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Posted on: August 7, 2017

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Saturday, September 7

Friends of the Library Book Sale 

The Friends of the Library hold a book sale, the revenue of which is used to support library programs. Peruse thousands of used books, magazines, movies and more. The Book Sale is held at 300 Carolina Road every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the first Friday and Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Friday, September 6th has been cancelled.) Call 757.514.1024 for more information.

Prices:

New Hardcover - $3

New Softcover - $1.50 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Hardcover - $1.50

Softcover - $1 (pre-2014)

Paperback - 50¢ (Mass Market Paperbacks)

Children's - 75¢ per inch

Specially priced books as marked.

 

Saturday, September 7

Suffolk Farmers’ Market

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market, now in its 14th season in the open air special event pavilion, is conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of Main Street and East Constance Road. Enjoy the best in locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, organically raised poultry, fresh eggs and milk, honey, and a variety of artisan-crafted goods.

The first Saturday of each month will feature live music, activities and a petting zoo. Other themed days are scheduled throughout the season and will include entertainment and exhibits. The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November 23, 2019. For more information, contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130, or VisitSuffolk@SuffolkVa.us.

 

Saturday, September 7

2019 Taste of Suffolk Street Festival

Downtown Suffolk’s premier family-friendly event is back for its 13th year!  The Annual Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street festival is slated for Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will feature delicious culinary creations, wine and craft beer, all-day musical entertainment, merchants, a new vehicle exhibition and an array of children’s activities. Situated along North Main Street in the downtown historic district, Taste of Suffolk is free and open to the public. New for 2019 is the Taste of Suffolk “After Party.” Why let the fun stop at 5:00 p.m.?  The live music will continue in the Courthouse Fountain Park (adjacent to the Godwin Courts Building) until 7:30 p.m.  For more details, visit TasteofSuffolkVa.com, or contact the Special Events Coordinator, Emily Upton, at 757.514.7267.


Monday, September 9

Sign Language for Beginners

American Sign Language (ASL), which combines hand signs, facial expressions, and body language, is the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the U.S. and one of the most popular second languages among hearing enabled people. Begin your exploration of ASL in a six-week program with Valerie Sharer Rodriguez, Assistant Professor and Chair of the American Sign Language and English Interpretation Program at Tidewater Community College. This program will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.

 

Tuesday, September 10

True Dedication Mentoring Program

True Dedication (TDM) is Suffolk Public Library’s inaugural Mentoring Program connecting young adults with positive adult role models in our community. Through building nurturing relationships and community support, TDM and its mentors strive to help each participant develop into their full potential and make positive life choices. This program is free and open to participants ages 12 to 18.  This program will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Thursday, September 12

Latin Music on Wax

Experience Latin music the way it was meant to be played: on vinyl records! Drop by the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to hear a sample of musical genres and see the original album covers from a variety of traditional and modern artists. Light refreshments from Latin America will be served. Call 757.514.7323 for more information.

 

Saturday, September 14

Recycling Drive & Tire Amnesty Day

Need to recycle and not sure where to go? Keep Suffolk Beautiful is hosting a Recycling Drive & Tire Amnesty Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Lowe’s, located at 1216 North Main Street. Materials to be recycled include: tires (22” diameter or less, without rims), CFL bulbs, batteries, plastic #1 and #2, household hazardous waste (includes home cleaning products, automotive products, indoor pesticides, and paint. Limit 5 gallons of liquid), eye glasses and hearing aids, plastic bags, glass containers, document shredding (maximum of 3 brown grocery bags), gently used clothing, electronics, and cans/cardboard. The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore will be collecting food, and denim will be collected to support the Suffolk Public Library Denim Drive. For more information, call 757.514.7604.

 

Saturday, September 14

Suffolk Farmers’ Market

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market, now in its 14th season in the open air special event pavilion, is conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of Main Street and East Constance Road. Enjoy the best in locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, organically raised poultry, fresh eggs and milk, honey, and a variety of artisan-crafted goods.

The first Saturday of each month will feature live music, activities and a petting zoo. Other themed days are scheduled throughout the season and will include entertainment and exhibits. The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November 23, 2019. For more information, contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130, or VisitSuffolk@SuffolkVa.us.


Saturday, September 14

2019 Western Tidewater Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The 2019 Western Tidewater Walk will take place on September 14th at YMCA Camp Arrowhead, 275 Kenyon Road. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 9:40 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and will include one-mile and three-mile route options. For more information, call 757.793.5077 or visit http://www.alz.org/walk.

 

Saturday, September 14

Dear Diary… A Live SPL Storytelling Event

If you enjoy “The Moth Radio Hour” or Netflix’s “Mortified,” come to Pourfavor Coffee Shop, 347 North Main Street, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 14th. Share your true story (or just listen) at this live, amateur storytelling event. The theme is Back to School. Tell your most inspiring or horrifying school-related story! Stories must be true, five minutes or less, and told without notes. Time slots are limited, so be sure to register and claim your spot today. To register, visit https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/5552445.


There are more interesting and exciting events happening in the City of Suffolk!

See what Suffolk Parks & Recreation has to offer!  Visit www.SuffolkVa.us/parks.

For a complete listing of Suffolk Public Library events, visit www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com.

For a complete listing of Suffolk Tourism events, visit www.VisitSuffolkva.com.

To view other City events, visit www.SuffolkVa.us/calendar.aspx.

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