On the Lobby Display Wall: Maya Van Dyck.
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. Program listings are below.
A program consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Funded by the Friends of the Library. Program listings are below.
Every Monday and Wednesday from 1-3 pm. One-on-one tutorials offered twice a week to answer your specific questions about computer use or to learn how to get free audiobooks, eBooks, and magazines for your electronic devices. Call the Information Desk - 434-973-7893 - to sign up for a half-hour tutorial. more info
This group meets the third Wednesday of each month (not December), 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Program listings are below.
Trustees of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library will be holding "meet and greets" to hear suggestions and ideas concerning library services. Trustee Gary Grant will be at Northside Library:
Third Mondays at 7pm Learn about free apps that work on multiple platforms. Light refreshments provided. Registration not required. Program topics are listed below.
Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the library for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided.
October 14, 2015
Improve your financial skills at these workshops presented by the Virginia Credit Union. Ages 14+. Registration is ongoing.
October 15, 2015
These weekly drop-in sessions are designed to build and improve basic computer skills. No previous computer experience is required.
Registration not required.
October 16, 2015
Blending impeccable writing with an absorbing narrative, the author humanizes the two young men from Dayton Ohio whose intelligence, imagination and persistence in pursuit of their dream of flight left a giant footprint on the modern era. Check the Catalog
October 19, 2015
Find out about the best free apps for exercising your artistic talent.
October 20, 2015
Come join in experiencing some of the most tumultuous songs in history as local musician Blue O’Connell leads an interactive presentation exploring the music of the Civil Rights Movement. Registration not required.
October 21, 2015
Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator. Check the Catalog
October 24, 2015
Attendance is limited and registration is required. Children must be ten years or older and accompanied by an adult.
October 27, 2015
Wealthy, middle-aged spinster Rachel Innes is persuaded by her niece Gertrude and nephew Halsey to take a house in the country for the summer. Rachel is unaware that the house hides a sinister secret, and soon unexplained happenings and murder follow. Check the Catalog
October 27, 2015
Connect with other adults during an evening of board games and refreshments. Games will include classic standards and modern favorites. The session in October will feature a tutorial for Betrayal at House on the Hill.
Registration not required.
October 28, 2015
A monthly program highlighting services of the Charlottesville Workforce Center, part of the Piedmont Workforce Network. Registration is ongoing. Call the library or email email@example.com to register.
November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Northside Library will have writing resources available all month for those who accept the NaNoWriMo challenge to write a novel in 30 days. More info
November 02, 2015
Celebrate the beginning of the NaNoWriMo challenge by picking up writing prompts and exercises, worksheets, and other writing resources while enjoying light refreshments. Dive right into your novel while you’re here, or just relax and connect with other writers. No registration required.
November 03, 2015
Trevor Williams from Cville Tech Tutors leads a technology program for iPhone and iPad users on the first Tuesday of each month. Class size is limited. Register at the Information Desk or call the Library (434.973.7893).
November 04, 2015
A program series consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Ages 14+. Listings below:
November 09, 2015
Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest, databases, to help in your genealogical research. Classes held in our Computer Classroom and include one hour of instruction and one hour of research time.
November 09, 2015
Presented by Doris W. Gelbman, Esq. Elder Law Attorney, Gelbman Law Practice PLLC
Talking to family members about matters related to healthcare and estate plans is fraught with concern and is often avoided for far too long. As families gather for the holiday season this is a good opportunity to think about having "The Conversation." Gelbman will offer experience and advice about what to talk about and how to overcome resistance to planning and discussing end of life matters. Registration is ongoing.
November 16, 2015
Take a tour of a few money management apps that can help you finish the year with your finances in order.
November 17, 2015
Come practice with a few different e-readers before you decide to purchase one. We will have a Kindle Fire, iPad mini, Nook Glowlight, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook available for you to try. Registration is ongoing.
November 18, 2015
The testament of Paul Baumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I, illuminates the savagery and futility of war. Check the Catalog
November 20, 2015
The remarkable story of the unassuming but gutsy Emma Gatewood who, at age 67 in 1955, became the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone thus becoming a national sensation which brought attention to the sorry condition of the AT and other trails. Check the Catalog
December 01, 2015
Now that NaNoWriMo is over and you’ve lived to tell the tale, ease back into real life by celebrating the end of the month with other WriMos. Stop by to swap stories about your successes and failures, enjoy treats, and relax without worrying about your word count. All NaNoWriMo participants are welcome, regardless of the final status of your novel. No registration required.
December 07, 2015
Presented by The International Rescue Committee. Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen.
Call the library to register.
December 21, 2015
Join us for a roundup of some of the best free apps released in 2015.
December 30, 2015
Learn how to get audio books and eBooks for your electronic devices from the library. Call the Information Desk - 434-973-7893 - to sign up for a half-hour tutorial.
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.