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We are gearing up for some more great programs at the Crozet Library – come see what January and February have in store for you!
First off, come see The Big Sick
for our Night at the Movies at the Crozet Library – tonight 1/22! It’s an awesome comedy, and we’ll be serving up fresh popcorn and drinks for your entertainment needs. As, always, all programs here are FREE. So bring a friend, and make a night of it.
Big news this January: You can now sign up for programs online.
Just go to jmrl.org
, hover over programs, and click adults (or just click here
). If you want to see only programs at Crozet, you can use the check boxes on the left. Just click the green Sign Up button next to the event you want to register for. If an event doesn’t have a button, check the listing; it’s likely open to walk-ins (no registration required) or registration hasn’t started yet. You’re still welcome to call, email me, or come in person if you prefer, though!
In this new year, I’ve got a Reading Challenge 2018 list if you want to expand your horizons and read outside of your comfort zone. No prizes involved, just good old-fashioned reading-for-yourself challenges. Pick up the list the next time you’re in the Library.
Here are upcoming events for the next few months to get onto your calendar:
A Night at the Movies
Monthly on Mondays at 6:30pm*
Join the Crozet Library for a night at the movies with theater-style popcorn and drinks. Refer to ratings for age restrictions.
January 22: The Big Sick [R] (2017)
February 26: I’m Not Racist..Am I? [NR] (2014)* FILM STARTS AT 6PM. Discussion to follow.
March 26: Loving [PG-13] (2016)
April : The Zookeeper’s Wife [PG-13] (2017)
May: The Circle [PG-13] (2017)
Health Literacy Apps
Monday, January 29 at 6:30pm
Learn about the latest health literacy related apps for your mobile device or tablet. Try out some health apps on the library’s iPads, or bring your own device to get help downloading apps. Registration requested. Ages 14+
Monday Night Book Group
Monthly on Mondays at 7pm
Join this informal group for relaxed and stimulating book discussions. Newcomers always welcome.
February 5: The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
March 5: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander (Same Page Community Reads)
April 2: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
May 9: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
A Valentine for that Special Someone
Wednesday, February 7 between 3-7pm
The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun. Come into the library and make a special something for your special someone. Supplies will be available to create a unique handmade valentine. All ages.
Tape Resist Paint Party
Monday, February 12 at 6:30pm
Using a tape-resist technique, you’ll create fantastic geometric designs on canvas using any color palette you choose. No artistic skills required and all materials provided. Ages 14+. Required registration starts January 29.
Live Poets, Too
Second Mondays at 7pm
February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14
Bring several poems to share, either of your own authorship or another’s, then sit back and enjoy listening to the language of the poet. Optional writing prompts provided upon group interest. Ages 18+.
Zumba for Older Adults
Friday, February 23 at 10am
Zumba is Latin-fusion dance class with easy-to-follow moves. Jennifer Homan will lead this introductory lower-intensity class that will get your heart pumping, improve your range of motion, and your coordination. No registration required.
Family Zumba Workout
Saturday, February 24 at 2pm
Zumba is a Latin-fusion dance class with easy-to-follow moves. Jennifer Homan will lead this family-friendly class for all ages that will get your body moving and your heart pumping. No registration required.
I’m Not Racist…Am I? Film & Discussion
Monday, February 26 at 6:00pm
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 Cville. Ages 14+. No registration required.