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Yoga Series Launches at Handley Library

Introduction to Yoga, a free program series for adults, will begin at Handley Library starting January 21st at 6PM. This will be a monthly program on the third Tuesday of every month. The class is designed for anyone who has ever been curious about yoga, but has never known where to start. In a workshop style, participants will go over terms, breathing, and some gentle flow yoga. There will be props and modifications offered so that everyone can participate!

Teacher Biography:

Rachel Smith has been practicing yoga for 6 years, and recently completed Yoga Teacher Training...

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Author Talk: Blind Bombing: How Microwave Radar Brought the Allies to D-Day

We have a unique author talk with Norman Fine on his new book, Blind Bombing on December 14th at 2PM at Handley Library. Fine tells the little-known story of how microwave radar got the Allies to D-Day in WWII, despite initial apathy and even opposition by many in the entrenched military establishments of Britain and the United States. The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and provided by Winchester Book Gallery. The talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System.

About the Book

On the eve of WWII, late ...

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Little Noon Music at Handley Library with Madeline MacNeil

We are excited to announce the next Little Noon Music performer as Madeline Macneil on December 13th at 12:15 at Handley Library. Madeline is a treasure as a performer. Known for her talents as a singer and performer on the hammered and fretted dulcimers, she is equally well known for the warmth and generosity with which she shares her music and encourages others to play and sing. The performance is free and open to the public.

The silver-haired woman with the golden voice has won the admiration of countless fans across the country, performing in concerts and festivals throughout ...

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Shenandoah University Dance Division to Showcase at Handley Library

We are excited to announce a special dance performance by Shenandoah University students. The Junior BFA choreography class will present their second evening of projects, 6 X 6, at Handley Library on December 12th at 7pm. This evening will showcase 11 new dances created by the students, using a 6 x 6 wood platform and working with trios or quartets. The students are continuing their choreographic process and language investigations with these projects and it promises to be an exciting and unique dance performance to experience. The performance is free and open to the public.

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New Tech Tuesdays Class at Handley Library - Android Devices: Smart Phones and Tablets

The next class in the ongoing Tech Tuesdays series at Handley Regional Library System is All Things Android: Smart Phones and Tablets at Handley Library. Free and open to the public, the workshop is at 11AM on November 19th. The Android experts from Sprint will cover the basics, including how to navigate commonly used features on your smartphone or tablet. Afterwards, there will be time for answering your questions.

This session includes 40 minutes guided instruction followed by 40 minutes for Q&A. Registration and the full class schedule is located online at https://www.handl...

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Singin' in the Rain at Handley Library

Singin’ in the Rain will show at Handley Library on November 16th at 2PM. The showing is free and open to the public. The joyous film, co-directed by Stanley Donen and acrobatic dancer-star-choreographer Gene Kelly, is a charming, up-beat, graceful and thoroughly enjoyable experience with great songs, lots of flashbacks, wonderful dances - including the spectacular Broadway Melody Ballet. The showing is sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System.

Add this event to your calendar here.

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Learn to Decorate and Organize with Small Space Living Series at Handley Library

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.

The second program called Small Space Living:  Interior Decorating will teach adults...

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Next Tech Tuesdays Class at Bowman Library: Google and the Cloud

The next class in the ongoing Tech Tuesdays series at Handley Regional Library System is Understanding the Cloud – including Gmail and Google Drive Basics at Bowman Library. Free and open to the public, the class is led by George Williams from Senior Technology Services on October 8th  at 11AM. Google Drive and Cloud Services will be explained. Attendees will also learn to manage their Inbox, download attachments, and other email basics. One-on-one assistance will be provided after to get help setting up an email account. Afterwards, there will be time for answering your questions.

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New Tech Tuesdays Class at Bowman Library: All Things Apple – iPhones and iPads

The next class in the ongoing Tech Tuesdays series at Handley Regional Library System is All Things Apple – iPhones and iPads at Bowman Library. Free and open to the public, the class is led by George Williams from Senior Technology Services on October 1st at 11AM. This week, George will be joined by Apple OS expert and Sprint Branch Manager Thomas Robinson who works hands-on with Apple products on a daily basis. 

Attendees will learn how to navigate commonly used features on their Apple smartphone or tablet. Afterwards, there will be time for answering your questions. This s...

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Shenandoah University Conservatory's Dance Division to Showcase at Handley Library

Handley Regional Library System and Shenandoah University Conservatory's Dance Division will present a collection of solos that will showcase original dance compositions created by members of the dance class of 2022. Free and open to the public, the performance will be at Handley Library at 3PM on October 1st. This concert celebrates diversity and inclusion.

In preparation for each solo, each choreographer will interview someone who is culturally different from himself/herself in different areas include race, ethnicity, national origin, language, gender, social class, and more. Ch...

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Conversation Partners Helps You Practice Another Language

We have a unique program called Conversation Partners that happens the third Thursday of the month, starting on September 19th at 5:30PM at Bowman Library. The free program will pair up anyone who wants to practice speaking another language in everyday conversation with a native speaker. The library system can currently support Spanish; however they are seeking additional language volunteers. For more information, contact Mandy Foote at (540) 869-9000 ext. 210 or email afoote@handleyregional.org, or show up on September 19th at Bowman Library.

“This program will help us not only...

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Learn Windows 10 at Tech Tuesdays

The first class in the ongoing Tech Tuesdays series is on Windows 10 at Bowman Library. Free and open to the public, the class is led by George Williams from Senior Technology Service on September 17th at 11AM.  Attendees will learn how to clean up, speed up, and protect their PC. They will also get the basics for Windows 10, including using the start menu with tiles, customizing the desktop, using the control panel, and keyboard shortcuts. Additional topics include malware threats and how to tell if a computer is infected. This session includes 40 minutes guided instruction followed b...

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Tech Tuesdays at Bowman Library

We have a new series of free technology workshops called Tech Tuesdays at Bowman Library starting September 17th every Tuesday at 11AM. The workshops are led by George Williams from Senior Technology Services and are free and open to the public. Each session includes 40 minutes guided instruction followed by 40 minutes for Q&A and will cover Windows 10 basics, using your Android, iPhone, and iPad mobile devices, understanding Gmail and Google Drive, and more.  Attendees are encouraged to come ready with their technology questions and are encouraged to bring their own laptops or mob...

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Learn about Conservation in Your Watershed & Backyard

We have a new program sponsored by the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District, Conservation in Your Watershed & In Your Backyard. Free and open to the public, the program is on September 19th at 6:30PM. Attendees will learn how to identify problem areas on their land, how to prevent runoff and explore different land management options like livestock, native/pollinator habitat, conservation landscaping, beekeeping and more - all designed to make your land more productive and environmentally friendly. 

Add the program to your calendar here.

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5 Reasons it’s a Great Time to be a Nerd at the Library


Your local library is making it easier than ever to geek! We all know it can be hard to find our people and even harder to keep up with our favorite fandoms on a budget. Now the library is expanding our collections, not just for teens, but for adults too. Keep an eye on our catalog for our ever-expanding collection of games, graphic novels, movies, books, and shows. And keep an ear to the ground for our upcoming programming that was developed with you in mind.
 


1. Adult Graphic Novels

So, this one is big. We just added a brand new coll...

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