Prince William Public Library December Highlights

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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 ( to learn more about all of the events offered for the month.
Bull Run Regional Library will be closed December 4 – 18, and possibly into the week after, for carpet replacement. Visit for up-to-date information on Bull Run’s reopening date.
Sunday, December 18-Sunday before Christmas
Thursday, December 22-all libraries close at 5:00 p. m.
Friday, December 23-Christmas Eve Holiday Observed
Saturday, December 24-Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 25-Christmas Day
Monday, December 26-Christmas Day Holiday Observed
Saturday, December 31-Holiday Weekend all neighborhood libraries closed
Sunday, January 1-New Year’s Holiday
Monday, January 2-New Year’s Holiday Observed
Two special sales the first weekend in December will make your holiday shopping a breeze! Haymarket Gainesville’s sale will feature local crafters, while Montclair’s Saturday sale will feature “like new” editions at special prices, perfect for gift giving. Click here for specific dates and times.
With your PWPLS library card, you now have free access to, a robust online learning platform that can help you achieve your goals, whether your goal is to find a better job, acquire a new skill or improve existing ones, or to satisfy your curiosity.  With a subscription starting at $25.00 a month, this saves you $300 a year!
Not only do we have Launchpad tablets for kids, but we now have them for adults! Interactive, pre-loaded apps help boost grammar and spelling skills in ESOL and adult literacy students.
A Health Care Navigator from Enroll VA will help clarify the world of health insurance by addressing basic healthcare plan questions. First come, first served. Click for locations, dates, and times.
Chinn Park
Saturday, December 3, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p. m.
Sunday, December 4, 12:00 – 4:00 p. m.
A modular layout of trains demonstrating the latest technology will run throughout the weekend.
At Montclair on Saturday, December 10, from 1:00 – 4:00 p. m., you’ll embrace the creative and enlightening process of making collaged cards that represent aspects of your personality, or Soul. Then learn how to use your cards for self-discovery. For adults; first come, first served.
Visits from Santa, music concerts, crafts, and more…below are just a few of the highlights. Click here to see more.
Search the Prince William Public Libraries throughout December-there’s an elf in every library! They’re on the move, so come often and help us keep track of them. Take a picture, just the elf, or all of you together! Post your photo with the library’s name and tag us #LibraryElfie on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
He’s making a list, checking it twice…and coming to the neighborhood libraries in December. Find out when and where by clicking here.
Bring your Santa hats to Central Library on Saturday, December 10, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Revel in an afternoon of holiday tunes and enjoy light refreshments after the concert. All ages; drop in.
Come to Potomac Library on Saturday, December 17, at 2:00 p. m. for a lively, interactive presentation of the classic Dickens story. All ages; drop in.

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