Prince William Public Library November 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.
Election Day closings
Chinn Park and Potomac libraries will be closed Tuesday, November 8, for Election Day as both branches are serving as polling locations. The outside drop boxes will remain open, and holds pick-up will be extended at both Chinn Park and Potomac for one day.
All other libraries will operate under normal business hours.
Friday, November 11, Veterans Day Holiday
Saturday, November 12 – Holiday Weekend all neighborhood libraries closed
Wednesday, November 23 – All libraries close at 5:00 p. m.
Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Friday, November 25 – Thanksgiving Holiday
Saturday, November 26 – Holiday Weekend all neighborhood libraries closed
Friday, November 18, 10:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.
Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.
Sunday, November 20, 12:00 – 2:00 p. m. (bag sale)
Gobble up some deliciously cheap reads just in time for Thanksgiving weekend!
Teens in grades 6-12: take on the challenge of writing a novel in one month. Don’t worry, we have your back! Click here for events to inspire and encourage you. To learn more about NaNoWriMo, visit
November 7-13 is Lucky Reader Week! Kids of all ages can come to the check-out desk of any branch any time during the week and receive a reward for checking out a “lucky” book. While supplies last.
Are you concerned about memory loss, or just want to check your memory? Receive a free, confidential memory screening conducted by a trained professional. Click here for locations, dates, and times.
Tuesday, November 2, 7:00 – 8:00 p. m.
Join us as storyteller Megan Hicks shares a true account of Sgt. Richard Kirkland’s courageous act of compassion during the Civil War. His deeds at the First Battle of Fredericksburg led him to become known as The Angel of Marye’s Heights. For teens and adults; drop in.
Chinn Park
Saturday, November 5, 11:00 a. m.
Children ages 2 and up and their grownups will love these heartwarming, silly classic tales performed with over 20 puppets and marionettes. First come, first served until capacity is reached.
Sunday, November 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p. m.
All ages
Help honor our military veterans with this arms and drill exhibition by the Freedom High School Air Force JROTC. Kids will learn basic drill commands and enjoy hands-on activities, and everyone will enjoy the demonstrations and light refreshments. Drop in.
Bull Run
Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 p. m.
Virginia myth goes far beyond Disney’s version of Pocahontas. Many of our assumptions about our state are outdated. GMU professor Charlie Grymes will set the record straight by examining some of the historical myths that have shaped our perspectives, opinions, and policies. Register here or by calling 703-792-4540.

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