If proposed changes to the Fairfax County Public Library system have you concerned, the public is invited to this month’s meeting of the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees this Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike in Annandale. Proposed changes that trustees are considering include cutting the number of staffers at each location, and making a master’s degree in library sciences a preferred option instead of mandatory for librarians. A pilot test of the new system could soon be implemented in the Burke Centre and Reston libraries. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova has encouraged members of the public to attend this week’s meeting and share their thoughts and ideas. Those wishing to speak must register their names in advance with the Library Administrative Office at 703-324-3100.
The League of Women Voters will be hosting a discussion of important issues that effect this year’s election on Wednesday evening, and the public is welcome. The discussion will take place at the Reston Art Gallery at Heron House at Lake Anne, 11400 Washington Plaza West, beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lucy at 703-757-5893. Another discussion will be held the next morning, Thursday, at 9 a.m. at 11908 Paradise Lane, in the Oak Hill area of Herndon. For more information on that discussion, contact Charleen at 703-620-3593.
This Sunday, Sept. 15, Stone’s Cove KitBar restaurant in Herndon will partner with PRS Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides skills training and support to individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, or any combination thereof. PRS’ staff, board of directors and volunteers will transform into ‘Cheftenders’ and get behind the bar to serve up your orders, and the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the days proceeds to the organization, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. PRS Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. For more information, or to sponsor a table for the night and advertise your company, contact Meredith Hovan at 703-531-6321 or email@example.com.
Concerned about what is going on in the Virginia legislature? Come to a free, open discussion with Delegates Tom Rust (R-Herndon) and Ken Plum (D-Reston) this Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr. The meeting is sponsored by the Reston-Herndon chapter of AAUW (American Association of University Women).
Historic houses across the commonwealth will fling open their wrought-iron gates and solid oak doors and let visitors stream in for free this weekend, Sept. 14 and 15. There are more than 120 sites across Virginia classified as historic homes that span from pre-Colonial times through the Modern era, all of which provide cultural, historical, and architectural information and promote an understanding of Virginia history. For more information on which sites will be open for free next weekend, so you can plan your trips ahead,visit this story from our sister site, Old Town Alexandria Patch.
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