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So far Susan Hoppe has created 106 blog entries.

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|

Laurentian Divide

You’ve lived here your entire life.  You know your community.  There is nothing that could happen that would shock you.  Or is there? In Laurentian Divide¸ the second volume of her Northern Trilogy, Sarah Stonich reassembles characters that endeared Vacationland to so many readers: retired union minor and widower Alpo Lahti is about to wed [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|Virginia Public Library, VPL|

Put Your Garden to Bed!

Have you been enjoying this long, hot growing season?  Is your table overflowing with fresh vegetables?  Are you dreading the end of the season and taking the garden apart for another winter? Master Gardener Joyce Passananti is prepared to show us how to make it more fun and less work!  Joyce will be at the [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Blog, Home Page Item|

Voter Resources @ Your Library!

It’s almost election time again.  No, it isn’t nearly November, yet, but did you know that Minnesota is having primary elections on August 14 this year? The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office defines a primary election as one which “determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.” (https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/how-elections-work/primary-election/)  For example, [...]

By | July 27th, 2018|Home Page Item|

Library Event: The Education of Will

Summer is upon us and, with it, the children's Summer Reading Program, where children are encouraged to maintain and improve their reading skills and invited to participate in fun library events.  In the midst of all the children's events, we have squeezed in one that is adult friendly. Patricia McConnell, PhD. Patricia McConnell, [...]

By | May 12th, 2018|Blog, Virginia Public Library|