National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Jefferson Madison Regional Library


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201 East Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Tel: 434/979-7151
Fax: 434/979-9728
http://www.jmrl.org

True Grit by Charles Portis

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True Grit
Charles Portis

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Tuesday Afternoon Book Group

This Barnes & Noble group invites you to discuss True Grit, one of the wide variety of titles they read year round.

Event Location: Barnes & Noble, 1035 Emmet Street North, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Tue, Feb 11, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Book: True Grit

Model Railroad Display

The Library’s display case will feature an exhibit of a model train in a period western town. Trains and railroad accessories provided by Rail Tales (railtalesva.com).

Event Location: Crozet Library, 202 Library Lane, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Sat, Feb 15, 2014 – Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Tall Tales of the Old West

Tell it tall or not at all! Mosey on in because some of the biggest, wildest, zaniest tall tales will come thundering off the pages. For ages 5 and up. Register 434.296.5544 starting Feb. 12.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Aveune, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

PVCC Free Film

Learn more about the 2014 Big Read while watching the movie adaptation of the book 12 Years A Slave.

Event Location: 501 College Drive , Charlottesville, VA 2290

Date: Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

Humorous Short Story Contest

True Grit, although a story of serious revenge, is also very humorous. Two winners will receive prizes for funny short stories. Contest forms and guidelines available at each branch and online at jmrl.org/teens. Grades 6-12.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 – Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Book: True Grit

Wild West Scavenger Hunt Showdown

Wagon trains, ghost towns, and desperadoes! Get on the trail to track them down at the Wild West Scavenger Showdown at participating Library branches. Grades 6-12.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 – Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Instagram Landscapes

Get inspired by the beautiful settings in True Grit and post your own landscape photo on instagram using #JMRLBIGREADtruegrit and #NEABigRead

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 – Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Grit and Gumption Scavenger Hunt

Who has true grit? Get on the trail to track down some answers at participating Library branches. For ages 7-12.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 – Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Railroad Memorabilia Display

The Library’s display case will feature railroad memorabilia from the collection of railroad buff Carroll Nelson Turner.

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway , Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 – Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Model Railroad Display

The Library’s horizontal display case will feature an exhibit of a model train in a period western town. Stop by the Library on Friday, March 7 to see the train operate during the First Friday event between 5-7 pm. Trains and railroad accessories provided by Rail Tales (railtalesva.com).

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 – Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Landscape as a Character

In any great western tale, the landscape often plays as much a defining role as the characters in the story. This month-long exhibit by local artist Tom Tartaglino features landscapes and other related works.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 – Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Big Read Kickoff

Join us at the Free Speech Monument on the downtown mall in Charlottesville for the Proclamation of THE BIG READ by City and Albemarle County government officials and pony rides from Carriage Hill Farm.

Event Location: Downtown Mall Free Speech Monument, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: True Grit

Confederate Guerrillas: “True Grit” or the Truth?

Historian Rick Britton discusses the role of Confederate guerrilla fighters, especially those (like Rooster Cogburn) who were under the command of William Quantrill.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sun, Mar 2, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: True Grit

Crozet Book Club

Join JMRL's book group for an informal discussion of True Grit.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Mon, Mar 3, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

True Grit Tastings

Stop by The Whiskey Jar on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall for True Grit-inspired menu items. With old-time music by The Ragged Mountain String Band. Visit thewhiskeyjarcville.com for directions.

Event Location: The Whiskey Jar, 227 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Tue, Mar 4, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 11:30pm

Book: True Grit

Bandana Bonanza

Make a bandana bold and unique. Learn an easy technique to create a fun modern twist on this Old West accessory. For ages 7 and up. Register 434.296.5544, starting 2/19

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Wild West Wing-Ding

Grab yer hat and gallop on over to the library for grub, games & guaranteed good times! Register the whole family: 434.979.7151 x3 starting Feb. 19. Drop-ins are welcome.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Greene Book Club

Join the book group for an informal discussion of True Grit.

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: True Grit

First Fridays: Landscape as Character

In any great Western tale, the landscape often plays as much a defining role as the characters in the story. This month-long exhibit by local artist Tom Tartaglino features landscapes and other related works.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Fri, Mar 7, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

Saturday Stories: Giddy-Up Cowboys and Cowgirls

Come for 45 minutes of stories, songs, and crafts your whole family will enjoy. For children of all ages with accompanying adult. Register 434.973.7893 starting Feb. 24. Drop-ins are welcome.

Event Location: Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: True Grit

Inedible Jewelry

Get ready to “rustle up some grub”...or an inedible likeness of it. Artist Jessica Partain will show you how to create a miniature bacon & eggs charm using polymer clay that can be made into earrings or a necklace. Space is limited to 12 participants, so call 540.894.5853 to register February 22. Ages 12 to adult.

Event Location: Louisa County Library, 881 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA 23117

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: True Grit

True Grit Film

Watch the 2010 Coen Brothers film adaptation of True Grit starring Jeff Bridges. Rated PG-13.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Inedible Jewelry

Get ready to “rustle up some grub”...or an inedible likeness of it. Artist Jessica Partain will show you how to create a miniature bacon & eggs charm using polymer clay that can be made into earrings or a necklace. Space is limited to 12 participants, so call 434.979.7151 x4 starting February 22. Ages 12 to adult.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sun, Mar 9, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: True Grit

Tale of Two Grits

Carmen Higginbotham, University of Virginia assistant professor of American Art, will give a lecture comparing both film versions of True Grit.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library , 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: True Grit

Cowboy & Cowgirl Campfire Stories

Hang up your spurs, and pull on your union suit (that’s jammies to you city slickers), and we’ll rustle up some western tales to tickle your whiskers. Best for ages 4-6.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: True Grit

Teen Book Group

This group will be discussing Thirteenth Child by Patricia C Wrede; a True Grit read alike. Required Registration. The first 10 to sign up will receive a free copy of the book. Register 434.296.5544. Ages 11-18.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Tween Book Club

THE LITTLE READ : Jim Ugly by Sid Fleischman. For readers age 8-11. Register 434.979.7151 x3.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

True Grit Tastings

Stop by The Whiskey Jar on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall for True Grit-inspired menu items. With old-time music by The Ragged Mountain String Band. Visit thewhiskeyjarcville.com for directions.

Event Location: The Whiskey Jar, 227 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 11:30pm

Book: True Grit

Wild West Shows

University of Virginia circus historian LaVahn Hoh discusses Wild West shows like the one in which Rooster Cogburn performed.

Event Location: Scottsville Library, 330 Bird Street, Scottsville, VA 24590

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: True Grit

Ghost Town at Sundown: Magic Tree House Goes Wild West

The tree house has dropped Jack and Annie in a ghost town in 1880’s Wild West right in the middle of a horse rustling ring. Let’s saddle up our mustangs and try our hands at some Western style fun and fandango. For ages 5 and up. Register 434.296.5544 starting Feb. 26.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

True Grit Fillm

Hey Teens! Are you reading True Grit or a similar book for your book club? Come and watch the 2010 Coen Brothers film adaptation of True Grit starring Jeff Bridges. Rated PG-13.

Event Location: Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: True Grit

Wednesday Evening Book Group

Join the book group for an informal discussion of True Grit.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

Brown Baggers Book Group

Join the book groups for an informal discussion of True Grit.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 13, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: True Grit

Book Bugs

THE LITTLE READ : Jim Ugly by Sid Fleischman. For readers age 8-11. Copies are limited so sign up to get a free copy of the book and come to a fun discussion by calling 434.973.7893, starting 2/13.

Event Location: Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Thu, Mar 13, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Books Sandwiched In

A lunch-time presentation of a non-fiction work related to True Grit by a local expert.

Event Location: Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: True Grit

Storytime for Cowgirls and Cowboys

Let’s put on hats, bandanas, and mustaches to celebrate the Big Read with whopping big tales and campfire songs. For ages 3-7. Register 434.286.3541 starting Feb. 28. Limited to 24.

Event Location: Scottsville Library, 330 Bird Street, Scottsville, VA 24590

Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

True Grit Film

Watch the classic 1969 film adaptation of True Grit starring John Wayne.

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973

Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

Drop-In Storytime: Wild West & Wild Reads

Giddy-up and read! Lasso your young’uns and hitch your wagon to Wild West tales. We’ll rustle up a cowboy hat for the first 24 little buckaroos. For all ages.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Page Turners

THE LITTLE READ : Jim Ugly by Sid Fleischman. For readers age 8-11. Copies are limited so sign up to get a free copy of the book and come to a fun discussion by calling 434.823.4050, starting 2/17.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: True Grit

Senior Center Book Group

Senior Center members and teen book club members will meet for dinner to discuss True Grit, facilitated by a library staff member.

Event Location: The Senior Center, Inc., 1180 Pepsi Pl, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Sun, Mar 16, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: True Grit

All Aboard

Drop in to see the model train rumble down the tracks in the small display case. Then gather ‘round the craft table and make a train car for the Library Express train and a 4-car train to chug home. For all ages.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: True Grit

Children's Book Club

Copies are limited so sign up to get a free copy of the book and come to a fun discussion by calling 434.296.554, starting 2/18. For readers 8-11.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue Library, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

The Literati

Join the Library’s book group for an informal discussion of True Grit. Register 434.823.4050 starting 2/11. Ages 14-18.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

True Grit Film

Watch the classic 1969 film adaptation of True Grit starring John Wayne.

Event Location: Louisa County Library, 881 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA 23117

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

The Inklings

Join the Library’s book group for an informal discussion of True Grit. Register 434.286.3541. Ages 11-18.

Event Location: Scottsville Library, 330 Bird Street, Scottsville, VA 24590

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: True Grit

Graphically Speaking

Join the Library’s book group for an informal discussion of True Grit. Register 434.979.7151 x4. Ages 13-18.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Virginia Festival of the Book: Larry Watson

Larry Watson, author of Let Him Go, will discuss writing about the American West in relation to True Grit.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: True Grit

Gaming @ Gordon: Worst Case Scenario Survival Game

Stop by for a special edition of Gaming @ Gordon to see if you have true grit in our Worst Case Scenario Survival Game. No registration required. Grades 6-12.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: True Grit

Virginia Festival of the Book: Appalachia: Stories of Rural Virginia and West Virginia

Donald Payne (Hard Times and Good Times, A Legacy of Rural Virginia), Jamie Ross (Listening to the Land), Lynn Coffey (Appalachian Heart), Phil James (Secrets of the Blue Ridge: Stories from Western Albemarle, Vol. 2) will discuss writing about rural landscapes like those in True Grit.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: True Grit

Book Group

Join the book group for an informal discussion of True Grit.

Event Location: Scottsville Library, 330 Bird Street, Scottsvillle, VA 24590

Date: Fri, Mar 21, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: True Grit

Cowboy Party

Come celebrate the Big Read and the Virginia Festival of the Book with a True Grit afterparty at the Bridge PAI. Western wear strongly encouraged. Visit thebridgepai.com for directions.

Event Location: The Bridge PAI, 209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Fri, Mar 21, 2014
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: True Grit

Survival & Primitive Skills Workshop

Learn to make your way in the great outdoors like Mattie, Rooster and LaBoeuf in this workshop presented by the Rivanna Conservation Society. It covers primitive fire making, shelter, cordage, finding safe water, basic traps and general survival tips. Please bring snacks/water and wear clothes that will get dirty. Workshop proceeds in light rain, but canceled for heavy rain. Register: bigread@jmrl.org or 434.979.7151 x4

Event Location: Scheier Natural Area, 917 Long Acre Road, Palmyra, VA 22963

Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Book: True Grit

For Goodness Snakes

Snakes alive! This Virginia Wildlife Center presentation will feature live snakes and explore their unique adaptations For ages 5 and up.

Event Location: Nelson County Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway , Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

For Goodness Snakes

Snakes alive! This Virginia Wildlife Center presentation will feature live snakes and explore their unique adaptations For ages 5 and up.

Event Location: Scottsville Library, 330 Bird Street, Scottsville, VA 24590

Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: True Grit

Campfire Fun

We will be singing cowboy songs and having an indoor campfire. Wear your cowboy gear and be ready for fun on the range. For all ages.

Event Location: Louisa County Library, 881 Davis Highway, Louisa, VA 23117

Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: True Grit

Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel

Completed in 1858, the Blue Ridge Tunnel provided a reliable transportation route from Central Virginia to the developing western frontier. Members of the Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation will talk about its history and current restoration plans.

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway , Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: True Grit

Brown Bag Book Club

Come as your favorite True Grit character, with a chuck wagon pot luck lunch, cornbread, chili, beans, grits, maybe a little rattlesnake, who knows.

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: True Grit

Chapter Chat

Join the Library’s book group for an informal discussion of True Grit. Register 434.973.7893. Ages 11-18.

Event Location: Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: True Grit

Giddy-Up

Gallop in to watch the wild herds of horses in our big display case. Sit a spell and make a western horse tie to wear home. For all ages.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: True Grit

True Grit Film

Watch the 2010 Coen Brothers film adaptation of True Grit starring Jeff Bridges. Rated PG-13.

Event Location: Scottsville Library, 330 Bird Street, Scottsville, VA 24590

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group

Join the book group for an informal discussion of True Grit.

Event Location: Louisa County Library, 881 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA 23117

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: True Grit

Bandana Bonanza

Make a bandana bold and unique. Learn an easy technique to create a fun modern twist on this Old West accessory. For ages 7 and up. Register 434.832.4050 starting 3/3.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: True Grit

Bibliophiles

Join the Library’s book group for an informal discussion of True Grit. Register 434.985.5227. Ages 13-18. The first 9 teens to arrive at the previous month’s meeting will receive a copy of the book.

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973

Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: True Grit

Wednesday Evening Book Group

Join the book group for an informal discussion of True Grit.

Event Location: Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: True Grit

Wild West Showdown

It is a Wild West Round-up with heroes and outlaws, outrageous reading adventures, crafts, games, and special campfire treats. For grades K and up. Register 434.973.7893 starting March 14.

Event Location: Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Wild Horse, Wild Ride

The documentary Wild Horse, Wild Ride tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

Friday Night Film Club for Teens

Join us for a movie featuring the true grit and adventure of the Wild West. Grades 6-12. Registration requested.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Fri, Mar 28, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

Family Film: Apple Dumpling Gang

Bring a blanket and pillows and join us for a tootin’ good time. Snacks and drinks provided. Film rated G; 100 minutes.

Event Location: Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Book: True Grit

Civil War Reenactors

Join the 19th Virginia Infantry, Company B, “The Albemarle Rifles” as they explain what life was like for Rooster Cogburn and LaBoeuf during the Civil War.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: True Grit

The Cowboy in Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny

From absurd cartoon figure to admirable role model, the cowboy exemplifies the drama inherent in True Grit. Independent curator Stephen Margulies will give a talk at The Fralin Museum of Art on important works of art by Sam Abell, Roy De Forest, Andy Warhol, and many others to demonstrate the wide variety of rich meanings that the iconic image of the cowboy has in American culture.

Event Location: The Fralin Museum of Art, 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: True Grit

Red & The Romantics

Eric Knierim plays old-time originals to swing your darlin’ to, with Steve Riggs on upright bass and Betty Jo Dominick on accordion. Tickets $7. Visit rapunzelscoffee.com for directions.

Event Location: Rapunzel’s Coffee and Books, 924 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 22949

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: True Grit

Wrap Up Wrangle

Read True Grit, register your book group and join us for a reception catered by Brookville Restaurant before the screening of the 1969 John Wayne movie. Send book club members’ names and a contact number to bigread@jmrl.org or call 434.979.7151 x4. Don’t belong to a club? Join one at any branch!

Event Location: The Paramount Theater, 215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Sun, Mar 30, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: True Grit

True Grit Film

Watch the classic 1969 film adaptation of True Grit starring John Wayne. Tickets are $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for youth 12 and under and can be purchased at theparamount.net. Not rated.

Event Location: The Paramount Theater, 215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Sun, Mar 30, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Jack Jouett Middle School Library Set

JMRL is providing Jack Jouett Middle School with a set of books related to True Grit and its themes to promote the 2014 Big Read and reading for pleasure.

Event Location: Jack Jouett Middle School, 210 Lambs Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Sutherland Middle School Library Set

JMRL is providing Sutherland Middle School with a set of books related to True Grit and its themes to promote the 2014 Big Read and reading for pleasure.

Event Location: Sutherland Middle School, 2801 Powell Creek Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911

Date: Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Burley Middle School Library Set

JMRL is providing Burley Middle School with a set of books related to True Grit and its themes to promote the 2014 Big Read and reading for pleasure.

Event Location: Burley Middle School, 901 Rose Hill Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Albemarle High School Library Set

JMRL is providing Albemarle High School with a set of books related to True Grit and its themes to promote the 2014 Big Read and reading for pleasure.

Event Location: Albemarle High School, 2775 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

Monticello High School Library Set

JMRL is providing Monticello High School with a set of books related to True Grit and its themes to promote the 2014 Big Read and reading for pleasure.

Event Location: Monticello High School, 1400 Independence Way, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

William Monroe Middle School Library Set

JMRL is providing William Monroe Middle School with a set of books related to True Grit and its themes to promote the 2014 Big Read and reading for pleasure.

Event Location: William Monroe Middle School, 148 Monroe Drive, Stanardsville, VA 22973

Date: Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

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