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RELIC Programs

PLEASE NOTE our current hours:

While access to the RELIC collection is available whenever Bull Run Library is open, there may not always be a RELIC staff member available to help. If you require individual assistance and/or are traveling from a distance, you may wish to call 703-792-4540 and/or email us to verify the hours when RELIC staff will be available. Current staffed hours for RELIC.
All programs are presented at the Bull Run Regional Library, unless otherwise noted. To register for the following free programs, contact RELIC @ (703) 792-4540 or


Genealogist Russell DeRose gives guidance on finding and using Italian records for your family history. He will cover relevant resources both in Italy and the USA. This is a repeat program from Wednesday, August 7. Register at 703-4540 or

Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Discovering your family's history is both fun and rewarding. RELIC's Darlene Hunter, Certified Genealogist, will demonstrate the essential first steps to take, and resources to use, most of which are available for free through the library, to ensure that your research is accurate, complete and well-documented. This program will be held at Chinn Park Regional Library. Register at 703-4540 or

Thursday, September 5, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 


Discuss the challenges of your family research in a group environment and get tips for new approaches. Moderated by RELIC's Don Wilson. Register at 703-4540 or

Thursday, September 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Adoptees can search for answers easier than ever before. Brianne Kirkpatrick and Shannon Combs-Bennett present their new book that will teach you to use genealogy and genetics to uncover your roots, connect with your biological family, and better understand your medical history. Register at 703-4540 or

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


George Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights in 1776, which later served as the basis for the U.S. Bill of Rights. Yet, he refused to sign the U.S. Constitution in 1787. Tom Moncure speaks on the reluctant statesman's strength of character and role in forming this government. Register at 703-4540 or

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

​PLEASE NOTE: We are always adding new programs.
The Friends of Bull Run Library Need You.
Please consider joining the Friends of Bull Run Library whose efforts generously provide funding support for RELIC’s programming and help fund special speakers*. We need your membership and help with their major source of revenue, The Friends Book Shop, located in the lobby of Bull Run Library. Pick up a Friends membership application in RELIC or ask at the front information desk. Thank you very much for your consideration.​


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