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Donating School Supplies

It's time to stand in line and complain about the high cost of school supplies. Parents groan, whip out their pieces of plastic, gnash their teeth, and pay up. It's what we do every year. Even after checking for the best sales and rebates, the total is still hard to take. But this is what we have to do. And yet, have you ever considered that you are lucky to be able to do it at all?
Read on for ways you can help less fortunate kids get the supplies they need.

Frank McCourt: The Man Himself

When Frank McCourt passed last month, he left behind memoirs filled with anguish, love, and dark merriment.  Personal experiences are what this Irish-American author took and shaped into works of sorrowful beauty.

England Run Construction Underway

Construction of the England Run Library is underway!
Take a look at recent pictures. 
The England Run branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library will be at the intersection of Plantation Drive and Lyons Boulevard in Stafford, and is scheduled to open in fall 2010.

 

Woodstock Memories

Forty years ago, crowds of young people converged on the quiet farming town of Bethel, New York, for a legendary concert. For many, it was the pivotal cultural event of their lives. The Woodstock Generation may be approaching retirement age, but the memories of those wild summer days rock on in books, music, and video.

Amongst the Dreaming Spires of Oxford


    A week spent in Oxford recently was reason enough to reread one of the best-known children’s books associated with the city, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Armchair Traveling


    Is there time for one more quick vacation getaway before school starts?  Absolutely, if you choose the armchair traveler route.  Begin with Marjorie Priceman’s “How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.,” a companion to her best-selling “How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.”

Local Authors Book Signing Party

 Wrap up the Summer Reading Program with us. Local authors will have copies of their books available to purchase (autographs are free). Refreshments will be served. All ages. Saturday, August 22, 2:00-5:00 at Porter Branch. If you have any questions, please stop by or call the Reference Desk at 659-4909.

The Rappahannock Independent Film Festival

 The Rappahannock Independent Film Festival begins on Thursday, August 27. Thirty-two films from all over the world will be screened over the course of the 4 day festival, which also includes a film workshop, a musical performance, and social events. The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is proud to provide a venue for the film screenings and awards ceremony. Visit the RIFF web site, http://rifilmfestival.com/, to purchase tickets and for more information about the festival.

August Is National Parks Month

Camping, fishing, hiking, history, grand vistas, and horseback riding--there are so many possibilities in our national parks.

Atrium Gallery: Fish Tales and Other Works by Joan Limbrick

See Joan Limbrick's exhibit "Fish Tales and Other Works" in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through August.