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 [...]

Shed Hunting with Joe Shead

By | March 7th, 2017|Blog, Brown Bag Lunch, Friends of the Library, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Home Page Item|

Have the small tastes of spring over the past weeks ruined winter for you?  Are you ready for spring fun to begin? Join us on Thursday, March 16, at noon for a Brown Bag Lunch on shed antler hunting.  Joe Shead, Two Harbors author of Shed Hunting:  A Guide to Finding White-Tailed Deer Antlers, will [...]

Do the Dewey!

By | February 10th, 2017|Blog, Home Page Item|

Do you ever wonder how materials in the library are organized?  Do the letters and numbers on the books' spine labels confuse you? Do you marvel at how easy it is for library staff to find the book that you searched all over for?  If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative, you [...]

Hot Reads for Cold Nights!

By | December 30th, 2016|Blog, Home Page Item|

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 19th year that "Hot Reads for Cold Nights" is being sponsored by the Friends of Virginia Public Library.  Area residents over 18 are invited to [...]

Queen City Reads!

By | December 16th, 2016|Blog, Brian Freeman, City of Virginia, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Goodbye to the Dead, Home Page Item, One Book One Community, Queen City Reads, Virginia Public Library|

    Award winning Minnesota author Brian Freeman kicks off Virginia Public Library’s inaugural Queen City Reads program!    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 Queen City Reads program, a community-wide reading program for the residents [...]

Treat Your Shelf!

By | December 9th, 2016|Blog, books, Christmas, Holiday, reading, TreatYourShelf, Virginia Public Library|

Are you looking for something good to read?  Take a look at this post from the American Library Association:   2016 Andrew Carnegie MedalistMaking your 'To Be Read' list? Checking it twice? #TreatYourShelf (or others) this holiday season with titles from RUSA's award lists selected and reviewed by our expert librarians.The Andrew Carnegie Medals for [...]

Tips & Assistance for Book Clubs

By | August 19th, 2016|Blog|

Are you one of the millions of Americans who belong to a book club?  Does your group struggle to find titles with enough copies for each member to read before the next meeting?  Here are some tips from the Virginia Public Library for making it easier for club members to have their books read before [...]

Monthly Hot Topics @ Your Library!

By | May 2nd, 2016|Basketball, Blog, Boston Marathon, economy, education, entertainment, golf, government, Harriet Tubman, Health, literacy, NFL, Olympics, politics, refugees, taxes, technology, tennis, transgender, weather|

Here are more timely tips from NewsBank, one of many databases that the library subscribes to:     CURRENT EVENTS RESEARCH TOPICS Civics, Government and Politics: Primaries and Caucuses     TOPIC:  Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich have decided to work together in an effort to stop Donald Trump from getting enough delegates to be [...]