Genealogical research is a profession for some and a hobby for many. With the advent of TV shows such as Who Do You Think You Are? and the multitude of resources available online, there are some interested novices entering the field who need a little help knowing where to start. The following brief overview is for these beginners.
Anyone who enjoys seeing beautifully handcrafted items shouldn’t miss “Explore the Wild Side of Quilts” at Porter Branch. The Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild's annual show will be on exhibit October 20-23. More than 100 gorgeous quilts will be on display, with additional “It’s a Jungle Out There” challenge entries adding to the fun. Don’t forget to cast your ballot for your favorite quilts to win the Viewers' Choice awards, and stop by to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win the lovely “Tranquility” raffle quilt. There is no charge for admission.
Unearth Virginia’s natural environment through Flora of Virginia, a traveling exhibit that features vegetation of the region and displays botanical illustrations and art. This exhibition is on loan from the Library of Virginia and will be available to view at the Porter Branch from September 21 through October 26.
This June, our library will be joining the National Safety Council and thousands of organizations around the country to observe National Safety Month. National Safety Month's primary objective is to help keep our citizens safe at home, work, and out in the community. In 2017, Central Rappahannock Regional Library is partnering with TRIAD to focus on safety for seniors by hosting a series of practical workshops:
Whether you are an avid birdwatcher, a student preparing a report on the state bird of Virginia, or just interested in hearing the real drumming sound of a woodpecker, then Birds of North America Online is for you! In addition to the sound recordings of each bird, there are also photographs and often video clips of each species. Articles about the bird’s appearance, food habits, migration, life cycle and much more are also available.