The 1895: 125th Anniversary Beer by JCBC

Posted by - June 17, 2020

Have you ever had a beer inspired by library history? Neither had we, until now! Your Library and Johnson City Brewing Company (JCBC) have partnered to create “The 1895”, a specialty beer in honor of the Library’s 125th anniversary. JCBC is hosting a beer release event on Thursday, June 25, 2020. You can join the

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Connecting People, Ideas, and Community since 1895

Posted by - April 18, 2020

As history has proved over and over again, every enduring institution begins with the vision and hard work of a few dedicated people. The story of Johnson City Public Library is no different. Thanks to a small group of women who wanted to expand their educational horizons, who desired a deeper understanding of art, literature

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Staff Book Review: Light on Snow

Posted by - April 15, 2020

Thanks to JCPL Librarian Lisa Williams for sharing her thoughts about “Light on Snow” by Anita Shreve. You can find the book in ebook and audiobook format in the READS catalog or on the Libby app. Click here if you’d like help using READS or Libby. Written by best-selling author Anita Shreve, “Light on Snow” has

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Staff Movie Review: “The Apu Trilogy”

Posted by - February 7, 2020

Thanks to JCPL’s Acquisitions and Serial Clerk, Michael Evanochko, for sharing his thoughts on “The Apu Trilogy”. —– “Mesmerizing” is always the first word that comes to mind when I think of “The Apu Trilogy”, an insightful, thought-provoking, documentary-style work by Director Satyajit Ray that was released between 1955-1959. The trilogy is in Bengali with

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The Heart of Your Library

Posted by - January 30, 2020

A library functions through the coordination of different departments working together, much like the parts of a body. If your Library was a body, the Technical Services department would be its heart. All the items that make the Library what it is—a vibrant hub for learning and entertainment—flow through Technical Services and are pumped throughout

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Staff Book Review: Nothing Gold Can Stay

Posted by - October 4, 2019

Thanks to Adult Services Librarian Lisa Krekelberg for sharing her thoughts on Ron Rash’s Nothing Gold Can Stay and why she chose it for Tales & Talk, one of your Library’s book discussion groups for adults. When I select titles for the Library’s book discussion groups, I look for forms beyond the standard novel. Last

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36 Years of Service: Interview with Gina Thayer-Coleman

Posted by - August 17, 2019

This week we’re honoring Circulation Services Manager Gina Thayer-Coleman, who is retiring after working at your library for 36 years. Gina has been instrumental in implementing and maintaining the library’s automation systems for the last 30 years, and has served as a devoted mentor and leader to her fellow employees. We asked her to reflect on

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Back-to-School Databases

Posted by - August 7, 2019

Can you believe that the new school year is already here? As you get back into the rhythm of the academic year, keep in mind that your library provides access to free online resources to assist in your learning, research, testing, and more. Below you’ll find descriptions of a few databases; access these and others

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Magazines Now Available Through READS!

Posted by - August 2, 2019

Do you read magazines in the grocery store checkout line but can’t bring yourself to actually buy them? We are so excited to tell you that you can now check out magazines for free from Tennessee READS! As of this week, 50 popular magazines spanning a variety of topics are now available for digital checkout,

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Staff Book Review: Bone’s Gift

Posted by - July 25, 2019

Thanks to Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe for sharing her thoughts on this young adult novel! Bone’s Gift by Angie Smibert is the first book in the young adult series Ghosts of Ordinary Objects. The book follows 12-year-old Bone, who lives in a rural Virginia mining town during World War II. With her Mama dead

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