Rappahannock Reads: George Washington, Spymaster

Call him Agent 711.

George Washington, Spymaster by Thomas B. Allen

George Washington, our first president, was also the head of a network of spies that helped America win her independence from Great Britain. George Washington, Spymaster, tells of the men and women who shared information with their leader and fooled the British with fake messages, secret codes, and hidden writing. This book lays out the dangerous and hidden war for independence and includes the real code used by his intelligence officers.

George Washington, Spymaster, by Thomas B. Allen, is our latest Rapphannock Reads pick that coincides with the Stafford 350th anniversary celebration. You can meet the author on Thursday, March 27, at the Headquarters Library when he will talk about Washington's secret campaign to save the new country.

Want to learn more about life long ago? Have fun the same way kids in colonial days did. George Did It and So Can You! is a hands-on, fun program coming to our branches in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford in February and March for kindergarten through 6th grade.


Meet the Author: Thomas B. Allen

Thursday, March 27, 6:30-8:00
Thomas Allen, author of George Washington, Spymaster, will share stories of George Washington's role as spymaster during the Revolutionary War. Reception and book signing will follow. Grades 5 through adult. 
A Rappahannock Reads/Stafford 350 Commemorative Event.  


George Did It and So Can You!


George Did It and So Can You! 

It wasn’t easy being a boy in colonial times.  Experience first-hand what life was like for young George Washington.  Presented by The George Washington Foundation. Grades K-6.


February 7,  4:30-5:15 - Snow Branch
February 14,  4:30-5:15 - Headquarters Library
March 7, 4:30-5:15 - England Run Branch 
March 14, 4:30-5:15 - Porter Branch 
March 21, 4:30-5:15 - Salem Church Branch


Picture with George 

Throughout February and March, visit your favorite branch for a photo opportunity with cardboard George and to complete a scavenger hunt for a prize!  
Get YOUR picture take with George Washington!




George Washington, Spymaster Book List

Find out more about our fascinating first president with this book list: Rappahannock Reads: George Washington, Spymaster

Book covers from the book list