Prince William Public Library March 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. PWL Please visit our website ( to learn more about all of the events offered for the month.

24-Hour Book Drops

For your convenience, we have three drop-off locations for PWPLS library materials in addition to our eleven branches!

Virginia Gateway Shopping Center: 7400 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville

James McCoart Admin Bldg.: 1 County Complex, Woodbridge

Manassas Commuter Rail Station: 9451 West Street, Manassas

Did You Find What You Were Looking For?

Annual Survey 2016

We need your help! PWPLS would like to know if you found what you were looking for when you visited a branch within the past 30 days. Between March 1 and March 31, fill out a short, ten-question survey here or at any branch. Your participation helps determine our community’s needs.

Friends of Potomac Community Library Book Sale

Friday, March 4, 10:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m.

Saturday, March 5, 10:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m.

Sunday, March 6, 12:00-2:00 p. m. (bag sale)

Help gently used books find their forever homes at the Friends of Potomac Library book sale. Proceeds fund our library events, so it’s a win-win!

Montclair Community Library Open House

Saturday, March 5, 1:00 p. m.-4:00 p. m.

Meet the staff and make a FRIEND*, bring the kids for a scavenger hunt, celebrate our wonderful new space and check out all that we have to offer. Punch and cookies will be served. *Friends of Montclair Community Library will be on site to accept memberships and brick donation forms.


Preschool Storytime   New! 

Dumfries Neighborhood Library – Ages 2-6 with caregiver – Tuesdays, 10:30 a. m.

Storytime is coming to Dumfries Library! This new weekly program will kick off March 1, with a celebration of Dr. Seuss, just in time for Read across America day. Drop-in; no registration.

Preschool Storytime / Music & Motion

Potomac – Ages 2-6 with caregiver – Mondays, 10:30 a. m. New time!

March 7, 28 (Music & Motion), March 14, 21 (Storytime)

Stories, songs, and fingerplays one week, high-energy dancing the next! First come, first served until capacity is reached.

Baby Animal Petting Zoo

Chinn Park Regional Library – All Ages – Wednesday, March 23, 11:00 a. m. -2:00 p. m.

Pat the bunnies, ducks, chicks, and sheep from the Bar C Ranch. Tickets for timed intervals available beginning Wednesday, March 16 (tickets are necessary only if there is inclement weather). Limit five tickets per adult.

SOS: Legos with Sir Brixalot

Potomac – All ages accompanied by an adult – Wednesday, March 23, 1:00 p .m., 2:00 p. m. or 3:00 p. m.

Come explore your creativity and ingenuity by trying your hand at Legos and Duplos. Sir Brixalot, aka Brian Meny, will bring LOTS of Legos for you to try out!

Please choose one session to attend. Limit 50 children per session.

Teen Photography Contest 2016

Bull Run – Grades 6-12 – Monday, March 14 – Friday, April 15

Enter your spring break photos in Bull Run’s Teen Photography Contest with a chance to win a prize! Contest rules and entry form available March 14 at your school, Bull Run Library, and on website.  Photos and entry form due to Bull Run by 4:30 p. m. April 15. Prizes awarded at Bull Run on April 28, 6:00 p. m., and photos will be displayed throughout May.

Teen Tech Tablet Covers

Montclair – Students in Grades 6-12 – Thursday, March 10, 4:30 p. m. – 6:00 p. m.

Come celebrate Teen Tech Week with us in this special hands-on program for teens where you’ll be creating your own used book tablet cover. Disguise your device and keep it protected at the same time! All supplies will be provided, but you should bring your tablet along for fitting purposes.


Journey through Hallowed Ground

Haymarket Gainesville – Friday, March 11, 1:00 p. m.

From Gettysburg to Monticello, the “Journey through Hallowed Ground” National Heritage Area is known as Where America Happened™. A certified Tourism Ambassador will introduce this national treasure that contains over 10,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places.

Civil War Women

Central – Sunday, March 20, 2:00 p. m.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Audrey Scanlan-Teller and Tracey McIntire, authentically dressed as Civil War female soldiers, will speak on the experiences of over four hundred women who disguised themselves as men to serve heroically in Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.

Hands-Only™ CPR: Two Steps to Stayin’™ Alive

Montclair – Tuesday, March 22, 4:00 p. m.-5:00 p. m. – For ages 13 through adults

This guided training will provide you with a CPR Anytime kit and show you how to perform Hands-Only™ CPR, which you can then teach to others. It’s not certified CPR, but it can help save a life. Register online, in person, or by calling 703-792-8740.

Art Splash: Watercolor Painting for Adults

Bull Run – Saturday, March 26, 2:00 p. m.

Step into painting with PW! Build confidence as you create a step-by-step watercolor inspired by American watercolorist Rose Ann Hayes. Supplies provided. Space is limited; registration required online or by calling 703-792-4500.


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