Library Selects “Thunder Dog” by Michael Hingson, New York Times Best-Selling Author, for Fauquier Community Read
(Warrenton, VA) February 7, 2018 Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson has been selected for 2018 Fauquier Community Read.
“Thunder Dog” is the inspiring story of Michael Hingson, blind since birth, who escaped with his guide dog Roselle, from the World Trade Center when the tragic events of 9/11 occurred. (more…)
Thursday, March 29 is the opening day of the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. According to MLB, it is the earliest start to the major league season at traditional major league ballparks in history.
Can’t make it to the ballpark to watch your favorite team start the season? Stop by the Warrenton central library instead and join us for complimentary popcorn from noon – 3 p.m.
Interested in learning more about “America’s Favorite Pastime?” How about Batter Up! Its Baseball Time Again? Or check out these lists, compiled by library staff, or browse the catalog.
Baseball Greats: Biographies
Baseball Fiction and Mysteries
We hope to see you March 29th.
I’m still trying to catch up on books published in 2017 (especially adult fiction and nonfiction), but bring on the Spring 2018 books!
Aru Shah and the End of Time is the opening title in Rick Riordan’s “Rick Riordan Presents” imprint, which will publish fantasy titles by authors from underrepresented communities incorporating their cultures’ mythology/folklore into their stories. I’m super excited, since fantasy can certainly use more diversity. This has already received outstanding reviews! (more…)
Each April issue of Consumer Reports is all about automobiles — articles, reviews, etc. Here are some of the highlights:
New Car Ratings
This is probably the most popular section of the April issue. Here you will find ratings for all types of vehicles, from electric cars to pickup trucks, and everything in between. Ratings for 255 new vehicles are included with road-test data from tests performed by Consumer Reports, and satisfaction data from magazine subscriber surveys. (more…)
Who doesn’t love a good dog story? In keeping with our Community Read of the book Thunder Dog, we’ve put together a list of favorite stories about our canine companions. Fittingly, National K-9 Veteran’s Day is celebrated this week reminding us to honor those dogs that have served us in so many ways. “Dogs serve as protectors of life and liberty, dogs serve on the farm, as service dogs, as military dogs, and above all, dogs serve as man’s best friend,” according to the editors of The Dog Place. (more…)
Ezra Jack Keats, the author-illustrator of The Snowy Day, was born on March 11, 1916 in East New York, Brooklyn. Keats’ family was very poor and his father discouraged him from pursuing a career in art, so young Keats turned to his school for validation about his skills and the local public library to learn about art. (more…)
Making healthy eating a mainstay can be difficult at any age, much less with children who don’t understand how good food fuels your body and mind. Luckily, we have a great collection of enticing books that might help!
DK is one of my top favorite publishers for children and adults; they can make any topic fun and exciting. Are You What You Eat? A Guide to What’s On Your Plate and Why! is filled with intriguing facts about food and nutrition (along with interactive quizzes), but as you can guess from the cover, it’s laced with plenty of humor. (more…)
1968. It was a time of great social change, unrest and hope.
Richard Nixon was elected as the 37th U.S. President. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated. The 1968 riots rocked Chicago. Pres. Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act and Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon.
1968 was also a time of creativity and culture, filled with memorable music, TV shows, books and classic movies.
Popular songs that year included the “Hey Jude” by the Beatles, Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” and “Think” by Aretha Franklin.
TV shows that premiered in 1968 include Hawaii Five-O, Here’s Lucy, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, The Banana Splits, 60 Minutes and Adam 12. Some of these can still be seen in reruns today.
As someone who loves reading history and biography, February and March are two of my favorite months for blogging purposes: Black History Month and Women’s History Month! Here are my top favorites for learning about women from all walks of life: (more…)
Hey teens, do you want to boost your chances of scoring big on the SAT? The library has tablets for you to do just that. Playaway Launchpads for teens are preloaded with dozens of apps to help you score more points on the English and Math SAT. (more…)
The Fauquier County Public Library will discuss the following books in March. 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! (more…)