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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Thrill the World: Join the Global Dance Event!

Posted by - October 9, 2018

Do you remember the first time you saw the groundbreaking music video to Michael Jackson’s song, “Thriller”? Wherever you were, we want to revive that thrill you felt watching those creepy zombies dancing out of the mist led by the man in red. To recreate that experience, we are joining the dance and want you

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Family Cardboard Challenge Encourages Creativity and Teamwork

Posted by - October 5, 2018

On Sunday, October 7 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., families with children of all ages are invited to the library’s Jones Meeting Room to engineer creations with cardboard and other recycled materials. No registration is required for this free program, and materials are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Jennifer Johnson, JCPL’s School Age Program Coordinator, says

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Fall Family Campout!

Posted by - September 27, 2018

The weather may not say “fall” yet, but it’s time for our Family Campout, a pretend fall camping event for kids ages 4-12 and their families! On Monday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m., the library’s Jones Meeting Room will be transformed into a fall forest scene complete with camping gear and a pretend campfire, but

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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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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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Introducing our Family Study Center and Craft Center

Posted by - February 27, 2018

We want to be the place your children study. We’ve offered research help and computers for children for a long time, but now we have a dedicated family study center at the Johnson City Public Library. JCPL’s family study center is located in an alcove on the first floor between Adult fiction and Juvenile Non-fiction

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Preschool Repurposed Play Day

Posted by - February 6, 2018

Get down and play! We’re having our first preschool repurposed play day of the year February 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in the Jones Meeting Room. This is our repackaged version of the sensory play day, so if you’ve been a fan of those events, make sure to come to this too! We’re

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JCPL’s picks for the 2018 Caldecott Award

Posted by - January 31, 2018

The ALA Youth Media Awards are almost upon us which means that very soon, our Caldecott and Newbery winners will be announced for this year! The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to an American illustrator for the most distinguished picture book. Click here for our picks for the Newbery award, and watch out for the

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