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Chanukah Lights

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: Story Sharing, Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
Celebrate the Chanukah holiday of lights. Hear the story "If the Candles Could Speak." Make a menorah and play the dreidel game. Leave with a celebration kit, including a doughnut. Free to all. ...

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 "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: 2
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. 

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.

Book Donation Drop-Off Morning at Bowman Library

9:00am - 12:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Bring your books, DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles and sheet music to Bowman Library.  Volunteers will be on hand to help take your donations.  These items will be become part of the  next Spring Used Book Sale in April.  Proceeds from t...

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 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
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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 every other week to play casual and blitz chess games. Chess at Bowman Library is a volunteer-run program. ...

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

A Who-Ville Christmas

11:00am - 12:30pm
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: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Performances & Lectures, Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Welcome, Christmas! Welcome, All! Come dressed in your holiday best, come as a Who or come as you are You are invited to a fanciful time of music, puppets, dance, laughter, and a retelling of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by a cast of characte...
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.

A Christmas Carol Presentation

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Performances & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 59
Event Details:
Happy Christmas, Everyone! Come experience a reader's theater presentation of A Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 4 at 1:00 p.m. Local talent has gathered to share this adapted tale for our community. Delight to hear the voices share the...
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
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Bring your imaginations and join us every week for a different building challenge!! This week is all about Transportation so show us how people move from one place to another--now or in the future! ...

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 "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 December it is Families and Siblings.  Join us as we talk our favorite titles that are all about families and siblings (maybe even ...

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.

Storytime and Puppets

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:

Enjoy a program perfect for preschoolers to learn through stories, rhymes, movement, and song. (Best for ages 3 & up)

Catch a gingerbread man at this storytime! Join us as we share and tell stories about holiday cookies and sweets. The puppets perform fun songs as we sing and dance along. Bowman Library, Children's Room. Registration Note: Plea...

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 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: 7
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. 

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 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: 9
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. 

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 "Ages 6-11" group.

Nature Surprises for Kids- Bird Seed Ornaments

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: Gardening, Arts & Crafts, DIY Workshops, STEAM, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Let's feed the birds! Come to Bowman Library to learn about the importance of feeding birds in the winter with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association.  Create nourishing birdseed ornaments to take home and hang out...

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 "Teens (12+)" group.

Teen Ugly Festive Party

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: 36
Event Details:
Game Night is on a special night this month for our Ugly Festive Party! Bring a wrapped gift (found or under $5). Wear your ugliest festive attire!  Game nights will return to the 3rd Friday of the month again in January.    &...
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: 25
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)

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

**New Time **Apple Valley Ringers Concert

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Friends Events, Performances & Lectures
Event Details:
Come and enjoy a concert given by the Apple Valley Ringers under the direction of Jacquetta Owen. This choir was formed several years ago and is comprised of hand bell choir members from five churches. These talented musicians performed to a packed ...

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 6-11" group.

Lego Club @ Bowman Library

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Bring your imaginations and join us every week for a different building challenge!! This week is all about Winter as we enter the next cold and snowy months! ...

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.

Storytime and Puppets

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:

Enjoy a program perfect for preschoolers to learn through stories, rhymes, movement, and song. (Best for ages 3 & up)

Holiday Songs and Dances It is time to sing and dance at this storytime! Join us as we share and tell stories about holiday fun and merrymaking. The puppets perform fun songs as we sing and dance along. Bowman Library, Children's Roo...

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 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
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
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 every other week to play casual and blitz chess games. Chess at Bowman Library is a volunteer-run program. ...

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 6-11" group.

Lego Club @ Bowman Library

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Bring your imaginations and join us every week for a different building challenge!! This week is all about Colorful Celebrations as you can create and celebrate your own holiday! ...

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.

Storytime and Puppets

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:

Enjoy a program perfect for preschoolers to learn through stories, rhymes, movement, and song. (Best for ages 3 & up)

Feliz Navidad It's a bilingual storytime just for the holidays! Join us as we share and tell stories about holiday fun and games. The puppets perform fun songs as we sing and dance along. Bowman Library, Children's Room. Registrat...

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.

Closed for Christmas

All Day 12/24 - 12/25
Some Branches
Branches:
Bowman Library, Clarke County, Handley Library
Description:
All branches are closed all day on December 24 and December 25 for Christmas.  ...
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
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Bring your imaginations and join us every week for a different building challenge!! This week is all about Jungle Adventures--however that may look to you! ...

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 "Teens (12+)" group.

Teen Silent Reading Party

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Bowman Library
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:
Join us for a silent reading party where the only expectation is for you to silently read!  Complete with some silent snacks, this is a no pressure event and environment where you can come be yourself and possibly make some new friends. ...

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.

Storytime and Puppets

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:

Enjoy a program perfect for preschoolers to learn through stories, rhymes, movement, and song. (Best for ages 3 & up)

Happy Kwanzaa Today we celebrate two of the principles of Kwanzaa--Umoja (Unity) and Kuumba (Creativity)! Join us as we share and tell stories about this holiday through stories, songs, and crafts. The puppets perform fun songs as we si...

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.