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05/01/2016 - 1:01am
CRRL Guest Picks: Comic Enthusiast and Podcaster Nick Stephens

"I live in Fredericksburg with my wife, and I have a Chihuahua and a Brussels griffon. I play in a rock band called Sequels, and I host a podcast called Comic Cons about anything comic book-related where we review comic book movies. I also host a podcast called Real to Really?!? about movies and music videos from the 80s and 90s."

05/02/2016 - 10:44am
Discovery Tables: Spies, Space, and More!

This summer, enjoy hands-on, explore-it-yourself Discovery Tables at your library! Whether playing a constellation game or practicing their spy skills, children will enjoy this rotating series of self-guided STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities.

Drop by England Run, Headquarters, Porter, Salem Church, and Snow branches to participate: June 9-June 19; June 23-July 3; July 7-July 17; July 21-July 31; and August 4-August 14.

05/01/2016 - 1:01am
Ready, Set, Read Kickoff

Summer is almost here! Sure, that means warm weather, time at the pool and/or beach, and time spent outside with friends, but it also means that it’s time for summer reading. This year’s theme is Ready, Set, Read! We are getting ready with awesome prizes for your family based on the number of minutes you read (or are read to!). Don’t forget, attending our Grow a Reader classes counts as time towards your minutes total. 

05/02/2016 - 3:29pm
Fabulous Friday: Game On!

Summer is almost here! Which means no school and time to play or lounge around outside. But it also means that it’s time for summer reading. This year’s theme is Ready, Set, Read! So, to kick it off, we’re excited to bring you Fabulous Friday: Game On! It's a great way to celebrate and launch into summer vacation. Grades K-6. 

04/27/2016 - 7:53am
Free Wills for Seniors and Resource Fair

Rappahannock Legal Services, Inc. will hold a resource fair and offer free wills-for-seniors sessions at the England Run Branch on Monday, May 16, from 9:30 - 3:00. Seniors over 60 who are interested in participating in these one-on-one sessions are required to preregister as space is limited. For eligiblity and screening, please contact Carolyn Ross at 540-371-1105, ext. 111 or cross@rapplegal.com. Looking for general information about wills? Check out our resource list, Writing Your Will.

The Senior Resource Fair is open to all and will include representatives from Rappahannock Legal Services, Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging, the disAbility Resource Center, and Quin Rivers (housing, finances, physical and mental well-being). Steven Scheibe from AARP/Triad will also be on hand to answer questions.

05/05/2016 - 7:36am
Best Film Directors Series: Federico Fellini

If you haven't attended one of local film expert Gary Olsen's presentations, you're missing an industry insider's tantalizing glimpse into Hollywood's past. But there's still a chance to catch Gary in action! On Thursday, May 5, he will provide commentary and clips on Federico Fellini, the latest subject in his Best Film Directors series for the library.

04/21/2016 - 1:52pm
“No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou” by Rhonda Gowler Greene

You’ve probably heard the rumors, the ones that say that libraries and print books aren’t as popular as they once were, but as the oft mangled quote from Mark Twain says, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”  A not too long ago study by the Pew Research Center on the Future of Libraries, reinforces our experiences.

04/28/2016 - 11:59am
Children's Book Week, May 2-8, 2016

Get ready for a weeklong celebration of reading! Children's Book Week has highlighted the value of children's literacy for nearly a century. From May 2-8, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is excited to offer a week of fantastic events that encourage the joy of reading and books.

04/27/2016 - 1:41pm
Superhero Programs for Kids and Teens

The Youth Services Department is looking for kids and teens who want to show off their superpowers! We're hosting some super events to help you get ready for our second annual CRRL-Con. 

04/14/2016 - 8:55pm
Picture of quilt

This Mother’s Day, the Friends of the Library are raffling off a beautiful vintage quilt to benefit the Donna Cote Memorial Fund. The Donna Cote Memorial Fund, established in honor of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s longtime Director, will provide books for incarcerated youth at the Rappahannock Juvenile Center.

Tickets cost $5 each, or three for $10, and are available at the Customer Service Desk at all CRRL branches through Thursday, May 5.  

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