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Consumer Reports October 2015: Generators, Smartphones and Energy Conservation

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Check out this information in the October issue of Consumer Reports:

Ground Beef

56446_cattle_lgLast year Americans bought 4.6 billion pounds of beef in grocery and big-box stores–mostly ground beef. With all the recent bacteria-tainted beef scares, how safe is the beef you’re buying? Check out this month’s article on conventionally-raised cows vs. grass-fed, labels to look for when buying beef, the definitions for the various labels (ground chuck, 80/20, lean/extra lean, etc.) and how to handle beef safely from the time you buy it until you consume it. (more…)

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Staff Picks: The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby book coverI was not required  to read “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald in school, so I did not. Back in the 70’s, when the movie version came out with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, I went to see it in the theater (no DVDs then) and even though Francis Ford Coppola wrote the screenplay, it seemed overly sentimental and slow-moving. What did Gatsby see in Daisy? It was incomprehensible!  I did not get what it was that made the book a “classic.” (more…)

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Special October Lobby Sale Going On Now

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halloween-trick-or-treat-bagIt’s Trick-or-Treating for readers!

Throughout October, use your Friends of the Fauquier Library tote bag to save big on used books at your local library. Bring your Friends tote bag to any Fauquier County Public Library, visit the selection of used books in the lobby, then fill your bag for only $2.

Don’t have a Friends of the Fauquier Library tote bag? Tote bags can be purchased at any Fauquier County Public Library location for $3. All proceeds benefit the Fauquier County Public Library.

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Visit The Book Cellar, the used book store operated by the Friends of the Fauquier Library, for a wide selection of gently used books, DVDs, CDs and more!

The Book Cellar is located in the John Barton Payne Bldg., 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton.

Happy Shopping!

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Reading Riot: Get Away @ Your Library

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Like a lot of students, you may be overloaded and overscheduled with school, homework, family responsibilities, part-time jobs and so on. Well now you can escape the day-to-day grind at the library!

Celebrate Teen Read Week (TRW) October 18-24 and drop by your local library for a free snack bar and something to read. Then get comfy in one of our reading nooks and enjoy a book just for the fun of it. (more…)

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E-Resource News: Explore Your Family History During October

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Need help researching your ancestors? Check out the Warrenton central library’s Virginiana Room, which has an extensive collection of materials covering Virginia and local/Fauquier County. Reference staff is available to assist you with these materials in person, on the phone (540-422-8500, ext. 6862) or by e-mail.The library also hosts occasional classes and genealogy one-on-one sessions, so be sure to check our program offerings. (more…)

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October is Reading Group Month

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National Reading Group Month is recognized each October. The Women’s National Book Association has been promoting the values of reading groups since they established in 1917.  As a result of their efforts National Reading Group Month was established to raise awareness of literature and reading. (more…)

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Fauquier County Public Library Honors Area Veterans

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For Immediate Release

PRESS RELEASE

(Warrenton, VA) October 6, 2015 — Throughout October, Fauquier County Public Library will be accepting photos of veterans for its annual “Honoring Our Veterans” display, which will run November 2 – November 25.

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

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Reading Riot: Hand-Made Comfort for Seniors

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The dedicated Bealeton Teen Advisory Group (TAG) teens are always on the lookout for ways to give back to their community. In years past we have made holiday cards for heroes, helped at the Bealeton library annual Santa visit, planted flowers at the library and committed Random Acts of Kindness just to name a few activities. (more…)

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