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Chess at Bowman Library

10:00am - 12:30pm
Bowman Library
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Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Gaming
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Chess Champs

Play chess to learn or strengthen your skills of the game.

Players of all ages and strengths are welcome to come and play.

We gather every week during June and July to play casual and blitz chess games.

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Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Reading Program, Story Sharing, Arts & Crafts, Bilingual, Music & Movement, Storytimes
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Join the Summer Reading Challenge today and receive a book bag, a brag tag and information to fill your summer with reading and earning tickets and prizes.

Read. Log. Win.

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Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

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Family Playtime

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
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Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
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It’s time to play! Join us for a variety of playtime activities each week as we take a Storytime Break.

 

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Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Lobby
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Hangout, Story Sharing, Arts & Crafts, Bilingual, Music & Movement
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Travel around the world throughout the Seven Seas and learn about the customs, history, arts, foods, industry, climate and languages of the nations of the world with DON members demonstrating and showcasing the countries of the world.

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Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

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Rally for Reading Storytime and Puppets

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
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Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
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Join us for a special Storytime and Puppet Show to kick off the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program.

Enjoy stories, puppets, dancing, and songs.

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Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

Photography Notification

While we do allow professional photography inside the property of Handley Regional Library System, we do ask that we are notified ahead of time of photoshoots at 540.662.9041 x 25.  Photography activities may be limited to specific areas due to reserved use and cannot impede any patron activity using the library. 

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LEGO Club

11:00am - 12:30pm
Handley Library
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Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: STEAM
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Get your brick on in this weekly building challenge. Program is intended for Ages 6+.

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Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Reading Program, Music & Movement
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We launch the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge today...Oceans of Possibilities.

The big drums of Tampa Taiko demonstrate the honor of being a participant in a community.

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Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

Photography Notification

While we do allow professional photography inside the property of Handley Regional Library System, we do ask that we are notified ahead of time of photoshoots at 540.662.9041 x 25.  Photography activities may be limited to specific areas due to reserved use and cannot impede any patron activity using the library. 

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Author Talk with Jeff Barnes

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Handley Library
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Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium + Benham Gallery
Age Group: Adults, Families
Program Type: Author Talk, Friends Events, Performances & Lectures
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About the Author

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Paws for Reading

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Handley Library
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Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing
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Beginning readers can read a book to a loving and patient therapy service dog! All Ages.