Monday, July 01, 2013

Bull Run Library Presents: July 2013 Adult and Family Programs

All programs are free but registration is requested and begins three weeks prior to the program date unless otherwise noted.  Sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation is available if requested three weeks prior to the program date. 
To register, please visit Bull Run Regional Library at 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, Virginia, or call 703-792-4530 (TTY 703-792-4524), or sign up on the website using the online Calendar of Events.

*Bull Run BINGO
June 1 – August 30
This year’s adult summer reading program:  pick up a BINGO card at the Information Desk, read or listen to five books from the suggested genres and return the card for the random drawings in September.

*English Conversation Club
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6 p.m. and Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10 a.m.
This is an opportunity for new speakers of English to practice their speaking skills in a fun and friendly environment.  No registration required.  New members always welcome.

*Spanish for Fun!
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 12 noon—2 p.m.
Bring your lunch and chat with new friends in Spanish.  We’ll supply coffee and dessert!  A native Spanish speaker will be available for help.  No registration required.  Todos bienvenidos.

Writers’ Groups
Memoir Writers meet Tuesday, July 2, 10:15 a.m. – 12 noon
Writers of children’s lit meet Tuesdays, July 9 and 23 at 7 p.m.
Writers of adult lit meet Saturdays, July 13 and 27 at 2 p.m.
These groups meet to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. No registration required.  New members are always welcome.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Class
Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 6:30-8 pm
Beginners’ class, Fridays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10 am-12noon
Literacy Volunteers of America/Prince William offer a free program to adults who want to learn how to speak, read, and write English.  Call 703-670-5702 for more information.

Bull Run BookTalkers:  The Lottery by Patricia Wood
Tuesday, July 9, 7 pm
Perry L. Crandall knows what it’s like to be an outsider. With an IQ of 76, he’s an easy mark. Before his grandmother died, she armed Perry well with what he’d need to know: the importance of words and writing things down, and how to play the lottery. Most important, she taught him whom to trust—a crucial lesson for Perry when he wins the multimillion-dollar jackpot. As his family descends, moving in on his fortune, his fate, and his few true friends, he has a lesson for them: never, ever underestimate Perry Crandall.  No registration required.

Random Reads Book Club – The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen
Monday, July 15, 1 p.m.
Based on a remarkable true story, this is an inspiring tale of one daring woman's willingness to sacrifice her own freedom to change the course of history.  All her life, Mary has been a slave to the wealthy Van Lew family of Richmond, Virginia. But when Bet, the willful Van Lew daughter, decides to send Mary to Philadelphia to be educated, she must leave her family to seize her freedom.  You are welcome to bring your lunch.  No registration required.

Your Library for Dummies – and Others with Questions!
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m.
Your library is so much more than books!  Do you know you can download full-color versions of magazines, or ebooks or audiobooks, from our website?  Join library staff members as they share all the library secrets and work one-on-one to help you get the most from your library!  Feel free to bring laptops or e-gadgets.  No registration required.

*North of 50 Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Using Herbs for Health
Thursday, July 25, 12:30 p.m.
Do you know how herbs can prevent the flu or which herbs are useful for skin ailments?  Come learn how a variety of healing herbs can help you stay healthy.  Call to register. This is a special program for the over 50 set.

*Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for their programming support!
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