Library Seeks Input on Community Conversation Topics

Monday, May 02, 2016

Using the City of Virginia Beach’s web-based citizen engagement tool, Virtual Town Hall, Virginia Beach Public Library launched a survey today to ask Beach residents what topics they’d like to discuss in a civic engagement series. The survey will be used plan future discussions for the library’s “Community Conversation” program. 

Held quarterly at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, Community Conversations are small-group discussions on topics of national or local interest. The series brings people together for civil discourse on a given issue to share perspectives, weigh options, consider tradeoffs and attempt to find common ground.    

In addition to asking for topics of interest, the survey asks for suggested days of the week and best times to offer Community Conversations in order to attract the maximum number of 20 participants for each program. The survey will be available for public input through May 15, 2016. Visit to participate.

About Virginia Beach Public Library

A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines and movies in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work and a variety of specialty collections. Visit for more information.

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