Magazines Now Available Through READS!

Posted by - August 2, 2019

Do you read magazines in the grocery store checkout line but can’t bring yourself to actually buy them? We are so excited to tell you that you can now check out magazines for free from Tennessee READS! As of this week, 50 popular magazines spanning a variety of topics are now available for digital checkout,

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Staff Book Review: So Far So Good

Posted by - July 1, 2019

Thanks to Juniper in Technical Services for sharing her thoughts on this book! In Ursula K. Le Guin’s So Far So Good, the author takes us on her final writing journey. Divided into seven sections, Le Guin parses the poems into a written representation of her final musings on life, nature and our shared interconnectedness

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Knoxville Poet Laureate Visited JCPL

Posted by - March 21, 2019

Knoxville Poet Laureate Marilyn Kallet visited your Library on Thursday, March 28. Dr. Kallet 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 was made possible through a partnership with the Poetry Society of Tennessee – Northeast Branch (PST-NE).

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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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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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Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Posted by - September 17, 2018

This review was written by Hannah Kiger, JCPL’s Marketing Specialist. I’ll start with a confession: I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never read any Greek tragedies, and I don’t have more than a shallow knowledge of Greek mythology. Not having that background knowledge, I was skeptical about how much I would enjoy or even understand Madeline

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