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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Giving for Teens

More opportunities to make holiday cards for heroes…

With many service men and women separated from their families during the holidays, the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes is a chance to do something worthwhile by creating cards of thanks and support. If you missed our first events, it’s not too late to participate. Students in 6th grade and up are invited to make greeting cards for service members during Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings. Completed cards will be delivered to the American Red Cross for distribution to service members on deployment or in hospitals.

Marshall Library: Tuesday, November 18, 5 p.m.

Warrenton Library: Monday, November 24, 4:30 p.m.

To continue in the giving spirit…Holiday Knitting Class with Jen!

The Bealeton Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will host a holiday knitting class; learn to knit a simple ornament or gift just in time for the holidays; participants must be in 6th grade or higher. Knitting needles will be provided but participants can also bring their own. Yarn will be provided. 

This is a great way to learn more about TAG and learn a new craft! TAG membership is a cool way to get involved at the library, make new friends, plan events and have fun; most schools accept TAG activities as service hours. Membership forms are available at your local library or ask your librarian about getting involved

Bealeton Library: Tuesday, December 16, 4 p.m. new date!

Teen's Top Ten Redux

Last month we announced the Fauquier County teen's ten favorite books. Now we find out how teens nationwide voted. The results of the Teens’ Top Ten are in! The annual “teen choice” poll created by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) seeks the best books of the year for teens.
Throughout the summer, young adults from across the country read from the list of nominated titles and voted on their favorites. The top ten winners were announced during October’s Teen Read Week celebration. From dystopian futures to romance and sci-fi, there’s something for everyone. Check out the list to see if your favorite made the cut and find them at your nearest library branch!

And the winners are…
  1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  2. Splintered by A.G. Howard
  3. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  5. Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
  6. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
  7. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
  8. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  9. Siegeand Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  10. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Happy Reading!

Ann @ the Fauquier County Public Library

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Saturday @ the Library

Come celebrate International Games Day, an event sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). Everyone in the family is invited to join the more than 20,000 gamers around the world by playing board and/or online games at the library.

While the benefits of gaming are often thought of in terms of providing socialization and bonding experiences, did you know that gaming can have positive impacts on literacy?

Games such as Candy Land promote pre-literacy skills, while educational video games can assist in promoting letter/number/color recognition, while more advanced gaming involves reading and interpreting rules and methods of play, in addition to eye-hand coordination. Simulation games such as SimCity involve complex planning, strategic play, and learning how to deal with consequences.

Children of all ages are invited. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information.

Drop in from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; Bealeton Library and John Marshall Library

4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24; Warrenton Library

Paws @ Bealeton this Saturday

Children ages 5-10 are invited to read to trained and certified therapy dogs at Bealeton Library.

Teachers and librarians have found that most children enjoy reading to therapy dogs, and for children who are hesitant to read aloud in front of others, reading to dogs presents an opportunity to read aloud in a non-judgmental setting.

The Paws to Read program is free, but a signed permission slip is required and each child must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other caregiver.

Paws to Read is held at all three Fauquier County Public Libraries. Check the online calendar of events for session dates and times, or pick up a copy of the calendar of events at your local library. 

The next Paws to Read is this Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10:30 a.m.-noon; Bealeton Library. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 3, or drop by the Bealeton Library to pick up a permission slip.

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