A program consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Funded by the Friends of the Library. Program listings are below.
Every Monday and Wednesday from 1-3 pm. One-on-one tutorials offered twice a week to answer your specific questions about computer use or to learn how to get free audiobooks, eBooks, and magazines for your electronic devices. Call the Information Desk - 434-973-7893 - to sign up for a half-hour tutorial. more info
This group meets the third Wednesday of each month (not December), 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Program listings are below.
Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by information desk for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided.
April 01, 2015
A program series consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Listings below:
April 07, 2015
Trevor Williams from Cville Tech Tutors leads a technology program for iPhone and iPad users on the first Tuesday of each month.
April 09, 2015
Join us for a monthly meeting in the computer classroom to learn the basics of a variety of web-related tools and programs.
April 15, 2015
Picking books for 2015-2016.
April 17, 2015
Speaker: Nancy O'Brien, first woman Mayor of Charlottesville, former Director, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.
Traces the unknown contributions of tens of thousands of women residents of the Manhattan Project's then-secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, whose uranium-enriching jobs in support of the Project were shrouded in secrecy and whose legacy is still being felt today. Check the Catalog
April 21, 2015
Come explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to share your work in this non-judgmental environment. Call the Information Desk (434-973-7893) or email email@example.com to register.
April 27, 2015
The Board of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library usually meets the 4th Monday of every month. Some months this will change. The location is usually at the Central Library but the agenda (PDF) will show if the meeting is at a different location.
April 28, 2015
Connect with other adults during an evening of board games and refreshments. Games will include classic standards and modern favorites. Sessions in March and May will feature tutorials for a different game each month.
April 30, 2015
Stop by the library today and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share it with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day.
May 13, 2015
Presented by The International Rescue Committee. Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen. Call the library (434-973-7893) to register.
May 15, 2015
Speaker: Rick Potter, Associate Professor of History, Mary Baldwin College.
A dramatic narrative account of the 20th President's political career offers insight into his distinguished background as an impoverished wunderkind scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet. Check the Catalog
May 20, 2015
A fresh and vivid account of our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. From the Mayflower's arduous Atlantic crossing to the eruption of King Philip's War between colonists and natives decades later, Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims a fifty-five-year epic, at once tragic and heroic, that still resonates with us today. Check the Catalog
Albemarle County's first branch library to serve residents living north of Charlottesville opened in a rented 15,500-square-foot space at Albemarle Square Shopping Center in 1991. The building once housed a Drug Fair discount pharmacy. As a library, the building was an immediate success, becoming Jefferson-Madison Regional Library's busiest branch. By 1998 it was clear the library required more space, so the Library Board of Trustees made a larger Northside Library one of its top goals.
Realizing the need for a larger library, and after pursuing several options, in 2012 Albemarle County entered into a contingent contract to purchase property owned by Martha Jefferson Hospital at 705 West Rio Road, formerly known as the Phillips Supply Building. In 2013 the contract was finalized, several community planning meetings were held, and HBM Architects was hired to design the new library. One of the reasons for the selection of HBM Architects was the firm's experience with re-purposing buildings to provide public library services.
Renovation of the Phillips Supply Building began in March 2014 and was completed in February 2015. The new library opened March 16, 2015. Highlights of the new building include a maker space with a 3-D printer, a drive-up service window, dozens of Internet computers, and multiple public meeting rooms.
The library is open 51 hours a week and offers a collection of about 100,000 items.