January Job Fair at Northside

The Northside Library will be hosting its monthly Job Fair with Virginia Career Works on Wednesday, January 22 from 2-5pm.

The Job Fair is a great opportunity for job seekers to sit down one-on-one with representatives from more than 20 local employers, including the University of Virginia, National Ground Intelligence Center, Boar’s Head, Goodwill, United States Census 2020, RMC Events, and many more.

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In the days leading up to the event, attendees are encouraged to visit Career Works, the Downtown Job Center, or the Albemarle County Job Center for help preparing or writing a resume.

Before the Job Fair begins at 2pm, don’t miss out on the job fair etiquette workshop at 1pm.

This event is for ages 16 and older. For more information, visit the JMRL website at www.jmrl.org.

The Art of Gathering

artofgatheringWhile there was not an official title to discuss, a small contingent of the Books on Tap group gathered on 1/2/20 at Champion Brewery to toast the New Year.   We also celebrated one member’s upcoming retirement and another member’s project that has been receiving local publicity.


But no Books on Tap meeting goes without recommending a couple of books, so here are a few that were mentioned:

The Art of Gathering

City of Girls


And here are the upcoming titles for discussion at Books on Tap:


Brown Baggers Book Club Selections

canva-pile-of-five-books-MADGyOW_MYMThe Brown Baggers met on December 19 to select books for the upcoming months. Each member nominated three titles and voted as a group on their top picks. The winning titles are a mix of old and new, including some local authors. As always, upcoming titles that the group will read include both fiction and nonfiction books.

Here are the upcoming titles for June 2020 – May 2021:

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
The Tattoist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Go Down the Mountain by Meredith Battle
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

If you’re interested in joining the Brown Baggers Book Group, you’re welcome to come to the Central Library on the third Thursday of the month from 12-1pm and participate in our lively discussion. You can call 434.979.7151 ext. 4 for more information or send an email. Also, check out JMRL’s wiki for the book club picks from previous years.

The Brown Baggers will meet again on Thursday, January 16 at 12pm to discuss Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan.