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 register in the library or online to participate.  To register online, click on this link and select the Hot Reads program.

This program is designed to promote reading for adults, since reading is equally important for all ages. Each book read during the program will earn one entry in a big giveaway on March 2nd. Participants must visit the library to check out library books and submit their entries.
Hot Reads Tuesday

Hot Reads Tuesdays will continue on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-12:00. Each week, members of the Friends of the Library will provide coffee and bakery to area readers.  This is a great time to find out about new books and visit with your neighbors.

Musical Impressions

The Hot Reads celebration continues with the launch of the 2017 Winter Brown Bag Lunch Series beginning on January 12th at noon with Musical Impressions with Briand Morrison. Briand Morrison’s program combines his father’s art work with a beautiful guitar performance.  This program will be on the library’s main level. 

Hot Dish Heaven

Hot Dishes for Hot Reads, will be the new year’s first Cook the Book offering.  The potluck is on January 26th, with registration running from January 3rd through the 24th.  How does it work?  Come to the Reference desk to sign up and to choose your recipe from the books we have chosen to use.  Whip up your creation at home and bring it to the library to share with other participants.  The library will provide participants with copies of the selected recipes.  Please note:  Registration for this program is required.

Best to Laugh

What would February be with out the annual Book Lover’s Tea?  This year’s Tea, on February 9th, will feature author Lorna Landvik, author of Patty Jane’s House of Curl, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, Mayor of the Universe, and more hilariously funny books.  Hardly a word comes out of Lorna’s mouth that doesn’t produce belly laughs.  Please note:  Advanced registration for the tea is essential!  Reservations must be made by February 2nd.  

Goodbye to the Dead

Hot Reads for Cold Nights programming continues with two separate Queen City Reads events.  The first event, in the library auditorium at noon on Thursday, February 23rd, is a discussion of the inaugural title, Goodbye to the Dead, by Brian Freeman.  There will be discussion questions to help guide participants, but any questions relating to the book and author are welcome.  The author will not be at this event.  

The second QCR event, featuring award winning Minnesota author Brian Freeman, will be at noon on Thursday, March 2nd.  Brian will be available to talk about his life in publishing, his work,and Goodbye to the Dead

For more information on these events and more, call 748-7525.-Susan Hoppe, Public Services Librarian