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Park Place Branch Library

620 W. 29th Street ~ (757) 664-7330 9 Sat. Author Visit and Book Signing: Zenobia

May Sat. 31 Park Place Youth Art Exhibition

Come support our young budding artists! Youth from the Park Place Child Life Center will be displaying their new works of art to the community. 2 PM (Family)

Chat and enjoy refreshments with guest author Zenobia, who will join us for a reading of her third book, “Lost Ones Part Two: Twisted.” 2 PM (Adults)

Ongoing Drawing 101 (Part of the Teen Movement program)

June 25 Wed. Fair Day: Summer Reading Kick-Off !

Help us kick off SRP with fair-style fun. Enjoy games and prize drawings! 2 PM - 4 PM (Family)

Thursdays @ 5 PM (May 1 & June 5) Computer aide and graphic design student Deshawn Newby teaches creative drawing techniques to enhance and foster artistic ability. (Tweens & Teens)

28 Sat. Girl Talk!

Employment Workshop

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


Monday’s @ 10:30 AM (May 5 & June 2) 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)

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

12 Sat. Royal Ball at Park Place *Registration is required

Hear ye, hear ye parents and loved-ones! Come watch your boys and girls magically transform into knights and princesses at our exciting afternoon of costumes, games, stories and royal treats. Space is limited. Registration begins July 5. 2 PM - 4 PM (School Age, 4-8)

17 Thu. T-shirt Make & Take *Shirts provided Create a stylish T-shirt to wear this summer. 2 PM (Family) 19 Sat. Ice Cream Matinee

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a movie and ice cream treats. 2 PM (Family)

23 Wed. Stand-up Comedy Magic Show! Presented by Magical Solutions

Saturdays @ 2 PM (May 24; June 21 & August 16) Grab your friends and family, and stop by the Library to catch the latest DVD hits on our BIG screen! (Family)

Poetry Workshop with Xavier Ferebee

Wednesdays @ 5 PM (May 28 & August 27) 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 own work of art! (Teens & Adults)

Summer Movie Matinee *Contact the branch for movie titles and ratings Tuesdays @ 2 PM (June 17; July 8 & August 12) Beat the heat with your friends by watching new DVD hits. Reserve your copy to take home later! (School Age)

Get ready for a hilarious, laugh-out-loud performance! 1 PM (Family)

24 Thu. Rock the Mic: Karaoke

Show off your singing skills. 2 PM (Family)

August 7 Thu. Family Money Management Workshop

Hosted by Primerica Financial Services Bring the entire family to this interactive workshop that lends tips and tricks for stretching your dollars! 1 PM (Family)

Creating a City of Readers

Saturday Chess

Saturdays @ 12 PM (May 3 - August 30)

All Levels Welcome!

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 be here with chess boards to teach basics for beginners and more advanced techniques for intermediate players. (Family)


Norfolk Public Library Summer Events Guide