Library Updates

Press Release: StoryWalk® Opens on Warrenton Branch Greenway (3.28.2022)

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Project Combines Literacy and the Great Outdoors

(Warrenton, VA) March 28, 2022 – Will Pete the Cat be able to keep his new shoes white?  The Fauquier Public Library invites young readers and their families to take a stroll along the Warrenton Greenway to find out.

Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin is the first book for the library’s new Warrenton Greenway StoryWalk®.

The StoryWalk® will officially open on Saturday, April 2 with a ribbon cutting at 9:00 am. (more…)

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And the Oscar Goes To …. (3.23.2022)

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The phrase “and the Oscar goes to” will be heard dozens of times on Sunday, March 27th.  Familiar faces and newcomers alike will crowd the red carpet then wait with fingers crossed for their name to be called.

This prestigious award recognizes artistic and technical merit in the film industry and has since 1929, when the first Academy Awards were held. Since them, over 3,140 Oscar statues have been awarded.  Fauquier Public Library’s collection includes many former Oscar-winning movies – and the books they were based upon.




 
If you prefer to check out this year’s nominees in preparation for the 2022 awards, we have lots of those too, from Belfast to West Side Story.




 
Happy reading – and watching!

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Consumer Reports April 2022: Best and Worst Cars, Trucks & SUVs

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Read. Shop. Buy smart.

Are you planning to buy a new vehicle in 2022?  If so you’ll want to read this month’s issue cover to cover.  Especially check out “10 Top Picks” to see which brands have the best rankings on road tests and for reliability, satisfaction, and safety.   These rankings cover “Smart Buys” showing new car picks for under $30,000 and used car picks for under $20,000.  New car ratings are arranged by price and extensive reviews are provided for further consideration. (more…)

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Like It or Love It: Clark and Division (3.17.2022)

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At its latest meeting, the Mystery Book Club discussed Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara.  This was a historical mystery set among the resettled Japanese Americans in Chicago during WWII.

Here’s what members of the Mystery Book Club had to say about Clark and Division:

What We Liked

  • Historically interesting and historically correct.
  • The ending was a surprise.
  • By the end we were invested in the main character’s life.

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Consumer Reports March 2022: Home Safe Home

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Read. Shop. Buy smart.

How safe is your home?  This month, take a tour of your home and look for improvements that will prevent accidents.  Your kitchen is a great place to start because it is the most accident prone room in a home.  Inspect electrical devices, arrange proper storage and promptly clean up spills to prevent slip and fall accidents. (more…)

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A Message From the Director: March 2022

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Picture of Maria Del Rosso sitting at desk in front of windowThe paper route went to the wrong person.

The local newspaper called to offer a job to Domenico.  But, Domenica took the call.

That mistaken final letter made my sister the first female news carrier in our town, paving the way for other girls — including me — to take up a bag and deliver papers door to door. (more…)

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Celebrating Women’s History Month (3.7.2022)

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Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements women have made throughout history. Your local library has a wide array of resources to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Historical Fiction

Whether focused on an actual person of historical interest or a fictional character from a tumultuous time in history, historical fiction is a way to explore Women’s History Month, with everything from coming of age stories to tales of spies and servicewomen. (more…)

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Book Cellar News: March 2022

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Looking for a good book at a bargain price? Look no further than The Book Cellar, a used book store operated by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

Browse the wide selection of popular and hard-to-find books, DVDs and more.  Start by checking out the displays for National Reading Month, Women’s History Month and St. Patrick’s Day.

Mark your calendar for the “Ides of March” sale Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12.

As the temperatures start to climb,  plan your next summer vacation with one of our travel guides!  Or get in the travel spirit with a travel-related story.  The Book Cellar has a great selection of both.

Purchase a reusable Book Cellar tote and receive a discount off your purchases each time you visit.

All sale proceeds benefit Fauquier Public Library. Open Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.—5 p.m.

 

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