Winter and early spring at the library were full of lively events, from the Legacy programs brought to us by the Arrowhead Library System to Book Lover’s Tea, Queen City Reads, and events associated with National Poetry Month provided by Virginia Public Library staff and supported by the Friends of the Library.

The Spring Book Sale will be held from 10:00 until 5:00 on May 1 and 2, and from 10:00 until 4:00 on Friday, May 3.  There will be many books available for all ages, as well as some DVDs and magazines.  Do you have a few books that are in good condition but that you no longer need?  Donations of items in good to excellent condition will be accepted through Friday, April 26.

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Fun and interesting event programming continues in May with Sons & Daughters of the Northern Lights, with the Sutter Brothers.  Poet Bart and musician Ross will be exploring the experience of Scandinavian immigrants, their ancestors, and their descendants through music, stories, poetry, and song.  This Legacy program will be held at noon, on Wednesday, May 8, on the main floor of the library.

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We continue the Scandinavian theme with another Legacy program at noon, on Thursday, May 16, in the library auditorium.  Luffarslöjd, or Scandinavian Wirework, is part of the tradition of making beautiful and useful objects for everyday use.  Participants will learn about luffarslöjd from artist Faith Clover and make a basic hook to take home.  This program is 90 minutes long and intended for participants who are 14 and older.  Seating is limited, so plan your day accordingly.

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To learn more about the library and upcoming events, check out our website and Facebook page.  You can also call 748-7525 for more information.