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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.

CREATED EQUAL: A FILM-BASED DISCUSSION SERIES ON CIVIL RIGHTS

Join JMRL and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights in a community discussion of the Civil Rights Movement and its ongoing effects on society. Each evening features segments of award-winning documentaries focused on one aspect of the Civil Rights Movement, and ends with audience discussions led by prominent community members and scholars. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Thursdays at 6 pm on January 15, January 29, February 12, and February 26. More Information See individual sessions 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

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.

  • December: Cards
  • January: Snowflakes
  • February: Valentines
  • March: Mehndi (part of the BIG READ)
  • April: Collage Poetry
  • May: Blackout Comics

Created Equal: A Film-Based Discussion Series on Civil Rights

DVD coverSLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME (2012) produced & directed by Sam Pollard.

January 29, 2015
6:00 pm

Film segments will be shown followed by audience discussion led by prominent community members and scholars.
A documentary which takes a look at various instances where slavery has continued to exist in America even in the many years following its supposed abolition. Check the catalog bullet

BOOK TASTING - Saturdays

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.

In Partnership with the UVA French Film Festival

MovieTALES OF THE NIGHT (Les contes de la nuit), Animated by Michel Ocelot (2011) 84 min (in French, with English subtitles)

February 07, 2015
1:00 pm

Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot.more info


REGIONAL AUTHOR SERIES - Meet the Author Events

book coverHIDDEN HISTORY: AFRICAN AMERICAN CEMETERIES IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA by Lynn Rainville

February 08, 2015
2:30 pm

"The gravestone is an invaluable source of information, but it is only one of a complex series of mortuary rituals that can reveal much about the culture of the dead," writes Rainville (Sweet Briar College). Like most scholars who study African American archaeology and history, Rainville successfully attempts to weave a story of undocumented populations through the materials they leave behind. Check the Catalog arrow


Enjoy light refreshments as authors discuss their works. Books will be available for purchase. No registration required.

CREATIVE WRITING CRITIQUE

February 11, 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.

Created Equal: A Film-Based Discussion Series on Civil Rights

DVD coverFREEDOM RIDERS (2010) written, produced & directed by Stanley Nelson, produced by Laurens Grant.

February 12, 2015
6:00 pm

Film segments will be shown followed by audience discussion led by prominent community members and scholars.
From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives – many endured savage beatings and imprisonment – for simply traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the deep south. Determined to test and challenge segregated travel facilities, the Freedom Riders were greeted with mob violence and bitter racism, sorely testing their belief in non-violent activism. From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, “Freedom Riders” features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters; the riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the rides firsthand. Check the catalog bullet

Black Authors Reading Group - Celebrating Black History Month

book coverTHE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE by Ayana Mathis

February 17, 2015
7:00 pm

Traces the story of Great Migration-era mother Hattie Shepherd, who in spite of poverty and a dysfunctional husband uses love and Southern remedies to raise nine children and prepare them for the realities of a harsh world Check the Catalog arrow

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

February 18, 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. Registration requested: please e-mail ht@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverTHE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

February 19, 2015
12:00 pm

Traces more than three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child before finding courage and a sense of self.
Check the Catalog
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JMRL Board Meeting

February 23, 2015
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.

Created Equal: A Film-Based Discussion Series on Civil Rights / Documentary Film

DVD coverTHE LOVING STORY (2011) an Augusta Films production ; director, Nancy Buirski ; writers, Nancy Buirski & Susie Ruth Powell.

February 26, 2015
6:00 pm

Film segments will be shown followed by audience discussion led by prominent community members and scholars.
A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Check the catalog bullet

part of THE BIG READ - REGIONAL AUTHOR SERIES

book coverA WALK ACROSS THE SUN by Corban Addison

March 08, 2015
2:30 pm

Orphaned and homeless after a tsunami decimates their coastal India town, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister, Sita, are abducted and sold to a Mumbai brothel owner, where they endure a torturous existence before they are helped by a Washington, D.C. attorney who is able to combat human trafficking.
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Enjoy light refreshments as authors discuss their works. Books will be available for purchase. No registration required.

Brown Baggers Book Group - Part of the Big Read

book coverTHE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri

March 12, 2015
12:00 pm

A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.
Check the Catalog arrow

Future Readings:

Black Authors Reading Group - Part of The Big Read

book coverTHE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri

March 17, 2015
7:00 pm

A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.
Check the Catalog arrow

Future Readings:


Documentary Film Series - Part of The Big Read

MovieCROSSING LINES

March 26, 2015
7:00 pm

“Crossing Lines” is about an Indian American woman’s struggle to stay connected to India after the loss of her father. Like most second-generation ethnic Americans, Indira Somani has struggled with identity issues, since her parents migrated to the U.S. in the 1960s. Being born and brought up in the U.S. Indira led an American life, but at home, her world was Indian because of her father’s immense love for India and Indian culture. This film takes you on a journey to India, where Indira visits her father’s extended family for the first time after his death. The film explores how Indira tries to stay connected to Indian culture and her extended family, despite the loss of her father. It is the story of how one daughter pays tribute to her father in all that he’s taught her about India, Indian culture and family. more info

REGIONAL AUTHOR SERIES - Meet the Author Events

book coverVARIOUS TITLES BY Andy Straka

April 12, 2015
2:30 pm

Charlottesville mystery writer will discuss his books, including his Frank Pavlicek series which follows a private investigator and falconer in Charlottesville. Check the Catalog arrow

Enjoy light refreshments as authors discuss their works. Books will be available for purchase. No registration required.

Documentary Film Series - in partnership with Cville Jazz Society & Cville NOW

MovieTHE GIRLS IN THE BAND (2011) directed by Judy Chaikin

April 23, 2015
7:00 pm

The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day.more info



Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | crozet@jmrl.org

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

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.

SAVVY PARENTS – Trending Topics for Parents of Teens

group of teens.TALK TO ME

January 29, 2015
7:00 pm

With Lou Hanson, MSW, LSW, and Alphonso Underwood, MSW, LSW of ReadyKids
Adults, please. No registration required.

Tonight’s focus will be the nuances of communication between parents and their teens. Hear about the good, bad, and the ugly of these communications, and learn skills to improve and enhance parent-teen communication.

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, by Henry James

February 02, 2015
7:00 pm

Follows the story of American heiress Isabel as she visits Europe to find her own destiny, is pursued by suitors, and ultimately must make a tragic choice Check the Catalog arrow

Crozet Soiree

soireeSUPERINTENDENT OF THE SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, JIM NORTHUP

February 05, 2015
7:00 pm

Over the course of a 34 year career with the National Park Service, Jim has been privileged to work in some of America’s most beautiful, popular and complex parks, including Shenandoah, Grand Teton, Big Bend, Guadalupe Mountains, Grand Canyon and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks; Cape Hatteras and Fire Island National Seashores, the Buffalo National River and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Enjoy light refreshments with your neighbors, as you listen to our very special guest speak about our nearby national treasure.
Adults and Young Adults, aged 14 and up. No registration required.

DEMYSTIFYING DOWNLOADABLES - iPADS AND KINDLES AND NOOKS, OH MY!

February 07, 2015
7:00 pm

Second session: Saturday, February 7, 2pm

Learn how to download free audiobooks, eBooks and magazines for your electronic devices through the library. Call to register for one of these two sessions, starting Monday, December 29.

EVERYTHING AUSTEN

group of people.

February 12, 2015
7:00 pm

Travel back in time to the period of Jane Austen. Step into Jane’s dancing shoes to watch (and learn, if you’d like) a period dance with live music and dance instruction, then spend the evening enjoying games, contests and Austentacious fun. Costumes encouraged, but if you lack ‘formal’ attire, this should not, by any means, dissuade you from attending.

Adults, please. Registration required and begins Tuesday, January 20.
(inclement weather make-up date Thursday, February 19, 7pm.)

Film screening with filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley

MovieSAMBA ON YOUR FEET (2005) directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley

February 17, 2015
7:00 pm

Get ready for Mardi Gras with this documentary tracing the influences contributing to the shaping of the music that consecrated one of the most powerful cultural manifestations in Brazil, Carnival. Discussion with filmmaker follows showing.
Adults, please. No registration required.
more info

SAVVY PARENTS – Trending Topics for Parents of Teens

group of teens.SOCIAL MEDIA AND BULLYING

February 23, 2015
7:00 pm

With Lou Hanson, MSW, LSW, and Alphonso Underwood, MSW, LSW of ReadyKids
Adults, please. No registration required.

This evening will be dedicated to discussing teens’ electronic social interactions and how to keep them in check. We will review common issues with social media and helpful strategies to help your teens make safe surfing choices, and address who to turn to for help when your teens are being bullied in the world and on the web.

Part of The Big Read

India Enigma Exhibit, by Michael Petrus

February 24, 2015

An exhibition of photography that explores how ancient traditions collide with the modern and global experiment in India. Michael Petrus is co-founder of Crisman+Petrus Architects.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

handcraft

February 24, 2015
4:30 pm

Last Tuesday of the month:
December 30, January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26

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.

STORIES BY THE FIRESIDE

fireplace.

February 26, 2015
7:00 pm

Cozy up by the fireplace with your neighbors and a warm drink, and listen to talented readers read selected short stories aloud. A great way to spend a winter’s evening. Adults, please. No registration required.

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP- Part of The Big Read

book coverTHE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri

March 02, 2015
7:00 pm

A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.
Check the Catalog arrow

Future Readings:


Part of The Big Read

Rupturing the Surface of the Known, with Phoebe Crisman

March 10, 2015
7:00 pm

Just as characters in “The Namesake” were caught between the conflicting cultures of India and America, this talk will examine the reverse: how UVA architecture students going from America to India were inspired by the cultural differences they experienced. Using images and words, the presentation will examine the value of travel in this global age. Phoebe Crisman is Associate Professor of Architecture University of Virginia School of Architecture. No registration required.

A Virginia Festival of the Book Event

Histories of Local Virginians: Their Lives and Their Work

March 18, 2015
7:00 pm

Join authors Kevin Donleavy (“The Irish in Early Virginia: 1600-1860”), Barclay Rives (“William Cabell Rives: A Country to Serve”), and Billy Wayson (“Martha Jefferson Randolph: Republican Daughter & Plantation Mistress”) as they share stories of local Virginians, from the Crozet tunnel laborers to master craftsmen, a Senator and a plantation mistress. Local writers sharing histories with local impact. No registration required.

A Festival of the Book Event

YA Books for Any Age: From Romantic Suspense to Steampunk

March 19, 2015
7:00 pm

If you've ever wondered why YA books make up the fastest-growing market for publishers, come hear these authors: you'll hear imaginative and compelling stories coupled with beautiful writing. Authors Melissa Marr (“Made For You” and the “Wicked Lovely” series), Diana Peterfreund (“Across a Star-Swept Sea”), and Tiffany Trent (“The Tinker King”) will read from their Young Adult titles, discuss their writing, and answer reader's questions. Moderator: Sarah McGuire.
Adults and Young Adults, aged 14 and up. No registration required.

SAVVY PARENTS – Trending Topics for Parents of Teens

group of teens.CUTTING AND EATING DISORDERS

March 23, 2015
7:00 pm

Learn about two of the toughest symptoms of teens struggling with their emotional health. Learn strategies for supporting teens through these difficult periods, and when it’s time to call for professional help.

Part of The Big Read

Battle of the Book Groups & Book Swap Party

March 26, 2015
7:00 pm

Did your book group read, “The Namesake,” for the Big Read? Bring your book group team, a potluck dessert to share and some books to swap for some new-to-you reads. Your group may take home the Battle of the Book Groups Prize by winning our Book Group Namesake Trivia Contest. If you read “The Namesake” on your own, come and join the ‘Rogue Readers’ team, or just cheer on the team of your choice. If you haven’t read the book, come for some book swap fun. Registration required and begins Monday, March 2.

SAVVY PARENTS – Trending Topics for Parents of Teens

group of teens.DRUGS AND PEER PRESSURE

April 20, 2015
7:00 pm

Hear about trending drug habits of teens. We will cover what to look for as parents, tools for drug use prevention, and when to get help, and from whom.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | gordon@jmrl.org

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.

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

February 1-14 Looking for a great read? Stop by the display and pick out a book wrapped in plain paper with a few descriptive clues. Take the book home as your blind date.

Reading Poetry

LIVE POETS SOCIETY

February 04, 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

February 05, 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.

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

The Book of Ruth from the Old Testament

February 06, 2015
10:00 am

The Book of Ruth is a book of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. In the Jewish canon it is included in the third division, or the Writings; in the Christian canon it is treated as a history book and placed between Judges and 1 Samuel.It is named after its central figure, Ruth the Moabitess, the great-grandmother of David, and, according to the Gospel of Matthew, an ancestor of Jesus.

Wednesday Evening Book Group

book coverPAINTED HORSES by Malcolm Brooks

February 11, 2015
7:30 pm

A young archeologist surveying a Western canyon in the 1950s ahead of the planned construction of a major dam meets a former mounted cavalryman who shows her the beauty in the stark landscape around her.
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Future Readings:

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverTHE OPTIMIST'S DAUGHTERby Eudora Welty

February 20, 2015
10:00 am

Laurel Hand is forced to face her Southern past when she returns to Mississippi for her father's funeral
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PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

pagescreen

February 25, 2015
7:00 pm

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

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverAFTER MANY A SUMMER DIES THE SWAN by Aldous Huxley

March 06, 2015
10:00 am

A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity-these are the elements of Aldous Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. With his customary wit and intellectual sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters in their quest for the eternal, finishing on a note of horror. Check the Catalog arrow

Part of The Big Read

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

March 07, 2015
3:00 pm

Vasantha Reddi will share the importance of names and special traditions in India surrounding naming babies. Learn more about the relationship of official names and family names that is such an important theme in “The Namesake”.

Wednesday Evening Book Group - Part of The Big Read

book coverTHE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri

March 11, 2015
7:30 pm

A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.
Check the Catalog arrow

Literary Masterpiece Book Group

book coverWISE BLOOD by Flannery O’Connor

March 20, 2015
10:00 am

Meeting at the Central Library
The passengers on the train to Taulkinham show mixed reactions when Hazel Moses questions their belief in Jesus. Check the Catalog arrow

Future Readings:


  • April 3: TBA (Default: The Lost September by Elizabeth Bowen) Meeting at the Central Library
  • April 17: short stories by Alice Munro. Readers' choice.
  • May 1: Tales of Genji. Meeting place TBA.
  • May 15: Tales of Genji

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.

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

book coverTHE SNOW CHILD by Eowyn Ivey

February 05, 2015
7:00 pm

A childless couple working a farm in the brutal landscape of 1920 Alaska discover a little girl living in the wilderness, with a red fox as a companion, and begin to love the strange, almost-supernatural child as their own. Check the Catalog arrow


Friday Film Series

MovieFAUBOURG TREME: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans directed by Dawn Logsdon (2008)

February 13, 2015
7:00 pm

Faubourg Treme documents the enduring legacy of one of the United States' oldest African American communities, an area just outside the French Quarter of New Orleans.more info

Open Mic Night and Coffeehouse

February 20, 2015
7:00 pm

Show off your musical, comedy, or dramatic abilities or just enjoy an evening of free entertainment and refreshments. The Teen Advisory Board invites performers of all ages and talents to participate.
Performers are required to register by Monday, February 16. Please call 434.985.5227 or stop by the Greene County Library to sign up.
Audience members do not need to pre-register. All ages.
Due to the popularity of this event, it will be held upstairs from the Library in the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center.

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group - Part of The Big Read

book coverTHE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri

March 05, 2015
7:00 pm

A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.
Check the Catalog arrow

FRIENDS OF THE GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY

March 11, 2015
7:00 pm

Learn how to support your local public library by attending a meeting of the “Friends”. All interested folks are welcome; it’s not just for Board members.

Friday Film Series -Part of The Big Read

MovieTHE NAMESAKE (based on the book by Jhumpa Lahiri) Directed by Mira Nair, Drama. 2006 (India)

March 13, 2015
7:00 pm

American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways..more info

Part of The Big Read

The Benefits of Hatha Yoga Practice

March 16, 2015
6:30 pm

Greene County yoga teacher, Kumud Vanderveer, will talk about how to improve your health and flexibility through yoga, as well as demonstrate and assist audience members in trying some basic yoga poses that most people can do right away. Wear loose clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat for padding.

A Virginia Festival of the Book Event

Tales from the Appalachians: Fact and Fiction

March 20, 2015
7:00 pm

Hear about how this “history haunted landscape” takes hold of lives past and present, true and imagined. Authors Sue Eisenfeld (“Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal”) and Laura Long (“Out of Peel Tree”) share their stories of Appalachian families and their life-long connections to the land. Refreshments provided.

Author Visit

The Story Behind the Writing of “Brotherhood”

April 17, 2015
7:00 pm

“The year is 1867, and Richmond, Virginia, lies in ruins.” Virginia author, A.B. Westrick, will talk about her 2014 Jefferson Cup Award winning book “Brotherhood” and the family history that led her to write this historical novel for ages 10 and up. Refreshments provided. Registration not required. 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.

ADULT READING CONTEST: Beat the Librarian

Come participate in a beginning of the year (January 1-31) read off with the librarian. How can you participate?

  • Register and grab a reading log from the library
  • Complete the book or audio-book/eBook for it to count (audio-books will be converted over to pages)
  • Turn in your reading logs by Feb 5
  • There will be two winners who will be chosen by total number of pages read
  • BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

    During the month of February, we'd like to 'fix you up' with a blind date. Don’t forget to rate your date for a chance to win brunch for two at . Obrigados.

    CELEBRATING AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

    MovieHE WAS A BUFFALO SOLDIER

    February 03, 2015
    6:00 pm

    Join us for an intriguing presentation by George Grady, Sr on the Buffalo Soldiers, the first peacetime all black regiment of the United States Army.


    Are You a DIY Person?

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

    February 04, 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

    Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

    book coverTHE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

    February 24, 2015
    7:00 pm

    Traces more than three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child before finding courage and a sense of self.
    Check the Catalog
    arrow

    Part of The Big Read

    Genealogy 101

    March 14, 2015
    2:00 pm

    Ever thought about discovering your family’s history but don’t know where to start? Come out to the library for an in-depth genealogy lesson and get some tips on how to get started. Special Guest: Elaine Taylor- Louisa County Historical Society.

    Part of The Big Read

    Taste of India Family Event

    March 22, 2015
    3:00 pm

    Join us for an afternoon of fun and a dive into traditional Indian culture. Enjoy food, dancing, crafts, and an interactive henna demonstration!
    All ages.

    Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group - Part of The Big Read

    book coverTHE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri

    March 24, 2015
    7:00 am

    A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.
    Check the Catalog arrow

    Future Readings:

    In partnership with PVCC

    Getting Started at Piedmont Virginia Community College

    March 31, 2015
    6:30 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.

    Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | nelson@jmrl.org

    SAMPLINGS

    January 29, 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.

    WINTER FILM SERIES

    Beat the winter blues with our large screen film showings. Refreshments provided.
    January and February: Tuesdays at 6pm and Thursdays 2:30pm

    CREATIVE CRAFT PICK UP CORNER

    Each month we will have a weekly creative craft corner activity that is available for all ages.

    • January 12-17: Altered book craft
    • February 17-21: Origami
    • March 16-21: Mandalas for India (part of The Big Read)
    • April 20-25: Altered book craft
    • May 11-16: Paper flowers

    PUZZLE DAY

    February 10, 2015

    It’s cold outside! We have a warm inside activity for all ages. We have laid out the jigsaw puzzle and all we need is you to help us put it together.

    READ TO YOUR CHILD DAY

    February 14, 2015

    February 14 is “Read to Your Child Day”. Stop by for some children’s books and some ideas on how to make reading to your child an exciting event.

    BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

    book cover.JAMES MADISON AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA by Kevin Gutzman

    February 23, 2015
    12:00 pm

    A full-length profile of the fourth President evaluates his complexities and role as an icon of the conservative movement, providing coverage of such topics as his campaigns against the Bill of Rights, his general disapproval of political parties and the negative responses to his foreign policies.Check the Catalog arrow

    BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB - - Part of The Big Read

    book coverTHE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri

    March 23, 2015
    12:00 pm

    A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.
    Check the Catalog arrow

    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

    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.

    BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

    February: All month long we’ll have books on display wrapped in paper with a brief description of what you’ll read inside. Take a chance and you might just find the book of your dreams.

    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.

    • January: Bookmarks
    • February: Valentines
    • March: Mehndi
    • April: Blackout poetry
    • May: Magnets

    Tech Tutors

    technologyHANDS ON TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

    February 03, 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.

    • January 6: iPhone and iPad Basics Part 1.
    • February 3: iPhone and iPad Basics Part 2
    • April 7: Organizing Your Digital Life
    • May 5: Discovering New Apps
    Class size is limited. Register at the Information Desk or call the Library (434.973.7893).

    @ YOUR LIBRARY

    February 04, 2015
    6:30 pm

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

    • Wine Glass Painting: Wednesday, February 4. A reprise of our popular fall program, except this time you’ll be painting red wine glasses. Registration begins January 14. Class size is limited.
    • Climbing Your Family Tree: Wednesday, March 25. (part of the BIG READ) Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use Ancestry.com, a database that can be used in the library, to help you in your genealogical research.
    • Pressed Flowers: Wednesday, April 1. Nature crafter Nancy Campbell has been collecting and pressing leaves and flowers. In this workshop we’ll use them to create a collage worthy of framing. Registration begins March 19. Class size is limited. Ages 14 and up.
    • 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. Class size is limited. Ages 14 and up.
    Call 434.973.7893 for more information.

    partnership with the International Rescue Committee

    Citizenship Information Session

    February 11, 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 (434-973-7893) to register.

    Wednesday Evening Book Group

    book coverEVIDENCE OF THINGS UNSEEN by Marianne Wiggins

    February 18, 2015
    7:00 pm

    Falling in love during the Second World War, a soldier and a glassblower's daughter eventually have a son, who in adulthood finds his own love affair impacted by fallout of the atomic age. Check the Catalog arrow

    Wednesday Evening Book Group- Part of The Big Read

    book coverTHE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri

    March 18, 2015
    7:00 pm

    A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.
    Check the Catalog arrow

    Future Readings:


    GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT

    March 24, 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.

    BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

    book coverBEHND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS by Katherine Boo

    March 27, 2015
    12:00 pm

    Profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother, and a young scrap metal thief, illuminating how their efforts to build better lives are challenged by religious, caste, and economic tensions.Check the Catalog arrow

    Future Readings:

    • April 17: TBA
    • May 15: TBA

    WEB WORKSHOPS @ YOUR LIBRARY

    April 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.
    April 9: Email Basics
    May 14: Getting Started with Social Media

    CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

    April 21, 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.

    Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | scottsville@jmrl.org

    HANDCRAFT GROUP

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    January 29, 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.


    QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

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    February 02, 2015
    1:00 pm

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

    SCOTTSVILLE LIBRARY BOOK GROUP

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    February 10, 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.

    CLASSIC MOVIE MATINEE

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    February 20, 2015
    1:00 pm

    Join your neighbors for the screening of popular classic movies. Bring some snacks, sit back, and enjoy.