September at Crozet Library

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Peter Hatch, 
Director of Gardens & Grounds Emeritus for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 
On “Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden,”
Thursday, September 17

 7 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture,” and Monticello’s terraced vegetable garden became an experimental laboratory. While growing over 330 vegetable and 170 fruit varieties, Jefferson was also a pioneer in supporting farmers markets and promoting vegetable cookery. Restored in 1984, the garden and the Jefferson legacy continue to inspire the farm-to-table movement today.

Drive Away Happy, 
Monday, September 21
7 p.m.

Learn how to make smart car-buying decisions and get tips for negotiating the purchase of a new or used car from a financial education seminar offered by Virginia Credit Union.

Crozet Jazz Project 
Back by popular demand!
Thursday, September 24 
7 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of ‘chamber jazz’ as this quartet of experienced musicians explore tunes from the “Great American Songbook.” Guitarist Vince Lewis is a jazz composer, performer, recording artist and educator currently nominated for the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. Drummer Phil Riddle has appeared with many top level jazz and blues artists and is known for his impeccable sense of time. Bob Bowen is in demand as a creative bassist, performing at the Greenbrier and Homestead resorts, and as a mainstay at many Virginia jazz clubs. John Jensen served with the U.S. Navy Band Commodores and currently plays trombone with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

Crozet’s Yesteryears, 
and a Happy Anniversary Today
Monday, September 28
7 p.m.

Travel back in time to Crozet’s yesteryears as local historian Phil James, Leonard Sandridge, and photographer Herbert Gentry speak about the moment in time captured in the photograph above, which hangs behind the library’s circulation desk.

To help set the mood, Leo Mallek and his Barber Shop Quartet will be on hand to croon a few tunes of the times.

Add to the sweetness of the evening by enjoying a slice of cake in celebration of the second anniversary of the opening of the ‘new’ Crozet Library.

Registration is recommended.

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