Genrecon 4: Vampires, Werewolves & Zombies, Oh My!

Join Beatley Central on Saturday, October 17 to celebrate all of the books, movies, and shows that give you chills & make you check under the bed at night.

Trivia, Crafts, Music, Prizes, and Free Books
1:30 - 4PM

Special Thriller Dance Tutorial by Gotta Swing
starts at 3pm!

Ages 10-Adult

College Bound?

Applying to college in the near or not-so-near future?
Check out these 2 free programs offered by Collegewise at Burke Branch.

How to Write Great College Essays | Thursday, October 8 at 6:30pm 
Many great kids write average (even bad) college essays—essays about life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons”. Better tales are there  for the writing. This workshop will show you what admissions officers really look for in great college essays, and offer suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories. We’ll even share the five most over-used topics you must avoid and give you tips on how to finish your essay long before application deadlines.


Secrets of College Admissions | Thursday, October 15 at 6:30pm  
No matter where you want to go to college—Duke, Georgetown, or a tiny liberal arts college that could never beat either of those schools at basketball—there are always things you can do to improve your chances of admission. Grades, test scores, activities, even essays and interviews— we’ll cover all the college admissions elements at this seminar. We’ll also share Collegewise strategies that will make you a stronger college applicant and make sure that you avoid the most common application mistakes.

Free SAT, PSAT, and ACT Prep Tests

Testing & Education Reference Center helps you practice for the SAT, PSAT, and ACT and provides a scholarship and college search to assist you in getting into the college of your dreams.

Free Permit Practice Tests is a website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the real DMV test. The site provides practice tests for the State of Virginia. Please note that these are not real driving tests and the results cannot be used as proof of DMV course completion of any sort – they are for personal use only.