Thursday, April 03, 2014

Potomac Presents--April 2014‏


POTOMAC LIBRARY PRESENTS
ADULT PROGRAMS
April 2014
2201 Opitz Blvd.
Woodbridge, VA 22191
703-494-8126 (Voice)
703-494-8129 (TTY)
www.pwcgov.org/library



No registration required unless otherwise noted.
 
Mystery Theme Contest at Potomac Community Library!
Adult patrons, come in, play the game and check out the books. Guess the theme that ties into the covers of the books on display for the month.  Some months the theme is easy to see right away, some months it’s quite difficult. Correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to an area business. 
 
English Discussion Group
Friday, April 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. 
 
Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
Tuesday, April 8, 1 p.m.
Rose, a police precint typist in Prohibition New York, has seen many things. As the recorder of confessions and transgressions of all sorts, she considers herself to be an astute judge of character. When Odalie Lazare, a new typist arrives in the office, Rose is intrigued by her beauty, charm, and seeming wealth. Rose becomes infactuated with Odalie, who is not what she appears to be, as Odalie pulls Rose into a world filled with speakeasies, bootleggers, and elite estate parties. With hints toward “The Great Gatsby,” Rindell’s novel aspires to re-create Prohibition-era New York City, both its opulence and its squalid underbelly.Please join us in our community room to discuss this month’s selection. Bag lunches are welcome. New participants are always welcome.
 
NEW! eReader One-on-One Help
Tuesday, April 8, 3:30 p.m.
PWPLS Librarian and eReader expert, Charlie Rosenthal, will provide individual help with downloading eBooks from Overdrive to your e-Reader device. This program meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Registration is encouraged but not required. Those who are registered will be served first.
 
African-American Book Discussion Group
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
Thursday, April 10, 7 p.m.
A novel of love, family, and justice follows Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in a Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves. Group will meet in the community room; no registration required.
 
Latino Reads
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (Mexico)
Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m.
For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness. You can choose to read the book in English or Spanish. New members are always welcome. Drop-in; no registration required.
 
Third Thursday Thrillers Book Group
Read any Perry Mason book by Erle Stanley Gardner
Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m.
After writing for the pulp detective magazines of the 1920s, lawyer Erle Stanley Gardner went on to create the most famous trial lawyer in fiction: Perry Mason, who for nearly forty years used every legal trick in the book to fight for his clients. Gardner effectively translated the world of the courtroom into his fast-paced stories, which are more like traditionally plotted, puzzle-based mysteries in tone than today's legal thrillers. Please join us not only to discuss this mystery, but also to enjoy tea and cookies. 
 
SAT Workshop (for Teens and their Parents)
Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Representatives from Huntington Learning Center will present a SAT workshop. They will review tips and strategies for taking the SAT. They will also distribute a list for the top 66 words that appear most frequently on the test. Registration is not required but recommended to ensure enough hand-outs are available. Interested individuals may register by phone, in person or online.
 
Health Care Program: All About Blood Pressure and Nutrition
Monday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Alexandria Nichols, from INTotal Health, will present basic information on what blood pressure is and the factors that lead to high blood and how diet and nutrition can help fight this silent disease. Registration is not required but recommended. Please register for this free program beginning Monday, April 14 either in person, by phone or online.

 
This month’s book display for adults:
Chill out and Laugh (humorous fiction & non- fiction)
 
Glass Display Case:
“Fiber Arts” a display by the Crochet Guild of Prince William County

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