Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bull Run Library Presents: July 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.
*Bull Run Books Go Far – An Adult Summer Reading Contest
June 2-August 30
Are you going on vacation (or even taking a staycation in the backyard) this summer?  Are you taking a library book with you?  You could win a prize in this summer’s Bull Run Books Go Far adult reading contest simply by bringing or sending us a postcard of the place you visited!  A random drawing held in September will award one First Prize of $50 and two Second Prizes of $25 each.  Winners must be over 18 and have a valid library card.  Make sure your name, phone number and library book title are on your entry.  Entries may be dropped off at the Information Desk at the library or mailed to Books Go Far Contest, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave, Manassas, VA 20109.  Enter early and often.  Bon voyage and happy reading!
ESL Classes (English as a Second Language)
Fridays, July 11, 18 and 25 at 10 am
Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6:30 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, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 6 pm and Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10 am
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.
*Memoir Writers
Tuesday, July 1, 10:15 am
Group meets monthly to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism.  No registration required.  New members always welcome. 
*Spanish for Fun
Tuesdays, July 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.
Bull Run BookTalkers:  What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Tuesday, July 8, 7 pm
Meet thirty-nine year old Alice:  intense, three kids, disintegrating marriage.  After a bump on the head, she wakes up thinking it's ten years earlier when she was idealistic, newly married and awaiting the birth of her first child.  Just how much can happen in a decade? With a charming blend of comedy and drama, Alice slowly unravels the missing ten years and wonders if it's possible to recapture the past.

Writers of Adult Literature
Saturdays, July 12 and 26, 2 pm
Group meets to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. New members are always welcome.  No registration.
MOVIE:  The Lady in the Morgue
Thursday, July 17, 7 pm
Gary Crawford brings back detective Bill Crane in two more Universal Crime Club mystery movies.  Tonight, The Lady in the Morgue AND Laurel and Hardy in Habeas Corpus.  (See another Bill Crane movie on July 31.)  Free popcorn and trivia quiz.  Bring your own covered soda.  No registration.
Random Reads Book Discussion Group:  Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Hayes
Monday, July 21, 1 pm
When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Brightman, she can't believe her luck. Gorgeous, charismatic, and a bit mysterious, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true.  But there is a darker side to Lee…  Feel free to bring your lunch.  No registration.
Genealogy 101:  Getting Started
Tuesday, July 22, 7 pm
Those curious about their family history have an opportunity to learn about methods, strategies and resources for tracing their roots.  This free 90-minute program, conducted by Beverly Veness of the RELIC staff, will highlight the numerous free genealogical resources available at RELIC and will explore basic techniques for tracking ancestors.  To register for this free program, contact RELIC @ (703) 792-4540 or
*North of Fifty Lunch & Learn:  Vegan, Vegetarian, Flexitarian?
Thursday, July 31, 12:30 pm
Come learn the difference between vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets as we explore various foods that we eat.  This is a forum for seasoned adults over 50.
MOVIE:  The Last Warning
Thursday, July 31, 7 pm
Another Bill Crane detective series movie:  The Last Warning.  Plus, The Three Stooges try to ditch a corpse in Three Pests in a Mess.  Free popcorn and trivia quiz.  Bring your own covered soda.  No registration.
*Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for their programming support!
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