Warm Winter Hygge Party

Saturday, December 21 at 2-4pm

Destress from the holidays with a hot beverage bar, easy paper crafts, and light conversation —  and experience hygge (“hoo-gah”, the Danish art of coziness) at its finest. Ages 18+. Registration requested starting November 30, but walk ins are welcome.

Writing Life Stories Workshop

Friday, November 22 at 10-11:30am

This interactive workshop presented by Charlottesville Life Stories focuses on the importance of family history, the benefits of writing your life story, and the nuts and bolts of how to begin this process. Participants put pen to paper with mini writing exercises designed to get people excited and equipped to begin writing their life stories. Ages 18+. Registration required and begins Friday, November 1. 

Exploring Genealogy through DNA

Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30-8pm

Learn how DNA testing can be used to identify ethnicity, family members, and medical information to uncover new information about your family history in this talk by Brianne Kirkpatrick, genetic counselor and author of The DNA Guide for Adoptees. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Author Talk: Susie McKenna

Friday, November 8 at 12-1pm
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 purchase.

How to Tidy with the Konmari Method

Learn the basics of Marie Kondo’s popular book The Life-Changing Magic Art of Tidying Up and get resources and checklists to help you start on your decluttering journey. 

 

It’s Bin Fun: Sensory Play for Infants and Toddlers

Captivate your little scientist with open-ended, child-led play which engages the senses. The children will explore bins containing a variety of sensory materials. Things will get messy, so dress appropriately. Ages 6-35 months. Requested registration begins July 26. Drop-ins welcome.

Family Art Drop-in

Drop by to create a magnificent magnet between 10 and noon.  Best for ages 5 and up. 

Intro to T’ai Chi

Move mindfully with this class that will demonstrate basic movements and introduce you to this ancient practice that focuses on balance, body awareness, and controlled motion. No prior experience necessary.  Class by Lee Felton of Blue Ridge T’ai Chi. Ages 18+. Required registration begins July 26. 

Page Turners, A Book Group for Kids – The Castle in the Attic

When William is given a small wooden castle as a gift, something about it feels magical.  He learns just how magical when a miniature knight, included in the set, comes to life. Pick up a free copy of The Castle in the Attic written by Elizabeth Winthrop from the Crozet Library, read it on your own and then join other Page Turners for an hour of book club discussion and fun.   Ages 8-11.

Required registration begins June 10.