Librarians in Training

Posted by - March 22, 2019

In January, your library started a mentoring program called Librarians in Training, which gives students an in-depth look at how libraries function. JCPL’s School Age Program Coordinator Jennifer Johnson says that the main goal “is to inspire the next generation of library employees who are committed to fostering a life-long love of reading and learning

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Repurposed Play Day!

Posted by - March 21, 2019

All babies 24 months and younger (no older siblings, please) and their caregivers are invited to drop by the library’s Jones Meeting Room on Friday, March 22 from 9:30-11 a.m to play with repurposed everyday materials in a creative way. This is our repackaged version of the sensory play day, so if your children enjoyed

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Tech Take-Apart Workshop for All Ages!

Posted by - February 19, 2019

Ever wondered what goes on inside your computer, cellphone, or household appliances to make them work? Now is your chance to find out! Come learn how these items operate by breaking them open at the library’s Tech Take-Apart Workshop on Tuesday, March 5 from 6-7 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room. Donated technology items will

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Magic Tree House Program

Posted by - January 18, 2019

On Thursday, January 24 from 6-7 p.m., 5-12 year olds are invited to join us in the Jones Meeting Room for a celebration of books 5-8 in the Magic Tree House series. Registration is required and can be completed here. To celebrate, there will be crafts, games, and snacks themed around each book. Because the four

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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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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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Christmas Concerts at JCPL

Posted by - November 30, 2018

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit here at the Johnson City Public Library! The East Tennessee Children’s Choir (ETCC) and Towne Acres Elementary School’s 4th Grade Chorus are helping us do that through song. ETCC will perform on Monday, December 3 from 6-6:30 p.m., and the children’s choir from Towne Acres will join us on

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Book Tasting: Discover New Titles!

Posted by - November 6, 2018

Children ages 8-12 are invited to the Jones Meeting Room this Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. to “taste” a sampling of new books. A smorgasbord of middle grade titles will be available from a variety of genres, including fantasy, realistic fiction, and non-fiction, as well as many others! Children will be able to peruse,

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Book Worms: Felipa and the Day of the Dead

Posted by - October 25, 2018

Join us on Thursday, November 1 from 4-4:45 p.m. as we discuss Felipa and the Day of the Dead, a children’s book by Birte Müller, as part of our monthly Book Worms book club. Book Worms is for children ages 5-8 who have registered here. The event includes reading the story and creating crafts that corresponds

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Fall Celebration!

Posted by - October 16, 2018

Fall weather is finally here, and just in time for our Fall Celebration! On Wednesday, October 24 from 10:00-11:30 a.m., children 18 months to 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to drop in for an exploration of their five senses. Using touch, sight, smell, hearing, and even taste, children will discover all things autumnal.

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