sessions. (School Age)

17 Thu. Paint Your Own Pottery

Color Me Mine Studio *Registration is required Hear a story, learn about the pottery process, and paint your own piece of pottery! 2 PM (School Age) Let’s make some noise! Bang on a drum while listening to Connie’s stories, and learn about drums, songs and rhythms from faraway lands. 2 PM (Family)


August 1 Fri. Paint Your Shirt! *Art supplies provided

22 Thu. Miles of Smiles

22 Tue. The Drum Lady: Connie Ralston

Wrap up Summer Reading Program with pony rides (small children under 100 lbs.) and a petting zoo from 11 AM - noon, and a moon bounce from 11 AM - 2 PM! (Family)

Ongoing Computer & Résumé Tutoring *Registration is required Monday – Thursday from 1 PM - 3 PM by appointment Call our branch to set up an appointment for one-on-one computer training or résumé assistance. (Adults) Seasoned and Sassy!

2nd and 3rd Mondays @ 3 PM & Fridays @ 2 PM May 9 - August 22 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 (May 7 & 21; June 4) Wednesdays @ 2 PM (June 18; July 2 & 16; Aug. 6 & 20) Play our games or bring your own! Just make sure they are rated “E” for everyone! (School Age)

Movie Time

Thursday, May 15 @ 4 PM Thursdays @ 2 PM (June 12; July 10 & Aug. 14) Watch movies on our big screen! (School Age)

Kid-Friendly Reading Tutor *Registration is required

Saturdays @ 2 PM - 4 PM June 14 - August 16 Boost your reading skills with an hour of one-on-one tutoring! Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program! (School Age)

Norfolk Public Library Summer Events Guide