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Book ‘n Stitchers Join World Wide Knit in Public Day

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Go to fauquierlibrary.orgBook ‘n Stitchers Join in World Wide Knit in Public Day

Book ‘N Stitchers, one of many Fauquier County Public Library book clubs, will be participating in an international celebration of knitting—with a special knitting session to commemorate World Wide Knit in Public Day. Celebrations of knitting and other fiber arts will run June 14 – June 22, 2014 around the world.

Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to bring their favorite project, share tips and celebrate knitting! Participants do not have to be a member of Book ‘n Stitchers to participate.

World Wide Knit in Public Day was created in 2005. Book ‘n Stitchers, which began several years ago, also hosted a Knit in Public Day celebration at the Fauquier County Public Library in 2013.

 Program Date and Location:

Wednesday, June 18

Warrenton Library (next to the library garden)

10 a.m. – Noon

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Summer Reading Program Kicks off With a Bang

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Go to fauquierlibrary.orgSummer Reading Program Kicks off With a Bang!

The first special event of the Fauquier County Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program will be held Saturday, June 14th at all library locations. “Spin, Pop, Boom!” will be presented by Mad Science of DC and illustrates the 2014 summer reading program’s science and math theme. The kick-off marks the beginning of eight weeks of special programs and activities for children, teens and adults.

The children’s summer reading program theme is Fizz Boom Read. Teens will enjoy Spark a Reaction, while adults explore Literary Elements. The summer reading program really is for everyone, regardless of age.

For Children:

“Spin, Pop, Boom!” is a highly interactive and action-packed program featuring science demonstrations and experiments – illustrating that science can be fascinating and fun. The program is aimed at children from kindergarten to 5th grade.

Program Date and Location:

Saturday, June 14

John Barton Payne Bldg. – 10:30 a.m.

Bealeton Library – 1 p.m.

John Marshall Library – 3:30 p.m.

For Teens:

The first special event for teens is a visit by co-authors Amie Borst and her teenage daughter Bethanie as they discuss their book “Cinderskella.”

Program Date and Location:

Tuesday, June 17

Bealeton Library – 4:00 p.m.

John Barton Payne Bldg. — 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 24

John Marshall Library – 6:30 p.m.

For Adults:

Forrest Pritchard, farmer and author of “Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmer’s Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm,” will discuss how his family saved their farm, Smith Meadows, one of the first “grass finished” farms in the country, while staying true to their roots.

Program Date and Location:

Sunday, June 22

John Barton Payne Bldg. – 5 p.m.

All summer reading program events and activities are free and made possible through the generous support of The Friends of the Fauquier Library and many local businesses. For a complete list of program sponsors, visit

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