Monday, September 01, 2014

Bull Run Library Presents: September 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.

*English Conversation Club

Tuesdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10 am and Mondays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29 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, September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 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.

*Memoir Writers
Tuesday, September 2, 10:15 am
Group meets monthly to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. No registration required. New members always welcome. 

ESL Classes (English as a Second Language)
Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 6:30 pm
Fridays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26 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.

The Truth about IRAs and Retirement
Thursday, September 4, 7 pm
Created by New York Times bestselling author Ric Edelman, this free seminar shows you how to get the most from your retirement accounts and IRAs. You’ll discover how easy it is to manage your retirement assets properly and the consequences of failing to do so. In just 90 minutes, you’ll gain the knowledge you need that can help you enjoy your retirement in comfort. No registration required.

Choices: A Workshop for Change
Saturday, September 6, 2-4 pm

“Make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.” This workshop will focus on increasing your potential for employment and managing your money more effectively. Topics will include employment and financial management and will cover items such as preparing a resume, budgeting and planning ahead. The workshop will help participants look at where they are, decide where they want to be, and consider reasonable changes to make a better life for themselves and their families. No registration required.

Monday’s Page Turners

Monday, September 8, 1 pm
The group will discuss The Things We Do for Love by Kristin Hannah. No registration required. 
The youngest of three daughters, Angela DeSaria Malone was always "the princess" of the family, a girl who thought she knew how her life would unfold. High School. College. Marriage. Motherhood. That was how it had gone for her sisters, her cousins, her friends. But it didn't work out that way for Angie. Read her story and join the discussion. No registration required.

Bull Run BookTalkers: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Tuesday, September 9, 7 pm
The delicate balance of class and gender in contemporary India is captured through the lives of two women--Sera Dubash, an upper middle-class housewife hiding shame and disappointment, and Bhima, her illiterate servant hardened by a life of struggle. Each one has joy and heartache, love and loss. Their lives are intrinsically connected yet vastly separate in this poignant and unforgettable story of the bonds of womanhood and the constraints of race and class. No registration required.

The DAR Library: Researching the Revolution and Beyond
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
The Daughters of the American Revolution Library in Washington D.C. is not just for members. Learn about the resources, both in-house and online, of this vast repository from its Library Director, Eric Grundset. To register, please contact RELIC at or at (703) 792-4540.

Writers of Adult Literature

Saturdays, September 13 and 27, 2 pm
Group meets to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. New members are always welcome. No registration required.

Random Reads Book Discussion Group: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by
Monday, September 15, 2 pm
There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter, Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her once inseparable older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies far too young of an illness her mother can barely name, June’s world is turned upside down. Feel free to bring your lunch. No registration.

*North of Fifty Lunch & Learn: Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease
Thursday, September 25, 12:30 pm
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes and you want to learn the facts about Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, come hear Jane Priest, Regional Manager, Programs and Services from the Alzheimer’s Association, separate out the facts and learn how Alzheimer’s affects the brain and the benefits of early detection. Bring your lunch and the library will provide beverages and desserts. This is a forum for seasoned adults over 50. Register online or by phone at 703-792-4530.

Genealogy 201: Beyond the Basics
Tuesday, September 30, 7 pm
RELIC’s Tish Como demonstrates advanced search techniques and alternate resources to add interest and detail to your family tree. To register, please contact RELIC at or at (703) 792-4540.

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