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SummerFest 2016 at Tackett’s Mill Center in Lake Ridge will overflow from 4 to 8 p.m. with artists, authors and performers of all kinds, including the Manassas Ballet, and the Prince William Chorale. A new Poet Laureate for Prince William County will be crowned at 6:45 p.m.https://www.facebook.com/PWCArtsCouncil?ref=hl
Herman Melville (of Mosby Dick fame) penned a poem “Scout Toward Aldie” about his experience with the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry in 1864. Come hear a reading of the poem and talk by Dr. Jonathan Coles at Mt Zion Church in Aldie where the actual scout took place in the Civil War.
Come have some tea and meet author Charles Lunsford on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Museum of Culpeper History located at 113 South Commerce Street in Culpeper. His book, “Tea With the Queen,” is a story your whole family will enjoy. Catering by Miss Minerva’s Tea Shop. Pepperberries has donated a teapot necklace to be raffled off at the end of the reading. Books available for purchase ($20) and signing. Limited space so reserve your seat at 540.829.1749. Contact Charles Lunsford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Begins at 10:30 a.m. Advance registration required. This program is specially tailored to 3-5 year olds. Children get to participate on their own while parents wait in the Library. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Phone Laini Bostian at 540-825-8691 or email@example.com.
Begins at 10:30 or 11 a.m. Advance registration required. This program is specially tailored for 2 year olds. This is a lapsit storytime. Children sit with a parent, who helps them to enjoy rhymes, movement to music, and stories presented by Miss Pam. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Phone Laini Bostian at 540-825-8691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friend and fun local author Tony Vanderwarker will be here to talk about his new book “I’m not from the South but I got down here as fast as I could.” Filled with fabulous vignettes about life here in the Piedmont, Tony will also have autographed copies available. No charge, plus complimentary glass of wine to everyone who RSVPs in advance (to email@example.com).https://www.ducardvineyards.com
The Friends of the Library Third Thursday Book Club discusses “The Eighth Day” by Thornton Wilder. At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, this novel takes place in a mining town in southern Illinois and is about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. Meets at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. New members welcome. Read the book and come. Held at Culpeper County Library at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Phone 540-825-8691.
What goes on Inside the Minds of Criminals? Join local author, Mark O’Connell, at 6 p.m. as he talks about his two books and sheds some light on this question and others. Mark’s books Justice Denied ($13) and Criminal Minds ($11) will both be available for sale and autographing. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact (540) 825-8691.
The Friends of the Library Third Thursday Book Club discusses “The Monster of Florence” by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi. In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. Meets at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. New members welcome. Read the book and come. Held at Culpeper County Library at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Phone 540-825-8691.
For grades K-2 at the Culpeper County Library. Sign up in advance. This monthly book club from 4:30-5:30 p.m. is tailored for lower elementary grades. Miss Laini will be sharing wizard stories, and we will be eating wizard wands (pretzel rods) dipped in frosting, and making wizard hats. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Contact Laini Bostian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-825-8691.
A celebration of storytelling, an interactive way of using words and actions to engage a listener’s imagination. This year’s professional storytellers include Adam Booth, Geraldine Buckley, Donald Davis, and Michael Reno Harrell who will perform at both 1 and 7:30 p.m. Runs from 1-9 p.m. Held at the Culpeper Center, 137 S. Main St.. Sponsored by Friends of the Culpeper Library. Advanced tix: $25-$45; Door: $30-$55; Kids under 12 are free. Visit www.culpepertells.com
Retired Orthopedic Surgeon Thomas Neviaser explains in layman’s terms what orthopedic surgery can mean for you. His book, “The Way I See It, A Head-to-Toe Guide to Orthopaedic Conditions” is a book that is long overdue for the common person. Starts at 4 p.m. in the Culpeper County Library meeting room. Learn specifically about knee replacement. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Book available for purchase and signing for $15. 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Phone 540-825-8691.
The Friends of the Library Third Thursday Book Club discusses “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough. The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright. Meets at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. New members welcome. Read the book and come. Held at Culpeper County Library at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Phone 540-825-8691.
The 23rd annual Virginia Festival of the Book will be held March 22-26, 2017 at multiple venues across Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Over five days hundreds of authors will present their books for readers of all ages. Most events are free. More details at VaBook.org. The full schedule is published in mid-January 2017.VaBook.org
Join the Friends of the Culpeper County Library to celebrate National Poetry Month. Listen to local poets at 3:30 p.m. The poets from the Windmore Foundation of the Arts will be sharing their craft., two Windmore Writers Anthologies available for sale. Windmore will have two Windmore Writers Anthologies available for sale. If you are a poet and would like to join us, please contact email@example.com, or for questions please contact Susan Keller at (540) 825-8691.
Share your passion for reading by giving a brief book talk, share favorite title or author. Meet like-minded readers. Held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Library’s Conference Room. Contact the library at 540-825-8691
Author Charles Lunsford will at the Museum of Culpeper History from 2-4 p.m. for a reading/book signing of “Tea with the Queen.” Raffle for tea charm necklace. Tea and cookies provided. Contact 540-829-1749.
Contact: Jordan Exum, 703.330.2787 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visual Magic – The Art of Four Picture Book Illustrators
September 13 – October 26
Visual Magic features four talented children’s book illustrators: Janet Stoeke, Carol Schwartz, Susan Roth, and Jennifer O’Connell. The artists have contributed to multiple children’s publications, and their crisp dynamic images bring life to the stories. They work with various mediums, including gouache, Photoshop, and even collage to express topics that range from science and nature to culture and history!
Meet the illustrators at the reception, September 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm.
Greater Manassas/Prince William County sponsors theatrical productions for children and adults, teaches arts classes, promotes visual arts and provides community outreach programs for local youth. Founded in 1984 by a group of artists and art lovers, the Center aims to enrich the quality of life in the Northern Virginia suburbs through arts performance and education. A theater, an art gallery and classrooms are located in the historic Candy Factory building in Old Town Manassas, at 9419 Battle Street.
The Paris Apothecary is celebrating their 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY on February 10th, 2018!
February 10, 2018 The Paris Apothecary will host a poetry reading and book signing for Charlottesville-based poet, Jamie K. Reaser, her poems carefully chosen to reflect the apothecary’s space and energy, the time of the year, and the stories of seeds.
3:00pm – Drinks, cookies, chocolate & elixir tasting before reading
3:30-5:00pm – Interactive poetry reading by Jamie K. Reaser
5:00pm-7:00pm – Local Seed Swap accompanied by light live music (Bring some of your favorite seeds to trade with others! Please make sure to bring them in a labeled container, we will have seed packets here for you to put your traded seeds in)
*There will be a limited number of Jamie’s poetry books for sale. We encourage you to purchase the books you would like to have/have signed online before the event. You can find Jamie’s books on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.*
This is a free event.
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A signature program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) and the Virginia Center for the Book, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day program of mostly free events including author readings, book signings, panel discussions, programs for children, and more. The 24th annual Festival will be held March 21-25, 2018, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. The Festival has consistently attracted audiences of more than 20,000 from more than forty states each year, with an estimated local economic impact of about $4 million annually. To learn more, visit VaBook.org.VaBook.org