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 "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: STEAM, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
Join us as we turn winter into a fun learning experience with the science of snow!  Ages 3-5. Kits with materials for the activities will be supplied by library. Registered participants should pick up their materials ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Out of this World Combined Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join us for an online storytime featuring stories, songs, and rhymes about space.  We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and lite...
This event is in the "Toddlers (2-3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Winter Wonders

10:00am - 11:00am
Pungo-Blackwater Library
Registration
Library Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Storytime Room
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
Days are shorter and brrr it is cold, but we will warm up by listening to stories, learn a fingerplay or two and make some art about things we find in winter. Ages 2-5   ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (2-3 years)" group.

Just 2s Storytime

10:15am - 10:45am
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
Seats Remaining: 5
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

10:15am - 10:45am
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: 3
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...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Outdoor Program: Family Storytime among the Trees

10:30am - 11:15am
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Outside
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join us for a family storytime outside under the trees behind the library 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 fa...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Outdoor Program: Preschool Yoga 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: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Details:
Move and learn! This creative movement storytime will feature simple, child friendly yoga poses and engaging stories. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required. Please dress comfortably for the weather and plan to bring water for your famil...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

WebEx Live: Beach Readers

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Digital Program
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Details:
Beach Readers is designed for adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in improving their reading skills. We will meet online to create stories and read together. No registration required. The virtual room opens 5 minutes before t...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adults. Registration required....

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For more information please visit www.vbgov.com/tech-ed.

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

Crafting: Perler Beads

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Details:
Take a break, and unwind at the library.  Make something out of Perler beads. Grades 6-12. No registration required.  Just drop in! ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Living Room Conversation: Pearl Harbor/ Tuskegee Airmen

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Library Large Conference Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Living Room Conversations are small-group discussions that aim to bridge gaps and foster understanding. Come meet new people and share ideas. In observation of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we will be discussing the Tuskegee Airmen. This ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

WebEx Live: English Conversation Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Details:
This online group is an informal space to build confidence and practice speaking skills for anyone who is learning English. Join us to connect with other community members and with the Virginia Beach Public Library. After you register, you may ...
This event is in the "Babies (3-12 months)" group.

Outdoor Program: Baby Rhyme Time Storytime

9:15am - 9:45am
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Lawn
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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. Please...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Computers for Beginners

9:30am - 11:30am
Bayside & Special Services Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside & Special Services Library
Room: Bayside Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. Adults. Registration required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

For more information please visit www.vbgov.com/tech-ed.

This event is in the "Toddlers (2-3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join us for a family storytime where we will read a story, sing songs, and have fun with learning! Registration is required.    ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Preschool Art

10:30am - 11:00am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 45
Details:
Bring your preschooler to explore different artistic styles. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required.    ...
This event is in the "Babies (3-12 months)" group.
This event is in the "Onesies (12-24 months)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (2-3 years)" group.
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.

Squirrel and Friends Storytime with Take Home Craft

10:30am - 11:15am
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Authors, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Our neighborhood squirrels are busy at this time of the year- hiding acorns and scurrying in the trees! Join us for a fun storytime featuring books and activities focused on our furry friends and the animals they encounter. Family Storytime- All ages...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

WebEx Live: Protecting You From Fraud & Abuse

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Digital Program
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Business, Nonprofits, & Money, Workshops & Lectures
Details:
Attend this informative presentation with Social Security’s Public Affairs Specialist, Lizna Odhwani, highlighting ongoing topics of  Scam Awareness, Elder Abuse, and Identity Theft and get answers to your questions on how be...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

English Conversation Club

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Folio Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Discussion Groups
Details:
If you are a non-native English speaker, join us to practice your conversational English in a friendly setting. Each week we discuss a different topic and do fun activities! Meets December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.  Adults. Registration is not...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

WebEx Live: DIY Collage Desk Calendars

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
2022 is right around the corner! Create a minimalist custom desk calendar using simple supplies. Adults 18+. Registration is required. You will receive an email 24 hours before the event with login details. The virtual room opens 5 minutes before ...
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

Hands-On Science

4:00pm - 4:45pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Explore Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this interactive class. Grades 3-5.  Registration is required.  ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Free Legal Forms at Your Finger Tips

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Business, Nonprofits, & Money
Details:
Everyone needs legal help at one time or another. Virginia Beach Public Library has Gale Legal Forms resource that is freely available with a VBPL library card. Documents conform to Virginia law. Find out how to search by category or keyword to locat...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Meet the Artist: Ted Gormley

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Studio
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Visit the MEO Central Library’s Art Gallery during the month of December to enjoy black and white photography by local artist Ted Gormley. The public is invited to meet the artist at a free reception at the Central Library on December 8. Adults...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Combined Preschool 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: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 50
Details:
We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver...