While our children write their lessons with pencils and computers, Pakistani schoolchildren in the village of Korphe used to write on the ground with sticks. Then one day a lost climber stumbled into their village, and everything changed.
Adults may recognize this as the story of Greg Mortensen, well-known for the bestselling book, “Three Cups of Tea,” about his work building schools in Pakistan. Now young children can learn the story in his new picture book, “Listen to the Wind, The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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.