Samantha Thomason

City Survey for 22401 Residents

Fredericksburg City Seal

If you live in the City of Fredericksburg the City goverment is looking for your feedback on the City's National Citizen Survey.

The City asks that you only respond if you are a City resident (zip code 22401) and that you complete only one survey per household. Allow 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. Take the survey now.

The online survey will be available for citizens to complete through the end of April. Read the City's press release to find out more about this survey.

If you have questions about the survey, contact Arnold Levine at allevine@fredericksburgva.gov.

Historic Garden Week in Virginia

Williamsburg's Glorious Gardens

Springtime in Virginia brings the uncurling of the dogwood's ivory and pink blossoms and the visits of intrepid garden fanciers to historic homes. During Historic Garden Week in Virginia, gracious hosts and hostesses open their gardens to the public. What began as a modest way to make money for historic preservation and renovation of grounds and gardens throughout the Old Dominion now attracts hundreds of visitors every April.

This Tuesday, April 19, the Fredericksburg area celebrates Garden Week in Spotysylvania County with "Crossroads of the County," featuring tours of Millbrook, Christ Episcopal Church, Stevenson Ridge and several other locations. In the City of Fredericksburg the St. James House will be open, along with many other historic landmarks. See a full schedule of the Fredericksburg area.

Browse our Books for Garden Week list for a look at some of Virginia's most beautiful gardens and for ideas on creating your own tour-worthy garden.

New eAudiobooks: April 2011

Winston Churchill: Man of the Century - Modern Scholar series

In April we've added 30 adult titles, 24 of which are are available in MP3 format (suitable for iPods, iPhones, iPads, etc.). We also received 7 new children's/young adult titles (3 available in MP3). Check out our most recent additions!

Browse our newest downloadable audiobooks in the library catalog, or go directly to the NetLibrary web site (free account needed) or Media Center (install required) to download. If you don't have a NetLibrary account, follow these simple instructions to create one.

New eAudiobooks for April

The Atrium Gallery: PANK! Artistic Expressions After Hours

Tarot by John Maurer

This month in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery see works by PANK!

PANK! is a community of local up-and-coming artists striving for acceptance and providing opportunities for their kind. Changing perceptions and showcasing their talents in a open forum for appreciation. www.pankafterhours.info
 

Current Artists:  John M. Lee, Jr., Laura AnnMarie Honsinger, John Maurer, Renee Gauvin, Heidi Capman, Alexis Barber
 

 

Lavender Field by Renee Gauvin
Oil on canvas, $95

SnapshotVA: A Day in the Life of Your Library, April 18-27

Snapshot of a day in the life of Salem Church library

April 17-30 (April 18-27 at the CRRL), Libraries all over Virginia will be taking a "snapshot" - collecting information this spring to capture the impact that Virginia libraries have on their communities on a typical day.

How does the library make a difference in your life?

Let us know Monday, April 18 - Wednesday, April 27 at your CRRL branch:

Monday, April 18:  Salem Church, Snow (Spotsylvania)

Tuesday, April 19:  Headquarters (Fredericksburg), Porter (Stafford), Cooper (Westmoreland)

Saturday, April 23:  Montross (Westmoreland)

Tuesday, April 26:  England Run (Stafford)

Wednesday, April 27:  Newton (Westmoreland)

We're always happy to hear your comments, but gettting your feedback on these days is especially important!


SnapshotVA: One Day in the Life of Virginia's libraries

We'll take your answers and let you know what other people all around the state think of their libraries and how they use them.  Results and pictures will be posted on the SnapshotVA blog on June 15.

SnapshotVA is a project of the Virginia Library Association and the Library of Virginia.

Art Film Screening Tomorrow: Art & Revolution in Mexico

Artist Diego Rivera

We'll be screening Art and Revolution in Mexico (51 min., 2005) on Tuesday, April 5, 7pm, Headquarters Library theater.

Mexico has an unmatched legacy of painters who have recorded history in a most outspoken way. Rivera, Siquerios, and Orosco among others, produced some of the finest examples of socio/political art in their famous murals and frescoes.

This film is recommended for high school age students and up.

Art Films in the Library are offered In partnership with the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Find out about upcoming films!

CRRL Presents: Art First Gallery and Brush Strokes Gallery - One Location

CRRL Presents: Art First Gallery and Brush Strokes Gallery - One Location

This interview airs beginning March 23.
Two delightful art galleries, each with a different exhibit featuring work by local artists, can now be found in one building on Caroline Street. Pat Thalman, past president of Art First, and Dee Antil, current president of Brush Strokes, talk to Debby Klein about their unique arrangement on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

Book Sale at England Run: Thursday, March 24 - Monday, March 28

England Run Library entrance

Stop by England Run Library each month for our book sales in the hall.

Book sale begins at 9 am on the 4th Thursday of each month. Saturday is 1/2 price day. Monday is $1-a-bag day.

Art Film Screening Tomorrow: Frida Kahlo

Great Women Artists: Frida Kahlo

Come learn about the life of Frida Kahlo, one of the most fascinating artists of the 20th century. Frida began to paint in 1925. Today Kahlo's work is critically and monetarily as prized as that of her male peers, sometimes more so. Learn more about this cultural icon.

This film is recommended for high school age students and up.

We'll be screening Frida Kahlo (45 min., 2006) on Tuesday, March 22, 7pm, Headquarters Library theater.

Art Films in the Library are offered In partnership with the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Find out about upcoming films!

Salem Church Lobby Book Sale: Friday, March 18 - Thursday, March 24

Salem Church Lobby Book Sale

Our monthly book sale begins Friday, March 18!

Stop by the lobby book sale at Salem Church  for great bargains.

Tuesdays are 1/2 price days and Wednesdays and Thursdays $1-a-bag/box or ¢.05 for each item.

2607 Salem Church Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: 540-785-9267

Find out about our other book sales.