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Home | Literary Events
1 Submission's being accepted for the Va Festival of the Book
  Dates: June 19, 2018 - October 1, 2018, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: Virginia Festival of the Book
  The Virginia Festival of the Book, A program of Virginia Humanities, announces that it is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Festival, which will take place March 20th - March 24th 2019 in and around Charlottesville and Albemarle County...Each year, the...(more)
2 Brown Baggers Book Club
  Dates: September 20, 2018, Thursday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Discussing: "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood A chilling look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read...(more)
3 English Conversation Circle
  Dates: September 20, 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.
4 Rambling Readers
  Dates: September 20, 2018, Thursday
Location: Gordon Avenue Library
  Join us for a 30-minute walk around the Gordon Avenue neighborhood. The walk will begin at noon at the front door of the library, and we’ll talk and chat about all the books we’re reading. This is a drop-in program, and...(more)
5 Voter Registration at Northside Library
  Dates: September 20, 2018, Thursday
Location: Northside Library
  The election on November 6 will determine who represents you in the House and the Senate. Are you ready to vote? An official voter registration staffer will be in the library to register people to vote, update voter registrations, and/or complete...(more)
6 Literary Masterpieces Book Group
  Dates: September 21, 2018, Friday
Location: Gordon Avenue Library
  Discussing: Poetry by Robert Frost
7 Meet Your Library
  Dates: September 21, 2018, Friday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Drop by to see the 3D printer in action and discover all the things you can borrow with your library card.
8 Arabic Calligraphy
  Dates: September 22, 2018, Saturday
Location: Northside Library
  Celebrate Welcoming Week and learn about the art of calligraphy. Hafidha Bouzidi and Mouadh Benamar from the Islamic Society of Central Virginia will teach the class. All supplies provided. Best for ages 8+. Required registration begins September 1.
9 Book Swap
  Dates: September 22, 2018, Saturday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Bring your old worn, used or just want to swap books to the library. We will have a collection of books to trade with you. All ages welcome.
10 Voter Registration at Northside Library
  Dates: September 22, 2018, Saturday
Location: Northside Library
  The election on November 6 will determine who represents you in the House and the Senate. Are you ready to vote? An official voter registration staffer will be in the library to register people to vote, update voter registrations, and/or complete...(more)
11 Plot. Stakes. Tension
  Dates: September 22, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  These three terms are often used interchangeably when we talk about the craft of writing. How are these three terms different and how do they work together to keep the reader interested? In this seminar, we will discuss how to effectively...(more)
12 Meet Your Library
  Dates: September 25, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Drop by to see the 3D printer in action and discover all the things you can borrow with your library card.
13 Mystery Book Group
  Dates: September 25, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  Discussing: "Dewey Decimated" by Charles Goodrum Rumors of fraud, forgeries, and murder at the Werner-Bok, one of the world's greatest rare-book libraries attract an illiterate cop and three extra-literate librarians and scholars, who test their wits against some very unprofessional adversaries....(more)
14 Tuesday Evening Book Group
  Dates: September 25, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Discussing: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate Learning that her grandmother was a victim of the corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society, attorney and aspiring politician Avery Stafford delves into her family's past and begins to wonder if some things are...(more)
15 Adult Anime Club
  Dates: September 26, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Northside Library
  Come to watch and discuss anime at this new club for older anime fans. Ages 18+.
16 Page to Screen Movie Night
  Dates: September 26, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Gordon Avenue Library
  Showing: "Beloved" (1998) Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of a mysterious young woman.
17 Pages & Pals
  Dates: September 26, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Central’s newest book club is for new adults (18+) with intellectual disabilities who want to meet people and talk about books. We’ll read and discuss a short story and do a group activity. All supplies provided. For more information, email Sarah:...(more)
18 The Great American Read Discussion Session
  Dates: September 26, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Fontaine Fire Station
  Join JMRL and WVPT/WHTJ PBS for a community discussion of the Great American Read episode "Heroes" led by local author Khizr Khan and tour at the Fontaine Fire Station. Light refreshments provided.
19 Central Film Series
  Dates: September 27, 2018, Thursday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Showing: "The Handmaid's Tale" (1990) In a dystopian, polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
20 English Conversation Circle
  Dates: September 27, 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.
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