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Bookmarks | Sign up in advance for prop bags for JMRL's interactive 'Rise of the Guardians'

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library will present the following book-related events in the coming week:

10 a.m. Friday at Central Library: The No-School Movies series offers an interactive screening of “Rise of the Guardians.” Registration is required in advance so you can get a list of call-out responses and a prop bag to help you keep up with the fun. Popcorn will be provided, and the first 10 families will get a free copy of “Guardians 1.”

2 p.m. Friday at Crozet Library: Afternoon at the Movies offers a screening of “Abominable” for ages 6 to 11. Registration is requested.

9:30 a.m. Saturday at Central Library: “Stories and Shenanigans” for ages 2 to 6 starts with stories and continues with exploratory playtime. Walk-ins are welcome at any time while the program is running, and attendees are not required to stay for the full two hours. Registration is appreciated.

11 a.m. Saturday at Central Library: The family-friendly Silent Disco offers festive lights, dancing and technology. Register in advance so there will be enough headphones for everyone. Participants will wear headphones with adjustable volume and can select one of three music channels.

6 p.m. Saturday at Central Library: The after-hours Silent Disco version for adults and teens offers two hours of music and fun. Registration is required, as space is limited.

All JMRL branches will be closed Monday in observance of New Year’s Day.

All day Tuesday at Nelson Memorial Library: Make and Take: Mini Beanie Caps for teens will provide kits that teens can pick up.

Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Louisa County Library: Register ahead of time to donate blood for the American Red Cross Blood Drive at or (800) RED-CROSS.

3 p.m. Wednesday at Louisa County Library: Virginia Career Works will present a series of free workshops for job seekers; Wednesday’s event is “Creating a Professional Resume: The Easiest Way Ever.” Head to the library’s computer lab. Career advisors will be there to answer questions.

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Friends of the Fluvanna County Library will present local large-animal veterinarian Dr. Melinda McCall, author of “Driving Home Naked,” at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the meeting room at Fluvanna County Library.

McCall reflects on her adventures in caring for cows, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas and alpacas in rural Louisa County.

There will be question-and answer time, and books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available. For information, call (434) 589-1400.

The Library of Virginia, in partnership with William & Mary Libraries, is accepting nominations for a new award that will honor excellence in the field of children’s literature that has a focus on Virginia.

Nominations for the 2024 Children’s Virginia Literary Award will be accepted through March 31, 2024, at

Up to five finalists will be announced in July, and the award will be presented at the 2024 Virginia Literary Awards on Oct. 19.


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