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Kiddosphere: Reading and Rhyming – Books for National Poetry Month

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As we wind down April, it’s time to discuss one of my favorite national celebrations: National Poetry Month!

If you want inspirational poetry, don’t miss Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics. Although well-known Hispanics such as Cesar Chavez and Roberto Clemente are profiled, the real treat is in “meeting” other fascinating people such as Aida de Acosta and more. (more…)

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Consumer Reports May 2018: Rising Prescription Drug Costs

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Check out these topics in the May issue of Consumer Reports:

Paying Less for PrescriptionsPrescription drugs in medicine case

This month’s cover article is “How to Pay Less for Your Meds.” In 2016, total drug costs were 6.3 percent higher than in 2015. The high drug costs are forcing some Americans to make lifestyle changes–spending less on entertainment and groceries, taking a second job, putting off doctor’s visits or not taking medications as often as prescribed. Consumer Reports identifies six ways to lower your drug costs and information on how to shop around for the best prices.  (more…)

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Reading Riot: Become an Eco-Warrior

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With Earth Day approaching, now’s a great time to take steps to protect this planet we all call home. There are many ways to get involved and make a difference. Here are a few ideas to help you go green and you can check out more Earth Day Tips here. (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Remembering the Past: Books for Ellis Island Family History Day

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Did you know that April 17 is “Ellis Island Family History Day?” Every April 17, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and the National Genealogy Society recognize the contributions of Ellis Island immigrants and their descendants to American history and culture. April 17 was chosen because more immigrants were processed through Ellis Island on April 17, 1907 than any other day (11,747). Over 40% of Americans (100 million people!) can trace their heritage to family members who were processed through Ellis Island. We have some outstanding books on Ellis Island and on immigration in general. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Books in Verse for Poetry Month

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Celebrate National Poetry month! Read books in verse or books about teen poets. We’ve gathered a set of recommendations to whet your appetite for words. Then drop in to the library to add your own words to our poetry board located in the young adult area all month at all branches. (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Play Ball! Books About Baseball

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Now that winter has said its final goodbyes, it’s time to turn our attention to spring matters. For baseball fans, one of the best days of the year is Opening Day. Spring training has concluded, and it’s time to get on the long journey to October. To get your mind into the game, here are some of my favorite baseball-themed books for fans of all ages.  (more…)

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What We’re Reading in April

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The Fauquier County Public Library will discuss the following books in April. 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!Stack of books (more…)

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