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JMRL serves the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. There are eight library locations, the Bookmobile, and a Digital Library that can be accessed from anywhere.

JMRL and WriterHouse teamed up once again to offer an exciting poetry contest for adults. The contest this year was judged by a panel of judges, with finalists judged by UVA Professor Debra Nystrom. This year’s contest theme, “the importance of community,” piqued the interest of many dozens of writers, resulting in wonderful submissions and […]
The Central Brown Baggers met Thursday, October 19 to discuss Lessons In Chemistry, the 2022 bestselling debut novel by Bonnie Garmus. Set in California in the 1960s, Elizabeth Zott is a lab chemist who becomes a popular TV cooking show host. Fiercely independent and an early feminist, she is determined to live life on her […]
Books on Tap met at Beer Run on Thursday, November 2 to discuss Anne Tyler’s 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award winning novel The Accidental Tourist. Following a horrible tragedy, Baltimore-based travel writer Macon Leary finds his marriage to his wife Sarah (and his life) unraveling. He attempts to regroup and recover with the help […]