When We Collided by Emery Lord

By Kari Patrick In When We Collided, Emery Lord introduces us to Jonah and Vivi, two teenagers who are struggling through their own personal issues. Jonah's father has passed away. His mother is despondent at best, and all of the responsibilities of the house - from taking care of his siblings to running the family…
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Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

By Annie Brulatour Min leads a boring life on a dusty little planet on the outskirts of the Thousand Planets civilization. Her family has long had Fox powers - the ability to shapeshift and the power to charm people into cooperation. But she’s never been allowed to use them. The one person who understands her…
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5 Hot New Titles for April

Check out these five popular adult titles that hit the shelves in April. To see more titles, including new titles in popular series, check out the booklist New April '19 Books You'll Want to Read and our new titles page. The Mother-in-law, by Sally Hepworth, is a twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death. Lucy was…
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2019 Teen Art Show

For 24 years and counting, CRRL has provided a forum for area teen artists in grades 9-12 to be recognized for their talent during a month-long display at Fredericksburg Branch. The library is proud to have established this unique opportunity for local students - the chance to exhibit their work as professional artists. It’s not uncommon for…
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Visiting Author Tim O’Brien

This post is part of our Guest Picks series, featuring members of our library community sharing their favorite books and movies. Tim O'Brien is the author of our NEA Big Read selection, The Things They Carried - a collection of linked semi-autobiographical stories inspired by his experiences in the Vietnam War. He will be joining us for…
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My Librarian: Books for Gamers

Video games can't catch a break, often lambasted for being a wasteful time-suck compared to other entertainment options. This is a medium wholly unlike any other than has come before it where you are the protagonist and explore a world made just for you. Research has shown that video games can help with cognitive ability…
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