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.
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 Science--Hibernation

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: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive program as we explore hibernation. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required.  Please dress comfortably for the weather and fo...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Microsoft Excel Intermediate

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: 5
Details:
Learn more about working with data using formatting, tables and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB dri...

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

This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

Paint Night for 3rd to 5th Grade

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Details:
Follow Ms. Jenna for a step-by-step tutorial as we celebrate National Cupcake Day by making a cupcake theme painting! Registration is required. **Please note that this is an IN PERSON program and will be held in the Kempsville Meeting Room. &nb...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Microsoft Word Intermediate

5:45pm - 7:45pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Details:
Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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 "Adults 18+" group.

Internet 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: 5
Details:
Learn how to use a web browser to access the web and practice useful strategies for finding and evaluating information on the internet. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. Adults. Registratio...

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: 3
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: 48
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 "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

WebEx Live: Dot Your World (With To-Go Kit)

11:00am - 11:45am
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 50
Details:
How many things can you make out of dots? Let's outline, color, and create with different-sized dots together! Preschool-2nd grade Program.   After completing registration, to-go kits will be available at the MEO Central Library ...
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 "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

YouTube Video: Finger Gym To-Go: Wintertime Fun

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
Register to pick up a kit of activities designed to build eye/hand coordination and muscles in your child’s hand. Designed for PreK - Grade 2 with a caregiver. Once registered, a kit will be available for pick-up at the MEO Central Library, 4100 V...
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Elementary 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 K-2
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Details:
Explore Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts and Math in this interactive class. Grades K-2.  Registration is required.  ...
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...
This event is in the "Babies (3-12 months)" group.
This event is in the "Onesies (12-24 months)" group.

Outdoor Program: Baby Paint and Play

10:00am - 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: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
It’s never too soon to introduce your baby to art! Join us outdoors at the Great Neck Area library for a sensory art experience that improves your baby’s fine motor skills and stimulates their curiosity. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Combined Preschool 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: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 42
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...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Read and Share

11:00am - 12:00pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
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. Adults. Registration is not required. ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

Preschool Science

11:15am - 11:45am
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: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Bring your child in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required.  ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Read & Share Book Club

11:30am - 12:30pm
Wahab Public Law Library
Library Branch: Wahab Public Law Library
Room: Law Library Meeting Space
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Details:
Are you a person who loves to read? Come join other book lovers in a discussion about books you’ve read & why you like them. Hear what the library has to offer. Make connections with like minded people and get some ideas for new things to read. F...
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

WebEx Live: Stick Figures Are Art Too!

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Stick figures may not seem like much, but they’re actually super important and awesome! Together we’ll explore how stick figures are everywhere in art and how we can use them to make our own art even more amazing. Bring a pencil, pen, and some paper ...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

DIY Resin Ornaments

4:30pm - 5:45pm
Windsor Woods Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Come celebrate this festive time of year and learn a new skill by making your own personalized DIY resin ornaments! All supplies provided.  Grades 6-12.  ...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

WebEx Live: Star Wars Paint Night

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Details:
It’s a paint party!  Create a painting of popular Star Wars character, BB-8, following step-by-step instructions or free-style your own masterpiece.  All supplies provided. Grades 6-12.   Registration is required. You will rece...
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.

WebEx Live Goodnight, Children of the World

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Onesies (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Books & Authors, Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Details:
Families around the world sing lullabies to their babies and little ones. Join us online for good night songs in many languages, stories and rhymes, as you and your children get ready for dreamland. For families with babies, toddl...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

WebEx Live: Now Read This Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors, Culture, Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Details:
Join us for an online book club discussion of "The Lost Apothecary" by Sarah Penner, available in ebook and audiobook formats in Hoopla Digital. Adults, 18+.  Registration is required. You will receive an email 24 hours before the event with ...