This Week at JMRL:

Friday, December 2

All Day
Crozet - Book Tasting

10:00 am

Saturday, December 3

10:30 am
Northside - Charlottesville Astronomical Society Saturday Morning Outreach Event

11:00 am
Gordon - Drop-In Stories & More - Fall Session

1:00 pm
Louisa - History Forum: World War II

2:00 pm
Crozet - Make a Gift Craft Workshop

Sunday, December 4

Monday, December 5

10:30 am
Gordon - Reading Rumpus - Fall session II: Mondays at 10:30 am Nov 21 - Dec 19

12:00 pm
Gordon - What’s in Your Attic?

1:00 pm

6:00 pm
Scottsville - Staying Healthy Through the Winter

6:30 pm
Central - Dreamtime Storytime - November 21 - December 19

6:30 pm
Northside - Anime Club

6:30 pm
Northside - Cosplay Party

7:00 pm
Crozet - Monday Night Book Group

Tuesday, December 6

10:00 am
Gordon - Play Pals: Baby Stay & Play

1:00 pm
Northside - Tech Tutors

1:00 pm
Northside - STITCHES

4:00 pm
Central - “Nutcracker Suite” Meet & Greet

4:00 pm
Nelson - Holiday Craft Time: Gingerbread Houses

6:30 pm
Crozet - Blankets and Books: Evening Storytimes

6:30 pm
Crozet - Musings: A Teen Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, December 7

10:00 am
Scottsville - Toddler Time - Fall Session

10:30 am
Nelson - Stories Out Loud

10:30 am
Scottsville - Reading Rocks - Fall Session

10:30 am
Greene - Read and Rhyme Time - Fall Sessions

3:00 pm
Gordon - Make it & Take it - Fall Session

3:30 pm
Greene - Bottle Cap Jewelry and Magnets

4:00 pm
Nelson - LEGO Wednesdays

4:00 pm
Crozet - Crafternoons

4:00 pm
Northside - Charlottesville Ballet Presents: “Nutcracker Suite” Meet & Greet

4:30 pm
Central - Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

6:00 pm
Northside - TinkerCAD Ornament Workshop

6:30 pm

6:30 pm
Northside - @ YOUR LIBRARY

7:00 pm
Gordon - Reading Poetry

7:00 pm

7:00 pm
Gordon - Advisory Committee of Teens (ACT)

Thursday, December 8

10:00 am

10:30 am
Greene - Storybook Beat - Fall Sessions

10:30 am
Louisa - Preschool Read & Rhyme Time

10:30 am
Central - Preschool Star Party

10:30 am
Crozet - Picture Book Film Fest

12:30 pm
Scottsville - Puppy Love: Ava, the Therapy Dog

3:00 pm
Nelson - Teen Advisory Board

4:00 pm
Central - Lego Mania

4:00 pm
Northside - Book Bugs Book Group

6:00 pm
Central - HOUR OF CODE

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Gift giving for the Holidays


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Get ready for the BIG READ

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The Big Read is coming in March 2017. Want to get a head start? Plan to read Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.

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Winter Solstice: Dec 21st

Winter solstice is the beginning of winter. It's also the shortest day of the year. Because of the earth's tilt, the Northern Hemisphere is as far away from the sun as it can be. The winter solstice falls on December 21st.

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Teen Homework Help

JMRL has put together a collection of resources to help teens with homework and research projects.

Database Spotlight

Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

Tumblebooks Tumblebooks
is a database containing electronic audio and animated books for kids. Also includes puzzles and games, and books in other languages.

General OneFile contains articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and more. Millions of full-text articles.

Language Online Transparent Language Online
is a language-learning system designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries. This rapid learning system takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.

ancestryIn Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only) you explore centuries of resources and thousands of searchable collections of records from around the world. Includes historical records, photos, stories, family trees and more.

ancestryHeritageQuest is a collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture that contains over 25,000 family records and local histories.


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