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Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library

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The Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library was formed to promote the following objectives:

  • To provide financial assistance beyond that which is provided in the state budget;
  • To assist in the handling of gifts to the Rappahannock Community College Library;
  • To promote awareness of the Rappahannock Community College as a community lending library;
  • To offer cultural programs for the benefit of the entire community;
  • To place special emphasis on developing the children’s collection and encouraging its use.

Gifts to the Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library will be used to support both the academic and public functions of the Rappahannock Community College Library with the goal of strengthening collections and services overall.

To join simply print out and mail the membership form with your contributions to:

RCC Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 687
Warsaw, VA 22572

You may also consider making a monetary donation to the FOL for the continued support of the Public Library, either once or multiple times!

Friends of the Library Activities

Photo courtesy of Carol Sisk.

The Friends of the Library have reopened! Their new Used Books Store is located in the Saddlery on Main Street. Thank you to everyone who has made this store possible and through it, has helped the Richmond County Public Library.

The Saddlery
165 Main Street
Warsaw, VA 22572
Friday & Saturday
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Friends also have a Book Discussion Group that meets 6 times each year in March, April, May, September, October, and November. Anyone interested is invited to participate. To see upcoming books they will be discussing, see the library calendar. For more information, contact Carol Shackleford at 804-472-4225.

This fall’s reading selections:

September 11, 2023
Dogtown by Howard Owen
When a blue-collar guy “without an enemy in the world” shows up brutally murdered down by the railroad tracks in Dogtown, everyone in Richmond is mystified. Then an elderly couple, also seemingly blameless, are slaughtered in their upscale home a couple of days later, and Willie Black starts to suspect something other than coincidence. When the cops arrest an obvious suspect, everyone’s relieved, but Willie becomes convinced that thereโ€™s still a maniac on the loose. He does what he does best. He keeps digging.

October 9, 2023
Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley

She was born in 1890 into a world that had its own rules about what women could and couldn’t do. Lucy Worsley’s biography is not just of a massively, internationally successful writer. It’s also the story of a person who, despite the obstacles of class and gender, became an astonishingly successful working woman. With access to personal letters and papers that have rarely been seen, Lucy Worsley’s biography is both authoritative and entertaining and makes us realize what an extraordinary pioneer Agatha Christie was—truly a woman who wrote the twentieth century.

November 13, 2023
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

A charming, witty and compulsively readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow’s unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus. For fans of Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus and Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove.

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