The Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL) is offering more than 400 free programs in January for children, teens and adults. The Programs are offered throughout the library’s 10 branches and may require registration, according to a press release.

Highlights include:

DIGITAL RESOURCES

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Meet the Apps: Digital Library Q & A for Adults
Discover the library’s downloadable apps that allow you to access e-books and digital audiobooks, magazines, comics and more from your mobile device. Register here.
Princess Anne Library: Jan. 7, 3 – 4 p.m.

Introduction to Lynda.com for Adults
Develop technology and business skills through free online courses available on Lynda.com. Register here.
Joint-Use Library: Jan. 15, 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Introduction to “Universal Class” for Adults
Learn how to take online courses and earn continuing education units (CEU) on this online platform. Courses include a wide range of topics from sewing to Microsoft Excel. Register here.
Joint-Use Library: Jan. 29, 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

CODING

HTML for Adult Beginners
Learn the basics of coding, web design, HTML syntax, structure, and text editing. Register here.
Joint-Use Library: Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Coding With Dash the Robot: Grades K-5
Learn the basics of coding to program Dash the robot. Register here.
Bayside Library: Jan. 27, 1 – 2 p.m.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Microsoft Excel for Adult Beginners
Learn how to complete basic tasks, including creating and formatting documents and spreadsheets.
Joint-Use Library, Jan. 4, 10 a.m. – noon. Register here.
Princess Anne Library: Jan. 14, 3 -5 p.m. Register here.

Résumé Workshop for Adults
Learn résumé tips from a Virginia Career Works representative. Register here.
Central Library: Jan. 6, 5 – 6 p.m.

Job Search Strategies for Adults
Learn tips from a Virginia Career Works representative on how to navigate through the digital world to find a job. Register here.
Central Library: Jan. 14, 5 – 6 p.m.

EDUCATION

Homeschool Discovery Days: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Discovery Days: Grades K-2, Windsor Woods Library: Jan. 7, 2 – 2:45 p.m. Register here.
Discovery Days: Grades 3-5, Windsor Woods Library: Jan. 14, 2 – 2:45 p.m. Register here.

Drop-In Just 2s Storytime
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and early literacy tips with your toddler as they develop independence and social skills. Registration is not required.
Great Neck Library: 10:15 – 10:45 a.m., Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28
Oceanfront Library: 10:15 – 10:45 a.m., Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30
Oceanfront Library: 11 – 11:30 a.m., Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30

SOCIAL

Adults With Disabilities Social Group
Get together with adults with disabilities for socializing and entertainment. Registration is not required.
Bayside Library: Jan. 15, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Afterschool Comics Club: Grades 4-7
Join fellow manga and comic book fans to enjoy all things related to sequential art. Register here.
Great Neck Library: Jan. 27, 4 – 5 p.m.

Life-Size “Clue” Game: Grades 6-12
Enjoy this classic whodunit board game in life size and test your crime-solving and deduction skills. Register here.
Windsor Woods Library: Jan. 29, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

To learn more about each program and view VBPL’s full event calendar, visit www.vbgov.com/library-events. Click here to find a library location near you.

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