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. PWL 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.
Sunday, December 20 – closed the Sunday before Christmas
Wednesday, December 23 – close at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday, December 24-27 – closed for the Christmas Holiday
Thursday, December 31 – close at 5:00 p.m.
 eBooks and digital magazines are available 24/7!
We’re taking a nap! Most regular children’s events at the full-service branches, such as storytimes, will be on pause between December 20 and January 10. Check our online calendar of events for special events and storytimes at the neighborhood libraries.
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.
Friday through Sunday, December 4-6
December 4 and 5: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
December 6: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Help gently used books find their forever homes at the first annual Friends of Haymarket Gainesville Library Book Sale. Proceeds fund our library events, so it’s a win-win!
Santa Claus is Coming to Visit!
Independent Hill: Tuesday, December 8, 10:30 a.m. and Saturday, December 12, 11:00 a.m.
Lake Ridge, Thursday, December 10, 10:30 a.m.
Nokesville, Thursday, December 10, 10:30 a.m.
Dale City: Tuesday, December 15, 4:30 p.m.
Dumfries: Thursday, December 17, 4:30 p.m.
Did you know Santa Claus comes to the library, too? It’s true, so you’d better be good!  Meet Santa and take pictures – and if you forget your camera, library staff will take pics and email them to you.
Saturday, December 5, 2:00 p.m.
Chinn Park Regional Library
Ages 2 and up with caregiver.
Join the Rainbow Puppets for a fun-filled romp through fairy tales as Little Red pursues a Gingerbread Man to Grandma’s house. First come, first served until capacity is reached.
Saturday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.
Central Community Library
Ages 2 to 6 with a caregiver.
Join us as Kaydee Puppets present a holiday show filled with laughter and cheer. Mr. Snowman is asked to take care of Santa’s workshop for a while, but despite his best intentions, things go awry! First come, first served until capacity is reached.
Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.
Bull Run Regional Library
Grades 4 through 7
It’s getting STEAMy in the library! Learn about the unique scientific properties of snow with fun, hands-on activities such as making 3-D snowflakes. First come, first served until capacity is reached.
All ages: 
Saturday, December 5, 2:00 p.m.
Potomac Community Library
How can one person be so entertaining? Find out as you clap, laugh, and sing along with the one-man band that is Peter McCory. First come, first served until capacity is reached.
Handbell Choirs
Saturday, December 12, 2:00 p.m., Central Community Library
Sunday, December 13, 2:00 p.m., Haymarket Gainesville Community Library
Ring in the season with a weekend of music!  First come, first served until capacity is reached.
Thursday, December 10, 11:00 a.m.
Bull Run Regional Library
Let’s get to the root of your family tree as genealogy specialist Beverly Veness helps you navigate the library’s free genealogy resources, including Ancestry and Heritage Quest. Register online or by calling 703-792-4540.

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