Artful Aging Drumming & Acting Culminating Events

Posted by - June 19, 2018

Have you enjoyed an Artful Aging class yet? We’re wrapping up a few classes here in our second year of Artful Aging Classes: Acting 1, taught by Ed Breese, Film and Darkroom Photography, taught by Katie Sheffield, and Afro-Caribbean Drumming/Creative Movement, taught by Dr. Arnold Nyarambi. These are classes that teach adults 55 and older new art skills. Check out

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Universal Class Introduction & Other Computer Classes

Posted by - April 26, 2018

Looking for new skills to push you to the next level? Universal Class is here for you! Universal Class is an online learning portal offered to all Johnson City Public Library card holders for free. Lisa Krekelberg, Adult Services Librarian at JCPL, says Universal Class is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn

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Artful Aging on Daytime Tri-Cities

Posted by - April 3, 2018

We were thrilled to have Lisa Williams, Adult Services Librarian at JCPL, on Daytime Tri-Cities this morning to talk about our Artful Aging classes this year! Right now we’re taking registrations of 6 classes: Acting (taught by Ed Breese at the Blue Moon Theatre in downtown Johnson City), Afro-Caribbean Drumming/Creative Movement (taught by Dr. Arnold Nyarambi at

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Hit the Ground Gardening

Posted by - April 3, 2018

“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” -Hans Christian Andersen Since Johnson City Public Library is hosting “Hit the Ground Gardening” a workshop covering how to prep, plant, and nourish beautiful ornamentals, it seems appropriate to highlight some of my favorite ornamentals. To reach “favorite” status, plants must have

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Sláinte: a Brief Origin of Irish Whiskey

Posted by - March 16, 2018

Our program on Whiskey in the appalachians was a big hit for our adult patrons last year, so we thought we’d give Kyle Johnson, an Adult Services Clerk here at the Johnson City Public Library a chance to teach us all a little more about whiskey for Saint Patrick’s Day! On the 17th of March,

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Tales & Talk Spring 2018

Posted by - February 22, 2018

We’re excited to start up Tales & Talk, our adult book club! Tales & Talk is a dedicated group that reads 3 books every spring and fall, with a discussion led by our adult services librarians. “We try to pick books that are well-reviewed, timely, and with a balance of subjects and styles” says Lisa

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Computer Classes at JCPL

Posted by - January 18, 2018

Computer classes at JCPL are back! Starting February 1, the Johnson City Public Library will host free computer classes in the library’s second floor computer lab. Classes will be held Thursdays at 3:00 PM on a variety of topics. These classes are free and open to the public, and will last 1 hour each. Participants

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Spanish – Ingles Conversation Group

Posted by - January 16, 2018

Looking to brush up your Spanish or English skills? Come to the Johnson City Public Library! Our Spanish – Ingles conversation group is now meeting on Thursday nights from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Blue Plum study room. All skills levels are welcome for this free event open to the public, and no registration is required.

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Knitting Circle

Posted by - January 2, 2018

We’re starting a new monthly program at the Johnson City Public Library–a knitting circle from 4:00-6:00 PM on the third Friday of every month. All skill levels are welcome, and the group will meet in the Buffalo Mountain Room. Lisa Krekelberg, adult services librarian, says the program developed due to the success of previous knitting

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Native Voices

Posted by - December 21, 2017

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health & Illness is coming to the Johnson City Public Library December 9. This traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Honoring the native tradition of oral history, the exhibition features personal

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