Holiday Happenings at the Fauquier Libraries

Our Fauquier County Libraries always have A LOT going on, but we thought we’d let you know about some of their holiday events during December. Gift ideas, Santa, model trains, boredom busters…our libraries have them all!

Dec. 1-2: Friends of the Library Holiday Shop @ 80 Main Street – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Get a jump on your holiday shopping! Thousands of gently used books, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices with new stock added weekly. Run by Friends of the Fauquier Library; all sale proceeds benefit the Fauquier County Public Library. *During this time, The Book Cellar will be closed. Book donations may be taken to the Fauquier County Public Library, 11 Winchester Street, Warrenton.

Dec 2-3: Piedmont Railroaders Train Exposition – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.,  Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. All aboard!  Enjoy the nostalgia of model trains during the holidays. The Piedmont Railroaders Club will transform the Bealeton Depot into a fantastic showcase of working model trains. Multiple layouts will be on display. Bealeton Depot, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500, ext. 3.  

Dec. 2: DIY for Adults: – 10 a.m. – noon. Get into the holiday spirit by joining us to make festive book page ornaments.  All materials provided, no registration required. Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street, (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862.

Dec. 4: Santa Visit4:30-6 p.m. Meet Santa and enjoy Christmas stories, songs and activities! For all ages. John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall; (540) 422-8500.

Tuesday, Dec. 5: Bealeton Holiday Program –  5-7:30 p.m. Children visit with Santa while parents take festive photos.  Lighting of the community Christmas tree and caroling occurs at 6 p.m. followed by more visits with Santa, stories and crafts.  Each child who visits Santa will receive the gift of a book.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library; free; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; (540) 422-8500.

Tuesday, Dec. 12: Santa Visit – 4:30 – 6 p.m. Meet Santa and enjoy Christmas stories and activities! For all ages. Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; (540) 422-8500.

Saturday, Dec. 23: Winter Break Movie –1:30 – 3 p.m. Enjoy a spirited, touching, and hilarious take on Dickens’s classic tale. Rated G. 89 minutes. Call for specific title. Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street; (540) 422-8500.

Thursday, Dec. 28 (Bealeton and John Marshall) and Saturday, Dec. 30 (Warrenton): Winter Break Boredom Busters – 2 – 4 p.m.; beat the boredom blues with fun activities at the library! Crafts for the New Year, picture hunt, and more will be out for winter break fun. All ages up to 5th grade. Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall; Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester Street, Warrenton. (540) 422-8500.

The libraries have much much more going on in December. Download the printable calendar here.

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