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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|

April Rhythm!

There are two “drum” events at the library this April. First, join us upstairs as local musician, composer, and educator Robin Adnan Anders demonstrates drums and percussion instruments from around the world.  Robin will cover cultural rhythms from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Indian, and the Middle East.  This program, Drums & Percussion of the World, [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Home Page Item|

All About the Service

Contrary to rumor, libraries are not falling out of use.  More than 8,000 people visited our library last year. They came for internet access, for help finding answers to questions, to attend events, and—yes—to borrow books and other items from our collection. Well over 100,000 items owned by the Virginia Public Library were checked out [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Blog, Home Page Item, Virginia Public Library|

All About the Kids

It comes as no surprise to most people that libraries are all about readers, and most especially young readers. What might surprise you is just how much Virginia Public Library gives back to these young readers! Many community members could tell you that the Virginia Public Library does a Summer Reading Program each year. What [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Blog|

Queen City Reads Allen Eskens!

Award winning Minnesota author Allen Eskens is coming to the second annual Queen City Reads event at the Virginia Public Library! The Virginia Public Library and the City of Virginia, with the support of the Friends of the Virginia Public Library, are pleased to announce the 2018 Queen City Reads program, a community-wide reading program [...]