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Keep up-to-date with the latest news about the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.
03/23/2009 - 10:17am
C-SPAN's Civics Bus

In a nod to the historic first 100 days of the new presidential administration, C-SPAN's Civics Buses launched its "100 Days, 100 Schools" tour, visiting 100 middle and high schools, universities, and communities beginning January 21. Their Bus 2 is visiting the 'Burg on March 26.  You can step on the bus at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Headquarters, between 2 and 4 p.m.

04/01/2009 - 3:09pm

Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Fréjus, France, have been sister cities, promoting cultural exchange, since 1980. The Central Rappahannock Regional Library and the Fredericksburg Sister City Association, in the two cities' first exchange between libraries, this week welcome the Fréjus municipal library's Catherine Lecat, director, and Christine Ortuno, manager of the adult reading room and rare books collection, for a week of Libraries, American Style. 

03/20/2009 - 12:52pm

Libraries are all about access to information, so this seems an appropriate place to point you to the Virginia Coalition for Open Government's call for nominations for their Freedom of Information awards.

"Do you know someone who works hard to keep government open and accountable? Have you read an article, seen a television show or heard a radio program that helped you understand the importance of government records and meetings? Has someone in local or state government demonstrated a real commitment to citizen access to government information?"

03/19/2009 - 9:37am

Louisa May Alcott did not write because she had the need to get the stories out. Louisa May wrote for one reason: she wanted her family to be rich.

03/24/2009 - 3:22pm
Atrium Gallery: Joni Ulman Lewis

Collage Artist Joni Ulman Lewis is a dumpster diver, a flea market fiend, and a confirmed pack rat. Nostalgia and repurposing are important elements in her work. View her work through March in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

03/24/2010 - 12:49pm

Librarians are always eager to help people.  That’s what we do.  But the secret is out. Hundreds of people stop by our busy reference desks every day, and knowing that you’ll get the personal attention you’d like at a time set aside for you sometimes works best with an appointment.  We encourage you to try out our special one-on-one offerings.  Give us a call.  If another time fits better for you, just ask.  Perhaps we can accommodate.  We’re here for you.

03/24/2009 - 3:23pm
Music on Mondays in March!

We kicked off our Music on Mondays in March series this week with Quintessential Brass on March 9.  Read about it in the Free Lance-Star. Join us for 3 more great performances: 

March 16 - Driftwood Fire - Appalachian Bluegrass & Jazz

March 23 - Sean P. Harris - Classic American Folk & Popular Music

March 30 - Fredericksburg Saxophone Quartet - Classical to Jazz 

08/06/2009 - 11:39am

The 2009 Ardiena Ann Tromley Family Storytelling Series wraps up on Thursday, March 12, with performances by Megan Hicks, award-winning storyteller and former CRRL Children's librarian. Winner of the 2005 Parent's Choice Award-Silver and the 2003 Storytelling World Honor Award, Megan brings two very different shows for two very different audiences! Read what Youth Services Coordinator Caroline Parr says about Megan in the Free Lance-Star. Find out more about Megan at www.meganhicks.com.

"Enough Already" - Headquarters, 4:30
Stories about greed, gratitude, and why you must never forget to thank the good fairy! For school age children and adults.

"Home Front" – Salem Church, 7:30
Civilian stories from the Civil War and World War II. For teens and adults.

10/29/2009 - 3:42pm

John Cephas died at his home in Woodford, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 4, at the age of 78.
The Caroline County resident was a nationally recognized blues singer and guitarist who played many local venues with singer and harmonica player Phil Wiggins--including the summertime Music on the Steps series at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library and the Bluemont concerts.