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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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Book Drop-Off at Bowman Library

Handley Regional Library System, along with the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System, announce the next book drop-off date at Bowman Library on August 17th from 9AM-12PM. Participants can bring gently used books, CDs, DVDs and electronic games. Donations will become part of the Fall Used Book Sale in October. Volunteers will be onsite to assist. 

Add this to your calendar here.

Questions about book donations?  Read what we can accept as donations here.

Learn more about the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System.

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Kids Database of the Month: Early World of Learning

Online databases are something that can easily be accessed for free with your Handley Regional Library System library card. World Book Encyclopedia's Early World of Learning is an educational resource perfect for your toddler, preschooler, or early elementary little one. This free digital database is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts. With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and E...

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Everything You Need to Know About One Book 2019

One Book One Community announces the 2019 One Book as My Beloved World by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 

The author was born on June 25, 1954, in the Bronx borough of New York City. She became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice on May 26, 2009.  Her memoir met the criteria for selection by the committee – has widespread appeal, is available in paperback and Spanish, and is currently in print.

This is the 17th consecutive year Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties have read the same book during the same time period to promote reading as a meaningful part o...

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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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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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Launchpads Tablets Available for Checkout

Playaway Launchpads have launched at Handley Regional Library System!

Launchpad tablets are now available for checkout at all 3 library locations.   Designed for kids of all ages, the tablets are pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free apps that are both fun and educational, promoting literacy through digital content.  The devices are powered by an Android operating system and feature a 7” high-definition touch screen,  universal audio jack, and a durable, protective bumper.  The content collection spans subject areas from math and science to critical thinkin...

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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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Wi-Fi Hotspot Devices Available for Checkout at Bowman Library

Stream movies, music, and browse the internet from any mobile device 24/7! 

The devices allow free internet connection on the go and anywhere Verizon service is available.  You can check these out at the circulation desk at Bowman Library (and Clarke County Library, where the program originally started).  Patrons must be over 17 years of age to check them out and are available to checkout one week at a time.  Additional borrowing guidelines are available at the Bowman Library. 

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the success of this program so far,...

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Little Noon Music Expands to Bowman Library

That’s right – our popular music series, Little Noon Music, has expanded to Bowman Library in Stephens City. Performances are free and open to the public, and happen at noon on the 2nd Friday of the month from March to May. Audience members will get the opportunity for an intimate live performance featuring rock, jazz, and blue grass music, plus the opportunity to meet the artists and hear the stories that inspired the songs.

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Upcoming Performances at Bowman Library

SV Jazz

April 12, 2019

SV JAZZ is a group of jazz musicians based out of Winchester, VA who provide live music in groups ranging in size from a jazz trio to a Little Big Band.

Davis Bradley Duo

May 10, 2019

The Davis Bradley Duo presents a one of a kind musical experience which is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone! The group has drawn from their individual bluegrass, old time and swing influences to create something magical. Fans can expect to hear fresh renditions of the classics as well as several original compositions....

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It’s Coming: The Spring Used Book Sale!

Shop books, DVDs, sheet music, video games, and other surprises!

The Spring Used Book Sale will run March 26-30 at Bowman Library during normal operating hours. A special preview night be will available for members of the Friends of the Handley Regional Library – but don’t worry, you can join at the door and get early access to shopping fun! There are some special priced items, but most prices are between $2.00 and 50 cents each. Donations can not be accepted during the sale. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card.

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