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Keep up-to-date with the latest news about the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.
Fri, 03/04/2016 - 2:55pm
CRRL My Librarian: Food and Cooking Memoirs

“The sharper your knife, the less you cry.”

                                                       -Kathleen Flinn

Chefs dominate the cooking industry; the big ones have TV shows, cookbooks, their own magazines. Because of them, there are cooking shows for every taste and better produce in your local market. Here is a selection of notable memoirs; two of the authors uplifted home cooking in America.

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 8:45am
10% Happier by Dan Harris

Rappahannock Reads: 10% HappierJoin us in our Rappahannock Reads program, a community-wide invitation to read 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-help That Actually Works: A True Story, by Dan Harris. In choosing this title for community engagement, we thought, "Who doesn't want to be happier?!"

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:03am
CRRL Guest Picks: Dr. John McLaughlin

Dr. McLaughlin has been practicing mindfulness meditation for nearly 20 years and teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) at Mary Washington Hospital. He is a founder and teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Fredericksburg and the Yoga Foundation of Fredericksburg.  

He has been practicing yoga, tai chi, and chi gong for over 10 years and participated in the MBSR training program with Jon Kabat Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. 

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 7:45am
Visual Poetry Art Show

A non-juried exhibit of artistic works inspired by poetry.
May 27-June 30 at Headquarters Library

All artists ages 18 and up are invited to participate. Artistic works must be inspired by a poem of your choice, original, and completed in the last five years. Although the show is not juried, all pieces may not be accepted due to limited space.

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 11:56am
Remembering Donna Cote

From the Director, Martha Hutzel:

Our beloved former Director Donna Cote worked in the CRRL system for an astounding 44 years, leading us for the past 34. Indeed, in many ways, her staff was her extended family, and Donna nurtured us all. She took a personal interest in our lives as we strove for excellence in our careers and our service to the community.

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 2:38pm
John McLaughlin, MD

In conjunction with our invitation to the entire community to read 10% Happier, our Rappahannock Reads selection on the benefits of meditation by Good Morning America host Dan Harris, we are hosting a discussion by John McLaughlin, MD, on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. The event will be held at our England Run Branch on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00, and will include a Q & A session and a reception.

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 7:08am
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

“Shallow graves always give up their dead.” -- These Shallow Graves

In the 1890s, there was only one acceptable job for a heiress and socialite like Josephine Montford—leveraging her beauty and breeding to marry well and young. None of the teens at Miss Sparkwell’s School for Young Ladies have any goals beyond that—except Jo. She longs to be a gutsy investigative journalist like Nellie Bly. (True fact: In a day when daring careers were only for men, Nellie Bly faked mental illness to be admitted to the Women’s Lunatic Asylum, and the exposé she wrote about it changed mental health care forever.) It’s hard to imagine a dream that could be further outside the seemingly impermeable box of restrictions that Jo’s family and society have constructed for her.    

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 3:28pm
If you like The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey
The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey: "After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up." (Book description)
 

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Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
"While camping in a national park in Michigan, 17-year-old Alex, a girl coping with a brain tumor and the side effects of its treatment, survives a series of electromagnetic pulses that may have taken out the entire world. Miles from nowhere, she hikes with new companions-an obstinate eight-year-old orphan named Ellie and a young soldier named Tom-as they try to make sense of things. Aside from wrecking their equipment, the pulse has killed most adults and morphed young people into psychotic flesh-eating monsters that are soon dubbed the Changed." (Publisher's Weekly)

Divergent by Veronica Roth
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 2:48pm
Teen Tech Week: Create It at Your Library, March 6-12

I think. I create. I invent. Create it at your library during Teen Tech Week, March 6-12, 2016. Our libraries offer teens a space to explore, create, and share while extending learning beyond the classroom. Joining in the fun is easy! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to drop by the teen area any time during the hours listed below and get creative.  Share your creations with your friends and with us by tagging them @crrlnews #TTW16 .

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 2:25pm
Making OverDrive Bigger and Better

EBook and eAudio fans, rejoice! We recently increased checkouts and holds in OverDrive to seven each, up from four! Don’t forget this applies to each card in your household. The same card can be used to check out books in different formats to go to multiple devices. For example, one card can be used to check out a Kindle book, an eAudio MP3, and an eBook that you read on your smart phone through the OverDrive App.

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