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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.

Brown Baggers book club met on Thursday, May 18 at noon to discuss Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. This book was described as “capturing the mood of Harlem 1960s perfectly” and “upbeat and enjoyable, despite a grim, corrupt reality.” Ray Carney, a furniture salesman, becomes embroiled in the criminal underworld of heists. With each robbery, […]
Books on Tap book club met Thursday, June 1 at Beer Run to discuss Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. Published in 1945, this book is a far cry from contemporary fiction, showing its age in a few different ways (old-timey style/structure, an outdated portrayal of an Asian character). But age isn’t all bad – we […]
Six months ago, 70-year-old Larry Scott had never used a computer. “To be honest, I was scared,” he now admits.   Then, a new job at Habitat for Humanity challenged Scott to push past his fears. His supportive supervisor, Lakeshia Washington, reached out to Adult Services Librarian Abby Davis at JMRL’s Central Library to see if […]