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Adults and 50-Plus

You may be surprised to discover the variety of activities offered at the library. Visit us for reading recommendations, technology assistance, special events, research help, retirement planning resources and more.

Using Library Resources

Learn about the variety of (free!) self-publishing programs and resources available through your Fairfax County Public Library. This virtual introductory session will provide an overview of how to create professional-quality book files with the Pressbooks Public tool, how to reach new readers through libraries with the Indie Author Project, and more!



Are you ready to turn your manuscript into a professional-quality eBook or print-ready book file? Whether you’re a seasoned author with multiple completed works or you’re just getting started writing a brand new project, you can create beautifully designed book files for free with Fairfax County Public Library’s Pressbooks Public tool. This video will walk you through the entire process step-by-step from setting up a Pressbooks account through designing and exporting your book file(s). All with no design or tech experience necessary!



Are you a self-published or aspiring author looking to reach new readers? This video explains how you can expand your readership and gain new exposure through public libraries with the Indie Author Project. This non-exclusive program helps indie authors get their eBooks into participating libraries throughout Virginia, and potentially all across the U.S. and Canada. This video will go over how to submit to the Indie Author Project, the benefits of participating, and how to get the most out of the program’s resources.

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