Summer Reading is Here!

Posted by - May 24, 2019

There are things that signify the beginning of summer: the last day of school, humidity, lightning bugs, and (best of all!) your library’s Summer Reading Program. Summer Reading is an annual nationwide program that encourages people of all ages to spend their summers reading as much as possible. People register with their library and set

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Bilingual Family Math & Science Storytime I Cuentos Bilingües de Matemáticas y Ciencias para la Familia

Posted by - May 20, 2019

On Tuesday, May 21, your library’s Bilingual Family Math and Science Storytime (MASST) resumes every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. through the end of June. The program introduces math and science to children ages 3-5 years through age appropriate stories and simple activities. All stories are presented in English and Spanish, so children are learning another

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A Special Summer Food for Fines

Posted by - May 16, 2019

Starting on Monday, May 20 you can give back to your community and pay off your library fees at the same time! We are holding a special summer Food for Fines drive in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. From this Monday until Saturday, June 15, drop off canned goods and non-perishable food

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Local Author Talk: Dr. Robert Turpin

Posted by - May 12, 2019

On Thursday, May 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., local author and Lees-McRae professor Dr. Robert Turpin will visit the library to speak about his book, First Taste of Freedom: A Cultural History of Bicycle Marketing in the United States. Dr. Turpin says, “This book isn’t about the invention of the bicycle or even the technological improvements it experienced

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Calling All Sci-Fi & Comic Fandom Artists!

Posted by - May 12, 2019

Your library is holding an art contest as part of its fandom convention, LibCon III: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind, on Saturday, June 22! The contest is open to all ages and will be judged in three categories: children (ages 11 and under), teens (ages 12-18), and adults (ages 18+). Submissions should be family-friendly

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2020 Census Solutions Workshop

Posted by - May 12, 2019

April 1 marked the beginning of a year-long push to fulfill the nation’s constitutional requirement of counting and recording all United States residents every 10 years. Throughout 2019, your library is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to help answer questions about and encourage participation in the 2020 Census. We will hold census-related events throughout the year, the

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Staff Book Review: Travelers in the Third Reich

Posted by - May 12, 2019

Big thanks to David Ownby in Technical Services for sharing his thoughts on this book! You can find it here and on our New Books shelf across from the Circulation Desk. In Travelers in the Third Reich, Julia Boyd uses firsthand accounts to provide an innovative analysis of pre-war Germany and the rise of Hitler. The book

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Children’s Summer Reading: School Age Starts Now!

Posted by - May 7, 2019

Can you believe it’s already time for Summer Reading again? If you aren’t familiar with it, Summer Reading is an annual nationwide program hosted by libraries that encourages people of all ages to spend their summers reading as much as possible. People set reading goals for themselves and then spend the summer tracking their progress

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Register Soon for Mother Goose Storytime!

Posted by - April 19, 2019

We are currently taking registration for our Mother Goose Storytime program in May, which is for children from birth to 18 months old and their caregivers. The program is from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays between May 1-23. When registering, you will sign up for either Wednesday or Thursday every week, and your registration

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Pet Adoption at JCPL!

Posted by - April 18, 2019

Teen volunteers from the library’s Stories to Service program are hosting a pet adoption in partnership with the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cats will be available in the library’s Jones Meeting Room and dogs will be in the outdoor amphitheater on the far side of the Youth

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