Sunday, June 01, 2014

Bull Run Presents: June 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, June  4, 13, 20 and 27 at 10 am
Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25 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, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6 pm and Tuesdays, June 3, 17, and 24 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, June 3, 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, June 3, 17, and 24 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.
Special D-Day Anniversary Movie Presentation!
Friday, June 6, 7 pm
On this 70th Anniversary of the Normandy invasions Gary Crawford will screen an original Cinemascope Technicolor print of D-Day:  the 6th of June starring Robert Taylor, Dana Wynter and Edmond O’Brien.  No registration.  (After hours; meet at the outside entrance to the Community Room.)
Genealogy 201
Saturday, June 7, 11 am
RELIC’s Tish Como demonstrates advanced search techniques and alternate resources to add interest and detail to your family tree.  To register for this free program, contact RELIC @ (703) 792-4540 or
Bull Run BookTalkers:  Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
Tuesday, June 10, 7 pm
A debut novel interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship. Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis: drop everything and drive from Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own, agrees. It's a journey that changes both their lives, as she learns Isabelle's tale of a forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences-- a tale that just might help Dorrie find her own way.
Writers of Adult Literature
Saturdays, June 14 and 28, 2 pm
Group meets to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. New members are always welcome.  No registration.
Random Reads Book Discussion Group:  The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Monday, June 16, 1 pm
If you found a letter from your husband that you weren't supposed to find unless he had died, would you go ahead and read it anyway?  Be careful—your husband's secret may just change your life. And not in an "I've left you $20 million in a Swiss bank account" kind of way.  Feel free to bring your lunch.  No registration.
History in Your Backyard
Tuesday, June 24, 7 pm
The Prince William County Division of Historic Preservation manages over 300 acres and a dozen buildings in Prince William County.  Discover which sites are in your backyard, their history and how you can learn more.  Presented by Rebecca Super, site manager of Rippon Lodge.   To register for this free program, contact RELIC @ (703) 792-4540 or
*North of Fifty Lunch & Learn:  Creative Crochet
Thursday, June 26, 12:30 pm
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.
*Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for their programming support!
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