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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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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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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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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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