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Closed for Juneteenth. While our physical location will be closed, you can still access a wide variety of digital resources through the Libby app, available 24/7. With Libby, you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from the comfort of your home. Click here for more info.

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Adventure at Your Library

10 Reasons to Adventure at Your Library This Summer

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Looking for an epic summer adventure? Look no further than your local library! Here are 10 reasons why you should dive into the excitement at our library system this summer:

  1. Youth Summer Reading Program: Join us for a summer of literary exploration with our Youth Summer Reading Program! Dive into captivating stories, embark on thrilling adventures, and earn exciting rewards along the way.

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citizen science symbol

April is Citizen Science Month!

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April is citizen science month! Citizen science is public involvement in the inquiry and discovery of new scientific knowledge. Community science, participatory research, DIY science, crowdsourcing, and public engagement in scientific research, among others, are also terms used to describe this movement. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating toward a common goal. Millions of citizen scientists are accelerating many areas of scientific research.

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National Library Week 2024

10 Ways You Can Celebrate National Library Week

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Welcome to National Library Week, a time when communities across the nation join hands to celebrate the cornerstone of knowledge, inspiration, and community: libraries. At Handley Regional Library System, we're thrilled to be part of this annual celebration, and we invite you to join us in commemorating the incredible contributions libraries make to our lives. This year's theme, "Ready, Set, Library!" embodies the excitement and readiness to explore the myriad offerings libraries provide. Here are ten ways you can celebrate National Library Week with us:

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Spring into the Library

10 Reasons to Spring into the Library (and access our digital brochure!)

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As the cold of winter melts away and the warmth of spring begins to blossom, the Handley Regional Library System is abuzz with excitement for our upcoming theme: "Spring into the Library." With an array of enriching programs and events lined up, there's no better time to embrace the spirit of the season and dive into the world of literature, music, culture, and community. Here are 10 compelling reasons why you should make the library your go-to destination this spring:

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Handley Celtic Fest

Handley to Take Part in Old Town Celtic Fest!

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Handley Library will be hosting two different events on March 16th in collaboration with Old Town's Celtic Fest!

First, at 3:00 PM in the Robinson Auditorium, we have Irish dancers of all ages from Armstrong Irish Dance Academy coming to perform, in celebration of St. Patrick's day! Click here to see the event in our calendar. 

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Tina Maseda NW Works

Partnership Spotlight: Job Help with NW Works

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Searching for a job is like a job in and of itself. It is time-consuming, challenging, and – in this age of digital technology – can be quite complicated. But the Handley library is here to help. We have partnered with NW Works to bring one-on-one job seeker assistance to anyone who needs it – no registration, no library card required. Anyone can use this fantastic, free resource!

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Kanopy

Discover a World of Cinematic Delights with Kanopy - Your Gateway to Quality Entertainment

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We are constantly striving to enhance your library experience and are thrilled to introduce you to our latest gem – Kanopy, a premier video streaming service that is sure to elevate your entertainment journey. With just your library card, you can now unlock a world of quality, thoughtful content that spans movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, and educational videos.

What is Kanopy?

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Film Friday February

Film Friday February at Handley

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Have a date night on us! Whether you want to celebrate Valentine's, Galentine's, or just treat yourself, we've got a great night in store for you every Friday night in February.

Each time you attend a movie night in February, you'll get up to two tickets to put in the drawing for a Movie Lovers Bundle Prize! Not only are drinks and snacks free, you can also take some commemorative photos at our themed photo booths!

 

Here's what's in store:

 

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Start the Year Off Well

Jumpstart Your Healthy Lifestyle at Handley

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Jumpstart your healthy lifestyle in 2024 and join us for a Snack and Chat workshop series for adults! During each workshop, Hannah Copp from the Virginia Cooperative Extension will share tips, tricks, and healthy snacks! 

 

Workshops are scheduled for Fridays at noon in the Handley Library Benham Gallery on the Lower Level. Space is limited. Registration encouraged. Click the links below to learn more, and register for one (or more) today!

 

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Robert Orrick: A Life

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Have you seen the name “Orrick” around town and the county?  Who was this man for which multiple local sites were named?   

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Handley Tour

Explore the Timeless Elegance of Handley Library

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Welcome to the Handley Regional Library System, home to the magnificent 110-year-old Handley Library – a true architectural gem nestled in the heart of Winchester, Virginia. Join us on our next exclusive tour, taking place on January 13th at 11 AM, as we unlock the secrets of this historic library, delving into its fascinating architecture and rich history.

Unveiling Hidden Treasures

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This is YOUR Library

Utilize All Your Library Offers During Library Card Sign-Up Month! 

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We are thrilled to announce that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! This annual initiative encourages individuals of all ages to explore the world of knowledge, imagination, and discovery by obtaining a library card from any of our three branches: Bowman Library, Handley Library, and Clarke County Library.  

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Mount Hebron Cemetery

Your Local Genealogy Group is Here to Help

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Family History Hunters is an informal group for genealogists of all levels of experience that meets every month at Handley Library.  The organization is a discussion group examining research strategies and current genealogy topics.  It is a place to come and share your successes and find help with your challenges.  Each month features a different focus.  Here's what's coming up...
 

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