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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Summer Reading Challenge

June 1 - August 31

Summer reading is not just for kids. JMRL hosts a summer reading challenge for all ages, including prizes, contests, displays and programs especially for teens. It's fun and FREE. more info

All prizes are provided by the Friends of the Library.

Central Library 434.979.7151 ext 4 | Email Us

Make & Take Crafts

September 01, 2016

All ages.
No registration required.

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.

  • September: Banned Bookmarks
  • October: Galactic Crafts
  • November: Six Word Stories
  • December: Paper Envelopes

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

September 07, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
First Wednesdays:
September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7

Take action for literacy by joining the Central Teen Advisory Board. Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan activities and events at the Central Library. Upcoming projects include planning for Star Wars Reads Day in October and a family event in December. Call the Central Teen Librarian at 434.979.7151 x4 with questions.

Central Teen Book Group

September 21, 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.

Third Wednesdays:
September 21, October 19, November 16*
*No December meeting

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

  • Sept 21: Virals by Kathy Reichs
  • Oct 19: The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin
  • Nov 16: To be determined at September meeting.

"I Read Banned Books" Photo Booth

September 25, 2016

Drop by the Central Library during Banned Books Week and take a mugshot with your favorite banned book. Tag your picture #jmrlreads and share to celebrate the freedom to read.

Star Wars Reads Day Event Planning Team

September 26, 2016
1:00 pm

Registration required. Call 434.979.7151 x4 beginning September 6 to sign up.

Join the Central Teen Advisory Board in planning and preparing for Star Wars Reads Day. Interested teens also have the opportunity to volunteer to help run the event on October 8.

Table Top Games

September 28, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Last Wednesdays of the month:
September 28, October 26, November 30.

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.

Chess Saturday

October 01, 2016
1:00 pm

Registration required. Call 434.979.7151 x3 for more information, and to register beginning in mid-September.

If you’re a chess player or want to learn, stop by the Central Library for some instruction and play hosted by the Playing ACES Chess Club. Open to elementary and middle school students.

Star Wars Reads Day

October 08, 2016
2:00 pm


May the force be with you at the Central Library’s third annual Star Wars Reads Day celebration. There will be prizes, crafts, games, food, and fun for all ages. Costumes encouraged!

Make It @ the Library

October 12, 2016
4:00 pm

Ages 10-15.
Second Wednesdays:
October 12, November 9, December 14

Kickstart your creativity with the library’s Pop-up 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.

Read Local: Panel & Author Fair

November 05, 2016
10:00 am


Join us for a celebration of local authors. The day begins with a discussion about writing in Virginia by a small panel of local authors. An author fair featuring a variety of authors in the area will follow the panel discussion.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

November 12, 2016
2:00 pm


Get creative and explore science, engineering, and technology with hands on activities. Try your hand at controlling an Ozobot. Compete in construction challenges. Take apart tech equipment to see how it works. Activities best for elementary school children and older. Families welcome.

Book Making Workshop with Virginia Thompson

November 16, 2016
6:30 pm

Ages 14+.

Learn how to make both a folded-X book and a paper bag keepsake book. All supplies provided.

Life-Size Candyland Event Planning Team

December 17, 2016
1:00 pm

Registration required. Call 434.979.7151 x4 beginning November 28 to sign up.

The Central Teen Advisory Board invites all interested teens to join them to host the Life-Size Candyland Event on December 19. Meetings will take place both in person and virtually with a final prep session the Saturday before the event.

Life-Size Candyland

December 19, 2016
2:00 pm


Celebrate the start of winter vacation with a life-size game of Candyland. The whole family can be part of this sweet event.

Crozet Library 434.823.4050 | Email Us

Stitches Handcraft Group

August 30, 2016
4:30 pm

Ages 8+

Last Tuesdays:
June 28, July 26, August 30

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

Musings: A Teen Writer's Workshop

September 06, 2016
6:30 pm

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

First Tuesdays:
September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Join other teen writers every month to talk all things writing. Feel free to bring writing or art samples with you and receive helpful feedback.

Find the Golden Ticket

September 13, 2016


All day or while supplies last.

How do you celebrate Roald Dahl’s would-be 100th birthday? With chocolate and books, of course. Come to the Crozet Library to get your chocolate bar and see if YOU are a lucky winner.

Intro to Dungeons and Dragons

September 13, 2016
6:00 pm

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

Create your own character and learn to play tabletop roleplaying games.

Open Mic Night

September 16, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
If you’d like to perform or submit art, call or sign up at the Crozet Library by September 14.

The stage is yours! Share music, poetry, comedy, stories, dance, art, or anything else you wish to perform. If you don’t feel like performing, be a good audience member and participate in optional improv games.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

September 20, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
TAB application required.

(Mostly) Second Tuesdays:
September 20, October 11, November 8, December 13

We need your ideas! Join the Crozet Library Teen Advisory Board and help the Library plan and lead teen programs, displays, and activities. Members will enjoy snacks and receive volunteer hours for their participation. It’s your library, make a difference! November meeting will be a TABsgiving potluck & community service project night.

Banned Books Week Quiz & Photo Booth

September 25, 2016

All ages.
September 25 - October 1

Celebrate the freedom to read with Crozet Library’s Banned Books Week Quiz and Photo Booth. Find more information about how banning and challenging books stifles intellectual freedom and get a Freedom to Read button when you complete the Banned Books Quiz. Then take a mugshot with your favorite banned book. Tag your picture #jmrlreads and share to celebrate the freedom to read.

Urban Legends

September 26, 2016
6:30 pm

Ages 10-14.
Registration recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Bigfoot seen at Mint Springs. Alligators spotted in the library parking lot sewers. Do you have a tale to tell? Can you separate fact from fiction? Join us as we share our creepiest urban legends.

Stitches Handcraft Group

September 27, 2016
4:30 pm

Ages 8 to adult.
Last Tuesdays:
September 27, October 25, November 29, December 27

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

The Literati Book Club

September 27, 2016
6:00 pm

Tuesdays listed below.

For more mature teen readers. Free copy of the book included on a first come, first served basis.

Scary Six-Word Stories

October 01, 2016

October 1-31

“Zombie squirrels eat more than acorns.” Share your creepiest mini stories in the teen area of the library. Write a stand-alone story, or contribute a sentence or two to the round robin story. The final results will be posted on October 28.

Winnie-the-Pooh Reader's Theater

October 03, 2016
6:00 pm

Ages 10-14.
Registration is required and begins September 12.

Who can resist the whimsical and enchanting stories of Winnie-the-Pooh? Join us as we read aloud one of his classic tales. Return to the library on October 5 to do the polished reading for our younger Pooh lovers as we celebrate his 90th birthday.

Hamil-Versary Tea Party

October 08, 2016
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins September 17.

Celebrate the first anniversary of the release of the Hamilton: The Musical cast album with this Hamilton-themed tea party. Learn about loose leaf tea, design your own tea blends, and enjoy traditional English tea snacks.

Yak & Snack

October 17, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-8.
Required registration begins September 19.

Reading: So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane.
Free copy of the book included on a first come, first served basis.

Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

October 18, 2016
6:00 pm

Ages 13-21.
Registration recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Learn practical coping strategies to help yourself or your friends who struggle with anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns in this workshop from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Make and Take: Sugar Skull

October 24, 2016

All ages.

October 24-November 5.

In honor of Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), decorate a sugar skull with magazine cut-outs and colored pencils.

Teen Fright Night

October 28, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

Test drive your Halloween costume and join us for an evening of creepy activities, including a Halloween movie, a mask design contest, and an evil laugh challenge.

Wreck Your Writer's Block

November 01, 2016


November 1-30

Whether you’re working on a NaNoWriMo novel or your own personal writing goals, stop by our display for writing prompts, writer’s block busters, planning worksheets, and a plot bunny adoption center.

NaNoWriMo Kickoff Party

November 01, 2016
6:00 pm


Head to the Crozet Library for motivation, resources to guide your writing, snacks, and coffee. Find a corner and hunker down, or meet other writers to hold yourself accountable. Experienced WriMos will be on hand to answer all your questions. No experience writing is necessary.

Harry Potter's Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt

November 14, 2016

All ages.

November 14-30

Scour the library in search of magical species and discover if you have what it takes to be a magizoologist like Newt Scamander, in honor of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

NaNoWriMo Event: Halfway Write In

November 14, 2016
6:00 pm


Celebrate the almost-halfway point of your novel with some word sprints, snacks, and accountability. Feeling behind? Now’s your chance to get caught up!

R.A.D. (Read and Discuss) Teen Book Club

November 15, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins October 17.

Reading: School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.
Free copy of the book included on a first come, first served basis.

Murder Mystery Night

November 21, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Email mengland@jmrl.org if interested in taking on a character role.

Analyze the crime scene, interview witnesses, discover motives and alibis, and bring the killer to justice in this interactive mystery game.

NaNoWriMo Event: Last Ditch Effort Party

November 30, 2016
6:00 pm


Join other writers in this last ditch effort to finish that novel. Snacks and coffee provided. If you’re already done, come celebrate, pick up a congratulatory pin, and swap tales with other writers who have lived to tell the tale.

Book Tasting

December 01, 2016

All ages.

Thursday & Friday, December 1 & 2, all day

Try it - you might like it! Ravenous readers can take a seat at designated book tasting tables to discover delicious new books. Feel free to check them out afterwards. Participants will be entered into a special prize drawing.

Empire vs. Rebels

December 01, 2016


December 1-31

Declare your allegiance on our display and take home a book recommendation approved for your faction of choice. When you check the book out, you’ll get one piece of the Death Star plans for your team. First team to assemble the full plans achieves galactic domination!

Teen Best of 2016

December 01, 2016


December 1–30

Submit your nominations for the best books, movies, TV shows, music, fandoms, ships, and more to be included in our Teen Best of the 2016 review. Submission forms can be found in the teen display area, or you can email your picks to mengland@jmrl.org.

Cookies & Cocoa Ugly Sweater Party

December 20, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Wear your ugliest winter sweater and join us for hot cocoa and an action movie. Don’t have an ugly sweater? We’ll have supplies you can use to temporarily uglify any garment. Feel free to bring a plate of your favorite cookies to swap and snack on.

Year in Review: Teen Best of 2016

December 30, 2016
2:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Dress fancy, walk the red carpet, and fight for your favorites of 2016! We compile the nominations and snacks, you provide the intense opinions and lively debate.

Gordon Avenue Library 434.296.5544 | Email Us

Advisory Committee of Teens (ACT)

September 07, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration recommended.

First Wednesdays:
September 7, October 5, December 7

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.

Teen Pathfinder Gaming Group

September 14, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins August 31. Limit: 6 participants.

Second & Fourth Wednesdays:
September 14 & 28, October 26, November 9* (no December meeting)
*November 9 meeting will be at Northside Library.

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

September 20, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 7-12.
Registration required and begins Sept 6. Free copies of the book for the first 7 to sign up.

Third Tuesdays:
September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20

Come and join other teens to discuss and read great graphic novels, manga and more.

  • Sep 20: Gotham Academy by Karl Kerschl
  • Oct 18: The Demon Prince of Momochi House by Aya Shouoto
  • Nov 15: Blue Exorcist by Kazue Kato
  • Dec 20: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? by Fujino Ōmori

Life-Size Games

September 21, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 5-12.
Registration required and begins September 7.

Get in the game! Join us for your favorite childhood games, only jumbo-sized.

Princeton Review College Test Prep Series

September 24, 2016
10:30 am

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and begins Sept 3.

A representative from the Princeton Review will be conducting a test and presenting strategies for taking the SAT.

  • September 24 at 10:30am-2:30pm: Free Paper and Pencil New SAT Practice Test
  • October 19 at 6-8pm: New SAT Results Session
  • December 14 at 6-8pm: New SAT Strategy Session

Youth Artists Display

October 01, 2016

Interested in having your school’s art work displayed? See a children’s librarian.

October: Albemarle High school student photography
December: Venable Elementary school student art work

Saber Force Academy

October 01, 2016
11:45 am

Registration required and begins September 1.

Saber Force Academy takes the fun of light sabers, and puts them into teaching martial arts skills to students. Come watch and participate with some basic saber techniques.

Pumpkin Decorating

October 17, 2016
7:00 pm

Ages 14+.
Registration required and begins September 26.

Make your fall decorations sparkle by adding some glitz and glamour to permanent pumpkins. All materials will be provided, including pumpkins and a variety of craft materials. You supply the creativity.

Princeton Review College Test Prep Series

October 19, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and begins Sept 3.

A representative from the Princeton Review will be conducting a test and presenting strategies for taking the SAT.

  • September 24 at 10:30am-2:30pm: Free Paper and Pencil New SAT Practice Test
  • October 19 at 6-8pm: New SAT Results Session
  • December 14 at 6-8pm: New SAT Strategy Session

Family Halloween Movie

October 28, 2016
2:00 pm

All ages.

Come join us for a showing of a Halloween movie favorite, Hocus Pocus (1993) rated PG. Halloween night will never be the same after three 17th century witches are accidentally conjured up in present-day Salem where they brew a hilarious cauldron of mischief and mayhem.

Teen Halloween Scavenger Hunt

October 31, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 5-12.
Registration required and begins October 17.

There are ghosts and goblins hiding all around the library! Find all the spooky clues in order to catch them all and receive a Halloween treat.

Potato Chip Voting

November 08, 2016

All ages.
All Day, Tuesday, November 8

Exercise your right to vote for the best flavor. Taste one or taste them all and vote for your favorite.

Read Local: NaNoWriMo Author Panel

November 16, 2016
7:00 pm

It’s National Novel Writing Month. Local authors Hannah Barnaby (Some of the Parts), Kathryn Erskine (The Badger Knight), Kristen-Paige Madonia (Invisible Fault Lines), Morganna Villaman (Death Match) and Allyson Johns will be here to answer your questions about the writing process and have a book signing.

Happy Birthday, Gordon Avenue!

November 19, 2016

All Day

Nifty, nifty, Gordon Avenue is 50. There is so much to celebrate. Come by to join the festivities including a special birthday storytime at 11am and drop in fun throughout the day for all ages.

Teen Chopped Cooking Challenge: 2-Snack Edition

November 30, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins November 16.

Cook under the pressures of time and crazy ingredients in a professional kitchen provided by the Charlottesville Cooking School. Inspired by the TV food show, teens will team up to cook suitable afterschool snacks. Judges from Edible Blue Ridge Magazine and the local culinary community will pick the winners.

Anime Afternoon

December 21, 2016
2:30 pm

Grades 5-12.
Come and join us for an afternoon of anime-watching! Light snacks provided.

Greene County Library 434.985.5227 | Email Us

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

September 14, 2016
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is recommended and ongoing. New members are always welcome.

Monthly on Wednesdays:
September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14

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.

Bibliophiles: A Teen Book Group

September 28, 2016
3:30 pm

Grades 8-12.
Registration is recommended and ongoing. New members are always welcome.

Monthly on Wednesdays:
September 28, October 26, November 30. (No December meeting.)

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.

Monster Costume Party

October 19, 2016
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins September 28.

Wear a costume -- crazy, creepy, fancy or frightening. Enjoy monster-themed crafts, games and refreshments while watching old monster movies.

Bottle Cap Jewelry and Magnets

December 07, 2016
3:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins November 16. Limit 12.

Use bottle caps, glue and assorted images to create necklaces, key rings, magnets and more. Make something for yourself, or design unique holiday gifts.

Louisa County Library 540.894.5853 | Email Us

Twixt Book Group

August 31, 2016
4:00 pm

Grades 4-8.
Wednesdays:
August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30

Join us to discuss some great stories, dark mysteries and interesting characters. Collect a library of your own!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

September 09, 2016
4:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Monthly on Fridays (NEW DAY):

September 9, October 7, November 18, December 9

This is your chance to be heard when it comes to programming at the Louisa County Library. Help plan teen programs and activities! Snacks and drinks will be provided and participants will receive volunteer hours for their participation in TAB. Please call the library with questions.

Tween Scene: STEAM

September 13, 2016
4:00 pm

Second Tuesdays.

  • September 13: Rocketry (We will make and shoot off various types of rockets)
  • October 11: Worm Bins
  • November 8: Snap Circuits
  • December 13: KEVA Planks

Minecraft Challenge

September 19, 2016
4:00 pm


Minecrafters! Come to the library for a fun Minecraft build-a-thon. A limited number of computers will be available for use during the program. Please bring your own or register to use one in advance.

Silent Dinner

September 20, 2016
5:15 pm


Join the Louisa County Library for a silent dinner. That’s right, no talking during this dinner. It will be a great environment to practice some signing skills and learn more about deaf culture. All ages are invited and families are most welcome.

Banned Books Week: Escape from Wonderland

September 29, 2016

Please contact tduck@jmrl.org to schedule a time slot. If you will be unable to make your time, please contact us. If possible, we will work with you to arrange another time.

Sept 29 - Oct 1

Curiouser and curiouser… Can you follow Alice down the rabbit hole and escape the nonsense of WONDERLAND?
An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. Groups should expect to spend half an hour to an hour in the room.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

October 01, 2016

Month of October

Fun for everyone! Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite literary character.
Rules: Please decorate the pumpkin and DO NOT carve. Turn in pumpkins by October 22 to enter the contest. Voting begins Monday the 24th for various age brackets. Good luck!

Scan Your Stuff & History Hackathon

October 17, 2016
5:30 pm

Ages 14+.

Make digital copies of your old photos, important documents, film slides, and film negatives at this scanning program. While waiting your turn to scan you have the opportunity to transcribe historical documents for the Library of Virginia. Please bring your own USB memory device.

It's Election Time!

November 01, 2016

All ages.

November 1-8

Stop by the library to cast your vote for your favorite books and characters.

Read Local: Panel and Author Fair

November 05, 2016
1:00 pm


Be inspired! Hannah Barnaby, author of Wonder Show, along with other local authors will share their writing stories. Read, discuss, and connect with other writers and readers in our community. Local authors can sign-up and share their books with others. Please call or email Tiffany Duck at tduck@jmrl.org or 540.894.5853. Local author registration is required.

Day of Shrek

November 08, 2016
12:00 pm


Join us for Shrek movie marathon and snacks straight from the swamp.

Anime Afternoon

December 21, 2016
1:00 pm


Kick off your winter break with an afternoon of anime and snacks.

Nelson Memorial Library 434.263.5904 | Email Us

Make & Take Activities

September 01, 2016

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.

  • September: Create a Character Folder
  • October: Pumpkin Zentangle
  • November: Vote for your Favorite Genre
  • December: Creative Coloring

Young Adult Author Focus

September 01, 2016

  • September: Roald Dahl
  • October: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • November: C.S. Lewis
  • December: Poets

Teen Advisory Board

September 08, 2016
3:00 pm


Second Thursdays:
September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8

Take action for literacy by joining the Teen Advisory Board. Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan activities and events at the Nelson Memorial Library. Meets monthly at Nelson County High School.

Family Movie Matinee

September 10, 2016
10:30 am

Second Saturdays:
September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

Take a break from the fall rush for some family movie fun.

  • September 10: National Treasure (2004)
  • October 8: Hotel Transylvania (2015)
  • November 12: Annie (1982)
  • December 10: A Coat of Many Colors (2015)

Art with Pat

September 12, 2016
5:00 pm


September 12 & 26. October 3 & 24, November 14 & 18

Pat Saunders will be teaching a series of art lessons using oil pastels, watercolor pencils, pencils, and chalk pastels this fall. This series of lessons is for adults and young adults. Come learn a new art technique.

Roald Dahl Day

September 13, 2016

All ages.

All Day, Tuesday, September 13.

Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday is today. Activities await you as we celebrate this storyteller.

Post Note Art

September 13, 2016
5:00 pm

Grades 7-12.

Friday, September 16 is Mayflower Day. It is the day that the Pilgrims set sail to a new world. Help celebrate this day by creating a mural size Mayflower with Post-It Notes.

Mayflower Day

September 16, 2016

All ages.

All Day, Friday, September 16.

Celebrate the beginning of the voyage of the Mayflower as it set sail for a New World.

Johnny Appleseed Day

September 26, 2016

All ages.
All Day, Monday, September 26.

Did Johnny Appleseed really wear a pot on his head? Come find the answer and discover more interesting facts about the man, the myth, and the apple that he loved.

Mad Hatter Day

October 06, 2016

All ages.
All Day, Thursday, October 6.

Come enjoy some great hats and a little of Alice and Wonderland, too.

Shrinky Monsters

October 11, 2016
5:00 pm

Grades 6-12.

Get prepared for Halloween by creating a Shrinky Monster using special papers.

National Dessert Day

October 14, 2016

All ages.

All Day, Friday, October 14

Recipe books galore will be ready for you to look over and find that special dessert to enjoy today.

Scan Your Stuff & History Hackathon

October 29, 2016
10:30 am

Ages 14+.

Make digital copies of your old photos, important documents, film slides, and film negatives at this scanning program. While waiting your turn to scan you have the opportunity to transcribe historical documents for the Library of Virginia. Please bring your own USB memory device.

King Tut Day

November 04, 2016

All ages.
All Day, Friday, November 4

Discover treasures from Ancient Egypt on a book display and try our special quiz.

Cupcake Wars

November 07, 2016
5:00 pm

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

It’s cupcake decorating time and we have a panel of judges ready to award the winner of Thanksgiving Cupcake War. In order to prepare for this event you must pre-register and pick up a packet of information before November 1.

Take a Hike Day

November 17, 2016

All ages.

All Day, Thursday, November 17

Get prepared for a fall hike in the woods. We will have information on hiking in the area and some special tips to make your hike great.

Holiday Vacation Family Movie

December 27, 2016
2:00 pm


Come and relax after the rush of the holidays with the movie Arthur Christmas.

Noon Year's Eve Party

December 31, 2016
11:00 am

All ages.

Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 at this special event.

Northside Library 434.973.7893 | Email Us

Urban Survival 101: Self-Defense Workshop with IBBCV

August 29, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration required and begins August 15. Call 434.973.7893 or stop by the teen desk to register. Waiver required. Limit: 18 participants.

Learn the basics of self-defense with the International Black Belt Center of Virginia. The IBBCV has operated in Charlottesville since 1992, and offers classes in traditional taekwon-do.

Northside Makerspace

August 30, 2016
6:00 pm

Ages 11+; patrons 11-­15 must be accompanied by adult 16 or older.
Registration required.

Tuesdays at 6-­8pm, Thursdays at 3­-5pm, & Saturdays 10:30am-­12:30pm

Northside’s makerspace includes a 3D printer studio with Makerbot software & a recording studio. Recording equipment includes a microphone, amp, keyboard, and laptops with GarageBand loaded on them. Both spaces are free to use. Contact the Teen Desk for more information.

Make & Take Crafts

September 01, 2016


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.

  • September: Banned Books Week burning bookmark
  • October: Pumpkins
  • November: Make a house
  • December: Recycled envelopes

Northside Makerspace

September 01, 2016
3:00 pm

Ages 11+; patrons 11-­15 must be accompanied by adult 16 or older.
Registration required.

Tuesdays at 6-­8pm, Thursdays at 3­-5pm , & Saturdays 10:30am-­12:30pm

Northside’s makerspace includes a 3D printer studio with Makerbot software & a recording studio. Recording equipment includes a microphone, amp, keyboard, and laptops with GarageBand loaded on them. Both spaces are free to use. Contact the Teen Desk for more information.

Northside Makerspace

September 03, 2016
10:30 am

Ages 11+; patrons 11-­15 must be accompanied by adult 16 or older.
Registration required.

Tuesdays at 6-­8pm, Thursdays at 3­-5pm, & Saturdays 10:30am-­12:30pm

Northside’s makerspace includes a 3D printer studio with Makerbot software & a recording studio. Recording equipment includes a microphone, amp, keyboard, and laptops with GarageBand loaded on them. Both spaces are free to use. Contact the Teen Desk for more information.

Anime Club

September 12, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

Monthly on Mondays:
September 12, October 3, November 7, December 5

Explore Japanese culture and watch episodes of your favorite anime with friends, while enjoying snacks and Pocky. Show ratings range from TV-G to TV-14.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

September 14, 2016
5:00 pm

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

Monthly on Wednesdays:
September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14

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.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19, 2016

Don’t just talk like a pirate, look like one! Drop by the Children’s or Teen Desks to pick up a (temporary) tattoo.

Game Night

September 19, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Monthly on Mondays:
September 19, October 17, November 14, December 12

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

Northside Minecraft Club

September 20, 2016
4:30 pm

Grades 3-12.
Registration to play in the teen room on a limited number of guest accounts begins two weeks before event date.

Third Tuesdays:
September 20, October 18, November 15

Minecrafters, join us for a different challenge each month from the comfort of home. The server will be open for approved users. To play, stop by a youth services 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.

Chapter Chat Book Club

September 26, 2016
6:00 pm

Grades 6-8.
Required registration for fall season begins on September 1. First 10 registered will receive a free copy of the book.

Monthly on Mondays:
September 26, October 24, November 28

Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks. We will be reading a different title each month.

Novel Noise Book Club

September 26, 2016
7:15 pm

Grades 9-12.
Required registration for the fall season begins September 1.

Monthly on Mondays:
September 26, October 24, November 28

Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks. Each teen will read a book relating to the monthly theme to discuss with the club.

Making and Printing 3D Objects

September 28, 2016
6:30 pm

Registration is recommended and begins 3 weeks prior to the program.

September 28 at 6:30-8:45pm
November 19 at 2:30-4:45pm

Curious about the library’s 3D printer, but aren’t sure where to begin? Join library staff as they demonstrate how to create an object using TinkerCAD or select an object using Thingiverse and then print it using the library’s 3D printer. Be sure to bring your questions!

All Hallow's Read Book Swap

October 01, 2016

Ages 11-18.

Month of October.

Too old to trick or treat? Celebrate Halloween by sharing books instead of candy. Inspired by author Neil Gaiman’s campaign to make Halloween a holiday of book-giving, there will be a book swap in the Northside Teen room all October long. Teens can bring in their old books and leave with a new favorite. Donate only YA titles, please.

@ Your Library

October 05, 2016
6:30 pm

Ages 14+.
First Wednesdays:
October 5, November 2, December 7

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

  • October 5: Build a Website: Learn how to set up a free Wordpress website with help from library staff. You'll create an account and customize the theme and other page details. Required registration begins September 14.
  • November 2: Book Crafts: Up-cycle, re-create, and enjoy again! Join us for our first project. We’re re-purposing an old book into a memory box. Perfect for your treasures, or to give as a gift. Come prepared to craft! All materials provided. Required registration begins October 12.
  • December 7: Holiday Craft Extravaganza: Want to make some gifts for the holidays? We’ll have different stations with different craft choices. Make one or make them all. We’ll even have some holiday refreshments for you to enjoy. Required registration begins November 16.

Making and Printing 3D Objects

November 19, 2016
2:30 pm

Registration is recommended and begins 3 weeks prior to the program.

September 28 at 6:30-8:45pm
November 19 at 2:30-4:45pm

Curious about the library’s 3D printer, but aren’t sure where to begin? Join library staff as they demonstrate how to create an object using TinkerCAD or select an object using Thingiverse and then print it using the library’s 3D printer. Be sure to bring your questions!

Cosplay Party

December 05, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.
Join us for a special edition of Anime Club. Dress up as your favorite character, or borrow one of the library’s yukata for the evening. For those who come in costume, there will be a contest to determine the winner of a fabulous prize.

Study Break

December 12, 2016
4:00 pm

December 12-15, 4-6 pm

Do you have exams before Winter Break, or need to start studying for ones when you return? Perhaps you need to get started on school projects, or need to relieve some stress. Come to the Northside Teen room for study snacks and relaxing activities while you study.

Silver Screen Smash

December 19, 2016
6:30 pm

Grades 6-12.

Celebrate the start of winter break with friends, snacks and a movie. Fandom-inspired treats will be provided. Movie will be PG-13.

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Teen Movie Club

September 13, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Second Tuesdays.

Popcorn will be served. Discussion follows the viewing.

  • September 13: Ghostbusters (1984)
  • October 11: Cinema Paradiso (1990)
  • November 8: All the President’s Men (1976)

Saturday Family Matinee

September 17, 2016
2:00 pm

Movies are rated PG. Popcorn will be served.

  • September 17: The Jungle Book (2016)
  • December 17: The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

September 20, 2016
6:30 pm

Third Tuesdays:
September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20

Help plan teen programs. Come 30 minutes before the Inklings book club meeting to voice your concerns and wishes.

The Inklings: A Book Club

September 20, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Third Tuesdays:
September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20

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.

Yoga for Teens

September 27, 2016
7:00 pm

Grades 6-12.
Registration is required and begins September 8. Limited to 10 participants.

Tuesdays, September 27, October 4, October 25, November 1

Yoga is not just a fun exercise to tone your muscles and increase your flexibility; it’s a great tool for self-expression, relaxation, and nurturing healthy self-esteem. Bring a mat if you have one and wear stretchy clothing.

Staying Healthy Through the Winter

December 05, 2016
6:00 pm

Registration begins November 14.

Suzanna Stone of Owlcraft Healing Ways will cover immune-building foods and lifestyle choices that can help keep you healthy during the cold and flu season. We will also cover specific herbal remedies to use during the flu, coughs, the common cold, sore throats, sinus infections, the dreaded stomach virus, fevers and more. There will be teas, tinctures and other goodies to sample and handouts with recipes included.

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