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04/16/2015 - 9:38am
Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig and Marc Brown

Dancing Feet is a colorful guessing game for little ones. Each page spread alternates between questions and answers of which animal might be moving and grooving on the next page.

04/14/2015 - 1:12am
Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Renew Your Relationship by Ashley Rodriguez

When author Ashley Rodriguez and her husband realized that most of their evenings at home were spent either staring at the computer or TV screens, eating different versions of takeout, and nonstop child-rearing, they decided to mix up the normal routine with a once-a-week date night for themselves. Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Renew Your Relationship contains delightful and romantic recipes that you and your significant other can create together, carving out that alone time to cook, talk, and rekindle an intimate relationship.

04/16/2015 - 2:00pm

The CRRL has a fantastic collection of popular digital magazines from Zinio which our customers can download and keep for free. In an effort to simplify the process of getting these magazines, Zinio has been implementing some changes to its apps and its checkout procedure. Here’s what you need to know:

04/07/2015 - 8:50pm
Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick

Young in years but not so much in worldly cares, Rose Meadows is set adrift when her wayward father abandons her permanently and her handsome, caretaking distant cousin takes up with the local Bolshevik crowd. But, in Cynthia Ozick’s historical novel Heir to the Glimmering World, Rose doesn’t give up. She takes matters into her own hands and answers an advertisement for a research assistant in a town miles away.

04/06/2015 - 8:23am
Hush: An Irish Princess’ Tale by Donna Jo Napoli

Melkorka has the best that life has to offer in 10th-century Ireland, born to a wealthy, powerful king and his queen. She and her mother often admonish her sister Brigid to Hush and not ask so many questions. In turn, Brigid demonstrates that to understand and relate to animals, one must hush as well.

04/02/2015 - 1:04am
Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

Once Upon an Alphabet is as ambitious as picture books come. Author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers presents 26 short tales, each based on a different letter of the alphabet. An astronaut who is afraid of heights, a daredevil girl who laughs in the face of death, and a lightning-struck lumberjack are just a few of characters we meet. 

04/01/2015 - 3:11pm
Spotsylvania Library Funding Emergency

Dear Friends of the Library,

The Library needs your help!  The Spotsylvania County budget recommends level funding for the Library, for the sixth year in a row.  This has caused Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg, which have increased their funding in past years, to recommend flat funding as well, since their partner jurisdiction has not provided any additional funding.

At a time of increasing demands for services, level funding threatens Library services and could result in cuts in hours and programs throughout the system. Please contact your supervisor right away and let him or her know of your support for the CRRL.  The more people who speak out, the more likely it is that the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors will respond by increasing Library funding.   

You can find a list of Supervisors and their contact information here.  Click on the Members tab on the right to see a district map and links to the supervisors.  Please share this info with friends and family, too.

Your help is critical to ensure the Library does not have to reduce its services or hours. Thanks for your support in this effort.


Larry Towne
President, Friends of the Library

04/01/2015 - 12:55pm
April is Financial Literacy Month

In support of National Financial Literacy Month, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library will present a series of three free community workshops this April. All workshops are open to the public and will focus on managing money effectively.

“Money Goals Workshop” is presented in partnership with the Virginia Credit Union on practical strategies to set to meet financial goals. This event is on Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm.

“Better Budgeting through Couponing” will help you learn how to save on groceries, clothing, and other items. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 pm.  

The "Identity Theft Seminar” provides participants with a wealth of information on how to avoid identity theft and what to do if victimized. Join presenter Rex Hodgson, Sr., from the Virginia Credit Union, at this event on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 pm.

All programs will be held at the Porter Branch, 2001 Parkway Boulevard, Stafford. Sign-up is requested but not required. Call the Porter Branch at 540-659-4909 to sign up.

04/01/2015 - 1:03am
The Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home

One of the food trends with the strongest staying power has to be vegetarianism, or at least dishes that are unabashed in their embrace of vegetables, grains, and fruits. Before “Farm to Table” was a thing, we still had farmers’ markets, and cooks would take advantage of them and their own backyard gardens to serve meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients.


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