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It’s a Great Time to Join a Book Club

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Looking for something new to read? How about joining a Book Club? The Great Books Discussion Group has announced their selections for 2015 and the new year would be a great time to join. The focus of the Great Books Group in 2015 will be on the short story. Short stories, by definition are more concerned with mood than plot and this leads to reader interpretation. This makes short stories perfect candidates for the “Shared Inquiry” method of discussion which is used by our Great Books Discussion Group and adopted from The Great Books Foundation. The Great Books Discussion Group meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Warrenton central library program room.

2015 Readings

We welcome and encourage all readers to join and we don’t expect you to be a literary critic! Book clubs are a great way to try reading something new. Even better you get to share your love of reading with others who love reading as much as you do.

For more information about Great Books, stop at the Warrenton central library reference desk or call (540)422-8500, ext. 6862. To learn more about all of the library’s book clubs, visit our adult services. Still curious about book clubs? Check out these titles to learn even more.

Book Club Companion Book Cover

The Book Club Companion, A Comprehensive Guide to the Reading Group Experience by Diana Loevy. This guide provides a list of popular titles, tips on planning your get together and suggestion on drink and food recipes.

 

Reading Group HandbookThe Reading Group Handbook, Everything you need to know to start your own Book Club by Rachel W. Jacobsohn. Get tips for starting and hosting your own book club.

 


Read It and Eat

Read It and Eat, A Month by Month Guide to Scintillating Book Club Selections and Mouthwatering Menus by Sarah Gardner.  Plan the perfect menu for your book club with this title by Sarah Gardner.

Jody, Reference, Warrenton central library

Looking for more book lists and staff suggestions? Stop by the reference desk at your local library. Online best seller lists published prior to January 2015 are available here.

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Books on Historical Fiction

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Historical fiction is a favorite genre for many readers, as the authors of these books delve into different time periods of history and imagine people, conversations, and events within that context. The following titles are recommended by library staff and are available at your local Fauquier County Public Library location.

American

European

World

Looking for more book lists and staff suggestions? Stop by the reference desk at your local library. Online best seller lists published prior to January 2015 are available here.

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Books on Christian Fiction

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Sometimes referred to as inspirational fiction or gentle reads, Christian fiction is characterized by explicit or implicit Christianity and little or no sex, violence or profanity. Often written in a series to show the growth of faith over time, these books often emphasize a conversion or crisis of faith and exemplify faith in real life. The following titles are recommended examples of Christian fiction available at the Fauquier County Public Library.

Contemporary Fiction

Bible

Amish/Mennonite

Historical Fiction

Romance

Western

Mystery

Fantasy/Science Fiction

African-American

Adventure/Suspense

Looking for more book lists and staff suggestions? Stop by the reference desk at your local library. Online best seller lists published prior to January 2015 are available here.

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Library Hosts ADHD Awareness and Understanding Seminar

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Go to fauquierlibrary.orgLibrary to Host ADHD Awareness and Understanding Seminar

(Warrenton, VA) November 10, 2014 – The Fauquier County Public Library will host ADHD Awareness & Understanding on Tuesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. in the Warrenton Library.

 According to Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), ADHD is medically and legally recognized as a treatable yet potentially serious disorder, affecting up to nine percent of all children, and approximately four percent of adults.

“It’s widely accepted that a significant number of children and adults have ADD and ADHD. Our goal is to offer parents and children in our community helpful information to better understand what ADHD is and what treatment options are available. We are pleased to work with local experts to offer this program,” said Dawn Sowers, public services manager, Fauquier County Public Library.

The program will be presented by Neil Swanson, MDiv, PACG, ACC and Linda Swanson, MA, ACG, ACC, graduates of ADD Coach Academy and credentialed by the International Coach Federation.

In addition to their training, the Swanson’s have a lifetime of personal experience with ADHD. “Adults with ADHD have often experienced a lifetime of discouraging negative messages from parents, teachers, family, and colleagues.  Learning effective responses to ADHD can transform discouragement into satisfaction and success,” according to Linda Swanson.

The program will begin with “ADD and Loving It?!” a groundbreaking video that blends humor, hope and science to dispel the myths about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (directed and produced by Rick Green). An interactive discussion will follow.

This free program will be held in the Program Room, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester Street, Warrenton; no registration is required. To learn more, contact the Fauquier County Public Library at (540) 422-8500 or visit library.fauquiercounty.gov.

Fauquier County Public Library locations are: Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St.; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Drive North; and John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events or locations.

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FCPL Hosts Seminar for Student Athletes

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Go to fauquierlibrary.orgFauquier County Public Library Hosts Seminar for Student Athletes

(Warrenton, VA) November 6, 2014 – The Fauquier County Public Library, in cooperation with Wakefield School, will host a seminar on Tuesday, November 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m. – The New NCAA and the Rules You Need to Know to Play.

 According to the NCAA, over $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships are distributed annually to student athletes, providing these young adults with opportunities to learn, compete and succeed.

This program will provide student athletes with information about NCAA eligibility rules and the information necessary to navigate the complex NCAA eligibility process. It is designed for student athletes and their parents, as well as coaches and school personnel who work with student athletes.

Paul Sipes, Athletic Director, Wakefield School, will lead the presentation, drawing upon 23 years of experience coaching and advising more than 200 NCAA level athletes. Sipes was named VISAA Division 3 Coach of the Year in Girls Basketball in 2013 and VIAAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2012.

“It is a rare and precious thing to be talented enough in a sport to be awarded an athletic scholarship. Talent and hard work are just a small part of the process. Unfortunately, many young people may not have an idea of how far their abilities will take them until very late in the process. Without the right guidance, planning, foresight and understanding of the processes involved in securing an athletic scholarship; students find themselves in a position of not qualifying as seniors for mistakes made in their freshman and sophomore years,” according to Sipes.

This free program will be held at the John Barton Payne bldg., 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton; no registration is required. To learn more, contact the Fauquier County Public Library at (540) 422-8500 or visit library.fauquiercounty.gov.

 

Fauquier County Public Library locations are: Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St.; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Drive North; and John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events or locations.

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FCPL Honors Veterans, Their Families

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Go to fauquierlibrary.orgFauquier County Public Library to Honor Veterans and Their Families

(Warrenton, VA) September 25, 2014 — Throughout October, Fauquier County Public Library will be collecting photos of veterans for its annual “Honoring Our Veterans” display, which will run November 3 – November 28, 2014 at all library locations.

The collected photographs form a historical collage that is prominently displayed at all three library locations.

“It is heart warming to see patrons of all ages walking through the display, pointing out photos that draw their interest and hearing veterans and their families discussing their experiences,” noted Public Services Manager Dawn Sowers. Over 120 photos were assembled in 2013 commemorating Fauquier County Veterans and their families.

If you would like your family’s veterans to be a part of the display, bring scanned copies of photos to any Fauquier library branch. Library staff is also available to scan original photos upon request.

Each photo will be accompanied by a caption identifying the veteran, the year and location of the photo if available, and the relationship and name of the person submitting the photo. Other interesting facts may be included.

The libraries will also display a “white table” to honor American veterans in November.  White tables are modeled after the table in the children’s book America’s White Table, written by Margot Theis Raven and illustrated by Mike Benny, and by the thousands of white tables set up all over the world in memory and honor of American service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty.

The Fauquier County Public Library’s “Honoring Our Veterans” program is the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Adult Program award from the Virginia Public Library Directors Association.

Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862 for more information about submitting your photos.

Fauquier County Public Library locations are: Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St.; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Drive North; and John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events or locations.

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A Library Card is Your Ticket to Academic Achievement

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A library card is your child’s ticket to academic achievement

Go to fauquierlibrary.org(Warrenton, VA) – Every parent wants their child to succeed. One of the simplest ways you can ensure your child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Fauquier County Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at all Fauquier County Public Library locations are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement. A wide selection of print and electronic materials, magazines, homework resources and programs for children of all ages are available.

Students can also use their library cards from home. The Fauquier County Public Library offers access to important educational resources, like Literati by Credo Reference, which includes research topics and free homework help and Tumble Books, interactive books for pre-schoolers and early readers. Students also have access to online SAT, ACT and AP test prep, and will enjoy the convenience of access to many other online tools. “Our library provides all types of students a welcoming atmosphere where they can explore, discover and create,” says Maria Del Rosso, library director. “Students learn in a variety of ways. Thanks to the resources available at the library, we can meet the needs of all ages and types of learners. Whether that is through homework help, STEM programs or access to print and e-books, the library has something for everyone – all with a free library card. For these reasons a library card is the most important school supply of all.”

Throughout September, individuals will receive a free, gently used book when they sign up for a library card. Library cards are available in four designs: Country Roads, Virginia, the Bealeton Depot and Book-Bot, a fun design for young patrons.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any Fauquier County Public Library location or visit us online at library.fauquiercounty.gov.

Fauquier County Public Library locations are: Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St.; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Drive North; and John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events or locations.

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FCPL Hosts Gardening for Soil and Water Conservation

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FauquiGo to fauquierlibrary.orger County Public Library Hosts Gardening for Soil and Water Conservation Seminar

(Warrenton, VA) July 25, 2014

The Fauquier County Public Library will host a seminar on Gardening for Soil and Water Conservation Sunday, August 3 at 3 p.m. in the John Barton Payne Building (2 Courthouse Square, Old Town Warrenton). The program is free to the public.

According to Dawn Sowers, Public Services Manager, Fauquier County Public Library, the idea to host the program grew from increasing interest in the topic of conservation. More and more individuals want to ensure that farming in the Piedmont thrives.  “Many county residents are interested in protecting the environment – especially soil and water – whether on a large scale or in their own backyards.”

This program will be presented by Michael Trop, Conservation Education Specialist for the John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District (JMSWCD). Its mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance, information, and education to the citizens of Fauquier County in proper soil stewardship, agricultural conservation methods, and water quality protection to ensure the wise use of the county’s natural resources.

The program will provide an introduction to the JMSWCD and topics such as water pollution, water efficiency, irrigation, vegetable and rain gardens, common gardening/yard pollutants and other topics of importance to county residents.

Mr. Trop grew up in Culpeper County, but has lived all across Virginia.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University and his Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, and spending time outdoors.

Fauquier County Public Library locations are: Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St.; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Drive North; and John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events or locations.

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Book ‘n Stitchers Join World Wide Knit in Public Day

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Go to fauquierlibrary.orgBook ‘n Stitchers Join in World Wide Knit in Public Day

Book ‘N Stitchers, one of many Fauquier County Public Library book clubs, will be participating in an international celebration of knitting—with a special knitting session to commemorate World Wide Knit in Public Day. Celebrations of knitting and other fiber arts will run June 14 – June 22, 2014 around the world.

Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to bring their favorite project, share tips and celebrate knitting! Participants do not have to be a member of Book ‘n Stitchers to participate.

World Wide Knit in Public Day was created in 2005. Book ‘n Stitchers, which began several years ago, also hosted a Knit in Public Day celebration at the Fauquier County Public Library in 2013.

 Program Date and Location:

Wednesday, June 18

Warrenton Library (next to the library garden)

10 a.m. – Noon

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Summer Reading Program Kicks off With a Bang

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Go to fauquierlibrary.orgSummer Reading Program Kicks off With a Bang!

The first special event of the Fauquier County Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program will be held Saturday, June 14th at all library locations. “Spin, Pop, Boom!” will be presented by Mad Science of DC and illustrates the 2014 summer reading program’s science and math theme. The kick-off marks the beginning of eight weeks of special programs and activities for children, teens and adults.

The children’s summer reading program theme is Fizz Boom Read. Teens will enjoy Spark a Reaction, while adults explore Literary Elements. The summer reading program really is for everyone, regardless of age.

For Children:

“Spin, Pop, Boom!” is a highly interactive and action-packed program featuring science demonstrations and experiments – illustrating that science can be fascinating and fun. The program is aimed at children from kindergarten to 5th grade.

Program Date and Location:

Saturday, June 14

John Barton Payne Bldg. – 10:30 a.m.

Bealeton Library – 1 p.m.

John Marshall Library – 3:30 p.m.

For Teens:

The first special event for teens is a visit by co-authors Amie Borst and her teenage daughter Bethanie as they discuss their book “Cinderskella.”

Program Date and Location:

Tuesday, June 17

Bealeton Library – 4:00 p.m.

John Barton Payne Bldg. — 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 24

John Marshall Library – 6:30 p.m.

For Adults:

Forrest Pritchard, farmer and author of “Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmer’s Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm,” will discuss how his family saved their farm, Smith Meadows, one of the first “grass finished” farms in the country, while staying true to their roots.

Program Date and Location:

Sunday, June 22

John Barton Payne Bldg. – 5 p.m.

All summer reading program events and activities are free and made possible through the generous support of The Friends of the Fauquier Library and many local businesses. For a complete list of program sponsors, visit library.fauqueircounty.gov.

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