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March Book Discussions

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The following books are under discussion at Fauquier County Public Libraries during the month of March. New Members are always welcome! Check out our adult services page for more information on our adult book clubs.

Bealeton Book Clubs
Monday, March 16,   7:30 p.m.
Thursday,  March 17,  2:30 p.m.Book Clubs
Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (more…)

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Reading Riot: Create Code @ Your Library

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Not long ago, writing computer code was considered too high tech for the average person. But most teenagers have grown up using computers so writing code to create your own program is simply the next step.

To celebrate Teen Tech Week, we are offering an introduction to computer coding class just for 6th graders and up. Library laptops will be up and running and you will have the chance to create lots of projects.

Like Star Wars? Create animated droids in a galaxy far, far away. How about an animated kaleidoscope? Or get styling with LED fashion. We’ll have these and many more projects to play with and resources to learn from. (more…)

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Fauquier County Public Library, FEA Host READ Program March 5

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Warrenton, VA. Feb 18, 2016 — For the third year, Fauquier County Public Library is partnering with the Fauquier County Education Association (FEA) to celebrate Read Across America Day (READ).

Since its inception in 1988 by the National Education Association (NEA), READ has become the largest annual reading observance in the nation, with more than 45 million people, young and old, participating.  It encourages children in every community to celebrate the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss by reading. Research shows that children who spend time reading do better in school.

Fauquier County Public Library is partnering with the FEA to host a county-wide READ program Saturday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m. The program will be offered at all three library locations. The celebration will include a special reading of a Dr. Seuss favorite book, crafts, refreshments and other activities.  The Cat in the Hat, an iconic Dr. Seuss character, will also be at each library location. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Best Reads for Planning a Trip

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After the record blizzard of 2016, spring just can’t come fast enough for me. Maybe you’re feeling the saTrip Pictureme way? If the winter blahs have gotten you down, looking ahead to a vacation or even just a day trip or two can help get you through these last weeks before spring. I recently hit the shelves in search of materials to help me plan a few spring and summer outings for my family. Here’s a sampling of what I found that got me thinking ahead to sunnier skies. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Best Reads For Responsible Pet Owners Month

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According to the American Veterinary Medicine Association website, February is Responsible Pet Owners Month! Since there are no shortage of fantastic children’s books about pets and animals, we thought it would be an excellent time to talk about our favorite pet-related books for animal lovers of all ages:


2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s Biscuit series; this little yellow puppy has charmed countless young listeners and readers throughout his many adventures. Whether he’s visiting the library, attempting to learn new tricks, or making a new friend, these easy readers are among our most popular and entertaining stories for beginner readers. (more…)

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Reading Roundup: First Pick for 2016

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The beautiful cover was a visual invitation to us all. Set in 17th century Amsterdam, The Miniaturist was inspired by an intriguing art piece of the Dutch Golden Age. This elaborate cabinet The Miniaturist - book jackethouse, a dollhouse once owned by Petronella Oortman (1656 – 1716), now holds a popular place in the permanent collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. An indulgence of wealthy women of the time, these cabinet houses were decorated extravagantly at great cost. Between the years of 1686 and 1710 Petronella decorated and furnished her house, a replica of her own, with expensive materials and intricate miniatures. (more…)

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Organizing Your Genealogy Research

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Genealogy Organized on shelves in bins and bindersDo you enjoy the research aspect of genealogy so much that you lose a bit in the organization department? I do! There are many ways to organize your genealogy research, pictures and memorabilia. It takes time and effort; however, the effort will pay off by making it easier to find information AND reducing the amount of repeat research you do. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Love a Lonely Library Book

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Love A Lonely BookFebruary is Love Your Library month and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we encourage you to check out and love a lonely library book.

What IS a lonely library book? These are often good books that haven’t been checked out in a while. Like wallflowers at a dance party, they are unappreciated and sadly left to languish on the shelf. (more…)

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Consumer Reports February 2016: How do you sleep?

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Check out this information in the February issue of Consumer Reports:

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A new Consumer Reports survey found that 27 percent of Americans have trouble sleeping most nights; 68 percent have trouble sleeping at least once a week. What’s the reason? Many of us work late, have long commutes, or stay up late using our electronic devices. This month’s feature article, “I Can’t Sleep,” discusses possible solutions – sleeping pills, white-noise apps, blue-light eyeglasses and sleep hats.

If you’re prefer to try a new mattress instead, check out the ratings for innerspring and foam mattresses. There’s also a chart on how to find the perfect pillow for your sleeping style–side, back, stomach or a combination of all. (more…)

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