JMRL Teen Page

If you’re a teenager in grades 6 - 12, or a parent, teacher, or other adult who works with teens, Young Adult Services at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library has you covered!


Current Programs

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Central Library 434.979.7151 ext 215 | jmrlya@jmrl.org

Chess Saturday

November 22, 2014
2:00 pm

Ages 8-12.
Registration required. Call 434.979.7151 x3 to register beginning Saturday, November 1.

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. Space is limited.

Central Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 03, 2014
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Call Angela at 434.979.7151 x4 with questions.

First Wednesday of the month:
September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3.

  • Help plan events like Star Wars Reads Day or International Games Day.
  • Create and run a life-sized Candyland for the Children’s Department.
  • Organize and promote a Teen “Read For A Cause” fundraiser for charity.


Central Library TAB is looking for new members! Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan teen programs, displays, and activities. Want to help but can’t make the meeting time? We’ll figure out a way to work around your schedule so you can be a part of these projects. Refreshments provided.

Create It @ The Library: A Teen Pop-Up MakerSpace

December 10, 2014
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Drop in.

Second Wednesday of the month:
September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10. 4:30-6 pm
Kickstart your creativity with our monthly project or use supplies on hand to make your own project. From duct tape and washi tape crafts to light-up cards, there's something for everyone.

  • September: Bottle cap magnets and pins.
  • October: Duct tape and washi tape.
  • November: Book cart bling!
  • December: Light-up cards.

GSTS -- Graphically Speaking and Then Some Teen Book Group

December 17, 2014
4:30 pm

Content and reading level of the books discussed will be geared toward ages 13 and up.
Registration ongoing. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to sign up. Limit: 15 participants. Free copies of the books for the first 8 to register.

Third Wednesday of the month:
September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17. 4:30-5:30 pm

Join other teens in discussing graphic novels and other books. Refreshments served. For the latest updates on books we're reading, check out the GSTS blog.

Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | crozet@jmrl.org

Stitches: a Handcraft Group for Ages 8-108

November 25, 2014
4:30 pm

All ages.
Drop-ins are always welcome.

Last Tuesday of the month:
September 30, October 28, November 25, December 30.

Knitters, beaders, stitchers - come one, come all! Bring any project you’re working on (or interested in learning) and join this fun group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing.

The Literati: A Book Club for Older Teens

November 25, 2014
6:00 pm

The Literati Book Club is geared toward those ages 14 through 18.
Required registration begins on Tuesday, October 28. Limit: 10 participants.

“One girl’s voice breaks the silence of history…” This month we will chat about a dramatic, moving novel set in the Soviet Union during World War 2, Between Shades of Gray. The Literati Book Club is geared toward those ages 14 through 18. Refreshments served and a free copy of the book is included!

Musings: A Teen Writer's Workshop

December 02, 2014
6:30 pm

Ages 13-18.
Drop-ins are always welcome.

First Tuesday of the month:
September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2. 6:30 pm

Interested in creative writing? Join other teen writers every month to stretch the imagination with new techniques and diverse prompts that will inspire your creative writing process. Feel free to bring any of your writing with you. This is a great opportunity to hone your writing skills, share your work, and receive helpful feedback.

Harry Potter Yule Ball

December 05, 2014
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Register and pick up a special required invitation from the sorting hat beginning on November 14.

Wizards and muggles are invited to dust off their brooms and fly over to the Crozet Library for a magical winter celebration. Semi-formal attire or costumes of all wizarding types are encouraged!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 09, 2014
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

Tuesdays, September 9, October 14, November 18, December 9.

We need your ideas! Be a part of the Crozet Library Teen Advisory Board! Help us plan and lead teen programs, displays, and activities. Members will enjoy yummy snacks and receive volunteer hours for their participation with TAB. It’s your library - Make a difference!

Sew Fun!

December 10, 2014
4:30 pm

Ages 9-14.
Required registration begins on Monday, November 17.

Just in time for the holidays. Join other needle workers in stitching up a fantastic little something that is present-worthy! No prior sewing experience necessary.

Book to Film Club

December 30, 2014
5:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration requested and begins on Tuesday, December 9.

The Teen Book to Film series features films based on classic and popular books with discussion afterward. Call the library for movie details. Popcorn served.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | gordon@jmrl.org

Teen Screen Saturdays: Teen Movies

November 22, 2014
2:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
No registration required.

Saturdays, September 27, October 25, November 22. 2:30 pm
Saturday, December 13. 1:30 pm
The December movie will be a special showing of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Relax and enjoy a free movie and popcorn each month just for teens. You choose and vote on what we watch. Check with the library to see what movie will be playing.

Advisory Committee of Teens (ACT)

December 03, 2014
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

First Wednesday of the month:
September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3.

Be a part of something big. Plan teen stuff for the Library, create displays, share good books, and more. Snacks will be provided and members can receive volunteer hours for participation. It’s your chance to make the Library your own.

Teen Screen Saturdays: Teen Movies

December 13, 2014
1:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
No registration required.

Relax and enjoy a free movie and popcorn each month just for teens. You choose and vote on what we watch. Check with the library to see what movie will be playing. The December movie will be a special showing of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Pathfinder Gaming Group

December 17, 2014
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins on Wednesday, September 3. Limit: 6 participants.

Wednesdays, September 17, October 15, December 17.

A beginner's group for grades 6-12 playing Pathfinder RPG (Role Playing Game). Materials and snacks provided, so all you need to bring is your creativity and dice if you've got them.

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | greene@jmrl.org

Bibliophiles: A Teen Book Club

November 26, 2014
3:30 pm

Ages 13-18.
Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 434.985.5227 or stop by the desk at the Greene County Library to sign up.

Wednesdays, September 24, October 22, November 26, December 17.

Enjoy an afternoon of book discussion, snacks, and laughs with other Greene County teens. The first 9 teens to arrive at each meeting receive a copy of the next month’s book.

Hack the Holiday Card

December 05, 2014
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and limited to 8 participants. Please call 434.985.5227 or stop by the desk at the Greene County Library to sign up.

Play around with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, the building blocks of the web, with Kim Wilkens of Tech-Girls. Learn to recognize the tags of these languages so you can build your own web page! Then use your new skills to remix the Let It Snow Thimble project. Finish the evening with some holiday refreshments. No previous experience required.

The Book Sharks of Greene **Led by guys! And now meets year 'round!**

December 06, 2014
2:00 pm

Boys ages 9-13 are welcome to join at any time.
Registration is required and ongoing. Please call 434.985.5227 or stop by the circulation desk at the Greene County Library to sign up the first time you come.

First Saturday of the month: *Exception* The September meeting is on the 13th. October 4, November 1, December 6.

Sharks will read and discuss boy- oriented books, including high adventure, mystery, danger, and laughs, as well as enjoy snacks and other book related activities. The first 10 boys to arrive receive a copy of next month’s book.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 10, 2014
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended but not required. Please call 434.985.5227 or stop by the circulation desk at Greene County Library to sign up the first time you come.

Second Wednesday of the month:
September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10.

Do you have an idea for the Library? The TAB chooses teen programs, runs a book club, decorates the YA corner, writes book reviews, and more. The Library provides snacks, and participants receive volunteer hours for attending.

The Rapunzels: A Book Group for Tween Girls

December 18, 2014
3:30 pm

Girls ages 9-13 are welcome to join at any time.
Registration is required and ongoing. Please call 434.985.5227 or stop by the circulation desk at the Greene County Library to sign up the first time you come.

Third Thursday of the month: September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18.

The Rapunzels read and discuss great books, and enjoy book related snacks, crafts, and games. The first 15 girls to arrive receive a copy of next month’s book.

Louisa County Library 540.894.5853 | louisa@jmrl.org

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 08, 2014
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration requested but not required. Please call 540.894.5853 with questions.

Second Monday of the month:
September 8, November 10, December 8.

This is your chance to be heard when it comes to programming at the Louisa County Library. Help plan teen programs and activities! Snacks and drinks will be provided and participants receive volunteer hours for their participation in TAB.

Well Versed Poetry Group

December 15, 2014
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration requested but not required.

Third Monday of the month:
September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15.

Free form poetry group. Meet to read, write, discuss, and more! Snacks and drinks are provided. New members always welcome.

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | nelson@jmrl.org

Holiday Craft Time

December 08, 2014
6:30 pm

Ages 8 and up.
Required registration begins on Monday, November 24. Limit: 15 participants.

Celebrate the season by creating beautiful wooden snowflakes.

Northside Library 434.973.7893 | northside@jmrl.org

NEW! Chapter Chat Book Club

November 24, 2014
6:00 pm

Ages 11-14.
Required registration is ongoing. The first 10 registered will receive a free copy of the book!

Monday nights: September 29, October 27, November 24, December 15, January 26.

Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks! Books to be read in November and December will be chosen by the group.

NEW! Book Buzz Book Club

November 24, 2014
7:15 pm

Ages 14-18.
Required registration is ongoing. The first 10 registered will receive a free copy of the book!

Monday nights: September 29, October 27, November 24, December 15, January 26.

Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks! Books to be read in November and December will be chosen by the group.

Anime Club

December 01, 2014
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is recommended but not required.

Monday nights: September 8, October 6, November 3, December 1.

Watch episodes of your favorite anime with friends while enjoying snacks and pocky! Show ratings range from TV-G to TV-14.

Cosplay

December 01, 2014
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is recommended but not required.

Dress up for this special meeting of Anime Club and enjoy cake and trivia! Show ratings range from TV-G to TV-14.

Holiday Treats

December 03, 2014
6:30 pm

This is a joint teen/adult program.
Registration begins on Wednesday, November 12. Class size is limited.

Laurie Blakey, co-owner/operator of Pearl’s Bake Shoppe on West Main Street will teach you to create your own confectionary holiday treats.

Game Night

December 08, 2014
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is recommended but not required.

Monday nights: September 15, October 20, November 10, December 8.

Wii, board games, snacks, and more! Come with a friend or meet new people.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 10, 2014
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is recommended but not required.

Wednesdays, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10.

We need your help! Come be a part of the Northside Teen Advisory Board. Help create displays, plan programs and activities while earning volunteer hours. Enjoy snacks and meet new people!

Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | scottsville@jmrl.org

Events in this category will displayed in the coming months

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.