Thursday, June 22, 2006

Midsummer Night Reads

To while away summer evening hours dreamily ...

For Children
Midsummer Magic: a garland of stories, charms, recipes J 398.2 GRE
Mad Summer Night's Dream E Bro
Night Owls E Den
Cat's Midsummer Jamboree E Khe
Midsummer night's faery tale JF Fro
Midsummer Night's Death JF Pey
Midsummer Night's Dork JF Gor
Stage Fright on a summer's night JPB Osb

For Adults
Midsummer's Eve Philippa Carr
Midsummer Magic Catherine Coulter

Love in Idleness Amanda Craig
Midsummer Suzanne Jenner (LP only)
Midsummer Night's Scream Jill Churchill (Mys)
Door into Summer Robert Heinlein (Audio CD only)

For Everyone
William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer night's dream" 822.33 SHA

Friday, June 09, 2006

New Teaching Company titles have arrived!

Fauquier library has many fans of the Teaching Company, and a new batch of titles are available, some on audio CD and some on DVD.

On Audio CD

Plato's Republic


Francis of Assisi

Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis


Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

High Middle Ages

Italian Renaissance

Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear

Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

From Monet to Van Gogh: a history of Impressionism

Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

For a complete list of their courses at the library,
you can do a search under
Teaching Company in the online catalog.

The collection includes audio cassette and video format as well as audio CD's and DVD of their courses on art, music, literature, history, science, mathematics, economics, philosophy, religion, mythology, psychology, on aspects of world culture through over 70 titles.

For more information about the Teaching Company, go to their website:

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Intentional Living

Sometime in one's life, there rises a dream of shared purpose, for a community of shared values, or just shared cooking and meals -

The Communities Directory: a comprehensive guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living provides a starting point to take that first step to seek alternatives to suburbia.

Published by the Fellowship for Intentional Community, based in Rutledge, Missouri, the directory lists over 600 communities in North America such as ecovillages co-ops, communes and cohousing projects, plus 130 international communities.

Based upon responses to survey sent out, communities are listed in multiple ways: geographically by state, alphabetically by name, with distinct sections for those who provided more detailed information, and those with just short directory information.

Many communities list their visitor policies. There is an keyword index, so you can search by agriculture, arts, activism, simplicity, social change, stewardship, sustainability, service, specific religious groups, lifestyle groups, environmental, family-oriented, those that have guest facilities and many other options.

There is a giant cross-reference chart that indicates each groups policies on alcohol and tobacco use, dietary practices, size of membership, year formed, finance and labor policies, etc.

This is the fourth edition of the directory. More than just directory listings, it includes advice about what works in community life, contacts for networks of intentional communities, resources for starting your own community, how to be a good visitor at a community, the differences between cults and intentional communities, and how to discern them.

The directory is available in the Warrenton Branch reference collection (REF 307.77 COM)
For more information about Intentional Communities,
check their website