Competition heats up at Northside Library

Kick those painful childhood memories of Monopoly to the curb, there’s a new way to showcase your board gaming prowess!gamepiecesanddie_180407897

Grown-Up Game Night hosts adults for an evening of board games, refreshments, and socialization every fourth Monday at the Northside Library.

Games will range from classic standards to modern favorites, with tutorials to ensure participants are up-to-speed with the rules of each game.

The next session on June 24 from 6:30 – 8:45pm will feature Ticket to Ride and players will compete for control of the railways between cities across North America.

So don’t be shy, challenge your mind and bring a friend along to Grown-Up Game Night!

For a list of upcoming events, visit the JMRL website at http://www.jmrl.org.

Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call: JMRL’s Summer Reading Recommendations

Did you tune into the Memorial Day edition of 94.7’s Sunday Morning Wake-up Call on May 26? A few of us JMRLians had a chance to sit down and talk with host Rick Moore to talk about our summer reading recommendations – you can listen to the podcast of that episode here.

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore looks for summer reading recommendations from Jefferson-Madison Regional Library librarians Lindsay Ideson, Hayley Tompkins and Megan England.

Lindsay Ideson, Northside Library Branch Manager Recommends:

Hayley Tompkins, Crozet Library Branch Manager recommends:

Megan England, Crozet Library Young Adult Librarian recommends:

Crafting at the Library: 3D Flower Canvas

The Central Library is bringing back Art in the Park at the Market Street Park over the summer. On June 29 we’ll be making 3D Flower Canvas Art. You can sign up here. This craft is recommended for adults.

Supplies needed:
Canvas
Faux flowers and leaves
X-acto knife
Wire cutters
Packing tape
Glue
Pencil
Paint and paintbrush

Steps:
Step 1: Draw an outline of a vase with your pencil.

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Step 2: Arrange flowers on top of your vase, starting with the largest flowers. Then, fill in holes with smaller blooms. Trim flowers as needed.

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Step 3: Once you have arranged your large flowers, cut small slits in the canvas with the X-acto knife and slide the stems of the flowers through the back of the canvas. You may be able to fit a couple of flowers through one slit.

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Step 4: Tape stems to the back of the canvas and glue flowers in place, if needed. Then add smaller flowers, and tape the back of the canvas again, if needed.

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Step 5: Add leaves to fill in gaps. Secure leaves with glue.

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Step 6: Finally, paint your vase and hang your masterpiece!

Here are a few more books for crafting inspiration:
The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar
Crafting with Florals