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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Summer Reading Challenge

June 1 - August 31

Summer reading is not just for kids. JMRL hosts a summer reading challenge for all ages, including prizes, contests, displays and programs especially for teens. It's fun and FREE. more info

All prizes are provided by the Friends of the Library.

Central Library 434.979.7151 ext 4 | Email Us

Tech Petting Zoo With Linden Lab (Tween Tech Series)

August 03, 2016
2:00 pm

Ages 10-15.
Drop by to learn about the latest in virtual reality with special guests from Linden Lab. They will share what they do as virtual entertainment developers and demo the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Then try out some of the library’s tech toys like an Ozobot mini-robot and the 3-D Doodle Pen.

Harry Potter Movie Series

August 04, 2016
2:00 pm

All ages.
Thursdays at 2pm
July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11
Celebrate the publication of the new Harry Potter book by watching some of the Harry Potter movies.

  • July 21: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, PG, 2 hours 32 minutes
  • July 28: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, PG, 2 hours 41 minutes
  • August 4: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, PG, 2 hours 22 minutes
  • August 11: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, PG-13, 2 hours 37 minutes

Make It @ the Library

August 10, 2016
2:00 pm

Ages 10-15.

Second Wednesdays (except July):
June 8, August 10

Kickstart your creativity with the library’s Pop­up MakerSpace. Each month will feature several projects focused on a theme. Not interested in the theme? All MakerSpace supplies are available at every session, so you can create your own project.

Teen Book Group

August 17, 2016
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12
Registration ongoing. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to sign up. Free books for the first 5 to register.

Third Wednesdays at 2pm
Join other teen book lovers to discuss titles chosen by the group. Refreshments are served.

Table Top Games

August 24, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Whether you prefer old favorites like “Apples to Apples” and “Jenga” or would like to try something new, drop by the library for an afternoon of low-tech games and snacks.

Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | Email Us

Teen Film Club

July 29, 2016
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Monthly on Fridays:
June 24, July 29, August 5

Come cool off at the Crozet Library with a free movie event! Enjoy a film with friends and do a related activity or craft afterward. Film titles TBD.

Guitar Workshop with Seth Hayes

August 02, 2016
6:30 pm

Ages 11 and up.

Bring your own instrument and learn about how to play the guitar with lessons from local instructor Seth Hayes. Ages 11+.

  • June 7: Foundations of Guitar Good for those who know nothing about the guitar, but want to learn. Required registration begins May 24.
  • July 5: Basics of Song-Playing: Chords and Rhythm
    Good for beginners who are ready to take the next step to playing music. Required registration begins June 21.
  • August 2:How to Play Songs You Love on the Guitar Good for students who know how to play some chords and understand basic rhythm and want put it together in a song. Required registration begins July 19.

Musings: A Teen Writer's Workshop

August 02, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 7-12.
Registration recommended. Drop-ins are always welcome.

First Tuesdays:
June 7, July 5, August 2

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 and receive helpful feedback.

Relief Printmaking Workshop With Virginia Thompson

August 10, 2016
6:30 pm

Ages 14 and up.
Registration is required and begins July 27.

Learn to create relief prints with carving tools and water-based inks. You’ll leave with your printing block and notecards with your print. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring images and sketches to draw from.

End of Summer Teen Pizza Party

August 16, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Our final hurrah before the end of the summer. Eat pizza, rave about the books you read and shows you watched, give feedback on summer programs, and play minute to win it games. Our bronze, silver, and gold medal-winning books will be revealed at the end.

Stitches Handcraft Group

August 30, 2016
4:30 pm

Ages 8+

Last Tuesdays:
June 28, July 26, August 30

Bring any handwork project you’re working on or are interested in learning, and join this group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | Email Us

Advisory Committee of Teens (ACT)

August 03, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

First Wednesdays:
June 1, July 6, August 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.

Mario Kart 8 Tournament

August 05, 2016
2:00 pm

Grades 5-12
Registration required and begins July 22.

Are you awesome at Mario Kart? Do you rule the Rainbow Road? Come show off those driving skills in a chance to win some prizes. All gaming materials will be provided. Players may remain for the entire tournament and cheer on their friends.

Teen Pathfinder Gaming Group

August 10, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins May 25. Limit: 6 participants.

Second & Fourth Wednesdays:
June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24

A beginner's group for 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.

Fencing for the Win

August 13, 2016
2:00 pm

All ages.
Join us for a fencing demonstration with Blue Ridge Fencing Center. They will be demonstrating the olympic sport of fencing, including historical techniques and some hands on fun.

Graphically Speaking: Graphic Novel/Manga Book Group

August 16, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 7-12.
Registration required and begins June 7. Free copies of the book for the first 7 to sign up.

Third Tuesdays:
June 21, July 19, August 16

Come and join other teens to discuss and read great graphic novels, manga and more. Light snacks will be provided.

  • Jun 21: The Ancient Magus' Bride by Kore Yamazaki
  • Jul 19: School-Live! by Norimitsu Kaihou
  • Aug 16: Haikyu!! by Haruichi Furudate

Teen Murder Mystery: Causality Carnival

August 17, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 5-12.
Registration required and begins on August 3.

The Advisory Committee of Teens invites you to a night of clues, sleuthing, and fun. You’ll question suspects, examine evidence, and attempt to solve the mystery. We’ll have prizes and treats.

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | Email Us

Duct Tape Crafts

August 03, 2016
3:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins July 20.

Back by popular demand. Make something fun and colorful using your choice of duct tape. Instructions for a variety of items will be available.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

August 10, 2016
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is recommended and ongoing. New members are always welcome.

Monthly on Wednesdays:
June 8, July 13, August 10

What’s the most fun way to earn volunteer hours? Come to TAB at the Greene County Library, and help plan teen programs. Snacks provided.

Rapunzels: A Book Group for Tween Girls

August 18, 2016
3:30 pm

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

Third Thursdays (Tuesdays in June & July):
May 19, *June 21, *July 19, August 18
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.

Bibliophiles: A Teen Book Club

August 24, 2016
3:30 pm

Grades 8-12.
Registration is recommended and ongoing. New members are always welcome.

Monthly on Wednesdays:
June 22, July 27, August 24

Join other teen book lovers to discuss titles chosen by the group. The first 9 teens to arrive at each meeting receive a copy of the next month’s book.

Louisa County Library 540.894.5853 | Email Us

Friday Family Movies

July 29, 2016
1:00 pm

Every other Friday (June 3 - July 29)

Relax and enjoy a free movie, drinks, and popcorn.

June 3: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, PG-13)
June 17: Pan (2015, PG)
July 1: Max (2015, PG)
July 15:The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015, TV)
July 29: Zootopia (2016, PG)

Theater Games With TAB

August 01, 2016
2:00 pm

Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Members of the TAB will lead theatre games, improv, and lots more. Whether you are a super star or shy as a mouse, join us for a fun afternoon of games!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

August 12, 2016
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Second Fridays (NEW DAY):
June 10, July 8, August 12

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 will receive volunteer hours for their participation in TAB. Please call the library with questions.

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | Email Us

Summer Snack Location

July 29, 2016
11:00 am


Any child under the age of 18 will be able to get a free snack from 11am to 1pm Monday through Friday at Nelson Memorial Library. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Food Bank and the Virginia No Kid Hungry program.

Harry Potter Party

August 01, 2016
4:00 pm

All ages.
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.

Family Movie Matinee

August 05, 2016
2:00 pm

All ages.
Take a break and cool off throughout the summer for some family movie fun.

  • June 24: Zootopia (2015)
  • July 8: The Good Dinosaur (2015)
  • July 22: Open Season: Scared Silly (2015)
  • August 5: Norm of the North (2016)

Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

August 25, 2016

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

Northside Library 434.973.7893 | Email Us

Northside Makerspace

July 30, 2016
10:30 am

Ages 11+; patrons 11-­15 must be accompanied by adult 16 or older.
Registration required.

Tuesdays at 6-­8pm, Thursdays (resuming in August) at 3­-5pm, & Saturdays 10:30am-­12:30pm

Northside’s makerspace includes a 3D printer studio with Makerbot software & a recording studio. Recording equipment includes a microphone, amp, keyboard, and laptops with GarageBand loaded on them. Both spaces are free to use. Contact the Teen Desk for more information.

Anime Club

August 01, 2016
6:30 pm

Monthly on Mondays:
June 6, July 11, August 1

Explore Japanese culture and watch episodes of your favorite anime with friends while enjoying snacks and Pocky. Show ratings range from TV-G to TV-14.

Northside Makerspace

August 02, 2016
6:00 pm

Ages 11+; patrons 11-­15 must be accompanied by adult 16 or older.
Registration required.

Tuesdays at 6-­8pm, Thursdays (resuming in August) at 3­-5pm, & Saturdays 10:30am-­12:30pm

Northside’s makerspace includes a 3D printer studio with Makerbot software & a recording studio. Recording equipment includes a microphone, amp, keyboard, and laptops with GarageBand loaded on them. Both spaces are free to use. Contact the Teen Desk for more information.

Money Adventure: Financial Literacy Workshop with UVA Community Credit Union

August 03, 2016
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins two weeks before program date.

Part of the Urban Survival 101 series. It's important to learn about money at a young age; and one of the best ways to learn is through a fun activity. Money Adventure gives teens a taste of the real world, complete with a career, salary, and even kids! The adventure begins when they have to buy a
house, food, and pay for child care. They may make mistakes, but this is the best place for them to learn from them!

Stick Binding Postcard Book

August 03, 2016
6:30 pm

Ages 14 and up.
Registration is required and begins July 13.

Postcards are visually beautiful and help us relive happy memories, but organizing them in a way that enables us to easily access and enjoy them is another matter. Using a simple stick binding method, you will bind your collection into an attractive and artistic book you will be proud to read and share with others. Bring your own postcards.

Northside Makerspace

August 04, 2016
3:00 pm

Ages 11+; patrons 11-­15 must be accompanied by adult 16 or older.
Registration required.

Tuesdays at 6-­8pm, Thursdays (resuming in August) at 3­-5pm , & Saturdays 10:30am-­12:30pm

Northside’s makerspace includes a 3D printer studio with Makerbot software & a recording studio. Recording equipment includes a microphone, amp, keyboard, and laptops with GarageBand loaded on them. Both spaces are free to use. Contact the Teen Desk for more information.

Game Night

August 08, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

Monthly on Mondays:
June 13, July 18, August 8

Wii U, XBox Kinect, board games, and snacks. Come with a friend or meet new people.

Family Night at the Movies

August 09, 2016
6:30 pm

All ages.

Bring a blanket and pillows and join us for family friendly movies. Popcorn and drinks provided.

  • June 14: Inside Out (PG, 2015)
  • July 12: Aladdin (G, 1992)
  • August 9: Minions (PG, 2015)

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

August 10, 2016
5:00 pm

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

Monthly on Wednesdays:
June 8, July 13, August 10

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.

Books on the Big Screen

August 13, 2016
2:00 pm

All ages.
Bring a blanket and pillows and join us for these book to movie adaptations. Popcorn and drinks provided.

  • June 25: Cinderella (PG, 2015)
  • July 23: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG, 2001)
  • August 13: Goosebumps (PG, 2015)

Color Me Happy

August 13, 2016
2:00 pm

Ages 14+
Second & Fourth Saturdays

Discover the joy of adult coloring books. We’ll provide the coloring sheets and the colored pencils. Come relax for awhile or for the whole time. Hot and cold drinks will be provided.

Northside Minecraft Club

August 16, 2016
4:00 pm

Grades 3-12.
Registration required to play in the computer classroom and begins two weeks before program date. Additional open server hours will be announced throughout the summer.

Third Tuesdays:
June 21, July 19, August 16

Minecrafters, join us for a different challenge each month. The server will be open for approved users to build, explore, and hang out with fellow Minecrafters. Featuring a common spawn-­point, participants can mine, build, and craft in the library's world in a safe, enjoyable environment.

Wired Wednesday

August 17, 2016
5:00 pm

Ages 11 and up
Registration required and begins two weeks before program date.

Monthly on Wednesdays
Interested in Northside’s Makerspace? Learn how to use a different piece of tech or software each session.

  • June 15 at 5pm: Makey Makey Mayhem Program and use MaKey MaKey micro-controllers during this hands-on (and a little bit messy) workshop.
  • July 27 at 2pm: GarageBand Join expert Trevor Williams of Cville Tech Tutors to learn how to use GarageBand.
  • August 17 at 5pm: TinkerCAD Learn the basics of designing for 3D printing with TinkerCAD, an easiest-to-use (and free!) CAD program, and leave the program with a self-designed keychain file.

Thursdays After Six

August 18, 2016
6:00 pm

Bring your chair to the back patio, and enjoy some live music from local musicians. This is a program for all ages. You can even dance in the parking lot! In case of inclement weather or extreme heat, the program will be moved indoors to the meeting room.

  • June 16: Rivanna Winds
  • July 21: CANCELLED
  • August 18: Jim Howe Trio

Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | Email Us

Teen Movie Club

August 16, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Tuesdays, July 12, August 16.

Popcorn will be served. Discussion follows the viewing.

  • July 12: Ghostbusters
  • August 16: Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Teen Advisory Board

August 23, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

Monthly on Tuesdays:
June 21, July 19, August 23

Help plan teen programs. Come 30 minutes before the Inklings book club meeting to voice your concerns and wishes.

Inklings: A Book Club

August 23, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Monthly on Tuesdays:
June 21, July 19, August 23

Join the Scottsville Library’s long­running teen book club, The Inklings, for a fun and lively conversation. Pick up your free book at the circulation desk.

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