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Animal Tales & Root Beer

By | April 27th, 2018|Art, books, Home Page Item, music, storytelling|

May Events at the Virginia Public Library We have two lovely Legacy programs visiting the library in May. Here are some details about each of them: Animal Tales of How & Why with Rose Arrowsmith May 3rd at noon This event features storyteller Rose Arrowsmith who will be sharing stories about animal tales. These stories [...]

Summer Reading Preview

By | April 24th, 2018|Blog, books, children, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Home Page Item, Summer Reading Program, Virginia Public Library|

Summer Reading 2018 - Reading Takes You Everywhere That's right! Summer Reading is just around the corner. We will soon have a host of new events, prizes, and books to look forward to! While we wait for our official Summer Reading brochures and school visits, here are some essential dates for you to know - [...]

Friends of the Library Spring Booksale

By | April 1st, 2018|book sale, books, Friends of the Library, Friends of the Virginia Public Library, Home Page Item|

That's right! The Friends of the Virginia Public Library Booksale is back! Here's what you need to know about this event: When is the Spring Booksale? April 25 - April 27; from when the library opens until an hour before the library closes. Friends of the Library members get early access to the sale on [...]

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 [...]