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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.
A Life in Motion by Misty Copeland (January)
Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend (February)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson Mc Cullers (Big Read Book- March)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (April)
An Untamed State by Roxanne Gay ( May)

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.

  • January: Quilled penguins
  • February: Scratch art
  • March: Woven hearts
  • April: Sonnet Madlibs
  • May: Tissue paper flowers

BOOKS ON TAP

First Thursdays at 7pm January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5 Champion Brewing Company The group generally selects the next title at each meeting.

WRITING CRITIQUE GROUP

Second & Fourth Wednesdays* at 6pm

  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 9
  • March 23
  • April 27
  • May 11
  • May 25
No meeting on second Wednesday in April. 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.

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

DVD cover BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991) written and directed by John Singleton

February 11, 2016
6:00 pm

Join a community discussion sparked by topics in this film, which cover challenges still faced within the black community today. Thirty minutes of discussion will follow the film screening. Refreshments will be available.
more info

Love Between the Covers Film Screening

DVD coverLOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS directed by Laurie Kahn

February 13, 2016
2:00 pm

JMRL and the Virginia Romance Writers (VRW) offer this special screening of a documentary about the community of writers and readers of the ever-popular romance novel. Discussion to follow by a panel of romance writers of VRW.
more info

In Partnership with the UVA French Film Festival

MovieJACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART - "Jack et la mécanique du coeur" (2013) directed by Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu

February 14, 2016
2:00 pm

A 19th-century drama about a man whose heart was replaced with a clock when he was born. more info

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

Third Wednesdays at 6pm

  • February 17
  • March 16*
  • April 20
  • May 18
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. *March 16 with be a registration required workshop on Mindful Writing. See below for more information. Registration requested.

Brown Baggers Book Group -Celebrating Black History Month

book cover RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah

February 18, 2016
12:00 pm

In a parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone, two long-time friends return to their ruined home village and struggle to rebuild in the face of violence, scarcity, and a corrupt foreign mining company.
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DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES - Celebrating Black History Month

DVD coverTHE COACHMAN (2014) written by Lorenzo William Dickerson, Angela Rae Smith, directed by Lorenzo William Dickerson

February 25, 2016
7:00 pm

with director Lorenzo Dickerson and local genealogy groups
"The Coachman" is a documentary short film about the life (1887 - 1946) of a local African-American domestic worker in Albemarle County, Virginia for one of the area's most distinguished estates. He came from slaves,
held a position of prestige, enjoyed love, and endured heartache and loss. He lived through Jim Crow, The Great Depression, Great Migration, WWI, and WWII. And though he died with a less than glamorous social status,
he built a family of people willing to work hard and strive for greater heights. This film is about researching the past and getting to know your ancestry. Better understand the sometimes difficult, yet rewarding life
of Warren Dickerson (The Coachman), and the legacy he left behind.
more info

part of THE BIG READ

BIG READ KICKOFF

February 27, 2016
2:00 pm

Listen to local officials read the proclamation announcing the official start of the 10th annual Big Read. Free copies of the book will be available.

part of THE BIG READ

KICKOFF AFTER PARTY @ Champion Brewery

February 27, 2016
3:00 pm

Please note location: Champion Brewing Company

Sample the limited-edition Lonely Hunter Pale Ale and pick up a copy of the book.

POETRY CONTEST FOR ADULTS

poetry. March 1 - March 31 Submit a poem for a chance to win a prize in this contest sponsored by JMRL in partnership with WriterHouse. Contest forms and guidelines will be available at all JMRL locations. Winning entries will be read at Poetry on the Steps on April 21st. Ages 18 and up.

ART CONTEST part of THE BIG READ

March 1 - 26 Create a piece of art that illustrates how you experience isolation, loneliness, or alienation from others, themes that appear in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Pick up entry forms and guidelines at any branch or on the Big Read website. Co-sponsored by Charlottesville Pride Community Network. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the finale on April 3 at the Haven.

THE ART IS A LONELY HUNTER part of THE BIG READ

March 1 - 31 An exhibition of artworks by On Our Own is a Peer Support Recovery Center for people with mental health challenges.

BOOKS ON TAP

book cover

March 03, 2016
7:00 pm

First Thursdays at 7pm at Champion Brewing Company
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers Check the Catalog arrow



part of THE BIG READ

FIRST FRIDAYS: ON OUR OWN EXHIBIT

March 04, 2016
5:00 pm

An exhibition of artworks by On Our Own is a Peer Support Recovery Center for people with mental health challenges.

part of THE BIG READ

READING YOUR OWN DREAMS: HOW TO REMEMBER & INTERPRET THOSE IMPORTANT NIGHTTIME MESSAGES

March 06, 2016
2:00 pm

We all dream - every night - even if we don't think we do. In this interactive workshop with Pat Belisle of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, you will learn how to remember your dreams and come to understand them as a practical tool to help you guide your life. Instead of seeming random and confusing, you will experience them as full of meaning and insight. You will leave today with an easy-to-use technique for understanding your dreams as well as your very own dream journal.

part of THE BIG READ

INSIGHTS INTO DEAF CULTURE

March 07, 2016
7:00 pm

Are shifts in technology and inclusive education affecting the transmission of Deaf Culture to the new generations? Join panelists from the community and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind for a discussion on the changing nature of Deaf Culture.

Brown Baggers Book Group part of THE BIG READ

book coverTHE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

March 10, 2016
12:00 pm

Please note: March 10th is the second Thursday of the month.
A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
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part of THE BIG READ

VAGRANT NATION: POLICE POWER, CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE, AND THE MAKING OF THE 1960s

March 15, 2016
6:00 pm

Please note location: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
Risa Goluboff (Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s), John Allan Love Professor of Law at the UVa School of Law and newly-appointed dean of the law school, discusses her book. Hosted by the University of Virginia, Alumni and Parent Engagement.

MINDFUL WRITING - part of THE BIG READ

TRANSFORMING STORIES WORKSHOP

March 16, 2016
6:00 pm

Writer and educator Linda Kobert will guide participants in shaping an experience into a narrative that helps them to understand and transform their personal stories. Participants need only bring writing materials. Required registration begins March 2.

part of THE BIG READ

GAY & SOUTHERN: LIVING, WRITING, AND DEALING WITH DISCRIMINATION

March 18, 2016
12:00 pm

Please note location: City Space
Reading and discussion from authors in the anthology, Crooked Letter i: Coming out in the South, and Doug Meyer (Violence Against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination). Sponsored by Cville Pride Community Network.

part of THE BIG READ

HOPE AND CRITICISM IN THE PRACTICE OF MENTAL HEALTH

March 18, 2016
2:00 pm

Zack Bonnie, (Dead, Insane, or In Jail: A CEDU Memoir), and Todd Kashdan, (The Upside of Your Dark Side), will discuss their personal experiences and research in mental health. Hosted by Mental Health America.

part of THE BIG READ

AN EVENING WITH BRYAN STEVENSON

March 19, 2016
8:00 pm

Please note location: The Paramount Theater (tickets required)
Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption) will speak about his experiences as a social justice lawyer and how these continue to influence his life-long work to support criminal justice system reform as well as anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts. John Grisham will join Stevenson on stage for discussion of these issues. Sponsored by The Project on Lived Theology, UVa Department of Politics, Paul and Susan Yesawich, and an anonymous donor.

DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES part of THE BIG READ

MovieLOST AND SOUND (2012) directed by Lindsey Dryden

March 24, 2016
7:00 pm

Imagine waking up in the morning to find that the world sounds utterly different -- and music is suddenly unrecognisable. All the songs you loved and all the songs you've yet to discover are suddenly out of reach. Could you find a way to get music back again... and could music find you?
more info

part of THE BIG READ

BIG READ FINALE

April 03, 2016
2:00 pm

Please note location: The Haven
Join us for a celebration of Carson McCullers’ work. Local musician Blue O’Connell will perform and the winners of the Big Read art contest will be announced.

PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR: THE BASICS

watercolor

April 06, 2016
6:00 pm

Try your hand at this fun medium as artist and teacher Lee Alter teaches watercolor basics. No prior experience needed. All supplies will be provided. For more about the artist, please visit leealterartist.com. Space is limited to 10. Required registration begins March 16.

SHAKESPEARE READINGS at Tin Whistle Irish Pub

Shakespeare.

April 19, 2016
5:00 pm

Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St.
All the world's a stage, especially when celebrating the Bard of Avon. Come read or listen to Shakespearean sonnets, monologues, or short scenes to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Check the Catalog arrow

Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverTHE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan

April 21, 2016
12:00 pm

Haunted by the death of his wife while attending brutally sick and injured soldiers at a World War II Japanese POW camp, surgeon Dorrigo Evans receives a letter that irrevocably shapes the subsequent decades of his life in Australia.
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DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES -with UVA Food Collaborative & Sierra Club

MovieJUST EAT IT (2015) directed by Grant Baldwin

April 21, 2016
6:30 pm

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking. Doors open at 6 pm.
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Celebrating National Poetry Month

poetry. POETRY ON THE STEPS

April 21, 2016
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.
br> Rain site: Children’s Room.

DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES with Cville Jazz Society

MovieMARY LOU WILLIAMS: THE LADY WHO SWINGS THE BAND (2015) directed by Carol Bash

April 28, 2016
7:00 pm

A feature documentary on the life and music of this renowned jazz pianist, composer and arranger.
more info

CREATE A TERRARIUM

terrarium.

May 04, 2016
7:00 pm

Learn how easy it is to add a little green to your indoor space with a terrarium. Please bring your own glass container. All other materials will be provided.
Required registration begins April 20. For more information call 979.7151 x4.


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

May 07, 2016

The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

Writing Children’s Picture Books: A Workshop - in partnership with WriterHouse

May 10, 2016
6:30 pm

Children’s author Anne Marie Pace, author of the acclaimed Vampirina Ballerina series, will teach this workshop on writing picture books. Participants will explore elements of picture books, examine the relationship between text and image, and generate ideas to develop into polished drafts. Participants will receive a discount to a WriterHouse class. Required registration begins April 19.

Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 by Bill Bryson

May 19, 2016
12:00 pm

Recounts the story of a pivotal cultural year in the United States when mainstream pursuits and historical events were marked by contributions by such figures as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and Al Capone.
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DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES

MovieHARPER LEE: FROM MOCKINGBIRD TO WATCHMAN (2015) directed by Mary McDonagh Murphy

May 26, 2016
7:00 pm

Murphy's new film, Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman, sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels, and includes interviews with Lee's older sister, close friends, and admirers including Oprah Winfrey, Scott Turow, Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Wally Lamb and more.
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Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverHOWARD'S END by E.M. Forster

June 16, 2016
12:00 pm

A strong-willed and intelligent woman refuses to allow the pretensions of her husband's smug English family to ruin her life.
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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.

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

Would you like to learn how to create an email account, search for information online, complete an online job application, or download an ebook? Meet with a library staff member for a 45-60 minute tutorial using either a public computer at the library or your own laptop. For an appointment, call 823-4050.

TAKE A GAP YEAR: Explore the World and Discover Yourself

February 09, 2016
7:00 pm

Registration requested.
Students who take time to travel, work, and get to know themselves on a deeper level before heading to college return with more confidence, focus, and a vibrant sense of being alive. Presenter Kevin Hermann (Miller School '09 graduate) will focus on the most important things one can gain from taking a gap year, and will offer some tools to begin designing an exploratory year yourself.

A Valentine for that Special Someone

valentine

February 10, 2016
1:00 pm

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 so you can create a handmade valentine. Program runs from 1-8 pm. All ages welcome.

WOMEN'S LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP

February 10, 2016
7:00 pm

Explore the process of writing a life through facilitated discussion and thoughtful writing prompts with a small, intimate group. Gain new understandings about this enjoyable and often therapeutic art form. Facilitator Mary Jo Doig has been associated with Story Circle Network, an international organization devoted to women life writers, since 2001. Beginners welcome.
Class size is limited. Registration is required and begins December 14.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

handcraft

February 23, 2016
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.


ADULT STORYTIME FUN

February 24, 2016
7:00 pm

Think of it as a live audiobook, only better. Join actors from UVA’s drama faculty and Live Arts as they use their expressive talents to read selected short stories aloud. Light refreshments and friendly, informal fun. Adults, please.

CREATE A TERRARIUM

terrarium.

February 29, 2016
7:00 pm

Learn how easy it is to add a little green to your indoor space with a terrarium. Please bring your own glass container. All other materials will be provided.
Required registration begins February 8. For more information call 979.7151 x4.


ART CONTEST part of THE BIG READ

March 1 - 26 Create a piece of art that illustrates how you experience isolation, loneliness, or alienation from others, themes that appear in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Pick up entry forms and guidelines at any branch or on the Big Read website. Co-sponsored by Charlottesville Pride Community Network. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the finale on April 3 at the Haven.

POETRY CONTEST FOR ADULTS

poetry. March 1 - March 31 Submit a poem for a chance to win a prize in this contest sponsored by JMRL in partnership with WriterHouse. Contest forms and guidelines will be available at all JMRL locations. Winning entries will be read at Poetry on the Steps on April 21st. Ages 18 and up.

READ ALOUD CIRCLE

circle of books.

March 02, 2016
7:00 pm

Reading aloud is enjoying an international renaissance. Join in the warmth and camaraderie of sharing good stories and poems aloud. Come to any one or more sessions. Ages 17+.
Registration recommended and ongoing, and begins January 13. Drop-ins welcome.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP part of THE BIG READ

book coverTHE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

March 07, 2016
7:00 pm

A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
Check the Catalog arrow

part of THE BIG READ

REDEFINING SUCCESS, with Lisa Jakub

March 09, 2016
7:00 pm

What happens when you have everything you are supposed to want, but you still feel hollow? Writer and retired actor Lisa Jakub talks about her career in LA, her struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, and her story of choosing a different path. An entertaining speaker, Lisa encourages others to define their own versions of a successful life.

part of THE BIG READ

CROZET COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT

March 13, 2016
4:00 pm

Please note location: Crozet Baptist Church.
The program will include the second movement from Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), a piece featured in the novel, and selected songs from Mahler's Songs of the Wayfarer, one of McCullers’ favorites, with soloist Pamela Beasley, faculty of UVA’s McIntire Department of Music.

LIVE POETS, TOO

poetry.

March 14, 2016
7:00 pm

W. H. Auden wrote, “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” 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+.

Author Panel Discussion: A Virginia Festival of the Book Event

Did This Author Know My Family? Sibling rivalry and family dynamics in writing

March 16, 2016
7:00 pm

Well known young adult authors Hannah Barnaby, Kelly Fiore, and Lamar Giles participate in a panel discussion about family dynamics and sibling relationships in their literature. Using a variety of experiences from their own work, these authors will engage teens and adults alike in the consideration of what it means to write about family.

Literary Landscapes: A Virginia Festival of the Book Event

Nature Inspired Stories from Real and Imagined Ramblers

March 17, 2016
7:00 pm

Leap across continents with authors Kathryn Aalto (The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood) and Bland Simpson (Little Rivers and Waterway Tales: A Carolinian’s Eastern Streams) as they share stories of their own travels through well-known landscapes - the picturesque Carolina coast and A.A. Milne’s enchanted “Hundred Acre Wood.”

part of THE BIG READ

Big Read Battle of the Book Groups & Book Swap

March 21, 2016
7:00 pm

Did your book group read, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, for the Big Read? Bring your book group team, a potluck dessert to share and some books to swap for some new-to-you reads. Your group may take home the Battle of the Book Groups Prize by winning our Book Group Big Read Trivia Contest. If you read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter on your own, come and join the ‘Rogue Readers’ team, or just cheer on the team of your choice. If you haven’t read the book, come for some book swap fun.
Registration is required and begins Monday, February 22.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

book coverTHE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain

April 04, 2016
7:00 pm

Join Huck and Jim as their boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River lead them into a world of excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Humorous narrative, lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley, and memorable characters.
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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

family tree.EXPLORING YOUR ROOTS

April 14, 2016
7:00 pm

Get started climbing your family tree with tips from Susan Emert of Central Virginia’s Genealogical Association. Using the library’s computers, you’ll receive a hands-on introduction to Ancestry’s Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases, and will explore specific genealogical record types.
Class size is limited. Registration is required and begins March 24.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

book coverDEAD WAKE:THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA by Erik Larson

May 02, 2016
7:00 pm

A chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as Woodrow Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat, and architect Theodate Pope Riddle.
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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

May 07, 2016

The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

book coverALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

June 06, 2016
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

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

book coverAMERICANAH: A NOVEL by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 11, 2016
7:00 pm

Separated by differing ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later. Check the Catalog arrow

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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

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.

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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Thursdays at 2-3pm One-on-one tutorials offered once a week to answer your computer use questions and to learn how to use library resources to download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to your mobile devices. Call 434-296-5544 to sign up for a half-hour tutorial.

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

February 1-29 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.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

book coverGUESTS ON EARTH by Lee Smith

February 10, 2016
7:30 pm

The insane are always mere guests on earth, eternal strangers carrying around broken decalogues that they cannot read. F. Scott FitzgeraldEvalina Toussaint, orphaned child of an exotic dancer in New Orleans, is just thirteen when she is admitted to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Check the Catalog arrow

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller

February 19, 2016
10:00 am

World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth. Check the Catalog arrow

PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

pagescreen

February 24, 2016
7:00 pm

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

COLORING, COFFEE AND COOKIES

coffee and cookies.

February 27, 2016
2:00 pm

Coloring is not just for kids. Grown ups can also have fun and relieve stress with coloring. Join children’s book illustrator, Chris Sesler, for an afternoon of coloring fun. Registration is required and begins February 6.

ART CONTEST part of THE BIG READ

March 1 - 26 Create a piece of art that illustrates how you experience isolation, loneliness, or alienation from others, themes that appear in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Pick up entry forms and guidelines at any branch or on the Big Read website. Co-sponsored by Charlottesville Pride Community Network. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the finale on April 3 at the Haven.

POETRY CONTEST FOR ADULTS

poetry. March 1 - March 31 Submit a poem for a chance to win a prize in this contest sponsored by JMRL in partnership with WriterHouse. Contest forms and guidelines will be available at all JMRL locations. Winning entries will be read at Poetry on the Steps on April 21st. Ages 18 and up.

Reading Poetry

LIVE POETS SOCIETY

March 02, 2016
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

March 03, 2016
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.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverDEATH OF A SALESMAN by Arthur Miller

March 04, 2016
10:00 am

Willy Loman, the protagonist of Death of a Salesman, has spent his life following the American way, living out his belief in salesmanship as a way to reinvent himself. But somehow the riches and respect he covets have eluded him. At age 63, he searches for the moment his life took a wrong turn, the moment of betrayal that undermined his relationship with his wife and destroyed his relationship with Biff, the son in whom he invested his faith. Check the Catalog arrow

part of THE BIG READ

TENDER SEARCHES

March 07, 2016
6:00 pm

Marianne Capone, Social Work Manager at UVA Health Systems will offer reflections on the novel and insight into the characters’ search for human connection and the connections we can forge in our community.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP part of THE BIG READ

book coverTHE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

March 09, 2016
7:30 pm

A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
Check the Catalog arrow

part of THE BIG READ

BEYOND BACKGROUND CHARACTERS: LIFE IN HYPHEN-AMERICA

March 17, 2016
8:00 pm

Please note location: Culbreth Theater

Authors Sara Farizan (Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel), Lamar Giles (Endangered), Meg Medina (Burn, Baby Burn), and Wendy Shang (The Way Home Looks Now) share stories featuring the wide diversity of American immigrant lives. Moderated by Gustavo Perez Firmat (Life on the Hyphen and A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America's Hometown). Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverKING LEAR by William Shakespeare

March 18, 2016
10:00 am

Describes the story of a powerful man's descent from the implied divinity of his noble state to a profound recognition of his human nature. Check the Catalog arrow

part of THE BIG READ

THE ART OF HEARTACHE

March 26, 2016
2:00 pm

Please note location: The Fralin Museum of Art
Saturday Special Tour for the Big Read with guest curator Stephen Margulies, who will explore connections between McCullers’ literary work and visual art, including vintage movie stills and lobby cards, portraits of McCullers, and the work of Southern photographers such as Sally Mann, Shelby Lee Adams, William Christenberry, and William Eggleston.

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 1-30; awards for all age levels and a special Peep Party on Wednesday, April 27. See library staff for more information.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

"Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell, "In What Way Princes Must Keep Faith" by Niccolo Machiavelli, and "The Guest" by Albert Camus.

April 01, 2016
10:00 am

Please note meeting will take place at the Northside Library.
A discussion of selected readings.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

book coverNetherland by Joseph O’Neill

April 11, 2016
7:30 pm

Please note the change in date.
Abandoned amid the offbeat inhabitants of the Chelsea Hotel when his English wife and son return to London following September 11th, Hans, a banker originally from the Netherlands, struggles to find himself in his adopted country. Check the Catalog arrow

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverENDURANCE by Alfred Lansing

April 15, 2016
10:00 am

A well-researched story brilliantly recounts how twenty-eight men battled against almost insuperable odds in 1914 to return to civilization after their ship Endurance sank near the South Pole. Check the Catalog arrow

Virginia Thompson Printmaking Workshop: Notecards

notecards

April 25, 2016
6:00 pm

Learn to create relief prints 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+
Registration is required and begins April 4 and is limited to 12 participants.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

MARIETTE IN ECSTASY by Ron Hansen

May 06, 2016
10:00 am

Set in an upstate New York convent in 1906, this novel depicts the drama of a seventeen-year-old postulant who discovers unexplainable wounds on her body that many believe are of miraculous origin. Check the Catalog arrow

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

May 07, 2016

The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

book cover THE BOYS IN THE BOAT Daniel Brown

May 11, 2016
7:30 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. Check the Catalog arrow

Window Stars Craft Workshop

star.

May 16, 2016
7:00 pm

Learn how to fold colorful paper stars to display in windows. Ages 14 and up.
Registration is required and begins April 25.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

"The Birthmark", "Ethan Brand", and "Artist of the Beautiful" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

May 20, 2016
10:00 am

Discussion of selected works by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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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.

GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY ADULT BOOK CLUB

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

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 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

SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES

MovieSeymour: An Introduction (2015) directed by Ethan Hawke

February 12, 2016
7:00 pm

Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life.
more info


ART CONTEST part of THE BIG READ

March 1 - 26 Create a piece of art that illustrates how you experience isolation, loneliness, or alienation from others, themes that appear in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Pick up entry forms and guidelines at any branch or on the Big Read website. Co-sponsored by Charlottesville Pride Community Network. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the finale on April 3 at the Haven.

POETRY CONTEST FOR ADULTS

poetry. March 1 - March 31 Submit a poem for a chance to win a prize in this contest sponsored by JMRL in partnership with WriterHouse. Contest forms and guidelines will be available at all JMRL locations. Winning entries will be read at Poetry on the Steps on April 21st. Ages 18 and up.

SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES part of THE BIG READ

MovieThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968) directed by Robert Ellis Miller

March 11, 2016
7:00 pm

When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter. more info

SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES

Movie Mr. Turner (2014) directed by Mike Leigh

April 08, 2016
7:00 pm

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. more info


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

May 07, 2016

The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

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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. Program listings are below.

LIBRARY LOVERS MONTH

Love the library. Stop by and find a new way to show your love for the library.






BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

During the month of February, we'd like to 'fix you up' with a blind date. Don’t forget to rate your date for a chance to win brunch for two at Obrigados or a 2nd prize basket of goodies.

Are You a DIY Person?

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

February 10, 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

MAKE & TAKE Celebrating Black History Month

kente cloth.Participate in the fun by learning about the beautiful tradition of weaving kente cloth and make a kente cloth bracelet or book mark to take home. All materials will be provided.



Celebrating Black History Month

MovieSelma (2014)directed by Ava DuVernay

February 20, 2016
1:00 pm

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. more info


TUESDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP

book coverPAPER TOWNS by John Green

February 23, 2016
7:00 pm

Having been in love with Margo forever, Quentin is happy to help her with her strange plots and campaigns for revenge, but when she vanishes one evening without a trace, Quentin finds himself delving into clues in order to resolve many unanswered questions. Check the Catalog arrow

POETRY CONTEST FOR ADULTS

poetry. March 1 - March 31 Submit a poem for a chance to win a prize in this contest sponsored by JMRL in partnership with WriterHouse. Contest forms and guidelines will be available at all JMRL locations. Winning entries will be read at Poetry on the Steps on April 21st. Ages 18 and up.

ART CONTEST part of THE BIG READ

March 1 - 26 Create a piece of art that illustrates how you experience isolation, loneliness, or alienation from others, themes that appear in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Pick up entry forms and guidelines at any branch or on the Big Read website. Co-sponsored by Charlottesville Pride Community Network. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the finale on April 3 at the Haven.

part of THE BIG READ

Community Discussion: THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER

March 02, 2016
1:00 pm

Please Note: Meeting will take place at the Betty Queen Center.
Join the library and Parks and Recreation for a preview discussion of this year’s Big Read book. We will discuss points of particular interest in the book as well as information on future club meetings. Come share your love of reading with our Louisa family.

part of THE BIG READ

REDEFINING SUCCESS, with Lisa Jakub

March 21, 2016
5:00 pm

What happens when you have everything you are supposed to want, but you still feel hollow? Writer and retired actor Lisa Jakub talks about her career in LA, her struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, and her story of choosing a different path. An entertaining speaker, Lisa encourages others to define their own versions of a successful life. For all ages.

SILENT DINNER part of THE BIG READ

sign language.

March 22, 2016
5:15 pm

Join the Louisa County Library and Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism for a silent 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 most welcome. This dinner brings to life some of what we are reading in “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” by Carson McCullers during our month of The Big Read.

TUESDAY EVENING DISCUSSION part of THE BIG READ

book coverTHE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

March 22, 2016
7:00 pm

A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
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Genealogy 101

family tree.

April 02, 2016
10:00 am

Ever thought about discovering your family’s history but don’t know where to start? Come out to the library for an in-depth genealogy lesson and get some tips on how to get started. Special Guest: Elaine Taylor- Louisa County Historical Society.

WINE GLASS DECORATING

glasses.

April 09, 2016
1:00 pm

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

Celebrating National Poetry Month

poetry. Poetry Workshop with Robert Owens

April 15, 2016
4:30 pm

Join talented Virginia poet, Robert Owens for a hands on workshop. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Library will provide snacks.

POETRY, PROSE & PIZZA OPEN MIC NIGHT

April 15, 2016
6:00 pm

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

TUESDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP

book coverDEEP DOWN DARK by Héctor Tobar

April 26, 2016
7:00 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Tattooed Soldier presents a firsthand, official account of the 2010 survival story involving 33 miners who were trapped for a record 69 days in a Chilean mine. Check the Catalog arrow

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

May 07, 2016
1:00 pm

Celebrate free comic book day at the library in partnership with Louisa County Parks and Recreation. There will be workshops, art work on display, free comics, raffles, costume contests, crafts, a photo booth and more. Special guest: Chris Claremont creator of Gambit and best known for his work on Marvel’s X-men series. (Via skype)
Don’t forget to enter into the Art contest.
All ages welcome.

TUESDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP

book coverROSEMARY: THE HIDDEN KENNEDY DAUGHTER by Kate Clifford Larson

May 24, 2016
7:00 pm

Based on correspondence, entries in Rose Kennedy's diaries, and family interviews, describes the plight of a woman who was intellectually disabled and kept hidden by her family after she received a lobotomy at age twenty-three.
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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.

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: Woven Snowflakes from Recycled Book Pages
  • February: “Take A Look! We’re in a Great Book” Quiz
  • March: Create one of Tom Angleberger’s Star Wars characters
  • April: It’s Spring . . . Let’s Color
  • May: Book Character Word Search

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

Movie THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG (1975) directed by Norman Tokar

February 13, 2016
10:30 am

Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.
more info


Coffee, Donuts, AND Film

dvd cover. SOME KIND OF BEAUTIFUL (2014) directed by Tom Vaughan

February 20, 2016
11:00 am

A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess.
more info

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

ONE SUMMER, AMERICA 1927 by Bill Bryson

February 22, 2016
12:00 pm

The award-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything recounts the story of a pivotal cultural year in the United States when mainstream pursuits and historical events were marked by contributions by such figures as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth and Al Capone. Check the Catalog arrow

TELL A FAIRY TALE DAY

Pick up your favorite fairy tale to take home and read to the family. For all ages.

Coffee, Donuts, AND Film

dvd cover. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (1967) directed by John Schlesinger

February 27, 2016
11:00 am

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.
more info


NATIONAL PIG DAY

PIG

March 01, 2016

Did you know that pigs are among the smartest of all the domesticated animals they are even smarter than dogs? Learn more about them on March 1st. For all ages
No registration required.

ART CONTEST part of THE BIG READ

March 1 - 26 Create a piece of art that illustrates how you experience isolation, loneliness, or alienation from others, themes that appear in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Pick up entry forms and guidelines at any branch or on the Big Read website. Co-sponsored by Charlottesville Pride Community Network. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the finale on April 3 at the Haven.

POETRY CONTEST FOR ADULTS

poetry. March 1 - March 31 Submit a poem for a chance to win a prize in this contest sponsored by JMRL in partnership with WriterHouse. Contest forms and guidelines will be available at all JMRL locations. Winning entries will be read at Poetry on the Steps on April 21st. Ages 18 and up.

Coffee, Donuts, AND Film part of THE BIG READ

MovieThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968) directed by Robert Ellis Miller

March 05, 2016
11:00 am

When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter. more info


FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

Movie AN AMERICAN TAIL (1986) directed by Don Bluth

March 12, 2016
10:30 am

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.
more info

part of THE BIG READ

MovieMR. HOLLAND'S OPUS (1995) directed by Stephen Herek

March 26, 2016
10:30 am

A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.
more info

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB part of THE BIG READ

book coverTHE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

March 28, 2016
12:00 pm

A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
Check the Catalog arrow

SPRING BREAK MOVIE

Movie SHAUN THE SHEEP (2015) directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

March 29, 2016
4:30 pm

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. more info

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

Movie WRECK IT RALPH (2012) directed by Rich Moore

April 09, 2016
10:30 am

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. more info

INTERNATIONAL MOMENT OF LAUGHTER DAY

Come share a joke or two with us and enjoy our funny joke book collection. For all ages.

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverALL-GIRL FILLING STATION'S LAST REUNION by Fannie Flagg

April 25, 2016
12:00 pm

A novel spanning decades, generations and America in the 1940s and today, centers around five women who worked in a Phillips 66 gas station during the WWII years.
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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

May 07, 2016

The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

INTRODUCTION TO ZINIO

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May 09, 2016
5:30 pm

Did you know that you can download magazines free using your library card and the program Zinio? Come and discover this technology to have magazines available at a touch of your fingertips. No registration required.

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

Movie LITTLE WOMEN(1994) directed by Gillian Armstrong

May 14, 2016
10:30 am

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.
more info


BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverTHE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough

May 23, 2016
12:00 pm

Blending impeccable writing with an absorbing narrative, the author humanizes the two young men from Dayton Ohio whose intelligence, imagination and persistence in pursuit of their dream of flight left a giant footprint on the modern era. Check the Catalog arrow

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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. 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.

APPY HOUR

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

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: Magnets
  • February: Folded Envelopes
  • March: Woven Hearts
  • April: Sonnet Madlibs
  • May: Cupcake Liner Flowers

STITCHES

handcraft

February 16, 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.


WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

book coverNO RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT by Lucinda Roy

February 17, 2016
7:00 pm

Chronicles one teacher's efforts to reach out and help the extremely troubled Seung Hui Cho, which were hampered by the school's rules regarding student confidentiality, leading to the April 2007 massacre of thirty-two students at Virginia Tech. Check the Catalog arrow

COMPUTER WORKSHOPS - Third Thursdays-Microsoft Word Topics

computer

February 18, 2016
2:30 pm

These weekly drop-in sessions are designed to build and improve basic computer skills. A library card is required to participate.

  • February 18: Formatting Your Document
  • March 17: Using Mail Merge
  • April 21: Applying Templates
  • May 19: Headers, Footers, and Tables

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

book coverDEAD WAKE:THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA by Erik Larson

February 19, 2016
12:00 pm

Reviewed by Rick Potter, Associate Professor of History, Mary Baldwin College
A chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as Woodrow Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat, and architect Theodate Pope Riddle. Check the Catalog arrow

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

The Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, January 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Northside Library 705 W. Rio Road Charlottesville, VA 22901.

GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT

February 22, 2016
6:30 pm

Connect with other adults during an evening of board games and refreshments. Games will include classic standards and modern favorites. The session in January will feature a tutorial for Dead of Winter, and March will feature a tutorial for Tokaido.

AGING GRACEFULLY

February 23, 2016
6:30 pm

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

  • February 23: Staying in Your Home What are the practical, health, and financial considerations that you need to consider in order to stay in your home as your grow older? What resources need to be researched and planned for?
  • March 22: Independent and Continuing Care Retirement CommunitiesThese communities are springing up all over and many are advertised like luxury, country club living for the rest of your life. Is that the reality? This might be a great option for you and...it might not.
  • April 26: Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities - What’s the Diff?Learn about the differences between Assisted Living and Memory Care, health and rehab facilities and nursing facilities. What are the differences? What does it cost? Who pays?

INTRO TO TINKERCAD

logo

February 23, 2016
6:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to create and print your own 3D object? Come join us for an introductory class where you will learn how to create and modify your own 3D design using Tinkercad. Ages 12+.
Registration required and begins February 9.

ART CONTEST part of THE BIG READ

March 1 - 26 Create a piece of art that illustrates how you experience isolation, loneliness, or alienation from others, themes that appear in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Pick up entry forms and guidelines at any branch or on the Big Read website. Co-sponsored by Charlottesville Pride Community Network. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the finale on April 3 at the Haven.

POETRY CONTEST FOR ADULTS

poetry. March 1 - March 31 Submit a poem for a chance to win a prize in this contest sponsored by JMRL in partnership with WriterHouse. Contest forms and guidelines will be available at all JMRL locations. Winning entries will be read at Poetry on the Steps on April 21st. Ages 18 and up.

Tech Tutors

technologyHANDS ON TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

March 01, 2016
1:00 pm

Trevor Williams from Cville Tech Tutors leads a technology program for iPhone and iPad users on the first Tuesday of each month. Class size is limited. Register at the Information Desk or call the Library (434.973.7893).

  • February 2: iPhone and iPad Basics Part 2
  • March 1: Organizing Your Digital Life
  • April 5: Discovering New Apps
  • May 3: Photo Basics

  • WRITE YOUR PERSONAL STORY: MEMOIR WORKSOPS

    March 01, 2016
    6:00 pm

    Write Your Personal Story: Memoir Workshops
    Tuesdays at 6-8pm
    Join writer and educator Linda Kobert in this two part series to learn how to write your own personal story.

    • March 1: Memoir Workshop - Explore the art of memoir in this engaging and constructive workshop. Please bring a photo of you and/or your family that evokes a meaningful experience.
      Required registration begins February 9.
    • April 5: Workshop and Critique - Bring a work in progress to share and discuss, and leave with helpful feedback for building upon and improving your writing.
      Required registration begins March 1.

    • @ YOUR LIBRARY

      quilling. Quilling Creations

      March 02, 2016
      6:30 pm

      It's hard to believe that paper strips can be turned into lacey filigree. Quilling involves using strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create designs. Registration is required and begins February 17.

      COMPUTER WORKSHOPS - First Thursdays- Web Based Topics

      computer

      March 03, 2016
      2:30 pm

      These weekly drop-in sessions are designed to build and improve basic computer skills. A library card is required to participate.

      • February 4: Evaluating Internet Resources
      • March 3: Email Basics
      • April 7: Google Drive
      • May 5: Google Maps

      DIGGING FOR YOUR ROOTS

      family tree.

      March 09, 2016
      6:30 pm

      Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use the Library edition of 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.
      Class size is limited and registration is required.

      • March 9: Census Records. Registration begins February 17.
      • May 10: Crossing the Pond: How to begin searching for ancestors from other countries.Registration begins April 19.

      BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

      book coverTHE BILLION DOLLAR SPY: a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal by David E. Hoffman

      March 11, 2016
      12:00 pm

      Reviewed by Stephen Werner
      Presents the story of a valuable CIA spy in the Soviet Union while also looking at the contributions of the agency's Moscow station in the final years of the Cold War.
      Check the Catalog arrow

      Makerspace Open House - Rescheduled

      March 12, 2016
      3:00 pm

      Northside Library has opened the doors to its Makerspace and Recording Studio. Come learn about the technology available to you with a showcase of the recording studio equipment and Garageband, as well as Tinkercad and our Makerbot Replicator Desktop 3D printer. All ages. No registration.

      Irish Music and Dance Celebration

      March 14, 2016
      6:30 pm

      No Registration Required
      Join The Blue Ridge Irish Music School for a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration! BRIMS performers of all ages will perform Irish music, song and dance while also chatting about the tradition, the dancing, the musical instruments (fiddles, flutes, bodhran {the Irish drum}) and more!
      Visit Blue Ridge Irish Music School for more information.

      APPY HOUR

      Music Makers

      March 14, 2016
      7:00 pm

      Turn your phone or tablet into a music studio with these free apps for music creation.

      part of THE BIG READ

      VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK: STORIES WE WERE MEANT TO WRITE

      March 16, 2016
      4:00 pm

      A panel of authors offer inspirational stories filled with humor and wisdom for navigating the situations life offers, especially including putting pen to paper (or fingertips to the keyboard). Moderated by Stephen Pfleiderer.

      Film Program: part of THE BIG READ

      MovieThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968) directed by Robert Ellis Miller

      March 19, 2016
      2:00 pm

      When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter. more info


      WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP part of THE BIG READ

      book coverTHE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

      March 23, 2016
      7:00 pm

      A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
      Check the Catalog arrow

      part of THE BIG READ

      SPOTLIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH WITH CREIGH DEEDS

      March 25, 2016
      3:00 pm

      Deeply affected by the mental illness of his son, State Senator Deeds will discuss his work on the reformation of mental health care in Virginia.

      partnership with the International Rescue Committee

      Citizenship Information Session

      March 30, 2016
      6:30 pm

      Presented by The International Rescue Committee. Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen.
      Call the Information Desk at 973-7893 x4 to register..

      @ YOUR LIBRARY

      Monogram Fun

      April 06, 2016
      6:30 pm

      We’ll provide Modge Podge and magazines, or you can bring your own photos to decorate the letter of your choice. Registration is required and begins March 16.

      THURSDAYS AFTER SIX

      April 07, 2016
      6:30 pm

      Bring your chair to the back patio, and enjoy the music of “The Flashbacks”, a 20 piece band associated with the Charlottesville Senior Center that plays jazz and big band music from the 20’s to the 60’s. This is a program for all ages. You can even dance in the parking lot!

      APPY HOUR

      Phone Books

      April 11, 2016
      7:00 pm

      Get a quick introduction to the different apps for downloading digital library materials to your phone or tablet.

      WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

      April 27, 2016
      7:00 pm

      The group meets to select titles for 2016-2017.

      @ YOUR LIBRARY

      bookHandmade Books with Virginia Thompson

      May 04, 2016
      6:30 pm

      Participants will create two book forms, a folded 16-panel book and an accordion pocket book. All materials provided. Registration is required and begins April 12.

      FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

      May 07, 2016

      The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

      APPY HOUR

      Bon Voyage!

      May 09, 2016
      7:00 pm

      Learn about some of the best free apps to make travelling easier and trip planning less stressful

      Celebrate Astronomy Day

      STAR PARTY

      May 12, 2016
      7:30 pm

      Come to our Star Party and celebrate Astronomy Day! Astronomy presentations by Charlottesville Astronomical Society members will start at 7:30 PM. Following the presentations, attendees will be able to observe the night sky (weather permitting)through telescopes set up on the rear patio.

      WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

      THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, by Henry James

      May 18, 2016
      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

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      SCOTTSVILLE LIBRARY BOOK GROUP

      book club logo

      February 09, 2016
      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.

      HANDCRAFT GROUP

      handcraft

      February 11, 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.

      QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

      quilting.

      February 22, 2016
      1:00 pm

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

      ART CONTEST part of THE BIG READ

      March 1 - 26 Create a piece of art that illustrates how you experience isolation, loneliness, or alienation from others, themes that appear in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Pick up entry forms and guidelines at any branch or on the Big Read website. Co-sponsored by Charlottesville Pride Community Network. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the finale on April 3 at the Haven.

      POETRY CONTEST FOR ADULTS

      poetry. March 1 - March 31 Submit a poem for a chance to win a prize in this contest sponsored by JMRL in partnership with WriterHouse. Contest forms and guidelines will be available at all JMRL locations. Winning entries will be read at Poetry on the Steps on April 21st. Ages 18 and up.

      In partnership with the Virginia Shakespear Initiative

      Shakespeare.400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death:
      A Performance of "Julius Caesar"

      April 23, 2016
      3:00 pm

      Performance of "Julius Caesar" by Scottsville area youth with prior Shakespeare acting experience. Directed by Lisa Bittner.
      Registration is required and begins April 4.

      FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

      May 07, 2016

      The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.