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October Reads to Chill and Scare

Book Displays at the Library Sometime it can be hard to find just what you are looking for when you visit the library. But sometimes, we librarians can make it easier for you! Through the month of October we have books on display about Horror, Monsters, Ghosts, and other creepy tales for you to check [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Blog, Home Page Item|

October Library Events

Thursday, October 12 -- 12:30 - 1:30 Our first event is another Cook the Book potluck, with a twist.  Instead of choosing recipes from a set of books at the reference desk, participants will choose from AtoZ World Foods, a new online resource that the library subscribes to.  This database, as the name implies, has [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Blog, Home Page Item|

Youth Services Fall Update

Fall Youth Services Update Webpage Changes We have updated our Children's and Teen webpages! The Children's page now includes fun links for young children to explore, places where you can access Children's ebooks for free, and homework help websites for the upcoming school year. The Teen page includes links for helping you find--or write!--your next [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Blog, Home Page Item|

Murder & Mayhem @ Your Library!

The Virginia police department responded to a call from the library recently.  It turns out that library staff needed an official in uniform to complete a contest application with Sisters in Crime, an international mystery writer organization. Featured with Officer Harry are VPL employees interviewee Jim, victim Ethan, and suspect Sam.

By | June 30th, 2017|Home Page Item, Sisters in Crime|

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 [...]

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 [...]