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2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States




703-792-8150


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December 2017


Create-a-Gift Workshop

December 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Free

All ages. Create a crafty gift to give to a parent, child, sibling, friend or anyone in your life! We will have several ideas to choose from, and stations to create personalized wrapping paper and gift/greeting cards to finish up your gift. Drop in anytime during the program to create a gift, but you must begin by 3:45 p.m. Funded by The Friends of the Library.  

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Model Railroads with Northern Virginia NTRAK

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Free

Family/All Ages. Saturday, December 16, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Please join us as we host the model railroads from NVNTRAK or Northern VA NTRAK. The members will set up railroad modules in the community room and be available for questions. Drop in.  

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Preschool Special–Holiday Music & Motion

December 28, 2017 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Free

Ages 18 months–5 years with caregiver, family members welcome. Join us for a special holiday edition of Music & Motion as we move and dance to the music of the season one last time! Bring your siblings so they can join in the fun. Drop in.  

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January 2018


Your Books, After Hours

January 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm

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Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Entering grades 6–12. January 5, 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (Books-into-Movies Night) – Divergent by Veronica Roth February 2, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. – The Magician by Lev Grossman Bring your friends, enjoy dinner and give us your opinions of the book of the month! On Books-into-Movies night, once each quarter, we will watch a flick based on a book and compare them. You must be present when the library closes at 5:00 p.m. to participate and picked up promptly at the end…

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Entrepreneurship 101 – Potomac Community Library

January 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm4:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults.31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. January 7: Introduction to Entrepreneurship January 14: What’s Your Business Type? January 21: Writing Your Small Business Plan January 28: How to Classify Your Business and Work with the Government January 31: Marketing Your Small Business (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)day, January 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. February 11: Winning Grants for Your Business February 18: RFPs, RFIs and What They Mean for Your Business February 25: Legal and Financial Well-Balance of…

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Entrepreneurship 101 – Potomac Community Library

January 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm4:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults.31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. January 7: Introduction to Entrepreneurship January 14: What’s Your Business Type? January 21: Writing Your Small Business Plan January 28: How to Classify Your Business and Work with the Government January 31: Marketing Your Small Business (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)day, January 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. February 11: Winning Grants for Your Business February 18: RFPs, RFIs and What They Mean for Your Business February 25: Legal and Financial Well-Balance of…

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Entrepreneurship 101 – Potomac Community Library

January 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm4:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults.31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. January 7: Introduction to Entrepreneurship January 14: What’s Your Business Type? January 21: Writing Your Small Business Plan January 28: How to Classify Your Business and Work with the Government January 31: Marketing Your Small Business (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)day, January 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. February 11: Winning Grants for Your Business February 18: RFPs, RFIs and What They Mean for Your Business February 25: Legal and Financial Well-Balance of…

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Entrepreneurship 101 – Potomac Community Library

January 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm4:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults.31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. January 7: Introduction to Entrepreneurship January 14: What’s Your Business Type? January 21: Writing Your Small Business Plan January 28: How to Classify Your Business and Work with the Government January 31: Marketing Your Small Business (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)day, January 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. February 11: Winning Grants for Your Business February 18: RFPs, RFIs and What They Mean for Your Business February 25: Legal and Financial Well-Balance of…

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February 2018


Entrepreneurship 101 – Potomac Community Library

February 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm4:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults.31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. January 7: Introduction to Entrepreneurship January 14: What’s Your Business Type? January 21: Writing Your Small Business Plan January 28: How to Classify Your Business and Work with the Government January 31: Marketing Your Small Business (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)day, January 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. February 11: Winning Grants for Your Business February 18: RFPs, RFIs and What They Mean for Your Business February 25: Legal and Financial Well-Balance of…

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Entrepreneurship 101 – Potomac Community Library

February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm4:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults.31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. January 7: Introduction to Entrepreneurship January 14: What’s Your Business Type? January 21: Writing Your Small Business Plan January 28: How to Classify Your Business and Work with the Government January 31: Marketing Your Small Business (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)day, January 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. February 11: Winning Grants for Your Business February 18: RFPs, RFIs and What They Mean for Your Business February 25: Legal and Financial Well-Balance of…

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Entrepreneurship 101 – Potomac Community Library

February 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm4:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults.31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. January 7: Introduction to Entrepreneurship January 14: What’s Your Business Type? January 21: Writing Your Small Business Plan January 28: How to Classify Your Business and Work with the Government January 31: Marketing Your Small Business (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)day, January 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. February 11: Winning Grants for Your Business February 18: RFPs, RFIs and What They Mean for Your Business February 25: Legal and Financial Well-Balance of…

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Totally Terrific Family Time

February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Grades K–5 with caregiver/family. Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.–Circuit Boards. Drop in. Funded by The Friends of the Library.  

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Read-in with the Zetas for Black History Month

February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. Join us in sharing stories from Black History and books by African-American authors, read by the sisters of the Zeta Phi Beta chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Sorority. Drop in.  

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Freedom Quilt Craft

February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Grades K–5. Learn about quilt squares that were used to guide people on the Underground Railroad. We will make a couple of squares with paper quilting, and you can take home ideas to add to your own quilt craft. Drop in. Funded by The Friends of the Library.  

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Entrepreneurship 101 – Potomac Community Library

February 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm4:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults.31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. January 7: Introduction to Entrepreneurship January 14: What’s Your Business Type? January 21: Writing Your Small Business Plan January 28: How to Classify Your Business and Work with the Government January 31: Marketing Your Small Business (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)day, January 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. February 11: Winning Grants for Your Business February 18: RFPs, RFIs and What They Mean for Your Business February 25: Legal and Financial Well-Balance of…

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March 2018


Mystery Fiction from the Inside: Our Publishing Experiences

March 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults. Join four regional mystery authors for a conversation on the ups, downs and realities of getting their mystery stories into print. Moderated by Rosemary Shomaker, Potomac’s event features Barb Goffman, Maria Hudgins, Sherry Harris, and Genilee Swope Parente, and Montclair’s event features Mary Behre, Amy Lilly, and Mary Maki. Funded by The Friends of the Library.  

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April 2018


National Library Week Guest Readers

April 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. During National Library Week, local celebrities will join us recognizing the importance of early childhood education. All of our branches will host guest readers, such as elected officials, to read at storytimes.

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1,000 Books before Kindergarten 3rd Anniversary Celebrations

April 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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.” Our celebration will include a puppet show presented by Puppetopia. No registration. You must be present at the beginning of the program to participate.

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May 2018


Suicide Prevention Workshop and 13 Reasons Why Discussion

May 4, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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YA Readers’ Theatre & Edible Books Workshop

May 5, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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June 2018


K-9 Demo with the Virginia State Police at Potomac Community Library

June 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. Welcome the return of everyone’s favorite duo, Trooper West and his patrol dog Chuy from the Virginia State Police K-9 unit! First come, first served until capacity is reached.

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Bob Brown Puppets – Magic Toyshop

June 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Ages 2 and up with caregiver. Lovable marionettes such as Carl the Crayon Calliope and jolly juggler Ted E. Bear come to life.

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Mike Rose – Magic & Music & Stuff!

June 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. Impossible magic tricks, off-the-wall comedy, and lots of audience participation, with a few books thrown in. A delightful magic show from crowd pleaser Mike Rose. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

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July 2018


Reptiles Alive at Potomac Library

July 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Entering grades 1–12: 2:00 p.m. Ages 3 and up with caregiver: 3:30 p.m. Meet reptiles in a wildly exciting, interactive show that introduces awesome, slithering reptiles. Have a close encounter with a giant python, alligator, tortoise, lizards, and other amazing reptiles. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Bright Star Theater: Old MacDonald’s Singalong Farm at Potomac Library

July 27, 2018 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Ages 2 and up with caregiver. Join Old Farmer MacDonald, his wife Mrs. MacDonald, Daisy the Cow, Simon the Pig and all your favorite friends from the farm for a fun and energetic singalong. First come, first served until capacity is reached. Tokens will be given out one half-hour before the program begins until filled to capacity. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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August 2018


Mike Rose – Magic & Music & Stuff!

August 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. Impossible magic tricks, off-the-wall comedy, and lots of audience participation, with a few books thrown in. A delightful magic show from crowd pleaser Mike Rose. First come, first served until capacity is reached.

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Escape Room at Potomac Library

August 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Entering grades 6–12. Once you are in our community room, you can’t leave until you solve the riddles that will let you escape. We’ll have some light snacks to tide you over! Register online, in person or by phone beginning August 1. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Big Yellow School Bus at Potomac Library

August 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Ages 2–6 with caregiver. Enjoy stories and songs about riding the bus, and then climb aboard a school bus to learn what riding the bus is all about! First come, first served until capacity is reached.

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September 2018


College Application Essays–The Essay that Opens Doors at Potomac Library

September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Grades 9–12. In a fun-filled interactive workshop, Carla Bass will show students how to write a well-organized, powerful, and compelling college application essay. For further information about this program, visit our web site at www.pwcgov.org/library. Register online, in person, or by phone beginning August 25.  

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October 2018


Beowulf T. Wonderbunny’s Traveling Show of Mystery at Potomac Library

October 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. Come and see a special show that has it all: magic, juggling, balloons and, best of all, the incredible Wonderbunny himself! No registration. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Grant Writing: Words Really DO Open Doors to Opportunity at Potomac Library

October 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults. Present a case that is well organized, powerful, and compelling. Your ability–or inability–to write can tip the balance between success and failure. Drop in.  

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Halloween Storytime at Potomac Library

October 29, 2018 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Ages 3–6 with caregiver. Wear a costume, if you’d like, and trick-or-treat after storytime. Family members welcome.

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Halloween Storytime at Potomac Library

October 31, 2018 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Ages 18-36 months with caregiver. Wear a costume, if you’d like, and trick-or-treat after storytime. Family members welcome.

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November 2018


Open Writing for NaNoWriMo at Potomac Library

November 3, 2018 @ 11:30 amNovember 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Grades 6–12 and adults. November 3, 10 It’s National Novel Writing Month! We’ll open our community room for those who want to come and work on their new or in-progress manuscripts. We’ll supply some refreshments, writing prompts and various how-to books. No registration required. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter at Potomac Library

November 3, 2018 @ 1:30 pm3:30 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults. Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension for a free, hands-on class to learn how to prepare your landscape for colder days. A portion of this class will be outside, so please dress for the weather. Please register at 703-792-7747 or master_gardener@pwcgov.org. If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations to participate, please notify Virginia Cooperative Extension at 703-792-6285/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120.  

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Put Your (Fiction) Writing on a Diet at Potomac Library

November 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Grades 6–12 and adults. Celebrate NaNoWriMo with a program on how to add to your writing by editing. If you write fiction, you will want to know how to get impact from every word! Join us afterward for open writing. Register online, in person, or by phone beginning October 27. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Model Railroads with Northern Virginia NTRAK at Potomac Library

November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 amNovember 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. Saturday, November 24, 10:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Please join us as we host the model railroads from NVNTRAK, or Northern VA NTRAK. The members will set up railroad modules in the community room and be available for questions. Drop in.  

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December 2018


9-1-1 for Kids at Potomac Library

December 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Ages 5 and up with caregiver; family members welcome. Meet a real live 9-1-1 operator who will tell you what you do when you have an emergency. Find out what you should know now, and what you should do then! No registration required.

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January 2019


Escape Room–Kids’ Edition at Potomac Library

January 19 @ 10:30 am12:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Grades 2–5. Once you are in the room, you can’t leave until you solve the riddles that will let you escape. We’ll have some light snacks to tide you over! Sign up online, in person, or by phone beginning January 5. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Escape Room: Young Adult Edition at Potomac Library

January 19 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Grades 6–12. Once you are in the room, you can’t leave until you solve the riddles that will let you escape. We’ll have some light snacks to tide you over! Sign up online, in person, or by phone beginning January 5. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Escape Room–Adult Edition at Potomac Library

January 20 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults. Once you are in the room, you can’t leave until you solve the riddles that will let you escape. We’ll have some light snacks to tide you over! Register online, in person, or by phone beginning January 6. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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It’s Your Body–What You Need to Know about STIs and HIV at Potomac Library

January 26 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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Adults and young adults. The Prince William Health District is offering free education on the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and options for testing in the community. Join us for an interactive presentation to keep our community safe by decreasing STD rates.

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February 2019


Nonprofit Resource Fair at Potomac Library

February 2 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults. Find information on local resources or opportunities to give back to our community by meeting area organizations all in one place. Chat with nonprofits from Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park while you learn something new and pick up some swag along the way!  

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Super Oreo Taste-Testing at Potomac Library

February 3 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. Test your palette on many different flavors of Oreo cookies and vote for your favorite. We will also have some unusual flavors of Kool-Aid to wash them down! Who knew there was so much variation to choose from?! No registration. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Black History Month Craft: Alma Woodsey Thomas Color Bursts at Potomac Library

February 23 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages/families. Celebrate Black History Month by making a torn paper artwork inspired by the Expressionist artist, Alma Woodsey Thomas. Join us before the craft at 2:00 p.m. for a read-in by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. No registration. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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March 2019


Seuss-a-bration at Potomac Library

March 2 @ 10:30 am12:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages and families. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by sharing some silly books, partaking in goofy activities and finishing up with “Hop on Pop.” We’ll make a yummy Seussian treat that you can eat or take home. No registration.

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What is a Planet? Mars, Pluto, and Exoplanets at Potomac Library

March 11 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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All ages. Dr. Harold Geller, from George Mason University, will be here to discuss definition of a planet. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially changed the definition of a planet. No longer was Pluto to be a called a planet, but a dwarf planet. We will examine examples of objects inside and outside our solar system; addressing the issues as to whether or not they should be considered an example of a planet.

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April 2019


Maternity Health Fair at Potomac Library

April 9 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

United States


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For adults. Having a baby? Thinking about having a baby? Come learn about having a healthy pregnancy and baby. Representatives from local and regional agencies will be on hand to answer questions and provide handouts to help residents manage their prenatal and postnatal health. Light refreshments will be served.  

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Kindergarten Readiness at Potomac Library

April 15 @ 11:15 am12:15 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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For parents of children entering kindergarten in September 2019. Do you want practical tips for getting your child ready for kindergarten? A successful transition to kindergarten is possible for all children and there are things you can start doing right now to ensure that your child is ready!  

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May 2019


Ramadan Through the Eyes of a Child at Potomac Library

May 11 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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All ages/Families. Learn why over a billion Muslims throughout the world fast from sunrise to sunset during this month. We will show a short movie for elementary/middle school ages about how a young girl journeys through the month of Ramadan with her family. This will be followed by a Q & A session facilitated by retired schoolteacher Taalibah Hassan. We will make a Ramadan craft and Mehndi artists will provide simple temporary henna tattoos.

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June 2019


Ident-a-Child at Potomac Library

June 12 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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All ages with parent. Get a free photo ID of your child from the Prince William County Sheriff’s Office. A parent or guardian must be present and must sign an authorization before the card can be made. Drop in any time during the session; first come, first served.

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Bob Brown Puppets: Knight Time at Potomac Library

June 15 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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All ages with caregiver. Their royal majesties, King Oliver and Queen Elizabeth, encourage their subjects to make merry during this miniature Renaissance Faire by Bob Brown Puppets. No registration. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Dinosaurs with Dinoman at Potomac Library

June 18 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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Ages 3 and up with caregiver. The universe once belonged to dinosaurs, and you can be a part of it for one special hour! With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, the audience goes on a fun trip through the Mesozoic era. Get answers to questions like: How do we know dinosaurs were here? What are fossils and how are they made? Funded by The Friends of the Library. No registration unless otherwise stated.

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LASER Tag 2 You at Potomac Library

June 21 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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Grades 6-12. After the library closes, middle and high school students get the whole place to themselves to play laser tag! Register in person by picking up a required parental permission form beginning two weeks before the program. Form must be submitted on or before the program date. Space is limited. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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July 2019


Young Fresh Chefs: Fruity Desserts at Potomac Library

July 10 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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Grades 6–12. Cook up delectable fruity apple muffins by sautéing crunchy apples in a special sauce and drizzling them over yummy cinnamon muffins. Follow that by cooling off with a tropical fruit sundae. Don’t miss these scrumptious treats. Register in person, by phone, or online by phone beginning July 3.  

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Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra at Potomac Library

July 12 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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Ages 3 and up with caregiver. Enjoy a lively introduction to the orchestra in this engaging combination of storytelling with small orchestra performances. No registration.

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PWC Police Read-Along at Potomac Library

July 15 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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Ages 2–6 with caregiver. Meet your friendly neighborhood police in a “read-along” especially for you. Enjoy stories read by your friends in blue, along with songs and activities from your librarian storytellers. No registration.

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Hampstead Stage Company: Stories in the Stars at Potomac Library

July 29 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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Ages 3 and up with caregiver. Soar through the stars in this collection of Greek Myths! Travel the night sky and delight in learning stories of the wind, seasons, sun, and moon. We aim to inspire you to look up every once in a while! Funded by The Friends of the Library. No registration unless otherwise stated.

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August 2019


Lions Club Vision and Hearing Screening at Potomac Library

August 2 @ 10:30 am12:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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All ages: Vision test Ages 4 and up: Hearing test Volunteers from the Lion’s Club of Woodbridge will visit the library to provide free hearing and vision screenings. For the vision test, a baby or child must be able to hold still. No registration. To speed the process, you can pick up a consent form prior to the test.  

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Tony M. Music at Potomac Library

August 5 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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All ages with caregiver. Filled with music, literature and storytelling, Tony’s program is high-energy, interactive fun for the whole family! Pick up a free token beginning 30 minutes before the program. First come, first served until capacity is reached. Funded by The Friends of the Library.

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Big Yellow School Bus at Potomac Library

August 7 @ 10:30 am11:30 am

Potomac Community Library,

2201 Opitz Boulevard

Woodbridge,

VA

22191

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Ages 2 and up with caregiver. Enjoy stories and songs about riding the bus, and then climb aboard a school bus to learn what riding the bus is all about! No registration.

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