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Handley Regional Library

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100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 662-9041 http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/default.asp

Best example of Beaux-Arts architecture in Virginia is the description often applied to the 1913 Handley Library in Winchester.  Home to the Stewart Bell

January 2014

American Artist Lecture

January 18, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Frederick Kemmelmeyer: From Hessian Soldier to American ArtistA lecture will be given by Nicholas Powers

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February 2014

Black History Month Program

February 22, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

The Friends of Handley Regional Library are pleased to sponsor a talk by James “Jim” Nickens as part of Black History Month.Mr. Nickens grew up near Strasburg and took the bus to Douglas School in Winchester during the days of segregated schools. After serving in the military he worked closely with Hale Boggs

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April 2014

Special Program: A Spy for the Union

April 16, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Timothy Webster

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May 2014

What’s New at These Old Houses: The Changing Role of Historic House Museums

May 7, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

This program is presented in observance of National Historic Preservation Month.Speakers from Long Branch Plantation in Clarke County

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Special Program – Chocolate: Richness to Rations

May 14, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

The Friends of Handley Regional Library Present - Chocolate: Richness to RationsWednesday

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September 2014

Film Screening and Library Art Tour

September 10, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

A screening of the documentary film

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October 2014

Annual Gala

October 4, 2014 @ 12:00 AM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Handley Regional Library's annual fundraising gala will feature a WWII themed USO show. Period entertainment with heavy hors d'oeuvres served. Black tie

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Geneaology Program

October 8, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Bob O'Connor: Black Union Soldiers Held in Confederate Prisons-Bob O'Connor is the author of numerous books on the Civil War

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Authors Forum

October 29, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Meet Lynn Seldon

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November 2014

Geneaology Program

November 5, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

"Colonial Migrations In and Out of the Shenandoah Valley" presented by Victor Dunn

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The Life of a Writer with David Maraniss

November 10, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

An Evening with David MaranissPulitzer Prize winning author and associate editor at the Washington Post

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Visit From Author Kat Spears

November 17, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Kat Spears Visit Kat Spears

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December 2014

Gingerbread Jamboree

December 10, 2014 @ 4:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Celebrate the holiday season

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February 2015

Civil War Lecture

February 14, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Dr. Irvin Hess will speak on Civil War Surgeon Dr. Hunter Mcguire.This event is co-sponsored by Friends of HRL and Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.www.winchesterhistory.org

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Family Vaudeville

February 21, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Performers“Variety & Vaudeville ala Winchester” is a potpourri of Saturday morning family entertainment to amuse and delight children of all agesDoors open at 10am and the show begins at 10:30. Special guest is Ringling Clown College alumni Mandy Dalton -- clownmandytheclown.wordpress.comTickets are freehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-friendly-entertainment-with-mandy-dalton-tickets-15774482903

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March 2015

AARP Volunteer Recruitment Seminar

March 19, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

If you had the chance to help a neighborIf you want to learn more about issues affecting Virginians age 50+ and how to join a community of people working to make a difference

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April 2015

Genealogy Workshop

April 17, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Beginning Genealogy WorkshopHandley Library auditoriumWorkshop leader Joan Wood is an experienced genealogical researcher and assistant archivist at Stewart Bell Jr. Archives.Joan will be introducing the concepts and resources she has found useful in starting a family tree.Contact Becky Ebert at 540 662-9041 x22 for more information.

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Song of the Earth: A Celebration! Poetry & Music

April 22, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Song of the Earth: A Celebration!An Earth Day celebrationRevel in the beauty and transforming power of nature through the written and spoken word. Enjoy poetry readings from area poetsSponsored by the Friends of Handley Regional Library.FREEwww2.youseemore.com/handley

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Anne Spencer Poetry Program

April 29, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

The Life of Anne Spencer:"AhA celebration of Harlem Renaissance poetSponsored by Friends of Handley Regional Library.Reception to follow program.www2.youseemore.com/handley

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May 2015

Discovering Wellness Outside the Box

May 6, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Friends of Handley Regional Library are pleased to present a series on Discovering Wellness Outside The BoxDiscovering Wellness Outside the Box will offer participants the opportunity to explore experience and discover healingThis program focuses on how imbalances in the energy field relate to those in the body

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Documentary Screening: Slow Train to Yesterday: “Railroads in the Blue Ridge Mountains”

May 13, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

“See! Save! Celebrate!” in honor of National Preservation MonthFriends of Handley Regional Library and Preservation of Historic Winchester will present a screening of the documentary filmFREE.

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Railroads program

May 16, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

“See! Save! Celebrate!” in honor of National Preservation MonthFriends of Handley Regional Library and Preservation of Historic Winchester will present a combined children's craft/activity/storytime focused on railroads aimed at grades 2-5.A talk focusing on architecture along the railroad lines in Winchester for will be presented for adults.FREE.

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Performance by Jonathan Snowden

May 20, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

The Friends of Handley Regional Library are pleased to welcome Jonathan Snowden for an evening of flute music. Jonathan will be accompanied on the piano by his wife Su. He is one of Britain's premiere solo flautists and has been Principal Flute of the Royal PhilharmonicJonathan's classical solo career as principal flute and recorded artist ... Read more

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June 2015

Performance by All One Song

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

ALL ONE SONGConnecting with nature through rhythmThe performance

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August 2015

Civil War Weekend Kick-Off – Lecture by Jonathan Noyalas

August 19, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

RECONCILIATION AFTER THE WARPresented by Jonathan NoyalasKicking off this year's Civil War Weekend will be Jonathan Noyalas presenting a lecture titled “Sons of a Common Country” at Handley LibraryNoyalas is a historian and a professor of history at Lord Fairfax Community College. He is an author and editor of several books on Civil War Era ... Read more

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September 2015

Patsy Cline Documentary Screening

September 2, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Documentary Film Screening: The City Dark

September 9, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

The City DarkIs darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of starsThis event is part of the One Book ProgramHandley Regional Library

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November 2015

Shenandoah Valley Tapestry Project/Author Lecture & Book Signing

November 14, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

The Shenandoah Valley Tapestry - A Journey Through Time Project is recreating Page Huff Dillon's painting “Winchester and Frederick CountyTo kick off the tapestry projectThe Friends of the Handley Regional Library will sponsor the first event to launch the Tapestry Project at the Handley Library auditorium at 2:00 p.m. on November 14An exhibit of artwork ... Read more

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February 2016

Black History Month Celebration

February 20, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

In celebration of Black History MonthSponsored by Friends of HRL

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April 2016

Native American History Program

April 23, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Researching Your Native American Ancestors:

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May 2016

History of the Fairfax Family in America

May 14, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

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August 2016

Civil War Program: Ethnic Groups in the Confederacy

August 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Kick off Civil War weekend with author Ted Alexander as he discusses Ethnic Groups in the Confederacy.Handley Library Auditoriumwww.youseemore.com/handley

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October 2016

Shenandoah Valley Genealogy Conference

October 22, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

This daylong mini-conference is in cooperation with the Stewart BellFREE and open to the public! Limited seating

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The Shenandoah Valley Tapestry Exhibit Program

October 29, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

 

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November 2016

History & Architecture Tours of the Library

November 19, 2016 @ 1:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

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.Concentrating on the architecture and history of the library   

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January 2017

Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

January 11, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Come to the auditorium at Handley Library and join in song to remember the Civil Rights Movement in America.Dr. James Coates will offer a brief introduction about each of the following songs. This will lead to the audience singing the song.Dr. Coates is a retired college professor.  His work focuses on teaching

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February 2017

Russian Pancake Day

February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Russian Pancake Day! - Celebrate Maslenitsa 2017 at Handley LibraryJoin Handley Library for Maslenitsa1:00pm - 2:00pm in the HL Children's Room.

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March 2017

History & Architecture Tours of the Library

March 1, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

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.Concentrating on the architecture and history of the library  

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April 2017

Garden Lectures

April 29, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

The Friends of Handley Regional Library are hosting The Little Garden Club of Winchester as a part of Historic Garden Week.Two speakers will discuss the gardens at Handley High School. At 1:30 p.m. Landscape Architect William D. Rieley will tell about the restoration of the gardens at the high school. ThenThese lectures are a follow ... Read more

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May 2017

Shenandoah Valley Tapestry project: Stitches from the Garden

May 20, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Meet THE TAPESTRY artists and see the historic houseswww.facebook.com/valleytapestry  

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September 2018

Great Blacks in Wax Exhibition

September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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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 ... Read more

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Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Spy Tale

September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Spy Tale is a play in one act, written by Winchester resident Sharon Dixon. This event is a reading of this play. A bit of history regarding this tale: Rebecca Wright started teaching in Winchester at age 15, but when she was 16 years old, she took a year's ... Read more

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October 2018

Author Talk: Young Washington

October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Author Talk: Young Washington with Peter Stark With powerful narrative drive and vivid writing, Young Washington recounts the wilderness trials, controversial battles, and emotional entanglements that transformed Washington from a temperamental striver into a mature leader. By weaving together Washington’s harrowing wilderness adventures and a broader historical context, Young Washington offers new insights into the ... Read more

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November 2018

Exhibit Opening: Shenandoah Valley Tapestry

November 1, 2018
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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The Shenandoah Valley Tapestry is a once in a life time project - a needlework narrative honoring and celebrating over 250 years of history of the northern Shenandoah Valley. The Tapestry was created by a community group known as the Stitchers of The Shenandoah Valley Tapestry Project and received its first stitch in November 2015. ... Read more

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Author Talk: John Lingan

November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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An intimate account of country music, social change, and a vanishing way of life as a Shenandoah town collides with the twenty-first century in Lingan’s Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk Handley Regional Library System, in partnership with the Virginia Center for Literary Arts, announces a ... Read more

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December 2018

Christmas Radio Show

December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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BUDDY AND SOOK, presented by Winchester Little Theater A Holiday Radio Special Based on two short stories by Truman Capote, adapted and directed by Bill Heavner Handley Library Auditorium It is the early years of the Great Depression. Due to difficult circumstances in his immediate family, a young boy is sent to live with a ... Read more

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January 2019

Handley Library Behind-the-Scenes Tour

January 2, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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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 ... Read more

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Author Series with Ahmed Naji

January 12, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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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 ... Read more

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Handley Library Behind-the-Scenes Tour

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Handley Library

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 ... Read more

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February 2019

Unheard Voices of Civil War Winchester

February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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From the Powell Family Papers This program is co-sponsored by Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. Alison Herring will talk on the Powell family and the girl's school they ran on Braddock Street In Winchester. About The Powells The Powells operated a boarding school for girls in Winchester, VA that attracted the daughters of elite families across ... Read more

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Handley Library Behind-the-Scenes Tour

February 6, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Handley Library

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 ... Read more

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Stagedoor New Scripts Festival

February 8, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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2019 New Scripts Festival The WLT Stagedoor New Scripts Festival presents five new plays in full-cast readings. Each reading will be followed by a moderated discussion with the playwright, the director, the actors, and the audience. Come be part of the process of taking a story from an idea to the stage. Ticket Information: Full ... Read more

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March 2019

The Science of Our Success: The Brown Family Story

March 23, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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The Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, part of Handley Regional Library System, has a new historical program on March 23rd at 2PM in the Robinson Auditorium at Handley Library in Winchester. The program, The Science of Our Success: The Brown Family Story, will be a theater reading based on the lives of an outstanding African-American family ... Read more

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August 2019

Winchester’s Musical Heritage Event

August 24, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Join us in celebrating Winchester’s 275th Anniversary by recognizing and remembering one of Winchester’s own- the country music legend, Patsy Cline. Tracey Wygal will pay tribute to this local iconic voice on August 24th at 2pm in the beautiful Handley Robinson Auditorium.   www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

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September 2019

Author Talk: Private Confederacies

September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers Author James J. Broomall will show the crisis of the war and a forced a reconfiguration of the emotional worlds of the men who took up arms for the South. The talk will also focus on returning to civilian life and how Southern ... Read more

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November 2019

Frozen Celebration

November 23, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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This interactive kids program will feature face painting, balloons, craft stations, sing-alongs, stores from Frozen, and a special meet and greet with Anna and Elsa characters from the movie Frozen! A family 4-pack of tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester will also be raffled off for a free trip to the movies. More information ... Read more

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January 2020

Honoring the Legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King

January 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Robin Packard, Minister Barbara Davis, Gwen Walker and Vice Mayor John Hill honor the two drum majors of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, by looking at these lives that helped to shape and change the lives of so many people, not only in the United States, but ... Read more

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Harry Potter Yule Ball

January 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Handley Library, Ages 12+, for middle and high school students. It’s time to dress up in your semi-formal best as we celebrate a love of Harry Potter in the wintery wonderland of the Great Hall. Fun will be had by all, whether you’re dancing the night away, drinking butterbeer, or going through our interactive stations.

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