Valentine’s Day – marked by flowers and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate – is celebrated in the US and other countries around the world. The holiday isn’t solely for couples; school children often exchange cards or candy hearts. All those candy hearts and boxes of chocolate add up to big business. American’s are expected to spend about $1.8 billion on sweets for the holiday, topping the sale of jewelry and other popular traditional purchases, according to the American Retail Federation. (more…)
Entrepreneurship can be exciting, fulfilling and, yes, daunting. Join Fauquier County Public Library and ReferenceUSA – a leading provider of accurate and complete business and consumer data – to learn how entrepreneurs and business owners can use the library’s ReferenceUSA tool to find mission-critical information to start, manage, and grow a business. (more…)
African American History Month, also called Black History Month, is a month-long commemoration of African American history and achievement held each February.
Did you know that the founder of what eventually became Black History Month was a Virginia citizen? Or that the current hit movie, Green Book has a connection to Warrenton? Readers of all ages can learn more about African American history at their local library. (more…)