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Henry Brinton has second mystery book set in Occoquan

When the heavens open on the small river town of Occoquan, the streets flood and a candle shop is swept away. In the debris of the destructive deluge a dead man is found, crudely mutilated.

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.

Marshall Elementary teachers learn how to “Teach Like a Pirate”

Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess is the latest book study for Marshall Elementary teachers participating in the Teacher as Readers initiative. Marshall Elementary teachers are not only reading the book, but over a two-month period they meet five times to discuss it and determine more effective teaching strategies.

Second Saturday Writers Guild begins March 10 at NOVA library in Woodbridge

Northern Community College Woodbridge Campus, in collaboration with the OWL Writers of Southeastern Prince William County, announce the formation of the Second Saturday Writers Guild to provide the college and its surrounding writing community a comfortable environment to connect, network and hone their craft.

Black history programs Feb. 17, Feb. 24 at Chinn Park and Potomac libraries

Black History Month programs at the libraries will feature a puppet show, stories from black history and black authors and Freedom Quilt squares.

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