Giving Blood: A Little Deed That Goes a Long Way

Posted by - December 1, 2021

Your Library is hosting a blood drive in partnership with Marsh Regional Blood Center on Friday, December 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Marsh Regional Blood Center will set up a bloodmobile in the Library’s parking lot. Registration is encouraged but walk-ins are also welcome. Click here to sign up for a 15-minute time slot. Donors

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Practice Deep Listening in Community Conversations

Posted by - November 23, 2021

Deep, intentional listening is more important than ever these days. That’s why your Library hosts an ongoing series called Community Conversations, to give you a chance to listen to and learn about others (and let others get to know you!) in a nonjudgmental space. Community Conversations are facilitated and structured listening circles for people who

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Register Now for Mother Goose!

Posted by - October 22, 2021

Mother Goose, which is a program for children ages birth-18 months and their caregivers, starts back up in November! The program is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30-10 a.m., and runs from November 2-24. We’ll meet in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room every week so we can be socially distanced. Feel free to bring a

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Don’t Let the Library Ghosts Win!

Posted by - October 19, 2021

The ghosts at your Library got lonely while we were closed in 2020, and now they’re making up for lost time. They’re spooking and scaring and keeping people from escaping the Library! Your kids ages 8-12 can work together with others to “escape” from the Library in our virtual Spooky Escape Room this Saturday, October

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Learn Spanish at Your Library

Posted by - October 18, 2021

Do you want to learn Spanish but not sure where to start? Or looking for a way to practice your existing Spanish language skills? Every Wednesday at 6 p.m., Library volunteer Callie leads conversational Spanish language sessions at your Library! The first and third Wednesdays of each month are for beginners. Intermediate and advanced Spanish

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Staff Book Review: “Not Your All-American Girl”

Posted by - October 11, 2021

JCPL Library Assistant Kip Polmanteer shared her thoughts on Not Your All-American Girl by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang in Johnson City Press this weekend. If you didn’t see it in the paper, you can read it below! Click here to borrow Not Your All-American Girl from your Library. In Not Your All-American Girl,

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Storytimes in the Park for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Posted by - October 11, 2021

In-person storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers are back, starting this Wednesday, September 8! Storytime in the Park features books, music, and more for ages 2-5. It meets every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (Please attend only one storytime per week.) Due to the increase in COVID cases, we’ll meet outdoors at the King Commons

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Front Porch Concerts Feature Diverse Musicians

Posted by - September 27, 2021

Your Library is hosting a weekly series of outdoor concerts every Sunday through October 24. The Front Porch Concerts are held on the Library’s front steps at 3 p.m. Please bring a chair or blanket if you want to. Adult Services Manager Lisa Krekelberg is thrilled that the Library is offering this month-long series. “We

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‘Tis the Season…for Thrillers!

Posted by - September 27, 2021

If you love thrillers, we have some great new and classic novels for you this October! Check out the list below. And if you’d like more suggestions, check the online catalog, call Adult Services at (423) 434-4454, or come browse our shelves. (And don’t forget, you can always request a thriller-themed Book Bundle and our

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A JCPL Card is Your Key to New Worlds (and Prizes!)

Posted by - September 1, 2021

Your Library is holding weekly prize drawings for people who sign up for library cards during September, because it’s Library Card Sign-up Month! If you already have a card, help spread the word and tell your friends what they’re missing out on! Getting a library card is simple. You can sign up here, call (423)

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