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Staff Picks: Top 10 Holiday Books and Movies

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Are you looking for the perfect book to curl up with this holiday season? Feel like you have seen every holiday movie rerun and need something fresh?

  • 1000+ the number of items in our catalog that contain the word “Christmas”
  • 860+ the number of items in our catalog that contain the word “Holiday”

To help you narrow down the seemingly endless options, we asked staff for some of the books and movies they turn to each holiday. Here are a few of their favorites. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Meals Made Easy For the New Year

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I love to cook, especially for friends and family, but I don’t believe that good food has to be complicated or take me away from spending time with my guests. As I plan for the new year, I’m revisiting some of my favorite cookbooks for accomplishing just that—delicious, yet simple recipes that are good for special events. (more…)

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Preserving Photographs and Memorabilia: Part 1

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1888 carte de visite photograph of Orbert and Lillian ColeThe “Problem”

  • Boxes of photographs and memorabilia from your family stored in your attic or basement?
  • Photographs on your phone?
  • Does someone else have the photographs of your family that you most desire?

Have no fear; there are multiple ways to keep and preserve them for future generations! (more…)

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e-Resource News: Media Reviews for Parents

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Box of popcornChristmas Day at the movies is a tradition for many people. For families with children and young adults, go online to get the scoop before you hit the cineplex (or Redbox, Netflix, etc.) if you want to avoid having to put your hand over your child’s eyes during an unexpected (and mortifying) sex scene. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Add a Little Sweetness to Your Book Selection

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We are excited about the upcoming improvements to the young adult (YA) collection at the Bealeton branch library. In the next few months, we’ll be adding new shelving and café style seating for personal laptop computer use. Meanwhile, the YA section is bursting at the seams as we await the new shelving.

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With so many great books in the collection and not enough space to display them, our dilemma is to your benefit! We invite you to check out a book and receive a candy cane treat in return. What’s not to love about free peppermint sticks and great books to celebrate the season? (more…)

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Staff Picks: Best Reads of 2016

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favorite-books-of-2016As the year comes to a close, we find ourselves musing over some of the best books we’ve read in 2016. Here are just a few favorites of the Warrenton circulation staff that you might enjoy before the 2017 titles arrive!

~Julia, Circulation Manager, Warrenton central library

 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling

I love all things Harry and Hogwarts, but I’m a bit of a purist, so the idea of someone other than J.K. Rowling alone continuing these beloved characters’ story had me a little worried. (She collaborated with two other authors on this work.) (more…)

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Kiddosphere: No Monkeying Around: December 14th is Monkey Day!

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I love all the little fun holidays I find when I’m looking for inspirations for a new post. When I found that December 14th is Monkey Day, I immediately thought of my favorite picture books starring monkey characters. Luckily, Monkey Day is also inclusionary, so we can also celebrate great books about apes and other primates!

capsforsale“Caps! Caps for sale! 50 cents a cap!” Published in 1940, Caps for Sale has been a read-aloud favorite for many preschool story times and classrooms for generations. This story of a befuddled peddler and some very mischievous monkeys is sure to incite many giggles! (more…)

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Consumer Reports January 2017: Ready for Retirement?

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

consumermiser-from-clip-art-royalty-free31-300x1981Planning for Retirement

Many of us are hoping for the same employer-provided pensions our parents received. But the new reality is this: if you want an adequate pension, you will need to start saving for it, and the sooner, the better. This month’s feature article, “The New Retirement,” includes free tools to help plan your retirement, tips on how to avoid financial scams and other advice on retirement planning. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Baby, it’s Cold Outside

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At this wonderful, but busy time of year, sometimes we just need to warm up with a cup of hot tea and a good book. Consider a few of our favorites.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

While enjoying some bibliotherapy it’s even better if we can listen to seasonal and traditional music. One of my favorites is “The Nutcracker.” This Thanksgiving vacation I was able to combine a great read and enjoy a playlist by the author, which included “The Nutcracker.” (more…)

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December Book Discussions

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The Fauquier County Public Library will hold the following book discussions during the month of December. Visit our Reading Page for more information on our adult book programs. Book clubs are a great way to share your love of reading! Please join us; new members are always welcome! (more…)

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