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Join the 2019 Summer Reading Program

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Tiles spelling SHOWTIMEThe 2019 Summer Reading Program, It’s Showtime @ Your Library, is here!

Readers of all ages can join the fun, read great books and win prizes.

It’s easy – here’s how:

1.  Register online or at your nearest Fauquier County Public Library locations.

Registration: Adults
Registration: Children and Teens

2.  Pick up a game card when you register.

3.  Mark of squares on the game card each week.

Learn more about Showtime @ the Library here.

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Story Time Registration Now Open

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The number of children attending Warrenton story times has skyrocketed. To provide the best experience for all, advance registration for Warrenton story times is now required. Registration is capped at 15 children per session.

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.

Registration for Session I, June 10 – July 5, is now open. To register, use the links below:
Baby Steps
Half Pints, 10 a.m.
Half Pints 11 a.m.
2s & 3s Together 10 a.m.
2s & 3s Together 11 a.m.
Preschool

Upcoming Story Time Sessions:

Session II:     July 8 – August 2
Registration opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 24

Story Time Break:  Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 16 

Session III:    August 19 – September 20
Registration opens at 10 a.m. Monday, August 5

Story Time Break: Monday, September 23 – Friday, September 27

Session IV:    September 30 – November 1
Registration opens at 10 a.m. Monday, September 16

Story Time Break: Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8

Session V:     November 11 – December 20
Registration opens at 10 a.m., Monday, October 28

Please note, walk-in attendees may be accepted 5 minutes after the start of story time, space permitting.

 

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Consumer Reports May 2019: What to do about Robocalls?

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Read. Shop. Buy smart.

Cover of May 2019 issue of Consumer Reports magazineDid you know that the Federal Trade Commission gets more complaints about robocalls than anything else? Over 48 billion robocalls were placed to U.S. phones in 2018. These calls are an annoyance to almost everyone; is there anything we can do to stop them? Check out the May issue of Consumer Reports for tips on how to protect yourself, and for the latest information on what is being done to minimize these calls. (more…)

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Showtime Is Coming To The Library

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Something exciting is going on at your library this summer – It’s Showtime at Your Library – the 2019 summer reading program.

For more than 25 years, this annual free program has encouraged children and teens to continue reading during the summer break, combating summer slide, or the loss of academic gains made during the previous school year. Over the years, the program has expanded to include activities for adults also – bringing to life the phrase “lifelong reader” and making the summer reading program a family activity. (more…)

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Have You Tried Internet To Go?

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Are the kids using up all your data? Do you need to work from home or want to download an eBook but haven’t got Internet access?

Try Internet-to-Go, the latest offering from Fauquier County Public Library. Internet-to-Go wireless mobile hotspots enable library card holders to connect their computer or Wi-Fi-enabled electronics, like a smartphone or tablet, to the Internet. (more…)

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MyLibrary! App Now Available

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Icon for MyLibrary! Mobile App77% of U.S. adults own a smartphone. Most use it to check email, the score from last night’s game and listen to music. Now you can also easily access the library catalog and your Fauquier County Public Library account with the MyLibrary! app. (more…)

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Reserve Your Seat Today

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Lisa Wingate wearing blue shirtLisa Wingate, best-selling author of Before We Were Yours, will make a personal appearance to discuss her work and process for writing at the finale of the 2019 Fauquier Community Read.

 Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.
 Rice Theater, Highland School
597 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton

After her remarks, Wingate will answer audience questions.  A book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event from The Open Book of Warrenton. (more…)

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April Showers Bring May Gardens

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Young girl in blue dress watering flowers with white watering canSpring is here and it’s time to plant that garden! If you are new to gardening, or unsure where to start, stop at the local library. With materials on everything from how to start a raised bed garden to site and crop selection for an organic orchard, it is a great resource for novice gardeners and seasoned horticulturists alike. (more…)

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Jumpstart Your Genealogy Research

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According to recent polls, genealogy is a popular pastime, second only to gardening. While many people want to find out more about their ancestors, getting started can be a daunting task.

The Fauquier County Public Library, with numerous online and print resources, plus knowledgeable reference staff to help navigate the wide range of research options, is a good place to start.  To learn about resources available at the library, join us for Getting Started in Genealogy – an overview of how to conduct genealogy research using the library’s resources. (more…)

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