Crozet Library

Crozet LibraryHours:
Monday - Tuesday: 1pm - 9pm
Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
Thursday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday - Closed

Phone: 434.823.4050
Fax: 434.823.8399
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Crozet Library

Programs for Adults

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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.

Embrace the New Year with Meditation - Workshop by Gerry Gorman

meditation.

January 25, 2017
7:00 pm

Meditator Gerry Gorman will teach practical strategies to reduce stress and create a healthier and more positive lifestyle. Learn effective meditation techniques to help you connect within to gain a profound sense of serenity and joy. Embrace the New Year with meditation and join Gerry as he takes you on this powerful journey.

A Night at the Movies

movieThe Light Between Oceans (2016) directed by Derek Cianfrance

January 30, 2017
6:30 pm

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.
more info Ages 18+

Meeting Places/Luoghi d’incontro Art Exhibit

January 31 - March 14
Explore this collaborative book art by Charlottesville-based book artist-writer Lyall Harris and Florence, Italy-based book artist and printmaker Patricia Silva. These artists engaged in a creative collaboration for two years, which resulted in twelve original “bookworks” that cover a range of subject matter from motherhood to immigration.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

handcraft

January 31, 2017
4:30 pm

Last Tuesdays at 4:30pm
December 27, January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 30
Bring any handwork project you’re working on or are interested in learning, and join this fun group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Ages 8 to adult.

READ ALOUD CIRCLE

circle of books.

February 01, 2017
7:00 pm

First Wednesdays at 7pm
December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3
Join in the warmth and camaraderie of sharing good stories and poems aloud. Bring along old favorites or new discoveries for the group to pass around and read: short fiction, nonfiction, poems, and excerpts. Come to any one or more sessions. Ages 18+.

Monday Night Book Group

book coverFIRST LOVE by Ivan Turgenev

February 06, 2017
7:00 pm

Set in the world of nineteenth-century Russia's fading aristocracy, Turgenev's story depicts a boy's growth of knowledge and mastery over his own heart as he awakens to the complex nature of adult love. Check the Catalog arrow

How to Revise Your Creative Writing

February 07, 2017
6:30 pm

You’ve written a story, now what? Learn techniques for revising your plot, fixing your mushy middle, making your sentences sing, and helping your characters leap off the page. Perfect for NaNoWriMo participants ready for the next step. Grades 6 through adult. Walk-ins welcome.

A Valentine for that Special Someone

valentine

February 08, 2017
2:30 pm

Wednesday, February 8 between 2:30-7:30pm
The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun. Come into the library and make a special something for your special someone. Supplies will be available all day to create a unique handmade valentine. All ages.

Live Poets, Too

February 13, 2017
7:00 pm

Monthly on Mondays at 7pm
December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8
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+.

Meeting Places: Artist Talk

February 22, 2017
7:00 pm

“Book art” is an art form where text, image, and structure join to create a unique book and art experience. Join Lyall Harris as she discusses the collaborative book art made with fellow book artist and printmaker, Patricia Silva, in Meeting Places/Luoghi d’incontro, on display at Crozet Library from January 31 - March 14.

A Night at the Movies

movieGood Hair (2009) directed by Jeff Stilson (BIG READ)

February 27, 2017
6:30 pm

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.
more info Ages 18+

Make and Take Art: Post Secret (BIG READ)

March 1-31
Unburden yourself by telling your secrets with anonymous postcard art in the vein of PostSecret. All materials provided.

Monday Night Book Group

book coverSILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones (BIG READ)

March 06, 2017
7:00 pm

In 1980s Atlanta, two teenage girls become friends, with only one knowing that they are in fact both daughters of the same bigamist father, and as their friendship develops their father's secret begins to unravel.
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WOMEN'S LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP - BIG READ

March 07, 2017
6:30 pm

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4
Explore the process of writing your life through facilitated discussion and thoughtful writing prompts with a small, intimate group. Facilitator Mary Jo Doig will lead this engaging five-week workshop. Participants will register for all five sessions. Required registration begins February 14.

Lost and Found: Upcycled Book Workshop with Lyall Harris (BIG READ)

March 08, 2017
6:30 pm

Generate ideas and create art using “found” content from discarded book pages which you’ll transform into an original book using a Japanese stab binding process. Techniques we’ll explore include erasure poetry, collage, drawing, and free association. Ages 14+. Required registration begins February 22.

A Night at the Movies

movieBarbershop: The Next Cut (2016) directed by Malcolm D. Lee (BIG READ)

March 20, 2017
6:30 pm

As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin's Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood.
more info Ages 18+

Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop (BIG READ)

family tree.

March 27, 2017
6:30 pm

Explore your family history with this workshop led by genealogy professional Dr. Shelley Murphy. This class will provide you with resources and guidelines to aid your research. Bring your own laptop or borrow one from the library (supplies limited). Required registration begins March 6.

Monday Night Book Group

book coverBROOKLYN by Colm Toibin

April 03, 2017
7:00 pm

Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness.
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Book Tasting

Friday & Saturday, April 7 & 8, all day.
Try it; you might like it! Ravenous readers, take a seat at designated book tasting tables where you can discover delicious new books you may enjoy. Feel free to check them out afterwards. Participants will be entered into a special prize drawing. All ages.

A Night at the Movies

movieAmelie (2001) directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

April 24, 2017
6:30 pm

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
more info Ages 18+

Monday Night Book Group

rebeccaREBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier

May 01, 2017
7:00 pm

At the great Cornwall estate of Manderley, Maxim de Winter and his frightened new wife try to live with the haunting legacy of Maxim's first wife, the beautiful and cold Rebecca, who died in a sailing accident. Check the Catalog arrow

Free Hearing Screenings by Hearing Health Associates

May 15, 2017
4:00 pm

Monday, May 15 at 4-6pm
Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition in America after arthritis and heart disease, yet many Americans still go undiagnosed. Stop into the library for a 10-15 minute free hearing screening and learn how to prevent further hearing loss. Hearing screenings provided by Hearing Health Associates. Register for a 15-minute block starting May 1.

A Night at the Movies

movieThe Girl on the Train (2016) directed by Tate Taylor

May 22, 2017
6:30 pm

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
more info Ages 18+

Monday Night Book Group

book coverAMERICAN PASTORAL by Philip Roth

June 05, 2017
7:00 pm

A former athletic star, devoted family man, and owner of a thriving glove factory, Seymour "Swede" Levov finds his life coming apart during the social disorder of the 1960s, when his beloved daughter turns revolutionary terrorist out to destroy her father's world. Check the Catalogbullet

History of Crozet Library

Original Crozet Library
Original Crozet Library

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.

Old Railroad Depot
Crozet Library in Old Depot

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.