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1 17th Annual Fifeville Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
  Dates: January 21, 2019, Monday
Location: Buford Middle School
  Abundant Life presents the 17th Annual Fifeville Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, a family-friendly free event honoring Dr. King and his vision of a beloved community. Join us for a candlelight march for unity through the Prospect neighborhood, starting at...(more)
2 Dr. M.L.K. Celebration of "His Dreams and Works"
  Dates: January 21, 2019, Monday
Location: Carver Recreation Center - Jefferson School City Center
  Mr. Alex Zan a local Author, Entrepreneur, and Teacher invite you to an MLK Celebration at the Carver Rec. Center at The Jefferson School City Center located in Charlottesville, Va...On Monday January 21, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm...It's titled...(more)
3 Author Event: Something Happened in Our Town
  Dates: January 22, 2019, Tuesday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Join authors and child psychologists Dr. Marianne Celano and Dr. Marietta Collins as they read and discuss their book "Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice". They will offer techniques for talking about difficult racial issues with...(more)
4 How-To Tuesdays: Basics of Sourdough Bread Making
  Dates: January 22, 2019, Tuesday
Location: Greene County Library
  Incorporate age-old techniques in your own kitchen. Learn the fundamentals of keeping sourdough and using it to bake traditional, simple bread, with instructor, Margaret Myers. Bread tasting is included. Ages 12 to adult.
5 What's in Your Attic?
  Dates: January 22, 2019, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  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...(more)
6 QuickBooks 6-Week Workshop
  Dates: January 22, 2019 - February 28, 2019, Tuesday
Location: Increase Expert
  Six two-hour small-group workshops covering QuickBooks topics, including: Getting starting with QuickBooks and purchasing the right version, Setting up QuickBooks, Working with Lists, Working with Bank Accounts, Receiving payments and making deposits, Entering and paying bills, Entering sales information and more!...(more)
7 Protect Yourself: Digital & Online Safety
  Dates: January 23, 2019, Wednesday
Location: Northside Library
  Millions of Americans lose billions of dollars to cyber-criminals each year. Don't become a statistic. Learn how to defend yourself against cyber-criminals with Mark Cohen, JMRL's IT Supervisor. He will discuss techniques for defeating social engineering (think extortionists and con artists),...(more)
8 Apple Tech Workshop
  Dates: January 25, 2019, Friday
Location: Northside Library
  Looking for help with your iPhone or iPad? Join Clay Sisk, technology volunteer from The Center, at this beginners workshop that will cover the basics for getting the most out of your Apple products.
9 New Year Meditation
  Dates: January 28, 2019, Monday
Location: Northside Library
  The New Year is a time to create a clean slate. Join Gerry Gorman, long time meditator, for this powerful workshop. Gerry has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique which provides many benefits. There...(more)
10 Computer Basics Workshop
  Dates: January 29, 2019, Tuesday
Location: Nelson Memorial Library
  Learn basic computer skills such as how to search the web, how to set up an email account, and various other skills for computer beginners. Ages 18+. Required registration begins January 19.
11 MLK Celebration Keynote Speaker Event
  Dates: January 30, 2019, Wednesday
Location: Paramount Theater
  The Paramount Theater on Charlottesville's Historic Downtown Mall will partner with The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy proudly present: White House Correspondent April Ryan...She will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Community MLK Celebration taking place on...(more)
12 Queen Charlotte: The History of the Black Queen of England
  Dates: February 2, 2019, Saturday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Leontyne Clay Peck, author, educator, and family genealogist will discuss Queen Charlotte’s unique history and legacy (especially in light of the recent marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). Mrs. Peck is the author of Our Mother’s Dresses, Silver Children, and...(more)
13 Some Like it Hot (1959): Film & Lecture
  Dates: February 6, 2019, Wednesday
Location: Northside Library
  Associate Professor and Chair of UVA's McIntire Department of Art, Dr. Carmenita Higginbotham, will give a fascinating lecture on Billy Wilder's classic comedy Some Like it Hot. Afterwards, we'll screen this 1959 gem and refreshments will be served.
14 Learn to Relax Meditation Workshop
  Dates: February 8, 2019, Friday
Location: Crozet Library
  Experience refreshing moments of calm, balance, and peace any time you want through meditation. As you relax, feel your stress melt away. Discover how meditation can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Join Gerry Gorman for this engaging workshop and...(more)
15 Black Genealogy Course
  Dates: February 9, 2019, Saturday
Location: Louisa County Library
  In recognition of Black History Month, the Louisa Historical Society will sponsor a beginner’s course in black genealogy to get you started with a working genealogy session. Experienced volunteers will be available to help you learn more about your ancestors. Registration...(more)
16 Buffalo Soldiers
  Dates: February 9, 2019, Saturday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Trooper George Grady Sr. will be here to give a historical presentation about the Buffalo Soldiers and their brave past. Ages 10+.
17 Swedish Death Cleaning
  Dates: February 9, 2019, Saturday
Location: Gordon Avenue Library
  It might sound morbid, but it's not. Someone is going to have to deal with all of your stuff when you're no longer here. It might as well be you. JMRL staff will walk you through the process based on "The...(more)
18 Revisiting the Founding Era: Historian Panel
  Dates: February 9, 2019, Saturday
Location: Northside Library
  Experts from UVa’s History Department, the Thomas Jefferson Center, and The Rutherford Institute will talk about the Constitution writing process and founders’ intent through the lens of current events in Charlottesville and across the nation. Discussion moderated by local historian Miranda...(more)
19 Whose Line is it Anyways?
  Dates: February 10, 2019, Sunday
Location: Paramount Theater
  Upfront Inc., presents Who's Line is it Anyways?...Happening on Sunday February 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm at the Paramount Theater located in Charlottesville, Va. on the Historic Downtown Mall...It is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all based on...(more)
20 Read Local: David Simms
  Dates: February 11, 2019, Monday
Location: Crozet Library
  Local author David Simms will present his new book "Fear the Reaper," a work of historical fiction that delves into the gritty horrors of eugenics at Staunton’s Western State Hospital in 1933, and the history behind the novel. Simms will also...(more)
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