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Author Visit: Linda LeGarde Grover

Learn more about the boarding school and foster care experience from the perspective of Native American youth by joining us for this companion event to our 2020 Queen City Reads program. Presenter Linda LeGarde Grover is an Anishinaabe author, enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Minnesota Chippewa, and a professor of American Indian [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|Blog|

Do you have valuable old photographs or documents that you would like to save?  Our library, through the Arrowhead Library System, has borrowed a Scan for Keeps kit from the Minnesota Digital Library. Library staff will be available to scan and save your images for you.  All you need to do is sign up for [...]

By | October 3rd, 2019|Blog|

Virginia Public Library Adds AtoZ Food America to Reference Collection

Virginia, Minnesota. September 9, 2019 – The Virginia Public Library is pleased to announce that it has recently added AtoZ Food America to its online reference offerings. This exciting new resource contains more than 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes—including food culture articles—as well as historical and reference articles including an ingredients section. AtoZ Food [...]

By | September 9th, 2019|Blog, Home Page Item|

Using Your Local Library as an Employment Resource

Looking and applying for a job can be very stressful.  There may be pressure to have a job immediately.  You may be looking for your very first job or looking for your first job in many years.  Either way, there is assistance available for both finding jobs and increasing your chances of getting just the [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|Blog|

Sons & Daughers and Scandinavian Wirework

The Sutter Brothers - Ross and Bart - will present a 50-minute program of music and stories, poetry and song that explores the experience of Scandinavian immigrants, their ancestors, and their descendants. For more than thirty years, The Sutter Brothers have performed shows that integrate Bart’s original writing with Ross’ versions of traditional Scandinavian and [...]

By | May 2nd, 2019|Blog, Home Page Item|

May Events @ the Library

Winter and early spring at the library were full of lively events, from the Legacy programs brought to us by the Arrowhead Library System to Book Lover’s Tea, Queen City Reads, and events associated with National Poetry Month provided by Virginia Public Library staff and supported by the Friends of the Library. The Spring Book [...]

By | April 19th, 2019|Home Page Item|

Queen City Reads: Rare Birds

“For Gertrude, summer erupted.  She could hear it rustling and rocking along, every inch of the block a blast of color or noise or movement, the grass hollering and the bugs screeching.  Every pale leaf waving about.” Gertrude, is one of several unique individuals in Hibbing native Kathleen Novak’s Rare Birds.  While she is aware [...]

Holiday Music with Zachary Scot Johnson

Come to the library at noon on Thursday, December 13, for an enjoyable afternoon of holiday music! Zachary Scot Johnson is a nationally touring singer/songwriter who has performed with everyone from Donovan to Kevin Costner to Rosanne Cash. Zach's hit YouTube channel, thesongadayproject, has over 2,000 consecutive days of recordings-over six years without a missed [...]

Election Day is Coming

November 6 is almost here and the library has resources to help you with your decision making. For those who want to know how elections work, the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office has a page devoted to clarifying the issue.  (https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/how-elections-work/)  The same page also has useful links to help with voter registration, to identify [...]

By | October 26th, 2018|Blog|