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November 2022

This Month


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Oakton Library will be closed on the following dates:

Tuesday, November
Election Day

Friday, November 11
Veterans Day

Thursdays, November 24  Thanksgiving

Friday, November 25,
Day After Thanksgiving Day


Don't forget to vote on Election Day!

November Calendar 

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* Library Playdate -
Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 22 & 29 from 10:30 -11 am and 11:15 -11:45 am (Babies & Toddlers)
* Tai Chi - Tues. Nov. 1 from 1-2 pm
* Groove & Go Dance Time - Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 23 & 30 from 10:30 - 11 am and 11:15 - 11:45 am (Preschoolers)
* English Conversation Group - Wednesdays from 5 - 6 pm and Mondays from 7 - 8 pm (except during the Friends Book Sale)
* One On One Tech Help - Thurs. Nov. 3 from 3 - 3:30 & 3:30 - 4 pm (Adults)
* Peaceful Roses - Fri. Nov. 4 at 2 pm (All ages)
* Little Wigglers Fitness Storytime - Fri. Nov. 4 from 10:30 - 11:30 am (Preschoolers))
* Gratitude Rocks - Sat. Nov. 5 from 10:30 - 11:30 am  (All Ages)
* Give Tutoring at Oakton Library - Sat. Nov. 5 from 12 - 2 pm (School Age)
* Mystery Book Club - Wed. Nov. 9 from 1 - 3 pm discussing The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (Adults)
* Crafty Storytime - Thurs. Nov. 10 from 10:30 -11 am and 11:15 - 11:45 am (Preschoolers)
* Friends Of Oakton Library BOOK SALE - Wed. Nov.16 - Fri. Nov. 18 from 10 am - 5:30 pm & Sat. Nov. 19 from 10 am - 3 pm.  
* Rock the Library: Music with Miss Carol - Mon. Nov. 21 from 11:15 - 11:45 am (Preschoolers)
* Buying a New TV - Mon. Nov. 21 7 - 8 pm on Zoom (adults)
* Autumn Lanterns - Wed. Nov. 30 from 1 - 3 pm (Adults)
November 16, 17, 18  from 10-4

November 16, 17, 18 from 10am - 5:30 pm
November 19  from 10 am - 3:30

Be sure not to miss the semi-annual Fall Friends of Oakton Library Book Sale November 16-19.  Shop from our vast selection of gently used books for all ages and interests as well as puzzles, games, DVDs and more.  Find your next great read, gifts for friends and family, vintage items, the odd treasure, all at BARGAIN PRICES.  Your purchases will not only give pre-owned books and media a second life, they also will support our Oakton Library and the greater Fairfax County Public Library system.  As always, thank you for your donations and your patronage!

Please note that the library will stop accepting donations at the close of business, November 5. Please get all your donations to us by then. We appreciate your generosity!

November Programs

Click here to download the details of the children's programs.
Don't miss these programs for adults.

Save the Date - Saturday December 3rd

Together with the Library and staff we will host a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3rd.  Please join us for refreshments, children's activities, mini book sale, holiday music and more.  Stay tuned!

Friends' Choice Award Given

Willow Martin, FOL First Vice President and Habitat Co-Chair, received the 2022 Friends' Choice Award for Oakton Library last month in a ceremony at Kings Park Branch.  Established in 2008, the award honors the hard work, dedication and continued service of FCPL Friends members and allows each Friends group to annually spotlight a particular member(s). 

Willow has impacted the Oakton Library in many positive ways. She first became involved with the FOL in 2015 as a garden and book sale volunteer. In 2016 and 2017 she served as Second Vice President and during her tenure gathered historical materials related to the founding and opening of Oakton Library. She created informative display boards for the 10th Anniversary celebration that were a focal point during our recent 15th Anniversary celebration as well.
After many years working as a volunteer in the Oakton Library gardens, Willow rejoined the FOL Board as Habitat Chair in 2020. She has since expanded the gardens, shifting the focus to native plants, and this year organized a very successful children's planting program. She leads the twice-yearly habitat workdays and monitors the health and tidiness of the gardens.
Willow has also been an extremely valuable addition to our Friends team, not only because of her endless energy and enthusiasm, but also because she brings important knowledge to the table. Her legal background is very helpful in Board discussions and decision making. Meanwhile, her botanical and pollinator knowledge, founded upon study in those areas, have made the grounds of Oakton Library a source of education and enjoyment for patrons of all ages.

FCPL Indie Author Day November 5

Each year, libraries and readers honor the achievements of independent writers by celebrating Indie Author Day. Indie writers self-publish and they are eager to connect with readers in their communities to share their stories. This year, FCPL regional libraries are hosting local indie authors as well as writing workshops for all ages on Saturday, November 5, from 1:30-3 p.m. at these three branches closest to Oakton: Centreville is hosting a Writer's Workshop for Kids (Ages 7-16); Reston has slated a "Book Review by You!" workshop (Ages 16+); and Tysons-Pimmit is hosting "Find and Replace - Editing Secrets" (Adults). Workshops require registration and space is limited. The branch links above include registration information. No registration is necessary to meet the authors. Also, Chantilly Regional Library is opening Sunday, November 6, from 1-2:30 p.m. for a special event, "Writers of Chantilly: Meet the Authors" with no registration required. 

GIVE Tutoring at Oakton Library


GIVE Tutoring is a student-run non-profit organization that provides free tutoring for elementary school students by high school volunteers on Saturdays during the school year. This is a  partnership between GIVE Tutoring and Oakton Library. The first GIVE Tutoring session at Oakton Library is November 5. The next two sessions are scheduled for December 10 and 17.  To register an elementary aged student for tutoring or for high school student volunteers who wish to tutor, sign up using the registration forms at GIVE Tutoring.

Habitat Update


´╗┐Fall Cean-Up At the Library

The Fall Clean-up was held on Saturday, October 15th.  During the clean-up, volunteers cut back plants, mulched garden beds, and removed invasive plants from the woods behind the Library. Thanks to all who helped!
                                        - - Willow Martin

Monetary Donations Welcome!  

To make a donation, please identify yourself for our acknowledgement, and make your check out to The Friends of Oakton Library.  You can give it to the staff member at the Information Desk of the Library or mail it to:  The Friends of Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, VA 22124

Friends of Oakton Library is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization.  Contributions may be tax deductible to the extent permissible by law.

Thank you!

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