Vietnam-Era Photos

Below you will find images library customers shared for our Vietnam-Era Photo Project. These resources were gathered from February to April 2019 as part of our NEA grant-funded program centered on Tim O'Brien's novel, The Things They Carried. This collection of over 50 photos features American soldiers, Vietnamese civilians, and families on the homefront…
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If you like Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer: When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. Artemis Fowl is an upcoming American fantasy adventure film based on the first two novels in the series of the same name by Eoin Colfer…
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If you like Very Valentine

Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani: Valentine Roncalli struggles to save her decades-old family business, finding love and the life she wants along the way. Very Valentine is an upcoming made-for-TV movie on the Lifetime channel, starring Kelen Coleman as Valentine Roncalli. It is set to premiere on June 9. If you want another classic tale of…
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If you like Catch-22

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller: Joseph Heller's masterpiece about a bomber squadron in the Second World War's Italian theater features a gallery of magnificently strange characters seething with comic energy. The malingering hero, Yossarian, is endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war, and his story is studded with incidents and devices…
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Thomas Armat: Fredericksburg Native Was an Inventor of the Motion Picture Projector

By Dan Enos, CRRL Volunteer Most Fredericksburg cinephiles have to content themselves with a life far removed from the gaudy glamour of the flashy film world that has its yearly peak as “award season” takes over Hollywood. However, if not for the ingenuity and tenacity of Fredericksburg-born entrepreneur and movie projector inventor Thomas Armat (1866-1948)…
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A Smashing Good Time: Trebuchet Contest Winners Announced

On Saturday, April 27, we had our Launch It! Trebuchet contest in Snowden Park. There were three winners in our four categories. The Sekinger family won the Family category with "Minecraft-A-Pult," which launched a distance of 72 feet. Scarlett Smith and Isabelle Kauffman from Gayle Middle school won the Middle School category with "Sea You,…
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If you like After

After by Anna Todd: Tessa has direction, ambition, and has barely moved in her freshmen college dorm when she meets Hardin. With his cocky British accent and tattoos, he's much different from what she's used to. But he's also rude to the point of cruelty. In fact, Tessa should hate him - and she does until she…
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