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A History of Classic Science Fiction: Isaac Asimov

No discussion of twentieth-century science fiction writing can be complete without mention of Isaac Asimov, the biochemistry professor and visionary writer who was responsible for creating the popular characterization of robots and incorporating themes of social science into “hard” science fiction. His most popular works, the Foundation trilogy and the Robot series, are considered landmarks of science fiction to this day. 

Deliciously Creepy Graphic Novels

    What did you read during the Snownami/Snowpalooza/Snowmageddon?  Judging by the armloads of books people were checking out from the library before each of the storms, the most popular items were picture books, mysteries, best sellers, historical fiction, biographies… in fact, people were, as usual, reading everything!


    Among those armloads were plenty of graphic novels for young readers.  Defined as novels with complex storylines told in the form of a comic book, these books are finding increasing recognition in the form of awards.

The Atrium Gallery: Edward Russell

Paintings by Edward Russell are on display in the Atrium Gallery through February.

The paintings in this exhibit were rendered in watercolor and gouache. Most of the scenes were found near Fredericksburg. Other locations include Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Montana.

Mr. Russell retired from the US Government in 1983 after serving thirty three years as Director-Curator, US Army Engineer Museum, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Great Lives Series: Edgar Allan Poe

"We are not impotent- we pallid stones.
Not all our power is gone- not all our fame-
Not all the magic of our high renown-
Not all the wonder that encircles us-
Not all the mysteries that in us lie-
Not all the memories that hang upon
And cling around about us as a garment,
Clothing us in a robe of more than glory."
---From "The Coliseum" by Edgar Allan Poe

2 Book Sales Starting Friday, February 19

Find romance (and great bargains) at two library book sales beginning this Friday, February 19. Stop by the Headquarters Atrium for our annual Romance book sale. You'll also find Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery, children's books, DVDs, and more!

Also on Friday, Salem Church branch will hold its monthly lobby book sale. Both sales run through Thursday, February 25. Shop one or both! See more upcoming book sale dates.

LEEP workshop postponed

TheLEEP workshop scheduled for this evening, February 16, at 7:00 p.m., has been postponed due to weather. 

Snow Day Fun

What's the best thing about a snow day? Is it the thought of building the biggest, best snowman ever, taking a run down a sledding hill, or just spending a day away from school? Some people just enjoy how quiet nature seems to be under a blanket of winter white. Others can't wait to get out and get moving, even if it means shoveling the walk first!

A History of Classic Science Fiction: A.E. Van Vogt and E.E. "Doc" Smith

The period of time from the late 1930s to the end of the 1950s is commonly known as the "Golden Age" of science fiction.  The Golden Age was noted for the volume of science fiction produced due to the large number of science fiction-oriented pulp magazines and the depth of the creative talent involved.  Many of the writers working in this period established concepts that would have a tremendous cultural impact on their readers.

CRRL Presents: University of Mary Washington’s Eagle Village Soars

An amazing sight greets those who drive along Route 1 in Fredericksburg as Eagle Village comes into view. Debby Klein meets with Jeff Rountree, CEO of the UMW Foundation who heads the project, to learn more about it and what it will mean to the university and the community.
This episode airs tonight at 7pm in Spotsylvania on Comcast Channel 23 and Cox Channel 24.

Find out more about CRRL Presents.