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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.

Books on Tap met Feb. 1st at Beer Run to discuss “How Long ‘Til Black Future Month”, a 2018 collection of 22 short stories by N. K. Jemisin.  A few new faces joined us due to their interest in this particular author, some of whom had read her Broken Earth trilogy. Many of the stories […]
JMRL Brown Baggers met Thursday, Feb. 15th to discuss “My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives”  by Charlayne Hunter-Gault 2022.  Consisting of a collection of articles and essays and divided into six thematic parts, some of our readers had trouble finishing or staying engaged with this month’s selection.  The collected essays were from […]
JMRL invites individuals, community organizations and businesses to participate in the 6th annual How-To Festival on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-1pm. Share your knowledge/skills/services and promote your business, organization or cause. The How-To Festival is a drop-in Library takeover event, inside and outside Central Library, with short presentations and demos on a variety of topics. […]