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Adults and 50-Plus

You may be surprised to discover the variety of activities offered at the library. Visit us for reading recommendations, technology assistance, special events, research help, retirement planning resources and more.

Book Club Conference

This event has already occurred. Join book club members to learn about starting, running and enhancing book clubs while networking with fellow readers. Light breakfast snacks, coffee and box lunch provided. Cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation. 

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House

Workshops:

Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason
Librarian of the Year and well-known author, Nancy Pearl, will recommend some of her favorite books and discuss the power and magic of reading books and discussing them with others. 

Maximizing Your Book Club Experience
Hear what two long-time book club facilitators say about optimizing fiction and non-fiction book choices, group dynamics and more. Bring your own experiences and questions.

Read Like a Writer
Learn about a writer's intentions and how to appreciate the choices they make in characters, scenes and plotting. This workshop is for people looking for fresh activities to enliven their discussions and for ambitious readers wanting to take a new journey with the books they choose. 

Chinese Lion Dance

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a Lion Dance performance that will demonstrate emotions such as fright, anger, grace and joy as it moves in rhythm to the music of a drum, gong and cymbals. All Ages/Family. No Registration.

  • Burke Centre Library, February 1, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Chantilly Regional Library, February 1, 2020 at 1 p.m.
  • Thomas Jefferson Library, February 1, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Lorton Library, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kings Park Library, February 8, 2020 at 1 p.m.
  • Oakton Library, February 8, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
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