Are you looking to add to your Pokédex on Pokémon GO? Do you just have to catch them all? Look no further!
Some of our CRRL branches are now Pokémon stops, and some are even gyms! Headquarters, Porter, and England Run have already joined in on the Poké hunt. Cooper Branch is even a gym! Look at the Bellsprout that was captured right outside England Run! And, a wild Pidgey appeared, right in the middle of the children's research desk at Headquarters! How many more can you find?
Come meet and battle with other hunters, exchange Pokémon, and have fun!
In our ongoing series of events and workshops complementing the Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness exhibition, we invite you to a lecture and demonstration on pine's uses as a traditional healing plant.
This event will be held at Headquarters Library on Tuesday, August 9, 7:00-8:00.
Congratulations to our very own CRRL Web Digital Services Librarian Virginia Johnson for winning two national level awards in the 2016 National Federation of Press Women Professional Communications Contest for her amazing library blog entries! Read her award-winning entries here:
When I was given my list of responsibilities as the new Youth Services Coordinator for Central Rappahannock Regional Library and found writing this column was among them, my first question was about the content. Was I supposed to write about something in particular? When I was told it was all about books, I felt like a kid in a candy store. So many options! Where do I start? My mind began racing, and I came up with a long list of ideas, which I will be mining in the weeks to come, but, for my inaugural column, I decided to go with something that was fresh in my mind: family vacations and what to do with bored kids in the car and on the airplane. My family and I recently returned from a vacation involving several hours in airplanes and cars, and it got me thinking about great books to keep younger children entertained. These are also great books to have at your house for young visitors.
Skyfall (2012): Starring Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes. Rated PG-13. Being shown FREE at the Porter Library, on Saturday, July 16th @ 1:30 as part of Porter’s Saturday Matinee Movie “Summer of Dames” series.
A botched operation results in vital secrets related to British security being lost, after which a shaky Bond returns to MI6. He and MI6 minister M face extra scrutiny from Gareth Mallory, a Member of Parliament who believes the Double O program may be obsolete. A series of escalating terrorist attacks targeting M—perpetuated by the sinister Raoul Silva—forces M to confront dark secrets from her past. For fans, the film provides a first-time glimpse into Bond’s backstory and examines what it means to identify, recruit, and train a person to be “licensed to kill.”
This readalike is in response to a customer's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you. Available for adults, teens, and kids. You can browse the book matches here.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living.
If you enjoyed Me Before You, you may also like these titles:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. (Catalog summary)
“Great-Grandma said we have an Indian princess in the family . . . . “
Since DNA testing for genealogy began nearly 20 years ago, we have made many leaps and bounds with how, when, and why it can be used. Many Americans have a family story that features the marriage of a Native American into the lineage. Frequently, these stories make us wonder about who we are on the inside.
On Tuesday, August 2, at 7:00, Shannon Combs-Bennett, biologist and genealogist, will discuss what DNA testing could tell you about your ancestry, as well as which test you may want to take to verify your genealogy. An author and frequent lecturer on genealogy, Shannon will present her talk in support of the library’s Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Wellness exhibition.
Did Native American barbecue contribute to the success of the English colony at Jamestown? According to author, historical barbecue consultant, and Patawomeck Indian Tribe member Joe Haynes, the answer is yes! Joe will visit the Headquarters Library on Wednesday, August 3.
He will draw upon numerous historical and contemporary sources to explore some of the lesser-known contributions made to Virginia’s culture and cookery by the Powhatan Indians, who called their land Tsenacommacah. According to Joe, many Virginian foods known to us today, such as smoked pork, hoecakes, and barbecue, all exhibit the unmistakable influence of the Powhatans.
Looking to trace your family roots to the Civil War—or learn more about a relative who fought for the Blue or Gray? Let a National Park Service historian show you how.
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