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Music on Mondays in March!

Music on Mondays in March!

We kicked off our Music on Mondays in March series this week with Quintessential Brass on March 9.  Read about it in the Free Lance-Star. Join us for 3 more great performances: 

March 16 - Driftwood Fire - Appalachian Bluegrass & Jazz

March 23 - Sean P. Harris - Classic American Folk & Popular Music

March 30 - Fredericksburg Saxophone Quartet - Classical to Jazz 

Storytelling Series Finale: Megan Hicks

The 2009 Ardiena Ann Tromley Family Storytelling Series wraps up on Thursday, March 12, with performances by Megan Hicks, award-winning storyteller and former CRRL Children's librarian. Winner of the 2005 Parent's Choice Award-Silver and the 2003 Storytelling World Honor Award, Megan brings two very different shows for two very different audiences! Read what Youth Services Coordinator Caroline Parr says about Megan in the Free Lance-Star. Find out more about Megan at www.meganhicks.com.

"Enough Already" - Headquarters, 4:30
Stories about greed, gratitude, and why you must never forget to thank the good fairy! For school age children and adults.

"Home Front" – Salem Church, 7:30
Civilian stories from the Civil War and World War II. For teens and adults.

Farewell to John Cephas, Blues Musician

John Cephas died at his home in Woodford, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 4, at the age of 78.
The Caroline County resident was a nationally recognized blues singer and guitarist who played many local venues with singer and harmonica player Phil Wiggins--including the summertime Music on the Steps series at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library and the Bluemont concerts.

Knitting for Knewbies

A ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles—that’s all the equipment you need to take up the fine craft of knitting. Need to know how? Our Salem Church and John M. Porter branches have monthly meetings for both beginning and experienced knitters.

Help the CRRL with Ukrop's Golden Gift

Help the CRRL with Ukrop's Golden Gift

Shop at Ukrop's all March long! The more you buy, the more points you can earn to support us. Help us earn more of the Golden Gift payout by buying your groceries at Ukrop's. Find out more!

Storyteller Kim Weitkamp Comes to the CRRL

Storyteller Kim Weitkamp Comes to the CRRL

Kim Weitkamp, recently featured in the Free Lance-Star, will perform "Laugh Out Loud Stories" for school age children and adults at Headquarters Library at 4:30, on Wednesday, March 4. See her at 7:30 that evening at Snow Branch for "Freckles, Fibs, and Family" - a performance for teens and adults, filled with humorous stories about love and lessons learned from family.

Salem Church Grand Opening: Tuesday, March 3

Salem Church Grand Opening: Monday, March 2

The Salem Church Branch will have its Grand Opening on Tuesday, March 3. Come and see your brightly decorated, renovated and expanded library. See pictures from the start of construction up to this week!

Improvements to the Catalog

Library catalog

The library catalog has recently been upgraded with a number of new features.

CRRL Mobile Catalog - Browse this speedy, text-only version of the catalog from your mobile device. Available from the top right of the catalog screen.

Headquarters Atrium Gallery: Stephanie Bingham Woolsey

Works by Stephanie Bingham Woolsey

See sculpture and mixed media works by Stephanie Bingham Woolsey through February in the Atrium.