LibraryPoint Blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest news about the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.
02/10/2009 - 3:17pm

For the past five years, Library Elf has been a free, third-party service for patrons who wanted to link multiple household cards together on one screen to keep track of upcoming overdues and available holds. However, since the service's usage grew, the company's ad revenue was not able to completely offset their operating costs. As of January 23, 2009, the service became a two-tier service, with basic and premium levels. 

02/10/2009 - 3:27pm
A Top Ten American Library

In a recent comparison (Hennen’s American Public Library Rating Index) of over 9,000 libraries in the U.S., CRRL ranks 4th among libraries nationwide serving populations of 250,000–500,000. The CRRL ranks 1st in Virginia in the same category. The annual ratings recognize the public libraries in America with the highest levels of cost effective service, the most efficient use of the taxpayers’ dollars. 

02/10/2009 - 12:49pm

Spring semester at the University of Mary Washington provides the perfect opportunity for grownups to go back to school with no papers to write, no exams to stress over.  The Great Lives lecture series - free and open to the public - brings scholars and nationally known authors to share their insights into history's Movers & Shakers.  Attend the lectures and, if you're inspired, find out more!

03/24/2009 - 3:35pm
CRRL Presents Tops 100 in 2008

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library extends its outreach into the community in many ways, including the production of CRRL Presents, a weekly cable-TV interview program hosted by Debby Klein.  Beginning in 2003, Debby has interviewed over 100 interesting and accomplished individuals - artists, musicians, authors, historians, storytellers, educators, preservationists.  CRRL Presents has also covered events and locations that reflect the community.   

02/10/2009 - 3:41pm
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

Whether you want to simplify your finances, your love life, your spirituality, your hectic day, your junk drawer, or your way of life in general there is a book to help you. Simply browse this list and start down the path to a simpler life.

05/06/2010 - 11:11am

Celebrate the New Year by attending First Night Fredericksburg in downtown Fredericksburg. The Headquarters Library is proud to host several live performances as part of the festivities. To see a schedule, event map, and for more information, visit the First Night web site:  Stop by the Headquarters Atrium Gallery now to see a complete collection of First Night buttons, spanning all 15 years of the events' history.

02/10/2009 - 3:45pm
Reading Room: Hot and Muggy: Mystery in the Tropics

So maybe you're not one of the lucky ones spending the holidays in some exotic tropical locale. That doesn't mean you're left out in the cold! Take a direct flight to the tropics with these hot and humid mysteries.

02/10/2009 - 3:48pm
Christmas Askew book list

This Christmas why not curl up in front of the fire with your hot toddy and one of these great non-traditional holiday stories? They're good for a laugh, a tingle, a thrill or a scare. These aren't your father's warm, fuzzy, "I'll be home for Christmas" sentimental reads!

05/06/2010 - 10:18am

Almost everyone has an item or two in his home he thinks is a valuable antique or at least something that he is curious about. It could be that family piece laden with tantalizing stories, or it could be an interesting garage sale find. Regardless of its source or possible value, it must first be identified. Read on to discover ways to recognize your treasure's true worth.

05/06/2010 - 10:20am

"It seems to me that my mother was the most splendid woman I ever knew....I have met a lot of people knocking around the world since, but I have never met a more thoroughly refined woman than my mother. If I have amounted to anything, it will be due to her." - Charles Chaplin

Check out these books dealing with mother-child relationships.