Looking for audio books to make that long road trip a bit more enjoyable? Don’t want to betray your guilty pleasure of reading celebrity magazines while riding the commuter train into work? The library’s subscription to RBdigital gives you access to full-color digital magazines, classic e-books and popular e-audiobooks for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices and smart phone apps. (more…)
With the summer winding down, I hope you’ve found some awesome reads for your vacations or every day reading! Here’s what I’ve recently enjoyed.
OK, so American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, The Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best Loved Cakes From Past to Present wasn’t really on my agenda when I was looking for interesting and healthy cookbooks. (more…)
The Fauquier County Public Library will discuss the following books during the month of August. Visit our Reading Page for more information on our adult book programs. Book clubs are a great way to share your love of reading! Please join us; new members are always welcome!
Great Books (Warrenton)
Monday, Aug 7, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Conscience by Immanuel Kant
Marshall Afternoon Book Club
Wednesday, Aug 9, 1 –3 p.m.
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
Mystery Book Club (Warrenton)
Thursday, Aug 17, noon – 1 p.m.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Bealeton Book Club
Thursday, Aug 17, 2:30 p.m.
Marshall Evening Book Club
Monday, July 31, 7 – 8:00 p.m.
The Curious Charms of August Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Book lists, reviews from our book clubs and favorites from library staff are great resources when searching for your next book. Stop by the reference desk at your local library for suggestions.
Among children and teens, summer is a chance to relax after the hectic schedule of a long school year. What better way to unwind than by immersing yourself in a good book? While on vacation, allow your imagination to be transported far away by this fresh pick.
Hear the word barbecue and you might think of Texas, North Carolina or Memphis. Virginia should be on the list as well. Barbecue is not just food, but a way of gathering friends and family to share an experience together. The concept of “Virginia-style” barbecue gives Virginians something to be proud of and to compete with other big barbecue states. (more…)
Break out the tutus and tap shoes–National Dance Day is upon us! National Dance Day (July 29) was established in 2010 to “educate the public about dance and its many benefits, as well as make dance accessible and inclusive to everyone.” The Fauquier County Public Library has many fabulous books about all kinds of dance and dancers to entice both young dancers and dance fans; check them out before or after your next dance lesson! (more…)
Maybe I like reading memoirs because I’m curious about why people do the things they do and why people are the way they are, or maybe it’s because I’m searching to see how my life experience measures up against theirs. Whatever the reason, I’ve read a few good ones in the past month that you can find on our library’s shelves. (more…)
There’s a little-known story of adventure, sacrifice and heroism that lives today mostly in the margins of history books. It came to a tragic conclusion in the Arctic Circle in 1881, but it began right here in Fauquier County. This is the story of Dr. James Markham Marshall Ambler and the loss of the USS Jeannette.
On July 20, we celebrate Space Exploration! when, in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin first walked on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission.
It was Armstrong who said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” just before imprinting his boot in the lunar dust. He was joined by Aldrin while a third astronaut, Michael Collins, orbited the moon. Although they spent only a few hours on the moon, the astronauts set up some simple experiments, and left their footprints, an American flag and a plaque that read, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot on the Moon — July 1969 A.D. — We came in peace for all mankind.” (more…)
As a busy mom, I don’t get much time to curl up and read. As a result, I found myself missing the joy that comes from losing yourself in the world of a book. Then I discovered the wonderful world of e-audiobooks!
Between OverDrive and RBDigital, I am always able to find something to listen to while I’m driving the kids around, cooking dinner or just enjoying a few minutes of quiet. I’ve found some great books simply by searching titles that were available. (more…)