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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.

Lafayette Branch Library

1610 Cromwell Drive ~ (757) 441-2842 14 Mon. Bubble Art


Give new meaning to the term “pop art” by creating your own bubble masterpiece!” 2 PM (Family)

8 Thu. Flowers for Mom!

Show your mom how much you love her with a beautiful handmade bouquet of flowers. 4:30 PM (All Ages)

June 21 Sat. Teeny Tiny Farm Petting Zoo

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Meet a mini horse, mini cow, mini piggy, and other adorable animal friends! Don’t forget to sign up for SRP to win cool prizes! 11 AM - 1 PM (All Ages)

30 Mon. Paint Me a Story with Color Me Mine

Enjoy a special Storytime and paint your very own ceramic art piece with Color Me Mine ceramic studio! Space is limited. Registration is required! Finished pieces can be picked up from the Lafayette Branch starting Monday, July 14, 2014. 2 PM (Preschool & School Age)

19 Sat. Play: “Around the World in Eighty Days!” Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads Laugh until you drop with an afternoon of unusual storytelling presented by the Bucket of Monkeys improv comedy troupe! 3 PM (Family)

21 Mon. Totally Turtles (SOL based)

The Virginia Living Museum (VLM) The VLM’s Mother Nature’s Traveling Roadshow features live turtles found on the land and in the sea. Learn what turtles have in common and what makes them unique while spending time with our reptile friends! 11 AM (Family)

28 Mon. Dream Pet Clay Creations *Supplies provided

Mold clay into the pet you’ve always wanted, whether it’s a frog or Yorkshire-dragon mix! 2 PM (Family)


July 8 Tue. Storytime : “14 Cows for America”

TREK for Civility Event: Compassion & Generosity Learn about the wonderful gift that America received from the Maasai Village in Kenya and make a special craft. 12 PM (Preschool & School Age)

Pet Care Classes with Care-A-Lot

Saturdays @ 12 PM (July 5, 12, 19 & 26) Learn basic pet care and how to make your pet a content, wellmannered member of your family with Care-A-Lot Pet Supply’s Certified Dog Training Manager, Mike Brownen. Pre-register for a special prize! (All Ages) *Registration is required

July 5: How to greet a dog: Body language and how dogs communicate July 12: Adoption Selection Counseling: How to pick the right dog for your family July 19: Basic Pet Care: General health and nutrition, vaccinations, potty and crate training tips July 26: Basic Training: Introduction to the clicker and positive reinforcement training techniques

11 Fri. Summer Magic Show with John Kingry Prepare to be amazed by magician and illusionist John Kingry! 2 PM (All Ages)

1 Fri. Elephant & Piggie Dance Party *Refreshments served Learn some dance moves, play games, and boogie your afternoon away with Elephant and Piggie! Refreshments will be served! 1 PM (Family) 6 Wed. Melted Crayon Masterpieces *Supplies provided Crayons + Canvas + Heat + You equals a cool and colorful work of art! 2 PM (All Ages) 20 Wed. Pool Noodle Ponies *Supplies provided Giddyup! Create and customize the pony you always dreamed of! 2 PM (Preschool & School Age)

Ongoing Family Movie Fun

Thursdays @ 4 PM (May 15; June 12 & 26; July 10 & 24; August 14 & 28) Beat the summer heat with cool movies and treats! Popcorn will be served! (Family)

Super Summer Storytime

Tuesdays @ 12 PM (July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; August 5, 12, 19 & 26) Stories, songs, crafts and more! (Preschool & School Age)

Creating a City of Readers


Norfolk Public Library Summer Events Guide