Arts Education Initiative: Artful Aging

Posted by - April 3, 2019

For the past two years, your library has provided a variety of skills-focused art classes for people 55 years and up led by professional artists. Initially funded through a “Seeding Vitality Arts” grant from Aroha Philanthropies, these free multi-session workshops offered participants the chance to explore new art forms in a welcoming atmosphere, including Appalachian

Read More

Gearing Up for Census 2020

Posted by - March 29, 2019

This Monday, April 1 marks the beginning of a year-long push to fulfill the nation’s constitutional requirement of counting and recording all United States residents every 10 years. Throughout 2019, your library is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to help answer questions about and encourage participation in the 2020 census. We will host census-related events throughout the

Read More

Knoxville Poet Laureate to Visit JCPL!

Posted by - March 21, 2019

Knoxville Poet Laureate Marilyn Kallet is coming to your library on Thursday, March 28 from 6-8 p.m. Dr. Kallet will read selections of her poetry as well as lead a mini-workshop titled “Writing Praise Poems in Troubled Times” in the Jones Meeting Room. This event is made possible through a partnership with the Poetry Society

Read More

March & April Computer Classes

Posted by - March 21, 2019

Did you know that your library offers a variety of computer classes? Whether you have basic computer and internet questions or are interested in learning specific software programs, you can find answers at your library! These classes are offered weekly between now and Tuesday, April 30 and they meet in the library’s second floor computer

Read More

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,

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More