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11/22/2016 - 12:02pm
Fabulous Friday: Feel the Rhythm

When you hear music do your toes always tap? We love music here at the CRRL, and we love to dance as well! So we are very excited to invite you to our Fabulous Friday: Feel the Rhythm event at England Run Branch on December 2 from 4:30-5:15! We’ll have a demonstration from the Branch Ministries Step Team and learn about what step teams are. Then learn about the types of step dancing and maybe even learn a step yourself! Grades K-6.

11/14/2016 - 8:21am
Cover to Revenge by Stephen Fry

"Revenge is a dish best served cold." I always thought this meant that if you waited until you cooled off the need for exacting revenge would lessen or maybe go away altogether. I guess I'm just way too naïve and forgiving because, when I actually looked up the meaning of the phrase, it seems to mean to wait until the person who wronged you has forgotten all about it, and thus your revenge will be in cold blood—and all the sweeter. Who knew?  

11/10/2016 - 2:23am
Cover to Day & Overnight Hikes: Shenandoah National Park

What are you doing reading this article? Go take a hike! No, seriously. Take a Hike Day is on November 17, so you should go take a hike. Not only is Virginia filled with a variety of trails for all levels of hikers and all interests, but local trails are plentiful, too.

11/07/2016 - 5:25pm
The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service 2016

CRRL has earned the Library Journal four-star Star Library rating for the third year in a row. CRRL has received a star rating every year since Library Journal began publication of the Index of Public Library Service nine years ago. This year, CRRL is one of only three Virginia libraries to receive a star rating.

The Library Journal index groups U.S. public libraries by operating expenditures, then rates them based on physical materials circulation, electronic circulation, branch visits, program attendance, and public computer use. The 2016 Library Journal index is based on Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) data for FY14.

Kathryn Miller, Chair of the Library Board of Trustees congratulated CRRL Director Martha Hutzel, saying "CRRL continues to set the bar for public libraries in Virginia."

11/07/2016 - 11:43am
Need Some Homework Help?

If you are struggling with a homework assignment or need a little help getting started on a project, the library is here to assist you! Central Rappahannock Regional Library has one-stop shopping for students of all ages, with resources available online and in our branches. Our trained research staff is committed to connecting students with the information they need, with our print and eBooks, the many databases we have available, and our knowledge of children’s and teens' literature. Whether you need online tutoring through the Literati Public database or a personalized recommendation for a reading assignment, CRRL has got you covered. 

11/05/2016 - 12:19am
Ornament Swap!

Do you have extra ornaments lying around the house that you have not used in a few years? Maybe they are not quite to your liking or do not fit in with your decoration theme. Here is your chance to swap them out. Please join us at Salem Church Branch on Saturday, December 3, from 1:00-3:00, to swap a voucher for an ornament.

11/04/2016 - 12:18am
Veterans Day Is a Fine-Free Day at the Library

To honor those who served...

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library salutes our veterans by declaring Veterans Day 2016 (Friday, November 11) a fine-free day for everyone!

There will be no late charges for overdue materials returned on Friday, November 11.

11/07/2016 - 1:36pm

Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! Thanksgiving is known for parades, football, turkey, and, here at CRRL, special Grow A Reader classes. This year, join CRRL’s Youth Services as we give thanks to our awesome customers, young and old, with singing, dancing, and reading Thanksgiving stories. Make sure you bring your best turkey call! For children ages 0-5. 

Porter Branch, Wednesday, November 16, 7:00-7:30

Headquarters Library, Saturday, November 19, 1:30-2:00

Salem Church Branch, Tuesday, November 22, 7:00-7:30

11/15/2016 - 8:53am
Fabulous Friday: Jedi Boot Camp

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

Padawans, would you like to learn to use the Force for good? Join us in a galaxy far, far away for military exercises that will help you meet the physical and mental challenges you must face on your way to becoming a Jedi Knight. Costumes welcome. Grades K-6.

11/01/2016 - 7:05am
CRRL Guest Picks: Kickshaw's Kathy Craddock

"I certainly never imagined that when I opened Nourishing Traditions at our local library almost nine years ago that in less than a decade I would open the doors to a natural foods store, but I am certainly glad that I did."  — Kathy Craddock, owner of Kickshaws Downtown and Kickshaws Kitchen

Kathy lives in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, with her husband, two kids, chickens and three dogs. She and her husband, Richard, own Kickshaws Downtown Market and Kickshaws Kitchen in downtown Fredericksburg, focusing on local, organic products and foods for special dietary needs. Here, she shares her thoughts on some of her favorite books:


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