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Books on Tap at Tapped Crafthouse

February 20, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Off Site
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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Program Description:
Meet us at Tapped Crafthouse in Red Mill Commons to discuss this month’s selected title: Citizen by Claudia Rankine. This month's title is being read in conjunction with ODU's Big Read. Book club copies are available for check-out at t...

Celebrating Diversity Through Picture Books

February 21, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Bayside Special Service Library
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Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Books & Authors, Storytimes & Early Learning, Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Description:
Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book. Picture books invite children to experience a wide variety of ideas and experiences about people alike, and different from, them and their family. Join VBPL Youth Librar...

Freedom Songs

February 23, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Upstairs Crystal
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, History & Genealogy, Movies & Entertainment
Program Description:
Showing of the 2007 documentary The Spirituals which explores the American Spiritual as a musical art form born out of the folk songs of slaves and passed on through the Deep South. The documentary will be followed by a performance of American Spirit...

Black History Through Poetry and Prose

February 25, 2019
5:45pm - 6:45pm
Oceanfront Area Library
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Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors, Culture, Discussion Groups, Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Program Description:
In celebration of Black History Month and in honor of VBPL's collaboration with Old Dominion University's Big Read of Claudia Rankine's Citizen, join us for an informative and interactive discussion of the history of African American prose and p...

Blackout Poetry

February 26, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
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Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Room L102
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Program Description:
Turn the pages of an old book into your own poetic statement. Supplies are provided. Adults 18+. Registration required. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. ...

Books On Tap - Commonwealth Brewery Now Read This

February 26, 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Program Description:
Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: "Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine. Book club copies are available for check-out at the Bayside Library information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Book Description: "...

Human Library

March 9, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
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Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Upstairs Crystal
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Workshops & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 41
Program Description:
Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers...

DIY Zines

March 19, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
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Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Room L102
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Program Description:
Learn how to independently communicate your ideas in the form of a zine. These DIY magazines can be about anything and for anyone. Supplies are provided. Adults 18+. Registration is required. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for...