Thursday, April 03, 2014

Bull Run Presents: April 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.
*Memoir Writers
Tuesday, April 1, 10:15 am
Group meets monthly to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism.  No registration required.  New members always welcome. 
*English Conversation Club
Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10 am and Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 6 pm
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, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 12 noon
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.
ESL Classes (English as a Second Language)
Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6:30 pm
Fridays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10 am
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.
AARP Tax Aide
Mondays, April 7 and 14, 10am to 6 pm
Thursdays, April 3 and 10, 12-8 pm
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.
Bull Run BookTalkers:  The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Tuesday, April 8, 7 pm
On a remote Australian island following World War I lives a couple, quietly running a lighthouse and grieving for children lost before they drew breath.  One day, a boat washes up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.  This morally complex and riveting novel examines choices made and the emotional fall-out they produce.  Please join us for a lively discussion.  No registration.
Writers of Adult Literature
Saturdays, April 12 and April 26, 2 pm
Group meets to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. New members are always welcome.  No registration.
Your Library for Dummies (and Others with Questions)
Saturday, April 19, 10:30 am
Sure, you think you know your library.  But did you know you can download full-color versions of popular magazines from our website?  Did you know you can renew your books online?  Have you downloaded an e-book yet?  Your library is so much more than books!  Join library staff members as they present an overview of what is available and work one-on-one to help you access it.  Feel free to bring laptops or e-gadgets!  Drop in; no registration required.
Random Reads Book Discussion Group:  The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler
Monday, April 21, 1 pm
Read the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the mid-twentieth century.   Feel free to bring your lunch.  No registration.
*North of Fifty Lunch & Learn:  Healing Powers with Essential Oils
Thursday, April 24, 12:30 pm
Learn how essential oils can energize you and be life-changing for emotional and physical health to improve your mind, body and spirit.  Please bring your lunch (we’ll provide beverages and dessert) to this free program.  Register online or by phone.  This is a forum for seasoned adults over 50.
Poem in Your Pocket Day (in Celebration of National Poetry Month)
Thursday, April 24
On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people of all ages everywhere are encouraged to select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day.   We will have a display of poems and poetry books at the library for you to choose from.  Come in and pick a poem for your pocket! 
We Love a Mystery movie series
Thursday, April 24, 7 pm
Movie maven Gary Crawford returns with another installment of classic films.  First up is I Love a Mystery (1945) starring Jim Bannon, Nina Foch, and George Macready.   More to come in May.
Bull Run Library will be closed Sunday, April 20 for Easter.
*Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for their programming support!
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