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Happy May! FCPL will be celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a variety of events and progra...
05/01/2021

Happy May! FCPL will be celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a variety of events and programming for all ages. Click to learn more:

bit.ly/FCPL_AAPI_story

Happy May! FCPL will be celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a variety of events and programming for all ages. Click to learn more:

bit.ly/FCPL_AAPI_story

A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop 52007 for planting such beautiful raspberry bushes at Pohick Regional Library for Ea...
04/29/2021

A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop 52007 for planting such beautiful raspberry bushes at Pohick Regional Library for Earth Day. We love them!

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital

A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop 52007 for planting such beautiful raspberry bushes at Pohick Regional Library for Earth Day. We love them!

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital

Parents and caregivers: looking for a creative Mother's Day craft? Help your children make a beautiful lily ... out of t...
04/28/2021
Mother's Day Handprint Lily with Ms K.

Parents and caregivers: looking for a creative Mother's Day craft? Help your children make a beautiful lily ... out of their handprint! Click to watch Ms. K walk you through the steps!

Learn how to make a special, personalized gift for Mother’s Day by turning your handprint into a beautiful paper lily!

If you missed Thursday night's conversation with Kristin Hannah, you can still watch the video! Hurry though; it's only ...
04/24/2021
An Evening with Kristin Hannah

If you missed Thursday night's conversation with Kristin Hannah, you can still watch the video! Hurry though; it's only available until April 29!

This event will only be available to view through April 29. Readers have travelled to historic Paris and 1970’s Alaska with New York Times bestseller Kristin...

Love baseball? Or reading? Both?! Join Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell and local librarians beginning in Ma...
04/22/2021
Josh Bell’s Book Club

Love baseball? Or reading? Both?! Join Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell and local librarians beginning in May for the “Josh Bell’s Book Club,” focused on self-improvement.

Stay tuned for more info!

Josh Bell’s Book Club

A partir de este mes, la Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Fairfax (FCPL) ofrecerá el servicio de Dial-A-Story. Los clie...
04/20/2021

A partir de este mes, la Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Fairfax (FCPL) ofrecerá el servicio de Dial-A-Story. Los clientes podrán llamar y escuchar los cuentos leídos por los bibliotecarios de FCPL. Los cuentos se ofrecen tanto en inglés como en español.

Aprende más: bit.ly/DialAStory_enespanol

El Gobierno del Condado Fairfax

A partir de este mes, la Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Fairfax (FCPL) ofrecerá el servicio de Dial-A-Story. Los clientes podrán llamar y escuchar los cuentos leídos por los bibliotecarios de FCPL. Los cuentos se ofrecen tanto en inglés como en español.

Aprende más: bit.ly/DialAStory_enespanol

El Gobierno del Condado Fairfax

Celebrate National Poetry Month by trying your hand at Haiku this weekend! While traditional Japanese haiku often involv...
04/18/2021
Celebrate National Poetry Month With Haiku | Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month by trying your hand at Haiku this weekend! While traditional Japanese haiku often involve nature, the sky's not your limit! Use the American haiku format of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables to showcase the subject of your choice and share it with us! bit.ly/FCPL_Haiku

Fairfax County, Virginia - Celebrate National Poetry Month by writing this short, non-rhyming Japanese poetry.

Looking for a book to read this weekend? Both of our April eBooks are available in both eBook and eAudiobook form. That ...
04/17/2021

Looking for a book to read this weekend? Both of our April eBooks are available in both eBook and eAudiobook form. That means no holds, no waits!

If you like the true crime genre, try The Heist by Jeff Diamant.

If you like YA lit or are interested in exploring racial tensions and inequalities, try I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Click to check them out: bit.ly/FCPL_ebooks

Looking for a book to read this weekend? Both of our April eBooks are available in both eBook and eAudiobook form. That means no holds, no waits!

If you like the true crime genre, try The Heist by Jeff Diamant.

If you like YA lit or are interested in exploring racial tensions and inequalities, try I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Click to check them out: bit.ly/FCPL_ebooks

It's National Librarian Day and we think our librarians are amazing! Click to read about how they've adapted and have co...
04/16/2021
Discover Your 21st Century Library | Library

It's National Librarian Day and we think our librarians are amazing! Click to read about how they've adapted and have continued to provide services to Fairfax residents throughout the past year.

Fairfax County, Virginia - FCPL customers share how digital offerings and new services meet the changing demands of modern life and pandemic restrictions.

The cicadas are coming! Learn how to prepare your garden. If you couldn't join us live, click to watch Adria Bordas, fro...
04/16/2021
The Cicadas are Coming: Prepare Your Garden for the Arrival of Brood X

The cicadas are coming! Learn how to prepare your garden.

If you couldn't join us live, click to watch Adria Bordas, from the Virginia Cooperative Extension introduce the 17 Year Cicadas (Brood X) and explain what to do for your garden before their arrival this May.

Adria Bordas, Senior Extension Agent-Horticulture, Virginia Cooperative Extension, introduces the 17 Year Cicadas (Brood X) and talks on preparing your garde...

Ramadan Kareem! If you're celebrating Ramadan or teaching your children about it, we have a video for you! Watch Hurunne...
04/15/2021
Ramadan Storytime

Ramadan Kareem!

If you're celebrating Ramadan or teaching your children about it, we have a video for you! Watch Hurunnessa Fariad, head of outreach and interfaith at All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) read Ramadan Moon during this Ramadan Storytime:

Ramadan Storytime with Hurunnessa Fariad.

Are you an art lover? We have can help you find or share many forms of art through digital platforms like Creative Commo...
04/13/2021
Crowd-Sourced Creative Resources for Artists and Art-Lovers | Library

Are you an art lover? We have can help you find or share many forms of art through digital platforms like Creative Commons, Community Arts Collection and more. Click to learn about how FCPL supports local artists:

Fairfax County, Virginia - Find or share many forms of art through digital platforms like Creative Commons, Community Arts Collection and more.

Did you know it's National Poetry Month? ArtsFairfax has pulled out all the stops! Each day brings a new (virtual) poetr...
04/11/2021

Did you know it's National Poetry Month? ArtsFairfax has pulled out all the stops! Each day brings a new (virtual) poetry reading. Click to check it out: bit.ly/Fairfax_PoetryMonth

Did you know it's National Poetry Month? ArtsFairfax has pulled out all the stops! Each day brings a new (virtual) poetry reading. Click to check it out: bit.ly/Fairfax_PoetryMonth

As part of our One Community, Many Stories series, Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchik read a Storytime in Spanish. ...
04/10/2021
Spanish Storytime with Supervisor Palchik: Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match

As part of our One Community, Many Stories series, Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchik read a Storytime in Spanish. Click to check it out:

Join Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik for a special reading of “Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match” by in Spanish.Special thanks to Children’s Book P...

Starting a business or know someone who is? We can help! In partnership with the Town of Vienna, VA - Government and Vie...
04/09/2021

Starting a business or know someone who is? We can help! In partnership with the Town of Vienna, VA - Government and Vienna Business Association we are offering a FREE professional bootcamp exclusively for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax.

Through eight virtual sessions, you'll learn how to create and sustain business health and sharpen your focus on your business goals.

Click to learn more: bit.ly/FCPL_Ignite

Starting a business or know someone who is? We can help! In partnership with the Town of Vienna, VA - Government and Vienna Business Association we are offering a FREE professional bootcamp exclusively for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax.

Through eight virtual sessions, you'll learn how to create and sustain business health and sharpen your focus on your business goals.

Click to learn more: bit.ly/FCPL_Ignite

We are sorry to report that our Woodrow Wilson branch will close at 4 p.m. today due to a facility issue.
04/07/2021

We are sorry to report that our Woodrow Wilson branch will close at 4 p.m. today due to a facility issue.

We are sorry to report that our Woodrow Wilson branch will close at 4 p.m. today due to a facility issue.

Did you know it's National Library Workers Day? We'd like to take the opportunity to showcase just a few of our wonderfu...
04/06/2021

Did you know it's National Library Workers Day? We'd like to take the opportunity to showcase just a few of our wonderful library workers. Thank you for all you do!

Limiting your child's screen time or don't have reliable internet access to view our Storytimes? Beginning today, Fairfa...
04/05/2021

Limiting your child's screen time or don't have reliable internet access to view our Storytimes? Beginning today, Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) is offering a Dial-A-Story service. Customers can call in and listen to stories read by FCPL librarians. Stories are offered in both English and Spanish. Click to learn more: bit.ly/FCPL_DialAStory

Limiting your child's screen time or don't have reliable internet access to view our Storytimes? Beginning today, Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) is offering a Dial-A-Story service. Customers can call in and listen to stories read by FCPL librarians. Stories are offered in both English and Spanish. Click to learn more: bit.ly/FCPL_DialAStory

Happy Easter to all who celebrate!
04/04/2021

Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

This month, we are offering a four-part series exploring the lives of four extraordinary women who lived, fought and con...
04/03/2021

This month, we are offering a four-part series exploring the lives of four extraordinary women who lived, fought and contributed to our nation's creation.

Dr. Richard Bell will present all four lectures; he is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home.

The first lecture is Tuesday at noon. Learn more and register: bit.ly/FCPL_WomenandRevolution

This month, we are offering a four-part series exploring the lives of four extraordinary women who lived, fought and contributed to our nation's creation.

Dr. Richard Bell will present all four lectures; he is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home.

The first lecture is Tuesday at noon. Learn more and register: bit.ly/FCPL_WomenandRevolution

We are sorry to report that our Burke Centre branch will close at 11 a.m. today due to lack of heat.
04/02/2021

We are sorry to report that our Burke Centre branch will close at 11 a.m. today due to lack of heat.

We are sorry to report that our Burke Centre branch will close at 11 a.m. today due to lack of heat.

Saturday, April 10 is the last day you'll have the opportunity to read away your Fairfax County Public Library fines! By...
04/02/2021

Saturday, April 10 is the last day you'll have the opportunity to read away your Fairfax County Public Library fines! By logging time spent reading, you'll be able to have up to $15 taken off your account. Click to learn more: bit.ly/FCPL_RAYF2021

Saturday, April 10 is the last day you'll have the opportunity to read away your Fairfax County Public Library fines! By logging time spent reading, you'll be able to have up to $15 taken off your account. Click to learn more: bit.ly/FCPL_RAYF2021

The Virginia Author Project contest opens today! Independent authors of Fiction or young adult fiction may now submit th...
04/01/2021
Submit Your Story to the Annual Indie Author Project Contest | Library

The Virginia Author Project contest opens today! Independent authors of Fiction or young adult fiction may now submit their entries. Click to learn more!

Fairfax County, Virginia - The Virginia Author Project contest is open April 1-May 31 for independent authors of Fiction or Young Adult Fiction to submit their entries.

Meet FCPL customers who have discovered how the library's digital offerings and new services help meet the changing dema...
03/27/2021
Discover Your 21st Century Library | Library

Meet FCPL customers who have discovered how the library's digital offerings and new services help meet the changing demands of modern life and pandemic restrictions.

Fairfax County, Virginia - FCPL customers share how digital offerings and new services meet the changing demands of modern life and pandemic restrictions.

We are so happy to be welcoming customers into branches again for Express Services. Read all about it: bit.ly/FCPL_reope...
03/24/2021

We are so happy to be welcoming customers into branches again for Express Services. Read all about it: bit.ly/FCPL_reopens

We are so happy to be welcoming customers into branches again for Express Services. Read all about it: bit.ly/FCPL_reopens

Scenes from yesterday's reopening!
03/23/2021

Scenes from yesterday's reopening!

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise th...
03/20/2021

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Happy spring!

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Happy spring!

Parents & caregivers: help your little ones welcome in a new season with our spring scavenger hunt! The last step is to ...
03/20/2021

Parents & caregivers: help your little ones welcome in a new season with our spring scavenger hunt! The last step is to have your child draw a picture of a spring day. We'd love to see them, so send us pictures of those spring drawings at [email protected]!

Find the scavenger hunt: bit.ly/FCPL_spring

Parents & caregivers: help your little ones welcome in a new season with our spring scavenger hunt! The last step is to have your child draw a picture of a spring day. We'd love to see them, so send us pictures of those spring drawings at [email protected]!

Find the scavenger hunt: bit.ly/FCPL_spring

We have a new StoryWalk up at Chantilly Regional Library! Now you can enjoy the warmer weather as you read "Who Will You...
03/13/2021

We have a new StoryWalk up at Chantilly Regional Library! Now you can enjoy the warmer weather as you read "Who Will You Be?" by Andrea Pippins. It's the perfect socially-distanced weekend activity for Fairfax families!

We have a new StoryWalk up at Chantilly Regional Library! Now you can enjoy the warmer weather as you read "Who Will You Be?" by Andrea Pippins. It's the perfect socially-distanced weekend activity for Fairfax families!

Congratulations to all our 2021 FCPL Staff Excellence Award winners, and thank you to all who nominated them!Winners:Kev...
03/12/2021

Congratulations to all our 2021 FCPL Staff Excellence Award winners, and thank you to all who nominated them!

Winners:
Kevin Brooks – FCPL administration
Wanla Freer – Reston Regional
Jan Harrod – FCPL administration
Ginger Hawkins – Patrick Henry
Andrew Pendergrass – Pohick Regional
Sujatha Perakalapudi – Reston Regional
Charlotte Reineck – Martha Washington
Barbara Rice – Kingstowne
Kylie Sparks – Chantilly Regional
Sailaja Vedula – Oakton
Laura Wickstead – City of Fairfax Regional

Honorable mentions went to the entire curbside pickup team at Pohick Regional Library and to Sarah Souther at the George Mason branch.

Read more: bit.ly/FCPL_2021StaffExcellence

Congratulations to all our 2021 FCPL Staff Excellence Award winners, and thank you to all who nominated them!

Winners:
Kevin Brooks – FCPL administration
Wanla Freer – Reston Regional
Jan Harrod – FCPL administration
Ginger Hawkins – Patrick Henry
Andrew Pendergrass – Pohick Regional
Sujatha Perakalapudi – Reston Regional
Charlotte Reineck – Martha Washington
Barbara Rice – Kingstowne
Kylie Sparks – Chantilly Regional
Sailaja Vedula – Oakton
Laura Wickstead – City of Fairfax Regional

Honorable mentions went to the entire curbside pickup team at Pohick Regional Library and to Sarah Souther at the George Mason branch.

Read more: bit.ly/FCPL_2021StaffExcellence

Looking for a new book to read? ICYMI, our March eBooks are now available. That means these titles are available for unl...
03/11/2021

Looking for a new book to read? ICYMI, our March eBooks are now available. That means these titles are available for unlimited use: no holds no waits.

Check out Women Who Dared by Linda Skeers or The Last Flight by Julie Clark. Happy reading: bit.ly/FCPL_ebooks

Looking for a new book to read? ICYMI, our March eBooks are now available. That means these titles are available for unlimited use: no holds no waits.

Check out Women Who Dared by Linda Skeers or The Last Flight by Julie Clark. Happy reading: bit.ly/FCPL_ebooks

FCPL is reducing the quarantine period for our materials to 24 hours, as recommended by the Virginia Department of Healt...
03/11/2021

FCPL is reducing the quarantine period for our materials to 24 hours, as recommended by the Virginia Department of Health. Please give our staff two or three days to check in materials before ensuring your returned titles have cleared your account.

Learn more: bit.ly/FCPL_24hours

FCPL is reducing the quarantine period for our materials to 24 hours, as recommended by the Virginia Department of Health. Please give our staff two or three days to check in materials before ensuring your returned titles have cleared your account.

Learn more: bit.ly/FCPL_24hours

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