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A library in central VA serving Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.

S.3 Ep.7 – 2019 Wrap Up



On this episode we are wrapping up 2019 with our top reading picks, JMRL news, and a look ahead to what’s in store next year at JMRL. 

Big JMRL news

Library materials with the highest rates of circulation for the year

We recommend checking out the headliners announced for the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.3 Ep.6 – Starting a Minority Owned Business



On this episode we hear a panel discussing starting a minority-owned business. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear a recording of a panel that spoke at the Northside library in November. The presentation focused on starting a minority-owned business. Panelists included:

Panelists mention:

Attendees got the chance to learn from an expert panel about an array of existing and emerging resources to help build the foundation and the relationships that make a business a success.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.3 Ep.5 – Reviewing John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood



On this episode we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library last month. In it, Martin Chapman, a local medical biotech entrepreneur, reviews the book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear a recording of the October session of  the Northside library’s Books Sandwiched In program. Martin Chapman discusses Bad Blood, which Katie also talked about reading in an earlier episode.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.3 Ep. 4 – Aviation History with John Doyon



On this episode we hear a recording of an event that explores aviation history and explains how flying went from being a rich man’s novelty to a basic mode of mass transportation. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside library last month. In it, John Doyon, airline pilot, and former flight instructor and aviation history professor at Vermont Technical College, reveals the fascinating evolution of air travel.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website. The Friends of the Library’s Fall Book Sale is happening now from Saturday, November 2 – Sunday, November 10.


S.3 Ep.3 – Author Sofia Samatar on Sci Fi and Fantasy



On this episode we hear a recording of an event with author Sofia Samatar exploring the world of contemporary science fiction and fantasy literature. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside library with Sci-Fi and Fantasy author Sofia Samatar. It it, she explores the landscape of contemporary science fiction and fantasy literature and offers a glimpse into her own creative process for her works, including A Stranger in Olondria and Monster Portraits.

She mentions:

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website. The Friends of the Library’s Fall Book Sale is coming up soon from Saturday, November 2 – Sunday, November 10.


S.3 Ep.2 – News from JMRL’s Louisa County and Scottsville Library Branches



On this episode we chat with our Louisa County and Scottsville Library Branch Managers to find out about exciting updates from their branches.

Next we hear a recording of chat with Louisa County Library Branch Manager Ophelia Payne about some new renovations and the grand re-opening of that branch. 

She mentioned the following programs:

Ophelia is reading Maid by Stephanie Land.

Then we chat with Scottsville Library’s new Branch Manager, Megan England, about what it’s like to step into that role and what Scottsville Library users can expect in the coming months.

Megan mentioned the following programs

You can also listen to an earlier episode featuring the recording from her book release party for The Disasters. Her next book,  Spell Hacker, will be released on 1/21/2020.

Megan is reading The Mighty Heart of Sunny St James by Ashley Herring Blake.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.3 Ep.1 – Women’s Health and Empowerment



On this episode we hear a recording of panel on Women’s Health & Empowerment that took place at the Northside Library in August.

Katie read The Travelers by Regina Porter and Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Abby read Circe by Madeline Miller

Next we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library in August. Representatives from The Women’s Initiative, UVA’s Women’s Center, Sentara Martha Jefferson, the Sexual Assault Resource Agency, and the Shelter for Help in Emergency discuss their organization’s services and pertinent current issues concerning women’s health and empowerment. 

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.2 Ep. 20 – Local Author Margaret Edds



On this episode we hear a recording of a library event discussing the South’s most influential grassroots legal team that challenged racial segregation in mid-century America.

Katie read Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

Abby read Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan and Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Next we hear a recording of an author event that took place at the Northside Library in July.  Journalist and historian, Margaret Edds discusses her latest book We Face the Dawn, the story of Virginians Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the legal team that dismantled Jim Crow. 

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website. A special thanks to our friends at Virginia Humanities and the With Good Reason team for allowing us access to their equipment to improve our sound. Be sure to subscribe to With Good Reason to catch all of their fascinating episodes.


S.2 Ep.19 – Charlottesville Community Civil Rights Pilgrimage Reflections



On this episode we hear a recording of a library event featuring the reflections of several participants in the 2018 Charlottesville Community Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

Next, we have a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library during June. We hear from six participants of the Charlottesville Community Civil Rights Pilgrimage last summer as well as one of the organizers, Dr. Jalane Schmidt. 

Resources related to the Charlottesville Community Civil Rights Pilgrimage

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.2 Ep.18 – Summer Challenge Preview



On this episode we hear answer questions about summer reading and JMRL’s Summer Challenge. We also talk about what we’re reading.

  • Katie read Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger
  • Abby read Shout By Laurie Halse Anderson (and mentioned her debut novel, Speak.)

Next, we sit down with Young Adult Services Manager, Tim Carrier, to talk about JMRL’s summer challenge.

  • You can read more about the Summer Challenge here. You can download the first summer challenge sheet in English, Spanish, or Farsi.
  • Tim also talked to us about a book he enjoyed – Lovely War by Julie Berry.

 

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.