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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

CENTRAL 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.

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.

MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS

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

  • December: Paper Envelopes
  • January: Snowflake Button Bookmark
  • February: Paper Hearts
  • March: Fibonacci Coloring Sheets/Post Secret Post cards
  • April: Bookprint Concrete Poetry
  • May: Mazes

I’ve Always Wanted to Read….War and Peace

book coverWAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy

December 13, 2016
7:00 pm

Second Tuesdays at 7 pm
December 13, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June13
Always wanted to read War and Peace, but feel a little intimidated? Join us for a leisurely paced exploration of the book with tea, pastries, and casual conversation interspersed with screenings of a film adaptation and Russian potluck deliciousness. Registration requested.

WRITING CRITIQUE GROUP

Second & Fourth Wednesdays* at 6pm

  • December 14
  • January 11 & 25
  • February 8 & 22
  • March 8 & 22
  • April 12 & 26
  • May 10 & 24
Improve your writing with peer feedback. Participants will bring copies of work previously written to share with peers, and will help constructively critique others’ work as well. For more inquiries, contact Abby at acox@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

BROWN BAGGERS BOOK CLUB

December 15, 2016
12:00 pm

Meet to select books for 2017

BOOKS ON TAP

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January 05, 2017
7:00 pm

First Thursdays at 7pm at Champion Brewing Company
WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE by Shirley Jackson
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Downloading Workshop

January 12, 2017
6:30 pm

Get a new eReader or tablet for the holidays? Come learn how to get and enjoy free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks on your device.

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

Third Wednesdays at 6pm

  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17
Explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to share your work in this non­judgmental environment for writers of any level. For more inquiries, contact Abby at acox@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4. Registration requested.

BROWN BAGGERS BOOK CLUB

book coverTHE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas

January 19, 2017
12:00 pm

Edmund Dantes, unjustly convicted of aiding the exiled Napoleon, escapes after fourteen years of imprisonment and seeks revenge in Paris.
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Central Film Series

MovieTHE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (2002) directed by Kevin Reynolds

January 26, 2017
7:00 pm

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

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BOOKS ON TAP

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February 02, 2017
7:00 pm

First Thursdays at 7pm at Champion Brewing Company
MISLAID by Nell Zink
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Cookie Creations

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February 09, 2017
6:30 pm

Laurie Blakey, co-owner/operator of Pearl’s Bake Shoppe on West Main Street, will teach you to create your own confectionery cookie. Ages 14+.
Registration is required and begins January 26. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to register.

BROWN BAGGERS BOOK CLUB

book coverTHE ENGLISH PASSENGERS by Matthew Kneale

February 16, 2017
12:00 pm

While two Englishmen head for Tasmania on a confiscated pirate ship in search of the Garden of Eden, the British continue their violent "civilization" of the natives in this "paradise".
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Central Film Series

MovieCOLOR LINE OF SCRIMMAGE with director Lorenzo Dickerson

February 23, 2017
7:00 pm

The story of segregated Burley High School's 1956 undefeated and un-scored upon football team. These athletes were champions on the field, and during a time in history that was behind color lines. Hear from the players themselves about their experience, and better understand the story of what it took to make champions during that time. Many great teams go undefeated. But how many have you heard of going un-scored upon? more info

BOOKS ON TAP

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March 02, 2017
7:00 pm

First Thursdays at 7pm at Champion Brewing Company
SILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones
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BROWN BAGGERS BOOK CLUB

book coverSILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones (BIG READ)

March 16, 2017
12:00 pm

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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Central Film Series

MovieMY ARCHITECT (2003) directed by Nathaniel Kahn (BIG READ)

March 30, 2017
7:00 pm

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.
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BOOKS ON TAP

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April 06, 2017
7:00 pm

First Thursdays at 7pm at Champion Brewing Company
THE CELLIST OF SARAJEVO by Steven Galloway
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3D Printing Workshop

April 12, 2017
6:30 pm

Curious about 3D printing and design? Come learn more by creating a simple design and printing it with staff assistance. Don’t want to design? Drop in to watch the printer in action. Ages 14+.
Registration required if you want to design and print, and begins March 29.

BROWN BAGGERS BOOK CLUB

book coverMORNINGS ON HORSEBACK by David McCullough

April 20, 2017
12:00 pm

Examines the life of Theodore Roosevelt from age ten to twenty-seven, focusing on the influence of his family relationships and experiences on his growth to manhood. Check the Catalogbullet

Celebrating National Poetry Month

poetry. POETRY ON THE STEPS

April 20, 2017
7:00 pm

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with an open mic poetry reading. Meet us beneath the towering oaks on the library steps to read a few of your favorite poems, or just come to listen. Original poems and old favorites are welcome. Winning entries of the Poetry Contest for Adults will be read aloud. Refreshments will be served.

Rain site: Children’s Room.

Central Film Series - Partnership with Cville Jazz

MovieNIGHTBIRD SONGS (2016) directed by Stephanie J. Castillo

April 27, 2017
7:00 pm

Thomas Chapin, an alto sax and flute master, was nearing the pinnacle of his meteoric rise when leukemia took him at the age of 40 in 1998. Though fame and world recognition have eluded him despite the mark he left on jazz in the '80s and '90s, his passionate life and incandescent music are unforgettable to fans who knew him and musicians who played with him. more info

Free Comic Book Day

May 06, 2017

Once again, the Library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics. Stop by to see what’s available -- while supplies last.
All ages.

Charlottesville’s Inaugural How-To Festival

May 06, 2017
10:00 am

There's something for everyone in this fast-paced interactive library takeover event! Drop in to any 15-30 minute session and learn about a variety of topics, from how to raise chickens in the city or brew a perfect cup of coffee to how to prepare for a zombie invasion or learn computer coding. See JMRL's 3D printer in action and pick up a free comic book while you're here. 10 AM - 2 PM.

Find the Voice in Your Memoir

May 11, 2017
6:00 pm

A memoir tells a piece of your personal story. In this workshop, professional writer and educator Linda Kobert uses writing exercises and readings to help participants find the right voice to tell their own story.
Registration is required and begins April 27.

BROWN BAGGERS BOOK CLUB

book coverOLD FILTH by Jane Gardam

May 18, 2017
12:00 pm

Sir Edward Feathers has progressed from struggling young barrister to wealthy expatriate lawyer to distinguished retired judge, living out his last days in comfortable seclusion in Dorset. The engrossing and moving account of his life, from birth in colonial Malaya, to Wales, where he is sent as a "Raj orphan," to Oxford, his career and marriage, parallels much of the 20th century's torrid and twisted history. Check the Catalogbullet

Central Film Series

filmBIRDERS: THE CENTRAL PARK EFFECT (2012) directed by Jeffrey Kimball

May 25, 2017
7:00 pm

A diverse group of full-of-attitude New Yorkers reveals how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives.
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Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | Email Us

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

Learn how to create an email account, search for information online, complete an online job application or download an eBook by meeting with a staff member one-on-one. Schedule a 45-60 minute tutorial at a public library computer or bring in your own laptop. To make an appointment, call 823-4050.

Live Poets, Too

December 12, 2016
7:00 pm

Monthly on Mondays at 7pm
December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8
Bring several poems to share, either of your own authorship or another’s, then sit back and enjoy listening to the language of the poet. Ages 18+.

A Night at the Movies

movieShe's Funny That Way (2014)

December 19, 2016
6:30 pm

On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
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STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

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December 27, 2016
4:30 pm

Last Tuesdays at 4:30pm
December 27, January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 30
Bring any handwork project you’re working on or are interested in learning, and join this fun group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Ages 8 to adult.

READ ALOUD CIRCLE

circle of books.

January 04, 2017
7:00 pm

First Wednesdays at 7pm
December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3
Join in the warmth and camaraderie of sharing good stories and poems aloud. Bring along old favorites or new discoveries for the group to pass around and read: short fiction, nonfiction, poems, and excerpts. Come to any one or more sessions. Ages 18+.

Monday Night Book Group

book coverJUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION by Bryan Stevenson

January 09, 2017
7:00 pm

The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice. Check the Catalog arrow

Embrace the New Year with Meditation - Workshop by Gerry Gorman

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January 25, 2017
7:00 pm

Meditator Gerry Gorman will teach practical strategies to reduce stress and create a healthier and more positive lifestyle. Learn effective meditation techniques to help you connect within to gain a profound sense of serenity and joy. Embrace the New Year with meditation and join Gerry as he takes you on this powerful journey.

A Night at the Movies

movieThe Light Between Oceans (2016) directed by Derek Cianfrance

January 30, 2017
6:30 pm

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.
more info Ages 18+

Meeting Places/Luoghi d’incontro Art Exhibit

January 31 - March 14
Explore this collaborative book art by Charlottesville-based book artist-writer Lyall Harris and Florence, Italy-based book artist and printmaker Patricia Silva. These artists engaged in a creative collaboration for two years, which resulted in twelve original “bookworks” that cover a range of subject matter from motherhood to immigration.

Monday Night Book Group

book coverFIRST LOVE by Ivan Turgenev

February 06, 2017
7:00 pm

Set in the world of nineteenth-century Russia's fading aristocracy, Turgenev's story depicts a boy's growth of knowledge and mastery over his own heart as he awakens to the complex nature of adult love. Check the Catalog arrow

How to Revise Your Creative Writing

February 07, 2017
6:30 pm

You’ve written a story, now what? Learn techniques for revising your plot, fixing your mushy middle, making your sentences sing, and helping your characters leap off the page. Perfect for NaNoWriMo participants ready for the next step. Grades 6 through adult. Walk-ins welcome.

A Valentine for that Special Someone

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February 08, 2017
2:30 pm

Wednesday, February 8 between 2:30-7:30pm
The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun. Come into the library and make a special something for your special someone. Supplies will be available all day to create a unique handmade valentine. All ages.

Meeting Places: Artist Talk

February 22, 2017
7:00 pm

“Book art” is an art form where text, image, and structure join to create a unique book and art experience. Join Lyall Harris as she discusses the collaborative book art made with fellow book artist and printmaker, Patricia Silva, in Meeting Places/Luoghi d’incontro, on display at Crozet Library from January 31 - March 14.

A Night at the Movies

movieGood Hair (2009) directed by Jeff Stilson (BIG READ)

February 27, 2017
6:30 pm

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.
more info Ages 18+

Make and Take Art: Post Secret (BIG READ)

March 1-31
Unburden yourself by telling your secrets with anonymous postcard art in the vein of PostSecret. All materials provided.

Monday Night Book Group

book coverSILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones (BIG READ)

March 06, 2017
7:00 pm

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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WOMEN'S LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP - BIG READ

March 07, 2017
6:30 pm

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4
Explore the process of writing your life through facilitated discussion and thoughtful writing prompts with a small, intimate group. Facilitator Mary Jo Doig will lead this engaging five-week workshop. Participants will register for all five sessions. Required registration begins February 14.

Lost and Found: Upcycled Book Workshop with Lyall Harris (BIG READ)

March 08, 2017
6:30 pm

Generate ideas and create art using “found” content from discarded book pages which you’ll transform into an original book using a Japanese stab binding process. Techniques we’ll explore include erasure poetry, collage, drawing, and free association. Ages 14+. Required registration begins February 22.

A Night at the Movies

movieBarbershop: The Next Cut (2016) directed by Malcolm D. Lee (BIG READ)

March 20, 2017
6:30 pm

As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin's Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood.
more info Ages 18+

Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop (BIG READ)

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March 27, 2017
6:30 pm

Explore your family history with this workshop led by genealogy professional Dr. Shelley Murphy. This class will provide you with resources and guidelines to aid your research. Bring your own laptop or borrow one from the library (supplies limited). Required registration begins March 6.

Monday Night Book Group

book coverBROOKLYN by Colm Toibin

April 03, 2017
7:00 pm

Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness.
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Book Tasting

Friday & Saturday, April 7 & 8, all day.
Try it; you might like it! Ravenous readers, take a seat at designated book tasting tables where you can discover delicious new books you may enjoy. Feel free to check them out afterwards. Participants will be entered into a special prize drawing. All ages.

A Night at the Movies

movieAmelie (2001) directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

April 24, 2017
6:30 pm

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
more info Ages 18+

Monday Night Book Group

rebeccaREBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier

May 01, 2017
7:00 pm

At the great Cornwall estate of Manderley, Maxim de Winter and his frightened new wife try to live with the haunting legacy of Maxim's first wife, the beautiful and cold Rebecca, who died in a sailing accident. Check the Catalog arrow

Free Hearing Screenings by Hearing Health Associates

May 15, 2017
4:00 pm

Monday, May 15 at 4-6pm
Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition in America after arthritis and heart disease, yet many Americans still go undiagnosed. Stop into the library for a 10-15 minute free hearing screening and learn how to prevent further hearing loss. Hearing screenings provided by Hearing Health Associates. Register for a 15-minute block starting May 1.

A Night at the Movies

movieThe Girl on the Train (2016) directed by Tate Taylor

May 22, 2017
6:30 pm

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
more info Ages 18+

Monday Night Book Group

book coverAMERICAN PASTORAL by Philip Roth

June 05, 2017
7:00 pm

A former athletic star, devoted family man, and owner of a thriving glove factory, Seymour "Swede" Levov finds his life coming apart during the social disorder of the 1960s, when his beloved daughter turns revolutionary terrorist out to destroy her father's world. Check the Catalogbullet

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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.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

book coverHOLIDAYS ON ICE by David Sedaris

December 14, 2016
7:30 pm

A best-selling classic features six additional works on the joys and embarrassments of favorite holidays, in a volume that includes tales of tardy trick-or-treaters, the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to another culture, and a barnyard Secret Santa scheme gone awry. Check the Catalog arrow

LITERARY MASTERPIECE BOOK GROUP

THE CLASSIC TALES OF BRER RABBIT by Joel Chandler Harris

December 16, 2016
10:00 am

Brer Rabbit was the sassiest critter in ten counties. Brer Fox couldn't take it anymore and stirred up a gooey, sticky Tar Baby for Brer Rabbit to run into. This whimsical tale of Brer Rabbit outsmarting his nemesis is one of the world's best-loved folktales. Check the Catalog arrow

PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

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December 28, 2016
7:00 pm

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

Youth Artists Display

Interested in having your school’s art work displayed? See a children’s librarian.

  • January: Sutherland Middle School art work
  • February: TBA
  • March: Blue Ridge Birders Bird Photography (Big Read)
  • April: TBA
  • May: Big Read photo contest applicants

Jigsaw January

January
Stop by the cozy adult reading area to put together the pieces on our community jigsaw puzzle.

Yoga in the Library- January


Come to the children’s desk and choose a special paper listing a yoga move and a library location. Go to the library location listed, perform the yoga move and take a second to look around and learn what information is located in the library area. Tell a children’s librarian and be rewarded with a mandala coloring sheet.

Reading Poetry

LIVE POETS SOCIETY

January 04, 2017
7:00 pm

The Live Poets Society meets the first Wednesday 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.

For DIY People

handcraftHANDCRAFT GROUP

January 05, 2017
3:00 pm

First Thursdays:
January 5, February 2, March 2, May 4
Bring any handwork project you’re working on and join this group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing.

The Literary Masterpiece Book Group

THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

January 06, 2017
10:00 am

Describes individual escapes and attempted escapes from Stalin's camps, a disciplined, sustained resistance put down with tanks after forty days, and the forced removal and extermination of millions of peasants.
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What’s in Your Attic?

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January 09, 2017
12:00 pm

First Mondays from 12-2pm
January 9, February 6, March 6, May 1
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 donate? To buy or not to buy. Quinn’s will help you answer these questions and more. Feel free to bring a treasured item that you would like to learn more about for the auction staff to review. Items will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is recommended and is ongoing.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

BOOK COVERTHE ENGLISH PATIENT by Michael Ondaatje

January 11, 2017
7:30 pm

Three individuals--nurse Hana, thief Caravaggio, and Kip--are brought together in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II by a nameless hideously burned English patient.
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The Literary Masterpiece Book Group

BOOK COVERMADAME BOVARY by Gustav Flaubert

January 20, 2017
10:00 am

Emma, a passionate dreamer raised in the French countryside, is ready for her life to take off when she marries the decent, dull Dr. Charles Bovary. Marriage, however, fails to live up to her expectations, which are fueled by sentimental novels, and she turns disastrously to love affairs.
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3D Printing Demonstration

January 21, 2017
3:00 pm

Stop in to see how a 3D printer works and take home a small printed item.

Downloading Workshop

January 21, 2017
3:00 pm

Get a new eReader or tablet for the holidays? Come learn how to get and enjoy free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks on your device.

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

February
Looking for a great read? Stop by the display and pick out a book wrapped in plain paper with a few descriptive clues. Take the book home as your blind date.

The Literary Masterpiece Book Group

BOOK COVERTHE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET by Anthony Trollope

February 03, 2017
10:00 am

Mr. Crawley the curate struggles to clear his name in Barchester when he is accused of stealing twenty pounds.
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Lunar New Year

February 04, 2017
11:45 am

Come learn about and celebrate the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rooster, with special stories, songs, crafts and nibbles. Special thanks to our partners in this collaboration, The East Asia Center at UVA, Laughing Dragon Kung Fu, The Han Studio and The Charlottesville Chinese School. All ages.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

BOOK COVERATONEMENT by Ian McEwan

February 08, 2017
7:30 pm

In 1935 England, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses an event involving her sister Cecilia and her childhood friend Robbie Turner, and she becomes the victim of her own imagination, which leads her on a lifelong search for truth and absolution.

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Grief Management Writing Workshop

February 13, 2017
6:00 pm

Coping with the loss of a loved one may be one of the most difficult challenges that many of us face in life, and learning to manage grief in an effective and positive way can often feel overwhelming. Linda Kobert, a freelance writer, editor, and educator will lead the workshop that will focus on writing and journaling as an outlet and coping mechanism.
Registration required and begins January 23.

The Literary Masterpiece Book Group

BOOK COVERTHE PERIODIC TABLE by Primo Levi

February 17, 2017
10:00 am

One of Italy's leading men of letters, a chemist by profession, writes about incidents in his life in which one or another of the elements figured in such a way as to become a personal preoccupation.
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Silver Sparrow Search (Big Read) - March

Find all the silver sparrows that have landed in the library. Each one will give you a letter to unscramble a message a little bird told us.

Family Stories (Big Read)

March
Pick up a storytelling or writing prompt to share the stories of your family at the dinner table, in the car, at the library or anywhere.

The Literary Masterpiece Book Group

BOOK COVERTHE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND DEATH OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS by Christopher Marlowe

March 03, 2017
10:00 am

Based on the German story Faust, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power, experience, pleasure and knowledge.
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Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverSILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones (BIG READ)

March 08, 2017
7:30 pm

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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The Literary Masterpiece Book Group

THE BACCHAE by Euripides

March 17, 2017
10:00 am

Classic Greek tragedy concerns the catastrophe that ensues when the King of Thebes imprisons Dionysus and attempts to suppress his cult. Full of striking scenes, frenzied emotion, and choral songs of great power and beauty, the play is a fine example of Euripides' ability to exploit Greek myth to probe human psychology.

PEEPAPALOOZA

peeps.Get ready to create chapters of chicks! Books of bunnies. Get yourself a whole heap of Peeps marshmallows and create a depiction of a favorite scene or character from a book. Dioramas will be accepted and displayed in the library April 1-29; awards for all age levels and a special Peep Party on Saturday, April 29. See library staff for more information.

The Literary Masterpiece Book Group

BOOK COVERTHE GOOD SOLDIER by Ford Madox Ford

April 07, 2017
10:00 am

When John Dowell and his wife befriend Edward and Leonora Ashburnham, they appear to be the perfect couple. He is a distinguished soldier and she is beautiful and intelligent. However, what lies beneath the surface of their marriage is far more sinister and their influence leads John into a tragic drama that threatens to destroy everything he cares about.
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Pop-Art Heart

April 10-15
Love your library? Show it by decorating a pop-art inspired heart to add to our mural for National Library Week.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

BOOK COVERNIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl

April 12, 2017
7:30 pm

When the daughter of a cult horror film director is found dead in an abandoned Manhattan warehouse, investigative journalist Scott McGrath, disbelieving the official suicide ruling, probes into the strange circumstances of the young woman's death.
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The Literary Masterpiece Book Group

BOOK COVERPASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M.Forster

April 21, 2017
10:00 am

In a scathing indictment of British imperialism, Forster's once controversial novel portrays two Englishwomen who experience misunderstanding and cultural conflict after they travel to India. Check the Catalog arrow

Gardening with Seed Balls Workshop

April 22, 2017
2:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day by creating seed balls using a seed mixture of flowers that will attract butterflies and birds to your garden. Also create a ball to hang from a tree for birds to enjoy. Come prepared to get dirty. All materials provided.
Registration is required and begins April 1.

Peepapalooza Party

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April 29, 2017
2:00 pm

We will have a gallery tour of Peepapalooza creations, hand out awards for the dioramas, enjoy snacks, and just hang out with other peeps. For all ages, Peep’s builders and fans alike.

Blooms Among Books

May
Get your green thumb going in the children’s room. Plant a seed and watch it grow at your house or in our library window.

The Literary Masterpiece Book Group

BOOK COVERTHE HEART OF THE MATTER by Graham Greene

May 05, 2017
10:00 am

the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by severe responsibility to his wife, Louise, for whom he cares with a fatal pity.
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Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

May 10, 2017
7:30 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

The Literary Masterpiece Book Group

BOOK COVERGO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Baldwin

May 19, 2017
10:00 am

Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a Pentecostal storefront church in Harlem.
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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

FRIDAY FILM SERIES

Movie Bridge of Spies (2015) directed by Steven Spielberg

December 09, 2016
7:00 pm

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.more info

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverOn Writing: a Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

January 05, 2017
7:00 pm

A dual autobiography and primer on writing follows King's childhood and coming of age, the struggling years that led to the creation of his first novel, his personal demons, and his recommendations on developing the writer's craft.
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3D Printing Demonstration

January 11, 2017
3:00 pm

Curious about 3D printing? Stop in to see how a 3D printer works and take home a small printed item.

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverSWEET TOOTH by Ian McEwan

February 02, 2017
7:00 pm

Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War in 1972, Cambridge student Serena Frome, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer whose politics align with those of the government.Check the Catalog arrow

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverSILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones (BIG READ)

March 02, 2017
7:00 pm

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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FRIDAY FILM SERIES

movieGood Hair (2009) directed by Jeff Stilson (BIG READ)

March 10, 2017
7:00 pm

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.
more info

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverFATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff

April 06, 2017
7:00 pm

Marrying in a glamorous whirlwind amid predictions of future greatness, Lotto and Mathilde are shaped throughout a subsequent shared decade by complications, secrets and powerful creative drives.
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Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverTHE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS: a Novel by Jan-Philipp Sendker

May 04, 2017
7:00 pm

When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter has any idea where he might be--until they find a love letter he wrote many years before, to a Burmese woman who is unknown to them.
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CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

computer

 

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. Contact Tiffany Duck to be added to the email list: tduck@jmrl.org. Program listings are below.

Are You a DIY Person?

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

December 14, 2016
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

Silent Dinner Potluck

sign language.

January 17, 2017
5:00 pm

Third Tuesdays at 5pm
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16
Join the Louisa County Library for a silent dinner. That’s right, no talking during this dinner. It will be a great environment to practice some signing skills and learn more about deaf culture. All ages are invited and families are welcome. Please consider bringing a dessert or side dish to share.

Make and Take Chinese Lanterns

January 23-28
Celebrate a lucky and prosperous Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rooster by creating your own paper lantern to take home.

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

STATE OF WONDERSTATE OF WONDER by Ann Patchett

January 24, 2017
7:00 pm

A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years--a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past. Check the Catalog arrow

3D Printing Demonstration

January 28, 2017
2:00 pm

Curious about 3D printing? Stop in to see how a 3D printer works and take home a small printed item.

Pick Up Lines

Feb 1 - 28th
It is blind date with a book time again at the Louisa branch. Which pick up line will you check out? Rate your date for a chance to win our prize drawing. Also this year, teens get to play too!

Big Read Kick Off Event

Hidden Figures: African American Mathematicians at NASA (Big Read)

February 25, 2017
2:00 pm

Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson did groundbreaking work on Project Mercury, Apollo 11 and other projects. Johnson and other African American female colleagues are profiled in the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and the upcoming movie of the same name starring Taraji P. Henson. Katherine Moore, Ms. Johnson's daughter, will discuss her mother's life and share videos.

Post Secret

February 27- March 25
Create your own post secret card to take home. Or anonymously slip it into the book drop and it may be displayed in the library.

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

BOOK COVERHIDDEN FIGURES by Margot Lee Shetterly

February 28, 2017
7:00 pm

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.
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Side Families (Big Read)

family tree.

March 07, 2017
6:00 pm

Local genealogist, Andi Cumbo-Floyd, will explore the search for hidden branches of family trees.


Movie Matinee : Annie (Big Read)

MovieANNIE (1982 - PG) directed by John Huston

March 13, 2017
2:00 pm

Enjoy an indoor drive-in for children as we view Annie for part of the 2017 Big Read. Car hops, popcorn, and a cardboard car decorating contest will make the event fun for kids of all ages. Come into the Louisa County Library to see an example car on display before the event.

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

book coverSILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones (BIG READ)

March 28, 2017
7:00 pm

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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Poetry Creation Station

April 1- 30 All Ages
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Louisa Library by visiting our Poetry Creation Station. View, create, and share original poems on our board. Inspiration words provided.

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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.

Movies Made From Books

December 10, 2016


Family Movie Matinee

MovieA COAT OF MANY COLORS (2015- TV-G) directed by Stephen Herek

December 10, 2016
10:30 am

Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing, this once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes us inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Dolly who she is today. more info

Book Tasting Table

December 13, 2016

December 13, January 24, February 21, March 28, April 25, May 23
Each month you can sample some old and new books that may become a new favorite of yours. All ages welcome.

Brown Bag Book Club

December 19, 2016
12:00 pm

Cookie Exchange (takes place the third Monday due to the holidays).

Holiday Vacation Family Movie

MovieARTHUR CHRISTMAS
(2011 - PG) directed by Sarah Smith & Barry Cook

December 27, 2016
2:00 pm

Santa's clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours. 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.

  • January: Folded Zodiac Animals
  • February: Mardi Gras Masks
  • March: Caption Contest
  • April: Can You Name the Literary Character
  • May: Color Away the Month of May

Days to Celebrate

  • National Hobby Month - January 3: Will this be the year for a new hobby? Take a look at some books about hobbies at this special display.
  • National Bird Day - January 5: Did you ever wonder what the name of that interesting bird is or the sound that a certain bird makes? Our book display may help you find out.
  • National Popcorn Day - January 19: Did you know that a single kernel of popcorn pops with such force that it can be propelled up to 3 feet in the air? Learn even more interesting facts about this age old snack as we celebrate popcorn.
  • National Send a Letter to a Friend Day -February 7: Would you like to send a letter to a friend? All that you need to do so will be ready for you today.
  • National Floral Design Day - February 28: Enjoy books about floral design and wish for spring to come.
  • Read Across America Day - March 2: Come and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
  • National Learn about Butterflies Day - March 14: It’s almost time for the butterflies to return so come and check out a book that will tell you all about these beautiful creatures.
  • National Pencil Day - March 30: Did you know that before the invention of erasers, writers and artists used bread crumbs to erase mistakes? What else can you learn about this writing implement?
  • National Cartoonist’s Day - May 5: Comics, Cartoons, funny papers, graphic novels . . . let’s celebrate the writers and artists who make them.

Winter Film Series: Musicals

filmDREAMGIRLS (2006) Rated PG-13

January 07, 2017
10:30 am

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
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Winter Film Series: Musicals

filmSOUTH PACIFIC (1958)

January 21, 2017
10:30 am

On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.
more info

Winter Film Series: Musicals

filmTHE PRODUCERS (2005) PG-13

January 23, 2017
5:00 pm

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
more info

Family Movie Matinee

Take a break, have a snack and enjoy a family movie at 10:30 am.

Author Visit:

book coverMarcia Mabee and Naked Mountain

January 30, 2017
5:30 pm

Marcia Mabee, author of the book Naked Mountain, which take place in Nelson County will be here to so a presentation on her book from 5:30 to 6:30. (Snow date: February 6: 5:30 to 6:30)

Winter Film Series: Musicals

filmTHE WIZ (1978)

February 04, 2017
10:30 am

An adaptation of 'The Wizard of Oz' that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.
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Winter Film Series: Musicals

filmFIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1971)

February 07, 2017
3:30 pm

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.
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Winter Film Series: Musicals

filmEVITA (1996) PG

February 18, 2017
10:30 am

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
more info

Winter Film Series: Musicals

filmCHICAGO (2002) PG-13

February 27, 2017
5:00 pm

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
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Focus on Families (BIG READ)

All month long in honor of the Big Read book Silver Sparrow books about families will be featured throughout the library. Fun family activities to pick up at the library for your family are:

  • March 6 to March 11: Shopping BINGO
  • March 13 to March 18: Disney Quote Trivia Game
  • March 20 to March 25: Family Bucket List
  • March 27 to April 1: Family Minute to Win It Game

Adult Film Series

film THE BLIND SIDE (BIG READ) (2009) PG-13

March 11, 2017
10:30 am

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. more info

Spring Break @The LIbrary

Spend Spring Break with your family @ the library with these great programs:

  • March 27: 2:00 to 4:00 - Board Games and Snacks
  • March 28: 1:00 to 3:00 Celebrate Kate DiCamillo’s March birthday with The Tale of Despereaux movie and activities.
  • March 29: 10:30 to 11:30 Special Storytime for all ages
  • March 30: 1:00 to 3:00 Family Movie Fun with Rio 2
  • March 31 - 1:00 to 3:00 Makerspace Activities

Secrets of African American Genealogy - BIG READ

March 27, 2017
7:00 pm

Join genealogist and local author, Andi Cumbo-Floyd, for an exploration of African American Genealogy, the secrets it hides and reveals about the past. Andi will discuss enslavement, second families, and the challenges of research. Learn more about the history of Nelson County and Virginia. The talk will include resources for those interested in exploring their own past.

Adult Film Series

film SUFFRAGETTE (2015) PG-13

April 08, 2017
10:30 am

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. more info

Art With Pat

hand drawing.

April 17, 2017
5:00 pm

April 17 and 24
Pat will be teaching a two part art lesson using a variety of art techniques. These sessions are for adults and young adults.

3D Printing Demonstration

May 08, 2017
4:00 pm

Curious about 3D printing? Stop in to see how a 3D printer works and take home a small printed item.

Adult Film Series

film THE INTERN (2015) PG-13

May 13, 2017
10:30 am

70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
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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.

MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

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.

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.

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

BOOK COVERVALIANT AMBITION by Nathaniel Philbrick

December 16, 2016
12:00 pm

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 Catalogbullet

JMRL Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, December 19th at 3:00 pm at the Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

STITCHES

handcraft

December 20, 2016
1:00 pm

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.


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.

  • January: Snowflake Button Bookmark
  • February: Valentine’s Coloring Fun
  • March: Big Read Fibonacci Coloring Sheets (BIG READ)
  • April: Bookprint Concrete Poetry
  • May: Mazes

Tech Tutors

technology

January 03, 2017
1:00 pm

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.

  • Jan 3: iPhone & iPad Basics (Part 1)
  • Feb 7: iPhone & iPad Basics (Part 2)
  • Mar 7: Organizing Your Digital Life
  • Apr 11: iPhone & iPad Photography
  • May 2: Discover New Apps for iPhone & iPad

@ YOUR LIBRARY

January 11, 2017
6:30 pm

First Wednesdays at 6:30pm (2nd Wednesday in January & May)
A program series consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Ages 14+.

  • January 11: Origami for Absolute Beginners: Interested in learning how to fold paper into elegant shapes? Just want to get your hands on some origami paper and show off what you can do? Come to learn some classic origami folds and take your creations home.
    Required registration begins December 21.
  • February 1: Foamboard Stars: Learn how to give foamboard the appearance of wood and make stylish decorative stars for your walls. All materials provided.
    Required registration begins January 9.
  • March 1: Relief Printmaking: Learn to create relief prints with carving tools and water-based inks. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring images and sketches to draw from.
    Required registration begins February 6.
  • April 5: Book Earrings: Wear your favorite book with pride. Learn how to create fun and chic book earrings. Keep them for yourself, or give them as a gift! All materials provided.
    Required registration begins March 13.
  • May 10: Screen Printing: Learn simple screen printing techniques to make a small project to take home. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring personal fabric if desired.
    Required registration begins April 17.

DIGGING FOR YOUR ROOTS

family tree.

January 11, 2017
6:30 pm

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.

  • January 11: Beginning Genealogy: Getting Acquainted with Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and Other Online Sources. Registration is required and begins on December 19.
  • March 8: Where Did They Go? Using the Genealogical Research Technique, the FAN Principle, to Find Lost Ancestors. (BIG READ)
    Registration is required and begins on February 13.
  • May 10: Finding Your Ancestors Using Online Military Records.
    Registration is required and begins on April 17.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverTINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY by John LeCarre

January 18, 2017
7:00 pm

British agent George Smiley hunts for a mole in the Secret Service and begins his epic game of international chess with his Soviet counterpart, an agent named Karla. Check the Catalogbullet

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

BOOK COVERTHE INNOVATORS by Walter Isaacson

January 20, 2017
12:00 pm

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 Catalogbullet

GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT

January 23, 2017
6:30 pm

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!

  • January 23: Mysterium: Solve a murder as part of a team of psychics interacting with the ghost of the murder victim, who communicates through cryptic pictures.
  • February 27: Pandemic: Work together with other players in specialized roles to save the world from the ravages of four deadly diseases.
  • March 27: Viticulture: Place your workers strategically to produce wine more efficiently than the other players!
  • April 24: Shadows Over Camelot: Play cooperatively as a member of the Knights of the Round Table to better Camelot through successfully completing quests. But beware the traitor in your midst!
  • May 22: Flash Point Fire Rescue: Work together with the other players to save people from a burning building! Watch out as the building starts to collapse!

Mystery Book Group

BOOK COVERDAMASCUS GATE by Robert Stone

January 24, 2017
1:00 pm

In a novel of political intrigue and religious fanaticism set in Jerusalem, an expatriate American journalist becomes drawn into duplicity on both sides of the Israeli-Arab conflict.
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What’s in Your Attic?

clutter

February 13, 2017
12:00 pm

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.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverFACTORY MAN by Beth Macy

February 15, 2017
7:00 pm

Describes how the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture fought for his more than seven hundred employees in a small Virginia town using legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and his wits and determination in the wake of sales losses to cheap Asian furniture imports. Check the Catalogbullet

Film and Lecture

MovieTHE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1947)

February 22, 2017
6:00 pm

Join us as we welcome University of Virginia Associate Professor, Dr. Carmenita Higginbotham, for a lecture entitled "American Film Noir meets The Lady from Shanghai.” Afterwards we will screen Orson Welles’s 1947 thriller, featuring the riveting “hall of mirrors” finale. Light refreshments will be served. The movie is Not Rated. Registration recommended beginning January 30.
more info

Mystery Book Group

BOOK COVERA COLD DAY IN PARADISE Steve Hamilton

February 28, 2017
1:00 pm

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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Monticello’s Family Tree with Cinder Stanton (BIG READ)

March 07, 2017
6:30 pm

Cinder Stanton discusses her groundbreaking work on the tangled family lines of Jefferson's Monticello.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverSILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones (BIG READ)

March 15, 2017
7:00 pm

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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Meet the Author - Tayari Jones (BIG READ)

March 17, 2017
6:00 pm

UVA Professor Lisa Woolfork interviews Tayari Jones, author of the March 2017 NEA Big Read selection Silver Sparrow.

Mystery Book Group

BOOK COVERINTO OBLIVION by Arnaldur Indridason

March 28, 2017
1:00 pm

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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Poetry Workshop Series

poetry.

April 03, 2017
6:30 pm

Wednesdays, 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.

Fairy Houses

April 04, 2017
6:30 pm

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.

Genealogy Workshop and Scan-a-Thon

April 08, 2017
2:00 pm

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.

Virginia Wine Today: Lecture & Wine Glass Painting

glasses.

April 11, 2017
6:00 pm

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.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

April 19, 2017
7:00 pm

The group will meet to select titles for 2017-2018.

Mystery Book Group

DRY BONES by Peter May

April 25, 2017
1:00 pm

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.

3D Printing 101

May 06, 2017
6:30 pm

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.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverTHE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

May 17, 2017
7:00 am

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 Catalogbullet

Mystery Book Group

BOOK COVERTHE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS by Erskine Childers

May 23, 2017
1:00 pm

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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QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

quilting.

December 12, 2016
1:00 pm

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

HANDCRAFT GROUP

handcraft

December 15, 2016
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.


Saturday Family Matinee

MovieTHE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (2016)

December 17, 2016
2:00 pm

Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to.
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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. Materials provided. All ages.

  • January: Water Bottle Penguins
  • February: Valentine Wreath
  • March: Truffula Tree Pencils
  • April: Tissue Paper Suncatchers
  • May: Paper Roses

Saturday Family Matinee

MovieTHE BFG (2016) PG directed by Steven Spielberg

February 18, 2017
2:00 pm

A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.
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Saturday Family Matinee

MovieTHE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS (2016) PG directed by Stephen Herek

April 15, 2017
2:00 pm

12-year-old wisecracking Gilly Hopkins finds herself shuffled from foster home to foster home until she meets Maime Trotter.
more info