Crozet Library

Crozet LibraryHours:
Monday - Tuesday: 1pm - 9pm
Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
Thursday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday - Closed

Phone: 434.823.4050
Fax: 434.823.8399
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Crozet Library

Programs for Adults

CROZET SOIREE

A social gathering in the evening for informal conversation with guest speakers representing the arts, culture, businesses and interests in the Crozet community. Program listings are below. For adults ages 16+.

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

Meets monthly (Sept - July) on the 1st Monday of each month 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Please drop in and join us! Readers with gmail accounts can join the mailing list.

Program listings are below.

SAVVY PARENTS – Trending Topics for Parents of Teens

group of teens.SEX AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

May 18, 2015
7:00 pm

We will discuss what dating teens need to know, and how parents can talk about this serious subject. We will also talk about healthy versus unhealthy communication in romantic relationships, and how to help teens recognize each type.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

handcraft

May 26, 2015
4:30 pm

Last Tuesday of the month:
April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25

Come one, come all. Bring any handwork project you’re working on or are interested in learning, and join this group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing.

Ages 8 and up. No registration required. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Circle of Readers

WE'RE A CIRCLE OF READERS

June 01, 2015

Watch our community of readers grow throughout the summer, and don’t forget to add yourself to the picture. Pick up a circle to decorate in your own special style during the months of June and July. Return it to the library and watch this collaborative work of art take shape. For full details, call or visit the Crozet Library.

Summer Reading Challenge

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE WALL OF FAME

June 01, 2015

Go above and beyond the crowd and become a library superstar. Show the community you’ve bravely taken on and completed ALL 25 JMRL Summer Reading Challenges on any challenge sheet, and you’ll be invited to add your picture to Crozet Library’s Wall of Fame.

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

book cover THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride

June 01, 2015
7:00 pm

Fleeing her violent master at the side of legendary abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-19th-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. By the best-selling author of The Color of Water. Check the Catalog arrow

part of the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

logo for summer.Ahhh… Let the Summer Begin

June 10, 2015
1:00 pm

Surf into the library to catch your first wave of summer reading, then step outside to enjoy some sweet summer treats and sun-filled fun. Pick up your first JMRL Summer Reading Challenge sheet, and let the summer begin. For all ages.
No registration required. Rain cancels.

Crozet Jazz Project

jazzlogo.Toe-Tapping with Crozet Jazz Project

June 18, 2015
7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of ‘chamber jazz’ as our guest quartet explores tunes from the "Great American Songbook" with wit and spontaneous invention. Guitarist Vince Lewis is a veteran jazz composer, performer and recording artist and educator currently nominated for the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. Drummer Phil Riddle has appeared with many top level Jazz and Blues artists and is known for his impeccable sense of time and musical sensibilities. Bob Bowen is in demand as a creative bassist who always maintains a groove. Bob performs at the Greenbrier Resort and the Homestead and is a mainstay at many Virginia jazz clubs. John Jensen served with the US Navy Band Commodores and has performed throughout the United States. He currently plays trombone with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and recently toured with that band in Kenya, Russia and Egypt. For ages 16+.
No registration required.

Special Film Program

MovieSAMBA ON YOUR FEET with Filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley

June 24, 2015
7:00 pm

"Samba On Your Feet”, a documentary film by Eduardo Montes-Bradley, traces the musical influences of Carnival, one of the most powerful and well-known cultural events in Brazil. Touching on roots and influences, flesh and ghosts, entities and divinities throughout the slums and streets of Salvador, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, this film explores the essential elements of this one-of-a-kind Brazilian musical experience. Adults only, please.
No registration required.

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

book cover REVOLUTIONARY ROAD by Richard Yates

July 06, 2015
7:00 pm

The devastating effects of work, adultery, rebellion, and self-deception slowly destroy the once successful marriage of Frank and April Wheeler, a suburban American couple.
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Dance Program

dancers.Dance the Night Away: International Folk Dancing

July 09, 2015
7:00 pm

Listen to music from around the world as you learn traditional folk dances from places near and far. Beginners encouraged, experienced dancers welcome. Come on your own or bring your friends – partners are not necessary. Friendly dance instruction by Sue Chase. For adults ages 18+.
Registration is recommended and begins June 10.

Craft Program

necklace.Beach Glass Pendant Workshop

July 20, 2015
7:00 pm

Create a gorgeous pendant with beach glass and wire wrapping. Use on a necklace for a summer look, or create a set of wine charms - it’s up to you. All materials will be provided. Ages 16+.
Required registration begins June 29.

History of Crozet Library

Original Crozet Library
Original Crozet Library

The story of the Crozet Library goes back as far as 1907. Crozet historian Phil James included a chapter on the library's history in his first volume of Secrets of the Blue Ridge (Crozet Gazette Feb 2010).

For 25 years the library was located in the clubhouse of the Women's Club of Crozet. By the late 1940s, when the local library's collection had risen to as many as 3,000 books, it was augmented by visits from the Bookmobile of the McIntire Public Library in Charlottesville. The Bookmobile continued to visit Crozet until, in 1964, a branch of the McIntire Library opened in Crozet for the first time. The library opened on May 6, 1964 in a small building across the street from the old railroad depot. It was open 22 hours each week. After several years, it moved to the building on the square that now houses Crozet Hardware.

Old Railroad Depot
Crozet Library in Old Depot

During this period, the Crozet Library League was organized, and began raising funds to create a more permanent and suitable home for the library. In 1984, the Perry Foundation provided funding that allowed the old depot to be purchased and renovated for the library. This historic building, standing at the center of town, provided a lovely (but crowded) home for the library until the present building opened.

A new chapter began for the Crozet Library on September 28, 2013 when the doors to the new Crozet/Western Albemarle Library formally opened to the public, following the traditional Crozet Library book brigade , and a Grand Opening celebration.

The Crozet/Western Albemarle Library, now open 52 hours each week, is a permanent public space that encourages and nurtures intellectual freedom and curiosity, and supports JMRL’s mission to help its communities grow, learn and connect. The building is designed to provide a collection of over 75,000 books. In addition to being an anchor for an active, growing community, the library stands as a permanent testament to the County and citizenry's dedication to lifelong learning.

The County of Albemarle funded construction of the new library and the local community raised funds needed to provide all the furnishings and equipment. In 2014 the building was awarded LEED Silver Certification, recognizing the library was designed and built to minimize environmental impact.