CRRL Presents

CRRL Presents is the Central Rappahannock Regional Library's weekly cable show. The show is produced by staff at the library and features interviews and programs about the library and the area.

CRRL Presents: Dr. Leah Cox, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Mary Washington

Dr. Leah Cox

This interview airs beginning September 7.
The University continues its efforts to seek a student population that is more inclusive and represents the wide range of interests and experiences it offers. With the addition of Dr. Leah Cox to the administrative staff, many new opportunities have been created. Debby Klein meets with Dr. Cox to learn what this inspiring direction means to Mary Washington’s future. CRRL Presents is a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

CRRL Presents: Kala Jojo, Folklorist, Educator Musician

Kala Jojo singing

This interview airs beginning August 24.
Kala Jojo delights audiences with traditional African folk tales and songs. You can share the fun as Kala Jojo meets with Debby Klein on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

CRRL Presents: Paula Rose, Artist

Cat with Model by Paula Rose

This interview airs beginning August 10.
Artist Paula Rose discusses her work, her travels, and her contributions to our community in an interview with Debby Klein on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

CRRL Presents: Hsi-Mei Yates, International Artist and Teacher

Hsi-Mei Yates

This interview airs beginning August 3.
Beauty, serenity, and spirituality envelop the viewer of the paintings of Hsi-Mei Yates. Chinese philosophy inspires her and guides her in the creation of her lovely works. Debby Klein joins Hsi-Mei in her studio and is treated to a demonstration of Chinese Brush Painting on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

CRRL Presents: PAWS for READing at the Library

Young girl reading to a dog

This interview airs beginning July 27.
The PAWS for READing Program brings children and dogs together in a delightful encounter that shows how animals can make a positive difference in children's lives. Library staff members Jody Lewandowski and Linda Nesbitt join Debby Klein to talk about the program. We also sit in on a "READing" session with Isabella Raccanella reading to Peggy, Gene Nesbitt's beagle, while Isabella's brothers, Indy and Brady, listen.

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CRRL Presents: Christian Renault, Chef-Owner of La Petite Auberge

Debby Klein & Christian Renault at La Petite Auberge

This interview airs beginning July 20.
In 1981 Christian Renault brought to Fredericksburg his culinary passion and his love of music to create a comfortable and friendly restaurant that would welcome patrons and please their palates. Debby Klein comes to the La Petite Auberge lounge to talk to Christian about his journey from France to Fredericksburg on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

CRRL Presents: Bill Harris, Painting His Unique Glimpse at Life

Bill Harris

This interview airs beginning July 6.
You may lose yourself or find yourself in a Bill Harris painting, but you will always be fascinated.  Bill Harris meets with Debby Klein, in his studio, to talk about his work and the thoughts and experiences that inspire him.

CRRL Presents: Anne Little, a Passion for Trees

CRRL Presents: Anne Little, a Passion for Trees

This interview airs beginning June 29.
From concern for the environment as a whole to her own lovely garden, Anne Little supports, promotes, and exercises leadership in the education of the community about its “green infrastructure.” Debby Klein visits Anne Little to learn about this vital subject, which is so important to the continuation of life on our planet on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production. 

CRRL Presents: Claudia Emerson, Pulitzer Prize Winner for Poetry

Claudia Emerson

This interview airs beginning June 15.
Several books of her poetry received praise and recognition even before Claudia Emerson received a Pulitzer Prize for Late Wife. She is a former Poet Laureate of Virginia and also an inspiring teacher at the University of Mary Washington. Debby Klein visits Claudia to listen to her poems and share her experiences on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

CRRL Presents: D. P. Newton, Founder of the White Oak Civil War Museum

D. P. Newton, Founder of the White Oak Civil War Museum

This interview airs beginning June 8.
D. P. Newton has preserved and arranged a most remarkable record of life during an era of turmoil in our nation. The White Oak Civil War Museum reflects his passion and dedication to accuracy in compiling this unique and extensive collection. Debby Klein meets Mr. Newton at the museum on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.