This Week at JMRL:

Tuesday, June 28

9:30 am
Gordon - Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays 9:30am - Summer Session

10:30 am
Gordon - 2's and 3's Together - Tuesdays at 10:30am - Summer Session

10:30 am
Central - Ball in the House (Young Audiences of Virginia)

1:00 pm
Northside - MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

2:00 pm
Nelson - Ball in the House (Young Audiences of Virginia)

2:00 pm
Louisa - Drum Call and Friends

3:00 pm
Northside - Terrific Tuesdays with Agnor-Hurt Teachers

3:30 pm
Greene - Book Sharks of Greene

4:30 pm
Crozet - STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

6:00 pm
Crozet - R.A.D. Teen Book Club

6:00 pm
Northside - Northside Makerspace

7:00 pm
Scottsville - Theatre Games

7:00 pm
Louisa - Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

Wednesday, June 29

10:00 am
Scottsville - Toddler Time - Summer Session - June 8 - August 10

10:15 am
Northside - Twos and Threes Together: Wednesday - Summer Session: June 15 - July 27

10:30 am
Central - Romp & Stomp Wednesdays - Summer Session: June 15 – ­July 27

10:30 am
Nelson - Stories Out Loud

10:30 am
Scottsville - Reading Rocks - Summer Session - June 8 - August 10

10:30 am
Greene - Read and Rhyme Time - Summer Sessions

10:30 am
Crozet - Ball in the House (Young Audiences of Virginia)

11:00 am
Northside - Preschool Pals Wednesdays - Summer Session: June 15 - July 27

2:00 pm
Gordon - Ball in the House (Young Audiences of Virginia)

2:00 pm
Central - Table Top Games

3:30 pm
Northside - Crafternoon: Duct Tape Edition

7:00 pm
Gordon - Theatre Games

Thursday, June 30

9:30 am
Crozet - Wee Ones - Summer Session - June 16 - July 21

9:30 am
Central - Mother Goose Time - Summer Session: June 16 - July 28

10:00 am
Scottsville - Ball in the House (Young Audiences of Virginia)

10:15 am
Northside - Preschool Pals Thursday - Summer Session: June 16 - July 28

10:30 am
Central - Tales for Twos - Summer Session: June 16 - July 28

10:30 am
Greene - Storybook Beat - Summer Sessions - June 2 - July 7

10:30 am
Crozet - Alphabet Soup - Summer Session - June 16 – July 21

10:30 am
Louisa - Preschool Read & Rhyme Time

10:30 am
Gordon - Monkey Business - Summer: June 23 - August 4

11:00 am
Northside - Twos and Threes Together: Thursday - Summer Session: June 16 - July 28

11:00 am
Crozet - Paws to Read

1:30 pm
Northside - Babies and Books - June 16 - July 28

2:00 pm
Nelson - Summer Fun & Healthy Too

2:00 pm
Crozet - Silly Summer Fun-O-Lympics

2:00 pm
Greene - Ball in the House (Young Audiences of Virginia)

2:30 pm
Crozet - O.W.L. (Older Women’s Legacy) Writing Workshop

3:00 pm
Northside - Northside Makerspace

4:00 pm
Northside - Ball in the House (Young Audiences of Virginia)

Friday, July 1

10:00 am
Scottsville - HANDCRAFT GROUP - Summer Session

10:30 am
Northside - Family Art Drop-In Friday

1:00 pm
Louisa - Friday Family Movies

1:00 pm
Louisa - Friday Family Movies

Saturday, July 2

10:30 am
Northside - Northside Makerspace

11:00 am
Nelson - Film Noir: “Suffering With Style”

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

Sunday, July 3

Monday, July 4

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Summer Reading Challenge

Read For The Win!

Summer reading fun for kids, teens and adults!
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Directions to Northside Library

During Rt 29/Rio Road Construction - From May 23 through September 2, 2016, visitors will need to use alternate routes to access the Northside Library.
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JMRL is participating in a summer essay contest sponsored by The Library of Congress encouraging rising 5th and 6th grade students to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Prizes will be awarded and top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the Library of Congress National Book Festival taking place September 24th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Students entering 5th and 6th grades in the fall of 2016 are eligible. Essays should be one page in length and must be submitted with an entry form in person at participating public library locations. The deadline for entries is Monday, July 18th, 2016. Submission forms are available at all JMRL branches. More Information

Library of Virginia's Annual People's Choice Awards

Each year the Library of Virginia solicits nominations of books published during the previous year by Virginia authors, or in the case of nonfiction about a Virginia subject, in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A panel of judges selects the finalists and winners of the juried awards in these categories. Readers and book lovers are encouraged to vote for their favorite books from among five finalists that a panel of librarians and book sellers select.
More Information and to cast your vote

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Book Club Kits

Everything you need for your book club in one bag.
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Database Spotlight

Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

Tumblebooks Tumblebooks
is a database containing electronic audio and animated books for kids. Also includes puzzles and games, and books in other languages.

General OneFile contains articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and more. Millions of full-text articles.

Language Online Transparent Language Online
is a language-learning system designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries. This rapid learning system takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.

BookLetters

BookLetters is a fantastic email newsletter and readers advisory service which contains information on millions of books. There are even lists of new titles on different subjects.

Find out how you can sign up and have new biographies, mysteries, book sizzlers and more emailed to you monthly.