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Arrowhead Novels & America’s Eclipse — @ Your Library!

By | June 13th, 2017|Home Page Item, Solar Eclipse, William Durbin|

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 [...]

Summer Reading @ the Virginia Public Library!

By | May 9th, 2017|children, City of Virginia, early childhood literacy, education, Home Page Item, Library Programs, Summer Reading Program, Virginia Public Library|

Summer is here, and with it the Virginia Public Library Summer Reading Program! From May 30th to August 11th, we have free events and activities at the library for anyone who wants to have fun. If you are in Preschool through 12th grade and are reading books this summer, you can sign up to win [...]

Friends of the Library Meeting

By | May 2nd, 2017|Art, Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Book Lover's Tea, book sale, books, Brown Bag Lunch, Community, community read, donating, donations, economy, education, entertainment, fiction, Friends of the Library, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Home Page Item, Hot Reads for Cold Nights, Hot Reads Tuesdays, investment, learn, libraries, library, Library Programs, literacy, local support, minnesota, National Library Week, non-fiction, nonfiction, Queen City Reads, read, reading, Summer Reading Program, Virginia Public Library, VPL, Winter Reading Program|

The Friends of the Virginia Public Library help the library in many ways, including program support and funding, as well as the purchase of some materials that are not included in the Library's normal budget. They are vital to the smooth running of library events.  The Summer Reading Program for children, the Hot Reads for [...]

Spring Book & Media Sale!

By | April 10th, 2017|Blog, book sale, books, City of Virginia, Friends of the Library, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, learn, libraries, library, Library Programs, read, reading, reading benefits|

It is time for the spring book and media 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. Most of the items in the book sale used to be [...]

The Celestial Event of the Century!

By | March 22nd, 2017|Blog, Friends of the Library, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Home Page Item, learn, Library Programs, Solar Eclipse, summer fun, Virginia Public Library, VPL|

Most of you have already heard that there will be a total solar eclipse on August 21 of this year.  Yes, Virginia, Minnesota is too far north to experience totality, but we will still be able to view part of it:  About 60% of the sun will appear covered from NE Minnesota. Image from [...]

Queen City Reads

By | March 10th, 2017|Brian Freeman, entertainment, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Goodbye to the Dead, Home Page Item, Hot Reads for Cold Nights, Queen City Reads, read, reading, Virginia Public Library, VPL, Winter Reading Program|

“Brian Freeman was so personable – and loved Goodbye to the Dead!”  “The author was great!”  “[I most liked] putting a face to the author and understanding some of his strategies in the stories.”  “Brian Freeman was a very good speaker and fun to listen to.”  These are just a few of the comments from [...]