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Early Learning by World Book

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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…)

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Library Seeks Photos for Honoring Our Veterans Display

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Collage of veterans photosVeterans 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.

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Consumer Reports October 2019: Digital Privacy

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Eye on Black BackgroundEvery day we use a variety of ordinary objects that have the capability to spy on us – smartphones, smarts speakers, cameras. How safe is our data? The October issue’s cover article, “Your Guide to Digital Privacy,” discusses several ways that we can protect personal data.  (more…)

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Session IV Story Time Registration Now Open

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Registration for Session IV story times at the Warrenton central library is now open. Session IV runs Monday, September 30 – Friday, November 1, 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…)

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Learning Express Library

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Man at school table with male and female studentThe Fauquier County Public Library has a wide variety of e-resources, available free to library patrons. EBSCO LearningExpress Library is just one of the many online learning options that can help improve your skills and knowledge to make your academic and professional goals a reality. Choose from tutorials, practice tests, e-books and flashcards for academic skill-building, standardized and professional exam prep, and career development. (more…)

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Consumer Reports September 2019: Cable TV vs. Streaming Services

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Cover of September 2019 issue of Consumer ReportsMore and more Americans are cancelling their cable or satellite subscriptions in favor of streaming services. Although there are many streaming options – each with different packages and channels – it might not be possible to get all the programming you want from just one service.  According to a recent survey done by Ampere Analysis, 70 percent of U.S. households that use streaming services subscribe to more than one; around 20 percent subscribe to four or more services. Cable Wants You Back has information on streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Netflix. It also includes reviews of streaming media devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV Stick. (more…)

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