Fauquier County Public Library’s January Events

It’s not just storytimes! From Paws to Read to writing groups to scrabble to ESL classes…there’s a lot going on in January at Fauquier’s libraries.

Monday, Jan. 1

All Fauquier County Public Libraries closed

Tuesday, Jan. 2

All Fauquier County Public Libraries closed

Wednesday, Jan. 3

John Marshall Paws to Read – 4 – 5 p.m.; children ages 5-10 are invited to read to trained and certified therapy dogs; children must be accompanied by parents, grandparents or other caregivers; a signed permission slip is required before children may participate in the program; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall; (540) 422-8500.

English-as-a-second-language class – Presented by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Call (540) 422-8465 for more information or to confirm meetings; 6 – 8 p.m.; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; and 6:30 – 8 p.m. John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall.

Thursday, Jan. 4

Warrenton Adult Writing Group – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; this is a group for adults who write and are looking to share their writing and get feedback from other writers; free, no registration required; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862.

GED Classes – 5:30 – 8 p.m.; Piedmont Regional Adult and Career Education Programs is providing free GED classes for all four GED tests (science, RLA – reading and language arts, social studies and math); registration is required; call (540) 718-8243 to reserve your spot; the classes are co-sponsored by the library; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North.

Friday, Jan. 5

Book Cellar closed – will re-open on Friday, January 12.

Saturday, Jan. 6

Book Cellar closed – will re-open on Friday, January 12.

Monday, Jan. 8

Baby Steps – 10:30-11 a.m.; a 30-minute program for infants up to 13 months old; babies will have fun bouncing, seeing finger plays, and singing to rhymes with their caregivers; free play follows program; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; (540) 422-8500.

Scrabble for adults – 6 – 8 p.m., John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall, (540) 422-8500.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Half Pints story time – 10:30-11 a.m.; stories, songs and activities for 13 to 24-month old children with a parent or caregiver; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8500.

Book ‘N Stitchers – 1-3 p.m.; bring new and old projects and patterns; share tips and ideas and discuss your favorite books; novice “stitchers” welcome; for all ages; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall, (540) 422-8500.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting – 4-5 p.m. TAG members get involved at the library, make new friends, plan events and have fun; most schools accept TAG activities as service hours; pick up a membership form at your library and return completed form to your library or ask your librarian about getting involved; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500 x3.

Homework Help for school-age children –  5 – 7 p.m.; free homework help for elementary and middle school children by Liberty High School National Honor Society members; no registration required; students should bring in specific school work that they need help with; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

GED Classes – 5:30 – 8 p.m.; Piedmont Regional Adult and Career Education Programs is providing free GED classes for all four GED tests (science, RLA – reading and language arts, social studies and math); registration is required; call (540) 718-8243 to reserve your spot; the classes are co-sponsored by the library; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North.

Socrates Café – 7 – 9 p.m.; Topic: “Is integrity a virtue in government?” Adults discuss their thoughts openly and honestly with others without fear of being attacked for having an opinion that is different; new members welcome; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8517.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

Half Pints story time – 10:30 – 11 a.m.; stories, songs and activities for 13 to 24-month old children with a parent or caregiver; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

Toddler story time – 10:30-11:15 a.m.; longer stories, finger plays and songs for children 2 to 3 years with a parent or caregiver; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; (540) 422-8500.

Marshall Afternoon Book Club –  1– 2:30 p.m.; members will discuss “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon; new members welcome; free; no registration; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall; (540) 422-8500.

Bealeton Adult Writing Group Work Session– 3:30 – 6 p.m.; additional Work Sessions are being offered to accompany the regular meetings; attendance at the regular meetings is recommended. This is a group for adults who want to share their writing and learn writing skills; free, no registration required; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; Bealeton branch library Depot, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

LEGO Free Play @ the Library – 4-5 p.m.; Enjoy free play with the library’s LEGO collection. LEGOs will be available for all to enjoy; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall; Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester Street; (540) 422-8500.

English-as-a-second-language class – presented by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 4 for more information or to confirm meetings; 6 – 8 p.m. @ Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; and 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. @ John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall.

 Thursday, Jan. 11

Preschool story time – 10:30 – 11 a.m.; independent story time for 3- to 5-year-old children; parents and caregivers must remain in the children’s areas; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

Calling all Older Wiser Learners (OWLs) – 2 – 4 p.m.; OWLs is a monthly program for active older adults.  Enjoy interesting program topics, conversation, games and new friends.  Free; no registration required; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library. Join us in January for Brain Games and Trivia; Bealeton Depot, 10877 Willow Drive North, (540) 422-8500 x3.

GED Classes – 5:30 – 8 p.m.; Piedmont Regional Adult and Career Education Programs is providing free GED classes for all four GED tests (science, RLA – reading and language arts, social studies and math); registration is required; call (540) 718-8243 to reserve your spot; the classes are co-sponsored by the library; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North.

Friday, Jan. 12

Preschool story time – 10:30 – 11 a.m.; independent story time for 3- to 5-year-old children; parents and caregivers must remain in the children’s areas; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall; (540) 422-8500.

Book Cellar open – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; New selections added weekly; featuring books, movies and music for all ages; proceeds benefit the library and support programs for children, teens and adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; John Barton Payne Building basement, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton; call 341-3447 to volunteer or for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 13

Book Cellar open – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; New selections added weekly; featuring books, movies and music for all ages; proceeds benefit the library and support programs for children, teens and adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; John Barton Payne Building basement, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton; call 341-3447 to volunteer or for more information.

Monday, Jan. 15

All Fauquier County Public Libraries closed

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Half Pints story time – 10:30-11 a.m.; stories, songs and activities for 13 to 24-month old children with a parent or caregiver; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8500.

Marshall Adult Writing Group – 1 – 3 p.m.; this is a group for adults who write and are looking to share their writing and get feedback from other writers; free, no registration required; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall; (540) 422-8500.

Book Bonanza – 4-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.; we’re celebrating authors and illustrators with a new story time program! Bring the entire family for this fun and interactive program. Each session will feature one author or illustrator, followed by a fun activity. PJs are welcome for the 6 p.m. story time! Today’s author is Eric Carle. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8500.

Evening Book ‘N Stitchers – 5 – 6 p.m.; bring new and old projects and patterns; share tips and ideas and discuss your favorite books; novice “stitchers” welcome; for all ages; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall, (540) 422-8500.

Homework Help for school-age children –  5 – 7 p.m.; free homework help for elementary and middle school children by Liberty High School National Honor Society members; no registration required; students should bring in specific school work that they need help with; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

GED Classes – 5:30 – 8 p.m.; Piedmont Regional Adult and Career Education Programs is providing free GED classes for all four GED tests (science, RLA – reading and language arts, social studies and math); registration is required; call (540) 718-8243 to reserve your spot; the classes are co-sponsored by the library; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Half Pints story time – 10:30 – 11 a.m.; stories, songs and activities for 13 to 24-month old children with a parent or caregiver; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

Toddler story time – 10:30-11:15 a.m.; longer stories, finger plays and songs for children 2 to 3 years with a parent or caregiver; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; (540) 422-8500.

STEAM @ the Library – After school club that combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) activities for fun and learning. This month’s theme is “Bubbleology.” ; 4-5 p.m. Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; 4:30-5:30 p.m. John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall (540) 422-8500.

English-as-a-second-language class – Presented by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 4 for more information or to confirm meetings; 6-8 p.m. Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Preschool story time – 10:30 – 11 a.m.; independent story time for 3- to 5-year-old children; parents and caregivers must remain in the children’s areas; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

Mystery Book Club – noon – 1 p.m.; members will discuss Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz; new members welcome; free; no registration; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; John Barton Payne Bldg., 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton; (540) 422-8500; ext. 6862.

Warrenton Adult Writing Group – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; this is a group for adults who write and are looking to share their writing and get feedback from other writers; free, no registration required; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862.

Bealeton Book Club meeting – 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.; members will discuss To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey; new members welcome; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

Library Board of Trustees meeting – 4 – 5:30 p.m.; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8500, ext. 5.

GED Classes – 5:30 – 8 p.m.; Piedmont Regional Adult and Career Education Programs is providing free GED classes for all four GED tests (science, RLA – reading and language arts, social studies and math); registration is required; call (540) 718-8243 to reserve your spot; the classes are co-sponsored by the library; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North.

Friday, Jan. 19

Preschool story time – 10:30 – 11 a.m.; independent story time for 3- to 5-year-old children; parents and caregivers must remain in the children’s areas; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall; (540) 422-8500.

Book Cellar open – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; New selections added weekly; featuring books, movies and music for all ages; proceeds benefit the library and support programs for children, teens and adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; John Barton Payne Building basement, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton; call 341-3447 to volunteer or for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Book Cellar open – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; New selections added weekly; featuring books, movies and music for all ages; proceeds benefit the library and support programs for children, teens and adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; John Barton Payne Building basement, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton; call 341-3447 to volunteer or for more information.

Bealeton Paws to Read – 10:30 a.m. – noon; children ages 5-10 may sign-up to read their favorite books to trained therapy dogs; children must be accompanied by parents or other caregivers, and may read whatever they choose; sessions are free, but a signed permission slip is required before children may participate in the program; call the Bealeton Branch to sign up: Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

Monday, Jan. 22

Baby Steps – 10:30-11 a.m.; a 30-minute program for infants up to 13 months old; babies will have fun bouncing, seeing finger plays, and singing to rhymes with their caregivers; free play follows program; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; (540) 422-8500.

Scrabble for adults – 6 – 8 p.m., John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall, (540) 422-8500.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Half Pints story time – 10:30-11 a.m.; stories, songs and activities for 13 to 24-month old children with a parent or caregiver; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8500.

Book ‘N Stitchers – 1-3 p.m.; bring new and old projects and patterns; share tips and ideas and discuss your favorite books; novice “stitchers” welcome; for all ages; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall, (540) 422-8500.

Homework Help for school-age children –  5 – 7 p.m.; free homework help for elementary and middle school children by Liberty High School National Honor Society members; no registration required; students should bring in specific school work that they need help with; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

GED Classes – 5:30 – 8 p.m.; Piedmont Regional Adult and Career Education Programs is providing free GED classes for all four GED tests (science, RLA – reading and language arts, social studies and math); registration is required; call (540) 718-8243 to reserve your spot; the classes are co-sponsored by the library; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North.

Socrates Café – 7 – 9 p.m. Topic: Why music? Adults discuss their thoughts openly and honestly with others without fear of being attacked for having an opinion that is different; new members welcome; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8517.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Half Pints story time – 10:30 – 11 a.m.; stories, songs and activities for 13 to 24-month old children with a parent or caregiver; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

Toddler story time – 10:30-11:15 a.m.; longer stories, finger plays and songs for children 2 to 3 years with a parent or caregiver; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; (540) 422-8500.

English-as-a-second-language class – Presented by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Call (540) 422-8465 for more information or to confirm meetings; 6 – 8 p.m. Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Preschool story time – 10:30 – 11 a.m.; independent story time for 3- to 5-year-old children; parents and caregivers must remain in the children’s areas; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

Older Wiser Learners (OWLs) Coffeehouse 2 – 4 p.m.; an additional coffeehouse social is being offered to accompany the regular OWLs monthly program for active older adults; attendance at the regular programs is encouraged.  Enjoy conversation, games and new friends.  Free; no registration required; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; Bealeton Depot, 10877 Willow Drive North, (540) 422-8500 x3.

GED Classes – 5:30 – 8 p.m.; Piedmont Regional Adult and Career Education Programs is providing free GED classes for all four GED tests (science, RLA – reading and language arts, social studies and math); registration is required; call (540) 718-8243 to reserve your spot; the classes are co-sponsored by the library; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North.

Friday, Jan. 26

Preschool story time – 10:30 – 11 a.m.; independent story time for 3- to 5-year-old children; parents and caregivers must remain in the children’s areas; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall; (540) 422-8500.

Book Cellar open – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; New selections added weekly; featuring books, movies and music for all ages; proceeds benefit the library and support programs for children, teens and adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; John Barton Payne Building basement, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton; call 341-3447 to volunteer or for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Book Cellar open – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; New selections added weekly; featuring books, movies and music for all ages; proceeds benefit the library and support programs for children, teens and adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; John Barton Payne Building basement, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton; call 341-3447 to volunteer or for more information

Monday, Jan. 29

Baby Steps – 10:30-11 a.m.; a 30-minute program for infants up to 13 months old; babies will have fun bouncing, seeing finger plays, and singing to rhymes with their caregivers; free play follows program; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; (540) 422-8500.

Scrabble for adults – 6 – 8 p.m., John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall, (540) 422-8500.

Marshall Evening Book Club – 7 – 8 p.m.; members will discuss “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald; new members welcome; free; no registration; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall; (540) 422-8500.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Half Pints story time – 10:30-11 a.m.; stories, songs and activities for 13 to 24-month old children with a parent or caregiver; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8500.

Homework Help for school-age children –  5 – 7 p.m.; free homework help for elementary and middle school children by Liberty High School National Honor Society members; no registration required; students should bring in specific school work that they need help with; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

GED Classes – 5:30 – 8 p.m.; Piedmont Regional Adult and Career Education Programs is providing free GED classes for all four GED tests (science, RLA – reading and language arts, social studies and math); registration is required; call (540) 718-8243 to reserve your spot; the classes are co-sponsored by the library; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Half Pints story time – 10:30 – 11 a.m.; stories, songs and activities for 13 to 24-month old children with a parent or caregiver; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

Toddler story time – 10:30-11:15 a.m.; longer stories, finger plays and songs for children 2 to 3 years with a parent or caregiver; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; (540) 422-8500.

Bealeton Adult Writing Group – 3:30 – 6 p.m.; this is a group for adults who want to share their writing and learn writing skills; free, no registration required; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; Bealeton branch library Depot, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

English-as-a-second-language class – presented by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 4 for more information or to confirm meetings; 6 – 8 p.m. @ Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; and 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. @ John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall.


Visit the library’s website at www.fauquierlibrary.org for a complete calendar of library events for children, teens and adults, or pick up a monthly calendar at any library location. Contact Lisa Pavlock, (540) 422-8518, lisa.pavlock@fauquiercounty.gov for information about library programs and events.

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