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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!
The Young Adult Library Services Association has just announced this year's Teens' Top Ten. Over 11,000 teens voted online for their favorites from August 24 through September 18. And the winners are ...
1. Paper Towns by John Green
2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
5. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
7. Wake by Lisa McMann
8. Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast
9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Teen Read Week is all about reading for fun, so take a break from homework by checking out one of these great books.
The image of a cursed soul doomed to become a werewolf at the rising of a full moon is one of the most iconic concepts in horror. Unlike Dracula or the Mummy, the notion of a “wolf man” or “werewolf” was not cemented by one single actor, author, book, or horror series. It is instead a truly ancient concept dating back to the pre-literate sagas and legends told by Europeans centuries ago.
"It comes to life!"
Wrapped in the mysteries of the ages, mummies have inspired stories of romance and suspense both in the pages of books and on the big screen. In this installment of a continuing series on famous movie monsters, John Gaines traces their evolution from honored kings to shambling horrors.
Bargain hunters can take advantage of two library book sales starting this weekend.
The semi-annual Headquarters book sale kicks off this evening with a preview for Friends of the Library from 7-9pm. Not a friend? Join at the door! The sale is open to the public Saturday, October 17 - Wednesday, October 21.
Salem Church's monthly lobby book sale starts today and runs through Thursday, October 22.