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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.
Explore Summer Reading
It’s not too late to sign up!
Bonus Weeks
Have you missed a couple of Passport or Passcard stamps? You can earn two Bonus Stamps by either showing us your reading log or telling us how you’ve done an activity related to science, art, history, or nature. Kids, it’s not too late to earn a free book! pwcgov.org/summerreading
Summer Reading ends August 20
All good things must come to an end. To wrap up:
Please take our short End of Summer Survey to help improve your experience.
The last day to earn stamps, submit adult summer reading tickets, or pick up a free book is Saturday, August 20.
The kids’ and teen grand prize drawings will be held after August 20 and the winners will be notified around August 29.
The last day to pick up Weekly Challenge drawing prizes is close of business Friday, September 2.
You may print your online Summer Reading logs until close of business Friday, September 30.
Play the game that’s all the rage in a safe, friendly environment. Most of our libraries are PokéStops, and we even have two Gyms! And you never know which characters you can catch reading books in our branches.
All ages
Bull Run
Saturday, August 13, 11:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m.
Join the library’s staff of Pokémon trainers on a safari to catch as many Pokémon as you can. Bring your own device or use one of ours. Wear comfy clothes-you’ll be walking outside and battling in our PokéGym! We’ll help you navigate our PokéStop and the outside world using the app safely.
All ages
Dale City
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 a. m. – 1:00 p. m.
Bring your cards and Pokémon games to play, trade, and earn points. Dale City Library is a PokéStop, too!
Entering grades K-5.
Thursday, August 4:
                Chinn Park: 10:30 a. m.
                Montclair: 3:00 p. m.
                Bull Run: 7:00 p. m.
Race to the treasure! A giant board game is projected onto a large screen while the audience must complete challenges such as singing, puzzles, helping with magic tricks, and performing comedy with the help of a live pirate!
Montclair: First come, first served. Bull Run and Chinn Park: Tokens are given thirty minutes before the program starts until capacity reached.
Ages 3 to 8.
Monday, August 8
Montclair: 10:45 a. m.
Haymarket Gainesville: 3:00 p. m.
Puppets, music, and hula bring to life children’s tales from the islands as you hear folk tales and learn a simple hula, “Pearly Shells.” First come, first served until capacity is reached.
Entering grades K-5.
At five locations on August 9 and 11; click link for branches and times.
Experience the science of power and energy by telling stories using exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning, and having fun! First come, first served except Bull Run and Chinn Park, which require tokens thirty minutes before start of the program.
Entering grades 4-7.
Bull Run Regional Library
Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 p. m.
Make neat origami shapes with a special guest instructor. First come, first served until capacity is reached.
Entering grades 6-12.
Potomac Community Library
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 p. m.-8:30 p. m.
Join us for an evening of old-school board games and state-of-the-art video games in the Edge Party Trailer. You’ll spend one hour eating munchies and playing board games, and the other playing games in the trailer. Register online, in person, or by phone beginning August 3. Limit 40.
Chinn Park
Entering grades K and up.
Thursday, August 18, 10:30 – 11:30 a. m.
Learn about the rainforest and see live exotic birds such as a macaw, African grey parrot, and umbrella cockatoo. Pick up a free token thirty minutes before the start of the program.
All ages with caregiver.
Central Community Library
Saturday, August 20, 11:00 a. m.
Join us for a live, interactive show featuring balloon creatures, cartoons that come to life, and much more! First come, first served until capacity is reached.
All ages.
Central Community Library
Saturday, August 20, 2:30 p. m.
Join musician Davyd Pardo as you finish Explore Summer Reading with the sounds of the flamenco guitar.

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