­­­The Janaf Branch of Norfolk Public Library opened in 1966. It is named for the shopping center, which is an acronym for “Joint Army, Navy, Air Force.” Janaf, Inc. was formed by retired U. S. Navy officer James Beazley as an investment organization catering to active and retired members of the military. The future site of the shopping center was purchased in 1954, and the first phase of Janaf Shopping Center opened in December 1959.

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Turn Your Dreams into Reality

Teen Read Week Event

Meet an outstanding group of future leaders from Teens With a Purpose (TWP), a peer led organization serving communities across Hampton Roads. TWP tackles issues teens face in today’s world—distracted driving, dating abuse, violence, and other challenges. Learn how you can become a part of the creative and inspiring energy they bring to young adults in our community. 5 PM (Teens)

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