Library staff is frequently asked for book recommendations and suggestions. As the days shorten and temperatures drop, give one of these cozy reads a try. All are available at your local Fauquier County Public Library!
4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle
The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
Gone Gull by Donna Andrews
Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Fauquier County Public Library invites children of all ages to enjoy holidays at the Library. Choose from one of the following festive events planned for children (or come to all three)!
Bealeton Community Christmas and Piedmont Railroaders Train Exposition
Bealeton Depot, adjacent to Bealeton branch library
Saturday, December 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 1-5 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10, 5-8 p.m.
Enjoy the nostalgia of model trains at the Bealeton branch library Depot, where the Piedmont Railroaders will have multiple layouts on display.
Santa Visits and Annual Holiday Program
Bealeton branch library
Tuesday, December 10, 5-8 p.m.
An evening of holiday fun kicks off with early bird Santa visits at 5 p.m. Registration is required: 540-422-8500, ext. 3.
At 6 p.m., the 11th annual outdoor community caroling will be led by Liberty High School Chorus prior to lighting of the community Christmas tree. There will be additional opportunities to visit with Santa afterwards, including stories, songs and crafts, but be sure to receive your number to see Santa upon arrival.
Santa & Stories
John Marshall: Monday, December 16, 4-6 p.m.
Warrenton: Tuesday, December 17, 5-7 p.m.
Join us for Santa and Stories, an evening filled with Christmas stories, crafts, a book giveaway and visit with Santa. Bring your camera to capture holiday fun!
These holiday programs are free and generously sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library.
Read. Shop. Buy smart.
With Black Friday approaching, consumers start looking for sales, preferably items that are deeply discounted. But how do you know if a sale price is actually a sale price? Many store chains regularly sell items at a discount from the “regular price.” “When Are Sales Too Good to be True” has information on different sales categories such as “Doorbuster Deals” and “Buy One, Get One Free.” Also included is a section on “How to Make Sure You Never Overpay.” (more…)
If your holiday generosity extends to organizations within the community, please consider adding the Fauquier County Public Library to your list.
Add to the Library’s Collection
Throughout December, holiday trees at all library locations will be decorated with ornaments bearing titles of books the library would like to add to its collection. Donation details are on each ornament. Selections for our children’s, teen and adult collections are included.
Everybody Wins with Wowbrary
If you prefer to make your holiday purchases on Amazon rather than braving the crowds and lines at the store, a portion of your purchase price can benefit Fauquier County Public
Library—at no additional cost to you. Simply start your shopping at http://wowbrary.org/fauquier.
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Universal Class is an online database of courses available free to library patrons which include streaming video, insightful instructional content and helpful tutors.
Over 500 CEU-level courses covering 30 subject areas, including:
- Computer Training
- Personal Finance
- How to / Do It Yourself
- General Education
- Pet & Animal Care
- Career Training
- Health & Medicine
- Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
- And Much More!
Registration for Session V story times at the Warrenton central library is now open. Session V runs Monday, November 11 – Friday, December 20, 2019. Registration is capped at 15 children per time slot.
Half Pints Story Time and 2’s and 3’s Together Story Time will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Warrenton central library. (more…)
Read. Shop. Buy smart.
Last year, Americans spent $31 billion on bottled water. But is bottled water safer to drink than tap water? “Should We Break Our Bottled Water Habit? addresses this issue. It includes information on how to test your tap water (municipal water and tap water) and ratings for pitcher water filters. The article also notes where the water for several popular brands of bottled water – Aquafina, Dasani, Poland Spring Water, Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water, and Fiji Water – come from. (more…)
Fauquier County Public Library joins the Profiles of Honor Scanning Program, offered in cooperation with the Library of Virginia and Virginia WWI and WWII Commemorative Commission. The program provides a central digital repository for WWI and WWII manuscripts and other materials. Area residents are invited to bring WWI and WWII photos, letters and other documents to be scanned by Profiles of Honor representatives. Scanned materials will be added to the collection archived at the Library of Virginia.
Two dates and locations are available for scanning:
Saturday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Warrenton central library
Sunday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The library’s annual Honoring Our Veterans photo display honors area veterans – supplied by veterans and their families – who served in all branches of the military. The display will be located at all three library locations from November 1 – 24. The public is invited to stop in and browse the display at their nearest library location.
Early Learning by World Book is an immersive early childhood digital resource for young learners eager to explore information about the world around them. The site features content organized by topic of interest and relevance to young learners, from dinosaurs to tough trucks, and includes 12 stories in Spanish and English. Short bursts of content supports “micro-learning,” and read-aloud with word-by-word highlighting makes the content accessible to all children as they learn their colors, numbers, and more while having fun. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program. (more…)
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed each year on November 11. This day is set aside to honor military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
The Fauquier County Public Library is once again seeking photos for our annual “Honoring Our Veterans” display. Photos will be accepted during the month of October and will be on display at each library location November 1 – November 24. Photos can also be viewed on our flickr page.
How to Submit Your Photos
Bring photos to any library location to be scanned by library staff. Photos may also be submitted via email.
Include: the veteran’s name, year and location if known and the relationship and name of the person submitting the photo.
Previously submitted photos will automatically be included in this year’s display.
If you have questions, or need more information, call (540) 422-8500 ext. 6862.
Each library location will also display a White Table, November 6-13, to remember and honor American service members fallen, missing or held captive in the line of duty. The book America’s White Table will also be on display and available to check out.
Profiles of Honor Scanning Program
The Fauquier County Public Library is participating in Profiles of Honor Scanning Program, offered in cooperation with the Library of Virginia and Virginia WWI and WWII Commemorative Commission. This program invites area residents to bring WWI and WWII photos, letters and other documents to be scanned by Profiles of Honor representatives. Watch for more details coming soon at your local library.