LibCon: A Pirate’s Life 4 Me

Posted by - June 6, 2022

Event Details All ages are invited to LibCon, our free fandom convention. This year's LibCon is pirate-themed! The (mostly) outdoor event will include panels, games, trivia, vendors, food trucks, and a cosplay contest. The winners of our Summer Reading art contest will also be announced. Call the Children's Library at (423) 434-4458 for more information.

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One Story, One Community: A Summer Reading Program for Adults

Posted by - May 18, 2022

One Story, One Community One Story, One Community is a community-wide reading program put on by your Library that runs from May 13-July 28. The goal of One Story, One Community is to get as many people as possible to read and discuss the same book: “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions” by Daniel

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Regional Poets to Give Readings from Their New Books

Posted by - April 13, 2022

Your Library is hosting a reading with three local poets and ETSU faculty on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Jesse Graves, Isabel Gómez Sobrino, and Lacy Snapp will give readings from their new books in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room. We’re so excited to share these regional creative writers’ work with you! JCPL Clerk

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Tech Take-Apart Workshop

Posted by - March 15, 2022

Ever wondered what goes on inside your computer, cellphone, or household appliances to make them work? Now is your chance to find out! Ages 10 and older can learn how tech items operate by breaking them open at the Library’s Tech Take-Apart Workshop on Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room.

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Learn Spanish at Your Library

Posted by - March 14, 2022

Do you want to learn Spanish but not sure where to start? Or looking for a way to practice your existing Spanish language skills? Every Thursday at 6 p.m., ETSU Spanish professors Dr. David Korfhagen, Dr. Matthew Fehskens, and Dr. Felipe Fiuza, and Library volunteer Callie Longo lead a conversational Spanish group at your Library.

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Community Conversation Focuses on Listening and Storytelling

Posted by - February 7, 2022

Deep, intentional listening is more important than ever these days. Your Library hosts an ongoing series called Community Conversations to give you a chance to listen to and learn about others (and let others get to know you!) in a nonjudgmental space. Our next conversation is on Saturday, February 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the

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“Our Stories” Reading Challenge Highlights Diverse Cultures

Posted by - January 29, 2022

Your Library is holding a reading challenge for kids and adults in February called “Our Stories” that highlights diverse cultures and experiences. The challenge begins this Tuesday, February 1 and runs through Friday, February 25. Our Stories focuses on underrepresented or marginalized groups’ stories, as well as the different ways those stories are told. You’ll

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Introducing The Pages of JCPL: Community Journals

Posted by - January 26, 2022

Jimmy Neil Smith, the founder of the National Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, said, “We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.” Your Library’s new community journals, called “The Pages of Johnson City Public Library,” are motivated by the same idea, that everyone

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How to hoopla!

Posted by - January 26, 2022

Your Library is excited to provide you with hoopla digital! With your library card, you have free access to hoopla’s collection of over 850,000 digital books, comics, music, movies, and TV shows. hoopla is unique in that everything you see in its catalog is immediately available; you’ll never have to place a hold or wait

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Digital Magazines for the Holidays

Posted by - December 21, 2021
Did you know that your library card gives you access to tons of popular digital and physical magazines? Tennessee READS offers digital options, including publications like Bon Appétit, Real Simple, The Economist, and more. With the holidays coming up, you may be particularly interested in lifestyle magazines full of winter celebration ideas. For example, you can check
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