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Mark Your Calendar for These Authors Coming In January!

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Start the New Year with a new lineup of amazing and exciting virtual author talks from New York Times Best Selling and award winning authors and thought leaders!

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Remember, each talk features the opportunity to participate in author Q&A or pre-submit questions during registration! (more…)

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Book Cellar News: January 2023

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This month at the Book Cellar, we’re decluttering, reorganizing and cleaning our space. If you’re also decluttering in the New Year and would like to donate items to the Book Cellar, here are some guidelines regarding donations. (more…)

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Like It or Love It: State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny

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At the November meeting of the Mystery Book Club members discussed State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny.

A political thriller, more than a mystery, State of Terror focuses on a “novice” Secretary of State, working in the administration of a rival politician, trying to solve a conflagration of worldwide terror attacks and national conspiracies.

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Celebrate the Holidays at the Library

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There’s a lot going on at the library in December! The following programs are perfect children, teens and families.  Check out the December issue of Opportunities at the Library for a complete list of December programs and events.

SANTA AT THE LIBRARY

Santa Spectacular
Children and families
Tuesday, Dec. 6
5 – 7 p.m.
Bealeton branch library
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Fredrik Backman to Speak Saturday, Dec. 10

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Join author Fredrik Backman Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. for an online chat to discuss his body of work, including his newest novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series.

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called OveMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s SorryBritt-Marie Was HereBeartownUs Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.

Meet the Author is sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library and made possible through the Library Speaker’s Consortium. Two to three programs are offered each month.

Register for this author talk and check out other Meet the Author events online. All programs will also be available for on-demand viewing following the event.

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Meet the Author to Feature Geraldine Brooks

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Author Geraldine Brooks standing in field with horse; cover of Brooks novel HorseJoin us Tuesday, Dec. 6 at noon for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award winning novelist, Geraldine Brooksas she discusses her body of work and highlights her most recent New York Times best selling novel Horse. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred, Lexington, Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, love, obsession, art, science, and injustice across American history.

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times best seller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.

Meet the Author is sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library and made possible through the Library Speaker’s Consortium. Two to three programs are offered each month.

Register for this author talk and check out other online author talks online. All programs will also be available for on-demand viewing following the event.

 

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Meet Author Kwame Christian (11.14.2022)

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Join us Tuesday, Nov. 15 at noon for an exciting virtual chat with bestselling author Kwame Christian as he chats about his new book  How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond.

Kwame Christian is a best-selling author, lawyer, professor, and the Managing Director of the American Negotiation Institute. He also hosts the Negotiate Anything Podcast. With over four million downloads and listeners in more than 180 countries, it is the most popular negotiation podcast in the world.

In addition, Kwame is a business lawyer at Carlile, Patchen & Murphy LLP and serves as a professor for The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law in its top-ranked dispute resolution program and Otterbein University’s MBA program. His proudest achievement is his family. He and his wife have two sons.

Meet the Author is sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library and made possible through the Library Speaker’s Consortium. Two to three programs are offered each month.

Register for this author talk and check out other online author talks online. All programs will also be available for on-demand viewing following the event.

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A Conversation With Brian Noyes (11.8.2022)

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Join former FauquierNow editor Lou Emerson for an interview with Brian Noyes about his journey from art director to renowned baker. Noyes is the founder of the Red Truck Bakery and author of the Red Truck Bakery cookbooks.

When: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2-3 p.m.
Where: John Barton Payne Bldg.

The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook includes over 85 all-new comforting recipes. With small-town charm, an emphasis on local, seasonal produce, and country comfort inspiration from the 170-year-old farmhouse where the bakery began, The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook features Brian’s favorite savory recipes and old-time classics from friends, family and the bakery archives.

Signed copies of The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook will be available to purchase. Attendees can also sample a few of Noyes’ favorite recipes.

Free; no registration required.

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Meet the Author to Feature Bonnie Garmus (11.7.2022)

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Join us Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. for an entertaining virtual chat with author Bonnie Garmus as she discusses her debut New York Times best selling novel Lessons in Chemistry.

BW headshot of Bonnie Garmus beside cover image of Lessons in Chemistry - pencil drawing of woman wearing blue glassesLessons in Chemistry is set in 1960s California and features the singular voice of chemist Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes an unexpected detour. Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with–of all things–her mind. True chemistry results. (more…)

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