The Patio

 The back porch is part of American folk culture, and the wooden deck was popular in the late 1900s, but neither has the style and durability of a terrace. A transition between house and garden, a terrace allows French doors to open from the living spaces, promotes fresh air and sunlight, and provides an ideal […]

News & Views 3.22.2012

Literacy Volunteers Tutor Training Did you know there are 9,000 adults in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area who have difficulty reading anything more challenging then a picture book? Literacy Volunteers is recruiting volunteer tutors to donate their time to work with adults for approx 2 hours a week.  No teaching experience is required; you will be given […]

Virginia Festival of the Book

Virginia Festival of the Book

Every few years, it seems, someone comes out with a study finding that Americans are reading less. But not in Charlottesville. In Charlottesville the driver looking down in the next lane over may be texting, or he may be rereading War and Peace. We love our books in Central Virginia, and we love our book […]