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LibraryPoint Blog

09/27/2012 - 8:44am
iPhone 5, front and back

On September 12, 2012, Apple announced the release of the new iPhone 5. For some avid Apple technology fans, there is no doubt. They must immediately upgrade to the latest version. But if you’re like me, the decision is a bit more complicated. The more I learn about the features of the iPhone 5, the more my geeky side wants to play with the new toy. However my practical side says that in spite of the fact that my iPhone 4 is now technically two generations out of date, it is only two years old and still does everything I want it to do. Apple’s website has a handy chart that compares the features of the iPhone 5 with the iPhone 4 and 4S. But I find that lists of specifications don’t really convey the true impact of the changes. So I did some research to try to understand what the changes mean in real terms.

09/26/2012 - 9:28am
Oregon Hill by Howard Owen

Howard Owen, local author and Free Lance-Star Business Editor, reads from his just published novel, Oregon Hill. He will discuss the writing of this book, and signed copies will be available for purchase.

Oregon Hill is the story of  reporter Willie Black who investigates when a student, who attends the same university as his daughter, is murdered, embarking on a one-man crusade to identify the killer even after the police and his bosses consider the case closed.

Call Adult Research (540) 372-1144, ext. 232, to sign up. Please enter the Headquarters Theater from the Caroline Street doors.

09/25/2012 - 2:45pm
Cultivating Community @ Your Library

"Cultivating Community" has been a Spring/Summer 2012 community-wide initiative designed to share information in the Fredericksburg region about farm-to-table and sustainable food communities. Two informative and enriching library events wrapping up the growing season are coming up!

Foraging for Edible Food

Saturday, September 29, Porter Branch, 3-5pm

Adults can learn about the difference between what you can and can’t eat from the wilds.

For more information, call branch manager Martha Hutzel at 540-659-4909.

Big Read Book Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Monday, October 8, Headquarters Theater, 7-9 pm

The library is encouraging a community-wide Big Read. Adults and teens are invited to enjoy refreshments and listen to or participate in discussion of Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, the story of her family’s challenge to grow and buy food locally in southwest Virginia.  Books are available for loan from all CRRL branches. The discussion will be moderated by University of Mary Washington Professor Emeritus Steve Watkins. Mr. Watkins is a writer and frequent contributor to the Free Lance-Star’s “Healthy Living” blog. His books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

For more information, call branch manager Margaret Beattie at 540-372-1144.