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.

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...
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 "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.

Meet the Drones!

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Details:
Come learn about some of the amazing ways drone technology is being used and practice your piloting skills with our new indoor Tello drones! Adults. Registration required. Funding for this drone program provided by The Friends of the Virginia Beach P...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Microsoft Word For Beginners

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: 3
Details:
Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners. We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work. Adul...

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

Webex Live: Youth Trivia Night!

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies, Movies & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Details:
Test your knowledge and compete to become the virtual trivia master! Answer a variety of trivia questions to earn points and get your mind fired up! Youth, grades 3 - 5. Registration is required.  Trivia will utilize WebEx and Kah...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Holiday Gift Wrapping: Boxes, Bags, Money Envelopes and Tags

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 19
Details:
Come join us for lots of fun as we create beautiful handmade gift-giving items!  We will be making gift boxes, gift bags, money envelopes and gift tags!  All supplies provided.  Adults 18+  Registration is required and begins ...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

WebEx Live: Team Trivia Night

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Details:
Test your knowledge and compete to become the virtual trivia master! Working alone or in teams, answer a variety of trivia questions to earn points and get your mind fired up! Adults. Registration is required. You will receive an ...
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: 7
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.

Yeti 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 stomping good time as we celebrate the mythical yeti with songs, stories, and a craft. For children 3-7 years old with caregiver. Registration is required. ...
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: 6
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, plea...
This event is in the "Adults 18+" group.

Read and Share

10:30am - 12:00pm
Bayside & Special Services Library
Library Branch: Bayside & Special Services Library
Room: Bayside Library 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.  ...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.

WebEx Live: Moving With Math

11:00am - 11:30am
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: STEAM, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
Join us from home as we learn math concepts while moving along together with Ms. Amara. Ages 3-5.  Registration is required. You will receive an email 24 hours before the event with login details. The virtual room opens 5 minutes before the e...
This event is in the "Preschool (3-5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.

Yeti Storytime & Craft

11:00am - 11:45am
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 stomping good time as we celebrate the mythical yeti with songs, stories, and a craft. For children 3-7 years old with caregiver. Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Grades K-2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.

Outdoor Program-Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Lawn
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Come chill out and calm down with mindfulness and meditation for kids. We will learn about the power of gratitude and the science of how deep breathing calms our minds and bodies while practicing some breathing techniques and...
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 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Grades 9-12" group.

WebEx Live: Book Hedgehog

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Digital Program
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies, Movies & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Details:
Take it easy while upcycling a book to make an adorable hedgehog. Grades 6-12.  Registration is required. Registration is required. You will receive an email 24 hours before the event with the login details. The virtual room opens 5 m...
This event is in the "Grades 3-5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Digital Program
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Books & Authors, Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Read a book selected last month by 3rd-5th graders, then join in a virtual meeting with other readers your own age to discuss your thoughts on the book. Grades 3-5. Registration is required. Our reader-chosen book this month is Greenglass Hou...
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...