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Building Challenge: Week 5

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Our month-long building challenge is almost complete. We hope you have had fun building cool creations, using your imagination and getting creative! It’s time to once again grab some LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, wooden blocks or anything else you like to build with and see if you can complete this week’s challenge!

How the Challenge Works
Each Sunday we will post a building challenge; you decide what kinds of materials to use to build it. Get creative – try LEGO’s, Lincoln Logs, even paper! (more…)

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Thanksgiving: The History Behind the Tradition

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Thanksgiving is a much loved American holiday. For many it is their favorite holiday – focused on family and reflections of the many things they have to be thankful for.  But have you ever wondered how Thanksgiving came to be?  There is actually some dispute about the origins and date of the first Thanksgiving feast.

pilgrims and american Indians at thanksgiving mealIt is known that in 1621, William Bradford, governor of the Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts, invited Massasoit, leader of the Wampanoag Federation, to join the European colonists in a harvest feast of Thanksgiving.

To learn more about North American Indians and the early European settlers in North America, check out these books:

Making Haste From Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World by Nick Bunker
The First North Americans: An Archaeological Journey by Brian Fagen
The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser
A Great & Godly Adventure: The Pilgrims & the Myth of the First Thanksgiving by Godfrey Hodgson
The Mayflower Miracle: The Pilgrims’ Own Story of the Founding of America by Jonathan King
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David J. Silverman
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodward

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Building Challenge: Week 4

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Our month-long building challenge continues. Grab some LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, wooden blocks or anything else you like to build with and see if you can complete this week’s challenge!

How the Challenge Works
LEGO creation made of blue LEGOsEach Sunday we will post a building challenge; you decide what kinds of materials to use to build it. Get creative – try LEGO’s, Lincoln Logs, even paper! (more…)

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Holiday Entertaining: Ideas, Recipes and More

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China plates stack with a miniature pumpkin on topAlthough your holiday entertaining may be limited to a small group this year, you can still make it a perfect meal with great food, lovely decorations and all the trimmings.  The library has a good selection of books to help you navigate the role of host and hostess.

Check these out before you start cooking! (more…)

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The Season of Gratitude

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Most would agree that this has been a very different year. While our lives slowed down, it seems that the months and seasons sped by. Now we look towards the end of year holidays, with Thanksgiving being the first of those. Gatherings with family and friends, treasured traditions, may all be put on hold for another year. There is a sense of loss, but many of us are finding creative and meaningful ways to make changes in our lives that can bring unexpected joy and happiness. (more…)

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Building Challenge: Week Three

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Our month-long building challenge continues. Are you ready to get creative, build and have fun?

How the Challenge Works
Each Sunday we will post a building challenge; you decide what kinds of materials to use to build it. Get creative – try LEGO’s, Lincoln Logs, even paper! (more…)

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Library Honors Those Who Served

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American military personnel have always answered the nation’s call to service. The first half of the 20th Century gave birth to two global conflicts whose reverberations are still being felt in the world today. The success of American forces in these global conflicts prompted Americans to set aside a day to honor those who have answered the call to service. (more…)

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Building Challenge: Week Two

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Our month-long building challenge continues. Are you ready to get creative, build and have fun?

How the Challenge Works
Each Sunday we will post a building challenge; you decide what kinds of materials to use to build it. Get creative – try LEGO’s, Lincoln Logs, even paper! (more…)

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Your Library – Always Open @fauquierlibrary.org

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It’s midnight and you’ve finished your book and would like to check out the next in the series.  No problem. The library is always open @fauquierlibrary.org.  You can search for your book, place a hold and pick it up curbside at the nearest branch.

But that’s not all.

Anytime day or night, access thousands of free digital resources with your library card. (more…)

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