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The Library's storytimes are designed for families. Please call to schedule a personalized storytime for your group.

Mother Goose Time

June 15, 2015
10:00 am

Designed for babies ages 6 to 24 months with a caregiver
10-15 minutes of simple stories, rhymes, and songs chosen to enhance your wee one's language development followed by time to play and socialize.
Summer Session June 15 - July 27

Romp & Stomp Mondays

June 15, 2015
11:00 am

For 2-5 year-olds with a favorite caregiver caregiver
Registration is required and begins on June 1. Please only register for either the Monday or the Wednesday
Play with your preschooler in this lively early literacy class of music, stories, drama, movement, art, play and more.
Summer Session June 15 - July 27

Romp & Stomp Wednesdays

June 17, 2015
10:30 am

For 2 - 5 year olds with a favorite caregiver
Registration is required and begins on June 1. Please only register for
either the Monday session or the Wednesday session

Play with your preschooler in this lively early literacy class of music, stories, drama, and movement, art play and more.
Summer Session June 17 - July 29

Tales for Twos

June 18, 2015
10:30 am

For children who are already 2 with a favorite adult.
No registration required
A fun-filled, participatory half-hour of picture books,songs,fingerplays
and flannel stories that encourage your 2 year olds emerging literary skills.
Summer Session June 18 - July 30

Romp Dance Day

June 01, 2015
10:30 am

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver
No registration required
Drop-in and dance along with your little one and learn some of Romp & Stomp’s favorite moves. We’ll sashay and shimmy with scarves, shaker eggs, and rhythm instruments.

SPCA: Read to Paws

June 04, 2015
4:00 pm

For readers in grades K to 2 and a favorite adult
No registration required
Who has four paws and loves to listen to stories? A dog from Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA’s “Pawsitive Pet Therapy Team,” that’s who. Drop in to improve your reading/listening skills and make a new four-footed friend at the same time.

Summer Reading Kickoff Hullabaloo!

June 06, 2015
10:00 am

For all ages
Celebrate the sweet start of summer at Central Library's annual street party. Meet Richard Scarry's Hucklecat, swing to the sounds of a Dixieland Band, snack on popcorn and donuts, and get a freshmade balloon animal to take home. Don’t miss the fabulous face painting or the chance to check out the the Friends’ mini book sale. Don’t forget to pick up your JMRL Summer Challenge sheet.

Romp Art Day

June 10, 2015
10:30 am

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver
No registration required
Drop-in for a sampling of Romp & Stomp’s favorite art projects. Play with materials and create masterpieces to take home.

LEGO Mania

June 11, 2015
4:00 pm

No registration required
Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability;Central Library will have the building blocks for your next creation.

Stories with a Twist

June 16, 2015
10:30 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Wild and wacky, magical and musical, goofy and glorious storytelling adventures with Barbara Lawson

Rhythm Works Drumming

June 18, 2015
3:00 pm

For rising 3rd grade and up
Registration is required and begins on June 1
Let’s drum and transform poems into music. Improvise your own musical compositions using West African xylophones, drums and rhythm instruments including conga drums, maracas, cowbells, shakers, and more. National Board Certified teacher and musician, John Visel, will teach us ways to make connections between the syllabic rhythm of language and the sonic rhythm of music.

Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2015
7:00 pm

No registration required; best for families with children ages 5+
Juneteenth is the oldest known commemoration of the end of slavery. Join storyteller Page Hill for an evening of call and response, interactive
participation and collaborative art celebrating freedom.

Who Done It?

June 19, 2015
6:00 pm

Drop in for family fun; best for children 5 and up
Was it Miss Scarlet in the dining room with the candlestick? Colonel Mustard in the study with the lead pipe? Help solve the mystery in an after-hours
life-size Clue game using all the rooms in library!

Reptiles Alive

June 23, 2015
10:30 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Welcome to the wonderful wild world of reptiles. Lisssten to snake secrets, laugh at lizard legends
and tingle to turtle tales

Book Bag: A Tween Book Club

June 23, 2015
3:30 pm

For older elementary level readers, ages 9 - 12
Registration is required and is ongoing. Space is limited
Ravenous readers are invited to read and discuss a different book each month. Join in fun book-related crafts, activities, games, and snacks. Free books will be provided.


Monday, August 10 at 6pm"Dolphin Song by by Lauren St. John
We'll watch the movie Dolphin Tale Rated PG, 113 minutes. Eleven-year-old
Sawyer Nelson becomes fascinated by the efforts of a local aquarium to save
a dolphin injured in a crab trap.

Family Movie Matinee

June 25, 2015
2:00 pm

No registration required
Bring the family to Central Library for free fresh popcorn and fabulous films on the big screen. JMRL has chairs, but bring a blanket or pillows if you want to lounge on the floor.
June 25: Light House Studio Mini Film Festival
July 16: “Annie” (2014)

Einstein’s Monkey

June 30, 2015
10:30 am

Best for ages 3 and up
A couple of guys who deliver an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of affair.

Bill Wellington

July 07, 2015
10:30 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Fantastically fun and exceptionally educational music and stories.

Music on the Steps

July 10, 2015
12:00 pm

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

Groovy Nate

July 14, 2015
10:30 am

Best for ages 3 and up
An entertainer who blends music, puppetry, movement, and comedy into one groovy experience.

Beverly Botsford

July 21, 2015
10:30 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Rock to the rhythms as this percussionist weaves music, movement, and the spoken word into a colorful, rhythmic tapestry.

Piggie and Elephant Time

July 23, 2015
4:00 pm

For rising 1st through 3rd grades
No registration required
Do you love these Mo Willems’ books? Do they make you laugh? If the answer is “yes” join us in reading them out loud together like a little play. We’ll
have lots of Piggies and lots of elephants!

Book Buffet

July 28, 2015
9:00 am

No reservations required, just an appetite for good books
Try it - you might like it. Ravenous readers take a seat and sample some delicious books. In honor our Summer Reading theme “Read to the Rhythm”
the menu will feature musical titles. Check out your favorites.

Breath to Your Rhythm

July 30, 2015
4:00 pm

For rising 1st grade and up. No younger siblings please
Registration is required and begins on July 16
Join Madeline Zimmer, yoga instructor at Bend Studio to breathe, stretch, bend, and relax. Adults are welcome to stay as long as they participate!

Chess Saturday

August 01, 2015
2:00 pm

For grades 3 - 7 Space is limited
Registration required and begins on July 18.
If you’re a chess player or want to learn, stop by the Central Library for some instruction and simultaneous play hosted by the Playing ACES Chess Club. Popcorn will be served, and prizes will be awarded to all participants.

Build it: Cardboard Construction Challenge

August 04, 2015
3:00 pm

For ages 10 - 14
Registration is recommended
Harness your inner architect. What can you build with cardboard and recyclables? Will it be a castle, a bridge, or an apartment building? The only limit is your imagination.

Movie: Harold & the Purple Crown

August 06, 2015
10:30 am

For all ages
No registration required
Watch Harold and that purple crayon go, go, go! Based on the book by Crockett Johnson.

A G'day for Clapping Sticks

August 11, 2015
3:00 pm

For all ages
Registration is required and begins on July 28
Australian Aboriginal people keep the beat with beautifully carved or painted clapping sticks. Called bimli or turrurru, clapping sticks accompany singers and didgeridoo players in ceremonies and celebrations. Join staff from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa in this workshop to decorate and learn to play your own pair of clapping sticks!

Crozet Library: 434.823.4050 | Email Us

Ahhh...Let the Summer Begin!

June 10, 2015
1:00 pm

No registration required. Rain Cancels
Surf into the library to catch your first wave of summer reading, then step outside to enjoy some sweet summer treats and sun-filled fun! Pick up your first challenge sheet and let the Summer begin.

SPCA Paws to Read

June 11, 2015
11:00 am

For any young reader
Registration if required. Contact the Crozet Library for more details
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to Lucy, a therapy dog. Lucy is a registered therapy animal with the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA who volunteers with her owner/handler, Ellen, as a team. Sign up for a 15-minute appointment and bring a favorite book to read.

LEGO at the Library

June 16, 2015
2:00 pm

Ages 6-11
Registration is requested and begins on June l. Drop-ins are always welcome
It’s time to get building! Join other master builders for an hour of open-ended block building fun. The library provides the LEGOs, you bring your
imagination!

Stories with a Twist

June 17, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Wild and wacky, magical and musical, goofy and glorious storytelling adventures with Barbara Lawson.

Let's Dance: Hawaiian Hula

June 17, 2015
1:00 pm

Ages 7-11
Registration is required and begins on June 1
Put on your favorite luau attire and join Director Lea Moore of the Charlottesville Performing Arts School for a hula lesson! Learn basics about Hawaiian dance and culture and a fun routine or two.

Let's Dance: Hip Hop & Break Dance

June 17, 2015
1:00 pm

Ages 7 - 11
Registration is required and begins on June 1
This upbeat class familiarizes kids with the basic elements of hip-hop dancing to age appropriate music. Pop, wave, tut, freestyle, and break dance with Director Lea Moore of the Charlottesville Performing Arts School.

Friday Morning Matinee

June 19, 2015
10:00 am

Ages 2-6
Registration is requested and begins on June 1. Drop-ins are always welcome
Join your friends at the library for a morning movie, “The Rescuers,” rated G. We’ll pop the popcorn, you bring along something comfy to lounge on.

Reptiles Alive

June 24, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Welcome to the wonderful wild world of reptiles. Lisssten to snake secrets, laugh at lizard legends
and tingle to turtle tales

Stitches Handcraft Group

June 30, 2015
4:30 pm

Ages 8 to adult
Drop-ins are always welcome
Bring any handwork project you’re working on or are interested in learning, and join this group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing.

Einstein’s Monkey

July 01, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
A couple of guys who deliver an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of affair.

Bill Wellington

July 08, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Fantastically fun and exceptionally educational music and stories.

It's Bin Fun: Sensory Play for Infants and Toddlers

July 09, 2015
10:30 am

Ages 6 - 36 months
Registration is requested and begins on June 18. Drop-ins are always
welcome

Captivate your little scientist with open-ended, child-led play which engages the senses. The children will explore bins containing a variety of sensory materials. Things will get messy, so dress appropriately.

Music & Stories From Around the World with Jim Gagnon

July 13, 2015
2:00 pm

Ages 6 - 10

Drums, didgeridoos and flutes are just a few of the instruments you will hear in this lively and educational event. Throw in a few humorous stories and some group participation and you have one memorable show. We will also make musical
shakers out of recycled materials.

Tuesday Crafternoon

July 14, 2015
2:00 pm

Ages 9 - 14
Registration is required and begins on June 22
Feeling a bit bored? Looking for something to do on a hot summer afternoon? Come cool off in the library and have a great time hammering out a fantabulous sign for your room.

Groovy Nate

July 15, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
An entertainer who blends music, puppetry, movement, and comedy into one groovy experience.

Beverly Botsford

July 22, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Rock to the rhythms as this percussionist weaves music, movement, and the spoken word into a colorful, rhythmic tapestry.

"Movie" On Over to Crozet Library

July 23, 2015
2:00 pm

For ages 6 - 11
Registration is requested and begins on July 6. Drop-ins are always welcome
Meet up with your friends at the Crozet Library for an afternoon movie
(rated G or PG). JMRL will provide the popcorn – YOU bring a friend and
some get-comfortable-pillows. Call the Crozet Library for movie details.

Page Turners: A Book Group for Kids

July 30, 2015
2:00 pm

For ages 8 - 11
Registration is required and begins on July 6
Lily’s great at being a sleuth and keeping secrets, especially the enormous secret she’s kept from nearly everyone for two years. But this summer
brings along snooping, stealing, lying Tinny Bridges who has mysteries of her own and maybe even the knowledge of Lily’s mysterious past. Stop by the
library to get your free copy of “Secrets of Cicada Summer” by Andrea Beaty. Read it on your own and then join other Page Turners for an hour of book
club discussion and fun.

Gordon Avenue Library: 434.296.5544 | Email Us

Monkey Business

June 04, 2015
10:30 am

Registration is required and begins on June 2
Come monkey around with exciting stories, fingerplays, silly songs, and flannel stories! Designed to help independent 3, 4, and 5 year olds
practice that self-sufficiency (but accompanying adult welcome too) and develop early literacy skills to help them be ready to read and succeed.
Summer Session June 18 - July 30

Mother Goose Time Mondays 9:30

June 15, 2015
9:30 am

Registration is required and begins on June 2
Simple stories, rhymes, and songs for children under 24 months and caregiver. This special time supports early literacy and language skills by encouraging singing, playing, talking, and reading.
Summer Session June 15 - July 27

Reading Rumpus

June 15, 2015
10:30 am

No registration required
A lively, drop-in that brings books to life with participation, song, and movement. Designed for children up to 3 years and accompanying caregiver
to encourage early literacy and language.
Summer Session June 15 - July 27

Mother Goose Time Mondays 11:30

June 15, 2015
11:30 am

Registration is required and begins on June 2
Simple stories, rhymes, and songs for children under 24 months and caregiver. This special time supports early literacy and language skills by encouraging singing, playing, talking, and reading.
Summer Session June 15 - July 27

Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays

June 16, 2015
9:30 am

Registration is required and begins on June 2
Simple stories, rhymes, and songs for children under 24 months and caregiver. This special time supports early literacy and language skills by encouraging singing, playing, talking, and reading.
Summer Session June 16 - July 28

2's and 3's Together

June 16, 2015
10:30 am

Registration is required and begins on June 2
Stories, songs, movement and fingerplays designed for 2 and 3 year olds with accompanying adult. Fun ways to develop pre-literacy skills with Sing, Talk,
Read and Play.
Summer Session June 16 - July 28

Drop-In Stories & More

June 06, 2015
11:00 am

No registration required
Add some brain-building to your errands. Stop by on Saturdays for stories,
movement, and early literacy. Sing, Talk, Read and Play fun for the young.

21st Annual Ice Cream Social

June 08, 2015
6:30 pm

I scream, you scream... let’s share some ice cream. It’s time for Gordon Avenue Library’s traditional kick-off for summer fun. Get started in the Summer Reading Program, eat ice cream, and get decorated by Ginny Sieminski of Expressions! Face Painting.

Family Film Friday

June 12, 2015
2:00 pm

Rated PG For all ages
“The sun’ll come out…” Welcome the sunny days of summer with the 2014 version of “Annie.” Sing along to the new versions of the great songs, enjoy popcorn, and relax into summer.

SPCA Paws to Read

June 16, 2015
3:00 pm

For readers in grades K to 2 with a favorite adult
Reading times are limited: registration recommended and begins on week prior to each date
Improve reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a furry friend from the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA’s “Pawsitive Pet Therapy Team.” Come for a fifteen minute turn between 3:00 and 3:45, and we will have stuffed animals to read to while you wait.

Fun for the Young @ The Fralin

June 17, 2015
10:00 am

For ages 3 - 4
Start with a book and then go look! We visit The Fralin Art Museum to share stories, music, and movement. Then the docents invite the youngest
art patrons to explore the Museum. Stories will help enrich the art experience of the current exhibit.
To register or find out what exhibits will be highlighted, email
museumoutreach@virginia.edu or call 434-243-205l

Stories with a Twist

June 17, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Wild and wacky, magical and musical, goofy and glorious storytelling adventures with Barbara Lawson.

Reptiles Alive

June 24, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Welcome to the wonderful wild world of reptiles. Lisssten to snake secrets, laugh at lizard legends
and tingle to turtle tales.

Make it and Take it: Bell Bracelets

June 25, 2015
3:00 pm

For all ages with adult help
No registration required
Develop fine motor skills and practice needleless sewing with this colorful bracelet craft with bells for a wonderful wearable musical instrument.

Button Bonanza

June 27, 2015
2:00 pm

For all ages
No registration required
Decorate an initial with buttons to create a personalized art piece.

Einstein’s Monkey

July 01, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
A couple of guys who deliver an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can
clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of affair.

Rhythm Works Drumming

July 07, 2015
3:00 pm

Rising 3rd grade and up
Space is limited; registration recommended and begins on June 23
Let’s drum! Improvise your own musical compositions using West African drums and xylophones. National Board Certified teacher and musician, John Visel, will teach us to drum short echo phrases and rhymes and transform poems
into simple musical ensembles with conga drums, maracas, cowbells, shakers, and other instruments! The goal of this workshop is to make connections
between the syllabic rhythm of language and the sonic rhythm of music.

Bill Wellington

July 08, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Fantastically fun and exceptionally educational music and stories.

Family Film Day

July 10, 2015
2:00 pm

For all ages
No registration required
Let’s pretend we are at the drive-in and pull on in to watch the original Disney “Cars.”

Groovy Nate

July 15, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for age 3 and up
An entertainer who blends music, puppetry, movement, and comedy into one groovy experience.

Beverly Botsford

July 22, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Rock to the rhythms as this percussionist weaves music, movement, and the spoken word into a colorful, rhythmic tapestry.

Make It and Take It: Humming Harmonica

July 23, 2015
3:00 pm

For all ages with adult help
No registration required
Using popsicle sticks, make a litte buzzing harmonica that makes a big sound.

Special Page to Screen Family Movie

July 23, 2015
7:00 pm

For all ages
No registration required
Bring the family as folktale characters escape the pages and break into song in the film version of the Broadway musical, “Into the Woods.” Rated PG

Summer Shimmy Dance Party

August 13, 2015
10:30 am

Boogie, rock, shake it all about! A fun-filled active 30 minutes of dancing, dancing, dancing.

Family Film Friday

August 14, 2015
2:00 pm

For all ages
No registration required
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day” Rated PG. Read-along together the book that inspired the movie then settle in with popcorn to
enjoy the show.

Dinosaur Stomp & Chomp

August 20, 2015
10:30 am

Ages 2 - 5
Registration required and begins August 6
Come down to the swamp; join the dinosaur stomp; snack with a dinosaur chomp! Dino-mite stories, activities and a snack.

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Read and Rhyme Time

June 03, 2015
10:30 am

For ages 1-2 with an accompanying parent
Registration is not required. Siblings welcome
Learn about how to promote early literacy while toddlers and grownups enjoy short books, rhymes, fingerplays, a flannel story, and exuberant song and
movement, using scarves, shaker eggs, and rhythm instruments. Each class concludes with a craft and social playtime.

Story Book Beat

June 04, 2015
10:30 am

For ages 3 - 5, with or without caregiver or parent
Focus on a particular skill important to your child’s emerging literacy, highlighted for parents each week by our presenter. Listen to some books, enjoy a flannel story, sing and move to music, using scarves, bean bags, and rhythm instruments. Enjoy a craft and social playtime at conclusion of the
class.

Book Sharks of Greene

June 06, 2015
2:00 pm

Registration is required and ongoing. Please call or stop by the circulation desk to sign up the first time you come.

First Saturdays*: June 6, June 27, August 1
*July’s Meeting will be on June 27.

Led by guys, Sharks will read and discuss boy-oriented books, as well as enjoy snacks and other book related activities. The first 10 boys to arrive receive a free copy of the next book. Boys grades 4-9 are welcome to join at any time.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

June 08, 2015
6:00 pm

No registration required. Read to the Rhythm
Come to Greene County Library’s biggest annual event. Attractions include: special program by Batworld, moon bounce, ice cream, popcorn, face painting, live music, juggling, reptile row, petting zoo, and appearance by “Huckle” the cat from Richard Scarry’s books.

Rapunzels: A Book Group for Tween Girls

June 11, 2015
3:30 pm

Girls in grades 4-8 are welcome to join at any time
Registration is required and ongoing. Please call or stop by the circulation desk to sign up the first time you come.

Third Thursdays:
June 18, July 16, August 20

Read and discuss great books, and enjoy book-related snacks, crafts and games.The first 15 girls to arrive will receive a copy of next month's book. Girls in grades 4-8 are welcome to join at any time.

Reptiles Alive

June 16, 2015
11:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Welcome to the wonderful wild world of reptiles. Lisssten to snake secrets, laugh at lizard legends
and tingle to turtle tales.

Stories with a Twist

June 23, 2015
11:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Wild and wacky, magical and musical, goofy and glorious storytelling adventures with Barbara Lawson.

Einstein’s Monkey

July 07, 2015
11:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
A couple of guys who deliver an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of
affair.

Bill Wellington

July 14, 2015
11:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Fantastically fun and exceptionally educational music and stories.

Groovy Nate

July 21, 2015
11:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
An entertainer who blends music, puppetry, movement, and comedy into one groovy experience.

Beverly Botsford

July 28, 2015
11:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Rock to the rhythms as this percussionist weaves music, movement, and the spoken word into a colorful, rhythmic tapestry.

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Preschool Story Time

June 04, 2015
10:30 am

For ages 3 - 5
Come with your child for 30 minutes of fun with stories, flannel board and songs.

2015 Summer Reading Kickoff

June 09, 2015
2:00 pm

For all ages
Doris McCray and family will play music and refreshments will be provided by the JMRL friends.

Reptiles Alive

June 16, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Welcome to the wonderful wild world of reptiles. Lisssen to snake secrets, laugh at lizard legends
and tingle to turtle tales.

Stories with a Twist

June 23, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Wild and wacky, magical and musical, goofy and glorious storytelling adventures with Barbara Lawson.

Library Summer Fun Day

June 30, 2015
2:00 pm

Indoor action day games to get you moving, beachballs, duck games, Twister and hoola-hoop
contest. Music, prizes and fun for all.

Einstein’s Monkey

July 07, 2015
11:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
A couple of guys who deliver an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of
affair.

Bill Wellington

July 14, 2015
11:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Fantastically fun and exceptionally educational music and stories.

Groovy Nate

July 21, 2015
11:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
An entertainer who blends music, puppetry, movement, and comedy into one groovy experience.

Beverly Botsford

July 28, 2015
11:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Rock to the rhythms as this percussionist weaves music, movement, and the spoken word into a colorful, rhythmic tapestry.

LEGO at Louisa

August 04, 2015
2:00 pm

All ages welcome
Enjoy your last days before school starts with our fun time making lego creations. JMRL will have the blocks for your next creation provided.

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Stories Out Loud

June 03, 2015
10:30 am

No registration required
Preschool children will enjoy a fun half hour with engaging books, crafts, and activities, as they build their social, creative and early literacy skills.
July 29: Story Time on a School Bus
Join us on a big yellow bus for this week’s Stories Out Loud. It will be a fun way to give children experience with the bus before they start school.

June is Rose Month

June 01, 2015

For all ages
Enjoy books and information for all ages about the beautiful rose.

LEGO Wednesdays

June 03, 2015
4:00 pm

Bring your creativity and imagination. The library will supply the rest.

Summer Reading Kickoff

June 08, 2015
4:00 pm

For all ages
“Read to the Rhythm” is the theme for Summer Reading. Face painting, art projects, lots of activities, ice cream and information abound as this program begins.

Family Summer Movie Matinee

June 13, 2015
10:30 am

Cool off on selected Saturdays in the summer with popcorn and a movie for your family to enjoy.June 13: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" Rated PG
June 27: “Annie” Rated PG
July 18: “Into the Woods” Rated PG
August 8: “The Princess and the Frog” Rated G
August 29: “Planes: Fire and Rescue” Rated PG

Make & Take Creative Crafts

June 15, 2015

Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the pickup craft table for quick and easy projects to do at your
craft table for quick and easy projects to do at own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided.
June 15-20: Folding Rose
July 6-11: Intricate Coloring Page
August 17-22: Old Book Heart Design

Stories with a Twist

June 16, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Wild and wacky, magical and musical, goofy and glorious storytelling adventures with Barbara Lawson.

Reptiles Alive

June 23, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Welcome to the wonderful wild world of reptiles. Lisssten to snake secrets, laugh at lizard legends
and tingle to turtle tales.

Einstein’s Monkey

June 30, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
A couple of guys who deliver an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of
affair.

Celebrate America

July 03, 2015

For all ages
Enjoy books and information for all ages as we celebrate the birthday of our country.

Bill Wellington

July 07, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Fantastically fun and exceptionally educational music and stories.

Groovy Nate

July 14, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
An entertainer who blends music, puppetry, movement and comedy into one groovy experience.

Beverly Botsford

July 21, 2015
2:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Rock to the rhythms as this percussionist weaves music, movement, and the spoken word into a colorful, rhythmic tapestry.

Wacky Wednesday

July 22, 2015

For all ages
Visit the Nelson Memorial Library, find some wacky changes in the library (or the library staff) and win a
wacky prize.

Vesuvius Day

August 24, 2015

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

National Trail Mix Day

August 31, 2015

For all ages
Enjoy a sample of trail mix and ideas to help you hit the trail this fall as we close out our programs for the
summer.

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Two's & Three's Together Wednesdays

June 10, 2015
10:15 am

For 2 and 3 year olds with an accompanying adult
Registration required and begins on May 18
30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Summer Session June 10 - July 29

Preschool Pals Wednesdays

June 10, 2015
11:00 am

Designed for 3, 4, and 5 year olds
Registration required and begins on May 18
30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays who are ready to enjoy independent learning.
Summer Session June 10 - July 29

Preschool Pals Thursdays

June 11, 2015
10:15 am

Designed for 3,4, and 5 year olds
Registration required and begins on May 18
30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays who are ready to enjoy independent
learning.
Summer Session June 11 - July 30

Two's & Three's Together Thursdays

June 11, 2015
11:00 am

Designed for 2 and 3 year olds with an accompanying adult
Registration required and begins on May 18
30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Summer Session June 11 - July 30

Babies and Books

June 11, 2015
1:30 pm

For babies up to 24 months with accompanying adult
No registration is required
Babies enjoy 15 minutes of nursery rhymes, simple stories, fingerplays and songs followed by 15 minutes of play and social time.
Summer Session June 11 - July 30

Step-Up Stories

June 15, 2015
2:30 pm

For grades 1-3
No registration required but space is limited
45 minutes of exciting stories for school-aged children.
Summer Session June 15 - July 27

Northside Players Drama Club

June 01, 2015
4:00 pm

Grades 3 - 5
Registration required for each workshop and begins one month prior
Calling all actors, join us for a monthly theater workshop. We’ll explore improv, story theater, and puppetry, play fun theater games, and much more!
No experience necessary; just bring your creativity.

LEGO Mania

June 04, 2015
4:00 pm

Grades K-5
No resistration required, but space is limited
Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; we will
have the building blocks for your next great creation!

Family Night at the Movies

June 09, 2015
6:30 pm

No registration required but space is limited
Bring a blanket and pillows and join the library for family friendly movies.
Popcorn and drinks provided. All films rated G.
June 9"Trumpet of the Swan" 74 minutes
July 14"Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective,"80 minutes
August 11"Disney's Robin Hood," 83 minutes

Summer Reading Kickoff

June 12, 2015
2:00 pm

No registration required
Join the library as we celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading.

Rhythm Works Drumming

June 16, 2015
3:00 pm

Grades 3 - 5
Registration required and begins on June 2
Let’s drum! Improvise your own musical compositions using West African drums and xylophones. National Board Certified teacher and musician, John Visel, will teach us to drum short echo phrases and rhymes and transform poems
into simple musical ensembles with conga drums, maracas, cowbells, shakers, and other instruments! The goal of this workshop is to make connections
between the syllabic rhythm of language and the sonic rhythm of music.

Stories with a Twist

June 18, 2015
3:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Wild and wacky, magical and musical, goofy and glorious storytelling adventures with Barbara Lawson.

Girls of Summer Charlottesville

June 20, 2015
1:00 pm

No registration required and open to all ages
Children’s book authors Meg Medina and Gigi Amateau and the Junior League of Charlottesville present a celebration of girls, summer, and books. This popular Richmond program is coming to Charlottesville and will feature 2015 Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell, author of “El Deafo” and Marilyn Hilton, author of “Found Things.” Join us to hear from Cece and Marilyn, and for book signings, sweet treats, and fun book-related activities! For more information, email girlsofsummercville@gmail.com.

Books on the Big Screen:"Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

June 20, 2015
2:00 pm

No registration required but space is limited
It’s the very worst kind of day for Alexander, but there is a lot of humor too in this adaptation of the the classic book by Judith Viorst. Bring a blanket
and pillows to sit on. Popsicles, popcorn, and drinks provided.
Rated PG,108 minutes

Reptiles Alive

June 25, 2015
3:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Welcome to the wonderful wild world of reptiles. Lisssten to snake secrets, laugh at lizard legends
and tingle to turtle tales.

Book Bugs Book Group: Summer Edition

June 26, 2015
3:00 pm

For bookworms reading at an older elementary level (best for grades 4 and 5
Join the library for a 45-minute session of chatting about books, as well as snacks and games. Books will be provided.
June 26:"One Dog and His Boy" by Eva Ibbotson.
Registration required and begins on May 30
July 31:"The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity"
(Brixton Brothers)Registration required and begins on June 26

Einstein’s Monkey

July 02, 2015
3:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
A couple of guys who deliver an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of
affair.

Fancy Nancy: A Mini Musical

July 03, 2015
2:00 pm

No registration required but space is limited
Don your glamorous attire and join the Roanoke Children’s Theatre for the most elegant musical of the year! Nancy and her pals are dancing in a school recital! But when Bree lands the role of shimmering mermaid while Nancy’s an ordinary tree, Nancy realizes that “fancy” takes a dash of imagination! 30 minutes of music and fun.

Bill Wellington

July 09, 2015
3:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Fantastically fun and exceptionally educational music and stories.

Little Yogis: Yoga for Kids

July 10, 2015
10:30 am

Ages 2 - 6
Registration is required and begins on June 29
Join us for some bendable fun with a yoga class for child/caregiver led by an instructor from Bend Yoga. Activities include games, music, and imaginative
play.

Groovy Nate

July 16, 2015
3:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
An entertainer who blends music, puppetry, movement, and comedy into one groovy experience.

Fairy Houses

July 21, 2015
6:30 pm

Registration is required and begins July 7
A child must sign up with an adult to build one house together. Using mosses, sticks, acorns, and other natural materials, create a little dwelling for the fairy living in your house or garden. Class size is limited.

Beverly Botsford

July 23, 2015
3:00 pm

Best for ages 3 and up
Rock to the rhythms as this percussionist weaves music, movement, and the spoken word into a colorful, rhythmic tapestry.

Monticello's Historic Dance Workshop

July 30, 2015
2:00 pm

Recommended for ages 6 and up; adults welcome to accompany children
Registration required and begins on July 16
Have you ever wanted to dance at a ball? Join Susan Woodward from Monticello to explore historic dance from the days of Thomas Jefferson. Learn about the minuet, and then try out the dance steps of Mony Musk, one of Jefferson’s favorite tunes.

Wacky Wednesday

August 05, 2015

Find some wacky changes in the library (or library staff), and take home a
wacky prize.

Searching For...A Place Where Sunflowers Grow

August 13, 2015
3:00 pm

Grade 3 - 5. Adults welcome to accompany children
Registration required and begins on July 30
Interested in WWII? The Japanese American internment? Art as a means for solace and selfexpression? Amy Lee-Tai, local author of award winning picture book, “A Place Where Sunflowers Grow,” will be doing a reading and discussing the source of her inspiration -- her family’s experiences while living in a Japanese American internment camp. Author available for book signing after the program.

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Toddler Time

Wednesdays 10:00 am

For ages 2 and under
No registration required
A program for babies and toddlers emphasizing includes simple concepts, patterns, and unconditional acceptance. This 20-minute activity includes books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories.
Summer Session June 10-July 29

Reading Rocks

June 10, 2015
10:30 am

An independent activity for children ages 3-5.
No registration required
An independent activity for children ages 3-5. This 30-minute program introduces new concepts and ideas, increases vocabulary, improves listening skills, and promotes reading readiness.
Summer Session June 10 - July 29

Stories with a Twist

June 18, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Wild and wacky, magical and musical, goofy and glorious storytelling adventures with Barbara Lawson.

Saturday Matinee: “Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”

June 20, 2015
2:00 pm

No registration requiredJudith Viorst’s acclaimed children’s book comes to the big screen in this 2014 release. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day. Popcorn will be served. Rated PG. For the whole family.

Reptiles Alive

June 25, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Welcome to the wonderful wild world of reptiles. Lisssten to snake secrets, laugh at lizard legends and tingle to turtle tales.

Monday Afternoon Adventures: Piano Melody

June 29, 2015
2:00 pm

Grades 2 to 4
Registration required and limited to five students
Learn a simple tune in ten minutes. Piano teacher, Lauren Hartburg introduces the piano with a short one-on-one lesson for each student and then inspires them with a performance.

Einstein’s Monkey

July 02, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
A couple of guys who deliver an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of
affair.

Bill Wellington

July 09, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Fantastically fun and exceptionally educational music and stories.

Groovy Nate

July 16, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
An entertainer who blends music, puppetry, movement, and comedy into one groovy experience.

Saturday Matinee: “Big Hero 6”

July 18, 2015
2:00 pm

Inspired by Marvel Comics, a superhero team combats a masked villain. This Disney action comedy won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Popcorn will be served. Rated PG. For the whole family.

Beverly Botsford

July 23, 2015
10:00 am

Best for ages 3 and up
Rock to the rhythms as this percussionist weaves music, movement, and the spoken word into a colorful, rhythmic tapestry.

Wacky Wednesday

July 29, 2015

Find some wacky changes in the library and get a wacky prize. Inspired by the book"Wacky Wednesday" by Theo LeSieg.