Holiday Music with Zachary Scot Johnson

By | November 13th, 2018|Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Home Page Item, Virginia Public Library|

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

By | October 26th, 2018|Blog|

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.  (  The same page also has useful links to help with voter registration, to identify [...]

Laurentian Divide

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

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 [...]

Fall Storytimes @ your library

By | August 5th, 2018|Blog, books, children, early childhood literacy, Home Page Item, libraries, storytelling, Virginia Public Library|

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and fun at our Fall Storytimes! Storytimes are designed for children ages 0-5, along with their adults. We will listen to stories, dance to songs, and make crafts to take home, plus other fun activities! We have some special events to look out for with our scheduled storytimes. Our [...]

Telescope Training @ your library

By | August 3rd, 2018|Blog, Home Page Item, science, space, technology, telescope, training|

  The Virginia Public Library has been awarded an ORION 4.5-inch StarBlast telescope that will be available for VPL patrons to sign out and take home to explore the wonders of the night sky.  The award was made by the ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE, under its Horkheimer Library Telescope Program, which awards up to 10 such telescopes [...]

FOL Fall Book Sale

By | August 2nd, 2018|book sale, books, Friends of the Library, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Home Page Item, libraries, local support, reading, Virginia Public Library|

That's right! The Friends of the Virginia Public Library Book Sale is back! Here's what you need to know about this event: When is the Fall Book Sale? September 26 - September 28; from when the library opens until an hour before the library closes. Friends of the Library members get early access to the [...]

Put Your Garden to Bed!

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

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 [...]

Voter Resources @ Your Library!

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

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.” (  For example, [...]

Summer Reading 2018

By | May 14th, 2018|children, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Library Programs, parents, reading, summer fun, Summer Reading Program, Virginia Public Library|

Hello and Welcome to Summer Reading 2018! Summer is here, and with it the Virginia Public Library Summer Reading Program! From May 29th to August 3rd, we have free events and activities at the library for anyone who wants to have fun. Children from infants to 12th graders can sign up! All you have to [...]