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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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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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