Prince William Public Library July Highlights

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Provided by Prince William Public Library System

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.

All PWPLS branches will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

June 19 – August 19
You still have plenty of time to register for summer reading, win prizes, enter weekly challenges, and attend fun, free events! Visit or your local branch for more information.
Adults and young adults
Join the PWC Historic Preservation Division for a virtual tour of local restored historic buildings and sites such as Rippon Lodge, Williams’ Ordinary, Bristoe Station Battlefield Park, the Barnes and Bushy Park houses, and more.
Entering grades 6 – 12
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, add to your collection by making crafts based on the beloved series.
Entering grades 1 and up
In the old westerns, it was easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys. The Virginia Cooperative Master Gardeners will help you tell the “good guys” from the “bad guys” in the garden.
All ages
Impossible magic tricks, off-the-wall comedy, and lots of audience participation, with a few books thrown in, all themed around construction and architecture.
All ages
Watch a live K-9 demonstration as Trooper West and his patrol dog Chuy visit from the Virginia State Police K-9 unit!
All ages
The library is turning into a museum! Explore and use your imagination in this interactive learning environment where hands-on exhibits replicate real-life scenarios such as a farmer’s market.
Various ages
Everyone is an artist in these simple step-by-step art classes. You’ll find classes for preschoolers, elementary kids, young adults, and adults.
All ages
Play your way through a life-sized version of this childhood favorite as you collect treats on your way to the enchanted castle.
All ages
Join us for a fun-filled hour of Legos with Sir Brixalot (in real life, an engineer), who brings tons of bricks for unlimited building!
Sing and dance to La Bamba, meet an iguana named Juana, and sing about the colors in Spanish with Latin Grammy-winning favorite Andrés!
Entering grades 1 and up
Race to the building site to complete your onstage construction project in this exciting combination of gaming, music, magic, and animation.
All ages
Get a great workout while participating in dance, games, and songs set to the tune of Uncle Mike’s catchy polka beats.
All ages
A high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, and more using the digeridoo, an instrument that has been played by aboriginal Australians for over 1,500 years.
Entering grades 6 – 12
Learn how to turn your doodles into comics with author and cartoonist Alexis Frederick-Frost, who will use examples from the Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time comic as well as his book,Adventures in Cartooning.

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