Photos of Past Foundation Events
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Potomac Community Library Plaza/Garden
Potomac Library Brick Patio & Community Center Project
As an extension of the library, it serves as an outdoor room, creating an environment that invites both active and passive use. The Plaza supports events and planned activities for individuals of all ages. In addition, free WiFi (wireless Internet service) is also available.
With your support the Prince William Library Foundation raised $10,000 for the construction of the new patio plaza. Thank you to our sponsors NOVEC, WHITLOCK WEALTH MANAGEMENT, THE COMPUTER DOCTOR, JOHN GRAY CPA, IMAGEWERKS, Joyce Eagles, Joyce Phillips, Candi and Scott Johnson, Dick Murphy and Julie Pringle, Barb and Earnie Porta and others.
Potomac Plaza Groundbreaking, August 11, 2011: Photos
Potomac Plaza Groundbreaking: Additional Photos
Potomac Plaza Construction Photos
Third Annual Scholarship Awards Monday, July 9, 2014
Deborah Suzanne Turner
Deborah Turner, second from the left, is a Gainesville resident and volunteer at Gainesville Neighborhood Library. Deborah has volunteered 461 hours. She will be attending Pensacola Christian College in the fall and majoring in Music.
Samantha Vanderveldt, third from left, is a Haymarket resident and volunteer at Gainesville Neighborhood Library. Samantha has volunteered 431 hours. She will be attending George Mason University in the fall and majoring in Applied Information Technology.
Bryanna Altman (President, Library Foundation)
Deborah Turner, Samantha Vanderveldt
Connie Gilman Ph.D.(Library Director)
Burk Andrews (Chairman of the Board of Trustees)
Second Annual Scholarship Awards Monday, July 8, 2013
Daniella Rosa Aron-Schiavone
Daniella Rosa Aron-Schiavone, who goes by the nickname Dani, is a graduate of Stonewall Jackson Senior High School in Manassas. Graduating with a GPA of 4.545, Dani ranked sixth of the 589 graduating seniors. She has an International Baccalaureate Diploma, speaks three languages, played on the Varsity Tennis Team and was a Color Guard for the Marching Band. More ...
Matthew Burke is from Brentsville and graduated from Brentsville High School.
While a student there, Matthew was the Secretary of the Future Farmers of America, as well as a member of the Spring Track and Field Team.
Matthew earned his Eagle Scout rank in 2010 as a senior in high school when he did his Leadership Service Project for the Nokesville Neighborhood Library. More ...
Scholarship Awards 2012
To the delight of family and friends, Board members and library staff, the Prince William Public Library System Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to two worthy Prince William Public Library System Volunteers. Matthew Dale Burke, a volunteer at Nokesville Neighborhood Library and Tau Ly, a volunteer at Dumfries Neighborhood Library, received the first annual scholarship award. Matthew is attending Shenandoah University with a major in Mass Communications and Tau Lyn is attending Virginia Tech with a major in Physics. Both students have commendable career goals.
Blue Jeans & Diamonds in the Stacks
The Prince William Library Foundation hosted a successful event that featured live music with Kitty and the Fat Cats, a silent auction and celebrity bartenders. The event was a huge success with over 100 in attendance. The event raised $15,000 to help benefit the Prince William Public Library System!
Potomac Plaza Groundbreaking
Potomac Plaza Construction Photos
A grassy area behind Potomac Library will soon be transformed into a community plaza, with a concrete pavilion, a garden and a children’s play area. County government and Prince William Library Foundation officials broke ground Thursday on the $300,000 project, which officials said is aimed at making the library more of a “community center” for area residents. The new plaza, to be built on a previously unused space behind the library, will serve as a “greeting space” for library patrons to gather and use Wi-Fi Internet access, and a place for the library to hold story times and other activities for adults and children.
Distinguished Author and Speaker Series: Whitney Ferre
The Prince William Library Foundation hosted the next in its Distinguished Author and Speaker Series at a luncheon on Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at Old Hickory Golf & Country Club, featuring Whtiney Ferre. Ms. Whitney spoke and led an interactive presentation about creativity, right brain thinking, and how embracing our lives as art and our roles as the artists can help our community CREATE new opportunity and a dynamic future.
Occoquan Book Signing with Earnie Porta
Local author Earnie Porta and Arcadia Publishing present Occoquan, the newest addition to the popular Images of America Series. Boasting over 200 vintage images, Occoquan showcases this river town that was devastated by Hurricane Agnes in 1972 and was rebuilt by a resilient community that returned Occoquan to a place of prosperity.
Distinguished Author and Speaker Series: Michael J. Gelb
Michael J. Gelb, Creativity and Innovation Expert, Inspirational Speaker and Juggler, was the first author in the Distinguished Author and Speaker Series for the Library Foundation. Mr. Gelb was the luncheon speaker on Tuesday, March 16th, 2011 at Old Hickory Golf & Country Club. Mr. Gelb is known for his passion in applying genius thinking to personal and organizational development.
Prince William Public Library System Foundation's First Annual Art Auction
The Prince William Public Library System Foundation's First Annual Art Auction was held at the Winery at La Grange on Saturday, September 15th, 2008. The auction featured art styles including fine, decorative, and vintage art. Subjects included people, places, scenic, botanical, world culture, abstract, animals, sports and music. A silent auction included jewelry from Quinn's Goldsmith, and a membership to Carefree Boat Club.