Saturday, September 15, 2012


This month is overflowing with events for book lovers. Make note, and dive in!

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. at Reston Regional Library 
Author Bill Rapp talks about his latest book, Burning Altars featuring private investigator Bill Haberman. Registration began Sept. 4.
Sept. 22-23-- National Book Festival on the National Mall takes place Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, the 23rd from noon to 5:30 p.m. You can wander to hear more than 100 authors. Free admission.
Sept. 26-30-- Fairfax County’s Fall for the Book Festival is coming up soon-- Sept. 26-30. The session featuring Alice Walker is full. (Most author events do not require registration.) Pick up your festival program at your local library branch or visit the FFTB website and plan your week. Many authors will be appearing at library branches and Amy Waldman, the author of our All Fairfax Reads selection The Submission, will be at the Stacy C. Sherwood Center in Fairfax Sept. 27. See all the library’s September events featuring authors on our Meet the Author page.

Sept. 26-30—Friends Book Sale-- You can browse for your favorite authors at Reston Regional Friends book sale, with Friends night on Sept. 26th, and public sales Thursday the 27th through Sunday, the 30th. See hours in column at left.

What’s new? Sign up for Wowbrary--Would you like to know what books the library has ordered each week? Would you like to be one of the first to put a hold on any titles that interest you? Sign up for the weekly newsletter at Just type in your zip code and select Fairfax County Public Library.

KID PICKS-- This summer, Arthur (a third grader) enjoyed The Great Serum Race, by Debbie S. Miller.  It's the exciting story of a 1925 diptheria outbreak in Nome, Alaska, and how the antitoxin was brought in by sled dog teams.  The famous March Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race commemorates that achievement. Laura (a new second grader) liked Daisy Meadows' Olivia the Orchid Fairy, one in the seven Petal Fairies series by Scholastic.  Magic, rainbows, and flowers!  And the flowers could all disappear, if Jack Frost has his way.  Oh no!

To join the Reston Friends, click on the link in left column to learn more. We welcome and celebrate your support!

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