Staff Book Review: Spinning Silver

Posted by - March 5, 2019

Big thanks to Kip Polmanteer in Youth Services for sharing her thoughts on this book! The inexplicable, icy unease permeating Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver echoes perfectly against the backdrop of winter in the mountains. A supreme example of a fractured folk tale, Novik’s latest standalone has all the mystery and magic of a fairy tale,

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Digital Mapping Workshop for Teens & Adults

Posted by - February 19, 2019

Johnson City Public Library will host a digital mapping workshop for teens and adults on Thursday, February 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. The session will be led by Geospatial Project Manager Link Elmore from Johnson City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division. Participants will learn how to create interactive maps for the web using the city’s Open

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Tech Take-Apart Workshop for All Ages!

Posted by - February 19, 2019

Ever wondered what goes on inside your computer, cellphone, or household appliances to make them work? Now is your chance to find out! Come learn how these items operate by breaking them open at the library’s Tech Take-Apart Workshop on Tuesday, March 5 from 6-7 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room. Donated technology items will

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Adult Creative Makerspace: Stamped Metal Jewelry

Posted by - February 1, 2019

Join us on Thursday, February 7 from 2-4 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room for February’s Adult Creative Makerspace. We will be creating stamped metal jewelry like those in the image above. Registration is not required, and all materials for the craft are provided. Selena Harmon in JCPL’s Adult Services Department, who will be leading

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Local Author Talk: Charles Dodd White

Posted by - January 27, 2019

On Thursday, February 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the library’s Jones Meeting Room, local author Charles Dodd White will speak about his most recent novel, In the House of Wilderness, as well as discuss what it’s like to write about the Appalachian region in general. In the House of Wilderness was published in September 2018.

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Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

Posted by - January 11, 2019

Join us on Saturday, January 26 from 1-4 p.m. for a creative writing workshop led by Langley Shazor of The Casual Word. This event is intended for ages 18 and older. Registration is required and can be completed by clicking here, or by calling the Adult Services Department at 423-434-4454. During the workshop, participants will practice

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JCPL’s Weekly Newsletter: Find Out What’s New!

Posted by - January 11, 2019

Do you ever wonder what new materials the library has on its shelves? Your library is continually getting in new books, movies, and music, so we’re launching a weekly email newsletter called Wowbrary to help keep you up-to-date! When you sign up for the newsletter, Wowbrary allows you to customize the list you want to

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Cherished Mom Perinatal Support Group

Posted by - January 7, 2019

Beginning on Monday, January 14, the library is hosting a bimonthly support group for women who are preparing for or adjusting to motherhood and are struggling with feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, and exhaustion. The group is organized and led by facilitators from Appalachian Perinatal Mental Health Alliance (APMHA), and meets on the second and fourth

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JCPL Staff Picks of 2018!

Posted by - December 31, 2018
As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 begins, JCPL’s staff looked back at our favorite books of the year. Browse the list below if you need something new to read or are just curious about what your librarians are reading. And don’t forget, we always love giving recommendations! Call us at 423-434-4450, visit www.jcpl.org,
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Adult Creative Makerspace: Doodle Word Art

Posted by - December 29, 2018

When was the last time you simply doodled, letting your mind wander as you drew spontaneous patterns? We’re offering adults an opportunity to do just that in our upcoming Adult Creative Makerspace! Come to the Buffalo Mountain Room on Thursday, January 3 from 2-4 p.m. to create doodle word art to take home with you.

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