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

S.4 Ep.13 – A Q&A with the Cast of ‘Thirty-Seven’



In this episode, we hear a panel discussion with the cast of Leslie M. Scott-Jones’ radio play Thirty-Seven. We also talk about what we’ve been reading.

Abby and Abby talked about poetry

Next, we hear a recording of a virtual panel discussion with local playwright Leslie M. Scott-Jones and the cast of her recent radio play, Thirty-Seven.

Synopsis of Thirty-Seven

A young Black man wrestles with the decision to get involved in the Movement for Black Lives. Armed with intelligence well beyond his 8th grade education, we follow his journey through the everyday struggle of being Black in america. Seth, played by Jamahl Garrison-Lowe, has been told that his entire existence is inconsequential, and he knows that to be a lie. Now he must decide what to do about it, weighing his physical safety against his emotional and spiritual well being. While he ponders these thoughts, he must also survive long enough to put thought to action.

Cast

  • Jamahl Garrison-Lowe as Seth Cornelius Jefferson
  • Bibi Mama as Lillian Martin Wood
  • J.J. Johnson as Arthur Johnson
  • Megan Randall as Caroline Genovese
  • Andy Davis as Paul Dorden

 

Video recording of the panel

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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.12 – Same Page 2021



In this episode, 

Abby and Abby talked about reading Jacqueline Woodson’s:

  • Brown Girl Dreaming and
  • Red at the Bone

We also mentioned several of her other books and recommended further reading.

See jmrl.org/samepage for more information.

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

This podcast and the Same Page community read initiative are 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.11 – Goal-Setting in the New Year



In this episode, we’ll hear from Christy Rotman, life skills coach from UVa. She explores the elements of effective goals, and introduces a framework called WOOP — helpful for predicting likely obstacles and crafting plans to overcome them. In just over 30 minutes, you’ll be energized and inspired! 

Abby and Abby talked about reading:

Next, we hear the audio from our recent program on goal setting. Thank you Christy for your thoughtfully researched presentation! 

Email us to join JMRL’s new Accountability Club to help you stick to your goals in the new year!

Find recordings of past JMRL programs here:

JMRL’s Youtube channel

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.10 – Getting to the Know the BRHD



In this episode, we’ll hear Abby and Abby interview Clare Ruday from the Blue Ridge Health District. They discuss services, the pandemic, and the health district’s recent name change. 

Abby and Abby talked about reading:

Next, we hear our recent interview with Clare Ruday from BRHD. Thank you Clare for joining us!

Email us to join JMRL’s new Accountability Club to help you stick to your goals in the new year!

Find recordings of past JMRL programs here:

JMRL’s Youtube channel

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.9 – Combatting the Winter Blues



In this episode, we hear a recording of a presentation on Seasonal Affective Disorder. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading:

Next, we hear a recording of an event that took place earlier this month, Combatting the Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder. Does the cooler weather bring along depression? What about a post-holiday slump? This presentation offered an overview of Seasonal Affective Disorder, its biological underpinnings, and treatment options. It was led by Cali Caldwell, BSN, RN, who will graduate in May as a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner. 

Email us to join JMRL’s new Accountability Club to help you stick to your goals in the new year!

Find recordings of past JMRL programs here:

JMRL’s Youtube channel

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.8 – Reading Resolutions



In this episode, we talk about our reading resolutions for the new year. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading:

Next, we hear talk about our reading resolutions:

Join us in JMRL’s new Accountability Club to help you stick to your goals in the new year!

Find recordings of past JMRL programs here:

JMRL’s Youtube channel

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.7 – 2020 Wrap-Up



In this episode, we hear about some upcoming programs and discuss our favorite books that we read this year. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Abby and Abby talked about reading:

Next, we hear about two upcoming programs:

We also talk about our favorite books that we read this year.

Abby D. mentioned:

Abby C. mentioned:

Find recordings of JMRL programs here:

JMRL’s Youtube channel

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.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