Welcoming Week 2019

WGC - Welcoming Week 19 - Flier-page-001Celebrate Greater Charlottesville’s diversity, starting this Friday!

From September 13-22, Charlottesville will be the home of Welcoming Week, where numerous events throughout the area will aim to bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Events include films, health screenings, cultural celebrations, panel discussions, and more!

JMRL will be hosting events in conjunction with Welcoming Week. Here are just a few:

  • Laughing Dragon Kung Fu: Friday, September 13 at 4pm (Northside Library)

o   Traditional Chinese dragon dance, followed by a traditional southern Chinese lion dance.

  • “Walk 6000 Miles in My Shoes”: A Refugee Resettlement Simulation        Experience: Monday, September 16 at 6-8pm (Northside Library):

o    Experience the resettlement process through a live-action role-play simulation and reflective group discussion. Ages 14+. Registration required at www.jmrl.org

  • On Her Shoulders: Thursday, September 19 at 6:30pm (Central Library)

o   Documentary film about Nadia Murad who survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS.

  • An Immigrant’s Story with Sonia Nazario: Wednesday, September 18 at 1pm

(Northside Library)

o   Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario discusses her National Bestseller, Enrique’s Journey, and its incredible relevance to the experiences of immigrants and unaccompanied minors seeking safety in the U.S. today.

For a complete list and description of JMRL’s Welcoming Week events, visit  www.jmrl.org and for a full list of events from around the region, visit www.wgcville.org. 

Library Card Sign-Up Month 2019

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month at JMRL and across the nation! Library Card Sign Up Month 2019 poster
Signing up for a library card is the first step to accessing the exciting resources the library has to offer…all year long! From 3D printing to eBooks to storytime, the library has something for everyone.

Damaged or lost card? No problem! This is the perfect time to stop by your local JMRL branch and receive a new replacement card for FREE during September!

All patrons must register in person and provide a valid photo ID with correct address or a photo ID and one of the items listed on the JMRL website.

For more information and details about library cards, visit the JMRL website at www.jmrl.org or call 434.979.7151.

Nelson Memorial Library needs your help!

Thanks to the commitment of Nelson County, the expansion of Nelson Memorial Library is well-underway.

The Grow Nelson Library community group is working diligently to secure funds to complete the project by providing books, computers, media equipment, and other items essential to creating a vibrant community hub.

The group is a little closer to reaching their $500,000 goal with The Perry Foundation’s generous award of a challenge grant of $100,000.

In order to receive the $100,000 from the Perry Foundation, Grow Nelson Library must raise $150,000 by July 2020, and is asking for the community’s support to make this happen. Every donation counts!

Donations are tax exempt and can be made at http://www.grownelsonlibrary.org, dropped off at the Nelson Memorial Library, or by check to the Nelson Memorial Library Fund (Nelson Memorial Library, P O Box 321, Lovingston, Virginia 22949).

For more information and to view the expansion progress, check out www.grownelsonlibrary.org.

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