Central Library is open Monday - Saturday with modified services and hours. Mariners and Balboa are open for curbside services Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Corona del Mar is open for curbside services Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. All programs and storytimes are currently cancelled until further notice.    


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

  • Author Kim Cox

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

    Author Video
  • Anita Abriel

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

    Author Video
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    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
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    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
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    Author of Apocalypse Child: A Life in End Times

    Author Video

Sunday Musicales 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Let's Talk Books

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


Take part in a self paced step-by-step workshop about self-publishing your manuscript. NBPL librarian Alex Jenkins begins with a brief overview of self-publishing and its benefits, followed by a walkthrough of the process of uploading and distributing your book in both print and ebook versions.

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.