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Central Library 434.979.7151 ext 4 | central@jmrl.org

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: central@jmrl.org

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

CREATED EQUAL: A FILM-BASED DISCUSSION SERIES ON CIVIL RIGHTS

Join JMRL and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights in a community discussion of the Civil Rights Movement and its ongoing effects on society. Each evening features segments of award-winning documentaries focused on one aspect of the Civil Rights Movement, and ends with audience discussions led by prominent community members and scholars. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Thursdays at 6 pm on January 15, January 29, February 12, and February 26. More Information See individual sessions below.

BLACK AUTHORS READING GROUP

On the third Tuesday of the month join Central Library’s newest monthly book group with a focus on African American authors. Refreshments will be provided. Sign up to be added to the book email list: tduck@jmrl.org

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.

  • December: Cards
  • January: Snowflakes
    • February: Valentines
      • March: Mehndi (part of the BIG READ)
        • April: Collage Poetry
          • May: Blackout Comics

          Brown Baggers Book Group

          No December selection -- meet to pick titles for 2015.

          December 18, 2014
          12:00 pm

          BOOK TASTING - Saturdays

          Try it - you may like it! Ravenous readers - take a seat at designated book tasting tables where you will discover delicious new books you may enjoy. Feel free to check them out afterwards.

          JMRL Board Meeting

          December 22, 2014
          1:00 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 usually at the Central Library but the agenda (PDF) will show if the meeting is at a different location.

          CREATIVE WRITING CRITIQUE

          January 14, 2015
          6:00 pm

          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 ht@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

          Brown Baggers Book Group

          book cover. THE GOLDFINCH by Diana Tartt

          January 15, 2015
          12:00 pm

          A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Check the Catalog arrow

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          Created Equal: A Film-Based Discussion Series on Civil Rights

          DVD coverTHE ABOLITIONISTS (2013) an American Experience Film, written, produced & directed by Rob Rapley.

          January 15, 2015
          6:00 pm

          Film segments will be shown followed by audience discussion led by prominent community members and scholars.
          Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation. Check the catalog bullet

          Black Authors Reading Group

          book coverCONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF by Nelson Mandela

          January 20, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Draws on the author's personal archive of never-before-seen papers to offer unique access to the private world of the incomparable world leader, who worked from prison to end apartheid in South Africa.
          Check the catalogbullet

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          CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

          January 21, 2015
          6:00 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. Registration requested: please e-mail ht@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

          Documentary Film Series

          MovieGMO OMG (2013)directed by Jeremy Seifert

          January 22, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which only provide even more reason for concern. We are the oblivious guinea pigs for wide-scale experimentation of modern biotechnology.
          more info

          Created Equal: A Film-Based Discussion Series on Civil Rights

          DVD coverSLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME (2012) produced & directed by Sam Pollard.

          January 29, 2015
          6:00 pm

          Film segments will be shown followed by audience discussion led by prominent community members and scholars.
          A documentary which takes a look at various instances where slavery has continued to exist in America even in the many years following its supposed abolition. Check the catalog bullet

          REGIONAL AUTHOR SERIES - Meet the Author Events

          book coverHIDDEN HISTORY: AFRICAN AMERICAN CEMETERIES IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA by Lynn Rainville

          February 08, 2015
          2:30 pm

          "The gravestone is an invaluable source of information, but it is only one of a complex series of mortuary rituals that can reveal much about the culture of the dead," writes Rainville (Sweet Briar College). Like most scholars who study African American archaeology and history, Rainville successfully attempts to weave a story of undocumented populations through the materials they leave behind. Check the Catalog arrow


          Enjoy light refreshments as authors discuss their works. Books will be available for purchase. No registration required.

          Created Equal: A Film-Based Discussion Series on Civil Rights

          DVD coverFREEDOM RIDERS (2010) written, produced & directed by Stanley Nelson, produced by Laurens Grant.

          February 12, 2015
          6:00 pm

          Film segments will be shown followed by audience discussion led by prominent community members and scholars.
          From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives – many endured savage beatings and imprisonment – for simply traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the deep south. Determined to test and challenge segregated travel facilities, the Freedom Riders were greeted with mob violence and bitter racism, sorely testing their belief in non-violent activism. From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, “Freedom Riders” features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters; the riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the rides firsthand. Check the catalog bullet

          Created Equal: A Film-Based Discussion Series on Civil Rights / Documentary Film

          DVD coverTHE LOVING STORY (2011) an Augusta Films production ; director, Nancy Buirski ; writers, Nancy Buirski & Susie Ruth Powell.

          February 26, 2015
          6:00 pm

          Film segments will be shown followed by audience discussion led by prominent community members and scholars.
          A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Check the catalog bullet

          part of THE BIG READ - REGIONAL AUTHOR SERIES

          book coverA WALK ACROSS THE SUN by Corban Addison

          March 08, 2015
          2:30 pm

          Orphaned and homeless after a tsunami decimates their coastal India town, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister, Sita, are abducted and sold to a Mumbai brothel owner, where they endure a torturous existence before they are helped by a Washington, D.C. attorney who is able to combat human trafficking.
          Check the Catalog arrow

          Enjoy light refreshments as authors discuss their works. Books will be available for purchase. No registration required.

          REGIONAL AUTHOR SERIES - Meet the Author Events

          book coverVARIOUS TITLES BY Andy Straka

          April 12, 2015
          2:30 pm

          Charlottesville mystery writer will discuss his books, including his Frank Pavlicek series which follows a private investigator and falconer in Charlottesville. Check the Catalog arrow

          Enjoy light refreshments as authors discuss their works. Books will be available for purchase. No registration required.

          Documentary Film Series - in partnership with Cville Jazz Society & Cville NOW

          MovieTHE GIRLS IN THE BAND (2011) directed by Judy Chaikin

          April 23, 2015
          7:00 pm

          The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day.more info



          Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | crozet@jmrl.org

          CROZET SOIREE

          A social gathering in the evening for informal conversation with guest speakers representing the arts, culture, businesses and interests in the Crozet community. Program listings are below. For adults ages 16+.

          MONDAY EVENING 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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          December 30, 2014
          4:30 pm

          Last Tuesday of the month:
          December 30, January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26

          Come one, come all. 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 and up. No registration required. Drop-ins are always welcome.

          MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

          book coverHIS EXCELLENCY, GEORGE WASHINGTON by Joseph J.Ellis

          January 05, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Draws on the Washington papers from archives at the University of Virginia to chronicle George Washington's military career and presidential years, discussing his struggle to keep an emerging America united and other accomplishments. Check the Catalog arrow

          DEMYSTIFYING DOWNLOADABLES - iPADS AND KINDLES AND NOOKS, OH MY!

          January 07, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Second session: Saturday, February 7, 2pm

          Learn how to download free audiobooks, eBooks and magazines for your electronic devices through the library. Call to register for one of these two sessions, starting Monday, December 29.

          AN EVENING OF POETRY: Readings by Crozet Elementary School Third Graders

          January 08, 2015
          6:30 pm

          Celebrate poetry as you enjoy listening to selected published and original poetry recited by local students. No registration required.

          Pass the Popcorn – It’s Movie Night

          DVD coverSEABISCUIT (2003) directed by Gary Ross. PG-13

          January 09, 2015
          7:00 pm

          True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
          Adults, please. No registration required.

          more info

          Crozet Soiree

          soireeTERRA VOCE, Cello and Flute Duo

          January 14, 2015
          7:00 pm

          An encore performance! Performing as Terra Voce, cellist Andrew Gabbert and flutist Elizabeth Brightbill seek to explore their interest in musical expression from many different places and times...They have delighted audiences with their virtuosity, diverse and innovative programming, and engaging, conversational style of presentation. For adults, ages 16 and over.

          Future Programs:

          • February 5: Jim Northup, Superintendent, Shenandoah National Park
          • March 18 & 19: Join us for two Festival of the Book Events.

          STORIES BY THE FIRESIDE

          Cozy up by the fireplace with your neighbors and a warm drink, and listen to talented readers read selected short stories aloud. A great way to spend a winter’s evening. Adults, please. No registration required.

          • Thursday, January 22, 7pm.
          • Thursday, February 26, 7pm

          SAVVY PARENTS – Trending Topics for Parents of Teens

          TALK TO ME

          January 29, 2015
          7:00 pm

          With Lou Hanson, MSW, LSW, and Alphonso Underwood, MSW, LSW of ReadyKids
          Adults, please. No registration required.

          Tonight’s focus will be the nuances of communication between parents and their teens. Hear about the good, bad, and the ugly of these communications, and learn skills to improve and enhance parent-teen communication.

          MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

          THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, by Henry James

          February 02, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Follows the story of American heiress Isabel as she visits Europe to find her own destiny, is pursued by suitors, and ultimately must make a tragic choice Check the Catalog arrow

          Future Readings:


          EVERYTHING AUSTEN

          February 12, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Travel back in time to the period of Jane Austen. Step into Jane’s dancing shoes to watch (and learn, if you’d like) a period dance with live music and dance instruction, then spend the evening enjoying games, contests and Austentacious fun. Costumes encouraged, but if you lack ‘formal’ attire, this should not, by any means, dissuade you from attending.

          Adults, please. Registration required and begins Tuesday, January 20.
          (inclement weather make-up date Thursday, February 19, 7pm.)

          Film screening with filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley

          MovieSAMBA ON YOUR FEET (2005) directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley

          February 17, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Get ready for Mardi Gras with this documentary tracing the influences contributing to the shaping of the music that consecrated one of the most powerful cultural manifestations in Brazil, Carnival. Discussion with filmmaker follows showing.
          Adults, please. No registration required.
          more info

          SAVVY PARENTS – Trending Topics for Parents of Teens

          SOCIAL MEDIA AND BULLYING

          February 23, 2015
          7:00 pm

          With Lou Hanson, MSW, LSW, and Alphonso Underwood, MSW, LSW of ReadyKids
          Adults, please. No registration required.

          This evening will be dedicated to discussing teens’ electronic social interactions and how to keep them in check. We will review common issues with social media and helpful strategies to help your teens make safe surfing choices, and address who to turn to for help when your teens are being bullied in the world and on the web.

          Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | gordon@jmrl.org

          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.

          Literary Masterpiece Book Group

          book coverKIM by Rudyard Kipling

          December 19, 2014
          10:00 am

          Kim, an Irish orphan, journeys throughout India and accompanies a holy man on his quest for a mystic river. Check the Catalog arrow

          Literary Masterpiece Book Group

          book coverPOETRY by Pablo Neruda

          January 02, 2015
          10:00 am

          A collection of poems by the Nobel Prize-winning author features translations, many of them specially commissioned, of almost six hundred works. Selections TBA Check the Catalog arrow

          OVERDRIVE TUTORIAL

          January 10, 2015
          2:00 pm

          Registration Required
          Learn how to get free audiobooks and eBooks for your electronic devices from the library. Call 434.296.5544 to register starting December 20.

          Wednesday Evening Book Group

          book coverGILEAD by Marilynne Robinson

          January 14, 2015
          7:30 pm

          As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets. Check the Catalog arrow

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          Literary Masterpiece Book Group

          book coverCROSSING TO SAFETY by Wallace Stegner

          January 16, 2015
          10:00 am

          Chronicles the lifelong friendship between the Morgans, a young couple with talent and dreams but no prospects or connections, and the Langs, a wealthy couple generous enough to share their good fortune.
          Check the Catalog arrow

          Future Readings:


          • February 6: The Book of Ruth from the Old Testament
          • February 20: The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
          • March 6: After Many a Summer Dies the Swan by Aldous Huxley
          • March 20: Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor. Meeting at the Central Library
          • April 3: TBA. Meeting at the Central Library
          • April 17: short stories by Alice Munro. Readers' choice.
          • May 1: Tales of Genji. Meeting place TBA.
          • May 15: Tales of Genji

          CLUTTER FREE NEW YEAR

          January 17, 2015
          2:00 pm

          Making a New Year’s resolution to clean up clutter at home and work? Organizing consultant, Allison Mitchell, will present techniques for a healthy and balanced lifestyle.


          PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

          pagescreen

          January 28, 2015
          7:00 pm

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

          For DIY People

          handcraftHANDCRAFT GROUP

          February 05, 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.

          Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | greene@jmrl.org

          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.

          One-on-One Computer Assistance

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          Want to improve your computer skills or just get a little extra help? Meet with a library staff member for up to 45 min of one-on-one help using a computer. Call 434-985-5227 to schedule an appointment, or ask in person.more info

          Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

          January 08, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Special meeting: members will choose books for the next 6-8 months.
          This is a friendly group of serious adult readers, discussing a variety of books from literary fiction, non-fiction, and classics. New members always welcome.

          Future Readings:


          Friday Film Series

          MovieCOMPUTER CHESS directed by Andrew Bujalski (2013)

          January 09, 2015
          7:00 pm

          A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.
          more info



          FRIENDS OF THE GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY

          January 14, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Learn how to support your local public library by attending a meeting of the “Friends”. All interested folks are welcome; it’s not just for Board members.

          Friday Film Series

          MovieFABOURG TREME: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans directed by Dawn Logsdon (2008)

          February 13, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Faubourg Treme documents the enduring legacy of one of the United States' oldest African American communities, an area just outside the French Quarter of New Orleans.more info

          Open Mic Night and Coffeehouse

          February 20, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Show off your musical, comedy, or dramatic abilities or just enjoy an evening of free entertainment and refreshments. The Teen Advisory Board invites performers of all ages and talents to participate.
          Performers are required to register by Monday, February 16. Please call 434.985.5227 or stop by the Greene County Library to sign up.
          Audience members do not need to pre-register. All ages.
          Due to the popularity of this event, it will be held upstairs from the Library in the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center.

          LOUISA COUNTY LIBRARY 540.894.5853 | louisa@jmrl.org

          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.

          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.

          Are You a DIY Person?

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

          December 24, 2014
          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

          WHITE ELEPHANT SWAP

          January 02, 2015
          2:00 pm

          Bring a wrapped gift to exchange for an afternoon of fun and games for adults. Refreshments will be provided.

          HOMESCHOOL IDEA SWAP

          January 11, 2015
          2:00 pm

          It’s an open forum. Come swap ideas, curriculums, books, and anything that has helped you homeschool your children. This is an opportunity to talk about what has worked or has not worked for you and get to know other families who homeschool.

          Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

          book cover.MRS.LINCOLN'S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini

          January 27, 2015
          7:00 pm

          Presents a fictionalized account of the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave. Check the Catalog arrow

          Future Readings:

          CELEBRATING AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

          MovieHE WAS A BUFFALO SOLDIER

          February 03, 2015
          6:00 pm

          Join us for an intriguing presentation by George Grad, Sr on the Buffalo Soldiers, the first peacetime all black regiment of the United States Army.


          Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | nelson@jmrl.org

          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.

          Want to see what has already been read? Try Searching the calendar.

          FAMILY FUN MOVIE

          DVD coverMALEFICENT (Rated PG) directed by Robert Stromberg

          January 02, 2015

          Snacks will be provided.
          A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

          • Friday January 2, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
          • Saturday January 17, from 11:00am to 1:00pm

          DO YOU KNOW YOUR KINDLE?

          January 15, 2015
          1:00 pm

          Tips and training using your Kindle with OverDrive. Bring your device and a list of questions.

          BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

          book cover.THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman

          January 26, 2015
          12:00 pm

          Moving his young bride to an isolated lighthouse home on Australia's Janus Rock where the couple suffers miscarriages and a stillbirth, Tom allows his wife to claim an infant that has washed up on the shore, a decision with devastating consequences. Check the Catalog arrow

          Future Readings:

          • February 23: TBA
          • March 27: THE NAMESAKE (The BIG READ) Jhumpa Lahiri
          • PUZZLE DAY

            January 27, 2015

            It’s cold outside! We have a warm inside activity for all ages. We have laid out the jigsaw puzzle and all we need is you to help us put it together.

            SAMPLINGS

            January 29, 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.

            READ TO YOUR CHILD DAY

            February 14, 2015

            February 14 is “Read to Your Child Day”. Stop by for some children’s books and some ideas on how to make reading to your child an exciting event.

            Northside Library 434.973.7893 | northside@jmrl.org

            @ 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.

            OVERDRIVE TUTORIALS

            December 27, 2014
            2:00 pm

            Learn how to get audio books and eBooks for your electronic devices from the library. Call the Information Desk - 434-973-7893 - to sign up for a half-hour tutorial.

            • Saturday, December 27, 2-4 pm
            • Tuesday, December 30, 6-8 pm
            • Tuesday, January 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
            • Wednesday, January 7, 6:30-8:30 pm

            BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

            February: All month long we’ll have books on display wrapped in paper with a brief description of what you’ll read inside. Take a chance and you might just find the book of your dreams.

            WEB WORKSHOPS @ YOUR LIBRARY

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

            • April 9: Email Basics
            • May 14: Getting Started with Social Media

            YOGA MONDAYS

            January 05, 2015
            1:30 pm

            Registration Required
            Kris Onuf, a certified yoga instructor, offers free yoga instruction on Mondays, 1:30-3:00 pm. No experience necessary. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and don’t eat a heavy meal before class. You can bring your own mat, but that’s not required. Sign up at the Information Desk or call 434.973.7893 for more information. Classes begin October 27.

            Tech Tutors

            technologyHANDS ON TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

            January 06, 2015
            1:00 pm

            Trevor Williams from Cville Tech Tutors leads a technology program for iPhone and iPad users on the first Tuesday of each month.

            • January 6: iPhone and iPad Basics Part 1.
            • February 3: iPhone and iPad Basics Part 2
            • April 7: Organizing Your Digital Life
            • May 5: Discovering New Apps
            Class size is limited. Register at the Information Desk or call the Library (434.973.7893).

            Wednesday Evening Book Group

            book cover.THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck

            January 21, 2015
            7:00 pm

            Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression. Check the Catalog arrow


            Future Readings:


            @ YOUR LIBRARY

            February 04, 2015
            6:30 pm

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

            • Wine Glass Painting: Wednesday, February 4. A reprise of our popular fall program, except this time you’ll be painting red wine glasses. Registration begins January 14. Class size is limited.
            • Climbing Your Family Tree: Wednesday, March 25. (part of the BIG READ) Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use Ancestry.com, a database that can be used in the library, to help you in your genealogical research.
            • Pressed Flowers: Wednesday, April 1. Nature crafter Nancy Campbell has been collecting and pressing leaves and flowers. In this workshop we’ll use them to create a collage worthy of framing. Registration begins March 19. Class size is limited. Ages 14 and up.
            • 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. Class size is limited. Ages 14 and up.
            Call 434.973.7893 for more information.

            BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

            book coverBEHND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS by Katherine Boo

            March 27, 2015
            12:00 pm

            Profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother, and a young scrap metal thief, illuminating how their efforts to build better lives are challenged by religious, caste, and economic tensions.Checkthe Catalog arrow

            Future Readings:

            • April 17: TBA
            • May 15: TBA

            Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | scottsville@jmrl.org

            CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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            One-on-one tutorials can be provided on basic computer and word processing skills Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons. Participants must have a JMRL Library Card. Registration is required. Please call 434.286.3541 for more information.

            QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

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            December 22, 2014
            1:00 pm

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

            HANDCRAFT GROUP

            handcraft

            January 08, 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.


            CLASSIC MOVIE MATINEE

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            January 09, 2015
            1:00 pm

            Join your neighbors for the screening of popular classic movies. Bring some snacks, sit back, and enjoy.

            SCOTTSVILLE LIBRARY BOOK GROUP

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            January 13, 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.