Guest Picks

Guest Picks

Members of our library community share their own stories - and their favorite titles!

New Guest Pick

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 George’s sister Betty Washington Lewis. Ann is originally from Richmond, Virginia, and received her B.A. in history from the College of William & Mary.

New Guest Pick for January

Guest Picks

Barbara Gustavson, President & Founder of Discover Next Step

As a certified executive and brain health coach, she provides individualized coaching to those who wants to improve their focus.

Novelist John Gilstrap

Author of the thriller "Total Mayhem" which is set in a fictional town in the Northern Neck.

Bestselling Author Tim O'Brien

The author of the Vietnam epic, "The Things They Carried" shares his favorite book titles.

Novelist Traci Hunter Abramson

This bestselling novelist and local author shares some of her favorite books.

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Jarod Kearney, Museum Curator and Actor

Jarod, assistant director and curator of The James Monroe Museum, shares his favorite reads.

Janet Gullickson, President of Germanna Community College

Local community college president shares her most favorite and cherished reads.

Marc Hoffman, Fredericksburg City Director of Elections

Marc Hoffman, who heads the election committee in Fredericksburg City, shares his favorite books.

Student Volunteer, Amrutha Obbineni

The Howell Branch's own teen volunteer shares her favorite reads.

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Steve Ogden, Artist, Animator, and Writer

Steve Ogden, a professional artist, animator, and writer for almost 40 years, shares his favorite reads.

2018 Delegate, Bob Thomas

Serving in the 28th district in Virginia's House of Delegates in 2018, Bob Thomas shares his favorite reads.

Kathleen Harrigan, E. D. of Friends of the Rappahannock

The Executive Director of the Friends of the Rappahannock shares her favorite reads.

The Germanna Community College Film Club

The GCC Film Club shares their favorite book-to-screen titles.

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Dave Bohmke, Rappahannock Rotary Club

David, a dedicated Rotarian, shares his favorite reads.

Ben Motta, MakerLab Volunteer

Ben Motta is a sophomore at Colonial Forge High School who volunteers at Howell's MakerLab, shares his favorite reads.

Retired Military Warrant Officer, Yvette S. Blake

27-year Veteran from the United States Army Yvette shares her favorite reads.

Dr. Daniel Wallace, Human Factors Engineer

Dr. Daniel Wallace, human factors engineer for the U.S. Navy, shares his favorite reads with us this month.

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Book Reviewer, Alfred King

Alfred King, author and as well as a book and newspaper reviewer, shares his favorite reads.

Nimali Fernando, Founder of Dr. Yum Project

Known by some in the community as "Doctor Yum," Nimali shares her favorite reads with us.

Local Author & Musican, James Noll

James Noll, a writer, a musician, a freelancer, and an English teacher, shares his favorite reads.

Guest Picks

Business Development Officer at NSWC, Stephanie Lyles

The business development officer at NSWC Federal Credit Union shares her favorite reads.

Lifelong Reader & Local, Linda Alsop

Local Linda D. Alsop shares her favorite reads with us for this month's Guest Pick feature.

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Storyteller & Author, Daisy Howard-Douglas

Learn more about Daisy Howard-Douglas, an educator, author, storyteller, and community treasure as she shares her favorite reads.

Greg Riddlemoser, Director of Elections for Stafford County

The Director of Elections and General Registrar for Stafford County, has elected to share his reading choices.

Owner Kickshaw Kitchen, Kathy Craddock

Chef and business owner Kathy shares her favorite reads.
Johnny Mac and and his wife Harriet

John Chinn "Johnny Mac", Local Storyteller

Local storyteller shares his favorite reads this month for Guest Picks.

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Linda Clevenger, Professional Organizer

Professional consultant Linda Clevenger shares her favorite reads with us this month.
Ronnie Sidney, II

Ronnie Sidney: I, Therapist, Public Speaker, & Author

Therapist, public speaker, entrepreneur, and author shares his favorite reads.

Raina Krasner, Wildlife Center of Virginia

Outreach Coordinator and educator at the Wildlife Center of Virginia shares her favorite reads.
Nick Stephens

Nick Stephens, Comics Enthusiast and Podcaster

Musician, podcaster, and comic book enthusiast Nick Stephens shares his favorite reads with us.

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Financial Advisor & City Councilman, Brad Ellis

Fredericksburg city councilman Brad Ellis shares his and his family's favorite reads with us.
Gary Olsen

Film Expert & Lecturer, Gary Olsen

Gary Olsen, local film enthusiast and lecturer, shares his favorite reads.
Dr. John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin, Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher

Meditation master Dr. McLaughlin shares his favorite reads.
The Brostek Family

The Brostek Family: Favorites for All

The Brostek family loves to read! They share this favorite reads with us in this Guest Pick.
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