Authors, Tiny Houses and Festive Fun: Eventful October at Virginia Beach Public Library

Monday, October 02, 2017

Make plans now to attend these October events at the TCC/City Joint-Use Library on the corner of South Rosemont Road and Faculty Drive. Free and open to the public.

Indie Author Day, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 822-7800, all ages
All-day expo for writers and readers. Tips for authors on bringing a book to market, promotion and social media, book design, author craft and more. Live readings and a panel discussion featuring romance, science fiction, mystery and genealogy/family history writers. Enter to win prizes including a Kindle e-reader. Registration required.

Live Simply Convention, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 822-7800, all ages
Learn how to simplify your home and life without sacrificing fun and freedom. Tour a couple tiny houses, attend talks on a variety of topics and get tips for sustainable living. Visit more than a dozen tables throughout the day to find helpful info, fun activities and free resources in the community to help you live simply and save money, from eating well on a budget to protecting your identity following the Equifax breach. Pose at our green screen photo booth for fun souvenir pictures. Receive an event passport to complete and return for a chance to win one of the day's giveaways, including a rain barrel. Registration requested but not required.

Halloween Extravaganza, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to noon, 822-7800, families/young children
Wear your costume and enjoy crafts, games, face painting, stories and more. Bring a bag to fill with treats. Registration not required.

For more about these and other programs, visit

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 video in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, and take-home technology. Visit for details.

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