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.

How-To Festival 2019

JMRL is hosting its 3rd Annual How-To Festival on Saturday, May 4 from 10am-2pm at the Central Library. Learn a variety of skills in just 30 minutes!

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The schedule is still being finalized. The details below will reflect changes to the schedule as they are made.

10am

10:30am

11am

11:30am

12pm

  • Documentary Filmmaking with Lifeview Marketing (McIntire Room)
  • Gentle Chair Yoga with SimplyYoga (McIntire Room)
  • How to Build Robots with BACON (McIntire Room)
  • How to Apply Cosplay Makeup with Marien Villaman-Chodl (Jefferson Room)

12:30pm

1pm

1:30pm

From 10am-2pm we will also feature:

  • Free Comic Books (Main Level)
  • Meet Your Library (Main Level)
  • See the 3D printer in action (Elevator Lobby, 3rd Floor)
  • How to join and support the Friends of the Library AND a mini book sale (Outside)
  • Tour the Bookmobile (Outside)

 

 

 

 

Celebrate National Library Week

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National Library Week is April 7-14 and the best way to celebrate is to visit your local library! We offer free programs for all ages and books and materials all year long.

Don’t forget that you can download eBooks and audiobooks, check out toys and exercise equipment, and learn a new skill with your library card. Visit your local branch when you need to access the internet, or check out a hotspot to use the internet at home. Join a book club, or use one of our meeting rooms to host your own! Libraries provide a safe space for the community.

Another way to celebrate is to post photos or videos on social media sharing what you love about your library. Use the hashtag #MyLibraryMyStory on Twitter or Instagram.

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Just a dinosaur using an old card catalog at the Central Library