Research Your Soldier

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Research Your Revolutionary War Soldier
2nd Wed. of each month
              Stewart Bell, Jr. Archives at Handley Library
6:30 p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Free and Open to the Public.

Volunteers from the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution are available to assist you with your research or application.

Living History Presentation of D.H. Hill

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This first-person impression includes a poem, humor, and digested articles by Hill. The first is a critique of antebellum education at the South followed by a clever parody, "Defending Beast Butler," from 1868.

Doug Batson is a retired citizen-soldier. For the 2011-2015 Civil War Sesquicentennial, he portrayed General D.H. Hill at over 40 events in four states.

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

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Children ages 2-8 can bring their favorite stuffed animal to enjoy stories and a craft. Then say goodnight to your buddy as they spend the night at the library. Pick up Saturday, August 25th by 11am and see what fun they had! Registration required.

Drop off 4pm on August 24th, pick up 11 am on August 25th.

Register online here.

Non-Fiction Writer's Group

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Gather with fellow nonfiction writers to share your work. No registration required.

Contact Becky Ebert in the Archives Department for more information at 540-662-9041 ext. 17.

Chess Club Open House

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Are you new to chess or a master in the making? Join the Shenandoah Valley Chess Club for an Open House!

Get to know other local players, watch games, or jump in on the action. This event is free and open to the public. Open to all ages. Meets in the Handley Benham Gallery at Handley Library.

Book Club

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Bring your lunch and a friend! All are welcome.

Join us at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville for the Library's monthly book club.
The 'Brown Bag and Books' club meets the first Thursday of every month at noon.

For more information, contact Laurine at Clarke County Library: 540-955-5190.



July 5th: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
August 2nd: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
September 6th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger
October 4th: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
November 1st: The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora
December 6th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

NEW Programs for Kids and Teens

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 Learn more about ALL our programs for kids from birth to age 17













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Health Screenings

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The Handley Regional Library System is hosting two on-site health screenings provided by the Sinclair Health Clinic. The first screening will be held at the Handley branch in downtown Winchester on September 27 in the Benham Gallery. The second screening will be held at the Bowman branch off Tasker Road in Frederick County October 2 in their meeting room.  Both screenings will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the public ages 18 and over may get a free flu shot and screenings of blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, and health education. Flu shots are available at no cost for those not having insurance. A Cholesterol test is also available for a fee of $15.00 cash.


For more information contact Todd Strader at (540) 662-9041 ext. 18 or The Sinclair Clinic at 540.536.1680