Library Updates

10 DVDs to Cool Down With On a Hot Day

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Several movies lined up on a tableSummer is here, complete with 90 degree days! Take a break from the heat with a nice cool movie.  We’ve got penguins, snow and chilly locations to take your mind off the rising temperatures. They’re all available from your local Fauquier Public Library. Place a hold; we’ll let you know when there ready for convenient (and contact-free) curbside pickup.

Don’t despair… winter is coming!


Arctic Passage


Game of Thrones

Happy Feet

Ice Age

Life in the Freezer

March of the Penguins





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Consumer Reports July 2020: Summer Sun Safety

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Summer scene of grill, pitcher of tea and adults minglingRead. Shop. Buy smart.

Many of the articles in this month’s issue are on summer topics–grills, sun safety, insect repellents. The cover article, “Sun Safety Guide,” discusses sunscreens, the UV Index and skin cancer. Ratings for sunscreens, both lotions and sprays, are also included. (more…)

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Fauquier Public Library Launches BYOB Book Club

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We miss chatting with you about your latest and greatest read! If you have read something awesome – and want to get other reading recommendations – join us for a new, online book club – BYOB (bring your own book) book club!

We’ll discuss books, old and new, and share recommendations. Get ready to brag about your favorite reads and  jot down all the intriguing titles you’ll hear about from others.

Meeting Dates: 
Tuesday, July 7, 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 6-7 p.m.

Contact Jennifer Schultz-Angoli at 540.422.8504 or email to learn more or for a link to join the meeting!

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10 Tools for Armchair Travelers

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Summer vacation cancelled? Big trip postponed? If armchair travel is your only getaway this year (or you just enjoy reading about cool places to go), begin your journey in the pages of a good book.

Various travel booksLibrary staff has compiled a list of 10 resources for armchair travelers.  These aren’t your traditional guidebooks, however. Instead they explore destinations around the world through a different lens, from first person accounts to the very history of travel itself. (more…)

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It’s Going to be a Summer of Opportunities at your local library!

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A Summer of Opportunities Something exciting is going on at your library this summer – A Summer of Opportunities – the 2020 summer reading program.

For more than 25 years, this annual free program has encouraged children and teens to continue reading during the summer break, combating summer slide, or the loss of academic gains made during the previous school year. Over the years, the program has expanded to include activities for adults also – bringing to life the phrase “lifelong reader” and making the summer reading program a family activity. (more…)

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Race In America: Resources at Your Library

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Libraries are an important resource for education and information, especially during challenging time.  Fauquier Public Library staff has brought together a wide range of antiracism resources, including books, e-books, e-audios and DVDs.  Whether you’re discussing current events with children or teens or learning for yourself, these materials may be helpful. (more…)

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Library Introduces BookMatch, Custom Reading Recommendations

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Our expert staff would love to create a custom list of books for you through our new BookMatch service.

The service is easy to use – simply answer a few questions on the BookMatch form. For example, do you like fiction or non-fiction? What genres do you enjoy? What format do you prefer – print, e-book or e-audio?

Using your reading preferences as their guide, our whipsmart librarians will select up to 10 books that meet your criteria, all available from Fauquier Public Library. Your custom list will be emailed to you, usually within five business days.

It’s sort of a blind date with no risk other than perhaps finding the perfect match!

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Home Access for Ancestry Library Edition Extended

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collage of black and white photos and newspaper clippingsGood news if you are exploring your family tree or doing genealogy research – from home access to ProQuest’s Ancestry Library Edition has been extended through June 30. Users will be prompted for their 10-digit Fauquier County Library card from the library’s website.  Previously, this powerful database which provides access to censuses, vital, immigration, military records, family histories and legal documents, was only available for in-library use.

Genealogy is a popular pastime.  For researchers, it’s a way to find out more about yourself, your ancestors and what countries or backgrounds they came from.  Fauquier Public Library has many research tools for genealogy, including vital records, newspapers and digitized maps.  To explore additional genealogy resources available from Fauquier Public Library, click here.

Happy searching!

Don’t have a library card? Apply for one online to get access to the library’s digital resources 24/7!

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Consumer Reports May 2020: Fast Food Makeover

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Read. Shop. Buy smart.

French fries made from zuchinni in red fast food boxOver one-third of Americans eat fast food each day. But 79 percent of Americans are also trying to eat healthier when dining out. Many chains are trying to offer better and healthier options–lower in calories, fat and sodium. Consumer Reports recently surveyed 17 chains; the ratings and reviews are found in “Fast Food Gets a Makeover.” (more…)

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