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FOL Fall Book Sale

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 [...]

Friends of the Library Spring Booksale

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 [...]

Queen City Reads Allen Eskens!

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 [...]

Winter Children’s Events

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 [...]

Legends of the Wilderness with Jacques la Christian

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 beadwork, flintlock rifles and pistols, along with [...]

Friends of the Library Meeting

The Friends of the Virginia Public Library help the library in many ways, including program support and funding, as well as the purchase of some materials that are not included in the Library's normal budget. They are vital to the smooth running of library events.  The Summer Reading Program for children, the Hot Reads for [...]

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 [...]

Hot Reads for Cold Nights!

Hot Reads for Cold Nights LogoWhen 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 17th year that "Hot Reads for Cold Nights" is being sponsored by the Friends of Virginia Public Library.  Area residents over 18 are invited to [...]