Feature Articles - Arts

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:35am
Middlemarch by George Elliot

This readalike is in response to a patron's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you. Available for adults, teens, and kids.  You can browse the book matches here.

Middlemarch by George Eliot: "Set in a provincial Victorian neighborhood, the author explores the complex social relationship and the struggle to hold fast to personal tragedy in a materialistic environment."

If you enjoyed the philosophical and social themes of Middlemarch, here are some other titles you may enjoy:

 

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Into the narrow social world of New York in the 1870s comes Countess Ellen Olenska, surrounded by shocked whispers about her failed marriage to a rich Polish Count. A woman who leaves her husband can never be accepted in polite society. Newland Arthur is engaged to young May Welland, but the beautiful and mysterious Countess needs his help. He becomes her friend and defender, but friendship with an unhappy, lonely woman is a dangerous path for a young man to follow - especially a young man who is soon to be married (worldcat.org)
 

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
"Anna Karenina" tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. (amazon.com)

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:00pm

The CRRL has a fantastic collection of popular digital magazines from Zinio which our customers can download and keep for free. In an effort to simplify the process of getting these magazines, Zinio has been implementing some changes to its apps and its checkout procedure. Here’s what you need to know:

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:38am
Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig and Marc Brown

Dancing Feet is a colorful guessing game for little ones. Each page spread alternates between questions and answers of which animal might be moving and grooving on the next page.

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:12am

Superheroes for Kids at the Library

April Superhero Bonanza

Superheroes for Kids

We're preparing for CRRL-Con family fun by hosting an advance team of some amazing, superpowered events.

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:12am
Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Renew Your Relationship by Ashley Rodriguez

When author Ashley Rodriguez and her husband realized that most of their evenings at home were spent either staring at the computer or TV screens, eating different versions of takeout, and nonstop child-rearing, they decided to mix up the normal routine with a once-a-week date night for themselves. Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Renew Your Relationship contains delightful and romantic recipes that you and your significant other can create together, carving out that alone time to cook, talk, and rekindle an intimate relationship.

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:58pm

Week of the Young Child: April 12-18, 2015

April 12-18, 2015

Week of the Young Child

During this week special guest readers will visit the library to highlight the importance of building a strong early learning foundation.

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:28pm
Visit Us at This Weekend's Babypalooza!

Family fun is guaranteed at Babypalooza on Saturday, April 18, from 9-12 at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, presented in partnership with Smart Beginnings of the Rappahannock Area. Drop by the library's table to play a nature matching game, count just how many children the Little Old Woman fits in her shoe, and try to put Humpty Dumpty "back together again." We'll have information on our Grow a Reader with your Library initiative&nb

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:24pm
Superheroes for Kids at the Library

Did you know that one of superheroes' most amazing powers is their ability to appeal to all ages? The Youth Services Department is preparing for CRRL-Con family fun by hosting an advance team of some amazing, superpowered events.

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 9:05am
National Library Week and Fine Free Week

In celebration of National Library Week, there will be no late charges for overdue materials returned April 12-18. Spend time with a book each day, and spend less on overdue fines!

Don't know what to do with your newfound fortune? You can spend all the money you saved at our HUGE spring book sale, beginning Saturday, April 18 (Friends preview Friday, April 17)!

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