Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

Posted by - January 11, 2019

Join us on Saturday, January 26 from 1-4 p.m. for a creative writing workshop led by Langley Shazor of The Casual Word. This event is intended for ages 18 and older. Registration is required and can be completed by clicking here, or by calling the Adult Services Department at 423-434-4454. During the workshop, participants will practice

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Cherished Mom Perinatal Support Group

Posted by - January 7, 2019

Beginning on Monday, January 14, the library is hosting a bimonthly support group for women who are preparing for or adjusting to motherhood and are struggling with feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, and exhaustion. The group is organized and led by facilitators from Appalachian Perinatal Mental Health Alliance (APMHA), and meets on the second and fourth

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“Let’s Talk About That” Book Club: Hilda and the Troll

Posted by - January 3, 2019

Families of children 8 and older are invited to the Storytime Room on Thursday, January 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson, as part of our “Let’s Talk About That” Book Club. Copies of the book are available to borrow and read in advance for the first 10 registrants who need

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JCPL Staff Picks of 2018!

Posted by - December 31, 2018
As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 begins, JCPL’s staff looked back at our favorite books of the year. Browse the list below if you need something new to read or are just curious about what your librarians are reading. And don’t forget, we always love giving recommendations! Call us at 423-434-4450, visit,
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Adult Creative Makerspace: Doodle Word Art

Posted by - December 29, 2018

When was the last time you simply doodled, letting your mind wander as you drew spontaneous patterns? We’re offering adults an opportunity to do just that in our upcoming Adult Creative Makerspace! Come to the Buffalo Mountain Room on Thursday, January 3 from 2-4 p.m. to create doodle word art to take home with you.

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Book Worms & Preschool Storytime Will Feature Snoozefest

Posted by - December 27, 2018

Next week’s Preschool Storytime and Book Worms program will both feature the children’s book Snoozefest by Samantha Berger. Snoozefest is an endearing and hilarious story about a young sloth named Snuggleford Cuddlebun who goes to an arena festival celebrating all things sleep-related. The festival is attended by sleepers and nappers of all types, and includes

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Register Soon for Mother Goose Storytime!

Posted by - December 19, 2018

We are currently taking registration for our Mother Goose Storytime program, which is for children from birth to 18 months old and their caregivers. The program is from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays between January 9-31. Space is limited, so register soon by calling 423-434-4458. When registering, you will sign up for either Wednesday or

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NPR’s 2018 Book Concierge

Posted by - December 15, 2018

NPR released its annual book concierge recently, which aggregates hundreds of 2018 recommendations from NPR staffers, book critics, and authors. You can find the list here. You’ll see that all the recommendations are tagged with specific labels that work as filters, such as book club ideas, young adult, memoirs, cookbooks, and more. These labels help

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New Library Card for Tweens & Teens

Posted by - December 14, 2018

JCPL is now offering JC24U library cards for 5th-12th graders, which makes it possible for tweens and teens to obtain a library card without having to sign up under a parent’s/guardian’s account. With these special cards, students can check out two print materials at a time (this does not include DVDs or physical audiobooks). They

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Food for Fines: Donations So Far!

Posted by - December 9, 2018

We have one more week of Food for Fines 2018, and we want to share with you how much you’ve done to help your community so far! As of last Friday night, December 7, library patrons had donated over 650 canned and non-perishable food items to Second Harvest Food Bank! Not only has this benefited

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