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Central Library 434.979.7151 ext 4 | Email Us

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

The Reference staff will provide one-on-one tutorials on basic computer skills and online job searching and applications. Participants must get a JMRL Library Card. For an appointment call 979.7151 ext 4

DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES

Films are shown on the 4th Thursday of the month except for December. Come view and discuss documentary films on current issues. Light refreshments will be provided. Sign up to be added to the film email list: Email Us

After being shown, check the online catalog to borrow the film. Program listings are below.

BROWN BAGGERS BOOK GROUP

On the third Thursday of the month bring your lunch and discuss fiction and non-fiction books. Library staff will provide value-added content and lead the discussion. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Sign up to be added to the book email list: Email Us Program listings are below.

BLACK AUTHORS READING GROUP

On the third Tuesday of the month join Central Library’s newest monthly book group with a focus on African American authors. Refreshments will be provided. Sign up to be added to the book email list: Email Tiffany

MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS

No registration required. Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the Central Library for quick & easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided.

  • April: Collage Poetry
  • May: Blackout Comics
  • June: Coloring Mandalas
  • July: Button Bookmarks
  • August: Flower Notecard

CREATIVE WRITING CRITIQUE

July 08, 2015
6:00 pm

Improve your writing by getting feedback from your peers. Participants will bring copies of work previously written to share with peers, and will help constructively critique others work as well. No registration necessary. For more inquiries, contact ht@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

Craft Program

jar.Mason Jar Herb Garden Workshop

July 08, 2015
7:00 pm

Come get your hands dirty planting a small container garden of herbs. All supplies will be provided, but extras are welcome. Ages 14+.
Required registration begins June 24.

Game Night

Music Trivia Night

July 09, 2015
7:00 pm

Grab a team of 3-5 people and test your musical IQ. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. No singing ability required. All ages.
Team captains, please register starting June 25.

Music on the Steps

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July 10, 2015
12:00 pm

Lunch to the rhythm as ensembles from the Charlottesville Municipal Band and other local groups serenade you while you munch.
Alternate location: McIntire Room.
No registration required.

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

July 15, 2015
6:00 pm

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. *See information about registration required July 15th Write Your Personal Story memoir workshop. Registration requested: please e-mail ht@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

Memoir Workshop

Write Your Personal Story

July 15, 2015
6:00 pm

Join writer and educator Linda Kobert to learn how to write your own personal story in this engaging and constructive writing workshop. Please bring a photo of you and/or your family that evokes a meaningful experience. This is a special session of JMRL’s Central Library Creative Writing Group.
Required registration begins June 24. Limit: 20 participants.

Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverTHANK YOU, JEEVES by P.G. Wodehouse

July 16, 2015
12:00 pm

Bertie Wooster attempts to solve his personal problems on his own, but at last is forced to turn to his butler, Jeeves, for help. Check the Catalog arrow

Film Program

filmA Birder’s Guide to Everything (2013) directed by Rob Meyer

July 16, 2015
7:00 pm

David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
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Black Authors Reading Group

book coverSONG OF SOLOMON by Toni Morrison

July 21, 2015
7:00 pm

Macon Dead, Jr., called Milkman, son of the richest Negro in town, moves from childhood into early manhood, searching, among the disparate, mysterious members of his family, for his life and reality.
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Craft Program

necklace.Beach Glass Pendant Workshop

August 05, 2015
6:30 pm

Create a gorgeous pendant with beach glass and wire wrapping. Use on a necklace for a summer look, or create a set of wine charms - it’s up to you. All materials will be provided. Ages 14+.
Required registration begins July 22.

Black Authors Reading Group

book coverTHE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander

August 18, 2015
7:00 pm

Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.
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Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverUNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand

August 20, 2015
12:00 pm

A captivating young adult edition of the award-winning #1 New York Times best-seller documents the inspirational true story of how Louis Zamperini, a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic athlete and World War II pilot, crashed into the ocean and survived for weeks on a life raft only to become a prisoner of war. Check the Catalog arrow

Documentary Film Series

MovieFED UP (2014) directed by Stephanie Soechtig

August 27, 2015
7:00 pm

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.
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Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverTHE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman

September 17, 2015
12:00 pm

Presents a modern fantasy about fear, love, magic, and sacrifice in the story of a family at the mercy of dark forces, whose only defense is the three women who live on a farm at the end of the lane Check the Catalog arrow

Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | Email Us

CROZET SOIREE

A social gathering in the evening for informal conversation with guest speakers representing the arts, culture, businesses and interests in the Crozet community. Program listings are below. For adults ages 16+.

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

book cover REVOLUTIONARY ROAD by Richard Yates

July 06, 2015
7:00 pm

The devastating effects of work, adultery, rebellion, and self-deception slowly destroy the once successful marriage of Frank and April Wheeler, a suburban American couple.
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Dance Program

dancers.Dance the Night Away: International Folk Dancing

July 09, 2015
7:00 pm

Listen to music from around the world as you learn traditional folk dances from places near and far. Beginners encouraged, experienced dancers welcome. Come on your own or bring your friends – partners are not necessary. Friendly dance instruction by Sue Chase. For adults ages 18+.
Registration is recommended and begins June 10.

Craft Program

necklace.Beach Glass Pendant Workshop

July 20, 2015
7:00 pm

Create a gorgeous pendant with beach glass and wire wrapping. Use on a necklace for a summer look, or create a set of wine charms - it’s up to you. All materials will be provided. Ages 16+.
Required registration begins June 29.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

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July 28, 2015
4:30 pm

Last Tuesday of the month:
April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25

Come one, come all. 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 and up. No registration required. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | Email Us

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

This group meets at 7:30 pm, the second Wednesday of each month to share insights on a variety of classic and contemporary fiction. Program listings are below.

LITERARY MASTERPIECE BOOK GROUP

Meets at 10 am on the first and third Fridays of each month to discuss literary classics. The group meets from September to May. For further information, contact Eileen Stephens: emstephens@comcast.net Program listings are below.

Craft Program

necklace.Beach Glass Pendant Workshop

July 06, 2015
7:00 pm

Create a gorgeous pendant with beach glass and wire wrapping. Use on a necklace for a summer look, or create a set of wine charms - it’s up to you. All materials will be provided. Ages 14+.
Registration begins June 15.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverTHE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE by Laurie King

July 08, 2015
7:30 pm

In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles onto him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern, twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.
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PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

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July 22, 2015
7:00 pm

Screening of a popular film adaptation of a book on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Light refreshments are served.

Reading Poetry

LIVE POETS SOCIETY

August 05, 2015
7:00 pm

The Live Poets Society meets the first Wed of every month (except April & November) at 7pm. Come and share original poetry, or just listen. For more information, contact Tony Russell at 293.7838 or go to the society blog.

For DIY People

handcraftHANDCRAFT GROUP

August 06, 2015
3:00 pm

If you're crafty, this is the group for you. Chat, snack, and meet your neighbors, as we knit, stitch, bead, and sew. Bring any project you're working on, or come just to be inspired. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Call or visit the library for details, or to be added to the handcraft email list.
Meets monthly on Thursdays.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverTHE MEMORY OF RUNNING by Ron McLarty

August 12, 2015
7:30 pm

Working as a quality control inspector at a toy factory in Rhode Island, friendless alcoholic Smithy Ide considers himself a loser until a tragic event prompts him to set off on an epic cross-country bicycle journey that promises him a final chance to become the man he has always wanted to be.
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Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | Email Us

FRIDAY FILM SERIES

This series, which is on the 2nd Friday of the month, is a mix of independent, documentary, and major studio films. See a great film with your neighbors, on the big screen in surround sound. Coffee and desserts served. Folks meet afterwards at “Vinny’s Pizza” in Ruckersville for film discussion. This FREE series is funded by the Friends of the Greene County Library and the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Program listings are below.

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Meets at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month to discuss interesting books chosen by members. Program listings are below.

Friends of the Greene County Library

Friends of the Greene County Library Board Meeting

July 08, 2015
7:00 pm

Learn how you can support your local public library by attending a meeting of “The Friends.” The board meets every other month. All interested folks are welcome; it’s not just for board members.

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

August 06, 2015
7:00 pm

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 arrow

Friday Film Series

MovieTRACKS PG-13, directed by John Curran

August 14, 2015
7:00 pm

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.
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JMRL Board Meeting

October 26, 2015
3:00 pm

The Board of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library usually meets the 4th Monday of every month. Some months this will change. The location is the Greene County Library at 222 Main Street Suite 101 Stanardsville, VA 22973. The agenda (PDF) will be available a week before the scheduled meeting.

LOUISA COUNTY LIBRARY 540.894.5853 | Email Us

COMPUTER TUTORIALS

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Would you like help with creating a resume; setting up an email account; searching online databases; installing software on a laptop; making a copy of files or pictures? Meet with a library staff member for up to an hour of one-on-one help using either a public computer at the library or your own laptop. Advance registration is required. Call 540-894-5853 or visit the circulation desk at the library to sign up.

NOON DAY BOOK GROUP

Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm. Refreshments will be provided. Program listings are below.

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Meets monthly (except for December) on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30pm. The group will discuss a wide range of titles chosen by members and enjoy refreshments. Program listings are below.

Are You a DIY Person?

handcraftB.Y.O.C. - BRING YOUR OWN CRAFT

July 08, 2015
2:00 pm

Do you knit, bead, make rugs, hand stitch or do any kind of handcraft? Come to share ideas, show off your work and get another crafter's eye and perception. Chat and meet your neighbors while you work on your craft. Bring any project you're working on, or come just to be inspired. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Call or visit the library for details.
Meets every Wednesday

In partnership with PVCC

Getting Started at Piedmont Virginia Community College

July 09, 2015
4:00 pm

Denise McClanahan, PVCC Outreach Manager discusses PVCC degrees and certificates (many you can complete in less than two years), resources to help you succeed in the classroom and beyond, PVCC placement tests (receive free practice test materials!) and financial aid opportunities. For more information, contact Denise McClanahan at 434.961.5275 or dmcclanahan@pvcc.edu.
No registration required.

Yoga

Yoga @ Your Library

July 16, 2015
1:00 pm

Join the library for a four week series of 1-hour yoga sessions taught by Donya Bauer. If you have a mat please bring it with you, limited mats will be available for those that don’t have them. No registration required.

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

book coverA FALL OF MARIGOLDS by Susan Meissner

July 28, 2015
7:00 pm

Two women living 100 years apart experience similar tragic losses of love, Clara's in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, and Taryn's in the collapse of the Twin Towers, are connected through time by a scarf.
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GED

GED Information Session

August 04, 2015
6:00 pm

Get all of your questions answered at this GED information session. Adult Community Education of Louisa will help you understand what the GED test is like and how to prepare. You will see that no matter how old you are or where you are academically you can succeed. For more information contact tduck@jmrl.org.
No registration required.

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

book coverTHE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown

August 25, 2015
7:00 pm

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.
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JMRL Board Meeting

September 28, 2015
3:00 pm

The Board of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library usually meets the 4th Monday of every month. Some months this will change. The location is the Louisa County Library at 881 Davis Highway Mineral, VA 23117. The agenda (PDF) will be available a week before the scheduled meeting.

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | Email Us

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

Fourth Monday of each month (with some exceptions) from 12:00 to 2 pm. Like to Read? Like to Talk? Join us at our Book Club which has been ongoing since 2005. Call the library at 263-5904 for more information. Program listings are below.

Craft Program

Make & Take Creative Crafts

July 06, 2015

Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the pick-up craft table for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided.

  • June 15-20:Folding Rose
  • July 6-11: Intricate Coloring Page
  • August 17-22: Old Book Heart Design


Family Summer Movie Matinee

MovieINTO THE WOODS (2014 - PG) directed by Rob Marshall

July 18, 2015
10:30 am

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.more info


part of the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

wacky Wednesday sign.WACKY WEDNESDAY

July 22, 2015

Visit the Nelson Memorial Library, find some wacky changes in the library (or the library staff) and win a wacky prize. For all ages.

SAMPLINGS

July 23, 2015

You are invited each month to a Samplings’ buffet of books. Come enjoy the smorgasbord of delightful new and older books on the last Thursday of each month.

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverBENEDICTION by Kent Haruf

July 27, 2015
12:00 pm

A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter while the trio contemplates their relationships with an estranged son, a situation that stirs up painful memories for a new next-door neighbor who has recently lost her mother.
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Author Visit

Lynn CoffeyAN EVENING WITH LYNN COFFEY

July 27, 2015
6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of stories from author Lynn Coffey as she introduces her new book “Mountain Folk: More Oral Histories of Appalachian People.” For all ages.
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Family Summer Movie Matinee

MovieTHE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
(2009 - G) directed by Ron Clements and John Musker

August 08, 2015
10:30 am

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
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Special Program

volcano.VESUVIUS DAY

August 24, 2015

Learn all about volcanoes with interesting media of all types. For all ages.

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BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverTHE GREATER JOURNEY by David McCullough

August 24, 2015
12:00 pm

Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.
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JMRL Board Meeting

August 24, 2015
3:00 pm

The Board of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library usually meets the 4th Monday of every month. Some months this will change. The location is the Nelson Memorial Library at 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA. The agenda (PDF) will be available a week before the scheduled meeting.

Family Summer Movie Matinee

MoviePLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE (2014 - PG) directed by Roberts Gannaway

August 29, 2015
10:30 am

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.
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End of Summer

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDNATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY

August 31, 2015

Enjoy a sample of trail mix and ideas to help you hit the trail this fall as we close out our programs for the summer. For all ages.

Northside Library 434.973.7893 | Email Us

@ YOUR LIBRARY

A program consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Funded by the Friends of the Library. Program listings are below.

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

This group meets the third Wednesday of each month (not December), 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Program listings are below.

WORKFORCE CONNECTION

A monthly program to help you with your job search. Presented in Partnership with the Workforce Center. Call the Information Desk (434-973-7893) to register.

Make & Take Crafts

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.

  • May: Magnets
  • June: Zendoodle
  • July: Pinwheels
  • August: Bookmarks

Tech Tutors

technologyHANDS ON TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

July 07, 2015
1:00 pm

Trevor Williams from Cville Tech Tutors leads a technology program for iPhone and iPad users on the first Tuesday of each month.

  • May 5: Discovering New Apps
  • June 2: Photo Basics
  • July 7: Creating Movies on iPhone and iPad with iMovie
Class size is limited. Register at the Information Desk or call the Library (434.973.7893).

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

July 07, 2015
6:30 pm

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 acox@jmrl.org to register.

Genealogy Program

family tree.CLIMBING YOUR FAMILY TREE

July 08, 2015
6:30 pm

Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use Heritage Quest, a database that is available to you from home, to help you in your genealogical research. Class will be held in our Computer Classroom and will include one hour of instruction and one hour of research time.
Registration is required and will begin June 17. Class size is limited.
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WEB WORKSHOPS @ YOUR LIBRARY

July 09, 2015
2:00 pm

Join us for a monthly meeting in the computer classroom to learn the basics of a variety of web-related tools and programs.

  • May 14: Getting Started with Social Media
  • June 11: Skype
  • July 9: Your Library Online
  • August 13: Basics of Internet Browsing

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverA SUMMONS TO MEMPHIS by Peter Taylor

July 15, 2015
7:00 pm

Philip has a new life in New York but is returned to the petty meddling of his family when his two spinster sisters call upon him to help them ruin their eighty-one-year-old father's wedding plans Check the Catalog arrow

Aging in Place

Presented by Doris W. Gelbman, Esq. Elder Law Attorney, Gelbman Law Practice PLLC Registration is ongoing.

  • June 24: Staying in Your Home
  • July 22: Independent and ‘Continuing Care Retirement Communities'
  • August 26: Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities - What’s the Diff?

GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT

July 28, 2015
6:30 pm

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.

In Partnership with the Workforce Center

handcraftWorkforce Connection

July 29, 2015
2:00 pm

A monthly program highlighting the variety of ways the Charlottesville Workforce Center, part of the Piedmont Workforce Network, can support your job search.
Call the library or email mgillette@jmrl.org to register.

  • May 27: Guerilla Tactics: Take charge of your job search and do everything you can to land that job you're looking for.
  • June 24: Feel like you have insurmountable barriers to employment? Learn about programs to help you overcome them.
  • July 29: Calling All Vets - Learn more about your Veteran Benefits, about how employers seek Veteran employees, and how to maximize your Veteran experience in seeking your next position.
  • August 26: Make the most of your Workforce Connection - Getting assistance and connecting employers with prospective employees.

@ YOUR LIBRARY

August 05, 2015
6:30 pm

A program series consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Ages 14+. Listings below:

  • Hypertufa Planters: Wednesday, May 6. Make hypertufa planters that will look great in your garden. All supplies are provided. Dress to get messy. Registration begins April 15.
  • Sugar Scrub: June 3. Create a homemade sugar scrub and leave with a great addition to your beauty routine.Required registration begins May 13. Class size is limited.
  • Red, Wreath, and Blue Workshop : July 1. Learn to make a variety of paper shapes to create a patriotic wreath or decorative star.Required registration begins June 10.
  • Bath Bombs: August 5. Learn how to make fun and fizzy homemade bath bombs from just a few ingredients.
    Required registration begins July 15.
Call 434.973.7893 for more information.

partnership with the International Rescue Committee

Citizenship Information Session

August 12, 2015
6:30 pm

Presented by The International Rescue Committee. Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen.
Call the library to register.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverBEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END by Atul Gawande

August 19, 2015
7:00 pm

A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices. Check the Catalog arrow

Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | Email Us

QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

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July 06, 2015
1:00 pm

Bring your quilting or other needlework and enjoy conversations with old and new friends.

HANDCRAFT GROUP

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July 10, 2015
10:00 am

If you’re crafty, this is the group for you. Come swap ideas, learn new skills, or just enjoy the conversations. Bring a project in progress, or the supplies you need to get started.
The group will move to Fridays from June 12- July 31 to accommodate summer programming for kids. They will resume meeting on Thursdays beginning August 6.

SCOTTSVILLE LIBRARY BOOK GROUP

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July 14, 2015
1:00 pm

Come join a friendly group of book lovers who discuss a variety of books.
The group meets to discuss recent books of interest rather than reading specific titles.

JMRL Board Meeting

July 27, 2015
3:00 pm

The Board of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library usually meets the 4th Monday of every month. Some months this will change. The location is the Scottsville Library at 330 Bird St. Scottsville, VA 24590-0759. The agenda (PDF) will be available a week before the scheduled meeting.