CRRL branches will open 2 hours late, at 11:00 a.m., today, Thursday, March 22, except for Montross and Cooper, which will open as normal at 1:00 p.m.

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

To celebrate National Kite Month starting April 1, Porter Branch will once again display a variety of fabulous kites suspended from the ceiling. The exhibition will be provided by Stafford resident, Mike Clark, a lifelong kite enthusiast. Mr. Clark has more than 1,400 kites in his collection, including single, double, and quad line kites, as well as stunt kites. He started collecting and making his own kites when he was a child. Enjoy these colorful beauties and learn more about kites, how to fly them, and how to make them.  

Kites Are Not Just for Kids! Porter Branch, Wednesdays, April 4 and 18, 6:30-7:00
Competitive sports kite flying tips from national champion Jack Wilson.

Kite Making Workshop, Porter Branch, Sunday, April 8, 2:00-4:30
Build, decorate, and weather permitting, learn to fly your kite! Kite kits are donated by American Kitefliers Association through the Thank you Charlie Program.

To view last year's kite display, check out this Flickr album. If you would like to get a head start learning about kites, check out these resources on our Kites list.