“Let’s Talk About That” Book Club: Chasing Space

Posted by - July 15, 2019

Families of children 8-12 years old are invited to the Storytime Room on Tuesday, July 23 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to discuss Chasing Space: Young Reader’s Edition by Leland Melvin, as part of your library’s “Let’s Talk About That” Book Club. Copies of the book are available to borrow and read in advance for the first 10

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Songs of the Cosmos: Live Music with The Keep

Posted by - July 9, 2019

The local band The Keep will play a free live show in your library’s Buffalo Mountain Room on Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m. The Keep is daniel and Bets Couper, an eclectic indie folk duo. Their music spans a unique range and combination of styles and can be heard at www.thekeepmusic.com/music. We recently got

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Artful Aging: Register Now for New Workshops!

Posted by - July 9, 2019

For the past two years, your library has provided skills-focused art classes led by professional artists for people ages 50+. These free multi-session workshops are part of the library’s Artful Aging program, which has offered participants the opportunity to explore new art forms in a welcoming atmosphere. Past workshops include Appalachian music, storytelling, poetry, acting,

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Staff Book Review: So Far So Good

Posted by - July 1, 2019

Thanks to Juniper in Technical Services for sharing her thoughts on this book! In Ursula K. Le Guin’s So Far So Good, the author takes us on her final writing journey. Divided into seven sections, Le Guin parses the poems into a written representation of her final musings on life, nature and our shared interconnectedness

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Calling the Cannon-ball Into Existence

Posted by - June 20, 2019

In his 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne wrote, “If providence has created the stars and the planets, Man has called the cannon-ball into existence.” The universe, and humanity’s place in it, has captivated our imaginations and our understandings of who we are for as long as we can remember. One way

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Symphony in the Stacks

Posted by - June 17, 2019

We are thrilled to team up with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra (JCSO) for Symphony in the Stacks, an event that will bring free classical music to your library on Wednesday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The 2:30 p.m. performance is intended for children and families and the 6 p.m. is meant for an

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Register Soon for Mother Goose Storytime!

Posted by - June 15, 2019

We are currently taking registration for our Mother Goose Storytime program in July, which is for children from birth to 18 months old and their caregivers. The program is from 9:30-10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between July 2-24. When registering, you will sign up for either Tuesday or Wednesday every week, and your registration covers

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Staff Graphic Novel Review: Black Hammer

Posted by - June 11, 2019

Your library’s staff is busy preparing for its third fandom convention, LibCon III: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind, on Saturday, June 22! One of the coolest parts of the convention will be the panel discussions and guest speakers, and Adult Services Library Assistant (and resident graphic novel expert!) Daniel Whisenhunt will be on one

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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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