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Great Lives at UMW

Spring semester at the University of Mary Washington provides the perfect opportunity for grownups to go back to school with no papers to write, no exams to stress over.  The Great Lives lecture series - free and open to the public - brings scholars and nationally known authors to share their insights into history's Movers & Shakers.  Attend the lectures and, if you're inspired, find out more!

CRRL Presents Tops 100 in 2008

CRRL Presents Tops 100 in 2008

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library extends its outreach into the community in many ways, including the production of CRRL Presents, a weekly cable-TV interview program hosted by Debby Klein.  Beginning in 2003, Debby has interviewed over 100 interesting and accomplished individuals - artists, musicians, authors, historians, storytellers, educators, preservationists.  CRRL Presents has also covered events and locations that reflect the community.   

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

Whether you want to simplify your finances, your love life, your spirituality, your hectic day, your junk drawer, or your way of life in general there is a book to help you. Simply browse this list and start down the path to a simpler life.

First Night Fredericksburg

Celebrate the New Year by attending First Night Fredericksburg in downtown Fredericksburg. The Headquarters Library is proud to host several live performances as part of the festivities. To see a schedule, event map, and for more information, visit the First Night web site: www.firstnightfredericksburg.com.  Stop by the Headquarters Atrium Gallery now to see a complete collection of First Night buttons, spanning all 15 years of the events' history.

Reading Room: Hot and Muggy: Mystery in the Tropics

Reading Room: Hot and Muggy: Mystery in the Tropics

So maybe you're not one of the lucky ones spending the holidays in some exotic tropical locale. That doesn't mean you're left out in the cold! Take a direct flight to the tropics with these hot and humid mysteries.

Reading Room: Christmas Askew

Christmas Askew book list

This Christmas why not curl up in front of the fire with your hot toddy and one of these great non-traditional holiday stories? They're good for a laugh, a tingle, a thrill or a scare. These aren't your father's warm, fuzzy, "I'll be home for Christmas" sentimental reads!

What Is It, and What Is It Worth?

Almost everyone has an item or two in his home he thinks is a valuable antique or at least something that he is curious about. It could be that family piece laden with tantalizing stories, or it could be an interesting garage sale find. Regardless of its source or possible value, it must first be identified. Read on to discover ways to recognize your treasure's true worth.

Reading Room: Mother Knows Best

"It seems to me that my mother was the most splendid woman I ever knew....I have met a lot of people knocking around the world since, but I have never met a more thoroughly refined woman than my mother. If I have amounted to anything, it will be due to her." - Charles Chaplin

Check out these books dealing with mother-child relationships.

Art Films at the Library

art:21 - Art in the 21st Century, Season 4

View art:21 - Art in the 21st Century, Season 4: Romance, Protest, Ecology, and Paradox this Thursday, December 18, 7-8pm, in the Headquarters Library theater. This highly praised PBS series takes viewers behind the scenes to provide an intimate portrait of some of today's most in-demand artists: their words, lives, works, sources of inspiration, and creative processes.

Holiday Open House at Westmoreland Branches

Holiday Open House at Westmoreland Branches

All three Westmoreland County branches are hosting a holiday open house this week. Drop in for some holiday cheer!

Montross: Tuesday, December 16, 6:30-8:00 PM
Enjoy organ music by Stacey Dillon and refreshments.

Newton: Wednesday, December 17, 6:00-7:00 PM
Join us for caroling, storytelling, and holiday treats.

Cooper: Thursday, December 18, 5:00-9:00 PM
Stop by our annual open house for fun and refreshments.