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A library in central VA serving the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson Counties.

S.4 Ep.6 – Breathing for Health



In this episode, we hear a guided workshop from earlier this year called Breathing for Health. 

We also talk about what we’re reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading 

Next, we hear a recording of a virtual event from earlier this year called Breathing for Health. This guided breathing session is led by Cecilia Baum

JMRL’s Youtube channel

Video recording of this event

Follow JMRL’s progress through the tiers of the JMRL COVID-19 Response Plan

For branch details:

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

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.4 Ep.5 – Homeschooling and Virtual Learning



In this episode, we hear a recording of a panel on virtual learning and homeschooling. We also talk about our reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading

Next, we hear a recording of a virtual panel that took place in October featuring a discussion with homeschooling  and virtual learning tips. Panelists include Sheila Chrobak, Maggie Williams, and Jennifer Ferguson, who are experienced in homeschooling and virtual education and whose professional backgrounds lend valuable expertise to the discussion. Our colleague Wyn also joins the panel to discuss their own experience as a homeschooled learner. 

JMRL’s Youtube channel

Video recording of this event

Follow JMRL’s progress through the tiers of the JMRL COVID-19 Response Plan

For branch details:

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

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.4 Ep.4 – NaNoWriMo is Coming! & Interning at JMRL



In this episode, we discuss National Novel Writing Month, coming up in November. Casey, a repeat NAACP/JMRL Intern, chats with us about her experiences working at JMRL branches. We also talk about our reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading

Wyn talked about the following resources for people participating in NaNoWriMo this year

Wyn mentioned the following books began as NaNoWriMo projects

Wyn is reading

Next, we catch up with multi-year NAACP/JMRL intern Casey about her experiences at JMRL. During her most recent internship period, she put together a booklist and presentation with a focus on African American Women & Literature.

Casey read Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace and mentioned the poetry of Rupi Kaur

Follow JMRL’s progress through the tiers of the JMRL COVID-19 Response Plan

For branch details:

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

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.4 Ep.3 – Parenting with Neuroscience: Self-Control



In this episode, we hear a recording of a program from this summer called Parenting with Neuroscience: Self-Control. We also talk about our reading.

The Abbys talked about reading:

Next we hear a recording of a virtual program held this summer. This program, Parenting with Neuroscience: Self-Control, was the final event of a four session series offered by Dr. Erin Clabough. 

Catch up with her other sessions through the following links:

  • Listen to earlier episodes with her second and third presentations. 
  • JMRL’s Youtube Account
  • Video of this event
  • Video of the first event in this series
  • Video of the second event in this series
  • Video of the third event in this series

Place a hold on Dr. Clabough’s book Second Nature

Follow JMRL’s progress through the tiers of the JMRL COVID-19 Response Plan

For branch details:

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

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.4 Ep.2 – Race and Representation in JMRL’s Collection



In this episode, we hear a recording of a virtual panel on Race and Representation in JMRL’s Collection. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear a recording of a virtual panel on Race and Representation in JMRL’s Collection, which took place in early August. This panel included:

  • Moderator Siri Russell:  Albemarle County Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion
  • David Plunkett: JMRL Library Director
  • Angela Critics: Children’s Services Manager
  • Hayley Tompkins: Crozet Branch Manager
  • Meredith Dickens: Collection Manager

This virtual discussion explored current trends in collection development and materials selection; how JMRL endeavors to break with the traditional white perspective/narrative and broaden its collection to ensure an inclusive body of “own-voices” materials that fairly reflect the opinions and stories of marginalized communities. The discussion also examined how literature and media can perpetuate racial stereotypes and the challenges Libraries face in establishing a fluid and evolving collection of materials that meet the needs of ever-diverse communities seeking to speak on their own behalf. 

Panelists mentioned the following resources and materials throughout the event:

JMRL’s Youtube Account

Video of this panel

Follow JMRL’s progress through the tiers of the JMRL COVID-19 Response Plan

For branch details:

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

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.4 Ep. 1 – Parenting with Neuroscience: Empathy



In this episode, we hear a recording of a virtual program called Parenting with Neuroscience: Empathy, presented by Dr. Erin Clabough. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear the third in a four part series on parenting with neuroscience from UVa neuroscientist and professor Dr. Erin Clabough. This session focused on empathy. 

Resources mentioned in Dr. Clabough’s presentation:

Keep up with her other sessions through the following links:

 

Follow JMRL’s progress through the tiers of the JMRL COVID-19 Response Plan

For branch details:

 

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

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. 18 – Don’t Be A Victim: Fraud, Scams, and Elder Abuse



In this episode, we hear a recording of a virtual program called Don’t Become a Victim: Fraud, Scams, & Elder Abuse. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next, we hear a recording of a virtual program held early this summer. Don’t Become a Victim: Fraud, Scams, & Elder Abuse is presented by Ron Farmer, President of the Charlottesville Albemarle Triad SALT Council, and David Malakouti, the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Office of the Attorney General. In it, they share information on current Fraud, Scams, and Elder Abuse including  an update from the Office of the Attorney General on COVID-19 targeted scams.

Watch the video from the event on YouTube

Some of the resources mentioned in the program:

Reliable links about coronavirus that they mentioned

 

JMRL’s Youtube Account

Follow JMRL’s progress through the tiers of the JMRL COVID-19 Response Plan

For branch details:

 

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

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.17 – Parenting with Neuroscience: Creativity



In this episode, we hear a recording of a virtual program called Parenting with Neuroscience: Creativity, presented by Dr. Erin Clabough. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear the second in a four part series on parenting with neuroscience from UVa neuroscientist and professor Dr. Erin Clabough. This session focused on creativity. Keep up with her other sessions through the following links:

  • JMRL’s Youtube Account
  • Video of this event
  • Video of Dr. Clabough’s previous parenting with Neuroscience event.
  • Register for Dr. Clabough’s July 10, 10-11am session Parenting with Neuroscience: Self-Control

 

Follow JMRL’s progress through the tiers of the JMRL COVID-19 Response Plan

For branch details:

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

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.16 – JMRL Summer Challenge 2020



In this episode, we find out about how this year’s Summer Challenge will work. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next, we talk to Young Adult Services Manager Tim Carrier about this year’s Summer Challenge. You can access the first challenge sheet and the second challenge sheet.

Tim is reading The Agony House by Cherie Priest

JMRL has moved to Tier 4 of JMRL’s COVID-19 Response Plan. JMRL branches (with the exception of the Nelson Memorial Library due to ongoing construction) have reopened with a contactless curbside pick-up only option for library holds from Tuesdays-Saturdays between 10am and 2pm. 

For branch details:

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

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.15 – RECAST A Visit From The Authors of Something Happened In Our Town



On this episode we re-air a recording first shared in Season 2 Episode 12. In this recording, child psychologists Dr. Marianne Celano and Dr. Marietta Collins read and discuss their book Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice. They visited the Central library on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the National Day of Racial Healing. They offer techniques for talking about difficult racial issues with children and answered questions from the audience.

First, Katie and Abby talk about what they’ve been reading.

Next, we hear a recording from child psychologists Dr. Marianne Celano and Dr. Marietta Collins as they read and discuss their book Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice

 

JMRL’s COVID-19 Response Plan

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

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