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Virtual Programming

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While our in-library programs are on hold, we hope you enjoy video from some recent Library programs and some new content developed just for at-home viewing.  Sunday Musicales, Author Lectures and Medicine in Our Backyard programs can be enjoyed at home any time. We also have stories and games to entertain and educate young children. We will be adding more virtual programming content, so check back periodically to see what else the Newport Beach Public Library has to offer.


Author Talks

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

  • Take a journey into "This is What Blind Looks Like" with childhood development educator and author Kim Cox.

    Author Video
  • Author of The Light After the War, a new book inspired by her mother's true story of survival during World War II.

    Author Video
  • Award-winning journalist and author, Chris Epting, talks about his book: Rock and Roll in Orange County: Music, Madness and Memories.

    Author Video
  • Basketball legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visited Newport Beach Public Library last October to talk about his book, "Mycroft and Sherlock: the Empty Birdcage."

    Author Video
  • Newport Beach resident and author Kathi Koll will introduce her beautifully written memoir, “Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love and Caregiving,” inspired by her experiences caring for her late husband, developer Donald Koll.

    Author Video
  • Author of Apocalypse Child: A Life in End Times

    Author Video


Sunday Musicales 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
  • Enjoy a concerts with Grammy-nominated jazz cellist Aristides Rivas.

    Concert Video
  • Featuring pianist Ryan Whyman in a dynamic performance of original and improvisational compositions.

    Concert Video
  • Featuring Vijay Venkatesh and Eva Schaumkel playing a wide range of classical repertoire. Vieness will perform works by Schubert, Barber, Bach, Dvořák, and more.

    Concert Video
  • AlmaNova is an innovative flute and guitar duo featuring flutist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic.

    Concert Video
  • Featuring pianists Kookhee Hong and Minji Noh playing an eclectic mix of music written for one piano, four hands.

    Concert Video
  • Featuring an exciting performance by guitarists Brian Cross and Jesus Palominos plying a repertoire of Latin American works from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Brazil.

    Concert Video
  • Featuring Susan Greenberg & Cristina Montes Mateo, Flute and Harp

    Concert Video


Let's Talk Books

Newport Beach Public Library staff members talk about the books they like and why.


Memoir Writing with Chris Epting

One video will be released each week: May 12, May 19, and May 26 in this series of three video lectures, funded by generous donations from the Friends of the Library.


Children's Programs


Crafting with NBPL

Enjoy trying your hand at some crafts, utilizing materials usually found around the house.


Medicine in Our Backyard

Presented by the Newport Beach Public Library in collaboration with UC Irvine Health.