JMRL Teen Page

If you’re a teenager in grades 6 - 12, or a parent, teacher, or other adult who works with teens, Young Adult Services at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library has you covered!


Current Programs

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Central Library 434.979.7151 ext 4 | jmrlya@jmrl.org

Who Done It?

May 06, 2016
6:00 pm

Best for ages 5+. Teens interested in helping behind the scenes should contact Angela at 434.979.7151 x6697.

Was it Miss Scarlet in the dining room with the candlestick? Colonel Mustard in the study with the lead pipe? Help solve the mystery in an after-hours life-size Clue game using all the rooms in the library! Planned and run by the Central Teen Advisory Board.

Free Comic Book Day

May 07, 2016

All ages.

Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what’s available, while supplies last.

Make It @ the Library

May 11, 2016
4:00 pm

Ages 10-15.
Registration recommended. Call 434.979.7151 x4.

Second Wednesdays:
January 13, February 10, March 9, May 11

Kickstart your creativity with our monthly Popup MakerSpace. Each month will feature several projects focused on a theme. Not interested in the theme? All MakerSpace supplies are available at every session, so you can create your own project. Don’t miss the special Tech Toys session on March 9.

  • February: Franken-Art - take it apart and use the parts to create something new.
  • March: Tech Petting Zoo - try out JMRL's teen tech toys
  • May: Tech, T-shirts, and Tape - decorate a t-shirt, try out some tech gadgets, or create a project with Duct or Washi tape

Central Teen Book Group

May 18, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration ongoing. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to sign up. Free books for the first 5 to register.

Wednesdays:
January 20, February 17, March 16, April 20, May 18

Join other teen book lovers to discuss titles chosen by the group. Refreshments are served.

Table Top Games

May 25, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Wednesdays, January 27 & May 25

Whether you prefer old favorites like “Apples to Apples” and “Jenga” or would like to try something new, drop by the library for an afternoon of low-tech games and snacks.

Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | crozet@jmrl.org

Free Comic Book Day

May 07, 2016

All ages.

Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what’s available, while supplies last.

Anime Club

May 13, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins April 22.

Calling all anime and manga fans: come share your favorites and watch popular animes with friends.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

May 17, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration and TAB application required.

Monthly on Tuesdays:
January 19, February 9, March 22, April 12, May 17

We need your ideas! Be a part of the Crozet Library Teen Advisory Board and help the library plan and lead teen programs, displays, and activities. Members will enjoy yummy snacks and receive volunteer hours for their participation with TAB. It’s your library - Make a difference.

Teen Book Swap and Book Arts Party

May 24, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins May 3.

Looking for something new and exciting to read? All teens are invited to bring gently used, age-appropriate books to exchange at the annual Teen Book Swap Party. Stick around afterwards as local teen artists lead us in a variety of radical book crafting projects.

Stitches Handcraft Group

May 31, 2016
4:30 pm

Ages 8+

Last Tuesdays:
January 26, February 23, March 29, April 26, May 31

Bring any handwork project you’re working on or are interested in learning, and join this group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | gordon@jmrl.org

Free Comic Book Day

May 07, 2016

All ages.

Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what’s available, while supplies last.

Teen Pathfinder Gaming Group

May 11, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins December 30. Limit: 6 participants.

Twice a month on the following Wednesdays:
February 10 & 24, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 27, May 11 & 25

A beginner's group for playing Pathfinder RPG (Role Playing Game). Materials and snacks provided, so all you need to bring is your creativity and dice if you've got them.

Graphically Speaking: Graphic Novel/Manga Book Group

May 17, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 7-12.
Registration required and begins January 5. Free copies of the book for the first 7 to sign up.

Third Tuesdays:
January 19, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17

Come and join other teens to discuss and read great graphic novels, manga and more. Light snacks will be provided.

  • Jan 19: Noragami: Stray God Vol. 1 by Adachitoka
  • Feb 16: Itsuwaribito Vol. 1 by Yuuki Linuma
  • Mar 15: So Cute It Hurts Vol. 1 by Go Ikeyamada part of the BIG READ
  • Apr 19: The Devil is a Part-timer Vol. 1 by Satoshi Wagahara
  • May 17: Seraph of the End, vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | greene@jmrl.org

Free Comic Book Day

May 07, 2016

All ages.

Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what’s available, while supplies last.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

May 11, 2016
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended and ongoing. Please call or stop by the circulation desk to sign up the first time you come.

Monthly on Wednesdays:
January 20, February 10, March 9, April 20 (change from earlier date), May 11

What’s the most fun way to earn volunteer hours? Come to TAB at the Greene County Library, and help plan teen programs. Snacks provided.

Rapunzels: A Book Group for Tween Girls

May 19, 2016
3:30 pm

Girls in grades 4-8.
Registration is required and ongoing. Please call or stop by the circulation desk to sign up the first time you come.

Third Thursdays (Tuesdays in June & July):
May 19, *June 21, *July 19, August 18
Read and discuss great books, and enjoy book-related snacks, crafts and games. The first 15 girls to arrive will receive a copy of next month’s book. Girls in grades 4-8 are welcome to join at any time.

Bibliophiles: A Teen Book Club

May 25, 2016
3:30 pm

Grades 8-12.
Registration is recommended and ongoing. Please call or stop by the circulation desk to sign up the first time you come.

Fourth Wednesdays:
January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May 25

Join other teen book lovers to discuss titles chosen by the group. The first 9 teens to arrive at each meeting receive a copy of the next month’s book.

Louisa County Library 540.894.5853 | louisa@jmrl.org

Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza Prep

May 05, 2016
3:30 pm


Thursday, May 5 & Friday, May 6

TAB and friends will be prepping for our extravaganza.

Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza

May 07, 2016
1:00 pm

All ages.
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 via Skype: Chris Claremont, creator of Gambit and best known for his work on Marvel’s X-men series. Don’t forget to enter into the Comic Book Hero Art Contest for all school-aged children.

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | nelson@jmrl.org

Make & Take Activities

May 05, 2016
12:00 am

All ages.
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.

  • January: Woven Snowflakes from Recycled Book Pages
  • February: “Take A Look! We’re in a Great Book” Quiz
  • March: Create one of Tom Angleberger’s Star Wars characters
  • April: It’s Spring . . . Let’s Color
  • May: Book Character Word Search

Free Comic Book Day

May 07, 2016

All ages.

Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what’s available, while supplies last.

Family Movie Matinee

May 14, 2016
10:30 am

All ages.

Monthly on Saturdays:
January 16, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14

Take a Saturday break, pick up some books and enjoy a movie. Refreshments provided.

  • January 16: MINIONS (2015) directed by Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin
  • February 13: THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG (1975) directed by Norman Tokar
  • March 12: AN AMERICAN TAIL (1986) directed by Don Bluth
  • April 9: WRECK IT RALPH (2012) directed by Rich Moore
  • May 14: LITTLE WOMEN (1994) directed by Gillian Armstrong

Candy Sushi, Again

May 16, 2016
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and begins May 1.

Back by popular request. Come make candy sushi with us.

Northside Library 434.973.7893 | northside@jmrl.org

Free Comic Book Day

May 07, 2016

All ages.

Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what’s available, while supplies last.

Teen Game Night

May 09, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is recommended but not required.

Monthly on Mondays:
January 11, February 8, March 21, April 11, May 9

Wii, XBox Kinect, board games, and snacks. Come with a friend or meet new people.

Celebrate Astronomy Day

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

Northside Teen Minecraft Club

May 17, 2016
5:15 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins two weeks before program date.

Third Tuesdays:
January 19, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17

Minecrafters, join us for a different challenge each month. The server will be open for approved teen users to build, explore, and hang out with fellow Minecrafters. Featuring a common spawn-point, participants can mine, build, and craft in the library’s world in a safe, enjoyable environment. To play, stop by the Teen Desk to pick up an application. Parent/guardian’s signature is required. Participants must have their own computer Minecraft account. Xbox and iPad Minecraft accounts are incompatible with the server.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

May 18, 2016
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is recommended but not required.

Monthly on Wednesdays:
January 13, February 10, March 9, April 20, May 18

We need your help. Come be a part of the Northside Teen Advisory Board. Help create displays, plan programs and activities while earning volunteer hours. Enjoy snacks and meet new people.

Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | scottsville@jmrl.org

Free Comic Book Day

May 07, 2016

All ages.

Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what’s available, while supplies last.

Inklings: A Book Club

May 17, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Third Tuesdays:
January 19, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17

Join the Scottsville Library’s long-running teen book club, The Inklings, for a fun and lively conversation. Pick up your free book at the circulation desk.

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.