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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Artful Aging Photography Exhibit

Posted by - December 6, 2017
Our Artful Aging photography class this summer had a great time and created some beautiful art. Check out some of the beautiful photographs in our slideshow below! Artful Aging at the Johnson City Public Library was funded through a grant offered by Aroha Philanthropies. Johnson City Public Library was selected as one of only 15
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Artful Aging

Posted by - October 27, 2017

Our first year of the Artful Aging program is wrapping up. Thanks to a generous grant from Aroha Philanthropies, the Johnson City Public Library offered classes in storytelling, poetry, photography, sculpting, banjo, and mandolin to over 60 people aged 55 or older over the course of 2017. Creating art is one of the most effective means

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Escape Rooms!

Posted by - October 27, 2017

Do you have what it takes to escape? We have escape room scenarios planned November 18, 2017 for all ages at the Johnson City Public Library. For a taste of what’s to come, checkout the descriptions below, and be sure to register for your escape on our digital events calendar at: https://jcpl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar Tween Escape Room: Alien Invasion at 10:30

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