April 12th Weekly Media Brief - Cylcing, Game Night & More!

April 12th Weekly Media Brief - Cylcing, Game Night & More!

April 12-April 17

Handley Regional Library System announces the following weekly updates and programs to the community:

Third Thursday, Exploring the Outdoors:  Cycling – April 15th at 6:30PM

 Handley Regional Library System and the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System announce the next virtual outdoors series that will focus on cycling.  Attendees will learn about local areas to cycle, bike safety, and local bike clubs from two experienced cyclists -John Copenhaver and John Crandell.  This series is hosted by Susan Tschirhart – hiker, camper, and nature nerd - and sponsored by Mountain Trails in Winchester.  The speakers are John D. Copenhaver, Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy at Shenandoah University, who once rode with the “Holy Rollers,” a group of United Methodist clergy and laity who rode their bikes 300+ miles over 4 days to raise funds to support missional projects, and John Crandell, who in 2017 cycled across the country in 27 epic days.  Register at https://www.handleyregional.org/exploringoutdoors4

Online Teen Game Night - April 16th 5:30-8PM. 

Teens can join the Minecraft Server,  play online games like Among Us, Skribbleio and Jackbox.  Register at dhughes@handleyregional.org.  

From the Blog – Try Some Citizen Science!

It used to be that many scientists did not want help from non-scientists. They thought that a typical person/citizen did not have the skills, knowledge, or training to make a meaningful contribution to their discipline. Wrong!  We have two other citizens science books in our catalog. The Field Guide to Citizen Science: How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference by Darlene Cavalier is a great introduction and resource. The book highlights several projects explaining the location, materials needed (if any) the website, goals, outcomes, and a section labeled “why we like this.” One of the advantages of digital citizen science is that you can do it when it suits you and can pick projects where the time contribution matches your level of availability. The other book: Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns is geared more towards children (and parents) providing examples of projects that kids have participated in.  Read more at https://www.handleyregional.org/blog/try-some-citizen-science 

BookMatch Junior! Helps Find Books for Kids

We have launched a new service designed for children under 12 called BookMatch Junior! This service is designed to help connect young readers to stories based on their current interests, genres they like, and topics they enjoy.  Caregivers or young readers can answer a few quick questions online at www.handleyregional.org/bookmatchjr and library staff will personally recommend up to 3 books, eBooks, or audiobooks based on their answers. 

Upcoming Programs Virtual at @handleyregional on Facebook or Zoom (Unless Noted Otherwise).  See more details at www.handleyregional.org/events/upcoming

  • Ready to Read this Week 4/12 at 11AM
  • Middle Grade Book Spotlight 4/12 at 12PM
  • Teen Book Spotlight 4/12 at 1PM
  • Storytime & Puppets 4/14 at 11AM
  • KidSTEAM on Facebook 4/15 at 11AM
  • Third Thursdays 4/15 at 6:30PM
  • Storytime and Craft 4/16 at 9AM
  • Teen Online Game Night 4/16 at 5:30PM

For more information, contact the public relations department at mswain@handleyregional.org