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Toddler Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program for active toddlers focused on developmental skills consisting of stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and more. Then, stay and play while meeting new community members. Program is intended for Ages 16 months-3 years and thei...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Toddler 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 Time! This storytime event is for ages 18 months to three years designed for little ones who love to move. Come to hear short stories, listen to music, dance around, and hang out with other toddlers.  ...

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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. 

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.

Leap Day

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
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, STEAM, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join us as we celebrate a day that only comes once every four years, Leap Day! Enjoy games and activities and write a letter to your future self to be opened in four years on the next Leap Day! Here is an outline of each station: Station 1: ...

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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. 

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

Leap Day Yoga Flow for Adults

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Friends Events
Event Details:
Move, breathe and stretch at the library with this all levels yoga flow for adults. Space is limited, arrive 15 minutes early to claim your spot. Bring a yoga mat and any other props you may need.Taught by Christina Rash, RYT 500 & a teacher at S...
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.

Dance Party

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Music & Movement
Event Details:
Join us for an interactive dance and sing-along program. Meet the puppets afterwards!  All Ages.       ...
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sit & Stitch

11:00am - 12:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Hangout, Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Hooks and needles and fiber, oh my! Bowman Library is pleased to host a weekly stitching meetup. Whatever your craft (knit, crochet, embroidery, latch hook…), we invite you to bring your works-in-progress to “Sit and Stitch” every Friday at 11am. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium + Benham Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Film
Event Details:
Valentine's Day might be over, but it's not too late to have a free date night at Handley! For this double feature, try a movie you might not have picked for yourself! Join us in the lower level for a double feature showing of Pride and Prejudic...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

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. We gather every week on Saturday mornings to play casual chess games. Chess at Bow...

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.

Community Education Literacy Program

10:15am - 12:45pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Story Sharing, STEAM, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Learn how to maximize your interactions with students to build oral and written language skills. Easy assessment methods and reflective teaching strategies shared to optimize student literacy. This 2-session class is intended for local preschool/dayc...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Time

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:
Enjoy an early literacy program for the entire family who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Program is intended for Ages 0-6 and their caregivers. This Week's Theme:  Books Like Us    ...
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium
Event Details:
In this lecture, we will dive into the early history of preservation in Winchester. We will explore the first fifty years of saving and restoring buildings in Winchester by focusing on a handful of sites, some well-known and some more obscure, to lea...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Storytime and Puppets - Books Like Us

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a program perfect for preschoolers to learn through stories, rhymes, movement, and song. (Best for ages 3 & up) This week's theme is: "Books Like Us"! Come celebrate the beauty of diversity, different life experiences, and all the t...

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

11:00am - 12:30pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Get your brick on in this weekly building challenge. Program is intended for all ages. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Puzzle Tournament

11:00am - 4:30pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gaming, Hangout
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Are you ready for a FUN challenge? Come be a part of Bowman Library's next Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament! Teams of 2-4 people compete to finish the same 1,000 piece puzzle. The team that finishes in the least amount of time gets a medal and all the bra...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

La Leche League Chat and Playdate

11:30am - 12:30pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Adults, Families
Program Type: Hangout
Event Details:
Join La Leche League in the Bowman Children's Room for a pro-breastfeeding hangout with other parents! This month's discussion theme is: "Supporting Better Sleep" ...

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.

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...Shrek ...

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

Paws for Reading

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing
Event Details:
Beginning readers can read a book to a loving and patient therapy dog! All Ages.      ...

How to Find Your Ancestral Coat of Arms

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Event Details:
Katherine Collins will present the many different source options a researcher may go through to find their family crest.  Many of these sources are free and available through the library!  She will guide the participants by explaining where...
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.

Natsu Con Promo Video Recording

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Back Lawn
Age Group: Teens (12+)
Program Type: Film, Hangout
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Do you love cosplay? Want to be a part of our Natsu Con planning? Join the Natsu Con Planning Committee and/or be a part of the promotional video and help make Natsu Con 2024 amazing!  Respond immediately to dhughes@handleyregional.org and...

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.

Preschool Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program focused on school-readiness skills perfect for preschoolers who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Then, stay for an interactive craft. Program is intended for Ages 3-6 and their caregivers. This We...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Lego Club @ Bowman Library

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Bring your imaginations and join us every week for a different building challenge!! All children ages 6 & up are invited to come out; no registration is needed. Our theme this week is...Famous Landmarks! ...

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.

Teen Hangout

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch - Teen Area
Age Group: Teens (12+)
Program Type: Hangout
Event Details:
Join us for us for some games, activities, snacks, and time with friends.  Games from Uno, Apples to Apples; as well as coloring, LEGO bricks, puzzles, and more will be available; or bring your own activities! Snacks will be provided but you ...

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.

Birding 101

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Nature, Performances & Lectures, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Ever wonder about our feathered friends? Learn the basics of bird observation and identification in our four one-hour sessions. Learn more about upcoming local field trips hosted by the members of the Northern Shenandoah Audubon Society. Benefit f...

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.

Baby Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program for infants focused on developmental skills consisting of stories, rhymes, bounces, and more. Then, stay and play while meeting new community members. Program is intended for Ages 0-16 months and their caregivers. T...