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April 2018


Five Money Questions Everyone Should Ask

April 23 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Haymarket Gainesville Community Library,

14870 Lightner Road

Haymarket,

VA

20169

United States


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For adults. Kick off Money Smart Week with an important seminar on planning your financial future! Local financial advisor Deborah Trnka of Edward Jones will present the five money questions that everyone should ask. The answers to those questions can start you on the road to financial security. No registration required.  

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Money Smart Week Financial Basics

April 26 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Haymarket Gainesville Community Library,

14870 Lightner Road

Haymarket,

VA

20169

United States


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Grades 6–12. Learn basic financial principles to develop a foundation for sound personal finance practices, such as banking and bank accounts, budgeting, saving, and the proper use of credit and credit cards.  

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Recipes for Disaster

April 28 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Bull Run Regional Library,

8051 Ashton Avenue

Manassas,

VA

20109

United States


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For adults. A Disaster Services Coordinator from Volunteer Prince William will show you how to feed a family of four for three days without electricity! You’ll get a grocery list, recipes and even a sample of a meal. Prepare now for those big summer storms!  

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May 2018


Crafty Vets (leathercraft, wood sculpture, etc) – Haymarket/Gainesville

May 1 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Haymarket Gainesville Community Library,

14870 Lightner Road

Haymarket,

VA

20169

United States


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For adults. Veterans are invited to participate in leathercraft, wood sculpture, and other crafts. Therapeutic craft kits, provided by Help Heal Veterans, help veterans develop new relationships while increasing public awareness of the important role veterans play in all of our lives. Visit www.healvets.org for more information.

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Children’s Book Week Celebration

May 2 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Dale City Neighborhood Library,

4249 Dale Boulevard

Dale City,

VA

22193

United States


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Ages 2–6 years. Come celebrate Children’s Book Week with stories, crafts, and special storytimes!

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Children’s Book Week Celebration

May 2 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Montclair Community Library,

5049 Waterway Drive

Dumfries,

VA

22025

United States


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All ages.   Come celebrate Children’s Book Week with stories, crafts, and special storytimes!

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Children’s Book Week Celebration

May 2 @ 11:30 am12:30 pm

Dale City Neighborhood Library,

4249 Dale Boulevard

Dale City,

VA

22193

United States


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Ages 6–24 months. Come celebrate Children’s Book Week with stories, crafts, and special storytimes!

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Family Storytime: Today I Feel…

May 2 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Central Community Library,

8601 Mathis Avenue

Manassas,

VA

20110

United States


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All ages. Everyone has feelings. Sometimes those feelings can be a bit confusing (even for grownups!). So join us for a special family storytime where we’ll read books about feelings and make your very own worry stone! No registration.

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Suicide Prevention Workshop and 13 Reasons Why Discussion

May 4 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Grades 6–12. During Your Books, After Hours, you’ll discuss 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher and attend a suicide prevention workshop led by the Prince William County Police.

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Book Character Tea Party

May 5 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. Share the joy of reading during Children’s Book Week. We’ll have fun listening to stories and singing songs. In preparation for Sunday’s Edible Books program, we will also decorate our own edible books to enjoy with our tea. Dress up as a character from your favorite book, and bring along a camera for pictures! No registration. You must be present at the beginning of the program to participate. Funded by The Friends of the Library.  

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Asaph Dance Ensemble

May 5 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Bull Run Regional Library,

8051 Ashton Avenue

Manassas,

VA

20109

United States


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All ages. The ballet is coming to Bull Run! Enjoy a beautiful performance by classically trained dancers –you might even get to meet them after the show! Registration required in person, online, or by phone (703)792-4500 starting 10:00 a.m., April 21.

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YA Readers’ Theatre & Edible Books Workshop

May 5 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Grades 6–12. Join us for an afternoon of reader’s theatre. Try on some new roles and characters while reading fantasy scenes from books. In preparation for our Edible Books program, we will decorate our own edible books to enjoy as a refreshment. Registration recommended online, in person, or by phone beginning April 20. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Edible Books Contest – Potomac Library

May 6 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. All ages are welcome to participate in our Edible Books Contest by creating a culinary book based on the content, characters, titles, and/or shape of a book. Everyone will have a chance to vote on their favorite creation. Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Most Literary, Wittiest, and Tastiest! Please contact each branch individually for timeline (drop off, voting, awards ceremony) and to register.

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NAMI Ending the Silence

May 7 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Young adults and adults. Hear the experience of a young adult living with mental illness who shares his or her journey of recovery in this interactive presentation. You’ll learn the warning signs of mental health conditions and the steps you can take to find support for you or your friends.

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A Better Way–Positive Options for Behavior Challenges in Community, School, and Home

May 8 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Haymarket Gainesville Community Library,

14870 Lightner Road

Haymarket,

VA

20169

United States


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For adults. Punishment and suspension are traditional responses to behavior problems in school. Studies show that these responses are ineffective and even counterproductive. More effective alternatives will be described in this presentation by Neil and Linda Swanson (ADHD coaches in Warrenton), Carolyn Lamm of Fauquier County Schools, and Vicki Shoap of Fairfax County Schools. In partnership with the NoVA/DC chapter of Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD).

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1,000 Books before Kindergarten 3rd Anniversary Celebrations

May 9 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Central Community Library,

8601 Mathis Avenue

Manassas,

VA

20110

United States


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All ages with caregiver. Come to a celebration of the 3rd anniversary of 1,000 Books before Kindergarten with stories, songs, and light refreshments. You’ll have a chance to sign up for 1,000 Books, and we’ll recognize children who have already “graduated.”

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1,000 Books before Kindergarten 3rd Anniversary Celebrations

May 10 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Bull Run Regional Library,

8051 Ashton Avenue

Manassas,

VA

20109

United States


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All ages with caregiver. Come to a celebration of the 3rd anniversary of 1,000 Books before Kindergarten with stories, songs, and light refreshments. You’ll have a chance to sign up for 1,000 Books, and we’ll recognize children who have already “graduated.”

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Color Away the Stress

May 12 @ 2:30 pm3:30 pm

Central Community Library,

8601 Mathis Avenue

Manassas,

VA

20110

United States


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Adults and young adults. Did you know that coloring is a proven way for people of all ages to beat stress? We’ll provide colored pencils, coloring sheets, and light refreshments. You bring yourself and see if you can color away some stress! No registration.

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Financial Planning

May 14 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 14, 2018

Montclair Community Library,

5049 Waterway Drive

Dumfries,

VA

22025

United States


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For adults. Learn the ins and outs of personal finance with Jim Boltz, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments.  

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NAMI Prince William: How We Can Help

May 15 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Montclair Community Library,

5049 Waterway Drive

Dumfries,

VA

22025

United States


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Adults and young adults. Learn about the resources the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Prince William provides to support you and your family’s journey through mental health and wellness.

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NAMI Ending the Silence

May 15 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Central Community Library,

8601 Mathis Avenue

Manassas,

VA

20110

United States


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Young adults and adults. Hear the experience of a young adult living with mental illness who shares his or her journey of recovery in this interactive presentation. You’ll learn the warning signs of mental health conditions and the steps you can take to find support for you or your friends.

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Poetry Workshops with Spilled Ink VA

May 16 @ 7:30 pm8:30 pm

Montclair Community Library,

5049 Waterway Drive

Dumfries,

VA

22025

United States


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Adults and young adults. Local poets share their expertise with you in this fun, interactive poetry workshop. Share your work at the end or bring it to a meeting of Spilled Ink, an open mic night for writers of all styles and ages, held at Jirani Coffeehouse every fourth Friday.

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Learn to Be Self-Care Aware

May 22 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Central Community Library,

8601 Mathis Avenue

Manassas,

VA

20110

United States


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Grades 6–12. Sometimes we forget to take care of our mental health. Join Ms. Diane in learning several ways you can take better care of yourself during the tough times. If the idea of finals and end of the year report cards have you stressing out, this is the program for you! No registration.

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Crafty Vets (leathercraft, wood sculpture, etc) Central

May 23 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Central Community Library,

8601 Mathis Avenue

Manassas,

VA

20110

United States


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For adults. Veterans are invited to participate in leathercraft, wood sculpture, and other crafts. Therapeutic craft kits, provided by Help Heal Veterans, help veterans develop new relationships while increasing public awareness of the important role veterans play in all of our lives. Visit www.healvets.org for more information.

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NAMI Ending the Silence

May 24 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Haymarket Gainesville Community Library,

14870 Lightner Road

Haymarket,

VA

20169

United States


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Young adults and adults. Hear the experience of a young adult living with mental illness who shares his or her journey of recovery in this interactive presentation. You’ll learn the warning signs of mental health conditions and the steps you can take to find support for you or your friends.

Find out more »


Crafty Vets

May 25 @ 12:00 pm4:30 pm

Bull Run Regional Library,

8051 Ashton Avenue

Manassas,

VA

20109

United States


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For adults. Veterans are invited to participate in leathercraft, wood sculpture, and other crafts. Therapeutic craft kits, provided by Help Heal Veterans, help veterans develop new relationships while increasing public awareness of the important role veterans play in all of our lives. Visit www.healvets.org for more information.

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Historic Prince William Lecture Series

May 29 @ 7:30 pm8:30 pm

Haymarket Gainesville Community Library,

14870 Lightner Road

Haymarket,

VA

20169

United States


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For adults. Join Historic Prince William, an independent, non-profit historical society, for a presentation that gives insight into the rich history of Prince William County.  

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