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Kiddosphere: Thanksgiving Tales

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With just days until we celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s take a look at some top-notch children’s books about the big day. 

For a historical take on the festivities, 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving is a fascinating look at the actual events of the first Thanksgiving. At just under 50 pages, this is an accessible read for both independent readers and adults who want a basic (re)introduction to the 1621 observance. (more…)

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Reading Riot: Books to Salute Military Veterans

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Each year the library honors local veterans by displaying photographs that have been shared by friends and family. The photo collage gives us a glimpse into their stories and a chance to pay tribute to their service.

If you’d like to read books that touch on military life and the bravery and sacrifice made by veterans, check out these recommendations from the young adult and juvenile collection. (more…)

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Staff Picks: Five Fall Favorites for Children

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Fall is the perfect time for snuggling up together and enjoying a great book. If your Thanksgiving plans involve some quiet time for reading, check out these recommend fall/Thanksgiving titles from Warrenton Youth Services staff. (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Never Too Old for Picture Books: Celebrating Picture Book Month!

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Although I understand that parents, grandparents and other family members and friends can’t wait to share their beloved novels from childhood (I can’t wait until I can share “Charlotte’s Web” and many, many other chapter books with my three-year-old niece when she is older), don’t be too quick to cast away picture books past the kindergarten stage. There are many hilarious, poignant and gorgeous picture books that preschoolers and kindergarten students would not enjoy and/or understand because the vocabulary in these sophisticated picture books is more advanced than the words you would find in beginning chapter books (and certainly beginning readers, which have controlled vocabulary). (more…)

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Staff Picks: Facing the Holidays When All is Not Perfect

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It’s the time of year we start talking turkey, hearing the Christmas bells, and dreaming of sparkly parties on the horizon. Unfortunately for some the holidays can highlight dysfunction, loneliness and loss amid the pressure to make everything romantically happy and perfect. Real life and regular times are different from tinsel time… (more…)

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Staff Picks: Books in Series

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Many readers enjoy getting involved in series fiction—a collection of three or more titles that generally follow a common theme, setting, story arc or set of characters. (more…)

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Reading Riot: TAG Builds Bridges with Foreign Students

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a teen in another country? Join a meet and greet hosted by the Bealeton branch library’s Teen Advisory Group on Tuesday, Nov., 14 to find out. Students from the United Studies student exchange program attending Fauquier high schools will share information about the culture and lifestyle of their home country. Learn what the exchange program is all about and how to become a host family. (more…)

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Kiddosphere: LOL Reads

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While I enjoy reading to learn about history, science and other subjects, and certainly enjoy a good tearjerker from time to time, there’s no doubt that a good funny or lighthearted read is needed from time to time. I’m sure many of you could use a fun and funny read right now (I am in the home stretch of Ron Chernow’s invigorating but massive biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and I seriously need something quick and fun before I start the new doorstopper biography of Herbert Hoover that I’ve been eager to read for months), so here are some light, fun and funny reads. (more…)

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Consumer Reports November 2017: Healthy Eating

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

Healthy Eating

This month’s cover article, “Eat Smarter, Eat Healthier,” is organized by items that are not healthy and that Americans eat too much of–sugar, salt, fat and gluten. The article includes tips on how to reduce these items in your diet. It also lists five nutrients that may be missing from your diet, and how to get more of them.  (more…)

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