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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. ...

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 "Families" group.

Saturday Songs & Stories

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Join us at the Bowman Library as Ms. Cheryl leads families in thematic songs, stories, and dancing with the puppets! *Please register all participants, including parents and children.  Click "add another" after each name to register mu...

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 "Families" group.

LEGO Club

11:00am - 12:00pm
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+. ...

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.

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. ...

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

Makerspace Mondays

4:00pm - 7:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Event Details:
Put on your maker hats and join us for self-directed activities using the Library Makerspace Cart. Passive program is intended for Ages 5+. ...

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: 13
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 "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. ...

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

Babies Books & Bounces

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Details:
A weekly time for babies and their caregiver to share in the joy of books, language, movement and music. Best for infants to 18 month old children. *Please register all caregivers, babies, and siblings.  ...

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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Talk, Friends Events, Performances & Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Event Details:
About the Program: This presentation, based on elements of Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas' recent book Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era, published by the University Press of Florida in the spring of 2021, will explore ...

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.

Live! 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: 31
Event Details:

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

We love the holidays! Join us as we share and tell stories about holiday celebrations. The puppets perform fun songs as we sing and dance along. Bowman Library, Children's Room. We're live this week! Registration Note: P...

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.

Brown Bag with Books Live Zoom Event!

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Events
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Reading Program, Virtual Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us for our online book club "Brown Bag with Books". December 1st discussion will be on Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens. All are welcome! Book Summary: After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother...
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Homeschool Hub Lowers

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Homeschooling families in the 5-9 age group can meet and socialize in this group through guided STEAM activities that focuses on a monthly theme with special career guests throughout the season. December Theme: Gingerbread House Coding ...

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 "Ages 6-11" group.

Homeschool Hub Uppers

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Homeschooling families in the 10-14 age group can meet and socialize in this group through guided STEAM activities that focuses on a monthly theme with special career guests throughout the season. December Theme: Gingerbread House Coding ...

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.

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...

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.

Virtual Database Spotlight

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.

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: 46
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: 18
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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

LEGO Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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+. ...

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 "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 "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. ...

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 "Families" group.

LEGO Club

11:00am - 12:00pm
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+. ...

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.