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Upcoming Events

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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:
Conifers are cozy! Learn about conifers like pine, spruce, balsam, and Christmas trees.  Come to Bowman Library to make a birdseed Christmas tree with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association and take it home to gift...

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 "Adults" group.

Sit & Stitch

11:00am - 12:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Age Group: 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...

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.

A Little Noon Music - Christmas Brass

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Little Noon Music, Friends Events, Performances & Lectures
Event Details:
A Little Noon Music is Back until May 2023! This month will feature students from Shenandoah University Jazz and the theme is Christmas Brass. This musical event is organized by Dr. Matthew Niess. Dr. Niess is a Washington, D.C.-based cross...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Book Donations Accepted

9:00am - 11:45am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Age Group: Adults, Families
Event Details:
Volunteers will be on hand to collect your gently used books (in good condition), DVDs, CDs, electronic games, and sheet music in the Bowman Library parking lot. What we don't want to receive as donations: Reader's Digest condensed books M...
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 "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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Behind the Scenes Tour at Handley Library

11:00am - 12:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Age Group: Adults, Families
Event Details:
The Handley Library branch tour will take you behind the scenes to all floors of the building.  Come learn about the architecture and history. Walk on the famous glass floors, and see the well under the stage.   Meet in the Rotunda....
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 "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, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Film, Hangout
Event Details:
IT'S SHOWTIME! Join us for a family movie event complete with popcorn and drinks to enjoy together. Today's show is...The Polar Express! ...

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.

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

Homeschool Science and History Fair

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Handley Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Performances & Lectures
Event Details:
Check out the Science and History presentations from all ages and topics that homeschooling families have been working on all season. Then, we'll let our community judges make the final decisions. *Participants wanting to compete in the Fair must reg...
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Night of Wonder with the Valley Chorale

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium + Benham Gallery
Age Group: Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Friends Events, Performances & Lectures
Event Details:
This Christmas season, the Valley Chorale has a story to tell, in music. We invite you to attend Night of Wonder, a musical celebration of Christmas and the holiday season. Led by Artistic Director Drew A. Young,  this program will take you...
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...
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, we are exploring the North Pole lego style! All children ages 6 & up are invited to come out; no registration is needed. ...

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.

Baby Playtime: Intro to Baby Massage

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. In this Intro to Baby Massage session, learn how to support your baby's physical growth and development with massage. Learn some techniques and th...
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.
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Adults, Families
Program Type: Hangout
Event Details:
Find support at chat meetings at Bowman Library. We look forward to seeing you! Tuesday December 13 at 2:30pm  La Leche League NSV Leaders are parent volunteers, educated and accredited by La Leche League International to provide FREE, inc...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Story Builders

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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 6-11...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Free STI Testing

10:00am - 1:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:
One in five people have a sexually transmitted infection. Free STI testing is provided by Aids Response Effort of Winchester. Testing is discrete. Every third Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...
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: Tinkergarten

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. During today's Tinkergarten session, learn how to let your explorer embrace open-ended play with nature and science-based fun.   ...
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...Gingerbread and Cookie Stories Join us for a cookie exchange. ...

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 "Families" group.

Try-It-Yourself

5:00pm - 6:15pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: DIY Workshops, STEAM, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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. Come explore how to use electrical connections, gear movement, and radio reception to perform new actions each ...

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.