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D-Day: 65 Years Ago on the Beaches of Normandy

After bouncing all night in cold, cramped steel boats, then waiting all day in broiling heat, the men of the Allied Expeditionary Force got the word: shortly after sundown, they would finally be getting off their floating, seasick prisons.

All they had to do then was run straight into machine gun fire, smash the Nazi army, and liberate Europe.

A New Branch for CRRL Patrons: England Run Library

A New Branch for CRRL Patrons: England Run Library

The newest member of the CRRL family, England Run Library, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2010. Visit the England Run branch page for more information.

Atrium Gallery: 14th Annual Teen Art Show

View the library's annual Teen Art Show, co-sponsored by It! Magazine, through June 29, in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery. The show is open to students in grades 9-12, who live in the city of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford or Westmoreland counties.  

See winning works below:

 

Grades 11-12

1st Place:  "Rockstar" by Hillary Inman

 

A Glass of Lemonade and a Book

With summer almost here, it’s time for kids to find a cozy seat, a tall glass of lemonade and a good book, and read till the fireflies come out. This kind of leisurely, just-for-fun reading is at the heart of the summer reading club at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, “Be Creative @ Your Library!”

 

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?