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December Book Discussions

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The Fauquier County Public Library will hold the following book discussions during the month of December. Visit our Reading Page for more information on our adult book programs. Book clubs are a great way to share your love of reading! Please join us- new members are always welcome! (more…)

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Reading Roundup: Great Books Explores Lost In The Funhouse

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Lost in the Funhouse

The Fauquier County Public Library Great Books Club met recently to discuss Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth.  This year, our discussion group has been reading from the Short Story Omnibus. The short stories we have discussed focus on mood, rather than plot. In Barths’ “Lost in the Funhouse” we were introduced to a young boy who is coming of age. This story also reflects the young author coming into an understanding of his unique position relative to others.  (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens: Books!

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Books are the best stocking stuffers! They’re easy to wrap, fill out the stocking nicely and are gifts that can be enjoyed at any moment. I create a print list of YA titles for Fauquier County Public Library patrons every year; finding a balance between books that will attract a wide variety of interests and ages, but won’t make grandmas blush is tricky! I start jotting down titles and reading in earnest in September for my early November deadline; here are a few to consider giving to the teen on your Christmas or Hanukkah list. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Three Great Fall Reads

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fall-readingIn the lovely fall weather, it’s nice to have a book to read outside. In the gloomy fall weather, it’s nice to have a book to read inside. Either way, it’s nice to have a book! Here is what the Warrenton reference staff has been reading.

I’ve been a fan of J.A. Jance’s mysteries for a long time, particularly her J.P. Beaumont series. Set in Seattle, Washington, these mysteries follow the life and career of J.P. Beaumont (Beau to her friends), first as an officer with the Seattle Police Department, and later as a homicide detective. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Faith-Based Books Offer Inspiration

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Realistic young adult fiction can sometimes be a bit dark and depressing. In contrast, occasionally we get requests for books that have less emphasis on teen angst and more emphasis on faith. Read on for Christian fiction recommendations available in our young adult collection. (more…)

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Star Trek vs. Star Wars

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Star TrekEveryone is preparing for the release of the new Star Wars movie on December 18. From the previews, it looks great, and I will see it after the crowds thin out.

Regardless of how much I like Star Wars (and I do), I’m a Trekkie (or Trekker, if you prefer) at heart. I remember seeing the Star Trek series during its original run (1966-1969) and loving it all–the vivid bright colors, the interaction between the main characters, the plot lines and the fact that it was science fiction on TV! I also enjoyed the movies starring the original cast. (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Gobble Up These Awesome Thanksgiving Books

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching (how did that happen?), I’m sure many of you are busy with meal and/or trip preparations. If you’re running errands this weekend, stop by the library to pick up Thanksgiving titles that are guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. (more…)

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Reading Roundup: Marshall Evening Book Club Looks at History

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Historical fiction is always a favorite genre for our book club, but we have found that the real stories of our past often make for exciting and thought provoking reading and lively discussions. This is particularly true when we discover books that highlight historical events and people whose impact reverberates to this day. History comes alive and it becomes powerfully relevant.The Swerve (more…)

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Abraham Lincoln: Speaking to Generations

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Lincoln-DisplayOn November 19th, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that would go down in history: The Gettysburg Address. Beginning famously with the words “four score and seven years ago,” the Gettysburg Address would come to be an oft-quoted beacon of oratorical history.

Abraham Lincoln has become much more than our 16th president. Over the years, stories of his humble beginnings, his presidency, his untimely death and even his wife Mary Todd, have made him the stuff of legend. Much has been written about Lincoln the President, the lawyer and politician. Lincoln was also a thoughtful writer and incredible orator, inspiring generations with his words. (more…)

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