Reflecting on Summer Reading 2020

Posted by - August 12, 2020

As we can say about almost everything in 2020, Summer Reading was different this year! We missed seeing you in the Library, watching our Summer Reading performers, and enjoying the annual block party. However, this year did give us (and you!) the opportunity to focus totally on what Summer Reading is all about: reading books!

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Graphic Novel Collection: See Where the Story Takes You

Posted by - July 17, 2020

Looking for a book on gardening, American history, beer-making, or LGBTQ+ literature? We miss creating themed book displays for you about topics like these, so we’re bringing them to you virtually now. This month we’re highlighting your Library’s diverse adult graphic novel section. (See below for a list of the titles displayed in the photo

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Fantasy Book Group

Posted by - July 11, 2020

Do you like stories that take you to a new world, filled with magic or inspired by mythology and folklore? Do you like books that are essentially realistic but have minor fantastic elements or occurrences? Or are you just looking for some good suggestions for what to read next? If you said yes to any

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The 1895: 125th Anniversary Beer by JCBC

Posted by - June 17, 2020

Have you ever had a beer inspired by library history? Neither had we, until now! Your Library and Johnson City Brewing Company (JCBC) have partnered to create “The 1895”, a specialty beer in honor of the Library’s 125th anniversary. JCBC is hosting a beer release event on Thursday, June 25. You can join the event

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Highlighting Our LibCon Partners and Sponsors

Posted by - June 14, 2020

One of the events we look forward to every year is our fandom and comic convention, LibCon. This year’s event was set to transcend the boundaries of a typical con and combine elements of a Renaissance faire with our usual lineup. Rest assured that, barring any global crises, LibCon will return next year to rekindle

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Staff Book Review: “The Book of Dreams”

Posted by - April 21, 2020

Thanks to Library Clerk Pam Murray for sharing her thoughts on “The Book of Dreams” by Nina George. You can check out this book in hard copy when the Library reopens. George’s other books are available as ebooks and audiobooks in the READS catalog. Just before leaving the Library on the last night we were

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Self-Understanding Through Creative Expression

Posted by - April 18, 2020

Do you feel worn-down by the last few months? Are you having a hard time understanding or processing your feelings during these strange times? JCPL Library Clerk Pam Murray believes that simple art and writing projects can be very powerful tools for understanding ourselves, processing our emotions, and moving forward in healthy ways. She calls

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Continue Using Your Library While We’re Closed!

Posted by - April 17, 2020

Although your Library’s building is closed right now, the good news is we’re still able to connect you with learning and entertainment opportunities. From our website alone, you can explore whole worlds for free! We have digital services that give you access to books, magazines, movies, and TV shows. Through our online databases, you can

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Staff Book Review: Light on Snow

Posted by - April 15, 2020

Thanks to JCPL Librarian Lisa Williams for sharing her thoughts about “Light on Snow” by Anita Shreve. You can find the book in ebook and audiobook format in the READS catalog or on the Libby app. Click here if you’d like help using READS or Libby. Written by best-selling author Anita Shreve, “Light on Snow” has

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RB Digital: A Hub for Entertainment & Education

Posted by - April 3, 2020

Even though your Library’s building is currently closed, we are just as committed as ever to providing you with entertainment and learning options. In the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting the many free digital resources you have access to as a JCPL card holder. RB Digital is one of those great resources. It’s your ticket

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