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05/03/2016 - 10:50am

How does rain happen? Long ago the Ashanti people believed that Anansi, the Spider, brought the rains that would put out fires in the jungle. In old Britain, the legendary Green Man was supposed to have rainmaking powers, and Zeus brought the rains for the ancient Greeks.

Today, we know that when warm, wet air rises into the sky and cools off, its water condenses out of the clouds as rain. Rain and snow can also happen when a batch of warm air meets a batch of cool air. The two kinds of air usually do not mix. The warm air is less dense than the cool air and will slide right over it. As the warm air goes higher, it cools off, and the moisture separates or condenses out of the cooled air and falls as a slow, steady rain.

05/02/2016 - 7:24am

Margret Rey and her husband, H.A. Rey, had no children themselves, but thousands of kids across the world have made friends with their little monkey, Curious George.

Margret was born in Hamburg, Germany, on May 16, 1906. She studied art at the famous Bauhaus School and elsewhere before moving to Brazil in 1935. Margret married a fellow German artist, Hans Augusto (H. A.) Rey, and together they started the first advertising agency in Rio de Janeiro. They came back to Paris during some of its cruelest days, just before the Nazi occupation. Somehow, funny and delightful Curious George was created during those difficult times.

05/02/2016 - 10:44am
Discovery Tables: Spies, Space, and More!

This summer, enjoy hands-on, explore-it-yourself Discovery Tables at your library! Whether playing a constellation game or practicing their spy skills, children will enjoy this rotating series of self-guided STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities.

Drop by England Run, Headquarters, Porter, Salem Church, and Snow branches to participate: June 9-June 19; June 23-July 3; July 7-July 17; July 21-July 31; and August 4-August 14.

05/02/2016 - 3:29pm
Fabulous Friday: Game On!

Summer is almost here! Which means no school and time to play or lounge around outside. But it also means that it’s time for summer reading. This year’s theme is Ready, Set, Read! So, to kick it off, we’re excited to bring you Fabulous Friday: Game On! It's a great way to celebrate and launch into summer vacation. Grades K-6. 

05/01/2016 - 1:01am
Ready, Set, Read Kickoff

Summer is almost here! Sure, that means warm weather, time at the pool and/or beach, and time spent outside with friends, but it also means that it’s time for summer reading. This year’s theme is Ready, Set, Read! We are getting ready with awesome prizes for your family based on the number of minutes you read (or are read to!). Don’t forget, attending our Grow a Reader classes counts as time towards your minutes total. 

04/21/2016 - 1:52pm
“No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou” by Rhonda Gowler Greene

You’ve probably heard the rumors, the ones that say that libraries and print books aren’t as popular as they once were, but as the oft mangled quote from Mark Twain says, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”  A not too long ago study by the Pew Research Center on the Future of Libraries, reinforces our experiences.

04/21/2016 - 3:55am
Princeless by Jeremy Whitley

When Princess Adrienne’s parents lock her in a tower guarded by the fiercest dragon in the kingdom, they expect her to wait patiently for rescue by a handsome prince. But Adrienne would rather be Princeless than helpless . . . and she can save herself, thank you very much.

04/28/2016 - 11:59am
Children's Book Week, May 2-8, 2016

Get ready for a weeklong celebration of reading! Children's Book Week has highlighted the value of children's literacy for nearly a century. From May 2-8, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is excited to offer a week of fantastic events that encourage the joy of reading and books.

04/27/2016 - 1:41pm
Superhero Programs for Kids and Teens

The Youth Services Department is looking for kids and teens who want to show off their superpowers! We're hosting some super events to help you get ready for our second annual CRRL-Con. 

04/14/2016 - 10:52am
Happy Mother’s Day! Special Events

Celebrate the wonderful women in our children's lives, whether they are mothers by birth or through the love and care that they provide. Join us at one of our special Grow a Reader classes, and enjoy motherly songs, stories, and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.    

Monday, May 2, 11:00-11:30
Snow Branch

Friday, May 6, 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00
Porter Branch

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