This Week at JMRL:

Sunday, April 26

Monday, April 27

9:30 am
Gordon - Mother Goose Time Mondays 9:30

10:00 am
Central - Mother Goose Time

10:30 am
Gordon - Reading Rumpus

11:00 am
Central - Romp & Stomp Mondays

11:30 am
Gordon - Mother Goose Time Mondays 11:30

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Northside - JMRL Board Meeting

1:00 pm

4:00 pm
Louisa - Well-Versed Poetry Group

6:00 pm
Northside - Chapter Chat Book Club

6:00 pm
Crozet - Study Buddies

7:15 pm
Northside - Book Buzz Book Club

Tuesday, April 28

9:30 am
Gordon - Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays

10:30 am
Gordon - 2's and 3's Together

4:30 pm

4:30 pm
Central - STEM: Blast Off!

6:00 pm
Crozet - The Literati Book Club

6:30 pm

7:00 pm
Louisa - Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, April 29

10:00 am
Scottsville - Toddler Time

10:15 am
Northside - Two's and Three's Together: Wednesday session

10:30 am
Central - Romp & Stomp Wednesdays

10:30 am
Greene - Read and Rhyme Time

10:30 am
Nelson - Stories Out Loud

10:30 am
Scottsville - Reading Rocks

11:00 am
Northside - Preschool Pals Wednesdays

3:00 pm
Gordon - Make it & Take it: Peep Pop

4:30 pm
Central - Unplugged Games Afternoon

6:30 pm
Central - Hypertufa Planters Craft Workshop

Thursday, April 30

All Day
Northside - Fave Fandoms

9:30 am
Crozet - Tots & Dots 9:30

10:00 am

10:00 am
Nelson - Samplings

10:15 am
Northside - Preschool Pals Thursdays

10:30 am
Central - Tales for Twos

10:30 am
Gordon - Monkey Business: Preschool Storytime

10:30 am
Greene - Story Book Beat

10:30 am
Crozet - Tots and Dots 10:30

11:00 am
Northside - Two's and Three's Together: Thursday session

1:30 pm
Northside - Babies and Books

4:00 pm
Northside - Book Bugs Book Group

7:00 pm
Central - Celebrating National Poetry Month

Friday, May 1

10:00 am
Gordon - Literary Masterpiece Book Group

6:30 pm
Crozet - Fandom Friday: Anime Club, Cosplay Edition

7:00 pm
Greene - Dressed to Play: A Game Night Masquerade

Saturday, May 2

9:00 am
Central - Book Buffet - Free Comic Book Day Edition

10:00 am
Louisa - Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza

11:00 am
Gordon - Drop-In Stories & More

2:00 pm
Greene - The Book Sharks of Greene!

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April is ...

Coming Soon

Friends of the Library 50th Anniversary.

Saturday, May 2nd at Lee Park. A family-friendly event with activities for kids, teens and adults.
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Famous Authors born in April

April 1 -Anne McCaffrey, fantasy/sci-fi writer

April 2 -Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer

April 3 -Washington Irving, American writer

April 4 -Maya Angelou,Missouri-born (Arkansas-raised) novelist poet, dramatist, and performer

April 5 -Booker T. WashingtonVirginia-born essayist, autobiographer, biographer, educator, and social thinker

April 6 -Vincent "Vince" Flynn, American author of political thrillers

April 7 -William Wordsworth, English romantic poet

April 8 -Barbara Kingsolver,Annapolis (MD)-born novelist

April 9 -Paule Marshal, Brooklyn-born novelist and short story writer l

April 10 -Clare Booth Luce, New Yorker, playwright, wartime journalist and politician

April 11 -Leo Rosten, Polish-born American author, teacher and researcher

April 12 -Beverly Cleary, Children's book writer

April 13 -Eudora Welty, American writer

April 14 -James Branch Cabell, Richmond, Virginia native and novelist

April 15 -Henry James, American novelist

April 16 -Gertrude Chandler Warner, creator of the Boxcar Children

April 17 -Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen,Danish writer and traveller

April 18 -Harold Samuel Kushner,American rabbi and a popular author

April 21 -Charlotte Bronte, English novelist

April 22 -Henry Fielding, English novelist and playwright

April 23 -William Shakespeare, The Bard of Avon

April 24 -Sue Grafton, mystery writer

April 25 -Walter De La Mare, English poet, essayist, and novelist

April 26 -Maud Hart Lovelace, creator of the Betsy-Tacy series of children's books

April 27 -Edward Gibbon , British historian

April 28 -[Nelle] Harper Lee (1926), who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird

April 29 -Edward Blishen, English author and broadcaster

April 30 -Annie Dillard, American author (born Pittsburgh)

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