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Consumer Reports September 2019: Cable TV vs. Streaming Services

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Cover of September 2019 issue of Consumer ReportsMore and more Americans are cancelling their cable or satellite subscriptions in favor of streaming services. Although there are many streaming options – each with different packages and channels – it might not be possible to get all the programming you want from just one service.  According to a recent survey done by Ampere Analysis, 70 percent of U.S. households that use streaming services subscribe to more than one; around 20 percent subscribe to four or more services. Cable Wants You Back has information on streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Netflix. It also includes reviews of streaming media devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV Stick. (more…)

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Making Summer Memories

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Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean that the fun – and memory-making activities – have to end too.  Fauquier County Public Library has plenty of tantalizing titles to inspire fun times and make warm summer memories. (more…)

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Session III Story Time Registration Now Open

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Registration for Session III story times at the Warrenton central library is now open. Session III runs August 19 – September 20, 2019.  Registration is capped at 15 children per time slot.

Half Pints Story Time and 2’s and 3’s Together Story Time will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Warrenton central library. (more…)

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Catalog Tip: MyLibrary! app

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Looking for a mobile-friendly way to use the library’s online catalog? Want to store your library account information in your phone? Wish you could to see your OverDrive checkouts and holds and your checkouts/holds from the library all in one place? There’s an app for that!

The MyLibrary! app allows library patrons to:

  • Quickly search the library catalog, request materials
  • Scan any book’s ISBN barcode with the device camera. A search for the title is automatically launched in the library catalog and, if the title is available, the patron can immediately place a hold on it.
  • Place holds, check out and check in digital content from OverDrive directly from the app, without going to a third-party app or website.
  • View your account information, including profile information, checked-out items, holds, and current fines/fees owed.
  • Renew eligible checked-out items, cancel holds, and change hold pickup locations.
  • Scan/store your library card barcode number in the app – if you forget your card (but not your phone) – you can quickly check out!
  • Get one-click access to the library’s calendar of events.
  • Connect with the library via Facebook (default feed), Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc.

To download/install the app:

Once installed, you will be prompted once to select your library and provide/store your account login-in information (library barcode and PIN).

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Snag a Summer Read at The Book Cellar

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Find your “Beach Read” at Friends of the Fauquier Library’s Book Cellar

What is a “beach read” anyway? Some think the summer months are time to lighten up, even when it comes to what you read. They want something not too challenging, or heavy (literally and figuratively), a not-too-thick page-turner that sucks you in from page one and makes you forget that it’s raining and the bored kids or grandkids are bickering in the next room of your suddenly-too-small cabin. (more…)

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Consumer Reports August 2019: Appliance Reliability

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The August issue contains Consumer Reports’s first-ever Appliance Brand Reliability Rankings. This includes 24 brands of appliances for the kitchen and laundry room, including refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, cook-tops, wall ovens (electric), over-the range microwaves, washers, and dryers. Each entry has a list of consumer complaints and what part is likely to fail/break on the appliance. (more…)

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Ice Cream Social and Crafternoon Finale

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ice cream with various toppingsHey kids, come celebrate all the great reading you did this summer at our summer reading program finale! Drop by our ice cream social to make a sundae with your favorites from our toppings bar.  Stay and create a fun end of summer craft. (more…)

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Consumer Reports July 2019: Hidden Fees

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A recent survey of 2,000 U.S. adults found that at least 85 percent received a hidden or unexpected fee for a service they had used recently. These charges are often hidden in the fine print of a contract or added to a bill. Services that often have these extra fees are airlines, cable TV and cell phones, car rentals, hotels, utilities and others. See this month’s cover article, “Protect Yourself from Hidden Fees” for tips on how to find these hidden fees, and possible beat them. (more…)

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Piedmont Polliwogs Story Time

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The Clifton Institute will present a special Piedmont Polliwogs story time for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers. Learn about our environment and how to be kind to our planet! (more…)

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