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5 Reasons it’s a Great Time to be a Nerd at the Library

Your local library is making it easier than ever to geek! We all know it can be hard to find our people and even harder to keep up with our favorite fandoms on a budget. Now the library is expanding our collections, not just for teens, but for adults too. Keep an eye on our catalog for our ever-expanding collection of gam...

Three things to know about eBooks and Audiobooks through the library.

The Handley Regional Library System has a large collection of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks available through the Blue Ridge Download Consortium. Browse thousands of titles from anywhere. Take advantage of curated lists or search for your favorite author. Then check it out just like you would at the library The Adul...

5 Ways the Library Can Help You Learn a Language

Learning a language can open all kinds of doors, from new friendships to new careers. If you’re looking to learn a new language or practice language skills, the library has your back. From physical materials for check out to online databases and learning apps, we have a wide selection to meet your individual goals and prefe...

Upcoming Events for Adults

Winchester's Musical Heritage Event

August 24, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performances & Lectures
Event Details:
Join us in celebrating Winchester’s 275th Anniversary by recognizing and remembering one of Winchester’s own- the country music legend, Patsy Cline.   Tracey Wygal will pay tribute to this local iconic voice on August 24th at 2pm in the beautifu...

Trivia Night!

September 3, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Clarke County
Library Branch: Clarke County
Room: CCL Barns @ Rosehill
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:
Clarke County Library and the CCHA team together to bring you live trivia. Categories include history, literature, movies, science, and more. This is a free event, and refreshments are available. ...

La Leche League Meeting

September 5, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Workshops
Event Details:
Join us for an informal conversation about breastfeeding. An accredited Leader will be present to facilitate mother-to-mother sharing of information and to clarify LLL philosophy. All pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children are welcome. Pleas...

Later in the Library: Books, Bingo and Beer!

September 6, 2019
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult Summer Reading Program, Game Nights, Gaming
Event Details:
Registration Opens August 26th! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Schedule of Events 6 to 8 ……….WINC FM On-Site 6:30…………..Doors Open 7:00…………..Event Starts 7:00…………..Bingo Session #1 7:30……….….Bingo Session #2 8:00……….….Adult Summer Reading Pro...

Disclaimer(s)

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. 

Winchester Arts & Music Festival Opening Day

September 7, 2019
11:00am - 5:00pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium + Benham Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performances & Lectures
Event Details:
Saturday, September 7th  11.00am-12.00pm — opening of the first part of the festival at Handley Library's Benham Gallery and Robinson Auditorium 12.00pm-2.00pm — Story-Telling Theatre - seminar and workshop presented by Vicky Ryles and Mar...

Genealogy Lunch Bunch

September 13, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Sponsored by the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, the Genealogy Lunch Bunch is an easy and friendly way to discuss with like-minded people our successes, frustrations and tips as we try to get to the next step in our genealogical progression. It doesn't ma...

Downton Abbey Tea Candle Workshop

September 14, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: DIY Workshops, Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
We are ready for the Downton Abbey movie to come out and to prepare come join us to make Tea Cup Candles. Tea, coffee, and refereshments will be served. All materials will be provided. Free and open to the public. For Adults 18 and above. ...

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. 

Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Handley Robinson Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performances & Lectures
Event Details:
How did the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction shape the masculinity of white Confederate veterans? As James J. Broomall shows, the crisis of the war forced a reconfiguration of the emotional worlds of the men who took up arms for the South....

Tech Tuesday - Windows 10

September 17, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Take out the garbage and learn Windows 10 Join us for Tech Tuesdays with George Williams from Senior Technology Services. The topic this Tuesday is Windows 10. Learn how to clean up, speed up, and protect your PC. Plus the basics of Windows 10 ...