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Keep up-to-date with the latest news about the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 4:26pm

View paintings by Brian Burgess through September in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

Tue, 09/08/2009 - 10:09am

With cooler weather just around the corner, now is the time to knit something to keep you or a loved one warm this winter. If you are not a knitter don’t worry, it’s easier than you think. Don’t let words like knit, purl, cast on, yarn over or decrease two fill you with anxiety. They are the terms used to guide you through your project and are explained in almost every knitting book or Web site. Read on for suggestions on how to get started in knitting.

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 2:54pm

Did you know that Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays? It has gone through many changes but was originally a Celtic festival called Samhain (pronounced sow-in), marking the end of harvest and the beginning of the new year (November 1st). The druids believed that ghosts and spirits roamed the earth at this time, and they lit bonfires as protection.

Wed, 09/02/2009 - 5:01pm

 After more than twenty years of introducing children to great books, PBS’s Reading Rainbow television series has come to an end.   Over the course of 155 programs, host Levar Burton visited museums and pueblos, interviewed entrepreneurs and biologists, showed us how crayons are made and how oil spills are cleaned up, all the while linking the real world to the best in children’s literature.  Here’s a look at a few favorite books Levar introduced over the years.

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:42pm

Shel Silverstein was a unique writer with many artistic talents. While generally best known for his poetry and literature for children, he was also a cartoonist, composer, lyricist, and folksinger.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:14pm

While our children write their lessons with pencils and computers, Pakistani schoolchildren in the village of Korphe used to write on the ground with sticks.  Then one day a lost climber stumbled into their village, and everything changed.

Adults may recognize this as the story of Greg Mortensen, well-known for the bestselling book, “Three Cups of Tea,” about his work building schools in Pakistan.  Now young children can learn the story in his new picture book, “Listen to the Wind, The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea.”  

Fri, 08/14/2009 - 12:34pm

Construction of the England Run Library is underway!
Take a look at recent pictures. 
The England Run branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library will be at the intersection of Plantation Drive and Lyons Boulevard in Stafford, and is scheduled to open in fall 2010.

 

Wed, 08/19/2009 - 11:48am


    A week spent in Oxford recently was reason enough to reread one of the best-known children’s books associated with the city, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Thu, 08/13/2009 - 1:46pm


    Is there time for one more quick vacation getaway before school starts?  Absolutely, if you choose the armchair traveler route.  Begin with Marjorie Priceman’s “How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.,” a companion to her best-selling “How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.”

Mon, 08/10/2009 - 1:30pm

Camping, fishing, hiking, history, grand vistas, and horseback riding--there are so many possibilities in our national parks.

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