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Fall Book Sale

It is time for the fall book, media, and bake 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.  Bonus:  There will also be a bake sale! Most of [...]

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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 [...]

Queen City Reads

“Brian Freeman was so personable – and loved Goodbye to the Dead!”  “The author was great!”  “[I most liked] putting a face to the author and understanding some of his strategies in the stories.”  “Brian Freeman was a very good speaker and fun to listen to.”  These are just a few of the comments 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 18th 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 [...]

One Book, One Community — The Dance Boots

The Dance BootsOne Book, One CommunityJoin us in reading The Dance Boots by Linda LeGarde Grover, this year's One Book, One Community selection.  This collection of short stories portrays an Ojibwe community struggling to follow traditional ways of life in the face of a relentlessly changing world.  A cycle of boarding schools, alcoholism, and violence [...]

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 [...]