Starting a Minority-Owned Business Program

People interested in starting a minority-owned business (or those already operating one) are invited to attend Northside Library’s ‘Starting a Minority-Owned Business’ program for professional guidance.Starting a Minority-Owned Business (November 19, 2019) (1)

On Tuesday, November 19 from 6-8pm, Quinton Harrell, Founder & CEO of Heritage United Builders, and co-owner of A Taste of Home Southern Cuisine food truck, will lead a panel discussion with:

  • Hollie Lee (City of Charlottesville’s Minority Business Program & Economic Development),
  • Stephen Davis (The Community Investment Collaborative), and
  • Yolunda Harrell (New Hill Development Corporation).

Attendees will learn from an expert panel about an array of existing and emerging resources to help build the foundation and relationships that make a successful business.

The program will also serve as a great networking opportunity.

For more information, visit the JMRL website at www.jmrl.org.

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 www.jmrl.org.

Snuggle Up for Early Literacy

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Most people underestimate how early a child’s language development begins. Interactions with a child begin to impact language skills beginning not at 6 months, not at 3 months, but from the day the baby is born. That doesn’t mean you should try to recreate preschool in your home. Helping your child be ready to learn to read is as simple as Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing!

JMRL’s Winter Reading Program is designed to help you do just that. Pick up a Winter Reading Activity Sheet at any JMRL location, or download it here: Activity Sheet. As you complete the fun activities, let your child color in the bunnies. When all 11 are complete, bring the sheet back to the library and your child can choose a free book. So brush off your memories of nursery rhymes and head to the library for some fun books to share. The program runs from February 1 to March 2 for ages birth to 5 years old.

For more early literacy activity ideas, check out the Family Literacy Calendar at DayByDayVA. Also, coming soon to JMRL – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

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