NEA Big Read

Jefferson Madison Regional Library


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201 East Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Tel: 434/979-7151
Fax: 434/979-9728
http://www.jmrl.org

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

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Tayari Jones

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Events

PVCC FREE MOVIE FRIDAY: HIDDEN FIGURES

Event Location: Dickinson Theater, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

FREE FILM FRIDAY

Watch a free film and pick up a copy of the 2017 NEA Big Read title!

Event Location: Piedmont Virginia Community College , 501 College Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

KICKOFF: HIDDEN FIGURES: AFRICAN AMERICAN MATHEMATICIANS AT NASA

Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson did groundbreaking work on Project Mercury, Apollo 11 and other projects. Johnson and other African American female colleagues are profiled in the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and the upcoming movie of the same name starring Taraji P. Henson. Katherine Moore, Ms. Johnson's daughter, will discuss her mother's life and share videos.

Event Location: Louisa County Lilbrary, 881 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA 23117

Date: Sat, Feb 25, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

POST SECRET

Create your own post secret card to take home, or anonymously slip it into the book drop and it may be displayed in the library.

Event Location: Louisa County Lilbrary, 881 Davis Highway, Min, VA 23117

Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 – Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

FILM: GOOD HAIR (2009)

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

MAKE AND TAKE ART: POST SECRET

Unburden yourself by telling your secrets with anonymous postcard art in the vein of PostSecret. All materials provided.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

PICTURING FAMILY: COMMUNITY PHOTO DISPLAY

Submit one photo of what family looks like to you. All images will be displayed at April’s First Friday art event at Central Library; other branches will display selections later in the spring. For more information, including submission guidelines, please check jmrl.org/bigread in March.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

#BLACKOWNEDCVILLE

Photography by Lorenzo Dickerson of Charlottesville business owned by African Americans.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

BLUE RIDGE BIRDERS BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

WHO’S IN YOUR FAMILY

Pick up a “house canvas” and add your family’s portrait to our art wall.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

FOCUS ON FAMILIES

All month long in honor of the Big Read book Silver Sparrow books about families will be featured throughout the library. Fun family activities to pick up at the library for your family are: March 6 to March 11: Shopping BINGO March 13 to March 18: Disney Quote Trivia Game March 20 to March 25: Family Bucket LIst March 27 to April 1: Family Minute to Win It Game

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library , 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Sat, Apr 1, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

FAMILY STORIES

Pick up a storytelling or writing prompt to share the stories of your family at the dinner table, in the car, at the library or anywhere.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue , Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

SILVER SPARROW SEARCH

Find all the silver sparrows that have landed in the library. Each one will give you a letter to unscramble a message a little bird told us.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

SILVER SPARROW SEARCH

Find all the silver sparrows that have landed in the library. Each one will give you a letter to unscramble a message a little bird told us.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

YOUTH ART MONTH ART COLLABORATION

Stop by the children’s desk and decorate a popsicle stick. At the end of the month they will be pieced together as a beautiful piece of collaborative art.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

MAKE AND TAKE: FIBONACCI COLORING SHEETS

Relax with by coloring the spirals created by the Fibonacci sequence. All materials provided.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

MAKE AND TAKE: FIBONACCI COLORING SHEETS

Relax with by coloring the spirals created by the Fibonacci sequence. All materials provided.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: Silver Sparrow

LEGO

Build up STEM skills with the library's LEGO collection. All ages.

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

MINI MAKERS

Makers and Creators, drop by in the afternoon to make graffiti art. For all ages with adult help.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

LEGO

Build up STEM skills with the library's LEGO collection (ages 5-11).

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Discuss Silver Sparrow with your neighbors.

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973

Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

BOOKS ON TAP

Discuss Silver Sparrow with your neighbors.

Event Location: Champion Brewery, 324 6th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

BIBLIOBOP DANCE PARTY: AWESOME ‘80S

Groove back in time with a beat from the 1980’s. Kids will shake their sillies out with free dance, guided dance and instruments.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue , Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: Silver Sparrow

FIRST FRIDAYS: #BLACKOWNEDCVILLE

Photography by Lorenzo Dickerson of Charlottesville business owned by African Americans.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

ROBOTICS WITH WAHS

Are you interested in robotics and technology? Students from the Western Albemarle High School Robotics Team will be here to lead two 45-minute hands-on workshops (10am and 11am) where you’ll learn the basics of programming with Spheros and Finch and Hummingbird Robots. Ages 8+

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Sat, Mar 4, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

MINECRAFT BUILDING COMPETITION

Teens are welcome to compete in a friendly Minecraft building challenge! Attendees will be given a surprise structure theme to build in 1 hour. Bring your own device. Grades 5-12. Registration is required and begins February 18. Call 434.979.7151 x4 to register.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 4, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

ROBOTICS DEMO FROM AHS TEAM VERTIGO

Are you interested in robotics and technology? Students from the Albemarle High School’s Robotics Team will host an exciting presentation about robots, playing and creating with technology, and what you do on a robotics team. Robot demo included! For grades K+

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Sat, Mar 4, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

OUR MOTHER’S DRESSES

Local author Leontyne Clay Peck will share her book Our Mother’s Dresses, a book about mothers/daughters and surprising DNA relationships that we can all explore. (Books will be available for purchase.)

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sun, Mar 5, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

GARAGEBAND WORKSHOP WITH TREVOR WILLIAMS

Ever wanted to use Northside’s recording studio, but didn’t know where to begin? Untrained in music, but like to have fun? Back by popular demand, join us to learn how to use the music-making program GarageBand. No musical knowledge (or talent) required! Ages 11-18.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Mon, Mar 6, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

Discuss Silver Sparrow with your neighbors.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Mon, Mar 6, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

SIDE FAMILIES WERE NOT RARE: ENSLAVEMENT, AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY, AND VIRGINIA HISTORY

Join genealogist and local author Andi Cumbo-Floyd for a talk exploring the complications of genealogy in Virginia. How does an individual descended from both an enslaved family and their enslaver trace his or her past? How does it affect the family when branches are hidden? The talk will include specific stories from plantations in Louisa County, as well as resources for those interested in exploring their own past.

Event Location: Louisa County Lilbrary, 881 Davis Highway, Louisa, VA 23117

Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

WOMEN’S LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP

Explore the process of writing your life through facilitated discussion and thoughtful writing prompts with a small, intimate group. Facilitator Mary Jo Doig will lead this engaging five-week workshop (March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4).

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

MONTICELLO’S FAMILY TREE WITH CINDER STANTON

Cinder Stanton discusses her groundbreaking work on the tangled family lines of Jefferson's Monticello.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

MAKE IT @ THE LIBRARY: TINKERING WITH TECH

Kickstart your creativity with the library’s Pop-up MakerSpace. Work on Silver Sparrow-related projects or start your own. Ages 10-15.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 8, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

TINKERCAD WORKSHOP

Interested in designing your own 3D-printable objects? Get started with this workshop on TinkerCAD, a free and easy-to-use CAD program. Participants will be able to have their designs printed for free with Northside’s 3D printer. Ages 11-18.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 8, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

LOST AND FOUND: UPCYCLED BOOK WORKSHOP WITH LYALL HARRIS

Generate ideas and create art using “found” content from discarded book pages which you’ll transform into an original book using a Japanese stab binding process. Techniques we’ll explore include erasure poetry, collage, drawing, and free association. Ages 14+.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Wed, Mar 8, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

DIGGING FOR YOUR ROOTS

Where Did They Go? Susan Emert of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association instructs in using the genealogical research technique, the FAN Principle, to find lost ancestors.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 8, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

Discuss Silver Sparrow with your neighbors.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Wed, Mar 8, 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

BOOK BUGS

Discuss Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (grades 3-5).

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Thu, Mar 9, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

FILM: GOOD HAIR (2009)

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973

Date: Fri, Mar 10, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

FILM: THE BLIND SIDE (2009)

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library , 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

SPACE CAMP

Kids in grades K-5 will learn what it takes to be an astronaut at our unique Space Camp. An afternoon full of experiments, space exploration, and out of this world adventures.

Event Location: Louisa County Library, 881 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA 23117

Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

PAGE TURNERS READ

Discuss Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (ages 8-11).

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

MOVIE MATINEE: ANNIE

Come enjoy an indoor drive-in for children as we view Annie for part of the 2017 Big Read program. Car hops, popcorn, and a cardboard car decorating contest will make the event fun for kids of all ages. Come into the Louisa County Library to see an example car on display before the event.

Event Location: Louisa County Library, 881 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA 23117

Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

FAMILY TREE ART

Create a family tree using an interesting art technique. Grades 6 to 12. Registration is required and begins March 1.

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library , 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

YAK & SNACK

Discuss Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff (grades 6-8).

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

TWEEN SCENE: STEAM

Explore coding with the library’s Makey Makeys.

Event Location: Louisa County Lilbrary, 881 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA 23117

Date: Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

STORIES OUT LOUD

Preschool children will enjoy a fun, family themed half hour with engaging books, crafts and activities, as they build their social, creative and early literacy skills.

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: Silver Sparrow

RAPUNZELS

Discuss Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (grades 4-8).

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main St, Standardsville, VA 22973

Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

PIZZA AND PAPERBACKS

Discuss Silver Sparrow (grades 6-12).

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

Discuss Silver Sparrow with your neighbors.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

BROWN BAGGERS

Discuss Silver Sparrow with your neighbors.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

BOOK BITES

Discuss Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (grades 3-4).

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

BOOK BAG

Discuss Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (ages 9-12).

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Time: 4:15pm – 5:15pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

MEET THE AUTHOR - TAYARI JONES

UVA Professor Lisa Woolfork interviews Tayari Jones, author of this year’s NEA Big Read selection Silver Sparrow.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Fri, Mar 17, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

TEEN READ BOOK CREW

Discuss Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff (grades 7-12).

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Fri, Mar 17, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

ALL KINDS OF FAMILIES STORYTIME

Celebrate the beautiful diversity in all our families. We’ll read stories, sing, and dance. Best for families with children ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: Silver Sparrow

LEGO

Build up STEM skills with the library's LEGO collection (ages kindergarten and higher).

Event Location: Scottsville Library , 330 Bird St, Scottsville, VA 24590

Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

DROP-IN STORIES AND MORE

Add some brain-building to your errands. Stop by for Love is a Family: storytime with family fingerprint tree. Sing, Talk, Read and Play fun for the young.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

CODING DECODED

Tinker with code; learn basic coding with our Ozobots, try your hand at Scratch coding, and more. No experience necessary. Grades 4-8.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

BLUE RIDGE BIRDERS: BIRD BEAK BUFFET

Blue Ridge Young Birders will talk about bird adaptation and identifying common birds. Then explore stations for a hands on activity called “Bird Beak Buffet.” Kids will use tools similar to various bird beaks to pick up different types of food.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

GLOBAL HISTORY OF BLACK GIRLHOOD CONFERENCE

Silver Sparrow author Tayari Jones joins a panel discussion with high school students from Charlottesville and Albemarle. Leah Wilson-Puryear and Dr. Lisa Woolfork of UVA moderate.

Event Location: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

FILM: BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT (2016)

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

CODING FOR KIDS

Learn some basic computer programming skills at our interactive workshop. Laptops will be provided. Grades 2-5. Registration is required and begins March 7.

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

STARLAB

Educators from the Virginia Discovery Museum will bring the night sky in all its wonder into the Greene County Library. Gaze at the magical Milky Way and starry constellations in VaDM’s fabulous StarLab, enjoy a star related story and craft. Grades 3-6. Registration is required and begins March 1.

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main Street, Standardsville, VA 22973

Date: Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

NORTHSIDE MINECRAFT CLUB

Minecrafters, join us for a challenge. To play, stop by a youth services desk to pick up an application. Grades 3-12.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

INKLINGS BOOK CLUB

Discuss Silver Sparrow (grades 6-12).

Event Location: Scottsville Library , 330 Bird Street, Scottsville, VA 24590

Date: Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

FICTION: IN THE WAKE OF HISTORY

Authors Marie Benedict (The Other Einstein), Carrie Brown (The Stargazer’s Sister), and Stephen O’Connor (Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings) share their novels featuring characters with intimate connections to historic figures.(Virginia Festival of the Book)

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

BIBLIOPHILES

Discuss Silver Sparrow (grades 8-12).

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973

Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

SECRETS AND LIES: HAUNTING HISTORICAL FICTION

Authors Kathleen Grissom (Glory Over Everything), Susan Rivers (The Second Mrs. Hockaday) and Brooke Obie (Book of Addis: Cradled Embers) share their stories, stories of privilege, enslavement, families, and secrets. (Virginia Festival of the Book)

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

FILM: FOR COLORED GIRLS (2011)

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

UNFORGETTABLE FICTION: ROBERT BAUSCH, KAITLYN GREENIDGE,PHILLIP LEWIS

Authors Robert Bausch (The Legend of Jesse Smoke) and Kaityln Greenidge (We Love You, Charlie Freeman), and Phillip Lewis (The Barrowfields) discuss their books. (Virginia Festival of the Book)

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: Silver Sparrow

FAMILY ART DROP-IN

Celebrate our Big Read selection by listening to 80s music and decorating a foam frame for a treasured family photo. For children up to age 12.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

LEGO

Build up STEM skills with the library's LEGO collection (ages 5+)

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

RACE AND CLASS: A NECESSARY DIALOGUE

Authors Lisa Goff (Shantytown, USA), Kaitlyn Greenidge (We Love You, Charlie Freeman), and Lawrence Ross (Blackballed) discuss race and class in America, offering perspectives from fiction, policy and politics, and history, and encouraging thoughtful dialogue on these topics within our community. (Virginia Festival of the Book)

Event Location: UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Date: Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

IT’S ALL ABOUT FAMILY STORYTIME

Bring the whole family and enjoy some wonderful stories and songs about families. Ages 2-5 and their families.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Libray Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: Silver Sparrow

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016) Rated PG

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

TRUE STOIRES OF THE JIM CROW SOUTH:BETH MACY & PATRICK PHILLIPS

Beth Macy (Truevine) and Patrick Phillips (Blood at the Root) share a conversation that unveils a history of racial terrorism in the Jim Crow South, with stories that begin in twentieth century Truevine, Va., and Forsyth County, Ga., and carry consequences through today.(Virginia Festival of the Book)

Event Location: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK UNTOLD STORIES OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE: MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY & DAVA SOBEL

Authors Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures) and Dava Sobel (The Glass Universe) share the accomplishments of unsung women mathematicians and scientists--"human computers"--working with NASA and the Harvard College Observatory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These women helped to achieve some of America's greatest work in our understanding of the stars and our exploration of space

Event Location: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

Discuss Silver Sparrow with your neighbors.

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library , 881 Davis Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Explore your family history with this workshop led by genealogy professional Dr. Shelley Murphy. This class will provide you with resources and guidelines to aid your research. Bring your own laptop or borrow one from the library (supplies limited). Required registration begins March 6

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

CHAPTER CHAT

Discuss Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff (grades 6-12).

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

SECRETS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY

Join genealogist and local author Andi Cumbo-Floyd for an exploration of African American Genealogy, the secrets it hides and reveals about the past. Andi will discuss enslavement, second families, and the challenges of research. Learn more about the history of Nelson County and Virginia. The talk will include resources for those interested in exploring their own past.

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library , 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

TUESDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP

Discuss Silver Sparrow with your neighbors.

Event Location: Louisa County Lilbrary, 881 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA 23117

Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

LEGO

Build up STEM skills with the library's LEGO collection.

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main St, Standardsville, VA 222973

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

FINALE

Participants in a WriterHouse mentorship program for middle school aged girls will read aloud from their work.

Event Location: CitySpace, 100 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

ROCKIN' READERS

Discuss Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (grades 3-5).

Event Location: Scottsville Library, 330 Bird St, Scottsville, VA 24590

Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

FILM: MY ARCHITECT (2003)

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Silver Sparrow

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