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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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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