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!


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Make & Take Projects

January 31, 2015
12:00 am

Age 11 and up
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.

  • January: Snowflakes
  • February: Valentines
  • March: Mehndi
  • April: Collage Poetry
  • May: Blackout Comics

Central Teen Advisory Board

February 04, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Call Angela at 434.979.7151 x4 with questions.

Monthly on the first Wednesday:
January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6

Central TAB is looking for new members. Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan teen programs, displays, and activities. The major Spring project is "read for a Cause" to benefit Charlottesville's Books on Bikes program. Refreshments provided.

Make It @ the Library

February 11, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Drop in

Monthly on the second Wednesday:
January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13

Kickstart your creativity with our monthly Pop-up MakerSpace. Start with our monthly project or use supplies on hand to make your own project.

  • January: Build a simple automaton
  • February: Animation, Cartooning, Book Trailers
  • March: Architecture Challenge - Legos & More (A Big Read Program)
  • April: T-shirt Decoration (Bring your own T-shirt!)
  • May: Build a scribbling machine

Read For A Cause

February 15, 2015
12:00 am

Grades 6-12
February 15 to March 31

Help support Charlottesville's Books on Bikes community outreach and literacy program.
It's simple!

  • Read a Book
  • Post a picture of the book on Instagram or Twitter
  • Be sure to use the tags #jmrl and #yaread4acause
For every book read by a teen during this campaign the Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library will donate $1.00 up to a maximum donation of $500.

Central Teen Book Group

February 18, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Registration ongoing. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to sign up. Limit 15 participants. Free books for the first 8 to register. Content and reading level of the books will be geared toward ages 13 and up.

Monthly on the third Wednesday:
January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20

Join other teens in discussing graphic novels and other books. Refreshments served. Check the blog at GSTS blog for updates on what the group's activities.

Make-It Saturday: Duck Tape

February 21, 2015
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12
Registration recommended. Call 434.979.7151 x4 beginning February 2 to sign up.

The library's Pop-up MakerSpace comes to Saturday. What can you make with duck tape and washi tape? Of course, all of the MakerSpace supplies will be available if you prefer to create your own project.

What's Up Wednesdays

February 25, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Drop in.

Monthly on the fourth Wednesday.
January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 27

Hang out at the library for games, crafts, and snacks. Play along with the day's activity or do your own thing with friends.

  • January: Unplugged games afternoon
  • February: Zendoodle
  • March: Monogram bottle cap magnets (A Big Read program)
  • April: Get your sillies on with crazy challenges
  • May: Recycled CD decorations

Terracotta Jewelry Workshop - A Big Read Program

March 01, 2015
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins February 15. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to sign up.

Join artist Vasantha Reddi as she demonstrates the traditional Indian art of terracotta jewelry making, and make a lovely piece to take with you.

Chess Saturday - A Big Read Program

March 07, 2015
2:00 pm

Grades 3-7
Space is limited. Required registration begins February 21. Call 434.979.7151 x3 to sign up.

If you're a chess player or want to learn, stop by the Central Library for some instruction and simultaneous play hosted by the Playing ACES Chess club. Popcorn will be served, and prizes will be awarded to all participants.

The Art of Mehndi - A Big Read Program

March 26, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 5-12
Registration required and begins March 12. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to sign up.

Experience the ancient art of mehndi in this hands-on workshop by Ginny Sieminski of Expressions! Face Painting and Body Art. You'll leave with your own temporary henna design.

Easter Egg Hunt

March 28, 2015
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12
Drop by the library for an Easter Egg-themed Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues to find the hidden eggs. Find them all and win a prize.

Milmitjpa Manikay (Evening Songs)

April 16, 2015
7:00 pm

Ages 14 and up
Registration is recommended and will begin April 2. But drop-ins are welcome.

Australian Aboriginal artist, elder, and musician Wandjuk Marika once said "there is no real distinction for us between art and life." How can art, music, and poetry fit into the daily rhythms of our busy lives? Join us in exploring Australian Aboriginal art and music to find inspiration for your own writing. Bring your favorite pen and notebook. Sponsored by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Scary Movie & Pajama Party

April 17, 2015
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12
Required registration begins April 1. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to sign up.

After hours at the library just got scarier! Come in PJs and prepare to be scared. The movie will be "The Quiet Ones," rated PG-13. There will also be games, popcorn, and drinks.

Blast Off!

April 28, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 4-7
Registration required. Call 434.979.7151 x3 beginning April 7.

Explore the solar system with a roll of toilet paper and a straw. Will your rocket reach the moon?
A STEM program.

Unplugged Games Afternoon

April 29, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
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.

Hypertufa Planters Craft Workshop

April 29, 2015
6:30 pm

Ages 14 and up.
Required registration begins April 15. Class size is limited.

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

Poetry on the Steps

April 30, 2015
7:00 pm

All ages.
Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with an open mic poetry reading. Meet us under the oaks on the Library steps to read a few of your favorite poems, or just come to listen. Original poems and old favorites are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Book Buffet - Free Comic Book Day Edition

May 02, 2015
9:00 am

All ages.
No reservations required, just an appetite for good books.

Try it - you might like it. Ravenous readers, take a seat at designated Book Tasting tables where you will discover delicious new books you may enjoy. In honor of Free Comic Book Day, the menu will feature graphic novels and other illustrated books. Check out your favorites and then stop by the Children's Department or the Reference Desk for your free comic book. . . . while supplies last.

Window Stars Craft Workshop

May 06, 2015
6:30 pm

Ages 14 and up.
Required registration begins April 22. Class size is limited.

Learn how to fold colorful paper stars to display in the window. All supplies are provided.

Back to Kindergarten Day

May 16, 2015
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is recommended. Call 434.979.7151 x4 beginning May 1 to register.

The end of the school year is stressful with exams around the corner and projects due. Blow off some steam at the library with all of the activities that made Kindergarten fun like fingerpainting and snack time.

Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | crozet@jmrl.org

Musings: A Teen Writer's Workshop

February 03, 2015
6:30 pm

Grades 7-12.
Drop-ins are always welcome.

Monthly on the first Tuesday:
January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5

Join other teen writers every month to stretch the imagination with new techniques and diverse prompts that will inspire your creative writing process. Feel free to bring any of your writing with you: this is a great opportunity to hone your writing skills, share your work, and receive helpful feedback.

Study Buddies

February 09, 2015
6:00 pm

Open to grades K-6.
Registration requested, but drop-ins are welcome.

Monthly on the following Mondays:
January 26, February 9, March 30, April 27

Need homework help? Let our teen study buddies help you with homework, reading, or math. Open to grades K-6.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

February 10, 2015
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

Monthly on the following Tuesdays:
January 20, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 19

We need your ideas! 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.

Sew Fun

February 18, 2015
4:30 pm

Grades 4-9.
Registration is required and begins on January 26.

By learning a few basic stitches, you can sew a fun little felt mouse. No prior sewing experience necessary.

Wickedly Enchanting: A Fairy Tale Evening

February 20, 2015
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and begins January 30.

Once upon a time there were tales, and today those tales are being retold with a twist; it’s not all “once upon a time” and “happily ever after” anymore… Come celebrate all things fairy tale: the fantastic and fractured, the sweet and wicked, the good and the evil.

Stitches Handcraft Group

February 24, 2015
4:30 pm

Ages 8 and up.
No registration required; drop-ins are always welcome.

Monthly on the last Tuesday:
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.

Crozet Teen Book Club

February 24, 2015
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Meeting on the following Tuesdays:
February 24, March 24.

The Crozet Library leads a diverse range of fun book clubs for teens. A free copy of the book is included for each participant. Registration is required. Snacks served at each meeting.

  • February 24: Cinder by Marissa Meyer or Ash by Malinda Lo.
    Choose one of these fairy tale retellings to read. Registration begins January 27.
  • March 24: Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
    Registration begins February 24.

Yak & Snack

March 09, 2015
6:00 pm

Grades 6-9.
Registration begins on February 9. Limit: 15 participants.

The Crozet Library leads a diverse range of fun book clubs for teens. A free copy of the book is included for each participant. Registration is required. Snacks served at each meeting.

Read Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan. When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.

The Art of Mehndi - A Big Read Program

March 16, 2015
6:30 pm

Grades 5-12.
Registration required and begins on February 23.

Experience the ancient art of mehndi in this handson workshop by Ginny Sieminski of Expressions! Face Painting and Body Art. You’ll leave with your own temporary henna design.

YA Books for Any Age: From Romantic Suspense to Steampunk

March 19, 2015
7:00 pm

Ages 14 and up.
No registration required.

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 StarSwept 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. A Virginia Festival of the Book event.

Teen Movie Matinee: "Bride & Prejudice"

March 21, 2015
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins February 27.

Bollywood meets Hollywood in this musical comedy based on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” Rated PG-13. Refreshments served.

Going Vintage Challenge

April 01, 2015

Grades 6-12.

Month of April.

We challenge you to unplug, de-modernize, and return to a simpler time this month. Join us for several activities that encourage taking a break from technology, and be entered to win some groovy prizes. Contact the Crozet Library for details.

Milmitjpa Manikay (Evening Songs)

April 21, 2015
7:00 pm

Ages 14 and up.
Registration required and begins March 30.

Australian Aboriginal artist, elder, and musician Wandjuk Marika once said, “There is no real distinction for us between art and life.” How can art, music, and poetry fit into the daily rhythms of our busy lives? Join us in exploring Australian Aboriginal art and music to find inspiration for your own writing. Bring your favorite pen and notebook. Sponsored by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Teen Open Mic Night

April 24, 2015
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
If you’d like to perform or submit art, registration is required by April 17.

The stage is yours tonight: Share music, poetry, stories, dance, art, and anything else you wish to perform, or join the audience for an evening of entertainment.

The Literati Book Club

April 28, 2015
6:00 pm

Grades 9-12.
Registration begins April 7.

The Crozet Library leads a diverse range of fun book clubs for teens. A free copy of the book is included for each participant. Registration is required. Snacks served at each meeting.

Read Stolen by Lucy Christopher. Don’t miss this special iteration of the Literati Book Club, which will feature a discussion of the Australian landscape and an art project led by staff from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. Geared toward mature readers, or grades 9-12.

Fandom Friday: Anime Club, Cosplay Edition

May 01, 2015
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and begins on April 10.

Calling all anime and manga fans: come share your favorites and watch some popular anime. Dress as your favorite anime character and participate in our cosplay contest, or just sit back and enjoy the show.

Take a Screen Break: There's So Much More to Do!

May 04, 2015

All ages.
May 4-10

Fill out a nifty Screen Break Pledge Sheet, pledging to reduce your normal amount of TV viewing and screen time. Pledge sheets will be available beginning Monday, April 20. Bring your completed pledge sheet in by Saturday, May 23 and receive a free book! Show us that you turned off all screens for the entire week, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for an extra-special prize!

Teen Book Swap Party

May 26, 2015
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration begins May 5.

Looking for something new and exciting to read? All teens are invited to bring gently used, age appropriate books to exchange at the annual book swap party. Stick around afterwards for games, refreshments, crafts, and more fun.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | gordon@jmrl.org

Advisory Committee of Teens (ACT)

February 04, 2015
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

Monthly on the first Wednesday:
January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6

Be a part of something big. Plan teen stuff for the library, create displays, share good books, and more. Snacks will be provided and members can receive volunteer hours for participation. It’s your chance to make the library your own.

Gordon Avenue Pathfinder Gaming Group

February 11, 2015
6:30 pm

Ages 12-17.
Registration required, begins December 31. Limit: 6 participants.

Second and fourth Wednesdays.
January 28, February 11 & 25, (no meetings in March due to Book Sale), April 8 & 22, May 13 & 27

A beginners group 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.

Mason Jar Madness

February 18, 2015
7:00 pm

Grades 5-12.
Required registration begins February 4.

Bottle up your creativity. We will provide a mason jar and a myriad of materials; you provide your creative spark. Make a lantern, a storage stash, a vase, or anything you can dream up.

Graphically Speaking: Graphic Novel/Manga Book Group

February 19, 2015
4:00 pm

Grades 7-12.
Registration required, begins January 1.

Monthly on the third Thursday (no meeting January 15).
February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21

Come and join other teens to discuss and read great graphic novels, manga, and more. Free copies of the book to the first 5 to sign up. Light snacks will be provided.


Tween/Teen Screen Saturdays

February 28, 2015
2:30 pm

Grades 5-12.
No registration required.

Fourth Saturdays:
January 24, February 28, April 25, May 23

Relax and enjoy a free movie and popcorn each month just for tweens and teens. You choose and vote on what we watch. Check with the library to see what movie will be playing.

Time to Design: Rangoli to Mehndi - A Big Read Program

March 01, 2015

All ages.
In honor of the Big Read book, "The Namesake," we are celebrating designs from India. WE will have beautiful rangoli, from simple to intricate, available to color, as well as hand cut-outs on which to create your own mehndi pattern. Take your creations home or leave them to decorate our library.

Tech Gaming

March 11, 2015
7:00 pm

Grades 5-12.
Required registration begins February 25.

Game on! Take on TEen TEch Week with online gaming and more and yummy snacks with friends.

Teen Lock-In

May 29, 2015
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins May 15.

Ever wanted to have the library all to yourself? Now you can! Please join us after the library closes on Friday for a variety of fun activities. Possible fun includes: snacks, music, games, and more.

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | greene@jmrl.org

The Book Sharks of Greene

February 07, 2015
2:00 pm

Grades 4-7.
Registration is required and ongoing. Please call 434.985.5227 or stop by the circulation desk at the Greene County Library to sign up the first time you come.

Monthly on the first Saturday:
January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2

Guys will read and discuss boy-oriented books, as well as snack and do other book related activities. The first 10 boys to arrive receive a copy of next month’s book.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

February 11, 2015
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended but not required. Please call 434.985.5227 or stop by the circulation desk at Greene County Library to sign up the first time you come.

Monthly on the second Wednesday:
January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13

Do you have an idea for the Library? The TAB chooses teen programs, runs a book club, decorates the YA corner, writes book reviews, and more. The Library provides snacks, and participants receive volunteer hours for attending.

Rapunzels: A Book Group for Tween Girls

February 19, 2015
3:30 pm

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

Monthly on the third Thursday
January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21.

The Rapunzels read and discuss great books, eat book-related snacks, and make crafts or play games. The first 15 girls to arrive receive a copy of the next month's book.


Open Mic Night & Coffeehouse

February 20, 2015
7:00 pm

All ages.
Performers are required to register by February 16. Please call or stop by the Greene County Library to sign up. Audience members do not need to pre-register.

Due to the popularity of this event, it will be held upstairs from the library in the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center. 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.

Bibliophiles: A Teen Book Club

February 25, 2015
3:30 pm

Grades 8-12.
Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call or stop by the desk to sign up.

Monthly on Wednesdays:
January 28, February 25, March 18, April 22, May 27

Enjoy an afternoon of book discussion, snacks, and laughs with other Greene County teens. The first 9 teens to arrive at each meeting receive a copy of the next month's book.

The Story Behind the Writing of "Brotherhood"

April 17, 2015
7:00 pm

All ages.
No registration required.

"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.

Dressed to Play: A Game Night Masquerade

May 01, 2015
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins April 10.

What happens when you combine a costume party with game night? Put on a costume, bring a board game, and find out. Snacks and drinks will be served.

Louisa County Library 540.894.5853 | louisa@jmrl.org

He 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.

Teen Advisory Board

February 09, 2015
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration requested but not required. Please call 540.894.5853 with questions.

Monthly on the following Mondays:
January 12, February 9, March 9, April 20, May 11.

This is your chance to be heard when it comes to programming at the Louisa County Library. Help plan teen programs and participate in activities. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Participants will receive volunteer hours for their participation in TAB.

Ain't Valentine's Day

February 13, 2015
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

Tired of all the lovey, dovey Valentine’s Day nonsense? “Uncelebrate” at the library with crafts and food.

Well-Versed Poetry Group

February 23, 2015
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Monthly on the following Mondays:
January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, May 18.

A free form poetry group that meets to read, write, discuss, and more. Snacks and drinks are provided. New members always welcome.

Teen Tech Workshop

March 13, 2015
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins March 2.

Altoid tins are curiously hackable. They can be made into everything from sewing kits to mini banjos. Join us and make something to take home.

Taste of India Family Event

March 22, 2015
3:00 pm

All ages.

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

Food Fear Factor

April 17, 2015
3:30 pm

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

Would you munch on a bug? Do you enjoy trying bizarre foods? Join us for a fun food competition where you can compete and eat some strange and possibly scary foods.

Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza

May 02, 2015
10:00 am

All ages.

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the library. There will be workshops, costume contests, crafts, food and more. Register between April 13-24 to receive your free swag bag and tickets that can be redeemed for pizza and drinks.

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | nelson@jmrl.org

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

February 04, 2015
3:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
No registration required.

Monthly on the first Wednesday:
January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6

Want to help out at the library? Create teen stuff for the library, create displays, share good books, and more. Members can receive volunteer hours for participation. This is your chance to make the library your own. The TAB meets once a month at the Nelson County High School library.

Puzzle Day

February 10, 2015

All ages.
Tuesdays, January 27 and February 10

It’s cold outside! The library has a warm inside activity for all ages. The jigsaw puzzle has been laid out and all the library needs is you to help put it together.

Read to Your Child Day

February 14, 2015


February 14 is not only Valentine’s Day but also “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.

Creative Craft Pick Up Corner

February 17, 2015

All ages.
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

Squishy Circuits

February 25, 2015
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required.

Dough, circuits, and electronics . . . how in the world do these three things go together? Come and find out as the library presents Squishy Circuits with hands-on fun for young adults.

Samplings

February 26, 2015


Monthly on the last Thursday:
January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30, May 28

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.

National Napping Day

March 09, 2015

Do you know how many books have been written about napping? Stop by and find a few that you may not have ever thought about before.

The Big Read YA Program

March 28, 2015
10:30 am

Grades 6-12.
Registration required.

As part of the Big Read, we will be visiting India. It is a whirlwind tour with fairy tales, felt elephants, and the movie “Bride and Prejudice.” Join the library for stories, crafts, a movie, and snacks.

April Is National Poetry Month

April 01, 2015
3:30 pm

Please register by March 25 if you would like to read a poem or just come by and support everyone who is brave enough to share a poem.

On April 1 come read your favorite poem at the library’s Open Mic.

Spring Break Movie

April 11, 2015
10:30 am


Spring Break is almost over so celebrate by coming by to watch “The Boxtrolls” (Rated PG.) Snacks will be provided.

Graphically Speaking

April 15, 2015
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Toucan: The Official SDCC Blog, Comic-Con, graphic novels, comic books, manga, anime – what does it all mean? The library will be dissecting all these topics. Everyone in attendance will get a free graphic novel.

Comic Book Day

May 02, 2015


May 2 has been declared Free Comic Book Day. Who is your favorite comic book character? Maybe your favorite comic book character will show up? The library will have free comic books while supplies last.

Ducktivity

May 20, 2015
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

It’s called Ducktivity and no, it is not about a duck. It’s about duck tape!

Northside Library 434.973.7893 | northside@jmrl.org

Make & Take Crafts

January 31, 2015
12:00 am


Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the 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

Anime Club

February 02, 2015
6:30 pm

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

Monthly on the following Mondays:
January 5, February 2, March 16, April 6, May 4

Watch episodes of your favorite anime with friends while enjoying snacks and pocky. Show ratings range from TV-G to TV-14.

Game Night

February 09, 2015
6:30 pm

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

Monthly on the following Mondays:
January 12, February 9, March 23, April 20, May 11

Wii, PS2, board games, and prizes. Come with a friend or meet new people.

Northside Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

February 11, 2015
5:00 pm

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

Second Wednesdays
January 14, February 11, (No March meeting), April 8, May 13

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.

Terracotta Jewelry Workshop - A Big Read Program

March 24, 2015
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins March 10.

Join artist Vasantha Reddi as she demonstrates the traditional Indian art of terracotta jewelry making, and make a lovely piece to take with you.

Chess Challenge - A Big Read Program

March 25, 2015
4:00 pm

Grades 3-8.
Required registration begins March 18.

Join the Playing ACES Chess Club to learn about the history of chess with a Jeopardy challenge game and then play chess while enjoying snacks and drinks.

Fave Fandoms

March 26, 2015

Last Thursdays
March 26, April 30, May 28

Celebrate your favorite fandoms by testing your knowledge with trivia and creating a craft while enjoying themed snacks.

  • March 26: Divergent
  • April 30: Sherlock
  • May 28: Supernatural

Chapter Chat Book Club

March 30, 2015
6:00 pm

Ages 11-14.
Required registration is ongoing. The first 10 registered will receive a free copy of the book.

Monthly on Mondays
Jan 26, (No Feb meeting), Mar 30, Apr 27, May 18

Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks. Books to be read in April and May will be chosen by the group.

Book Buzz Book Club

March 30, 2015
7:15 pm

Ages 14-18.
Required registration is ongoing. The first 8 registered will receive a free copy of the book!

Monthly on Mondays
January 26, (no February meeting), March 30, April 27, May 18

Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks. Books to be read in April and May will be chosen by the group.

  • January 26: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
  • February: No meeting
  • March 30: Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
  • April 27: TBD
  • May 18: TBD

Author Presentation: Kashmira Sheth

March 31, 2015
6:00 pm

All ages.
Registration is recommended but not required.

Meet the author of “Boys Without Names,” “Keeping Corner” and “Blue Jasmine.” This presentation will focus on Sheth’s middle grade and young adult titles, and the author will be able to answer questions from the audience.

Pressed Flowers

April 01, 2015
6:30 pm

Ages 14 and up.
Registration begins March 19. Class size is limited.

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.

Afternoon Movie Marathon

April 11, 2015
12:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended by not required.

Enjoy the last weekend of spring break with a movie marathon. Vote on two different movies that will be shown back to back while you enjoy popcorn, pizza, and drinks. Feel free to come for one or both.

Squishy Circuits Workshop

April 16, 2015
4:30 pm

Required registration begins April 2.

It looks like playdough, but conducts electricity. Add batteries and colorful LED lights and there’s no telling what crazy contraption you can create.

Take a Screen Break

May 04, 2015

All ages.
Week of May 4-10.

There’s so much more to do! Fill out a nifty Screen Break Pledge Sheet, pledging to reduce your normal amount of TV viewing and screen time. Pledge sheets will be available beginning Monday, April 20. Bring your completed pledge sheet in by Saturday, May 23 and receive a free book. Show us that you turned off all screens for the entire week, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for an extra-special prize.

Hypertufa Planter

May 06, 2015
6:30 pm

Ages 14 and up.
Registration begins April 15. Class size is limited.

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

Vintage Game Time

May 07, 2015
4:00 pm

Grades 5-8.
Registration is recommended but not required.

Celebrate National Screen Free week with special vintage style games. Play a number of old school games and get prizes while enjoying snacks and drinks.

Scottsville Library 434.286.3541 | scottsville@jmrl.org

Inklings: A Book Club for Grades 6-12

February 17, 2015
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Monthly on the following Tuesdays:
January 6, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19

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.

Saris and Shalwars - A Big Read Program

March 31, 2015
7:00 pm

Required registration begins March 9.

Explore India’s various types of dress and the traditions, culture and customs that surround them. Try on outfits and learn to tie a sari. Class taught by
Gypsy McMillian.

The Movie "The Hundred-Foot Journey" - A Big Read Program

April 06, 2015
7:00 pm

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the street from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery. Adapted from the book by Richard Morais. Starring Helen Mirren. Rated PG. Popcorn will be served.

Take a Screen Break

May 04, 2015

All ages.
May 4-10

There’s so much more to do! Fill out a nifty Screen Break Pledge Sheet, pledging to reduce your normal amount of TV viewing and screen time. Pledge sheets will be available beginning Monday, April 20. Bring your completed pledge sheet in by Saturday, May 23 and receive a free book. Show us that you turned off all screens for the entire week, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for an extra-special prize.

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