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Fauquier County Public Library Safety Announcement Regarding Solar Eclipse Glasses

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Fauquier County Public Library Public Safety Announcement Regarding Solar Eclipse Glasses

(Warrenton, VA) August 17, 2017, 4:30 p.m. The Fauquier County Public Library advises residents that received solar eclipse glasses distributed August 9 -14, 2017 by the Library not to use those glasses. It cannot be confirmed that use of the glasses distributed during that time frame to view the solar eclipse is safe or that those glasses meet the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards for such use. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Recommendations for Rock ‘n’ Roll Fans

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To mark the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, Memphis, Tennessee (among others) will celebrate the music, movies and legacy of the king during Elvis Week 2017 Aug. 11-19. Whether you’re a fan of Elvis Presley or just like books that feature musical groups, the library has plenty to feed your rock and roll fantasies. We hope you get some inspiration from these recommendations.

Love me Tender by Audrey Couloumbis

Elvira, 13, worries about her future when her father heads to Las Vegas for an Elvis impersonator competition and her mother takes her and her younger sister to Memphis to visit a grandmother the girls have never met.  “Love me Tender” is a touching story of three generations of strong, stubborn women who work to untangle the ties that bind them.

Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess

Blade never asked for the life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of a washed up rock star who hopes to make a comeback. As Blade tries to resolve painful issues from his past and navigate the challenges of his father’s addictions, tabloid rumors, and a family secret, the one true light is his girlfriend. Told through lyrical verse, it’s a passionate ode to music, family and the history of rock and roll.

Grace and the Fever by Zan Romanoff

Grace, who is still obsessed with the boy band Fever Dream, writes daily fan posts long after her friends lose interest. But then she unexpectedly meets band member Jes, embarks on an unlikely romance and finds herself drawn into the spotlight by a paparazzi photo.

For What It’s Worth by Janet Tashjian

Living in Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon neighborhood, 14-year-old Quinn’s life has been consumed by music and the famous musicians who live nearby. But it’s 1971 and his first girlfriend, a substitute teacher, and a draft dodger help open his eyes about the Vietnam War.

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman

High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend in “Born to Rock.”

Rock Star, Superstar by Blake Nelson

When Pete, a talented bass player, moves from playing in the high school jazz band to playing in a popular rock group, he finds the experience exhilarating even as his new fame jeopardizes his relationship with girlfriend Margaret.

Exile by Kevin Emerson

As band manager for the up-and-coming Danger Heart, Summer Carlson, 17, navigates a relationship with the lead singer and decides whether to act on information that could rocket the band to stardom.

Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick

Although 17-year-old Amber Appleton is homeless, living in a school bus with her unfit mother, she is a relentless optimist who visits the elderly at a nursing home, teaches English to Korean Catholic women with the use of rhythm and blues music, and befriends a solitary Vietnam veteran and his dog. Eventually, however, she experiences one burden more than she can bear and slips into a deep depression.

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Piper becomes the manager of her classmates’ popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along.

The Haters by Jesse Andrews

“The Haters” is a road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.

Girl vs. Boy Band: The Right Track by Harmony Jones

What if the hottest new boy band on the planet came to live with you? When the three noisy, mischievous rising stars come to Los Angeles to make their first album, they stay in the home of a record producer and her 7th-grade daughter. Lark is a talented but super shy singer-songwriter, who must step into the spotlight.

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Colby and his best friend’s post-high school plans have always been to tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe. But when Beth announces that she will start college after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.

The Girls’ Guide to Rocking: How to Start a Band, Book Gigs, and Get Rolling to Rock Stardom by Jessica Hopper.

Rock ‘n’ Roll by Bob Brunning

Highlights the influence of some well-known personalities in the early history of rock music, including Elvis Presley.

Rock (and read) on!

∼ Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Bealeton branch library

Want to stay informed about books, websites and events for teens and young adult readers? Check out more from Reading Riot.

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Staff Picks: Back to School!

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With summer winding down, our patrons are now looking for terrific back-to-school stories. Warrenton Youth Services shares their favorites school tales:

My favorite chicken, Minerva Louise, is going to school, although she doesn’t have a clue! As usual, Minerva Louise interprets things in the context of her own familiar world, exactly as a child entering school for the first time would do. She loves the nesting boxes (cubbies); one even has an egg (baseball) in it! Preschoolers love the silliness of this very silly chicken and feel so smart that they know the wooden blocks are not really a pig pen. Listeners might even realize they know a little more about what school is going to be like than they thought they did! (more…)

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Great Writers, Right Here Registration Opens Mon., Aug. 14, 10 am

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For the third year, the Fauquier County Public Library will host Great Writers, Right Here 2017 – a local author fair, Friday, October 13 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Authors interested in participating in the 2017 event must pre-register; space is limited. Registrations will be accepted Monday, August 14 – Friday, September 15. Registration will open at 10 a.m. Interested authors can register online or by calling Natalie Wheeler at (540) 422-8532. Priority will be given to authors who did not participate in last year’s event. (more…)

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Mark Your Calendar for Sunday, August 27

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Code of the Road with Hawk Hagebak

(Warrenton, VA) August 8, 2017 – Fauquier County Public Library will host “Code of the Road” – a humorous look at the adventures of motorcycling and travel, presented by Hawk Hagebak. The program will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 27 in the John Barton Payne building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton.

Hagebak is the author of a monthly blog Code of the Road, a humorous discussion on touring, packing and maintaining motorcycles. He has also written several best-selling guidebooks on motorcycle travel in the southeastern United States. Hagebak’s love for motorcycles began on the back of his mother’s purple Honda. For more than a decade he was an officer in the Cobb County, GA police motorcycle squad. His devotion continues as he shares humorous insight in motorcycle travel and experiences that will entertain riders and non-riders alike. (more…)

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eResource News: RBdigital

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Looking for audio books to make that long road trip a bit more enjoyable? Don’t want to betray your guilty pleasure of reading celebrity magazines while riding the commuter train into work? The library’s subscription to RBdigital gives you access to full-color digital magazines, classic e-books and popular e-audiobooks for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices and smart phone apps.  (more…)

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What We’re Reading in August

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The Fauquier County Public Library will discuss the following books during the month of August. 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!

Great Books (Warrenton)
Monday, Aug 7, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Conscience by Immanuel Kant

Marshall Afternoon Book Club
Wednesday, Aug 9, 1 –3 p.m.
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery

Mystery Book Club (Warrenton)
Thursday, Aug 17, noon – 1 p.m.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Bealeton Book Club
Thursday, Aug 17, 2:30 p.m.
Planning meeting***

Marshall Evening Book Club
Monday, July 31, 7 – 8:00 p.m.
The Curious Charms of August Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Book lists, reviews from our book clubs and favorites from library staff are great resources when searching for your next book. Stop by the reference desk at your local library for suggestions.

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