Closed for Memorial Day

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Programs for Adults

Our programs for adults are both virtual and in-person. From author talks, gardening programs, and technology workshops, to business topics, and musical performances -- There's something for everyone 18+. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration may be required. Information can be found on the program calendar description. For help, email info@handleyregional.org. 

Blog Entries

Adventure at Your Library

10 Reasons to Adventure at Your Library This Summer

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Cheryl Nakagawa

Looking for an epic summer adventure? Look no further than your local library! Here are 10 reasons why you should dive into the excitement at our library system this summer:

  1. Youth Summer Reading Program: Join us for a summer of literary exploration with our Youth Summer Reading Program! Dive into captivating stories, embark on thrilling adventures, and earn exciting rewards along the way.

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April is Citizen Science Month!

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Lisa LaCivita

April is citizen science month! Citizen science is public involvement in the inquiry and discovery of new scientific knowledge. Community science, participatory research, DIY science, crowdsourcing, and public engagement in scientific research, among others, are also terms used to describe this movement. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating toward a common goal. Millions of citizen scientists are accelerating many areas of scientific research.

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Adult Programs

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Scrabble Club

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Game Nights, Hangout
Event Details:

Whether you’re a competitive player or just happy to play and enjoy a social chat, this club is a great place to get to know other locals and take part in a good game of Scrabble!

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Silent Book Club

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Book Club, Hangout
Event Details:

Silent Book Club is an introvert's happy hour. Once a week, we get together and read. That's it! 

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sit & Stitch

11:00am - 12:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Hangout, Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Hooks and needles and fiber, oh my!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Chess at Bowman Library

10:00am - 12:30pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch - Teen Area
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Gaming, STEAM
Event Details:

Chess enthusiasts come and play!

Play chess to learn or strengthen your skills of the game.

Players of all ages and strengths are welcome to come and play.

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:

Have you ever wanted to apply to a lineage society such as the Daughters of the American Revolution? Do you have an application but aren't sure if you have all the proofs you need?

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Traveling through Time with John Ross

10:30am - 12:30pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Event Details:

Maps are a magic carpet. One look takes us back in time. We can travel with Amerigo Vespucci along the coast of the western hemisphere that would be named for him.

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Author Talk
Event Details:

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
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La Leche League

11:00am - 12:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Adults, Families
Program Type: Hangout, Workshops & Camps
Event Details:

Join us for a chat and playdate with La Leche League NSV. This month's topic is supporting better sleep.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Clarke Sit and Stitch

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Clarke County
Library Branch: Clarke County
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Hooks and needles and fiber, oh my!

Whatever you craft (knit, crochet, embroidery, latch hook...), we invite you to bring your work in progress of any kind and enjoy the company of other crafters!