The Work, The People, The Tunnels - Clann Mhor - Sept 1 to Oct 31 - Exhibit illustrating the construction of the Blue Ridge Railroad Project in the 1850s.
History of the Woman's Club of Crozet - Woman's Club of Crozet - Sept 1 to Oct 14 - Highlights of Woman's Club of Crozet history including the founding of Crozet Library and a recent award. .
War of 1812 - The Shenandoah Chapter of the Daughters of the War of 1812 - Sept 1 to Oct 31 - Exhibit of model ships Of the War of 1812 with dolls dressed in the attire of the period. .
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.
Would you like to learn how to create an email account, search for information online, complete an online job application, or download an ebook? Meet with a library staff member for a 45-60 minute tutorial using either a public computer at the library or your own laptop. For an appointment, call 823-4050.
November 28, 2015
Share your love of reading with a child enrolled in the local Head Start program. Select a name at a participating library beginning November 9 and buy a gift picture book to return unwrapped to the library by December 4. Available at the Central, Crozet, Gordon Avenue, Nelson, Northside, and Scottsville Branches.
December 07, 2015
Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America. Check the Catalog
December 09, 2015
Learn how to fold colorful paper stars to display in the window for the holidays. All supplies provided. Ages 15+.
Registration required and begins November 18.
December 14, 2015
Discover effective strategies for saving money, managing spending and improving your credit. Set personal finance goals to gain peace of mind and greater control over your money. Virginia Credit Union. Ages 18+.
Registration recommended, begins November 23.
December 29, 2015
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.
January 04, 2016
Ethan Hawley works as a clerk in the grocery store owned by an Italian immigrant. His wife is restless; his teenaged children are troubled and discontented, hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards. Check the Catalog
January 07, 2016
Cellist Andrew Gabbert and flutist Elizabeth Brightbill thrill audiences with their virtuosity, engaging, conversational style of presentation, and their genre-expanding programs that explore a wide range of musical styles, traditions, and cross-cultural influence. Their arrangements test the limits of what is possible on just two instruments. Ages 12+.
No registration required.
January 20, 2016
The beautiful landscape around us is full of stories to tell. University of Virginia Professor of Environmental Sciences, Janet Herman, will talk about the geological origins and nature of the earth under our feet. Ages 15+.
January 20, 2016
Explore the process of writing a life through facilitated discussion and thoughtful writing prompts with a small, intimate group. Gain new understandings about this enjoyable and often therapeutic art form. Facilitator Mary Jo Doig has been associated with Story Circle Network, an international organization devoted to women life writers, since 2001. Beginners welcome.
Class size is limited. Registration is required and begins December 14.
January 21, 2016
You read and enjoy it - now meet and greet the people responsible for the Crozet Gazette. Chat with your favorite columnists, ask questions of the editorial staff and nibble some light refreshments as you learn more about our local paper and the people who work to keep the community informed. All ages welcome.
January 25, 2016
W. H. Auden wrote, “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” 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+.
January 28, 2016
Come to the library for the 3rd annual night of poetry presented by the Crozet Elementary School 3rd grade. Enjoy snacks as you listen to Crozet Elementary School 3rd graders recite some of their favorite poetry. All ages welcome.
January 30, 2016
Recording Engineer, Wilson Foster, will lead a hands-on workshop about the Crozet Library’s new music recording makerspace, including: how to use the MIDI, connecting your instruments, recording technology, GarageBand, and more. Grades 6 & up. Class size limited. Those with a strong interest in music recording/editing encouraged to attend. Registration required and begins January 2.
February 01, 2016
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of such contributors as their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower. Check the Catalog
February 03, 2016
Reading aloud is enjoying an international renaissance. Join in the warmth and camaraderie of sharing good stories and poems aloud. Come to any one or more sessions. Ages 17+.
Registration recommended and ongoing, and begins January 13. Drop-ins welcome.
February 10, 2016
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 so you can create a handmade valentine. All ages welcome.
February 24, 2016
Think of it as a live audiobook, only better. Join actors from UVA’s drama faculty and Live Arts as they use their expressive talents to read selected short stories aloud. Light refreshments and friendly, informal fun. Adults, please.
February 29, 2016
Learn how easy it is to add a little green to your indoor space with a terrarium. Please bring your own glass container. All other materials will be provided.
Required registration begins February 8. For more information call 979.7151 x4.
March 07, 2016
A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town.
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April 04, 2016
Join Huck and Jim as their boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River lead them into a world of excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Humorous narrative, lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley, and memorable characters.
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May 02, 2016
A chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as Woodrow Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat, and architect Theodate Pope Riddle.
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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.