Crozet Soirée – Claudius Crozet, Educator and Engineer

From the Crozet Gazette:

On Thursday, November 13, Col. Edwin Dooley, co-author of Claudius Crozet: French Engineer in America, 1790-1864, will focus on tunnel-builder Claudius Crozet’s contributions toengineering education at West Point and his role in founding the Virginia Military Institute.

 From Crozet Library:

Col. Edward Dooley, “Claudius Crozet: Educator and Engineer”
Claudius Crozet’s contributions to the development of Virginia were important and lasting, but he was also an important educator who brought French engineering education to America. Col. Dooley will review Crozet’s life and career. Crozet Soiree programs are best for ages 16+.

Crozet Library describes the soirée series:

A social gathering in the evening for informal conversation with guest speakers representing the arts, culture, businesses and interests in the Crozet community. Program listings are below. For adults ages 16+.



Teen Fright Night: Movie and Costume Party

Put on your costume and join us for pre-Halloween festivities! There will be a special Living-Dead-Library Trick or Treat, spookalicious activities, the Time Warp dance, and a frightfully cheesy horror movie. Refreshments served.

Grades 6-12.
Required registration begins on Thursday, October 2.

The last few days on RealCrozetVA Facebook

It’s been busy on the RealCrozetVA facebook page. As a reminder, I don’t post everything here that I post there, as some of the stuff there isn’t blog-worthy, if you will.


You know what this library needs? A rooftop bar. #crozet

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If you’re curious, all the facebook posts here are able to be seen in this category; one of the main reasons I write here about the FB posts is because FB is basically un-searchable, and I hate that.


Crozet Soiree: Joel Kovarsky at Crozet Library

Joel Kovarsky, The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson’s Cartographic Vision

Cartographic Vision, Dr. Kovarsky charts the importance of geography and maps as foundational for Jefferson’s lifelong pursuits. Although the world had already seen the Age of Exploration and the great sea voyages of Captain James Cook, Jefferson lived in a time when geography was of primary importance, prefiguring the rapid specializations of the mid- to late-nineteenth-century world. In his illustrated exploration of Jefferson’s passion for geography, Kovarsky reveals how geographical knowledge was essential to the manifold interests of the Sage of Monticello.

Crozet Soiree programs are best for ages 16+.


4th Annual Crozet Swing Dance Fundraiser

Our annual fundraiser for Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD), Western Albemarle Rescue Squad (WARS), and books for Crozet Library (BCL) onSaturday, March 29, from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm at The Field School (1408 Crozet Avenue (across from Crozet Elementary).

Your help is needed to make this event a success.  If you are willing to help by bringing  “light refreshments”, such as homemade or purchased desserts or snacks, taking tickets or cleaning-up, please go to our “sign-up” webpage by clicking here.   OR contact me, Tim Tolson at[email protected] or give me a call.  Thanks for your help.  We truly can’t do it without you!

The band, Salute to Swing, a 16 piece big band from Albemarle, is back again, donating their time and talent to the cause.  Bring your friends and your slippery shoes to Crozet to dance the night away or just listen!

Admission is a $20 per person donation to either the Books for Crozet Library fund,Western Albemarle Rescue Squad (WARS) or the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD).  100% of the admission dollars will go to these agencies.  Active duty fire and rescue personnel get in free!

A free swing dance lesson will be offered at 7:00 PM followed by three hours of music from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.
Raffles and Refreshments provided by local businesses and citizen bakers.

Crozet Avenue Closing Temporarily – 27 August

Prepare accordingly.


Due to the progress of the new Crozet Library construction, Crozet residents should be aware of an upcoming traffic interruption beginning Monday, August 27.  Beginning on Monday, August 27, one lane of Crozet Avenue will be closed at a time between Jarman’s Gap Road and Library Avenue to accommodate installation of a water line and stormwater sewer beneath the roadway.  Drivers should expect delays in this area between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Water and sewer services should not be impacted.  Preparatory work for the water line construction will begin next week.
This project is expected to take approximately two weeks and should be completed by Monday, September 10, 2012.

Right Turn Lane on Crozet Avenue?

Last week I lamented the possibility of Crozet Avenue becoming a bottleneck. This week, it appears that the right turn lane may not be viable. After the break, you can see Piedmont Development Group’s proposal for a right turn lane followed by Albemarle County’s response. I’m no engineer so I’ll leave it to those who know better as to whose response is more practical. All I know is this – traffic and congestion are coming; those who live within walking or biking distance of downtown Crozet will benefit greatly from the growth.

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