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

Make & Take Projects

January 02, 2015
12:00 am

Age 11 and up
Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the Lower Level of the Central Library for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided.

  • January: Snowflakes
  • February: Valentines
  • March: Mehndi
  • April: Collage Poetry
  • May: Blackout Comics

Central Teen Advisory Board

January 07, 2015
4:30 pm

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

Monthly on the first Wednesday:
January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6

Central TAB is looking for new members. Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan teen programs, displays, and activities. The major Spring project is "read for a Cause" to benefit Charlottesville's Books on Bikes program. Refreshments provided.

Make It @ the Library

January 14, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Drop in

Monthly on the second Wednesday:
January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13

Kickstart your creativity with our monthly Pop-up MakerSpace. Start with our monthly project or use supplies on hand to make your own project.

  • January: Build a simple automaton
  • February: Animation, Cartooning, Book Trailers
  • March: Architecture Challenge - Legos & More (A Big Read Program)
  • April: T-shirt Decoration (Bring your own T-shirt!)
  • May: Build a scribbling machine

Central Teen Book Group

January 21, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Registration ongoing. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to sign up. Limit 15 participants. Free books for the first 8 to register. Content and reading level of the books will be geared toward ages 13 and up.

Monthly on the third Wednesday:
January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20

Join other teens in discussing graphic novels and other books. Refreshments served. Check the blog at GSTS blog for updates on what the group's activities.

Teen Movie Afternoon

January 24, 2015
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12 Grades 6-12
Registration recommended. Call 434.979.7151 x4 beginning January 5 to sign up.

Warm up on a cold January afternoon with "Guardians of the Galaxy" and popcorn. Movie rating is PG-13.

Money Matters

January 27, 2015
7:00 pm

Grades 6-9
Required registration begins January 6. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to sign up.

Middle schoolers, learn to make the most of your money at this seminar presented by Michael Shaffer of Carter Bank & trust. Topics include saving money, setting financial goals, and creating a personal financial plan.

What's Up Wednesdays

January 28, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Drop in.

Monthly on the fourth Wednesday.
January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 27

Hang out at the library for games, crafts, and snacks. Play along with the day's activity or do your own thing with friends.

  • January: Unplugged games afternoon
  • February: Zendoodle
  • March: Monogram bottle cap magnets (A Big Read program)
  • April: Get your sillies on with crazy challenges
  • May: Recycled CD decorations

Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | crozet@jmrl.org

Stitches: a Handcraft Group for Ages 8-108

December 30, 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 youíre working on (or interested in learning) and join this fun group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing.

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.

Musings: A Teen Writer's Workshop

January 06, 2015
6:30 pm

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

Monthly on the first Tuesday:
January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5

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.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

January 20, 2015
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

Monthly on the following Tuesdays:
January 20, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 19

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

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | gordon@jmrl.org

Advisory Committee of Teens (ACT)

January 07, 2015
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

Monthly on the first Wednesday:
January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6

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. Itís your chance to make the library your own.

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | greene@jmrl.org

The Book Sharks of Greene

January 03, 2015
2:00 pm

Grades 4-7.
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.

Monthly on the first Saturday:
January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2

Guys will read and discuss boy-oriented books, as well as snack and do other book related activities. The first 10 boys to arrive receive a copy of next monthís book.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

January 14, 2015
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.

Monthly on the second Wednesday:
January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13

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.

Louisa County Library 540.894.5853 | louisa@jmrl.org

Teen Advisory Board

January 12, 2015
4:00 pm

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

Monthly on the following Mondays:
January 12, February 9, March 9, April 20, May 11.

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

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | nelson@jmrl.org

Events in this category will displayed in the coming months

Northside Library 434.973.7893 | northside@jmrl.org

Anime Club

January 05, 2015
6:30 pm

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

Monthly on the following Mondays:
January 5, February 2, March 16, April 6, May 4

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

Game Night

January 12, 2015
6:30 pm

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

Monthly on the following Mondays:
January 12, February 9, March 23, April 20, May 11

Wii, PS2, board games, and prizes. Come with a friend or meet new people.

NEW! Chapter Chat Book Club

January 26, 2015
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

January 26, 2015
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.

Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | scottsville@jmrl.org

Inklings: A Book Club for Grades 6-12

January 06, 2015
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Monthly on the following Tuesdays:
January 6, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19

Join the Scottsville Libraryís long-running 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.