Video Games Now Available!

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Checkout at Bowman Library or reserve online.  Game on.

Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Wii video games are now available for patrons to checkout
in person from the Bowman Library in Stephens City or reserve online and pickup from the library location of their choice.  

Bowman currently has over 60 video games for a variety of ageswith plans to add additional titles over the next 60-90 days.  Patrons may check out one game at a time on their library card and keep it for up to 3 weeks.  Hold requests are allowed.  

To view or reserve available titles, click here or search for the gaming console or term “video games” in the catalog search or visit Bowman Library in person

Gardening Programs

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Williamsburg Style Decoarting for the Holidays (Bowman) December 1st






Bring your own embellishments to add to your own one-of-a-kind creation. Master Gardener Volunteer Lynn Hoffman will lead a hands-on workshop in which participants can create their own holday decoration. Basic materials provided. Registration required to participate in the hands-on portion of the program.

*Free and Open to the Public
*Registration required




Indoor Plant Clinic (Bowman) February 2nd

Wondering what is up with your favorite houseplant?



Afraid to bring home another plant because of a "black thumb"?

Always wanted to know more about orchids, plant propagation, fertilizer, or potting soil?

Have a plant that needs potting up but lacking the impetus (or dirt) to take care of it?

Join the Handley Regional Library and the Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteers from the Northern Shenandoah Valley Gardener Association for a fun and fact filled Houseplant Health Care Clinic on Saturday, February 3 from 11 to 2 p.m. at the Bowman Library.

Activities include a houseplant giveaway/swap sponsored by members of NSVMGA, talks on the half hour on topics including orchids (12:30 p.m.), a potting station with potting soil, a help desk manned by MGs, and more.

Whether you are already a violet or orchid enthusiast, you have always wanted to add plants to your home but have even killed an airplant, or you fall somewhere in between, come out and join us!

For additional information, email or call our Information Desks at (540) 869-9000 x203 or (540) 662-9041 x19.




Mark You Calendar For Next Years Gardening Programs


Check back on this page for updates.

April 8th @ 6 PM Start Some Seeds For Your Spring Garden (Handley Library)

May 4th @ 2 PM Native Plants: Attract Pollinators to your Garden (Bowman Library)

June 5th @ 6 PM Garden Problems: How to stop and Prevent Some Common Issues (Bowman Library)

July 13th @ 2 PM Veggies In Your Garden: Grow and Eat The Best Types of Vegetables (Handley Library)

August 10th @ 2 PM Let's Use What You Grow In Your Garden; Crafting With Flower and Plants (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