Staff Book Review: Maus

Posted by - January 23, 2023

Do you love graphic novels and wish there was a place you could talk about them with others? Your Library now offers Beyond the Pale, a monthly discussion group for adults that focuses on graphic novels. We’ll meet for the first time this Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at Mulligan’s Gaming Pub (308 East

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Graphic Novel Book Club for Kids

Posted by - January 14, 2023

Are your kids reluctant readers? Or visual learners who enjoy books with lots of illustrations? Are they transitioning from early chapter books to longer novels? Graphic novels are a great way to get kids excited about new reading levels. That’s why your Library offers a monthly book club for ages 8-12 dedicated specifically to graphic

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Place Holding: Artist Katie Murphy

Posted by - January 13, 2023

Your Library is hosting “Place Holding,” an exhibit featuring the expressive figurative paintings of Johnson City artist Katie Murphy. Her artwork will be displayed in our Galleria from January 18-March 3. Murphy primarily focuses on the figurative representation of women through expressive painting. Her work explores a woman’s place in the world, dealing with ideas

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‘The Holocaust: Bearing Witness’ Exhibition and Events

Posted by - January 11, 2023

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday, Jan. 27, your Library is hosting an exhibition about the Holocaust, the 20th century atrocity that resulted in the deaths of six million Jews. Along with the poster display, we’ll host two events in late January 2023—a graphic novel discussion and a teacher training—about the Holocaust.

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Nurturing Healthy Habits in the New Year

Posted by - January 6, 2023

With the new year now in full swing, you may be thinking about new possibilities for personal growth and looking for ways to nurture healthy, sustainable habits. If that’s the case, we are here to help! We have books about everything from emotional healing to budgeting finances, home organization, new hobbies, and time management. Click

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Staff Book Review: Empire of Ice and Stone

Posted by - January 6, 2023

JCPL Library Clerk Elizabeth Stillwell shared her thoughts on the book Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk by Buddy Levy in Johnson City Press this weekend. If you didn’t see it in the paper, you can read it below! It’s hard enough to survive an Arctic shipwreck when the crew

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Your Top 10 2022 Fiction and Nonfiction Titles

Posted by - December 17, 2022

If you’re curious what 2022 titles your community read this year, check out the list below! You’ll find the top 10 fiction and nonfiction books (for adults) published in 2022 that were borrowed the most from your Library. Click the titles to learn more about the books and to borrow them. The books below are

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Your Library’s 2021-2022 Annual Report: Finding Our Rhythm

Posted by - December 8, 2022

Each year your Library takes time to look back at the last fiscal year and thank the people who donate their energy, time, and money to help us continue serving the community. When reflecting on 2021-2022, the phrase that comes to mind for us is “finding our rhythm”. Like so many in our community, we

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Award-Winning Novelist Silas House to Speak at Your Library

Posted by - November 4, 2022

Your Library is partnering with Atlas Books to hold an author talk with award-winning novelist Silas House! He will speak in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. House will talk about his new book, Lark Ascending, which was published in September 2022. A selection of his books will be

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