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.
Systemwide events:
Thursday, December 31 – all branches close at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 1 – New Year’s Day Holiday
Saturday, January 2 – All neighborhood libraries closed
Saturday, January 16 – All neighborhood libraries closed
Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
eBooks and digital magazines are available 24/7!
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Montclair Community Library Opening January 11
The greatly anticipated Montclair Community Library is opening for business on Monday, January 11, at 10:00 a.m. We’ll be having a special open house on Saturday, January 23, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. PWL Check out our Explore magazine for information on storytimes and other events for children, teens, and adults at Montclair Library!
Friday & Saturday, January 8 and 9: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 10: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Brown bag sale: Fill a bag for $3.00.
Beat the winter blues with cheap retail therapy! Find gently used books, movies, CDs, and more at the Friends’ book sale, and help the library at the same time.
January 1 – January 31, 2016
Want to see your artwork in books all over the greater Prince William area? Enter our bookmark contest, sticking to the theme “Life Jumps off the Page @ Your Library.” Visit web for full description and click here for a printable entry form (also available at branches). Entries may be submitted digitally via this form or in print at any branch.
Featured Events:
Bull Run Regional Library
Ages 8-11
Saturday, Jan 9 (Snow date Jan 23)
Learn the science of emergency preparedness and turn a pillowcase (supplied by Disney and the Red Cross) into a ‘friend in need.’ You’ll also learn what to put in the pillowcase so you’ll be prepared for emergencies.
Bull Run
Saturday, January 9, 10:30 a.m.
Tom Suit from Prince William Hypnosis Center will explain how your subconscious mind can be retrained to eliminate bad habits and replace them with new productive ones. Drop in.
Central Community Library
Sunday, January 10, 2:00 p.m.
Join us at Central Library as authors Laura and Peter Zeranski present their tasty cookbooks. Plus, you’ll get to sample some of the delicious classic Polish recipes. Register online, in person, or by calling 703-792-8360. Registration begins 12/27/15.
Library Tour: Books, Bytes, and Bites
Montclair Community Library
All ages
Friday, January 22, 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 29, 2:00 p.m.
Monday, February 8, 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 20, 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.
Come and see what the new Montclair Community Library has to offer your whole family. Enjoy a tour of the library and a delicious treat while you learn about our digital collection. Drop in. No registration required.
Bull Run Regional Library
Thursday, January 14, 11:00 a.m.
Have you mastered Genealogy 101 and are ready to dig a bit deeper? Genealogy librarian Tish Como will teach you advanced strategies to evaluate and search free online resources to map your family’s history. Register online or by calling 703.792.4540.


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