LibraryPoint Blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest news about the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.
Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:11
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

How does a dying bull in Tsarist Russia lead to six-foot-tall praying mantises terrorizing present-day Iowa? Austin Szerba is your personal historian to the end of the world in Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith.

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:38
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells

You and your child can have fun while helping to break a world record!  During last year's Jumpstart's Read for the Record event, 2,462,860 participated. Jumpstart is hoping for even more readers this year, and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is going to help them. Together on this special day, we'll celebrate literacy and support the Jumpstart organization in its efforts to promote early childhood education. 

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:38
Windows 10 Technical Preview

Windows 8 has been a commercial and critical flop. The improvements made in 8.1 brought it more in line with the expectations of long-time Windows users. Overall though, Microsoft did a poor job of transitioning its customers away from an interface that had gone unchanged for 17 years—and a terrible job communicating why they should want to. With the Windows 10 Technical Preview, it looks like Microsoft will be addressing those problems and bringing to the table new functionality that users will actually welcome.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:37
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

What if the gawky teenager your mom brought home was actually your 76-year-old grandfather? In The Fourteenth Goldfish, tween-favorite Jennifer L. Holm brings warmth and wit to one of humankind’s favorite scientific quests, the search for eternal youth.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:38
Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 2 by Ed Piskor

Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 2 picks up right where Ed Piskor's first phenomenal graphic novel left off. By 1981, the record industry has started to capitalize on the raw talent of urban youth. The sounds are slicker and the rhymes are tighter, but Piskor manages to find and highlight the raw edges of the musical movement.

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:19
World Food Day
One of the highlights of weekly visits to the Farmers’ Market is the farmers themselves. My  husband and I enjoy catching up with Roberto, his tío Benjamin and primo Cam. When we buy microgreens we talk with John about the weather and how it affected this week’s crop of the delicate food. My niece and nephew love to join us, touching the produce and seeing new foods, such as bitter melons. Their excitement is fun, but I’m especially thrilled that they’re making a connection between the food we eat and someone’s hard work. World Food Day is a worldwide celebration drawing attention to that connection. Between October 12th - 18th, several library branches are hosting “Farms and Forks” storytimes in honor of the event and all branches are accepting canned food donations for local food banks. Here are some books about food that your family will enjoy.  
 
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:36
Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto

Samantha Sotto’s Before Ever After is a magical, mysterious, and romantic treat.  Shelley was a very locked-down person before she met up with Max, who took her and a bevy of eccentric souls on a European tour unlike any other. Stuffed into a VW microbus and crossing the English Channel, Max leads them on a truly fascinating tour off the usual path. Along the way, Shelley and Max fall deeply in love. It’s a pity it can’t last.

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:33
Food for Fines

October 12-18 is Food for Fines week at all library branches!

Help celebrate Teen Read Week and help our community. Donate canned goods to benefit local area food banks. For every can that you bring to your local library branch (nothing expired, nothing dented) we’ll deduct a dollar from your overdue fines, up to a maximum amount of $10.00!

 
How it works:
  • No donations will be accepted before after October 18
  • No expired or dented items
  • 1 canned item = $1.00 applied to one customer account, up to a maximum of $10
  • Donations may not be used to pay for lost or damaged library materials
  • All donations benefit local area foodbanks
Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:30
Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Lexi is fed up. It is bad enough knowing that her sister gets all the attention and praise, but when the sister in question is a seven-year-old beauty queen, it's so much worse. Mackenzie is a tornado in a tiara. Demanding, unappreciative, and mean. Lexi has had just enough of Mackenzie's reign of beauty and terror. It is time for the Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:37
Big Library Read

From October 13-28, CRRL library card holders will be able to borrow and read the young adult fiction eBook or audiobook format of Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. This title was just released in September 2014, so Big Library Read participants will be among the first to get it. This is an opportunity for users from all over to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

To borrow this book or any of more than 3,500 other popular titles, simply go to http://overdrive.librarypoint.org. All you need is a valid CRRL library card and a computer, iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phone, tablet, or Kindle. Your download will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and -- best of all -- there will be no late fees!

Downloaded books are a perfect way to take the library with you while you are on the go this fall. 

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