NPR’s 2018 Book Concierge

Posted by - December 15, 2018

NPR released its annual book concierge recently, which aggregates hundreds of 2018 recommendations from NPR staffers, book critics, and authors. You can find the list here. You’ll see that all the recommendations are tagged with specific labels that work as filters, such as book club ideas, young adult, memoirs, cookbooks, and more. These labels help

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New Library Card for Tweens & Teens

Posted by - December 14, 2018

JCPL is now offering JC24U library cards for 5th-12th graders, which makes it possible for tweens and teens to obtain a library card without having to sign up under a parent’s/guardian’s account. With these special cards, students can check out two print materials at a time (this does not include DVDs or physical audiobooks). They

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JCPL’s 2017-2018 Annual Report

Posted by - December 13, 2018

For over 120 years, the Johnson City Public Library has been a vital part of Johnson City. The 2017-2018 fiscal year (July to June) brought new spaces, expanded resources, and updated equipment to your library, giving us ways to serve you, our community, better. Check out the annual report by clicking here to find out

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Food for Fines: Donations So Far!

Posted by - December 9, 2018

We have one more week of Food for Fines 2018, and we want to share with you how much you’ve done to help your community so far! As of last Friday night, December 7, library patrons had donated over 650 canned and non-perishable food items to Second Harvest Food Bank! Not only has this benefited

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Yule Ball: A Harry Potter Celebration

Posted by - December 5, 2018

Teens ages 12-18 are formally invited to a Harry Potter holiday celebration on Tuesday, December 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. Join us for games, trivia, crafts, and food, along with a cosplay contest. Dressing up as a Harry Potter character is not required but it is highly encouraged, because there will be prizes for the top

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Thornfield Revisited: Jane Eyre Retellings

Posted by - November 30, 2018

Thanks to JCPL Adult Services Librarian Lisa Krekelberg for sharing her review of Jane Eyre retellings! No one creates a gothic mood quite like Charlotte Brontë, such as in this scene from her classic novel Jane Eyre: “Mr. Reed had been dead nine years: it was in this chamber he breathed his last; here he

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R.E.A.D.S for the Holidays

Posted by - November 19, 2018

Are you taking a road trip this holiday season? Pass the time on those long drives or hours in the airport by downloading ebooks, audiobooks, and movies from your library’s extensive digital collection! As a JCPL card holder, you have free access to thousands of titles through R.E.A.D.S, Tennessee’s digital download system. If you’ve never

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Food for Fines is Back!

Posted by - November 13, 2018

Have you been avoiding the library because of overdue fines? Well, starting today, you can give back to your community and pay off your library fees at the same time! We are once again holding Food for Fines, an exchange program in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee and Washington County-Johnson City

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Introducing Niche Academy!

Posted by - November 8, 2018

We are excited to introduce JCPL’s latest digital service, Niche Academy! It is a free online database with succinct tutorials on topics like navigating social media platforms and using digital book and media resources. To access the platform from your computer, visit our E-Resources section of the menu and click on Niche Academy under the

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Computer Classes at JCPL

Posted by - November 3, 2018

We are hosting a series of free computer classes throughout November and December. Stacy Haas, a technology instructor and employment specialist, will teach attendees elemental and essential computer skills. Participants will learn how to complete online job applications, set up and use email, and work with Microsoft Word to create resumes. The classes meet every

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