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What We’re Reading in August

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The Fauquier County Public Library will discuss the following books in August. 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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Preserving the Tastes of Summer

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July is one of the best times to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, eaten raw or baked into delicious breads and desserts.  If you have more produce than you can possibly use, break out your canning and freezing recipes to store summer goodness for those cold fall and winter months. (more…)

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You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Books for Shark Week

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2018 is the 30th anniversary of Shark Week and Discovery Channel is planning lots of fun new shows (and bringing back some old favorites) for this year’s celebration. They’re also incorporating more educational aspects (especially the importance of conservation efforts) into programming, in response to recent criticism. If you’re planning to tune in, here are some top-rated titles about these magnificent creatures. Although they were written for children, readers of all ages will definitely find new amazing tidbits and fun facts. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Graphic Novels Make Fun Summer Reading

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The dog days of summer – those hot, sultry days that bring out mad dogs and laziness – are upon us. Don’t let them get you down! Stop in at your nearest cool air conditioned library branch and pick up our latest young adult reads.

If you’re a fan of comic books and pop culture, you might know this week is the hugely successful Comic-Con convention in San Diego. Our collection development librarian does an awesome job keeping up with this popular genre. Check out some of the latest. (more…)

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Consumer Reports August 2018: Reducing Your Cable TV Bill

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Cover of August 2018 issue of Consumer Reports with TV and remote controlCheck out these topics in the August issue of Consumer Reports:

Shrink Your Cable TV Bill

Do you think you’re paying too much for cable TV? “Take Control of Cable TV!” has tips to determine if you can save money by replacing your current cable package with smaller pieces from other streaming services, like Hulu, Sling TV, Amazon Prime, Acorn TV and many others. Reviews for the best streaming media players are also included.  (more…)

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Magic, race cars and miniature horses all coming to library near you

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During the summer over 25,000 patrons visit the library each month, making it a bustling place, as children, teens and adults browse the stacks, check out books to take on vacation or use the computers and wifi.  Add to that the hundreds of patrons who join in the fun of the annual summer reading program, including the many special events offered, and it’s easy to see why summer is a busy time at the library.  (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Recent Reads – New-ish Titles for Summer Reading

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I hope everyone has had time to enjoy some awesome summer reads. My to-be-read list constantly expands; now that I’ve been hired for the collection services development librarian position with Fauquier County Public Library, my reading interests will diversify even more. However, this blog will continue to have a children’s literature focus for the time being. That being said, here’s what I’ve been reading this summer.  (more…)

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