Affordable Housing Resource Fair – November 9 2019

Whether it’s legal aid or emergency housing, visit the Affordable Housing Resource Fair on Saturday, November 9 for advice from local organizations.Housing Fair (2)

Held at the Central Library from 10am-12pm, attendees can chat with representatives about legal aid for housing-related issues, emergency housing, home rehabilitation services, housing counseling, and financial education.

Participating organizations include Piedmont Housing Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, LEAP, Coalition for the Homeless, and Project ID.

For more information or a list of upcoming events, visit the JMRL website at

Local Author Visit: Susie McKenna

The Crozet Library will host local author Susie McKenna as she discusses her latest thriller, Last Tracks, on Friday, November 8 from 12-1pm.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A book about survival and revenge, McKenna said writing thrillers was a challenge and required a lot of research.

“The book is intended to give the reader a few scares, but also relieves the tension at times with a bit of sarcastic humor,” she said.

“A lot of research was required to describe the characters and the plot. I took courses in outdoor survival, forensics, and hunter education.

“The book touches on everything from snowshoeing, ice fishing, law enforcement, revenge, justice, to an accordion-playing bad guy.”

In addition to chatting about her book, McKenna will bring items for show-and-tell, including photos, a map, snowshoes, and jerky for tasting.

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JMRL Food Drive: Food for Fines

Looking to give back this holiday season? Be a hunger hero!

Bring an item to the front desk of any JMRL location during business hours from November 4-16 and receive one dollar off overdue fines and late renewal fines for each donated item.

For a list of most needed items, visit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank website.

JMRL Food Drive 2019 Flyer

All donations will go to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, with the exception of donations made to Louisa County Library which will go to the Louisa County Resource Council.

Donation locations include the following libraries, Central, Crozet, Gordon Avenue, Greene County, Louisa County, Nelson Memorial, Northside, and Scottsville.

Accounts in collections and billed or damaged items are ineligible for this offer.

For more information, please visit or contact your local branch.