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Netbooks for Newbies

Netbook use is on the rise everywhere--including your local library! Find outwhat you need to know about these tiny, affordable computers before you purchase. 

Salem Church Exhibit: Cornelia Raring

Salem Church Exhibit: Cornelia Raring

A small sampling of artist Cornelia Raring's works will be displayed in the lobby of the Salem Church branch in June. An opening reception will be held Sunday, June 7th from 2:00-4:00. The public is invited. Please come and celebrate a vibrant life and dearly missed friend.

Blond Bombshells: Sirens of the Silver Screen

We kick off our Blond Bombshells Film Series on Wednesday, May 27, with a screening of "I'm No Angel" featuring Mae West and Cary Grant at 7pm, in the Headquarters Library theater.

Find out more about our film series bombshells Mae West, Jean Harlow, and Marilyn Monroe.

A Family Narrative of a Revolutionary Officer

Francis Brooke, later of St. Julien in Spotsylvania County, was only sixteen when he became an officer in General Harrison's artillery regiment. This short memoir of his military service and his days afterward as an eminent jurist is peppered with the names of famous Virginians, many of whom were his friends and family members.

Atrium Gallery: Jim Ellis

Atrium Gallery: Jim Ellis

Watercolors by Jim Ellis are on exhibit in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through May.

Celebrate Children's Book Week: May 11-17

Children's Book Week is a time to celebrate books and reading in classrooms, libraries, bookstores, and homes. How will you and your family mark the occasion?

Making the Most of Strawberry Season

Strawberry season is upon us! The red, ripe berries fill baskets at farmers' market stands, and the Old Dominion celebrates the season with pick-your-own farms and strawberry festivals. It's time for some fresh recipes served with a dusting of culinary history.

After Hours Storytimes

After Hours Storytimes

Most library programs for preschoolers take place on weekday mornings.  But if you or your spouse is at work then, how can you bring your child to storytimes?

CRRL Information Officer Wins Citizen Salute

 CRRL Information Officer Wins Citizen Salute

Debby Klein, the voice behind CRRL Presents, the library’s weekly broadcast of interviews with people who shape the arts, history, and culture of the region, has received the prestigious Citizen Salute award from the Friends of the UMW-CSO Orchestra. The award is given to someone in the community who has both supported the orchestra and shown a commitment to Fredericksburg through their volunteerism and dedication to the arts.

CRRL Librarian Honored

CRRL web content librarian, Virginia Johnson, has received the highest award for a nonfiction book in the Virginia Press Women’s 2009 Communications Contest.