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So far Susan Hoppe has created 116 blog entries.

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 [...]

Hot Reads for Cold Nights!

When the weather is cold, it’s time to find a hot read and join Virginia Public Library’s annual “Hot Reads for Cold Nights” reading program. This is the 20th year that “Hot Reads for Cold Nights” is being sponsored by the Friends of Virginia Public Library. Area residents over 18 are invited to register in the library or [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|Blog, Home Page Item, Hot Reads for Cold Nights, Hot Reads Tuesdays|

Lorna Landvik — My Life as a Writer

Remember the belly laughs during the 2017 Book Lover's Tea?  Well, Lorna Landvik is coming back for a program that is sure to appeal to all adults, from the young to the less so. Lorna Landvik is the author of many novels including the bestselling Patty Jane's House of Curl. She has performed stand-up and [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Home Page Item|

October Library Events

Thursday, October 12 -- 12:30 - 1:30 Our first event is another Cook the Book potluck, with a twist.  Instead of choosing recipes from a set of books at the reference desk, participants will choose from AtoZ World Foods, a new online resource that the library subscribes to.  This database, as the name implies, has [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Blog, Home Page Item|

Fall Book Sale

It is time for the fall book, media, and bake sale!  Twice each year, the Friends of the Virginia Public Library come together to organize books and media items in order to raise funds for items and programs which they help the library to provide.  Bonus:  There will also be a bake sale! Most of [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Blog, book sale, Friends of the Virginia Public Library|

The End is Near!

Or is it?  Join us on Thursday, August 17, to learn more about the upcoming solar eclipse, and again on Monday, August 21, to celebrate it! At noon on August 17, “Astro Bob” King, of Arrowhead Astronomical Society and Duluth News Tribune fame, will present a program on the eclipse.  Topics covered include the whys [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Blog|