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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.

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.

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

Music on the Steps

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July 31, 2015
12:00 pm

Lunch to the rhythm as ensembles from the Charlottesville Municipal Band and other local groups serenade you while you munch.
Alternate location: McIntire Room.
No registration required.

Craft Program

necklace.Beach Glass Pendant Workshop

August 05, 2015
6:30 pm

Create a gorgeous pendant with beach glass and wire wrapping. Use on a necklace for a summer look, or create a set of wine charms - it’s up to you. All materials will be provided. Ages 14+.
Required registration begins July 22.

CREATIVE WRITING CRITIQUE

August 12, 2015
6:00 pm

*No meetings in November.
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.

Black Authors Reading Group

book coverTHE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander

August 18, 2015
7:00 pm

Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.
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CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

August 19, 2015
6:00 pm

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 coverUNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand

August 20, 2015
12:00 pm

A captivating young adult edition of the award-winning #1 New York Times best-seller documents the inspirational true story of how Louis Zamperini, a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic athlete and World War II pilot, crashed into the ocean and survived for weeks on a life raft only to become a prisoner of war. Check the Catalog arrow

Documentary Film Series

MovieFED UP (2014) directed by Stephanie Soechtig

August 27, 2015
7:00 pm

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.
more info

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

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.
more info

“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

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

BOOK COVER.

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.
more info

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

handheld devices.

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.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

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August 25, 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.


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

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, Herbert 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.

HOLIDAY POSTCARDS FOR THE TROOPS

holiday for troops.

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.

ORGABIZING 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 EVAMS 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.

Reading Poetry

LIVE POETS SOCIETY

August 05, 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.

For DIY People

handcraftHANDCRAFT GROUP

August 06, 2015
3:00 pm

If you're crafty, this is the group for you. Chat, snack, and meet your neighbors, as we knit, stitch, bead, and sew. 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, or to be added to the handcraft email list.
Meets monthly on Thursdays.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverTHE MEMORY OF RUNNING by Ron McLarty

August 12, 2015
7:30 pm

Working as a quality control inspector at a toy factory in Rhode Island, friendless alcoholic Smithy Ide considers himself a loser until a tragic event prompts him to set off on an epic cross-country bicycle journey that promises him a final chance to become the man he has always wanted to be.
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PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

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August 26, 2015
7:00 pm

Screening of a popular film adaptation of a book on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Light refreshments are served.
August 26: Saving Mr. Banks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

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

FRIDAY FILM SERIES

This series, which is on the 2nd Friday of the month, is a mix of independent, documentary, and major studio films. See a great film with your neighbors, on the big screen in surround sound. Coffee and desserts served. Folks meet afterwards at “Vinny’s Pizza” in Ruckersville for film discussion. This FREE series is funded by the Friends of the Greene County Library and the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Program listings are below.

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

August 06, 2015
7:00 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

Friday Film Series

MovieTRACKS PG-13, directed by John Curran

August 14, 2015
7:00 pm

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.
more info


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.

LOUISA COUNTY LIBRARY 540.894.5853 | Email Us

COMPUTER TUTORIALS

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Would you like help with creating a resume; setting up an email account; searching online databases; installing software on a laptop; making a copy of files or pictures? Meet with a library staff member for up to an hour of one-on-one help using either a public computer at the library or your own laptop. Advance registration is required. Call 540-894-5853 or visit the circulation desk at the library to sign up.

NOON DAY BOOK GROUP

Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm. Refreshments will be provided. Program listings are below.

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

July 30, 2015
1:00 pm

Join the library for a four week series of 1-hour yoga sessions taught by Donya Bauer. If you have a mat please bring it with you, limited mats will be available for those that don’t have them. No registration required.

GED

GED Information Session

August 04, 2015
6:00 pm

Get all of your questions answered at this GED information session. Adult Community Education of Louisa will help you understand what the GED test is like and how to prepare. You will see that no matter how old you are or where you are academically you can succeed. For more information contact tduck@jmrl.org.
No registration required.

Are You a DIY Person?

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

August 05, 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 coverTHE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown

August 25, 2015
7:00 pm

Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of such contributors as their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.
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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.

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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.

Family Summer Movie Matinee

MovieTHE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
(2009 - G) directed by Ron Clements and John Musker

August 08, 2015
10:30 am

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
more info

Craft Program

Make & Take Creative Crafts

August 17, 2015

Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the pick-up craft table for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided.

  • June 15-20:Folding Rose
  • July 6-11: Intricate Coloring Page
  • August 17-22: Old Book Heart Design


Special Program

volcano.VESUVIUS DAY

August 24, 2015

Learn all about volcanoes with interesting media of all types. For all ages.

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BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverTHE GREATER JOURNEY by David McCullough

August 24, 2015
12:00 pm

Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.
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JMRL Board Meeting

August 24, 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 Nelson Memorial Library at 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA. The agenda (PDF) will be available a week before the scheduled meeting.

SAMPLINGS

August 27, 2015

You are invited each month to a Samplings’ buffet of books. Come enjoy the smorgasbord of delightful new and older books on the last Thursday of each month.

Family Summer Movie Matinee

MoviePLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE (2014 - PG) directed by Roberts Gannaway

August 29, 2015
10:30 am

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.
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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.

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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 information desk for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided.

  • May: Magnets
  • June: Zendoodle
  • July: Pinwheels
  • August: Bookmarks

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

August 04, 2015
6:30 pm

Come 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. Call the Information Desk (434-973-7893) or email acox@jmrl.org to register.

@ YOUR LIBRARY

August 05, 2015
6:30 pm

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

  • Hypertufa Planters: Wednesday, May 6. Make hypertufa planters that will look great in your garden. All supplies are provided. Dress to get messy. Registration begins April 15.
  • Sugar Scrub: June 3. Create a homemade sugar scrub and leave with a great addition to your beauty routine.Required registration begins May 13. Class size is limited.
  • Red, Wreath, and Blue Workshop : July 1. Learn to make a variety of paper shapes to create a patriotic wreath or decorative star.Required registration begins June 10.
  • Bath Bombs: August 5. Learn how to make fun and fizzy homemade bath bombs from just a few ingredients.
    Required registration begins July 15.
Call 434.973.7893 for more information.

partnership with the International Rescue Committee

Citizenship Information Session

August 12, 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.

WEB WORKSHOPS @ YOUR LIBRARY

August 13, 2015
2:00 pm

Join us for a monthly meeting in the computer classroom to learn the basics of a variety of web-related tools and programs.

  • May 14: Getting Started with Social Media
  • June 11: Skype
  • July 9: Your Library Online
  • August 13: Basics of Internet Browsing

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverBEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END by Atul Gawande

August 19, 2015
7:00 pm

A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices. Check the Catalog arrow

GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT

August 25, 2015
6:30 pm

Connect with other adults during an evening of board games and refreshments. Games will include classic standards and modern favorites. Sessions in August and October will feature tutorials for a different game each month.

In Partnership with the Workforce Center

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August 26, 2015
2:00 pm

A monthly program highlighting the variety of ways the Charlottesville Workforce Center, part of the Piedmont Workforce Network, can support your job search.
Call the library or email mgillette@jmrl.org to register.

  • May 27: Guerilla Tactics: Take charge of your job search and do everything you can to land that job you're looking for.
  • June 24: Feel like you have insurmountable barriers to employment? Learn about programs to help you overcome them.
  • July 29: Calling All Vets - Learn more about your Veteran Benefits, about how employers seek Veteran employees, and how to maximize your Veteran experience in seeking your next position.
  • August 26: Make the most of your Workforce Connection - Getting assistance and connecting employers with prospective employees.

Aging in Place - 6:30 pm

Presented by Doris W. Gelbman, Esq. Elder Law Attorney, Gelbman Law Practice PLLC Registration is ongoing.

  • July 22: Independent and ‘Continuing Care Retirement Communities'
  • August 26: Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities - What’s the Diff?

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HANDCRAFT GROUP

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July 31, 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.
The group will move to Fridays from June 12- July 31 to accommodate summer programming for kids. They will resume meeting on Thursdays beginning August 6.

QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

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August 03, 2015
1:00 pm

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

SCOTTSVILLE LIBRARY BOOK GROUP

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August 11, 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.