An Evening of Hygge: Starting the New Year Right

Posted by - December 26, 2018

Event Details Meik Wiking, in his book The Little Book of Hygge, says the Danish concept of hygge "is about an atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world

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NPR’s 2018 Book Concierge

Posted by - December 15, 2018

NPR released its annual book concierge recently, which aggregates hundreds of 2018 recommendations from NPR staffers, book critics, and authors. You can find the list here. You’ll see that all the recommendations are tagged with specific labels that work as filters, such as book club ideas, young adult, memoirs, cookbooks, and more. These labels help

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An Evening of Hygge: Winter Comfort and Cheer

Posted by - December 6, 2018

Have you ever heard of “hygge” (pronouced HEW-ga)? Hygge is a Danish concept that has been rising in popularity in the U.S. over the past few years. It refers to an atmosphere and experience of comfort and cheer, of coziness and contentment, whether you are with loved ones or alone. Because these feelings are often

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Christmas Concerts at JCPL

Posted by - November 30, 2018

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit here at the Johnson City Public Library! The East Tennessee Children’s Choir (ETCC) and Towne Acres Elementary School’s 4th Grade Chorus are helping us do that through song. ETCC will perform on Monday, December 3 from 6-6:30 p.m., and the children’s choir from Towne Acres will join us on

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Thornfield Revisited: Jane Eyre Retellings

Posted by - November 30, 2018

Thanks to JCPL Adult Services Librarian Lisa Krekelberg for sharing her review of Jane Eyre retellings! No one creates a gothic mood quite like Charlotte Brontë, such as in this scene from her classic novel Jane Eyre: “Mr. Reed had been dead nine years: it was in this chamber he breathed his last; here he

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R.E.A.D.S for the Holidays

Posted by - November 19, 2018

Are you taking a road trip this holiday season? Pass the time on those long drives or hours in the airport by downloading ebooks, audiobooks, and movies from your library’s extensive digital collection! As a JCPL card holder, you have free access to thousands of titles through R.E.A.D.S, Tennessee’s digital download system. If you’ve never

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Computer Classes at JCPL

Posted by - November 3, 2018

We are hosting a series of free computer classes throughout November and December. Stacy Haas, a technology instructor and employment specialist, will teach attendees elemental and essential computer skills. Participants will learn how to complete online job applications, set up and use email, and work with Microsoft Word to create resumes. The classes meet every

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November’s Photography Exhibit in JCPL’s Galleria

Posted by - October 28, 2018

Did you know that we have a gallery wall at the library where we host local artists’ work on a regular basis? We love highlighting local art, and we’re so excited about November’s featured artist! Laura Beth Davidson, a local documentary photographer, is displaying photographs through November from her recent trip to Washington, D.C. with

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Local Author Talk: Dr. Michael Cody on Gabriel’s Songbook

Posted by - October 27, 2018

Local author Dr. Michael Amos Cody will discuss his book, Gabriel’s Songbook, on Monday, November 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The book follows the poignant journey of Gabriel, a singer and songwriter, through struggles, love, and ambition as he pursues fame and belonging. Along with talking about his own experiences in Nashville’s music business, Dr. Cody

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Spooky Radio Show at Johnson City Brewing Company

Posted by - October 19, 2018

Join us at Johnson City Brewing Company on Wednesday, October 24 from 7-9 p.m. for an evening of spine-tingling terror! Enjoy a few pints while watching or acting out two spooky radio show performances from the 1930s and 40s: a 1931 transcript of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and a 1943 version of Agatha Christie’s The ABC

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