Make a (Spring) Break for the Library!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

​If you're staying in Virginia Beach during spring break, April 13 to 19, you'll find lots of free children's activities at a Virginia Beach Public Library location near you. See details below and visit www.VBgov.com/library-events for details. Registration is not required unless noted.

Virginia Opera's "Jack and the Beanstalk"
The classic tale, set to sections of six operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan, is a perfect combination of storytelling and music. Family/all ages.

  • April 13, 2 to 3 p.m., TCC/City Joint-Use Library, 822-7800

Learning the Scientific Method with Slime
Learn about the different steps of the scientific method as you make and experiment with slime! Grades K-2. Register at www.VBgov.com/library-events.

  • April 15, 2 to 2:45 p.m., Great Neck Area Library, 385-2606

Garden Boot Camp
Buddy up with teen mentors each day and learn to build a butterfly garden for the community to enjoy.  Grades 3-5. Register at www.VBgov.com/library-events.

  • April 15-17, 1 to 3 p.m., Windsor Woods Area Library, 385-2630

Art a la Cart
Drop in daily for self-directed learning about famous artists and art movements and create your own masterpieces. Family/All Ages.

  • April 15 to 18, 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Bayside & Special Services Library, 385-2680

  • April 19 to 20, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Bayside & Special Services Library, 385-2680

Zumba® Kids Jr. with Sweetee
Experience a high-energy dance party that encourages skill building and physical fitness while exploring cultural elements of dance. Ages 4-6 with caregiver. Register at www.VBgov.com/library-events.

  • April 16, 10 to 10:45 a.m., TCC/City Joint-Use Library, 822-7800

Zumba® Kids with Sweetee
Experience a high-energy dance party that encourages skill building and physical fitness while exploring cultural elements of dance. Ages 7-11. Register at www.VBgov.com/library-events.

  • April 16, 11 to 11:45 a.m., TCC/City Joint-Use Library, 822-7800

The Amazing Adventures of Chessie the Manatee with Puppet-Making
Learn about the importance of conservation in this fast-paced program featuring songs, dance and delightful effects presented in bunraku, Japanese-style puppetry. After the show, create a puppet to tell your own story. Grades K-3. Register at www.VBgov.com/library-events.

  • April 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., TCC/City Joint-Use Library, 822-7800

Hands-on Science: Geodes
What's a geode and where do they come from? Explore our rock collection and create artwork inspired from your very own geode! Grades 3-5. Register at www.VBgov.com/library-events.

  • April 17, 11 a.m. to noon, Oceanfront Area Library, 385-2640
  • April 17, 2 to 2:45 p.m., Great Neck Area Library, 385-2606

Poetry on Your Plate
Celebrate Poetry Month by cooking up poems about delicious things to eat, writing poetic recipes and bringing home a poem on a plate to share with family. Grades 3-5. Register at www.VBgov.com/library-events.

  • April 18, 11 a.m. to noon, Bayside & Special Services Library, 385-2680

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 www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.

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