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Y T I L I CIV JAN.18-26, 2014 •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!

Enjoy special events for all ages! All NPL events are FREE and OPEN to the public.

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Anti-Bullying Poster Contest January 2-29, 2014

*contact the branch for guidelines and themes

Lafayette Branch Library Help combat bullying by participating in our contest. Prizes will be awarded to a winner in each age category! (Age categories: 6-9, 10-14, & 15-17) “We Have a Dream” Poster

*All materials provided while supplies last

Wednesday, January 15 @ 2:30 PM Jordan-Newby Branch Library Let’s celebrate Dr. King’s dream and the fact that one man helped change the whole country. Be inspired to create your own poster of peace, hope and equality. What would you change in the world? (Family) Success without Stress Presented by the Art of Living Foundation Sunday, January 26 @ 2 PM – 3:30 PM Pretlow Anchor Branch Library Are you overwhelmed with stress in your personal and professional life? Discover the art of calming the mind through the power of breath, and be introduced to practical wisdom and powerful techniques to rejuvenate and de-stress. (All Ages)

Theatrical Performances


Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! Saturday, January 11 @ 11 AM Blyden Branch Library Phi Delta Kappa Sorority 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. (Family)

Stand Up to Bullying Saturday, January 18 @ 1:30 - 3 PM Horace C. Downing Branch Library Watch The Karate Kid and join our discussion about bullying. Professionals will be on hand for Q & A. (School Age thru Teens)

Good Manners Make YOU Hip! Friday, January 24 @ 3 PM Van Wyck Branch Library Play a game, read a story and do a skit that focuses on manners and kindness. (Family)

Concerts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Concert January 18 @ 2 PM Blyden Branch Library The Voices of Norfolk Concert Choir honors the legacy of Dr. King. (Family)

Celebrate the Life of Dr. King Tuesday, January 21 @ 4 PM Little Creek Branch Library View a short film and do an activity. (Family) Say No to Bullying Wednesday, January 22 @ 4 PM Little Creek Branch Library See the movie Chrissa Stands Strong. (Family) Teaching Tolerance Film: “A Time for Justice” Thursday, January 23 @ 3 PM Van Wyck Branch Library 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. (Tweens & Teens)


Arts & Crafts

*Materials provided while supplies last.

Sharing the Dream Saturday, January 18 @ 2 PM Janaf Branch Library Keep Dr. King’s dream alive with our children by sharing the book, I Have a Dream. Hear Dr. King’s speech and view beautiful illustrations by Kadir Nelson. (Family)

Friendship Project Hour Saturday, January 18 @ 1 PM Jordan-Newby Branch Library Gather for creative circle time, songs, and crafts featuring everything about kindness, courtesy and helpfulness. (Preschool)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Bash Tuesday, January 21 @ 4 PM Lafayette Branch Library Honor Dr. King’s legacy of peace, equality and civility with Storytime and a craft. (Preschool & School Age)

Friendship Bracelet Making Tuesday, January 21 Bring your smile and creativity and make a gift for a friend! (School Age) Larchmont Branch Library @ 4 PM Pretlow Anchor Branch Library @ 4:30 PM

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat Thursday, January 23 @ 10:30 AM Horace C. Downing Branch Library Learn about kindness. (Preschool)

Caring Cards for Senior Citizens

Let’s Be Friends Story Hour Thursday, January 23 @ 10:30 AM Little Creek Branch Library Help children understand bullying. (Family) Diversity Storytime Thursday, January 23 @ 10:30 AM Pretlow Anchor Branch Library Children learn to be friendly and to embrace differences. (Preschool)

Thursday, January 23 @ 4 PM Barron F. Black Branch Library Create thoughtful cards to give to senior citizens in our community. You’ll brighten someone’s day! (School Age & Teens) Friendship Cards Friday, January 24 @ 3 PM Little Creek Branch Library Make and send a friendship card to someone you have been thinking about. (Family)

Teamwork The Force of Kindness is with YOU! Wednesday, January 22 @ 3 PM Van Wyck Branch Library Group with others to build a tower made of marshmallows and toothpicks. Your goal is to build the tallest tower you can within 10 minutes. Can you cooperate and share with others? If you can, you might win! (Preschool & School Age)

Author Visit Demia Lindsey-Mitchell Visit & Book Signing Saturday, January 25 @ 1 PM Park Place Branch Library Author Demia Lindsey-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, identity and self-worth. (Family)

Be sure to get your TREK for Civility Week booklist! Find one for children, tweens and teens, and adults at:

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

Van Wyck Branch Library 1368 DeBree Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517 (757) 441-2844

Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503 (757) 441-1750

NPL Bookmobile: (757) 858-2044

Park Place Branch Library 620 W. 29th Street Norfolk, VA 23508 (757) 664-7330

Visit us at:

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

TREK for Civility Week