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Kiddosphere: LOL Reads

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While I enjoy reading to learn about history, science and other subjects, and certainly enjoy a good tearjerker from time to time, there’s no doubt that a good funny or lighthearted read is needed from time to time. I’m sure many of you could use a fun and funny read right now (I am in the home stretch of Ron Chernow’s invigorating but massive biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and I seriously need something quick and fun before I start the new doorstopper biography of Herbert Hoover that I’ve been eager to read for months), so here are some light, fun and funny reads. (more…)

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Consumer Reports November 2017: Healthy Eating

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

Healthy Eating

This month’s cover article, “Eat Smarter, Eat Healthier,” is organized by items that are not healthy and that Americans eat too much of–sugar, salt, fat and gluten. The article includes tips on how to reduce these items in your diet. It also lists five nutrients that may be missing from your diet, and how to get more of them.  (more…)

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Kiddopshere: Happy Halloween!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year….seasonal books! From now until the end of the year, it’s boom time for library book displays. Just as soon as we take down the Halloween book displays, we’ll put out the Thanksgiving books (and keep up our general fall books). After Thanksgiving break, we break out the kings and queens of seasonal books: our Christmas, Hanukkah and general winter books! Until then, here are some of my favorite Halloween books published in the last year. (more…)

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Kiddosphere: May the Force be With You: New Books for Star Wars Fans

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With the first official trailer dropping last Monday, we are officially in countdown mode before “The Last Jedi” opens on December 15. During the next two months, an avalanche of Star Wars books will be headed our way. If you have a young Star Wars fan in your life, keep an eye out for these titles (and maybe get some early Christmas/Hanukkah ideas as well?). Some are available now, while others will be published when we get closer to the actual theatrical release.  (more…)

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Press Release: Author Marc Leepson Coming to Fauquier County Public Library

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(Warrenton, VA) October 10, 2017  – The Fauquier County Public Library will host Virginia author Marc Leepson, author of Saving Monticello (University of Virginia Press, 2003), which recounts the years after the Thomas Jefferson’s death and the Levy family’s efforts to twice save the mansion from deterioration. Leepson will appear at the John Barton Payne Bldg. on Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m. as part of the “Sunday with the Library” series. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Bealeton Staff Recommends Animal Stories

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Like many of our patrons, the staff at the Bealeton branch library enjoys their pets and neighboring animals, wild or domesticated and adore our library cat Ernie! We thought we would bring you a few of our Bealeton Library staff favorites featuring a variety of animals and pets.

Pumpkin The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog book cover with raccoon and dog playingPumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog by Laura Young

After a stint of reading lots of heavy-duty, thought-provoking books, I sometimes need to cleanse my mental palate by reading something that’s just cute for the sake of being cute.

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Reading Riot: Bullying Awareness Through Books

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Bullying can take many forms – physical, emotional or social. It can be words used to hurt someone, leaving someone out, gossiping and spreading rumors and even through texts and the Internet.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is being bullied, take the time to discuss your concerns with a friend or trusted adult. PACER.org has excellent resources to show support and learn ways to prevent bullying. And of course, the library has a selection of fiction and nonfiction books on the subject. (more…)

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