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

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 special playtime activity with Blue Ridge United Soccer as we take a Storytime Break.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Middle Grade Book Spotlight

12:00pm - 12:15pm
Virtual Events
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs
Event Details:
Middle Grade Book Spotlight:  Looking for a new and exciting book to read?  Join us every Monday afternoon as books geared toward upper elementary and middle schoolers are presented and shared; each week is centered around a different theme...
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Teen Book Spotlight

1:00pm - 1:15pm
Virtual Events
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs
Event Details:
Want to read a "good" book and have no idea where to start? Join us every Monday afternoon as a variety of books for teens  are presented and suggested! Every week is a different theme with a new selection of books; so be sure to check in and...
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!! This week is all about Superheroes! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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

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.   ...
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.

Storytime Fun

11:00am - 11:30am
Clarke County
Library Branch: Clarke County
Room: CCL Children's Area
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11
Program Type: Reading Program, Story Sharing, Storytimes
Event Details:
Come to the Clarke County Library Children's Room for stories and fun! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Story Builders

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: Story Sharing, STEAM
Event Details:
Are you ready for a challenge? Listen to a story and complete a creative, engineering challenge inspired by the book. Then, take home a Grab-and-Go Kit that includes all supplies and extension activities to do later. Program is intended for Ages 6-12...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Tiny Tales

11:00am - 11:30am
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for a special thematic early literacy storytime out in your community at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley's Garden House. Program is intended for Ages 0-6 and their caregivers. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Lego Club at Clarke

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Clarke County
Library Branch: Clarke County
Room: CCL Children's Area
Age Group: Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11
Program Type: Gaming, STEAM
Event Details:
Come to the Clarke County Library children's room for Lego Fun. A different theme every week! ...
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

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

Trit Trot to Bowman

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:

Storytime for infants (birth to 15 months). An early literacy program designed to introduce your babe to the joys of books, language, movement, and music! Learn fun baby games, nursery rhymes, and more! Meeting in the Bowman Library Children’s Room. Free, no registration required.

Today's theme is...TBD ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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. 

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family History Hunters

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Would you like to begin researching your family's history? Or are you a genealogy veteran? Whatever your level of experience, please join the Family History Hunters to share your successes, discuss research strategies, and figure out the best steps t...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Nature Surprises

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: Gardening, Arts & Crafts, DIY Workshops, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
We love lavender! Lavender is an herb that has been used to help people to get to sleep and feel better. Come to Bowman Library and use lavender buds to make a sleep pillow with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association.&n...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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. 

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.

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

LEGO Club

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Get your brick on in this weekly building challenge. Program is intended for Ages 6+.     ...
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 "Families" group.

Chess at Bowman Library

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

Summer Reading Finale-Enviroscape

10:00am - 3:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch - Teen Area
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Reading Program, STEAM
Event Details:
Education Specialist, Jamie McFadden brings a hands-on, interactive demonstration of the sources and effects of water pollution.  Visit this exhibit that demonstrates how storm water runoff carries pollutants through the watershed to a pond, ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Family Playtime

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.   ...
This event is in the "Children" 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 6-11, Families
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Get your brick on in this weekly building challenge. Program is intended for Ages 6+.   ...
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Summer Reading Finale

11:00am - 3:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Reading Program
Event Details:
Celebrate your successful summer reading by attending the Finale of Oceans of Possibilities. Prizes will be awarded along with a program of puppets, story sharing, activities and more fun and learning. The puppets will perform at 11:00 a.m. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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.

Summer Reading Finale-Whale Experience

11:30am - 2:30pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Reading Program, Performances & Lectures, STEAM
Event Details:
Celebrate your successful summer reading by attending the Finale of Oceans of Possibilities. Prizes will be awarded along with reading, crafts, and more fun and learning. Climb inside a huge 40-foot whale and learn about this spectacular mammal...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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 "Families" group.

Preschool Playtime

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

Middle Grade Book Spotlight

12:00pm - 12:15pm
Virtual Events
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs
Event Details:
Middle Grade Book Spotlight:  Looking for a new and exciting book to read?  Join us every Monday afternoon as books geared toward upper elementary and middle schoolers are presented and shared; each week is centered around a different theme...
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Teen Book Spotlight

1:00pm - 1:15pm
Virtual Events
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Virtual Programs
Event Details:
Want to read a "good" book and have no idea where to start? Join us every Monday afternoon as a variety of books for teens  are presented and suggested! Every week is a different theme with a new selection of books; so be sure to check in and...