Library Updates

Celebrate the Holidays at the Library (12.2.2022)

Posted by lisap on

There’s a lot going on at the library in December! The following programs are perfect children, teens and families.  Check out the December issue of Opportunities at the Library for a complete list of December programs and events.

SANTA AT THE LIBRARY

Santa Spectacular
Children and families
Tuesday, Dec. 6
5 – 7 p.m.
Bealeton branch library

Come for an evening filled with holiday activities! Visit with Santa, read to a therapy dog, enjoy holiday stories and crafts, and experience a Piedmont Railroaders train display. Registration required; call 540.422.8500 x5 to register.

Santa Story Time
Children and families
Monday, Dec. 12,
57 p.m.
Warrenton central library

Enjoy an evening of holiday stories and songs followed by a visit with Santa. Registration required. Go to https://fauquierlibrary.org/services/kids/ to register.

Santa Story Time
Children and families
Tuesday, Dec. 13
6 – 7:30 p.m.
John Marshall branch library

Drop by for an evening of holiday stories, songs and a visit with Santa.

MORE HOLIDAY FUN

Holiday Estimation Station
Children of all ages
Friday, Dec. 9 – Friday, Dec. 23
All locations

Visit the Estimation Station at the Youth Services desk to put your guessing skills to the test. How many gumdrops and candy canes are in the jar?

The closest estimate at each library location will win a super-sized peppermint stick. Winners will be notified after the Christmas holiday.

Christmas Crafts on the Go
PreK/School age and Tweens
Monday, Dec. 12
All locations

Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up a bag of supplies for your child to create a fun holiday craft.  No reservation is necessary. Bags will be
available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Only one bag per child, please.

Elf on the Shelf
Children of all ages
Thursday, Dec. 1 – Thursday, Dec. 8
All locations

There’s an Elf on the Shelf at the library. Find him to take home a small prize!

Fresh Evergreen Holiday Wreath Workshop
Teens ages 12 – 18
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
John Marshall branch library

Create a natural fresh wreath while listening to music and enjoying refreshments. Program and materials are provided by Oak Springs Garden Foundation.

Registration required. For questions or to register, call 540.422.8500 x6 or email mert.cook@fauquiercounty.gov.

Ho Ho Hope to see you soon, at the library!

No comments

Fredrik Backman to Speak Saturday, Dec. 10

Posted by lisap on

Join author Fredrik Backman Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. for an online chat to discuss his body of work, including his newest novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series.

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called OveMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s SorryBritt-Marie Was HereBeartownUs Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.

Meet the Author is sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library and made possible through the Library Speaker’s Consortium. Two to three programs are offered each month.

Register for this author talk and check out other Meet the Author events online. All programs will also be available for on-demand viewing following the event.

No comments

Book Cellar News: December 2022

Posted by lisap on

stack of colorful books to the leftThe Book Cellar is hosting another Cat/Kitten Adoption event Saturday, Dec. 3.  Special furry guests will be on hand from noon-4 pm.

We will also be collecting cat and dog food for For the Cats’ Sake and the Fauquier SPCA during the event.  Please help us feed some local cats & dogs for Christmas by dropping off your pet food donations at the Book Cellar on Dec. 3!

Please note these special holiday hours:

Friday, Dec 23
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 24
Closed

Friday, Dec 30
10 a.m.  – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 31
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Book Cellar!

No comments

Meet the Author to Feature Geraldine Brooks

Posted by lisap on

Author Geraldine Brooks standing in field with horse; cover of Brooks novel HorseJoin us Tuesday, Dec. 6 at noon for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award winning novelist, Geraldine Brooksas she discusses her body of work and highlights her most recent New York Times best selling novel Horse. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred, Lexington, Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, love, obsession, art, science, and injustice across American history.

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times best seller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.

Meet the Author is sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library and made possible through the Library Speaker’s Consortium. Two to three programs are offered each month.

Register for this author talk and check out other online author talks online. All programs will also be available for on-demand viewing following the event.

 

No comments

Meet Author Kwame Christian (11.14.2022)

Posted by lisap on

Join us Tuesday, Nov. 15 at noon for an exciting virtual chat with bestselling author Kwame Christian as he chats about his new book  How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond.

Kwame Christian is a best-selling author, lawyer, professor, and the Managing Director of the American Negotiation Institute. He also hosts the Negotiate Anything Podcast. With over four million downloads and listeners in more than 180 countries, it is the most popular negotiation podcast in the world.

In addition, Kwame is a business lawyer at Carlile, Patchen & Murphy LLP and serves as a professor for The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law in its top-ranked dispute resolution program and Otterbein University’s MBA program. His proudest achievement is his family. He and his wife have two sons.

Meet the Author is sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library and made possible through the Library Speaker’s Consortium. Two to three programs are offered each month.

Register for this author talk and check out other online author talks online. All programs will also be available for on-demand viewing following the event.

No comments

A Conversation With Brian Noyes (11.8.2022)

Posted by lisap on

Join former FauquierNow editor Lou Emerson for an interview with Brian Noyes about his journey from art director to renowned baker. Noyes is the founder of the Red Truck Bakery and author of the Red Truck Bakery cookbooks.

When: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2-3 p.m.
Where: John Barton Payne Bldg.

The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook includes over 85 all-new comforting recipes. With small-town charm, an emphasis on local, seasonal produce, and country comfort inspiration from the 170-year-old farmhouse where the bakery began, The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook features Brian’s favorite savory recipes and old-time classics from friends, family and the bakery archives.

Signed copies of The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook will be available to purchase. Attendees can also sample a few of Noyes’ favorite recipes.

Free; no registration required.

No comments

Meet the Author to Feature Bonnie Garmus (11.7.2022)

Posted by lisap on

Join us Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. for an entertaining virtual chat with author Bonnie Garmus as she discusses her debut New York Times best selling novel Lessons in Chemistry.

BW headshot of Bonnie Garmus beside cover image of Lessons in Chemistry - pencil drawing of woman wearing blue glassesLessons in Chemistry is set in 1960s California and features the singular voice of chemist Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes an unexpected detour. Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with–of all things–her mind. True chemistry results. (more…)

No comments

Book Cellar News: November (11.3.2022)

Posted by lisap on

The Book Cellar welcomes November with a seasonal Veteran’s Day display to honor our veterans.  We will also celebrate the beginning of the holidays with special Thanksgiving-themed displays.

We are so very thankful for our community and our customers!  As always, we are grateful for your donations, which enable us to support our library. (more…)

No comments