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Winter Reading Challenge 2019

By | December 14th, 2018|books, community read, Home Page Item, Hot Reads for Cold Nights, Hot Reads Tuesdays, library, Library Programs, literacy, reading, winter, Winter Reading Program|

Winter Reading 2019: Curl Up with a Good Book Winter is here, and with it the Virginia Public Library Winter Reading Challenge! From January 2nd to March 1st, we have free events and activities at the library for the adults in the community. This year, our Winter Reading Challenge includes people of all ages - [...]

Children’s Winter Reading

By | December 14th, 2018|Blog, books, children, Home Page Item, library, reading, Virginia Public Library, Winter Reading Program|

  Winter Reading 2019: Curl Up with a Good Book Winter is here, and with it the Virginia Public Library Winter Reading Challenge! This year, our Winter Reading Challenge includes people of all ages - from infants to 100 year-olds! All you have to do is read books between January 1st and March 2nd to [...]

Winter Storytime 2019

By | December 14th, 2018|Blog, books, children, early childhood literacy, education, Home Page Item, library, reading, reading benefits, storytelling|

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and fun at our Winter 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 a special event to look out for with our scheduled storytimes. Parkview [...]

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.  (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 [...]

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 [...]