All Events

JMRL Annual Book Swap

March 25, 2023 10AM – 12PM

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is back to host its annual book swap at the Virginia Festival of the Book.


No Ordinary Crimes: A Thriller Hour 

March 25, 2023 11AM – 12PM

Join authors E.A. Aymar, Gabino Iglesias, and Deanna Raybourn for an afternoon of thrillers.


The Art and Craft of Bookmaking Demo

March 25, 2023 11AM – 1:30PM

Stop by to watch members of our Book Arts Studio demonstrate the art and craft of bookmaking, and try your hand at a few easy-to-learn crafts.

The Invisible Kingdom by Meghan O'RourkeEvent

Fifth Annual Carol Troxell Reader: Meghan O’Rourke

March 25, 2023 12PM – 1PM

Meghan O’Rourke’s new book “The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness” blends an account of her own medical journey with a broad view of the history and current state of long-term maladies.


Newbery Authors Panel

March 25, 2023 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Children’s book authors Andrea Beatriz Arango and Meg Medina meet for a conversation about what it means to write the books they wanted to read in their youth.


Bea Wolf Book Signing at Telegraph Books Uptown

March 25, 2023 2PM – 3PM

Meet author Zach Weinersmith at Telegraph Books Uptown as he signs his graphic middle-grade novel, “Bea Wolf.”


Crowns & Claws: Coming of Age in YA Fantasy Fiction

March 25, 2023 4PM – 5PM

Debut authors Emily Thiede and Andrew Joseph White discuss their YA fantasy/dystopian novels.


National Book Foundation Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book Awards

March 25, 2023 4PM – 5PM

John Keene (“Punks: New & Selected Poems”) and Robert Samuels & Toluse Olorunnipa (“His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice”) discuss how singular stories collectively shape history.


Illustrating the Everyday

March 26, 2023 11AM – 1PM

Ivy Creek Natural Area will provide the setting for this outdoor program with authors Arwen Donahue and Suzanne Stryk.


The Poetic Justice

March 26, 2023 12PM – 1PM

John Charles Thomas’s memoir “The Poetic Justice” reflects his twin loves of the law and of poetry, keeping readers rooted to the urgent issues that rock our communities.


Poets Across Genre

March 26, 2023 2PM – 3PM

In this panel, poets Quan Barry, Thorpe Moeckel, and Lisa Russ Spaar discuss their forays into prose.


American Inheritance

March 26, 2023 2PM – 3PM
Ticketed Event

In “American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795,” Edward J. Larson grapples with the legacy of enslavement in America.

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