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BEYOND BOOKS YOUR GUIDE TO PROGRAMS, CLASSES & EVENTS ∙ SEPT - DEC 2017

Greene County Library

WELCOMING WEEK ∙ Join the library in celebrating this series of national events that raises awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. For more information, visit page 5.


CHECK IT OUT BOOK CLUB KITS

TABLE OF CONTENTS 02 ∙ Fall Library News 03 ∙ Book Clubs 04 ∙ Early Literacy 05 ∙ Special Events 06 ∙ Fall Film Screenings 07 ∙ Central Library 13 ∙ Crozet Library 19 ∙ Gordon Avenue Library 23 ∙ Greene County Library 26 ∙ Readers Advisory

You can borrow a “book club in a bag” from the library for your next book discussion meeting. Each Book Club Kit includes a tote bag with 10 copies of a book plus discussion questions and background information, such as author biographies, book reviews, and more.

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These kits are checked out for six weeks at a time. Kits may not be renewed. To place a hold, visit jmrl.org/bookclubkits, choose a title, and click on “request a hold.” If you need assistance with a book club kit, please call the Central Library’s reference desk at 434.979.7151 x4. Some of the titles that are currently available: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Black Water Rising by Attica Locke The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Brick Lane by Monica Ali Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins House of Stone by Anthony Shadid The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers The Life of Pi by Yann Martel Longbourne by Jo Baker The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Still Alice by Lisa Genova True Grit by Charles Portis Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

JMRL is able to plan and promote events thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

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FALL LIBRARY NEWS FALL FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE November 4-12 at 10am-7pm Gordon Avenue Library Members only pre-sale: November 3 at 5-7pm Half-price days: November 11 & 12 Fabulous books, recordings, games and puzzles, and ephemera of all types will be available. As in past years, the public is invited to jump start your holiday shopping, with a wide selection of great books at great prices for a great cause. No scanners or other electronic devices are permitted during the first three hours (10am to 1pm) of the first day of the book sale on November 4. Proceeds benefit programs and services of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Visit the Friends’ newly revamped website for more information: jmrlfriends.org.

THE GIVING TREE

November 6 - December 4 Share your love of reading with a child enrolled in the local Head Start, YMCA or Virginia Preschool Initiative preschool program. Select a name at a participating library beginning November 6 and buy a gift picture book to return unwrapped to the library by December 4. Available at the Central, Crozet, Gordon Avenue, Greene, Nelson, Northside, and Scottsville branches.

TRICK OR TREAT AT THE LIBRARY

Tuesday, October 31, all day Children are invited to stop by any JMRL branch on Halloween day for a special treat. Each child will receive a coupon for a free children’s book from the upcoming Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale. Ages 0-12.

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BOOK CLUBS FOR ADULTS

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BROWN BAGGERS Central BOOKS ON TAP Champion MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP Crozet WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP Gordon LITERARY MASTERPIECES Gordon THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION Greene TASTINGS COOKBOOK CLUB Louisa TUESDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION Louisa BROWN BAG Nelson YA BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS Northside MYSTERY Northside WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP Northside

Third Thursdays at 12pm First Thursdays at 7pm Monthly Mondays at 7pm Second Wednesdays at 7:30pm First & Third Fridays at 10am First Thursdays at 7pm Second Mondays at 5:30pm Fourth Tuesdays at 7pm Fourth Mondays at 12pm Monthly Thursdays at 6:30pm Fourth Tuesdays at 1pm Third Wednesdays at 7pm

FOR TEENS

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ANIMANGA Central PIZZA & PAPERBACKS Central R.A.D. (READ AND DISCUSS) Crozet THE LITERATI Crozet A RAY OF SUNSHINE Gordon BIBLIOPHILES Greene SNACKS & PAPERBACKS Nelson NOVEL CHAT Northside INKLINGS Scottsville

Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm Second Tuesdays at 6pm Sept 26 & Nov 28 at 6:30pm Dec 29 at 2:30pm Sept 13 & Oct 11 at 7pm Monthly Wednesdays at 3:30pm Third Mondays at 4:30pm Monthly Mondays at 6:30pm Third Tuesdays at 7pm

FOR TWEENS

WHEN

WHERE

SPINE CRACKERS Central YAK & SNACK Crozet BOOK BATCH Gordon RAPUNZELS (FOR GIRLS) Greene SHARKS (FOR BOYS) Greene TWIXT Louisa PAGEMASTERS Northside

Monthly Thursdays at 4:15pm Oct 21 at 2pm Fourth Mondays at 7pm Third Thursdays at 3:30pm Second Thursdays at 3:30pm Final Wednesdays at 4pm First Wednesdays at 5pm

FOR KIDS

WHEN

WHERE

ZAP! GRAPHIC NOVELS Central PAGE TURNERS Crozet BOOK BITES Gordon BOOKAROOS Gordon COMPENDIUMS Nelson BOOK BUGS Northside ROCKIN’ READERS Scottsville

Sept 23 & Oct 28 at 2pm Nov 18 at 2pm Final Thursdays at 3:30pm Third Thursdays at 3:30pm Final Thursdays at 3:30pm Second Thursdays at 4pm Final Wednesdays at 3pm

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EARLY LITERACY BABIES

WHERE

WHEN

BABIES & BOOKS MOTHER GOOSE TIME MOTHER GOOSE TIME WEE ONES

Northside Central Gordon Crozet

Thursdays at 1:30pm Mondays at 9:30am Mondays at 11:30am / Tuesdays at 9:30am Wednesdays at 10:30am

TODDLERS

WHERE

WHEN

TALES FOR TWOS TODDLER TIME TWOS & THREES TOGETHER TWOS & THREES TOGETHER TWOS & THREES TOGETHER READ & RHYME TIME

Crozet Scottsville Central Gordon Northside Greene

Thursdays at 9:30am Wednesdays at 10am Mondays at 10:30am Mondays at 9:30am or Tuesdays at 10:30am Wednesdays at 10:15am / Thursdays at 11am Wednesdays at 10:30am

PRESCHOOLERS

WHERE

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ALPHABET SOUP MONKEY BUSINESS PRESCHOOL PALS READING ROCKS STORIES OUT LOUD STORYBOOK BEAT

Crozet Gordon Northside Scottsville Nelson Greene

Thursdays at 10:30am Thursdays at 10:30am Wednesdays at 11am / Thursdays at 10:15am Wednesdays at 10:30am Wednesdays at 10:30am Thursdays at 10:30am

MULTI-AGE

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DROP-IN STORIES & MORE READ & RHYME TIME READING RUMPUS ROMP & STOMP STARRY NIGHTS

Gordon Louisa Gordon Central Central

Saturdays at 11am Thursdays at 10:30am Mondays at 10:30am Wednesdays or Thursdays at 10:30am Mondays at 6:30pm

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The most important thing you can do to help your child be ready for Kindergarten is reading aloud to them. JMRL’s new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten can help you “Build A Reader.” Stop by any branch to pick up your first sheet for 50 books. After 50 books, turn in your sheet to receive a folder and be officially registered for the program. After 100 books, you’ll receive a tote bag. Make it to 1000 books and you’ll receive a certificate and a free book. FALL 2017 ∙ 4


SPECIAL EVENTS WELCOMING WEEK September 15-24 ∙ Welcoming Week is a series of national events where communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. For more information, visit welcomingweek.org. PROGRAM

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IRISH DANCE & MUSIC PERFORMANCE ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY CLASS 8 BORDERS, 8 DAYS FILM SCREENING T’AI CHI CLASS SALAM NEIGHBOR FILM DISCUSSION SALAM NEIGHBOR FILM DISCUSSION DIGGING FOR YOUR ROOTS TELLING OUR STORIES LAUGHING DRAGON KUNG FU MORE THAN ONE STORY CARD GAME GET MOVING WITH SALSA WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? FILM TALK MEHNDI WORKSHOP

Central Central Central Central Crozet Greene Northside Northside Northside Northside Northside Northside Northside

September 16 at 3pm September 20 at 6pm September 21 at 7pm September 23 at 11am September 18 at 6:30pm September 15 at 7pm September 13 at 6:30pm September 14 at 6:30pm September 15 at 4pm September 16 at 10:30am September 16 at 1pm September 18 at 6:30pm September 21 at 7pm

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WORLD WAR I & AMERICA These programs are part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. PROGRAM

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READ LOCAL: WILLIAM WALKER WAR HORSE FILM SCREENING A FAREWELL TO ARMS BOOK DISCUSSION VETERANS & MENTAL HEALTH WWI & AMERICA BOOK GROUP THE HUMAN SIDE OF WAR PATHS OF GLORY FILM SCREENING ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT BOOKS SANDWICHED IN DISCUSSION

Central Central Champion Central The Haven CitySpace Gordon Northside Northside

October 22 at 2pm October 26 at 7pm November 2 at 7pm November 5 at 2pm November 7 at 11am November 15 at 6pm October 25 at 7pm November 13 at 6pm November 17 at 12pm

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FALL FILM SCREENINGS RATED G OR PG

WHERE

THE SNOWMAN (1982) IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) TOMMY’S HONOUR (2016) HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (2012) HIDDEN FIGURES (2016) MULAN (1998) LITTLE WOMEN (1994) SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (2017) SWORD IN THE STONE (1963) NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017) THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2017) HAROLD & MAUDE (1971)

Central Crozet Gordon Gordon Louisa Art Center Nelson Nelson Nelson Northside Northside Northside Northside Scottsville

Dec 28 at 10:30am Dec 18 at 6:30pm Sept 27 at 7pm Oct 27 at 10:30am Nov 17 at 7pm Sept 16 at 10:30am Oct 7 at 10:30am Nov 11 at 10:30am Sept 12 at 6:30pm Oct 10 at 6:30pm Nov 14 at 6:30pm Dec 12 at 6:30pm Oct 24 at 1:30pm

RATED PG-13

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WHEN

FOOTLOOSE (1984) WAR HORSE (2011) WONDER WOMAN (2017) PASSENGERS (2016) THE LOST CITY OF Z (2016) I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016) LION (2016) GOING IN STYLE (2017) THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE (2017) LOVE THE COOPERS (2015) STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015) LA LA LAND (2016) MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012)

Central Central Crozet Crozet Gordon Greene Greene Nelson Nelson Nelson Northside Scottsville Scottsville

Sept 28 at 7pm Oct 26 at 7pm Nov 27 at 6:30pm Oct 30 at 6:30pm Nov 29 at 7pm Oct 13 at 7pm Dec 8 at 7pm Oct 21 at 10:30am Nov 18 at 10:30am Dec 16 at 10:30am Dec 14 at 6pm Sept 26 at 6:30pm Nov 28 at 6:30pm

RATED R

WHERE

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014) Greene NED KELLY (2004) Nelson

Nov 17 at 7pm Sept 23 at 10:30am

NOT RATED

WHEN

Sept 17 at 2pm Sept 21 at 7pm Sept 24 at 2pm Sept 18 at 6:30pm Sept 15 at 7pm Oct 28 at 7pm Sept 18 at 6:30pm Oct 13 at 6pm Oct 13 at 7:30pm November 13 at 6pm

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THE MACHINE THAT MADE US (2008) Central 8 BORDERS, 8 DAYS (2017) Central MIDSUMMER DREAM (SPANISH) (2005) Central SALAM NEIGHBOR (2015) Crozet SALAM NEIGHBOR (2015) Greene MARTIN LUTHER (1953) Greene WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? (2013) Northside FRANKENSTEIN (1931) Northside THE WOLF MAN (1941) Northside ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Northside

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HOURS

CENTRAL LIBRARY 201 E. MARKET ST, CHARLOTTESVILLE ∙ 434.979.7151

MON: 9-9 TUES: 9-9 WED: 9-9 THUR: 9-9 FRI: 9-5 SAT: 9-5 SUN: 1-5

COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.

AROUND THE BRANCH

RECURRING EVENTS

MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS

BOOKS ON TAP

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. Sept: Country Word Search Oct: Owls Nov: Six Word Stories Dec: Write in Binary

First Thursdays at 7pm Meets at Champion Brewing Company. Sept 1: The Sellout by Paul Beatty Oct 5: House of Stone by Anthony Shadid Nov 2: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway Dec 7: Ten Thousand Things by Maria Dermout

FIRST FRIDAYS RECEPTION

Third Thursdays at 12pm Sept 21: 1984 by George Orwell Oct 19: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Nov 16: The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore Dec 21: Meet to select books for 2018

Friday, October 6 at 5-7pm This exhibit will consist of original artworks by refugees who were resettled in Charlottesville, depicting images from the memories of their home countries.

BROWN BAGGERS BOOK CLUB

CENTRAL FILM SERIES ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS COME TO CENTRAL LIBRARY! Visit the JMRL calendar at jmrl.org to register for events at Central Library online. This system will eventually be expanded to other branches.

Thursdays listed below at 7pm Sept 28: Footloose (1984) Oct 26: War Horse (2011)

WRITING CRITIQUE GROUP

Second & Fourth Wednesdays at 6pm Sept 13 & 27 ∙ Oct 11 & 25 ∙ Nov 8 ∙ Dec 13 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 434.979.7151 x4.

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PIZZA & PAPERBACKS

Second Tuesdays at 6-7pm Join other teen book lovers to discuss titles chosen by the group. This time around we are celebrating your freedom to read by selecting books that were banned for some reason or another somewhere in the world. Grades 6-12. Refreshments are served. Registration ongoing. For more information email tbirckhead@jmrl.org. Sept 12: TBD Oct 10: TBD

ANIMANGA BOOK CLUB

Third Tuesdays at 4:30-5:30pm Read and discuss great manga and watch the anime adaptation with other teens. Light snacks provided. Grades 7-12. Required registration begins September 5. For more information email tbirckhead@jmrl.org. Free copies of the book for the first 10 to sign up. Sept 19: Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! by Natsume Akatsuki Oct 17: Magical Girl Apocalypse by Kentaro Sato Nov 21: Fate/Zero by Gen Urobuchi Dec 19: The Seven Deadly Sins by Nakaba Suzuki

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)

First Tuesdays (except Nov) at 6:30-7:30pm Sept 5 ∙ Oct 3 ∙ Dec 5 Take action for literacy by joining the Central Teen Advisory Board. Build your leadership skills and earn volunteer hours by helping to plan activities and events at the library. Grades 6-12. For more information email tbirckhead@jmrl.org.

TINKERING WITH TECH

Second Wednesdays (except Oct) at 5-5:45pm Drop in and kickstart your creativity with the library’s Pop-up MakerSpace. Each month will feature several projects focused on STEAM. Not interested in the theme? All MakerSpace supplies are available at every session, so you can create your own project. Ages 10-15. Sep 13: Design a 3D Printed Spinner Nov 8: Upcycled CD Jewelry with Bookprint Dec 13: Desk Catapult

SPINE CRACKERS: A TWEEN BOOK CLUB

Monthly on Thursdays at 4:15-5:15pm Ravenous readers are invited to read and discuss a different book each month. Join in fun book-related activities and snacks. Free books will be provided. Ages 9-12. Required registration is ongoing. Limit: 10. Sept 14: Firegirl by Tony Abbott Oct 19: Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon Nov 16: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Dec 14: Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel by Stuart Gibbs

MOTHER GOOSE TIME

Mondays at 9:30am Sept 11 - Nov 13 10-15 minutes of simple stories, rhymes, and songs chosen to enhance your wee one’s language development followed by time to play and socialize. Designed for babies ages birth to 24 months with a caregiver.

TWOS & THREES TOGETHER

Mondays at 10:30am Sept 11 - Nov 13 Stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays designed for 2 and 3 year olds with an accompanying adult. Fun ways to develop early literacy skills by singing, talking, reading, and playing.

ROMP & STOMP

Wednesdays OR Thursdays at 10:30am Session 1: Sept 13 - Oct 12 Session 2: Oct 18 - Nov 16 Play with your preschooler in this lively early literacy class of music, stories, drama, movement, art play and more. For ages 2-5 with a favorite caregiver. Required registration begins August 31 for Session 1 and September 30 for Session 2. Please only register for either Wednesday or Thursday.

TECH ENCOUNTERS FOR CURIOUS KIDS

Monthly on Wednesdays (except Oct) at 3:30pm Sept 13 ∙ Nov 15 ∙ Dec 13 Play with hands-on technology in a fun and creative environment. Each session will feature a different tech toy: Ozobots, Makey Makeys, and more! Ages 7-10. Required registration begins August 31.

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CENTRAL LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

ZAP!: GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION

Wednesday, September 6 at 5:30pm Free Speech Wall, Downtown Mall JMRL and the Virginia Center for the Book invite a variety of civic groups to a public reading of the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights. Rain site: Central Library’s McIntire Room.

Saturdays listed below at 2-3pm Caregivers and kids devour a graphic novel together, then join us for snacks, activities, and dynamic discussion. Free books will be provided (one book for each pair.) Ages 8-9 with a favorite adult. Registration is required and is ongoing. Limit: 10. Sept 23: Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre Oct 28: Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth by Ian Lendler

STARRY NIGHTS STORYTIME

Mondays at 6:30pm Nov 20 - Dec 18 Come in your jammies and cozy up with your snuggly as you listen to stories sure to toast your tootsies. We’ll share rhymes, music, and twilight tales to get us ready for a good night’s sleep. For ages 2-5 with a favorite caregiver.

MINI MAKERS

First Thursdays between 3:30-4:30pm Makers and Creators, drop by in the afternoon to make something fabulous. For all ages with adult help. Sept 7: Torn Paper Landscapes Oct 5: Paper Bag Monsters Nov 2: Leaf People Finger Puppets

LEGO MANIA

Final Thursdays at 4-5pm Sept 28 ∙ Oct 26 ∙ Nov 30 ∙ Dec 28 Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; Central Library will have the building blocks for your next creation. Ages 5+. No younger siblings, please.

SPCA PAWS TO READ

Monthly on Saturdays between 2-3pm Sept 9 ∙ Oct 7 ∙ Nov 4 ∙ Dec 2 Who has four paws and loves to listen to stories? Philemone the certified therapy dog, with the Charlottesville Ablemarle SPCA’s “Pawsitive Pet Therapy Team,” that’s who. Drop in to improve and encourage your reading/listening skills.

DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

QUEENS WHO READ STORYTIME

Monday, September 11 at 6:30pm Celebrate Charlottesville’s Pride Festival with this fabulous family event. Local drag artist Dreama Belle will share stories that celebrate our wonderful diversity and the joys of inclusion at this special library evening storytime. For all kinds of families.

QUEER THEORY

Wednesday, September 13 at 7pm Celebrate Charlottesville’s Pride Festival with this all-ages lecture. James Madison University Professor Dr. Zachary Dorsey will explore theories about queer identity and how they interact within society. This lecture is appropriate for all audiences, and all walks of life are encouraged to attend.

PRIDE FESTIVAL: ALL KINDS OF FAMILIES STORYTIME

Saturday, September 16 at 1pm Pride Festival Main Stage Celebrate Charlottesville’s Pride Festival with this fabulous family event. Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs at a storytime celebrating all kinds at families. Stories are selected for the preschool set, but all ages are welcome.

IRISH DANCE & MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Saturday, September 16 at 3pm Celebrate Welcoming Week with this family event. The Blue Ridge Irish Music School will have a dance and music performance and a short talk about their instruments.

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THE MACHINE THAT MADE US

UVA SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL

GOODLIFE THEATER: GOING BUGGY!

BANNED BOOKS STARRY NIGHT STORYTIME

Sunday, September 17 at 2pm A documentary screening in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, featuring Stephen Fry, Johann Gutenberg and the effect of the printing press on the world. Moderated by Deborah Prum, author of Rats, Bulls and Flying Machines and Stephen Mathis.

Tuesday, September 19 at 10:30am JMRL is abuzz with tales of our favorite creepycrawly critters: insects! Stories from around the world feature puppets, masks, live music, dramatic play and lots of audience participation.

ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY CLASS

Wednesday, September 20 at 6pm Celebrate Welcoming Week and learn about the art of calligraphy. Hafidha Bouzidi and Mouadh Benamar from the Islamic Society of Central Virginia will teach a class. All supplies provided. Required registration begins September 6.

8 BORDERS, 8 DAYS

Thursday, September 21 at 7pm Follow the story of a fierce, resourceful mother willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future in this 60-minute documentary.

STAR WARS READS DAY EVENT PLANNING TEAM

Sunday, September 24 at 2pm Sueño de una noche de San Juan / Midsummer Dream is a 2005 computer-animated film from Dygra Films, the creators of The Living Forest. Made in Spain and Portugal, the film is loosely based on William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (In Spanish with English subtitles.)

Monday, September 25 at 6:30pm Come in your jammies and cozy up with your snuggly as we celebrate classic picture books that have been banned or challenged. Celebrate your freedom to read at this special edition of the Starry Nights Storytime.

BANNED BOOKS WEEK READING

Friday, September 29 at 5-6:30pm Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St. Celebrate Banned Books week by reading excerpts from famous challenged books, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

STAR WARS READS DAY

Saturday, September 30 at 2-4pm May the force be with you at the Central Library’s fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day celebration. There will be prizes, crafts, games, food, and fun for all ages. Costumes encouraged!

Friday, September 22 at 1-3pm 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 September 30. Required registration for teen helpers begins on September 8. For more information email tbirckhead@jmrl.org.

T’AI CHI CLASS

Saturday, September 23 at 11am Celebrate Welcoming Week with an introduction to this graceful form of exercise. The Charlottesville T’ai Chi Center will teach a T’ai Chi class for beginners. Required registration begins September 9.

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CENTRAL LIBRARY OCTOBER READ LOCAL: WILLIAM WALKER

Sunday, October 22 at 2pm In honor of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, join local author and educator William Walker as he discusses his book about the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France, Betrayal at Little Gibraltar.

SPOOKY NIGHT STORYTIME

Monday, October 23 at 6:30pm Come prepared to hold tight to your snuggly and shiver as we celebrate all things spooky in this evening storytime. Of course, there will be spooky variations on favorite rhymes and songs, too. Fun for all families.

TRICKS OF THE WRITING TRADE: FINDING & MAINTAINING INSPIRATION

Tuesday, October 24 at 7pm Whether you’re new to writing or ready to start a book-length project, having the right tools will help you get inspired and stay inspired over the long term. In this ninety-minute seminar with writer, editor, and writing coach Lisa Ellison, you’ll learn where to find inspiration and how to leverage your strengths as you work toward your writing goals. She’ll also share tips professional writers use to maintain motivation and meet deadlines that will help you thrive during NaNoWriMo. Required registration begins October 10.

AFTER HOURS: LIBRARY HAUNTED HOUSE

Saturday, October 28 at 6-7:30pm Come and get a little spooked at the Library Haunted House. Hosted by the Central Teen Advisory Board. To celebrate Halloween Comic Fest we will be handing out free comics during the event. The house is for ages 5 and up, with supervision required for those under age 10. For more information email tbirckhead@jmrl.org.

NOVEMBER VETERANS & MENTAL HEALTH

Sunday, November 5 at 2pm Join us for a presentation about mental health by the Mitchell Hash Foundation. The Mitchell Hash Foundation helps those who struggle with thoughts of suicide as well as educates the general public about suicide. This talk will focus on the mental health needs of veterans.

WWI & AMERICA BOOK GROUP

Tuesday, November 7 at 11am The Haven Join retired JMRL librarian and Vietnam veteran Bob Bjoring to listen to and discuss selected excerpts from the World War I and America reader in conjunction with veteran war experiences. Reader is accessible online at wwiamerica.org.

YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR PANEL

Sunday, November 12 at 2-3pm It’s National Novel Writing Month. Local authors will be here to answer any of your questions about the writing process and have a book signing.

READ LOCAL: STORYTIME WITH HANNAH BARNABY

Monday, November 13 at 6:30pm Come in your jammies and prepare to cozy up with your snuggly as local author Hannah Barnaby shares a special Starry Nights Storytime featuring her wonderful picture books, Bad Guy & Garcia and Colette Go Exploring. For families and storytime fans of all ages.

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP: NOTECARDS

Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30pm Back by popular demand! Learn to create relief prints with carving tools and water-based inks with Virginia Thompson. You’ll leave with your printing block and notecards with your print. All supplies provided, but bring images and sketches for inspiration. Ages 14+. Required registration begins October 31.

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THE HUMAN SIDE OF WAR

Wednesday, November 15 at 6pm CitySpace Charlottesville High School students present excerpts from videos and podcasts produced in partnership with local Vietnam veterans.

3D PRINTED ORNAMENTS

Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30pm Personalize a simple ornament design with the help of JMRL staff. The 3D printed results can be picked up at a later date. Ages 16+. Required registration begins November 1.

DECEMBER CONNECTING LIVES THROUGH LITERATURE: RUSSIAN CLASSICS Friday, December 1 at 11am-1pm University of Virginia and Murray High School students have been meeting weekly to study and discuss the timeless human questions raised by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and other classical Russian writers. Join them for their end-of-semester presentations followed by informal round-table chats about these profound questions and the learning experience these students shared. Light refreshments provided.

“NUTCRACKER SUITE” MEET & GREET

Monday, December 11 at 4pm Experience the wonder of The Nutcracker with this special visit from the Charlottesville Ballet. Learn the story, see a special performance, and get the chance to learn a few dance moves this season. Best for ages 3-9.

MARVELOUS MORNING MATINEE

Thursday, December 28 at 10:30am Come join Central Library for our annual showing of The Snowman, based on the book by Raymond Briggs. All ages welcome.

ESCAPE TO 2018

Saturday, December 30 at 2-4pm Are you ready for 2017 to be over? Escape from 2017 in the library. Work with other teens under a time limit to solve a series of riddles, decipher the clues, and find the key to escape! Do you have the brainpower and teamwork skills needed to make it to 2018? Grades 5-12. Required registration begins on December 16. For more information email tbirckhead@jmrl.org.

HOUR OF CODE

Monday, December 4 at 6pm Have you always wanted to try coding? Learn the basics and gain some experience with help from library staff. Bring your laptop or use one of ours. Ages 14+.

DONUTS WITH DAD

Saturday, December 9 at 10:30am A delicious read-aloud time designed especially for dads to share with their little dumplins. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be served along with storytime fun. For dads, grandads, uncles or buddies with children ages 2-5.

HOLIDAY CRAFT OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, December 9 between 2-4pm Stop by anytime between 2-4pm to make a variety of holiday crafts including ornaments, gift tags, and a baking mix in a jar. Ages 14+.

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HOURS

CROZET LIBRARY 2020 LIBRARY AVE, CROZET ∙ 434.823.4050

MON: 1-9 TUES: 1-9 WED: 9-9 THUR: 9-5 FRI: 9-5 SAT: 9-5 SUN: closed

COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.

AROUND THE BRANCH MAKE & TAKE PROJECTS Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the Crozet Library each month for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided. Sept: Library Scavenger Hunt Crossword Oct: Paper Owl Template Nov: Kindness Rocks Dec: Map Ornament

KID’S EXPLORER CORNER Explore a variety of crafts and guessing games with activities for kids of all ages. Sept: Fashion Figures Oct: Story Sleuths Nov: Kindness Rocks

TEEN CHALLENGES Drop by the teen section to take part in these short activities and challenges involving writing, sharing ideas, and chances to win prizes. Sept: Refer-a-Friend Library Challenge Oct: Scary Six Word Stories Nov: The Write Idea Tree

MAIL CALL: CARDS FOR OUR CROZET NEIGHBORS

December 1-22 Create a card and send a holiday message to one of your neighbors at Mountainside Senior Living.

TEEN HANDMADE CARD EXCHANGE December Sign up to make a handmade card and receive one for yourself. Sign ups are November 27 through December 8, and finished cards should be delivered by December 22. Participants will receive anonymous tips about their swap partner to help guide their design.

RECURRING EVENTS MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

Monthly on Mondays at 7pm Join this informal group for relaxed and stimulating book discussions. Newcomers always welcome. Sept 11: The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot Oct 2: A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk Nov 6: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Dec 4: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Monthly on Mondays at 6:30pm* Join the Crozet Library for a night at the movies with theater-style popcorn and drinks. Refer to ratings for age restrictions. Sept 18: Salam Neighbor [NR] (2016) & Discussion Oct 30: Passengers [PG-13] (2016) Nov 27: Wonder Woman [PG-13] (2017) Dec 18: It’s a Wonderful Life [PG] (1946) & Cookie Exchange* (starts at 6pm)

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LIVE POETS, TOO

Second Mondays (except October) at 7pm Sept 11 ∙ Nov 13 ∙ Dec 11 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. Optional writing prompts provided upon group interest. Ages 18+.

NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH Devote the month of November to working on that novel you’ve always wanted to write. Tackle the full NaNoWriMo 50,000-word goal or set your own. Experienced writers will be on hand at all events to answer questions. No writing experience necessary. For more information, visit bit.ly/jmrlwriting. KICKOFF PARTY November 1 at 6-8pm Head to the Crozet Library for helpful techniques, motivation, and resources to get your writing challenge off to a great start. Find a corner and hunker down to focus, or challenge others to writing sprints. Come and go as you please. Walk-ins are always welcome. WEEKLY WEDNESDAY WRITE-INS November 8 & 15 at 6-8pm November 22 at 1-3pm Make words happen at the Crozet Library! A quiet space, snacks, drinks, and encouragement are provided. Come and go as you please. Walk-ins are always welcome. LAST DITCH EFFORT PARTY Wednesday, November 29 at 6-8pm Join fellow writers in this last ditch effort to finish your November writing challenge. Snacks and drinks provided. If you’re nowhere near done, that’s okay; get as far as you can and celebrate your victory. If you’re already done, come pick up a prize and talk next steps. Come and go as you please. Walk-ins are always welcome.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)

Monthly on Tuesdays (except Dec) at 6:30pm Sept 19 ∙ Oct 10 ∙ Nov 14 We need your ideas! The Crozet Library Teen Advisory Board helps the library plan and lead teen programs, displays, and activities. Members enjoy snacks and receive volunteer hours. It’s your library, make a difference! Grades 6-12. First time visitors always welcome; TAB application required thereafter.

CROZET LIBRARY YOUNG ADULT BOOK GROUPS The Crozet Library leads a diverse range of book clubs for teens. Snacks are served at each meeting. Free copy of the book included on a first come, first served basis. Please check each listing for age requirements. Registration required. R.A.D. (READ AND DISCUSS) Tuesdays listed below at 6:30-8pm Grades 6-12. Sept 26: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, an epistolary sci-fi thriller. Registration begins September 1. Nov 28: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows, a historical comedy. Registration begins Nov 1. YAK & SNACK Saturday, October 21 at 2-3:30pm Reading: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, an inspiring historical fiction. Grades 5-8. Registration begins September 23. THE LITERATI BOOK CLUB Friday, December 29 at 2:30-4pm Reading: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray, a dimension-hopping murder mystery. For more mature teen readers. Registration begins December 1.

MUSINGS: A TEEN WRITER’S WORKSHOP

First Tuesdays at 6:30pm Sept 5 ∙ Oct 3 ∙ Nov 7 ∙ Dec 5 Join other teen writers every month to stretch your imagination with new techniques and prompts. Feel free to bring writing or art samples with you and receive helpful feedback. All creative writing welcome -- poetry, non-fiction, and fanfiction included! Grades 7-12.

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CROZET LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS EXAM CRAM Need a place to study or meet for a group project? The Crozet Library will have reserved space and extended hours for high school students studying for midterm exams. Free snacks and beverages will be available to help fuel your concentration. Contact the library for more information and to reserve a group study room (these fill up quickly!) Monday, Dec 11: 4–9pm Tuesday, Dec 12: 4–9pm Wednesday, Dec 13: 4–9pm Thursday, Dec 14: 4–9pm (extended) Saturday, Dec 16: 9am–5pm Monday, Dec 18: 4–9pm

WEE ONES

Wednesdays at 10:30–11am Sept 13 - Nov 1 A special time for babies and caregivers to read, sing, move, and play! No siblings, please; this is a special one-on-one time. Each baby will need the full attention of his or her caregiver. For 12 to 23 montholds. Required registration begins August 23 at 9am. Birthdate must fall between 9/12/15 and 9/13/16.

TALES FOR TWOS

Thursdays at 9:30am Sept 14 – Nov 2 A fun half-hour that promotes verbal, motor and social skills through the use of stories, songs, rhymes, and more. For 2-year-olds and young 3-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Required registration begins August 24 at 9am.

ALPHABET SOUP

Thursdays at 10:30am Sept 14 – Nov 2 Designed to help grow our next generation of readers, Alphabet Soup is a fun half-hour of stories, songs, dancing and more. This group is for older 3, 4 and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy storytime on their own, without an accompanying adult or younger siblings. Required registration begins 9am August 24.

PAWS TO READ

Monthly on dates listed below between 1-2pm Sept 22 ∙ Oct 27 ∙ Nov 22 ∙ Dec 20 Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to Lucy, a therapy dog. Lucy is a registered therapy animal with The Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Along with owner/handler Ellen, the team volunteers as part of the CharlottesvilleAlbemarle SPCA therapy dog program. Sign up for a 15-minute appointment and bring a favorite book to read. For any young reader. Registration is required. Contact the Crozet Library for more details.

IT’S BIN FUN: SENSORY PLAY FOR INFANTS & TODDLERS

Friday, October 13 between 10:30–11:30am Friday, December 15 between 10:30–11:30am Captivate your little scientist with open-ended, child-led play which engages the senses. The children will explore bins containing a variety of sensory materials. Things will get messy, so dress appropriately. Ages 6-35 months. Registration is requested and begins September 22 and November 24 respectively. Drop-ins are always welcome.

BLANKETS & BOOKS: EVENING STORYTIMES

Tuesdays listed below at 6:30pm Nov 21 & 28 ∙ Dec 5 As we nestle in for the fall season, join us for these special storytimes. Wear your pajamas, bring a special blanket or stuffed animal and get ready to snuggle in and listen to some great stories before bedtime. For 4 to 6-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Drop-ins are welcome.

STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP

Last Tuesdays at 4:30pm Sept 26 ∙ Oct 31 ∙ Nov 28 Bring any project you’re working on, or are interested in learning, and join this fun group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Ages 8 to adult.

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SEPTEMBER OPEN MIC NIGHT

Friday, September 1 at 6:30-8pm The stage is yours! Share music, poetry, comedy, stories, dance, art, or any other creative work. If you don’t feel like performing, be a good audience member and participate in optional improv games. Grades 6-12. If you’d like to perform or submit art, please register by August 30 so we can accommodate your performance and display needs. Registration requested but not required for spectators beginning August 11.

CROZET SOIREE PRESENTS: CROZET OUTDOOR EXPLORATION Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30pm

Learn more about exploring the great outdoors right here in Crozet at this talk featuring Albemarle Parks and Recreation, Crozet Running, Crozet Bicycle Shop, and Crozet Trails.

COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP

Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30pm Parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are invited to this 90-minute on financial planning for college with options for all families, whether your student qualifies for financial aid or not. FAFSA information will be covered. Provided by Virginia College Planning Specialists. Students are welcome to join. Required registration begins August 21.

SALAM NEIGHBOR: REFUGEE CRISIS FILM DISCUSSION Monday, September 18 at 6:30pm Watch documentary Salam Neighbor, about America filmmakers who live for a month among 75,000 Syrians in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, and then discuss the issues with Alyson Ball of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Donated items will be collected in an IRC drive for resettled families in Charlottesville.

LEGO AT THE LIBRARY

Friday, September 22 from 2-3pm It’s time to get building! Join other master builders for an hour of open-ended block building fun. The library provides the LEGOs, you bring your imagination! Ages 5-11. Requested registration begins September 5.

PUP-A-PALOOZA WITH AUGUSTA DOG ADOPTIONS

Saturday, September 23 between 10am-2pm Stop by to visit with some of the sweet doggies and friendly humans from Augusta Dog Adoptions, a nonprofit group that will help connect you with the right pet.

DOG TALES

Saturday, September 23 at 11am Come and listen to some great stories about man’s best friend, show off your best doggie tricks and meet Rhonda’s lovable dog, Bailey! Ages 4-7. Required registration begins September 5.

OCTOBER BANNED BOOKS OPEN MIC NIGHT

Wednesday, October 4 between 6:30-8pm Pro Re Nata, 6135 Rockfish Gap Turnpike Celebrate your freedom to read by reading an excerpt from a banned or challenged book, a book that shaped you, or a personal favorite. Or, celebrate your own right to speak out by reading your own writing. Bring a book from home or use a library copy.

CROZET SOIREE PRESENTS: TALKIN’ OLD CROZET

Monday, October 16 at 6:30pm Crozet historian Phil James has learned that “everyone has a piece of the story.” Come with your historical tidbits and join in the conversations that arise when he shares some familiar Secrets of the Blue Ridge photos as well as a few which you may not have seen before.

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CROZET LIBRARY OCTOBER - CONTINUED

NOVEMBER GATHERING FOR GAMES

Tuesday, November 7 at 2-3pm School’s out! Meet up with your friends at the Crozet Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30-8pm Library for some gaming fun. The library will provide What’s your biggest fandom obsession? Harry Potter, the games – YOU bring a friend. If you have a favorite Supernatural, Doctor Who, Once, anime, others? game, bring it along to teach and share. Ages 6-14. Enjoy a night of fandom rants and debates, crafts, Requested registration begins October 16. snacks, and more. Cosplay highly encouraged! Grades 6-12. PUPPET SHOW: GOING BUGGY Required registration begins September 26. Saturday, November 11 at 1pm Puppets, masks, music and more. Explore Buggy READ LOCAL: Folktales from around the world at this Goodlife LAURA LEE GULLEDGE Theater puppet show. All ages. Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30-8pm Join local Eisner Award nominated graphic novelist WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL Laura Lee Gulledge, creator of Page by Paige and THERAPY (CBT)? Will and Whit, for a 90–minute workshop on writing Monday, November 13 at 6:30pm and drawing comics. Ages 10 to adult. In this 45-minute workshop, learn about how patterns Required registration begins October 3. of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors intertwine, and how a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) FRIGHT NIGHT approach can help reduce symptoms of stress Friday, October 27 at 6:30-8:30pm and anxiety caused by these patterns in children, Experience the creep factor of an empty library adolescents, and adults. Lauren Carter of Crozet after-hours as we play Zombie Tag, Werewolf, and ACES will provide information and resources. All Zombies vs. Humans in the darkened library stacks. ages welcome. Betrayal at House on the Hill and other thematic tabletop games will also be available. Costumes for PAGE TURNERS: our contest are encouraged but not required, and A BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS snacks are provided. Grades 6-12. Saturday, November 18 at 2pm Required registration begins on October 6. Stop by the library to get your free copy of Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Read it on your own then MONSTER STITCHES join other Page Turners for an hour of book club Saturday, October 28 at 2pm discussion and fun. Ages 8-11. Creepy stories and a spooky hand-sewn creature Required registration begins October 16. that you create. If you have a favorite scary story, bring it along to share. Ages 8-13. FESTIVE BOOKPRINT WREATH Required registration begins October 10. Monday, November 20 at 6:30pm Learn how to make a decorative wreath made from recycled bookprint. Ages 14+. Required registration begins November 6.

FANDOM VS FANDOM

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ANIME NIGHT

Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30-8pm Share your passion for all things anime and manga! Enjoy themed snacks, games, and a group viewing of episodes. Shows will range from TV-G to TV-14. Cosplay encouraged! Grades 6-12. Registration is requested and begins on October 31.

PICTURE BOOK FILM FEST

Thursday, November 30 & Saturday, December 2 at 10:30am Bring a blanket and pillows if you’d like and cozy up to watch a few of your favorite stories on the big screen. Ages 2-6. Registration begins November 13. Drop-ins are welcome.

DECEMBER

IT’S A WONDERFUL COOKIE EXCHANGE

Monday, December 18 at 6pm Bring treats to share and swap with your neighbors before settling in to watch the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life starting at 6:30. Bring a copy of your recipe to share with others.

END OF SEMESTER PIZZA & SING-ALONG PARTY

Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30-8pm Celebrate the end of the semester with pizza and a stress-relieving group karaoke night. You choose the songs, everyone sings together; no embarrassment, no judgment. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins November 28.

MIDWINTER TEA PARTY

Thursday, December 21 at 2pm Celebrate the winter solstice with treats, wintery Friday, December 1 at 6-8pm stories and a handmade lantern to light up your Muggles and magic folk alike are invited to this winter family’s home. Ages 5+ with accompanying adult. celebration themed after the Harry Potter Yule Ball. Required registration begins December 4. Semi-formal attire or wizarding costumes are highly encouraged! Grades 6-12. “MOVIE” ON OVER TO THE Required registration begins on November 6.

YULE BALL

CROZET LIBRARY

MAKE A GIFT CRAFT WORKSHOP

Saturday, December 2 at 2-4pm Create beautiful holiday cards, ornaments, and more out of materials all provided by the library while supplies last. Registration requested beginning November 18 but walk-ins welcome. Ages 14+.

HOUR OF CODE

Thursday, December 28 at 2pm Meet up with your friends at the Crozet Library for an afternoon movie (rated G or PG). JMRL will provide the popcorn – YOU bring a friend and some getcomfortable-pillows. The movie title elected by kids will be announced after December 22, so call the Crozet Library for details. Ages 6-11. Requested registration begins December 4.

Wednesday, December 6 at 4:30pm Have you always wanted to try coding? Come learn the basics and gain some experience with help from library staff. Bring your laptop or use one of ours. Grades 5-8. Required registration begins on November 15.

AND... ACTION!

Saturday, December 9 at 2pm Before you see it on the big screen, take a role in acting out The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. Learn a few acting skills, make props and help turn this heartfelt story into a live action play. Ages 7-12. Required registration begins November 20.

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GORDON AVENUE LIBRARY 1500 GORDON AVE, CHARLOTTESVILLE ∙ 434.296.5544

MON: 9-9 TUES: 9-6 WED: 12-9 THUR: 10-6 FRI: 10-5 SAT: 10-5 SUN: closed

COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.

AROUND THE BRANCH MAKE & TAKE PROJECTS Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the Gordon Avenue Library each month for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided. Sept: Country Word Search Oct: Owls Nov: Six Word Stories Dec: Write in Binary

MONTHLY MADNESS Sept: Papel Picado Mexican folk art style tissue craft, perfect for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Oct: Batty for Books Join us for a nocturnal animal scavenger hunt and put your name and favorite book on a bat to hang in the library. Nov: Mindful Minutes Learn how to calm your mind with mindful activities and earn a prize. Dec: Gift Guess Guess the gift each book character would love to get.

TEEN CRAFT CORNER There will be a new craft and activity each month in the teen area. Materials provided. Grades 6-12. Sept: Book Leaves Oct: Origami October - Bats & Spiderwebs Nov: NaNoWriMo Writing Prompts Dec: Paper Chains

DICTIONARY DAY

Monday, October 16 Celebrate Sniglets! Fun words that should be in the Dictionary, but aren’t. All day, all ages.

BOOK BALLOT

Monday, November 6 & Tuesday, November 7 Vote for your favorite books at the library. Stop in to find some new and old candidates and fill out a ballot for an “I Voted” sticker. All day, all ages.

WEEK OF WONDER

November 13-18 It is World Kindness Day and this week the movie Wonder, based on R. J. Palacio’s amazing novel, opens in theaters. So we are challenging you to “Choose Kind.” Do acts of kindness throughout the week, come to the library and fill out a card for each one and have a chance to win a pair of movie tickets to see Wonder.

DEWEY KNOW IT?

Monday, December 11 Be like a 327.12 (spy) and use your 612.82 (brain) to look around the 027 (library) for the answers to our Dewey Decimal Scavenger Hunt.

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RECURRING EVENTS HANDCRAFT GROUP

First Thursdays (except Nov & Dec) at 3-4pm Sept 7 ∙ Oct 5 Bring any handwork project you’re working on and join this group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing.

LIVE POETS SOCIETY

WHAT’S IN YOUR ATTIC?

First Tuesdays (except Nov) at 12-2pm Sept 5 ∙ Oct 3 ∙ Dec 5 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. 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. See page ?? for Northside Library dates.

First Wednesdays at 7pm Sept 6 ∙ Oct 4 ∙ Dec 6 Come and share original poetry with the group or just PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT listen. Fourth Wednesdays at 7pm LITERARY MASTERPIECES Monthly screening of a popular film adaptation of a book. Light refreshments are served. BOOK GROUP First & Third Fridays at 10am Sept 27: Tommy’s Honour (2016) Oct 25: Paths of Glory (1957) Meets twice a month to discuss literary classics. Nov 29: Lost City of Z (2016) Sept 15: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Oct 6: It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis Oct 20: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells Nov 17: Plot Against America by Philip Roth Dec 1: Scoop by Evelyn Waugh Dec 15: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

Second Wednesdays at 7:30pm Meets monthly to share insights on a variety of classic and contemporary fiction and nonfiction. New members or visitors are warmly welcomed at any time. Sept 13: The Night Manager by John LeCarre Oct 11: Black Water by Louise Doughty Nov 8: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Dec 13: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

A RAY OF SUNSHINE: A NEW TEEN BOOK GROUP

Second Wednesdays at 7-8pm Come join other teens to read and discuss great books. The fall selections feature a banned book and a graphic novel. Light snacks will be provided. Grades 7-12. Registration required and is ongoing. Free copies of the book provided. Limit: 7. Sept 13: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Oct 11: Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince

BOOK BATCH BOOK GROUP

Fourth Mondays (except Dec) at 7-8pm Read some great books, join in the discussion, and enjoy a batch of cookies and snacks. Grades 5-6. Required registration begins August 28 and is ongoing. Free copies of the book provided. Limit: 7. Sept 25: The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan Oct 23: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier Nov 27: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

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GORDON AVE LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS DROP-IN STORIES & MORE

Saturdays at 11-11:30am Sept 2 - Dec 30 Add some brain-building to your errands. Stop by on Saturdays for stories, movement, and early literacy: Sing, Talk, Read and Play fun for the young.

READ-ALOUD CROWD

Wednesdays, Sept 6 & Oct 4 at 3:30-4pm Join us after school to unwind, enjoy a story and share some fun. Grades K-1. Required registration begins August 6.

READING RUMPUS

Mondays at 10:30-11am Sept 11- Oct 23 Dec 4-18 A lively literacy drop-in that brings books to life with participation, song, and movement. Designed for children up to 3 years and accompanying caregiver to encourage early literacy and language development.

MOTHER GOOSE TIME

Mondays at 11:30am-12:15pm OR Tuesdays at 9:30-10:15am Sept 12 - Oct 24 Simple stories, rhymes, and songs for children up to 23 months and caregiver followed by time to play and socialize. This special time supports early literacy and language skills by encouraging singing, playing, talking, and reading. Required registration begins on August 29.

TWOS & THREES TOGETHER

Mondays at 9:30-10am OR Tuesdays at 10:30-11am Sept 11 - Oct 24 Stories, songs, movement and fingerplays designed for 2 and 3 year olds with accompanying adult. Fun ways to develop pre-literacy skills with “Sing, Talk, Read and Play.” Required registration begins on August 29.

MONKEY BUSINESS

Thursdays at 10:30-11:15am Sept 14 - Oct 26 Come monkey around with exciting stories, fingerplays, silly songs, and flannel stories. Designed to help independent 3 and 4 year olds practice selfsufficiency and develop early literacy skills to help them be ready to read and succeed. Required registration begins August 29.

PAWS TO READ

Second Wednesdays between 3:30-4:30pm Sept 13 ∙ Oct 11 ∙ Nov 8 ∙ Dec 13 Improve reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a furry friend from the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA’s “Pawsitive Pet Therapy Team.” Come for a fifteen minute turn. For any reader. Recommended registration begins August 9.

BOOKAROOS BOOK CLUB

Third Thursdays (except Dec) at 3:30-4:30pm For those younger book wranglers who love to snack and discuss a different book each month. 2nd grade students. Required registration begins August 17 and is ongoing. Free books provided. Limit: 10. Sept 21: The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume Oct 19: Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins Nov 16: 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel / 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde

BOOK BITES BOOK CLUB

Final Thursdays (except Dec) at 3:30-4:30pm Ravenous readers are invited to snack while discussing a different book read each month. Grades 3-4. Required registration begins August 24 and is ongoing. Free copies of the book provided. Limit: 10. Sept 28: The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner Oct 26: Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier Nov 30: The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell

BLOCK PARTY: LEGO GATHERINGS

Third Wednesdays (except Nov) at 3:30-4:30pm Sept 20 ∙ Oct 18 ∙ Dec 20 Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; JMRL will have the building blocks for your next creation. Ages 5+.

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CREATION STATION

Fridays listed below between 3:30-4:30pm Sept 23 ∙ Oct 14 & 28 ∙ Dec 9 Stop by to create with UVA Madison House volunteers. We will have a different project each week to explore. STEAM ahead with hands on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For all ages.

PLAY PALS: BABY STAY & PLAY

Tuesdays, December 5, 12, & 19 between 10-11am “Play is the chief vehicle for the development of imagination and intelligence, language, social skills and perceptual-motor abilities in infants and young children.” -J.L. Frost. It is fun too. Stop in for some playtime with developmentally appropriate toys. Ages 0-2.

SEPTEMBER TEEN SCENE: OPEN HOUSE & PIZZA PARTY

Wednesday, September 6 at 7-8pm Discover the cool teen scene at Gordon Avenue. Bring your friends, decorate your new school notebooks, enjoy free pizza. Grades 6-12.

TEDDY BEAR TIME

Saturday, September 9 at 11am-12pm Celebrate Teddy Bear Day! Bring your teddy (or other stuffed friend) to our Drop-In Storytime at 11. Come by anytime that day to make a special teddy craft.

GOODLIFE THEATER: GOING BUGGY Friday, September 22 at 10:30-11:30am School’s out, but don’t bug out! Explore Buggy Folktales from around the world at this Goodlife Theater puppet show, filled with puppets, masks, music and more.

READ LOCAL: SISTERS IN CRIME

Saturday, September 30 at 2pm Sisters in Crime writers Mollie Cox Bryan, Meredith Cole, Jenna Harte, and Rosemary Shomaker will discuss Virginia settings for their mysteries, and the wide variety of local mystery authors. Share your ideas for a mysterious Virginia location, and it may be featured in an upcoming short story. Book signing will follow the discussion.

OCTOBER MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY

Friday, October 6 at 10:30-11:30am Fall down the rabbit hole to join us for a silly storytime and tea party. Ages 2-4. Stop by the library anytime that day for a Mad Hatter’s Scavenger Hunt for all ages. Required registration begins September 22.

INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30-8:30pm Explore the art of modern calligraphy with this workshop by Michelle Streeter of Ma Belle Calligraphy. No previous experience necessary. All materials are provided. Ages 14+. Required registration begins September 27.

MONSTER OF A MOVIE

Friday, October 27 at 10:30am-12:30pm School is out, and it’s the month of monsters. Grab a popcorn and settle in to watch Hotel Transylvania (PG).

DECEMBER HOUR OF CODE

Wednesday, December 6 at 7-8pm Join the global movement and participate in Hour of Code. Learn about coding, start a new project or continue working on your own program. Bring your own laptop/device or call to reserve a library computer. Limited number of laptops available. Start a new project or continue working on your own program. Grades 5+. Required registration begins November 8.

TWEEN/TEEN BOOK SWAP

Wednesday, December 13 at 7-8pm Bring in your books to trade and browse through our gently used books to swap. Snacks provided. Books make great gifts. Grades 5-12.

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GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY 222 MAIN STREET, SUITE 101, STANARDSVILLE ∙ 434.985.5227

MON: 12-8 TUES: 12-8 WED: 10-6 THUR: 10-6 FRI: 9-5 SAT: 9-5 SUN: closed

COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.

AROUND THE BRANCH

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

First Thursdays at 7pm This is a friendly group of serious readers. September 15-30 Newcomers warmly welcomed at any time. Greene patrons come from all around the world. Sept 7: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides In celebration of Welcoming Week, look for the Oct 5: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Welcoming Wall world map in the lobby and put a pin Nov 2: City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the on your birthplace. Then sign your name to an “I Am World’s Largest Refugee Camp A Welcomer” card and add it to the wall. by Ben Rawlence Dec 7: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

BANNED BOOKS WEEK DISPLAY

September 25 - October 30 Check out an ongoing display of banned and challenged books in the children’s, teens, and adult areas. You may be surprised by what you find. Patrons who check out a banned book will receive a surprise treat during the display period and can participate in a raffle for a banned books totebag.

RECURRING EVENTS FRIDAY FILM SERIES

Fridays listed below at 7pm Sept 15: Salam Neighbor (2015) Alyson Ball, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) will comment on the film and the work of IRC. Oct 13: I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Nov 17: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Dec 8: Lion (2016)

MEET-A-WEEK

Weekly on Wednesdays at 3:30-5pm Sept - Nov (No meeting Nov 22) Get together with your friends in the library meeting room on Wednesday afternoons. Join in the scheduled programs, or if you prefer you can play board games, make crafts, get homework help, read, or just chat. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Registration is recommended and ongoing. New members are always welcome.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)

Second Wednesdays (except Dec) at 3:30-4:30pm Sept 13 ∙ Oct 11 ∙ Nov 8 Once a month during Meet-A-Week, you can earn volunteer hours while planning fun events with old and new friends. Contribute your ideas for teen programs and materials at the library. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Registration is recommended and ongoing. New members are always welcome.

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BIBLIOPHILES TEEN BOOK CLUB

Monthly Wednesdays (except Dec) at 3:30-4:30pm Sept 27 ∙ Oct 25 ∙ Nov 29 Join the monthly book discussion during Meet-AWeek. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book, you might want to after the discussion! The first 8 teens to arrive at each meeting receive a copy of the next month’s book. Check the teen page on the JMRL website (jmrl.org/teens) to see what books will be discussed. Grades 8-12. Registration is recommended and ongoing. New members are always welcome.

READ & RHYME TIME

THE SHARKS: A BOY’S BOOK GROUP

Second Thursdays at 3:30-4:30pm Sept 14 ∙ Oct 12 ∙ Nov 9 ∙ Dec 14 Led by guys, includes discussion, book related fun and games, and aquatic snacks. The first 10 boys to arrive will receive a free copy of the next month’s book. Boys in grades 4-8 are welcome to join at any time. Books TBD.

LEGO MANIA

Fourth Tuesdays (except Dec) at 3:30-5pm Sept 26 ∙ Oct 24 ∙ Nov 28 Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; JMRL will have the building blocks for your next creation. Grades K+.

Wednesdays at 10:30am Sept 6 - Nov 29 (No program Nov 22) A half hour of fun that promotes verbal, motor, and social skills using short books, puppets, fingerplays, and flannel stories. Get moving with musical activities using scarves, shaker eggs, and rhythm instruments. Each class concludes with a short social playtime. For ages 1-2 with an accompanying parent or caregiver. Siblings welcome. TRIVIA CHALLENGE Wednesday, September 6 at 3:30-4:30pm STORYBOOK BEAT Compete with your team to see who knows what. Thursdays at 10:30am Lots of categories, lots of questions, lots of fun. Sept 7 - Nov 30 (No program Nov 23) Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12. Enjoy 45 minutes together in this early literacy class Required registration begins August 16. Limit: 16. with engaging books, flannel stories and puppets. Sing and move to music, using scarves and rhythm IT’S BIN FUN instruments. Children can enjoy making a simple Wednesday, September 27 at 10:30am craft at the conclusion of the class. For ages 3-5, with Join the Greene County Library for a special or without a caregiver or parent. Siblings welcome. storytime. Captivate your little scientist with an openended, child-led play which engages the senses. RAPUNZELS: A BOOK GROUP FOR The children will explore bins containing a variety of TWEEN GIRLS sensory materials. Ages 6-36 months. Third Thursdays (except Dec) at 3:30-5pm Read and discuss great books, and enjoy bookrelated snacks, crafts, and games. The first 10 girls to arrive will receive a free copy of next month’s STAR WARS READS DAY book. Girls in grades 4­-8 are welcome to join at any Wednesday, October 4 at 3:30-5pm time. Registration is required and ongoing. Are you a Jedi, a Sith, or a cantina character? Come Sept 21: The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental in costume to participate in all kinds of themed Keyhand by Jen Swann Downey activities. May the force be with you as you practice Oct 19: Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier lightsaber skills, make origami Yoda, build your own Nov 16: Magyk by Angie Sage starship or droid, and show off your Star Wars trivia knowledge. Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins September 20. Limit: 20.

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

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DECEMBER HOUR OF CODE

Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30pm Have you always wanted to try coding? Come learn Thursday, October 5 at 10:30am the basics and gain some experience with help from JMRL is abuzz with tales of our favorite creepylibrary staff. Bring your laptop or use one of ours. crawly critters: insects! Stories from around the world Ages 14+. feature puppets, masks, live music,dramatic play and lots of audience participation.

GOODLIFE THEATER: GOING BUGGY

KEVA PLANKS

Monday, October 23 at 6-7:30pm Build a mind. Children discover the joy of creating original works of art or cleverly designed contraptions. An opportunity for future architects and engineers to develop their aptitude for building at an early age. Grades K-6.

CELEBRATE THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION

Saturday, October 28 at 7pm Learn about the birth of the Protestant Reformation and the man who started it all, while enjoying a screening of the film Martin Luther (1953, 105 min) and comments on the historical significance of the Reformation by Stephen Walls Mathis. Hot coffee and German chocolate reformation cupcakes will be served.

NOVEMBER SATURDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Saturday, November 4 at 3-4:30pm Take an afternoon movie break from weekend chores. Movie TBD. All ages welcome. Buttered popcorn will be provided.

CRAZY CUPCAKES

Wednesday, November 15 at 3:30-4:30pm Indulge your sweet tooth and your creative side at the same time. A variety of supplies will be available for cupcake decorating fun. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins October 25. Limit: 12.

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FIND YOUR NEXT FAVORITE BOOK Check out one of these library resources the next time you’re looking for something new to read.

GROW. LEARN. CONNECT. The JMRL Blog Did you know that JMRL has its own blog? Visit jmrlblog.com the next time you’re looking for book suggestions. The blog is home to many booklists, book reviews, and even book horoscopes. You’ll also find more information about events, databases, and other resources offered by JMRL. You can follow the blog through email updates so you never miss a post.

JMRL READS The Library Wiki You can find booklists made by JMRL staff by genre or by theme at JMRL Reads: jmrl.org/wiki. You can also see lists of what the library’s book groups and clubs have been reading for more ideas of what to read.

WHAT DO I READ NEXT? Personal Librarian Reccomendations Have you ever finished a book that you absolutely adored, and wished that there were more? Have you had trouble finding books that live up to your expectations? Are you sick and tired of waiting for your favorite author to publish their next book? JMRL has a readers’ advisory service that you can use whenever you’re unsure which book you should read next. All you have to do is fill out the “What Do I Read Next?” form at: jmrl.org/WDIRN. The form will ask you to list three of your favorite authors or books, which genres you are interested in, and what type of content you’d like to avoid. JMRL librarians will get back to you with personalized book suggections within three days. If filling out forms isn’t your style, you can chat with a librarian in person, over the phone by calling 434.979.7151x4, or texting 434.236.8611, through email at reference@jmrl.org, or by chatting on jmrl.org.

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LOUISA COUNTY LIBRARY 881 DAVIS HIGHWAY, MINERAL ∙ 540.894.5853

MON: 11-7 TUES: 11-7 WED: 10-5 THUR: 10-5 FRI: 10-5 SAT: 9-4 SUN: closed

COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.

AROUND THE BRANCH

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP Fourth Tuesdays (except Dec) at 7pm

Sept 26: Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance Oct 24: No One is Coming To Save Us by Stephanie Watts Stop by the teen area during the month of September Nov 28: The Snow Queen for a quick make-and-take craft. Ages 10-18. by Michael Cunningham Sept 1-7: Button Making

MAKE-TEMBER

Sept 8-14: Pet Rocks Sept 15-23: Welcome Signs (for Welcoming Week) Sept 25-29: Banned Bookmarks

COLORING SHEETS

October 16-21 Drop by the library for coloring sheets to enjoy.

B.Y.O.C.: BRING YOUR OWN CRAFT

Wednesdays at 2pm 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.

TECH 101

December 18-23 Drop by for cup stacking challenge or bring your own set of cups to practice.

Mondays & Wednesdays at 2-4pm Schedule a 30-minute appointment for technical assistance with your devices. Please note that we cannot assist with every request. Call 540.894.5853 for details or to schedule an appointment.

RECURRING EVENTS

TWEEN STEAM

CUP STACKING

TASTINGS COOKBOOK CLUB

Third Mondays at 5:30pm Every month, we will pick a theme and provide a selection of cookbooks for you to check out. You will be able to select a book and prepare a recipe from that cookbook, then we all gather to share a potluck meal and our recipes. Sept 18: Fresh from the Farmer’s Market Oct 16: Comfort Foods Nov 20: Appetizers Dec 18: Desserts

Second Tuesdays at 4pm A pop-up MakerSpace for ages 9-15. Sept 12: Wormology Oct 10: Little Bits Electronics Kits Nov 7: Beginner’s Starter Knitting Kit Dec 12: Hour of Code

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)

Second Tuesdays at 5pm Sept 12 ∙ Oct 10 ∙ Nov 7 ∙ Dec 12 Help plan teen programs and activities. Snacks and drinks will be provided and participants will receive volunteer hours for their participation. Grades 6-­12.

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TWIXT BOOK CLUB

Final Wednesdays (except Dec) at 4pm Join an engaging discussion group especially for ages 9-14. Light refreshments provided. Free copies of the book provided (first come, first served.) Sept 27: Stardust by Neil Gaiman Oct 25: Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter Nov 29: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

PRESCHOOL READ & RHYME TIME

Thursdays at 10:30am A fun program highlighting early literacy skills. Enjoy short books, rhymes, fingerplays, flannel stories and songs using shakers, and rhythm instruments. Ages 2­-5 with an adult or caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE NIGHT

BOOKS ON WHEELS

Tuesday, October 10 at 3-5pm Take a peek inside JMRL’s Bookmobile and learn more about this amazing service. All ages welcomed.

DONUTS WITH DAD

Saturday, October 21 at 10am A delicious read-aloud time designed just for dads, uncles, grandads or even older big brothers. Come share your favorite book or pick something new.

GAME NIGHT

Friday, October 27 from 3:30-5pm We have a Wii U, board games, and snacks. Come with a friend or meet new people. Ages 11-18.

MASON JAR TERRARIUMS

Third Tuesdays (except Nov) at 5pm Sept 18 ∙ Oct 17 ∙ Dec 19 This is a great environment to practice signing skills and learn more about deaf culture. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, November 6 at 1pm

ONE-TIME EVENTS

Friday, November 17 at 7pm The Louisa Art Center Watch a special screening of Hidden Figures (2016), the untold story of the three African-American, female mathematicians who helped win the Space Race. It is recommend that you arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the event due to limited seating.

TOASTMASTERS DEMO

Monday, September 18 at 6pm Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is for you. Learn how Toastmasters has changed the lives of members. Registration begins September 5.

GOODLIFE THEATER: GOING BUGGY

Learn how to brighten your indoor space with a little green by creating a terrarium to take home. Ages 10 to adult. Recommended registration begins October 22.

NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

WREATH MAKING

Saturday, November 18 at 2pm Make a holiday wreaths in this parent/child program. All supplies provided. Ages 5-10.

Thursday, September 21 at 10:30am JMRL is abuzz with tales of our favorite creepyANIME & ORIGAMI AFTERNOON crawly critters: insects! Stories from around the world Wednesday, November 22 at 2-4pm feature puppets, masks, live music, dramatic play Stop by and enjoy an afternoon of anime and and lots of audience participation. origami. Refreshments will be provided. Ages 10-18.

BINGO FOR BOOKS

Saturday, September 23 at 1:30-3:30pm Do you love playing BINGO? Join us for a fun afternoon of gaming for books. Ages 8 to adult.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER MAKEUP

Saturday, September 30 at 11am-1pm Enjoy this special bonding experience with your moms, grandmothers, aunts, daughters and friends. Ages 10 to adult. Registration begins September 15.

GAMETIME

Saturday, December 16 at 1:30-3:30pm Play with the board games provided or bring you favorite games to share. Refreshments provided.

JOURNAL MAKING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, December 20 at 3pm Create a stylish, one-of-a-kind journal to keep or gift to a friend. Ages 12-18.

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NELSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY 8521 THOMAS NELSON HWY, LOVINGSTON ∙ 434.263.5904

MON: 9:30-7 TUES: 9:30-7 WED: 9:30-5 THUR: 9:30-5 FRI: 9:30-5 SAT: 9:30-4 SUN: closed

COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.

AROUND THE BRANCH WELCOMING WEEK ACTIVITIES Celebrate the cultures of the world as we tour the seven continents. Sept 15: Get your passport for the journey Sept 16: Tour Asia with Mulan (PG) at 10:30am Sept 18: Antarctica: Can you walk with the penguins? Sept 19: Take a trip to Europe as we are serenaded by live Irish music Sept 20: Create a mask and learn about Africa Sept 21: Enjoy the tastes of South America Sept 22: Quiz: What do you know about North America? Sept 23: Final stop, Australia, with the movie Ned Kelly (Rated R)

MAKE & TAKE ACTIVITIES Enjoy crafts 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. Sept: World Flag Wreath Oct: Pumpkin Art Nov: Zentangle Art Project Dec: Create a Holiday Card

CELEBRATORY BOOK DISPLAYS Sept: Oct: Nov: Dec:

National Sewing Month National Cookbook Month American Heritage Month Made in America Month

AUTHOR BIRTHDAY SHELF Stop by the first week of each month for a fun handout related to the author’s books. Sept: Gail Gibbons / Sept 1, 1944 Oct: James Marshall / Oct 10, 1942 Nov: Kevin Henkes / Nov 27, 1960 Dec: Jan Brett / Dec 1, 1949

RECURRING EVENTS BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

Fourth Mondays at 12pm Sept 25: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Oct 23: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George Nov 27: A Piece of the World by Christine Kline Dec 25: Free Reading and Cookie Exchange

TECH TUESDAYS

Fourth Tuesdays (except Dec) at 2-3pm Sept 26 ∙ Oct 24 ∙ Nov 28 Need help downloading books to your device? Stop by on any of these dates for some extra help.

DIY CRAFT PROGRAMS

Final Tuesdays (except Dec) at 5-6pm Sept 26 ∙ Oct 31 ∙ Nov 28 Plan to join in the fun and learning, as we discuss and make crafts (even edible crafts) that cover variety of topics of interest to our young adult patrons. Recommended registration ongoing.

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TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)

First Tuesdays at 4:30pm Sept 5 ∙ Oct 3 ∙ Nov 7 ∙ Dec 5 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.

SNACKS & PAPERBACKS BOOK CLUB

Third Mondays at 4:30pm Sept 18 ∙ Oct 16 ∙ Nov 20 ∙ Dec 18* Join other teen book lovers to discuss titles chosen by the group based on a theme and book-related activities. Grades 6-12. Refreshments are served. Required registration is ongoing. *Dec 18: Book club meeting and late-night lock-in begin at 6:30pm.

COMPENDIUMS BOOK CLUB

Final Thursdays (except Dec) at 3:30-4:30pm Sept 28 ∙ Oct 26 ∙ Nov 30 Our first book club for children in third through fifth grade. Plan on enjoying some great books, art projects, and snacks. Grades 3-5.

STORIES OUT LOUD

ONE-TIME EVENTS AUTHOR VISIT: STEFAN BECHTEL

Monday, September 11 at 5:30pm Author Stefan Bechtel will be here to talk about his book Roar of the Heavens, which follows a handful of people through Hurricane Camille and its aftermath.

MINUTE TO WIN IT

Tuesday, September 26 at 4-5pm Test your skills at our Minute to Win It contest, with a series of fun and funny 60-second challenges. Grades 1-5. Registration begins on September 12.

ART WITH PAT

Monday, October 16 at 5:30-6:30pm Pat is back with a fall art project. All you need to bring is yourself. We provide all the materials and you provide the imagination.

CREEPY EYEBALLS CRAFT

Tuesday, October 24 at 4-5pm Make a pair of creepy, glowing eyeballs, just in time for Halloween. Grades 1-5. Required registration begins October 10.

Wednesdays at 10:30am Sept 6 - Dec 13 Preschool children will enjoy a fun half hour with engaging books, crafts and activities, as they build their social, creative and early literacy skills. Oct 4: Goodlife Theater presents “Going Buggy!”

DOT & DASH

LEGO WEDNESDAYS

Monday, November 13 at 5:30-6:30pm Janice Stegall-Seibeit will be performing seasonal dulcimer music. Come and enjoy the music and learn about this traditional instrument.

First Wednesdays at 4-5pm Sept 6 ∙ Oct 4 ∙ Nov 1 ∙ Dec 6 Bring your creativity and imagination. We will supply the rest. For all ages.

SATURDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Saturdays listed below at 10:30am Take a break, have a snack, and enjoy a movie. Sept 16: Mulan (1998; G) Sept 23: Ned Kelly (2004; R; Ages 18+) Oct 7: Little Women (1994; PG) Oct 21: Going in Style (2017; PG 13) Nov 11: Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017; PG) Nov 18: The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017; PG 13) Dec 16: Love the Coopers (2015; PG 13)

Tuesday, November 14 at 4-5pm Come and play with our new friends Dot and Dash. They are real robots that teach kids to code while they play. Grades 3-5. Registration begins October 31.

DULCIMER MUSIC

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9 Join us at Nelson Memorial Library as we celebrate the season with the Nelson Community Tree Lighting Ceremony and the first evening Christmas Parade.

EXAM CRAM

Monday & Tuesday, December 11 & 12 at 5-8:30pm Come by for extended hours and let us help you study with additional resources, a quiet space, and access to high speed internet. Snacks will be provided.

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NORTHSIDE LIBRARY 705 W. RIO RD, CHARLOTTESVILLE ∙ 434.973.7893

MON: 12-9 TUES: 10-9 WED: 10-9 THUR: 10-9 FRI: 10-5 SAT: 10-5 SUN: closed

COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.

AROUND THE BRANCH

TEEN READ WEEK MOSAIC

TECH CONNECTION

Drop by Northside’s teen room and help us complete our mystery mosaic. Every book read will bring us one tile closer to completing the picture!

October

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2pm & 3pm One-on-one tutorials offered twice 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 the Information Desk at 434.973.7893 x4 to sign STITCHES First & Third Thursdays at 10:30am-12:30pm up for a half-hour tutorial. Like to knit, crochet, or do needlework? Get together BANNED BOOKS WEEK: with others who enjoy the same activity. Bring your PUT A BOOK ON TRIAL project and visit while you work. September How would your favorite book fare in the courtroom? ADULT ANIME CLUB Final Wednesdays (except Dec) at 6:30-8:45pm Drop by the teen room to put banned books on trial Sept 27 ∙ Oct 25 ∙ Nov 29 and defend them, or pass judgment. Come to watch and discuss anime at this new club WHERE WERE YOU BORN? for older anime fans. Ages 18+. September 13-23 We know that Northside patrons come from places DIGGING FOR YOUR ROOTS all around the world. Stop by the maps in our lobby Every other second Wednesday at 6:30-8:30pm and put a dot on your birthplace. Then sign your Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical name to an “I Am A Welcomer” card and add it to our Association, will teach you how to use Ancestry.com welcoming wall. and Heritage Quest, available on our website, to help you in your genealogical research. Classes will be WELCOMING WEEK SIGNS held in our Computer Classroom and will include one September 13-23 hour of instruction and one hour of research time. Attend or participate in a Welcoming Week program Sept 13: Migration Routes and enter a drawing to take home a tri-color No Required registration begins Aug 23. Matter Where You Are From welcoming sign. Nov 8: Church Records Required registration begins Oct 18.

RECURRING EVENTS

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GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT

Fourth Mondays (except Dec) at 6:30-8:45pm Connect with other adults during an evening of board games and refreshments. Games to play include classic standards and modern favorites, and each session will feature tutorials for a different game. Sept 25: Century: Spice Road Oct 23: 7 Wonders Nov 27: Tokaido

THIRD FRIDAYS SERIES FINALE

Friday, September 15 at 12pm With the ever-popular Books Sandwiched In series returning in October, don’t miss this final installment of the Third Friday Summer Series. Local author Fred Shackelford discusses his latest book The Ticket, a suspenseful page-turner centering around the search for a missing $241-million lottery ticket. Receiving excellent reviews and stirring up hopes for a possible sequel, Shackelford will discuss this first foray into the world of fiction for a local attorney and graduate of UVA. Books available for purchase/signing.

YA BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS

Monthly on Thursdays at 6:30pm Love young adult novels? Join Northside Library’s newest book club for adults. Ages 18+. Sept 28: Feed by M.T. Anderson Oct 19: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Nov 16: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher Dec 28: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

Fourth Tuesdays (except Dec) at 1-2pm If you like mysteries and spy thrillers, join like-minded readers at Northside Library. Sept 26: The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling by Lawrence Block Oct 24: The Bookseller by Mark Pryor Nov 28: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

Third Wednesdays at 7-8:30pm Sept 20: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani Oct 18: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Nov 15: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

Third Fridays at 12pm A book review, usually of non-fiction titles, presented by a guest speaker. It is not necessary to have read the book to attend the program. Oct 20: If Our Bodies Could Talk by James Hamblin Nov 17: The Englishman’s Daughter by Ben Macintyre Dec 15: The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

WHAT’S IN YOUR ATTIC?

Fourth Tuesdays (except Dec) at 12pm Sept 26 ∙ Oct 24 ∙ Nov 28 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? Skip Usry will help you answer these questions and more. Feel free to bring a treasured item that you would like to learn more about for him to review. Items will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Registration is recommended and is ongoing.

@ YOUR LIBRARY

First Wednesdays at 6:30pm A program series consisting of a variety of craft and informational programs. Ages 14+. Oct 4: Tastings: Robert Johnson, Owner of Oliva in Barracks Road Shopping Center, will bring a variety of olive oils for you to taste and explain how to select a “true” Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as well as the health benefits of this fruit-based oil. Required registration begins September 11. Nov 1: Honey I Shrunk the Charms: Design “charming” works of art, then shrink them down into jewelry using Shrinky Dinks. We’ll also briefly cover the scintillating science behind this thermoplastic process. Required registration begins October 9. Dec 6: Holiday Crafts Extravaganza: Want to make some gifts for the holidays? We’ll have different stations with different craft choices. Make one or make them all, and enjoy some refreshments. Required registration begins November 15.

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NORTHSIDE LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS ANIME CLUB

Monthly on Mondays at 6:30-8pm Sept 11 ∙ Oct 2 ∙ Nov 6 ∙ Dec 4 Explore Japanese culture and watch episodes of your favorite anime with friends, while enjoying snacks and Pocky. TV-G to TV-14. Ages 11-18.

MAKE! MONDAYS

Monthly on Mondays (except Dec) at 6:30-8pm Ages 10-14. Required registration begins two weeks before program date. Sept 18: Edible Water Bottles: Master the art of spherification to create your own edible water bottle balls. Oct 16: Electric Lightning Bugs: Use circuits and creativity to build your own version of a lightning bug. Nov 13: Giving Bunnies: Make the world a brighter place while learning basic sewing. We’ll make, decorate, and hide bunnies in Northside Library for other patrons to find.

NORTHSIDE PATHFINDERS CLUB

Bi-Weekly on Wednesdays at 6:30-8:30pm Sept 13 & 27 ∙ Oct 11 & 25 ∙ Nov 8 & 29 ∙ Dec 13 Love monsters and magic, swords and goblins? Come play with us! Northside’s Pathfinder Club holds game sessions twice a month. All you need is dice and your imagination. Ages 13-18. Registration required; space is limited.

PAGEMASTERS BOOK CLUB

First Wednesdays at 5pm Join us for a 45-minute session of chatting about books, snacks, and a fun activity. Books will be provided to the first 10 participants. Grades 5-6. Oct 4: I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be your Class President by Josh Lieb Registration begins September 6. Nov 1: The Real Boy by Anne Ursu Registration begins October 4. Dec 6: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage Registration begins November 1.

NORTHSIDE MINECRAFT CLUB

Fourth Thursdays (except Dec) at 4:30-5:30pm Sept 28 ∙ Oct 26 ∙ Nov 30 Minecrafters, join us for a different challenge each NOVEL CHAT BOOK CLUB Monthly on Mondays (except Dec) at 6:30-7:30pm month. The server will be open for approved users. To play, stop by a youth services desk to pick Sept 25 ∙ Oct 30 ∙ Nov 27 up an application. Participants must have their Come discuss books and do a related activity while own computer Minecraft account. Xbox and iPad enjoying free snacks. Each teen will read a book Minecraft accounts are incompatible with the server. relating to the monthly theme to discuss with the Grades 3-12. Registration to play in the computer club. Grades 7-12. Required registration for fall classroom begins two weeks before event date. semester begins on September 1. Spaces limited.

GAME NIGHT

Third Tuesdays at 6:30-8pm Sept 19 ∙ Oct 17 ∙ Nov 21 ∙ Dec 19 Wii U, XBox Kinect, board games, and snacks. Come with a friend or meet new people. Ages 11-18.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)

Monthly on Wednesdays at 5-6pm Sept 13 ∙ Oct 11 ∙ Nov 8 ∙ Dec 13 Come be a part of the Northside Teen Advisory Board. Help create displays, plan programs and activities while earning volunteer hours. Grades 6-12. Registration is recommended but not required.

TWOS & THREES TOGETHER

Wednesdays at 10:15am OR Thursdays at 11am Sept 13 – Nov 16 30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays designed for 2 and 3 year olds with an accompanying adult. Required registration for the 10-week session begins August 30.

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PRESCHOOL PALS

Wednesdays at 11am OR Thursdays at 10:15am Sept 13 - Nov 16 30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays designed for 3, 4, and 5 year olds who are ready to enjoy independent learning. Required registration for the 10-week session begins August 30.

BABIES & BOOKS

SEPTEMBER TELLING OUR STORIES

Thursday, September 14 at 6:30pm Hear students working with the Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE) tell their personal stories. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program.

LAUGHING DRAGON KUNG FU

Thursdays at 1:30pm Sept 14 - Nov 16 Caregivers and babies are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays followed by playtime. For babies up to 24 months with accompanying adult.

Friday, September 15 at 4pm Join us as Laughing Dragon Kung Fu presents a traditional Chinese dragon dance followed by a traditional southern Chinese lion dance.

LEGO MANIA

Saturday, September 16 at 10:30-11:30am Join us for More Than One Story, an award-winning card game which builds bridges between people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures. Required registration begins August 26.

First Thursdays at 4pm Sept 7 ∙ Oct 5 ∙ Nov 2 Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; we supply the building blocks! For children ages 5+.

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

MORE THAN ONE STORY

GET MOVING WITH SALSA

Saturday, September 16 at 1-3pm Salsa is a dance form with origins in the Caribbean. Join members of the Charlottesville Salsa Club as they teach you about the music and dance of salsa. Ages 14+. Required registration begins August 26.

Second Tuesdays at 6:30pm Bring a blanket and pillows and join us for family friendly movies. Snack and juice box provided. Sept 12: Sword in the Stone (G, 1963) MIND MATH WITH BEADS Oct 10: Nightmare Before Christmas (PG, 1993) Monday, September 18 at 4pm Nov 14: Beauty and the Beast (PG, 2017) Presented by Ashwati Nayar, ALOHA Mind Math Dec 12: The LEGO Batman Movie (PG, 2017) Charlottesville. Learn to calculate faster and better with the abacus. A program for caregivers and children BOOK BUGS BOOK GROUP together. Abacuses will be provided for use. Grades Second Thursdays (except Dec) at 4pm K-5. Required registration begins September 5. Join us for a 45-minute session of chatting about books, snacks, and a fun activity. Books will be WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? provided to the first 10 kids to sign up. Grades 3-4. Monday, September 18 at 6:30-8:30pm Sept 14: The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling Who Is Dayani Cristal? tells the story of a migrant Registration begins August 10. who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert Oct 12: The World According to Humphrey known as “the corridor of death.” As the real-life by Betty Birney drama unfolds we see this John Doe, denied an Registration begins September 14. identity at his point of death, become a living and Nov 9: The Castle in the Attic breathing human being with an important life story. by Elizabeth Winthrop Screening of the film will be followed by a discussion Registration begins October 12. led by representatives from Cresciendo Juntas.

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NORTHSIDE LIBRARY SEPT - CONTINUED MEHNDI

Thursday, September 21 at 7-8pm Come learn about the origins of this art form from ancient India and witness the preparation of henna paste. The program concludes with an opportunity to create lovely henna tattoos and sends you off with safety and care instructions. Ages 14+. Required registration begins August 31.

GOODLIFE THEATER: GOING BUGGY

Friday, September 22 at 2pm JMRL is abuzz with tales of our favorite creepycrawly critters: insects! Stories from around the world feature puppets, masks, live music, dramatic play and lots of audience participation.

COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING

Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30-8pm Parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are invited to this 90-minute workshop on financial planning for college with options for all families, whether your student qualifies for financial aid or not. FAFSA information will be covered. Provided by Virginia College Planning Services. Required registration begins August 21.

OCTOBER CONDUCTORS AS LEADERS

Wednesday, October 4 at 1pm The art of conducting has much to teach us about “emotional intelligence” and leadership. Kate Tamarkin (Conductor Laureate of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia) offers engaging insights into this unique way of being a musician and a leader. Registration begins September 13.

CITIZENSHIP INFO SESSION

Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30pm Presented by The International Rescue Committee. Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen. Call the Information Desk at 973-7893 x4 to register.

THE FRALIN MUSEUM OF ART VISUAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP

Friday, October 13 at 1pm Most people make quick judgments about what they see without necessarily knowing why. Join Jordan Love, Academic Curator at the Fralin Museum of Art, as she conducts a fun and interactive visual analysis workshop. This class will teach participants to pay attention to visual clues that give them information, and also practice in communicating and describing what they see. Registration begins September 22.

SELF-DRIVING CARS OF THE FUTURE

Saturday, October 14 at 2pm You’ve probably heard or read about self-driving cars. Now, hear the truth straight from the experts! The Crozet-based Perrone Robotics is a pioneer in advanced robotics and a major contributor to the field of autonomous (self-driving) cars. Ages 14+. Recommended registration begins September 23.

JOB SEARCHING 101

Saturday, October 28 at 12pm Searching for jobs can be stressful. Learn tips from a Charlottesville Workforce Center representative on how to more effectively utilize online job search tools to find the job that’s right for you.

HALLOWEEN SNARK-A-THON

Saturday, October 28 at 1:30pm Celebrate Halloween by joining the Snark-a-thon and hurtling your best insults and deepest barbs at timelessly terrible flicks, Mystery Science Theaterstyle. Snacks will be provided; there will be a brief intermission between films. Ages 11-18. 1:30pm: Hocus Pocus (1993) [83 min] 3:00pm: The Witches (1990) [91 min]

MONSTER MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE Tuesday, October 31 at 6pm Join us for a back-to-back screening of two monster movie classics; At 6:00pm: Frankenstein (1931), starring Boris Karloff. At 7:30pm: The Wolf Man (1941) with Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi. Drop by for one or stay for both! Light refreshments will be served. These films are Not Rated.

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NOVEMBER

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA

Saturday, November 18 at 11am Join Kumud Vanderveer, Certified Yoga Instructor FINDING INNER PEACE & from the Integral School of Yoga (Coimbatore-India) CALMNESS THROUGH MEDITATION as she leads 60 minutes of introductory Hatha Friday, November 3 at 11am practice. Please be advised that the class will require Join Gerry Gorman, long-time meditator, as he talks bending, and getting down and up from the floor. about the journey of finding lasting peace, happiness Ages 18+. Required registration begins October 28. and a greater sense of well-being, and shares a simple technique of spiritual meditation that can help us achieve a lasting state of peace and happiness.

DECEMBER

LGBT+ STUDENTS: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Saturday, November 11 at 2pm Join Side by Side (formerly ROSMY) for a community dialogue about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students’ rights in K-12 public schools in Virginia. Come learn about Title IX, laws protecting LGBTQ+ student organizations, and some insights into where LGBTQ+ student rights are headed in the near future.

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FILM & LECTURE

Monday, November 13 at 6pm Join UVa Associate Professor Dr. Carmenita Higginbotham for a fascinating lecture before we screen the 1930 World War I film.

WRITERS WORKSHOP: BEFORE YOU HIT SUBMIT

Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30pm or Saturday, December 2 at 1pm (Both seminars will cover identical material) In this 1-hour seminar with writer, editor, and writing coach, Lisa Ellison, you’ll learn the 3 questions every writer must ask before submitting their work and how to navigate the crossroads each question presents. Participants will receive a discount toward the WriterHouse seminar “Publish or Bust: Choosing the Right Publication Path for Your Work,” scheduled for mid-January (date TBA). Registration for either seminar is required beginning October 24.

STRAWBEE BUILDING CHALLENGE Thursday, November 16 at 4pm Strawbees are a fantastic building toy that lets you connect straws to each other. What will you build? Ages 5-12. Registration begins November 2.

COSPLAY PARTY

Monday, December 4 at 6:30-8pm 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. Ages 11-18.

TINKERCAD WORKSHOP

Monday, December 11 at 6:30pm Interested in designing your own 3D-printable objects? Get started with this workshop on TinkerCAD, a free and easy-to-use CAD program. Participants will be able to have their designs printed for free with Northside’s 3D printer. Ages 10-18. Required registration begins two weeks before event date.

FAMILY ART DROP-IN

Thursday, December 14 at 3:30-5:30pm Families are invited to make a non-edible gingerbread house. Great art can be messy, so come dressed to create at the library. We’ll pull out all the glitter and glue for loads of fun. Ages 0-12.

STAR WARS EP. VIII RELEASE PARTY Thursday, December 14 at 6-8:30pm It’s not a trap! Get ready for Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’s release by (re)watching Episode VII: The Force Awakens with us. Come in costume as your favorite character for a surprise. Ewok-approved snacks will be provided. All ages.

COOKIE DECORATING

Wednesday December 20 at 6-7:30pm Kick off winter break by mastering the ancient arts of cookie decorating. Supplies, including highly edible cookies, will be provided. Ages 11-18. Required registration begins 2 weeks prior. Please let us know of any food allergies at time of registration.

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HOURS

SCOTTSVILLE LIBRARY 330 BIRD ST, SCOTTSVILLE ∙ 434.286.3541

MON: 11-7 TUES: 1-9 WED: 9-7 THUR: 9-7 FRI: 9-5 SAT: 9-5 SUN: closed

COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.

AROUND THE BRANCH

INKLINGS BOOK CLUB

RECURRING EVENTS

TODDLER TIME

Third Tuesdays at 7pm Join the Scottsville Library’s long-running teen book MAKE & TAKE ACTIVITIES club, The Inklings, for a fun and lively conversation. Enjoy fun activities but short on time? Stop by the Pick up your free book at the circulation desk. activity table for quick and easy projects to do at your Grades 6-12. own pace. Materials provided. All ages. Sept 19: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman Sept: Paper Helicopters Oct 17: Animal Farm by George Orwell Oct: Weaving a Spider’s Web Nov 21: Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid Nov: Stray Rockets Dec 19: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Dec: Peppermint Ornaments by Alan Bradley

HANDCRAFT GROUP

Thursdays at 10am If you’re crafty, this is the group for you. Come swap ideas, learn new skills, or just enjoy the conversations. Bring a project in progress, or the supplies you need to get started.

QUILTING & NEEDLECRAFT GROUP

Mondays at 1pm Bring your quilting or other needlework and enjoy conversations with old and new friends.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)

Third Tuesdays at 6:30pm Sept 19 ∙ Oct 17 ∙ Nov 21 ∙ Dec 19 Help plan teen programs. Come 30 minutes before the Inklings book club meeting to voice your concerns and wishes.

Wednesdays at 10am Sept 13 - Dec 13 An early literacy class for babies and toddlers emphasizing simple concepts, patterns, and unconditional acceptance. This 20-minute activity includes books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories.

READING ROCKS

Wednesdays at 10:30am Sept 13 - Dec 13 An independent activity for children ages 3-5. This 30 minute program introduces new concepts, increases vocabulary, improves listening skills, and promotes reading readiness. Program is followed by a tea party where siblings are invited to attend and engage in learning manners and hospitality.

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SENSORY PLAY

First & Third Saturdays at 10am-1pm Sept 2 & 16 ∙ Oct 7 & 21 ∙ Nov 4 & 18 ∙ Dec 2 & 16 Captivate your little scientist with open-ended play which engages the senses. The children will explore bins containing a variety of sensory materials. For ages 1-3 with an accompanying caregiver. Older siblings welcome.

ROCKIN’ READERS

Final Wednesdays (except Dec) at 3pm A book club for grades 3-5. Pick up a free book at the circulation desk. Come share in a book discussion with a great group of your peers. Sept 27: Talking Leaves by Joseph Bruchac Oct 25: The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin Nov 29: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm

HISTORY CO-OP

Wednesdays (except Nov 22) at 11:30am Join us as we study world history, from 1850 through the present. For elementary age students and their caregivers.

ONE-TIME EVENTS GOODLIFE THEATER: GOING BUGGY

Thursday, September 28 at 10:30am JMRL is abuzz with tales of our favorite creepycrawly critters: insects! Stories from around the world feature puppets, masks, live music, dramatic play and lots of audience participation.

BEE-CURIOUS: BACKYARD BEEKEEPING

Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30pm What does it take to be a backyard beekeeper? Heather Stertzer, Beekeeper and 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. This workshop is for those that have never managed a honeybee hive or first year beekeepers looking for a refresher course. Registration begins September 26.

SCIENCE CO-OP

Wednesdays (except Nov 22) at 1:30pm Come study biology with hands-on activities and learn about the world’s smallest living things to the biggest creatures on earth. For elementary age students and their caregivers.

CINEMA NIGHT

Fourth Tuesdays (except Dec) at 6:30pm Enjoy new releases and cinema classics. Popcorn will be served and you may bring your own refreshments. All movies rated PG-13. Ages 13+. Sept 26: La La Land (2016) Oct 24: Harold and Maude (1971) Nov 28: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

ARTWORKS: AN OPEN STUDIO

Mondays listed below 3-6pm Sept 11 & 25 ∙ Oct 23 ∙ Nov 13 & 27 ∙ Dec 4 Offering a variety of craft and drawing materials to encourage creative and visual thinking. Introducing Zentangles, the art of mindful doodling. For adult and school-age children. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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WHERE TO VISIT JMRL City of Charlottesville

Crozet Library

Gordon Avenue Library

Albemarle County Northside Library

Bookmobile

434.973.7893 x2

Central Library 201 E Market St Charlottesville 434.979.7151

Crozet Library 2020 Library Ave Crozet 434.823.4050

Central Library Scottsville Library

Nelson County

Louisa County

Gordon Avenue Library 1500 Gordon Ave Charlottesville 434.296.5544

Greene County Library 222 Main St Stanardsville 434.985.5227

Louisa County Library

Louisa County Library

Nelson Memorial Library

881 Davis Hwy Mineral 540.894.5853

Nelson Memorial Library Greene County

Bookmobile Greene County Library

8521 T.N. Hwy Lovingston 434.263.5904

Northside Library

705 W. Rio Rd Charlottesville 434.973.7893

The Bookmobile serves the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. For more information and a full schedule visit www.jmrl.org/bookmobile.

Scottsville Library

330 Bird St Scottsville 434.286.3541

Beyond the Books: Sept-Dec 2017  

Your guide to programs, classes, and events at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.

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