Tags: Headliners

Wednesday: Mar 18

JMRL Same Page Presents: Jacqueline Woodson

Wed. March 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont VA Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Same Page community-wide reading series invites residents to discuss Jacqueline Woodson’s National Book Award winning memoir-in-verse, Brown Girl Dreaming. Woodson will read from her work and take community questions before signing books, which will be available for purchase onsite. For more about Same Page, visit jmrl.org/samepage.

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Tags: African American, Book Club Picks, Fiction, Headliners, JMRL/Same Page, StoryFest / Youth

Thursday: Mar 19

Our Toxic Neighborhoods: Environmental Racism in Flint and Beyond

Thu. March 19, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont VA Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Anna Clark (The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy) and Harriet Washington (A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind) share the devastating details of contemporary environmental hazards and the communities most likely to be in danger.

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Tags: African American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Headliners, Health / Mind / Body, Social Justice

Friday: Mar 20

Reaching Young Readers: Smell My Book!

Fri. March 20, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Acclaimed children’s author Cece Bell (Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!) and editor of the New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul (How to Raise a Reader), take a look at what makes a great book for young readers and how to welcome children to a lifelong love of reading. Easy access to books, rituals around reading, and giggles, of course, help. Book sales and signing will follow.

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Tags: Headliners, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth

Book Reviewers Bare All: Reading for a Living

Fri. March 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Join Maureen Corrigan, Anita Fellicelli, and Pamela Paul as they offer a look behind the curtain on the vital job of reading and reviewing books. Hear what it is like to receive hundreds, or thousands, of copies of books calling for their attention, how to decide which to read, and how to share what they love, or don’t, with readers.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Headliners, Publishing / Books / Writing

A Conversation with Vashti Harrison

Fri. March 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Vashti Harrison (Little Legends) discusses her work as an acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books, her formative experiences as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, and her hopes and plans for the future of her creative career.

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Tags: African American, Arts, Headliners, History, Social Justice, StoryFest / Youth

Night Full of Crime: Deborah Crombie, Joe Ide, and Ian Rankin

Fri. March 20, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Join bestselling authors Deborah Crombie (A Bitter Feast), Joe Ide (Hi Five: An IQ Novel), and Ian Rankin (In A House of Lies) as they discuss their newest books—books that feature complex protagonists who have grown into their lives through series of novels, who delve into social issues while solving core mysteries, and who draw readers back for more, year after year. Maureen Corrigan moderates the conversation.

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Tags: Crime Wave, Headliners

Reading Under the Influence

Fri. March 20, 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Location:

Common House

206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Cameron Awkward-Rich (Dispatch), Morgan Parker (Magical Negro), and Amy Woolard (Neck of the Woods) give readings of their poetry during this annual “late-night” Festival program.

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Tags: African American, Arts, Asian American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, Headliners, Health / Mind / Body, LGBTQ, Poetry, Social Justice

Saturday: Mar 21

Crime Wave Brunch with Ian Rankin—SOLD OUT

Sat. March 21, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Ballroom

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Join hundreds of Crime Wave readers for Saturday brunch with Crime Wave headliner Ian Rankin, author of In A House of Lies and dozens of other bestselling novels in the John Rebus series and others. Rankin will speak in conversation with John Grisham.

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Tags: Crime Wave, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Headliners

Sunday: Mar 22