When you think about winter sports, what comes to mind? Strapping on skis or ice skates? Or rooting for your favorite football or basketball team? Whether cold winter days keep you inside watching your favorite team or bracing the chill for fun and exercise, these books will definitely be great choices when you’re ready to take a break from your favorite sports activity. (more…)
If you are looking for a good book to enjoy this fall, here are a few recommendations from library staff.
American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars and One Great Building by Claudia Roth Pierpont
To call America’s cultural landscape a tapestry may be a cliché, but it is certainly accurate. (more…)
November is the month in which we give thanks for the important things in our lives. So, please join me in giving thanks for these wonderful genealogy resources found at the Fauquier County Public Library.
My own family tree has no Fauquier County ancestors. However, I have spent many years assisting library patrons with their Fauquier County research. In that time, I have come to rely heavily on the library’s genealogy resources, both print and online, to help me answer these reference questions. So which Fauquier County Public Library genealogy resources am I the most thankful for? Read on to find out . . . (more…)
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is this Thursday? I’ll confess that I don’t have many favorite Thanksgiving books (Christmas is another story), so I usually focus on books about families and food for Thanksgiving story times and displays. Here are some of my favorite family-oriented books. (more…)
Are you addicted to the best seller lists and want to get your hands on all the latest and greatest books and videos? If so, you’ll want to be savvy in the ways of placing and managing holds in your online library account. (more…)
The library has an awesome collection of young adult books available for your reading pleasure. Don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few more book reviews submitted by teens during our Summer Reading Program. Browse for the titles in the library catalog and pick them up at your nearest branch.
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
If I met the author I would…ask her what inspired her to write “Goodbye Stranger.” Also, I would tell her how amazing the story was and I felt like I was right there the whole time! I would also ask her if there will be a series based on this book (with the same characters). Lastly, I would ask her why in many of the chapters she would use the word “you” as the character. Example: “You paint your toenails. You don’t steal nail polish, though.” Well, that is what I would do if I met the author of “Goodbye Stranger.”
Lisa E. 7th grade (more…)
Did you know that picture books are so awesome, that the entire month of November is dedicated to celebrating the authors and illustrators who create our favorite stories? Some of my favorite picture books are folktales, so here are some of my favorite picture book folktales/fairy tales. (more…)
November is National Picture Book Month (NPBM) and we are celebrating it! From NPBM’s website — “In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book.” Picture books are a marriage of story and visual art and a perfect way to introduce children to the flow of story, rhymes, expanded vocabulary and many forms of art. (more…)
Check out this information in the December issue of Consumer Reports:
With the holidays approaching, you may be looking for the perfect gifts for your family and friends. If so, The Great Gift Guide of 2016 is just what you need. It features a little bit of everything:
- Kitchen gadgets, small appliances, cookware, coffee and coffee presses
- Tech gadgets such as WiFi systems, smartwatches, vacuums, phones, cameras and fitness trackers
- Foods like nuts, oils and vinegars, plus meal delivery subscription services
- Entertainment, including TVs, soundbars, speakers and headphones (more…)
The Fauquier County Public Library is in the fifth year of displaying photo collages of local veterans. The collages are made up of photos shared by family members and veterans which we put on display at all library locations during November. This is my third year of the Veteran’s program and it is my favorite time of year! As a spouse of an active duty Marine, you can understand why. (more…)