Lots of Fun for Kids at Handley in October!

Lots of Fun for Kids at Handley in October!

Handley Regional Library System will be presenting three epic programs for kids at the Handley Library Branch in October: Girls Who Code Club, Handley Harvest Hoedown, and FrankenToys.

"Girls Who Code” is a series that explores beginner coding skills in a fun and friendly environment just for girls. The program is intended for ages 8-11 and will run on Thursdays from October 13 to November 17 in the Benham Gallery at the Handley Library branch at 4:30 PM. The series lasts six weeks and registration is required for the entire program. Girls Who Code values diversity, equity, and inclusion and focuses not only on gender diversity but also on young women who are historically underrepresented in computer science fields. Come to the library and learn something new! Click here to register.

The “Handley Harvest Hoedown” hybrid event will be held on October 16 virtually on Facebook/YouTube. Celebrate the harvest season with a puppet show, interactive stations, take-home kits, and more fun surprises. The first 50 kids will get a harvest-themed Grab-and-Go Kit, featuring apples and more from Virginia Farm Market while trying out a few interactive stations at the library. Kits can be picked up starting at 11 AM and the virtual show will be at 2 PM. Click here for more info.

“FrankenToys” will be held at the Handley Library branch on October 29 from 6 to 8 PM. Get in touch with your inner Dr. Frankenstein! Use a variety of tools to disassemble toys and put them back together as a whole new creature. All materials provided. The program is intended for Ages 9-14. Registration is required for this after-hours event. Patrons can practice their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in this program for tweens in order to make an entirely new toy creation. Using materials like duct tape, sewing tools, hardware, and more, participants will be able to innovate new toy designs in the creepiest way possible to celebrate the Halloween season. This event is sponsored by Valley Makers Association. Click here to register.

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HRLS is strongly recommending the use of masks for ALL patrons during this program to ensure the highest safety for library patrons and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.