Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fairfax County plans the next Reston Library -- Community Meeting Wednesday, November 4

As many of you know, Fairfax County is planning to build completely new quarters for both the Reston Regional Library and the Embry Rucker Shelter.

As project planning ramps up, the County is now actively reaching out and seeking input, and your support is critical to keeping our library as the vibrant community resource we've come to know and love.  The opportunity to make our voices heard will not last forever.

Our county supervisor Cathy Hudgins will hold a public meeting about plans for the new library and shelter at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at South Lakes High School Lecture Hall(South Lakes High School - 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston)  We encourage you to attend, to ask questions, to provide your thoughts, and to stay involved in the plans for your library.

To learn more about the Reston Town Center North Redevelopment, you can review information posted on the County's website at  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/restontowncenternorth/

Please take a few moments now to consider how you think Fairfax County should build the next Reston Library.  Mark your calendar to attend the meeting on November 4.  If you cannot attend, please feel free to forward your comments and thoughts to us.  We welcome your input on this subject!

Thank you for helping us continue to support the Reston Library!


--      The Friends of the Reston Regional Library


P. S.    If you are stopping by the Reston Library, please visit the Information Desk or the Children's Desk to fill out one of our surveys.  It's another way you can provide your input and support for the planning of your new Reston Library.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Don't Miss the 2015 Puzzle Mini Sale!

Take a break from virtual electronics and have fun fitting actual puzzle pieces together! 

Come to the 2015 Puzzle Sale October 29 through November 1 at the Reston Regional Library.  The Reston Friends are offering used puzzles galore, puzzle books, plus an assortment of gently used games for additional family fun.


Puzzle sale hours:
Thursday, Oct 29  --  10 am to 7 pm
Friday, Oct 30  --  10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, Oct 31  --  10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, Nov 1  --  1 to 5 pm
(.... for as long as supplies last)

Limited items for small children.
No member preview hours.


All items offered "as is", jigsaw puzzle piece counts not verified.  Be sure to come early for best selection.  Payment by cash or check only.  Sorry, credit card payment will not be available at this mini sale.

Donations of gently used puzzles and games are welcome through Sunday, Oct 25.


The Friends of the Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Drive
Reston, VA  20190





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  www.facebook.com/RestonLibraryFriends , or by email to  restonfriendspr@gmail.com  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