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Reading Riot: Sci-Fi Read Alikes for The 5th Wave

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Sci-fi movie fans will be glad to know that the alien-invasion thriller The 5th Wave opened in theaters last weekend. Based on Rick Yancey’s bestselling book, near-future earth has been laid to waste by a series of devastating extraterrestrial attacks. Cassie is determined to rescue her younger brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them before the next wave of destruction is unleashed. (more…)

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Library Closing Early, Wednesday, January 27

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Due to deteriorating conditions and the potential for icy roads, the Fauquier County Public Library will close early, Wednesday, January 27th.

7:00 pm – John Marshall branch library 
8:00 pm – Bealeton branch library 
8:00 pm – Warrenton central library 

Additional closings and updates will be posted on our home page and Facebook.

Please do not drive in unsafe conditions just to return a book or other library materials; adjustments to due dates will be made based on library closings.

 

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2015 Tax Forms and Resources Available from Local Library

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For Immediate Release

Warrenton, VA. January 27, 2016 – The new year brings with it the start of tax season. Historically, the Fauquier County Public Library has provided IRS tax forms to the public, and will continue to do so. However, fewer tax forms will be offered in paper format.

According to the IRS, 95 percent of taxpayers filed their tax returns electronically last tax season. As a result, the agency is significantly decreasing the variety of paper forms it offers to agencies like the library. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Three Favorites of 2015

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keep-calm-and-ask-a-librarian-121Did you finish your “to read” list in 2015? If so, are you looking for new titles to add to your 2016 reading list? How about trying one of these staff picks from the reference staff at the Warrenton central library. (more…)

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Where Were You in 1966?

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1960simage[1]I am fascinated by the 1960s, even though I was too young to personally remember much about the decade. It was a time of great change–politically, socially, really in every way. The world in 1969 had little resemblance to the world of 1960. So, let’s drop into the middle of the decade and see what was happening in 1966, fifty years ago this year. How much do you remember?!

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Reading Roundup: Favorite Mysteries of 2015

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PoirotThe Mystery Book Club (Warrenton) ended its 2015 year of reading with a holiday party and discussion of titles read throughout the year. We voted for our favorite and least liked titles and talked about our upcoming reading list. You may be wondering what makes a good mystery and of course that answer varies by reader. A sub genre of fiction, mysteries are sometimes referred to as a detective story or crime novel. The purpose of a mystery is to solve a puzzle; this puzzle is often a murder a likable (or not so likable) detective sets out to solve. Popular examples of this genre include Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. (more…)

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What is that Word? Understanding Genealogical Vocabulary

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Deciphering your family history is a task that can be challenging enough by itself without being tripped up by somepesky vocabulary. It’s incredible how many ways language can get you temporarily stumped when you are doing genealogy work.

But then again perhaps it’s not so incredible. Genealogy (the study of one’s ancestry), like any field or discipline, has a lot of vocabulary specific to it! So, if you’ve found yourself momentarily confused, you’re not alone. (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the best children’s and YA books we have about the legendary civil rights leader and the time in which he lived:

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We have several picture book versions of King’s March on Washington speech, but my favorite is Kadir Nelson’s exemplary depiction. Nelson’s unforgettable illustrations are top-notch, and a recording of King’s speech is included. (more…)

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Homework Help: Science Fair Ideas, Resources & Tips

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electricity from carrot imageDo you (or your child) have a science fair project due? Are you a parent, teacher or home schooler looking for some practice guides for hands-on science learning? Here are some recommended sources for project ideas, tips and guides available online and via checkout from the library. (more…)

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Reading Riot: 2016 ALA Winners Announced

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Would you like to read the best of the best books for teens?

The Youth Media Awards were announced Monday at the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting in Boston. These awards recognize top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults. Here are some of the winners in the young adult category that can found at any Fauquier County Public Library.

Printz Award winner, for excellence in literature written for young adults, Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (more…)

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