The 5th Avenue library building opened to the public in January 1913, and in January 2013 the Friends of the Virginia Public Library launched the centennial year celebrations with a birthday cake at their annual meeting. To further commemorate the Library’s 100th anniversary, the Friends decided to update Dorothy Petroskey’s 1992 history, Virginia’s Libraries, written the year of the City’s centennial. Virginia High School junior Tucker Nelson volunteered to do the update, and what a remarkable job he’s done!
During his research, Tucker discovered an article from a 1912 edition of The Virginian indicating there is a time capsule under the cornerstone of the library!
On December 5th, the Friends will host a gala dinner cosponsored by the Virginia Area Historical Society and the Virginia Study Club. Photographer Doug Ohman, author of Libraries of Minnesota, will present the history of the Library in the context of the history of libraries in Minnesota, and Tucker Nelson will present the new History of the Virginia Public Library and share the story of the time capsule.
Please join us for a wonderful evening of celebration as we commemorate this cornerstone of the community …and be one of the first to read the updated and expanded history!
Virginia Public Library Centennial Gala
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Holy Spirit Social Hall – 306 S. 2nd St, Virginia, MN
5:00 p.m. social … 6:00 p.m. dinner … 7:00 p.m. program
Cost: $15.00 per person. Pre-pay at the library by November 21.
Door prizes and books available for sale.
How to RSVP…
Fill in the form on this flyer and return it with your payment of $15 per person to the Virginia Public Library front desk or mail to the library at 215 South 5th Avenue, Virginia MN 55792. Make checks payable to the Friends of the Virginia Public Library.
~ Jennifer Armstrong, President
Friends of the Virginia Public Library