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Apple Valley Ringers Bring Hand Bell Potpourri - Classic to Contemporary - to Special Sunday Performance at Bowman Library

Apple Valley Ringers will be performing a special Sunday concert on June 2nd at 3PM at Bowman Library, part of the Handley Regional Library System. The performance titled Handbell Potpourri - Classic to Contemporary, will featured their well-known beautiful and sacred music, plus unique titles The Addams Family, Bohemian Rhapsody The Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, and other surprises. The concert is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library.

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Adult Summer Reading Program Announced

Summer reading program connects adults to books, movies, and programs at their local library.

This year’s summer reading program for adults has a theme of It’s Showtime at Your Library!  The program runs May 27th through September 2nd at all 3 library locations. During this program, adults can track books read and enter to win prizes including Books Bucks (coupons for the used book sales sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library), discounts from local businesses, and several prize packages featuring gift cards to local businesses and restaurants.

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Rally for Reading Event to Kick-Off Summer Reading Program for Kids, Teens, and Families

We are excited to kick-off of Valley Reads, our summer reading program for kids, teens, and families, at the Rally for Reading on June 1st at 11AM at Bowman Library.  Free and open to the public, the event features stories from local authors, an interactive puppet show, dancing, face painting, and more. Rally for Reading kicks off the summer reading program where participants can log reading hours and books read to win free books and other prizes donated by area businesses. The theme for this year’s reading program is It’s Showtime at Your Library! and features a unique mix of programs...

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Later in the Library After Hours Event Set to Kick-Off Summer Reading Program

Books, Beer Tasting,  LIVE Jazz Music, Magic, and More!

We are excited to announce Later in the Library, a unique after hours event to announce the start of the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program – It’s Showtime at Your Library!  The annual event includes beer tasting by the Better Beer Store based on popular book to screen titles including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Silence of the Lambs, Stand By Me, and Fight Club. The entertainment continues with a magician, a LIVE jazz performance by SV Jazz, and historic tours of the famous Handley Library. 

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Parents’ Choice Award Winner to Perform at Annual Celebration in the Garden at Handley Library

The family-friendly Celebration in the Garden will be on March 25th at 2PM in the outdoor Mike Foreman Reading Garden at Handley Library. The anticipated event features LIVE music from Parents’ Choice Award Winner, Mr. Jon and Friends, face painting, balloon twisting, interactive yard games, popsicles, and more! Kids and their families can also sign up for the Summer Reading Program where they can win prizes based on hours and books read or sign up for a library card for the first time. A drawing will also take place for a family 4-pack of tickets to any summer show at the Shenandoah Summer...

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Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Continues Genealogy for Beginners Series with Wills and Deeds

The next program in Genealogy for Beginners Series, Wills and Deeds is at Handley Library on May 28th at 6:30PM.  The program is presented by Joan Wood, Archives Assistant, is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, the program is a

“Wills and Deeds can give a family historian some of the best information regarding their ancestors,” says Wood.  “Researchers should not overlook these valuable resources. Come to this presentation and learn what kinds of information you can expect to find and how to access these records.”

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New Adult Language Learning Workshop Coming to Bowman Library

We are helping patrons learn a new language with a special workshop on May 23rd at 6PM at Bowman Library. The program, Mango Languages Workshop, will show attendees how to use the free Mango Languages app available in the 24/7 digital library on the library system’s website. The app has over 70 different language courses – from Arabic to Yiddish  - where you can learn online through interactive tutorials focused on culture, introductions,  lifestyle, and more. Free and open the public, attendees can register online at www.handleyregional.org/adults.  Attendees are encouraged ...

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Shenandoah Science Cafe: Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

Be part of the next science cafe conversation at Brewbaker's Restaurant 

A Science Café is a lively, informal public event in a casual setting that focuses on a topic of wide interest. We’ll begin with an illustrated talk, followed by Q&A, door prizes, and more! Participants are free to purchase food and drink and to engage with the presenter and other participants.

Date / Time:

Wednesday, May 29th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add the event to your calendar here.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Havens is Director of the Coastal Watersheds Program ...

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New Program at Bowman Library to Focus on Growing a Pollinator Garden

We have a new gardening program for adults on May18th at 2PM at Bowman Library in Stephens City. The program, Native Plants: Attract Friendly Pollinators to Your Garden, is taught by Master Gardner Stacy Morgan Smith. Smith will show attendees how to grow a pollinator garden that will bring in bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators throughout the season. The adult program is free and open to the public. 

For more information on this program and any upcoming garden program, contact Tory Gallery at tgallery@hamdleyregional.org or call 540.869.9000. 

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New Website Announced

New Website Makes it Easier for Library Patrons to Access Books, Materials, Digital Media, and Programs

We are excited about our new website! The website was intentionally designed to enhance the patron experience – making it easier than ever to access information about upcoming programs, search the library catalog for materials, discover community resources, explore the 24/7 digital library, and more.  Now optimized for mobile users, the site also continues the library system’s rebranding – including the recently released new logo - which focuses on the future of how they serve the...

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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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Documentary & Filmmaker Talk on Veterans Helping War Veterans, From War to Wisdom

We are excited to announce From War to Wisdom as our next filmmaker talk on May 16th from 6:30PM-8:15PM at Handley Library in Winchester.   Filmmaker Daniel Collins will be on hand for a Q & A after the film.  From War to Wisdom follows an elite group of Marines who survive the war in Iraq, face challenges returning home, and find new ways to serve veterans on the home front. 

The film showing is free and open to the public, however due to the content, 18+ is recommend or accompanied by an adult.  Viewer discretion is advised. 

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Genetic Genealogy: Understanding DNA Results Coming to Stewart Bell Jr. Archives at Handley Library

We have a new program from the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives at Handley Library!

Genetic Genealogy: Understanding DNA Results will take place on May 7th at 2PM and is free and open to the public.  The seminar, presented in two parts, will provide a general introduction to DNA Genealogy and include sections on understanding mt DNA, Y-DNA, and Autosomal DNA results.  The seminar will be presented by Shannon Combs-Bennett, QG, PLCGS, an award winning author and genealogical lecturer based out of Norther Virginia. 

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Don't Miss The Mountain Music Project Film Screening and Talk

The Mountain Music Project Film Screening and Talk is on April 25th at Bowman Library from 6:30PM-8PM.  The film follows the journey of two traditional musicians from their roots in the hills of Virginia to the mountains of rural Nepal, where they explore the extraordinary connections between Appalachian and Himalayan folk music and culture.  The screening is free and open to the public.

Read more about the program here or add it to your own calendar.

About The Mountain Music Project The Mountain Music Project’s mission is to encourage the preservation of musi...
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