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

10:15 a.m. Saturday at Northside Library: Paws to Read with Daisy offers new readers a chance to read aloud to Daisy the licensed therapy dog. Bring a book or choose one at the library. Daisy also will listen to children and teens who want to practice oral presentations or foreign language lessons. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot at (434) 973-7893, Ext. 5.

11 a.m. Thursday and Saturday at Crozet Library: Paws to Read with Hank the registered therapy dog gives children and teens a chance to gain confidence reading aloud in a relaxing setting. Register for your 15-minute time slot by calling (434) 823-4050.

1 p.m. Saturday at Crozet Library: The Teen Volunteer Event offers ages 13 to 18 a chance to donate two hours of their time.

1 p.m. Saturday at Northside Library: Susan Schwartz, author of “Haunted Inns and Hotels of Virginia,” will present an author talk. Register online at or call (434) 973-7893, Ext. 4.

All day Monday at Scottsville Library: Photographers of all experience levels are invited to share their favorite nature photographs Monday through Feb. 12 for display in the computer area. Black-and-white and color photographs measuring 8.5 by 11 inches featuring an aspect of nature are accepted; don’t submit photos of people. For details, call (434) 286-3541.

3 to 6 p.m. Monday at Scottsville Library: The Blue Ridge Health District will have office hours to answer questions and help library patrons learn about local health services and help them navigate the health care system.

All day Wednesday at Nelson Memorial Library: The latest Make and Take project is a cookie cutter bird feeder. Drop by to pick up a kit.

11 a.m. Wednesday at Central Library: “Into the Archives: Photo Preservation” offers an introduction to preservation and digitization of physical photographs. Upcoming Inside the Archives events are planned for Feb. 14 and March 13.

2 p.m. Wednesday at Crozet Library: BettyJoyce Nash, author of “Everybody Here is Kin,” will lead a creative writing workshop for ages 18 and older. Nash is an instructor at WriterHouse. Registration is required

For information about many other programs and offerings, including a variety of storytimes and other events for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, go to

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 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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