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 www.pwcgov.org/library 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, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 6 p.m. and Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27 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, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, 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.
Memoir Writers meet Tuesday, August 6, 10:15 a.m. – 12 noon
Writers of children’s lit meet Tuesdays, August 13 and 27 at 7 p.m.
Writers of adult lit meet Saturdays, August 10 and 24 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, August 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6:30-8 pm
Beginners’ class, Fridays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 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: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Tuesday, August 13, 7 pm
When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother, Bernadette, goes missing, teenager Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her. This inventive novel is written in many formats—emails, letters, FBI documents and more. A laugh-out-loud funny look at a dysfunctional family. No registration required.
Random Reads Book Club – Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
Monday, August 19, 1 p.m.
Part love story, part literary mystery, Melanie Benjamin’s spellbinding historical novel leads readers on an unforgettable journey down the rabbit hole, to tell the story of a woman whose own life became the stuff of legend. You are welcome to bring your lunch. No registration required.
The Battle of Bristoe Station – 150th Anniversary
Thursday, August 22, 11 a.m. Repeats Tuesday, August 27, 7 p.m.
Military historian Ron Mayer will share his extensive knowledge of this lesser known Civil War battle. To register, contact RELIC @ (703) 792-4540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Library for Dummies
Saturday, August 24, 10:30 a.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: Watercolors with Lou Negri
Thursday, August 29, 12:30 p.m.
Local watercolorist Lou Negri leads painting classes and workshops when he is not immortalizing his travels in a sketch book. Join us for a fascinating demonstration of his work. Register online or by phone. This is a special program for the over 50 set.
*Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for their programming support!