Do you love a good scare? Does the anticipation of Halloween make you giddy? 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Frankenstein,” making it the perfect time to revisit old classics and discover some new reads that will keep you up long past your bedtime. (more…)No comments
Apple orchards dot the Virginia countryside with an abundance of “pick your own” options in and around Fauquier County. How much do you know about this flavorful fruit? (more…)No comments
In the months prior to my September 29th wedding, my regular reading crawled to a stop. No matter what book I had been eagerly waiting for, my attention span was nil for paying attention to anything other than a chapter book or two. I reasoned that once life settled down a bit (after moving to a new house, getting married, and going on our honeymoon), I would find interest in reading again. Yes–thankfully–I have–and just in time for some amazing fall titles. (more…)No comments
Halloween, celebrated each year on Oct. 31, has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Its Celtic roots shroud it in mystery, magic and superstition, as the Celts believed that it was a time when spirits came out to haunt and would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. (more…)No comments
I love fall movie season. Sure, I love the blockbusters and superhero movies in the summer, but those get old after a while (although I *cannot* wait for Captain Marvel!). Fall brings out the “Oscar bait” movies–the movies that production studios have high hopes for come awards season. Sure, some of them can be overwrought “chewing the scenery” types (when my husband and I saw A Star is Born, we saw one of the most histrionic previews I have ever seen–already beloved on the movie festival circuit, apparently, but good grief….I was rolling my eyes), but there are some pretty awesome-sounding movies coming our way soon. (more…)No comments
October’s Sunday with the Library program will explore the firearms of World Wars I and II.
Matthew DiRisio is a native of Olean, NY, and a United States Army Logistics officer deployed in 2012 and 2014 to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He is the author of “Lessons Learned: Battlefield Deception,” a compilation of vignettes from throughout history showcasing deception tactics in warfare. DiRisio has been studying military surplus firearms for nearly a decade and is an avid collector. (more…)No comments