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


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.


Learn how to create an email account, search for information online, complete an online job application or download an eBook by meeting with a staff member one-on-one. Schedule a 45-60 minute tutorial at a public library computer or bring in your own laptop. To make an appointment, call 823.4050.



June 28, 2016
4:30 pm

Bring any handwork project youíre working on or are interested in learning, and join this group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Ages 8 to adult.
No registration required.

O.W.L. (Older Womenís Legacy) Writing Workshop

June 30, 2016
2:30 pm

This guided autobiography workshop series designed by the women of Story Circle Network will help senior women (women over sixty) write their life stories in this engaging five-week course. Story Circle member Mary Jo Doig will lead women in this workshop to help them share their stories before these valuable eyewitness tales are lost. Ages 60+. Required registration begins June 2.

Guitar Workshop with Seth Hayes

July 05, 2016
6:30 pm

Bring your own instrument and learn about how to play the guitar with lessons from local instructor Seth Hayes. Ages 11+.

  • June 7: Foundations of Guitar Good for those who know nothing about the guitar, but want to learn. Required registration begins May 24.
  • July 5: Basics of Song-Playing: Chords and Rhythm
    Good for beginners who are ready to take the next step to playing music. Required registration begins June 21.
  • August 2:How to Play Songs You Love on the Guitar Good for students who know how to play some chords and understand basic rhythm and want put it together in a song. Required registration begins July 19.


circle of books.

July 06, 2016
7:00 pm

Join in the camaraderie of sharing good stories and poems aloud. Bring along your old favorites or new discoveries for the group to pass around the circle and read: short fiction, nonfiction, poems, or excerpts. Come to any one or more sessions. Ages 17+.

The Ever-Changing Butterfly


July 11, 2016

Add your entry to our collaborative observation journal. As we watch caterpillars morph into butterflies, you can help us record their progress. For all ages.



July 11, 2016
7:00 pm

Bring several poems to share, either of your own authorship or anotherís, then sit back and enjoy listening to the language of the poet. Ages 18+.


book coverAMERICANAH: A NOVEL by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 11, 2016
7:00 pm

Separated by differing ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later. Check the Catalog arrow

A Night at the Movies

movieThe Big Short (2015, R)

July 18, 2016
6:30 pm

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. more info

Relief Printmaking Workshop with Virginia Thompson


August 10, 2016
6:30 pm

Learn to create relief prints with carving tools and water-based inks. Youíll leave with your printing block and notecards with your print. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring images and sketches to draw from. Ages 14+. Registration is required and begins July 27.

A Night at the Movies

MovieRace (2016, PG-13)

August 15, 2016
6:30 pm

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
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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.