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Kiddosphere: Hail to the Chief aka Presidential Biographies

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It all started with the 2012 presidential campaign.

Half of my attention was on one of the debates, while the other half was focused on Ron Chernow’s relatively new biography of George Washington. While I’ve been a presidential history fan since I was a child, it had been a long time sine I had read a single biography of a president. “Why not,” I thought to myself, “read a biography of each president?” (more…)

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Reading Roundup: Marshall Afternoon Book Club Recommends a Favorite Author

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You may have never read anything by Nora Ephron, but you most certainly are familiar with some of her award-winning movies. “Silkwood,” When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle were all nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, and her last movie, Nora EphronJulie & Julia, was a recent hit. Nora Ephron, a highly successful screenwriter, was also a prolific essayist and novelist. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Teen and Tween Recommendations from a Guest Blogger

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Jennifer B. is one of the Bealeton library’s most voracious readers. I’m a youth services librarian and can’t find the time to read half as many books as Jen devours. Our Staff Picks display is usually filled with books Jen has read and recommends. And she’s always telling me how good this one or that one is. She’s like a walking book talker! So I finally said, put your money where your mouth is and back up your opinions with action – put those reviews in writing so we can share with our patrons. She cheerfully agreed.

Here are two of Jen’s recent favorites. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Youth Services Staff Share Their Recent Reads

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Recently the youth services staff at the Warrenton library went through a fun exercise. We each read and reviewed books from 2015 that have earned at least one starred review during the year. These are books that have been recommended by librarians from around the country.  Here are some of our favorites. (more…)

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Chilling Checkouts: Halloween Tomes at the Library

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HalloweenDisplay---WWhat aspects of Halloween make you shiver with anticipation? Is it the creepy costumes? The devious decorations? Or the throwing of a wickedly good Halloween party? Maybe you thrive on ghost stories or the lore of haunted local history. Perhaps you think creepy classic literature is to die for. (more…)

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Kiddosphere: One Week Until Halloween!

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Halloween is just one week away! Do you have your costume ready? Have you decorated your house (or your car if you’re going trunk-or-treating)? If you’re still doing errands for Halloween preparations, stop by the library to check out some terrific Halloween books! (more…)

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Reading Riot: Sending Blankets of Love

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Teens holding blankets they made

The Bealeton Teen Advistory Group (TAG) teens are at it again. This time they are making no-sew blankets to donate to a local nursing home. Using Friends of the Library funds, we purchased fleece fabric in a variety of patterns to make six blankets. Then, working in pairs the teens cut the fleece and tied the fringe. Next, we’ll deliver the finished blankets to Oak Springs Nursing Home to give cozy comfort to the seniors. And the TAG teens gain a rewarding sense of accomplishment for making and sharing these hand-made gifts. (more…)

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