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Press Release: Sundays at Two Features Muralist Craig McPherson

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(Warrenton, VA) February 14, 2024 – World-renowned muralist and artist Craig McPherson of Orlean will discuss his 50-year professional career with veteran journalist Lou Emerson, Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m. in the John Barton Payne Community Hall in Warrenton.

McPherson’s work has been exhibited in shows around the world and major museum collections. (more…)

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Consumer Reports February 2024: How to Eat Less Plastic

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Read. Shop. Buy smart.

We recycle plastic food containers but few of us realize chemicals from those plastics are being recycled through us.  In this issue CR describes how chemicals from plastics, called bisphenols and phthalates, get into our food and why they are dangerous.  (more…)

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Consumer Reports January 2024: Your Guide to Better, Safer Drinking Water

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Read. Shop. Buy smart.

In this issue CR asks, “What’s in your water?” and tells you how to conduct the necessary tests to find out.  They contend that industries are releasing new chemicals at a rate difficult for the EPA to keep up with, and that it is questionable whether the limits EPA sets will be strict enough to protect consumers.  If tested water shows problems, what remedies exist to fix it?  CR provides a handy list of regulated and unregulated contaminants and explains the related risks.  Guidance on how to clean up your water supply and tips on what to do to protect your health if you’ve been consuming poor quality water are also included.  Read, “Filters That Work Best” for advice about what filter you’ll need to help remove specific contaminants.

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Message From the Director: January 2024

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Picture of Maria Del Rosso sitting at desk in front of window“If you build it, they will come.”

On December 18, 2003, the Bealeton branch library opened its doors to the southern Fauquier community.

A beautiful building, the 10,000 sq. ft. library took its architectural cues from the “roofy” Bealeton depot that a few years later would serve as its meeting room. (more…)

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Message From the Director: December 2023

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Picture of Maria Del Rosso sitting at desk in front of windowIn the movie The Way We Were longtime buddies Hubbell and J.J. while sailing recount the best Saturday afternoon, the best month, the best year.

Perhaps not the whip and snap of sails but the stillness and quiet of winter evenings will invite you to contemplate the year’s best book, best meal, best time with family and friends.

We’ve done our own little bit of reflecting and here are some highlights of our year serving you. (more…)

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Book Cellar News: December 2023

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In December the Book Cellar will celebrate the year-end holidays with fun displays.

And we have some exciting news for December. In addition to our normal hours, we will have extended hours in December:

Sunday, Dec. 3, 10, and 17
1-4 p.m.  

Bring the kids to GumDrop Square then stroll downstairs to the cozy and festive Book Cellar for a visit. There will be plenty of stocking stuffers and other gifts available!

We wish all of our customers a most happy holiday season!

Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of the latest Book Cellar news.

 

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Telling Your Family’s Story

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November is Family Stories Month, a great time to learn about your family’s history. Where to begin?

Start with AncestryLibrary, the library version of the popular and extensive genealogy database, Ancestry.com. It is available for in-library use only at any Fauquier County Library location and provides access to thousands of databases, including: (more…)

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