Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Book Madness - Week One Results are in!

If you've been following basketball's March Madness, you know just about anything can happen: the sure bet can get beat in the first round and the underdog can keep winning, game after game. 

And just like March Madness, there were a few upsets and surprises in our Spring Book Madness results for week one.  How did your favorites fare? 

Drum roll please. 

The winners from week one that advance to the next round of voting are:  



Fiction
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Breathing Lessons by Ann Tyler
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Family Pictures by Sue Miller 



Classics
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Middlemarch by George Eliot

Mystery 
Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon
The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich 
Buckingham Palace by Anne Perry


Thriller 
Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
Patriot Games by om Clancy
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson 


Remember, your favorite novels won't win if you don't vote! Visit any Fauquier County Public Library to cast your vote or vote online here

Looking for more about any of the books in Spring Book Madness? Check out our Book Notes blog for more information.

You can also follow the results on our website and on our Facebook page. 
Happy Reading! 
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Learn to Negotiate Like a Pro



Every day, families, neighbors, couples, employees, bosses, businesses, consumers, sales people and even nations face the same dilemma: how to negotiate differences without going to war. 

Like it or not, negotiation is a fact of life. 

You can learn how to resolve disputes and negotiate a satisfactory outcome in any life situation. Fauquier County Public Library, in cooperation with Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center (PDRC), is hosting a one-hour seminar of tried and true strategies for interest-based negotiation.
  
When:   Tues., April 15, 7 - 8 p.m. 
Where   Warrenton Library, Program Room

The event is free; no registration is required. 

Lawrie Parker, founder and Executive Director, PDRC, Warrenton, VA, will be the host. Ms. Parker has been involved in mediation and restorative justice for 24 years, as a certified mediator, trainer and program developer. She sits on the Supreme Court of Virginia's Dispute Resolution Advisory Council and its Mediator Compliant Panel, the Board of Directors of the Virginia Mediation Network and the Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution. In addition to adults, she trains students in school peer mediation programs and was involved in the Fauquier County Public Schools 2010 strategic planning which adopted restorative justice as a long-range goal. In 2001, Ms. Parker received the Supreme Court of Virginia Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Mediation and in 2010 she was name one of Virginia's 50 Influential Women by Virginia Lawyers Media. In 2011 she received the Distinguished Mediator Award from the Virginia Mediation Network. Ms. Parker holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Mary Washington

Join us - you too can negotiate like a pro! 

To learn more about negotiation and mediation, check out our collection here

Lisa @ the Fauquier County Public Library

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Book Madness is Coming!!

College basketball has “NCAA March Madness."  The Fauquier County Public Library has Spring Book Madness - a tournament of what we love best: BOOKS!! 

Visit any Fauquier County Public Library to cast your vote in our Spring Book Madness. You can also vote online here

Vote each week for you favorite books in the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Classics
  • Mysteries
  • Thrillers

Watch our Book Notes blog for a list of the contenders and voting rules.

Voting begins Wed., March 19 and continues through April 22. The winners each week will advance to the next round until April 23, when Fauquier County's favorite book will be announced. 
Weekly results will be posted to our website and on our Facebook page. 

We can't think of a better way to welcome SPRING!

Happy Reading! 
Jody @ Fauquier County Public Library 
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