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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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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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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Coming Soon: TLC, Your New Catalog!

Posted by - February 18, 2022

Your Library, along with all the area libraries in the Organization of Watauga Libraries (OWL)*, is changing its catalog and circulation system from SirsiDynix to The Library Corporation’s Library Solution (TLC) software. The new system will be available to you beginning on Wednesday, March 2! This is a massive change; there are around 780,000 library

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Community Conversation Focuses on Listening and Storytelling

Posted by - February 7, 2022

Deep, intentional listening is more important than ever these days. Your Library hosts an ongoing series called Community Conversations to give you a chance to listen to and learn about others (and let others get to know you!) in a nonjudgmental space. Our next conversation is on Saturday, February 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the

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“Our Stories” Reading Challenge Highlights Diverse Cultures

Posted by - January 29, 2022

Your Library is holding a reading challenge for kids and adults in February called “Our Stories” that highlights diverse cultures and experiences. The challenge begins this Tuesday, February 1 and runs through Friday, February 25. Our Stories focuses on underrepresented or marginalized groups’ stories, as well as the different ways those stories are told. You’ll

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Introducing The Pages of JCPL: Community Journals

Posted by - January 26, 2022

Jimmy Neil Smith, the founder of the National Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, said, “We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.” Your Library’s new community journals, called “The Pages of Johnson City Public Library,” are motivated by the same idea, that everyone

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