Delegate Bob Thomas

This post is part of our Guest Picks series, featuring members of our library community sharing their favorite books and movies. Bob Thomas represents the 28th district in Virginia's House of Delegates, which includes Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg. After an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in 2003, Bob and a fellow…
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Kathleen Harrigan, Executive Director of the Friends of the Rappahannock

This post is part of our Guest Picks series, featuring members of our library community sharing their favorite books and movies. Books are a big part of my life: paper books and audiobooks, magazines and newspapers. Some have been part of a common canon I shared with my parents; others are shared with friends. Some…
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Rotarian Dave Bohmke

This post is part of our Guest Picks series, featuring members of our library community sharing their favorite books and movies. From the West Coast to the East Coast, this month's guest reader has experienced the many opportunities that libraries offer. Born in Southern California, my first exposure to a library was in conjunction with…
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Ben Motta, MakerLab Volunteer

Ben Motta is a sophomore and cellist at Colonial Forge High School. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and volunteering in the library's MakerLab at Howell Branch. Here are some of Ben's favorite books: "One of my favorite books of all time. American Gods gives an extremely interesting look into the concept of belief and…
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Dr. Daniel Wallace – Engineer, STEM Teacher, and Musician

This post is part of our Guest Picks series, featuring members of our library community sharing their favorite books and movies. Dr. Daniel Wallace is a human factors engineer for the U.S. Navy. He is active in teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to children through demonstrations and teaches a science camp for a…
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Literary Origins: Sherlock Holmes and the History of Detective Fiction

Detective and crime-related stories are one of the most popular genres of fiction. In literary form, detective novels are so numerous that publishing companies devote entire labels to the genre and release hundreds of entries per year. Detective/crime-related narratives have become a major part of television programming, with networks basing their entire primetime schedule around crime-related series…
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