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…)
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!
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…)
Read. Shop. Buy smart.
Every 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…)
The 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…)
September is National Library Card Signup month. Here are 10 things you can do with a library card – and 10 reasons it is the most powerful card in your wallet!
1. Earn continuing education credits or learn a new skill with Universal Class.
2. Learn a new language with Transparent Language.
3. Buy smart with product reviews from Consumer Reports in print or online. (more…)
Thinking about starting your own business? Gale Business | Plan Builder provides guidance on planning, starting and running a small business or nonprofit, turning your ideas, plans and finances into a coherent, complete business plan. (more…)
Adults and teens are invited to the September DIY program, Painted Wooden Pumpkins.
Join us to learn how to make festive painted folk art pumpkins using a natural wood slice and decorative materials. (more…)