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Staff Picks: Captivating Non-Fiction

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Whether you are a fervent or not-so-fervent reader of non-fiction, the reference staff at Warrenton central library tops of bookshopes to entice you into choosing one of these captivating non-fiction titles. What gets you pondering: tales of friendship, stories of perseverance or a biography that brushes up against the topic of our own mortality? They say the truth is stranger than fiction. Sometimes that is the case, and sometimes the truth simply blows you away. Let your mind be swept up, as by a sweet spring breeze, in one of these real-life tales. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Calling Teen Volunteers!

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We Want You pointing fistFauquier County Public Library is looking for a few good teen volunteers to help with our annual Summer Reading Program.

Volunteering of your time is a great way to gain valuable work experience, earn service hours, meet graduation requirements or simply fill the need to give back to your community. And what better place to give back than the library! (more…)

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Catalog Tip: Library Notices

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If you have an e-mail address and/or a mobile phone, the library will send you notices related to your library account, including hold pickup, hold expiration/cancellation, courtesy (3 day advance notice of items due), alerts for new materials and overdue notices. (more…)

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Resources To Explore Irish Genealogy

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Do you have Irish ancestors? If you do, I’m sure you’ve heard that doing Irish genealogy is almost impossible because so many records were destroyed in Ireland’s Public Records Office fire of 1922. Fortunately, although many records were destroyed, a number of records did survive, and they are worth looking into.

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Consumer Reports April 2016: The Automobile Issue

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Car lotEvery year, the April issue of Consumer Reports is all about automobiles–articles, reviews, etc.  Here are some of the highlights of this year’s auto issue:

New Car Ratings

This is probably the most-used section of the April issue. Here you will find ratings for all types of vehicles, from electric cars to pickup trucks, and everything in between. This year, ratings for the 250 best-performing, safest and most reliable vehicles are included. (more…)

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Reading Roundup: Recent Reads by the Bealeton Book Club

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The Bealeton Book Club has had some lively and interesting discussions in recent month as they discussed three recent selections – all of which were greatly enjoyed by the group.

 

December Discussion – The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

A. J. Fikry is a curmudgeonly bookseller on an isolated island. He owns a rare copy of “Tamerlane,” an epic poem by Edgar Allan Poe, which gets stolen early in the book. A surprise appears on his doorstep and he chooses to step out of his comfort zone and selfishness, in the process gaining purpose and a more affable personality. The novel follows his change through several years, which brings him a family, romance, and perhaps more fulfillment than he would have gained before. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Improv Fun @ the Library

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If you have ever watched “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and thought, hey, I could do that … or at least thought you’d like to give some improv games a try, now is your chance! Improv is coming to the Warrenton central library!Actors performing improv

In my experience, there are a lot of people who want to try improv; what keeps them away is the fear they have about trying it. But, fear not. I can virtually guarantee a fun, non-painful experience. Why? Not only will you be surrounded by supportive friends and participants, but also you’re improvising all the time! Think about it. Your whole life is improv. Every day, you get up and have no idea what will happen, who you will talk to, what that person will say next or how you will respond. Isn’t it going well so far? (more…)

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Consumer Reports March 2016: Tips for Home Buyers

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real-estate-clip-art-house-2-2268978Check out this information in the March issue of Consumer Reports:

Home Ownership

Did you know that today’s first-time homebuyers may face fewer choices and inflated prices? In spite of this, millennials (ages 18 to 34) were the top homebuying group in 2013 and 2014. If you’re in the market for a new house, check out “The Real State of Real Estate” article in this month’s issue. Included are tips on how to boost your current home’s value and strategies for potential home buyers who don’t have enough money saved for a down payment. (more…)

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Pulitzer Prize: One Hundred Years of Excellence

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Since 1917, the Pulitzer Prize, named after Hungarian journalist Joseph Pulitzer (pronounced PULL-it-sir), has been awarded to exceptional writers in a variety of categories. Though changes have been made to the awards over the years, what hasn’t changed is the Pulitzer’s association with journalistic integrity.pulitzer+prize1

This year, the Pulitzer organization will be having a yearlong celebration of its upcoming centennial. 2017 will mark one hundred years of Pulitzer prizes and, in recognition of this, prize winners and the public can share in mostly free events around the United States. Event information is available on their regularly updated calendar of events. (more…)

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Area Teens Learn to Code at the Library

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For Immediate Release

(Warrenton, VA) March 2, 2016 — The Fauquier County Public Library invites teens to Learn to Code @ the Library, a free program being offered during Teen Tech Week 2016. Participating teens join thousands of other teens at libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year’s theme, “Create It At Your Library.”  The program is part of a national effort by libraries to create an environment beyond the classroom where teens can explore, create and share content. (more…)

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