Get Your Paws on a New Pet

Posted by - June 11, 2021

If you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this summer, stop by your Library on Friday, June 18! We’re partnering with The Humane Society of Washington County to connect you with sweet cats and dogs in need of homes. The Humane Society will bring kittens, cats, puppies, and older dogs to the Library

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Tell Your Animal Stories: Art and Short Story Contests

Posted by - June 8, 2021

We all have stories about animals—pets or otherwise—and we want to hear yours! Your Library is holding two creative contests as part of the Summer Reading Challenge for you to share your animal stories in creative ways. We are accepting submissions for both an art and short story writing competition until Wednesday, June 30. The

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Spend This Summer Reading With Your Library!

Posted by - June 4, 2021

The signs of summer are everywhere these days—in the heat and humidity, gardens coming to life, the end of the school year—and of course, the beginning of your Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! If you’re not familiar with Summer Reading, it’s an annual nationwide reading challenge. People set reading goals and spend the summer tracking their

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Tails and Tales Adoption Event

Posted by - June 4, 2021

Event Details Been thinking about a new pet but don’t really know where to start? Drop by the Library and “check out” some of the animals that Washington County Humane Society has to offer. Remember to Adopt, Don’t Shop! Event Type(s): Summer Reading Program Age Group(s): All Ages Amy Taylor (423) 434-4349 amy.taylor@jcpl.org View Event

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Summer Reading Book Discussion: American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

Posted by - June 4, 2021

Event Details Sign up today to join us for a discussion of Nate Blakelee’s American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West (2017) on Thursday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. Copies of the book will be available for registrants to borrow at the 2nd floor Information

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Dungeons and Dragons Summer Reading Adventure

Posted by - June 4, 2021

Event Details Register to join us for a Dungeons and Dragons one-shot adventure! Participate on either Thursday, July 1 or Thursday, July 15 from 6-9 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. No previous experience with D&D or other roleplaying games is necessary, as we will provide some introductory material. Pre-made characters will be assigned to

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Staff Book Review: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage”

Posted by - April 22, 2021

Thanks to JCPL Acquisitions Clerk Michael Evanochko for sharing his thoughts on Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. Click here to borrow the book, ebook, or audiobook version from your Library. If you are a lover of factual adventure stories, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage is a must-read. It is the account of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s

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Reflecting on the Year: A Conversation with Juniper S.

Posted by - April 9, 2021

Last March your Library closed to the public. We’ve been reflecting on what this meant for us, both as individuals and as an institution. As we look forward to reopening on Monday, April 19, we also wanted to reflect on where we’ve come from. We’re capturing individual reflections on working at the Library during this

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Books to Celebrate National Library Month

Posted by - April 1, 2021

April is National Library Month, so we’ve compiled a book list featuring libraries for all you library fans out there! You can find more by searching “library” in our catalog. Below the library-themed books, you’ll find the nominees and winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals of Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. These are titles that

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