Sunday, October 9, 2016

Gettin' Jiggy With It

The temperatures are beginning to drop, the days are getting shorter.... it's the perfect time to sit cozy around the table with a nice brain-teasing jigsaw puzzle or a table top family game that requires no electricity (conversation optional!). 

Stop by the Library for the Friends Annual Puzzles and Games mini-Sale!  Gently used puzzles and games available for all ages.
Oct 27th – Oct 30th during library hours

Stop standing on the sidewalk staring at a shrub, waiting for a Pokemon to appear. (The neighbors are starting to talk). Come inside from the cold and try your hand at a jigsaw puzzle or a board game. Sure, the kids will scoff at first, but give it a try.  In the worst case, you can tell them there's a Snorlax at the bottom of the box, or that searching for missing pieces will make them better at finding Dragonite. 

Perhaps you're thinking you don't have room for any more puzzles??  You're in luck! You can DONATE your own gently used puzzles and games right up to October 21st.... just in time to make room for new ones.

Bring donations to the circulation desk at the library or call 703-829-5467 for pick-up of a large number. 

See you at the library!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Our great sponsors rock our world - thank you!

Just picture this, if you will.  A veritable army of volunteers descends on the Reston Regional Library with good cheer and boundless amounts of energy.  They work tirelessly to prepare beforehand, to run the sale, and clean up later.  We have great sponsors who help provide supplies for these volunteers to work, and to feed them so they don't have to ever leave.

Thank you to the sponsors for the Fall sale:

  • 7-Eleven - Soapstone, Reston
  • Amphora Restaurant - Elden St, Herndon
  • Baskin Robbins - North Point Village Center, Reston
  • Eggspectation - Westone Plaza, Chantilly
  • Einstein Bagel - Fountain Drive, Reston
  • Giant - Fox Mill Center, Herndon
  • Giant - North Point Village Center, Reston
  • Gregorio Trattoria's - North Point Village Center, Reston
  • Glory Days Grill - Fox Mill Center, Herndon
  • Great Harvest Baking Co - Station Street, Herndon
  • Home Depot - Price Club Plaza, Fairfax
  • Jerry's Subs and Pizzas - North Point Village Center, Reston
  • LA ONG Thai Bistro - Fox Mill Center, Herndon
  • Ledo's Pizza - Hunter Woods Plaza, Reston
  • Office Depot - Spectrum Center, Reston
  • Potbelly's - Sunset Hills, Reston
  • Safeway - Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston
  • Starbucks - Fox Mill Center, Herndon
  • Starbucks - North Point Village Center, Reston
  • Walmart - Fair Lakes Drive, Fairfax
  • Wegmans - Fountain Drive, Fairfax
  • Whole Foods - Plaza America, Reston
  • Vapiano - Explorer Street, Reston

  • And big thanks to Myers Public Relations for helping us get the word out about our sale!

    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Upcoming Sale: Travel the World, Meet New and Interesting People, Buy Their Books!

    Hey there FRRL Fans!
    Do you have a friend in Foreign Service? Here's your chance to call in a favor for that time you walked their dog during a blizzard while they were "on TDY" in Hawaii. Get them to wield their State Department building pass and take you to the amazing AAFSW Art & Book Fair. This annual event always features incredible art, books, and ephemera from around the world!

    Not lucky enough to have a buddy with a badge? Don't despair! Check out the open sale days!

    Art & BookFair 2016 Operating Hours
    • Friday, October 7: Opening Day. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Open to building pass holders and their guests.*
    • October 8-9: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Open to the general public.
    • October 10: Closed for Columbus Day
    • October 11-14: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Open to building pass holders and their guests.
    • October 15-16: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Open to the general public. 
    • On Sunday, October 16, books are half price!
    • October 17: 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. Building pass holders and their guests. Books are half price!
    AAFSW uses the proceeds to finance scholarships and many other activities in support of the Foreign Service community, from our website to informational programs and events of all types. Some of the proceeds, as well as in-kind donations, are given to DC-area community organizations. 
    For more information, visit their website: