Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sale Postponed

The Friends of the Library are postponing their annual Spring Book Sale, which was originally scheduled for April 4-12, until a later date.

This decision was made for the safety of the community, Friends volunteers, and in keeping with best practices and guidance on social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

canva-pile-of-five-books-MADGyOW_MYMThe Friends of the Library make JMRL programming possible with their financial support.

Please visit jmrlfriends.org to learn how you can continue to support both the Friends and the Library during this loss of activity.

For more information, contact info@jmrlfriends.org.

Local professors to visit JMRL for college chat

The transition from high school to college can be tricky to navigate. Get a head start at the Professors’ Tips for the College Bound chat at the Gordon Avenue Library on Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm.

During this insightful talk, authors and local professors Dana T. Johnson and Jennifer E. Price will outline some of the important concepts in their book “Will This Be on the Test? What Your Professors Really Want You to Know About Succeeding in College”.

As an experienced college professor, Price said that succeeding in college is more than just being book-smart.

“Over the years, colleagues and I have noticed students coming to college with less knowledge than ever about their professors’ expectations and of college in general,” Price said.

“The educational system in college is very different from that of high school, and most college freshmen expect it to be similar.”

The book focuses on how students can meet their professors’ expectations and how to develop healthy academic habits in college.

Price said only about 60% of students who begin college are expected to graduate within six years, and far fewer will graduate within four years.

“With high price tags on college tuition, room, and board, the cost of a few extra semesters or of beginning a degree with nothing to show for it is unfortunate,” she said.

“Simply understanding what is expected of you and having a plan for how to meet those expectations will greatly increase your chances of success.”

Community college students planning to transfer to a four-year college, current college students, and younger high school students are also invited to attend this chat and utilize the advice.

The Gordon Avenue Library is located at 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903.

For more information, visit jmrl.org.

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Spring Seed Swap & Workshop: March 8

Central Library will be hosting a Spring Seed Swap & Workshop on Sunday, March 8 at 1:30pm!

Attendees can bring seed to swap and/or learn about starting plants from seed with experienced Piedmont Master Gardener, Fern Campbell! Fern will give a seed starting demonstration and be on hand to answer questions.

This event is open to new and experienced gardeners.

Central Library is located at 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, Va 22902.

For more information, check out the Facebook event.

Facebook Central Spring Seed Swap