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.
Haymarket Gainesville Birthday Celebration: Saturday, October 15, Dedication: 11:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m.; Festival 12:00 – 4:00 p. m.
Chinn Park 25th Anniversary Festival: Saturday, October 22. Book sale: 10:00 a. m. – 4:30 p. m.; Festival: 11:00 a. m. – 3:00 p. m.
Haymarket Gainesville turns a year old; Chinn Park turns 25. Help us celebrate with some festival-style events that include food, games, music, crafts, and more.
Saturday, October 8: All neighborhood libraries closed
Monday, October 10: All PWPLS branches closed for Columbus Day
Fall into some cheap reads and help raise money for your library. We have four book sales happening in October; click for locations, dates, and times.
Calling creative high-schoolers! PWPLS is celebrating its 65th birthday with a commemorative library card, and we’re looking for students in grades 9 through 12 to design it. Entries accepted until October 15, and online voting for the best design runs October 16 through November 1.
Our newest Premium Site, Lynda.com, is an online learning portal that provides hundreds of videos for personal and professional development. Normally $25 or more per month, it’s free with your library card!
Who knew the library could be so spooky? With a puppet show, pumpkin-carving contest, costume parades, and (slightly) scary movies, there’s something for everyone. Click here for the creepy details.
Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 p. m.
Teens in grades 6-12, celebrate the new release of Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thorwith a night of Viking and Norse activities. You might even win a copy of the book and other goodies! Register here beginning September 21.
Montclair, All ages
Saturday, October 8, 3:00 p. m. – 4:00 p. m. (rain date: October 9)
Welcome back to R&B/blues/soul trio Whiskey Pull as we try again for music on Montclair’s terrace. You bring a blanket or lawn chair, and Whiskey Pull will bring new tunes.
A Visit from the Fire Truck
Chinn Park: Wednesday, October 12, 10:30 – 11:30 a. m.
Bull Run: Thursday, October 13, 10:45 – 11:45 a. m.
October 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week, and the local fire companies will be bringing fire trucks to storytime!
Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a. m. – 4:30 p. m.
Sunday, October 16, 12:00 p. m. – 5:00 p. m.
Watch the model trains run throughout the weekend and ask conductors your model railroading questions. For all ages; drop in.
Saturday, October 15, 1:00 – 3:00 p. m.
Missed the session at Chinn Park last month? Learn to create “Arte Marino” (marine art) in the style of artist Xavier Portilla. For adults. Register here.
High school students and their parents.
Monday, October 17, 7:00 p. m.
Certified education planner Julia Ross will help high school students and their parents how to navigate the college admissions process and gain the competitive edge.
Central, Grades K – 5
Friday, October 28, 10:30 a. m.
Kindle the sparks of curiosity with this new STEM program for kids. This quarter, explore the basics of computer programming – offline and online.
An Introduction to DNA Testing for Genealogy
October 25, 2016, 7:00 p. m.
October 25, 2016, 7:00 p. m.
Professional genealogist Shannon Combs-Bennett, who has a degree in genetics, will explain the DNA tests available, who should take them, and how to use them with your paper genealogy. Register at 703.792.4540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.