Thursday, May 29, 2014

Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou



Dr. Maya Angelou
Dr. Maya Angelou  (April 4, 1928- May 28, 2014) will be remembered by most as an author, poet, playwright and civil activist. Less known for her work as a professional stage and screen producer, director, performer and singer, Dr. Maya Angelou has made a lasting impression on millions across the world. 

To learn more about the life of Dr. Maya Angelou visit our eResource of the Month: Biography in Context. Also check out our display featuring some of her great works at the Bealeton, John Marshall and Warrenton libraries. To hear Dr. Maya Angelou's very distinct voice, check out the book on CD: Mom & Me & mom which she wrote and narrated. She also wrote two cookbooks the first in 2004:  Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories and Recipes (eBook). And a second cookbook in 2010, Great Food, All Day Long:Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart

In addition to her writings, Dr. Maya Angelou was a recipient of over 50 honorary degrees and was a Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. She had been a professor since 1982. 

In 1993, Dr. Maya Angelou become the second person to read a poem at a Presidential Inauguration. That year she recited “On the Pulse of the Morning” at Bill Clinton’s Inauguration.

In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to Dr. Maya Angelou.

Dr. Maya Angelou truly is a "Global Renaissance Women" and the literary world will miss her greatly.
                                                             
Jody @  Warrenton Reference

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 5/25/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Unlucky 13, by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
2. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
3. Field of Prey, by John Sandford
4. The Target, by David Baldacci
5. Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles
6. Any Other Name, by Craig Johnson
7. The Son, by Jo Nesbó
8. The Skin Collector, by Jeffery Deaver
9. Walking on Water, by Richard Paul Evans
10. The Kill Switch, by James Rollins & Grant Blackwood
11. The Kraken Project, by Douglas Preston
12. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
13. The Last Kind Words Saloon, by Larry McMurtry
14. Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy
15. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
2. Think Like a Freak, by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
3. Finding Me, by Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford
4. Stress Test, by Timothy F. Geithner
5. No Place to Hide, by Glenn Greenwald
6. Where Does It Hurt?, by Jonathan Bush with Stephen Baker
7. The Closer, by Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey
8. Everybody’s Got Something, by Robin Roberts
9. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis
10. A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren
11. James Madison, by Lynne Cheney
12. President Me, by Adam Carolla
13. Good Call, by Jase Robinson with Mark Schlabach
14. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
15. Thrive, by Arianna Huffington

Washington Post 5/25/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Unlucky 13, by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
2. The Target, by David Baldacci
3. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
4. Field of Prey, by John Sandford
5. The Prodigal Son, by Kimberla Lawson Roby
6. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
7. Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles
8. The Son, by Jo Nesbó
9. The Collector, by Nora Roberts
10. Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
2. Stress Test, by Timothy F. Geithner
3. No Place to Hide, by Glenn Greenwald
4. Instinct, by T. D. Jakes
5. The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
6. Think Like a Freak, by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
7. Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath
8. Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace
9. Where Does It Hurt?, by Jonathan Bush with Stephen Baker
10. James Madison, by Lynne Cheney


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 5/18/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Unlucky 13, by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
2. Field of Prey, by John Sandford
3. Walking on Water, by Richard Paul Evans
4. The Target, by David Baldacci
5. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
6. Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles
7. The Collector, by Nora Roberts
8. Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy
9. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
10. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
11. Delicious!, by Ruth Reichl
12. Midnight Crossroad, by Charlaine Harris NOTE: Library has CD book version
13. Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot, by Ace Atkins
14. I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark
15. The Last Kind Words Saloon, by Larry McMurtry

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
2. Finding Me, by Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford
3. The Closer, by Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey
4. Everybody’s Got Something, by Robin Roberts
5. A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren
6. Good Call, by Jase Robinson with Mark Schlabach
7. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis
8. Thrive, by Arianna Huffington
9. James Madison, by Lynne Cheney
10. Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, by Diane Keaton
11. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
12. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
13. John Wayne, by Scott Eyman
14. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
15. 10% Happier, by Dan Harris

Washington Post 5/18/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. Unlucky 13, by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
2. The Target, by David Baldacci
3. Field of Prey, by John Sandford
4. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
5. The Collector, by Nora Roberts
6. Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles
7. Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy
8. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
9. Walking on Water, by Richard Paul Evans
10. I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
2. A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren
3. Instinct, by T. D. Jakes
4. James Madison, by Lynne Cheney
5. Everybody’s Got Something, by Robin Roberts
6. Finding Me, by Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford
7. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis
8. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, by Roz Chast
9. #GirlBoss, by Sophia Amoruso
10. Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Historic Preservation Month at the Library

May is Preservation Month. Whether you own a historic house or want to learn about the history behind historic buildings, we have resources available for you.

The Warrenton Library will display books about historic preservation through May 22. All books on display can be checked out.

The Secret Lives of Historic Buildings

Read the fascinating histories of historic sites in Virginia and beyond:

DIY Historic Restoration

Interested in preserving or restoring a historic property? The library has resources to help.
  • Preservation is a quarterly magazine published by the National Trust. The magazine has featured the Red Truck Bakery in Warrenton and other Virginia landmarks.
  • Green Restorations (2010) is a guide to restoring your historic home in an eco-friendly manner.
  • Caring For Your Historic House (1998), from the Heritage Preservation and National Park Service, explains the ins-and-outs of maintaining your historic home.
  • Historical Building Construction (1995) is a comprehensive guide to what you'll find inside the walls of historic structures.
  • View more titles about the conservation of historic buildings. We have books about fabric, wallpapers, masonry, plaster, windows, and other period details.
For articles about home improvement, search our online Home Improvement Collection. This database gives you 24/7 access to articles from home improvement magazines. You can use this resource in the library or at home with your Fauquier County library card.

Happy reading (and restoring)!

Becky @ Warrenton
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 5/11/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Target, by David Baldacci
2. Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles
3. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
4. The Collector, by Nora Roberts
5. Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy
6. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
7. I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark
8. The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore
9. Keep Quiet, by Lisa Scottoline
10. NYPD Red 2, by James Patterson & Marshall Karp
11. Live to See Tomorrow, by Iris Johansen
12. Bridge to Haven, by Francine Rivers
13. Missing You, by Harlan Coben
14. The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty
15. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
2. A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren
3. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis
4. Everybody’s Got Something, by Robin Roberts
5. Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, by Diane Keaton
6. Thrive, by Arianna Huffington
7. John Wayne, by Scott Eyman
8. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
9. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
10. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly
11. 10% Happier, by Dan Harris
12. The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
13. The Divide, by Matt Taibbi
14. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
15. Face the Music, by Paul Stanley

Washington Post 5/11/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Target, by David Baldacci
2. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
3. Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles
4. The Collector, by Nora Roberts
5. Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy
6. I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark
7. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
8. Live to See Tomorrow, by Iris Johansen
9. NYPD Red 2, by James Patterson & Marshall Karp
10. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, by Francine Prose

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren
2. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
3. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis
4. Six Amendments, by John Paul Stevens
5. Angel Investing, by David S. Rose
6. Everybody’s Got Something, by Robin Roberts
7. Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young
8. Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath
9. Good to Great and the Social Sectors, by James C. Collins
10. Congratulations, By the Way, by George Saunders

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

May 2014 Consumer Reports: Supermarket Ratings



We all shop for groceries, right? The May 2014 issue of Consumer Reports has ratings for 55 supermarkets.  Wegmans and Trader Joe's top the list with the best ratings.  You might discover that the larger stores may not always the best stores.

One interesting article is on home telecommunications services and how to save money on them. The article includes ratings for individual TV, phone, and internet service, and telecom bundles that include all three.

Now that spring is finally here, thoughts often turn to lawn care. Get ready by reviewing "Your best lawn ever: simple fixes to the most vexing lawn problems."  Also included are ratings for lawn mowers, lawn tractors and riders, and string trimmers.     

Other useful articles in this issue include:
  • Ratings for toilet paper. Did you know that according to Kimberly-Clark, the average American uses 46 sheets of toilet paper per day?
  • Ratings for chocolate bars
  • Ratings for eggs
  • Ratings for top- and bottom-scoring hospitals in the category of hospital safety 
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, May 6, 2014

Best Seller Lists







New York Times 5/4/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Target, by David Baldacci
2. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
3. Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy
4. The Collector, by Nora Roberts
5. The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore
6. Otherwise Engaged, by Amanda Quick
7. I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark
8. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
9. NYPD Red 2, by James Patterson & Marshall Karp
10. Missing You, by Harlan Coben
11. Keep Quiet, by Lisa Scottoline
12. Carnal Curiosity, by Stuart Woods
13. The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty
14. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, by Francine Prose
15. Everything to Lose, by Andrew Gross

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis
2. A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren
3. Everybody’s Got Something, by Robin Roberts
4. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
5. Thrive, by Arianna Huffington
6. 10% Happier, by Dan Harris
7. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly
8. The Divide, by Matt Taibbi
9. The Opposite of Loneliness, by Marina Keegan
10. The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
11. John Wayne, by Scott Eyman
12. Players First, by John Calipari & Michael Sokolove
13. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
14. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
15. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand

Washington Post 5/4/2014

Hardcover Fiction
1. The Target, by David Baldacci
2. The Collector, by Nora Roberts
3. Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy
4. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
5. The Phoenix Project, by Gene Kim
6. Otherwise Engaged, by Amanda Quick
7. I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark
8. The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore
9. NYPD Red 2, by James Patterson & Marshall Karp
10. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis
2. Smart Money Smart Kids, by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze
3. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
4. A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren
5. Everybody’s Got Something, by Robin Roberts
6. Thrive, by Arianna Huffington
7. The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
8. The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson
9. Six Amendments, by John Paul Stevens
10. Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Book discussions

The following books are under discussion at Fauquier County Public Libraries in the month of May. See the library's website for details on meeting dates and times.






May 5 - "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges" by Nathan Englander (Warrenton Great Books Group)  [ available via reciprocal lending libraries

May 14-  "The Aviator's Wife: A Novel" by Melanie Benjamin (Marshall Afternoon Club)

May 15 - "Eye of the Needle" by Ken Follett (Warrenton Mystery Club)

May 19 - "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris (Bealeton Evening Club)

May 19 - "Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya (Marshall Evening Club)

May 22 - "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris (Bealeton Afternoon Club)

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