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Central Library 434.979.7151 ext 4 | central@jmrl.org

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: central@jmrl.org

After being shown, check the online catalog to borrow the film. 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: tduck@jmrl.org

part of the SUMMER READING PROGRAM

CREATIVE WRITING

July 23, 2014
6:00 pm

Come explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creative juices flowing. Registration required - begins July 9. Please email ht@jmrl.org or call 434-979-7151 x4

Documentary Film Series

MovieDERBY CRAZY LOVE directed by Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott (2013)

July 24, 2014
7:00 pm

Derby Crazy Love takes viewers inside the adrenaline-filled world of women's roller derby. Meet Smack Daddy, Suzy Hotrod, Bonnie Thunders, Raw Heidi, Kamikaze Kitten, Iron Wench and other bad-ass warriors who are changing how we look at women in sport and femininity, one booty block at a time. more info

CHS Orchestra Ensemble Lunchtime Concert

Let the band play on graphic.ALLODOLA STRING QUARTET

July 25, 2014
12:00 pm

Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy a side of Sousa with your sandwich as ensemble players from Charlottesville High School Orchestra serenade you with show tunes, marches, and more. No registration required. Outside weather permitting. Rain location: McIntire Room.

JMRL Board Meeting

July 28, 2014
1:00 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 usually at the Central Library but the agenda (PDF) will show if the meeting is at a different location.

In partnership with the Alliance Francaise de Charlottesville

MovieMANON OF THE SPRING by Claude Berri (1986)

July 28, 2014
6:30 pm

A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her her father's land caused his death years earlier. Doors opening at 6 pm and film starts at 6:30 pm. Film is in French, with English subtitles. more info

In partnership with the Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Dept.

HIKING 101

July 29, 2014
7:00 pm

Marit Gay of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club - Charlotesville, will discuss gear for those new to hiking and share some of her favorite local trails.

PLEASE NOTE PROGRAM LOCATION: Carver Recreation Center - 24 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
For more information call: 434-979-7151 x4

part of the SUMMER READING PROGRAM

BOOK TASTING

July 30, 2014

Try it - you may like it! Ravenous readers - take a seat at designated book tasting tables where you will discover delicious new books you may enjoy. Feel free to check them out afterwards.

Charlottesville Band Ensemble Lunchtime Concerts

Let the band play on graphic.BRASS QUINTET

August 01, 2014
12:00 pm

Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy a side of Sousa with your sandwich as ensemble players from the Charlottesville Municipal Band serenade you with show tunes, marches, and more. No registration required. Outside weather permitting. Rain location: McIntire Room.

Black Authors Reading Group

book coverKINDRED by Octavia Butler

August 19, 2014
7:00 pm

Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
Check the catalog bullet

Brown Baggers Book Group

book cover BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK by Ben Fountain

August 21, 2014
12:00 pm

A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents -- three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew -- has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. Check the Catalog arrow


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In partnership with the Charlottesville NOW

Celebrate Women's Equality Day in Charlottesville!

August 26, 2014
5:00 pm

Come to a brief presentation about women leaders who established
the famous women's shelter in Baltimore, "The House of Ruth".

Reception including Donation of this book by Cville NOW to the library
and a Book Signing for the book by both of the authors.
"That It May Be Well With You: The Founding of the House of Ruth"
by Kathleen O'Ferrall Friedman and Barbara J. Parker, (2014).
NOTE, copies will be available for purchase. Proceeds go to the House of Ruth when purchased from the authors.
Enjoy refreshments and conversation while celebrating women leaders in our region.

Documentary Film Series

MovieJIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI directed by David Gelb (2011)

August 28, 2014
7:00 pm

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his business in the Ginza Tokio Subway station, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. more info

Black Authors Reading Group

book coverMOM & ME & MOM by Maya Angelou

September 16, 2014
7:00 pm

The celebrated author shares the intimate story of her relationship with her mother, relating the events that prompted her mother to send young Angela to Arkansas to live with her grandmother and the complicated fallout that shaped their family life.
Check the catalog bullet

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Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | crozet@jmrl.org

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

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.

Want to see what has already been read? Try Searching the calendar. Program listings are below.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | gordon@jmrl.org

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.

Want to see what has already been read? Try Searching the calendar.

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.

Want to see what has already been read? Try Searching the calendar.

Film Adaptations of a Book

pagescreenPAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

July 23, 2014
7:00 pm

A monthly film series which presents a screening of a popular film adaptation of a book, along with light refreshments. Call or visit the Library for details, or to be added to the film email list.
Meets monthly on Wednesdays but no meeting in November and December.

Reading Poetry

LIVE POETS SOCIETY

August 06, 2014
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 07, 2014
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 coverJOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE by Robert Hilburn

August 13, 2014
7:30 pm

A noted music critic who knew him tells the unvarnished truth about Cash, whose personal life was far more troubled and his artistry much more profound than even his most devoted fans have realized. Check the Catalog arrow

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverGIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE by Susan Vreeland

September 10, 2014
7:30 pm

Chronicles the history of a painting and the lives with which it intersects, from the artist's inspiration to its admiration by two art scholars three hundred years later. Check the Catalog arrow


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Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | greene@jmrl.org

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.

Want to see what has already been read? Try Searching the calendar.

FRIDAY FILM SERIES

This series, which is on the 2nd Friday of the month, is a mix of independent, documentary, and major studio films. Some films have a discussion and speaker afterwards, but all films nights include free coffee and dessert! Come on out - join your friends and neighbors for great thought provoking films on the BIG SCREEN. 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.

One-on-One Computer Assistance

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Want to improve your computer skills or just get a little extra help? Meet with a library staff member for up to 45 min of one-on-one help using a computer. Call 434-985-5227 to schedule an appointment, or ask in person.more info

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverTHE SHALLOWS by Nicholas Carr

August 07, 2014
7:00 pm

Expanding on an article that appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the best-selling author of The Big Switch discusses the intellectual and cultural consequences of the Internet, and how it may be transforming our neural pathways for the worse.Check the Catalog arrow

Friday Film Series

MovieMUSEUM HOURS directed by Jem Cohen (2012)

August 08, 2014
7:00 pm

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.
more info

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverTHE RIGHT HAND SHORE by Christopher Tilghman

September 04, 2014
7:00 pm

While visiting the dying owner of the family's estate in order to secure his inheritance, Edward hears stories about his family and land.Check the Catalog arrow

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Friday Film Series

MovieTHE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE directed by Sylvain Chomet (2003)

September 12, 2014
7:00 pm

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
more info

LOUISA COUNTY LIBRARY 540.894.5853 | louisa@jmrl.org

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.

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.

FAMILY FILM NIGHT

Meets monthly (Sept - May) on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm. Because of licensing restrictions, sometimes the title cannot be listed. Program listings are below.

Are You a DIY Person?

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

July 23, 2014
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

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

book cover.THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman

August 26, 2014
7:00 pm

Moving his young bride to an isolated lighthouse home on Australia's Janus Rock where the couple suffers miscarriages and a stillbirth, Tom allows his wife to claim an infant that has washed up on the shore, a decision with devastating consequences. Check the Catalog arrow

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

book cover.THE MERMAID CHAIR by Sue Monk Kidd

September 23, 2014
7:00 pm

Jessie Sullivan is summoned home to tiny Egret Island, where she meets Brother Thomas, a monk who is about to take his final vows, and encounters the legend of a mysterious chair dedicated to a saint who had originally been a mermaid. Check the Catalog arrow

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | nelson@jmrl.org

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.

Want to see what has already been read? Try Searching the calendar.

Brown Bag Book Club

book coverTHE ELEGANCE OF THE HEADGEHOG by Muriel Barbery

July 28, 2014
12:00 pm

The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu.Check the Catalog arrow

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverA LOST LADY by Willa Cather

August 25, 2014
12:00 pm

A portrait of a woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them and whose transformations embody the decline and coarsening of the American frontier. Check the Catalog arrow

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

book coverTHE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion

September 22, 2014
12:00 pm

An autobiographical portrait of marriage and motherhood by the acclaimed author details her struggle to come to terms with life and death, illness, sanity, personal upheaval, and grief.
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Northside Library 434.973.7893 | northside@jmrl.org

@ 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

Learn how to use computers and navigate the Internet. Library staff will give FREE tutorials. 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.

Want to see what has already been read? Try Searching the calendar.

READ AROUND THE WORLD

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July 23, 2014

Where is you book going on vacation this summer? Take a photo or your book or electronic device on location, and send it to northside@jmrl.org. We'll display the photos on our wall and see where Northside's readers travel.



OVERDRIVE TUTORIALS

July 30, 2014

Learn how to get audio books and eBooks for your electronic devices from the library. Call the Information Desk - 434-973-7893 - to sign up for a half-hour tutorial.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 6-8 pm

  • Tuesday, August 19, 6-8 pm

Tech Tutors

technologyHANDS ON TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

August 05, 2014
1:00 pm

Trevor Williams from Cville Tech Tutors leads a technology program on the first Tuesday of each month.
Topic for August: Getting Organized
Class size is limited. Register at the Information Desk or call the Library (973.7893).

@ Your Library

PASTRY DECOR

August 06, 2014
6:30 pm

Laurie Blakey, co-owner/operator of Pearl's Bake Shoppe on West Main Street, will teach you how to create your own confectionery treats. This is a joint adult/teen program. Class size is limited. Registration begins July 16.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book cover.THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman

August 20, 2014
7:00 pm

Moving his young bride to an isolated lighthouse home on Australia's Janus Rock where the couple suffers miscarriages and a stillbirth, Tom allows his wife to claim an infant that has washed up on the shore, a decision with devastating consequences. Check the Catalog arrow

In partnership with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

NATURALIZATION INFORMATION SESSION

August 26, 2014
6:30 pm

Naturalization information session for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants.

Topics covered at this free session will include:

  • the Naturalization Process
  • the Naturalization Test
  • Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship:


Please RSVP by 08/22/2014 to 434-973-7893.

For more information on U.S. Citizenship.
To find an English class in your area Literacy Directory.
To learn English and improve basic reading, writing and speaking skills.

Tech Tutors

technologyHANDS ON TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

September 02, 2014
1:00 pm

Trevor Williams from Cville Tech Tutors leads a technology program on the first Tuesday of each month.
Topic for July: Discovering New Apps
Class size is limited. Register at the Information Desk or call the Library (973.7893).

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book cover.THE WHISTLING SEASON by Ivan Doig

September 17, 2014
7:00 pm

Hired as a housekeeper to work on the early 1900s Montana homestead of widower Oliver Milliron, the irreverent and perpetually whistling Rose and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris, endeavor to educate the widower's reluctant sons while witnessing local efforts on a massive irrigation project Check the Catalog arrow

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Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | scottsville@jmrl.org

CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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One-on-one tutorials can be provided on basic computer and word processing skills Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons. Participants must have a JMRL Library Card. Registration is required. Please call 434.286.3541 for more information.

Book Discussion Group

book club logoSCOTTSVILLE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

 

August 19, 2014
1:00 pm

The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month (January - November)to discuss recent books of interest rather than reading specific titles.