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#2020Census Did you know? This will be the first online census, giving everyone the ability to complete their survey fro...
02/21/2020

#2020Census Did you know? This will be the first online census, giving everyone the ability to complete their survey from anywhere — including our branches using free Wi-Fi! — at anytime and on any computer or smart device of their choice. (Don't worry, you'll still have the option to respond by mail or phone, too.) #BeCounted #FFXCounts

Learn more: bit.ly/fc-census-web

What does it mean to be American? Community members of all ages gathered for a short film and facilitated discussion abo...
02/21/2020

What does it mean to be American?

Community members of all ages gathered for a short film and facilitated discussion about that question this past weekend.

Pohick Regional Library, the recipient of a $300 micro-grant from "American Creed" co-producer Citizen Film, partnered with George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution - S-CAR, League of Women Voters - Fairfax Area and the Burke Centre Conservancy to host a screening of the PBS documentary featuring Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy, which aims to define our national character through profiles and interviews of Americans from many walks of life.

The film was followed by a community conversation led by Assistant Professor Leslie Goetsch, the director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project and professor of English Composition.

#AmerCreedPBS #AmericanCreedPBS

With the #2020Census approaching, the library is focusing on the importance of census records not only to determining fu...
02/20/2020

With the #2020Census approaching, the library is focusing on the importance of census records not only to determining funding for our public institutions, but also to tracing family histories — especially those of African Americans as we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth.

Visit our Virginia Room, located in the City of Fairfax Regional Library, to discover historic photographs and census records of county residents like James M. Goins, "the godfather of Zion Drive," pictured here with his 1940 census record. Along with Minnie L. Miles Barber, Goins was instrumental in getting Fairfax County to bring lights, water and sewage to Zion Drive.

#BeCounted #FFXCounts

What do public library staff do all day? A DC Public Library youth services librarian provides a look at what, on averag...
02/19/2020
A Day in the Life of a Librarian for a Public Library | Book Riot

What do public library staff do all day? A DC Public Library youth services librarian provides a look at what, on average, we encounter... and the variety of services with which we can help connect you!

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a librarian looks like? This librarian for a public library gives you a peek, from check in to check out.

Experience the history of women in jazz through lecture, trivia and live performance presented by master flutist Galen A...
02/19/2020

Experience the history of women in jazz through lecture, trivia and live performance presented by master flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq. Adults are invited to enjoy this free Women in Jazz event Tuesday, March 3, 7-8:30 p.m.at Reston Regional Library. Register at bit.ly/fcpl-women-jazz.

Learn more about Galen Abdur-Razzaq at bit.ly/flutejuice.

We never tire of this joke.Branch manager and assistant branch manager. 🤣
02/18/2020

We never tire of this joke.
Branch manager and assistant branch manager. 🤣

"Branch Manager and Assistant Branch Manager..."

02/17/2020

What could you do with more time at your library?

That’s the question posed by the Coalition to Expand Library Access (CELA) created by the FCPL Board of Trustees. Information about the “It’s About Time” campaign for expanded and consistent library hours and increased budget for books and materials can be found at celafairfax.org.

The library is closed today for George Washington's Day. You can still visit us online! Download eBooks and eAudiobooks,...
02/17/2020

The library is closed today for George Washington's Day. You can still visit us online! Download eBooks and eAudiobooks, conduct research, search the catalog, check out all our upcoming events! www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

02/17/2020
Meet Cecilia, Shaping the Future of Libraries

Questioning the importance of responding to the #2020Census? Watch and learn why a census response = support for your library! #BeCounted

Learn more about the census in Fairfax County:
bit.ly/fc-census-web #FFXCounts

Cecilia, a librarian in Santa Monica, California, believes that libraries are more than just stacks of books. They provide essential programs and services fo...

"Long ago, four giant beings arrived in southeast Australia. Three strode out to other parts of the continent, but one c...
02/16/2020
Is an Aboriginal tale of an ancient volcano the oldest story ever told?

"Long ago, four giant beings arrived in southeast Australia. Three strode out to other parts of the continent, but one crouched in place. His body transformed into a volcano called Budj Bim, and his teeth became the lava the volcano spat out."

Learn how new evidence reveals some basis in fact for this legend of the Aboriginal Gunditjmara people...

Eruption 37,000 years ago may have sparked a legend about four giants

Check out our collection staff's nonfiction, fiction, children's book and teen fiction recommendations for Black History...
02/15/2020
Fairfax County outstanding reads

Check out our collection staff's nonfiction, fiction, children's book and teen fiction recommendations for Black History Month via Fairfax County Times, and stock up your shelves for the long weekend!

Explore some of the favorite (relatively) recently published books recommended by the collections staff at Fairfax County Public Library for Black History Month.

LAST DAY to submit your nominations for our Staff Excellence Awards! Whether big or small, in branch, online or over the...
02/15/2020

LAST DAY to submit your nominations for our Staff Excellence Awards! Whether big or small, in branch, online or over the phone, we want to know about the positive experiences you've had with FCPL staff. Nominate at bit.ly/3aZXIuG

See what's new this week at Fairfax County Public Library:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=956-494 ***There are 24 n...
02/15/2020

See what's new this week at Fairfax County Public Library:

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There are 24 new bestsellers, 20 new audiobooks, 137 new children's books, and 273 other new books, including 103 that are available online.

The new bestsellers this week include "All by Myself: A Memoir," "Profiles in Corruption," and "The Defined Dish: Whole30 Endorsed, Healthy and Wholesome Weeknight Recipes."

Talk about celebrating love and libraries! 💕📖We 💜 looking back on photos of these valentines who tied the knot at our Re...
02/14/2020

Talk about celebrating love and libraries! 💕📖
We 💜 looking back on photos of these valentines who tied the knot at our Reston Regional branch 💍🎊

02/13/2020
My Perfect Read

We bet you find at least one book to put on your TBR list after listening to the latest edition of My Perfect Read.

This quarter library staff share books about embalmed giant squids, a black Sherlock Holmes operating out of current day Los Angeles, the history and culture...

Beginning February 20, a youthful-minded group of adults will explore the world of Young Adult literature in the Young a...
02/12/2020

Beginning February 20, a youthful-minded group of adults will explore the world of Young Adult literature in the Young at Heart Book Club at Pohick Regional Library.

The group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every other month. Adults and teens welcome. No registration required... Stop by anytime!

Learn more and see the book schedule: bit.ly/2OIB0xl

02/12/2020
2020 Census PSA: Census Made Simple (2:20)

Countdown to #Census2020! Census Day on April 1 is less than 2 months away, and we’re getting ready to #BeCounted ... Are you? #FFXCounts #EveryoneCounts

This video combines five PSAs into one easy-to-understand story about the 2020 Census. Watch this to learn what the 2020 Census is, how data are used and sec...

02/11/2020
Searching the Library Catalog Just Got Easier!

Have you learned all the secrets of searching the library's new catalog? Watch this video to make sure.

Fairfax County Channel 16 shows you exactly how you can easily find what you're looking for using the library's new catalog. Become an expert in finding book...

02/11/2020

What could you do with more time at your library?

That’s the question posed by the Coalition to Expand Library Access (CELA) created by the FCPL Board of Trustees. Information about the “It’s About Time” campaign for expanded and consistent library hours and increased budget for books and materials can be found at celafairfax.org.

An exciting year for the Fairfax-native hackberry tree (Celtis occidentalis)! Learn more about the trees in our backyard...
02/10/2020

An exciting year for the Fairfax-native hackberry tree (Celtis occidentalis)! Learn more about the trees in our backyard with books from FCPL: bit.ly/2OFKuJF

No, it's not a tree that hacks computers. Rather, the hackberry tree is a native of the Mid-Atlantic, including Northern Virginia. It has the honor of being named the 2020 Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Municipal Arborists. Info: http://bit.ly/31fvI1G

Visit Chantilly Library during the month of February for a chance to win a free book basket! Students in grades K-5 can ...
02/10/2020

Visit Chantilly Library during the month of February for a chance to win a free book basket! Students in grades K-5 can check out the branch's #BlackHistoryMonth display each week and guess who the mystery Black leaders are to be entered into a raffle. Every week is a new opportunity to learn more about Black history and get a new raffle entry!

Has a library staff member provided you with exceptional service, led a lively program or helped you find the perfect bo...
02/08/2020

Has a library staff member provided you with exceptional service, led a lively program or helped you find the perfect book to read? Nominate them for a Staff Excellence Award!

Nominations can be submitted online and in branches through February 15: bit.ly/3aZXIuG

See what's new this week at Fairfax County Public Library:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=956-493 ***There are 19 n...
02/08/2020

See what's new this week at Fairfax County Public Library:

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There are 19 new bestsellers, 13 new audiobooks, 62 new children's books, and 199 other new books, including 54 that are available online.

The new bestsellers this week include "A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America," "Profiles in Corruption," and "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir."

What’s happening in Hollywood … and who’s making it happen? Us Weekly magazine takes you backstage at awards shows, snea...
02/07/2020

What’s happening in Hollywood … and who’s making it happen? Us Weekly magazine takes you backstage at awards shows, sneaks you into celebrity parties, peers into the minds of the stars, and escorts you around the world to see exactly what the biggest names in entertainment (and royalty) have been up to.

Check out Us Weekly and other popular magazines on RBdigital: bit.ly/fcpl-rbdigital-magazines

2020 marks the 150th birthday of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)!  76 new FCPS high school yearbooks have been digi...
02/07/2020

2020 marks the 150th birthday of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)! 76 new FCPS high school yearbooks have been digitized through the efforts of the library's Virginia Room, and our yearbooks collection is now officially the #1 MOST VISITED out of all participating libraries in the Library of Virginia’s Yearbook Digitization Project.

Newly digitized yearbooks are available for: Fort Hunt High School, Groveton High School Tigers Alumni, Robert E. Lee High School (Fairfax County, Virginia), Luther Jackson High School Alumni Association, Inc., James Madison High School (Fairfax County, Virginia), McLean High School, Mount Vernon High School - FCPS, Oakton HS and West Springfield High School.

Access the digital collection at bit.ly/fcpl-yearbooks.

02/06/2020
BBC

We don't have insight on why this young man is homeless, but we enjoyed learning about him and his love for reading. (The comments on the original BBC post may be worth reading as well, lots of library and book lovers in the world!)

"I've read over 500 crime fiction books and 3,000 comic books".

Meet Lee - he’s homeless and spends his time on the street reading. 📚📖

02/06/2020
TechLab Now Open at Sherwood Regional Library

The TechLab at Sherwood Regional Library is now open! Draw on the tables, use the microscope, sewing machine or memory depot! It’s open to the public 7 days a week during selected hours:
Monday–Thursday, Noon–7 p.m.
Friday, Noon–5 p.m.
Saturday, Noon–4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Check out all the cool stuff available for adults in this video https://youtu.be/ewU2Z0QSnQw or these Flickr photos http://bit.ly/31cquUk

Supervisor Dan Storck

Stop by the TechLab anytime during its open hours and check out Sherwood’s events calendar for special TechLab programs! TechLab hours: • Monday–Thursday, No...

A round of applause for Pohick Regional Library's newest 1000 Books Before Kindergarten finisher! 👏📚🎉📖
02/06/2020

A round of applause for Pohick Regional Library's newest 1000 Books Before Kindergarten finisher! 👏📚🎉📖

It’s never too late! Earn a high school diploma—at your convenience and at no cost to you—through your library. We’ve te...
02/05/2020

It’s never too late! Earn a high school diploma—at your convenience and at no cost to you—through your library.

We’ve teamed up with Career Online High School, which makes earning an accredited diploma and training for a high-growth career easy! Fast track yourself to success with 24/7 access to courses and support from an academic coach to finish high school in 18 months or less.

Learn more about this life-changing program >> bit.ly/fcpl-hs-diploma.

02/04/2020
Nominate Your Favorite Library Staff for an Award

Learn more about the staff excellence awards and nominate your favorite library staff!

Miriam Smolen, Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees, discusses the Staff Excellence Awards at the library. Nominations are being accepted through Februa...

A young Fairfax County resident is making an impact through books! The library at St. Thomas More Catholic Academy in So...
02/04/2020
McLean teen's concern for others leads to library makeover

A young Fairfax County resident is making an impact through books! The library at St. Thomas More Catholic Academy in Southeast D.C. now has thousands more thanks to his concerns and fundraising.

Students at St. Thomas More Catholic Academy in Southeast saw the newly renovated library for the very first time. "It's amazing, there's so much books to read! " said 7-year-old Chat Dakat. "We didn't have these books but now we have new ones," said fifth-grader Jayden Quick. There are thousands of...

Are you a self-help fan? A skeptic? Either way, you'll want to check out the NPR Code Switch team's interview with Krist...
02/03/2020
The Not-So-Life-Changing Magic Of Self-Help Books

Are you a self-help fan? A skeptic? Either way, you'll want to check out the NPR Code Switch team's interview with Kristen Meinzer about her upcoming book written with Jolenta Greenberg, "How to Be Fine: What We Learned From Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books."

("How to Be Fine" is available in the library catalog now for placing holds ahead of its publication in March: bit.ly/2OphaqL.)

Are self-help books actually helpful? That's the question Kristen Meinzer sought to answer in her upcoming book, How to Be Fine: What We Learned From Living by the Rules Of 50 Self-Help Books.

Big Game? More like big gains in progress on the book I'll be reading tonight...
02/02/2020

Big Game? More like big gains in progress on the book I'll be reading tonight...

Black History Month begins today, and we're celebrating throughout February and beyond with free events and programs for...
02/01/2020
Celebrating Black History at the Library | Library

Black History Month begins today, and we're celebrating throughout February and beyond with free events and programs for all ages, from author talks and history lectures to movies, performances and more. Follow the link below to see the schedule and learn about how African American history connects to the upcoming 2020 census.

#BlackHistoryMonth #AfricanAmericanHistory #AAHM

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County Public Library proudly celebrates Black History Month during February and beyond with genealogy studies, author talks, music and theater performances, local history lectures and more free programs and events.

Happy Take Your Child to the Library Day! We know that may be every day for some of our patrons, but, if your family doe...
02/01/2020

Happy Take Your Child to the Library Day!

We know that may be every day for some of our patrons, but, if your family doesn't need the extra encouragement, go ahead and pass it along to someone who might and help them discover the joy of taking a child to the library!

Check out all the kids events and activities going on in our branches today to entertain regular and new young visitors: bit.ly/37LqHAh

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