Thursday, October 1, 2015

Come Celebrate Your Library! After 30 Years -- Looking Back and Moving Forward!

The Reston Regional Library kicks off a month-long celebration of its 30th Anniversary on Saturday, October 3, with music, refreshments, and prizes for the whole family!

Join the library staff in celebrating the library's past and welcoming the future!

***   Events Co-Sponsored with the Friends of the Reston Regional Library and the Fairfax Library Foundation   ***

Opening Day, Saturday, October 3

10:30 am      Cody & BJ  /  Halloween Rocks*
[advance registration is required for this event]  /  all ages

11:00 am      Balloon Artist & Maker Station

1:00 pm      Face Painting & Mehndi Painting

1:00 pm      Anniversary Ceremony with Refreshments & Music

Door prize drawings for kids and adults all day  --  including best selling books, gift certificates for local restaurants, and three tablet computers!  Register for drawings at the Friends table.

More Events....  please register in advance

A Double Murder Ghost Investigation
led by Paranormal Investigator, medium and author Rob Gutro
Sunday, Oct 4    2:00 pm

Uno, Dos, Tres, Andres!
sing and move with music and dance from Latin America
with Andres Salguero
Saturday, Oct 10    2:00 pm

Acclaimed Classical Guitarists
Michael Nigro and David Grimes
perform in concert
Sunday, Oct 11    2:00 pm

Classic Cinema
The Third Man with Orson Welles
Popcorn, too!
Wednesday, Oct 14    7:00 pm

Director's Choice Book Club
River of Doubt by Candice Millard
Tuesday, Oct 20    7:00 pm

Learn to Draw Zombies
Cartoonist Paul Merklein shows students how!
Saturday, Oct 24    11:00 am

Mystery Night Theatre
Solve a whodunit with live actors!
Saturday, Oct 24    7:00 pm

Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Inside the library.  Wear your costume!
Monday, Oct 26    7:00 pm

Spooky Tales of the Night
Ages 7-10
Wednesday, Oct 28    7:00 pm

So be sure to join the library staff and volunteers in celebrating the library's past and welcoming the future!

If you have photos, stories or memories to share about the library, please send them to us on Twitter  @lovebooksreston , on Facebook , or by email to  so we can post them and add them to our celebration.

Thank you!      --      The Friends of the Reston Regional Library

Thank you, sponsors for Fall book sale!

We'd like to take just a moment to give a hearty "thank you!" for the local businesses who helped sponsor the Fall book sale.  This sponsorship comes to support our volunteer staff during the sale, and who are now resting and recovering afterwards.

Most of us are already patrons of these businesses - we hope you are too!

  • Trader Joe's - Reston
  • 7-11, Soapstone - Reston
  • Baskin Robbins, North Point - Reston
  • Corner Bakery - Fairfax
  • Eggspectation - Chantilly
  • Einstein Bagel - Reston
  • Giant, Fox Mill Plaza - Reston
  • Giant, North Point - Reston
  • Glory Days Grill, Fox Mill - Reston
  • Great Harvest Baking Co - Herndon
  • Gregorio's Trattoria, North Point - Reston
  • Home Depot - Fairfax
  • Honey Baked Ham, North Point - Reston
  • Jason Deli, Fair Lakes - Fairfax
  • Jerry's Subs and Pizza, North Point - Reston
  • La Ong Thai Bistro, Fox Mill - Herndon
  • Ledo Pizza, Hunters Woods - Reston
  • Office Depot - Reston
  • Potbelly's Sandwich Shop - Reston
  • Safeway, Hunters Woods - Reston
  • Sears, Franklin Farm - Herndon
  • Starbucks #170, North Point - Reston
  • Vapiano Reston, Reston Town Center - Reston
  • Walmart, Fair Lakes - Fairfax
  • Wegmans - Fairfax
  • Whole Foods - Reston

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hey There, Book Lovers!!

Are you interested in starting, expanding, or improving a book club?

The Fairfax County Public Library is holding a Book Club Conference on September 19.

2015 Book Club Conference

Saturday, September 19, 9 am to 1:45 pm
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA

Join book club members from around the area to learn about starting, running and enhancing book clubs while networking with fellow readers.  Presenters include Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You; Jason Merkoski, eBook technology expert and author of Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading; Art Taylor, George Mason University English professor, fiction writer and book critic; and Amanda Holmes Duffy, fiction writer and book club facilitator.  Free lunch provided.  Books available for sale and signing.  Co-sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation and the Friends of the Reston Regional Library.

Adults can sign up online at
or call 703-324-8428.