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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
The Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, February 27 at 3:00 pm at the Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
February 27, 2017
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!
February 28, 2017
As ex-Detroit cop Alex McKnight searches for the killer of a bookmaker, he begins to receive a series of mysterious and ominous messages, seemingly from a man imprisoned for life for the murder of Alex's former partner.
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March 01, 2017
First Wednesdays at 6:30pm (2nd Wednesday in January & May)
A program series consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Ages 14+.
March 07, 2017
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.
March 07, 2017
Trevor Williams from Cville Tech Tutors leads a “hands-on” technology program for iPhones and iPads on the first Tuesday of each month (2nd Tuesday in April). Registration is ongoing. Class size is limited.
March 07, 2017
Cinder Stanton discusses her groundbreaking work on the tangled family lines of Jefferson's Monticello.
March 08, 2017
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.
March 15, 2017
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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March 17, 2017
Reviewed by Lisa Woolfork, Associate Professor of English, UVa
An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes.Check the Catalog
March 17, 2017
UVA Professor Lisa Woolfork interviews Tayari Jones, author of the March 2017 NEA Big Read selection Silver Sparrow.
March 20, 2017
February 13, March 20, April 17, May 15
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.
March 22, 2017
March 28, 2017
Detective Erlendur, who works for the shadowy Marion Briem, investigates the case of a man who may have been thrown from an airplane and a cold case disappearance of a young girl.
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April 03, 2017
Mondays, April 3, 10, & 17 at 6:30pm
Attention rising poets. Want some constructive criticism from other poets? Are you on the hunt for inspiration? Come to this workshop series to work on improving your poetry, and to connect with other rising poets in the area. Registration recommended and begins March 13.
April 04, 2017
A child must sign up with an adult to build one house together. Using mosses, sticks, acorns, and other natural materials, create a little dwelling for the fairy living in your house or garden. Registration required and begins March 21.
April 08, 2017
Saturday, April 8 at 2-4 pm
Join us for a genealogy workshop conducted by members of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. Learn how to get the most out of Ancestry.com, a genealogical research database available in-library only. In addition, make digital copies of your old photos, important documents, film slides and negatives. Please bring your own USB memory device.
Required registration begins March 13.
April 10, 2017
New York Times bestselling author, Beverly Lewis, will be giving a talk about her newest novel, The Ebb Tide, answering questions and signing copies of her books. Books will be available for purchase. Supplies limited.
April 11, 2017
Tuesday, April 11 at 6-8 pm
Richard Leahy, wine consultant and acclaimed author of Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, the definitive history of Virginia wines, will offer a fascinating lecture entitled “Virginia Wine Today” focusing on the wine region around Charlottesville. Books available to purchase and have signed. Afterwards, get creative and paint your very own wine glass.
Call the Information Desk at 973-7893 x4 to register beginning March 20.
April 19, 2017
The group will meet to select titles for 2017-2018.
April 21, 2017
Reviewed by Rick Potter, Assistant Professor of History, Mary Baldwin University
A portrait of the notorious twentieth-century spy discusses his rise in MI6, high-profile intelligence friendships, and twenty-year espionage operation that culminated in his 1963 defection to Moscow. Check the Catalog
April 25, 2017
The brilliant teacher at the École Nationale d'Administration, who trained some of France's best and brightest as future prime ministers and presidents, vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. This ten-year-old mystery inspires a bet-one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse, France, instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose. The wager is that Enzo can find out what happened to Jacques Gaillard by applying new science to a cold case.
May 01, 2017
Northside Library will be closed Monday, May 1stfor staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 2th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.
May 03, 2017
Meditation is being prescribed by many medical practitioners and has been widely recognized as a means to enhance one’s health and reduce stress. Throughout the nation meditation has become a positive force for health and well-being. Join Gerry Gorman, long time meditator for this lively and engaging workshop. There will even be a chance to practice this technique.
May 06, 2017
Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30pm
Saturday, May 6 at 2:30pm
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.
May 17, 2017
Reunited when the elder's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways. Check the Catalog
May 19, 2017
Reviewed by Grace Hale, Commonwealth Professor of American Studies and History, UVa
A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party. Check the Catalog
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. Check the Catalog
May 23, 2017
Carruthers is summoned to the Baltic by his friend, an accomplished yachtsman, who reveals his suspicions concerning German activity in the North Frisian Islands.
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May 24, 2017
Wednesdays, February 22 & May 24 at 6:30pm
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.
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.