Library Updates

Goodbye RBdigital

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On May 15, 2021, RBdigital will no longer offer its streaming services to libraries. The RBdigital app/website will retire on May 20, 2021.

How does this affect you?

Although The Great Courses will no longer be available from RBdigital, you can continue to enjoy this marvelous resource through Kanopy, a streaming service now offered by Fauquier Public Library. (more…)

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What We’re Reading: Mystery Book Club, April 2021

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At its April meeting, the Mystery Book Club discussed Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys Bowen, a non-series book. Isabella Waverly assumes a dead girl’s identity and takes a position in Queen Victoria’s household kitchen. Will her deception be discovered, and what price will she pay after a member of the Queen’s retinue dies and Isabella is suspected of poisoning him?

Here’s what members of the Mystery Book Club had to say about Above the Bay of Angels: (more…)

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A Message From the Director: May 2021

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Picture of Maria Del Rosso sitting at desk in front of windowSide by side on the library’s new books shelf you’ll find The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell, Dreams: Unlock Inner Wisdom, Discover Meaning and Refocus Your LifeSprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees, The Book of EelsA Field Guide to Cheese and The World Beneath the Sands: Golden Age of Egyptology.

Such a wide-ranging selection brings to mind Francie Nolan, the bright young dreamer in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, who visits her local library and discovers “the world was hers for the reading.” (more…)

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Growing Gardens with Tom Baughn, Fauquier Master Gardener

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It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to growing vegetables and flowers. Get tips and inspiration from Tom Baughn, Fauquier Master Gardener, in a new on-demand series, Growing Gardens.

Episode 1: Extending the Vegetable Growing Season
Learn how to use row covers,  low tunnels and cold frames to beat the frost and lengthen the life of your vegetable garden.

 

 

Episode 2: Hellebores–Winter’s Charmers
Bring beauty into your winter landscape with Hellebores. These early-blooming perennials  will brighten your winter garden with their brightly-hued rose-like blossoms. But don’t delay—now is the best time to plant these cold weather bloomers!

Tom Baughn has been a Master Gardener since 2003. He has put his love of gardening to work in his own back yard, creating an oasis of over 100 trees, 13 perennial beds, 7 large raised vegetable beds and rows of fruit trees and berry bushes.  His horticultural philosophy is one we can all take heart from: “Do the research, then engage trial and error until there is not much
of the error.”

Watch Growing Gardens any time, on-demand.

 

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Kanopy: Streaming Thoughtful Entertainment

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Open up a new world of streaming with materials for the entire family to enjoy from Kanopy. Choose from over 30,000 enriching films that bridge boundaries, spark discussion, and expand worldviews. Kanopy is available to stream anytime and anywhere — from desktop to TV to tablet. (more…)

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Give Tumblebook Library a Try!

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Children from kindergarten to grade six can build literacy and technology skills with TumbleBook Library, a new online resource available from Fauquier Public Library.

Choose from over 1,100 titles including classics and favorite story books, read along books for older children, graphic novels for all ages and reading levels, non-fiction and language
learning materials in Spanish and French. Search by title, author, reading level or subject to find the perfect book for your child. (more…)

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Drop Everything and Read!

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Fauquier librarians urge families on April 12 to “Drop Everything and Read,” a nationwide initiative to put aside all distractions for at least 30 minutes and enjoy a book together.  D.E.A.R. Day is celebrated annually on children’s author Beverly Cleary’s birthday.

Drop Everything and ReadCleary, who introduced the first D.E.A.R. Day in her book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, died on March 28 at the age of 104, making this year’s event especially significant. (more…)

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