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PWC Library wants ideas on getting library services closer to residents

Participate in a brief, eight-question survey that should take about three minutes to complete and will provide library staff with invaluable information in determining additional library services to offer. Visit http://bit.ly/pwplsurveyjan2021 to complete the survey.

PWC Poet Laureate for 2020-2022 to be crowned on Oct. 24

The Prince William County Arts Council and the Poet Laureate Circle invites the community to watch a live streaming of the Crowning Ceremony for the Prince William County Art Council's Poet Laureate 2020-2022, to be held Saturday, Oct. 24, at 3 pm.

Brush up on your family history at Bull Run Library

The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center, or RELIC, is offering several events of historic interest this month, including how to use a library for genealogy research, a history lesson covering events from 100 years ago and a family history fair.

Occoquan resident to launch novel set in this historic town on April 3

On Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m., the Occoquan Town Hall will be the site of the Occoquan launch of town resident Henry G. Brinton's novel, "City of Peace."

Prince William Public Libraries celebrating milestone of a million books read before kindergarten

This is part of the "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program, which encourages parents and their children to read 1,000 books before the children enter school. The program was first introduced in 2015 and continues to be the library system's most popular program.

Be a part of history: Collecting stories of Woodbridge past and present begins this week

The Woodbridge Civic Association, working with George Mason University and the Prince William County Library System's RELIC Program, is embarking on a six-month effort to record the oral histories of Woodbridge residents. The recordings will eventually wind up at the Library of Congress as part of the library's "StoryCorps" project, which gathers firsthand, recorded accounts of the events in the lives of people from across the country.

PWC Schools bringing children’s author and illustrator-author to two county libraries May 5

Prince William County Schools reports that it is partnering with the Potomac Library and the Bull Run Library to bring a children's book author and an illustrator/author to the county on Saturday, May 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at both locations.

Gar-Field graduate building libraries in Ghana to boost next generation of leaders

Samantha Boateng organized the Read2Lead campaign as her International Baccalaureate (IB) Studies Creativity Activity Service Project at Gar-Field High School. She began collecting book donations to send to Ghana. With help from her school community, the campaign was a huge success and it inspired her to go a step further. She founded the Read2Lead non-profit organization.

Chris Yung Elem. parent leads donation of 35 books to school library in honor of Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the mother of a Chris Yung Elementary School student and her sorority sisters set out to compile a set of books that positively feature main characters who are black. They donated the 35-book collection to the school library.

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