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Kiddosphere: May the Force be With You: New Books for Star Wars Fans

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With the first official trailer dropping last Monday, we are officially in countdown mode before “The Last Jedi” opens on December 15. During the next two months, an avalanche of Star Wars books will be headed our way. If you have a young Star Wars fan in your life, keep an eye out for these titles (and maybe get some early Christmas/Hanukkah ideas as well?). Some are available now, while others will be published when we get closer to the actual theatrical release.  (more…)

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Press Release: Author Marc Leepson Coming to Fauquier County Public Library

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(Warrenton, VA) October 10, 2017  – The Fauquier County Public Library will host Virginia author Marc Leepson, author of Saving Monticello (University of Virginia Press, 2003), which recounts the years after the Thomas Jefferson’s death and the Levy family’s efforts to twice save the mansion from deterioration. Leepson will appear at the John Barton Payne Bldg. on Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m. as part of the “Sunday with the Library” series. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Bealeton Staff Recommends Animal Stories

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Like many of our patrons, the staff at the Bealeton branch library enjoys their pets and neighboring animals, wild or domesticated and adore our library cat Ernie! We thought we would bring you a few of our Bealeton Library staff favorites featuring a variety of animals and pets.

Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog by Laura Young

After a stint of reading lots of heavy-duty, thought-provoking books, I sometimes need to cleanse my mental palate by reading something that’s just cute for the sake of being cute.


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Reading Riot: Bullying Awareness Through Books

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Bullying can take many forms – physical, emotional or social. It can be words used to hurt someone, leaving someone out, gossiping and spreading rumors and even through texts and the Internet.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is being bullied, take the time to discuss your concerns with a friend or trusted adult. PACER.org has excellent resources to show support and learn ways to prevent bullying. And of course, the library has a selection of fiction and nonfiction books on the subject. (more…)

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Homework Help: Opposing Viewpoints In Context

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In a time of “fake news” from anonymously-hosted web sources, it’s important for students and researchers to have access to high-quality, reliable, and objective sources of information. If you follow the media, you’ll know that when it comes to controversial subjects, there is no shortage of opinion in print (books and magazines) and online (websites, social media, etc.). With the recent spate of devastating hurricanes and unseasonably warm fall temperatures in the news, climate change is placed front and center in today’s headlines. When it comes to exploring hot topics like global warming or enduring controversies like capital punishment, Opposing Viewpoints In Context presents each side of an issue, not just one, and helps students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own conclusions.  (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Teachers Rock! Books for World Teachers Day

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Hopefully, everyone has at least one teacher that has inspired and influenced their lives. Teachers can bring history to life, introduce awesome books to their classes and cultivate a love of science and math. In honor of World Teachers’ Day (October 5), let’s take a look at some top-notch children’s books about teachers and the influences they have on their students. (more…)

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What We’re Reading in October

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The Fauquier County Public Library will discuss the following books during the month of October. Visit our Reading Page for more information on our adult book programs. Book clubs are a great way to share your love of reading! Please join us; new members are always welcome! (more…)

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Genealogy: The Brick Wall, Part Two

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In my August blog, Genealogy: The Brick Wall, Part One, I discussed “brick wall” research, analysis, creating timelines and census research strategies. Here are additional strategies to help you break through your brick walls.

Look for avenues beyond census and vital records.

There are so many other sources available online or in person. Each has their own research strategy, so do the research about available records before you go to any repository. Try some of these alternate resources: (more…)

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