Sunday, October 30, 2011

Antique, old books sale and more

The Friends of the Fauquier Library is hosting a special sale of old and antique books two weekends in November at its Book Cellar.

Other outstanding sales are slated for all four November weekends in the Friends used book store the Book Cellar.

The old and antique book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 18 in the meeting hall of the John Barton Payne Building in Warrenton.

Old and antique books will be priced at $2 each and book sets will be offered at varying bargain prices. There are hundreds of books dating from the 1800s and later being offered.

One sale table will feature autographed books for $2 each. Browsers are sure to find some treasures. Any remaining books selected for this special sale, excluding the sets, will be sold as a single lot in a silent auction that will conclude at 6 p.m. Nov. 18.

The Book Cellar will host its regular monthly sales every Friday and Saturday. Topics featured this month in the Book Cellar are: travel, self-help, relationships, and diet and exercise.

When you buy one book from these sale categories you are entitled to a second title of equal or lesser value in that category for free.

Featured authors priced under the same terms this month are: Tom Clancy, Robin Cook and Catherine Coulter.

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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Learn warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Fauquier County Public Library is hosting a free program that will discuss basic facts about Alzheimer’s disease, including the warning signs, what to do if you or a loved one is experiencing the warning signs, and factors that contribute to a healthy brain.

The program — presented by the Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board Area Agency on Aging (RRCSB/AAA) — will be held at:
RRCSB/AAA is presenting the program in conjunction with Connections, its free program for those caring for family members with Alzheimer’s Disease in Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties. The Connection program teaches caregiving families how to facilitate interesting meaningful activities for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

After the presentation there will be a question and answer period. No registration is required. See some of the Alzheimer's related resources available at the library or pick up the list at any Fauquier County Public Library branch. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friends indeed! (The library always needs Friends)

Friends of the Fauquier Library, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Fauquier County’s public libraries, is in the spotlight this month just as Friends organizations across the country are being recognized.

This month Fauquier County Public Library is reminding library patrons how important its Friends group is. Fauquier Friends provide funding for special programs and services that expand and enrich the library's regular budget through membership dues, fundraisers and proceeds from The Book Cellar, a used book store in Old Town Warrenton.
The "extras" Friends provides include funding for special events such as author visits, guest story tellers, summer reading programs and cultural events for children, teens and adults. Friends also provides funding for items such as library equipment and furniture.

Friends members believe that libraries are for everyone — all ages, income levels, and neighborhoods in the community — and they work to increase the level of support the library receives from private sources, principally from citizens who appreciate the privileges of a great library.

“I don’t know where we would be without the Friends,” says Library Director Maria Del Rosso. “They helped sponsor hundreds of library programs in 2011 that would not have been possible through funds normally available for library operations. I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported by the Friends.”

Contributions, both in donations, membership dues, and time volunteered are crucial to the vitality of the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

“The library has always played such an important role in my life and in my family’s life,” said Friends president Tina Ross. “I truly enjoy being able to give something back – and being an active member of this group is fun.”

The Friends of the Fauquier Library hosts special sales every month at The Book Cellar. Topics featured in October are: cookbooks and biographies. When you buy one book from these sale categories you are entitled to a second title of equal or lesser value in that category for free. Featured authors priced under the same terms in October are: Mary Higgins Clark, Patricia Cornwell, Frederick Forsyth, and Eric V. Lustbader. Get more Book Cellar news on facebook.
Anyone joining the Friends or renewing their membership will receive a coupon for an attractive, heavy duty tote bag bearing the Friends logo redeemable at The Book Cellar or at any Fauquier library.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation donates books to library

October is Breast Cancer Month. Fauquier County Public Library recently received a grant from the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation to purchase current materials about various aspects of breast cancer. Some of the new titles added to the collection include:
  • Breast Cancer: The Path to Wellness and Healing, a 2-disc set DVD with interviews of celebrity breast cancer survivors Christina Applegate, Sheryl Crow, Olivia Newton-John, among others, who join America’s top cancer doctors and wellness experts, Dr. Susan Love, Dr. Dean Ornish among others. Disc 2 includes suggestions for stress reduction and anxiety, and ways to boost your immune system.
  • From Zero to Mastectomy by Jackie Fox describes her journey when diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ.
  • What Helped Me Get Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope is full of first-hand accounts of how survivors coped with the many aspects of facing this disease.
  • Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer contains crucial information about the revolutionary medical advances in follow-up testing, ongoing treatments, and recovery from breast cancer.

 Check the library catalog for more Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation titles or fiction and nonfiction titles related to breast cancer.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Teens 'Picture It', make pseudo sushi, find graphic novels and more

Fauquier teens are participating in the nationally observed Picture It @ your library® Teen Read Week™ celebrations at all Fauquier County Public Library branches October 16-22.

All week, whenever teens visit the library they will find graphic novels, discover new books and authors, and imagine the world through literature - just for the fun of it. They will also find cool things to do at the library all week, such as: creating their own comic strip or anime characters and getting tips for finding graphic novels, comic books and other great books.

One of the most intriguing Teen Read Week™ events is a Build A Pseudo Sushi Snack program. No raw fish involved, just favorite candy ingredients. First they’ll get to be the chefs and then they’ll get to eat their creations!

Registration is not required for this free event – it’s sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library. Just show up with an appetite on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Bealeton and John Marshall libraries and 7 p.m. at the Warrenton Library.

Write poetry? Short stories? Working on a novel? Do you journal or blog? Although not a part of the Teen Read Week schedule, if 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 during the Warrenton Library’s Teen Writing Group scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Fauquier Library will help keep the muses flowing. Contact Jennifer Schultz, (540) 422-8516, for more information.

All library programs are free. See more of what the library offers teens.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

“Thank you donors!”

A library out ranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people.
Andrew Carnegie

Fauquier County Public Library wishes to sincerely thank its most recent donors (contributed July-September 2011). They are:

Bealeton-Remington Ruritan Club
Bill Chipman, in honor of Dr. Karen Dunegan
Leslie Cox in honor of Anna Cox
Veronica Johnson
Kim Kroes in honor of Noah
Teresa McCuin in honor of Dakota Puryear
Diana Norris and Fewell Merchant in memory of Hugh Wiley
Diana Norris in memory of Beatrice Young
Betty Umbel, for Brooke’s Books
Plus, 3 anonymous donors