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.

Gingerbread Family Storytime & To Go Craft

10:30am - 11:00am
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
For children 3-7 years old.  Sugar and spice and stories mix up nice!  Join us for a story and take home a craft featuring gingerbread and baking.     ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Preschool Storytime - Secrets of the Animal Kingdom

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Details:
Also known as origin stories, Via Goode’s pourquoi tales use fun, fictional narratives developed by various cultures from around the world to explain natural phenomena, like how the world got wisdom, why bears hibernate, and more. ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Gingerbread Family Storytime & To Go Craft

11:30am - 12:00pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
For children 3-7 years old.  Sugar and spice and stories mix up nice!  Join us for a story and take home a craft featuring gingerbread and baking.     ...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Teen Living Room Conversations: America's Founding Aspirations

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Library Large Conference Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
This program offers a simple, structured way to practice sharing differences while building understanding and relationships. Meet up with other teens to listen and be heard by others. Instead of debating or arguing, we t...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Altered Book Workshop

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pungo-Blackwater Library
Registration
Library Branch: Pungo-Blackwater Library
Room: Pungo-Blackwater Senior Resource Center
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Back in the day, did you ever fold the Sears Catalog to make what has since been called an "altered" book?  Well, now it's time to make your own unique altered book sculpture to display photos, cards and personal memorabilia. We will show you...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

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

Self-Care Isn't Selfish

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Details:
Feelings stressed? Overwhelmed? Disconnected? Come learn different ways to take care of yourself before holidays and those upcoming tests. Activities will include journaling prompts and a self-care idea jar craft. You can’t pour from an empty cup!...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Faux Stained Glass

3:00pm - 4:45pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at stained glass artwork but thought it would be too hard? You'd be surprised!  Let us teach you an easy art technique and you'll be creating masterpieces in no time. Grades 6-12.  Online registration is ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Reindeer Science

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: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Join us as we investigate this well loved winter animal.  Learn about their habitat and the special adaptations they have to keep them warm during the long winter months. Registration is required.  ...
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.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Outdoor Program: Reindeer Science

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: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Join us as we investigate this well loved winter animal.  Learn about their habitat and the special adaptations they have to keep them warm during the long winter months. Ages 3-5. Registration is required.  ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Preschool Music with Cindy and Shelly Sing

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
Combining original songs like “The Great Hamster Race” with old favorites like “Over in the Meadow,” this program uses developmentally appropriate movements to enhance motor skills, and language activities to create a lively, interactive performance....
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Now Read This Book Club

10:30am - 11:30am
Kempsville Area Library
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Details:
Book Title:  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott This classic American novel follows the joys and hardships of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. It takes place in New England during t...
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

DIY No-plant terrarium

5:30pm - 7:00pm
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: 8
Details:
Make a terrarium with no plants, so no watering is required. Get creative and make a Zen garden, a fairy garden, sand art, or maybe some combination of all the above!  Supplies provided, but you are welcome to bring in your own accessories. G...
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: 8
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 "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 "Grades 9-12" group.

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Details:
Adventure awaits! Join a new Dungeons & Dragons campaign with other interested teens under the direction an experienced Library Game Master. We utilize Roll20 and Discord to facilitate the virtual tabletop game and recommend that you...

Christmas

All Day 12/24 - 12/26
All Branches
Branches:
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, Bayside & Special Services Library, Great Neck Area Library, Kempsville Area Library, Oceanfront Area Library, Princess Anne Area Library, Pungo-Blackwater Library, TCC/City Joint-Use Library, Wahab Public Law Library, Windsor Woods Area Library, Digital Program, Off Site
Description:
Libraries closed for holds pickup services in observance of Christmas ...

Christmas Day (Observed)

All Day
Some Branches
Branches:
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, Bayside & Special Services Library, Great Neck Area Library, Kempsville Area Library, Oceanfront Area Library, Princess Anne Area Library, Pungo-Blackwater Library, TCC/City Joint-Use Library, Wahab Public Law Library, Windsor Woods Area Library, Digital Program
This event is in the "Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

Let’s Fly Drones!

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Folio & Libris Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Learn to pilot our new indoor Tello drones and test your skills by piloting through an obstacle course. Grades 6-12. Registration required. Funding for this drone program provided by The Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library. ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Details:
We will be meeting inside the Corduroy Room. We will be discussing December title, "Such a Fun Age." January 2022 titles TBD.   ...
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
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.

Searching for Scholarships

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Business, Nonprofits, & Money
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Are you looking for scholarships to further your education? This class will help you understand the importance of creating a personal profile and introduce you to a library database that you can search for potential scholarships from foundations and ...

Libraries Close Early

5:00pm - 9:00pm
All Branches
Branches:
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, Bayside & Special Services Library, Great Neck Area Library, Kempsville Area Library, Oceanfront Area Library, Princess Anne Area Library, Pungo-Blackwater Library, TCC/City Joint-Use Library, Wahab Public Law Library, Windsor Woods Area Library, Digital Program, Off Site