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Regional Author Series

Feb 5, 2012 2pm

JMRL - Central Library
African-American Cemeteries.
Lynn Rainville, anthropological archaeologist, founding director of the Tusculum Institute, and research professor in the humanities at Sweet Briar College, talks about her research into African-American cemeteries. Her purpose is to better understand enslaved, free black, and post-bellum communities as evidenced through their mortuary practices.

Russ Lyttleton
reference@jmrl.org



Handcraft Group

Mar 1, 2012 3pm

Feb 2, 2012 3pm

Jan 5, 2012 3pm

Gordon Avenue Library
If you're crafty, this is the group for you. Chat, snack, and meet your neighbors, as we knit, stitch, bead, and sew. Bring any project you're working on, or come just to be inspired. All ages and levels of experience welcome.

gordon@jmrl.org


Computer Help

Feb 27, 2012 11:30am

Feb 13, 2012 11:30am

Feb 6, 2012 11:30am

Jan 30, 2012 11:30am

Jan 23, 2012 11:30am

Gordon Avenue Library
Meet with a library staff member for help in a variety of computer skills. Sign up for just one or a whole series. Registration is required; call 296-5544 or visit the Reference Desk to sign up. Mondays, 11:30am-1pm.

gordon@jmrl.org


Game Night

Jan 30, 2012 7pm

Feb 27, 2012 7pm

Gordon Avenue Library
Come unplug and enjoy great board and card games. Bring a game to share or come find a new favorite. Call or visit the library to be added to the games email list. Meets monthly on Mondays.

gordon@jmrl.org


Documentary Film Series

Jan 26, 2012 7pm

JMRL - Central Library
GASLAND a film by Josh Fox
The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe?

Krista Farrell
central@jmrl.org



Page to Screen

Jan 25, 2012 7pm

Gordon Ave Library
A film series on the final Wed of each month at 7pm. A screening of a popular film adaptation of a book, and perhaps a discussion afterwards. Refreshments provided. Contact the library for details, 434.296.5544

Meredith Dickens
gordon@jmrl.org



Live Poets Society

Feb 1, 2012 7pm

Gordon Ave Library
Come and share original poetry, or just listen.

Meredith Dickens
gordon@jmrl.org



Download audiobooks & eBooks

Feb 11, 2012 3pm

Gordon Avenue Library
Learn how to download free eBooks and audiobooks for Kindles, nooks, iPads/iPhones, and other electronic readers. Registration is required; call 296-5544 or visit the Library to sign up.

gordon@jmrl.org


Monday Evening Book Club

Feb 6, 2012 7pm

Crozet Library
INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison.
An African-American man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility.

crozet@jmrl.org


Wednesday Night Book Group

Feb 8, 2012 7:30pm

Gordon Avenue Library
BLESS ME, ULTIMA by Rudolfo Anaya.
[part of THE BIG READ]
Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will test the bonds that tie him to his people, and discover himself in the pagan past, in his father's wisdom, and in his mother's Catholicism. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world-and will nurture the birth of his soul.

gordon@jmrl.org


Brown Baggers Book Group

Feb 16, 2012 12pm

Central Library, 201 E. Market St, Charlottesville
HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford.
When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.

central@jmrl.org


Literary Masterpiece Book Group

Feb 17, 2012 10am

Gordon Avenue Library
THE ASPERN PAPERS by Henry James.
An American editor travels to Venice to find some papers of a deceased 19th century poet which he believes are being held by the poet's former love.

gordon@jmrl.org


Regional Author Series

Dec 4, 2011 2pm

Central Library, 201 E. Market St, Charlottesville
THE JEFFERSONS AT SHADWELL by Susan Kern.
The author will discuss her forthcoming book.

Joyce MacDonald
central@jmrl.org



Live Poets Society

Dec 7, 2011 7pm

Gordon Avenue Library
Come to read and listen to original poetry.

Meredith Dickens
gordon@jmrl.org



Brown Bag Book Club

Nov 28, 2011 12pm

Nelson Memorial Library
PLAGUE by Albert Camus.
A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

Tanith Knight
nelson@jmrl.org



Regional Author Series

Nov 13, 2011 2pm

Central Library, 201 E. Market St, Charlottesville
JEFFERSON'S MOUNTAIN by Henry Wiencek.
The author will discuss his forthcoming book.

Joyce MacDonald


Scottsville Library Book Club

Nov 15, 2011 7pm

Scottsville Library
The group will discuss a variety of works by Ann Patchett.

Noelle Funk
scottsville@jmrl.org



Wednesday Night Book Group

Nov 16, 2011 7pm

Northside Library
THE KNOWN WORLD by Edward Jones.
When a plantation proprietor and former slave--now possessing slaves of his own--dies, his household falls apart in the wake of a slave rebellion and corrupt underpaid patrollers who enable free black people to be sold into slavery.

Margarete Gillette
northside@jmrl.org



Brown Baggers Book Group

Nov 17, 2011 12pm

Central Library, 201 E. Market St, Charlottesville
RIVER OF DOUBT: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard.

Chronicles the 1914 expedition of Theodore Roosevelt into the unexplored heart of the Amazon basin to explore and map the region surrounding a tributary called the River of Doubt, detailing the perilous conditions they faced.

Krista Farrell
central@jmrl.org



Crozet Soiree

Nov 17, 2011 7pm

Crozet Elementary School
SAM ABELL: Seeking the Picture
In this original and captivating talk National Geographic photographer Sam Abell uses slides to show the thinking and working process behind some of his best known--and completely unknown--images.

Wendy Saz
crozet@jmrl.org



Literary Masterpiece Book Group

Nov 18, 2011 10am

Gordon Avenue Library
THE OVERCOAT, and THE NOSE by Nikolai Gogol.
Two short stories probe the mind of man to reveal his hidden motives.

Meredith Dickens
gordon@jmrl.org



Books Sandwiched In

Nov 12, 2011 12pm

Northside Library
WILD BILL DONOVAN: the spymaster who created the OSS and modern American espionage by Douglas Waller.

A wholly satisfying biography of the feisty, charismatic man whose unconventional and daring vision created a worldwide intelligence organization. Reviewed by Frederick Hitz, lecturer, UVa School of Law.

Lindsay Ideson
northside@jmrl.org