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Prince William Public Library July Highlights

Provided by Prince William Public Library System The Prince William Public Library System (PWPLS) offers a number of programs throughout the year for all ages including families, children, teens and adults. PWPLS would like to highlight some of those programs and events below. Please visit our website (pwcgov.org/library) to learn more about all of the events offered for the month. …

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Summertime Stargazing

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity We’re all captivated by the wonder of our galaxy—its faraway planets, many moons and falling stars. On clear summer nights, this vast expanse seems to beckon us to journey into deep space. Though you can’t climb into the family rocket and take a spin—not yet, anyway—you can take your little ones on a …

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How to Create Hypertufa for a Rustic Garden Look

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity Hypertufa was developed in the 1930s to replicate the stone troughs that were popular among English gardeners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The lightweight stand-ins were not only easier to come by, but also easier to transport. Thanks to their porous nature, the pots were ideal for plants needing good …

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Independent Hill Library’s 30th Birthday Festival

Provided by Prince William Public Library System Join us for a family-friendly fun celebration! We’ll have a Mini Zoo, ice cream, a naming dedication and a moment to recognize 30 years of Independent Hill Neighborhood Library. Prince William Public Library and Coles District Supervisor Martin E. Nohe are joining to hold a fresh spring festival that’s fun for the whole family! …

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Prince William Public Library May Highlights

Provided by Prince William Public Library System The Prince William Public Library System (PWPLS) offers a number of programs throughout the year for all ages including families, children, teens and adults. PWPLS would like to highlight some of those programs and events below. Please visit our website (pwcgov.org/library) to learn more about all of the events offered for the month. …

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Taste of Woodbridge: Spring into Summer Feastival of Food and Fun

By Ashleigh Balsamo Looking for an outdoor activity full of food and fun for the entire family? Well, look no further — Taste of Woodbridge at Stonebridge Town Center is coming this June! Join more than 150 of the community’s best vendors, including local restaurants, food trucks, businesses and more for the annual Spring “Feast-ival.” The event, which is hosted …

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Trash to Treasure

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity As summer is rapidly approaching and this month is Earth month, I have a trash-to-treasure craft and recipe option for you. Do one or both! The mason jar solar lights craft is the most popular post on my blog, and I am always trying to find ways to reinvent it. I hope you …

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April is National Youth Sports Safety Month

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Sports participation is a major cause of serious injury among youth making sports activities, the second most frequent cause of injury for male and female adolescents. According to John Hopkins Medicine, 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports in which more than 2.6 million children, 19 years of …

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Kids Can Experience Everything from the Civil War to Dinosaurs and Sports to Science This Summer

Provided by Prince William County Kids who attend the county’s summer camps have the opportunity to learn about things ranging from the Civil War to dinosaurs, as well as science, technology, engineering and math. Outdoor adventure camps, offered throughout the summer by the Parks and Recreation Department, will run Monday through Friday and will allow kids to participate in activities …

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What Do Leprechauns and STEM Have in Common?

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity Have you ever tried to catch a leprechaun? We haven’t caught one yet, but we sure do like to try on St. Patrick’s Day. Leprechauns are mischievous magical little guys, so we’ve never actually had a good look at one. It’s our tradition, mine and my son’s, now to build a St. Patrick’s …

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