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Staff Picks: Remembering The Stories of World War II

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Those who remain behind during war sacrifice greatly and many serve quietly to carry their countries forward. Stories of camaraderie and strong bonds are often remembered by those who have lived through the most difficult days of war. Staff at the John Marshall branch library share a few of their favorites as we celebrate Memorial Day. (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Honoring Our Veterans: Books for Military Appreciation Month

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While Memorial Day is specifically set aside to honor our servicemen and servicewomen who died in the line of duty, May also includes other official military days such as Loyalty Day (May 1), VE Day (May 8), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 12), and Armed Forces Day (May 20). In honor of Military Appreciation Month, here is a sample of our fantastic children’s books about the military:

Most people know the first three parts of the International Communications Alphabet, but do you know the rest of it…or how it was created? Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Military Alphabet is an intriguing overview of the ICA, complete with the official signal flags used by the US Navy to indicate each letter. (more…)

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Reading by Design: A Summer Reading Program for All Ages

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First offered in the 1970s, the annual Fauquier County Public Library’s summer reading program has grown to include over 1,600 registrants and more than 150 programs. The 2017 program, Reading by Design, promises activities for children, teens and adults, all designed to keep everyone reading during the summer months.

Registration opens Thursday, June 1; special events begin Saturday, June 10. (more…)

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Consumer Reports June 2017: Back Pain Relief

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

Back Pain Relief

Did you know that back pain is one of the main reasons for doctor visits? More than 24 million people visit a doctor each year for some some kind of back pain. The possibility of back pain increases as we age, since disks wear and shrink and our strength and flexibility lessens. Check out this month’s cover article, “Real Relief from Back Pain,” for some causes of back pain, nondrug therapies, such as Tai Chi, massage, and acupuncture, and tips on how to keep your back healthy. The article also includes information on over-the-counter relief products like heating pads, creams and patches, back braces and insoles. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Book Spine Poetry

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Since National Poetry Month was celebrated in April, the Bealeton TAG teens enjoyed a creative writing project at our last meeting of the school year.

Book spine poetry uses book titles to inspire verse. We started the project by touring the new and improved teen space, looking at book titles to see what grabbed us.  Next we arranged and rearranged book titles until we had some very creative poems. (more…)

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Bealeton High School Class of 1941

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Looking back at our school days, most of us had a favorite teacher. Maybe it was the one who taught you to read or encouraged you to pursue art.  Or maybe it was the teacher who challenged you to achievements that you thought beyond your capabilities. Through all that they do, teachers shape students’ lives; we remember them long after we leave their classrooms.  (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Travels Near and Far: Books for National Tourism and Travel Week

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Whether it’s a novel set in a different country, a nonfiction title about contemporary issues in a specific country, or a beautifully designed travel book, books that have a strong geographical bent are always high on my list. If you’re a fellow armchair traveler, you’re in luck! Although sites like TripAdvisor and Pinterest are fantastic for gathering travel information, there’s still nothing like a trusty guidebook for in-depth information and inspiration, or an informational book for background historical information for a must-see attraction. National Travel and Tourism Week (May 7-13) is a great time to start gathering information for your summer travels, or just enjoy some armchair travel reading. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Multicultural Books Abound in YA Literature

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You may have heard about the recent upgrade to the Teen Space at Bealeton. In the process of shifting books, we came across a number of titles that haven’t been checked out in a while. They include a wide range of subjects and genres from serious realistic fiction to seriously funny novels, fantasy, sci-fi, historic and more.

Over the next few months, I’ll be highlighting in this blog some of those overlooked books. If interested, check them out at your nearest library branch. (more…)

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