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Biscuit Girl

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  1. Join the Friends of Lorton Library and the Fairfax Library Foundation for this 21+ event! Show off your intellectual prowess or cheer on all of our brave contestants while enjoying food and beverages. Proceeds will support the creation of a mobile Story Walk for Lorton Library. Information on how to participate is on the link below. It's free to watch (just pay for your beers) and only $5 to participate with the option to buy cheats. https://www.fairfaxlibraryfoundation.org/events/sip-spell-a-spelling-bee-for-adults-2
  2. With Forge Brew Works closing soon and relocating to Warrenton under a new name, Barking Rose, we are taking the book group to Fair Winds Brewing located at 7000 Newington Road, Lorton, VA 22079. Same time and dates....first Thursdays at 6:30. Upcoming books for the summer are: June 6 - Pachinko July 11 - Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (date moved due to holiday) August 1 - Lincoln in the Bardo If you've never been, please join us!
  3. Beginning in June 2019, Books & Brews will meet at Fair Winds Brewing at 7000 Newington Road, Lorton, VA 22079. Still meeting on the 1st Thursdays of the month at 6:30.
  4. It's been a while since we've been to Corduroy and I was wondering if they still have the bar menu and, if so, how much is it these days?
  5. Upcoming books for Books & Brews: February - The Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman March - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry - Fredik Backman April - The Cold Dish: a Walt Lomgmire novel - Craig Johnson We meet at Forge Brew Works in Lorton, VA 8532 Terminal Rd. 22079
  6. The December book for Books & Brews will be The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.
  7. The beer is OK but I found the parking to be a pain and the food a bit overpriced. Sadly, I don't feel the need to put it in my rotation of pubs and restaurants.
  8. The August Books & Brews will have a special guest, Garrett Peck. He is the author of Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, DC. The group meets on Thursday August 3rd at 6:30 at Forge Brew Works in Lorton, VA. Copies of the book at available at local FCPL libraries. In addition, Mr. Peck will bring copies of this and other books he has written to the event for purchase. Hope to see some of you there!
  9. Don't miss out on the next meeting on June 1st when we'll discuss Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
  10. We had a nice turnout for the April meeting. Next month we will be reading Calico Joe by John Grisham. May 4th, 6:30 P.M. at Forge Brew Works.
  11. There is another one getting ready to open in the Kingstowne area in the Landsdowne Shopping center at the corner of Telegraph Rd and Beulah Street. It's going in where Red, Hot and Blue used to be (it closed last fall). I work in the same shopping center at the library but haven't seen any indication of an opening date.
  12. I am starting a book group through my library (Kingstowne Library - Fairfax County) on April 6th called Books & Brews in partnership with Forge Brew Works where the group will meet. Our first meeting will be April 6th at 7:00pm and will continue on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. We are in the process of choosing which book to read. I've selected three and are asking those interested in attending to pick one. All of the titles are readily available in the Fairfax County Library system in a number of formats. If you have a library card, simply stop by your branch or go online to request a copy. If you don’t have a card, you may get one by bringing in a photo ID with your current address; they’ll get you a card and a copy of the book. Take a look and send email me here by Feb 24. Votes will be tallied and I'll follow-up to respondents with the selected title on Feb 25. This should allow you time to come to the meeting having read the chosen book. Feel free to come with suggestions you'd like to read next time. The three titles to choose from are: A Train In Winter: an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France by Caroline Moorehead. (Biography/History) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Classic) The Lifeboat – by Charlotte Rogan (Fiction)
  13. Just across the street from us. I look forward to it opening....my waistline thinks otherwise.
  14. We're fans of the shredded bean curd with peanuts, the cucumbers in hot sauce, and the beef soup that Don mentioned,
  15. Has anyone been lately? We're planning a trip to PR in November and think we'll spend some time in Fejardo, Ponce and Old San Juan.
  16. We live in walking distance to the Balkan Grill which was the original Cosmopolitan location. Great food all around. I'm a fan of the chicken sandwich which can feed a family of four.
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