Samantha Thomason

New England Run Pics!

See pictures of the construction of England Run Branch taken this week!

Find out more about our newest branch in Stafford.

The Atrium Gallery: Bernardine Meyer

View mixed media collages by Bernardine Meyer through October in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

Artist's Statement:

Through good fortune, opportunity, and foreign travel, my art career has taken various paths.

The Rappahannock Film Club Presents . . . Films @ the Library

The Rappahannock Film Club is partnering with the CRRL to bring you three great films this fall. The series starts Wednesday, October 7, with The Grapes of Wrath, screening from 7-9pm in the Headquarters Library theater.

"John Ford's memorable screen version of John Steinbeck's epic novel of the Great Depression--often regarded as the director's best film--stars Henry Fonda as Tom Joad." (1940, 128 minutes). See our Film Series page for more information about the series.

2009 Award-Winning Teen Books

National Book Award: Young People's Literature

www.nationalbook.org
Each November the National Book Foundation honors an outstanding book in each of the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature.

Porter Exhibit: Stafford Piecemakers 14th Annual Quilt Show

Stop by Porter Branch to see the Stafford Piecemakers'ss 14th Annual Quilt Show.
This year's theme is "Celebrate the Seasons."

Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24, 10:00–5:00
Sunday, October 25, 1:00–5:00
Monday, October 26, 10:00–6:00

Porter Exhibit: African American Trailblazers in Virginia History

October 5-30

The Library of Virginia, with support from Capital One, is pleased to honor eight distinguished Virginians as African American Trailblazers for their contributions to the state and nation. Through education, advocacy, entertainment, or armed rebellion, these individuals demonstrate how African Americans have actively campaigned for better lives for themselves and their people.

The honorees are Dangerfield Newby, Evelyn Butts, Amaza Meredith, Claudia Whitworth, Oliver White Hill, John Cephas, Edna Lewis, and Leland Melvin. Find out more about each trailblazer by visiting the Library of Virginia web site.

England Run Branch Taking Shape

England Run, our newest branch in Stafford County, is taking shape. See recent photos of the construction. 
England Run is located at the intersection of Plantation Drive and Lyons Boulevard, and is scheduled to open in fall 2010. 

See the England Run branch page for more information.

Wicked Lovely Movie in the Works

Universal Pictures is going to make a movie based on Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. (See our library catalog for more books and short stories by Melissa Marr.)

Read Melissa's thoughts about the film deal in her blog.   

Visit the Harper Teen site for more about the series beginning with Wicked Lovely, including more book trailers and an interview with Melissa Marr. 

Check out the book trailer for Wicked Lovely below:

"The Vampire Diaries" hits the small screen

The CW Network recently premiered  "The Vampire Diaries," a show based on the series by the same name written by  L. J. Smith.

Shiver: Move over Bella ... here's Grace!

Published on August 1, local author Maggie Stiefvater's novel "Shiver," is already a hit, debuting on the New York Times Best Sellers list. It's your basic teen love story: Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. Boy is a werewolf ... fans of "Twilight," this is for you!

Watch the book trailer, created by Maggie (she's an artist too!) below:

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Maggie is also author of "Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception" and "Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie" Check out Maggie's web site (http://www.maggiestiefvater.com/) and blog (http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/), and follow her on Twitter, http://twitter.com/mstiefvater.