BEYOND BOOKS YOUR GUIDE TO PROGRAMS, CLASSES & EVENTS ∙ JUNE - AUGUST 2018
The JMRL Bookmobile Courtesy of Steve Trumbull
SUMMER PERFORMERS ∙ Magic, music, and mystery! Check out pages 3 and 4 to see which performers will be coming to the library and when they’ll be at your branch.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
02 ∙ Summer Library News 03 ∙ Summer Performers 05 ∙ Central Library 09 ∙ Crozet Library 14 ∙ Summer Films 15 ∙ Gordon Avenue Library 19 ∙ Greene County Library 22 ∙ Readers Advisory 23 ∙ Louisa County Library 26 ∙ Library Life Hacks 27 ∙ Nelson Memorial Library 30 ∙ Downloadables 31 ∙ Northside Library 37 ∙ Scottsville Library
The library has backpacks available for children to learn more about nature, whether it’s in their own backyard, at a local park, or at one of Virginia’s 36 state parks. The nature backpacks contain: ∙ Parking pass for free parking/entrance to all Virginia state parks ∙ Pocket naturalist bugs and slugs guide ∙ Pocket naturalist animal tracks guide ∙ Pocket naturalist Virginia birds guide ∙ Pocket naturalist mammals guide ∙ Pocket naturalist Virginia trees/wildflowers guide ∙ Virginia state parks trail guide ∙ Port-a-bug field observation container ∙ Big Foot leave no trace ethics card ∙ Magnifying glass ∙ Dip net ∙ Discovery activity suggestions To reserve a nature backpack, please search the JMRL catalog for “Virginia State Parks Backpack.” The backpacks are made available thanks to a partnership between the Library of Virginia, Virginia State Parks, and the Science Museum of Virginia.
JMRL is able to plan and promote events thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Library.
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SUMMER LIBRARY NEWS
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
June – August Are you ready for the challenge? Adults, teens, and kids can all participate in the same program, using the same process. Pick up your first challenge sheet from any library branch or download it from the JMRL website. Complete the reading challenges with a friend or family member and earn prizes. For more information, visit jmrl.org/summer.
SUMMER READING KICKOFFS Check the listings below to find out when your local branch will be celebrating the start of the JMRL Summer Reading Challenge. Visit the branch’s section for more details. Central: Crozet: Gordon: Greene: Nelson: Northside: Scottsville:
Saturday, June 9 at 10am-12pm Monday, June 11 at 5:30-6:30pm Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30-8pm Monday, June 4 at 6-8pm Monday, June 4 at 4-6pm Tuesday, June 12 at 5:30-7pm Thursday, June 7 at 5-7pm
NEW JMRL BAGS FOR SALE Show your support for the library by purchasing a JMRL bag at your local branch. Bags are for sale for $15 and can be purchased at the circulation desk.
CHILDREN’S ROOM RENOVATIONS AT GORDON AVENUE LIBRARY WILL BE COMPLETE AT THE END OF MAY Gordon Avenue Library has been closed for renovations since April 10 but will reopen in time for summer reading with a brand new children’s room concept. The room is adorned with a woodland forest theme complete with a waterfall and stream design that flows throughout the space. In addition to new lighting and fixtures in the children’s room, the library’s restrooms have been renovated and are now fully ADA compliant. Stop by to see the new design!
ONECLICK AND ZINIO MAGAZINES ARE NOW RBDIGITAL Formerly known as OneClick (for audiobooks and ebooks) and Zinio (for magazines), RBdigital now offers a single platform for all digital content. Free account signup is required. You can access RBdigital for free at jmrl.org/download.
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SUMMER PERFORMERS DREAMTIME: TALES FROM DOWN UNDER Emus, crocodiles, and frogs... oh my! Experience the magic of stories from the Australian Dreamtime with the Barefoot Puppet Theatre. Learn how the emu became a flightless bird, why the platypus looks so strange, and meet a giant, ocean-swallowing frog. Central July 10 at 10:30am Crozet August 1 at 10am Gordon August 1 at 2pm Greene July 19 at 2pm Louisa June 26 at 2pm Nelson July 10 at 2pm Northside July 12 at 4pm Scottsville July 19 at 10am
CHARLOTTE’S WEB Get tangled up in this captivating tale of friendship and loyalty as the Roanoke Children’s Theatre performs this feel-good, heartwarming classic that is perfect for the whole family. Central June 26 at 10:30am Crozet June 27 at 10am Gordon June 27 at 2pm Nelson June 26 at 2pm Northside June 28 at 4pm Scottsville June 28 at 10am
AFRICAN FOLKTALES Meet a variety of characters in stories from folktale traditions across Africa. Bright Star Theatre uses African music to help set the stage for energetic stories including Anansi, porquoi, and trickster tales. Crozet July 11 at 10am Gordon July 11 at 2pm Greene July 12 at 2pm Louisa July 24 at 2pm Scottsville July 12 at 10am
ROCKSTAR MAGIC OF CHRIS & NEAL Carolina’s most popular magicians are back by popular demand. Their stunning illusions and passion for the dramatic will astonish the audience. This highenergy show is fun for the whole family. Crozet June 13 at 10am Gordon June 13 at 2pm Greene June 14 at 2:30pm Louisa June 12 at 2pm Nelson June 5 at 2pm Northside June 21 at 4pm Scottsville June 14 at 10am
REPTILES ALIVE Learn snake secrets. Laugh at lizard stories and turtle tales. Meet and learn about reptiles from all over the world. Central June 19 at 10:30am Greene June 28 at 2pm Louisa June 19 at 2pm Northside July 26 at 4pm Scottsville July 26 at 10am
THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN PIANO Grab your spurs and journey to the Wild West with Sciencetellers, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again. When the Sheriff vanishes, two kids must foil the heist. This wild adventure story also explores the science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, and more. Central June 12 at 10:30am Crozet June 20 at 10am Gordon June 20 at 2pm Greene July 5 at 2pm Louisa July 3 at 2pm Nelson June 21 at 2pm Northside June 14 at 4pm Scottsville July 5 at 10am
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CHICKEN LITTLE: THE SKY IS FALLING TAG ALONG, SING ALONG (YOUNG AUDIENCES OF VIRGINIA) Join Einstein’s Monkey in an upbeat show full of dancing, clapping, and singing along to songs that celebrate joy and life through upbeat rock music. Central July 17 at 10:30am Nelson July 17 at 2pm
MUSIC, MOVEMENT, & ME (YOUNG AUDIENCES OF VIRGINIA) Explore music and dance with West African rhythm. Atumpan uses traditional African instruments to explore community and culture while encouraging the audience to join in with rhythm, dance, and call and response. Central July 24 at 10:30am Crozet July 25 at 10am Gordon July 25 at 2pm Greene July 26 at 2pm
HOMEMADE MUSIC (YOUNG AUDIENCES OF VIRGINIA) Remember a time when music was celebrated on the front porch with friends, neighbors, and the whole family? Join Bob Zentz to experience toetapping, sing-along homemade music fun with guitars, tambourines, kazoos, and harmonicas. Greene August 2 at 2pm Louisa July 31 at 2pm Scottsville August 2 at 10am
Bright Star Theatre gives this classic story a modern twist. When Chicken Little gets bonked on the head by an unknown object, confusion reigns in the barnyard as the animals try to figure out the problem. Central July 3 at 10:30am Nelson July 3 at 2pm Northside July 5 at 4pm
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER Join Impressions Theatre as Tom and Huck set out on a grand adventure. They team up to build a monument so they will be remembered forever. To do so, they travel the globe to steal pieces from the greatest examples of architecture in the world. Central July 31 at 10:30am Crozet July 18 at 10am Gordon July 18 at 2pm Greene June 21 at 2pm Louisa July 17 at 2pm Nelson July 31 at 2pm Northside July 19 at 4pm Scottsville June 21 at 10am
BEAUTY & THE BEAST Join Bright Star Theatre as they bring this classic fairy tale to life. See why this story has been enchanting audiences since 1740. Louisa Nelson
July 10 at 2pm July 26 at 2pm
THE MULTICULTURAL ROOTS OF ROCK & RAP (YOUNG AUDIENCES OF VIRGINIA) Did you know that the American banjo come from Mali? The guitar from Spain? Many percussion rhythms from Cuba and South America? Curtis Blues will bring history to life by playing instruments from all over the world and exploring how that history still influences the music we listen to today. Northside August 2 at 4pm
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201 E. MARKET ST ∙ CHARLOTTESVILLE COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.
AROUND THE BRANCH MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the lower level of the Central Library for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. JUNE: Map Bookmarks JULY: Map Marbles AUGUST: Map Coasters
FIRST FRIDAYS RECEPTION Friday, July 6 at 5-7pm Watercolors by Helen Dilley Barsalou.
FANDOM FRIDAYS Check into the teen section to find DIY crafts, trivia and more of your favorite fandoms around the world twice a month. JUNE: Japanese Love JULY: Paranormal at Home/Parallel Universe AUGUST: British Invasion
RECURRING EVENTS BOOKS ON TAP
First Thursdays at 7-8pm Meets at Champion Brewing Company. JUNE 7: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury JULY 5: Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher AUG 2: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
REGISTER BY PHONE OR ONLINE Call 434.979.7151 or visit jmrl.org.
LGBT BOOK CLUB
Last Tuesdays at 6-7pm Central’s newest book club will discuss books by and about people across the LGBT spectrum. Selections include fiction, young adult and nonfiction. For more information, email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. JUNE 26: Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu JULY 31: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli AUG 28: Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride
BROWN BAGGERS BOOK CLUB
Third Thursdays at 12-1pm JUNE 21: I Was Told to Come Alone by Souad Mekhennet JULY 19: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman AUG 16: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
CENTRAL FILM SERIES
Monthly on Thursdays at 7pm* JUNE 28: Wonder (2017) JULY 26: Get Out (2017) AUG 23: Wonder Woman (2017) *Friday, July 13 at 2-4:30pm: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) in partnership with the Charlottesville Coalition for the Homeless Don’t miss it! Regional performers on page 3.
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ART IN THE PARK
Special Saturdays at 10am Be creative this summer and make some art at the park next to the library. Participants will create and take home their project. All supplies provided. Rain site will be the McIntire Room. Ages 14+. Required registration begins June 2. For more information email Liz at email@example.com. JUNE 23: Tape Resist Painting JULY 14: Alcohol Ink Tiles
MOTHER GOOSE TIME
Mondays at 9:30-10am JUNE 11 – JULY 30 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 10:30-11am JUNE 11 – JULY 30 ANIMANGA BOOK CLUB Stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays designed Third Tuesdays at 4:30-5:30pm for 2 and 3 year olds with an accompanying adult. JUNE 19 ∙ JULY 17 ∙ AUG 21 Fun ways to develop early literacy skills by singing, Read and discuss great manga, then watch the anime talking, reading, and playing. adaptation with other teens. Light snacks provided. Grades 7-12. Required registration begins May 15. SPANISH MOVES WITH ALI For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Special Mondays at 1-1:30pm Free copies of the book for the first 10 to sign up. JUNE 11 ∙ AUG 20
Second Wednesdays at 4-4:45pm JUNE 6 ∙ JULY 11 ∙ AUG 8 Crafting for ages 10 and up. Beginners and pros alike can learn a new craft each month, each with a delightfully “cute” DIY theme.
TEEN BOOK TO FILM CLUB
Monthly on Thursdays at 3:30-4:30pm JUNE 21 ∙ JULY 26 ∙ AUG 16 Join us in discussing the month’s book club pick and afterwards enjoying the movie adaptation on the big screen at Central Library. Refreshments provided. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins May 31. For more information email email@example.com. Free copies of the book for the first 10 to sign up.
SPINE CRACKERS: A TWEEN BOOK CLUB
Third Thursdays at 3:30-4:30pm 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 JUNE 21: The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste JULY 19: Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson AUG 16: The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
This bilingual session will get kids moving while learning Spanish and enjoying stories and rhymes.
ROMP & STOMP
Wednesdays OR Thursdays at 10:30-11:15am JUNE 13 – JULY 26 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 June 1. Please only register for either Wednesday or Thursday.
CUENTOS Y CANCIONES BILINGUAL STORYTIME Second Thursdays at 4-4:30pm JUNE 14 ∙ JULY 12 ∙ AUG 9 Enjoy a special storytime in both English and Spanish featuring favorite stories, rhymes and songs in both languages to help you and your little one learn some basic Spanish.
TECH ENCOUNTERS FOR CURIOUS KIDS
Third Wednesdays at 4-5pm JUNE 20 ∙ JULY 18 ∙ AUG 15 Play with hands-on technology in a fun and creative environment. Each session will feature a different tech toy. Ages 7-10. Registration is recommended and begins June 1.
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CENTRAL LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS
SUMMER READING KICKOFF HULLABALOO
Saturday, June 9 at 10am-12pm Celebrate the sweet start of summer at Central ZAP!: GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION Library’s annual street party. Snack on donuts, enjoy Third Saturdays at 2-3pm juggling and face painting, and pick up a JMRL Caregivers and kids devour a graphic novel together, summer challenge sheet. Check out the Friends’ then join us for snacks, activities, and dynamic mini-book sale and visit with the riders of Books on discussion. Free books will be provided (one Bikes, too. For all ages. book for each pair.) Ages 8-9 with a favorite adult. Registration is required and is ongoing. WHO DONE IT? Friday, June 15 at 6-7:30pm JUNE 16: The Time Museum by Matthew Loux JULY 21: Rutabaga Adventure Chef Was it Miss Scarlet in the dining room with the by Eric Colossal candlestick? Colonel Mustard in the study with the AUG 18: Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli lead pipe? Help solve the mystery in an after-hours life-size Clue game using all the rooms in the library. LEGO MANIA Best for ages 5+. Registration for teens interested in Last Thursdays at 4-5pm helping to plan and run this event begins June 1. JUNE 28 ∙ JULY 26 ∙ AUG 30 BLOOMSDAY OPEN MIC Do you want to get together with other LEGOminded people to build great things? All you need to Saturday, June 16 at 3-5pm Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market Street bring is your creativity and natural engineering Join JMRL staff and local Irish literature lovers ability; Central Library will have the building blocks for this worldwide annual commemoration and for your next creation. Ages 5+. No younger celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce. siblings, please. Share your favorite passage by an Irish writer.
DONUTS WITH DAD
Last Saturdays at 10:30-11am JUNE 30 ∙ JULY 28 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 (and, of course, moms) with children ages 2-5.
JUNE QUEENS WHO READ: BE WHO YOU ARE
Saturday, June 2 at 2pm Celebrate the differences that make each of us special with this fabulous family event. Local drag artist Dreama Belle will share stories that celebrate our wonderful diversity at this special storytime. Fun for all kinds of families.
FAMILY FILM FUN
Saturday, June 23 at 2-4:15pm Join us for a big screen showing of Black Panther. Bring your blankets and pillows and we will provide popcorn.
STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP
Monday, June 25 at 3-5pm Learn the basics of stop motion animation using just a smartphone or tablet, presented by instructor Ian Levesque. Participants will complete a short video production and upload it to a private channel by the end of the workshop. Bring your own device or borrow one of the library’s. Ages 8-10. Required registration begins June 1.
STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP
Tuesday, June 26 at 2-4pm Please read the event description listed above. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins June 5.
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JULY TRY PODCASTING
Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30-8pm Learn how to get started podcasting with only an iPad. All participants will record and produce a short podcast during the workshop. Ages 16+. Required registration begins June 20.
CHARLOTTESVILLE BALLET STORYBOOK WORKSHOP
Monday, July 16 at 4-5pm This story-based workshop will explore the beautiful ballet while teaching flexibility, cooperation, and musicality. Discover classical ballets’ tales, music, terms, and even scenery. Bring your ballet feet and step into the wonderful world of dance. Ages 6-9. Required registration begins June 25.
AFTER HOURS: LIBRARY MINI GOLF Friday, July 20 at 6-8pm See the inside of the library transformed into 9 rounds of fun. Enjoy 3 rounds of golf on each floor ranging from easy to hard. Fun for the whole family. Balls and clubs provided.
NATIONAL TEEN LOCK-IN 2018:
Friday, July 27 at 6-9pm Teens take over the library, after hours! Interact with teens from libraries around the country while enjoying online visits with well-known authors, fun contests, crafts, games, food and more. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins June 30. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRY POTTER
UPCYCLED COSPLAY COMPETITION
Saturday, August 4 at 2-3pm Come ready to team up and create and don costumes from an array of offered materials. Participants will try to imitate characters from favourite anime, games, comic books or television shows. Prizes will be awarded in different categories. Required registration begins July 7. For more information email email@example.com.
KEVA BLOCK BUILDING
Monday, August 6 at 4pm Bust out your building moves and get your designs to spring up into structures.
LEAP INTO ENERGY SAVINGS
Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30-7:30pm Representatives from the the Local Energy Alliance Program present information on home energy check-ups, audits and other services while technical staff will be on hand to offer information on individual situations.
MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD Saturday, August 11 at 10:30-11:15am Sing and dance with Jay Sand and his family in this musical romp around the globe. This high-energy concert will include music from several continents and nearly a dozen different languages.
Tuesday, August 14 at 6-8pm Miniatures artist Jessica Partain will cover basic techniques in working with polymer clay to make food items and turn them into earrings or necklaces. At this session you’ll make milkshakes and candy apples. Grades 7-12. Required registration begins July 24.
POWERFUL PICTURE BOOKS
AFTER HOURS: BIG GAMES
Tuesday, July 31 at 4-5:30pm Stop by the teen section and help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter with games, activities and more.
Wednesday, August 1 at 7pm Come together for a special storytime for adults and let your cares fall away. Engage with the world through a child’s lens and discover the power and insight of picture books.
Friday, August 17 at 6-7:30pm “Go big or go home!” The Central Teen Advisory Board welcomes you to join us in competing with your friends by jumping inside some of your favorite childhood board games, jumbo-ified.
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2020 LIBRARY AVENUE ∙ CROZET COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.
REGISTER BY PHONE OR ONLINE Call 434.823.4050 or visit jmrl.org.
AROUND THE BRANCH
TEEN COMMUNITY CHALLENGES
MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP
Drop by the teen section to take part in these short activities and contests to express your opinions, make art, or contribute to a community project. JUNE: Read the Rainbow JULY: Teen ‘Zine Writing & Art Contest ARR-GUST: Pirate-ify Your Favorite Book
Monthly on Mondays at 7-8pm Join this informal group for relaxed and stimulating book discussions. Newcomers always welcome. JUNE 4: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett JULY 9: Coming Up for Air by George Orwell AUG 6: TBD
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
June – August Each month we’ll feature an intriguing item from nature. Submit your guess as to what it might be and you’ll enter your name to win a treat from Crozet Creamery. For all ages.
KIDS EXPLORER CORNER Explore a variety of activities and crafts for kids of all ages. JUNE-AUG: Story Maps JUNE: Paper People JULY: Challenge Generators AUGUST: String Games
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. JUNE 25: The Shape of Water [R] (2017) JULY 30: Moonrise Kingdom [PG-13] (2014) AUG 27: The Glass Castle [PG-13] (2017)
Don’t miss it! Regional performers on page 3.
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TAB-HOSTED HANGOUTS These informal events are dreamed up, planned, and led by members of our Teen Advisory Board. All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome. LGBTQ+ TEEN SOCIAL & BOOK CLUB Saturday, June 16 at 2-4pm Teens of all identities are welcome to share their favorite LGBTQ+ books and enjoy crafts, games, and support. Required registration begins May 26. CAMP NANOWRIMO WRITE-INS Mondays, July 2 & 16, at 2:30-4pm Love to write? Come learn about the NaNoWriMo writing challenge and get some writing time in with fellow teen writers. No experience needed. All writers are welcome! Required registration begins June 11. MUSICALS SING-ALONG Saturday, July 28 at 3:30-4:30pm Share your love of Broadway and movie musicals! You choose the songs, everyone sings along together. No embarrassment, no judgment. Required registration begins July 7.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
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 suggested age range. R.A.D. (READ AND DISCUSS) BOOK CLUB Saturday, June 30 at 2:30-4pm Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30-8pm Grades 6-12. JUNE: Proxy by Alex London. A sci-fi thriller. Includes a Skype Q&A with the author! Required registration begins May 22. AUG: Legend by Marie Lu. A futuristic dystopia. Required registration begins July 31. YAK & SNACK BOOK CLUB Monday, July 30 at 2:30-4pm Reading: Matilda by Roald Dahl. Grades 5-8. Required registration begins July 2. THE LITERATI BOOK CLUB Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30-8pm Reading: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. For more mature teen readers. Required registration begins June 30.
Tuesday, June 12 at 5:45-6:15pm Friday, August 3 at 5-6pm We need your ideas! TAB 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 7-12. TAB is currently closed to new members. New applications will be kept on file for one year.
LEGO AT THE LIBRARY
MUSINGS: A TEEN WRITER’S WORKSHOP
First Tuesdays at 6:30-8pm JUNE 5 ∙ JULY 3 ∙ AUG 7 Join other teen writers every month for miniworkshops, prompts, new techniques, and insight into the publishing world. Feel free to bring writing or art samples with you and receive helpful feedback. All creative writing welcome, including poetry, nonfiction, and fanfiction! Grades 7-12.
Monthly on Tuesdays at 2-3pm JUNE 12 ∙ JULY 10 ∙ AUG 7 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. Required registration begins May 21, June 18 and July 16 respectively. Thursdays at 9:30-10am JUNE 21 – AUG 2* 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. *Will not meet on July 5. Registration begins May 31 at 9am. Birthdate must fall between 6/22/16 and 6/21/17.
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CROZET LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS
Monday, June 18 at 6:30-8pm Learn about various ways to put up the harvest. We’ll ALPHABET SOUP discuss canning both at home Thursdays at 10:30-11am and using the nearby Prince JUNE 21 – AUG 2* Edward Cannery. The Designed to help grow our next generation of Cannery can be used for readers, Alphabet Soup is a fun half-hour of stories, personal canning and to make songs, dancing and more. This group is for older 3, 4 foods for sale at farmers and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy story time on markets, online and in stores. their own, without an accompanying adult or younger We’ll demystify the process siblings. *Storytime will not meet on July 5. and share opportunities. Required registration begins May 31 at 9am. Presented by Virginia Food Works and the Virginia PAWS TO READ Cooperative Extension. Various days, listed below, at 2-3pm JUNE 16 & 25 ∙ JULY 9 & 28 ∙ AUG 6 THE MAD HATTER’S MURDER Improve your reading skills and make a new friend MYSTERY ESCAPE ROOM by reading aloud to Abby, a registered therapy animal Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30-8pm with Therapy Dogs International who volunteers A crime has been committed and the Mad Hatter is with her owner/handler MaryAnn. Sign up for a the only one with the evidence. Teens must look for 15-minute appointment and bring a favorite book to clues and crack a series of locks in order to escape read. For any young reader. Registration is required. the Mad Hatter’s tea party and report the solution to the library authorities. Light teatime refreshments STITCHES HANDCRAFT GROUP served. Grades 7-12. Last Tuesdays at 4:30-5:30pm Required registration begins May 29. JUNE 26 ∙ JULY 31 ∙ AUG 28 Bring any handwork project you’re working on or are SNAKES! WITH WILDROCK interested in learning, and join this fun group for an Friday, June 22 at 2pm hour of handcrafting and sharing. Ages 8 to adult. Learn about Virginia’s native snakes, both venomous and non-venomous, and meet Fredrika, Wildrock’s pet snake. Ages 6-11. SUMMER KICKOFF CELEBRATION Required registration begins June 4. Monday, June 11 at 5:30-6:30pm Cruise on over to the library to gather your first round THE ART OF HENNA of summer reading, then step outside to enjoy some Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30-7:30pm sweet summer treats and sun-filled fun. Pick up your Experience the ancient art of henna in this hands-on first JMRL Summer Reading Challenge sheet, and let workshop led by Ginny Sieminski of Expressions! the summer begin. For all ages. Rain cancels. Face Painting. You’ll leave with your own temporary design and a henna kit to take home. Grades 6-12. TEEN SUMMER LAUNCH PARTY Required registration begins June 5. Tuesday, June 12 at 6-8pm Welcome summer at this intergalactic kickoff party for GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Friday, June 29 at 2pm teens only. Eat spacey snacks, take home a spacethemed project, and enjoy a showing of the movie Travel the globe through active games from other Wall-E. Cosplay welcome. Grades 6-12. cultures. Ages 7-11. Requested registration begins May 22. Required registration begins June 11.
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JULY GETTING STARTED AT PVCC
Monday, July 9 at 6-7pm PVCC’s outreach manager, Denise McClanahan, will be here to provide an introduction to PVCC’s degree and certificate programs. Placement test materials and other information will be available.
GAME NIGHT: LIFE-SIZE CLUE
Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30-8pm Was it Colonel Mustard with the candlestick? Mrs. White in the dining room with the wrench? Follow the clues and find out in this life-sized version of the classic game where you become the characters. Feel free to dress the part if you wish! Grades 6-12. Required registration begins June 19.
JUGGLING WITH JASON LEBLANC
Friday, July 13 at 4-5pm Juggle along with Jason LeBlanc of the Air Raid Jugglers! Jason will wow you with his juggling feats then give you a chance to learn some juggling tricks of your own. Ages 7-12. Required registration begins June 25.
Monday, July 16 at 2-3pm Looking for something to do on a hot summer afternoon? Come cool off in the library and have a great time creating a piece of art to decorate your room. Ages 7-12. Required registration begins June 25.
FANDOM CUPCAKE WARS
Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30-8pm Battle for cupcake supremacy! Design your own cupcake (fandom-themed or not), add display elements, photograph your creation, and vote for overall best design. Afterwards, if you can bear to say goodbye to your creation, it’s yours to eat. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins June 26.
STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 21 at 2-4pm Learn the basics of stop motion animation using just a smartphone or tablet, presented by instructor Ian Levesque. Participants will complete a short video production and upload it to a private channel by the end of the workshop. Bring your own device or borrow one of the library’s. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins June 30.
SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP
Monday, July 23 at 6:30-8:30pm Learn simple screen printing techniques to try out on a blank canvas tote bag. All materials provided. Ages 14+. Required registration begins July 9.
STRANGER THINGS 80S NIGHT
Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30-8pm Munch on some Eggos, play life-sized Pac-Man, sample Dungeons & Dragons, and enjoy music, movies, and snacks from the 1980s. 80s attire is encouraged but not required. Grades 7-12. Required registration begins July 3.
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Thursday, July 26 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 get-comfortable-pillows. The movie title elected by kids will be announced on July 23, so call the Crozet Library for details. Ages 6-11. Requested registration begins July 9.
EXPLORING MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP
Friday, July 27 at 10-11am Mindfulness is a popular term these days, but what does it really mean? What are the benefits? Is it easy to practice? Robert Hodge, teacher at White Hall Meditation, will explore these questions ZUMBA FOR OLDER ADULTS and lead some practice Friday, July 20 at 10-11am exercises including a Zumba is Latin-fusion dance class with easy-to-follow short meditation. He will share resources for moves. Jennifer Homan will lead this introductory lower-intensity class that will get your heart pumping, further study and practice for improve your range of motion, and your coordination. those interested.
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AUGUST PAGE TURNERS: A BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS
Friday, August 3 at 2-3:30pm Travel with Professor Savant to Whangdoodleland to search for the last living Whangdoodle, “the wisest, the kindest, and the most extraordinary creature in the world.” Pick up a free copy of The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles written by Julie Andrews Edwards from the Crozet Library, read it on your own and then join other Page Turners for an hour of book club discussion and fun. Ages 8-11. Required registration begins June 11.
END-OF-SUMMER PARTY: CHILDHOOD THROWBACK
Friday, August 3 at 6:30-8pm What were you obsessed with as a kid? Play-doh, Candyland, Silly bands, Disney and Nickelodeon? Come relive it all at this after-hours end-of-summer party hosted by our Teen Advisory Board. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins July 10.
LEAP INTO ENERGY SAVINGS
Monday, August 20 at 6:30-7:30pm Representatives from the the Local Energy Alliance Program present information on home energy check-ups, audits and other services while technical staff will be on hand to offer information on individual situations.
IT’S BIN FUN: SENSORY PLAY FOR INFANTS & TODDLERS
Friday, August 24 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. Requested registration begins August 3.
EXPLORING MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP
Monday, August 13 at 6:30-7:30pm See description on page 12 for more information.
AGE REVERSING ESSENTRICS: STRETCH & TONE
Friday, August 17 at 10-11:30am A slow and gentle, full-body stretch and strengthening workout that focuses on increasing mobility, flexibility and relieving chronic aches, pains and joint stiffness. Reawaken the power of your 650 muscles while slowly building strength in your body. Bring your exercise mat and join us for this fun workout. Required registration begins August 3.
WRECK YOUR NOTEBOOK
Monday, August 20 at 2:30-4pm Back to school is even more exciting when you customize your school supplies to fit your own style. Hang out with other students as you personalize your gear. You bring your notebooks, binders, etc. and we’ll supply the materials… and some snacks of course. Grades 5-7. Requested registration begins on July 30.
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SUMMER FILMS RATED G OR PG
June 16 at 10:30am June 22 at 1:30pm June 2 at 10:30am August 3 at 1:30pm August 14 at 6:30pm July 13 at 7pm July 27 at 1:30pm July 14 at 2pm July 20 at 1:30pm July 7 at 10:30am July 10 at 6:30pm July 13 at 1:30pm June 29 at 1:30pm August 18 at 10:30am August 4 at 10:30am June 28 at 7pm June 15 at 1:30pm June 16 at 2pm July 6 at 1:30pm
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BLACK PANTHER (2018) Central CROOKED HOUSE (2017) Gordon THE GLASS CASTLE (2017) Crozet GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) Northside LOVING (2016) Northside MOONRISE KINGDOM (2014) Crozet THE PAINTED VEIL (2006) Gordon THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (2006) Central VICTORIA & ABDUL (2017) Gordon WONDER WOMAN (2017) Central WONDER WOMAN (2017) Greene WONDER WOMAN (2017) Northside
June 23 at 2pm June 27 at 7pm August 27 at 6:30pm August 18 at 2pm August 21 at 6:30pm July 30 at 6:30pm August 22 at 7pm July 13 at 2pm July 25 at 7pm August 23 at 7pm August 1 at 3pm July 21 at 2pm
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BECOMING JANE (2007) Nelson COCO (2017) Louisa COCO (2017) Nelson EARLY MAN (2017) Louisa EARLY MAN (2017) Northside FACES PLACES (2017) Greene FINDING NEMO (2003) Louisa MOANA (2016) Gordon MOANA (2016) Louisa MOANA (2016) Nelson MY LITTLE PONY (2017) Northside PADDINGTON 2 (2017) Louisa THE PRINCESS & THE FROG (2009) Louisa SENSE & SENSIBILITY (1995) Nelson THE WILD LIFE (2016) Nelson WONDER (2017) Central WONDER (2017) Louisa WONDER (2017) Northside WONDERSTRUCK (2017) Louisa RATED PG-13
GET OUT (2017) Central LADY BIRD (2017) Greene PHANTOM THREAD (2017) Nelson THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017) Crozet
July 26 at 7pm August 10 at 7pm July 21 at 10:30am June 25 at 6:30pm
HOMETOWN HABITAT (2016) Greene MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (1962) Northside NO GREATER LOVE (2017) Northside
June 8 at 7pm July 24 at 6pm July 9 at 6pm
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GORDON AVENUE LIBRARY
MON: 9-9 TUES: 9-6 WED: 12-9 THUR: 10-6 FRI: 10-5 SAT: 10-5 SUN: closed
1500 GORDON AVE ∙ CHARLOTTESVILLE COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.
REGISTER BY PHONE OR ONLINE Call 434.296.5544 or visit jmrl.org.
AROUND THE BRANCH
MAKE & TAKE PROJECTS
LIVE POETS SOCIETY
Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by one of the round tables in the adult reading area for quick and easy projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials are provided. JUNE: Map Bookmarks JULY: Map Marbles AUGUST: Map Coasters
TEEN CRAFT CORNER There will be a new craft and activity each month in the teen area. Materials provided. Grades 6-12. JUNE: Book/Map Pinwheels JULY: Word Search AUGUST: Book a Trip: Post the best book or vacay of your summer
June – August Stop at our children’s desk to spot what new game is afoot: wordplay, fun facts, guessing games, scavenger hunts, and more. Activities change throughout the summer, so come see what’s new. All ages, all day.
Don’t miss it! Regional performers on page 3.
First Wednesdays at 7-8:30pm JUNE 6 ∙ AUGUST 1 Come share original poetry with the group or listen.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP Second Wednesdays at 7:30-8:30pm Meets monthly to share insights on a variety of classic and contemporary fiction and nonfiction. New members or visitors are welcomed at any time. JUNE 13*: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline *Meeting at Northside Library JULY 11: The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti AUG 8: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT
Fourth Wednesdays at 7-9pm Monthly screening of a popular film adaptation of a book. Light refreshments are served. JUNE 27: Crooked House (2017) JULY 25: Victoria & Abdul (2017) AUG 22: The Painted Veil (2006)
DROP-IN STORIES & MORE
Saturdays at 11-11:30am JUNE 16 – AUG 25 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.
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MOTHER GOOSE TIME
Mondays at 11:30am-12:15pm OR Tuesdays at 9:30-10:15am JUNE 25 – AUG 7 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 online June 12.
Monthly on Thursdays at 3:30-4:15pm JUNE 14 ∙ JULY 5 ∙ AUG 9* Join us in the afternoon to unwind, enjoy a story and share some fun. Grades K-1. *Special STEM session: Building theme with playing card house building activity. Required registration begins May 24.
BILINGUAL STORYTIME: LA HORA DE LOS CUENTOS
Special Tuesdays listed below at 3-3:30pm JULY 10 & 24 ∙ AUG 7 Enjoy listening to favorite stories, rhymes and songs in both Spanish and English during this special new bilingual storytime. Required registration begins on June 26, July 10, and July 24, respectively.
Mondays at 10:30-11am JUNE 25 – AUG 6 A lively 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.
BOOKAROOS BOOK GROUP
Third Thursdays at 3:30-4:15pm For those younger book wranglers rising to the 2nd grade who love to snack and discuss a different book each month. Free books provided. Required registration begins online May 24 and is ongoing. JUNE 21: The Gold Medal Mess by David A. Kelly JULY 19: Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla AUG 16: Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society by Betsy Byars
Thursdays at 10:30-11:15am JUNE 21 – AUG 9* Come monkey around with exciting stories, fingerplays, silly songs, and flannel stories. Designed to help independent 3 and 4-year-olds practice self-sufficiency and develop early literacy skills to help them be ready to read and succeed. *No class July 12. Required registration begins June 7. BOOK BITES BOOK GROUP Fourth Thursdays at 3:30-4:30pm TWOS & THREES TOGETHER Ravenous readers rising to the 3rd and 4th grades Mondays at 9:30-10am are invited to snack while discussing a different OR book each month. Free books provided. Required Tuesdays at 10:30-11am registration begins online May 24 and is ongoing. JUNE 25 – AUG 7 JUNE 28: Tru and Nelle by G. Neri Stories, songs, movement and fingerplays designed JULY 26: The Sasquatch Escape for 2 and 3 year olds with accompanying adult. Fun by Suzanne Selfors ways to develop pre-literacy skills with “Sing, Talk, Read and Play.” Required registration begins June 12. AUG 23: The Magic Half by Annie Barrows
PICTURES & PAGES @ THE FRALIN
Wednesdays listed below at 10-11:45am JUNE 6 ∙ JULY 11 Start with a book and then go look! We visit The Fralin Art Museum to share stories, music, and movement, then explore the museum. Stories will help enrich the art experience of the current exhibit. Ages 2-4. To register or find out what exhibits will be highlighted, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434.243.2050.
BOOK BATCH BOOK GROUP
Fourth Mondays at 3:30-4:30pm Read some great books, join in the discussion, and enjoy a batch of cookies and snacks. Free copies of the book provided. Grades 5-6. Required registration begins online May 24 and is ongoing. JUNE 25: Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool JULY 23: The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove AUG 27: All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
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GORDON AVE LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS PAWS TO READ
Special dates listed below at 3:30-4:30pm JULY 20 ∙ AUG 8 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 15-minute turn. Call to register beginning June 20.
JUNE ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Wednesday, June 13 between 6:30-8pm I scream, you scream… let’s share some ice cream. It’s time for Gordon Avenue Library’s traditional kickoff for summer fun. Get started in the Summer Reading Challenge, eat ice cream, listen to music provided by the Jim Howe Jazz Trio, visit with one of our Paws to Read dogs and get decorated by Expressions! Face Painting.
SUMMER HOUR OF CODE
Wednesday, June 20 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 reserve a library laptop. Limited number of laptops available. Grades 5+. Required registration begins online May 23.
CHARLOTTESVILLE BALLET STORYBOOK WORKSHOP
Friday, June 22 at 10:30-11:30am This story-based workshop with two instructors will explore the beautiful ballet while teaching flexibility, cooperation, and musicality. Discover classical ballets, ballet terms, and even music and scenery. Bring your ballet feet and step into the wonderful world of dance. Ages 6-9. Required registration begins online May 24.
STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 23 at 2-4pm Learn the basics of stop motion animation using just a smartphone or tablet, presented by instructor Ian Levesque. Participants will complete a short video production and upload it to a private channel by the end of the workshop. Bring your own device or borrow one of the library’s. Grades 5-9. Required registration begins online June 2.
SUMMER PAPER ROSETTE WREATHS WORKSHOP
Monday, June 25 at 6-8pm Learn how to make a decorative summer wreath by creating paper flowers and rosettes. All supplies provided. Ages 14+. Required registration begins online June 4.
“READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE” ART CLASS
Friday, June 29 at 10:30-11:30am Have you ever wanted to join your child in one of their classes? Join Venable art teacher Melissa Combs in an art class designed to be done by a child and their adult. Create a pencil box using books that can be “taken everywhere.” Grades K-1 with an adult. Required registration begins online May 24.
JULY MOANA MOVIE MATINEE
Saturday, July 14 at 2-4:30pm Ride the waves to tropical Polynesia with Disney’s Moana, rated PG. Through adventure and song Moana fulfills her quest and discovers her own identity. Feel free to come in costume and sing-along. Free popcorn and drinks.
Monday, July 16 at 6-8pm Miniatures artist Jessica Partain will cover basic techniques in working with polymer clay to make food items and turn them into earrings or necklaces. At this session you’ll make s’mores. Grades 7-12. Required registration begins online June 19.
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ROLLING ON THE RIVANNA
Tuesday, July 17 at 3-4pm Explore the Rivanna River ecosystem with the Virginia Natural History Museum. This handson education program is designed to help children learn about the wildlife, ecology and importance of the Rivanna River, its tributaries, and watershed. Ages 6+, younger siblings welcome with an adult caregiver. Required registration begins online July 6.
TAPE RESIST PAINT PARTY
Monday, July 23 at 6-8pm Using a tape-resist technique, you’ll create fantastic geometric designs on canvas using any color palette you choose. No artistic skills required and all materials provided. Ages 14+. Required registration begins online July 2.
Friday, July 27 at 10:30-11am This inclusive program of stories, songs, and activities may be just right for children who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime. A program designed for preschool children who may be on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing issues, or feel overwhelmed by noises or crowds. Ages 3-4. Required registration begins online July 1.
Friday, August 3 at 7-8pm Hike into the Gordon Avenue Library children’s room woods after hours. Pitch a tent, make s’mores snacks and read away! We invite teens 12 and up to sign up to be Camp-in Counselors. Come an hour before and help set-up and lead activities.
MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Friday, August 10 at 10:30-11:15am Sing and dance with Jay Sand and his family in this musical romp around the globe. This high-energy concert will include music from several continents and in nearly a dozen different languages.
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GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY
MON: 12-8 TUES: 12-8 WED: 10-6 THUR: 10-6 FRI: 9-5 SAT: 9-5 SUN: closed
222 MAIN STREET, SUITE 101 ∙ STANARDSVILLE COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.
AROUND THE BRANCH WACKY WEDNESDAY
June 11 – July 30 Every day there will be something wacky at the front desk! Is it one of the librarians? Identify the wacky thing to win a prize, up to one prize weekly per child. Ages 3-11.
RECURRING EVENTS FRIDAY FILM SERIES
Second Fridays at 7-9:30pm Enjoy complimentary hot coffee and sweet treats. JUNE 8: Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home (2016) JULY 13: Faces Places (2017) AUG 10: Lady Bird (2017)
THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
First Thursdays at 7-8:30pm All interested adult readers are welcome. JUNE 7: News of the World by Paulette Jiles JULY 5: Transatlantic by Colum McCann AUG 2: The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
Don’t miss it! Regional performers on page 3.
REGISTER BY PHONE OR ONLINE Call 434.985.5227 or visit jmrl.org.
CHRONICLES OF YARNIA
First Tuesdays at 6-7:30pm JUNE 5 ∙ JULY 3 ∙ AUG 7 Do you love knitting, crocheting or other fiber crafts, or need a boost to get started? Bring your current projects (or get re-energized to pick up one of your UFOs) to work on in a friendly, social atmosphere. Share patterns, tips, and techniques with fellow crafters, and take advantage of special themes like bath knits and stashbuster nights. Hot beverages provided. Latecomers welcome. Ages 12 to adult.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
Second Wednesdays (except Aug) at 3:30-4:30pm JUNE 13 ∙ JULY 11 Have fun and make a difference while you build your resumé for jobs and college. Contribute your ideas for teen programs and materials at the library. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Registration is recommended and ongoing.
BIBLIOPHILES: A TEEN BOOK CLUB
Monthly Wednesdays (except Aug) at 3:30-4:30pm JUNE 27 ∙ JULY 25 Join the monthly book discussion with other teen readers. The first 8 members 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) for upcoming titles. Grades 8-12. Registration is recommended and ongoing.
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PAWS TO READ
Monthly on Wednesdays 3:30-5pm JUNE 6 ∙ JULY 11 ∙ AUG 1 Improve your reading skills and make a new friend. Rogue, a French bulldog and registered therapy animal, would love to meet you. Bring your own book or choose one from the library. Sign up upon arrival.
READ & RHYME TIME
GET PEACEFUL: WHAT IS MINDFULNESS? Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30-7pm In this workshop, Robert Hodge, teacher at White Hall Meditation, will explore this question and lead some practice exercises including a short meditation.
Wednesdays at 10:30-11am JUNE 6 – JULY 25 A half hour of fun that promotes verbal, motor, and social skills using short books, puppets, fingerplays, music and flannel stories. Each class concludes with a short social playtime. For ages 1-2 with an accompanying caregiver. Siblings welcome.
Thursdays at 10:30-11:15am JUNE 7 – JULY 26 Enjoy 45 minutes together in this early literacy class with engaging books, flannel stories and puppets. Sing and move to music, using scarves and rhythm instruments. Enjoy a simple craft at the conclusion of the class. For ages 3-5, with or without a caregiver or parent. Siblings welcome.
RAPUNZELS: A BOOK GROUP FOR TWEEN GIRLS
Third Tuesdays (except Aug) 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 book. Girls in grades 4-8 are welcome to join at any time. Registration is required and ongoing. JUNE 19: JULY 17:
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt The Princess & the Foal by Stacy Gregg
CHILDREN’S HATHA YOGA SERIES
Mondays at 3-4pm JUNE 11 – JULY 2 This class taught by Kumud Vanderveer emphasizes yoga fundamentals for children in a beginner-friendly environment, including poses, breathing, relaxation & meditation techniques. Hatha aims to increase flexibility, improve balance, build strength, and enhance health and mental well-being for students of all abilities. Grades 4-6. Required registration begins May 14.
This series aims to enhance well-being by encouraging practices of mindfulness, exercise, eating well, and fostering a DIY mentality by making instead of consuming things. Geared for adults, but also open to ages 12+.
GET STRONG: ZUMBA CLASS Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30-7pm Instructor Wendee Constable will have you moving and dancing to popular Latin and international music in this medium intensity class for all dance levels. Registration required. GET COOKING: COOKBOOK CLUB Tuesdays, June 26 & July 24 at 6:30-7pm Explore the book listed below, try out a new recipe, and share the resulting dish with other foodies in a friendly conversation-filled potluck at the library. Registration required. June 26: Food Swings: 125+ Recipes to Enjoy Your Life of Virtue & Vice by Jessica Seinfeld July 24: Recipes from The Herbalist’s Kitchen: Delicious, Nourishing Food for Lifelong Health and Well-Being by Brittany Wood Nickerson GET PEACEFUL: FIND INNER PEACE & CALMNESS THROUGH MEDITATION Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30-7:30pm Long time meditator, Gerry Gorman, will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace and happiness through the technique of meditation explained and practiced during this session. GET PEACEFUL: GUIDED TEA TASTING Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30-7pm This mindful and interactive approach will focus our attention on the flavors and qualities of a single plant. Best suited to people who can sit still for about an hour. Led by Inger Brown, Apothecary of the Rose. Registration required.
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GREENE CO LIBRARY JUNE SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY
Monday, June 4 at 6-8pm Get ready for summer reading and join the Greene County Library for all kinds of fun including Bad Kitty, moon bounce, buttered popcorn, ice cream, face painting, tattoos, farm animal petting zoo, reptile and amphibian zoo, and more.
Wednesday, June 20 at 3:30-5pm Bring a game to share or play one from the library’s collection. Show your skills at an old favorite or learn a new game. Snacks served. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins May 30.
STEAM STRAWBEES & KEVA PLANK BUILDING WORKSHOP
Monday, July 23 at 6:30-7:30pm Build your imagination and sharpen your design skills with KEVA Planks and Strawbees. Challenge your mind using straws, connectors, and planks of wood. Play, learn, invent, repeat. Grades 3-6. Registration required begins July 9.
AUGUST AFTERNOON MOVIE: WONDER WOMAN (2017)
Wednesday, August 1 at 3-5:30pm Come out of the heat and spend the afternoon at the movies. Popcorn and drinks will be served. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins July 11.
Monday, June 25 at 6-7:30pm Professional actor and musician Koda Kerl will present an acting workshop featuring theatre games, improv, stage combat, and lots more. You never know when a star will be born. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins June 4.
JULY STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 7 at 2-4pm Learn the basics of stop motion animation using just a smartphone or tablet, presented by instructor Ian Levesque. Participants will complete a short video production and upload it to a private channel by the end of the workshop. Bring your own device or borrow one of the library’s. Grades 4-12. Required registration begins June 16.
FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM: THE EARLY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Monday, July 9 at 6:30-7:30pm Learn about life in the Virginia backcountry and about the Eastern Woodlands Indians. Everyone will discover whether they have the skills to survive in the backcountry. Museum staff will also teach you historical games and activities. Grades 2-7. Required registration begins June 25.
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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 Recommendations 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 email@example.com, or by chatting on jmrl.org.
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LOUISA COUNTY LIBRARY
MON: 11-7 TUES: 11-7 WED: 10-5 THUR: 10-5 FRI: 10-5 SAT: 9-4 SUN: closed
881 DAVIS HIGHWAY ∙ MINERAL COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.
AROUND THE BRANCH 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. JUNE: Map Bookmarks JULY: Watermelon Word Search AUGUST: Summer Coloring
CONNECTING @ YOUR LIBRARY
By appointment only One-on-one tutorials offered to help you learn how to use library resources to download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to your mobile devices. Call the library to sign up for a half-hour tutorial.
RECURRING EVENTS TUESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP
REGISTER BY PHONE OR ONLINE Call 540.894.5853 or visit jmrl.org.
Third Mondays at 5:30-6:30pm Do you enjoy browsing through cookbooks and showing off your culinary skills? 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 gather to share a potluck meal and recipes. JUNE 18: Select a recipe from The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer JULY 16: Share your best zucchini recipe AUG 20: Spanish tapas
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
Second Tuesdays at 5-6pm JUNE 12 ∙ JULY 10 ∙ AUG 14 This is your chance to be heard when it comes to programming at the Louisa County Library. Help plan teen programs and activities. Snacks and drinks will be provided and participants will receive volunteer hours for their participation in TAB. Please call the library with questions. Grades 6-12.
Fourth Tuesdays at 6:30-8pm This is a friendly group of serious readers. JUNE 26: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green BOOK CLUB OF CHAOS Last Tuesdays at 4pm JULY 24: Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Join an engaging discussion group especially for AUG 28: Dear Martin by Nic Stone ages 9-14. Light refreshments provided. Free copies B.Y.O.C.: BRING YOUR OWN CRAFT of the book are available (first come, first served). Wednesdays at 2-5pm JUNE 26: Gregor The Overlander Come to share ideas, show off your work and get by Suzanne Collins another crafter’s eye and perception. Chat and JULY 31: A Pizza the Size of the Sun meet your neighbors while you work on your craft. by Jack Prelutsky All levels of experience welcome. AUG 28: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle
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Second Tuesdays at 4-5pm A pop-up MakerSpace for ages 9-15. JUNE 12: Caterpillar Kickoff JULY 10: Air Rockets AUG 14: Make Yourself a Manikin
PRESCHOOL READ & RHYME TIME
Thursdays at 10:30-11am 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.
BABY & TODDLER TIME
Fridays at 10:30am-12pm All parents and caregivers of little ones ages 2 and under are welcome to join us for educational songs, reading and playing. There is plenty of time for making new friends and free play. Older siblings may attend with younger siblings.
LOUISA COUNTY CHESS CLUB
Thursdays at 11am-12:30pm Come learn to play or share your knowledge of the game. Bring your board if you have one. Age 6+. All skill levels are welcome.
NO KID HUNGRY SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM
Tuesdays & Fridays at 1-3pm JUNE 12 – AUG 3 We have partnered with No Kid Hungry, a national organization that works to end childhood hunger. Come out and enjoy a healthy nutritious meal and fun entertainment during the summer. This service is free, and open to anyone up to age 18. For more information, please call the library.
FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEES
Fridays listed below at 1:30pm Beat the heat with a family movie. JUNE 15: Wonder (2017, PG) JUNE 22: Coco (2017, PG) JUNE 29: The Princess and the Frog (2009, G) JULY 6: Wonderstruck (2017, PG) JULY 13: Paddington 2 (2017, PG) JULY 20: Moana (2016, PG) JULY 27: Finding Nemo (2003, G) AUG 3: Early Man (2017, PG)
JUNE AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE Saturday, June 2 at 10am-5pm Give the gift of life by donating blood. You can save up to three lives in about an hour. Registration is required through the American Red Cross website.
Tuesday, June 5 at 2-3:30pm Do you want to get together with other LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; Louisa Library will have the building blocks for this summer reading kickoff. All school ages welcome.
LEAP INTO ENERGY SAVINGS
Tuesdays, June 5 & July 31 at 5:30-6:30pm Representatives from the the Local Energy Alliance Program present information on their energy efficiency programs such as home energy check-ups, audits and other services, including income qualifying programs. Technical staff will be on hand to offer information on individual situations.
VIRGINIA WORKFORCE JOB FAIR
Friday, June 8 between 3-5pm If you are starting a new career or looking for a job, don’t miss this chance to sit down 1-on-1 with a variety of representatives from local employers. Get away from stressful online applications and talk to real people. Ages 16+.
Thursday, June 21 at 3-4pm Do you love drumming? Join William “Whit” Whitten of Drum Call for an exciting, interactive workshop that explores the sounds of African drumming. Drums will be provided. Grades 5+. Required registration begins on June 1.
VICTIM OF A DATA BREACH? NOW WHAT?
Tuesday, June 26 at 5-6:30pm The UVA Community Credit Union will talk about data breaches and the various types of ID theft and account fraud; precautions you can take to protect yourself; warning signs your information has been compromised; and what to do if you are a victim.
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LOUISA CO LIBRARY JULY STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP
Monday, July 9 at 2-4pm Learn the basics of stop motion animation using just a smartphone or tablet, presented by instructor Ian Levesque. Participants will complete a short video production and upload it to a private channel by the end of the workshop. Bring your own device or borrow one of the library’s. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins June 21.
LOUISA REENTRY COUNCIL INFO SESSION
Saturday, July 14 at 1-2pm Virginia’s current recidivism rate is 23%. This means that almost 1 out of 4 individuals will return to incarceration within the Virginia Department of Corrections prison system. The focus will be to: raise reentry public awareness; address reentry barriers and other community needs; coordinate local service delivery; foster successful community reintegration.
RURALOVE: NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR
Tuesday, July 10 at 6-7pm PVCC’s outreach manager, Denise McClanahan, will be here to provide an introduction to PVCC’s degree and certificate programs. Placement test materials and other information will be available.
Monday, July 23 at 4-5:30pm Come out and learn how Goshen Baptist Association, through their “RuraLove” program, works together with the community and the local churches to meet the needs of families in crisis. RuraLove will share what resources are available for those in need and how the community can help meet physical needs through donations.
MEDIEVAL FANTASY BATTLE GAMING
GETTING STARTED AT PVCC
Thursday, July 12 at 10:30-11:30am Join us for stories about butterflies and we will release our newly-hatched painted lady butterflies and watch as they fly away.
TIE DYE & ICE CREAM PARTY
Friday, July 13 at 4pm Join the TAB for a fun and colorful tie dye workshop. Bring your own T-shirt, shorts, socks, pillowcase or other 100% cotton, linen, wool, or silk item. We’ll be working outside, weather permitting. Ages 9-18. Registration is required.
SAFE HEARTS INFO SESSION
Saturday, July 14 at 11am-12:30pm In the United States, approximately 1 out of every 4 girls and 1 out of every 6 boys is sexually abused, and 95% of children know their molesters. Come out and hear how the SAFE Hearts program can help you have shoulder-to-shoulder conversations with your children to help keep them safe. Don’t miss it! Regional performers on page 3.
Saturday, July 28 at 2-3pm Valkyries and warriors! Monsters and mayhem! Come get a taste of the thrill and excitement of Zorn Vongal, Central Virginia’s premiere youth and family-friendly medieval fantasy battle gaming organization. First, meet current members during an open discussion panel. Then, test your skill and bravery during a live, full audience participation demo. Ages 10+.
AUGUST FRECKLES-N-FRIENDS “MR. MAGIC” SHOW
Thursday, August 2 at 2-3pm Come out and enjoy Mr. Magic’s rollicking routines and comedy magic show. Watch as he turns balloons into an array of animals, toys and hats. Fun for the entire family.
SUMMER PAPER ROSETTE WREATHS WORKSHOP
Monday, August 6 at 5-6:30pm Learn how to make a decorative summer wreath by creating paper flowers and rosettes. All supplies provided. Ages 14+. Required registration begins July 2.
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LIBRARY LIFE HACKS Make life easier with your library card and jmrl.org/databases.
ANCESTRY.COM & HERITAGEQUEST Uncover a new branch of your family tree
MAGILL’S MEDICAL GUIDE Confirm a treatment
CHILTON LIBRARY Get auto repair assistance
MORNINGSTAR RESEARCH CENTER Expand your investment portfolio
LITERARY REFERENCE CENTER Prepare for your book club
NETADVANTAGE Manage your money
LITERATI & GROLIER ONLINE Get your research done
TRANSPARENT LANGUAGE ONLINE Brush up on your Spanish
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NELSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
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
8521 THOMAS NELSON HIGHWAY ∙ LOVINGSTON COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.
REGISTER BY PHONE OR ONLINE Call 434.263.5904 or visit jmrl.org.
AROUND THE BRANCH
SUMMER SNACK PROGRAM
GETTING STARTED AT PVCC
June – August Our snack program will continue this summer for children under the age of 18.
AUTHOR BIRTHDAY SHELF There will be an author’s work displayed each month, in celebration of their birthday. Stop by the first week of each month for a fun handout related to the author’s books. JUNE: Richard Scarry / June 5, 1919 JULY: Laura Numeroff / July 14, 1953 AUGUST: Tasha Tudor / August 28, 1915
CELEBRATORY BOOK DISPLAYS JUNE: National Zoo and Aquarium Month JULY: First Postage Stamp Month AUGUST: International Pirate Month
MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS JUNE: Zoo Scavenger Hunt JULY: Postage Stamp Create and Color AUGUST: Pirate Mad Libs
Don’t miss it! Regional performers on page 3.
Mondays, June 4 & August 6, at 6-7pm PVCC’s outreach manager, Denise McClanahan, will be here to provide an introduction to PVCC’s degree and certificate programs. Placement test materials and other information will be available.
BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB
Fourth Mondays at 12pm JUNE 25 ∙ JULY 23 ∙ AUGUST 27 Book titles to be determined by the group.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
First Tuesdays at 5-6pm JUNE 5 ∙ JULY 3 ∙ AUGUST 7 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. Grades 6-12.
OLD SCHOOL GAMING
Monthly on Saturdays at 12-1pm JUNE 9 ∙ JULY 21 ∙ AUGUST 11 Plan to join in the fun and get back to some “old school” board games and gaming systems. We have a Wii, Playstation 2, computer games, board games, and snacks. Come with a friend or make new ones. Grades 6-12.
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SNACKS & PAPERBACKS BOOK CLUB
Monthly on Thursdays at 4-5pm JUNE 14 ∙ JULY 19 ∙ AUG 16 Join other teens who love to read books. Chosen titles are discussed by the group and may include some book related activities. Grades 6-12. Refreshments are served. Required registration is ongoing
SUMMER READING KICKOFF: READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE
STORIES OUT LOUD
Wednesdays at 10:30-11am JUNE 6 – AUG 29* Preschool children will enjoy a fun half hour with engaging books, crafts and activities, as they build their social, creative and early literacy skills. *No storytime August 1. JUNE 27: Exploring the Rainforest: Come learn about amazing rainforests at this puppet show and animal presentation by Wintergreen Nature Foundation’s Kathie Driscoll. JULY 25: Storytime on a school bus: Join us on a big yellow bus this week. It will be a fun way to give children experience with the bus before they start school.
COMPENDIUMS BOOK CLUB
Monday, June 4 at 4-6pm Come and learn all about our Summer Reading Challenge. See how we have transformed the library into an adventure of world travel for the evening. Just pick up your passport and let the adventure begin. Wednesday, June 6 at 4-5pm Bring your creativity and imagination. We will supply the rest.
SOUNDTRACK TO THE SETTLING OF AMERICA
Thursday, June 14 at 10-10:45am Learn the songs and dances of our ancestors and become a part of the performance when the Frontier Culture Museum’s own musicians come for a live show.
LOCAL AUTHOR MEET & GREET
Monday, June 18 at 5:30-6:30pm Come and meet some of Nelson County’s book authors. Hear about their books and what they have in store for future titles.
Last Thursdays at 3:30-4:30pm JUNE 28 ∙ JULY 26 ∙ AUG 30 JASON LEJUGGLER’S Plan on enjoying some great books, art projects, and JUGGLING SHOW snacks. Grades 3-5. Saturday, June 23 at 2:30-3pm This juggling show will amaze audiences of all ages. SATURDAY MOVIE MATINEE Saturdays listed below at 10:30am JUGGLING 101 WORKSHOP Take a break, have a snack, and enjoy a movie. Saturday, June 23 at 3-3:30pm JUNE 2: Coco (2017; PG) Have you always wanted to learn how to juggle? JUNE 16: Becoming Jane (2007; PG) Now is your chance! After his show, Jason JULY 7: Moana (2016; PG) LeJuggler will help aspiring jugglers of all JULY 21: Phantom Thread (2017; R; Adults only) experience levels improve their skills. Ages 5-12. AUG 4: The Wild Life (2016; PG) Required registration begins June 9. AUG 18: Sense and Sensibility (1995; PG)
Tuesday, June 26 at 4:30-6:30pm Miniatures artist Jessica Partain will cover basic techniques in working with polymer clay to make food items and turn them into earrings or necklaces. At this session you’ll make cheeseburgers and milkshakes. Grades 7-12. Required registration begins June 4.
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NELSON MEM LIBRARY JULY DOT & DASH
Thursday, July 5 at 2-3pm Come and play with our new friends, Dot and Dash. They are real robots that teach children to code while they play. Grades 1-5. Required registration begins June 21.
ART WITH TONI
Wednesday, July 18 at 2-3pm Art teacher Toni Gonchoroff will be leading a fun art project for children in grades 2-5. Required registration begins July 5.
PAINT NIGHT WITH PAT
Monday, July 23 at 5-6:30pm Pat Saunders is here once again to do “Paint Night” with us. Stop by the library a month before to see what our subject will be. Required registration begins July 9.
Monday, July 9 at 5-6:30pm Check out all the different types of scanning equipment you can use to digitize your materials.
ART WITH TONI
Tuesday, July 10 at 4-6pm Love to draw? Want to learn techniques of cartooning? Join us for cartooning lessons with Toni Gonchoroff. You will be given the tools to help you create your own special cartoon characters. Grades 6-12.
Wednesday, July 11, all day Visit the library, find some wacky changes in the library (or the staff) and win a wacky prize.
EXPLORING THE RAINFORESTS
Wednesday, July 11 at 2-3pm Did you know that almost two thirds of all the plants and animals on earth live in the rainforests? Come and discover how rich rainforests are with Wintergreen Nature Foundation’s Kathie Driscoll as you travel from the forest floor up to the canopies. Grades 3-6. Required registration begins June 27.
THE ART OF HENNA
Tuesday, July 17 at 3-4pm Experience the ancient art of henna in this hands-on workshop led by Ginny Sieminski of Expressions! Face Painting. You’ll leave with your own temporary design and a henna kit to take home. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins July 3.
AUGUST SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA: UNDER THE SEA
Thursday, August 2 at 3-5pm Before you go off to swim in a school of fish, join us for an extravaganza in a world under the sea.
ART WITH TONI
Tuesday, August 14 at 4-5pm Love to draw? Want to learn techniques of cartooning? Join us for cartooning lessons with Toni Gonchoroff. You will be given the tools to help you create your own special cartoon characters. Grades 6-12.
JANE AUSTEN, TEA, & CALLIGRAPHY Monday, August 20 at 5-6:30pm In the fashion of Jane Austen, we will have tea and learn the basic art of calligraphy. Perhaps we will try our hands at using some Jane Austen quotes with the art of calligraphy.
LEARNING TO CROCHET
Tuesday, August 28 at 5-6pm Join us to learn the basics of the art of crocheting. From the granny square to more detailed stitches we will discuss and practice how to create a variety of patterns. You only need to bring your enthusiasm. Grades 6-12.
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OverDrive offers both eBooks and downloadable audiobooks compatible with many different devices. Includes a hub for kids. Sign in with your library card.
Formerly known as OneClick (for audiobooks and ebooks) and Zinio (for magazines), RBdigital now offers a single platform for all of their digital content. Free account signup required.
Freading offers a selection of eBooks available at all times: no holds, no waiting. Free account signup required.
These services are free with your library card. Visit jmrl.org/download to access these and more.
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MON: 12-9 TUES: 10-9 WED: 10-9 THUR: 10-9 FRI: 10-5 SAT: 10-5 SUN: closed
705 W. RIO ROAD ∙ CHARLOTTESVILLE COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.
AROUND THE BRANCH SNACK FACT ATTACK
Throughout June Explore the world, one snack at a time. Drop by Northside’s teen desk to spin the wheel and get a treat from whichever country or region it lands on. Ages 11-18.
REGISTER BY PHONE OR ONLINE Call 434.973.7893 or visit jmrl.org.
ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLE
Thursdays at 10:30-11:30am Is English your second language? Would you like to practice your English speaking skills with others who are also learning English? Join our conversation circle. Library staff will guide the conversation in an informal, no-pressure setting.
THIRD FRIDAY SUMMER SERIES
Third Fridays at 12-1pm Although the ever-popular Books Sandwiched In series is taking a summer break, that doesn’t mean STITCHES that quality programming stops on third Fridays. First & Third Tuesdays at 10:30am-12:30pm JUNE 15: Local author Elizabeth Meade Howard Like to knit, crochet, or do needlework? Get together discusses her recent book, Aging Famously: Follow with others who enjoy the same activity. Bring your Those You Admire to Living Long and Well, which project and visit while you work. contains intimate interviews of resourceful and resilient older men and women, including famous ADULT ANIME CLUB poets, journalists, civil rights leaders, actors, and Fourth Wednesdays at 6:30-8:45pm more. Books will be available for purchase. JUNE 27 ∙ JULY 25 ∙ AUG 22 JULY 20: Join the slow art movement with Lauren Come to watch and discuss anime at this new club Patton, art educator from The Fralin Museum of for older anime fans. Ages 18+. Art at UVA. Patton engages participants in lively conversation and thoughtful observation as she leads GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT a 30-minute conversation on one work of art. Fourth Mondays at 6:30-8:45pm AUG 17: Local author, long distance hiker, and former Connect with other adults during an evening of board ridgerunner for Shenandoah National Park, Lauralee games and refreshments. Games to play include Bliss will share inspiring stories and pictures from classic standards and modern favorites, and each her 4,000 mile journey along the Appalachian Trail, session will feature tutorials for a different game. hiking north with her son and then south as a solo hiker. Her powerful memoir, Mountains, Madness, and JUNE 25: Viticulture Miracles: 4000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail will JULY 23: Machi Koro be available for purchase and signing. AUG 27: The Big Book of Madness
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MYSTERY BOOK GROUP
Fourth Tuesdays at 1-2:30pm If you like mysteries and spy thrillers, join like-minded readers at Northside Library. JUNE 26: Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith JULY 24: Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr AUG 28: Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout
LEGO BLOCK PARTY
Mondays, June 18 & July 16, at 6-7:30pm Join fellow LEGO builders each month to construct legendary masterpieces, or just hang out with your compatriots. There’ll be an optional challenge for builders looking to test their skills. Ages 11-18
NOVEL CHAT BOOK CLUB
WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP Monthly on Mondays at 6:30-7:30pm Third Wednesdays at 7-8:30pm JUNE 20: The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan JULY 18: The All of It by Jeannette Haien AUG 15: Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2pm & 3pm Call the Info Desk at 434.973.7893 x4 to arrange a 30-minute one-on-one tech tutorial to answer your computer-use and ebook questions.
WHAT’S IN YOUR ATTIC?
Fourth Tuesdays at 12-1pm JUNE 26 ∙ JULY 24 ∙ AUG 28 Let Skip Usry from Quinn’s Auction Galleries offer tips and tricks to help you downsize. Feel free to bring a treasured item that you would like to learn more about for him to review. Items reviewed on a first come, first served basis.
JOB FAIRS WITH VIRGINIA WORKFORCE CENTER
Tuesday, June 19 at 2-5pm Friday, July 13 at 1-4pm Wednesday, August 15 at 2-5pm Visit Northside and sit down 1-on-1 with more than 15 representatives from a variety of local employers. Get away from stressful online applications and talk to real people. Bringing a resume is encouraged but not required. In addition, join us 1 hour prior to the fair for a valuable workshop on job interviewing techniques. Ages 16+.
Monthly on Mondays at 6:30-8pm JUNE 4 ∙ JULY 2 ∙ AUG 6 Explore Japanese culture and discover your new favorite anime with friends, while enjoying snacks and Pocky. Show ratings range from TV-G to TV-14. Ages 11-18.
JUNE 25 ∙ JULY 30 Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks. Each month we’ll be reading to a different theme. Grades 12-18. Required registration begins June 1.
GAME NIGHT: SUMMER EDITION
Third Tuesdays at 6:30-8pm Come with a friend, or make a new one. Grades 6-12. JUNE 19: Retro Game night. You won’t get board with these games. JULY 17: Nintendo Triathlon. Wii games played tournament style. AUG 21: Mini Golf. The teen room will be a mini golf course. Snacks and putters provided.
PAGEMASTERS BOOK CLUB
First Wednesdays (except July) at 5-5:45pm 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. Ages 10-12. JUNE 6: Abarat by Clive Barker Registration begins May 23. AUG 1: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Registration begins July 11.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
Monthly on Wednesdays at 5-6pm JUNE 13 ∙ JULY 11 ∙ AUG 8 Come be a part of the Northside Teen Advisory Board. Help create displays, plan programs and activities while earning volunteer hours. Grades 6-12.
NORTHSIDE PATHFINDERS CLUB
First & Third Thursdays at 6:30-8:30pm JUNE 7 & 21 ∙ JULY 19 ∙ AUG 2 & 16 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.
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NORTHSIDE LIBRARY RECURRING EVENTS SILVER SCREEN SATURDAYS
Third Saturdays at 2pm Join us for an afternoon movie. Snack and drink provided. Ages 9-18. JUNE 16: Wonder (2017, PG) JULY 21: Wonder Woman (2017, PG-13) AUG 18: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, PG-13)
NORTHSIDE MINECRAFT CLUB
Fridays, June 29 & July 20, at 3:30-4:30pm Minecrafters, join us for a different challenge each month. To join the club, stop by a youth services desk to pick up and sign a rules & contract form. Only PC Minecraft accounts work on our server; Xbox and iPad accounts are incompatible. Ages 7-18. Registration to play in the library begins two weeks before event date. Please call 434.973.7893 ext. 6 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Wednesdays OR Thursdays at 10:30-11am JUNE 20 – JULY 26 Join us in our large meeting room each week on Wednesday OR Thursday. We will be sharing 30 minutes of stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays intended for 2 to 5 year olds, but all are welcome. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Note: Due to space limitations, this storytime cannot accommodate special groups.
BABIES & BOOKS
Thursdays at 1:30-2:30pm JUNE 7 – JULY 26 Caregivers and babies are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays followed by playtime. For babies up to 24 months with accompanying adult.
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
Second Tuesdays* at 6:30pm Bring a blanket and pillows and join us for family friendly movies. Snack and juice box provided. *There will be no movie in June, instead we invite you to join the all ages School’s Out Block Party. JULY 10: My Little Pony: The Movie (2017, PG) AUG 14: Early Man (2018, PG)
BOOK BUGS BOOK GROUP
Second Thursdays* at 4-4:45pm Join us for a 45-minute session of chatting about books, snacks, and a fun activity. Books provided. Ages 8-10. *There is no July meeting, instead we invite you to join us for our family program that day. JUNE 14: A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond. Registration begins May 10. AUG 9: The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Registration begins July 12.
FIZZ BOOM READ
Fourth Fridays at 3:30-4:15pm JUNE 22 ∙ JULY 27 ∙ AUG 24 Join us for a story and a fun STEAM activity. Ages 4-6. Registration begins two weeks before event.
JUNE PICTURE BOOK FILMS
Saturday, June 2 at 10:30-11am Join us for a short film fest of picture book stories. A snack and juice box will be provided.
Monday, June 4 at 6:30-8pm Join us for this special edition of our anime club. Come in costume, or borrow one of our yukata. There’ll be a cosplay contest, trivia, special snacks and, of course, anime. Ages 11-18.
HOW TO START YOUR OWN SMALL BUSINESS
Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30-7:30pm Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This free workshop is for you! We review the steps for a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. Please preregister online at bit.ly/2Gbc8sx.
Thursday, June 7 at 4-5pm 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! Ages 5-12.
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FAMILY ART DROP-IN
Friday, June 8 between 10:30am-12pm Decorate your own superhero mask. All materials provided.
TEEN FAERIE HOUSES
Monday, June 11 at 6:30-8pm Miss the faerie houses of your youth? Join us for Northside’s first-ever faerie house workshop for teens. Engineer a dwelling that’ll make all the faeries in your neighborhood jealous. You can even add a little garden with live plants for our fay friends. Construction materials will be provided. Ages 11-18. Required registration begins two weeks before program date.
SCHOOL’S OUT BLOCK PARTY
Tuesday, June 12 between 5:30-7pm Enjoy live music by The Flashbacks, a free Kona Ice sno-cone, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon animals and receive your first Summer Reading Challenge sheet. For all ages.
VIETNAM GRAFFITI PROJECT
Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30-7:30pm Art and Lee Beltrone, co-founders of Vietnam Graffiti Project (www.vietnamgraffiti.com), discuss the bunk canvas graffiti salvaged from a rusting Vietnam War troopship in Virginia’s James River – historic artifacts preserving the stories, feelings, and messages of young Vietnam-bound soldiers. Original bunk canvases with graffiti to be exhibited. Books will be available for purchase.
LAUGHING DRAGON KUNG FU
Friday, June 15 at 3-3:45pm Learn the basics of kung fu with a demonstration and a short lesson. Ages 6-12. Registration required and begins June 1.
Tuesday, June 19 at 6-8pm Miniatures artist Jessica Partain will cover basic techniques in working with polymer clay to make food items and turn them into earrings or necklaces. At this session you’ll make pizza and frozen pops. Grades 7-12. Required registration begins June 5.
JASON LEJUGGLER’S JUGGLING SHOW
Saturday, June 23 at 10:30-11am This juggling show will amaze audiences of all ages.
JUGGLING 101 WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 23 at 11-11:30am Have you always wanted to learn how to juggle? Now is your chance! Jason LeJuggler will help aspiring jugglers of all experience levels improve their skills. Ages 5-12. Required registration begins June 9.
HARRY POTTER MURDER MYSTERY Saturday, June 23 at 2-4pm After the defeat of Voldemort, all students from Harry’s year have returned to school to complete their education. Despite a few clashes with Slytherins, everything was going well… until tonight. There’s been a murder at Hogwarts, and it’s up to you as one of the students to solve it. Ages 11-18. Required registration begins two weeks before program date.
DECORATE A BOOK BAG
Monday, June 25 at 4-4:45pm Need a way to carry all the books you are checking out this summer? Come create a custom design just for you! Ages 7-11. Required registration begins June 11.
MEDITATE ON THE INNER LIGHT
Tuesday, June 26 at 11am-12pm In the fast-paced world we live in many of us are stressed out and don’t have the time to tend to the natural core needs of our being. Gerry Gorman, long time meditator, will be discussing why meditation is necessary for physical and spiritual health & well-being. There will be a short meditation sitting.
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NORTHSIDE LIBRARY JULY
DIGGING FOR YOUR ROOTS
DRY ICE ICE CREAM
MEDIEVAL FANTASY BATTLE GAMING
Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30-8:30pm Topic: Online family trees and how to measure the worth of what you find. Susan Emert, Central NO GREATER LOVE: Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest, A DOCUMENTARY WITH REBOOT databases available on our website, to help you in Monday, July 9 at 6-8:45pm Join us as we screen the powerful, first-hand account your genealogical research. Classes will be held in our Computer Classroom and will include one hour of of the Afghanistan War through the eyes of former instruction and one hour of research time. army Chaplain Justin Roberts. The award-winning documentary vividly presents the challenges soldiers Required registration begins June 20. face at war and at home. Discussion afterwards with PIXEL PERLER BEAD ART veteran/radio show host of “Coming Home Well with Saturday, July 14 at 10:30-11:15am Captain Bob Abbott” and Cindy Thompson from Create your own pixel art out of perler beads. Ages Reboot Combat Recovery Program. Film not rated. 7-11. Required registration begins June 30. Monday, July 9 at 6:30-8pm Escape the summer sizzle while getting the scoop on the science of ice cream making. You provide the person-power, we’ll provide the toppings. Ages 11-18. Required registration begins two weeks before program date. Please let staff know if you have any dietary restrictions at time of registration.
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP
Tuesday, July 10 at 3:30-5pm As a community outreach service to area veterans and their spouses, a veterans’ representative from the Virginia Employment Commission in Charlottesville will be available at the Northside Library to assist veterans in registering for the Virginia Workforce Connection (VWC) and to provide job search assistance and information about other available resources for veterans.
Wednesday, July 11 at 4-5pm Join instructor Kangyoon Bae in an introduction to this exciting style of dance. Find out how it began and enjoy the routines as you learn some basic dance moves. No experience required. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins June 27. Don’t miss it! Regional performers on page 3.
Saturday, July 14 at 2-3pm Valkyries and warriors! Monsters and mayhem! Come get a taste of the thrill and excitement of Zorn Vongal, Central Virginia’s premiere youth and family-friendly medieval fantasy battle gaming organization. First, meet current members during an open discussion panel. Then, test your skill and bravery during a live, full audience participation demo. Ages 11-18. Registration is recommended but not required.
FILM & LECTURE: THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
Tuesday, July 24 at 6-8:45pm Join us as we welcome back University of Virginia Associate Professor Dr. Carmenita Higginbotham for a fascinating lecture on the classic John Ford western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), starring John Wayne and James Stewart. Afterwards we will screen this film and light refreshments will be served. This film is not rated.
3D PRINTING 101
Monday, July 30 at 6:30-7:30pm Curious about the library’s 3D printer, but aren’t sure where to begin? Join library staff as they demonstrate how to create an object using TinkerCAD or select an object using Thingiverse and then print it using the library’s 3D printer. Be sure to bring your questions!
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TWISTED: MY DREADLOCK CHRONICLES
SELF DEFENSE FOR TEENS
Saturday, August 11 at 3-4pm Tuesday, July 31 at 6-7pm Have the confidence of a black belt in your everyday life. Get inspired as UpLevel Martial Arts Professor Bert Ashe from the University of Richmond discusses his book Twisted: My Dreadlock Charlottesville teaches you the basics of selfdefense. Participants under 18 will require a waiver Chronicles. This highly-acclaimed memoir explores signed by an adult. Ages 11-17. the political, cultural, and historical significance of hair in relation to black identity. Profoundly personal, Required registration begins July 21. this original work is described by Junot Diaz as “an exhilarating heartfelt memoir about a black man and BE A SLIMENTIST Monday, August 13 at 2:30-3:15pm his dreads and all the world in between.” Books will Make slime at the library. All materials provided. Ages be available for purchase. 7-11. Required registration begins July 30.
GETTING STARTED AT PVCC
Tuesday, July 31 at 6-7pm PVCC’s outreach manager, Denise McClanahan, will be here to provide an introduction to PVCC’s degree and certificate programs. Placement test materials and other information will be available.
Monday, August 13 at 6:30-8pm Not dyeing for summer to end yet? Prepare to go back to school in style. We’ll learn shibori, an ancient Japanese dyeing technique from the 8th century that uses indigo dye. Bring an item to dye, and come prepared to get messy. Ages 11-18. Required registration begins two weeks prior.
BOOKS AROUND THE WORLD
Wednesday, August 1 at 6:30-7:30pm Learn how to get started podcasting with only an iPad. All participants will record and produce a short podcast during the workshop. Ages 16+. Required registration begins July 11.
FAMILY ART DROP-IN
Friday, August 3 between 2-3:30pm Decorate your door with your own fabulous foam doorknob hanger. All materials provided.
Tuesday, August 7 at 4pm & 6:30pm A child must sign up with an adult to build one house together. Using mosses, sticks, acorns, and other natural materials, create a little dwelling for the fairy living in your house or garden. Registration required and begins July 24.
SELF DEFENSE FOR ADULTS
Saturday, August 11 at 2-3pm Have the confidence of a black belt in your everyday life. Get inspired as UpLevel Martial Arts Charlottesville teaches you the basics of selfdefense. Required registration begins July 21.
Wednesday, August 15 at 4-5:30pm Each season we’ll explore a different culture, and highlight books from or about that region that you may not have tried yet. This time we’ll be taking a look at books based in African folklore. Ages 11-18. Required registration begins two weeks prior.
END OF SUMMER DANCE PARTY
Thursday, August 16 at 4:30-5:15pm Put on your dancing shoes and celebrate the end of the summer. For all ages.
MOVIE NIGHT: LOVING (2016)
Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30-8:30pm Join us as we screen Loving, the story of a couple arrested for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia and their legal battle culminating in the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision. Light refreshments served. This film is rated PG-13.
CITIZENSHIP INFO SESSION
Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30-7:30pm Presented by the International Rescue Committee. Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen. Please call for more information.
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MON: 11-7 TUES: 1-9 WED: 9-7 THUR: 9-7 FRI: 9-5 SAT: 9-5 SUN: closed
330 BIRD STREET ∙ SCOTTSVILLE COLOR KEY: ADULTS ∙ TEENS ∙ KIDS ∙ MULTIPLE No registration is required unless otherwise noted.
AROUND THE BRANCH
REGISTER BY PHONE OR ONLINE Call 434.286.3541 or visit jmrl.org.
Wednesdays at 10:30am JUNE 13 – AUG 8 LITERARY QUERIES Come join us for stories, songs, and fun in a warm, Stop by the children’s desk to answer a weekly question, such as your favorite book character. Every supportive, welcoming atmosphere. This program week we will pull a name to win a free book, and put encourages early literacy and social engagement, with occasional crafts and a story in Spanish. up another question for you to answer. For all ages. Designed for children ages 3+. *On June 20, join us for a special children’s presentation, “Discover the James River.” See the program’s description on the next page.
RECURRING EVENTS HANDCRAFT GROUP
Fridays at 10am-12pm 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 1-3pm Bring your quilting or other needlework and enjoy conversations with old and new friends.
Wednesdays at 10-10:20am JUNE 13 – AUG 8* 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 boards. *On June 20, join us for a special children’s presentation, “Discover the James River.” See the program’s description on the next page.
Mondays at 3-4pm JUNE 11 – AUG 6 Do you like board games? Cool off and come join other kids to play chess, checkers, backgammon, and other board games. Games will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own games. Ages 8+.
PERCY JACKSON FAN CLUB
Wednesdays listed below at 2-4pm JULY 11 ∙ JULY 18 ∙ JULY 25 Join us to discuss Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books. We will learn how to write our names in Greek, do related crafts, explore Egyptian and Norse mythology in his other books, and much more. No need to have read the books to join the fun. Ages 8+.
Don’t miss it! Regional performers on page 3.
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ONE–TIME EVENTS SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY Thursday, June 7 at 5-7pm Let reading take you places! First stop: Italy. Enjoy a slice of pizza, get your face painted and sign up to win books and prizes in our Summer Reading Challenge. Celebrate the start of summer and learn about all the great events the library has planned. Fun for the whole family!
FLIP FLOP DECORATING
Friday, June 29 at 2-3pm Join us as we welcome two ballerinas from the Charlottesville Ballet to share their “Princess Ballerina” program. They will teach us dance moves and introduce fun activities to bring us the magic of ballet. Ages 4-6.
Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30-8:30pm Miniatures artist Jessica Partain will cover basic techniques in working with polymer clay to make food items and turn them into earrings or necklaces. At this session you’ll make s’mores and frozen pops. Grades 7 to adult. Required registration begins June 1.
Saturday, June 9 between 10am-2pm Start your summer with a new pair of flip flops. Drop by the library and decorate a pair of flip flops. We have gems, flowers and other materials to make your LEGO CREATIONS & INSPIRATIONS flip flops unique. Ages 5+. Saturday, July 21 at 10am-2pm Come join us to build with LEGOs. Bring your LOCAL CHILDREN’S AUTHOR creativity and imagination. We will supply the rest. STORYTIME Ages 5+. Wednesday, June 13 at 10:30-11am Join us when local author, Kimberly Schmidt, reads her books that feature goats, chickens, horses, dogs and cats from her local Scottsville Farm. Weather permitting, she may introduce us to one of the real animals in her books! Ages 5+. Younger children welcome with an adult.
DRAW YOUR OWN MANGA
Tuesday, June 19 at 2-4pm Join artist Michelle Nevarr in this introductory hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to create your own manga. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins June 1.
DISCOVER THE JAMES RIVER
Wednesday, June 20 at 10-11am The Virginia Museum of Natural History will be here to teach us all about the animals and wildlife that make the James River home. This hands-on program will consist of many items for children to explore. Ages 6+. Younger siblings welcome with adult caregiver.
GETTING STARTED AT PVCC
Thursday, August 9 at 6-7pm PVCC’s outreach manager, Denise McClanahan, will be here to provide an introduction to PVCC’s degree and certificate programs. Placement test materials and other information will be available.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MUSHROOMS
Tuesday, August 28 at 6-8pm Have you ever wanted to know why mushrooms are good for you? Have you ever wanted to know what to do with them? How to preserve them? How to use them to the maximum of their benefits? How to find and identify wild mushrooms? Join Bryan and Rachel Hice of WillowTree Farm as they share with you the multiple uses and wonderful benefits of mushrooms.
GOODIES WITH GROWNUPS
Saturday, June 23 at 10:30-11:30am Kids, bring your dads, moms, or any favorite grownup. Enjoy stories and delicious donuts. Ages 2-5.
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WHERE TO VISIT JMRL City of Charlottesville
Gordon Avenue Library
Albemarle County Northside Library
Central Library 201 E Market St Charlottesville 434.979.7151
Crozet Library 2020 Library Ave Crozet 434.823.4050
Central Library Scottsville Library
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. Nelson Hwy Lovingston 434.263.5904
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.
330 Bird St Scottsville 434.286.3541