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Staff Picks: Summer Survival

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The Summer Reading Program was great fun, but hectic. At the Marshall Branch we each had a special book that helped us relax in our downtime. We hope these titles will help everyone survive the transition from summer back to school and work. (more…)

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Staff Picks: On the Way

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If you read A Spanish Sojourn, the account of Jim Timberlake’s pilgrimage along the Camino De Santiago in Spain in the September issue of Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine you may have found yourself imagining what such a “road trip” would be like. (more…)

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Free Genealogy Resources and Research on the Web

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Young women researching genealogy with papers and computer

Both experienced and beginning genealogists can get overwhelmed with the amount of information on the Internet pertaining to genealogy research, local history and public records. In the “old” days, genealogists would have to painstakingly write to courthouses, libraries and archives to try to find out which resources might be available to them for their genealogy research or to request that the research be done for them at a hefty price. They would often have to plan trips to explore the archives (and search through dusty tomes). (more…)

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Meet the Author: Sue Eisenfeld

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Author Sue Eisenfeld To Visit John Marshall branch librarysue-eisenfeld

(Warrenton, VA) Friday, September 16, 2016 —Sue Eisenfeld will discuss her work Shenandoah: A Story of Betrayal and Conservation at the John Marshall branch library on Sunday, September 25, 2 p.m. (more…)

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Celebrate Tolkien Week @ Your Library

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jacketTolkien Week, celebrated September 18-24, 2016, is a week set aside to promote and enjoy the works of author J.R.R. Tolkien. To celebrate – and provide you with lots of Tolkein tools – there will be a special display at the Warrenton central library beginning September 16.

Most fans of fantasy/science fiction books are familiar with J.R. R. Tolkien. My love of Tolkien’s work began in seventh grade, when my English teacher insisted on reading The Hobbit to the class. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Favorite Titles from Battle of the Books

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Here in Fauquier County, schools annually participate in the Battle of the Books tournament each spring. The library does its part by stocking multiple copies of the titles to keep up with the waiting list of enthusiastic young readers.

If you’re unfamiliar with BOB, it’s a motivational reading program that provides a fun challenge and encourages students to read good books. Each year, teachers and librarians select 20 outstanding books and school teams read them all.  The students then compete in the BOB tournament to test their knowledge of random facts and quotes from the books. (more…)

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Learn About Local Non-Profit Resources

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 Learn About Non-Profit Resources

(Warrenton, VA) September 14, 2016 — The public is invited to attend a presentation about the resources available to local nonprofits from the PATH Center in Warrenton on Monday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. The presentation will be held at the John Barton Payne Community Hall in Warrenton.

The discussion, led by Cindy Colson, Director of Programs for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, will include governance, philanthropy, marketing, finance and community engagement, as well as volunteer recruitment and management. (more…)

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Community Conversations Continue September 21

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Green space. Walkable communities. Unretirement. These and other trends are inspiring a lively discussion under the local collaborative planning effort, Community Conversations.  Through a community dialog, the Fauquier County Community Development Department is hoping to learn from citizens how they believe the county should achieve its vision of preserving its rural heritage, concentrating development, attracting vibrant businesses and protecting our valued quality of life. (more…)

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Staff Picks: A Queen and A Group of Interestings

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read-any-good-booksYoung Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen by Kate Williams

I have had a lifelong fascination with the British monarchy, since I’m named after a great-great aunt who had British parents and was herself named after Queen Victoria. As a result, I read a lot of books on British royalty. One of the most interesting books that I’ve read recently is Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen. (more…)

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