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1 Tea with Mom
  Dates: April 21, 2018, Saturday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Bring your mom or grandmother to this fun tea party. Dress up and bring your best manners to the library. All ages welcome.
2 Putting the Pen to the Page: Beginning Your Novel
  Dates: April 21, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  “A first line should open up your rib cage. It should reach in and twist your heart backward. It should suggest that the world will never be the same again.” – Colum McCann, Letters to a Young Writer In an attempt...(more)
3 Make It New: Beyond Retelling in Poetry
  Dates: April 22, 2018, Sunday
Location: WriterHouse
  Modernist Ezra Pound is largely credited for encouraging writers to try new things in response to inspiration. He sought recreation as opposed to regurgitation. In this seminar, we will discuss poems that not just retell cultural and personal histories but bring...(more)
4 Mystery Book Group
  Dates: April 24, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  Discussing: "The Skull Mantra" by Eliot Pattison When a headless corpse turns up on a Tibetan mountainside, inspector Shan Tao Yun is released from prison to investigate the crime, and he quickly uncovers a conspiracy involving American mining interests, corrupt Party...(more)
5 Tech Tuesdays
  Dates: April 24, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Nelson Memorial Library
  Need help downloading ebooks to your device? Stop by for some extra help.
6 Tuesday Evening Book Group
  Dates: April 24, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Discussing: "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating...(more)
7 Launch Event for HOW BORGES WROTE
  Dates: April 24, 2018, Tuesday
Location: University of Virginia
  Join UVA Press at 4:00 pm on 4/24 at Special Collections for a launch event and reception with Daniel Balderston — Director of the Borges Center and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Pittsburgh — around...(more)
8 Adult Anime Club
  Dates: April 25, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Northside Library
  Come to watch and discuss anime at this new club for older anime fans. Ages 18+.
9 Writing Critique Group
  Dates: April 25, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Improve your writing with peer feedback. Participants will bring copies of work previously written to share with peers, and will help constructively critique others’ work as well. For more inquiries, contact Abby at acox@jmrl.org or call 979.7151 x4.
10 Poetry on the Steps
  Dates: April 26, 2018, Thursday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with an open mic poetry reading. Meet beneath the towering oaks on the library steps to read a favorite poem or just come to listen. Original poems and old favorites are welcome. Refreshments will be...(more)
11 English Conversation Circle
  Dates: April 26, 2018, Thursday
Location: Northside Library
  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.
12 YA Novel Book Club for Adults
  Dates: April 26, 2018, Thursday
Location: Northside Library
  Discussing: "Refugee" by Alan Gratz Separated by decades, Josef, a Jew living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a girl trying to escape unrest in 1994 Cuba; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence, embark...(more)
13 Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse
  Dates: April 27, 2018, Friday
Location: Senior Center, Inc
  Joe Harman, retired teacher and local storyteller, will talk with us about his craft and entertain us with some of his favorite tales, Free and open to the community.
14 Friends Cafe
  Dates: May 2, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Fluvanna County Library
  Press Release 4/11/2018 Contact: Chris Dunne 240-645-5251 synchromom20905@yahoo.com The Friends of the Fluvanna County Library will hold its popular "Friends Cafe" meeting Wednesday, May 2, 7-9 PM at the Fluvanna County Public Library. The public is invited to this free...(more)
15 Live Poets Society
  Dates: May 2, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Come and share original poetry with the group or just listen. **Please note: Location moved to Central Library due to renovation at Gordon Avenue Library.**
16 Books on Tap
  Dates: May 3, 2018, Thursday
Location: Champion Brewing Company
  Discussing: "We the Animals" by Justin Torres Follows the intense family life of three brothers living in the shadow of their parents' passionate love, and their own profound sense of family unity and belonging.
17 English Conversation Circle
  Dates: May 3, 2018, Thursday
Location: Northside Library
  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.
18 Thursday Night Book Discussion Group
  Dates: May 3, 2018, Thursday
Location: Greene County Library
  Discussing: "The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay" by Hooman Majd Offers rare insight into a country and its people by following an Iranian-American writer and his young family on a year-long sojourn in Tehran during which U.S.-Iran relations...(more)
19 Literary Masterpieces Book Group
  Dates: May 4, 2018, Friday
Location: Northside Library
  Discussing: "American Scholar" by Ralph Waldo Emerson A speech given by Ralph Waldo Emerson on August 31, 1837, to the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Cambridge. **Please note: Location moved to Northside Library due to renovation at Gordon Avenue.**
20 How-To Festival
  Dates: May 5, 2018, Saturday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  There's something for everyone in this fast-paced interactive library takeover event! Drop in to any 15-30 minute session and learn about a variety of topics, from how to create cosplay makeup to prepare for a zombie invasion or learn quick, snazzy...(more)
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