Volunteers needed

The Handley Regional Library System is looking for teen volunteers this summer.

Consider becoming a volunteer at your local library!

There are so many benefits of volunteering, and here are just a few of them: You are giving back to your community, boosting your resume, learning new things and make new friends.

Although volunteering can be hard work at times, it is super fun, especially at the library.

You’ll be able to help librarians create displays and run fun programs, and you may even become a puppeteer!

To learn more about volunteering at the Handley, Bowman, or Clarke branches, please visit https://www.handleyregional.org/volunteer-library.

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Handley Regional now offers Kanopy

Handley Regional Library is constantly striving to enhance your library experience and is thrilled to introduce Kanopy.

Kanopy is a premier video streaming service.

With just your library card, you can now unlock a world of quality, thoughtful content of movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic movies, independent films, and educational videos.

Kanopy is an ad-free experience that you can access anytime and anywhere.

Your participation helps support the library and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of the community.

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Winter reading challenge

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Handley Regional Library announces its Winter Reading Challenge.

This year’s theme is Where We Come From, inspired by the captivating picture book, “Where We Come From,” written by John Coy, Shannon Gibney, Sun Yung Shin, and Diane Wilson.

Participants will be immersed in the rich history and captivating stories of individuals, exploring themes of family, history, identity, and belonging.

Through the magic of literature, readers will embark on a journey that encourages self-reflection.

All while earning badges on a virtual bingo card! 

The Winter Reading Challenge runs from January 1st to January 31st.

To register click here: https://handleyregionallibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

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Life as a new author

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Handley Regional Library Systems invites you to meet new author Alexandra Grace and hear how she balances real life with her passion, writing.

She will give tips on self-publishing and making your way in the literary world.

Alexandra’s books will be available for purchase and signing.

Alexandra Grace started writing emotional poetry as a teenager but publishing a novel that made readers feel and appreciate was her dream.

You can meet Alexandra and learn more about her and becoming an author at Bowman Library in the Meeting Room on November 30th at 6 pm.

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Bowman Library unveils new amphitheater

The Bowman Library is celebrating the grand opening of the new amphitheater with a Rally for Reading today from 10:30 AM to 2 PM.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will start things off followed by a puppet show, stories and interactive musical play in the children’s room.

Then back at the amphitheater they will hold a Children’s Concert by Tony M. Music and a Biodiversity program from the North Mountain Wildlife Center.

There will also be a magician, face paintings, a bounce house, food served by the Boy Scouts and more!

For more information on the grand opening celebration, click here.

The amphitheater will host many upcoming programs and events including Frederick County Parks and Recreation’s Sunset Series.

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Bowman Library hosts indoor plant clinic

Handley Regional Library System and the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners are hosting an Indoor Plant Clinic at Bowman Library in Stephens City today from 11 am to 2 pm.

They will help teach you how to take care of the plants you already have and send you home with free easy-to-grow houseplants.

Different discussions will be led on topics like topiaries, propagating indoor plants, and growing orchids.

They will also have a children’s activity where they make their own nature creature and create a seed picture.

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Science Fiction Author featured at Handley Library

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The Friends of Handley Regional Library System is bringing local science fiction author Edward M. Lerner to the Robinson Auditorium today at 2 pm.

Lerner has worked in high tech and aerospace for 30 years and uses that experience to write his books set in the future.

He has written on topics like colonizing the Moon, time travel, and encountering other intelligent life.

The discussion with the author will range from beyond just his books to science fiction and science.

For more information on the author and his projects, head to edwardmlerner.com.

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Spring Into the Library at HRLS

Spring Into the Library today with events at all three branches of the Handley Regional Library System.

Some of the events will include chess, Story-time and Puppets, and an Author Talk with Rita Finch Petit at Bowman Library.

The Clarke County location will have a story with a craft.

The Handley Library will hold a Behind The Scenes Tour, a Lego club, an “Adulting 101 Workshop,” and more.

For a full list of events and times, head to the handleyregional.org.

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Handley Library offers a rare behind the scenes tour

The Handley Regional Library announced in The latest Winchester CIT-E newsletter a rare tour of their Winchester branch.

This behind the scenes look at the library will feature information and items not always available to the public.

The tour will meet in the building’s rotunda at 11 a.m. at 100 Piccadilly St. Winchester.

Attendees will learn of the building’s iconic architecture and history.

The tour will walk the glass floors and get to few the rarely seen well that is under the facility’s stage.

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News Maker Adrienne Davis of Handley Library’s new program

Handley Regional Library Systems launched a month long program today Mar. 1.

The program called Push Yourself Reading Bingo Challenge encourages and rewards people of all ages to read more.

We spoke to the Library System’s Branch Manager Adrienne Davis in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Adrienne tells us about the program and its rewards.

She also tells us that all Handley Library System Branches are back open with normal hours.

Adrienne also tells us the program is available in all branches of the library system including Handley in Winchester, Bowman in Stephen City and the Clarke County’s branch.

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