This Week at JMRL:

Sunday, May 1

Monday, May 2

9:30 am
Gordon - Mother Goose Time Mondays 9:30 - Spring: April 18 - May 23

10:30 am
Gordon - Reading Rumpus - Spring: April 18 -May 23

11:00 am
Scottsville - Spanish Story Time

11:30 am
Gordon - Mother Goose Time Mondays 11:30 - Spring: April 18 - May 23

1:00 pm
Scottsville - QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

4:00 pm
Louisa - Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

5:30 pm
Nelson - AUTHOR VISIT: JOE TENNIS

6:30 pm
Northside - Anime Club

7:00 pm
Crozet - MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

Tuesday, May 3

9:30 am
Gordon - Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays - Spring: April 19 - May 24

10:30 am
Gordon - 2's and 3's Together - Spring: April 19 - May 24

1:00 pm
Northside - Tech Tutors

1:00 pm
Northside - STITCHES

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

Wednesday, May 4

All Day
Greene - Greene Library Closed

10:00 am
Gordon - Fun for the Young @ The Fralin

10:00 am
Scottsville - Toddler Time

10:30 am
Central - Romp & Stomp Art Day

10:30 am
Greene - Read & Rhyme Time

10:30 am
Nelson - Stories Out Loud

10:30 am
Scottsville - Reading Rocks

3:00 pm
Gordon - Make It & Take It

3:00 pm
Nelson - Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

4:00 pm
Nelson - LEGO Wednesdays

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

6:30 pm
Northside - @ YOUR LIBRARY

7:00 pm
Gordon - Reading Poetry

7:00 pm
Crozet - READ ALOUD CIRCLE

7:00 pm
Central - CREATE A TERRARIUM

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

Thursday, May 5

10:00 am
Scottsville - HANDCRAFT GROUP

10:30 am
Gordon - Monkey Business - Spring: April 21 - May 26

10:30 am
Greene - Storybook Beat

10:30 am
Louisa - Preschool Read & Rhyme Time

2:30 pm
Northside - COMPUTER WORKSHOPS - First Thursdays- Web Based Topics

3:00 pm
Gordon - For DIY People

3:30 pm
Louisa - Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza Prep

4:00 pm
Central - SPCA Paws to Read

4:00 pm
Northside - LEGO Mania

7:00 pm
Central - BOOKS ON TAP

Friday, May 6

10:00 am
Gordon - Literary Masterpiece Book Group

3:30 pm
Louisa - Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza Prep

6:00 pm
Central - Who Done It?

Saturday, May 7

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

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April is ...

Famous Authors born in April

April 1 -Anne McCaffrey, fantasy/sci-fi writer

April 2 -Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer

April 3 -Washington Irving, American writer

April 4 -Maya Angelou,Missouri-born (Arkansas-raised) novelist poet, dramatist, and performer

April 5 -Booker T. WashingtonVirginia-born essayist, autobiographer, biographer, educator, and social thinker

April 6 -Vincent "Vince" Flynn, American author of political thrillers

April 7 -William Wordsworth, English romantic poet

April 8 -Barbara Kingsolver,Annapolis (MD)-born novelist

April 9 -Paule Marshal, Brooklyn-born novelist and short story writer l

April 10 -Clare Booth Luce, New Yorker, playwright, wartime journalist and politician

April 11 -Leo Rosten, Polish-born American author, teacher and researcher

April 12 -Beverly Cleary, Children's book writer

April 13 -Eudora Welty, American writer

April 14 -James Branch Cabell, Richmond, Virginia native and novelist

April 15 -Henry James, American novelist

April 16 -Gertrude Chandler Warner, creator of the Boxcar Children

April 17 -Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen,Danish writer and traveller

April 18 -Harold Samuel Kushner,American rabbi and a popular author

April 21 -Charlotte Bronte, English novelist

April 22 -Henry Fielding, English novelist and playwright

April 23 -William Shakespeare, The Bard of Avon

April 24 -Sue Grafton, mystery writer

April 25 -Walter De La Mare, English poet, essayist, and novelist

April 26 -Maud Hart Lovelace, creator of the Betsy-Tacy series of children's books

April 27 -Edward Gibbon , British historian

April 28 -[Nelle] Harper Lee (1926), who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird

April 29 -Edward Blishen, English author and broadcaster

April 30 -Annie Dillard, American author (born Pittsburgh)

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