Monday, October 20, 2014

We Couldn't Do It Without Friends

Everyone needs a friend, right? Right! Even your local library. 

The Friends of the Fauquier Library provide generous support for library programs and events for children, teens and adults, as well as special library purchases. In FY 2014, they contributed $26,000 to the library. Funds are raised largely through from the Book Cellar, a used book shop located in the basement of the John Barton Payne bldg. in Old Town Warrenton. 

Libraries around the country celebrate their local Friends organizations October 20-26 during National Friends of Libraries Week. 

To join the Fauquier County Public Library in thanking the Friends, all library users are invited to sign the Thank You card located at your local library's circulation desk. While your here, ask about how you can join the Friends of the Fauquier Library - new members are always welcome! It's easy to join and your support helps ensure vibrant library programs and services. 

There are numerous ways you can help: 


So go ahead - thank a Friend! 

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Fun @ the Library

Halloween is fast approaching, but you don't need to wait until October 31st to have a ghoulish good time! There are plenty of fun Halloween activities to choose from at your local library. 

Monster Mash
Warrenton and John Marshall Library
Monday, October 27, 4:30 p.m.
Bealeton Library 
Tuesday, October 28, 4 p.m.
Stories, crafts and activities for children of all ages will make Monster Mash a ghoulishly good time! Costumes encouraged (but not required). 

Halloween Hoopla story time
Bealeton Library
Thursday, October 30, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs and rhymes to celebrate Halloween. It will be spooky - but not TOO spooky - fun for preschoolers and kindergartners. Come in costume and trick-or-treat around the library, then finish with a craft activity. 
(Parents and caregivers must remain in the children's area during story time.) 

Sweet Treats - Warrenton Halloween Happyfest Parade 
Warrenton Library 
Sunday, October 26, 2 p.m.
Stop by the library for a sweet treat (and check out a book or two, too) directly following the parade. 

Happy Haunting! 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Grant Seeking Basics Seminar Coming to Bealeton Library

The Fauquier County Public Library is hosting a free seminar - Grant Seeking Basics - on the following dates: 

  • Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 9:30 a.m.

The seminar will be held at the Bealeton Depot10877 Willow Drive North. 

Through a partnership with the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network, Fauquier County Public Library provides access to the leading source of information on grant makers and grants. This includes a wide range of valuable tools to help individuals and organizations navigate the grant seeking process. 

This introductory, one-hour course will provide an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations and grant making public charities. 

Registration is required. To register, contact Natalie Wheeler at (540) 422-8532. 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

October is National Reading Group Month

October is .... leaves changing color
October is .... pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins 
October is .... the perfect time to try a book group! 

How did I make the leap from pumpkins to book groups? Easily, thanks to the Women's National Book Association, which designated October National Reading Group Month in 2007. The goal is to raise awareness of reading groups/book clubs and the value of shared reading. 

It's also a great time to join a book club - like those hosted at your local library. 

The following book groups meet at The Fauquier County Public Library. New members are always welcome! 
Great Books Club
Adult Mystery Book Club 
Bealeton Book Club (afternoon) 
Bealeton Book Club (evening)
Marshall Book Club (afternoon)
Marshall Book Club (evening)

If you are thinking about starting your own reading group, here are some things to consider;
  • Group composition 
  • Reading preferences 
  • Book selection process 
  • Meeting logistics
  • Facilitating discussions

There are numerous online resources to help you work out the details of your own book group, from Oprah to the American Library Association.  

Numerous books are also available via the library's collection that cover everything from good books for discussions to recipes for your book club dinner menu (of course, if you participate in a book group at your local library, all those things are already taken care of - hint, hint!). 

Book groups are a great way to identify books you might not otherwise stumble across, participate in interesting book discussions and meet other people who are as passionate about reading as you are. 

See you at the library! 

Lisa @ the Fauquier County Public Library 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Library Seeks Photos to Honor Veterans

For the third consecutive year, Fauquier County Public Library is seeking photos of area veterans for the “Honoring Our Veterans” display, which will run November 3 – November 28, 2014 at all library locations.

Photos will be collected throughout October and will form a historical collage that is prominently displayed at all three library locations

To include your family's veteran in the display, bring scanned copies of photos to any Fauquier library branch. Library staff is also available to scan original photos upon request. 

Each photo will be accompanied by a caption identifying the veteran, the year and location of the photo if available, and the relationship and name of the person submitting the photo. Other interesting facts may be included. 

Photos from past displays are available here

The libraries will also display a “white table” to honor American veterans in November. White tables are modeled after the table in the children's book America's White Table, written by Margot Theis Raven and illustrated by Mike Benny, and by the thousands of white tables set up all over the world in memory and honor of American service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty. 

The Fauquier County Public Library’s “Honoring Our Veterans” program is the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Adult Program award from the Virginia Public Library Directors Association. 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Archaeology Film Fest Coming in October

Every October Virginia recognizes and celebrates Virginia archaeology at libraries, museums, historical societies, clubs and active archaeological sites.

To commemorate archaeology here at the Fauquier County Public Library, we put our heads together and came up with some great archaeology-related movies each Sunday in October. All movies will be shown at the Warrenton Library.

Admission is free; popcorn and drinks will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Fauquier Library. Showtime is 2 p.m. If you dig movies, mark your calendars. Here's the lineup:

Sunday, October 5
"National Treasure" 
Rated PG
© Walt Disney Pictures 









Sunday, October 12
"National Treasure: Book of Secrets"
Rated PG
© Walt Disney Pictures 










Sunday, October 19
"The Mummy" (1932)
Not Rated 
© Universal Studios Home Entertainment











Sunday, October 26
"The Mummy" (1999)
Rated PG-13
© Universal Pictures 












If you want to explore archaeology, check out the selection of books, DVD's and other resource available at any Fauquier County Public Library location.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Family Movies Return to Warrenton Library

When you think of the library, you probably think books. Paperbacks, hard backs, large print, books on CD and maybe audio books. But do you think about family movies?  

If not, you should! 

In addition to have a wide selection of great movies for kids, teens and adults on our shelves, each month a great family movie is shown at the Warrenton Library. All family movies are free and we provide the popcorn! The show starts at 1 p.m. 

Here's is the family movie schedule for this fall - mark your calendars! 

Saturday, September 20
Disneynature: Bears
© Walt Disney Pictures 


Saturday, October 18

Monsters, Inc.
© Buena Vista Home Entertainment 


Saturday, November 15

Madeline
© Columbia TriStar Home Video 


Saturday, December 20

The Polar Express
© Warner Home Video


See you at the library! 

Lisa @ the Fauquier County Public Library 

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