Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bull Run Library Presents: January 2014 Adult and Family Programs‏


Bull Run Library Presents:  January 2014 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 www.pwcgov.org/library using the online Calendar of Events.
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class
Beginners’ class, Fridays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10 am-12noon
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29, 6:30-8 pm
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.
*English Conversation Club
Mondays, January 6, 13 and 27 at 6 p.m. and Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 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, January 7, 14, 21 and 28, 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, January 7, 10:15 a.m. – 12 noon
Writers of adult lit meet Saturdays, January 11 and 25 at 2 p.m.
These groups meet to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. New members are always welcome.
Bull Run BookTalkers:  The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Tuesday, January 14, 7 pm
This Pulitzer Prize winning novel set in North Korea tells the story of Jun Do, a government-sanctioned kidnapper.  Eventually, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves. A shockingly believable, riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption and casual cruelty but also of people with a thirst for love, acceptance and hope.
No registration required.
Genealogy 201
Thursday, January 16, 11 am
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 relic2@pwcgov.org.
Organizing Your Genealogy Research
Tuesday, January 21, 7 pm
Do you love to research but hate organizing your findings?  Or are you just overwhelmed and not sure how to begin arranging all of the documents you’ve collected in a way that makes sense?  Learn strategies for tracking the tangible results of your research.  You will ultimately save time and become a better genealogist.  This program will be presented by veteran genealogist Diane Nesmeyer.  To reserve a seat for this free program, contact RELIC at (703) 792-4540 or at relic2@pwcgov.org.
Get More Out of Google
Wednesday, January 22, 2 pm
Technology instructor Susie Besecker will demonstrate the various ways you can unleash the power of Google for searches ranging from weather and movie times to enhancing your family tree.
Your Library for Dummies (and Others with Questions)
Thursday, January 23, 10:30 am
Your library is so much more than shelves of books.  Find out what you can do from our website, including electronic resources, e-books and downloadable magazines.  Please bring any devices you need assistance with.
Random Reads Book Club
Monday, January 27, 1 p.m.
Read the book and join the discussion.  You are welcome to bring your lunch.  No registration required.
*North of 50 Lunch ‘n’ Learn:  Creating Homemade Pasta
Thursday, January 30, 12:30 p.m.
Come explore your creative side and learn how to make homemade pasta. Easy instructions and examples to get you started mastering a new skill.  Bring your lunch; we’ll supply beverages and dessert.  Call to register. 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 Wednesday, January 1 and on Monday, January 20.
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