Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Book Cellar discounts books by popular authors, religious books

The Book Cellar is featuring discounts on religion (fiction and nonfiction), sports, and politics throughout September. When you buy one book from this sale category you are entitled to a second title of equal or lesser value in that category for free.

Featured authors on sale under the same terms in September are: John le Carré, Robert Ludlum, Stephen King and Lawrence Saunders.

The Book Cellar, operated by the Friends of the Fauquier Library, regularly offers bargains on used books by popular authors in hard cover and paperback, a large selection of coffee table books on a variety of topics, movies on VHS and DVD, music CDs, and much more. Items are constantly added to the store’s inventory, and specials are featured each week.

All Book Cellar proceeds support library needs and help provide reading programs, cultural events and entertainment at the library for children, teens, and adults.

Call (540) 439-1939 for more information or to volunteer at the Book Cellar.

Genealogy research help just announced

If you are just beginning or need guidance with your genealogy research, or you have a family puzzle to solve, you may want to schedule a free 45-minute individual visit with Reference Librarian Mary Sue Marsh at the Warrenton Library to discuss your research. Email or call (540) 422-8500 for an appointment.

Appointments are available until filled between the hours of 1 and 2:30 p.m. on the Tuesdays of Sept.. 20, Oct. 4 and 18, and Nov. 1 and 15.

See more library resources and services for genealogists.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bealeton Library launches two new kids' programs

In September the Bealeton Library is launching two new ongoing programs for children.

Children in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to a drop-in to do crafts any time between 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of every month. Don't worry about supplies; just have the kids bring their imaginations. The first program is Sept. 3.

The other new Bealeton Library program for kids is Readers Rock, for kids in 4th-6th grade who love to read and would like to meet new friends. At this program, slated for 4 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month, participants will hear about new books, talk about favorites and enjoy games and activities while noshing on snacks. The inaugural Readers Rock program is September 20.

Both new programs, sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library, are free to attend. Registration is not required.

See details on other library programs and resources for children at all Fauquier County Public Library branches.

Friday, August 26, 2011

TAG - Are you it?

Teens in 6th grade or higher are invited to join their library's Teen Advisory Group (TAG).

Being a TAG member is a cool way to get involved at the library, make new friends, plan events and have fun. A great bonus is that most schools accept TAG activities as service hours. Get meeting details for the Warrenton and Bealeton libraries now or complete a membership form.

If you are interested in helping form a John Marshall Library TAG, email or call Deborah Crosby, (540) 422-8527.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Kindergarten kick-off

Get ready for the big day! Children entering kindergarten this fall may enjoy story times, songs, and finger plays, just like in school, during this free program.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Friends of Film to screen 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Fauquier County Public Library's Friends of Film group is viewing and discussing the award-winning movie To Kill A Mockingbird at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at the Warrenton Library. New members are welcome.

"Six-year-old Jean Louise “Scout” Finch (Mary Badham) is growing up in the Depression era of the early 1930s in a small Southern town in this highly acclaimed motion picture based on Harper Lee’s semi-autobiographical novel. Jean’s father (Gregory Peck), the town lawyer, is a wise, quiet man with a great sense of justice who defends a poor, black man accused of rape.”

The film is a winner of three Academy Awards including Best Actor for Gregory Peck.

For more information about the film or the Friends of Film group contact Jeanne Day, (540) 422-8505

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Book Cellar hosting half-off sale throughout August

The Book Cellar, a used book store in the heart of old town Warrenton, is marking everything in the store half-off its already low prices throughout the month.

The Book Cellar is operated by the Friends of the Fauquier Library, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the library.

All Book Cellar proceeds support library needs and help provide reading programs, cultural events and entertainment for children, teens, and adults at all library branches.

Call (540) 439-1939 for more information or to volunteer at the Book Cellar.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Magician appearing at Fauquier libraries

Magician Mike Klee will present a high-energy magic show, Believe in Magic, at all of Fauquier’s public libraries on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The whole family is invited to attend the free show, which is packed with audience participation. It is the final event of the Amazing Tales summer reading program. The shows are scheduled for:
Children who are registered for the Amazing Tales summer reading program may log the number of books read until Friday, Aug. 12.

Call (540) 422-8500 for more information.