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

MONDAY NIGHT 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.

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

Would you like to learn how to create an email account, search for information online, complete an online job application, or download an ebook? Meet with a library staff member for a 45-60 minute tutorial using either a public computer at the library or your own laptop. For an appointment, call 823-4050.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

book coverDEAD WAKE:THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA by Erik Larson

May 02, 2016
7:00 pm

A chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as Woodrow Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat, and architect Theodate Pope Riddle.
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READ ALOUD CIRCLE

circle of books.

May 04, 2016
7:00 pm

Reading aloud is enjoying an international renaissance. Join in the warmth and camaraderie of sharing good stories and poems aloud. Come to any one or more sessions. Ages 17+.
Registration recommended and ongoing, and begins January 13. Drop-ins welcome.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

May 07, 2016

The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

LIVE POETS, TOO

poetry.

May 09, 2016
7:00 pm

W. H. Auden wrote, ďA poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.Ē 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+.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

handcraft

May 31, 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.


Crozet Library Closed

June 02, 2016

Crozet Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on June 3rd. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

book coverALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

June 06, 2016
7:00 pm

A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast. Check the Catalog arrow

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

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

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.