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10/19/2017 - 11:06am
Jumpstart's Read for the Record: October 19, 2017

Celebrate literacy by participating in the world's largest shared reading experience. During last year's Jumpstart's Read for the Record event, over 2 million people participated. Jumpstart is hoping for even more readers this year, and Central Rappahannock Regional Library is going to help. Together, on this special day, we'll support the Jumpstart organization in its efforts to promote early childhood education.

10/18/2017 - 9:45am
Patawomek village coming to the Salem Church Branch

Fifty members of the Patawomeck tribe will recreate one of their villages at the library. On the front lawn, you’ll smell venison and fish roasting on an open fire, hear live Patawomeck music, explore a longhouse, sit in a 13-foot canoe, and see Patawomeck dancing. You and your family can pound cornmeal, play Indian football, play drums, and meet a Pocahontas reenactor. Inside the theatre, you’ll see artifacts that are 10,000 years old, learn how regalia is made, hear Patawomeck storytelling, watch a movie, and make crafts.

Save the date: Saturday, November 4, from 9:00-3:00 at the Salem Church Branch.

10/04/2017 - 1:28am
Book Corner: Seven spooky reads and more Halloween fun at the library

It’s October, the time for cooler temperatures, crunchy leaves underfoot, and thinking about Halloween. From a costume swap at Salem Church Branch to a monster movie marathon at England Run Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library has fun Halloween events for all ages this month. For children up to five years old and their caregivers, CRRL’s Halloween Hoopla is always a treat, with Halloween stories and songs and a costume parade in the library.

For older kids who are looking for less cuteness and more creepiness, students in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to Spooky Stories, where they will hear tales to chill and thrill (these are definitely not for the faint of heart). Details on these events, as well as a complete list of Halloween events at all CRRL branches, can be found at librarypoint.org/halloween.

10/01/2017 - 1:26am
Grow-a-Reader Workshop! Apples and Bananas

The next Grow a Reader workshop for childcare providers is scheduled! 

Learn new ways to promote healthy eating in the classroom while practicing early literacy techniques. Participants earn two hours of credit for state licensing requirements.

09/25/2017 - 6:59am
Food For Fines: October 8-14, 2017

October 8-14 is Food for Fines Week at all CRRL library branches!

Help celebrate Teen Read Week, and help our community. Donate non-perishable (boxed, canned, or in a sealed bag) food to benefit local food banks and pantries.

For every item that you bring to your library branch, we’ll deduct a dollar from your overdue fines, up to a maximum amount of $20.00!

How it works:

09/19/2017 - 3:32pm
James Herriot: “If Only They Could Talk”

"I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs." —James Herriot

James Herriot was the pen name of James Alfred (“Alf”) Wight, a Scottish vet who practiced in England’s Yorkshire countryside, beginning in the days just before World War II. He wrote with humor and warmth,  and, once he finally started writing, he soon found himself on the bestseller lists for stories about his work with animals and their people, beginning with If Only They Could Talk (known in the U.S. as All Creatures Great and Small). Additional volumes followed, each one filled with wise and wry observations.

09/12/2017 - 12:58pm

Summer Reading 2017 was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated by reading, reviewing, playing games, and completing missions. Raffle prize winners have been drawn and notified by their local branches.  

Special thanks to all of our sponsors for supporting Summer Reading!

09/11/2017 - 10:52am
5th Annual Meet the Moon

View the moon with David Abbou, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, at the library’s Meet the Moon event on Saturday, October 28. We’re celebrating the annual International Observe the Moon Night at Porter Branch with an open house for all ages from 7:00-8:30.

09/11/2017 - 11:55am

Columbus Day is sometimes called Discoverers' Day. In the spirit of discovery, take some time to learn about the world as it was in the days of the European explorers. You can make a compass, learn about the stars, read about other explorers and discoverers, and find how even our way of eating has changed since the Europeans came to the Americas looking for gold, glory, and, yes, tasty cooking spices.

09/07/2017 - 3:50pm
Books are picture perfect way to start school year

The beginning of a new school year always feels like a new chapter, with students from preschool to college starting fresh on a year full of learning and growth, working toward goals, like reading independently, conquering quadratic equations, creating a website, or writing a research paper.  Whatever level you or your student are at, the public library has resources to help you be successful.

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