Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Film and mystery groups meet together for discussion

Fauquier County Public Library's Mystery Book Club and its Friends of Film group are hosting a screening and discussion of the film Witness for the Prosecution at 1 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the Warrenton Library.

The film, an exciting courtroom drama based on a play by the same title written by Agatha Christie, is a six-time Oscar-nominated classic. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Fauquier Library. 

E-mail Jeanne Day or call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, for more information.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Film screenings highlight NEH grant

This month two films, The Emigrants and 12 Angry Men, will be shown at the library to highlight its We the People Bookshelf collection received from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in cooperation with the American Library Association.

The collection includes classic books for students in kindergarten through high school on the theme of A More Perfect Union. The DVD edition of The Civil War, the award-winning documentary by Ken Burns is part of the collection. While the films to be discussed are not part of this year's Bookshelf collection, NEH recommends them in keeping with this year's We The People theme.

The library’s Friends of Film group will watch and discuss the classic film The Emigrants at 1 p.m. today, Monday, March 21, at the Warrenton Library. This film is a landmark epic film that introduces viewers to a group of Swedish people who are tired of poverty, tyranny, social injustice, and religious persecution in their homeland. It follows them on their journey to America where they settle in the Midwest to create a new and better world.

Twelve Angry Men, will also be shown at 7 p.m. Mon., March 28, at the Warrenton Library. This courtroom drama revolves around the trial of a boy accused of killing his father and the one man who stands between him and capital punishment.

The free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

See more We the People collections. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, for more details about these programs. Learn about other adult programs at the library.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

We’re looking for a few good stories

Whether your library story begins with a childhood memory or you want to share why you love your Fauquier County library, we want to hear from you. If you tell your “story” during a short video session, you can let the world know how important your library is to you. Get the details on the Create Your Own Story project. Or, if you have questions e-mail or call Dawn Sowers, (540) 422-8517.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Please tell us how we are doing

Evaluation is an important tool when it comes to providing library services, according to Fauquier County Public Library Director Maria DelRosso, so periodically the library conducts short surveys to get your opinions. This quick 10-question survey will help library staff and administration plan and improve library services. Please take a few moments and tell us how we’re doing.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Teens making rubber band bracelets

Teens will gather at all Fauquier County public libraries this month to learn how to twist colorful rubber bands into bracelets. The DIY program is free and is open to anyone in sixth grade or higher.

Get the details on this and other teen programs.

And, get ready for research and term papers.

See all the library's online resources for teens.