October is that time of year where I find myself watching mostly horror movies. While I never used to consider myself a horror fan, over the years I’ve discovered there are many different types of horror films. Not all horror movies have to be just frightening or disturbing. Some can be rather fun and entertaining. With Autumn officially here and Halloween not too far off, it’s a great time to delve into our horror film catalog. While our horror DVD collection can be browsed here, I’ve included a list of ten films that are well worth checking out if you’re looking for something new to view....
Bowman Library is hosting El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 2nd at 11AM. Kids and their families can honor their families during this program, or learn it about it for the first time, while they make colorful decorations, break a piñata, enjoy Hispanic foods, dance to Mariachi music, hear stories, and meet the puppets. The library also has a special, colorful exhibit featuring this program. Materials around this topic are also displayed and available for check out.
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Zombies have invaded the library and only you can stop them before terror breaks loose!
Handley Library is hosting Night of the Nerfs and the Undead on November 1st at 6PM-10PM. This free event for teens will feature a battle with Nerf guns throughout the library after it is closed. Participants need to register online at www.handleyregional.org/teens and bring their own Nerf supplies.
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Handley Library will have the Festival of Magic Show on October 26th at 2PM in the Robinson Auditorium. Kids and families will enjoy an interactive showcase of magic and tricks from numerous magicians. The program is free and open to the public.
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We will celebrate Diwali and the Festival of Lights during a program for kids and families on October 26th at 11AM at Bowman Library. The whole family can enjoy stories, songs, food, decorations and dance while exploring the Indian holiday. The free program also features the youth puppeteer troupe. The activities support early literacy skill development. This family event is developed and shared to foster a love of books, libraries and reading.
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Lights have played an important role in celebrations for many cultures throughout history. This weekend the Bowman Library will be highlighting the Diwali Festival of Lights at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 26th. As we head towards this weekend's festivities, we'll look at this and other family traditions, the comfort and symbolism of light, and cultural celebrations during our storytimes.
To find books to check out, type in #festivaloflights into the catalog search. You can find picture books there as well as some selections from non-fiction with craft, food, and other cele...
On Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 PM, the Handley Library will host the Festival of Magic Show featuring many magical appearances and fun for all ages. To prepare for the spellbinding show, here are five facts about magic to enjoy.
The word “magic” is derived from the Greek word “mageia.”
Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin, a French magician born in 1805, is known as the first modern magician. He famously exposed the technology behind his illusions after performing them.
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We have a new series designed just for adults called Small Space Living. Free and open to the public, the first workshop is called Small Space Living Series: Organization, and is led by Chuck Lehrer from ClutterTroopers. This workshop is geared toward young adults who live in a small apartment or share a space with roommates, or for older individuals who are downsizing to a smaller living space than they are accustomed to. This program is at Handley Library on October 24th 6:30PM.
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The Heimat-Handley Quartet will be performing chamber music at Handley Library on October 19th, February 22nd at the Barns of Rose Hill with Clarke County Library, and April 25th at Bowman Library. Each performance begins at 2PM. The Heimat Quartet was founded during the fall of 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. All avid chamber musicians, each player brings a wide array of experience and renewed energy to both the music and the group playing violin and cello. The performance is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System.
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PBS film Dark Money will be screened on October 17th at 6:00PM at Handley Library. The movie showing is free and open to the public and a discussion will follow. Dark Money examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to the front line in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide. The screening is sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System.
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The last class in the ongoing Tech Tuesdays series at Handley Regional Library System is Stump the Chump. Here, attendees can ask the toughest or most pestering tech questions about their laptop or mobile device. The opportunities are endless! Free and open to the public, the class is led by George Williams from Senior Technology Services on October 15th at 11AM at Bowman Library. Don’t forget to bring your laptop or mobile device. Registration is located online at https://www.handleyregional.org/TechTuesdays or by calling the Information Desk at Bowman Library at 540.869.9000.&...Read Full Post
Handley Regional Library System announces “Just for the Health of it”, a day showcasing the area’s health, safety, and family resources from the local community on October 21st at Handley Library and October 29th at Bowman Library – both from 10AM-4PM. Aids Response Effort, The Child Care Network, Healthy Families NSV, The Laurel Center, Project Lifesaver, Shenandoah Community Health, Dr, Terry Sinclair Health Clinic, and Winchester Parks and Recreation Department will be meeting with patrons to offer free resources and information.
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Apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, corn and more! It's harvest time and the farmer's markets are bustling with business. This week at Handley Regional Library storytimes we'll celebrate the harvest with books, music, and fun!
Your search tag this week is #timetoharvest and by typing that into the catalog search bar at handleyregional.org, you'll find lots of wonderful books to check out to enjoy the harvest.
If you'd like more harvest activities to do at home, take some of your carrot tops or damaged produce and create a unique place mat or artwork with paper ...
Although the American Library Association's "Library Card Sign-Up Month" has officially passed, your library card is better now than ever! Did you know that using your FREE library card is worth more than just books? Our special collections are as easy to check-out as your average library book! Which collections below have you checked out?WI-FI HOTSPOTS: Browse the internet from any mobile device 24/7! The devices allow free internet connection on the go and anywhere Verizon or
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