Dear Friends,

FOOD! Do I have your attention? Please join us for a very special Friends of the Library Annual Meeting on Monday, April 15 at 6:30pm.

We’re changing things up with a spring meeting to highlight our Membership Month, and this is one you won’t want to miss. The meeting will be held at the Friends Center & Bookshop. In addition to a great speaker and some tasty treats, you will also be able to shop for books after the meeting. I can’t wait to see you there!

This week is National Library Week -- I hope you’ve been able to visit one of our library branches and thank an employee for all they do to provide library services and lifelong learning for everyone in our community!

Thank you for supporting the Friends!

Candace Schmidt, Friends President

Annual Meeting

Join us Monday, April 15, at 6:30, at the Friends of the Library Center & Bookshop for our Annual Meeting, featuring author Debra Freeman.

Debra Freeman is a food writer who focuses on African American culinary history. She has written on such topics as the history of American biscuits and why black-eyed peas are eaten on New Year’s and recently appeared on the Max series “Chasing Flavor”. Debra will talk about the Virginia origins of three well-known foods: mac & cheese, BBQ, and fried chicken.

In addition to learning the history of the foods, members will also have the opportunity to enjoy fried chicken, BBQ sliders, and mac & cheese cups along with fruit and vegetable platters and sweet cookie treats.

And, since it is still Membership Month, you can join or renew at the meeting and collect your membership reward on the spot!

Friends who renew or join in April can receive special membership rewards!

Be sure to indicate when you renew or join whether you wish to receive a reward.

Your renewal information is below. To renew, click the button or visit If you have any questions, please contact CRRL Planning and Development Specialist Lisa Gray

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Prefer to Pay by Check?

If you prefer to pay by check, please print and fill out this form and mail it to Friends of CRRL, 125 Olde Greenwich Dr., Suite 150, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

Prefer to use Venmo?

You can pay by Venmo to @CRRLFriends -- In the memo line, include your email address and indicate whether you wish to receive membership rewards. If you do, include your preferred branch for pick-up.

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The Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 150, Fredericksburg, VA 22408