For March we've added 30 adult titles, 19 of which are are available in MP3 format (suitable for iPods, iPhones, iPads, etc.). We also received 7 new children's/young adult titles (4 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.
Saturday, March 12, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Come join us for our very first spring BOOK SALE in the Lobby of the Newton Branch in Westmoreland County!
There will be plenty of new and gently-used books for the entire family at bargain prices!
The 16th Annual Teen Art Show will be on exhibit from March 5 - March 30, 2011, in the Headquarters Theater and Atrium, open for public viewing during regular library hours, except when programs are scheduled in the theater.
Students in grades 9-12 from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland county particpated in this year's Teen Art Show.
Local artist Johnny Johnson once again donated his time to judge the grades 11 and 12 contestants. Artists in grades 11 and 12 judged those in grades 9 and 10.
And the winners are ....
Best in Show: "Stephanie" by Nicolas Scarpinato (grade 12)
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is celebrating its 75th anniversary by hosting the only East Coast exhibition of "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris."
The exhibition opened February 19, and will continue through May 15.
Before (or after) you head down to Richmond, take a little Picasso home with you from the library:
The Cubist Epoch (videorecording)
Modern Painting, from 1800 to the Present by Gaetan Picon
Loving Picasso: The Private Journal of Fernande Olivier by Fernande
Entries are now being accepted for the 16th Annual Teen Art Show. Teens in grades 9-12 are eligible. Entries should be brought to Headquarters Library, 2nd floor desk by closing on Tuesday, March 1.
The show runs March 5 - March 30, with an opening reception on Friday, March 4, at 7:00pm, Headquarters Library.
For information about the show and entry forms visit http://teens.librarypoint.org/teen_art
This interview airs beginning February 23.
The Reverend Theresie Houghton’s gentle manner and selfless commitment to the area’s poor, disadvantaged, and terminally ill have earned her the respect and admiration of people throughout our community. She helps and inspires all ages, particularly children. Debby Klein visits her on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.
Works by Gunther Meyer are on display in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through February.
See selected works below.
6-7pm: Wine & Cheese Reception hosted by the Fredericksburg Sister City Association
7-8:30pm: Film, "The Mystery of Picasso"
Don't miss our screening of "The Mystery of Picasso" on Tuesday, February 22 at 7pm, Headquarters Library theater.
The Fredericksburg Sister City Association will be hosting a pre-movie Wine & Cheese reception beginning at 6pm. If you are interesting in finding out more about the Fredericksburg Sister City Association and our ties with Fréjus, France, be sure to stop by. Bring a friend or two!
The Mystery of Picasso
(Suitable for high school through adult, 75 min)
An exploration of the mind and motivations of Picasso, as he creates works live, in this exposé of a master at work. One of the greatest art documentaries ever made captures the exhilarating moment and mystery of creativity of the 20th century's greatest artist Pablo Picasso. French film director Georges Clouzot (Diabolique, Wages of Fear) persuaded his friend Picasso to perform his drawing and painting on glass while filmed from other side. The master creates 20 mesmerizing works. Casual comments between the two prove fascinating. In French with easy-to-read English subtitles.
This interview airs beginning February 16.
During an exhibit of his work in the duPont Gallery at the University of Mary Washington, Joe DiBella talked about art, his love of teaching, and the 25 years reflected in the exhibition.
Find out more about CRRL Presents.