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

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Carson McCullers

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Events

Kick Off

Join us for free copies of the book and the reading of the Proclamation of THE BIG READ by government officials.

Event Location: Central Library , 201 E. Market St., Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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KICKOFF AFTER PARTY

Sample the limited-edition Lonely Hunter Pale Ale and pick up a copy of the book.

Event Location: Champion Brewery, 324 6th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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ART CONTEST

Create a piece of art that illustrates how you experience isolation, loneliness,or alienation from others, themes that appear in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Pick up entry forms and guidelines at any branch or on jmrl.org/bigread. Co-sponsored by Charlottesville Pride Community Network. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the finale on April 3 at the Haven.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 – Thu, Mar 31, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS: WOVEN HEARTS

Create woven hearts at Central and Northside Libraries all month long.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 – Thu, Mar 31, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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THE ART IS A LONELY HUNTER

An exhibition of artworks by On Our Own is a Peer Support Recovery Center for people with mental health challenges.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 – Thu, Mar 31, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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FIND AND SIGN: A SCAVENGER HUNT

Search the library for signs. Not street signs or store signs but ASL sign language signs. We are highlighting deaf culture and communication as part of our BIG READ Month. Find all the signs, try them with a librarian (if you like) and then earn a prize! Visit any JMRL branch to participate.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 – Thu, Mar 31, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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WRITE YOUR PERSONAL STORY: MEMOIR WORKSHOP

Explore the art of memoir in this engaging and constructive workshop led by writer and educator Linda Kobert. Please bring a photo of you and/or your family that evokes a meaningful experience. Required registration begins February 9.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd. , Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

Join the library and Parks and Recreation for a preview discussion of this year’s Big Read book. We will discuss points of particular interest in the book as well as information on future club meetings. Come share your love of reading with our Louisa family.

Event Location: Betty Queen Center, 522 Industrial Dr, Louisa, VA 23093

Date: Wed, Mar 2, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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MAKE & TAKE: HEART ART

Create a woven heart craft.

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

Date: Wed, Mar 2, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Piedmont Virginia Community College professor Dr. Benjamin Sloan will be on hand to facilitate the discussion.

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

Date: Thu, Mar 3, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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BOOKS ON TAP

Discuss The Heart is a Lonely Hunter with community members and library staff.

Event Location: Champion Brewery, 324 6th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Thu, Mar 3, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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FIRST FRIDAYS: ON OUR OWN EXHIBIT

An exhibition of artworks by On Our Own is a Peer Support Recovery Center for people with mental health challenges.

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

Date: Fri, Mar 4, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY

You’re cordially invited to kick off the Big Read and party like a kid again with retro games, dancing, coloring books, hula hoops, finger foods, and excellent music! Stay up late to build blanket forts and be prepared for a uniquely entertaining blast-from-the-past surprise. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins February 12.

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

Date: Fri, Mar 4, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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COFFEE, DONUTS AND FILM

Watch The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968, NR)

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

Date: Sat, Mar 5, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

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ARE YOU REALLY GOING TO FALL OFF A CLIFF: WHAT YOUR DREAMS ARE ACTUALLY TRYING TO TELL YOU

We all dream - every night - even if we don't think we do. Did you know that your dreams are trying to give you important messages about YOUR life? Just like Harry Potter or the Jedi knights, you have this force within YOU. Join Pat Belisle of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment for this fun (and funny) experience where you will get to practice "dream reading" by using other people's dreams and learning how your own dreams are secretly trying to guide you every night. (You'll get your own FREE Dream Journal, too!)

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 West Rio Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Sat, Mar 5, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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CHESS SATURDAY

If you’re a chess player or want to learn, stop by the Central Library for some instruction and simultaneous play hosted by the Playing ACES Chess Club. Popcorn will be served, and prizes will be awarded to all participants. Space is limited. Grades 3-7. Required registration begins February 20.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Sat, Mar 5, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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READING YOUR OWN DREAMS: HOW TO REMEMBER & INTERPRET THOSE IMPORTANT NIGHTTIME MESSAGES.

Presented by Pat Belisle of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment.

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

Date: Sun, Mar 6, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 3:30pm

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TENDER SEARCHES

Marianne Capone, Social Work Manager at UVA Health Systems will offer reflections on the novel and insight into the characters’ search for human connection and the connections we can forge in our community.

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

Date: Mon, Mar 7, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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INSIGHTS INTO DEAF CULTURE

Are shifts in technology and inclusive education affecting the transmission of Deaf Culture to the new generations? Join panelists from the community and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind for a discussion on the changing nature of Deaf Culture.

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

Date: Mon, Mar 7, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

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MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

Discuss The Heart is a Lonely Hunter with community members and library staff.

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

Date: Mon, Mar 7, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

Discuss The Heart is a Lonely Hunter with community members and library staff.

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

Date: Wed, Mar 9, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

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BROWN BAGGERS

Discuss The Heart is a Lonely Hunter with community members and library staff.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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CHILDREN'S BOOK GROUP: BOOK BUGS

Discuss EL DEAFO BY CECE BELL. Grades 3-5. Required registration begins February 11.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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FRIDAY FILM SERIES

Watch The Heart is the Lonely Hunter (1968, NR).

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

Date: Fri, Mar 11, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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CROZET COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT

The program will include the second movement from Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), a piece featured in the novel, and selected songs from Mahler's Songs of the Wayfarer, one of McCullers’ favorites, with soloist Pamela Beasley, faculty of UVA’s McIntire Department of Music.

Event Location: Crozet Baptist Church, 5804 St George Ave, Crozet, VA 22932

Date: Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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YAK & SNACK TEEN BOOK GROUP

Discuss FEATHERS BY JACQUELINE WOODSON. Grades 6-8. Required registration begins on February 15.

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

Date: Mon, Mar 14, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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TREE BRANCH ART

Drop in and branch out by decorating a huge tree branch. Classical music will be your muse.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

Discover your passion for music. Musicians will bring instruments for you to hear and try.

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

Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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CHILDREN'S BOOK GROUP: BOOK BAG

Discuss EL DEAFO BY CECE BELL. Ages 9-12. Limit 10. Registration required.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Time: 4:15pm – 5:15pm

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VAGRANT NATION: POLICE POWER, CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE, AND THE MAKING OF THE 1960S

Risa Goluboff (Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s), John Allan Love Professor of Law at the UVa School of Law and newly-appointed dean of the law school, discusses her book. Hosted by the University of Virginia, Alumni and Parent Engagement. A Virginia Festival of the Book Program.

Event Location: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St, NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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TEEN BOOK GROUP: INKLINGS

Discuss THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER BY CARSON MCCULLERS. Grades 6-12. Pick up your free book at the circulation desk.

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

Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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PERFECTLY PRETTY PETAL PAINTING

Spring can't come a moment too soon. Enjoy a preview of coming attractions by creating a colorful painting using flower petals as your paintbrush. Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons will provide inspiration. For artists of all ages.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

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VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK: STORIES WE WERE MEANT TO WRITE

A panel of authors offer inspirational stories filled with humor and wisdom for navigating the situations life offers, especially including putting pen to paper (or fingertips to the keyboard). Moderated by Stephen Pfleiderer.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd. , Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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MINDFUL WRITING: TRANSFORMING STORIES WORKSHOP

Writer and educator Linda Kobert will guide participants in shaping an experience into a narrative that helps them to understand and transform their personal stories. Participants need only bring writing materials. Required registration begins March 2.

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

Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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TWEEN BOOK GROUP: RAPUNZELS

Discuss EL DEAFO BY CECE BELL. Girls in grades 4-8 are welcome to join at any time. Registration is required and ongoing.

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main St, Standardsville, VA 22973

Date: Thu, Mar 17, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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BEYOND BACKGROUND CHARACTERS: LIFE IN HYPHEN-AMERICA

Authors Sara Farizan (Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel), Lamar Giles (Endangered), Meg Medina (Burn, Baby Burn), and Wendy Shang (The Way Home Looks Now) share stories featuring the wide diversity of American immigrant lives. Moderated by Gustavo Perez Firmat (Life on the Hyphen and A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America's Hometown). Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. A Virginia Festival of the Book Program.

Event Location: Culbreth Theater, 109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: Thu, Mar 17, 2016
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

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BABY SIGN STORYTIME

Sign language helps verbally developing children communicate their needs and thoughts. It helps nurture the bond between child and caregiver, providing another way to share. We will incorporate some signing with books and songs. Suggestions to introduce signing with your child will also be provided. Designed for children under 2 and their caregivers.

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

Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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GAY & SOUTHERN: LIVING, WRITING, AND DEALING WITH DISCRIMINATION

Reading and discussion from authors in the anthology, Crooked Letter i: Coming out in the South, and Doug Meyer (Violence Against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination). Sponsored by Cville Pride Community Network. A Virginia Festival of the Book Program.

Event Location: CitySpace, 100 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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HOPE AND CRITICISM IN THE PRACTICE OF MENTAL HEALTH

Zack Bonnie, (Dead, Insane, or In Jail: A CEDU Memoir), and Todd Kashdan, (The Upside of Your Dark Side), will discuss their personal experiences and research in mental health. Hosted by Mental Health America. A Virginia Festival of the Book Program.

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

Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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SATURDAY CELEBRATION

Join JMRL to make a heart-shaped craft at the Charlottesville City Schools' Saturday Celebration. Part of the March Art Connections program, student work will be on display along with crafts and demos for all ages.

Event Location: Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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DROP IN STORIES AND MORE

Join us for a special story signed in American Sign Language.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

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CHILDREN'S BOOK GROUP: PAGE TURNERS

Discuss EL DEAFO BY CECE BELL. Ages 8–11. Required registration begins February 22.

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

Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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AN EVENING WITH BRYAN STEVENSON

Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption) will speak about his experiences as a social justice lawyer and how these continue to influence his life-long work to support criminal justice system reform as well as anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts. John Grisham will join Stevenson on stage for discussion of these issues. Sponsored by The Project on Lived Theology, UVa Department of Politics, Paul and Susan Yesawich, and an anonymous donor. This is a ticketed event. A Virginia Festival of the Book Program.

Event Location: The Paramount Theater, 215 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2016
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

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CHILDREN'S BOOK GROUP

Discuss EL DEAFO BY CECE BELL. Grades 3-5. Registration required.

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

Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

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REDEFINING SUCCESS WITH LISA JAKUB

What happens when you have everything you are supposed to want, but you still feel hollow? Writer and retired actor Lisa Jakub talks about her career in LA, her struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, and her story of choosing a different path. An entertaining speaker, Lisa encourages others to define their own versions of a successful life. For all ages.

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

Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

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SIGNING ART

In honor of the Big Read create a piece of art by using the standard symbols used in sign language. Grades 6-12.

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

Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

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BATTLE OF THE BOOK GROUPS & BOOK SWAP

Bring your book group team, a potluck dessert and some books to swap. If you don’t have a team, join the ‘Rogue Readers’ or cheer trivia contest. Required registration begins February 22.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22932

Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

Have you ever tried petting a saxophone or a trombone or a trumpet? You can do just that after a mini concert by the Charlottesville Albemarle Saxophone Ensemble (CHASE) from the Charlottesville Municipal Band.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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SILENT DINNER

Join the Louisa County Library and Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism for a silent dinner. It will be a great environment to practice some signing skills and learn more about deaf culture. All ages.

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

Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2016
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm

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SCOTTSVILLE TEEN MOVIE CLUB: THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER

Popcorn will be served. Discussion follows the viewing. Grades 6-12.

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

Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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TUESDAY EVENING DISCUSSION GROUP

Discuss The Heart is a Lonely Hunter with community members and library staff.

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

Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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MINI MAKERS: DIY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Makers and Creators, drop by in the afternoon to make something to take home. For all ages with adult help.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 23, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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TEEN BOOK GROUP: BIBLIOPHILES

Discuss THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER BY CARSON MCCULLERS. Grades 8-12. Registration is recommended and ongoing.

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main St, Standardsville, VA 22973

Date: Wed, Mar 23, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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RELAX WITH COLORING AND ZENTANGLE

Chill out and relieve stress with these fun alternatives to meditation. Color mandalas and geometric patterns or zen out as you doodle. Either way, it’s good for your mental well-being. Grades 6-12.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 23, 2016
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

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Wednesday Evening Book Club

Discuss The Heart is a Lonely Hunter with community members and library staff.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Wed, Mar 23, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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PAGE TO SCREEN

Watch The Heart is the Lonely Hunter (1968, NR).

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue , Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 23, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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CHILDREN'S BOOK GROUP: BOOK BITES

Discuss EL DEAFO BY CECE BELL. Grades 3-4. Registration required.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES

LOST AND SOUND (2012)

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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SPOTLIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH WITH CREIGH DEEDS

Deeply affected by the mental illness of his son, State Senator Deeds will discuss his work on the reformation of mental health care in Virginia.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd. , Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Fri, Mar 25, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

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FILM

MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS (1995, PG)

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 23117

Date: Sat, Mar 26, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

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THE ART OF HEARTACHE

Saturday Special Tour for the Big Read with guest curator Stephen Margulies, who will explore connections between McCullers’ literary work and visual art, including vintage movie stills and lobby cards, portraits of McCullers, and the work of Southern photographers such as Sally Mann, Shelby Lee Adams, William Christenberry, and William Eggleston.

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

Date: Sat, Mar 26, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

Discuss The Heart is a Lonely Hunter with community members and library staff.

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

Date: Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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TEEN BOOK CLUB: CHAPTER CHAT

Discuss BUD, NOT BUDDY BY CHRISTOPHER PAUL CURTIS. Ages 11-14. Required registration is ongoing.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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TEEN BOOK CLUB: NOVEL NOISE

Discuss FIVE FLAVORS OF DUMB BY ANTONY JOHN. Ages 14-18. Required registration is ongoing.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm

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INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

Have you ever tried petting a saxophone or a trombone or a trumpet? You can do just that after a mini concert by the Brass Quintet ensemble from the Charlottesville Municipal Band.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5209

Date: Tue, Mar 29, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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MAKE MUSIC WITH A MAKEY MAKEY

Use a Makey Makey invention kit to create musical mayhem. Turn the whole world into a keyboard and experiment with conductivity fun. Ages 9 and up. Required registration begins March 15.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd. , Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Tue, Mar 29, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

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MEET THE AUTHOR CECE BELL

Meet the author of the Newbery Medal winning El Deafo, I Yam a Donkey!, Bee-Wigged, the Sock Monkey books and more. The author will be able to answer questions from the audience. All ages.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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FINALE

Join us for a celebration of Carson McCullers’ work. Local musician Blue O’Connell will perform and the winners of the Big Read art contest will be announced.

Event Location: The Haven , 112 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Sun, Apr 3, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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