Saturday, August 09, 2014

Bull Run Library Presents: August 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 www.pwcgov.org/library 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, August 1, 6, 15, 22 and 29 at 10 am


Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27 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.



Monday’s Page Turners


Monday, August 4, 1 pm


At its inaugural meeting, this book club will discuss Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie. Crusie’s romantic and funny ghost story includes a screwball cast of characters and two endearing children. Read it and join us. No registration required.



*English Conversation Club


Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 6 pm and Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 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, August 5, 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, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 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: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


Tuesday, August 12, 7 pm


They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose. Louisa Clark takes a job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. He is an acerbic, moody boss but soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. Will had always lived a huge, exciting life – can he live with his new reality? When Lou learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. No registration required.



Writers of Adult Literature


Saturdays, August 9 and 23, 2 pm


Group meets to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. New members are always welcome. No registration required.



Tracing American Ancestors Before 1850


Thursday, August 14, 11 am (will repeat on Tuesday, August 26, at 7 pm)


Before 1850, the lack of census detail and official vital records can make genealogy difficult. Your immigrant ancestor may seem to be out of reach. Explore sources and techniques to overcome that barrier with RELIC’s Don Wilson. (This program will be repeated on Tuesday, August 26, at 7 pm) To register, please contact RELIC at Relic2@pwcgov.org or at (703) 792-4540.



Random House Book Buzz Tour


Monday, August 18, 1 pm


Attention Book Lovers! Want to learn about future bestsellers BEFORE they become bestsellers? How about a chance to read books BEFORE they are published? A Random House representative will be here to buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on summer and fall titles. Advanced Readers Copies, book catalogs, and Keep Calm and Read On tote bags will be available for attendees. Call 703-792-4530 to register.



Random Reads Book Discussion Group: The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline


Monday, August 18, 2 pm


“A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of American history. Beautiful” said one reviewer. Feel free to bring your lunch. No registration.



Tracing American Ancestors Before 1850 (Repeat)


Tuesday, August 26, 7 pm


Before 1850, the lack of census detail and official vital records can make genealogy difficult. Your immigrant ancestor may seem to be out of reach. Explore sources and techniques to overcome that barrier with RELIC’s Don Wilson. To register for this free program, contact RELIC @ (703) 792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org.



*North of Fifty Lunch & Learn: A Taste of India


Thursday, August 28, 12:30 pm


Sample authentic Indian cuisine, learn about some traditional foods and spices from India and take home recipes to share. This is a forum for seasoned adults over 50. Register online or by phone at 703-792-4530.



*Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for their programming support!
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