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What We’re Reading: Mystery Book Club October 2020

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The Mystery Book Club recently read Twisted Prey by John Sandford. It’s the 28th book in his Prey series featuring Lucas Davenport. In Twisted Prey, Davenport once again crosses paths with Taryn Grant, now a U.S. senator. Several years before, Grant knocked Porter Smalls out of the Senate, and Davenport is sure that she accomplished it through an ugly political trick. When an attempt is made on the life of Smalls, Davenport is convinced that Grant is behind it and sets out to prove it.

Here’s what members of the Mystery Book Club had to say about it. (more…)

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Program to Raise Your ACT, SAT Scores – Free With Your Library Card!

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Each year, millions of students take the ACT, SAT or both. What strategy will achieve the best test score?  Experts advise test-takers to study well in advance of the test and allow enough time to focus on areas that you struggle with.  With test dates looming, grab your library card and get started with Method Test Prep’s ACT and SAT prep program.

A Comprehensive Self-Paced Program Proven To Raise Scores

Method Test Prep’s ACT and SAT prep programs are designed to work seamlessly with each student’s unique learning style and busy schedule, and can help raise ACT scores an average of three points and SAT scores an average of 150 points. (more…)

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Tricks & Treats: Halloween Mysteries

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It’s spooky season!

With the days getting shorter and the weather getting cooler, it’s a good time to stay inside and enjoy some Halloween mysteries.  Whether you’re looking for sweet treats or dastardly tricks, there’s something here for everyone! (more…)

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Consumer Reports November 2020: Safer Drinking Water

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Read. Shop. Buy smart.

November 2020

Some drinking water, including bottled water, contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). “Your Guide to Safer Drinking Water” includes tips on how consumers can limit their exposure.  Consumer Reports tested 47 bottles waters, 12 carbonated and 35 noncarbonated, for four heavy metals and 30 PFAS chemicals. Find the results in “What’s Really In Your Bottled Water?” (more…)

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What We’re Reading: Mystery Book Club September 2020

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The Mystery Book Club recently read The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne. It’s the first book in The Naturalist series. Dr. Theo Cray, a computational biologist, is trained to see patterns in nature. When one of his former students is murdered and other mutilated bodies are found, Theo is a suspect (along with a rogue grizzly bear). He becomes involved in the investigation and must use his scientific knowledge to stay ahead of the police.

Here’s what members of the Mystery Book Club had to say about it. (more…)

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Join the Fall Bucket List Challenge

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Wreath made of fall leavesThere are so many fun things for children and families to do in the Fall  – from leaf peeping to drinking hot cocoa.  What’s on your Fall bucket list?  Our Fall bucket list includes feeding squirrels, reading a book outside, carving a pumpkin and tossing around a football.

Your invited to join Fauquier Public Library’s Fall Bucket List Challenge. The Challenge begins Tuesday, October 13; pick up a game card at your local library or print a Fall Bucket List Challenge game card at home.  Completed game cards must be submitted by Monday, November 16.  Enter for your chance to win a gift certificate to The Open Book! (more…)

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Kids In Costume

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Halloween brings to mind images of black cats, ghosts, candy (lots of candy) and children and adults dressing up in Halloween costumes. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spend about $3.2 billion on costumes each Halloween.

black and purple witch stockings from knee down Throughout October, we’ll be sharing pics of some of library staff’s favorite, spookiest and silliest Halloween costumes. We’d like to see your costumes too! Share photos of your funniest or most impressive Halloween costume on our Facebook or Twitter pages every Sunday throughout the month, using the hashtag #costumesfpl when you post!

We’ll also be sharing great fall reads, Halloween-themed mysteries, and Halloween fun facts – watch for it!

 

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