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Laurentian Divide

You’ve lived here your entire life.  You know your community.  There is nothing that could happen that would shock you.  Or is there? In Laurentian Divide¸ the second volume of her Northern Trilogy, Sarah Stonich reassembles characters that endeared Vacationland to so many readers: retired union minor and widower Alpo Lahti is about to wed [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What’s Happening @ Your Library?

There is a lot going on at the library this fall!Michael CzarneckiSee, It Was Like This...Tomorrow, September 10, at noon, Michael Czarnecki will present a creative non-fiction oral memoir of the 60s.  Michael grew up in Buffalo, NY, a member of a working class Polish family. The performance covers from 1963, when Michael was in [...]

Tickets for you @ your local library!

Elephant Man at the Encore Performing Arts Center in CloquetThe Arrowhead Library System is pleased to offer free event tickets to Elephant Man at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet, on September 26-28 and October 2-5.  Performances are at 7:00 p.m., except for Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Elephant Man, by Bernard PomeranceThe Elephant [...]

Sit Down with a Stand Up

Scott NovotnyHave you been told you are funny?  Have you ever considered becoming a stand-up comedian?  Or thought of writing comedy routines?  Then attend Sit Down with a Stand Up, Scott Novotny’s comedy writing program that incorporates the history and culture of stand-up comedy in Minnesota and its development since the 1970’s. Scott recently celebrated his [...]

News You Can Use

There is a lot going on in the world and many places to find information about it. Your library is one of those places.Wall Street JournalThe Virginia Public Library has hard copies of several local, state, and national newspapers.  These range from the Mesabi Daily News to the Wall Street Journal.  We keep back issues [...]

Annual Book and Bake Sale

The Friends of the Virginia Public Library will hold their annual book sale in the library auditorium from Wednesday, September 19th through Friday, September 21st. Books, DVDs, paperbacks, and more will be available for sale from 10:00 - 5:30 on Wednesday and Thursday and from 10:00 - 4:30 on Friday.  This year there will be a [...]