Money Clinics

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Free Money Management Clinic @ Your Library

Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Bowman Library
Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Clarke County Library
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Handley Library

This program will cover 21 things you should start doing to take
better control of your finances and 17 common financial mistakes that
could be sabotaging your money management.

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions on financial topics such as
budgeting, credit and debt and to learn about community resources.

Register online at:

Plus, click here to check out the newest money management books available@ your library.

The clinics are free; please register by 12:00 noon the Friday before the clinic.
Clinics with fewer than five participants registered will be cancelled.

For more information about the clinics, call the Warren County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension at 540-635-4549.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate, please contact Karen Poff by calling your local office of Virginia Cooperative Extension to discuss accommodations at least five business days prior to the event.  Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Sign up for a workshop!

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Music, Music Videos, Movies, eBooks, Audiobooks, & More!
Great Downloadable & Streaming Options for Everyone in the Family


Learn more at a free library workshop (registration required):

March 4 – 11:00 AM-12:30 PM @ Bowman Library

March 7 – 6:00-7:30 PM @ Bowman Library with Storycrafters

March 15 – 1:30-3:00 PM @ Handley Library


Download (and keep) 5 free songs each week and
stream up to 3 hours per day using Freegal.

Read or listen to free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the 
Blue Ridge Download Consortium through OverDrive.
Check out the Kids & Teens page




Take A Tour

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Handley tours will take you behind the scenes to all floors of the library.
Learn about the architecture and history of the library.
See the famous glass floors and the well under the stage.

Staff members and volunteers will give tours of Handley Library
first Wednesday (6:30 p.m.) and the third Saturday (1 p.m.) of each month:

January 4 & 21

February 1 & 18

March 1 & 18

April 5 & 15

Meet in the Rotunda for the tour.

The tours are free, but making reservations is helpful.

To make reservations or for more information, call 540 662-9041, ext. 11.

Gardening with HRL

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Click here to check out the newest gardening books
available @ your library!

Garden Talks Learning Series
All presenters are members of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Part One @ Handley Library:
Secrets of the Garden

Saturdays @ 2 p.m. in the Handley Auditorium

March 11: Spuds (A Potato Story)

April 8: Successfully Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers

May 20: From Monticello to Your Backyard: Growing Your Own Historic Garden


Part Two @ Bowman Library:
Success in the Garden

2 p.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month in the Bowman Meeting Room

June 10: I Love My New Home, But Where are the Flowers?

Jul 8: Water Wise Gardening

Aug 12: Save Seeds, Save Money, and (Maybe) Save the Planet

Sep 9: How Not to See Your Neighbors: Successful Tree Screens


Part Three @ Barns of Rose Hill
 in partnership with Clarke County Library

Sustainability in the Garden

April 15: Natives the in Garden: Identifying, Planting and Encouraging Native Trees and Shrubs

July 15: Swat, Spray, Squash - or Smile? How I learned to Love (Some) Garden Bugs

October 21: Happy Soil, Happy Plants


2017 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.

Brown Bag with Books:  Feb 2017 – June 2017

Feb 2nd: My Brilliant Friend  by Elana Ferrante

Mar 2nd: When Breath Becomes Air  by Paul Kalanithi

Apr 6th: The Underground Railroad  by Colson Whitehead

May 4th: A Man Called Ove  by Fredrik Backman

Jun 1st: Wesley the Owl  by Stacey O’Brien


March Maker Monday Madness!

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Click here to check out the best books for DIYers and hobbyists available @ your library!

Handley Regional Library presents Maker Mondays with the Valley Makers Association

Maker Mondays are free and open to all tinkerers, hobbyists, DIY-ers, code monkeys, engineers, and makers of every shape and size!
Are you interested in making things and collaborating with other like-minded hackers? If so, we want you!
Join us for Swap Meets, Show & Tell Nights, and Workshops on the 2nd Monday of each month @ Your Library

Monday, March 13: Maker Monday Workshop: Screen Printing @ Handley Library

Monday, March 20: Maker Monday Workshop: Master Keying Class @ Handley Library

Monday, March 27: Maker Monday Workshop: Making a Living as a Maker @ Handley Library

Monday, April 10: Maker Mondays: Swap Meet @ Bowman Library

Monday, May 8: Maker Mondays: Show & Tell @ Bowman Library

Swap Meets: Participants are asked to bring clean, useful items to trade or swap with other makers. Suggestions include old laptops or other electronics, like new art supplies, tools, electronics supplies, etc…  All remaining items must return with the person who brought them.

Show & Tell Nights: Makers bring in completed projects, works-in-progress, or even project ideas to discuss with fellow makers.This is a great way to share and build on your project ideas.

Workshops: These facilitated learning sessions bring experts in a particular field to instruct makers on new skills or techniques for a given topic. Topics could include basic soldering, intro to coding, master keying, and beginners knitting. [Registration may be required for some workshops.]

About the VMA: The Valley Makers Association seeks to create and sustain an educational environment where community members can collaborate, innovate, and create using information, resources, and equipment in an attempt to foster creativity, art, and community involvement. For more information, visit 

Contact Ryan Hall with Valley Makers Association
Adrienne Davis, Adult Services Division Head
540-869-9000 ext. 212

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