Author Talks, Holiday Budget Hacks, Children’s Opera among 466 Free Programs in November at your Library

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

​Virginia Beach Public Library offers about 8,000 free programs each year for Virginia Beach residents of all ages and interests and 466 in November 2018 alone. Following are a few highlights for November. No need to register unless otherwise listed.

Meet the Artist
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach
Scott Young's photographs are on display throughout November in the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library Art Gallery. Enjoy a brief talk by the artist about his work and light refreshments. Adults. Call 385-0150 for more details.

Holiday Shopping on a Budget
Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach
Enjoy the holidays without blowing your budget. Get tips and tools to prepare for holiday costs including gift-giving, travel, food, decorations, postage and more. Learn how to lower your costs without sacrificing any of the joy. Adults. Register at  Call 385-0150 for more details.

"Trail Magic" Documentary Screening
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach
See a screening of the new documentary, "Trail Magic," about Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 1955 at the age of 67. Learn about the rest of her story. Adults & teens. Register at Call 385-0150 for more details.

Virginia Opera's "Elixir of Love" by Gaetano Donizetti
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Joint-Use Library, corner of S. Rosemont Road & Faculty Drive, Virginia Beach
This delightful comic opera adaptation moves the action to Lonesome Gulch, a town in the American Old West. Miss Addy, Jimmy Reno and Bill Corey form the love triangle of the story, with Dr. Dulcamara appearing as the "snake oil" peddler who sells the love potion. True love conquers all in this comic, fast-paced opera with gorgeous tunes and unforgettable characters. Ages four to 12 and their families. Call 822-7800 for details.

Author Talk: "America the Grateful"
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m., Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach
Lisa Suhay, author of "America the Grateful: Where Thanksgiving Really Began," will read her 10th published book and talk about the Thanksgiving held at Virginia's Berkley Plantation. After the book talk, there will be a small craft for children to do at the library or take home. Suhay will also have books available for purchase and signing. Ages preschool through grade five.  Call 385-0150 for more details.

Visit to browse the breadth of free library programs year-round.

About Virginia Beach Public Library
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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