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Reading Riot: A Year of Teen Programs in Review

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As 2015 winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on the past year and all that teens have accomplished at the library. It has been a busy and productive 12 months!

About 500 young adults participated in more than 60 programs at the library. A variety of events were offered to appeal to a wide range of tastes. To encourage personal health and safety, presenters taught fitness, self-defense, skincare and babysitting classes. We got tech savvy learning to download library books to electronic devices and with a robotics demonstration. (more…)

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Coming In January: Programs @ Your Library

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snowflakeJanuary. The first month of the New Year – filled with new beginnings and resolutions made. It is also the second month of winter, this year preceded by an uncharacteristically warm December. It will be interesting to see what January holds!

Whatever the temperatures outside, you can be sure that inside your local library there will be many programs and activities to choose from! (more…)

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Reading Roundup: The Heist

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The Mystery Book Club (Warrenton) met recently to discuss The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. Fans of Evanonivch know her bounty hunter character, Stephanie Plum and her silly grandmother in her numbered series. “Tricky Twenty-Two,” the latest in the Plum series has recently arrived at the library. “The Heist” introduces us to FBI Agent Kate O’Hare and her partner in pursuit of a con man, Nicholas Fox. As the heist unfolds, the FBI decides (with a little conning of Fox) that Fox would be an “asset” in their quest to take down artifacts and stolen goods. Who better to track down a thief, than a thief himself? And that means Kate O’Hare will be in charge of overseeing Fox. the heist (more…)

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Reading Riot: Suspenseful Stories Set in Competitive World of Ballet

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ballet-shoesDuring the Christmas season many people enjoy seeing the Nutcracker ballet, the magical story of a little girl who helps break the spell on her wooden nutcracker and transforms him into a handsome prince. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a ballerina or even just like reading about dancers, check out one of these novels over the holidays. Found in the young adult department, these suspenseful stories depict the world of dance in a very different light – it can be competitive and even downright deadly. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Two Favorite Holiday Treats

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One of my favorite holiday films is Desk Set starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Desk Set You don’t have to be a librarian to enjoy the banter among the research  staff employed by a major  TV Network  or between the Tracy/Hepburn characters.  Written by  Phoebe and Henry Ephron (parents of Nora Ephron) the  1957 movie  based on their hit play offers an amusing glimpse of the early days when new-fangled computers filled an entire room and were thought to replace all humans in their jobs. (more…)

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Virginia Holiday Traditions

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Coke-GarrettHouse1-256x300With the holidays fast approaching, we’re all busier than ever preparing for our celebrations. Have you ever stopped to wonder how Virginians celebrated the holidays in times past?  Some of the holiday traditions our ancestors had are not much different than our own.

Did you know that in colonial times, the holiday festivities stretched from Christmas Eve to Twelfth Night (either the 5th or 6th of January)? People celebrated with feasts, dancing, music, games, decorations, gifts and fireworks. (more…)

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Catalog Tip: Create Reading “To Do” Lists

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With so many “best of” book lists published at the end of the year, it’s hard to keep track of all the great reading ahead of you. Lucky for you, the library’s online catalog has you covered. The My Lists feature allows you to keep track of titles you’d like to check out at a later time, or to create your own book lists to share with friends, i.e., “Books to Read Over the Holidays.”  (more…)

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