Meets monthly (Sept - July) on the 1st Monday of each month 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Please drop in and join us! Readers with gmail accounts can join the mailing list.
Program listings are below.
Learn how to create an email account, search for information online, complete an online job application or download an eBook by meeting with a staff member one-on-one. Schedule a 45-60 minute tutorial at a public library computer or bring in your own laptop. To make an appointment, call 823.4050.
May 31, 2016
Bring any handwork project you’re working on or are interested in learning, and join this group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Ages 8 to adult.
No registration required.
June 01, 2016
June – August
Go above and beyond the crowd this summer. When you bravely take on and complete ALL 25 JMRL Summer Reading Challenges on any challenge sheet, you’ll be invited to add your picture to our special mural. For all ages.
June 01, 2016
Squibble (write) and illustrate a phizz-whizzing (brilliant) dream in a library provided “jar” and you could win two tickets to see The BFG, in theaters this summer. For all ages.
June 01, 2016
Join in the camaraderie of sharing good stories and poems aloud. Bring along your old favorites or new discoveries for the group to pass around the circle and read: short fiction, nonfiction, poems, or excerpts. Come to any one or more sessions. Ages 17+.
June 02, 2016
Crozet Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on June 3rd. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.
June 06, 2016
A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast. Check the Catalog
June 07, 2016
Bring your own instrument and learn about how to play the guitar with lessons from local instructor Seth Hayes. Ages 11+.
June 09, 2016
Ready, set, read! Race into the library to get your first dash of summer reading, and then step outside to enjoy some sweet summer treats and sun-filled fun. Pick up your first JMRL Summer Reading Challenge sheet, and let the summer begin. Special appearance by Pete the Cat. For all ages.
No registration required. Rain cancels.
June 13, 2016
Bring several poems to share, either of your own authorship or another’s, then sit back and enjoy listening to the language of the poet. Ages 18+.
June 16, 2016
This guided autobiography workshop series designed by the women of Story Circle Network will help senior women (women over sixty) write their life stories in this engaging five-week course. Story Circle member Mary Jo Doig will lead women in this workshop to help them share their stories before these valuable eyewitness tales are lost. Ages 60+. Required registration begins June 2.
June 17, 2016
Join us for a hands-on exhibition of all our new makerspace equipment, available to be checked out and used in the library! Record and produce music, film and edit your own movies, and more. Ages 11+.
Registration recommended. Drop-ins are always welcome.
June 20, 2016
Create one-of-a-kind pendants, coasters, pencil holders and more by decoupaging with maps. Participants may bring one or two small items of their own to decoupage onto. Ages 14+.
Required registration begins June 6.
June 22, 2016
Join Gerry Gorman as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally and spiritually. Ages 18+. Registration required begins on June 13.
July 11, 2016
Add your entry to our collaborative observation journal. As we watch caterpillars morph into butterflies, you can help us record their progress. For all ages.
July 11, 2016
Separated by differing ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later. Check the Catalog
July 18, 2016
Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. more info
August 10, 2016
Learn to create relief prints with carving tools and water-based inks. You’ll leave with your printing block and notecards with your print. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring images and sketches to draw from. Ages 14+. Registration is required and begins July 27.
August 15, 2016
Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
The story of the Crozet Library goes back as far as 1907. Crozet historian Phil James included a chapter on the library's history in his first volume of Secrets of the Blue Ridge (Crozet Gazette Feb 2010).
For 25 years the library was located in the clubhouse of the Women's Club of Crozet. By the late 1940s, when the local library's collection had risen to as many as 3,000 books, it was augmented by visits from the Bookmobile of the McIntire Public Library in Charlottesville. The Bookmobile continued to visit Crozet until, in 1964, a branch of the McIntire Library opened in Crozet for the first time. The library opened on May 6, 1964 in a small building across the street from the old railroad depot. It was open 22 hours each week. After several years, it moved to the building on the square that now houses Crozet Hardware.
During this period, the Crozet Library League was organized, and began raising funds to create a more permanent and suitable home for the library. In 1984, the Perry Foundation provided funding that allowed the old depot to be purchased and renovated for the library. This historic building, standing at the center of town, provided a lovely (but crowded) home for the library until the present building opened.
A new chapter began for the Crozet Library on September 28, 2013 when the doors to the new Crozet/Western Albemarle Library formally opened to the public, following the traditional Crozet Library book brigade , and a Grand Opening celebration.
The Crozet/Western Albemarle Library, now open 52 hours each week, is a permanent public space that encourages and nurtures intellectual freedom and curiosity, and supports JMRL’s mission to help its communities grow, learn and connect. The building is designed to provide a collection of over 75,000 books. In addition to being an anchor for an active, growing community, the library stands as a permanent testament to the County and citizenry's dedication to lifelong learning.
The County of Albemarle funded construction of the new library and the local community raised funds needed to provide all the furnishings and equipment. In 2014 the building was awarded LEED Silver Certification, recognizing the library was designed and built to minimize environmental impact.