Fauquier County Public Library

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Thanksgiving Schedule

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The John Marshall library will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21, 22 and 23.

Bealeton and Warrenton libraries will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23.

You can still place holds, pay fines and browse the catalog during that time.

All libraries will reopen Saturday, November 24.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Meet Libby, the One-Tap Reading App

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Young Man Listening to audio bookThere is something about a crackling fire, the scent of pumpkin spice and the sight of trees dressed in their fall foliage finery that inspires many to enjoy a good book and the Fauquier County Public Library has over 23,000 e-book and e-audio options to choose from. Libby, the easy-to-use app from Overdrive, one of the library’s e-book vendors, is an easy way to start enjoying e-materials. (more…)

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Tasty Titles: New Cookbooks for the Holidays

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Following Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds may have replaced the old recipe box crammed with magazine clippings, but if the holds for our new and upcoming cookbooks are any indication, print cookbooks are here to stay. Recently, I wanted to expand and diversify our cookbook collection, so I did some hunting through review journals and online sources; I was thrilled when the hold requests started to pour in! If you’re looking for some inspiration in the kitchen, try out some recipes from these new and forthcoming books. (more…)

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Kiddosphere: Return to Reading

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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…)

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Halloween at the Library: From Stories to Story Times

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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…)

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Kiddopshere: Blast Off: Books for Reading Pre/Post Watching of First Man

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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…)

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