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Central Library 434.979.7151 ext 4 | Email Us

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.

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: central@jmrl.org Program listings are 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.

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

First Fridays Art Exhibition

picture. Works by Sara Gondwe

April 03, 2015
5:30 pm

Art that is inspiring and a delight to the eye of the viewers. Mixed media which is a new genre to the art world. Shaved crayons on a 2' x 3' canvas and ironed to melt, combine and shape the colors into a design. No brush strokes are used. The side of the iron becomes the brush. Bright colors, along with a 3-D effect, culminate in a work of art. First Fridays event runs from 5:30-7 pm. Exhibit will remain on display on the third floor throughout the month of April.

In partnership with the Rivanna Conservation Society

Survival and Primitive Skills Workshop

April 04, 2015
11:00 am

This workshop, presented by the Rivanna Conservation Society, covers primitive fire making, shelter, cordage, finding safe water, basic traps and general survival tips. Please bring snacks/water and wear clothes that will get dirty. Workshop proceeds in light rain, but canceled for heavy rain. Registration begins March 21.
Call 434-979-7151 ext 4.
Please Note Location: Scheier Natural Area

CREATIVE WRITING CRITIQUE

April 08, 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.

Film Partnership with Sierra Club

MovieWHITE WATER, BLACK GOLD (2011) directed by David Lavallee

April 09, 2015
6:30 pm

“White Water, Black Gold” is an investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the Tarsands. more info


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.

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

April 15, 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.

Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverA VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD by Jennifer Egan

April 16, 2015
12:00 pm

Working side-by-side for a record label, former punk rocker Bennie Salazar and the passionate Sasha hide illicit secrets from one another while interacting with a motley assortment of equally troubled people from 1970s San Francisco to the post-war future. Check the Catalog arrow

Sponsored by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa

Milmitjpa Manikay (Evening Songs)

April 16, 2015
7:00 pm

Australian Aboriginal artist, elder, and musician Wandjuk Marika once said “there is no real distinction for us between art and life.” How can art, music, and poetry fit into the daily rhythms of our busy lives? Join us in exploring Australian Aboriginal art and music to find inspiration for your own writing. Bring your favorite pen and notebook. Sponsored by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Adults and Young Adults, aged 14 and up.
Registration required, and begins Monday, March 23.
Call 434-979-7151 ext 4.

Black Authors Reading Group

book coverJUNETEENTH by Ralph Ellison

April 21, 2015
7:00 pm

Shot on the Senate floor by a young black man, a dying racist senator summons an elderly black Baptist minister from Oklahoma to his side for a remarkable dialogue that reveals the deeply buried secrets of their shared past and the tragedy that reunites them. Check the Catalog arrow

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



Hypertufa Planters Craft Workshop

planters.

April 29, 2015
6:30 pm

Make hypertufa planters that will look great in your garden. All supplies are provided. Dress to get messy. Ages 14 and up.
Class size is limited.
Registration begins April 15. Call 434-979-7151 ext 4.

Celebrating National Poetry Month

poem in pocket logoPoem In Your Pocket Day

April 30, 2015

Stop by the library today and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share it with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Celebrating National Poetry Month

poetry. POETRY ON THE STEPS

April 30, 2015
7:00 pm

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with an open mic poetry reading. Meet us under the spreading oaks on the Central Library steps to read a few of your favorite poems, or just come to listen. Original poems and old favorites are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
No registration required.
Sign-up to read begins at 7 pm and will be ongoing throughout the evening.
Rain site: Children’s Room.

Book Buffet - Free Comic Book Day Edition

May 02, 2015
9:00 am

Try it - you might like it. Ravenous readers, take a seat at designated Book Tasting tables, where you will discover delicious new books you may enjoy. In honor of Free Comic Book Day, the menu will feature graphic novels and other illustrated books. Check out your favorites, and then stop by the Children’s Department or the Reference Department for your free comic book…while supplies last. No reservations required, just an appetite for good books. All ages.

Window Stars Craft Workshop

star.

May 06, 2015
6:30 pm

Learn how to fold colorful paper stars to display in the window. All supplies are provided. Ages 14 and up. Class size is limited. Registration begins April 22nd. Call 434-979-7151 ext 4.

Black Authors Reading Group

book coverBOY, SNOW, BIRD by Helen Oyeyemi

May 19, 2015
7:00 pm

A modern reimagining of the Snow White fairy tale follows the experiences of a woman who marries a Massachusetts single father and succumbs to vanity when the birth of her baby reveals her husband to be a light-skinned African American.
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Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverTHE READER by Bernard Schlink

May 21, 2015
12:00 pm

At the age of fifteen, Michael Berg falls in love with a woman who disappears, and while observing a trial as a law student years later, he is shocked to discover the same woman as the defendant in a horrible crime.
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Documentary Film Series

MovieMAIDENTRIP (2013) directed by Jillian Schlesinger

May 28, 2015
7:00 pm

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. more info



Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverWE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart

June 18, 2015
12:00 pm

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer. Check the Catalog arrow


Future Readings:

Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | Email Us

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.

Part of The Big Read

India Enigma Exhibit, by Michael Petrus

March 31, 2015

An exhibition of photography that explores how ancient traditions collide with the modern and global experiment in India. Michael Petrus is co-founder of Crisman+Petrus Architects.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

handcraft

March 31, 2015
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 cover THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar

April 06, 2015
7:00 pm

Captures the delicate balance of class and gender in contemporary India as witnessed through the lives of two women--Sera Dubash, an upper middle-class housewife, and Bhima, an illiterate domestic hardened by a life of loss and despair. Check the Catalog arrow

SAVVY PARENTS – Trending Topics for Parents of Teens

group of teens.DRUGS AND PEER PRESSURE

April 20, 2015
7:00 pm

Hear about trending drug habits of teens. We will cover what to look for as parents, tools for drug use prevention, and when to get help, and from whom.

Sponsored by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa

Milmitjpa Manikay (Evening Songs)

April 21, 2015
7:00 pm

Australian Aboriginal artist, elder, and musician Wandjuk Marika once said “there is no real distinction for us between art and life.” How can art, music, and poetry fit into the daily rhythms of our busy lives? Join us in exploring Australian Aboriginal art and music to find inspiration for your own writing. Bring your favorite pen and notebook. Sponsored by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Adults and Young Adults, aged 14 and up.
Registration required, and begins Monday, March 30.
Call 434-823-4050.

Celebrating National Poetry Month

poem in pocket logo.Poem In Your Pocket Day

April 30, 2015

Stop by the library today and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share it with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day.

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

book cover DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC by Candice Millard

May 04, 2015
7:00 pm

A dramatic narrative account of the 20th President's political career offers insight into his distinguished background as an impoverished wunderkind scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet. Check the Catalog arrow

SAVVY PARENTS – Trending Topics for Parents of Teens

group of teens.SEX AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

May 18, 2015
7:00 pm

We will discuss what dating teens need to know, and how parents can talk about this serious subject. We will also talk about healthy versus unhealthy communication in romantic relationships, and how to help teens recognize each type.

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

book cover THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride

June 01, 2015
7:00 pm

Captures the delicate balance of class and gender in contemporary India as witnessed through the lives of two women--Sera Dubash, an upper middle-class housewife, and Bhima, an illiterate domestic hardened by a life of loss and despair. Check the Catalog arrow


Future Readings:

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | Email Us

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.

PEEPAPALOOZA

peeps.

April 01, 2015

Get 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. Call 434-296-5544 for more information.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverTHE OPTIMIST'S DAUGHTER by Eudora Welty

April 03, 2015
10:00 am

Laurel Hand is forced to face her Southern past when she returns to Mississippi for her father's funeral
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to renovations at Gordon Avenue, the group will meet in the Madison Room at the Central Library.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverSWAMPLANDIA by Karen Russell

April 08, 2015
7:30 pm

Please Note: the Wednesday Evening Book Group will meet at Northside Library due to HVAC renovations scheduled at Gordon Avenue.
The Bigtree children struggle to protect their Florida Everglades alligator-wrestling theme park from a sophisticated competitor after losing their parents.Check the Catalog arrow

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

SHORT STORIES by Alice Munro

April 17, 2015
10:00 am

Readers' choice.
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PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

pagescreen

April 22, 2015
7:00 pm

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

Celebrating National Poetry Month

poem in pocket logo.Poem In Your Pocket Day

April 30, 2015

Stop by the library today and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share it with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverTALE OF GENJI by Murasaki Shikibu

May 01, 2015
10:00 am

The classical novel of court life in tenth and eleventh-century Japan centers on the life and loves of a nobleman known as the shining Genji, son of an emperor, and those of Kaoru, grandson of Genji's best friend.
May 1st meeting place TBA.
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Reading Poetry

LIVE POETS SOCIETY

May 06, 2015
7:00 pm

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

For DIY People

handcraftHANDCRAFT GROUP

May 07, 2015
3:00 pm

If you're crafty, this is the group for you. Chat, snack, and meet your neighbors, as we knit, stitch, bead, and sew. Bring any project you're working on, or come just to be inspired. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Call or visit the library for details, or to be added to the handcraft email list.
Meets monthly on Thursdays.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverTHE KEEP by Jennifer Egan

May 13, 2015
7:30 pm

Two decades after taking part in a childhood prank whose devastating repercussions changed their lives forever, two cousins are reunited to work on the renovation of a medieval castle in Eastern Europe, a remote, eerie site profoundly influenced by its bloody past, where the two are cut off from the outside world and doomed to reenact the horrific event from their past.
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Hypertufa Planters Craft Workshop

planters.

May 20, 2015
6:30 pm

Make hypertufa planters that will look great in your garden. All supplies are provided. Dress to get messy. Ages 14 and up.
Class size is limited.
Registration begins April 29. Call 434-296-5544.

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | Email Us

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

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

FRIDAY FILM SERIES

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

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverTHE ALCHEMIST by Paul Coelho

April 02, 2015
7:00 pm

A fable about undauntingly following one's dreams, listening to one's heart, and reading life's omens features dialogue between a boy and an unnamed being.
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Friday Film Series

MovieSTORIES WE TELL directed by Sarah Polley, 2012 (Canada).

April 10, 2015
7:00 pm

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. more info


Author Visit

The Story Behind the Writing of “Brotherhood”

April 17, 2015
7:00 pm

“The year is 1867, and Richmond, Virginia, lies in ruins.” Virginia author, A.B. Westrick, will talk about her 2014 Jefferson Cup Award winning book “Brotherhood” and the family history that led her to write this historical novel for ages 10 and up. Refreshments provided. Registration not required. more info

Celebrating National Poetry Month

poem in pocket logo.Poem In Your Pocket Day

April 30, 2015

Stop by the library today and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share it with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverTHE GOLEM AND THE JINNI by Helene Wecker

May 07, 2015
7:00 pm

Combines elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology in the story of two supernatural creatures, Chava, a golem brought to life by a disgraced rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire, who form an unlikely friendship on the streets of turn-of-the-century New York. Check the Catalog arrow

Friday Film Series

MovieTHE LUNCHBOX directed by Ritesh Batra 2013 (India).

May 08, 2015
7:00 pm

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. more info


FRIENDS OF THE GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY

May 13, 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.

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverCROW LAKE by Mary Lawson

June 04, 2015
7:00 pm

In the rural farm country of northern Ontario, the lives of members of two families--the farming Pye family and the Morrisons, zoologist Kate Morrison and her three brothers--are brought together and torn apart by misunderstanding, resentment, family love, and tragedy. Check the Catalog arrow

LOUISA COUNTY LIBRARY 540.894.5853 | Email Us

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.

COMPUTER TUTORIALS

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

NOON DAY BOOK GROUP

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

In partnership with PVCC

Getting Started at Piedmont Virginia Community College

March 31, 2015
6:30 pm

Denise McClanahan, PVCC Outreach Manager discusses PVCC degrees and certificates (many you can complete in less than two years), resources to help you succeed in the classroom and beyond, PVCC placement tests (receive free practice test materials!) and financial aid opportunities. For more information, contact Denise McClanahan at 434.961.5275 or dmcclanahan@pvcc.edu.

Are You a DIY Person?

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

April 01, 2015
2:00 pm

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

Noon Day Book Group

book coverALONG CAME A SPIDER by James Patterson

April 08, 2015
12:00 pm

Gary Soneji wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the first female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read. Check the Catalog arrow

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

book coverTHE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty

April 28, 2015
7:00 pm

Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.
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Celebrating National Poetry Month

poem in pocket logo.Poem In Your Pocket Day

April 30, 2015

Stop by the library today and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share it with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza

May 02, 2015
10:00 am

Celebrate free comic book day at the library. There will be workshops, costume contests, crafts, food and more. Register between April 13-24th to receive your free Swag Bag and Tickets that can be redeemed for pizza and drinks.
All ages welcome.

Homeschool Idea Swap

May 17, 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.

Noon Day Book Group

book coverMRS. LINCOLN'S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini

May 20, 2015
12:00 pm

Chosen as the personal modiste for Mary Todd Lincoln, freedwoman Elizabeth Keckley is drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family as she supports Mary in the loss of her husband from the assassination that stunned the nation and the world. Check the Catalog arrow

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

book coverTHE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

May 26, 2015
7:00 pm

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
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Noon Day Book Group

book cover1ST TO DIE by James Patterson

June 17, 2015
12:00 pm

Four women--a police detective, an assistant D.A., a reporter, and a medical examiner who call themselves the Women's Murder Club--develop lifelong bonds as they pursue a killer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city. Check the Catalog arrow

Future Readings:

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | Email Us

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.

Nelson Memorial Library Closed for Painting

The library will be closed Saturday, April 11th through Thursday, April 16th for painting. Patrons may pick up holds from the library meeting room on the following dates/times: Tuesday, April 14th 12-1:30 and 4:30-5:30 Wednesday, April 15th 12-1:30 Thursday, April 16 4:30-5:30. The plans are to reopen Friday, April 17th at 10 am.

CREATIVE CRAFT PICK UP CORNER

Each month we will have a weekly creative craft corner activity that is available for all ages.

  • February 17-21: Origami
  • March 16-21: Mandalas for India (part of The Big Read)
  • April 20-25: Altered book craft
  • May 11-16: Paper flowers

Celebrating National Poetry Month

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April 01, 2015
3:30 pm

On April 1 come read your favorite poem at our Open Mic. Please register by March 25 if you would like to read a poem or just come by and support everyone who is brave enough to share a poem.

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverTHE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR by Marjorie Mills

April 27, 2015
12:00 pm

A journalist who befriended the notoriously quiet and private author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" describes her personal friendship with Harper Lee and her sister and how she eventually moved in next door to the two women and become part of their life in Alabama. Check the Catalog arrow

SAMPLINGS

April 30, 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.

Celebrating National Poetry Month

poem in pocket logo.Poem In Your Pocket Day

April 30, 2015

Stop by the library today and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share it with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Free Comic Book Day

May 02, 2015

May 2 has been declared Comic Book Day. Who is your favorite comic book character? Maybe your favorite comic book character will show up? We will have free comic books while supplies last.

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverLILA Marilynne Robinson

May 18, 2015
12:00 pm

Abandoning her homeless existence to become a minister's wife, Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview.
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Northside Library 434.973.7893 | Email Us

@ 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.

Make & Take Crafts

Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by information desk for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided.

  • March: Mehndi
  • April: Blackout poetry
  • May: Magnets

@ YOUR LIBRARY

April 01, 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. Program Cancelled
  • 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.

Tech Tutors

technologyHANDS ON TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

April 07, 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.

  • 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).

WEB WORKSHOPS @ YOUR LIBRARY

April 09, 2015
2:00 pm

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

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

Wednesday Evening Book Group

April 15, 2015
7:00 pm

Picking books for 2015-2016.

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

book coverTHE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY by Denise Kiernan

April 17, 2015
12:00 pm

Speaker: Nancy O'Brien, first woman Mayor of Charlottesville, former Director, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.

Traces the unknown contributions of tens of thousands of women residents of the Manhattan Project's then-secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, whose uranium-enriching jobs in support of the Project were shrouded in secrecy and whose legacy is still being felt today. Check the Catalog arrow

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

April 21, 2015
6:30 pm

Come explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to share your work in this non-judgmental environment. Call the Information Desk (434-973-7893) or email acox@jmrl.org to register.

JMRL Board Meeting

April 27, 2015
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.

GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT

April 28, 2015
6:30 pm

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

Celebrating National Poetry Month

poem in pocket logo.Poem In Your Pocket Day

April 30, 2015

Stop by the library today and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share it with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day.

partnership with the International Rescue Committee

Citizenship Information Session

May 13, 2015
6:30 pm

Presented by The International Rescue Committee. Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen. Call the library (434-973-7893) to register.

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

book coverTHE DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC by Candice Millard

May 15, 2015
12:00 pm

Speaker: Rick Potter, Associate Professor of History, Mary Baldwin College.

A dramatic narrative account of the 20th President's political career offers insight into his distinguished background as an impoverished wunderkind scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet. Check the Catalog arrow

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverMAYFLOWER: A STORY OF COURAGE... by Nathaniel Philbrick

May 20, 2015
7:00 pm

A fresh and vivid account of our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. From the Mayflower's arduous Atlantic crossing to the eruption of King Philip's War between colonists and natives decades later, Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims a fifty-five-year epic, at once tragic and heroic, that still resonates with us today. Check the Catalog arrow

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HANDCRAFT GROUP

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April 02, 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.


QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

quilting.

April 06, 2015
1:00 pm

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

SCOTTSVILLE LIBRARY BOOK GROUP

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April 14, 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.

Celebrating National Poetry Month

poem in pocket logo.Poem In Your Pocket Day

April 30, 2015

Stop by the library today and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share it with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day.