Calling All Sci-Fi & Comic Fandom Artists!

Posted by - May 12, 2019

Your library is holding an art contest as part of its fandom convention, LibCon III: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind, on Saturday, June 22! The contest is open to all ages and will be judged in three categories: children (ages 11 and under), teens (ages 12-18), and adults (ages 18+). Submissions should be family-friendly

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Children’s Summer Reading: School Age Starts Now!

Posted by - May 7, 2019

Can you believe it’s already time for Summer Reading again? If you aren’t familiar with it, Summer Reading is an annual nationwide program hosted by libraries that encourages people of all ages to spend their summers reading as much as possible. People set reading goals for themselves and then spend the summer tracking their progress

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Register Soon for Mother Goose Storytime!

Posted by - April 19, 2019

We are currently taking registration for our Mother Goose Storytime program in May, which is for children from birth to 18 months old and their caregivers. The program is from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays between May 1-23. When registering, you will sign up for either Wednesday or Thursday every week, and your registration

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Preschool Spring Fling

Posted by - April 1, 2019

Trees are starting to bud and flowers are beginning to bloom, and just in time for our Preschool Spring Fling! On Wednesday, April 3 from 10-11:30 a.m., children ages 18 months to 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to drop by the library’s Jones Meeting Room for a spring-themed exploration of their five senses.

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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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“Let’s Talk About That” Book Club: Hilda and the Troll

Posted by - January 3, 2019

Families of children 8 and older are invited to the Storytime Room on Thursday, January 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson, as part of our “Let’s Talk About That” Book Club. Copies of the book are available to borrow and read in advance for the first 10 registrants who need

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