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Home | Literary Events
1 Local Voices Author Fair
  Dates: October 21, 2018, Sunday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  JMRL’s Local Voices collection is a year old! Celebrate with readings and performances by featured creators whose work will be available for purchase.
2 Mystery Book Group
  Dates: October 23, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  Discussing: "Song Dog" by James McClure In South Africa in 1960, the time of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, Afrikaner detective Kramer joins forces with Bantu detective Zondi to find a murderer.
3 Tuesday Evening Book Group
  Dates: October 23, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Discussing: "The Outsider" by Stephen King When a young boy's body is found in the town park, Detective Ralph Anderson finds the evidence and the witnesses all pointing to one of the city's most popular citizens.
4 Adult Anime Club
  Dates: October 24, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Northside Library
  Come to watch and discuss anime at this club for older anime fans. Ages 18+.
5 Page to Screen Movie Night
  Dates: October 24, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Gordon Avenue Library
  Showing: "Frankenstein" (1931) An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
6 Pages & Pals
  Dates: October 24, 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)
7 Central Film Series
  Dates: October 25, 2018, Thursday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Showing: "H is for Hawk" (2017) Helen Macdonald, the author of bestselling novel H is for Hawk, deals with the loss of her father by focusing on the art of falconry and training a goshawk while also taking care of its...(more)
8 English Conversation Circle
  Dates: October 25, 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.
9 Heather Frasch CCT Colloquium
  Dates: October 26, 2018, Friday
Location: 107 Old Cabell Hall
  The UVA McIntire Department of Music presents a colloquium by Heather Frasch at 3:30pm on Friday October 26th in room 107 Old Cabell Hall. The talk is free and open to the public. Heather Frasch is a Visiting Assistant Professor at...(more)
10 Read Local: Susie McKenna
  Dates: October 26, 2018, Friday
Location: Northside Library
  Local author Susie McKenna will discuss her latest thriller, Last Tracks. When a young married couple's trip to the idyllic Canadian wilderness takes an unexpected turn, a snowshoe adventure suddenly becomes a fight for survival and ultimately revenge. Books available for...(more)
11 Scottsville's Wizarding Fest: Flourish & Blotts
  Dates: October 27, 2018, Saturday
Location: Scottsville Library
  Hop on your broomstick and fly to Scottsville as we transform the library into a famous magical bookstore. Witches and wizards of all ages will enjoy crafts and storytimes. If you’re lucky, you might get to meet a Most Charming Smile...(more)
12 After Hours: Library Haunted House
  Dates: October 27, 2018, Saturday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Come and get a little spooked at the Library Haunted House, hosted by the Central Teen Advisory Board. To celebrate Halloween Comic Fest we will be handing out free comics during the event. The house is for ages 5+ with supervision...(more)
13 Mountains, Madness, and Miracles
  Dates: October 27, 2018, Saturday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Hear from a hiker who has accomplished the famous Appalachian Trail not once, but twice, and in each direction. Lauralee Bliss will share 4000 miles of the trail in stories and pictures from her hikes. Her presentation will inspire you to...(more)
14 2018 Blue Ridge Writers Book and Arts Fair
  Dates: October 27, 2018, Saturday
Location: City Space on the Downtown Mall
  The Blue Ridge Writers Book and Arts Fair will feature events for all ages, from pre-schoolers to middle schoolers, to adult memoirists and mystery lovers. Music will be provided by the Charlottesville Municipal Band and local folk group January Zero. The...(more)
15 Crafting Irresistible Characters
  Dates: October 27, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  What is it that makes a character truly, madly, deeply memorable—so uniquely gripping that they can’t be forgotten, so quirky that you can’t help but love them, hate them, want to take them home with you and cook them dinner? In...(more)
16 The Art of Forgiveness: A Writing Retreat
  Dates: October 27, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  Grievance stories are detrimental to your writing health. Ruminations on bad guys eat up your creative space. Side effects include one-dimensional characters, stale plotlines, and preachy prose. How do you stop nursing a juicy grievance story and regain your creativity? It...(more)
17 Read Local: Elizabeth Catte
  Dates: October 29, 2018, Monday
Location: Crozet Library
  Learn stereotypes and common misconceptions about Appalachia’s past and present with Elizabeth Catte’s "What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia." Books will be available to purchase from Over the Moon Bookstore.
18 The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence
  Dates: November 3, 2018, Saturday
Location: Library of Virginia
  S. Max Edelson studies the history of colonial British America and the Atlantic world. His research seeks to describe the material as well as the cultural dimensions of new world colonization. His book, "The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined...(more)
19 November New Tutor Training
  Dates: November 10, 2018, Saturday
Location: Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle
  Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle provides one-on-one, confidential tutoring in basic literacy and English as a second language to adults living or working in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Our talented tutors work closely with our students to help them succeed. We're...(more)
20 Know the Score - Pre-concert Lecture
  Dates: November 17, 2018, Saturday
Location: Minor Hall
  The Charlottesville Symphony is pleased to offer free Pre-Concert Lectures, led by the McIntire Department of Music Professor Richard Will, before all Saturday night Masterworks performances during the 2018-19 season. Pre-Concert Lectures are free and begin 45 minutes prior to Saturday...(more)
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