Are you a local author?
Help us wrap up the Summer Reading Program by being a part of our Book Signing Party at Porter on Saturday, August 22!
Library patrons will have the opportunity to purchase your work and get your autograph! The party takes place from 2-5pm, and refreshments will be provided.
Call Porter at 540-659-4909 for more information, or to register.
On a hot day in July forty years ago, millions of people were huddled around their radios and television sets waiting for the exciting news: “The Eagle has landed.”
In “Moonshot, The Flight of Apollo 11,” author-illustrator Brian Floca describes Neil Armstrong as “calm as a man who just parked a car” when he radios Houston that he’s landed safely on the moon. Floca captures the mission’s mixture of calm professionalism and high drama in poetic words and watercolors.
Recent storms cause me to remember a tornado many summers ago in Illinois. In Virginia, our "season," or the time when we are at greater risk for experiencing tornadoes, is July through August according to the Weather Channel, with the hurricane season running from June through November. There's no time like now to take some precautions. Find out more about storm warnings.
This interview airs beginning July 15.
Fredericksburg’s Sister City is Frejus, France, a beautiful, historic city on the Mediterranean Sea. Cultural and educational exchange programs, people to people, promote appreciation and understanding. Debby Klein visits Judy Hansen to talk about the more than 25 years' relationship between Fredericksburg and Frejus.
Signing up for the summer reading club at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library comes with lots of benefits. The most important, of course, is that kids are inspired to read for pleasure all summer long. But starting this week, membership also means kids can pick up a coupon for free admission to a Potomac Nationals game on Sunday, August 9. Stop by the children’s room at any library branch, and enjoy the game!
Feel like putting a little free spirit in your summer? Get on your oldest clothes, grab some buckets and rubber gloves, and head for the backyard to create beautiful tie-dye crafts.
The England Run Library (named the Falls Run Library in the early stages of the project) is featured on the American Institute of Architects web site. Find out more about the innovative design of our newest library.
By Sue Lawson
Although it may seem like a cold weather craft, felting is a great project for kids in the summertime.
Questions on felting have become very popular over the last several months at our library. People of all ages are now using this method to change the texture of a yarn or fur item to cause it to become matted or felt-like.
Thousands of kids and hundreds of teens have already signed up for this year’s summer reading clubs at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Now that schools are letting out, librarians are bracing for even more eager readers swarming into our branches.
Summer means the youth services librarians get to turn their attention form homework help to one of their very favorite jobs: matching readers with books. Getting kids started on a great series is a special thrill as kids fall head over heels into characters and stories that continue in book after book.
If you'd like to be among the first to learn about the newest books, DVDs, and CDs on hand and on order at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, you should consider signing up for Wowbrary. It's free and very cool!