Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Book Discussions at Your Library

The following books are under discussion at Fauquier County Public Libraries during the month of October. New Members are always welcome! Check out our adult services page for more information on adult book clubs. 

Wed., Oct. 8, 1 p.m. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.  (Marshall Afternoon Book Club)
                                                                                         
Mon., Oct, 20, 7:30 p.m. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. (Bealeton Evening Book Club)

Tues., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. A Lady With a Dog by Anton Chekhov(available in Anton Chekhov's Short Stories edited by Ralph E. Matlaw. (Warrenton Great Books

Thurs., Oct, 23, 2:30 p.m. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. (Bealeton Afternoon Book Club)

Thurs., Oct, 16, Noon. Any title by Dorothy Gilman or Mignon Eberhart. (Warrenton Mystery Book Club)

Mon., Oct 27, 7 p.m. Joyland, by Stephen King. (Marshall Evening Book Club)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 9/28/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett
2. Personal, by Lee Child
3. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon
4. The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
5. Festive in Death, by J. D. Robb
6. Raging Heat, by Richard Castle
7. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
8. The Secret Place, by Tana French
9. Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle
10. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
11. The Eye of Heaven, by Clive Cussler & Russell Blake
12. The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
13. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
14. The Monogram Murders, by Sophie Hannah
15. The Golem of Hollywood, by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. 13 Hours, by Mitchell Zuckoff / Annex Security Team
2. What If?, by Randall Munroe
3. World Order, by Henry Kissinger
4. Jesus on Trial, by David Limbaugh
5. This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein
6. The Roosevelts, by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns
7. One Nation, by Ben Carson & Candy Carson
8. Diary of a Mad Diva, by Joan Rivers
9. Waking Up, by Sam Harris
10. Unphiltered, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
11. Thirteen Days in September, by Lawrence Wright
12. In the Kingdom of Ice, by Hampton Sides
13. The Organized Mind, by Daniel J. Levitin
14. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, by Caitlin Doughty
15. America, by Dinesh D’Souza


Washington Post 9/28/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett
2. The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
3. Personal, by Lee Child
4. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon
5. The Secret Place, by Tana French
6. Festive in Death, by J. D. Robb
7. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
8. The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters
9. The Monogram Murders, by Sophie Hannah
10. Raging Heat, by Richard Castle

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, by Steve Harvey
2. World Order, by Henry Kissinger
3. 13 Hours, by Mitchell Zuckoff / Annex Security Team
4. What If?, by Randall Munroe
5. The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty
6. Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath
7. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
8. Jesus on Trial, by David Limbaugh
9. Guinness World Records 2015
     NOTE: Library has 2014 edition
10. Off the Sidelines, by Kirsten Gillibrand


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ancestor Appreciation Day

Ancestor Appreciation Day is celebrated on
September 27th each year.

Do you wonder about your ancestors?
Have you already done a little “digging” about a family mystery or discovered interesting facts about a particular ancestor?
Recently, there has been an increase in TV ads for Ancestry, the popular research site for those who wish to find out more about their ancestors.

The Fauquier County Public Library has a library subscription to AncestryLibrary, which is free for patrons to use at any Library branch. The Library also has a subscription to HeritageQuest, another wonderful research site for genealogists. If you are interested in local history, the Library has a database which indexes several years of vital records in the Fauquier Times-Democrat. In addition, the Library has a subscription to the Washington Post Historical Newspapers, 1877-1993. Recently, the Library added the database World Vital Records, which provides a variety of records to research.

Roots, a book published in 1976 by Alex Haley and made into a movie in 1977, sparked an interest in learning about tracing one’s ancestry, particularly an African-American line. The hit TV shows “Who Do You Think You Are” and “Finding Your Roots” have introduced the world to the interesting gems you can find when researching your family history.  In these shows, celebrities receive help from professional genealogists, librarians, archivists, and historians.  The sometimes rewarding, sometimes sobering aspects of a family history can spark further interest in the different lines in your family tree. "Exploring Our Roots" and "Finding Oprah’s Roots" are some other DVDs that delve into the DNA research that can be helpful when tracing your family history.

The Fauquier County Public Library has several basic books on genealogy research, other useful information for genealogists, local histories, and family genealogies.

Here are some interesting titles in our 
Virginiana collection:

Happy Ancestor Hunting!

Mary Sue @ Bealeton


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 9/14/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Personal, by Lee Child
2. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon
3. The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
4. The Secret Place, by Tana French
5. The Eye of Heaven, by Clive Cussler & Russell Blake
6. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami
7. The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny
8. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
9. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
10. Mean Streak, by Sandra Brown
11. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
12. Dark Blood, by Christine Feehan
13. Son of No One, by Sherrilyn Kenyon
14. We Are Not Ourselves, by Matthew Thomas
15. Adultery, by Paulo Coelho

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. What If?, by Randall Munroe
2. Unphiltered, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
3. One Nation, by Ben Carson & Candy Carson
4. Diary of a Mad Diva, by Joan Rivers
5. In the Kingdom of Ice, by Hampton Sides
6. America, by Dinesh D’Souza
7. The Organized Mind, by Daniel J. Levitin
8. The Teacher Wars, by Dana Goldstein
9. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
10. Think Like a Freak, by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
11. The Way Forward, by Paul Ryan
12. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
13. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
14. The First Family Detail, by Ronald Kessler
15. Excellent Sheep, by William Deresiewicz


Washington Post 9/14/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Personal, by Lee Child
2. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon
3. The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
4. The Secret Place, by Tana French
5. The Eye of Heaven, by Clive Cussler & Russell Blake
6. The Golden Hour, by Todd Moss
7. Mean Streak, by Sandra Brown
8. We Are Not Ourselves, by Matthew Thomas
9. The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny
10. Dark Blood, by Christine Feehan

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. What If?, by Randall Munroe
2. Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath
3. Slow Dancing with a Stranger, by Meryl Comer
4. What I Know For Sure, by Oprah Winfrey
5. Become the Real Deal, by Connie Dicken
6. One Nation, by Ben Carson & Candy Carson
7. Unphiltered, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
8. 100 Days of Real Food, by Lisa Leake
9. America, by Dinesh D’Souza
10. Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young


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Friday, September 12, 2014

September 2014 Consumer Reports: Painkillers and Their Risks



This month's Consumer Reports cover article is all about painkillers.  The article discusses some of the most widely-used painkillers, prescription and over-the-counter, and some of the risks involved in taking them.  

Most of us have closets full of items we aren't using.  Do you want to get rid of the clutter?  If so, check out the article on how to sell your stuff.  Especially useful is the chart listing common items (furniture, jewelry, clothing) and where you can try selling them--through auction houses, online, yard sales, etc.

Have you noticed the new self-checkout lines at your favorite stores?  This is part of a trend that is not going away.  More and more companies are taking the self-service approach--banks, restaurants, airlines, etc. The article "When Customer Service Becomes Self-Service" has tips on how to survive this.

Other useful articles in this issue include:
  • Ratings for all-in-one printers
  • Ratings for pod coffeemakers
  • Article on Ultra HD TVs
  • How to choose a medical alert system
  • Milk alternatives, and how they compare to milk nutritionally
Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2010 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your valid Fauquier County Public Library card.


Reference Staff @ Warrenton

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 9/7/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny
2. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami
3. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
4. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
5. The Broken Eye, by Brent Weeks
6. Adultery, by Paulo Coelho
7. Mean Streak, by Sandra Brown
8. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
9. We Are Not Ourselves, by Matthew Thomas
10. The 6th Extinction, by James Rollins
11. The Book of Life, by Deborah Harkness
12. The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty
13. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
14. Heroes Are My Weakness, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
15. The Lost Island, by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. One Nation, by Ben Carson & Candy Carson
2. The Way Forward, by Paul Ryan
3. America, by Dinesh D’Souza
4. The Organized Mind, by Daniel J. Levitin
5. In the Kingdom of Ice, by Hampton Sides
6. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
7. I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
8. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
9. Hard Choices, by Hillary Rodham Clinton
10. Excellent Sheep, by William Deresiewicz
11. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
12. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
13. The First Family Detail, by Ronald Kessler
14. A Spy Among Friends, by Ben Macintyre
15. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis

Washington Post 9/7/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny
2. Mean Streak, by Sandra Brown
3. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami
4. Adultery, by Paulo Coelho
5. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
6. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
7. The Broken Eye, by Brent Weeks
8. Tom Clancy: Support and Defend, by Mark Greaney
9. Love Letters, by Debbie Macomber
10. The Heist, by Daniel Silva

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath
2. 100 Days of Real Food, by Lisa Leake
3. Mayor for Life, by Marion Barry, Jr.
4. One Nation, by Ben Carson & Candy Carson
5. Strengths Based Leadership, by Tom Rath & Barry Conchie
6. The Little Book of Economics, by Greg Ip
7. America, by Dinesh D’Souza
8. Breakout, by Newt Gingrich
9. Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young
10. Innovation is Everybody’s Business, by Robert B. Tucker

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Are you ready for some football??

Whether you cheer for the Washington Redskins or Baltimore Ravens (or maybe even the Minnesota Vikings, like this librarian) we have resources to help you prepare for the upcoming football season. If you prefer college football over the NFL we have also have titles on some popular college rivalries. If Fantasy Football is your thing- we've got that too! Stop by any Fauquier County Public Library for football titles. Here are a few items that will be on display at the Warrenton Library.
    

SuperBowl Collection: Washington Redskins.
Learn more about the Redskins in the Super Bowl DVD.




RG3: the promise by Dave Sheinin. 
A look at the 2011 Heisman Trophy Winner rising star status as a Washington Redskin.




Take a look at some of the “forgotten” stories from the NFL. 

  

Big Games by Michael Bradley.
This book takes a look at some other popular college football rivalries.


  


Why fantasy football matters:and our lives do not by Erik Barmack and Max Handleman.
 A humorous look at the amount of time spent on playing Fantasy Football.



We also have a great selection of football-related titles for children and young adults. You can check them out at Kiddosphere, a Fauquier County Public Library  blog that looks at the latest books and resources for kids and teens. 

Here’s to wishing your team a successful year!

Jody @ Warrenton...Go Vikings!

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