Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bull Run Library Presents: September 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.
*English Conversation Club
Mondays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6 p.m. and Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 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, September 3, 10, 17 and 24, 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, September 3, 10:15 a.m. – 12 noon
Writers of children’s lit meet Tuesdays, September 10 and 24 at 7 p.m.
Writers of adult lit meet Saturdays, September 14 and 28 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, September 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6:30-8 pm
Beginners’ class, Fridays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 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 Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro 
Tuesday, September 10, 7 pm
In 1990 Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was robbed of thirteen pieces of art.  In present-day Boston, Claire Roth makes her living reproducing famous works of art.  When hired to reproduce one of the paintings from the museum heist Claire finds herself trapped in an ethical dilemma.
No registration required.
Random Reads Book Club – The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Monday, September 16, 1 p.m.
Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.  This novel is based on real characters and events from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.  You are welcome to bring your lunch.  No registration required.
Your Library for Dummies (and Others with Questions)
Thursday, September 19, 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.

            SPECIAL EVENT:  RELIC After Dark
            Saturday, September 21, 7-11 p.m.
“The Legal Genealogist,” Judy Russell, JD, CG, will be the principle speaker at this year’s RELIC After Dark, our annual special event blending education, research, dining and socializing on a Saturday evening.  Dr. Russell has become a familiar figure at national and regional conferences, and will present two of her engaging lectures “No Person Shall….Gallop Horses in the Streets: Using Court Records to Tell Family Stories”  and “From Blackstone to the Statutes At Large: How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists.”  Admission is $25 per person, cash or check. Registrations will be accepted beginning July 1. Call 703-
792-4540 or email  for further information.
Genealogy 101
Tuesday, September 24, 7 p.m.
Learn about the techniques and resources available for tracing your family’s history.  To register for this free program, contact RELIC at 703-792-4540 or
*North of 50 Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Living with Loss and Change
Thursday, September 26, 12:30 p.m.
No teacher is quite like life experience and with life comes loss. Come hear Julie Weatherington from Seasons of Hope share thoughts on how to celebrate where we’ve been, find the joy in where we are, and prepare for the changes ahead.  Register online or by phone. This is a special program for the over 50 set.
World War II Musical Comedies:  Melody Parade (1943)
Thursday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Gary Crawford is back with five of his favorite WWII-era musicals.    In Melody Parade, a busboy at a nightclub sets out to make sure that the pretty blonde hatcheck girl gets the singing career she's always wanted.  Directed by Arthur Dreifuss and starring Mary Beth Hughes and Eddie Quillan.  As usual, we will have free popcorn and a trivia quiz at intermission.  No registration.  The series continues in October.
*Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for their programming support!
Sunday Service resumes September 8.
Bull Run Library will be closed on Saturday, August 31, Sunday and Monday, September 1 and 2 for the Labor Day holiday.
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