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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Central Library 434.979.7151 ext 215 | jmrlya@jmrl.org

GSTS -- Graphically Speaking and Then Some...A Teen Book Club

April 23, 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 ext. 4 to sign up. Limit: 15 participants.

Wednesdays, December 18, January 22, February 19, March 19, April 23, May 21.

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

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 24, 2014

No registration required.

Pick a gift-wrapped poem for your pocket. Unwrap it and read it - or keep it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Poetry on the Steps

April 24, 2014
7:00 pm

All ages.
No registration required. Sign-up to read begins at 7 pm and will be ongoing throughout the evening.

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with an open mic poetry reading. Meet on the Library steps to read some of your favorite poems or something you wrote yourself, or just come to listen. Refreshments will be served. Rain site: Childrenís Room.

"What's Up?" Wednesdays

April 30, 2014
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Drop In. For more information, contact Angela at 434.979.7151 ext. 4.

Wednesdays, January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30, May 28.

There's always something happening for teens on a Wednesday afternoon at Central, whether it's a Minute to Win It competition or searching for skeletons in the closet of your family history or competing in a Jenga contest. Stop by to see "what's up?" at the library.

  • Jan 29: Jenga Contest
  • Feb 26: Who Do You Think You Are? (Genealogy)
  • March 26: Minute to Win It
  • April 30: Slay A Peep

Superhero Cinema

May 03, 2014
12:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended but not required. Call 434.979.7151 ext. 4 to sign up.

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with a movie featuring a comic book superhero! Then stop by the Teen Zone to pick up your free comic book.

Free Comic Book Day

May 03, 2014
2:00 pm

All ages.

The Library is joining Atlas Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Stop in between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to get your FREE comic book...while supplies last.

Central Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

May 07, 2014
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Please call Angela at 434.979.7151 ext. 4 with questions.

Wednesdays, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 9, May 7.

The Central Teen Advisory Board is seeking new members! Join other teens to plan programming and activities, suggest titles, and earn volunteer hours while having fun. Refreshments provided.

Create It @ The Library

May 14, 2014
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12
Drop in at the Central Library's monthly pop up Teen Maker Space. Join in the month's featured activity or create your own project. Supplies in the library's box of tricks range from Brush Bot kits to origami to pads and pens for drawing.

  • Mar 12:Paper roller coasters
  • Apr 16: Marshmallow launchers & catapults
  • May 14: T-shirt decorating. Your choice of Sharpie Tie Dye (bring a white T-shirt) or Bleach Pen Designs (bring a colored T-shirt)

Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | crozet@jmrl.org

Take a Screen Break: There's So Much More to Do!

April 21, 2014

All ages.
April 16 - 22.

Fill out a nifty Screen Break Pledge Sheet, pledging to reduce your normal amount of TV viewing and screen time. Pledge sheets will be available beginning Monday, April 2. Bring your completed pledge sheet in by Saturday, May 5 and receive a free book! Show us that you turned off all of the screens for the entire week, and youíll be entered in a drawing for an extra-special prize!

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 24, 2014

No registration required.

Pick a gift-wrapped poem for your pocket. Unwrap it and read it - or keep it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Teen Friday Night Film Club

April 25, 2014
5:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration begins on Friday, April 4.

Friday nights just got better! Come to the Crozet Library for a monthly after-hours social gathering. All films rated PG or PG-13.

Flashback Friday: Watch a retro movie and play games from your childhood.

Stitches: A Handcraft Group for Ages 8-108

April 29, 2014
4:30 pm

All ages.
Drop-ins are always welcome.

Last Tuesday of the month: February 25, March 25, April 29, May 27.

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. †

Crozet Teen Book Club

April 29, 2014
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and free copy of book included! †Limit: 10 participants.

Tuesdays, January 28 and April 29.

Join other teens for an out-of-this-world book club featuring lively discussion, activities, and crafts. Snacks will be served at each meeting.

Free Comic Book Day

May 03, 2014
9:00 am

All ages.


The Library is joining Atlas Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Stop in beginning at 9:00 am to get your FREE comic book...while supplies last.

Musings: A Teen Writer's Workshop

May 06, 2014
6:30 pm

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

First Tuesday of the month: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6.

Interested in creative writing? Join and get inspired! This vibrant group meets monthly to practice writing skills, learn new techniques, share what other teen writers are working on, and offer an opportunity to hear helpful comments about your own writing.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

May 13, 2014
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

Tuesdays, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13.

Your ideas are needed! †Be a part of the Crozet Library Teen Advisory Board! Help plan 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! †

Teen Book Swap Party

May 20, 2014
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration begins on Tuesday, April 29.

Looking for something new and exciting to read? Come to the book swap party! †All teens are invited to bring gently used, age-appropriate books to exchange. Stick around afterwards for games, refreshments, and the annual YA book cover debate.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | gordon@jmrl.org

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 24, 2014

No registration required.

Pick a gift-wrapped poem for your pocket. Unwrap it and read it - or keep it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Teen Screen Saturdays: Teen Movies

April 26, 2014
2:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
No registration required.

Saturdays, January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24. †

Relax and enjoy a free movie and popcorn each month just for teens! Each month, stop by the Library to VOTE on what to watch for the next monthís movie.

After-Earth Day: Dystopian Worlds

April 30, 2014
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins on Wednesday, April 16. Call 434.296.5544.

If you're a fan of all things dystopian and read series like THE HUNGER GAMES, DIVERGENT, GONE, MAZE RUNNER, and MATCHED, then don't miss this event. Create t-shirts with dystopian symbols, make your own temporary tattoos (a la Divergent), do a Cornucopia relay race, try your arm at mini-archery, and test your mettle in our Fear Factor. Do you have what it takes to survive After Earth?

Free Comic Book Day

May 03, 2014
10:00 am

All ages.

The Library is joining Atlas Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Stop in beginning at 10:00 am to get your FREE comic book...while supplies last.

Advisory Committee of Teens (ACT) at Gordon Avenue Library

May 07, 2014
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended. Call 434.296.5544. Or, drop by to give it a try.

Wednesdays, January 15, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7.

Be a part of something big. Plan teen programs and events at the Library, create displays, share good books, and more. Snacks will be provided, and members receive volunteer hours for participation. Itís your chance to make the Library your own!

Riveting Reads - Teen Book Group

May 13, 2014
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins on Tuesday, February 11. Call 434.296.5544.

Tuesdays, March 11, May 13.

Join us to discuss a great new book with friends while nomming on fun snacks. The first 10 to register will receive a free copy of the book.

Play with Your Food

May 14, 2014
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins on Wednesday, April 30. Call 434.296.5544.

Unlike at your dinner table at home, Gordon Avenue Library welcomes you to play with your food on this day! Make candy sushi, decorate cakes or cookies, print with potatoes, and more! It's time to make food as fun as it is yum.

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | greene@jmrl.org

Bibliophiles: A Teen Book Club

April 23, 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, February 5 (new date!), February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28.

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 monthís book.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 24, 2014

No registration required.

Pick a gift-wrapped poem for your pocket. Unwrap it and read it - or keep it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Free Comic Book Day

May 03, 2014
12:00 pm

All ages.

The Library is joining Atlas Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Stop in beginning at 12:00 noon to get your FREE comic book...while supplies last.

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

May 03, 2014
2:00 pm

Boys ages 9-13 are welcome to join at any time.
Registration is 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: January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3.

Guys will read and discuss boy-oriented books, including high adventure, mystery, danger, and laughs, as well as see some movies and do other activities. The first 10 boys to arrive receive a free book. Snacks provided. †

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

May 14, 2014
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is 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.

Wednesdays, January 8, February 12, March 5, April 9, May 14.

The TAB creates programs, started a book club, makes displays for the YA corner, writes book reviews, and more. The Library provides snacks, and participants receive volunteer hours for attending. Come share your ideas about what matters to teens in Greene!

The Rapunzels: A Book Group for Tween Girls

May 15, 2014
3:30 pm

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

Third Thursday of the month: January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15.

The Rapunzels read and discuss great books, then make crafts or play games that go along with them. Snacks provided. The first 15 girls to arrive receive a free book.

Louisa County Library 540.894.5853 | louisa@jmrl.org

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 24, 2014

No registration required.

Pick a gift-wrapped poem for your pocket. Unwrap it and read it - or keep it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Free Comic Book Day

May 03, 2014
9:00 am

All ages.

The Library is joining Atlas Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Stop in beginning at 9:00 am to get your FREE comic book...while supplies last.

Bookworms: A Book Group for Middle School Girls

May 07, 2014
3:45 pm

Open to girls in grades 6-8.
Registration is ongoing. Please call 540.894.5853 or stop by the circulation desk to register.

First Wednesday of the month (no meeting in January):March 5, April 2, May 7.

The Bookworms meet year round to discuss books. Refreshments are provided. First six girls registered will get a free copy of the book.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

May 14, 2014
3:45 pm

Registration requested but not required. Please call 540.894.5853 with questions.

Wednesdays, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14.

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

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | nelson@jmrl.org

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 24, 2014

No registration required.

Pick a gift-wrapped poem for your pocket. Unwrap it and read it - or keep it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Free Comic Book Day

May 03, 2014
10:00 am

All ages.

The Library is joining Atlas Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Stop in beginning at 10:00 am to get your FREE comic book...while supplies last.

Northside Library 434.973.7893 | northside@jmrl.org

Game Night

April 21, 2014
6:30 pm

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

Monday nights: January 13, February 10, March 17, April 21, May 12.

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

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 24, 2014

For all ages.
No registration require
Pick a gift-wrapped poem for your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to your mom, your little brother, or a librarian - or keep it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Chapter Chat Book Club

April 28, 2014
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration for the Winter/Spring session begins on Monday, December 23.

Monday nights: January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, May 19.

Come discuss books while enjoying free snacks!

Inedible Jewelry: Cupcakes

April 30, 2014
6:30 pm

Ages 12 and up.
This is a joint teen/adult program. Class size is limited. Required registration begins April 9.

Polymer clay artisan Jessica Partain will help you create inedibly delicious spring cupcakes. †

Free Comic Book Day

May 03, 2014
10:00 am

All ages.

The Library is joining Atlas Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Stop in beginning at 10:00 am to get your FREE comic book...while supplies last.

Anime Club

May 05, 2014
6:30 pm

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

Monday nights: January 6, February 3, March 10, April 7, May 5.

Watch episodes of your favorite anime with friends while enjoying snacks and pocky!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

May 07, 2014
5:00 pm

Ages 13-18.
Registration is recommended but not required.

Wednesdays, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 7.

Your help is needed! 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!

Murder Mystery: An After Hours Event

May 09, 2014
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins on Friday, April 25.

Solve the mystery and earn prizes! Pizza and snacks provided.

Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | scottsville@jmrl.org

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 24, 2014

No registration required.

Pick a gift-wrapped poem for your pocket. Unwrap it and read it - or keep it in your pocket for a rainy day.

Free Comic Book Day

May 03, 2014
9:00 am

All ages.

The Library is joining Atlas Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. Stop in beginning at 9:00 am to get your FREE comic book...while supplies last.

Inklings: A Book Club

May 20, 2014
7:00 pm

Ages 11-18.

Tuesdays, January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20.

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

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