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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
September is nearly here and we are coming off of a very successful series of summer programs. While the Summer Reading Program and our Solar [non-]Eclipse Party will be difficult to compete with, we have a couple of programs this month that are sure to give them a run for their money! Writers in Conversation, [...]
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 [...]
The Virginia police department responded to a call from the library recently. It turns out that library staff needed an official in uniform to complete a contest application with Sisters in Crime, an international mystery writer organization. Featured with Officer Harry are VPL employees interviewee Jim, victim Ethan, and suspect Sam.
Adventure! Action! Danger! All that, and more, in Minnesota author William Durbin's engaging novels. Learn how this two-time Minnesota Book Award Winner brings the history of our area to life. William will be at our library on Monday, June 19th, at noon, discussing his adventures in research for participants ranging in age from third grade [...]
This month's featured artists are Jane Wertanen, of the Lyric First Stage Visual Arts Group, and Barb Tupy, of the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild. "Raising Awareness," the title of Jane's main body of work, is inspired by love of the Iron Range people and places depicted in her artwork. Her artwork encourages an appreciation [...]
The winning name is Mallery, with eleven votes. The name Iris had 9 votes, Petunia had 3, and there were 5 other names suggested. Please join us further in wishing Mallery the best of luck when her babies hatch.