Preschool Spring Fling

Posted by - March 22, 2019

Trees are starting to bud and flowers are beginning to bloom, and just in time for our Preschool Spring Fling! On Wednesday, April 3 from 10-11:30 a.m., children ages 18 months to 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to drop by the library’s Jones Meeting Room for a spring-themed exploration of their five senses.

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Knoxville Poet Laureate to Visit JCPL!

Posted by - March 21, 2019

Knoxville Poet Laureate Marilyn Kallet is coming to your library on Thursday, March 28 from 6-8 p.m. Dr. Kallet will 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 is made possible through a partnership with the Poetry Society

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Repurposed Play Day!

Posted by - March 21, 2019

All babies 24 months and younger (no older siblings, please) and their caregivers are invited to drop by the library’s Jones Meeting Room on Friday, March 22 from 9:30-11 a.m to play with repurposed everyday materials in a creative way. This is our repackaged version of the sensory play day, so if your children enjoyed

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Librarians in Training

Posted by - March 8, 2019

In January, your library started a mentoring program called Librarians in Training, which gives students an in-depth look at how libraries function. JCPL’s School Age Program Coordinator Jennifer Johnson says that the main goal “is to inspire the next generation of library employees who are committed to fostering a life-long love of reading and learning

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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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Register Soon for Mother Goose Storytime!

Posted by - February 21, 2019

We are currently taking registration for our Mother Goose Storytime program, 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 March 6-28. Space is limited, so register soon by calling 423-434-4458! When registering, you will sign up for either Wednesday or

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Digital Mapping Workshop for Teens & Adults

Posted by - February 19, 2019

Johnson City Public Library will host a digital mapping workshop for teens and adults on Thursday, February 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. The session will be led by Geospatial Project Manager Link Elmore from Johnson City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division. Participants will learn how to create interactive maps for the web using the city’s Open

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Tech Take-Apart Workshop for All Ages!

Posted by - February 19, 2019

Ever wondered what goes on inside your computer, cellphone, or household appliances to make them work? Now is your chance to find out! Come learn how these items operate by breaking them open at the library’s Tech Take-Apart Workshop on Tuesday, March 5 from 6-7 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room. Donated technology items will

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Adult Creative Makerspace: Stamped Metal Jewelry

Posted by - February 1, 2019

Join us on Thursday, February 7 from 2-4 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room for February’s Adult Creative Makerspace. We will be creating stamped metal jewelry like those in the image above. Registration is not required, and all materials for the craft are provided. Selena Harmon in JCPL’s Adult Services Department, who will be leading

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Local Author Talk: Charles Dodd White

Posted by - January 27, 2019

On Thursday, February 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the library’s Jones Meeting Room, local author Charles Dodd White will speak about his most recent novel, In the House of Wilderness, as well as discuss what it’s like to write about the Appalachian region in general. In the House of Wilderness was published in September 2018.

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