Each person handles grief differently, but there is a common bond between those who have suffered a loss. Death of a dear friend or close relative is devastating, and sharing with others who are going through the same experience can be beneficial during this difficult time. Dr. Donna Jarvis, M.Div, PhD, and chaplain for New Century Hospice, has designed a program called, "Moment by Moment," offering insight and tools to deal with involuntary changes, creating healthy expressions of pain, and encouraging personal growth. This six-week support group, facilitated by New Century Hospice, will meet at the Porter Branch every Tuesday, starting April 10 to May 15, from 6:30-8:00. Anyone in the community who has experienced a loss is welcome.
To celebrate National Kite Month, starting April 1, Porter Branch will once again display a variety of fabulous kites suspended from the ceiling. The exhibition will be provided by Stafford resident, Mike Clark, a lifelong kite enthusiast. Mr. Clark has more than 1,400 kites in his collection, including single, double, and quad line kites, as well as stunt kites. He started collecting and making his own kites when he was a child. The exhibit was put together and hung by professional kite flyers Jack Wilson, Harold Ames, and Mike Phillippe from Stafford County. It is sponsored by the American Kitefliers Association and Wings Over Washington Kite Club.
Enjoy these colorful beauties and learn more about kites, how to fly them, and how to make them.
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.
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.