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

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.

Trees and Wildlife

Are trees important for wildlife?  Yes, very. This talk by Kathy Nepote of the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will increase your awareness of the importance of trees (both living and dead), the complex nature of plant and wildlife interactions, and also point out visible signs of wildlife in our environment.  No advance registration is required for this free event.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Learn the basics of stop motion animation using just a smartphone or tablet, presented by instructor Ian Levesque. Participants will complete a short video production and upload it to a private channel by the end of the workshop. Bring your own device or borrow one of the library’s.  Ages 8-11. Required registration begins July 1.