Category Archive: Books

Sep 06

Read a Book Day?

Shouldn’t every day be Read a Book Day? In another of the “Who Knew” Holidays…   National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th. Don’t keep it to yourself.  Share the experience!  Read aloud to anyone who will listen. Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress.   Older adults …

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May 25

Remember Your Towel Today!

Each year, May 25 is Towel Day.  Do you know why? Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for …

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Oct 09

Chantilly Library Fall Book Sale

  Details 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA Mark your calendars for the Chantilly Library fall book sale: Friday, October 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, October 30, Clearance Sale ($10/box), 1-4 p.m. We have a great selection of gently used books, DVDs, CDs and audio books for children and adults …

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Sep 06

National Read A Book Day

In another of the “Who Knew” Holidays…   National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th. Don’t keep it to yourself.  Share the experience!  Read aloud to anyone who will listen. Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress.   Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive …

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Jun 26

New Children’s Books

  We have a huge box of children’s books ready for the Greenbriar Little Free Library #33664.  Many thanks to Beth!   Children’s books are currently the most popular.  We just got this adorable thank you note over the weekend:     Also, check us out at https://www.facebook.com/GreenbriarLittleFreeLibrary/

Jun 23

Take a book. Leave a book. Remake a book.

Have you ever walked past a Little Free Library, those house-shaped boxes along sidewalks filled with books? If so, did you look inside? They’re often filled with books, and if you look at enough of them, you’ll see some of the same kinds of books start to repeat: romance novels, detective fiction, used children’s books, …

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May 25

Don’t Forget Your Towel Today!

Each year, May 25 is Towel Day.  Do you know why? Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for …

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May 24

Mark Your Calendars!

  Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans.

May 16

Who Knew?

Today is National Biographer’s Day!     National Biographer’s Day commemorates the anniversary of the first meeting of Samuel Johnson and his biographer James Boswell in London, England on May 16, 1763, and honors all biographers. A biography is a written account of another person’s life. Famous poet, essayist, literary critic, editor and lexicographer, Johnson …

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Apr 12

A Bit about BookCrossing

  Several years ago, my mom found a book with a curious label in it.  The label said it was a “BookCrossing” book.  My mom doesn’t have a computer, so I registered the book and I was off and running. I think this idea is so cool. Each book has a unique BCID (BookCrossing ID). …

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