On Thursday, April 15, 2010, Elizabeth Brown Pryor, author of Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters, will give a talk on the Confederate general.
The results are in! Our first ever Teen Video Contest brought us six funny and informative videos, all made by our super-talented local teens. The theme was, “Why My Library is Important to Me.” From dogs who know best to fireside chats, each video was unique and enjoyable. We applaud all the great work! What was most heart-warming was seeing how many ways our teens use and appreciate the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Some pointed out that it’s a safe place to hang out with friends or work on group projects. Many admired the free Internet access, computer use, databases and online searching. They see their library as a quiet study retreat, a place to get professional research help, and most of all, a treasure trove of free books, music, and movies.
So, without further ado, here are the winners.
In first place, receiving the prize of a Flip digital video camera is Erik Martinsen, creator of the video, “Libraries are Doggone Fun!”
National Library Workers Day is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. I bet there is someone at the CRRL that you'd like to recognize for helping you out.
Got a favorite storytime reader? Submit a star for them! Did someone at the library help you with a school project or teach you a new craft? Submit a star for them! Did a reference librarian help you find information you needed or write a book match for you? Submit a star for them!
Thanks to all the staff and volunteers at the CRRL for making it part of a thriving community.
Gale/Cengage Learning, the publisher of the following databases, is offering library visitors free access during National Library Week:
Career Transitions — a new electronic resource offering a comprehensive guide to career change
Global Issues in Context — this online resource offers global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) — a new electronic resource offering authoritative reference content on the environment, energy, economic development and natural resources
Grzimek’s Animal Life — an interactive, media-rich online resource, with information on more than 4,000 species
Archives Unbound — a vast new resource of topically-focused, cross-searchable digital collections of historical documents
Check them out and contact us if you would like to see any added to the CRRL database collection.
April 11-17, 2010 is National Library Week and is being celebrated with the theme 'Communities thrive @ your library.' The CRRL supports a thriving community and gives patrons lots of ways to participate and give back to their community. All week at all branches is Food for Fines - bring a can of food and get $1.00 off library overdue fines. All food collected will be donated to local area food banks. Or donate to the Red Cross blood bank at Porter branch's blood drive on Thursday, April
National Library Week is April 11-17, and this year's honorary chair is author Neil Gaiman, recent winner of the Newbery Medal for The Graveyard Book. Not only is Neil Gaiman a gifted storyteller, he's also a great advocate for America's libraries. He's a frequent blogger (journal.neilgaiman.com) and very active on Twitter (twitter.com/neilhimself). He also has a web site targeting younger readers, www.mousecircus.com. See our catalog for Neil's works like Coraline, Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, and many more.
Check out this great interview at home with Neil Gaiman. Did you know Neil Gaiman's first book was a biography of the 80's band Duran Duran?!
Celebrate with these National Library Week happenings:
Food for Fines - Monday, April 12 - Sunday, April 18:
Help local families in need and get a break on your fines. Find out more.
Celebrate National Library Workers Day - Tuesday, April 13:
Want to make our day? Just tell a library employee how much you love the library!
Just a week ago, people in West Virginia were eagerly awaiting the NCAA semi-final game between WVU and Duke. Bob Huggins, the coach of the WVU Mountaineers - an alumni of both the school and the basketball program knew what a victory would mean for his state. He promised that if they won the title, the whole team would take a bus and visit every nook, cranny and "holler" in the state.
Are you a teen poet? Here's something to celebrate: our annual Teen Poetry Contest!
Headquarters Theater, Friday, April 23, 4:15-5:00.
Call 540-372-1144 to sign up now!
Looking for a way to learn more about recycling and how to take care of Mother Earth?
Bring your family and enjoy skits, crafts, games, face painting, and activities sponsored by various local community groups at our Earth Day celebration!
We are pleased to welcome the fun folks from Caledon Natural Area State Park, Friends of the Rappahannock, R-Board, Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation, Master Gardeners, Virginia Tech Extension Office. Thanks to the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, each child will receive a free seedling!
Organized by CRRL’s own Teen Council!