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.

Become a Community Responder: CERT Level 1 Training

Learn to prepare for disasters that could impact your community. In an emergency, CERT members assist others when professional responders are not immediately available, and take a more active role in emergency preparedness projects. This class will cover personal preparedness, hazards, and an introduction into fire safety and medical operations. Taught by the Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Office of Emergency Management. Ages 16+. Requested registration begins July 24. 

Read It or Leave It?: Self-Help Book Discussion

Can’t find the time to read the latest self-help book? Learn the basics about new and popular titles and share what has or hasn’t worked for you. Ages 18+. Requested registration begins July 22, but drop ins are welcome!

End of Summer Retro Arcade Party

Say goodbye to summer vacation with this gaming-themed party! Choose from lots of activities: live-action versions of video games like PAC-MAN, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros tournaments, art projects, and more. Grades 6–12. Required registration begins July 12.

Afternoon at the Movies

Meet up with your friends at the Crozet Library for an afternoon movie (rated G or PG).  JMRL will provide the popcorn – YOU bring a friend and some get-comfortable-pillows. The movie title elected by kids will be announced on July 29, so call the Crozet Library for details.  Ages 6-11.

Requested registration begins July 15.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

The Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3) will discuss how to reduce your carbon footprint by taking simple actions in your home and lifestyle. Then consider taking the Home Energy Challenge as a practical, fun, and measurable way to get started. Presented by Claire Habel, C3’s Residential Program Manager. Find out more at cvilleclimate.org

Escape Room: Launch!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a themed escape room and other related activities. Event is for grades 7–12, book is at your discretion. Required registration begins July 5.

Face Painting Fun

Join Ginny Sieminski for a hands-on class that will teach you everything you need to know to create 6 of the most asked for face painting designs – perfect for boys and girls! Ages 8-12.

Required registration begins July 8.

Minute to Win It: Food Fights!

Battle your friends in these food-themed Minute to Win It challenges. Snacks provided. Grades 6–12. Required registration begins July 2.