Book review: An Unkindness of Magicians, by Kat Howard

Posted by - December 27, 2017

There’s a good chance you may be unfamiliar with Kat Howard, but I don’t think you will be for long. The author of last year’s Roses & Rot–her debut novel– Howard’s short fiction has garnered good press and reviews, and in her latest novel, An Unkindness of Magicians, she has come into her own. An

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Got some new tech? Add the library to it!

Posted by - December 26, 2017

We know you love the new technology you opened up on Christmas, and we do too! Did you know there’s a lot you can do for free from the library on your new tablet, smartphone, or eReader? Check out some of our top suggestions below, or bring your new device by the library and ask

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Book review: Bumpety, Dunkety, Thumpety-Thump and The Littlest Train

Posted by - December 20, 2017

Bumpety, Dunkety, Thumpety-Thump! is a new picture book written by K. L. Going and illustrated by Simone Shin. It tells a lovely, simple story of two siblings having a berry-picking and pie-making day. Going uses short, rhythmic sentences that feature fun, made-up onomatopoetic words like “bumpety, plunkey, and clunkety”. The text begs to be read–perhaps

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Book Review: Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano

Posted by - December 13, 2017

Shea Serrano’s Basketball (and Other Things) is a hard book to write about. Much like The Rap Year Book, Serrano’s previous book, Basketball has a definite focus, and if you don’t have at least a slight interest in professional basketball, it probably won’t pull you in like it did for me. At the same time

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Book Concierge

Posted by - December 7, 2017

NPR released its book concierge on Tuesday, Dec. 5.  The concierge aggregates hundreds of recommendations from NPR staffers and critics, literary prize winners, and more.  The recommendations are all tagged with specific labels—like book club ideas, young adult, staff picks, and more—that work as a matrix allowing you to pick and choose the perfect combination

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Artful Aging Photography Exhibit

Posted by - December 6, 2017
Our Artful Aging photography class this summer had a great time and created some beautiful art. Check out some of the beautiful photographs in our slideshow below! Artful Aging at the Johnson City Public Library was funded through a grant offered by Aroha Philanthropies. Johnson City Public Library was selected as one of only 15
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Mastering Your Garden: Fall Flowers

Posted by - November 22, 2017

Welcome to the first of an ongoing series of blog posts! We have different types of posts planned, but we’re starting with a post from Selena, a member of our Adult Services staff. Selena is currently working on her master gardener certification, and she’s excited to share her knowledge with you!   Delicious autumn! My

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