Dates to Remember
4 – Happy Fourth of July!
(Libraries are closed.)
8 – Ramadan begins at sundown
Programs for Teens
Unless otherwise noted, all programs are for students entering middle & high school,
and are drop-in, no tickets or registration required.
Refashioned and Revamped T-Shirts
Tuesday, July 9, 2:00 pm
Transform an old, worn-out t-shirt into some cute new items!
Bring an old shirt with you; we will supply everything else.
Crime Scene Investigations with the Prince William County Police
Tuesday, July 16, 2:00 pm
Enter the real world of C.S.I. as the Prince William County Police discuss how they use their CSI truck with its advanced, high-tech equipment to solve real crimes using just a drop of blood or a few bits of fiber. Then visit the CSI truck right outside the Library!
The Harvey Simon Virginia Living History Celebration!
Saturday, July 20, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a day of history with your entire family as we celebrate the rich history of Virginia and Prince William County. Visit the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, try your hand at calligraphy or pottery, see artifacts from the National Museum of the Marine Corps, meet Trooper Ed Dandar and his horse Rocky from the Black Horse Cavalry, attend Pirate School with the Moody Crewe, learn to swordfight, meet a descendent of Pocahontas, and much, much more. It’s all free, so drop-in anytime with your family and friends to enjoy this great program.
Hip-Hop with Ayasha Upchurch
Tuesday, July 23, 2:00 pm
Learn all the newest dance moves in an urban, hip-hop dance program
with Ayasha Upchurch of “Life, Rhythm, Move.”
Flow Circus Workshop
Tuesday, July 30, 7:00 pm
Think you’ve got skills? Challenge your eyes and reflexes with the kendama, flower sticks, diablo and other skill toys from around the world in this fast-paced, hands-on workshop.
Teen Trivia Contests!
We have both monthly and weekly trivia contests for teens this year! Pick up a copy of this month’s Teen Trivia Contest, “Buried Treasures,” at the Chinn Park Information Deck. Be sure to drop it off by the close of business on Wednesday, July 31, and you may be the lucky winner of a gift certificate.
Also check out Squirt the Turtle’s Facebook page each Monday during Wild Reads. We’ll be posting a trivia question related to that week’s program for teens. Just visit him at Chinn Park Turtle on Facebook. Then come to the Information Desk any time that week with the answer. Give us the correct answer and we’ll give you a small, fun prize!
Wild Reads continues through August 17!
Sign up online, log your books, earn reading rewards at 3, 6, and 9 books read, and be entered into the End-of-Summer drawing for great prizes like gift certificates to local businesses and e-readers! Students who attend Prince William County Schools may also be eligible for extra credit in the fall. www.pwcgov.org/library/teens
And don't forget to pick up an entry form for the Creative Arts Contest! Enter poetry, short stories or art in any medium. www.pwcgov.org/library/teens
Books to look for: Summer Reading
Cloaked by Alex Flinn YA FIC
Seventeen year old Johnny feels his life is at a dead end. He works hard at his family’s struggling shoe repair business in a fancy hotel, but what he’d really like to do is design shoes, not repair them. When a party-girl princess arrives at his hotel, he is surprised to find himself invited to her suite. But he’s not there for fun; the princess has a proposition to make. Find her missing brother—who has been turned into a frog—and she’ll marry Johnny! Fans of reimagined fairy tales will love adventuring with Johnny as he tangles with witches, talking animals and even deer-eating giants, all in modern-day Florida.
Beautiful Creatures: The Graphic Novel by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl YA741.5Bea
In this dark, illustrated adaptation of the novel by the same name, Ethan, a small town teen, meets a mysterious new student at his high school, Lena, who’s come to live with her equally mysterious uncle in the town’s oldest and most notorious mansion. Lena is unlike anyone he has ever known, and Ethan is determined to find out why he is so drawn to her. But in a town where nothing ever happens, one secret could change everything.
Next Month: Mehndi, Voluteer Hours, and Hello, Cupcake!