Prince William Public Library September 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.
All PWPLS branches will be closed Saturday, September 3, through Monday, September 5, for Labor Day.
Get your kids over age 5 their own library card and open up a world of information.
Friday, September 9: 10:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.
Saturday, September 10: 10:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.
Sunday, September 11: 12:00 p. m. (bag sale)
Help gently used books find their forever homes while raising money for the library.
Goodreads @ Your Library
Adults, pick up a Bingo card beginning September 16 and turn it in by October 15 for the chance to win free books.

Goodreads YA Book Club

Hey, teens, our awesome new book club needs a better name. Take our poll between September 1 and 30 and help us choose a new one!
SNACS by 5®: Now at all full-service branches!
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p. m.
Kids ages 3-6 will learn to play the SNACS by 5® early literacy card games while we check your child’s skill level. Games now available for check-out from all full-service branches. Click here for demonstration dates, locations and times.
Win free tickets to Odd Squad Live!
Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Manassas
For every children’s library program you attend between September 19 and October 1, you can enter to win two tickets to the Hylton Family Series event, Odd Squad Live, happening on October 15.
Friday, September 9, 2:00 – 3:00 p. m.
All ages will enjoy a live acoustic guitar concert with musician T.A. Awua. Drop in.
Civil War History @ Your Library
Wednesday, September 14, 4:00 p. m. Grades 3-5. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 p. m. Adults. Registration required.
Spy Masters: Montclair
Wednesday, September 28, 4:00 p. m. Grades 6-8. Drop in.
Alzheimer’s Awareness @ Potomac
Friday, September 16, 10:30 a. m.
Learn to recognize the signs of Alzheimer’s disease in yourself and others. Register here.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
Friday, September 23, 10:30 a. m.
Get the facts on Alzheimer’s disease, presented by experts from the Alzheimer’s Association. Register here.
Bull Run
Saturday, September 17, 2:00 p. m.
Pinkalicious is turning 10 and we’re celebrating with “pinkatastic” games, crafts, and pink cupcakes! All ages. First come, first served until capacity is reached.
Saturday, September 17, 2:00 p. m.
Learn to become “unstuck” and accomplish your goals faster by experiencing an actual group hypnosis session. For adults. Drop in.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations
Sunday, September 18, 2:00 p. m.
Enter a salsa competition while you enjoy stories and music. All ages.
Art Splash Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
Chinn Park
Sunday, September 25, 1:00 p. m. – 3:00 p. m.
Learn to create “Arte Marino” (marine art) in the style of artist Xavier Portilla. For adults. Register here.
Help for Homeschoolers
Haymarket Gainesville
Wednesday, September 21, 1:30 – 3:30 p. m.
Brainstorm with your local librarians to help us better serve the homeschool community. There will be activities for the kids while the grownups meet and greet.
Bull Run
Wednesday, September 28, 1:00 p. m.
School-aged children and parents, learn about the kid-friendly databases our library offers for school research as well as “Homework Help,” a live, free online tutoring service. Siblings welcome.
Chinn Park
Saturday, September 24, 12:00 – 2:00 p. m.
Our “Paws and Whiskers” series kicks off with a pet adoption event with the mobile adoption van, Pet Paws Express. Have fun and learn valuable pet care tips, too!
Emergency Preparedness Month @ Potomac
Saturday, September 24, 1:00 p. m.
Hands-Only CPR: Two Steps to Stayin’ Alive: It’s not certified CPR, but it may save a life. Teens in grades 6-12. Register here beginning September 10.
Saturday, September 24, 2:00 – 3:00 p. m.
Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse: Learn emergency preparedness with the zombie apocalypse as a backdrop. Teens in grades 6-12. Register here beginning September 10.
Tuesday, September 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p. m.
Emergency 101: The Disaster Squad: Children in grades 1-5. Learn how to respond to different emergencies and create a “go bag.” Register here beginning September 13.

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