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The Big Read with Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. JMRL has received a grant from the NEA to provide a BIG READ throughout central Virginia during March 2015.

The Big Read provides citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their community. JMRL invites all book lovers in Central Virginia to participate in this exciting program that will be held throughout March 2015. Read and discuss The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and participate in programs.…learn more and see the schedule of events and locations!

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

 

From Saturday, March 21 through Sunday, March 29, the Friends of the Library will be holding their 50th Annual Spring Book Sale at the Gordon Ave. Library in Charlottesville. The hours are 10-7 each day. Proceeds benefit our public library system, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. A Pre-Sale for dues-paying members only will be held March 20 from 5 to 7pm. Bring a grocery sack on Monday, March 30, between 10am-6pm and fill it for only 5 dollars.

Call (434) 977-8467 or email info@jmrlfriends.org for more information. You can also visit the Friends on the Internet at www.jmrlfriends.org

 

 

 

Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic

FSPCA is hosting a Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost of rabies vaccination is $10 per pet, and vaccinations are good for a minimum of one year. Three-year vaccinations will also be available; just bring proof of your pet’s last, current rabies vaccination! Pets should remain in the car, in either their carrier or on a leash, during their visit.

Special thanks to veterinarian, Dr. Jim Starkey, for sharing his time and expertise with us!

The Fluvanna County Dog Park is located at 110 Thomas Jefferson Parkway in Palmyra.

For more information, call 434-591-0123 or email director@fspca.org

Free Bridge Quintet and Kevin Davis

Free Bridge Quintet and Kevin Davis present Cafe Caribe, Saturday, March 28th at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall.

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Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Craig T. Nelson bringing ‘Coach’ back to TV

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Kentucky rolls Mountaineers in the Midwest Regional

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Top-seed Kentucky advances after defeating West Virginia 78-39 rout of West Virginia in the Midwest Regional.

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