Staff Book Review: The Golden Compass

Posted by - November 12, 2019

Thanks to Library Clerk Rachel Hulshult for sharing her thoughts on “The Golden Compass”! You can find it in several different formats here. —– Although Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series was popular when I was growing up, it’s one young adult fantasy series I had never read. When I heard that HBO was doing

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Food for Fines is Back!

Posted by - November 7, 2019

Have you been avoiding your Library because of overdue fines? Well, starting this Tuesday, November 12, you can give back to your community and pay off your late fees at the same time through Food for Fines, an exchange program in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. From November 12 until Sunday, December 15,

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Write Your Story During “NaNoWriMo”

Posted by - November 4, 2019

November is National Novel Writing Month (also known as “NaNoWriMo”) and people across the country celebrate by undertaking personal writing projects. The challenge of the month, to write 50,000 words in 30 days, is meant to encourage writers to simply get words on paper and then edit later. Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe says, “People often

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Symphony in the Stacks: Classical Music for the Community

Posted by - November 1, 2019

Your Library and the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra (JCSO) are partnering to present Symphony in the Stacks on Wednesday, November 13 at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room. The concert is free, open to the public, and first-come, first-seated. It will feature a trio: Peter Ryan on piano, Larry Mueller on oboe, and

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Fall Family Campout!

Posted by - October 29, 2019

It’s time for your Library’s Fall Family Campout, a pretend fall camping event for kids ages 4-12 and their families! On Monday, November 4 at 6 p.m., the Library’s Jones Meeting Room will be transformed into a fall forest scene complete with camping gear and a pretend campfire (but without the mosquitos and other creepy-crawlies

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Taller Literario en Español / Spanish Literature Club

Posted by - October 22, 2019
Your Library hosts a weekly discussion group about Spanish literature, which is also conducted in Spanish, called Taller Literario. The group meets every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. in the Library's second floor board room. Registration is required and can be completed on our online calendar. The conversations are facilitated by ETSU Spanish professors Dr. Matthew Fehskens
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Book Scouts: Spooky Reads!

Posted by - October 8, 2019

Your Library is excited to offer a new monthly school age program called Book Scouts! Kids ages 8 to 12 will explore reading recommendations and discover new titles based on their interests and favorite books with the help of librarians. The next program is on Thursday, October 17 from 6-7 p.m. and will focus on spooky

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Junior Traveling Tales: Book Club Kits for Kids

Posted by - October 7, 2019

Adults aren’t the only ones who should get to have book discussions! That’s why your Library offers Junior Traveling Tales, which are book club kits for kids. Over 25 novels are available for checkout, including classics such as The Hobbit and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and newer reads like The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Find

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Staff Book Review: Nothing Gold Can Stay

Posted by - October 4, 2019

Thanks to Adult Services Librarian Lisa Krekelberg for sharing her thoughts on Ron Rash’s Nothing Gold Can Stay and why she chose it for Tales & Talk, one of your Library’s book discussion groups for adults. When I select titles for the Library’s book discussion groups, I look for forms beyond the standard novel. Last

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Local Author Talk: S.J. Dahlman

Posted by - September 25, 2019

Local author, journalist, and Milligan professor S.J. Dahlman will speak at your Library on Thursday, October 3 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. about his book, “A Familiar Wilderness: Searching for Home on Daniel Boone Road, ” which traces his 300-mile hike on the Wilderness Road through Virginia and Kentucky. Dahlman will describe how and why he braided together

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