Prince William Public Library January 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.
Saturday, December 31 – Holiday Weekend all neighborhood libraries (NLs) closed
Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day Holiday
Monday, January 2 – New Year’s Day Holiday Observed
Saturday, January 14 – Holiday Weekend all NLs closed
Monday, January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Chinn Park
Thursday, January 26 – Sunday, January 29
Help gently used books find their forever homes by shopping the Friends of the Libraries’ book sales. Click for dates and times.
January 1-31
The world awaits you! Design a bookmark around this theme and you could see your artwork in books all over the greater Prince William area. Visit for details and to enter.

Find the Golden Ticket

January 2 – February 3
Find a Golden Ticket hidden throughout Montclair Library. Bring it to Montclair’s first birthday party and redeem it for one free raffle entry. Ticket must be presented at Montclair’s party on Saturday, February 4, from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m. Sponsored by the Friends of Montclair Community Library.
January 4 – March 12
Chinn Park’s annual bookmark design contest for kids grades K through 5 is based on the book Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd. Click here for contest guidelines, how to enter, and prizes.
Information Session: Central, Thursday, January 5, 7:00 p. m.
Application Help: Central: Saturday, January 7, 10:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.
                                    Potomac: Saturday, January 14, 10:00 a. m. – 2:00 p. m.
Health Care Navigators from Enroll VA will help clarify the world of health insurance and help you fill out Affordable Health Care (Obamacare) applications one-on-one. First come, first served.
Potomac: January 7, 2:00 – 4:00 p. m.
Make organizing (almost) fun with this artful take on the daily planner. For teens and adults. Sign up beginning December 17.
Chinn Park: Saturday, January 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p. m.
Presented by the Lake Ridge Moms’ Club, this gathering of representatives from community, public, and private preschools, as well as homeschoolers, will help you and your preschooler prepare for the big K…kindergarten! Drop in.
Montclair: Saturday, January 21, 2:00 p. m.
Hello, seniors! Bring a guest of any age and attend a Memory Party to share your stories, photos, and family history. Plus, learn tips on finding and organizing genealogical information. Drop in.
Potomac: Saturday, January 21, 2:00 – 3:30 p. m.
What happens when three northern Virginia mystery authors gather to discuss their books, adventures in publishing, and favorite authors? We can’t tell you; it’s a mystery. Drop in.
Book Bunch new program
Central: Monday, January 23, 4:30 – 5:30 p. m.
Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 p. m.
Kids in grades 3 through 5, come talk about a book you read that fits the month’s theme. For “January Jokers,” read a book that makes you laugh. There will also be games and snacks! Drop in.
Nokesville: Saturday, January 28, 12:00 – 2:00 p. m.
What’s more frightening than fiction? Unsolved crimes that actually happened. Mark O’Connell’s true tales will keep you reading until the midnight hour.
Potomac: Monday, January 30, 10:30 a. m.
Create a winter forest of birch trees while learning masking and resist art techniques. For students grades K- 5. Sign up online, in person or by phone beginning January 16. Limit 30 children.

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