Thursday, September 29, 2011

Teens learn ‘money smarts’ at library

All Fauquier County Public Library branches are hosting a workshop designed to help teens learn basic money management skills, such as long term saving, investing, spending wisely, and giving to the community.

The Money Smarts for Teens workshop - presented by The Fauquier Bank and Oak View National Bank (with the support of the Friends of the Fauquier Library and a grant from Library of Virginia) - will deliver much-needed information that is especially important for teens who wish to plan for a secure economic future.

Participants will exercise their financial skills through the use of activities and games and will receive a “Moon Jar Money Box’ to help put into practice their newly honed skills.

The free workshop repeats at different times and locations to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to attend. Registration is required; call your library to reserve a spot.

Workshops will be presented at:
Bealeton Library: 5:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 4, and at 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15
Warrenton Library: 1:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15, and 6:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 24
John Marshall Library: 6:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 26

Teens may be interested in the following titles:
 Also, you may want to check out Fergusons Career Guidance Center

Friday, September 23, 2011

Library to have presence at two Warrenton events

blood pressure, Fauquier CountyFauquier County Public Library will have a table at the Fauquier Hospital's Family Wellness Fair 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 24. Stop by the library's table to pick up lists of the library's health-related resources and see a demonstration of online health and wellness resources available 24/7 to library card holders. 

Library staff will also be at the Warrenton-Fauquier Heritage Day event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in Old Town Warrenton. Stop by and learn what the library has to offer students of history and genealogy or visit the library's Local History and Genealogy page.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Connect with the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile

Grab your library card and your iPad, Nook or other e-reader and check out the Digital Bookmobile. On September 29, the Blue Ridge Download Consortium (Fauquier County Public Library is a member of the consortium), will host the Digital Bookmobile at the Culpeper County Library. The Digital Bookmobile is a community outreach vehicle for public libraries to promote downloadable e-books, audio books, music, and video through OverDrive. Developed inside a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer, the nationally touring vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high-definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players. Interactive computer stations give visitors an opportunity to search the digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample e-books, audio books, music, and video from the library.

The Digital Bookmobile will also be at this weekend's National Book Festival in Washington, DC.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Teen writing group forming

Are you a Fauquier teen who likes to write poetry or short stories? Or are you working on a novel? Do you journal or blog? If so, and you are 13 or older, now you can meet fellow teen writers, get positive feedback on material, learn about writing contests and get other helpful hints. Snacks are being provided by the Friends of the Fauquier Library to help get the muses flowing. Meet at the Warrenton Library, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

Get details about other teen events.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The school supply every child needs

Fauquier County Public Library wants to make sure all of the county's children have the most important school supply of all this year – a library card. Owning a library card provides students the best resources for competing academically.

The library provides free access to online databases of news articles, encyclopedias and test preparation materials, as well as homework help and other resources 24/7. So even if your student starts a project after the library closes for the day, if they have a library card they can begin their research immediately. And be sure to check out the other online resources for children and teens.

The library also has free Internet access, an especially important resource for families that don’t have access at home. Many schools require students to use the Internet to complete their homework.

As an added bonus, throughout September Warrenton’s Chick-Fil-A is offering anyone signing up for a Fauquier County Public Library card a free sandwich coupon. When applicants apply in person, or use a card for the first time after applying online, library staff will present them with a Chick-Fil-A sandwich coupon.  

Getting a library card is easy. Apply online or complete an application at any Fauquier County Public Library branch. Locations are: Warrenton Library; Bealeton Library; and John Marshall Library, Marshall.

See more about getting a library card or call (540) 422-8500 if you have questions about applying for a library card.