Samantha Thomason

Documentary Film Series: Ken Burns's Brooklyn Bridge

Ken Burns's Brooklyn Bridge

Come to the Headquarters Library for a screening of Brooklyn Bridge, the last film in our Documentary Film Series, on Wednesday, April 29, 7:00pm. Ken Burns's first film (1981), narrated by David McCullough, captures the physical majesty of this greatest of all achievements of the industrial age, marked by enormous construction problems, equally ingenious solutions, and heroic human achievement. [60 min.]

Virtual Tour of Morningstar Investment Research Center

Virtual Tour of Morningstar Investment Research Center

On Wednesday, April 29, at 4pm Eastern Time, spend an hour discovering how to use the Morningstar Investment Research Center to search for stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs.

Sign up online for a virtual tour - a service provided to you by the Central Rappahannock Regional
Library. You can conveniently access the training session from any location with a phone and Internet connection.

Teen Poetry Night - Tuesday, April 28

Claudia Emerson

Join us for Teen Poetry Night, Tuesday, April 28, 7:30-9:00, at the Headquarters Library. Winners of the Teen Poetry Contest will be announced and read from their works. Claudia Emerson, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and current Poet Laureate of Virginia, is our contest judge and host for the evening. Professor Emerson will also be reading from her works.

Atrium Gallery: Susan Kreig

Atrium Gallery: Susan Kreig

Digital photographs by Susan Kreig are on exhibit in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through April.

Artist's Statement:

As a photographer, my two main areas of interest are at different ends of the  movement spectrum- still life and animals. I take still life images because I love the details, and I take animal photographs because I love watching and interacting with animals.

Music on the Steps: June & July Lineup Announced!

Music on the Steps: June & July Lineup Announced!

It may feel like winter has come back for one last chilly embrace, but soon it'll be time for flip flops, cookouts, and ... Music on the Steps! The CRRL's popular summer concert series kicks off on Monday, June 1, with The Sensations playing live on the library steps.
See the June and July lineup now!

April Book Sales

April Book Sales

Spring BIG Book Sale at Headquarters: Saturday, April 18 - Wednesday, April 22
Preview Party: Friday, April 17, 7-9pm, for Friends of the Library
(Join or update your membership at the door!)
Thousands of books, audio visual materials and so much more. The prices can't be beat!
Find out more!

Don't miss these book sales at our branches:
Porter Lobby Book Sale: Friday, April 3 - Thursday, April 9
Salem Church Lobby Book Sale: Friday, April 17 – Thursday, April 23
Snow Lobby Book Sale: All day, every day!

CRRL Presents: Shirley Heim, Educator and Humanitarian

CRRL Presents: Shirley Heim, Educator and Humanitarian

This interview airs beginning April 8.
Shirley Heim has already been recognized for a lifetime of achievements, but she hasn’t stopped yet. Debby Klein talks to Shirley about her love for and dedication to education and worldwide community service.

Atrium Gallery: Joni Ulman Lewis

Atrium Gallery: Joni Ulman Lewis

Collage Artist Joni Ulman Lewis is a dumpster diver, a flea market fiend, and a confirmed pack rat. Nostalgia and repurposing are important elements in her work. View her work through March in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

Personalized Library Services

Librarians are always eager to help people.  That’s what we do.  But the secret is out. Hundreds of people stop by our busy reference desks every day, and knowing that you’ll get the personal attention you’d like at a time set aside for you sometimes works best with an appointment.  We encourage you to try out our special one-on-one offerings.  Give us a call.  If another time fits better for you, just ask.  Perhaps we can accommodate.  We’re here for you.

Music on Mondays in March!

Music on Mondays in March!

We kicked off our Music on Mondays in March series this week with Quintessential Brass on March 9.  Read about it in the Free Lance-Star. Join us for 3 more great performances: 

March 16 - Driftwood Fire - Appalachian Bluegrass & Jazz

March 23 - Sean P. Harris - Classic American Folk & Popular Music

March 30 - Fredericksburg Saxophone Quartet - Classical to Jazz