National Music Week is celebrated the first week in May and this year's theme is "Music ... A Key to the Future."
The CRRL will celebrate with recitals in the Headquarters Library lobby every evening. Posters and original music scores created by local music students will also decorate the stairwells.
The CRRL has participated in this annual event for many years, earning an Award of Merit from the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Hennen's American Public Library Rankings (the HAPLR Index) recently ranked the CRRL fifth nationally and first in the state of Virginia amongst libraries serving 250,000 to 500,000 people. This ranking underscores the CRRL's cost-effective use of tax dollars in the provision of quality library service.
This year marks the 10th edition of the HAPLR Index, and the CRRL has been rated a Top Ten Library in five of those editions.
The 2010 HAPLR ratings are based on data collected from nearly 8,000 public libraries and focus on a library's circulation, checkouts, visits, staffing levels, funding and reference desk questions.
Gale/Cengage Learning, the publisher of the following databases, is offering library visitors free access during National Library Week:
Career Transitions — a new electronic resource offering a comprehensive guide to career change
Global Issues in Context — this online resource offers global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) — a new electronic resource offering authoritative reference content on the environment, energy, economic development and natural resources
Grzimek’s Animal Life — an interactive, media-rich online resource, with information on more than 4,000 species
Archives Unbound — a vast new resource of topically-focused, cross-searchable digital collections of historical documents
Check them out and contact us if you would like to see any added to the CRRL database collection.
National Library Week is April 11-17, and this year's honorary chair is author Neil Gaiman, recent winner of the Newbery Medal for The Graveyard Book. Check out his web site for younger readers, www.mousecircus.com. Browse our catalog for Neil's books for kids.
Take a look at these videos about two of Neil's newest books:
Blueberry Girl written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess
Instructions written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess
(not available until 4/27/2010)
The Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library present Music on the Library Steps ...
Headquarters Library, Mondays in June, July, & August - 7:00-8:00pm
Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic supper. In case of rain concerts move into the library theater.
Don't miss our huge semi-annual book sale at Headquarters, coming up Saturday, April 17 - Wednesday, April 21.
An amazing selection of books, cassettes, DVDs, albums, children's titles and so much more! You won’t be disappointed! Come early for best selection. Open during regular Library hours.
Preview Party: Friday, April 16, 7-9pm, for Friends of the Library
Join or update your membership at the door - a single membership is only $5, and a family is only $10!
Branch book sales:
Friday, April 2 - Wednesday, April 7
Friday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 12
Friday, April 16 - Thursday, April 22
Friday, May 21- Thursday, May 27
Lobby Book Sale: All day, every day!
See our book sales page for more information.
This interview airs beginning March 10.
The Salem Church Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library completed an expansion project in early 2009, that creates wonderful new spaces to serve patrons of all ages. Debby Klein visits Branch Manager Barbara Davison to see the finished project, learn how this was accomplished, and find out what to expect in services and programs.
This interview airs beginning Wednesday, March 3.
Eagle Village is moving toward completion at great speed. Debby Klein meets with Jeff Rountree, CEO of the UMW Foundation, to follow the progress of the project and view an Eagle Landing apartment.
Paintings by Edward Russell are on display in the Atrium Gallery through February.
The paintings in this exhibit were rendered in watercolor and gouache. Most of the scenes were found near Fredericksburg. Other locations include Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Montana.
Mr. Russell retired from the US Government in 1983 after serving thirty three years as Director-Curator, US Army Engineer Museum, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.