Ramadan, the annual month of fasting that is part of the Five Pillars of Islam for practicing Muslims, ends on July 5. If you’re interested in learning more about this observance, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s look at our Ramadan books and books on Islam for further information. (more…)
For Immediate Release
Launchpads Have Landed At The Fauquier County Public Library
(Warrenton, VA) June 20, 2016 – The Fauquier County Public Library is pleased to introduce Launchpads – pre-loaded learning tablets for children from pre-school through middle school that can be borrowed from any of the library’s three branches. Each tablet is pre-loaded with at least 10 high quality, ad-free applications grouped by subject area, theme, grade level and age.
Since they became available in mid-April, the Launchpads have been checked out over 80 times. Both children and their parents are enthusiastic about the devices. Each library branch has 13 – 15 devices available for a 21-day checkout. Check-out is limited to one per card and patrons must be 18 or older to check out a device. (more…)
In May’s genealogy blog, we explored some of the guidelines set forth by the National Genealogical Society in regards to online privacy and sharing. We examined the importance of obtaining the consent of living persons before sharing their names, likenesses, or personal information. We also talked about having a reasonable certainty about the accuracy of the information you are sharing before you share it. (more…)
It’s nearly hard to believe, but we are just about halfway through 2016! For those that follow prediction/discussion blogs like Heavy Medal, Calling Caldecott, and Someday My Printz Will Come, it means that spirited discussion on the year’s top titles will commence very soon (usually in September). While I haven’t yet read titles that are my #1 pick for each medal (way too early for that!), I do have some strong favorites so far. (more…)
The Teen Summer Reading Program kicked off with a stellar performance by local musicians on the Warrenton library patio last Saturday. It was a steamy afternoon for the concert but participants gathered in the shade around the fountain garden listening to the strumming and singing of three talented young women.
Guitarist Maddi Mae sang original and cover songs and entertained the audience with tales of her personal experience getting her first library card. She also raved about the endless library resources – from free wi-fi to interlibrary loans – that she uses to promote her music business and educate herself. (more…)
“That is the thankless position of the father in the family – the provider for all, and the enemy of all.” – So said Swedish writer and painter August Strindberg, and I think in many cases he’s hit the nail on the head. Somehow it is usually easy to rain appreciation on our moms but perhaps not so easy with our dads. Especially for those of us with fathers from a slightly older generation; one that predates the modern, seemingly less austere dad. (more…)
Check out this information in the July issue of Consumer Reports:
Summers may seem short, but most of us pack a lot of activities into these three months. This month’s issue is devoted to “Your Ultimate Summer Survival Guide” filled with information on how to have a great summer! (more…)
At the start of summer, while we enjoy going to the beach or working in the garden, we’re really looking forward to cooling down with a glass of ice tea and a good book. Here are some reads that staff at the John Marshall branch library recommend for reading in that hammock or cozy beach chair.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Sometimes in the summer, you just want a scary book that will keep you reading long into the night. (more…)
Most children are fascinated by animals and long for a pet to call their own. While some are drawn to dogs and cats, others may focus on small mammals, horses, snakes or even rats! Whether they are searching for information on a new/forthcoming pet, or just dreaming of a day when they can call one their own, the library has many awesome selections for young readers. (more…)
The Fauquier County Public Library will hold the following book discussions during the month of June. New members are always welcome! Check out our adult services page for more information on our adult book clubs or stop by the adult reference desk.
Bealeton Afternoon and Evening Book Clubs
Wednesday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 2:30 p.m.
Dead Wake by Erik Larson (more…)