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

BROWN BAGGERS BOOK GROUP

On the third Thursday of the month bring your lunch and discuss fiction and non-fiction books. Library staff will provide value-added content and lead the discussion. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Sign up to be added to the book email list: Email Us Program listings are below.

MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS

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 March 3, April 7, May 5 Champion Brewing Company The group generally selects the next title at each meeting.

CREATE A TERRARIUM

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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.


BOOKS ON TAP

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May 05, 2016
7:00 pm

First Thursdays at 7pm at Champion Brewing Company
David Foster Wallace, focusing on his essay “Shipping Out,” which was collected in A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again 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.

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.

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 Abby at acox@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

Central Library Closed

May 17, 2016

Central Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 18th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

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

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.
more info

Running Man Memorial 8K To Benefit JMRL

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May 28, 2016
7:30 am

324 6th St. SE (Champion Brewing Company)
Charlottesville, VA

An 8K road race through the Downtown, North Downtown, and Belmont sections of Charlottesville. This race is a memorial to the memory of Philip Weber III, Charlottesville's legendary "Running Man." Proceeds will go to the JMRL book collection. - More info

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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Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | Email Us

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.

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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READ ALOUD CIRCLE

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May 04, 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.

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.

LIVE POETS, TOO

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May 09, 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+.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

handcraft

May 31, 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.


Crozet Library Closed

June 02, 2016

Crozet Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on June 3rd. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

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

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.

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.

Reading Poetry

LIVE POETS SOCIETY

May 04, 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

May 05, 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

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

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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.

Gordon Avenue Library Closed

May 19, 2016

Gordon Avenue Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 20th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

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

PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

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May 25, 2016
7:00 pm

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

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | Email Us

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.

SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES

Join your neighbors and friends for an evening of thought-provoking entertainment. Catch indies, foreign films, documentaries, and the latest feature films on the big screen and enjoy complimentary coffee and dessert.

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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One-on-one sessions offered to answer your computer use questions. Topics can include basic computer skills, MSOffice programs, online job applications, and learning how to use library resources to download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to your mobile devices. 45-60 minute sessions are scheduled by appointment. more info

Greene Library Closed

May 04, 2016

Greene Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 5th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

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.

SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES

Movie Meru (2015) directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

May 13, 2016
7:00 pm

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing. more info


The “Be Happy” Swami

June 05, 2016
6:00 pm

Swami Anubhavananda, known as the “Be Happy” Swami will discuss “What Is It That Dies? Understanding Death and Dying.”

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

June 06, 2016
6:00 pm

Join the Greene County Library for all kinds of fun including a moon bounce, ice cream, face painting, live music, juggling and a petting zoo. Take a balloon animal home with you. Visit with Pete the Cat who always says, “It’s all good.” All ages welcome.

Walking On Your Art

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July 09, 2016
2:00 pm

Vyvyan Rundgren, Director of the Palette Art Gallery in Stanardsville and Instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina, will talk about the history of painted floor cloths from the 1400s up to today, how the process has evolved to include floor quilts and floor pages, and demonstrate the techniques of making a floor cloth.

Meet the Author: Wenonah Hauter

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August 06, 2016
3:00 pm

Wenonah Hauter, the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch in Washington, D.C., will discuss her new book Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment. Wenonah is also the author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America published in 2014. Books will be available for purchase.

Summer Family Movie

MovieZOOTOPIA (2016)

August 13, 2016
2:30 pm

Take a break from all of the rush of getting everyone ready for school. Relax and enjoy the exciting movie Zootopia, rated PG. All ages welcome, (Common Sense Media recommends for ages 8+). Refreshments provided. Registration required. more info

LOUISA COUNTY LIBRARY 540.894.5853 | Email Us

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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One-on-one sessions offered to answer your computer use questions. Topics can include basic computer skills, MSOffice programs, online job applications, and learning. 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.

Are You a DIY Person?

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

May 04, 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

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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Friday Family Movies

MovieStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, PG-13)

June 03, 2016
1:00 pm

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.more info

Make & Take Crafts

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June 06, 2016

Bring in the summer with this lovely and useful craft: button bookmarks. All materials provided.


Summer Reading Kickoff Olympics

June 07, 2016
11:45 am

Come join the Louisa County Library for our summer program kickoff. The Library Olympics will be held including games such as discus & javelin throw, ring toss, wheelbarrow racing, and more. Athlete registration begins at 11:45am and the torch lighting relay race will be at noon, followed by games and snacks. A medal ceremony for all athletes who participate will be a great photo op for parents.

Book Tasting

reading June 13 - July 29 Try it - you might like it! Ravenous readers, take a seat at designated book tasting tables where you can discover delicious new books you may enjoy. Feel free to check them out afterwards. Don’t forget to fill out your menu survey for a chance to win a prize.



Friday Family Movies

MoviePan (2015, PG)

June 17, 2016
1:00 pm

12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
more info

Quinn’s Auction Presents: What’s in Your Attic?

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June 27, 2016
12:00 pm

June 27, July 25, August 22
Everyone has too much stuff and no one knows what to do with it. Your kids don't want it and Craigslist is too much work. Let the staff at Quinn's Auction Galleries offer tips and tricks to help you with the difficult process of downsizing. To keep or not to keep? To paint or to refinish? To sell or to donate? To buy or not to buy? Quinn's will help you answer these questions and more. Feel free to bring a treasured item that you would like to learn more about for the auction staff to review. What's in your attic?

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

book coverTHE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman

June 28, 2016
7:00 pm

Presents a modern fantasy about fear, love, magic, and sacrifice in the story of a family at the mercy of dark forces, whose only defense is the three women who live on a farm at the end of the lane. Check the Catalog arrow

Friday Family Movies

Movie Max (2015, PG)

July 01, 2016
1:00 pm

A dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
more info

Hospice 101

July 06, 2016
12:45 pm

There are many misconceptions about what hospice care is as well as when it is the right time to consider hospice care for a loved one. Hospice 101 will address myths, facts, how hospice works and much more. Guest Speaker from Hospice of the Piedmont.

Picnic Lunch with Shakespeare

Shakespeare

July 09, 2016
2:00 pm

Enjoy an indoor picnic style lunch while watching the renowned Quill Theatre perform selected scenes and monologues from Shakespeare.

Drumming Workshop

drummers

July 11, 2016
2:00 pm

Do you love drumming? Join William “Whit” Whitten of Drum Call for an exciting, interactive workshop that explores the sounds of African drumming. Drums will be provided. Grades 5+. Limit: 20.
Required registration begins on June 27.

Friday Family Movies

MovieThe Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015, TV)

July 15, 2016
1:00 pm

Set in the African Savanna, the film follows Kion as he assembles the members of the 'Lion Guard'. Throughout the film, the diverse team of young animals will learn how to utilize each of their unique abilities to solve problems and accomplish tasks to maintain balance within the Circle of Life, while also introducing viewers to the vast array of animals that populate the prodigious African landscape.
more info

Craft Program

necklace.Beach Glass Pendant Workshop

July 23, 2016
2:00 pm

Create gorgeous pendants with beach glass and wire wrapping. Use on a necklace for a summer look, or create a set of wine charms; it’s up to you. All materials will be provided. Ages 14+.
Required registration begins July 1.

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

book coverTHE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE by Laurie King

July 26, 2016
7:00 pm

In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles onto him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern, twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.
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Friday Family Movies

MovieZOOTOPIA (2016)

July 29, 2016
1:00 am

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
more info

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

UNCOMMON READER by Alan Bennett

August 23, 2016
7:00 pm

Uncommon Reader is humorous fiction about Queen Elizabeth borrowing a library book. Check the Catalogbullet

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.

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.

  • April: It’s Spring . . . Let’s Color
  • May: Book Character Word Search
  • June: Create a Bookface
  • July: Create a Button for Your Favorite Book
  • August: Library Scavenger Hunt

AUTHOR VISIT: JOE TENNIS

book coverVIRGINIA RAIL TRAILS by Joe Tennis

May 02, 2016
5:30 pm

"Virginia Rail Trails" features the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail in Nelson County. It is one of 45 rail trails profiled in the author's book, which features the Chessie Nature Trail, High Bridge, Virginia Creeper Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway and James River Heritage Trail at Lynchburg. The book blends history with recreation and includes 26 maps and over 115 photos.
Book signing beginning at 5 pm, followed by a book talk and presentation starting at 5:30 pm
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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

Film Noir: “Suffering With Style”

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June 04, 2016
11:00 am

A summer series of film noir. For adults only.

  • June 4: This Gun for Hire (1942)
  • June 11: Double Indemnity (1944)
  • June 18: Murder, My Sweet (1944)
  • June 25: Mildred Pierce (1945)
  • July 2: The Killers (1946)
  • July 9: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  • July 16: Gilda (1946)
  • July 23: The Big Sleep (1946)
  • July 30: Out of the Past (1947)
  • August 6: Criss Cross (1949)
  • August 13: Touch of Evil (1958)
  • August 20: Chinatown (1974)
  • August 27: Body Heat (1981)

Art With Pat

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June 13, 2016
4:00 pm

June 13 & 16, July 7 & 21
Pat Saunders will be teaching four art sessions on sketching and using watercolor pencils for adults and young adults this summer.

Batteau Day

batteau

June 20, 2016

The batteaux arrive in Wingina today on their eight day journey from Lynchburg to Richmond. Stop by the library on your way to Wingina and discover some interesting facts about Nelson County and the batteau. For all ages.

Saturday Family Matinee

MovieTHE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015)

June 24, 2016
2:00 pm

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.
more info

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

June 27, 2016
12:00 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

Family Movie Matinee

MovieTHE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015)

July 08, 2016
2:00 pm

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
more info

Get Out of the Doghouse Day

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July 18, 2016

Take a look at the many ways that you can get out of or maybe in the doghouse. For all ages.

Saturday Family Matinee

MovieOPEN SEASON SCARED SILLY (2015)

July 22, 2016
2:00 pm

Elliot, Boog and all of the beloved woodland creatures are back in a brand new comedy adventure.
more info

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverOUR SOULS AT NIGHT by Kent Haruf

July 25, 2016
12:00 pm

A senior-aged widow and widower forge a loving bond over shared loneliness and respective histories, provoking local gossip and the disapproval of their grown children in ways that are further complicated by an extended visit by a sad young grandchild.
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Harry Potter Party

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August 01, 2016
4:00 pm

In honor of J.K. Rowling’s new book release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II you are invited to a Harry Potter Party. Come dressed in your Hogwarts finest (of course you don’t have to dress the part) and celebrate with games, activities, and snacks. For all ages.

Saturday Family Matinee

MovieNORM OF THE NORTH(2015)

August 05, 2016
2:00 pm

When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.
more info

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book cover THE BOYS IN THE BOAT Daniel Brown

August 22, 2016
12:00 pm

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

Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

August 25, 2016

Help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with a display and activities for the day. For all ages.

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.

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.

  • March: Woven Hearts
  • April: Sonnet Madlibs
  • May: Cupcake Liner Flowers

STITCHES

handcraft

May 03, 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.


Tech Tutors

technologyHANDS ON TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

May 03, 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).

  • April 5: Discovering New Apps
  • May 3: Photo Basics

@ 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.

COMPUTER WORKSHOPS - First Thursdays- Web Based Topics

computer

May 05, 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.

  • March 3: Email Basics
  • April 7: Google Drive
  • May 5: Google Maps

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

DIGGING FOR YOUR ROOTS

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May 10, 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.

Northside Library Closed

May 11, 2016

Northside Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 12th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

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. The event will conclude around 10:30 PM, or perhaps even later if the skies are clear!
Children must be 10 yrs. or older and accompanied by an adult

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

COMPUTER WORKSHOPS - Third Thursdays-Microsoft Word Topics

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May 19, 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.

  • March 17: Editing, Reviewing, and Collaborating
  • April 21: Applying Templates
  • May 19: Headers, Footers, and Tables

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

book coverCONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC: dispatches from the unfinished Civil War By Tony Horwitz

May 20, 2016
12:00 pm

Reviewed by Tom Campbell, career pilot with US Airways and aviation buff
A journalist leads readers on a revealing journey through the Old South, tangling with the forces of white rage, rebel grit, and regional pride in places where the Civil War is more than a memory.
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LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

The Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, March 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Northside Library 705 W. Rio Road Charlottesville, VA 22901.

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QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

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May 02, 2016
1:00 pm

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

HANDCRAFT GROUP

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May 05, 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.



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.

Scottsville Library Closed

May 16, 2016

Scottsville Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 17th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

Sweet and Sour: Herbal Honeys and Vinegars

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June 14, 2016
6:00 pm

Honey and vinegar infused with medicinal herbs is a wonderful way to bring nourishment and healing into your every day. In this workshop we'll discuss the medicinal qualities of many of our local abundant plants and how honey and vinegar can increase those qualities. There will be lots of samples and you will leave with recipes to get you started creating delicious herbal extracts at home.
Registration begins May 24.

HANDCRAFT GROUP - Summer Session

handcraft

June 17, 2016
10:00 am

If you’re crafty, this is the group for you. Come swap ideas, learn new skills, or just enjoy the conversations. Bring a project in progress, or the supplies you need to get started.


Saturday Family Matinee

MovieTHE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015)

June 18, 2016
2:00 pm

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
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Hypertufa Planter Workshop

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June 25, 2016
2:00 pm

Make hypertufa planters that will look great in your garden. All supplies are provided. Dress to get messy.
Registration begins June 1.

Saturday Family Matinee

MovieZOOTOPIA (2016)

July 16, 2016
2:00 pm

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
more info

Bee-Curious: Backyard Beekeeping

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August 02, 2016
6:30 pm

Have you been curious what it takes to become a backyard beekeeper? Heather Stertzer, Beekeeper/Co-Owner of the Scottsville Supply Company will discuss the basics of the honeybee, what it takes to get started with one hive, and show you the hive components, tools, and equipment you need to become a beekeeper.