Library Updates

A Message From the Director: January 2022

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Can I have a do over?

Often invoked by kids in the heat of a backyard game, the chance to try again is just as appealing to adults who want to get something right or erase a painful memory.

Perhaps a new year can provide an opportunity to turn your life upside down like an etch-a-sketch, give it a good shake, and begin again with a clean slate. (more…)

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New Year, New You (12.30.2021)

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As we enter 2022, you might be thinking of resolutions, or just ways to keep boredom at bay during the winter. Luckily, the library has plenty of material to keep you entertained and engaged, no matter where your interests lie!

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Hobbies  (more…)

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New, Expanded Library Hours Coming Soon (12.30.2021)

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Sunday hours and extended weekday hours begin Monday,  January 3, 2022.

Warrenton and Bealeton

Monday—Thursday
10 a.m.—8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
10 a.m.—5 p.m.
Sunday
1—5 p.m.

John Marshall

Monday & Tuesday
10 a.m.—8 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday
10 a.m.—5 p.m.
Saturday
10 a.m.—2 p.m.
Sunday
1—5 p.m.

Our 24/7 branch is always open.  You can place holds, renew materials, pay fines and manage your account, from anywhere.

 

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Like It or Love It: Eight Perfect Murders (12.29.2021)

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At its latest meeting, the Mystery Book Club discussed Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson. This is a stand alone novel. Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre’s most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack. But no one is more surprised than Mal when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She’s looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal’s old list. And the FBI agent isn’t the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading.

Here’s what members of the Mystery Book Club had to say about Eight Perfect Murders:

What We Liked

  • Intriguing with a clever premise
  • It was great seeing all the references to classic mystery novels (and gave us all more books for our To-Be-Read lists)
  • A quick read that kept our interest

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Press Release: Library to Distribute Free At Home COVID Test Kits

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(Warrenton, VA) December 6, 2021 – Fauquier Public Library is partnering with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to distribute COVID-19 Antigen at-home test kits at no cost. The free kits will be available for curbside pickup only beginning Monday, December 6, 2021.

Individuals can pick up a virtually-guided Abbott BinaxNow COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Test from the library, use it in the privacy of their home and receive digital test results in 15 minutes. The program is designed to increase access to COVID-19 testing, especially among rural, remote, under-resourced communities, and other vulnerable populations. (more…)

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Free COVID-19 At Home Test Kits Available at Curbside Pickup

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Fauquier Public Library (FPL) has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to distribute free COVID-19 Antigen at-home test kits. Kits are for use at home.

Do not enter the library building to request your kit. Call the curbside service phone number posted at each location and a kit will be delivered to the curbside pickup table at that location. A library card is not required to receive a test kit. (more…)

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Consumer Reports 2021 Annual Buying Guide

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Read. Shop. Buy Smart.

Woman walking through mall at holiday timeGas grills, smartphones, and laptops make great gifts, but maybe it’s time to give the whole family a gift and replace that old refrigerator, washer and dryer or family car.   The holiday season is a great time to upgrade a household appliances, refurbish your home office or take the plunge and buy a new or used car.  Take advantage of the sales and discounts but shop smart by consulting the Buying Guide before you make a purchase.

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Staff Picks: Holiday Reads for Kids

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Season’s greetings from the Youth Services staff! Here are a few of our favorites to enjoy with your family for the holidays.

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson; illustrated by Jane Chapman

In this playful and sweet picture book, a variety of woodland animals gather to help their friend Bear stay awake on Christmas instead of missing it as he (more…)

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Learn a Foreign Language in December

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There are many reasons to learn a foreign language – an upcoming trip to another country, academic achievement, improved reading abilities, linguistic awareness or just for the fun of it.

girl sitting at laptop learning a languageDecember is Learn a Foreign Language Month and your local library has many resources to help you along the path to foreign language fluency:

Transparent Language Online
Choose from over 60 languages, then explore interactive lessons to develop everyday conversation skills. (more…)

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