50th Anniversary Moon Landing Contest: Applications Open
Apr
5
to Jul 31

50th Anniversary Moon Landing Contest: Applications Open

The Center for Educational Partnerships, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, the ODU Libraries, and the Slover Library present the 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Contest—“Voyages and Discoveries: Cross-Generational Reflections on the Significance of Space Exploration.” Applications EXTENDED through July 31st!

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Balloon Sculptures Exhibit
Jun
5
to Jul 31

Balloon Sculptures Exhibit

Clean Virginia Waterways, Keep Suffolk Beautiful, Suffolk Art League, and Suffolk Public Schools have partnered to collect the balloon debris that pollute the waterways of Virginia and transform them into beautiful sculptures. These larger-than-life works are a monument to the massive impact that the debris has on marine life and that “what goes up will come down.” On display in the Slover Library Forum, June – July.

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Author Talk: "Humble Hero"
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Author Talk: "Humble Hero"

Join author Charles T. Joyner as he discusses his book "Humble Hero", which reveals his father's unusual life of survival, first in Portsmouth, Virginia and then in the Army as part of the infamous nine-day Bataan Death March. Book sales and signing will follow the presentation.

In room 640

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NASA In-flight Education Downlink
Aug
9
12:00 PM12:00

NASA In-flight Education Downlink

Slover Library will be the host site for a live downlink event from the International Space Station on August 9, 2019 during a 20-minute time period when astronauts can communicate live with Earth by sending data through a set of satellites to antennas on the ground. As a part of the International Space Station’s Expedition 60, the connection will be made between 12 – 2 p.m. EST.

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Mermaid Costume Parade
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Mermaid Costume Parade

It’s a Mermaid Celebration!

Slover Library is joining forces with MacArthur Center to celebrate 20 years of Norfolk's unique Mermaids! We are calling all Mermaid and Merman fans to dress up in their best "mer" attire to participate in the Mermaid Parade. Yes, YOU will be the parade! Additional events include crafts, performances by the Itty Bitty Ballerinas and 5678 Shine Dancers, a costume contest, face painting & a fun selfie station!

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Pet Adoption Fair and Pet House Craft
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Pet Adoption Fair and Pet House Craft

The Ruffugees will bring animals from a variety of shelters so that you can find your new furry best friend! Adoptions will be done on site, so they can come to their forever home once you leave the library (adoption fees may apply). In Room 650.

And come craft a playhouse from cardboard for your existing furry companion or the new one you find at our Pet Adoption Fair. In Room 640.

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Jun
7
1:30 PM13:30

Float your Boat Challenge

In celebration of Harborfest, we invite teens and tweens to a friendly boat making challenge! We will provide the materials and you will have 45 minutes to create your boat and have it float…and hold the weight of an egg! Gift bags for all who can pass the test! Registration Required—email Lisa.robinson@norfolk.gov. (Tweens-Teens)

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Robert Putnam—Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Robert Putnam—Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

  • Slover Library - Community Engagement Room 650 (map)
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Robert D. Putnam, described as the “poet laureate of civil society” by The New York Times, has authored Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, a New York Times bestseller. This new book has been described by The New Yorker as “a passionate, urgent” examination of the growing inequality gap between rich kids and poor kids in America. Visit Slover Library for our evening reception, lecture, Q&A, and book signing.

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Catherine Kerrison—Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America
Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

Catherine Kerrison—Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

  • Slover Library Community Engagement Room 650 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 Dr. Kerrison is an associate professor of history at Villanova University, where she teaches courses in Colonial and Revolutionary America and women’s and gender history. She holds a PhD in American history from the College of William and Mary. Her new book reveals the untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters – two white and free, one black and enslaved – and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America.

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Michael Twitty—The Cooking Gene
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Michael Twitty—The Cooking Gene

  • Slover Library Community Engagement Room 650 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For African American culinary historian Michael W. Twitty there was a giant hole in the story of American cooking as big as the one in the story of most African American families. Putting the microscope on himself, Michael decided to fully trace out his family history through the story of Southern and American food. Using genetic research, historic interpretation, nature study, heirloom gardening and interviews with contemporary voices in food, his journey led him back to his family’s origins in West and Central Africa and a front ring seat in the debate over race and food in American life.

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