On the Lobby Display Wall: Brigitte Turquois-Freeman .
In the Quiet Room: Judith Townsend.
A program consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Funded by the Friends of the Library. Program listings are below.
If you like mysteries and spy thrillers, join like-minded readers in Northside's mystery book group. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1pm-2pm. Registration is recommended but not required. For more information contact Christine Oots at Christine_Oots@msn.com Program listings are below.
This group meets the third Wednesday of each month (not December), 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Program listings are below.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4pm One-on-one tutorials offered twice a week to answer your computer use questions and to learn how to use library resources to download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to your mobile devices. Call the Information Desk at 973-7893 ext. 4 to sign up for a half-hour tutorial. more info
September 06, 2016
Like to knit, crochet, or do needlework? Get together with others who enjoy the same activity. Bring your project and visit while you work. First and third Tuesdays at 1 pm.
September 06, 2016
Trevor Williams from Cville Tech Tutors leads a “hands-on” technology program for iPhones and iPads on the first Tuesday of each month. Registration is ongoing. Class size is limited.
September 14, 2016
Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest, databases available on our website, to help you in your genealogical research. Classes will be held in our Computer Classroom and will include one hour of instruction and one hour of research time.
September 19, 2016
September 19, October 17, November 21
Everyone has too much stuff and no one knows what to do with it. Your kids don’t want it and Craigslist is too much work. Let the staff at Quinn’s Auction Galleries offer tips and tricks to help you with the difficult process of downsizing. To keep or not to keep? To paint or to refinish? To sell or to donate? To buy or not to buy? Skip Usry will help you answer these questions and more. Feel free to bring a treasured item that you would like to learn more about for him to review. Items will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Registration is recommended and is ongoing.
September 21, 2016
The intense friendship shared by two Black women raised in a Ohio town changes when one of them leaves to roam the countryside and returns ten years later.
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September 26, 2016
Connect with other adults during an evening of board games and refreshments. Games to play include classic standards and modern favorites, and each session will feature tutorials for a different game!
September 27, 2016
During intermission at the famed La Fenice opera house in Venice, a notoriously difficult conductor is poisoned, and suspects abound. Brunetti, a native Venetian, sets out to unravel the mystery behind the high-profile murder. Check the Catalog
September 28, 2016
September 28 at 6:30-8:45pm
November 19 at 2:30-4:45pm
Curious about the library’s 3D printer, but aren’t sure where to begin? Join library staff as they demonstrate how to create an object using TinkerCAD or select an object using Thingiverse and then print it using the library’s 3D printer. Be sure to bring your questions! Registration is recommended and begins 3 weeks prior to the program.
September 28, 2016
Presented by Doris W. Gelbman, Esq. Elder Law Attorney, Gelbman Law Practice PLLC Registration is ongoing.
October 05, 2016
First Wednesdays at 6:30pm
A program series consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Ages 14+.
October 19, 2016
Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration. Check the Catalog
October 21, 2016
Reviewed by Rick Potter, Assistant Professor of History, Mary Baldwin College.
British author Cadbury explores the many layers involved in the abdication crisis of 1936, which ceded the British crown to the seemingly least prepared of the four sons of George V, George VI, aka Bertie, who revealed himself in the subsequent crisis of war to be the most suitable and stalwart of all.Check the Catalog
October 25, 2016
While vacationing in Istanbul, English novelist Charles Latimer decides to investigate the intriguing past of one of Europe's most sinister criminals, the notorious Dimitrios, a search that will lead him into a shadowy web of espionage, drugs, intrigue, and assassination. Check the Catalog
November 16, 2016
The author presents a history of racial discrimination in the United States and a narrative of his own personal experiences of contemporary race relations, offering possible resolutions for the future. Check the Catalog
November 18, 2016
Reviewed by Ron Dimberg, Emeritus, Department of History, UVa.
An analysis of North Korea throughout the past 15 years as reflected by the lives of six everyday citizens traces their struggles for survival under totalitarian governance, including coverage of the death of Kim Il Sung, the rise of Kim Jong Il and the famine that has killed countless people.Check the Catalog
November 22, 2016
Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called on to solve a sensitive high profile case on Combe Island off the Cornish coast of England at a time when Dalgliesh is dealing with his uncertain future with Emma Lavenham.Check the Catalog
November 30, 2016
Presented by The International Rescue Committee. Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen.
Call the Information Desk at 973-7893 x4 to register..
December 16, 2016
Reviewed by Matthew Costello, Assistant Professor & Assistant Editor, Washington Papers, UVa.
Presents an account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.Check the Catalog
January 20, 2017
Reviewed by: Tony Townsend, Information Security Analyst, UVa
A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the Internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Bill Gates, and Tim Berners-Lee.Check the Catalog
Albemarle County's first branch library to serve residents living north of Charlottesville opened in a rented 15,500-square-foot space at Albemarle Square Shopping Center in 1991. The building once housed a Drug Fair discount pharmacy. As a library, the building was an immediate success, becoming Jefferson-Madison Regional Library's busiest branch. By 1998 it was clear the library required more space, so the Library Board of Trustees made a larger Northside Library one of its top goals.
Realizing the need for a larger library, and after pursuing several options, in 2012 Albemarle County entered into a contingent contract to purchase property owned by Martha Jefferson Hospital at 705 West Rio Road, formerly known as the Phillips Supply Building. In 2013 the contract was finalized, several community planning meetings were held, and HBM Architects was hired to design the new library. One of the reasons for the selection of HBM Architects was the firm's experience with re-purposing buildings to provide public library services.
Renovation of the Phillips Supply Building began in March 2014 and was completed in February 2015. The new library opened March 16, 2015. Highlights of the new building include a maker space with a 3-D printer, a drive-up service window, dozens of Internet computers, and multiple public meeting rooms.
The library is open 51 hours a week and offers a collection of about 100,000 items.