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1 "How might Charlottesville be governed differently in the future?"
  Dates: February 25, 2018, Sunday
Location: African American Heritage Center
  Please note the venue change for this event. The program has been moved from the Central Library to the African American Heritage Center auditorium. This session will focus on alternative governance structures for the future.  • What if Charlottesville elected its...(more)
2 February Quarterly Meeting
  Dates: February 25, 2018, Sunday
Location: Madison County Administrative Offices Building
  The Madison County Historical Society is honored to have as our speaker for the Feb. 25 Quarterly meeting. Dr. Hortense Hinton-Jackson the recently retired Provost of the Manassas Casmpus of Northern Va Community College. Her talk will be about the George...(more)
3 Genealogy Workshop with Shelley Murphy
  Dates: February 26, 2018, Monday
Location: Nelson Memorial Library
  Shelley Murphy is back to work with us on where to find resources for your genealogy projects.
4 A Night at the Movies
  Dates: February 26, 2018, Monday
Location: Crozet Library
  Showing: "I'm Not Racist... Am I?" (2014) What if this next generation could transcend racism? One year, 12 teens, on a remarkable journey to face racism and white privilege, and to have the conversations most of us are too afraid to...(more)
5 Using Native Plants in Your Landscaping
  Dates: February 27, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Greene County Library
  Beth Mizell of the Virginia Native Plant Society will discuss native plants, what they are, and why to use them in your landscape. She will also show and discuss many examples of beautiful trees, shrubs, and plants, where they thrive, what...(more)
6 What's in Your Attic?
  Dates: February 27, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  The staff at Quinn’s Auction Galleries offer tips and tricks to help you with the process of downsizing. To keep or not to keep? To sell or to donate? Skip Usry will help you answer these questions and more. Feel free...(more)
7 Black (Contemporary) History Month: Eyes on SNCC
  Dates: February 27, 2018, Tuesday
Location: UVA Rotunda
  Adeeper dive into Julian Bond’s papers and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with Faith Holsaert, Editor of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, John Gartrell, Director of the John Hope Franklin Research Center, Duke University...(more)
8 I'm Not Racist... Am I? Film & Discussion
  Dates: March 6, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  Join us for an important community discussion following the screening of this documentary about 12 NYC teenagers who spend a year talking and learning about racism. The discussion will be led by trained facilitators and is in partnership with Beloved Community...(more)
9 Become a Community Responder: CERT Level 1 Training
  Dates: March 7, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Crozet Library
  Learn to prepare for disasters that could impact your community. In an emergency, CERT members assist others when professional responders are not immediately available, and take a more active role in emergency preparedness projects. This class will cover personal preparedness, hazards,...(more)
10 Carol Fleurette, Author and Illustrator
  Dates: March 7, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Fluvanna County Library
  Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Friends of the Fluvanna County Library are inviting children’s book author and illustrator Carol Fleurette to speak on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 10:00 am. Her books, which are overflowing with tender and colorful illustrations, are...(more)
11 Live Poets Society
  Dates: March 7, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Gordon Avenue Library
  Come and share original poetry with the group or just listen.
12 Indian Vegetarian Cooking Demo
  Dates: March 10, 2018, Saturday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Learn and sample healthy yet delicious recipes that are rooted in India’s age old vegetarian culinary traditions in this demo by Kumud Vanderveer. Demo will include health benefits, home remedies of spices used, and a recipe sheet. Required registration begins February...(more)
13 Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Meeting
  Dates: March 12, 2018, Monday
Location: Burley Middle School
  Dr. Rosa Atkins, superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools will be our guest speaker for our March meeting. She will speak on educational issues that impact African American students in our city school system. The Meeting will be located in room 220....(more)
14 Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop
  Dates: March 12, 2018, Monday
Location: Crozet Library
  Explore your family history with this workshop led by genealogy professional Dr. Shelley Murphy. This class will provide you with resources and guidelines to aid your research. Requested registration begins February 26.
15 LGBT+ Students: Know Your Rights
  Dates: March 12, 2018, Monday
Location: Northside Library
  Join Side by Side (formerly ROSMY) for a community dialogue about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students’ rights in K-12 public schools in Virginia. Come learn about Title IX, laws protecting LGBTQ+ student organizations, and some insights into where LGBTQ+...(more)
16 Digging For Your Roots
  Dates: March 14, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Northside Library
  Topic: Finding Primary and Secondary Records: How to tell the difference. Susan Emert, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, will teach you how to use and Heritage Quest, databases available on our website, to help you in your genealogical research. Classes will...(more)
17 Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium
  Dates: March 16, 2018, Friday
Location: Best Western Inn & Conference Center
  Nationally renowned speakers discuss timely and relevant topics of the plant world. Perfect for the hobbyist and the professional alike. Agenda 8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Exhibits- coffee and light refreshments provided 8:30 – 8:45 Welcome & Announcements: Dwayne Jones-...(more)
18 What We Talk About When We Walk
  Dates: March 18, 2018, Sunday
Location: Congregation Beth Israel
  Explore Charlottesville's Jewish history during this 90-minute walking tour of downtown. See where Jewish residents lived and worked, creating a vital community in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Registration begins March 4. Tours start at Congregation Beth Israel.
19 Mountains, Madness, and Miracles
  Dates: March 20, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Greene County Library
  Local hiker and ridgerunner for Shenandoah National Park, Lauralee Bliss will share stories and pictures from her 4,000 mile journey hiking the AT in each direction, solo and with her son. Her presentation will inspire you to reach for your hiking...(more)
20 Women of the World
  Dates: March 21, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Crozet Library
  Three novelists will explore the connections between women as they discuss identity, relationships, motherhood, and courage. Authors on this panel will include Marisa de los Santos (I'll Be Your Blue Sky), Leah Weiss (If the Creek Don't Rise), and Adrienne Benson...(more)
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