Tale to Tail

Posted by - January 24, 2020

At first glance, your Library’s Tale to Tail and Reading Paws programs, in which kids read aloud to trained listening dogs in one-on-one sessions, may seem unnecessary or even strange. But these programs actually address a real issue children face as they learn to read. Reading aloud can be intimidating and even scary for kids

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Local Author Talk: Richard Hood

Posted by - January 15, 2020

Photo courtesy of Richard Hood. Local author, artist, and musician Richard Hood will visit your Library on Thursday, January 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. His unique presentation will illustrate his varied artistic and musical interests. Hood, who plays guitar and banjo, will perform traditional mountain tunes that speak to and from his novel “Regret the Dark

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JCPL’s 2018-2019 Annual Report

Posted by - January 9, 2020

For 125 years, your Library has continually adapted and grown to meet the needs of the Johnson City community. The 2018-2019 fiscal year (July to June) was a time of organizational introspection, evaluation, and value clarification. We move into 2020, our 125th anniversary year, with the desire to continue adapting our work to the needs

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Connecting People, Ideas, and Community since 1895

Posted by - January 4, 2020

As history has proved over and over again, every enduring institution begins with the vision and hard work of a few dedicated people. The story of Johnson City Public Library is no different. Thanks to a small group of women who wanted to expand their educational horizons, who desired a deeper understanding of art, literature

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Celebrating “Snoozefest” for All Ages

Posted by - December 17, 2019

Throughout the week of January 6, your Library will feature “Snoozefest” programs for all ages in honor of Festival of Sleep Day on January 3. The unofficial holiday is intended to encourage recovery from the busyness of the holidays with rest and relaxation. Our Preschool Storytime and Book Worms programs will feature sleepy, comforting reads

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Staff Picks of 2019

Posted by - December 16, 2019
As 2019 comes to a close in a few weeks, JCPL 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 Library's staff read this year. And don’t forget, we always love giving recommendations! Call (423) 434-4450,
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Book Scouts: “I Survived” Series Read-Alikes

Posted by - December 12, 2019

Your Library is excited to offer a monthly school age program called Book Scouts for kids ages 8-12. They explore reading recommendations with the help of librarians and discover new titles based on their interests and favorite books. The next program is on Thursday, December 19 from 6-7 p.m. and will focus on finding books

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Holiday Concert Series

Posted by - November 25, 2019

Your Library is getting into the holiday spirit with music! We have concerts on the next three Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room. The East Tennessee Children’s Choir (ETCC) will perform on December 2. On December 9, violinists from Harrington Music Studio will play holiday favorites. And Harpstrings harpists will play on

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An Evening of Hygge: Winter Comfort and Crafting

Posted by - November 25, 2019

Have you ever heard of “hygge” (pronouced “hugh-ga”)? Hygge is a Danish concept that has been rising in popularity in the U.S. over the past few years. It refers to an atmosphere and experience of comfort and cheer, of coziness and contentment, whether you are with loved ones or alone. Because these feelings are often

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Take Time to Listen: New Teen Non-Fiction Audiobooks

Posted by - November 25, 2019

Thanks to our Teen Services Library Clerk, Tiffany Watson, for sharing her thoughts on our new audiobooks in the teen collection! Christmas break is fast approaching, and with school out for a couple weeks, it may be time to try something new to break up the boredom. Come to your Library and check out the

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