R.E.A.D.S for the Holidays

Posted by - November 19, 2018

Are you taking a road trip this holiday season? Pass the time on those long drives or hours in the airport by downloading ebooks, audiobooks, and movies from your library’s extensive digital collection! As a JCPL card holder, you have free access to thousands of titles through R.E.A.D.S, Tennessee’s digital download system. If you’ve never

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Candy Sushi

Posted by - November 14, 2018

On Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., teens 12-18 will gather to create colorful and delicious candy “sushi” rolls that they can take home. Sushi rolls are created using a variety of candies, including Rice Krispies, Fruit Roll-Ups, and Swedish Fish, to name a few. Registration for this free event is currently full, but teens

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Book Tasting: Discover New Titles!

Posted by - November 6, 2018

Children ages 8-12 are invited to the Jones Meeting Room this Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. to “taste” a sampling of new books. A smorgasbord of middle grade titles will be available from a variety of genres, including fantasy, realistic fiction, and non-fiction, as well as many others! Children will be able to peruse,

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Computer Classes at JCPL

Posted by - November 3, 2018

We are hosting a series of free computer classes throughout November and December. Stacy Haas, a technology instructor and employment specialist, will teach attendees elemental and essential computer skills. Participants will learn how to complete online job applications, set up and use email, and work with Microsoft Word to create resumes. The classes meet every

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Makey Makey Retro Gaming

Posted by - October 31, 2018

International Games Week is November 4-10, and we are celebrating on Tuesday, November 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. with a retro gaming night! But, this is not your average gaming experience. Participants will use a unique device called a Makey Makey to power retro video games like Tetris, Super Mario, and Pac-Man. This free event is

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November’s Photography Exhibit in JCPL’s Galleria

Posted by - October 28, 2018

Did you know that we have a gallery wall at the library where we host local artists’ work on a regular basis? We love highlighting local art, and we’re so excited about November’s featured artist! Laura Beth Davidson, a local documentary photographer, is displaying photographs through November from her recent trip to Washington, D.C. with

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Local Author Talk: Dr. Michael Cody on Gabriel’s Songbook

Posted by - October 27, 2018

Local author Dr. Michael Amos Cody will discuss his book, Gabriel’s Songbook, on Monday, November 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The book follows the poignant journey of Gabriel, a singer and songwriter, through struggles, love, and ambition as he pursues fame and belonging. Along with talking about his own experiences in Nashville’s music business, Dr. Cody

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Book Worms: Felipa and the Day of the Dead

Posted by - October 25, 2018

Join us on Thursday, November 1 from 4-4:45 p.m. as we discuss Felipa and the Day of the Dead, a children’s book by Birte Müller, as part of our monthly Book Worms book club. Book Worms is for children ages 5-8 who have registered here. The event includes reading the story and creating crafts that corresponds

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Mary’s Monster, by Lita Judge (and Other Frankensteins We Love)

Posted by - October 21, 2018

Thanks to Katelyn Wolfe, Teen Services Manager, for this great book review and further reading suggestions! Autumn has always been my favorite season, partly because it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good spooky book. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of the best spooky books of all

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Spooky Radio Show at Johnson City Brewing Company

Posted by - October 19, 2018

Join us at Johnson City Brewing Company on Wednesday, October 24 from 7-9 p.m. for an evening of spine-tingling terror! Enjoy a few pints while watching or acting out two spooky radio show performances from the 1930s and 40s: a 1931 transcript of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and a 1943 version of Agatha Christie’s The ABC

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