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Spring Book & Media Sale!

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!

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

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!

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 [...]

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

Hot Reads for Cold Nights!

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 [...]

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

Queen City Reads!

    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!

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 [...]

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