Rappahannock News

Learn a language at the Library (or on your couch)

- WASHINGTON Jan Clatterbuc­k jan@rappnews.com; 675-3338

The Rappahanno­ck County Library is pleased to announce the availabili­ty of Transparen­t Language Online for Libraries, a complete language-learning system with courses and lessons designed to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Transparen­t Language Online allows learners to explore a new language in the comfort of their own home, at the library, or on-the-go.

Through the library’s website, library cardholder­s will have unlimited access to more than 110 languages, including English for speakers of over 30 languages. Transparen­t Language Online for Libraries is packed with pronunciat­ion practice, speech analysis, grammar, writing activities, and vocabulary-building activities. This extensive language-learning program works on virtually any computer or mobile device through a web browser or mobile app.

Transparen­t Language Online for Libraries includes American Sign Language (ASL) courses and lessons.This course has an organized collection of eight study units that contains more than 960 videos focused on ngerspelli­ng, numbers, signs, and ASL sentences.

For more informatio­n on how to access this resource, please visit the library or its website.


Firehouse Treasures Thri Shop reopened last Tuesday, Dec. 29 a er a holiday break. Same hours, Tuesday, Wednesday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop in and check out the deals.


Yes, it’s cookie time now to March 31, Everybody loves Girl Scout Cookies, but keep in mind that the sales also help do great things. Girl scouts in our local communitie­s will become young business entreprene­urs as they learn goal-setting, marketing skills and money management. Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world.

Troop 772 is a multi-level troop with girls in rst, second, third, fourth, and h-grades. Cookie boxes cost $6 each, including Adventuref­uls, Lemon-Ups, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, S'Mores, To ee-Tastic (gluten free).

There is a new cookie this year, Raspberry Rally, but it is only available online and not until Feb. 27.

Their next booth is this Friday, Jan. 13, at Atlantic Union Bank from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Available booths can be found here.

Be sure to stop by Atlantic Union Bank and stock up on cookies. One never knows what mother nature has in store for us this winter. Least we'll have some delicious cookies stock up to enjoy.

Stay warm and have a wonderful week.

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“Filtered Morning Light” by resident artist Kevin H. Adams

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