The Horace C. Downing Branch is currently closed for renovations, and will reopen later in 2018. Visit our Facebook Page for ongoing updates. Check the calendar below for Library events in the Berkley area hosted by community partners.


For your convenience, the Bookmobile will be making visits to the Berkley area while the library is closed. Patrons may take full advantage of checking out or returning items there or at any of our locations.


Berkley Bookmobile Schedule


September 12 & 26; October 10 & 24; November 7 & 21; December 5 & 19
Berkely Community Center
E Liberty Street & Rockingham Street (next to library parking lot)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM



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Teen Tech Week Video Game Tournament

Super Smash Bros for Wii U Tournament

  • Date: 03/16/2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Southside Boys & Girls Club
    701 Berkley Ave Ext
    Norfolk, Virginia 23523
  • Introduction: Compete for prizes and to be a finalist in the TTW Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Championship. The top three winners from each branch will advance to the championship( March 17 at Slover Library) and have a chance to win the Grand Prize! Ages 10-18
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