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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:
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 each week to play casual and blitz chess games. Chess at Bowman Library is a volunteer-run program. Chess...
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.
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Arts & Crafts, Music & Movement
Event Details:
Join us in celebrating Latino culture with music, dancing, crafts, and more. / Acompáñanos en celebrar la cultura latina con música, bailes, manualidades y más. September 25th at 1 pm / 25 de Septiembre a 1 pm. Free / Gratis ...
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 "Teens (12+)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens (12+)
Program Type: Hangout, Reading Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
Do you think you are an Oreo expert?  Now is your chance to prove it as we are holding the Great Oreo Taste-Off!!!  Through a blind taste test, you will need to determine the various flavors and types of Oreos and only one will be the Bowma...

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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 "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.

Star Wars Reads Day

11:00am - 12:30pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Age Group: Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Details:
Star Wars Reads Day brings the force together.  Join us for stories, music, crafts, activities, lightsaber training, and more as we have the greatest celebration in this galaxy.  Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character or represen...

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.

Paws for Reading

1:00pm - 2:00pm
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: Reading Program, Story Sharing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
It's Paws for Reading! Read a favorite book to a four-legged reading tutor. These canine listeners are patient and love kids. Come meet our Therapy Dog International-certified therapy dogs. They are always eager to listen. Come and join them ...

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 "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 "Teens (12+)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens (12+)
Program Type: Hangout, Reading Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Every month, we are highlighting one of the themes in the Teen 10 to Try Reading Challenge; for the month of October it is Thrillers and Suspense.  Join us as we talk our favorite Thrillers and Suspense titles (maybe even add some to your TBR pi...

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

Brown Bag with Books Live Zoom Event!

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Events
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Reading Program, Virtual Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us for a live Zoom Brown Bag with Books book discussion! October 6th's discussion is on Caste-The Origins Of Our Discontent by the Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson. This book was also an Oprah Book Club Pick for 2020. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.

Junior Graphic Novel Club

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+)
Program Type: DIY Workshops, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Come sharpen your skills and create your own graphic novel! Children ages 6 and up are given the knowledge, resources, and materials needed to begin creating a graphic novel. Each session focuses on a different theme to inspire their creat...

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

Virtual Database Spotlight: "HelpNow"

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Virtual Events
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Virtual Programs
Event Details:
Do you want support when it comes to Homework Help? Are you looking to build your research skills? Let us share the wonders of our Digital Library with you and your family! Learn about some of our online databases that you can access for free with yo...
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.

Imagination Station

11:00am - 11:45am
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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Come spark your imagination! Join us at the Bowman Library for a STEAM based program with hands-on activities for children of all ages. Each station is designed to best suit various ages, abilities, and interests. Today's theme is....

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 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:
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 each week to play casual and blitz chess games. Chess at Bowman Library is a volunteer-run program. Chess...
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adulting 101 Workshop

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: DIY Workshops, Performances & Lectures, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
This bimonthly workshop series is designed to prepare teens and young adults for the future of adulthood and the workforce. From budgeting tips to big loads of laundry, you will leave with new skills, tricks of the trade from professionals in the fie...
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 "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Fall Used Book Sale

10:00am - 8:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Book Sales, Friends Events
Event Details:
First Day of the Fall Used Book Sale.  This sale is open to the public.  Sale Hours are: Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Friday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm The book sale room is restocked when spa...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.

Try-It-Yourself

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+)
Program Type: DIY Workshops, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Dive into the world of circuits and electronics! Join us at the Bowman Library for a STEAM based program for children ages 6 and up. Let's work together to build a remote-controlled rover with colorful circuits that snap together. Come ...

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 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.

Try-It-Yourself

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+)
Program Type: DIY Workshops, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
This is a repeat of the Wednesday 5:00 pm program on a day and time well-suited for homeschoolers. Dive into the world of circuits and electronics! Join us at the Bowman Library for a STEAM based program for children ages 6 and u...

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 "Teens (12+)" group.

Teen Game Night

5:30pm - 8:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch - Teen Area
Age Group: Teens (12+)
Program Type: Gaming, Virtual Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Details:
Game Nights are back! Every 3rd Friday of the month join us for video and table top games, a music/dance area, and a time to relax and enjoy time with friends.     ...
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 "Teens (12+)" group.

2021 Teen Hot Sauce Challenge

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens (12+)
Program Type: Hangout
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
If you think you can stand the heat then this is the challenge for you!!!  Test your nerves (and taste buds) to a hot sauce challenge where you may or may not be able to hold back the pain and tears.  All are invited to attend and cheer on ...

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 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.

Junior Graphic Novel Club

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+)
Program Type: DIY Workshops, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Come sharpen your skills and create your own graphic novel! Children ages 6 and up are given the knowledge, resources, and materials needed to begin creating a graphic novel. Each session focuses on a different theme to inspire their creat...

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 "Teens (12+)" group.

Teen Graphic Novel Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Middle Kingdom
Age Group: Teens (12+)
Program Type: Hangout
Event Details:
Do you love geeking out with friends about your favorite comics? Join us for a fandom discussion and activity, while even learning how to create your own comic. This program is intended for Ages 12+.    ...
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Third Thursday, Exploring the Outdoors

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Virtual Events
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Virtual Programs, Friends Events, Performances & Lectures