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CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

The Reference staff will provide one-on-one tutorials on basic computer skills and online job searching and applications. Participants must get a JMRL Library Card. For an appointment call 979.7151 ext 4

DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES

Films are shown on the 4th Thursday of the month except for December. Come view and discuss documentary films on current issues. Light refreshments will be provided. Sign up to be added to the film email list: Email Us

After being shown, check the online catalog to borrow the film. Program listings are below.

BLACK AUTHORS READING GROUP

Black Authors Book Club is going digital! Can't make it to the book group but would like to follow along? There will be many interactive discussions and polls about books online as well as discussions about classic books and new releases. All meetings will now take place through email and via JMRL's Blog. Email Tiffany for details. You can also meet Tiffany at the October 20 Nikki Giovanni Poetry Reading.

BROWN BAGGERS BOOK GROUP

On the third Thursday of the month bring your lunch and discuss fiction and non-fiction books. Library staff will provide value-added content and lead the discussion. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Sign up to be added to the book email list: Email Us Program listings are below.

ART EXHIBIT

barn. barn. Portraits: Artistry in Ordinary Architecture

August 30, 2015

Photography exhibit by local architect, landscape architect and urban design consultant Gary Okerlund.
20 photos of old (mostly farm-style) buildings in the Albemarle County area.
Exhibit on display through Sept. 30th, Central Library, 3rd floor.

MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS

No registration required. Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the Central Library for quick & easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided.

  • August: Flower Notecard
  • September: Banned mini-books
  • October: Sugar skull decoration + Bonus Star Wars CubeeCraft
  • November: Book pumpkin
  • December: Holiday postcards

CREATIVE WRITING CRITIQUE

Second & Fourth Wednesdays* at 6pm

  • August 12 & 26
  • September 9 & 23
  • October 14 & 28
  • No meetings in November
  • December 9
Improve your writing by getting feedback from your peers. Participants will bring copies of work previously written to share with peers, and will help constructively critique others work as well. No registration necessary. For more inquiries, contact Hayley at ht@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

Third Wednesdays at 6pm

  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16
Explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to share your work in this non-judgmental environment. Registration requested. For more inquiries, contact Hayley at ht@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverTHE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman

September 17, 2015
12:00 pm

Presents a modern fantasy about fear, love, magic, and sacrifice in the story of a family at the mercy of dark forces, whose only defense is the three women who live on a farm at the end of the lane. Check the Catalog arrow

MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

Fourth Tuesdays at 1pm-2pm September 22; October 27; November 24; December 22 If you like mysteries and spy thrillers, join like-minded readers in Northside's newest book group. September's book is listed below. Members will decide the rest of the fall's slate so bring your suggestions. Registration is recommended but not required.

Documentary Film Series

MovieIVORY TOWER (2014) directed by Andrew Rossi

September 24, 2015
7:00 pm

A documentary that questions the cost -- and value -- of higher education in the United States.
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“I Read Banned Books” Photo Booth

September 27, 2015

Drop by the Central Library during Banned Books Week and take a mug shot with your favorite Banned Book. Tag your picture #jmrlreads and share to celebrate the freedom to read.

FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS

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September 27, 2015
2:00 pm

Improve your financial skills at these workshops presented by the Virginia Credit Union.

Workshop Topics:

  • Sunday, September 27: Homebuyer’s Fair at 2pm
  • Wednesday, October 28: Retirement Income Planning at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 2: “Investing Basics” at 6:30pm

Ages 14+. Registration is required.

BANNED BOOKS WEEK READING at Tin Whistle Irish Pub

September 29, 2015
5:00 pm

Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St.
Celebrate Banned Books week by reading excerpts from famous challenged books, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

BOOKS ON TAP

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October 01, 2015
7:00 pm

First Thursdays at 7pm at Champion Brewing Company
Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway Check the Catalog arrow



WRITERS MIXER

October 07, 2015
7:00 pm

Writers benefit from a small group of similar-minded folk. Yet finding a group that works is a challenge. BACCA Literary Group will guide writers through a hands-on mixer that will break the ice and start the process of building a writing community. Attendees will leave with tools to create or join a writing group. Ages 18+. No registration is necessary.

STAR WARS READS DAY

October 10, 2015
2:00 pm

May the force be with you at Central Library’s second annual Star Wars Reads Day celebration. Come in costume for a chance at prizes. Crafts, music, food, and fun for all ages.
No registration required.

Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverDEAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS by Julie Schumacher

October 15, 2015
12:00 pm

Enduring budget cuts and the favoritism of other departments at a small liberal arts college, literature professor Jason Fitger despairs of his writing ambitions and imposed role in a star pupil's would-be opus while writing wryly comic, passive-aggressive letters to students and colleagues. Check the Catalog arrow

Family Film

MovieThe Book of Life (2014) directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez

October 18, 2015
2:00 pm

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. 95 minutes. Rated PG. Best for ages 7+.
more info

All Aboard the Poetry Train with Nikki Giovanni

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October 20, 2015
7:00 pm

Acclaimed African-American poet Nikki Giovanni presents at special reading in Charlottesville. Of this reading, Ms. Giovanni wrote, “The poetry train is the only true vehicle to express our souls. All Aboard!” All ages welcome.
No registration required.

Documentary Film Series

MovieTINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL (2013) directed by Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith

October 22, 2015
7:00 pm

Two young people decide to downsize their lives by building a 'tiny home' on a flatbed trailer.
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HALLOWEEN READING at Tin Whistle Irish Pub

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October 31, 2015
5:00 pm

Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St.
Begin your night listening to spooky selections from famous Irish authors, like Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

COME WRITE IN: A NaNoWriMo Workspace

November 03, 2015
6:00 pm

Drop in to the McIntire Room for a quiet space to work on your National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge. More info.

Virginia Thompson Printmaking Workshop: Notecards

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November 04, 2015
6:00 pm

Learn to create relief prints based with carving tools and water-based inks. You’ll leave with your printing block and notecards with your print. All supplies provided, but bring images and sketches you like. Ages 14+.
Required registration begins October 14 and is limited to 12 participants.

TECHNOLOGY PETTING ZOO

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November 12, 2015
5:00 pm

Planning to buy a new device for the holidays? Come try out a variety of the latest mobile devices and ereaders to help you decide.
No registration required.

Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

November 19, 2015
12:00 pm

A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance tracker struggle with respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.
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MEET THE AUTHOR: Bruce Holsinger

Bruce Holsinger

December 01, 2015
7:00 pm

Novelist Bruce Holsinger, Professor of English at UVA, will discuss his medieval historical thrillers “A Burnable Book” and “The Invention of Fire” as well as his experiences with writing and getting published. Light refreshments will be provided and books available for purchase.
No registration necessary.

HOLIDAY CRAFT OPEN HOUSE

December 06, 2015
2:00 pm

Stop by anytime from 2-4 pm to make a variety of holiday crafts including ornaments, gift tags, and candles. Open to ages 14+.
No registration required.


Brown Baggers Book Group

Holiday Party!

December 17, 2015
12:00 pm

Meet to pick books for May 2016 - May 2017

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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.

Exhibit at Crozet Library

The Work, The People, and The Tunnels Exhibit, by Clann Mohr Illustrating the construction of the Blue Ridge Railroad Project in the 1850’s.

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

Learn how to create an email account, search for information online, complete an online job application, or download an ebook. Meet with library staff 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 cover THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

September 14, 2015
7:00 pm

A spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia, with a plot which revolves around the subject of patricide. Check the Catalog arrow

Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden, with Peter Hatch

September 17, 2015
7:00 pm

Thomas Jefferson wrote, "The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture," and Monticello's terraced vegetable garden became an experimental laboratory. While growing over 330 vegetable and 170 fruit varieties, Jefferson was also a pioneer in supporting farmer's markets and promoting vegetable cookery. Restored in 1984, the garden and the Jefferson legacy continue to inspire the farm to table movement today. Mr. Hatch is Director of Gardens & Grounds Emeritus for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Ages 16+.
No registration required.

DRIVE AWAY HAPPY

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September 21, 2015
7:00 pm

Learn how to make smart car-buying decisions and get tips for negotiating the purchase of a new or used car. Virginia Credit Union. Ages 16+.
Registration recommended and begins August 31.

READ ALOUD CIRCLE

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September 23, 2015
7:00 pm

Come and join this new group for relaxed, collaborative reading, listening and sharing. Come to any one, two or three sessions. For ages 17+.
Registration recommended and will begin September 2.

Toe-Tapping with Crozet Jazz Project

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September 24, 2015
7:00 pm

Back by popular demand. Enjoy an evening of “chamber jazz” as this quartet of musicians explore tunes from the "Great American Songbook." Guitarist Vince Lewis is a jazz composer, performer, recording artist and educator currently nominated for the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. Drummer Phil Riddle has appeared with Jazz and Blues artists and is known for his impeccable sense of time and musical sensibilities. Bob Bowen, a bassist who maintains a groove, performs at the Greenbrier and Homestead, and is a mainstay at Virginia jazz clubs. John Jensen served with the US Navy Band Commodores, and currently plays trombone with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Ages 15+.
No registration required.

Crozet’s Yesteryears and a Happy Anniversary Today

September 28, 2015
7:00 pm

Travel in time to Crozet’s yesteryears as Phil James, Leonard Sandridge and photographer, Hubert Gentry, speak about the moment captured in the photograph which hangs behind the library’s circulation desk. To help set the mood, Leo Mallek’s Barber Shop Quartet will be on hand to croon a few tunes of the times. Add to the sweetness of the evening by enjoying a slice of cake in celebration of the second anniversary of the opening of the ‘new’ Crozet Library, exactly two years ago. Ages 12+.
Registration recommended, and will begin September 1.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

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September 29, 2015
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.


HOLIDAY POSTCARDS FOR THE TROOPS

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October 01, 2015

Come into the library during the countdown to Veteran’s Day and write a postcard to an anonymous member of the Armed Services. JMRL and Blue Star Families of Central Virginia will see that it reaches its recipient in time for the Winter Holidays. For all ages.



MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

book cover THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD by David McCullough

October 05, 2015
7:00 pm

A graphic account of the collapse of a poorly constructed dam and the resulting flood which killed 2,000 people and caused a nationwide scandal. Check the Catalog arrow

The Blue Ridge Railroad and Tunnel

book cover.THE BLUE RIDGE TUNNEL by Mary Lyons

October 07, 2015
7:00 pm

Mary Lyons will present a slide show about her new book, “The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad,” the company that gave birth to the Blue Ridge Tunnel. Lyons will also discuss her book “The Blue Ridge Tunnel.” Her husband, Paul Collinge, a member of the Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation, will be on hand for questions about the current state of the Blue Ridge Tunnel Greenway. Ages 16+.
No registration required.

IDENTITY THEFT

October 19, 2015
7:00 pm

Learn how to minimize your risk of identity theft, and what to do if you ever become a victim. Virginia Credit Union. Ages 18+.
Registration recommended and begins September 28.

STORIES AT SUNSET

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October 27, 2015
7:00 pm

With the setting sun as a backdrop and a warm drink to sip, listen to talented local actors read selected short stories aloud. A great way to spend an autumn evening.
Adults only, please.
No registration required.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

book cover FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy

November 02, 2015
7:00 pm

Tells the story of Bathsheba Everdene, who must choose among three suitors in Wessex in the 1840s. Check the Catalog arrow

Elephant Sense and Sensibility, with Dr. Michael Garstang

November 04, 2015
7:00 pm

Elephants are presented as sentient beings, differing from humans not so much in kind, as in degree. If elephants think, act, feel and behave in ways we, as humans, recognize, how do we justify our dominion over these animals? Dr. Garstang is a Distinguished Emeritus Research Professor in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. Ages 16+.
No registration required.

The Giving Tree

November 09, 2015

Share your love of reading with a child enrolled in the local Head Start program. Select a name at a participating library beginning November 9 and buy a gift picture book to return unwrapped to the library by December 4. Available at the Central, Crozet, Gordon Avenue, Nelson, Northside, and Scottsville Branches.

ORGANIZING YOUR FINANCIAL RECORDS

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November 09, 2015
7:00 pm

Save time by getting and keeping your financial records organized. Learn what records to keep, what to keep handy in case of a natural disaster, and how to take a home inventory. Virginia Credit Union. Ages 18+.
Registration recommended and begins October 19.

Special Film Program

WHITE: A SEASON IN THE LIFE OF JOHN BORDEN EVANS and Discussion with Filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley

November 12, 2015
7:00 pm

Best Documentary at the 2015 Richmond International Film Festival, “White: A Season in the Life of John Borden Evans” is about an artist, and a way of life. It is about a farm in a place in Virginia. It’s about food, God, love, water, trees, and the relentless relationship between time and oneself. Ages 16+.
No registration required.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

book cover UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, by Jon Krakauer

December 07, 2015
7:00 pm

Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America. Check the Catalog arrow

Window Stars Craft Workshop

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December 09, 2015
7:00 pm

Learn how to fold colorful paper stars to display in the window for the holidays. All supplies provided. Ages 15+.
Registration required and begins November 18.

TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR MONEY

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December 14, 2015
7:00 pm

Discover effective strategies for saving money, managing spending and improving your credit. Set personal finance goals to gain peace of mind and greater control over your money. Virginia Credit Union. Ages 18+.
Registration recommended, begins November 23.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

book cover THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT by John Steinbeck

January 04, 2016
7:00 pm

Ethan Hawley works as a clerk in the grocery store owned by an Italian immigrant. His wife is restless; his teenaged children are troubled and discontented, hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards. Check the Catalog arrow

An Evening with Terra Voce

soireeTERRA VOCE, Cello and Flute Duo

January 07, 2016
7:00 pm

Cellist Andrew Gabbert and flutist Elizabeth Brightbill thrill audiences with their virtuosity, engaging, conversational style of presentation, and their genre-expanding programs that explore a wide range of musical styles, traditions, and cross-cultural influence. Their arrangements test the limits of what is possible on just two instruments. Ages 12+.
No registration required.

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LITERARY MASTERPIECE BOOK GROUP

Meets at 10 am on the first and third Fridays of each month to discuss literary classics. The group meets from September to May. For further information, contact Eileen Stephens: emstephens@comcast.net Program listings are below.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

This group meets at 7:30 pm, the second Wednesday of each month to share insights on a variety of classic and contemporary fiction. Program listings are below.

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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Thursdays at 2-3pm One-on-one tutorials offered once 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 434-296-5544 to sign up for a half-hour tutorial.

Reading Poetry

LIVE POETS SOCIETY

September 02, 2015
7:00 pm

The Live Poets Society meets the first Wed of every month (except April & November) at 7pm. Come and share original poetry, or just listen. For more information, contact Tony Russell at 293.7838 or go to the society blog.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA (PLAY) by George Bernard Shaw

September 04, 2015
10:00 am


Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverBENT ROAD by Lori Roy

September 09, 2015
7:30 pm

After the 1967 riots in Detroit hit too close to home, Celia Scott and her family move back to her husband's hometown in Kansas, where his sister died under mysterious circumstances 20 years before and where Celia and two of her children struggle to adjust--especially when a local girl disappears, sending the town into a whirlwind. Check the Catalog arrow

Glamorous Glassware

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September 14, 2015
6:30 pm

Get ready for the holiday season by painting a pair of wine glasses for entertaining or gift giving. All materials will be provided.
Registration begins August 24.

FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS

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September 16, 2015
7:00 pm

Improve your financial skills at these workshops presented by the Virginia Credit Union.

Workshop Topics:

  • Wednesday, September 16 : Building a Better Budget
  • Wednesday, October 21: Organizing Your Financial Records
  • Wednesday, November 18: Taking Control of Your Money

Ages 14+. Registration is required.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverANTONY AND CLEOPATRA by William Shakespeare

September 18, 2015
10:00 am

A romantic tragedy about the relationship between Mark Antony and the Queen of Egypt. Check the Catalog arrow

PATHFINDER GAMING GROUP

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September 21, 2015
6:30 pm

Pathfinder RPG (Role Playing Game) puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. Discover a new gaming experience. For all skill levels. Materials and snacks will be provided.
Required registration begins September 7. Limit: 6 participants.

PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

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September 23, 2015
7:00 pm

Screening of a popular film adaptation of a book on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Light refreshments are served.
September 23: Friday Night Lights

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

FRENCHMAN'S CREEK by Daphne du Maurier

October 02, 2015
10:00 am

During the reign of Charles II, a rebellious noblewoman abandons her cornwall estate to sail with her pirate lover. Check the Catalog arrow

WREATH OF WORDS

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October 05, 2015
6:30 pm

Learn how to make a decorative wreath made from recycled bookprint. Ages 14+.
Registration begins September 14.

HEALTH HAPPENINGS

October 13, 2015
2:00 pm

Increase your health literacy with Lydia Witman, librarian at the Patient & Family Library at UVA. Learn how to find reliable health information for you and your family on the internet.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverTHE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt

October 14, 2015
7:30 pm

Taken in by a wealthy family friend after surviving an accident that killed his mother, thirteen-year-old Theo Decker tries to adjust to life on Park Avenue. Check the Catalog arrow

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverTHE THINGS THEY CARRIED by Tim O'Brien

October 16, 2015
10:00 am

Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness. Check the Catalog arrow

PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

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October 28, 2015
7:00 pm

Screening of a popular film adaptation of a book on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Light refreshments are served.
October 28: Capote

READ TO SHREDS: Guess the Shredded Books

November 01, 2015

Check out the shreds of favorite adult, teen, and children’s books that have been read to pieces and replaced. Guess the book title and enter to win a prize.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverOUR MAN IN HAVANA by Graham Greene

November 06, 2015
10:00 am

Follows the plight of Wormold, a former vacuum cleaner salesman, who becomes a slave to the expensive whims of his thirteen-year-old daughter, Milly, and takes on a job for MI6 as Secret Agent 5920015 to pay for them. Check the Catalog arrow

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE

Fall Book Sale, Nov. 7-15 at Gordon Avenue Library. Hours for all sale days: 10am – 7pm Members only pre-sale: Friday, November 6, from 5 – 7pm ($50 limit)

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverTHE WHISTLING SEASON by Ivan Doig

November 09, 2015
7:30 pm

Please note change in date.
Hired as a housekeeper to work on the early 1900s Montana homestead of widower Oliver Milliron, the irreverent and perpetually whistling Rose and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris, endeavor to educate the widower's reluctant sons while witnessing local efforts on a massive irrigation project. Check the Catalog arrow

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverALL THE KING'S MEN by Robert Penn Warren

November 20, 2015
10:00 am

Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration. Check the Catalog arrow

PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME: The Gathering

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November 23, 2015
6:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what Pathfinder RPG is all about? Do you have an interest in role playing games? You’re invited to meet with all current Pathfinder members to share tricks, tips and characters.
No registration required.

HOLIDAY TREATS

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November 30, 2015
6:30 pm

Laurie Blakey, co-owner/operator of Pearl’s Bake Shoppe on West Main Street, will teach you to create your own confectionary holiday treats. Ages 14+.
Registration begins November 9.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverOSCAR AND LUCINDA by Peter Carey

December 04, 2015
10:00 am

Set in nineteenth-century Australia, the story of an unlikely romance between a rebellious Anglican priest and a teenaged heiress who buys a glass factory. Check the Catalog arrow

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverTHE BLUEST EYE by Toni Morrison

December 09, 2015
7:30 pm

The story of Pecola Breedlove profiles an eleven-year-old Black girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted. Check the Catalog arrow

PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

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December 16, 2015
7:00 pm

Screening of a popular film adaptation of a book on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Light refreshments are served.
December 16: Travels With My Aunt

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverTHE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White

December 18, 2015
10:00 am

Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter swan, finds himself far from his wilderness home when he determines to communicate by learning to play a stolen trumpet. Check the Catalog arrow

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GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY ADULT BOOK CLUB

Meets at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month to discuss interesting books chosen by members. Program listings are below.

SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES

Join your neighbors and friends for an evening of thought-provoking entertainment. Catch indies, foreign films, documentaries, and the latest feature films on the big screen and enjoy complimentary coffee and dessert.

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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One-on-one sessions offered to answer your computer use questions. Topics can include basic computer skills, MSOffice programs, online job applications, and learning how to use library resources to download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to your mobile devices. 45-60 minute sessions are scheduled by appointment. more info

GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY ADULT BOOK CLUB

book coverSOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Ray Bradbury

September 03, 2015
7:00 pm

When the carnival comes to town, two boys unearth the terrifying and horrible secrets that lurk within Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show and learn the consequences of wishes, as a sinister and evil force is at work in Green Town, Illinois. Check the Catalog arrow

SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES

MovieThe Secret Tibetan Book of the Dead (1994) directed by Barrie McLean

September 11, 2015
7:00 pm

The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching in the Buddhist cultures of the Himalayas. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom. Special speaker, Tenzin Thosam, will discuss and moderate after the film. more info

VIRGINIA THOMPSON HANDMADE BOOKS WORKSHOP

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September 15, 2015
7:00 pm

Participants will learn two book forms, beginning with a simple diamond pop-out card that can be used to hold a note, a momento, or small gift. The second book involves learning the traditional Japanese stab binding technique to create a small blank notebook.

SPOOKY MAKE & TAKE CRAFT

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October 01, 2015

During the entire month of October, stop in and decorate a sugar skull to celebrate the Day of the Dead. All ages.

GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY ADULT BOOK CLUB

book coverTHE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

October 01, 2015
7:00 pm

Draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists, and other researchers to discuss the five devastating mass extinctions on Earth and predicts the coming of a sixth. Check the Catalog arrow
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SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES

MovieThe Theory of Everything (2014) directed by James Marsh

October 09, 2015
7:00 pm

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. more info


Just in Time for the Holiday: The Giving Tree

Look for the tree and tags available in the Library during late October through November. Share your love of reading with the gift of a book for a child in the Greene County Preschool. In December, each child will receive a hardback picture book of their own to keep. All ages.

JMRL Board Meeting

October 26, 2015
3:00 pm

The Board of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library usually meets the 4th Monday of every month. Some months this will change. The location is the Greene County Library at 222 Main Street Suite 101 Stanardsville, VA 22973. The agenda (PDF) will be available a week before the scheduled meeting.

GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY ADULT BOOK CLUB

book coverCOLORLESS TSUKURA TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE by Haruki Murakami

November 05, 2015
7:00 pm

Thirty-six-year-old Tsukuru Tazaki meets a woman named Sara who raises questions about a painful incident from his youth in which his closest friends all cut off relations with him without explanation, and inspires him to find out why. Check the Catalog arrow

SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES

MovieFar from the Madding Crowd (2015) directed by Thomas Vinterberg

November 13, 2015
7:00 pm

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. more info


GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY ADULT BOOK CLUB

book coverA STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE by April Smith

December 03, 2015
7:00 pm

Meeting for the first time for a shared pilgrimage to France to visit the graves of their World War I soldier sons, an Irish maid, a chicken farmer's wife, a Boston socialite, a former tennis star, and a librarian meet a brutally scarred journalist before confronting a shocking secret. Check the Catalog arrow

DIY HOLIDAY CRAFTS & GIFTS WORKSHOP

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December 15, 2015
7:00 pm

Created filled glass ornaments and decoupaged coasters with upcycled bookprint and maps while enjoying music and hot mulled cider. Materials provided. Registration beginning November 15 is required.

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CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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One-on-one sessions offered to answer your computer use questions. Topics can include basic computer skills, MSOffice programs, online job applications, and learning. 30 minute sessions are scheduled by appointment.

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Meets monthly (except for December) on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30pm. The group will discuss a wide range of titles chosen by members and enjoy refreshments. Program listings are below.

Yoga

Yoga @ Your Library

September 01, 2015

Tuesdays, at 1pm from August 18th- October 6th
Mondays at 6pm from September 14th –September 28th
Join the library for a series of 1-hour yoga sessions taught by Valerie Renwick. If you have a mat please bring it with you, limited mats will be available for those that don´t have them. The class is suitable for all levels, including beginners and people who have done yoga previously. No registration required.

Are You a DIY Person?

handcraftB.Y.O.C. - BRING YOUR OWN CRAFT

September 02, 2015
2:00 pm

Do you knit, bead, make rugs, hand stitch or do any kind of handcraft? Come to share ideas, show off your work and get another crafter's eye and perception. Chat and meet your neighbors while you work on your craft. Bring any project you're working on, or come just to be inspired. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Call or visit the library for details.
Meets every Wednesday

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

book coverRADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Bash

September 22, 2015
7:00 pm

In a parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone, two long-time friends return to their ruined home village and struggle to rebuild in the face of violence, scarcity, and a corrupt foreign mining company. Check the Catalog arrow

AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY SEMINAR

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September 26, 2015
10:00 am

Join the library and the Louisa County Historical Society for an in-depth discussion about genealogy with an African American focus. Special Guest: Dr. Shelley Murphy. Call the library or email tduck@jmrl.org to register.

JMRL Board Meeting

September 28, 2015
3:00 pm

The Board of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library usually meets the 4th Monday of every month. Some months this will change. The location is the Louisa County Library at 881 Davis Highway Mineral, VA 23117. The agenda (PDF) will be available a week before the scheduled meeting.

TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR MONEY WORKSHOP

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September 29, 2015
6:00 pm

Discover effective strategies for saving money, managing spending, and improving your credit. Set personal finance goals to gain peace of mind and greater control over your money. Call the library or email tduck@jmrl.org to register.

MocK Trial - Harry Potter

October 01, 2015
4:00 pm

Did you know that Harry Potter is one of the most challenged books of all time? Come out for this community discussion in celebration of Banned Books Week. Join the library and the High School Debate Team as we put Harry Potter and a few friends on trial. All points of view are welcomed in this courtroom!
All ages. No registration required.

WINE GLASS DECORATING

October 03, 2015
1:00 pm

Come decorate your own wine glasses to take home. All materials will be provided.
Registration is required. Call the library or email tduck@jmrl.org to register.

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

book coverHOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford

October 27, 2015
7:00 pm

A story about the love and friendship between Henry Lee, a Chinese American boy, and Keiko Okabe, a Japanese American girl, during the internment in World War II. Check the Catalog arrow

CLASSIC BOOK BINGO

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November 03, 2015
6:00 pm

Enjoy a night of Bingo with the whole family. We will reminisce using the most popular classic books. All Ages. No registration required.


POETRY, PROSE & PIZZA OPEN MIC NIGHT

November 13, 2015
6:00 pm

Join the library and well-known poet Nathan Richardson for a night of freedom, poetry, music, fun, spoken word and more. Bring original artwork to be hung around the room.
No registration required.

USING GOVERNMENT BENEFITS TO YOUR BENEFIT WORKSHOP

November 17, 2015
1:00 pm

Come explore the reason you’ve been paying taxes all these years. Attorney Gelbman will explain MediCARE, MediCAID as well as Veteran’s Benefits and other programs you may benefit from. You’ve been paying taxes all these years. Find out how to get your money’s worth. No registration required.

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

book coverTHE STORIED LIFE OF A. J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin

November 24, 2015
7:00 pm

On the faded Island Books sign hanging over the porch of the Victorian cottage is the motto "No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World." A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means. Check the Catalog arrow

LOUISA STAFF'S FAVORITE THINGS CONTEST

Contest runs during the month of December. Remember lines, characters, plots, and stories from your favorite books? Are you familiar with the resources that the library has to offer? Take our short library trivia quiz to enter to win one of three lovely baskets that include the Louisa Library staff’s favorite things. All ages.

BOOK SWAP

December 19, 2015
11:00 am

Bring your books you are tired of reading and swap for lightly used or new books. All ages. No registration required.

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

book coverDEAD WAKE by Erik Larson

January 26, 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. Check the Catalog arrow

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BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

Fourth Monday of each month (with some exceptions) from 12:00 to 2 pm. Like to Read? Like to Talk? Join us at our Book Club which has been ongoing since 2005. Call the library at 263-5904 for more information. Program listings are below.

End of Summer

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDNATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY

August 31, 2015

Enjoy a sample of trail mix and ideas to help you hit the trail this fall as we close out our programs for the summer. For all ages.

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

MovieTHE TALE OF DESPEREAUX directed by Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen (G)

September 05, 2015
10:30 am

The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess. more info

MAKE & TAKE ACTIVITIES

Enjoy fun activities but short on time? Stop by the activity table for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided. For all ages.

  • September 8 - 12: What Candy Bar Is It? Quiz
  • October 5 - 10: Monster Book Mark
  • November 9 - 14: What Book Is It? Quiz
  • IDENTITY THEFT

    September 22, 2015
    6:00 pm

    Learn how to minimize your risk and what to do if you ever become a victim. Presented by the Virginia Credit Union. Ages 14+.
    Registration is required.

    BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

    book coverFAMILY LIFE by Akhhil Sharma

    September 28, 2015
    12:00 pm

    Finally joining their father in America, Ajay and Birju enjoy their new, extraordinary life until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother incapacitated and the other practically orphaned in this strange land. Check the Catalog arrow

    FALL FILM FEST

    Tuesdays at 6pm and Thursdays at 2pm Enjoy a varied selection of films on the big screen with surround sound. Light refreshments provided.

    • September 29 & October 1: Jane Eyre (PG-13)
    • October 20 & October 22: Love & Mercy (PG-13)
    • November 3 & November 5: Beginners (R)
    • FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

      MovieCINDERELLA directed by Mark Rosman (PG)

      October 10, 2015
      10:30 am

      Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance. more info


      DICTIONARY DAY

      dictionary

      October 16, 2015

      Where would we be without a dictionary? Take a journey through history at the evolution of the dictionary with displays and activities throughout the day. For all ages.
      No registration required.

      Author Visit

      Pamela Kinney.Haunted Tales by Pamela Kinney

      October 19, 2015
      6:30 pm

      Pamela Kinney, author of “Haunted Virginia” will be here to delight young and old with her ghostly tales. For all ages.
      No registration required.

      BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

      book coverDEAD WAKE by Erik Larson

      October 26, 2015
      12:00 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. Check the Catalog arrow

      DOWNLOADING WORKSHOP

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      November 02, 2015
      6:30 pm

      Learn how to download e-books with a variety of different devices.
      No registration required.

      NATIONAL JAPANESE CULTURE DAY

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      November 03, 2015

      Origami, calligraphy, manga, kabuki masks . . . come try your hand at one of these Japanese art forms in honor of Japanese Culture Day. For all ages.
      No registration required.

      FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

      MovieSTRANGE MAGIC directed by Gary Rydstrom (PG)

      November 14, 2015
      10:30 am

      Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. more info


      BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

      book coverTHE QUARTET by Joseph Ellis

      November 23, 2015
      12:00 pm

      Shares historical insights into America's post-Revolution efforts for independence, citing key debates over the creations of the Articles of Confederation and the Bill of Rights. Check the Catalog arrow

      TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS

      December 1 through 23 Twenty-four days before Christmas…so many holiday stories and so little time to read them all. Celebrate the season as we feature twenty-four books and an activity with each during the month of December. For all ages.

      HOLIDAY CRAFT TIME

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      December 07, 2015
      4:00 pm

      The holidays are just around the corner. All ages are invited to create holiday magic with crafts and refreshments.
      Registration is required and begins Monday, November 23.

      FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

      Movie THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL directed by Brian Henson (G)

      December 12, 2015
      10:30 am

      The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve. more info


      BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

      FREE READ AND COOKIE EXCHANGE

      December 14, 2015
      12:00 pm

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      @ YOUR LIBRARY

      A program consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Funded by the Friends of the Library. Program listings are below.

      CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

      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

      WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

      This group meets the third Wednesday of each month (not December), 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Program listings are below.

      WORKFORCE CONNECTION

      A monthly program to help you with your job search. Presented in Partnership with the Workforce Center. Call the Information Desk (434-973-7893) to register.

      MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS

      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.

      • August: Bookmarks
      • September: Tiny Books
      • October: Sugar Skulls
      • November: Holiday Postcards
      • December: Gift Tags

      Tech Tutors

      technologyHANDS ON TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

      September 01, 2015
      1:00 pm

      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).

      • September 1: iPhone and iPad Basics
      • October 6: Organizing Your Digital Life
      • November 3: Discovering New Apps
      • December 1:Photo Basics
      • FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS

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        September 02, 2015
        6:30 pm

        Improve your financial skills at these workshops presented by the Virginia Credit Union. Ages 14+. Registration is ongoing.


        • September 2: Strategies for Eliminating Debt

        • October 14: Money Goals

        • December 9: Building a Better Budget

        GENEALOGY PROGRAM

        family tree.CLIMBING YOUR FAMILY TREE

        September 09, 2015
        6:30 pm

        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.

        • September 9: Accessing Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, and Death Records)Registration is required and will begin August 19. Class size is limited.
        • November 9: Accessing Military Records Registration is required and will begin October 19. Class size is limited.

        COMPUTER WORKSHOPS

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        September 10, 2015
        2:30 pm

        These weekly drop-in sessions are designed to build and improve basic computer skills. No previous computer experience is required.
        Registration not required.

        • September 10: Email Basics

        • September 17: Intro to Windows

        • September 24: Basics of Web Browsing

        • October 1: Email Basics

        • October 8: Intro to Windows

        • October 15: Intro to Word pt.1

        • October 22: Intro to Word pt.2

        • October 29: Basics of Web Browsing

        WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

        book cover O PIONEERS! by Willa Cather

        September 16, 2015
        7:00 pm

        A young Norwegian immigrant girl works hard for her young brother and their Nebraska land at the expense of everything else. Check the Catalog arrow

        APPY HOUR

        Third Mondays at 7pm Learn about free apps that work on multiple platforms. Light refreshments provided. Registration not required. Program topics are listed below.

        APPY HOUR

        Pardon My French

        September 21, 2015
        7:00 pm

        Learn about the latest apps that make learning a foreign language more convenient-and fun-than ever before.

        MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

        book coverEYE OF THE NEEDLE by Ken Follett

        September 22, 2015
        1:00 pm

        A ruthless enemy assassin known as "The Needle" can guarantee Nazi victory in World War II, but his mission is hampered by a lonely Englishwoman who has fallen in love with him. Check the Catalog arrow

        GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT

        September 22, 2015
        6:30 pm

        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.

        MEDITATION FOR OPTIMAL WELL BEING

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        September 22, 2015
        7:00 pm

        Meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Gerry Gorman, will lead this inspiring program. Learn a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life. Registration begins September 1.

        In Partnership with the Workforce Center

        handcraftWorkforce Connection

        September 23, 2015
        2:00 pm

        A monthly program highlighting services of the Charlottesville Workforce Center, part of the Piedmont Workforce Network. Registration is ongoing. Call the library or email mgillette@jmrl.org to register.

        • August 26: Make the most of your Workforce Connection.
        • September 23: Get Your Business Out of the Starting Blocks
          Betty Hoge, Director of the Small Business Development Center, discusses a variety of resources that are available to you.
        • October 28: Make Farming Work for You
          Larry Uberte, Farm Placement Specialist with the Virginia Employment Commission, is the man to give you answers.
        • November 18: Get Your Foot in the Door
          Juan Wade will share his knowledge of how to put together a resume that will make an impression on any employer.

        WRITE YOUR PERSONAL STORY: MEMOIR WORKSOP

        October 06, 2015
        6:00 pm

        Join writer and educator Linda Kobert to learn how to write your own personal story in this engaging and constructive writing workshop. Please bring a photo of you and/or your family that evokes a meaningful experience. Limit: 20 participants. Required registration begins September 15.

        @ YOUR LIBRARY

        October 07, 2015
        6:30 pm

        A program series consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Ages 14+. Listings below:

        • October 7: Knit and Purl
          Get ready for winter by learning how to knit with Judi Church. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Class size is limited. Registration begins September 16.
        • November 4: Inedible Jewelry
          It’s pumpkin pie time of the year. Jessica Partain is back to teach you how to make tiny pie charms out of polymer clay. Class size is limited. Registration begins October 14.
        • December 2: Holiday Craft Extravaganza
          Want to make some gifts for the holidays? We’ll have different stations with different craft choices. Make one or make them all. We’ll even have some holiday refreshments for you to enjoy. Class size is limited. Registration begins November 12.
        Call 434.973.7893 for more information.

        BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

        book coverTHE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough

        October 16, 2015
        12:00 pm

        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 arrow

        APPY HOUR

        Mobile Masterpieces

        October 19, 2015
        7:00 pm

        Find out about the best free apps for exercising your artistic talent.

        MUSIC OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA

        October 20, 2015
        6:30 pm

        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.

        WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

        book coverTHE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED by Jonas Jonasson

        October 21, 2015
        7:00 pm

        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 arrow

        Charlottesville Astronomical Society Saturday Morning Outreach Event

        October 24, 2015
        10:30 am

        Attendance is limited and registration is required. Children must be ten years or older and accompanied by an adult.

        • October 24: “Astronomy, A Brief Introduction” by CAS member, Rich Drumm, followed by solar observation (weather permitting) on the patio using Hydrogen-Alpha and special solar-filter equipped telescopes. Registration begins October 3.

        • November 14: “The Sun - Our Star” by CAS member, Steve Layman, followed by solar observation (weather permitting) using Hydrogen-Alpha and special solar-filter equipped telescopes. Registration begins October 24.

        • December 5: “The Moon” by CAS member, Ed Preston, followed by solar and lunar observation (weather permitting) on the patio using Hydrogen-Alpha and special solar-filter equipped telescopes. Registration begins November 14.

        NaNoWriMo Events

        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

        NaNoWriMo Kick-off Party

        November 02, 2015
        6:00 pm

        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.

        AGING GRACEFULLY

        November 09, 2015
        6:30 pm

        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.

        APPY HOUR

        Money Matters

        November 16, 2015
        7:00 pm

        Take a tour of a few money management apps that can help you finish the year with your finances in order.

        TECH PETTING ZOO

        handheld devices.

        November 17, 2015
        6:30 pm

        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.

        WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

        book coverALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT by Erich Maria Remarque

        November 18, 2015
        7:00 pm

        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 arrow

        BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

        book coverGRANDMA GATEWOOD’S WALK: THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE WOMAN WHO SAVED THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL by Ben Montgomery

        November 20, 2015
        12:00 pm

        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 arrow

        NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up Celebration

        December 01, 2015
        6:00 pm

        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.

        partnership with the International Rescue Committee

        Citizenship Information Session

        December 07, 2015
        6:30 pm

        Presented by The International Rescue Committee. Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen.
        Call the library to register.

        APPY HOUR

        What’s APPening?

        December 21, 2015
        7:00 pm

        Join us for a roundup of some of the best free apps released in 2015.

        OVERDRIVE TUTORIALS

        December 30, 2015
        6:30 pm

        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.

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        QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

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        August 31, 2015
        1:00 pm

        Bring your quilting or other needlework and enjoy conversations with old and new friends.

        HANDCRAFT GROUP

        handcraft

        September 03, 2015
        10:00 am

        If you’re crafty, this is the group for you. Come swap ideas, learn new skills, or just enjoy the conversations. Bring a project in progress, or the supplies you need to get started.

        SCOTTSVILLE LIBRARY BOOK GROUP

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        September 08, 2015
        1:00 pm

        Come join a friendly group of book lovers who discuss a variety of books.
        The group meets to discuss recent books of interest rather than reading specific titles.

        MAKE YOUR OWN SALVE

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        November 12, 2015
        6:00 pm

        A natural herbal ointment is a great salve to use for healing, skin protection, and makes a wonderful gift. All materials provided. Registration is required and will begin October 21. Class size is limited.