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Keep cool at Prince William libraries today and tomorrow - July 12-13

Prince William County offers resources to assist members of the public in staying cool when temperatures reach 95 degrees or higher and heat indices reach near 100 degrees.

No more fines at Prince William libraries

Data and experiences from other libraries has proven that removing late fees removes unfair economic barriers to library access for youth and patrons from disadvantaged backgrounds. A common, related driver is increasing engagement with the library and inviting users back who had been shut out because of fines.

April 4-10 is National Library Week

During these challenging times, Prince William Public Libraries hve joined libraries of all types in going above and beyond to adapt to the changing world by expanding libraryresources and continuing to meet the needs of local library patrons.

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.

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