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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR: FEBRUARY 2023

Updated: Jan 26


In St. Peter’s Square, if you stand on one of two iron circles and look towards the colonnade, you will see one row of perfectly aligned columns instead of four.  Step to the left or right and all the columns appear again.


A shift in perspective can produce some surprising results.


Books, said renowned historian David McCullough, can change the way we look at the world or inspire us to make a change in our own life.


Interested in looking at things differently?


Check out one of these life changing books. What you read may make you stop and wonder or inspire you to try something new.


While we’re at it, why not encourage youngsters to consider how others might feel?


After reading The Day the Crayons Quit, crayons may never look the same again. Duncan’s crayons are on strike. Red is tired. Beige is bored. Black is misunderstood. Peach is naked! Children can help Duncan figure out a way to make his crayons happy to be back at work again.


Or, how about a simple lesson in perception versus reality?


In Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School, Ike the dog writes letters about how terrible he is being treated, while the pictures show what is really going on.


Perspective, Point of View, Perception.


Summed up easily enough in advice Atticus Finch gave to his daughter, “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”


How about that.  Not too early to start; never too late to learn.


Maria Del Rosso

Director, Fauquier Public Library


VIEW THE COMPLETE FEBRUARY EDITION OF BOOKMARKS, OUR ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER,  OR CHECK OUT OPPORTUNITIES @ THE LIBRARY, FEBRUARY 2023 FOR A THE FULL SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES GOING ON AT THE LIBRARY THIS MONTH.
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