One Story, One Community: A Summer Reading Program for Adults

Posted by - May 18, 2022

One Story, One Community One Story, One Community is a community-wide reading program put on by your Library that runs from May 13-July 28. The goal of One Story, One Community is to get as many people as possible to read and discuss the same book: “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions” by Daniel

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Teen De-Stress Week

Posted by - May 6, 2022

In November 2019, your Library’s teen volunteers received an ETSU Elevates grant to host a weeklong program in Spring 2020 about teen mental health and stress management. However, “De-Stress Week” had to be put on hold in 2020 because of the pandemic. A Teen De-Stress Week is more important than ever, so we’re holding it

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Celebrate Your Library’s 127th Birthday!

Posted by - May 5, 2022

Fun fact: your Library turned 127 years old on May 1, 2022! To celebrate, we’re throwing a big 127th Birthday Bash on Friday, May 13. Everyone is invited to drop by the Library between 4:30-6 p.m. for birthday cake, refreshments, and door prizes. (And be prepared for some other fun surprises as well!) Why Celebrate

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Discover Hidden Gems at Friends of the Library Book Sale

Posted by - April 25, 2022

Do you love discovering unique finds and being surprised by hidden gems? If you haven’t been to a Friends of the Library book sale yet, you are missing out! The next public sale is this Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 from 1-3 p.m. It is held in the Library’s

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New Monthly Book Group at Johnson City Brewing Company

Posted by - April 25, 2022

Have you read a book you want to talk about with fellow bibliophiles? Do you love chatting with friends over a pint? Then your Library’s new monthly discussion group, Bring Your Own Book, is the place for you! What is Bring Your Own Book? Bring Your Own Book is a partnership between your Library and

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Regional Poets to Give Readings from Their New Books

Posted by - April 13, 2022

Your Library is hosting a reading with three local poets and ETSU faculty on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Jesse Graves, Isabel Gómez Sobrino, and Lacy Snapp will give readings from their new books in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room. We’re so excited to share these regional creative writers’ work with you! JCPL Clerk

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Tech Take-Apart Workshop

Posted by - March 15, 2022

Ever wondered what goes on inside your computer, cellphone, or household appliances to make them work? Now is your chance to find out! Ages 10 and older can learn how tech items operate by breaking them open at the Library’s Tech Take-Apart Workshop on Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room.

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Learn Spanish at Your Library

Posted by - March 14, 2022

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 Thursday at 6 p.m., ETSU Spanish professors Dr. David Korfhagen, Dr. Matthew Fehskens, and Dr. Felipe Fiuza, and Library volunteer Callie Longo lead a conversational Spanish group at your Library.

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Help Choose the Next Volunteer State Book Awards

Posted by - March 10, 2022

Do your kids have favorite books? Would they like to vote for their favorite to win an award? Tennessee gives kids and teens the chance to choose their favorite books every year with the Volunteer State Book Awards! Jennifer Johnson, your Library’s school age program coordinator, says, “The really great thing about these awards is

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Graphic Novel Book Club for Kids

Posted by - March 10, 2022

Are your kids reluctant readers? Or visual learners who enjoy books with lots of illustrations? Transitioning from early chapter books to longer novels? Graphic novels are a great option to get kids excited about moving to new reading levels! That’s why we’ve started a book club for ages 8-12 dedicated specifically to graphic novels. We

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