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Bus Trip to 2019 National Book Festival with the Friends

The Friends of the Handley Regional Library System’s annual bus trip to the 2019 National Book Festival is on August 31st. The cost is $25 per seat and the conference is free and open to the public at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The festival is packed with 140 authors and other programs centered on literacy from every genre. This year’s lineup includes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, historians David McCullough and Michael Beschloss, celebrity D.C. chef and humanitarian José Andrés, graphic novel superstar Raina Telgemeier, and Library of Congress Prize for A...

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Friends Summer Used Book Sale Coming to Bowman Library

Handley Regional Library System, in partnership with the Friends of the Handley Regional Library, announce the Summer Used Book Sale at Bowman Library.  The sale runs June 27-29 and features thousands of gently books, DVDs, sheet music, and more. Prices are between $2.00 and 50 cents. Payment is accepted in cash, check or credit card.  Inventory is restocked daily so you can shop all 3 days.   Donations cannot be accepted the sale.  The hours are the same as Bowman Library; June 27 10AM-8PM and June 28 and 29 10AM-5PM.

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1455 A Place for Writers, Formerly VCLA, Continues Author Series with Cliff Garstang

1455 A Place for Writers (new name for VCLA) Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Cliff Garstang, who will read from his latest book The Shaman of Turtle Valley.  The program will take place on June 22 at 3PM and is free and open to the public. Founding 1455 Director Sean Murphy will discuss the process of writing this book, the contemporary literary scene, followed by an open Q&A. Copies of Cliff’s book will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of the Winchester Book Gallery.

You can add this program to your calendar here.

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Book Drop-Off at Bowman Library

It's time to de-clutter and support your library!

The next book-drop off date as June 22 at 9AM-12PM.  The community can donate gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and sheet music.  All items donated will be part of the Summer Used Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library.  Volunteers will be onsite to assist unloading.

Questions on what to donate?  Check out our donation page for what we can receive as donations.

 

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Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life - A Book Talk with Author Albert Louis Zambone at Handley Library

We are excited to announces a book talk on Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life on June 15th at Handley Library in the Robinson Auditorium at 2PM. The talk will be led by author Albert Louis Zambone and focuses on Daniel Morgan, a man of humble origins who became one of the great military leaders of the American Revolution. Books will be available for purchase provided by The Winchester Book Gallery and the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library. The program is free and open to the public.

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FRIENDS OF HANDLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY ANNOUNCE ANNUAL MEETING WITH CHRISTINE A. PATRICK

Handley Regional Library System and the Friends of the Handley Regional Library announce their annual meeting with special speaker Christine A. Patrick, owner of independent book store, Winchester Book Gallery.  Members of the Friends and the general public may attend the meeting on May 15th at 7PM at Handley Library in Winchester for free.  Christine will share her thoughts on community support that libraries and booksellers offer while meeting the primary goal of literacy.  The meeting is also designed to celebrate the successful year of used book sales and other initiative...

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Book Drop-Off Announced at Bowman Library

Get ready for spring cleaning!

Book drop-off dates for donations of gently used books, DVDs, CDs, video games, and sheet music as  Saturday, May 18th  from 9AM-12PM at Bowman Library in Stephens City.   Volunteers and staff will be onsite to accept donations from the community during this time.  The book drop-off will benefit the Summer Used Book Sale.  The book sale is sponsored by Friends of Handley Regional Library. 

Read more about book donations here.

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