Library Updates

Feeling a Little Grouchy?

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October 15 is National Grouch Day.

We did not make that up!

According to Sesame Street Magazine, the day was created for all grouches to celebrate their way of life. (more…)

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Like It or Love It: Absence of Mercy

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At its latest meeting, the Mystery Book Club discussed Absence of Mercy by S.M. Goodwin. It’s the first book in the Lightner and Law mystery series. Forced by his father’s political connections to relocate to pre-Civil War New York, former Crimean War hero Jasper Lightner teams up with misfit detective Hieronymous Law to investigate a philanthropist’s murder and wrongful charges targeting an innocent woman.

Here’s what members of the Mystery Book Club had to say about Absence of Mercy:

What We Liked

  • Very readable with vivid characters
  • Clues were subtly scattered throughout the book and came together at the end
  • More exciting than other historical mysteries we’ve read

What We Didn’t Like

  • The ending was good, but a little confusing
  • Not a very uplifting book – the less savory facets of this time period were in full display

Book Notes

Similar mysteries available from Fauquier Public Library include:

If you enjoy a good mystery, the Mystery Book Club welcomes new members! Meetings are currently being held virtually. For details about how to join these virtual meetings, please contact or call 540.422.8500, ext. 3.

Looking for your next great read? Browse the library’s catalog, or try our BookMatch Reader’s Advisory Service and let us do the “browsing” for you! Complete the online BookMatch form and we will create a customized reading list of up to 10 titles.

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Latest Episode of Growing Gardens Now Available

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Why are we losing so many oak trees? In Growing Gardens, Episode 7: Saving Your Oak Tree, Master Gardener Tom Baughn explains how you can take preventive action to avoid the decline and death of your Oak tree.

Oak trees are the host plant of more insect and animal species than any other family of plants. It is important to learn about recent scientific discoveries that can reverse this alarming Oak decline trend.  This snapshot presentation focuses on the most prevalent problems and the important science of recent decades.

If you have questions, email the Master Gardner Help Desk at for information about your specific tree or to learn how to keep your oak tree alive and thriving.

Missed an episode of Growing Gardens?  Episodes 1-6 are available on-demand.


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What’s New On the Shelves?

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Open book and CD

Each month, Fauquier Public Library adds hundreds of books, movies and e-materials to its collection.  Here are a few tips to find the latest additions.

Subscribe to Wowbrary and be one of the first to know about the latest books, movies, and other items on order! Subscribers receive the latest email newsletter every Saturday.

Subscribe to Wowbrary here  or use this QR Code.

You can also find the list on the library’s website at.

New Items Shelf
Each library has a special location for new books (adult, children and young adult). Items stay on the new shelves for several months.

Previous Month’s New Titles
Find last month’s new titles on the library’s website.

Here is a sampling of new titles recently added to the collection:

Take one home today!


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