Hybrid Programming

VBPL is offering indoor, outdoor and online programming options beginning Dec. 1, 2021. We encourage everyone over the age of two to wear a mask and continue to practice social distancing. To see all options, click the "Change Selected Libraries" button, "Select All" then "Confirm Selection."

Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Grab and Go: Among Us Crewmate Handwarmer Kit

All Day 12/1 - 12/11
Digital Program
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Details:
Make your own felt handwarmer or a gift for someone special to keep hands warm this winter! There will be 10 kits available at each of the following library locations: Central Library, Joint Use Library, Kempsville Library, and Princess Anne ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Tabletop Gaming

10:00am - 8:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Folio & Libris Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Details:
Enjoy 10 hours of tabletop board games to play! Lots of games to choose from, or bring a game to share. Drop in and out throughout the day. Adults. Registration is not required. Offered in partnership with Tidewater Area Gaming Society (TAGS) ...
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Details:
Join the 5th Grade and Middle School Edition Battle of the Books coordinators to learn all about this exciting program! It is perfect for first time student participants and team managers, but seasoned participants are encouraged to attend and ask qu...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Super Smash Bros. Gaming Tournament

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Details:
It's a Super Smash Brothers Gaming Tournament!  Challenge your friends and see who comes out on top! Grades 6-12. Registration is required.  ...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Pokémon Club

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
Join fellow Pokémon players and fans to enjoy all things Pokémon. Catch a movie or video game, battle on your DS, do a Pokémon themed craft or activity, talk with fellow players, and just hang out. This month’s activity is making a melted crayon art....
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Polymer Clay Fandom: Minecraft

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pungo-Blackwater Library
Registration
Library Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Make and bake a couple of polymer clay items, perfect for gift giving or to keep. All supplies will be provided. Grades 6-12.  Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Babies (3-12 months)" group.

Baby Rhyme Time Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 3-12 months with caregiver. Registrat...
This event is in the "Toddlers (2-3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Outdoor Program: Family Storytime on the Lawn

10:00am - 10:45am
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Lawn
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Details:
Join us for an all ages storytime including books, songs, rhymes and literacy activities to help children develop a lifelong love of reading! Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Registration is required. This program is outdoors on the lawn. ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Unicorn Storytime & Craft

10:00am - 10:45am
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join us for a magical time as we celebrate unicorns with songs, stories, and a craft. For children 3-7 years old with caregiver. Registration is required.   ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

Taco Dragon Scavenger Hunt

10:00am - 5:45pm
Kempsville Area Library
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Books & Authors, Hobbies
Details:
Kick-off the Virginia Beach Public Library Winter Reading Program with a Taco Dragon themed scavenger hunt.  Pick up your shopping list at the Children's Room help desk,  search in the Children's Room and Youth Area for the ingredients for ...
This event is in the "Onesies (12-24 months)" group.

Onesies Rhyme Time

10:15am - 10:45am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 48
Details:
Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online regi...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Outdoor Program: Storytime on the Lawn

10:30am - 10:45am
Windsor Woods Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Outside
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
Join us for a family storytime outside on the grass where we will read a story, sing songs, and have fun with learning! Registration is required. Please dress comfortably for the weather and plan to bring water for your family. Also, please bri...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

WebEx Live: Read & Share Book Club

10:30am - 12:00pm
Digital Program
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors, Discussion Groups
Details:
Enjoy a casual chat about popular books. Talk about titles you like and hear what others enjoy. Swap favorites old and new or spread the word about your favorite reads.  No registration required. The virtual room opens 5 minutes bef...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

WebEx Live: Winter Storytime and To Go Kit

11:00am - 11:30am
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 50
Details:
Join us online for a Winter Storytime then get creative using craft sticks. Ages 3-5. Art materials to be supplied by library. Registered participants should pick up their art materials between November 29th - December 4th at the Meyera E. Ob...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Outdoor Unicorn Storytime & Craft

11:00am - 11:45am
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Courtyard
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join us for a magical time as we celebrate unicorns with songs, stories, and a craft. For children 3-7 years old with caregiver. Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

History Comes Alive! Book Club

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Off Site
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 47
Details:
What memories do you have of the house in which you grew up? Did the architecture or design of the house affect you? Miriam Jackson, Cultural Affairs, will give us a tour of the Thoroughgood House with information about the originating family dwel...
This event is in the "Toddlers (2-3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Outdoor Program: Family Storytime on the Lawn

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Lawn
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Join us for an all ages storytime including books, songs, rhymes and literacy activities to help children develop a lifelong love of reading! Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Registration is required. This program is outdoors on the lawn. ...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Homeschool Teens: Magnetic Art

3:00pm - 4:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Details:
It's a paint party! Create a unique artwork using magnets in place of paintbrushes. Freestyle your own masterpiece instead of following step-by-step instructions. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. Masks are required at TCC/City of Virginia...
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

LiveArt K-2

4:15pm - 4:45pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 48
Details:
Perform, create, and have fun!  Join us to explore various art forms. Each class features a new skill, artist, artistic movement or technique. Grades K-2.  Registration is required.   ...
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Instruments from Around the World

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-2
Program Type: Culture, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Join us in this program as we explore musical instruments from around the world, how they sound, and learning about the cultures they come from. If you have an instrument from your life that you’d like to share, please bring it to show and tell. Musi...
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Details:
Join the 5th Grade and Middle School Edition Battle of the Books coordinators to learn all about this exciting program! It is perfect for first time student participants and team managers, but seasoned participants are encouraged to attend and ask qu...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Mindful Mondays

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Libris Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Join us for a moment of Zen. During this program you’ll learn about keeping calm in an anxious world and participate in a guided Body Scan Meditation.  This program is for adults only. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (2-3 years)" group.

Just 2s Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 48
Details:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Registration for this 5 week-long serie...
This event is in the "Babies (3-12 months)" group.
This event is in the "Onesies (12-24 months)" group.

Outdoor Program: Combined Rhyme Time on the Lawn

9:30am - 10:00am
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Lawn
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is required. Please dress comfortably for the weather. Event is weather permitting.  &nbs...