Handley Library Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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

Learn about the architecture and history of the library. Walk on the famous glass floors and see the well under the stage.

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.

Handley Library Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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

Learn about the architecture and history of the library. Walk on the famous glass floors and see the well under the stage.

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.

Author Series with Ahmed Naji

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Egyptian novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji.

Naji will read from his work and discuss the ordeal of being imprisoned for “violating public modesty,” as a result of calculated outrage based on an excerpt from his novel Using Life.

VCLA’s Founding Director Sean Murphy and the author will discuss the ways Naji’s experiences have informed his fiction and journalism, and the ways his life has—and has not—changed since becoming a literary and political cause célèbre.

Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing. This is a free event!

Handley Library Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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

Learn about the architecture and history of the library. Walk on the famous glass floors and see the well under the stage.

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.

Great Blacks in Wax Exhibition

The National Great Blacks in Museum will showcase life-size and like-like wax figures of African American Heroes at Handley Library.

This exhibition is from the National Great Blacks Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, one of the nation’s most dynamic cultural and educational institutions focused on highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry. Figures on display include Mary Elizabeth Bowser (Union spy during the Civil War), Chappie James (four-star general), Frederick Douglass (an abolitionist), Lewis Latimer (an American inventor), and Carter G. Woodson (a historian and father of Black History Month).

The exhibition is free and open the public, taking place in the Handley Benham Galley at the Handley Library in Winchester. On September 17th, the figures will be on display in the Handley Robinson Auditorium following a discussion from Dr. Joann Martin, co-founder of the museum, starting at 6:30PM.

Exhibition hours will run September 18-20 from 3PM-7PM, and September 21 10AM-2PM. Patrons can take selfies and post them on social media for a chance to win “book bucks” to use at the Fall Used Book Sale in October. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library.