The Five Love Languages: The Secret to a Love that Lasts by Dr. Gary Chapman

Do you know what your “love language” is? If you adore it when your husband takes out the trash and he enjoys going out to dinner with you more than anything, your love language may be “Acts of Service” while his may be “Quality Time.” In The Five Love Languages: The Secret to a Love that…
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The Atrium Gallery: 23rd Annual Teen Art Show Winners

See works by the 23rd Annual Teen Art Show Winners this month in the Fredericksburg Branch's Atrium Gallery. Best in Show: Meghan Baker Grades 9-10 Winner: Kaitlyn Garvey Grades 11-12 Winner: Briana Paris The Teen Art Show is held each year. Students in grades 9-12 living in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland County are encouraged to submit their original artwork.…
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The Good Doctor Was a Spy: The Lively Times of Robert Wellford

One of Fredericksburg's leading citizens was either a patriot or a traitor, depending on whether you favored coats of Tory red or Revolutionary blue. Robert Welford, who went on to become a distinguished doctor in Fredericksburg as well as President Washington's choice for Surgeon General, began life April 23, 1753, in the town of Ware…
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If you like Dumplin’

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked... until Will takes a job…
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If you like Mary Queen of Scots

In Mary Queen of Scots, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history’s most famous women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. Bringing together all surviving documents and uncovering a trove of new sources for the first time, Guy dispels the popular image…
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If you like Mortal Engines

In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.  Mortal Engines Mortal Engines is an upcoming post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers and with a screenplay…
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Walk Through History . . . Caroline Street

By the Fredericksburg Area Tourism Department 130 Caroline Built c. 1855. The style and design of this Greek Revival townhouse are identical to its neighboring duplexes, although this is a single family dwelling. Extensive changes have altered the architectural similarities shared with 132-138. Note bay window and wing additions. 132,134,136,138 Caroline Built 1855. These Greek Revival townhouses are mirror images…
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A Walking Tour of Fredericksburg: Revisit December 1862

From the Fredericksburg Department of Tourism During the American Civil War, Fredericksburg's geographic location drew contending armies to its environs with a deadly inevitability. The City is located on the banks of a river that served as a natural defensive barrier as well as astride a north-south rail corridor that helped keep the large armies…
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The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack

By Shanna Love Ancient manuscripts are priceless repositories of knowledge; many hold glimpses into the past and share their wisdom with those in the present. But, what would you do if the 2,000-year-old manuscript you were translating and reading addresses you personally? In Gwendolyn Womack’s The Fortune Teller, antiquities appraiser Semele Cavnow faces this dilemma…
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