It’s a Draw: A Pen & Ink Drawing Contest
March 4 – 30.
This annual drawing contest selects original designs to appear in the library’s three teen program brochures. More details, entry forms, and prize information will be online at jmrl.org/teens and at every branch location starting in mid-February. Grades 6-12.
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 4.
Once again, the Library will be joining Atlas Comics in celebrating Free Comic Book Day by—what else?—handing out free comics! Stop by to see what’s available. Check the website at jmrl.org/teens for more details, times, and locations as the date gets closer. An awesome event for all ages.
Musings: a Teen Writer’s Workshop
First Tuesday of the month: March 5, April 2, May 7. 6:30 p.m.
Interested in creative writing? This vibrant group meets monthly to practice writing skills, learn new techniques, share what other teen writers are working on, and offer an opportunity to hear helpful comments about your own writing. Drop-ins welcome. Ages 13-18.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Tuesdays, March 12, April 9, May 14. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Your ideas are needed! Be a part of the Crozet Library Teen Advisory Board! Help plan teen programs, displays, and activities. Members will enjoy snacks and receive volunteer hours for their participation with TAB. Registration recommended. Grades 6-12.
Teen TGIF Nights
Friday nights for teens just got better! Come to the Crozet Library for this popular after-hours social gathering. Registration required. Grades 6-12
Crozet’s Got Talent
Friday, March 22. 7-8:30 p.m.
The stage is yours tonight! Share your talent, no matter how serious or silly, or just come to enjoy the show. If you’d like to perform, please call or visit the library to sign up. Registration is required and begins March 1.
Bad Art Night
Friday, April 26. 7-8:30 p.m.
Nothing lifts the spirits like bad art! There are no standards or high expectations here. Come to the Library for an evening of laughter and artistic freedom. Create an ugly, garish, impulsive, wild, sloppy piece of art as you boldly explore different mediums and perspectives. Registration is required and begins April 5.
Crozet Teen Book Club
Tuesday, February 19. 6-8:15 p.m. (Book & Movie); Tuesday, March 26. 6:30-7:30 pm
Join other teens for an out-of-this-world book club featuring lively discussion, activities, and crafts. Snacks served at each meeting. Registration required and free copy of the book is included. Limited to 10 participants. Grades 6-12.
Teen Book Swap Party
Tuesday, April 30. 6:30-7:30 pm
Looking for something new and exciting to read? Come to the book swap party! All teens are invited to bring gently used, age-appropriate books to exchange. Stick around afterwards for games, refreshments, and the YA book cover debate.Registration is requested. Grades 6-12
Tales for Twos: For 2-year-olds and young 3-year-olds.
Spring Session: Thursdays, March 7 – April 25, 9:30 a.m.
Registration, limited to 15, begins February 19. This is a fun program of nursery rhymes, songs, stories, and fingerplays designed for 2 to 3-year-olds and an accompanying adult.
Alphabet Soup: A Preschool Story Time For older 3-year-olds to 5-year-olds.
Spring Session: Thursdays, March 7 – April 25, 10:30 a.m.
Registration begins February 19. Enjoy a fun half-hour of stories, songs, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and more. Designed for older 3, 4 and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy story time on their own, without an accompanying adult or younger siblings.
Stitches: A Handcraft Group for Ages 8 to 108
Meeting the last Tuesday of every month at 4:30 pm: February 26, March 26, April 30, and May 28.
Knitters, beaders, stitchers! Bring any project you’re working on (or interested in learning) and join this fun group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Drop-ins welcome!
More Fascinating than Fiction: Stories for the Older Crowd
Wednesday, March 20, 3:30 pm. For ages 5 – 8.
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and yes, sometimes more fascinating than fiction, it’s NON-FICTION! Come into the library and listen in as we highlight some incredible stories from history and today, enjoy an afternoon snack and chat about books you’ve been reading. Registration requested. Drop-ins welcome!
LEGO at the Library
Wednesday, February 13, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. For ages 5 – 11.
Join other master builders for an hour of open-ended block building fun. The library provides the LEGO’s, you bring your imagination! An afternoon snack will be provided. Registration requested. Drop-ins welcome!
Crozet Culture Club: This Trip: China
Saturday, March 9, 1 p.m. For ages 7 – 11.
Through folklore, music, food, games or art, we’ll learn about our fascinating neighbors around the world. On this trip we’ll explore the culture of China, the country where ice cream, dominoes, and sunglasses all originated. Registration is required and begins February 19.
Gathering for Games
Friday, April 5, 2 – 3:30 p.m. For ages 6 – 11.
School’s out! Meet your friends at Crozet Library for some gaming fun. The library will provide games. Bring a friend. If you have a favorite game, bring it along to teach and share. Registration is requested and begins March 18. Drop-ins welcome!
Dance, Dance, Dance
Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. For ages 2 – 5 and a favorite adult.
Celebrate National Dance Week, April 26 – May 5. Krista Weih will help us explore the joy of creative dance and movement in a fun and educational environment. A wide variety of props, rhythm instruments, and music will add to the fun and learning. Weih has been teaching Laban-based classes to children and adults for over 10 years. Registration is required and begins April 8.
Take a Screen Break: There’s So Much More to Do!
April 28 – May 4
Fill out a nifty Screen Break Pledge Sheet, pledging to reduce your normal amount of TV viewing and screen time. Pledge sheets will be available beginning Monday, April 8. Bring your completed pledge sheet in by Saturday, May 18, and receive a free book! Show us that you turned off all screens for the entire week, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for an extra-special prize! For all ages!
For More Information visit the library or call 434-823-4050