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On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.
In this episode our book chat focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy and some books you might want to dip into to learn more. We highlight some library services you may not know about, and get to talk to JMRL employee and local historian Maddie about her recently published article.
Abby and Erica talked about the following books:
- I See The Promised Land by A. R. Flowers
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- We Were Eight Years in Power and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
- Tears We Cannot Stop and April 4, 1968 by Michael Eric Dyson
- Dear Martin by Nic Stone
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Maddie read a book by Yeats and The Greater Journey by David McCullough
She mentioned the subject of her article worked at:
- The Daily Progress newspaper
- The Richmond News Leader newspaper (now defunct)
- Life magazine (now defunct)
- She was doing archival work at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society when she decided to write her article.
- The Magazine of Albemarle County History is a journal of local history which has been published since 1940. It is also available from the library.
The library services Abby and Erica talked about are:
- Passes to the Virginia Discovery Museum
- Virginia State Park backpacks and passes
- Electricity usage monitors
- Wifi hotspots – Link to policy/handout?
- Chromebooks – which check out per day at the Central Library
- Learn a language with Transparent(&app)
- Fix your car with Chilton’s
- Work on Genealogy with Ancestry (in library only) & Heritage Quest
- Look up articles in journals with General OneFile and eLibrary
- Find grants with Foundation Directory Online and The Directory of Virginia Foundations
- The Daily Progress online 1893-1964
- Microfilm – available at Central (and some digitized online)
- Tutorials/Test Proctoring – call your branch to schedule a one-hour help session or exam
- Notaries – call ahead; bring your own witnesses
- Visit the City of Charlottesville Downtown Job Center – located inside the Central Library
- Audio recording equipment – available at Northside and Crozet
- Makerspace and 3d printing – available at Northside Library
- Read daily newspapers, monthly magazines (like Consumer Reports)
- Scanners – flatbeds available at all locations; photo/negative/slide available at Central
- Local history collections at the Central, Louisa County, and Nelson Memorial Libraries
- Bookmobile services to Albemarle and Charlottesville locations
This podcast is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.