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Kiddosphere: Ridiculously Good Reads: April Edition

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Oh, boy…do I have some books to talk about. Late March-April brought many intriguing titles my way! Let’s begin:

adriftI do love a good YA survival story. Not fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian survival. Straight up survival in nature’s harsh elements is what I’m talking about. If I get my hands on something like Trapped, The Living or Peak, it’s not unusual for me to finish it in two sittings. Adrift grabbed me right away: teens from two different social classes (and countries) must fight to stay alive when they become lost at sea. Plenty of drama, hair-rising suspense, sorrow and bittersweet elation makes this a first-rate choice for anyone looking for high-stakes adventure under 300 pages. It gets rather gruesome at times, but no one reads survival stories for descriptions of high tea with the Queen, do they? (more…)

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Reading Riot: TAG Volunteers Have Green Thumbs

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TAG Planting at Bealeton libraryThanks to our Teen Advisory Group (TAG), the Bealeton branch library is bursting with spring blooms. For the fifth year, TAG celebrated Earth Day by beautifying the library for our patrons with replanted flower pots at the front entrance of the Bealeton library.  Materials for this project were generously supplied by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

If you’re a teen looking for ways to give back to the community, consider volunteering to help with the Summer Reading Program. Applications accepted through April 30. (more…)

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e-Resource News: Car Buying? Arm Yourself With Information

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Thinking about buying a new car? Do your research online and save trips to the dealerships for test drives.Used Car Salesman

Premium e-resources available at the library or from home with your library card:

  • Zinio Downloadable Magazines – Titles include Car and Driver and Motor Trend. Read online or download/save to your tablet.
  • Magazines, Journals & Newspapers – Access articles on and reviews of automobiles from a variety of publications using Infotrac Newstand, Infotrac OneFile and America’s Newspapers from Newsbank

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Discover the History of Your House

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Every house has a story, what does yours say? If you are living in an old or historic home, you may be wondering about its history. Who lived in it before? When was it built? Is it “historic” or just old? The Fauquier County Public Library has some tips and the resources available to help you on your quest.Old Town Warrenton

Getting started

Begin by writing down the details of your house, starting with the address, block or plot number, the lot size and the type of architectural style. Jot down everything, even if it see’s insignificant, it may just be that one detail that leads to a clue! Check with your neighbors. (more…)

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Tutus and Tap Shoes: Books for National Dance Week

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If you have a budding ballerina or Broadway performer in your life, or just enjoy the art of dance, National Dance Week is a special week just for you and your family! Established in 1981, National Dance Week (April 22-May 1) promotes dance education in schools and expands community awareness of the fun of dance. Dance comes in many forms and is celebrated across many cultures, as is evidenced by these outstanding books for children:

Andrea Davis Pinkney’s and Brian Pinkney’s picture book biography of Alvin Ailey, who founded the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater to bring an African-American perspective to modern dance, is a vibrant and intriguing look at this dance pioneer. Ballerina Dreams is a sweet and inspiring look at five children who learn ballet in spite of their physical disabilities. (more…)

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Consumer Reports May 2016: What Do You Know About Your Doctor?

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unnamedCheck out this information in the May issue of Consumer Reports:

Doctors

Did you know that thousands of working doctors are currently being disciplined by their state medical boards for matters such as over-prescribing controlled substances, botched surgeries, substance abuse and other infractions?  How can you find out? This month’s cover article has information on what makes a great doctor, smart ways to choose a doctor, and how to file a complaint, if necessary. (more…)

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Celebrate Shakespeare With Your Local Library

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For Immediate Release

(Warrenton, VA) April 14, 2016 — The Fauquier County Public Library, with the generous support of the Norris Family Fund and in cooperation with Highland School, will present “Tiny Tempest” on Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m. at the Rice Theater.

“Tiny Tempest” will be performed by The Shakespeare Theatre Company and is adapted specifically for young audience from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”  The performance allows attendees to interact with the cast and is followed by group activities. Admission is free. (more…)

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Read and Reorganize: Kick Start Your Spring Cleaning

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Do you believe an empty desk signals an empty mind? Or do you require a clean space to think clearly?

Many of us are trying to find a happy medium when it comes to our possessions. Luckily, there are a lot of suitable intervals between not being able to see your floor and drinking all beverages out of a singular coffee mug.

It’s a delicate balance, but it can be struck. (more…)

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