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AARPAARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families.
Access Virginia News SourcesSearch current and archived local coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with this collection of Virginia news sources. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
Access World NewsFind current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4,700 sources
Administration on Aging The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities.
Agriculture CollectionComprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
Ancestry Library EditionThis collection of more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names has unparalleled coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.
Basic ESL: Online English LearningBasic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school, etc.
Benefits Check Up Quickly find benefit programs that could help you pay for medications, health care, food, and more. All from a reliable and trusted source.
Better Business Bureau BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities they can trust.
Book RiotBook Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are.
Business Economics and TheoryThis collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics.
Career Access NetworkA career support organization that offers classes and one on one training for the community.
Career Search - GlassdoorGlassdoor helps users with easy-to-find job searching, company research, salary data and interview prep assistance.
CIA World Factbook The World Factbook, produced for US policymakers and coordinated throughout the US Intelligence Community, marshals facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world.
City of Suffolk City of Suffolk news, resources and more.
City of Suffolk Job Openings The City of Suffolk's current job listings.
City of Suffolk Workforce Development The City of Suffolk Workforce Development Center’s mission is to assist our citizens with the resources necessary to promote a more meaningful and productive way of life.
Code of the City of Suffolk Browse Code of Ordinances and Unified Development Ordinance.
Code of Virginia The Virginia General Assembly is offering access to the Code of Virginia on the Internet as a service to the public.
Commonwealth of Virginia The official website of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Communications and Mass Media CollectionFrom marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field.
Computer DatabaseUse this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
Criminal Justice CollectionWhether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge.
Culinary Arts CollectionThe Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Diversity Studies CollectionThis collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes 150 full-text journals. Coverage begins in 1980.
DK FindOut! DK's aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and p
Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa)Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms. Using primary sources, teachers can make history relevant to students while helping them learn and understand state standards.
Driving-Tests.orgOnline practice tests for VA DMV drving tests including car, motorcycle, and CDL.
DuolingoLearn a language for free.
Eldercare Locator A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.
Encyclopedia of Virginia An authoritative and user-friendly resource on the history and culture of Virginia.
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection provides instant access to topics, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
Expanded Academic ASAPFind articles in scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers, many with full-text, audio clips and images.
Family Caregiver Alliance Family Caregiver Alliance supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.
Fantastic Fiction Bibliographies for over 50,000 authors. Information on over 600,000 books.
Find it VirginiaUse Find It Virginia to search an array of resources all at one time. This collection includes newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias.
Fine Arts and Music CollectionThis collection provides you with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research on a multitude of topics.
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture CollectionThis collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of farming, gardening and horticulture.
General Reference Center GoldGeneral interest articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images
General Science CollectionThis collection provides coverage of all scientific fields.
GFC Learn Free For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tu
GoodReadsPost your own book reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.
Greater Chuckatuck Historical Foundation “Making the Past Come Alive for Future Generations.”
Hamblin Studio Photograph Collection An online catalog of the Library of Virginia.
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is the Region’s premier business organization. We help businesses succeed, drive regional economic growth and enhance the quality of life of our community’s residents.
Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance Representing 9 cities and 2 counties within the Commonwealth of Virginia's Hampton Roads region, HREDA highlights the unique assets of our 11 localities while emphasizing the collective strengths of the region.
Health Reference Center AcademicThis is a collection of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.
Health.gov The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy. We accomplish this by setting national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the
Healthfinder.gov A government website where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
HeritageQuestEssential collection of genealogical & historical sources including U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, unique primary sources, local & family histories and more.
Home Improvement CollectionCoverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure CollectionThis collection provides well-rounded coverage of the hospitality and tourism field.
Info Trac Student Edition (9-12)Now with over 1100 titles, this collection of newspapers and magazines is designed for high-school students.
Information Science & Library IssuesThis collection is comprised of content covering topics such as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more. Coverage begins in 1980.
InfoTrac Junior Edition (6-8)This collection of newspapers and magazines is designed for students in junior high and middle school.
Insurance & Liability CollectionThis collection, comprised of over 20 journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.
Kids InfoBits (K-5)Kids InfoBits is developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. This collection covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Kids.gov Kids.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal for kids.
Literati Public Search through hundreds of electronic reference books and view thousands of pages on a wide variety of topics.
Lonely Planet Guides App Explore city guides curated by our experts.
MedicareThe official U.S. Government site for Medicare.
Military & Intelligence DatabaseThe Military and Intelligence Database periodical list has been hand-selected to meet needs of military personnel.
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Archives Resources for Genealogists Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry and specific topics.
National Council on Aging We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.
National Geographic KidsAccess National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 downloadable images for kids.
National Institutes of Health A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world.
National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950
NewsBank Special ReportsFind current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4,700 sources.
Nursing and Allied Health CollectionAll aspects of the Nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration, are covered in this collection.
Nursing.orgBrowse different nursing careers to discover your nursing niche — learn more about each nursing career.
Occupational Outlook Handbook The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
Online MBA Programs Guide and ResourcesThis guide has been hand-crafted to help you discover an MBA program that works for you.
Online Tax Software Reviews & ComparisonReviews.com has created a completely free and comprehensive guide featuring expert reviews, detailed comparisons, and data-driven ratings - saving tax filers both time and effort in an otherwise time-intensive and, often times, blind decision process.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine CollectionTopics include proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. Coverage begins in 1980.
Pop Culture CollectionThis collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art, or liberal arts course.
Psychology CollectionThis collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time.
Religion & Philosophy CollectionUsers of this collection can research different religions and philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. The collection is comprised of 250 periodicals, many of which are full-text. Coverage begins in 1980.
Resume BuilderAn online resume building tool that is FREE for all Students and Library Users.
Rocket LanguagesAn interactive language learning program. Includes Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Italian, English for Spanish Speakers, and many others.
Science.gov Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the int
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is the regional organization in South Hampton Roads that supports and enriches the lives of seniors and their families through advocacy, education, information and comprehensive services.
Sight WordsFree resources to teach your child to read.
Small Business Association The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
Small Business CollectionPerfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.
Suffolk Art LeagueA community fine arts organization dedicated to making the arts accessible to the people of Suffolk and the surrounding area.
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts Experience world class performances as actors, entertainers, musicians and dancers grace their stage. Witness the mastery of visual artists in their gallery space. Learn something new, participate in a variety of art classes and more!
Suffolk Economic Development Learn more about why CNN Money selected Suffolk as one of the “100 Best Places to Live” in America, and how the Suffolk Economic Development Department can help you make your vision a reality.
Suffolk Meals on Wheels We deliver meals to residents living in the City of Suffolk and Isle of Wight County Region.
Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society A group interested in learning about the history of their area and in preserving the old buildings and artifacts still remaining from the past.
Suffolk News Herald
Testing & Education Reference CenterUsers will find test prep for GED, AP, ISEE, COOP, SSAT, CLEP, FCAT, SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT. It also includes information on 2- and 4-year colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, and a comprehensive Career Search module.
The Rappahannock RecordNewspaper published in Kilmarnock, VA. There are 4,250 issues available online.
The RecorderThe newspaper of record for Bath and Highland counties— the only weekly newspaper for two counties. It is the oldest, continuously published newspaper in Virginia, and has had only 10 publishers over its lifetime. Volumes from August 2007 to present can b
The Southside Sentinel Newspaper published in Urbanna, VA. There are 3,403 issues available online.
U.S. History CollectionThis collection provides coverage of the current thinking and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.
United States House of RepresentativesWatch HouseLive, find your Representative, view the schedule of legislative activity and more.
United States Senate View the Floor Schedule, active legislation, scheduled hearings and more.
Universal ClassOver 500 online classes available in a wide variety of topics with the option of earning continuing education units (CEUs).
USA Jobs USAJOBS is a United States Office of Personnel Management website.
Virginia Online MBA Guide for Accredited ProgramsThis guide is designed to provide you with a fast yet in-depth overview of every MBA program in the state of Virginia.
Virginian Pilot
Vocation, Careers & Technical EducationOffering content from over 300 largely full-text journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
War and TerrorismResearchers and students of history, social science, and current events will gain insight into conflicts: their causes, their impact, and how they are perceived on a global scale.
What Should I Read Next Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
White House Learn about our government, take an interactive tour through the White House, get the latest news from the Briefing Room and more.
World History CollectionThis collection provides balanced coverage of events in World History. It is useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher.
World History CollectionThis collection provides balanced coverage of events in World History. It is useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher.

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Jul
29
When: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Morgan Memorial Library
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When: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Chuckatuck Library
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Artsy Fartsy Party  //  Family
When: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: North Suffolk Library
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Healthy Snacking  //  Adults
When: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: North Suffolk Library
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Jul
30
Hogwarts Hysteria  //  Family
When: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: North Suffolk Library
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Mario Kart Kup  //  Kids
When: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Morgan Memorial Library
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Aug
01
Medicare Benefit Counseling  //  Adults 55+
When: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Morgan Memorial Library
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When: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: North Suffolk Library
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Chuckatuck Hodgepodge  //  Kids
When: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Chuckatuck Library
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Family Movie Nights  //  Family
When: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Morgan Memorial Library
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Aug
02
Itsy Bitsy Babies  //  Kids
When: 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Where: North Suffolk Library
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Toddler Time  //  Kids
When: 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Where: North Suffolk Library
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Toddler Time  //  Kids
When: 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Where: Morgan Memorial Library
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Preschool Time  //  Kids
When: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Where: Morgan Memorial Library
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Preschool Time  //  Kids
When: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Where: North Suffolk Library
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When: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Morgan Memorial Library
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Anime Club  //  Teens
When: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: North Suffolk Library
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Aug
03
Tiny Tots  //  Kids
When: 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Where: North Suffolk Library
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Babies Tots Combo Class  //  Kids
When: 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Where: Morgan Memorial Library
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Toddler Time  //  Kids
When: 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Where: North Suffolk Library

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