Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bull Run Library Presents: October 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 .
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6:30-8 pm
Friday Beginners’ Class, October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10-12
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.
World War II-Era Musical Movies #2:  Ship Ahoy (1942)
Thursday, October 3, 7 pm
Ship Ahoy with Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Bert Lahr, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey’s orchestra, Jo Stafford.  No registration.  Free popcorn.  Bring your own covered soft drink.
*English Conversation Club
Mondays, October 7, 21 and 28 at 6 p.m. and Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 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, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 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
Memoirs Writers meet Tuesday, October 1, 10:15 a.m. – 12 noon
Writers of children’s lit meet Tuesdays, October 8 and 22 at 7 p.m.
Writers of adult lit meet Saturdays, October 12 and 26 at 2 p.m.
These groups meet to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. New members are always welcome. No registration required.
Bull Run BookTalkers
Tuesday, October 8, 7 pm – Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick.
In 1948, a mysterious and charismatic man arrives in a small Virginia town carrying two suitcases; one contains al his worldly possessions, the other is full of money.  A lot of money…  Read the book and join the discussion.  No registration required.
Researching Your Virginia Ancestors
Thursday, October 10, 11 am
Genealogy in Virginia has its own complexities.  Records may be lost, destroyed or difficult to locate.  Understanding how to use them may also be a challenge.  Don Wilson, Virginiana librarian for Prince William County, has been studying Virginia resources and research techniques for over thirty years. In this talk, Mr. Wilson will attempt to give practical advice and step-by-step instructions for finding and documenting elusive Virginia ancestors.  To reserve a seat for this free program, contact RELIC at (703) 792-4540  or at 
World War II-Era Musical Movies #3:  Reveille with Beverly (1943)
Thursday, October 10, 7 pm
Reveille with Beverly with Ann Miller, Dick Purcell, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and the Mills Brothers.  No registration.  Free popcorn.  Bring your own covered soft drink.
World War II-Era Musical Movies #4:  Time Out for Rhythm (1941)
Thursday, October 17, 7 pm
Time Out for Rhythm with Ann Miller, Rudy Valle, The Three Stooges, Allen Jenkins and Rosemary Lane.  No registration.  Free popcorn.  Bring your own covered soft drink.
Your Library for Dummies (and Others with Questions)
Saturday, October 19, 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.
Random Reads Book Club – Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Monday, October 21, 1 p.m.
Anne Rice refreshed the archetypal vampire myth for a late-20th-century audience. The story is ostensibly a simple one: having suffered a tremendous personal loss, an 18th-century Louisiana plantation owner named Louis Pointe du Lac descends into an alcoholic stupor. At his emotional nadir, he is confronted by Lestat, a charismatic and powerful vampire who chooses Louis to be his fledgling.  The two prey on innocents, give their "dark gift" to a young girl, and seek out others of their kind (notably the ancient vampire Armand) in Paris.
Read the book and join the discussion.  You are welcome to bring your lunch.  No registration required.
Genealogy 201:  Beyond the Basics
Tuesday, October 22, 7 pm
Genealogy 101 introduced basic resources and techniques for researching your family's history.   Genealogy 201 presents alternate resources to enhance your family's history and advanced search techniques to help maximize your results from online databases including census records, passenger lists, maps, and books.  To reserve a seat for this free program, contact RELIC at (703) 792-4540 or at
World War II-Era Musical Movies #5:  You’ll Find Out (1940)
Thursday, October 24, 7 pm
You’ll Find Out, our pre-Halloween offering, with Kay Kyser, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre.  No registration.  Free popcorn.  Bring your own covered soft drink.
Who You Gonna Call?  Evermore Paranormal!
Tuesday, October 29, 7 pm
Meet Suzanne Sorrell and her Evermore Paranormal investigative team.  See actual ghost hunting equipment up close and personal, and hear about the team’s experiences with the unexplained.  No registration.
*North of 50 Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Fall Festival Party
Thursday, October 31, 12:30 p.m.
Fall is here so come dressed in your favorite costume, bring a ghoulish treat to share and be ready to enjoy a party with door prizes and games. 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!
Bull Run Library will be closed on Monday, October 14.
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