LibraryPoint Blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest news about the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.
Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:43am
Books on the Big Screen Summer 2018

This summer the big screen will be filled with book adaptations featuring love, heartache, terror, and overall adventure. Surely these books on the big screen will pique your interest!

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 3:35pm
Guest Picks: Firaxis Games' Steve Ogden

Our guest reader for May is also our guest speaker at CRRL Con. Come listen to Steve's lively talk on making it as an artist in the game industry and as a comic writer on Saturday, May 19, 2:00-3:00 at Howell Branch. Steve will also be signing copies of his books.

Steve Ogden has been a professional artist, animator, and writer for almost 40 years. He’s worked for a variety of game companies, including Cyan (maker of the 1990s hits Myst and Riven) and currently works for Sid Meier’s Firaxis (CivilizationRailroads, and X-COM) just north of Baltimore. He is the creator of several comics: Croaker’s Gorge; the award-winning graphic novel Moon Town; his most recent, Madigan’s Guide to Acting Human; and Magnificatz, which is syndicated through Universal/Andrews & McMeel. 

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:04am
Cover to Moosewood Restaurant: Cooking for Health

I’m a fan of the Moosewood Collective and own a lot of their cookbooks. Last year, I was given another entry to their line, Cooking for Health. I was pleased to see their fresh and easy philosophy of the 1970s had been updated for modern tastes. Never heard of Moosewood? Not everyone has, yet they were named one of 13 most influential restaurants of the 20th century by Bon Appétit magazine, and our own Sammy T’s seems to have drawn on them for vegetarian inspiration.

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:24am
Join "The Great American Read"

Harry PotterAtlas ShruggedThe Book ThiefBeloved - Charlotte's Web - A Game of ThronesGone Girl. Different as they are, these books and 93 more have something in common. They made The Great American Read’s list of 100 favorite novels.

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:52pm
Kanopy Kids

The popular on-demand video streaming service, Kanopy, now includes Kanopy Kids: thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents and caregivers can stream videos from a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to help keep kids safe.

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:45pm
Discovery Tables

Discovery Tables are back, all summer long! Drop into the Fredericksburg, HowellSalem ChurchSnow, and the Porter branches for a rotating series of self-guided, discover-it-yourself STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities. Grades K-6.

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:04pm
Grow a Reader Special: Happy Mother's Day

Celebrate the wonderful women in our children's lives, whether they are mothers by birth or through the love and care that they provide. Join us at one of our special Grow a Reader classes, and enjoy songs and stories.

Snow Branch, Monday, May 7, 11:00-11:30

Fredericksburg Branch, Tuesday, May 8, 9:30-10:00

Porter Branch, Wednesday, May 9, 7:00-7:30

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:36am
Sensory Time: A New Grow a Reader Class

Central Rappahannock Regional Library is excited to begin offering a new early literacy class specially developed for children and youth of all ages who are on the autism spectrum or differently abled. Presented at a preschool level of development, Sensory Time has the same early literacy elements as all the classes in our Grow a Reader initiative: stories, songs, and activities that allow children to develop the skills and practices they need to become ready to read.

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:10am
Cover to A Whole Nother Story

There are a lot of stories out there: boy wizards, girl detectives, wimpy kids, and underpantsed captains. Despite the many possibilities and numerous titles to read, there may be that ever-lurking fear that there is not a story out there for you. In this is the case, you might want to avoid a panic attack by taking a note from Dr. Cuthbert Soup, head of the National Center for Unsolicited Advice.

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 2:20am
Summer Series: Paint & Create

Whether you're an experienced adult artist or can barely make a stick figure, our local artists will help you create interesting, fun, and beautiful works of art. Sign up for one of our Summer Paint & Create classes or the whole series! Explore with fun, hands-on workshops at Howell Branch, Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30. Sign up at Howell's research desk, 540-372-1144, ext. 7446.

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