Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Programs for Kids of All Ages at Your Library

A stroll down main street, a trip to virtually any store or a glimpse of television commercials and you are sure to know - the holiday season is officially here. 

A visit to you local library will soon reveal sights and sounds of the holidays as well. From brightly lit holiday trees to visits from Santa himself, the elves at all three Fauquier County Public Library locations have been busy planning and preparing great holiday activities and programs for children of all ages. 

Highlights include: 

Santa and Mrs. Claus @ the Library 

Tuesday, December 2 
5 p.m.
Children can sit on Santa's lap and parents can take holiday photos
(Reservation required - call Natalie Wheeler to reserve your space (540) 422-8532.)

6 p.m. 
The annual holiday program continues with community caroling led by Liberty High School Chorus and lighting of the community Christmas tree. Immediately followed by additional opportunities to visit with Santa, stories and crafts. Receive your number to see Santa upon arrival. 

Saturday, December 6
10 a.m.
Santa and Mrs. Claus return to the library. Drop in - no registration or numbers required.

Monday, December 8 
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
A special visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus! Children of all ages will enjoy stories and an opportunity to meet Santa while parents take holiday photos. 


John Marshall branch library 
Tuesday, December 9 
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
A special visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus! Children of all ages will enjoy stories and an opportunity to meet Santa while parents take holiday photos

Piedmont Railroaders Train Exposition

Saturday, December 6 
There's a lot going on at the Bealeton library! The year-long celebration of 10 years at the Willow Drive concludes with a special train exposition. Multiple model train layouts will be on display. 

Holiday Open House and Story Time

Bealeton branch library 
Saturday, December 13 
11 a.m. (story time)
More holiday fun! The community is invited to visit the library for a holiday open house and story time prior to the annual Bealeton Christmas Parade. Grab some warm cider and cookies to ward off the chill, then head outside for the parade. Parade route begins just outside the library. 


Holiday Knitting Class for Teens

Bealeton branch library 
Tuesday, December 16
4 p.m.
Learn a fun craft just in time for the holidays! The Bealeton Teen Advisory Group (TAG) invites students grade 6 and up to join them for a fun, holiday TAG meeting. Its a great way to learn more about TAG and have some holiday fun. 

LEGO Club

Children grades K - 5 have fun with LEGOs. Each meeting starts with a story based on the theme then crate something from LEGOs based on the theme. December's theme is "holiday hoopla." Meetings are held at all three library locations. Check the online calendar of events for meeting dates and times. 

Happy Holidays - see you at the library.

Lisa @ the Fauquier County Public Library To learn more about the Fauquier County Public Library's collectionevents or programs, visit us on FacebookTwitter (Kiddosphere Twitter is here) or online.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Calling all Student Athletes!

The Fauquier County Public Library will host The New NCAA and the Rules You Need to Know to Play Tuesday, November 18th, 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the John Barton Payne bldg, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton.

This program is being offered in cooperation with
Wakefield School. Paul Sipes, Athletic Director, Wakefield School, will lead the presentation, drawing upon 23 years of experience coaching and advising more than 200 NCAA level athletes. Sipes was named VISAA Division 3 Coach of the Year in Girls Basketball in 2013 and VIAAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2012.

According to the NCAA, over $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships are distributed annually to student athletes. This program will provide student athletes with information about NCAA eligibility rules and the information necessary to navigate the complex NCAA eligibility process. It is designed for student athletes and their parents, as well as coaches and school personnel who work with student athletes.

“It is a rare and precious thing to be talented enough in a sport to be awarded an athletic scholarship. Talent and hard work are just a small part of the process. Unfortunately, many young people may not have an idea of how far their abilities will take them until very late in the process. Without the right guidance, planning, foresight and understanding of the processes involved in securing an athletic scholarship; students find themselves in a position of not qualifying as seniors for mistakes made in their freshman and sophomore years,” according to Sipes.

The program is free; no registration is required. 

To learn more about the Fauquier County Public Library's collectionevents or programs, visit us on FacebookTwitter (Kiddosphere Twitter is here) or online.

Lisa @ the Fauquier County Public Library 


Monday, November 3, 2014

Finding Funders Workshop at the Bealeton Library

The Bealeton Library is offering a hands-on workshop - An Introduction to Finding Funders. The workshop will provide an introduction (or refresher) to The Foundation Directory Online Professional, a research tool to help nonprofits find the grant makers most likely to fund their projects with access to 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors. 

The workshop will be held at the Bealeton Library on the following dates/times:
Wednesday, November 5 - 9 a.m.
Tuesday, November 18 - 9 a.m.

Attendees of this workshop will learn how to create customized searches to develop lists of prospective foundations and corporate donors that match your nonprofit organization's funding needs. This is a great follow-up to the Grant Seeking Basics courses, held in October. 


The Bealeton Library is a member of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network and provides access to the leading sources of data about philanthropy worldwide.  These resources are available free of charge at the Bealeton Library. 

There are still have a few openings for Wednesday, November 5 at 9:00 am.  The workshop is free, but registration is required. Contact Natalie Wheeler, Bealeton Branch Manager and Grant Research Collection Manager, at (540) 422-8532 to reserve a space. 

Natalie @ the Fauquier County Public Library

To learn more about the Fauquier County Public Library's collection, events or programs, visit us on Facebook, Twitter (Kiddosphere twitter is hereor online.