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!


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Animanga Book Club

January 17, 2017
4:30 pm

Grades 7-12.
Registration required and begins December 20. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to register. Free copies of the book for the first 7 to sign up.

Third Tuesdays:
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16

Come and join other teens to discuss and read great manga and watch the anime adaption. Light snacks will be provided.

  • Jan 17: Black Clover by Yuki Tabata
  • Feb 21: Akame Ga Kill by Takahiro
  • Mar 21: Haven't You Heard? I’m Sakamoto by Nami Sano
  • Apr 18: Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui
  • May 16: RE: Zero by Daichi Matsuse

Pizza & Paperbacks

January 18, 2017
4:30 pm

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

Third Wednesdays:
January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17

Join other teen book lovers to discuss titles chosen by the group. Refreshments are served. In March, the group will read Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones in celebration of the Big Read.

January: Panic by Lauren Oliver
February: Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony
March: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
April: We Should Hangout Sometime by Josh Sunquist

Tech Series

February 01, 2017
6:00 pm

Ages 14+
For more inquiries contact Liz at erapp@jmrl.org or call 434.979.7151 x4.

Wednesdays: January 4, February 1, March 1. 6-7pm
Saturday, April 1. 1-2pm

Adults and teens 14+ can come and learn about various technologies with John LeMasney, a Virginia based artist, designer, and photographer. Topics include: Making Photos Great for Free; Introduction to the Internet of Things and Home Ecosystems; Analytics or the Art of Discovering your Audience; and Design for the Non-Designer.

Cookie Creations

February 07, 2017
6:30 pm

Ages 14+
Registration is required and begins January 26. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to register.

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

Tinkering with Tech

February 08, 2017
4:30 pm

Ages 10-15.
Second Wednesdays:*
January 11, February 8, March 8, May 10
*No meeting in April

Kickstart your creativity with the library’s Popup MakerSpace. Each month will feature several projects focused on STEAM. All MakerSpace supplies are available at every session, so you can create your own project.

January: Embroidery Headphones/USB Cords

Chess Saturday

February 11, 2017
2:00 pm

Grades 1-7.
Registration is required and begins January 28. Call 434.979.7151 x3 to register.

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.

Princeton Review College Test Prep: SAT Strategy Session

February 18, 2017
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and begins February 4. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to register.

A representative from the Princeton Review will be presenting strategies and tips for taking the SAT.

French Film Fest Screening

February 26, 2017
2:00 pm

Showing: Adama, le Monde des Souffles (2015). In partnership with UVA French Film Festival.

Minecraft Building Competition (BIG READ)

March 04, 2017
2:00 pm

Grades 5-12
Registration is required and begins February 18. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to register.

Teens are welcome to compete in a friendly Minecraft building challenge! Attendees will be given a surprise structure theme to build in 1 hour. Bring your own device.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

March 07, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

First Tuesdays:*
January 3, March 7, May 2
*No meetings in February & April

Take action for literacy by joining the Central Teen Advisory Board. Build your leadership skills and earn volunteer hours by helping to plan activities and events at the library. Call the Central Teen Librarian at 434.979.7151 x4 with questions.

Coding Decoded (BIG READ)

March 18, 2017
2:00 pm

Grades 4-8.
Registration is required and begins February 18. Call 434.979.7151 x3 to register.

Tinker with code; learn basic coding with our Ozobots, try your hand at Scratch coding, and more. No experience necessary.

Tech Series

April 01, 2017
1:00 pm

Ages 14+
For more inquiries contact Liz at erapp@jmrl.org or call 434.979.7151 x4.

Adults and teens 14+ can come and learn about various technologies with John LeMasney, a Virginia based artist, designer, and photographer. Topics include: Making Photos Great for Free; Introduction to the Internet of Things and Home Ecosystems; Analytics or the Art of Discovering your Audience; and Design for the Non-Designer.

Fanfiction Writing Group

April 12, 2017
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Registration required and begins on March 29. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to register.

This workshop offers the chance to share your writing, get feedback from like-minded peers, sharpen your skills, and discuss a variety of topics. Use your words!

Poetry on the Steps

April 20, 2017
7:00 pm

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with an open mic poetry reading. Meet us beneath the towering oaks on the library steps to read a few of your favorite poems, or just come to listen. Original poems and old favorites are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Rain site: Children’s Room.

Library Cosplay Cafe

May 27, 2017
2:30 pm

Grades 5-12
Registration is required and begins May 13. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to register.

Dress in your favorite cosplay and prepare to be served an array of great manga, tea, Japanese inspired snacks and big screen AMVs (Anime Music Videos). End your afternoon with our costume contest.

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Exam Cram

January 17, 2017
4:00 pm

Monday, January 9: 4-9pm
Tuesday, January 10: 4-9pm
Wednesday, January 11: 4-9pm
Thursday, January 12: 4-9pm (extended hours)
Saturday, January 14: 9am-5pm
Tuesday, January 17: 4-9pm
Wednesday, January 18: 4-9pm

Need a place to study or meet for a group project? The Crozet Library will have reserved space and extended hours for high school students studying for midterm exams. Free snacks and beverages will be available to help fuel your concentration. Contact the library for more information and to reserve a group study room (these fill up quickly!)

Youth Gaming Club

January 18, 2017
6:00 pm

Grades 5-12. Children under age 10 must have an attending caregiver.
Registration recommended, but walk-ins welcome.

Every other Wednesday:
January 18; February 1, 15; March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24

Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and all other tabletop gaming are welcome.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

January 24, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Monthly on Tuesdays:
January 24, February 21, March 14, April 11, May 9

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

Warm Winter Read-In

January 24, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

It’s hard to make time to read for fun when school and life are so busy. Here’s your excuse! Join us for warm drinks, cozy blankets, and an evening of relaxing reading.

Stitches Handcraft Group

January 31, 2017
4:30 pm

Ages 8 - adult.

Last Tuesdays:
January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 30

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

R.A.D. (Read and Discuss) Teen Book Club

January 31, 2017
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Tuesdays, January 31 and April 25.

Free copy of the book included on a first come, first served basis.

  • Jan 31: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
    Registration required and begins December 30
  • Apr 25: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
    Registration required and begins March 27.

How to Revise Your Creative Writing

February 07, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6 through adult.

You’ve written a story, now what? Learn techniques for revising your plot, fixing your mushy middle, making your sentences sing, and helping your characters leap off the page. Perfect for NaNoWriMo participants ready for the next step.

Musings: A Teen Writer's Workshop

February 07, 2017
6:30 pm

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

First Tuesdays:
January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2

Join other teen writers every month to stretch your imagination with new techniques and diverse prompts that will inspire your creative writing process. Feel free to bring writing or art samples with you and receive helpful feedback.

A Valentine for That Special Someone

February 08, 2017
2:30 pm

All ages.

The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun. Come into the library and make a special something for your special someone. Supplies will be available all day to create a unique handmade valentine.

Tabletop Game Day

February 11, 2017
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Come to the Crozet Library for an afternoon of advanced tabletop gaming. Board and card games will be available or bring your own to share. Walk-ins welcome.

Pizza & Pages

February 13, 2017
6:00 pm

Grades 6-8.
Registration is required and begins on January 23.

Do you love books? Do you love pizza? Then this is the place to be. Come ready to share the titles of three books you enjoyed and three books you found a bit disappointing.

Chocolate Sculpture Challenge

February 14, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration requested.

Show off your sculpting skills in a series of creative challenges using molding chocolate, then eat your delicious creation. No artistic skill required.

Anime Bento Box

February 24, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration requested, but walk-ins welcome.

Try a little of everything. We’ll sample the first episode of three different anime shows, vote on our favorite, and learn to make onigiri (Japanese rice balls). Anime will be rated PG or PG-13.

The Literati Book Club

February 28, 2017
6:00 pm

Registration required and begins January 30.

Reading: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. For more mature teen readers. Free copy of the book included on a first come, first served basis.

Make and Take Art: Post Secret (BIG READ)

March 01, 2017

March 1-31

Unburden yourself by telling your secrets with anonymous postcard art in the vein of PostSecret. All materials provided.

How to Film a Book Trailer

March 04, 2017
1:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration requested, but walk-ins welcome.

Book trailers are just like movie trailers, but are often made by fans about their favorite books and shared online. Learn to use MakerSpace equipment freely available at the Crozet Library to film, edit, and post your own book trailer (or video of any kind) in this hands-on workshop.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Reading

March 28, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Walk-ins welcome.

Step into Hogwarts for this Harry Potter-themed evening dedicated to reading favorite excerpts aloud from the new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play.

Crozet Community Poem

April 01, 2017

April 1-30

Stop by the display area in the teen section to add a line to our community poem and watch it grow throughout the month.

Book Tasting

April 07, 2017

All ages.

Friday & Saturday, April 7-8, all day

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. Participants will be entered into a special prize drawing.

Sing Along Party

April 18, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Walk-ins welcome.

Let loose and get your stress out at this sing-along party featuring songs from your favorite movies and musicals. Singing optional; feel free to sit back and enjoy.

Crush Your Fears

May 01, 2017


May 1-31

Stop by the teen area to write down your fears, anxieties, confessions, and sad thoughts, then crush them or tear them up and put them in our banishing jar. While you’re there, check out our featured resources in honor of Mental Health Month.

Free Comic Book Day

May 06, 2017
9:00 am

All ages.

9am-4pm

Grab some free comic books, browse our favorite graphic novels, and do a make-and-take superhero craft.

Book Swap & Crafts Party

May 16, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Walk-ins welcome.

All teens are invited to bring gently used books to exchange at this annual event. Stick around afterward for snacks and a variety of book-related craft projects.

What College Is Really Like

May 23, 2017
6:30 pm

Registration requested, but walk-ins welcome.

High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to talk with our panel of first- and second-year college students who are home for their summer break. This is a closed-door, no-adults-allowed discussion where high school students can get honest answers to their questions about the college experience.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | Email Us

Book Emojis

January 17, 2017


Month of January.

Match the emoji version of young adult book titles to the original. Turn it in for a prize.

Princeton Review College Test Prep Series

January 18, 2017
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and begins December 28.

A representative from the Princeton Review will discuss ACT vs SAT.

3D Printing Demonstration

January 21, 2017
3:00 pm


Stop in to see how a 3D printer works and take home a small printed item.

Blind Date with a Book

February 01, 2017

February 1-28.

Looking for a great read? Stop by and pick out a book wrapped in plain paper with a few descriptive clues. Take the book home as your blind date.

Advisory Committee of Teens

February 01, 2017
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

First Wednesdays:*
January 4, February 1, March 1, May 3
*No meeting in April

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.

Lunar New Year

February 04, 2017
11:45 am

All ages.

Come learn about and celebrate the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rooster, with special stories, songs, crafts and nibbles. Special thanks to our partners in this collaboration, The East Asia Center at UVA, Laughing Dragon Kung Fu, The Han Studio and The Charlottesville Chinese School.

Family Stories (BIG READ)

March 01, 2017

March 1 - 31.

Pick up a storytelling or writing prompt to share the stories of your family at the dinner table, in the car, at the library or anywhere.

Silver Sparrow Search (BIG READ)

March 01, 2017

March 1 - 31.

Find all the silver sparrows that have landed in the library. Each one will give you a letter to unscramble a message a little bird told us.

Teen Read Book Crew (BIG READ)

March 15, 2017
7:00 pm

Grades 7-12.
Registration begins February 15.

Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff shares some themes with our NEA Big Read novel. Register for a free copy of the book, then come to share your thoughts and some lemony treats.

Peepapalooza

April 01, 2017

April 1-29

Get ready to create chapters of chicks! Books of bunnies. Get yourself a whole heap of Peeps marshmallows and create a depiction of a favorite scene or character from a book. Dioramas will be accepted and displayed in the library April 1-29; awards for all age levels and a special Peep Party on Saturday, April 29. See library staff for more information.

Pop-Art Heart

April 10, 2017

April 10-15

Love your library? Show it by decorating a pop-art inspired heart to add to our mural for National Library Week.

Peepapalooza Party

April 29, 2017
2:00 pm

We will have a gallery tour of Peepapalooza creations, hand out awards for the dioramas, enjoy snacks, and just hang out with other peeps. For all ages, Peeps builders and fans alike.

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | Email Us

Bibliophiles: A Teen Book Club

January 25, 2017
3:30 pm

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

Fourth Wednesdays:
January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 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.

Blind Date with a Book

February 01, 2017

Throughout February, choose a book based on its “dating profile” instead of its cover. Wait until you get home to unwrap the book and find out the title! Do you know a book that needs some love? Ask the staff for a dating profile and they will wrap up your choice and put it in the blind date display.

Game Time

February 01, 2017
3:30 pm

Required registration begins January 11.

Come after school for a couple of hours of board games and snacks. Bring a game if you like, or choose one from the library’s collection.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

February 08, 2017
3:30 pm

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

Second Wednesdays:
January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 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.

Afternoon at the Movies

April 19, 2017
3:30 pm

Required registration begins March 8.

Bring your friends to a screening of Star Trek (2009), rated PG-13, after school. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Saturday Family Matinee

May 06, 2017
3:00 pm

All ages welcome.

Relax, enjoy popcorn and an exciting movie, TBA.

Louisa County Library 540.894.5853 | Email Us

Silent Dinner Potluck

January 17, 2017
5:00 pm


Third Tuesdays:
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16

Join the library for a silent dinner. That’s right, no talking during this dinner. It will be a great environment to practice some signing skills and learn more about deaf culture. All ages are invited. Please consider bringing a dessert or side dish to share.

Make & Take Chinese Lanterns

January 23, 2017

January 23-28

Celebrate a lucky and prosperous Year of the Rooster by creating your own paper lantern.

3D Printing Demonstration

January 28, 2017
2:00 pm


Curious about 3D printing? Stop in to see how a 3D printer works and take home a small printed item.

Pick Up Lines

February 01, 2017


February 1 - 28

It is blind date with a book time again at the Louisa Branch. Which pick up line will you check out? Rate your date for a chance to win our prize drawing. Also this year, teens get to play too!

Tween Scene: STEAM

February 14, 2017
4:00 pm

A pop-up MakerSpace for ages 9-15.

Second Tuesdays:
January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9

  • January 10: Egg Drop
  • February 14: Candlemaking
  • March 14: Makey Makey
  • April 11: Geology
  • May 9: Tie-Dye and Ice Cream Party with TAB

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

February 14, 2017
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Second Tuesdays:
January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9

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.

Hidden Figures: NASA African-American Mathematicians

February 25, 2017
2:00 pm

BIG READ Kickoff Event

Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson did groundbreaking work on Project Mercury, Apollo 11 and other projects. Johnson and other African American female colleagues are profiled in the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and the upcoming movie of the same name starring Taraji P.Henson. Katherine Moore, Ms. Johnson’s daughter, will discuss her mother’s life and share videos.

Post Secret

February 27, 2017

February 27 - March 25

Create your own post secret card to take home, or anonymously slip it into the book drop and it may be displayed.

Side Families (BIG READ)

March 07, 2017
6:00 pm

Local genealogist Andi Cumbo-Floyd will explore the search for hidden branches of family trees.

Movie Matinee: Annie (BIG READ)

March 13, 2017
2:00 pm

Come enjoy an indoor drive-in for children as we view Annie for part of the 2017 Big Read program. Car hops, popcorn, and a cardboard car decorating contest will make the event fun for kids of all ages. Come into the Louisa County Library to see an example car on display before the event.

Poetry Creation Station

April 01, 2017

April 1-30

Celebrate National Poetry Month by visiting our Poetry Creation Station. View, create, and share original poems on our board. Inspiration provided.

3rd Annual Louisa Comic Con

May 06, 2017
10:30 am

All ages.
10:30am - 4pm

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Louisa County Library. Fun workshops, special guests, artwork on display, free comics, raffles, costume contests, crafts, a photo booth, prizes and more. Don’t forget to enter in the Comic Book Hero Art Contest for all school-aged children. All ages welcome to attend this celebration of all things comic!

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | Email Us

Celebratory Book Displays

January 19, 2017


Stop by the library to learn more about these special holidays and celebrations.

  • January 3: National Hobby Month
  • January 5: National Bird Day
  • January 19: National Popcorn Day
  • February 7: National Send a Letter to a Friend Day
  • February 28: National Floral Design Day
  • March 2: Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
  • March 14: National Learn About Butterflies Day
  • March 30: National Pencil Day
  • May 5: National Cartoonist’s Day

Book Tasting Table Returns

January 24, 2017

All ages welcome.

Monthly on Tuesdays, all day
January 24, February 21, March 28, April 25, May 23

Each month you can sample some old and new books that may become a new favorite of yours.

Family Movie Matinee

January 28, 2017
10:30 am

Monthly on Saturdays:
Take a break, have a snack, enjoy a family movie.

  • January 28: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • February 25: James and the Giant Peach (1996)
  • March 25: The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016)
  • April 29: Tarzan (1999)
  • May 20: A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

February 13, 2017
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

Second Mondays:
January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8

Take action for literacy by joining the Teen Advisory Board. Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan activities and events at the Nelson Memorial Library.

Teen Chocolate Olympics

February 13, 2017
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

It’s “Minute to Win It,” chocolate-style.

Family Tree Art (BIG READ)

March 13, 2017
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and begins March 1.

Create a family tree using an interesting art technique.

Spring Break @ the Library

March 27, 2017

Spend Spring Break with your family @ the library with these great programs:

  • March 27: 2 pm - 4 pm - Board Games and Snacks
  • March 28: 1 pm - 3 pm Celebrate Kate DiCamillo’s March birthday with The Tale of Despereaux movie and activities.
  • March 29: 10:30 am - 11:30 am Special Storytime for all ages
  • March 30: 1:00 - 3:00 Family Movie Fun with Rio 2
  • March 31: 1 pm - 3 pm Makerspace Activities

Black-Out Poetry

April 10, 2017
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Create a poem with deconstruction and reconstruction.

Art with Pat

April 17, 2017
5:00 pm

Mondays, April 17 & 24

Pat will be teaching a two-part art lesson using a variety of art techniques. These sessions are for adults and young adults.

3D Printing Demonstration

May 08, 2017
4:00 pm


Curious about 3D printing? Stop in to see how a 3D printer works and take home a small printed item.

Watercolor Embossing

May 08, 2017
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Use two art techniques to create one beautiful picture.

Northside Library 434.973.7893 | Email Us

Northside Minecraft Club

January 17, 2017
4:30 pm

Grades 3-12.
Registration to play in the computer lab or to use a guest account begins two weeks before event date.

Third Tuesdays:
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18

Minecrafters, join us for a different challenge each month. To play, stop by a youth services desk to pick up an application. Parent/guardian’s signature is required. Participants must have their own computer Minecraft account. Xbox and iPad Minecraft accounts are incompatible with the server.

Northside Makerspace

January 17, 2017
6:00 pm

Registration required.

Tuesdays at 6-8pm, Thursdays at 3-5pm, & Saturdays at 10:30am-12:30pm

Northside’s makerspace includes a 3D printer studio & recording studio. Both spaces are free to use. Contact the Teen Desk for more information.

Northside Makerspace

January 19, 2017
3:00 pm

Registration required.

Tuesdays at 6-8pm, Thursdays at 3-5pm, & Saturdays at 10:30am-12:30pm

Northside’s makerspace includes a 3D printer studio & recording studio. Both spaces are free to use. Contact the Teen Desk for more information.

Northside Makerspace

January 21, 2017
10:30 am

Registration required.

Tuesdays at 6-8pm, Thursdays at 3-5pm, & Saturdays at 10:30am-12:30pm

Northside’s makerspace includes a 3D printer studio & recording studio. Both spaces are free to use. Contact the Teen Desk for more information.

Northside Pathfinder Club

January 25, 2017
6:30 pm

Ages 13-18.
Registration required; space is limited.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday:
Jan 11, Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 8, Mar 22, Apr 12, Apr 26, May 10, May 24.

Love monsters and magic, swords and goblins? Come play with us! Northside's Pathfinder Club holds game sessions twice a month. All you need is dice and your imagination.

Chapter Chat Book Club

January 30, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-8.
Required registration for spring season begins on January 3. First 10 registered will receive a free copy of the book.

Monthly on Mondays:
January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24

Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks. We will be reading a different title each month.

@ Your Library

February 01, 2017
6:30 pm

Ages 14+
First Wednesdays at 6:30pm (2nd Wednesday in January & May)

A program series consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs.

  • January 11: Origami for Absolute Beginners: Interested in learning how to fold paper into elegant shapes? Just want to get your hands on some origami paper and show off what you can do? Come to learn some classic origami folds and take your creations home.
    Required registration begins December 21.
  • February 1: Foamboard Stars: Learn how to give foamboard the appearance of wood and make stylish decorative stars for your walls. All materials provided.
    Required registration begins January 9.
  • March 1: Relief Printmaking: Learn to create relief prints with carving tools and water-based inks. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring images and sketches to draw from.
    Required registration begins February 6.
  • April 5: Book Earrings: Wear your favorite book with pride. Learn how to create fun and chic book earrings. Keep them for yourself, or give them as a gift! All materials provided.
    Required registration begins March 13.
  • May 10: Screen Printing: Learn simple screen printing techniques to make a small project to take home. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring personal fabric if desired.
    Required registration begins April 17.

Anime Club

February 06, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Monthly on Mondays:
January 9, February 6, March 13, April 3, May 8

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

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

February 08, 2017
5:00 pm

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

Monthly on Wednesdays:
January 11, February 8, March 15, April 12, May 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.

Saber Force Academy

February 08, 2017
6:00 pm

Ages 12-18.
Registration required and begins two weeks before event date.

Using techniques and maneuvers from a plethora of reality-based martial arts, Saber Force Academy teaches true lightsaber combat. With a blend of physical and mental exercise, they aim to better themselves and the world at large. They train knights with sabers of light!

Robotics Demo from AHS Team Vertigo (BIG READ)

March 04, 2017
2:00 pm

For grades K+ (including middle schoolers interested in the AHS Robotics team.)
Registration begins February 18.

Are you interested in robotics and technology? Students from the Albemarle High School’s Robotics Team will host an exciting presentation about robots, playing and creating with technology, and what you do on a robotics team. Robot demo included!

GarageBand Workshop (BIG READ)

March 06, 2017
6:00 pm

Ages 11-18
Registration required and begins two weeks before event date.

Ever wanted to use Northside’s recording studio, but didn’t know where to begin? Untrained in music, but like to have fun? Back by popular demand, Trevor Williams will teach you how to use the music-making program GarageBand. No musical knowledge (or talent) required! Program held in Northside’s meeting room.

Monticello's Family Tree (BIG READ)

March 07, 2017
6:30 pm

Cinder Stanton discusses her groundbreaking work on the tangled family lines of Jefferson’s Monticello.

TinkerCAD Workshop

March 08, 2017
5:00 pm

Ages 11-18.
Registration required and begins two weeks before event date.

Interested in designing your own 3D-printable objects? Get started with this workshop on TinkerCAD, a free and easy-to-use CAD program. Participants will be able to have their designs printed for free with Northside’s 3D printer.

Meet the Author: Tayari Jones (BIG READ)

March 17, 2017
6:00 pm

UVA Professor Lisa Woolfork interviews Tayari Jones, author of the March 2017 NEA Big Read selection Silver Sparrow.

Spring Break Smash Bros. Tournament

April 05, 2017
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Grab some friends and prepare for an epic showdown. Who will conquer the Wii and be crowned Northside’s Smash Bros.Champion? Two brave winners will receive a mystery prize. First 20 teens to show up will enter the tournament.

Cupcake Contest

April 07, 2017
3:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins two weeks before program date. Please let us know if you have any food allergies at the time of registration.

Spring break may be ending, but the fun doesn’t have to. Join Northside Library to decorate (and eat) book-inspired cupcakes. Cupcakes and a sugar rush will be provided.

Living Independently Series with UVa Credit Union

April 12, 2017
5:00 pm

Registration required and begins two weeks before program date.

Wednesdays, April 12, 19 & 26

Program series for high schoolers about to graduate and preparing to live independently.

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Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

January 17, 2017
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

Third Tuesdays:
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16

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

The Inklings: A Book Club

January 17, 2017
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Third Tuesdays:
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16

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

Bee-Curious: Backyard Beekeeping

February 07, 2017
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. This workshop is tailored to those that have never managed a honeybee hive or first year beekeepers looking for a general refresher course.

Make Your Own Lip Balm & Salve

April 11, 2017
6:00 pm

Registration begins March 21.

A natural herbal ointment is a great salve to use for healing, skin protection, and makes a wonderful gift. Materials provided.

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