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Three things to know about eBooks and Audiobooks through the library.

The Handley Regional Library System has a large collection of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks available through the Blue Ridge Download Consortium. Browse thousands of titles from anywhere. Take advantage of curated lists or search for your favorite author. Then check it out just like you would at the library

The Adult Services staff offers two ways to help you get started!

Workshops- As part of our Summer Reading Program we are offering a series of "Getting Started with eBooks" workshops to make it even easier for patrons to their summer reads. These workshops will d...

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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. 

Watch t...

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5 Ways the Library Can Help You Learn a Language

Learning a language can open all kinds of doors, from new friendships to new careers. If you’re looking to learn a new language or practice language skills, the library has your back. From physical materials for check out to online databases and learning apps, we have a wide selection to meet your individual goals and preferences. Language learning books and software can be expensive but we here at the library don’t think that money should stand in your way. We’ve got plenty of free ways for you to kick off a bilingual tomorrow.

1. Books

Books are a great place to star...

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Ongoing Gardening Programs

Handley Regional Library has partnered up with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association to provide a variety of gardening programs and lectures for adults. Check back here often for updated detailed on upcoming gardening programs.

Upcoming Programs June 5th : Garden Problems - How to Stop and Prevent Some Common Issues

6 PM
Bowman Library
Presented By Tricia Boyd

Problems may come up in your garden including the bug variety, 4-legged pests, fungus, and water issues. Join use for a "Garden Problems" talk so we can commiserate an...

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Finding your next great read

Are you looking for your next great read? Visit our Information Desks to ask for one of our free Recommended Reading Guides and get staff tips and tricks on making the most of a catalog search. Plus, here are four great tools to help you find just the right title.

NoveList: Novelist helps you determine what you like and then makes recommendations. NoveList uses a combination of tools, which include providing curated lists grouped by theme and subgenre (such as romance/regency rogues), identifying appeal factors (such as haunting/lyrical/secrets), and...

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Let's Play a Game

The Bowman Library Adult Services department just added a new collection. We now have board games! We’ve got some old favorites like Chinese Checkers and Scrabble, but we’ve also done our homework to provide you with some of the most acclaimed tabletop games on the market.

Come to the Bowman branch to try out Settlers of Catan or Pandemic, or share some laughs over Munchkin and Apples to Apples. Don’t have a lot of time to kill? That’s okay. We’ve got shorter games like Mascarade and Incan Gold that pack a lot of fun into thirty minutes or less.

To give any of these a tr...

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