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Like It or Love It: Clark and Division (3.17.2022)

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At its latest meeting, the Mystery Book Club discussed Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara.  This was a historical mystery set among the resettled Japanese Americans in Chicago during WWII.

Here’s what members of the Mystery Book Club had to say about Clark and Division:

What We Liked

  • Historically interesting and historically correct.
  • The ending was a surprise.
  • By the end we were invested in the main character’s life.

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Consumer Reports March 2022: Home Safe Home

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Read. Shop. Buy smart.

How safe is your home?  This month, take a tour of your home and look for improvements that will prevent accidents.  Your kitchen is a great place to start because it is the most accident prone room in a home.  Inspect electrical devices, arrange proper storage and promptly clean up spills to prevent slip and fall accidents. (more…)

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A Message From the Director: March 2022

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Picture of Maria Del Rosso sitting at desk in front of windowThe paper route went to the wrong person.

The local newspaper called to offer a job to Domenico.  But, Domenica took the call.

That mistaken final letter made my sister the first female news carrier in our town, paving the way for other girls — including me — to take up a bag and deliver papers door to door. (more…)

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Celebrating Women’s History Month (3.7.2022)

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Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements women have made throughout history. Your local library has a wide array of resources to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Historical Fiction

Whether focused on an actual person of historical interest or a fictional character from a tumultuous time in history, historical fiction is a way to explore Women’s History Month, with everything from coming of age stories to tales of spies and servicewomen. (more…)

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Book Cellar News: March 2022

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Looking for a good book at a bargain price? Look no further than The Book Cellar, a used book store operated by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

Browse the wide selection of popular and hard-to-find books, DVDs and more.  Start by checking out the displays for National Reading Month, Women’s History Month and St. Patrick’s Day.

Mark your calendar for the “Ides of March” sale Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12.

As the temperatures start to climb,  plan your next summer vacation with one of our travel guides!  Or get in the travel spirit with a travel-related story.  The Book Cellar has a great selection of both.

Purchase a reusable Book Cellar tote and receive a discount off your purchases each time you visit.

All sale proceeds benefit Fauquier Public Library. Open Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.—5 p.m.

 

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Birds: Books, Programs and Birdwatching Kits (2.15.2022)

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It is estimated that 20 percent of the population birdwatches.  This popular activity is great for all ages, can be done just about anywhere and doesn’t require a lot of fancy or expensive equipment.  Check out what your local library has both newbies and experienced birdwatchers alike! (more…)

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Celebrating Black History Month (2.14.2022)

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Black History Month is an annual observance honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history.

If you would like to learn more about Black history and culture, stop by the reference desk at your local library or explore these books: (more…)

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Like It or Love It: The Alienist by Caleb Carr (2.10.2022)

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At its latest meeting, the Mystery Book Club discussed The Alienist by Caleb Carr.  This is the first book in the two book Dr. Laszlo Kreizler series.  When a madman begins stalking victims on the streets of 1896 New York, a team of investigators is forced to apply radical and untested techniques that include fingerprinting and the controversial science of psychology.

Here’s what members of the Mystery Book Club had to say about The Alienist:

What We Liked

  • The historical aspect of the book was very well done.
  • A nice blend of fictional and real people.
  • The dialogue was interesting and well written.

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Go For Gold at the Library (2.9.2022)

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More than 16 million viewers tuned in for the live and prime time opening ceremonies of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Certainly the Olympics are fun to watch, but how much do you know about them?  Here is just a sampling of the many books available from your local Fauquier Public Library about all things Olympics! (more…)

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