Friday, August 30, 2013

Chinn Park Library Presents September 2013 eNewsletter‏

Chinn Park Library Presents
Adult & Family Programs
September 2013

Adult Programs

Virginia Cooperative Extension’s
Fall 2013 Master Gardeners Series
Extending the Season – Fall Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, September 7th at 10:00 AM until Noon
Learn from the Master Gardener Cook Garden Team Leader, Paul Gibson, how to extend your growing season and get your garden ready for winter with cover crops. Registration is encouraged and begins on Monday August 5th at 10 AM for this free, drop in program for adults and young adults.
Check out the VCE website here:

America’s Forgotten Roots: Muslims in Early America
Saturday, September 7th at 2:00 PM
Amir Muhammad, Museum Curator for America's Islamic Heritage Museum will discuss the history of Muslims in America and share some uncommon historic artifacts as part of the NEH “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” program series.
This is a free drop in program for adults sponsored by
Friends of Chinn Park Regional Library.
Check out the Museum’s webpage here:

One-on-One eReader Help
Monday, September 16th
3:00 to 4:00 PM
Having trouble downloading books from PWPLS OverDrive to your eReader? The Chinn Park Regional Library will be offering individual help with downloading e-books and audiobooks from PWPLS OverDrive to your e-reader device during the first of our monthly One-on-One eReader Help program. Registration is strongly encouraged, as there are a limited number of spaces. Register here!

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Discussion Group
Sunday, September 22nd at 2:00 PM
Michael Da’in Johnson will lead a discussion of
Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim,
in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel.
Da’in Johnson is the current Chairman of the Board of the
Muslim Association of Virginia (MAV) and has been the MAV Education Chairperson for the past 10 years. Mr. Johnson earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from Queens College of the City University of New York with focus on Islamic Religion and Arabic and he has studied the Maliki fiqh (Islamic law) system under authorized students of Dr. Soliman Donia, former Chairman of Al-Azhar's
Department of Theology and Philosophy.
This book discussion group supports the NEH grant award “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys.” Various Islamic scholars will be leading the discussion group.


Chinn Park Chats:
A Monday Afternoon Book Discussion Club
Monday, September 9th at 1:00 PM
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Editor-in-chief of Hyperion Books Will Schwalbe resolves to keep his mother company as she makes the rounds of chemotherapy and doctors’ visits for treatment of her advanced pancreatic cancer. Both Schwalbe and his widely admired humanitarian mother Mary Anne like to read.  They form a two-person book club to discuss a variety of works that cut across genres and generations. As a result of their talks, mother and son learn to use literature to break down barriers and grow closer to each other.  As a seasoned book man, Schwalbe introduces each author discussed with comments on their styles and strengths.
Join us to discuss this heartfelt memoir.
This is a free drop in program for adults sponsored by Friends of Chinn Park Regional Library.

Brit Lit Book Club
Monday, September 30th at 1:00 PM
Call the Midwife: a Memoir of Birth, Joy
and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth

Jennifer Worth was just twenty-two when she volunteered to spend her early years of midwifery training in London’s East End in the 1950’s. Coming from a sheltered background, there were tough lessons to be learned. The conditions in which many women gave birth half a century ago were horrifying.
Drop in; no registration required. Brit Lit reads a variety of genres, but the settings are all in Great Britain – England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.  New members are always welcome!  Bring a bag lunch, if you like; light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Chinn Park Regional Library.

NOVA Novels Book Club 
Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30 PM
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House – and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, “almost in opposition to itself.”  How can she both love and fundamentally disagree with her husband? How complicit has she been in the trajectory of her own life?  What should she do when her private beliefs run against her public persona? – From publisher description
This free, drop in program for adults is sponsored by Friends of Chinn Park Regional Library.
CPRL Chess Club
Mondays, September 16, 23, and 30th
at 6:00 PM
in the Community Room
There is no meeting on September 2 & 9.
If you enjoy playing chess and would like to play and improve your skills, we invite you to attend the CPRL Chess Club.  This program is open to adults and young adults 13 years and older.  New members are always welcome!  Please bring your own chess set, if you are able. Refreshments are provided by Friends of Chinn Park Regional Library.

The Second Thursday
Children’s Lit Writers Group

Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 PM
This adult writing group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism.
New members are welcome! No registration required.
Refreshments provided by Friends of Chinn Park Regional Library.
*Needles and Hooks Club
Tuesday, September 3rd and 17th
at 7 p.m.
If you like to make crafts with a needle or hook, join us on the
first and third Tuesday of every month and have fun sharing your craft
and meeting others who also enjoy needlework.
Drop in; no registration required.
Refreshments provided by Friends of Chinn Park Regional Library.
*English Chatter
Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, and 25
11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
All new speakers of English are welcome to join us for some friendly conversation where they can practice and improve their speaking skills.  Fluent English speakers are also welcome to help lead the conversations.  This program is made possible through the generous support of the Literacy Volunteers of America.
Drop in; no registration required.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of Chinn Park Regional Library.

*Spanish Charlas
Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, and 25
1:00 PM
This is an opportunity for those with a basic knowledge of Spanish to practice their conversation in a friendly, relaxed setting. 
Fluent Spanish speakers are also welcome to offer help and support. 
Drop in and “¡Hablemos en Español! No registration required.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of Chinn Park Regional Library.

Cool Clicks
Life Expectancy Calculator
The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator uses the most current and
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to estimate how old you will live to be.
Thomas Perls MD, MPH is the founder and director of the New England Centenarian Study, the largest study of centenarians and their families in the world, at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Children’s Programs
All programs are drop-in, no tickets required, unless noted.
*Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
En celebracion del mes del la Hispanidad
*Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres!  A Musical Bilingual Program
Saturday, September 28th at 11 a.m.
Dance to La Bamba!
Discover the colors in Spanish.
Meet an iguana named Juana!
For Families

Stories in Spanish and English        Cuentos en  espanol e Ingles
Saturday, October 5th at 11 a.m.               El sabado 5 de octubre a las 11 de la manana
Join us for stories in Spanish & English         Acompaneros y disfrute de: Cuentos en espanol e ingles y artesanias.
and a craft                                            
For children ages 3 & up with a caregiver.    Para ninos mayors de 3 Anos y sus acompantes
Drop-in; No tickets required.                      No se necesitan boletos registrarse
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Thursday, September 19th
at 4 p.m.

A Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure
Avast ye readers and prepare for some swashbuckling good fun, if ye dare!
For children in 1st grade and up.
Drop-in.  No tickets required.

Inclusive Storytime
Saturday, September 21st at 11 a.m.
A storyhour for children with special needs, their friends & families that combines books, songs, movement, and therapeutic activities to stimulate all five senses and promote learning.
For families

Saturdays with Sophie
Saturday, September 14th at 2 p.m.
Early readers and kids who just love to read can to read to a registered therapy dog in a relaxed atmosphere.  Bring your own book or use one of ours.  Each reader may read for a 10 minute time period.
For children ages 5 - 10.
This is a free, drop-in program.  No registration is required.
Reading with Rover
Thursday, September 12th &  26th at 4 p.m.
Reading with Rover—Sunday Edition
Sunday, September 15
at 1 p.m.
PAL (People Animals Love) provides early readers and kids who just love to read the opportunity to read to
registered therapy dogs in a relaxed atmosphere.
Bring your own book or use one of ours.
For children ages 5 – 10. 
Drop-In.  No registration required. Each reader may read for no more than ten minutes.
Family Craft Night
Thursday, September 12th at 7 p.m.

Bring your Mom or Dad and make a Fall Sunflower Mobile.
Each child may make one craft.
Drop-in.  No registration.
Story Hours
Stories, Songs, and Activities
Stories, Songs, and Activities
Our story hours are designed to support the pre-reading skills every child needs to become a good reader.
Drop-in, no registration required.

Wednesday Wonders
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
For ages 2 – 6 with caregivers.
Sept 11        Fruit Basket Fun
Sept 18       Monkey in the Middle     
Sept 25       F is for Fall
Beginning with Books
Monday, Sept 16th at 10:30 a.m.
For babies 12-24 months and a caregiver.
(No siblings please!)
Stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Registration on the Online Calendar of Events
beginning one week before the program here!
Lunch Bunch
Thursdays at noon.
Pack a lunch and picnic in the library
while listening to terrific tales.
For children ages 2 – 6 with a caregiver.
September 9th                    September Days

Bedtime Storyhour
Mondays at 7:15 p.m.
For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver.
Sept 9         Hello Hello
Sept 16       School Days
Sept 23       Hispanic Happenings
Sept 30       Moon & Stars
Tuesday Tales
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
For children ages 2 – 6 and their caregivers.
Sept 10       Doggy Tales
Sept 17       The Cat’s Meow
Sept 24       Latin American Laughter

Second Saturday Storyhour & Craft
At 10:30 a.m.
For children ages 2 – 6 with a caregiver.
Sept 14       Plenty of Pets

Friday Flicks
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
For Ages 2-7 with a caregiver
Quality Movies Based on Books
Sept 6        Mother Goose on the Loose
Sept 13      A,B,C and 1, 2, 3
Sept 20      Hop on over to the Library
Sept 27       Zoo Babies
*Free, drop-in programs; No tickets required, unless noted.  Space is limited.  For programs for children entering kindergarten and up,
adults will be admitted only if space is available.
Funded by the Friends of the Chinn Park Regional Library.

Middle and High School Programs
@ Chinn Park Regional Library

For students in grades 6 – 12
All programs are drop-in, unless otherwise noted.

Creative Arts Contest*
May 1st – September 16th
For middle & high school students
Enter your short stories, poems, or art in any medium in our annual Creative Arts Contest for middle & high school students!  Pick up an entry form at the Information Desk or download one online at the library website.  
All entries must be received by 9 p.m. on September 16th

Cafe Chinn
Tuesday, September 10th:
Back-to-School Cupcakes
3:00 - 4:30 p. m.
Create a special treat with the Aubergine Chef at the Chinn Cafe for middle and high school students.
The Cafe is open to middle & high school students
                  Limited to the first 30 students.

All programs are for students entering 6th through 12th grade.
Unless otherwise specified, all programs are drop-in, no tickets required.  Seating will be
on a first-come, first-seated basis until the program is filled to capacity.
Chinn Park Regional Library
13065 Chinn Park Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
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