Fauquier County Public Library

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Oct
19
Thu
Bealeton Book Club meeting @ Bealeton branch library
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Bealeton Book Club meets monthly and reads and discusses a variety of recent or popular fiction and nonfiction, sometimes with an added classic or biography.  Members combine their love for reading with laughter and refreshments.  We read and discuss our chosen books from September to July; a planning meeting is held in August to vote on and discuss our titles for the next year.

Selections for 2017-2018

September 21, 2017: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

October 19: Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

November 16: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

December 21: Books for Living OR The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

January 18, 2018: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

February 15: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

March 15: Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

April 19: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

May 17: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

June 21: The Lake House by Kate Morton

July 19: Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman

August 16: Planning Meeting

Oct
30
Mon
Marshall Evening Book Club @ John Marshall Branch Library
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New members welcome; free; no registration; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

2017 selections:

Feb. 27            Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging (Sebastian Junger)

March 27        Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

April 24           To the Bright Edge of the World (Eowyn Ivey)

May 22           Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)

June 26           Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Truman Capote)

July 31            News of the World (Paulette Jiles)

Aug. 28           The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (Phaedra Patrick)

Sept. 25           The Life We Bury (Allen Eskins)

Oct. 30             The Door (Magda Szabó)

Nov. 27           A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles)

Dec. 18            Holiday Party

Nov
6
Mon
Great Books Discussion Group @ Warrenton Central Library
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

New members welcome; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; free; no registration.

2017 readings:

Begin New Anthology – Great Books Reading and Discussion First Series

  • Apr. 3: “Rothschild’s Fiddle” by Anton Chekhov
  • May 1: “On Happiness” by Aristotle
  • June 5: “The Apology” by Plato
  • July 8:  “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad (For meeting details, contact Jeanne Day: 540/422-8505 or jeanne.day@fauquiercounty.gov.) 
  • Aug. 7:  “Conscience” by Immanuel Kant
  • Sept.: No meeting
  • Oct. 2: “Alienated Labour” by Karl Marx
  • Nov 6: Genesis, the Bible
  • Dec. 4: “Civilization and Its Discontents” by Sigmund Freud

 *Indicates a selection drawn from a longer work. 

Note: Please ask at the Adult Reference Desk for any items that are not part of the library’s collection.

Nov
8
Wed
Marshall Afternoon Book Club @ John Marshall Branch Library
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

New members welcome; free; no registration; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

2017 selections:

Jan.  11           Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging (Sebastian Junger)

Feb. 8              The Turner House (Angela Flournoy)  

March 8          To the Bright Edge of the World (Eowyn Ivey)

April 12           Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History (Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager)

May 10           The Door (Magda Szabó)

June 14           The Fixer (Bernard Malamud)

July 12            The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (John Grisham)

August 9         The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness (Sy Montgomery)

Sept. 13           News of the World (Paulette Jiles)

Oct. 11             A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles)

Nov. 8             The Spectator Bird (Wallace Stegner)

Dec. 13            Holiday Party

Nov
16
Thu
Bealeton Book Club meeting @ Bealeton branch library
Nov 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Bealeton Book Club meets monthly and reads and discusses a variety of recent or popular fiction and nonfiction, sometimes with an added classic or biography.  Members combine their love for reading with laughter and refreshments.  We read and discuss our chosen books from September to July; a planning meeting is held in August to vote on and discuss our titles for the next year.

Selections for 2017-2018

September 21, 2017: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

October 19: Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

November 16: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

December 21: Books for Living OR The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

January 18, 2018: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

February 15: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

March 15: Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

April 19: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

May 17: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

June 21: The Lake House by Kate Morton

July 19: Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman

August 16: Planning Meeting

Nov
27
Mon
Marshall Evening Book Club @ John Marshall Branch Library
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New members welcome; free; no registration; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

2017 selections:

Feb. 27            Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging (Sebastian Junger)

March 27        Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

April 24           To the Bright Edge of the World (Eowyn Ivey)

May 22           Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)

June 26           Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Truman Capote)

July 31            News of the World (Paulette Jiles)

Aug. 28           The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (Phaedra Patrick)

Sept. 25           The Life We Bury (Allen Eskins)

Oct. 30             The Door (Magda Szabó)

Nov. 27           A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles)

Dec. 18            Holiday Party

Dec
13
Wed
Marshall Afternoon Book Club @ John Marshall Branch Library
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

New members welcome; free; no registration; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

2017 selections:

Jan.  11           Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging (Sebastian Junger)

Feb. 8              The Turner House (Angela Flournoy)  

March 8          To the Bright Edge of the World (Eowyn Ivey)

April 12           Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History (Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager)

May 10           The Door (Magda Szabó)

June 14           The Fixer (Bernard Malamud)

July 12            The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (John Grisham)

August 9         The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness (Sy Montgomery)

Sept. 13           News of the World (Paulette Jiles)

Oct. 11             A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles)

Nov. 8             The Spectator Bird (Wallace Stegner)

Dec. 13            Holiday Party

Dec
18
Mon
Marshall Evening Book Club @ John Marshall Branch Library
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New members welcome; free; no registration; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.2017 selections:

Feb. 27            Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging (Sebastian Junger)

March 27        Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

April 24           To the Bright Edge of the World (Eowyn Ivey)

May 22           Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher)

June 26           Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Truman Capote)

July 31            News of the World (Paulette Jiles)

Aug. 28           The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (Phaedra Patrick)

Sept. 25           The Life We Bury (Allen Eskins)

Oct. 30             The Door (Magda Szabó)

Nov. 27           A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles)

Dec. 18            Holiday Party

Dec
21
Thu
Bealeton Book Club meeting @ Bealeton branch library
Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Bealeton Book Club meets monthly and reads and discusses a variety of recent or popular fiction and nonfiction, sometimes with an added classic or biography.  Members combine their love for reading with laughter and refreshments.  We read and discuss our chosen books from September to July; a planning meeting is held in August to vote on and discuss our titles for the next year.

Selections for 2017-2018

September 21, 2017: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

October 19: Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

November 16: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

December 21: Books for Living OR The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

January 18, 2018: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

February 15: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

March 15: Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

April 19: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

May 17: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

June 21: The Lake House by Kate Morton

July 19: Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman

August 16: Planning Meeting

Jan
18
Thu
Bealeton Book Club meeting @ Bealeton branch library
Jan 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Bealeton Book Club meets monthly and reads and discusses a variety of recent or popular fiction and nonfiction, sometimes with an added classic or biography.  Members combine their love for reading with laughter and refreshments.  We read and discuss our chosen books from September to July; a planning meeting is held in August to vote on and discuss our titles for the next year.

Selections for 2017-2018

September 21, 2017: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

October 19: Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

November 16: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

December 21: Books for Living OR The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

January 18, 2018: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

February 15: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

March 15: Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

April 19: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

May 17: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

June 21: The Lake House by Kate Morton

July 19: Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman

August 16: Planning Meeting