Teen Poetry Night: May 19
Fine Free Week & National Library Week: April 13-19
Stafford 350
eBooks - we've got 'em
2014 Great Lives Chappell Lecture series
Digital magazines from Zinio. Back issues available.
Teen Poetry Night: May 19
Fine Free Week & National Library Week: April 13-19
Stafford 350
eBooks - we've got 'em
2014 Great Lives Chappell Lecture series
Digital magazines from Zinio. Back issues available.

LibraryPoint Blog

02/27/2014 - 4:02am
Pssst! by Adam Rex

"Pssst!" is what a young girl at the zoo hears as she walks by each animal enclosure. They all want her to bring them increasingly outrageous and seemingly random items.

Sure, the gorilla's swing is broken, so a new tire does not seem that out of the question. And maybe bicycle helmets would be a good investment for a slipping sloth. But the turkeys don't want to eat the corn they ask for— they want to turn it into ethanol. Our young heroine is going to have a hard time meeting all of these demands.

02/26/2014 - 1:20pm
Job Help at the Library

According to the Washington Business Journal and Fredericksburg Patch, GEICO is in the process of hiring 725 new employees for its Fredericksburg offices. Here’s how the library can help you snag one of those jobs!

Rappahannock Goodwill Industries and the Library have partnered to open a job help center at the England Run Branch Library in southern Stafford. The Job Help Center provides free training in basic keyboarding and computer use, application writing, effective interviewing, and résumé & cover-letter preparation. The Job Help Center is open 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Please call 540-899-1703 to make an appointment for help! But, wait—there's more:

02/26/2014 - 4:02am
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

In Born Standing Up, Steve Martin looks back at his comedy career in a way that few artists are able to do. He not only has succeeded in his craft, he also has the luxury of being able to step back from the act and make sense of just what it was all about.

In the 1970's and 80's, Martin attained a kind of success usually reserved for rock stars. He filled up arenas and released number one albums, but  Martin is quick to point out that this was no overnight sensation. He spent his youth trying to break into the entertainment business by working at Disneyland and writing for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.