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Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:17am
Human Library

Open Your Mind. Challenge Your Preconceptions. 

The Human Library project originated in Denmark and is "designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue ...  a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered." Human Library projects are being held all over the world in libraries, schools, and work places, including CRRL branches. Our Human Library will be available for check-out at these places and times:

Salem Church Branch, Saturday, November 11, 1:00-4:00

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 1:50am
Halloween Good Night by Rebecca Grabill

Lurking in the swampland, lanterns glowing like the sun, sits a massive mama globster with her bitty globby one . . .

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 1:49am
Cover to What the Dead Leave Behind

March 12, 1888

She was waiting for her fiancé.

In the fine house on Fifth Avenue, Prudence MacKenzie wrapped her shawl a little tighter around her and looked out onto piles of snow that blanketed everything in glittering cold and listened to the wind howl as it paralyzed the city.

New Yorkers were used to dealing with snow, but the blizzard that struck on that late winter day was one for the history books. Surely her fiancé Charles wasn’t out in it. Surely. He was a sensible man, after all.

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 8:31am
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 2017 (Saturday, November 11) a fine-free day for everyone!

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

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 1:48am
The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery by Graeme Base

A book is read, a story ends, a telling tale is told. But who can say what mysteries a single page may hold?

Figure out this fantastic seek-and-find mystery by Graeme Base! When Horace the Elephant turns eleven, he decides there should be a celebration. But, not just any celebration—a celebration with a BIG feast! Horace chooses his ten guests, then eleven favorite foods of his choice. And, of course, eleven fun games to play!

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 3:14pm
Grow a Reader Thanksgiving Celebrations

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 are thankful for our awesome customers, young and old. Join us for singing, dancing, and reading Thanksgiving stories. Make sure you bring your best turkey call!

Porter Branch, Wednesday, November 15, 7:00-7:30. 

Salem Church Branch, Friday, November 17, 10:00-10:30 and 11:00-11:30. 

Fredericksburg Branch, Saturday, November 18, 1:00-1:30. 

All ages with a caregiver.

Check out more Thanksgiving fun with our booklist, Thanksgiving Stories and Crafts!

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 1:47am
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

In Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green, 16-year-old Aza Holmes and her best friend Daisy discover information that could lead to the arrest of Russell Pickett, a billionaire on the run, However, Davis, the billionaire’s son, happens to be Aza’s old friend from summer camp. Aza is forced to decide whether to be loyal to her friendship with Davis or go after the $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of his father.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:45am
If you like The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

This readalike is in response to a customer's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you. Available for adults, teens, and kids. You can browse the book matches here.

The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
In Oslo, Norway, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake. As irascible detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work—and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally. (catalog summary)

The Snowman is an upcoming British crime thriller horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson and written by Hossein Amini and Peter Straughan, based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer and J. K. Simmons. The film will be released by Universal Pictures on October 20, 2017.
 

If you like books by Jo Nesbø, check out these other similar, suspenseful titles . . .

The Abominable Man: A Martin Beck Mystery by Maj Sjöwall

The Abominable Man: A Martin Beck Mystery
by Maj Sjöwall

The gruesome murder of a police captain in his hospital room reveals the unsavory history of a man who spent forty years practicing a horrible blend of strong-arm police work and sheer brutality. Martin Beck and his colleagues feverishly comb Stockholm for the murderer, a demented and deadly rifleman, who has plans for even more chaos. As the tension builds and a feeling of imminent danger grips Bec, his investigation unearths evidence of police corruption. (catalog summary)


 

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:00am
New CRRL Mobile App

The new CRRL mobile app makes it easy to both find what you seek and discover new titles, make requests, renew your checked-out materials, keep track of what you've read, and get information about library branches. This app was created by our online catalog provider, BiblioCommons.

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