New Maker Kits Available

JMRL has added four more kits to the maker kit collection!

The squishy circuit kit uses conductive and insulating play dough to teach the basics of electrical circuits. Be inventive with this kit! 

A lap loom, yarn, and the book Little Loom Weaving: Quick and Clever Projects for Creating Adorable Stuff by Andreia Gomes will allow you to create wonderful projects. 

The bird watching kit has binoculars, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and a pocket guide to Virginia birds, perfect for the beginning birder! 

The writer’s block kit will inspire you to write by using story cubes and the book Kicking In the Wall: A Year of Writing Exercises, Prompts, and Quotes to Help You Break Through Your Blocks and Reach Your Writing Goals. 

Place a hold for any of these kits here. You can also call the Central Reference Department at 434.979.7151 ext. 4 with any questions, or send them an email.

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