Monday, January 27, 2014

Bull Run Library Presents: February 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 using the online Calendar of Events.
AARP Tax Aide
Mondays, February 3, 10 and 24, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursdays, February 6, 13 and 20, 12-8 p.m.
Trained volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide program will be here to complete simple returns for low income residents with an emphasis on those 60 years of age or older.  Service is provided on a first come, first served basis with preliminary screening to identify those requiring special attention.  No appointment necessary.
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class
Beginners’ class, Fridays, February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 am-12noon
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 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, February 3, 10 and 24 at 6 p.m. and Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 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, February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 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, February 4, 10:15 a.m. – 12 noon
Writers of Adult Literature meet Saturdays, February 8 and 22 at 2 p.m.
These groups meet to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. New members are always welcome.

Navigating the Affordable Care Act
Saturday, February 8, 2 p.m.
A certified application counselor from Neighbor’s Keeper will provide information and guidance for using the Healthcare Insurance Marketplace.  If you have questions or need help with the Affordable Care Act, don’t miss this opportunity.  No registration required.
Blind Date with a Book
Sunday, February 9 through Saturday, February 15
This week you are invited to check out a wrapped book from a display in the library.  Take a chance, you may just find your perfect book.  If things don’t work out, just return it to the library – with no hurt feelings!  Your book will include a “Rate Your Date” card which you can fill out and return to be entered into a drawing for a lovely box of chocolates!
Bull Run BookTalkers:  The House Girl by Tara Conklin
Tuesday, February 11, 7 pm
An unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia. Weaving together the story of Josephine, an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. A searing, suspenseful and heartbreaking tale of art and history, love and secrets.  No registration required.
Random Reads Book Club:  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Monday, February 24, 1 p.m.
A quadriplegic and his caregiver discover what makes life worth living.  Read the book and join the discussion.  You are welcome to bring your lunch.  No registration required.
The Latest in Online Mapping Tools
Tuesday, February 25, 7 p.m.
Learn about the exploding world of online mapping tools for genealogists from certified genealogist Rick Sayre. A retired military officer, Rick has an M.A. in Management Information Services and currently works for the Defense Department as a civilian.  To reserve a seat at this free program, please contact RELIC at (703) 792-4540 or at

Genealogy 201:  Beyond the Basics
Wednesday, February 26, 11 a.m.
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
*North of 50 Lunch ‘n’ Learn:  Valuable Volunteer Opportunities
Thursday, February 27, 12:30 p.m.
Reach out, teach others and empower someone to follow their dream, as Prince William Volunteers share how one individual can help improve the quality of life in their communities.  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 Monday, February 17.
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