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! (more…)
It’s hard to believe that we will wrap up our summer reading program on Saturday, August 4. We are excited to bring The Goodlife Theater to our libraries for a fantastic puppet show featuring Hawaiian legends and folktales. To get us into a Hawaiian state of mind, let’s look at some awesome books about our 50th state. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
July 20th marks the 49th anniversary of the first manned exploration of the moon. With the anticipation for the First Man movie, and leading into the 50th anniversary celebration in 2019, there’s no better time to remember or learn about this momentous event! (more…)
Most of us are familiar with the expression “Christmas in July,” referring to Christmas-themed events that occur in July. But where did the phrase originate? Here are some of its earliest known uses: (more…)
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…)
We are halfway through the Summer Reading Program but there are still lots of fun events to attend and even more good books to read. So keep reading and log those minutes for prizes. And remember, every time you come to a teen event, you’ll get the Secret Code to enter for more chances to win great prizes. Unless otherwise noted, teen programs are for rising 6th graders and above. Registration is recommended, but not required. Call your local library to reserve your spot.
Henna Hand Painting – From the Middle East, we’ll learn the ancient art of Mehndi hand art. We’ll use safe, temporary body markers to create our own beautiful and exotic designs. Signed permission slip required.
o Warrenton – July 10, 6 p.m.
o Marshall – July 10, 6 p.m.
o Bealeton – July 17, 4 p.m.
Emoji Travel Pillows – Are you addicted to Emoji symbols? Crafty? Bored and looking for a simple activity to pass the time? In this class, we will create no-sew Emoji pillows. No special skills required. All supplies provided by library.
o Bealeton – July 24, 4 p.m.
Rarin’ to Race – meet teen racecar driver Bradley Kilby, learn how he follows his dream and see up close the cool black stock car he drives.
o Marshall – July 17, 6 p.m.
o Warrenton – July 24, 6 p.m.
FROGbots – see what robotics is all about! This champion local team will demonstrate their robot’s capabilities and even give you a chance to remotely drive the robotic vehicle.
o Bealeton – July 10, 4 p.m.
o Warrenton – July 17, 6 p.m.
o Marshall – July 24, 6 p.m.
Finale Pizza and Movie – Wrap up another fabulous Summer Reading Program with a showing of Spiderman: Homecoming. Celebrate with free pizza and popcorn.
All branches – July 31
o Bealeton – 4 p.m.
o Warrenton – 6 p.m.
o Marshall – 6 p.m.
See you at the library this summer!
∼ Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Bealeton branch library
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