Let’s talk about eBook readers. I’m sure you’ve seen one by now. Rectangular pieces of plastic capable of storing thousands of books to be read anytime, anywhere. Now equipped with screens employing the latest “electronic ink” technology that mimics the lighting qualities of real paper, they are fast supplanting the "traditional" portable media player as the tech to talk about.
Pope Benedict XVI recently invited disaffected “Anglican Catholics” to swim the
Who are these disaffected folks? Why did the Pope invite them, and how might they respond?
Windows 7, the anticipated successor to the oft-maligned Windows Vista operating system from Microsoft, has arrived. Now available in stores on DVD-ROM, on the web for download (http://store.microsoft.com/win7netbooks), and on newly-purchased PCs, Microsoft has a lot riding on the acceptance of their new OS.
Many theories have been proposed to explain the current, wide-reaching popularity of zombies. Do zombies represent our post 9/11 fear of a lack of a security? Are they a projection of an archaic survivalist instinct? Are they the embodiment of the individual’s alienation from family and society in an increasingly technological world?
Whatever the reason, popular interest in zombie plagues on the screen and in the pages of books is on the rise. Read on for a history of this classic monster.
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Ghost stories abound in our area. From a lovelorn lass at a colonial mansion to a Virginia patriot fallen on hard times to soldiers for whom the battle goes on, our region is rife with spirits of all sorts. This fall, take time for a tour of the Ghosts of Fredericksburg.
Check out "Books With Bite," featuring vampires, werewolves and other fictional creatures that go bump in the night.
Rather than being based on an ancient legend, religious concept, or historical figure, the Creature's origin is solely literary in nature, being confined to one book. Despite this, public perception of him has changed greatly since the publication of the original novel, leading to wildly divergent styles and plotlines in various film adaptations.
It's the last day of our HUGE semi-annual book sale, which means it's $1 a box day! That's right - only $1 for everything you can stuff into a box!
There are still lots of great books and tapes left, so stop by Headquarters Library before 9pm tonight, Wednesday October 21, to find some great bargains.
Join us for the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting on Monday, October 26, 7pm, in the CRRL Headquarters Library Theater.
Not currently a friend? Join at the door! The Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library need you!