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Chess at Bowman Library

10:00am - 12:30pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch - Teen Area
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Gaming, STEAM
Event Details:

Chess enthusiasts come and play!

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

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

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Handley 100th Display

10:00am - 2:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Event Details:

An exhibit of works by Handley alumni and faculty, on display, continuing through May 23.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:

Have you ever wanted to apply to a lineage society such as the Daughters of the American Revolution? Do you have an application but aren't sure if you have all the proofs you need?

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Traveling through Time with John Ross

10:30am - 12:30pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Event Details:

Maps are a magic carpet. One look takes us back in time. We can travel with Amerigo Vespucci along the coast of the western hemisphere that would be named for him.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Build Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:

Come and build as a family! Duplos, blocks, Keva planks, and more will be provided.

 

Disclaimer(s)

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. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Handley Rally for Reading

11:00am - 1:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Mike Foreman Rotary Reading Garden
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Reading Program, Story Sharing, Music & Movement
Event Details:

Celebrate the launch of the “Adventures At Your Library” Youth Summer Reading Program. Pre-register for the program as you enjoy activities around the Reading Garden, eat Kona Ice, and experience a magic show at 11:30 AM with Drew Blue Shoes!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Movie Saturdays at Bowman

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Film, Hangout
Event Details:

IT'S SHOWTIME!

Join us for a family movie event complete with snacks and drinks to enjoy together.

Today's show is...Elemental!

Disclaimer(s)

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.

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Author Talk
Event Details:

 

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Adventure Together

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

Go on different STEAM adventures with the Smithsonian and your library. Ages 4-8. *Registration required

Closed for Memorial Day

All Day
All Branches
Closing
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Handley Library, Archives, Bowman Library, Clarke County, Virtual Events, Off Site
Description:

All branches will be closed for Memorial Day. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Baby Playtime: Soulshine Yoga

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

It’s time to play! Join us for a variety of playtime activities each week as we take a Storytime Break.  Enjoy Baby & Me Yoga from Soulshine Medicine.

 

This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime at Clarke!

11:00am - 11:30am
Clarke County
Library Branch: Clarke County
Room: CCL Children's Area
Age Group: Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Reading Program, Storytimes
Event Details:

Come to the Clarke County Library Children's Room for stories and fun! Miss Bonnie will share a new adventure with early readers and their families each week. All are welcome!

Disclaimer(s)

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.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Trit Trot to Bowman--Baby Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Event Details:

Trit Trot to Bowman is an early literacy program for infants, 0-18 months, and their families and caregivers. Introduce your babe to the joys of books, language, movement, and music!

Disclaimer(s)

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. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

La Leche League

11:00am - 12:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Adults, Families
Program Type: Hangout, Workshops & Camps
Event Details:

Join us for a chat and playdate with La Leche League NSV. This month's topic is supporting better sleep.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Clarke Sit and Stitch

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Clarke County
Library Branch: Clarke County
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Hooks and needles and fiber, oh my!

Whatever you craft (knit, crochet, embroidery, latch hook...), we invite you to bring your work in progress of any kind and enjoy the company of other crafters!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Kids Art Club

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY Workshops
Event Details:

Join us for Kids Art Club!

Meet creative friends and be part of a big art event.

Visit shenarts.org/kids-art-club for more information.

Disclaimer(s)

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Handley Sit and Stitch

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Hooks and needles and fiber, oh my!

Whatever you craft (knit, crochet, embroidery, latch hook...), we invite you to bring your work in progress of any kind and enjoy the company of others!

No registration required. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Handley Sit and Stitch

10:30am - 11:30am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Hooks and needles and fiber, oh my!

Whatever you craft (knit, crochet, embroidery, latch hook...), we invite you to bring your work in progress of any kind and enjoy the company of others!

No registration required. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

KidSTEAM

10:30am - 11:30am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Outdoor West Esplanade
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:

Join us for a variety of thematic STEAM activities that littles and their grown-ups can do together. Explore and create in this problem solving program.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Build Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:

Come and build as a family! Duplos, blocks, Keva planks, and more will be provided.

 

Disclaimer(s)

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. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Lego Club at Clarke

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Clarke County
Library Branch: Clarke County
Room: CCL Children's Area
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Gaming, Hangout
Event Details:

Lego fun for everyone! This is a free play event where children are encouraged to build and create with Lego's! Join us in the Children's Room at the Clarke County Library for an hour of fun every Wednesday!

Disclaimer(s)

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.

This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Scrabble Club

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Game Nights, Hangout
Event Details:

Whether you’re a competitive player or just happy to play and enjoy a social chat, this club is a great place to get to know other locals and take part in a good game of Scrabble!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Toddler Playtime: Fit 4 Mom

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

It’s time to play! Join us for a variety of playtime activities each week as we take a Storytime Break.  Enjoy a fitness class just for moms!

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Toddler Play Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Music & Movement, Storytimes
Event Details:

Welcome to Toddler Play Time! This event is for ages 18 months to three years. During Play Time, come and build as a family! Duplos, blocks, Keva planks, and more will be provided.

Disclaimer(s)

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.