Kathleen Lewis, Communications Director for Central Virginia Justice Initiative, shares part of her story and some of her favorite books.
Guest Picks: Poet and Educator David Anthony Sam
David Anthony Sam, a creative writing instructor at Germanna Community College and award-winning poet, shares his story and insights into over a dozen of his favorite books.
Ann Waters, Public Historian for the George Washington Foundation
This post is part of our Guest Picks series, featuring members of our library community sharing their favorite books and movies. Ann Waters is the Manager of Interpretation and Visitor Services at the George Washington Foundation in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Foundation owns and operates Ferry Farm, George Washington’s boyhood home, and Historic Kenmore, the home of…
A Family Narrative of a Revolutionary Officer
By Francis Brooke Macfarlane & Fergusson Printers, Richmond, Va. 1849 Reprinted in The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries Published by William Abbatt, 1921 Extra Number--No. 74 EDITOR'S PREFACE. OUR first item is an unusual one—a family memoir, written by a father for his children and issued as a private publication, in a very small…
Fredericksburg in Revolutionary Days, Part I
William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine (William and Mary Quarterly) Volume XXVII, No. 2. October 1918. pp. 73-95. Parts II and III may also be read online. FREDERICKSBURG IN REVOLUTIONARY DAYS PART I. In a charming diary kept by him while under indentures to Colonel William Daingerfield, of Belvideira (a plantation on the river about seven miles below Fredericksburg) John Harrower a…
Blonde Bombshells: Sirens of the Silver Screen
Mae West. Jean Harlow. Marilyn Monroe. These three actresses are part of the iconic women in Hollywood’s history known as the blonde bombshells.
Linda J. White: “We Are Writers”
Award-winning local mystery author Linda J. White shares the impact writers' conferences have had on her career.
Suzi Weinert: “Building Up Writers… From the Inside”
Want to be a writer? Mystery author Suzi Weinert tells how curiosity, imagination, and inspiration are the keys to invention!
Staying Fit For Those 55+
If you’re looking for a fun way to help make your golden years shine a little brighter, look no further than your local library!
Walk Through History . . . Hanover Street
By the Fredericksburg Area Tourism Department In 1714, the Stuart dynasty ended in England with the death of Queen Anne. George I, elector of Hanover, Germany, was selected to become the next ruler of England, thus beginning the long reign of the House of Hanover. Hanover Street, named after the House of Hanover, was developed…
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