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

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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.

Make a Gift Craft Workshop

December 03, 2016
2:00 pm

Create beautiful holiday cards, ornaments, and more out of materials all provided by the library while supplies last. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome. Ages 14+.

Monday Night Book Group

book coverTHE LAST PICTURE SHOW by Larry McMurtry

December 05, 2016
7:00 pm

a powerful coming-of-age novel set in the American West. In Thalia, Texas, Larry McMurtry epitomizes small-town America and through characters reintroduced in Texasville and Duane’s Depressed, captures the ecstasy and heartbreak of adolescence. Check the Catalog arrow

READ ALOUD CIRCLE

circle of books.

December 07, 2016
7:00 pm

First Wednesdays at 7pm
December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3
Join in the warmth and camaraderie of sharing good stories and poems aloud. Bring along old favorites or new discoveries for the group to pass around and read: short fiction, nonfiction, poems, and excerpts. Come to any one or more sessions. Ages 18+.

Live Poets, Too

December 12, 2016
7:00 pm

Monthly on Mondays at 7pm
December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8
Bring several poems to share, either of your own authorship or another’s, then sit back and enjoy listening to the language of the poet. Ages 18+.

A Night at the Movies

movieShe's Funny That Way (2014)

December 19, 2016
6:30 pm

On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
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STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

handcraft

December 27, 2016
4:30 pm

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 to adult.
No registration required.


Monday Night Book Group

book coverJUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION by Bryan Stevenson

January 09, 2017
7:00 pm

The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice. Check the Catalog arrow

A Night at the Movies

movieThe Light Between Oceans (2016) directed by Derek Cianfrance

January 30, 2017
6:30 pm

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.
more info Ages 18+

Monday Night Book Group

book coverFIRST LOVE by Ivan Turgenev

February 06, 2017
7:00 pm

Set in the world of nineteenth-century Russia's fading aristocracy, Turgenev's story depicts a boy's growth of knowledge and mastery over his own heart as he awakens to the complex nature of adult love. Check the Catalog arrow

A Night at the Movies

movieGood Hair (2009) directed by Jeff Stilson (BIG READ)

February 27, 2017
6:30 pm

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.
more info Ages 18+

Monday Night Book Group

book coverSILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones (BIG READ)

March 06, 2017
7:00 pm

In 1980s Atlanta, two teenage girls become friends, with only one knowing that they are in fact both daughters of the same bigamist father, and as their friendship develops their father's secret begins to unravel.
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A Night at the Movies

movieBarbershop: The Next Cut (2016) directed by Malcolm D. Lee (BIG READ)

March 20, 2017
6:30 pm

As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin's Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood.
more info Ages 18+

Monday Night Book Group

book coverBROOKLYN by Colm Toibin

April 03, 2017
7:00 pm

Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness.
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Monday Night Book Group

rebeccaREBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier

May 01, 2017
7:00 pm

At the great Cornwall estate of Manderley, Maxim de Winter and his frightened new wife try to live with the haunting legacy of Maxim's first wife, the beautiful and cold Rebecca, who died in a sailing accident. Check the Catalog arrow

Monday Night Book Group

book coverAMERICAN PASTORAL by Philip Roth

June 05, 2017
7:00 pm

A former athletic star, devoted family man, and owner of a thriving glove factory, Seymour "Swede" Levov finds his life coming apart during the social disorder of the 1960s, when his beloved daughter turns revolutionary terrorist out to destroy her father's world. Check the Catalogbullet

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.