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 4 | Email Us

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 07, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
First Wednesdays:
September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7

Take action for literacy by joining the Central Teen Advisory Board. Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan activities and events at the Central Library. Upcoming projects include planning for Star Wars Reads Day in October and a family event in December. Call the Central Teen Librarian at 434.979.7151 x4 with questions.

Make It @ the Library

December 14, 2016
4:00 pm

Ages 10-15.
Second Wednesdays:
October 12, November 9, December 14

Kickstart your creativity with the library’s Pop-up 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.

  • Nov 9: No-Sew T-Shirt Tote Bags

    Take an old t-shirt that you're not ready to part with, bring it to the library, and turn it into something new. If you do not have one, we can provide you with one.

  • Dec 14: Homemade Ornaments

    Join us in making a festive ornament to decorate your personal space. All supplies provided, you bring the creativity.

Life-Size Candyland Event Planning Team

December 17, 2016
1:00 pm

Registration required. Call 434.979.7151 x4 beginning November 28 to sign up.

The Central Teen Advisory Board invites all interested teens to join them to host the Life-Size Candyland Event on December 19. Meetings will take place both in person and virtually with a final prep session the Saturday before the event.

Life-Size Candyland

December 19, 2016
2:00 pm


Celebrate the start of winter vacation with a life-size game of Candyland. The whole family can be part of this sweet event.

Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | Email Us

Musings: A Teen Writer's Workshop

December 06, 2016
6:30 pm

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

First Tuesdays:
September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Join other teen writers every month to talk all things writing. Feel free to bring writing or art samples with you and receive helpful feedback.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 13, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
TAB application required.

(Mostly) Second Tuesdays:
September 20, October 11, November 8, December 13

We need your ideas! Join 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! November meeting will be a TABsgiving potluck & community service project night.

Cookies & Cocoa Ugly Sweater Party

December 20, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Wear your ugliest winter sweater and join us for hot cocoa and an action movie. Don’t have an ugly sweater? We’ll have supplies you can use to temporarily uglify any garment. Feel free to bring a plate of your favorite cookies to swap and snack on.

Stitches Handcraft Group

December 27, 2016
4:30 pm

Ages 8 to adult.
Last Tuesdays:
September 27, October 25, November 29, December 27

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

The Literati Book Club

December 27, 2016
6:00 pm

Tuesdays listed below.

For more mature teen readers. Free copy of the book included on a first come, first served basis.

Year in Review: Teen Best of 2016

December 30, 2016
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Dress fancy, walk the red carpet, and fight for your favorites of 2016! We compile the nominations and snacks, you provide the intense opinions and lively debate.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | Email Us

Advisory Committee of Teens (ACT)

December 07, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

First Wednesdays:
September 7, October 5, December 7

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.

Princeton Review College Test Prep Series

December 14, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and begins Sept 3.

A representative from the Princeton Review will be conducting a test and presenting strategies for taking the SAT.

  • September 24 at 10:30am-2:30pm: Free Paper and Pencil New SAT Practice Test
  • October 19 at 6-8pm: New SAT Results Session
  • December 14 at 6-8pm: New SAT Strategy Session

Graphically Speaking: Graphic Novel & Manga Book Group

December 20, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 7-12.
Registration required and begins Sept 6. Free copies of the book for the first 7 to sign up.

Third Tuesdays:
September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20

Come and join other teens to discuss and read great graphic novels, manga and more.

  • Sep 20: Gotham Academy by Karl Kerschl
  • Oct 18: The Demon Prince of Momochi House by Aya Shouoto
  • Nov 15: Blue Exorcist by Kazue Kato
  • Dec 20: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? by Fujino Ōmori

Anime Afternoon

December 21, 2016
2:30 pm

Grades 5-12.
Come and join us for an afternoon of anime-watching! Light snacks provided.

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | Email Us

Bottle Cap Jewelry and Magnets

December 07, 2016
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins November 16. Limit 12.

Use bottle caps, glue and assorted images to create necklaces, key rings, magnets and more. Make something for yourself, or design unique holiday gifts.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 14, 2016
3:30 pm

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

Monthly on Wednesdays:
September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14

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.

Louisa County Library 540.894.5853 | Email Us

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 09, 2016
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Monthly on Fridays (NEW DAY):

September 9, October 7, November 18, December 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.

Tween Scene: STEAM

December 13, 2016
4:00 pm

Second Tuesdays.

  • September 13: Rocketry (We will make and shoot off various types of rockets)
  • October 11: Worm Bins
  • November 8: Snap Circuits
  • December 13: KEVA Planks

Anime Afternoon

December 21, 2016
1:00 pm


Kick off your winter break with an afternoon of anime and snacks.

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | Email Us

Teen Advisory Board

December 08, 2016
3:00 pm


Second Thursdays:
September 8, October 13, November 10, December 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. Meets monthly at Nelson County High School.

Family Movie Matinee

December 10, 2016
10:30 am

Second Saturdays:
September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

Take a break from the fall rush for some family movie fun.

  • September 10: National Treasure (2004)
  • October 8: Hotel Transylvania (2015)
  • November 12: Annie (1982)
  • December 10: A Coat of Many Colors (2015)

Holiday Vacation Family Movie

December 27, 2016
2:00 pm


Come and relax after the rush of the holidays with the movie Arthur Christmas.

Noon Year's Eve Party

December 31, 2016
11:00 am

All ages.

Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 at this special event.

Northside Library 434.973.7893 | Email Us

Anime Club

December 05, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

Monthly on Mondays:
September 12, October 3, November 7, December 5

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.

Cosplay Party

December 05, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Join us for a special edition of Anime Club. Dress up as your favorite character, or borrow one of the library’s yukata for the evening. For those who come in costume, there will be a contest to determine the winner of a fabulous prize.

Northside Makerspace

December 06, 2016
6:00 pm

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

Tuesdays at 6-­8pm, Thursdays 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.

TinkerCAD Ornament Workshop

December 07, 2016
6:00 pm

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

Interested in Northside’s Makerspace? 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 ornament. Program will be held in Northside's computer classroom, and will include a demonstration of the 3D printer. Participants will be able to have their design printed on Northside’s 3D printer.

@ Your Library

December 07, 2016
6:30 pm

Ages 14+.
First Wednesdays:
October 5, November 2, December 7

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

  • October 5: Build a Website: Learn how to set up a free Wordpress website with help from library staff. You'll create an account and customize the theme and other page details. Required registration begins September 14.
  • November 2: Book Crafts: Up-cycle, re-create, and enjoy again! Join us for our first project. We’re re-purposing an old book into a memory box. Perfect for your treasures, or to give as a gift. Come prepared to craft! All materials provided. Required registration begins October 12.
  • December 7: Holiday Craft Extravaganza: Want to make some gifts for the holidays? We’ll have different stations with different craft choices. Make one or make them all. We’ll even have some holiday refreshments for you to enjoy. Required registration begins November 16.

Northside Makerspace

December 08, 2016
3:00 pm

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

Tuesdays at 6-­8pm, Thursdays 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.

Northside Makerspace

December 10, 2016
10:30 am

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

Tuesdays at 6-­8pm, Thursdays 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.

Study Break

December 12, 2016
4:00 pm

December 12-15, 4-6 pm

Do you have exams before Winter Break, or need to start studying for ones when you return? Perhaps you need to get started on school projects, or need to relieve some stress. Come to the Northside Teen room for study snacks and relaxing activities while you study.

Game Night

December 12, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Monthly on Mondays:
September 19, October 17, November 14, December 12

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

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 14, 2016
5:00 pm

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

Monthly on Wednesdays:
September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14

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.

Silver Screen Smash

December 19, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

Celebrate the start of winter break with friends, snacks and a movie. Fandom-inspired treats will be provided. Movie will be PG-13.

Northside Pathfinder Club

January 11, 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.

Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | Email Us

Staying Healthy Through the Winter

December 05, 2016
6:00 pm

Registration begins November 14.

Suzanna Stone of Owlcraft Healing Ways will cover immune-building foods and lifestyle choices that can help keep you healthy during the cold and flu season. We will also cover specific herbal remedies to use during the flu, coughs, the common cold, sore throats, sinus infections, the dreaded stomach virus, fevers and more. There will be teas, tinctures and other goodies to sample and handouts with recipes included.

Saturday Family Matinee

December 17, 2016
2:00 pm

Movies are rated PG. Popcorn will be served.

  • September 17: The Jungle Book (2016)
  • December 17: The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

December 20, 2016
6:30 pm

Third Tuesdays:
September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20

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

The Inklings: A Book Club

December 20, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Third Tuesdays:
September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20

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.

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