Staff Picks, New Books, & Bestseller Express

cover of Chasing King's Killer
cover of Just Mercy
cover of The Sun Does Shine
cover of The Woman in the Window
cover of another good dog
cover of Reading with Patrick
cover of The Perfect Mother
cover of The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes

Discover Upcoming Events at VCPL

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Two Cubs
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, November 22 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories, and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers can participate with their children during storytime.

Turning Your Obstacles into Opportunities: Camille Wallace

Camille Wallace
Main Library
VCPL Main Library Lobby
Friday, November 22 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Explore today's leadership dynamics, move the inclusive needle, and gain the power of perspective with Camille Wallace, the founder and CEO of The Culture Company. Camille will provide an interactive workshop that will improve both individual leadership skills and company culture for any business no matter how small or extensive.

Art Hacks

Abstract Painting
Main Library
LifeLong Learning Center
Saturday, November 23 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
We will explore the art of Sam Francis who used "splatter painting" to create amazing abstract art.  After reviewing videos,  attendees will create their own "splatter" paintings using straws to create a unique design. Event registration ends 2 days before the program.

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, November 25 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0-24 months: Listen to books, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays while letting your baby experience a group setting for the first time. After thirty minutes of storytime, babies and parents can engage in free play.

Improve Your Performance: Leadership Skills

Hand Stacking Blocks with Leadership-Related Icons
Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, November 25 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Leadership skills allow you to enjoy success in your career and have more control over your destiny. Contrary to popular belief, leadership skills can be learned and developed. Even if you don't hold a leadership position, this six week course will teach you how to use the principles of great leaders to achieve success in almost every aspect of your daily life. Participants will need to register with Gales Courses with a valid VCPL card. An additional 2 to 4 hours of online classwork will be necessary each week.