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Summer Reading for Youth and Adults

Participate in Fairfax County Public Library's summer reading activities!

See You Virtually!

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This summer, the library is offering virtual summer reading events for adults on a variety of topics. All events are free. We hope to "see" you! 


The library wants to bring programming information directly to you! If you would like to receive notifications about some of our spotlight events, send a message to LibAdultEvents@fairfaxcounty.gov. You will receive 1-2 monthly emails. 

Virtual Live Events

The library is offering many live programs for adults. 
All live events require registration. 

Invitations to join programs will be emailed 1-2 days before the program starts. 


Jay MottioliThe Virtual Magic Show
​Join us as Jay Mattioli presents a full-scale magic and illusion show performed live for an interactive audience. Wednesday, July 15, 1:30 p.m. Register.

Cook Along with Patricia Tanumihardja
Join local cookbook author Pat Tanumihardja in a Virtual cook along session to celebrate the launch of her two new cookbooks. Pat will show you how to make an easy Asian recipe with few common ingredients. Wednesday, July 22, 1:00 p.m. Register.

Virtually Meet Author Louis Bayard
​Washington, DC author Louis Bayard will discuss his novel, Courting Mr. Lincoln (available as an audiobook) and the challenges of writing historical fiction. Thursday, August 13, 7:00 p.m. Register.

Videos on Demand

Registration is not required to view videos. Get notified when program videos are available - subscribe to the library's YouTube channel.


 

Too many cooks never applies to our kitchen! We believe more the merrier. Come cook along as library staff share videos of their favorite recipes.


 

 

Too many cooks never applies to our kitchen! We believe more the merrier. Come cook along as library staff share videos of their favorite recipes.


As impactful as setting can be on a short story, novel, memoir or autobiography, the setting we know best is our hometown. Working from the author’s perspective of her own novelization of Herndon, Virginia, Dr. Whitener explores the details authors include and the ones we leave out when writing about our hometown. This presentation aired live on June 11, 2020. 

Upcoming Videos

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Read to Your Zodiac Sign
Interested in some book suggestions based on your astrological sign? Join us for four consecutive weeks when we will offer up titles and/or subjects for you to read. Sessions will be presented on YouTube by staff from the City of Fairfax Regional Library. Our 4-part series will premiere each Thursday at 10:30 a.m., starting July 23.

Cook With Us: Summer Reading Cooking Series
​Too many cooks never applies to our kitchen! We believe the more the merrier. Come cook along as library staff share videos of their favorite recipes. Our series will premiere each Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., starting July 1.

Virtual African Drumming Funfare
​Join Kofi Dennis in making steady-beat and rhythmic patterns with the African djembe drums and shekeres. Cosponsored by the Friends of George Mason Regional Library. This video will premiere on Tuesday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m.

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