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03/20/2018 - 1:22pm
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

Veteran flight attendant Cassandra Bowden is a self-destructive alcoholic. Not exactly the problem you want to have when you're 40,000 feet in the air. All of Cassie's binge drinking occurs after she hops off the plane, usually ending with a one-night stand and a pounding hangover the next morning. To solve that dilemma, she pops a few Advil and flies to the next destination. But her luck at concealing her secret is about to change—and it's all due to waking up next to a stranger's dead body.

03/16/2018 - 10:18am
Alzheimer's Association Support Group for Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts a support group, led by an Alzheimer's Association-trained leader for caregivers on the fourth Mondays at the Howell Branch. The support group is a safe place to learn, receive helpful tips, connect with resources, and meet others impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The group meets from 11-12:30, except May 28. Other related programs include:

03/16/2018 - 1:48am
The Call by Peadar Ô Guilin

This readalike is in response to a customer's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you. Available for adults, teens, and kids. You can browse other book matches here.

If you like a unique adult and young adult tales from Ireland with a bit of magic, check out these titles.

03/15/2018 - 2:49pm
PAWS for Reading

Do you find reading a little ruff?

Then come to the PAWs for Reading program that brings children and trained therapy dogs from Blue Gray Therapy Dogs together. PAWs for reading can help to foster a love of reading within children as well as giving them an opportunity to become more comfortable with reading. 

Please call the branch where you are interested in attending the program to verify the dates and to sign up for your time!

04/18/2018 - 11:34am
Salem Church MakerLab Grand Opening

CRRL's newest MakerLab opened at Salem Church Branch beginning in April. This STEM exploration space includes hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages, including a 3D printer, Ozobots, Snap Circuits, robot arms, Legos, and so much more. Regular hours for the Salem Church lab are every Friday, from 3:00-5:00.

03/14/2018 - 9:00am
Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Corporate retreats. They are designed for companies to experience working together in a different, less stressful environment with little-to-no interruptions. It may even enhance company morale. Team retreats allow workers to indulge in tasks that usually don't happen in a normal office environment.

Even if that includes murder.

04/05/2018 - 9:41am
Fred Watkins Photography Exhibit

Over the past 25 years, Fred Watkins has traveled the world photographing political figures, celebrities, and historical landmarks. Watkins has traveled to Africa with presidents Clinton and Bush and is a member of the White House Press Corps. He was also a staff photographer for Jet and Ebony magazines and has produced freelance photography for Time, Life, and People magazines.

Watkins' photography will be on exhibit during April in the Fredericksburg Branch theater.

04/04/2018 - 8:33am
Let's Go Fly a Kite!

To celebrate National Kite Month, starting April 1, Porter Branch will once again display a variety of fabulous kites suspended from the ceiling. The exhibition will be provided by Stafford resident, Mike Clark, a lifelong kite enthusiast. Mr. Clark has more than 1,400 kites in his collection, including single, double, and quad line kites, as well as stunt kites. He started collecting and making his own kites when he was a child. The exhibit was put together and hung by professional kite flyers Jack Wilson, Harold Ames, and Mike Phillippe from Stafford County. It is sponsored by the American Kitefliers Association and Wings Over Washington Kite Club.

Enjoy these colorful beauties and learn more about kites, how to fly them, and how to make them.  

03/20/2018 - 10:18am
Comic artist with portrait of Wonder Woman

If you’re a fan of all things comic, from Marvel to Pokemon, you’ll want to check out CRRL's Fourth Annual Comic Art Show during the month of May. The best part of the exhibit is that everyone is invited to participate!

Artwork will be accepted Friday, April 20, to Friday, April 27 at the Salem Church Branch. All ages. Submit 1-2 original pieces of comic work for the show. 

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