Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Posted by - September 17, 2018

This review was written by Hannah Kiger, JCPL’s Marketing Specialist. I’ll start with a confession: I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never read any Greek tragedies, and I don’t have more than a shallow knowledge of Greek mythology. Not having that background knowledge, I was skeptical about how much I would enjoy or even understand Madeline

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Celebrating Banned Books Week

Posted by - September 14, 2018

In 1960, John F. Kennedy said, “If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives

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Book Highlight: The Rough Patch by Brian Lies

Posted by - September 10, 2018

Big thank you to our very own Donna McCalman, Youth Services Librarian, for sharing her thoughts on this moving book! It’s not often that I get to the end of a new picture book and say “Oh” aloud as I turn to the last page. The Rough Patch, by Brian Lies, triggered just such a response.

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Join JCPL’s Gardening Team!

Posted by - September 7, 2018

We are proud to announce that the library is now a Northeast Tennessee Master Gardener Association project site! To celebrate and kick off this new partnership, join us on Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Buffalo Mountain Room. Master Gardeners will be present, so bring your most pressing gardening questions. Find out why

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Info Session on JCPL’s Online Resources

Posted by - September 6, 2018

Did you know we offer extensive online resources, both for learning and entertainment, that are all totally free? We know that finding and navigating online resources can be overwhelming, and that when life gets busy the last thing any of us wants to deal with is something new. But once you’ve been introduced to these

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Getting to Know Julia

Posted by - August 24, 2018

We’re so excited to welcome our new director, Julia Turpin, and we want to introduce her to you! Watch the video to learn some fun facts about her, then come visit us and learn more. (Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel when you watch the video!)

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Book Review: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science, by Joyce Sidman

Posted by - August 20, 2018

Big thank you to Jennifer Johnson, our School Age Program Coordinator, for this review! A caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a moth or butterfly is an awe-inspiring transformation. Maria Merian was fascinated by this process, but growing up in mid-17th century Europe made it hard for her to pursue her interest. Not only were women discouraged and forbidden

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RB Digital-The Great Courses

Posted by - August 16, 2018

The Great Courses are now available on RB Digital! You’re probably familiar with all of our other streaming video services accessed through RB Digital. AcornTV, IndieFlix, Stingray Qello, and Pongalo are the channels we’ve covered before, so take a look at The Great Courses too. As a reminder, RB Digital is our latest digital service offered

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RB Digital-Pongalo

Posted by - August 6, 2018

If telenovelas and hundreds of other Spanish-language videos are your jam, check out Pongalo! Pongalo is the next streaming channel from RB Digital in our showcase series. RB Digital is our latest digital service offered to every JCPL library card holder, absolutely free. To use Pongalo, just visit our E-Resources section of the menu and

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