April Rhythm!

By | March 28th, 2018|Home Page Item|

There are two “drum” events at the library this April. First, join us upstairs as local musician, composer, and educator Robin Adnan Anders demonstrates drums and percussion instruments from around the world.  Robin will cover cultural rhythms from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Indian, and the Middle East.  This program, Drums & Percussion of the World, [...]

All About the Service

By | February 16th, 2018|Blog, Home Page Item, Virginia Public Library|

Contrary to rumor, libraries are not falling out of use.  More than 8,000 people visited our library last year. They came for internet access, for help finding answers to questions, to attend events, and—yes—to borrow books and other items from our collection. Well over 100,000 items owned by the Virginia Public Library were checked out [...]

All About the Kids

By | February 16th, 2018|Blog|

It comes as no surprise to most people that libraries are all about readers, and most especially young readers. What might surprise you is just how much Virginia Public Library gives back to these young readers! Many community members could tell you that the Virginia Public Library does a Summer Reading Program each year. What [...]

Queen City Reads Allen Eskens!

By | January 26th, 2018|Friends of the Library, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Home Page Item, Queen City Reads|

Award winning Minnesota author Allen Eskens is coming to the second annual Queen City Reads event at the Virginia Public Library! 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 2018 Queen City Reads program, a community-wide reading program [...]

Hot Reads for Cold Nights!

By | January 2nd, 2018|Blog, Home Page Item, Hot Reads for Cold Nights, Hot Reads Tuesdays|

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 [...]

Winter Children’s Events

By | December 18th, 2017|Blog, books, children, early childhood literacy, entertainment, Friends of the Library, Home Page Item, library|

Winter is here - and things are heating up at the library! We're having lots of fun events and winter challenges from January - February. Check out our schedule below for some winter fun at your library!   Winter Bingo Challenge - Jan 1 - Mar 1 Winter Reading is here for Adults, but this [...]

See what’s happening @ your library!

By | December 18th, 2017|Blog, books, Home Page Item|

Want to know what fun events are coming soon to the library? Then check out our library calendar page! You can find upcoming events for children and adults and recurring events like storytime and Paws to Read. You can also find things like Friends of the Library meetings and library closures. Have a question about [...]

Snow & Ice

By | December 4th, 2017|Blog, books, Christmas, fiction, Home Page Item, library, reading|

Snow & Ice: Wintery books at your library! 'Tis the season for winter conditions outdoors - and in a book! The library has many books featuring snow, ice and wintery weather - check out our Adult and Young Adult book displays this December for a chilly read!   Adult books on display can be found [...]

December Children’s Events

By | November 22nd, 2017|Blog, children, Community, Home Page Item|

Legends of the Wilderness - Dec 7 The Virginia Public Library and Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Homeward Bound Theatre’s Legends of the Wilderness with Jacques La Christian, a free program being offered for ages 8-adults. Experience the wilderness through reenactment of the 1800s with French Canadian Voyageur Jacques La Christian. See Indian [...]