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We Want Your Feedback!

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The Board of Supervisors’ Broadband Committee seeks your input on your current access to and need for broadband:

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Copies of the Fauquier County Resident and Business Broadband Surveys are available at all Fauquier County Public Library locations — in paper and online via the library’s public computers.

Thanks for your feedback!

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Thomas Jefferson: More Than Just a Politician

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Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, died 190 years ago this month, on July 4, 1826. If you grew up in Virginia, you probably know that Jefferson was born here and that his home near Charlottesville, Monticello, is a major tourist attraction. But do you know anything else about Jefferson? That he was not only a politician, but also had an avid interest in gardening, farming, and viticulture (the study of grapes)? Read on for a few resources you may want to check out.

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Consumer Reports August 2016: The High Price of a College Education

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

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Most of us who have attended college ended up with some kind of student loan debt. But did you know that 42 million people owe on student loans, and that equals $1.3 trillion in student debt? The article “Lives on Hold” spotlights several former students who are trying to pay off their debt. There is also a section with ten key questions that families should ask before deciding on a college or university, including what does the student want to get out of college, what kind of financial help can you expect, are there ways to cut costs, and how to know if the college education will pay off. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Getting to Know Writers

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writing[1]When you love to read the books of a particular author, you often want to get to know that author beyond just their works of fiction. Many writers either understand this need of bibliophiles or experience it themselves with their favorite writers, because there are many essay collections and autobiographies by some of our best writers you can spend hours enjoying. Here are two books recently read by members of library administration that were particularly enjoyable. (more…)

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Reading Riot: What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

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Summer is a time for long lazy days of chilling out and reading, right? Here at the library we are rocking along with hundreds of patrons attending free events, logging game cards and collecting prizes. I hope you’re completing some of the fun, easy game card tasks like reading a book with a red cover, a book in a series or a book published this year. It’s so simple to win! (more…)

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Reading Roundup: Mystery Book Club Enjoys Murder As A Fine Art

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The Mystery Book Club (Warrenton) met recently to discuss David Morrell’s Murder as a Fine Art.David Morrell's Murder as a Fine Art

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Known for his commitment to research, “Murder as a Fine Art” was well written and accurate for London in 1854. This fictional historical thriller has a plot that includes actual historic events intertwined with a new story line.  It revolves around an English writer, Thomas DeQuincey (1785-1859) who is best known for his work “Confessions of an English Opium Eater published in 1821.  (more…)

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Learn How To Digitize Historical Records

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PRESS RELEASE

 (Warrenton, VA) July 8, 2016 — The public is invited to attend a presentation about the Library of Virginia’s digitization project, Transcribe, at the next Fauquier County Historic Resources Roundtable meeting on Monday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the John Barton Payne Community Hall in Warrenton.

Sonya Coleman, Digital Collections Specialist at the Library of Virginia, will speak about the library’s collaborative online workspace, where the public can participate in enhancing access to many historical collections documenting over 400 years of Virginia history, people and culture. (more…)

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