Saturday, September 28, 2013

Potomac Library Presents--October 2013‏

October 2013
2201 Opitz Blvd.
Woodbridge, VA 22191
703-494-8126 (Voice)
703-494-8129 (TTY)
No registration required unless otherwise noted.

Medicare 101
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.
Rosemari Walker, from the Department of Aging will present information on Medicare parts  A, B, and D and programs that will help pay for some of the costs of these programs to include coinsurance, deductibles, monthly premiums and drug costs. She will also discuss information about Medicare Fraud and Abuse and how to detect and report it.
English Discussion Group
Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 12:30 p.m.
Potomac Community Library has an English Discussion Group which meets in our Community Room. This is not a class but an opportunity to practice English in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  Join others from all over the world as you sharpen your English skills. Drop-ins welcome; no registration required. 
Self Defense
Saturday, October 5, 2:00 p.m.
Kris O’Hop, a brown belt in karate, will be offering a short demonstration for adults (and teens with a parent present) about how to defend themselves without weapons. Attendees should plan to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Registration is limited and required. To register for this free program, please call or visit us in person beginning September 21.
Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, October 8, 1 p.m.
Widow’s War” by Sally Gunning.
“The Widow’s War” takes place in Colonial America in a whaling village in Cape Cod. When Lyddie Berry’s husband is lost in a whaling disaster, she becomes dependent on her ruthless son-in-law, who tries to take everything she and her husband had worked for. Please join us in our community room to discuss this month’s selection. Bag lunches are welcome. New participants are always welcome.
African-American Book Discussion
Thursday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.
“Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America by Nathan McCall
Nathan McCall was a smart kid growing up in a close, protective family in a black working-class neighborhood. Yet by the age of fifteen he was packing a gun and embarking on a criminal career that would five years later land him in prison. A blistering chronicle of one man’s struggle from the street to the prison yard and ultimately to the newsroom of “The Washington Post” where he is now a respected reporter. An honest and searching look at the perils of the black male in the U.S.
New participants are always welcome.
Latino Reads
Tuesday, October 15, 7 p.m.
“The Zahir” by Paulo Coelho (Brazil)
The narrator of the “The Zahir” is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover. Please join us in our community room to discuss this month’s selection. New participants are always welcome.
Third Thursday Thrillers Book Group
Thursday, October 17, 7 p.m.
“Cimarron Rose” by James Lee Burke
This first book in the Billy Bob Holland series, finds Billy Bob, a former Texas Ranger turned lawyer, in the small town of Deaf Smith, Texas defending a teenager accused of killing his girlfriend. The past suddenly becomes the present when Billy Bob realizes that the young man, Lucas Smothers, is the son he never acknowledged. Not only must Billy Bob deal with secrets in his past but he must deal with the secrets that the town of Deaf Smith harbor including an investigation by the DEA of the town and its law officials. This book won the 1998 Edgar Award, the New York Times Notable Books of the Year Award in 1997, and was nominated in 1998 for the Hammett Prize. Please join us not only to discuss this mystery, but to enjoy tea and cookies.
Genealogy 101 
Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Whether you’re just beginning or have collected or inherited family information, RELIC’s Beverly Veness will help you discover techniques and resources available for researching and documenting your family tree. Registration is not required, but recommended beginning Wednesday, October 2.
Muslim Journeys Bookshelf: The Name Mohammad and Muslims in American History
Saturday, October 19, 2:00 p.m.
As a part of the program for Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys which was awarded to PWPLS through a grant from NEH, Amir Muhammad will talk about the name Muhammad and Muslims in American History. The name Muhammad in American history dates back as early as 1735 with a Native American leader with the name and in a 1774 runaway slave advertisement, and in 1850 with a town named Mohamet. The presenter, Amir Muhammad, is the author of seven books and curator of America’s first Islamic Heritage Museum located in Washington, DC. Drop-in, no registration required for this free program.
This month’s book display for adults:
Arts & crafts (books on how to draw, paint and make crafts)
Glass Display Case:
Polymer Clay Sculpture, by staff members Naoko Braxton and Lola Van Meter
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