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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.

CREATED EQUAL FILM DISCUSSION

Join a community discussion sparked by topics in these films, which cover challenges still faced within the black community today. Thirty minutes of discussion will follow the film screening. Refreshments will be available. titles, dates & times listed below.

MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS

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

  • May: Tissue paper flowers
  • June: Collaborative Coloring
  • July: Paper Mosaic
  • August: Olympic Magnets

BOOKS ON TAP

First Thursdays at 7pm March 3, April 7, May 5 Champion Brewing Company The group generally selects the next title at each meeting.

CREATE A TERRARIUM

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May 04, 2016
7:00 pm

Learn how easy it is to add a little green to your indoor space with a terrarium. Please bring your own glass container. All other materials will be provided.
Required registration begins April 20. For more information call 979.7151 x4.


BOOKS ON TAP

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May 05, 2016
7:00 pm

First Thursdays at 7pm at Champion Brewing Company
David Foster Wallace, focusing on his essay “Shipping Out,” which was collected in A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again Check the Catalog arrow

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

May 07, 2016

The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

Writing Children’s Picture Books: A Workshop - in partnership with WriterHouse

May 10, 2016
6:30 pm

Children’s author Anne Marie Pace, author of the acclaimed Vampirina Ballerina series, will teach this workshop on writing picture books. Participants will explore elements of picture books, examine the relationship between text and image, and generate ideas to develop into polished drafts. Participants will receive a discount to a WriterHouse class. Required registration begins April 19.

WRITING CRITIQUE GROUP

Second & Fourth Wednesdays* at 6pm

  • May 11
  • May 25
  • June 8
  • June 22
  • July 13
  • July 27
  • April 27
  • August 10
  • August 24
Improve your writing with peer feedback. Participants will bring copies of work previously written to share with peers, and will help constructively critique others’ work as well. For more inquiries, contact Abby at acox@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.

Central Library Closed

May 17, 2016

Central Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 18th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

Third Wednesdays at 6pm

  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
Explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to share your work in this non­judgmental environment for writers of any level. For more inquiries, contact Abby at acox@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4. Registration requested.

Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 by Bill Bryson

May 19, 2016
12:00 pm

Recounts the story of a pivotal cultural year in the United States when mainstream pursuits and historical events were marked by contributions by such figures as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and Al Capone.
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DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES

MovieHARPER LEE: FROM MOCKINGBIRD TO WATCHMAN (2015) directed by Mary McDonagh Murphy

May 26, 2016
7:00 pm

Murphy's new film, Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman, sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels, and includes interviews with Lee's older sister, close friends, and admirers including Oprah Winfrey, Scott Turow, Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Wally Lamb and more.
more info

Running Man Memorial 8K To Benefit JMRL

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May 28, 2016
7:30 am

324 6th St. SE (Champion Brewing Company)
Charlottesville, VA

An 8K road race through the Downtown, North Downtown, and Belmont sections of Charlottesville. This race is a memorial to the memory of Philip Weber III, Charlottesville's legendary "Running Man." Proceeds will go to the JMRL book collection. - More info

Summer Reading Kickoff Hullabaloo!

June 04, 2016
10:00 am

Celebrate the sweet start of summer at Central Library’s annual street party. Swing to the sounds of a Dixieland band, snack on popcorn and donuts, enjoy face painting, and pick up a JMRL summer challenge sheet. Check out the Friends’ mini-­book sale, too. For all ages

Created Equal Film Discussion

DVD cover School Daze (1988)

June 08, 2016
5:00 pm

A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college. more info

Music on the Steps

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June 10, 2016
12:00 pm

Lunch to the rhythm as ensembles from the Charlottesville Municipal Band and other local groups serenade you while you munch. Rain location: McIntire Room. For the whole family.



Adult Coloring

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June 15, 2016
6:00 pm

Third Wednesdays at 6pm
De-stress with a night of coloring with company. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils, markers, and crayons will be provided.

Brown Baggers Book Group

book coverHOWARD'S END by E.M. Forster

June 16, 2016
12:00 pm

A strong-willed and intelligent woman refuses to allow the pretensions of her husband's smug English family to ruin her life.
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Bloomsday Open Mic

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June 16, 2016
4:30 pm

Location: Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St.
Join JMRL staff and local Irish literature lovers for this worldwide annual commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce. Share your favorite passage by an Irish writer. (2 hr. free parking in the Market St. garage.)

Let Your Hair Down

June 20, 2016
6:00 pm

Holly Herring of Moxie Hair and Body Lounge will show you to get the most out of your tools and make yourself shine. Bring a friend and your curling or flat iron. Registration required. Ages 13-adult.

  • June 20: Beachy Waves. Please bring a curling iron.
  • June 27: Flat Iron Fun. Please bring a flat iron.

Under the Sea

June 23, 2016
2:00 pm

Discover the Chesapeake Bay and see what lives below the waves in this exciting LIVE! animal presentation. Meet a blue crab, horseshoe crab, oyster, sea horse and toadfish along with other bay inhabitants.

Illstyle and Peace (Young Audiences of Virginia)

July 05, 2016
10:30 am

Hip-hop Added Up: Find math hidden in the patterns and rhythms of hip-hop dance and music, and see math in a whole new light.

Created Equal Film Discussion

DVD cover Straight Outta Compton (2015)

July 13, 2016
5:00 pm

The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
more info

Brown Baggers Book Group

book cover THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion

July 21, 2016
12:00 pm

A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father.
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Harry Potter Film Series

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July 21, 2016
2:00 pm

Celebrate the publication of the new Harry Potter book by watching some of the Harry Potter movies. For all ages.

  • July 21: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, PG, 2 hours 32 minutes
  • July 28: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, PG, 2 hours 41 minutes
  • August 4: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, PG, 2 hours 22 minutes
  • August 11: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, PG-13, 2 hours 37 minutes

  • Virginia Thompson Paste Paper Workshop

    July 26, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Like finger painting for grownups, paste paper involves creating brilliant, richly colored and textured designs with non-toxic paste pigments on paper using hands, simple tools and found objects. Students complete 3 large sheets that can be used to cover books, wrap gifts, make notecards, wall art and more. For ages 13-adult.
    Required registration begins July 12.

    Documentary Film Series

    DVD cover Touch the Wall (2014)

    July 28, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Swimming superstar Missy Franklin was destined for greatness at an early age, but it wasn't until the arrival of Veteran Kara Lynn Joyce that those sky-high expectations began to take shape.
    more info

    Spotlight on Sports with Jay James

    August 03, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Just in time for the Olympics, come hear popular sports personality Jay James discuss the highlights and challenges of working in the sports media world. For all ages.

    Created Equal Film Discussion

    DVD cover Rosewood (1997)

    August 10, 2016
    5:00 pm

    Miami pathologist, Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., finds secrets in people's bodies using his state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.
    more info

    Sports Trivia

    August 11, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Grab a team of 3-5 people and test your sports IQ. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. For all ages. Team captains, please register starting July 28.

    Brown Baggers Book Club

    book cover THE BOYS IN THE BOAT Daniel Brown

    August 18, 2016
    12:00 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. Check the Catalog arrow

    Documentary Film Series

    DVD cover Speaking in Tongues (2009)

    August 25, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Four students become fluent in second languages while attending public school, with challenging and delightful results.
    more info

    Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | Email Us

    MONDAY NIGHT 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.

    CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

    Learn how to create an email account, search for information online, complete an online job application or download an eBook by meeting with a staff member one-on-one. Schedule a 45-60 minute tutorial at a public library computer or bring in your own laptop. To make an appointment, call 823.4050.

    READ ALOUD CIRCLE

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    May 04, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Join in the camaraderie of sharing good stories and poems aloud. Bring along your old favorites or new discoveries for the group to pass around the circle and read: short fiction, nonfiction, poems, or excerpts. Come to any one or more sessions. Ages 17+.

    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

    May 07, 2016

    The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

    LIVE POETS, TOO

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    May 09, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Bring several poems to share, either of your own authorship or another’s, then sit back and enjoy listening to the language of the poet. Ages 18+.

    STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

    handcraft

    May 31, 2016
    4:30 pm

    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 to adult.
    No registration required.


    Summer Reading Challenge – Go the Extra Mile

    June 01, 2016

    June – August
    Go above and beyond the crowd this summer. When you bravely take on and complete ALL 25 JMRL Summer Reading Challenges on any challenge sheet, you’ll be invited to add your picture to our special mural. For all ages.

    Dreams in a Jar

    June 01, 2016

    June
    Squibble (write) and illustrate a phizz-whizzing (brilliant) dream in a library provided “jar” and you could win two tickets to see The BFG, in theaters this summer. For all ages.

    Crozet Library Closed

    June 02, 2016

    Crozet Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on June 3rd. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

    MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

    book coverALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

    June 06, 2016
    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

    Guitar Workshop with Seth Hayes

    June 07, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Bring your own instrument and learn about how to play the guitar with lessons from local instructor Seth Hayes. Ages 11+.

    • June 7: Foundations of Guitar Good for those who know nothing about the guitar, but want to learn. Required registration begins May 24.
    • July 5: Basics of Song-Playing: Chords and Rhythm
      Good for beginners who are ready to take the next step to playing music. Required registration begins June 21.
    • August 2:How to Play Songs You Love on the Guitar Good for students who know how to play some chords and understand basic rhythm and want put it together in a song. Required registration begins July 19.

    Summer Reading Starting Line Kickoff Party

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    June 09, 2016
    1:00 pm

    Ready, set, read! Race into the library to get your first dash of summer reading, and then step outside to enjoy some sweet summer treats and sun-filled fun. Pick up your first JMRL Summer Reading Challenge sheet, and let the summer begin. For all ages.
    No registration required. Rain cancels.

    O.W.L. (Older Women’s Legacy) Writing Workshop

    June 16, 2016
    2:30 pm

    This guided autobiography workshop series designed by the women of Story Circle Network will help senior women (women over sixty) write their life stories in this engaging five-week course. Story Circle member Mary Jo Doig will lead women in this workshop to help them their stories before these valuable eyewitness tales are lost. Ages 60+. Required registration begins June 2.

    Meet Our Makerspace

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    June 17, 2016
    2:00 pm

    Join us for a hands-on exhibition of all our new makerspace equipment, available to be checked out and used in the library! Record and produce music, film and edit your own movies, and more. Ages 11+.
    Registration recommended. Drop-ins are always welcome.

    CRAFT PROGRAM

    maps.UPCYCLED MAPS

    June 20, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Create one-of-a-kind pendants, coasters, pencil holders and more by decoupaging with maps. Participants may bring one or two small items of their own to decoupage onto. Ages 14+.
    Required registration begins June 6.

    JMRL’s Library on Wheels

    JMRL Bookmobile

    June 24, 2016
    10:00 am

    Stop by to visit JMRL’s amazing Bookmobile, the library that travels. Take a tour, check out materials, and ask your questions about how it operates. For all ages.

    Meditation for Stress Reduction with Gerry Gorman

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    June 27, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Join Gerry Gorman as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally and spiritually. Ages 18+. Registration required begins on June 13.

    The Ever-Changing Butterfly

    butterfly

    July 11, 2016

    Add your entry to our collaborative observation journal. As we watch caterpillars morph into butterflies, you can help us record their progress. For all ages.





    MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

    book coverAMERICANAH: A NOVEL by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    July 11, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Separated by differing ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later. Check the Catalog arrow

    A Night at the Movies

    movieThe Big Short (2015, R)

    July 18, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. more info


    Relief Printmaking Workshop with Virginia Thompson

    notecards

    August 10, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Learn to create relief prints with carving tools and water-based inks. You’ll leave with your printing block and notecards with your print. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring images and sketches to draw from. Ages 14+. Registration is required and begins July 27.

    A Night at the Movies

    MovieRace (2016, PG-13)

    August 15, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
    more info

    Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | Email Us

    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.

    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.

    CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

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    Thursdays at 2-3pm One-on-one tutorials offered once a week to answer your computer use questions and to learn how to use library resources to download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to your mobile devices. Call 434-296-5544 to sign up for a half-hour tutorial.

    Reading Poetry

    LIVE POETS SOCIETY

    May 04, 2016
    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

    May 05, 2016
    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

    MARIETTE IN ECSTASY by Ron Hansen

    May 06, 2016
    10:00 am

    Set in an upstate New York convent in 1906, this novel depicts the drama of a seventeen-year-old postulant who discovers unexplainable wounds on her body that many believe are of miraculous origin. Check the Catalog arrow

    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

    May 07, 2016

    The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

    WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

    book cover THE BOYS IN THE BOAT Daniel Brown

    May 11, 2016
    7:30 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. Check the Catalog arrow

    Window Stars Craft Workshop

    star.

    May 16, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Learn how to fold colorful paper stars to display in windows. Ages 14 and up.
    Registration is required and begins April 25.

    Gordon Avenue Library Closed

    May 19, 2016

    Gordon Avenue Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 20th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

    Literary Masterpiece Book Group

    "The Birthmark", "Ethan Brand", and "Artist of the Beautiful" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    May 20, 2016
    10:00 am

    Discussion of selected works by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT

    pagescreen

    May 25, 2016
    7:00 pm

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

    Collaborative Coloring

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    June 01, 2016

    Stop by the adult reading area and relax with some coloring on the table size coloring sheet. All materials provided.




    Ice Cream Social

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    June 06, 2016
    6:30 pm

    I scream, you scream… let’s share some ice cream. It’s time for Gordon Avenue Library’s traditional kick-off for summer fun. Get started in the Summer Reading Program, eat ice cream, listen to music provided by the Jim Howe Jazz Trio, and get decorated by Expressions! Face Painting. For everyone.

    WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

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

    June 08, 2016
    7:30 pm

    Confronting the contemporary experience of aging and dying, the author makes the case that modern medicine fails to deal humanely and wisely with the end of life.
    Reviewed by Richard Lindsay, M.D., nationally recognized gerontologist, founder of the Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving.
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    Craft Program

    jar.Mason Jar Luminaries

    June 20, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Turn a plain mason jar into a beautiful luminary for dinner parties on your porch or patio. All materials are provided. Ages 14+.
    Registration is required and begins May 31.

    Craft Program

    terrarium. CREATE A TERRARIUM

    July 11, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Learn how easy it is to add a little green to your indoor space with a terrarium. Please bring your own glass container. All other materials will be provided. Ages 14+.
    Registration is required and begins June 20.M/em>


    WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

    THE SWERVE: HOW THE WORLD BECAME MODERN by Stephen Greenblatt

    July 13, 2016
    7:30 pm

    A humanities professor describes the impact had by the translation of the last remaining manuscript of "On the Nature of Things" by Roman philosopher Lucretius, which fueled the Renaissance and inspired artists, great thinkers, and scientists. Check the Catalog arrow

    WOMEN'S LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP

    July 19, 2016
    4:00 pm

    July 19 & 26; August 2, 9, & 16
    Mary Jo Doig will lead the workshop for those interested in writing and sharing stories of their lives. Learn about the rich value of storytelling in this five week workshop.
    Registration is required and begins June 28. Limit: 10 participants.

    LEGO Extravaganza

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    August 01, 2016

    We are setting forth a challenge to all LEGO fans to design and build an original structure. Entries will be accepted from August 1-31. All entries will remain on display during month of August. All entrants must complete an entry form.

    WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

    book coverBROOKLYN by Colm Toibin

    August 10, 2016
    7:30 pm

    Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness.
    Check the Catalogbullet

    Fencing For the Win

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    August 13, 2016
    2:00 pm

    Join us for a fencing demonstration with Blue Ridge Fencing Center. They will be demonstrating the olympic sport of fencing, including historical techniques and some hands on fun. For all ages.

    Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | Email Us

    GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY ADULT BOOK CLUB

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

    SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES

    Join your neighbors and friends for an evening of thought-provoking entertainment. Catch indies, foreign films, documentaries, and the latest feature films on the big screen and enjoy complimentary coffee and dessert.

    Greene Library Closed

    May 04, 2016

    Greene Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 5th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

    CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

    computer

     

    One-on-one sessions offered to answer your computer use questions. Topics can include basic computer skills, MSOffice programs, online job applications, and learning how to use library resources to download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to your mobile devices. 45-60 minute sessions are scheduled by appointment. more info

    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

    May 07, 2016

    The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

    SECOND FRIDAY FILM SERIES

    Movie Meru (2015) directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

    May 13, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing. more info


    The “Be Happy” Swami

    June 05, 2016
    6:00 pm

    Swami Anubhavananda, known as the “Be Happy” Swami will discuss “What Is It That Dies? Understanding Death and Dying.”

    Summer Reading Kickoff Party

    June 06, 2016
    6:00 pm

    Join the Greene County Library for all kinds of fun including a moon bounce, ice cream, face painting, live music, juggling and a petting zoo. Take a balloon animal home with you. Visit with Pete the Cat who always says, “It’s all good.” All ages welcome.

    Walking On Your Art

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    July 09, 2016
    2:00 pm

    Vyvyan Rundgren, Director of the Palette Art Gallery in Stanardsville and Instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina, will talk about the history of painted floor cloths from the 1400s up to today, how the process has evolved to include floor quilts and floor pages, and demonstrate the techniques of making a floor cloth.

    Meet the Author: Wenonah Hauter

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    August 06, 2016
    3:00 pm

    Wenonah Hauter, the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch in Washington, D.C., will discuss her new book Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment. Wenonah is also the author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America published in 2014. Books will be available for purchase.

    Summer Family Movie

    MovieZOOTOPIA (2016)

    August 13, 2016
    2:30 pm

    Take a break from all of the rush of getting everyone ready for school. Relax and enjoy the exciting movie Zootopia, rated PG. All ages welcome, (Common Sense Media recommends for ages 8+). Refreshments provided. Registration required. more info

    LOUISA COUNTY LIBRARY 540.894.5853 | Email Us

    CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY

    computer

     

    One-on-one sessions offered to answer your computer use questions. Topics can include basic computer skills, MSOffice programs, online job applications, and learning. 30 minute sessions are scheduled by appointment.

    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

    May 04, 2016
    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

    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

    May 07, 2016
    1:00 pm

    Celebrate free comic book day at the library in partnership with Louisa County Parks and Recreation. There will be workshops, art work on display, free comics, raffles, costume contests, crafts, a photo booth and more. Special guest: Chris Claremont creator of Gambit and best known for his work on Marvel’s X-men series. (Via skype)
    Don’t forget to enter into the Art contest.
    All ages welcome.

    TUESDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP

    book coverROSEMARY: THE HIDDEN KENNEDY DAUGHTER by Kate Clifford Larson

    May 24, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Based on correspondence, entries in Rose Kennedy's diaries, and family interviews, describes the plight of a woman who was intellectually disabled and kept hidden by her family after she received a lobotomy at age twenty-three.
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    Friday Family Movies

    MovieStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015, PG-13)

    June 03, 2016
    1:00 pm

    Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.more info

    Make & Take Crafts

    buttons

    June 06, 2016

    Bring in the summer with this lovely and useful craft: button bookmarks. All materials provided.


    Summer Reading Kickoff Olympics

    June 07, 2016
    11:45 am

    Come join the Louisa County Library for our summer program kickoff. The Library Olympics will be held including games such as discus & javelin throw, ring toss, wheelbarrow racing, and more. Athlete registration begins at 11:45am and the torch lighting relay race will be at noon, followed by games and snacks. A medal ceremony for all athletes who participate will be a great photo op for parents.

    Book Tasting

    reading June 13 - July 29 Try it - you might like it! Ravenous readers, take a seat at designated book tasting tables where you can discover delicious new books you may enjoy. Feel free to check them out afterwards. Don’t forget to fill out your menu survey for a chance to win a prize.



    Friday Family Movies

    MoviePan (2015, PG)

    June 17, 2016
    1:00 pm

    12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
    more info

    Quinn’s Auction Presents: What’s in Your Attic?

    clutter

    June 27, 2016
    12:00 pm

    June 27, July 25, August 22
    Everyone has too much stuff and no one knows what to do with it. Your kids don't want it and Craigslist is too much work. Let the staff at Quinn's Auction Galleries offer tips and tricks to help you with the difficult process of downsizing. To keep or not to keep? To paint or to refinish? To sell or to donate? To buy or not to buy? Quinn's will help you answer these questions and more. Feel free to bring a treasured item that you would like to learn more about for the auction staff to review. What's in your attic?

    Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

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

    June 28, 2016
    7:00 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

    Friday Family Movies

    Movie Max (2015, PG)

    July 01, 2016
    1:00 pm

    A dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
    more info

    Hospice 101

    July 06, 2016
    12:45 pm

    There are many misconceptions about what hospice care is as well as when it is the right time to consider hospice care for a loved one. Hospice 101 will address myths, facts, how hospice works and much more. Guest Speaker from Hospice of the Piedmont.

    Picnic Lunch with Shakespeare

    Shakespeare

    July 09, 2016
    2:00 pm

    Enjoy an indoor picnic style lunch while watching the renowned Quill Theatre perform selected scenes and monologues from Shakespeare.

    Drumming Workshop

    drummers

    July 11, 2016
    2:00 pm

    Do you love drumming? Join William “Whit” Whitten of Drum Call for an exciting, interactive workshop that explores the sounds of African drumming. Drums will be provided. Grades 5+. Limit: 20.
    Required registration begins on June 27.

    Friday Family Movies

    MovieThe Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015, TV)

    July 15, 2016
    1:00 pm

    Set in the African Savanna, the film follows Kion as he assembles the members of the 'Lion Guard'. Throughout the film, the diverse team of young animals will learn how to utilize each of their unique abilities to solve problems and accomplish tasks to maintain balance within the Circle of Life, while also introducing viewers to the vast array of animals that populate the prodigious African landscape.
    more info

    Craft Program

    necklace.Beach Glass Pendant Workshop

    July 23, 2016
    2:00 pm

    Create gorgeous pendants 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 1.

    Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

    book coverTHE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE by Laurie King

    July 26, 2016
    7:00 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.
    Check the Catalog arrow

    Friday Family Movies

    MovieZOOTOPIA (2016)

    July 29, 2016
    1:00 am

    In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
    more info

    Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

    UNCOMMON READER by Alan Bennett

    August 23, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Uncommon Reader is humorous fiction about Queen Elizabeth borrowing a library book. Check the Catalogbullet

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    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.

    MAKE & TAKE ACTIVITIES

    Enjoy fun activities but short on time? Stop by the activity table for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided. For all ages.

    • April: It’s Spring . . . Let’s Color
    • May: Book Character Word Search
    • June: Create a Bookface
    • July: Create a Button for Your Favorite Book
    • August: Library Scavenger Hunt

    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

    May 07, 2016

    The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

    INTRODUCTION TO ZINIO

    logo.

    May 09, 2016
    5:30 pm

    Did you know that you can download magazines free using your library card and the program Zinio? Come and discover this technology to have magazines available at a touch of your fingertips. No registration required.

    FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

    Movie LITTLE WOMEN(1994) directed by Gillian Armstrong

    May 14, 2016
    10:30 am

    The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.
    more info


    BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

    book coverTHE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough

    May 23, 2016
    12:00 pm

    Blending impeccable writing with an absorbing narrative, the author humanizes the two young men from Dayton Ohio whose intelligence, imagination and persistence in pursuit of their dream of flight left a giant footprint on the modern era. Check the Catalog arrow

    Film Noir: “Suffering With Style”

    film

    June 04, 2016
    11:00 am

    A summer series of film noir. For adults only.

    • June 4: This Gun for Hire (1942)
    • June 11: Double Indemnity (1944)
    • June 18: Murder, My Sweet (1944)
    • June 25: Mildred Pierce (1945)
    • July 2: The Killers (1946)
    • July 9: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
    • July 16: Gilda (1946)
    • July 23: The Big Sleep (1946)
    • July 30: Out of the Past (1947)
    • August 6: Criss Cross (1949)
    • August 13: Touch of Evil (1958)
    • August 20: Chinatown (1974)
    • August 27: Body Heat (1981)

    Art With Pat

    hand drawing.

    June 13, 2016
    4:00 pm

    June 13 & 16, July 7 & 21
    Pat Saunders will be teaching four art sessions on sketching and using watercolor pencils for adults and young adults this summer.

    Batteau Day

    batteau

    June 20, 2016

    The batteaux arrive in Wingina today on their eight day journey from Lynchburg to Richmond. Stop by the library on your way to Wingina and discover some interesting facts about Nelson County and the batteau. For all ages.

    Saturday Family Matinee

    MovieTHE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015)

    June 24, 2016
    2:00 pm

    Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.
    more info

    BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

    book coverALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

    June 27, 2016
    12:00 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

    Family Movie Matinee

    MovieTHE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015)

    July 08, 2016
    2:00 pm

    In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
    more info

    Get Out of the Doghouse Day

    dog house

    July 18, 2016

    Take a look at the many ways that you can get out of or maybe in the doghouse. For all ages.

    Saturday Family Matinee

    MovieOPEN SEASON SCARED SILLY (2015)

    July 22, 2016
    2:00 pm

    Elliot, Boog and all of the beloved woodland creatures are back in a brand new comedy adventure.
    more info

    BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

    book coverOUR SOULS AT NIGHT by Kent Haruf

    July 25, 2016
    12:00 pm

    A senior-aged widow and widower forge a loving bond over shared loneliness and respective histories, provoking local gossip and the disapproval of their grown children in ways that are further complicated by an extended visit by a sad young grandchild.
    Check the Catalog arrow

    Harry Potter Party

    harry potter.

    August 01, 2016
    4:00 pm

    In honor of J.K. Rowling’s new book release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II you are invited to a Harry Potter Party. Come dressed in your Hogwarts finest (of course you don’t have to dress the part) and celebrate with games, activities, and snacks. For all ages.

    Saturday Family Matinee

    MovieNORM OF THE NORTH(2015)

    August 05, 2016
    2:00 pm

    When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.
    more info

    BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

    book cover THE BOYS IN THE BOAT Daniel Brown

    August 22, 2016
    12:00 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. Check the Catalog arrow

    Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

    August 25, 2016

    Help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with a display and activities for the day. For all ages.

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    @ YOUR LIBRARY

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

    MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

    If you like mysteries and spy thrillers, join like-minded readers in Northside's mystery book group. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1pm-2pm. Registration is recommended but not required. 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.

    APPY HOUR

    Third Mondays at 7pm Learn about free apps that work on multiple platforms. Light refreshments provided. Registration not required. Program topics are listed below.

    MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS

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

    • March: Woven Hearts
    • April: Sonnet Madlibs
    • May: Cupcake Liner Flowers

    @ YOUR LIBRARY

    bookHandmade Books with Virginia Thompson

    May 04, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Participants will create two book forms, a folded 16-panel book and an accordion pocket book. All materials provided. Registration is required and begins April 12.

    COMPUTER WORKSHOPS - First Thursdays- Web Based Topics

    computer

    May 05, 2016
    2:30 pm

    These weekly drop-in sessions are designed to build and improve basic computer skills. A library card is required to participate.

    • March 3: Email Basics
    • April 7: Google Drive
    • May 5: Google Maps

    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

    May 07, 2016

    The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

    APPY HOUR

    Bon Voyage!

    May 09, 2016
    7:00 pm

    Learn about some of the best free apps to make travelling easier and trip planning less stressful

    DIGGING FOR YOUR ROOTS

    family tree.

    May 10, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use the Library edition of Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest, databases available on our website, to help you in your genealogical research. Classes will be held in our Computer Classroom and will include one hour of instruction and one hour of research time.
    Class size is limited and registration is required.

    • March 9: Census Records. Registration begins February 17.
    • May 10: Crossing the Pond: How to begin searching for ancestors from other countries. Registration begins April 19.

    Northside Library Closed

    May 11, 2016

    Northside Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 12th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

    Celebrate Astronomy Day

    STAR PARTY

    May 12, 2016
    7:30 pm

    Come to our Star Party and celebrate Astronomy Day! Astronomy presentations by Charlottesville Astronomical Society members will start at 7:30 PM. Following the presentations, attendees will be able to observe the night sky (weather permitting)through telescopes set up on the rear patio. The event will conclude around 10:30 PM, or perhaps even later if the skies are clear!
    Children must be 10 yrs. or older and accompanied by an adult

    STITCHES

    handcraft

    May 17, 2016
    1:00 pm

    Like to knit, crochet, or do needlework? Get together with others who enjoy the same activity. Bring your project and visit while you work.


    WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

    THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, by Henry James

    May 18, 2016
    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

    COMPUTER WORKSHOPS - Third Thursdays-Microsoft Word Topics

    computer

    May 19, 2016
    2:30 pm

    These weekly drop-in sessions are designed to build and improve basic computer skills. A library card is required to participate.

    • March 17: Editing, Reviewing, and Collaborating
    • April 21: Applying Templates
    • May 19: Headers, Footers, and Tables

    BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

    book coverCONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC: dispatches from the unfinished Civil War By Tony Horwitz

    May 20, 2016
    12:00 pm

    Reviewed by Tom Campbell, career pilot with US Airways and aviation buff
    A journalist leads readers on a revealing journey through the Old South, tangling with the forces of white rage, rebel grit, and regional pride in places where the Civil War is more than a memory.
    Check the Catalog arrow

    LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

    The Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, March 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Northside Library 705 W. Rio Road Charlottesville, VA 22901.

    What’s In Your Attic?

    clutter

    June 06, 2016
    12:00 pm

    June 6 & 20, July 18, August 1 & 15
    Everyone has too much stuff and no one knows what to do with it: your kids don't want it and Craigslist is too much work. Let the staff at Quinn's Auction Galleries offer tips and tricks to help you with the difficult process of downsizing. To keep or not to keep? To paint or to refinish? To sell or to donate? To buy or not to buy? Quinn's will help you answer these questions and more. Feel free to bring a treasured item that you would like to learn more about for the auction staff to review. Items will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.
    Registration is recommended and is ongoing.

    MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

    book coverDissolution by C.J. Sansom

    July 26, 2016
    1:00 pm

    Having worked to establish laws that protect the interests of the crown in 1537, Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's feared vicar-general, enlists fellow reformer and lawyer Matthew Shardlake to investigate a commissioner's murder, which may be tied to an impending rebellion. Check the Catalog arrow

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    HANDCRAFT GROUP

    handcraft

    May 05, 2016
    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.



    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

    May 07, 2016

    The Library is joining Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last.

    QUILTING AND NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

    quilting.

    May 09, 2016
    1:00 pm

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

    Scottsville Library Closed

    May 16, 2016

    Scottsville Library will be closed for staff training. Regular hours will resume on May 17th. For assistance, call any other branch of JMRL.

    Sweet and Sour: Herbal Honeys and Vinegars

    bottle.

    June 14, 2016
    6:00 pm

    Honey and vinegar infused with medicinal herbs is a wonderful way to bring nourishment and healing into your every day. In this workshop we'll discuss the medicinal qualities of many of our local abundant plants and how honey and vinegar can increase those qualities. There will be lots of samples and you will leave with recipes to get you started creating delicious herbal extracts at home.
    Registration begins May 24.

    HANDCRAFT GROUP - Summer Session

    handcraft

    June 17, 2016
    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.


    Saturday Family Matinee

    MovieTHE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015)

    June 18, 2016
    2:00 pm

    In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
    more info

    Hypertufa Planter Workshop

    planters.

    June 25, 2016
    2:00 pm

    Make hypertufa planters that will look great in your garden. All supplies are provided. Dress to get messy.
    Registration begins June 1.

    Saturday Family Matinee

    MovieZOOTOPIA (2016)

    July 16, 2016
    2:00 pm

    In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
    more info

    Bee-Curious: Backyard Beekeeping

    bees.

    August 02, 2016
    6:30 pm

    Have you been curious what it takes to become a backyard beekeeper? Heather Stertzer, Beekeeper/Co-Owner of the Scottsville Supply Company will discuss the basics of the honeybee, what it takes to get started with one hive, and show you the hive components, tools, and equipment you need to become a beekeeper.