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Opportunities to Log On

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Man in blue shirt using library workspace on laptop“Without the Wi-Fi and space to work at the Marshall Library, I would have had not choice but to drive an hour each way to work in an office.”   –  David G.

Your Opportunity To…

Skip the commute

Home internet unreliable, slow or nonexistent? Check out a free hotspot. Or work remotely using the Library’s computers and Wi-Fi.

Sharpen your skills

Bolster your resume with Hoonuit’s on-demand video training or by taking any of Universal Class’s 500 CEU level courses. Access these and many more tools from home or at a library computer workstation.

Begin your job search

Discover Opportunities @ Fauquier Public LibraryHeading back into the workforce? Changing careers? It’s a big work world out there! Gear up your job search and start submitting resumes using the Library’s job search tools and high-speed internet.

Stop by your local Fauquier Public Library location and discover the opportunities that away you, at the library!

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Library Selects “How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World” for 2020 Fauquier Community Read

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

(Warrenton, VA) February 26, 2020 – Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World is Fauquier Public Library’s 2020 Community Read selection. Author Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation, tracing facets of modern life from their creation to their unintended consequences. The library expects How We Got to Now, a New York Times best seller, to spark a community discussion that considers the future by exploring the past. (more…)

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Consumer Reports March 2020: Leafy Greens

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Read. Shop. Buy smart.

March 2020 Cover of Consumer ReportsWe usually consider a salad a healthy meal choice. However, E. coli bacteria outbreaks are becoming more and more frequent. Salad greens can be exposed to the bacteria at any time during the growing, harvesting or packaging process. “Leafy Greens Safety Guide” explains how greens may become contaminated, how to read lettuce labels (organic, pesticide-free, etc.), and has tips on safe ways to eat greens such as cooking them until wilted or soaking them in vinegar. An added section on “The Health Benefits of Leafy Greens” discusses nine types of greens (from Arugula to Swiss Chard), and the vitamins and other nutrients each contains. (more…)

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Discussion Questions: How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

Summary

In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes – from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth – How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life.

In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species – to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe. (more…)

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Opportunities @ Your Fingertips!

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Discover Opportunities @ Fauquier Public Library“With the MyLibrary! app on my mobile phone, I have my card with me all the time. I can even scan the barcode on a book that I see somewhere else and check if the library has it.”    — Laurel G. (more…)

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Registration Now Open for Winter Session II Story Times

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Registration for Winter Session II story times at the Warrenton central library is now open. Winter Session II runs Monday, February 24 – Friday, April 3.  Registration is capped at 15 children per time slot.Half Pints Story Time and 2’s and 3’s Together Story Time will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Warrenton central library. (more…)

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Excel!

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Student working on a laptop at library tableDon’t know the elements in the periodic table? Need to weigh the pros and cons of a trending topic? Can’t tell a haiku from a limerick? From in-person tutoring to online tools, the Library can help you tackle even the toughest assignment thrown your way.

“Tutoring at the Bealeton Library has helped me so much. I was reading at a 3rd grade level when I was in 5th grade. By the 7th grade I was reading at grade level and getting all A’s and B’s in my classes. ” – Jada S. (more…)

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