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09/13/2016 - 8:58am
Learn About Problems and Prejudices with Cholesterol

Have you been told to watch your cholesterol? What does that mean? LDL? HDL? Good cholesterol? Bad cholesterol? What’s your number? Is that high? Who knows?   

Join Patrick Neustatter, MD, and the Fredericksburg Food Cooperative for “Problems and Prejudices with Cholesterol Treatment—Is Your Doctor Advising Medicine for a Nutritional Issue?” on Wednesday, September 28, 6:30-8:00, Headquarters Library. Delicious cholesterol-free food samples will be provided.

09/12/2016 - 1:31pm
Join Us for a Parent's Guide to Nature Play

Children today spend about half as much time outdoors as their parents did. It's believed children who play outside have improved creativity and concentration and may show less aggression.

Join Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation Nature Educator Mimi Dempsey for a parents-only evening to learn about incorporating outdoor nature play into your family activities. Please meet in Room 2 at Headquarters Library on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30.  A “river walk” along the Rappahannock will follow the informational session (weather permitting), so dress accordingly.

09/06/2016 - 12:14am
Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day @ Your Library!

Ahoy, Maties!  Talk Yerself Into a Coupon!

On Monday, the 19th o' SeptembARRRR, 'tis Speak Like a Scurvy Pirate Day. If ye natter to a library crew member like a scurvy pirate yer gonna receive a jolly coupon fer a doubloon ($1) off yer fines or fer one free book from the Buckos of the Library booksale.* Not sure how a band o' pirates speak? No worries! Ye can learn how usin' Mango Languages via *One coupon per sailor!

09/01/2016 - 9:59am
Attention, Local Non-Profits!

Are your staff members new to proposal writing? Finding grants? The Foundation Center in DC is offering two special training events, absolutely free. "Introduction to Proposal Writing" is being held on Wednesday, September 7, 11:00–12:30, and "Introduction to Finding Grants" is offered on Thursday, September 15, 10:00–11:30.

09/01/2016 - 9:15pm
Getting Organized with Linda Clevenger

Linda Clevenger is a professional consultant who works with homeowners, business owners, entrepreneurs and mompreneurs to organize their space and lives.

Linda lives in Spotsylvania with her husband and oldest granddaughter. She has been married to her husband Marty for 33 years and has three grown children. Grandchild number five will arrive in November.

Why did you decide to start a professional organizing business?

After several decades of working in corporate America, I decided that it was time for me to do something for myself. So, I took the combined 30 years of experience of traveling with my husband’s Marine Corps career and my management experience in the financial planning, as well as international unions, and decided that it was time to do something that I loved—organize.

For the last nine years, I have been assisting local area businesses and residents to cut through the physical and mental clutter that causes stress and anxiety and overwhelms.

I am currently a certified LinkedIn profile writer, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), and 5S certified.

08/30/2016 - 11:52am
Back-to-School Workshop for Students and Parents

Here’s a timely opportunity for parents of middle and high school students, as well as high school students themselves, to get up-to-date information covering:

--Insights about the new SAT and how these can help you prepare
--Should you take the SAT or ACT or both?
--How to ace tests and raise your grades
--What parents need to know to raise math savvy/test savvy students

The presenters are Donald and Sandra Manigault of The Manigault Institute.

08/25/2016 - 3:11pm
Fabulous Friday: Mad Scientist

Embrace your inner mad scientist! Summer may be over, but learning something new doesn't have to be boring. CRRL's Youth Services wants you to show off your scientific side with our Fabulous Friday: Mad Scientist class. Get hands-on experience with experiments and activities designed to bring out your inner chemist, inventor, or engineer. But be warned...side effects (such as having an awesome time) may occur. 

A STEM class for grades K - 6.

Friday, September 9, 4:30-5:15 at Headquarters Library and Porter Branch.


08/31/2016 - 8:59am
The National Park Service Centennial: A Speaker Series

A Joint Program of the National Park Service and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library

This September, the National Park Service and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library will host a speaker series focusing on various topics related to the history of the National Park Service, which turned 100 years old on August 25.

All programs are free and begin at 7:00. They will be held at Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s Headquarters at 1201 Caroline Street.

09/06/2016 - 4:05pm
Honoring Donna

Our beloved late director will always have a place in our hearts, and we want to commemorate her hard work and dedication in the building where she worked for 44 years, the Headquarters Library. You can see her love and enthusiasm for Central Rappahannock Regional Library in the video below. Local artist Laurie Watkins has painted a beautiful portrait, which we will proudly unveil on Wednesday, September 14, from 5:30-7:30 in the Headquarters Library Theater. After its unveiling, it will be displayed in the Headquarters Lobby near the customer service desk.

The Virginia General Assembly also recognized Donna's contributions, not just to our community, but to the entire state. Shortly after her death in 2016, they passed House Joint Resolution 410, "Celebrating the life of Madonna Griffin Cote." 

We hope you will join us for the portrait's unveiling and a formal presentation of the House joint resolution. A reception will follow. 

If you did not have the pleasure of meeting Donna Cote, you can learn more about her here and by checking out the Donna by the Decades DVD created by staff in honor of her 40th year at CRRL. 

08/23/2016 - 12:03am
Nature Books for Young Children

Being outdoors in nature offers children endless possibilities to engage and stimulate their curiosity. If you can’t get your children outdoors for one reason or another, books are a great way to explore the wonders of nature further. Many children are keenly interested in animals and nature, and there are a nearly endless number of books for elementary-aged children and older where they can learn about plant and animal life.


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