Digital Mapping Workshop for Teens & Adults

Posted by - February 15, 2019

Johnson City Public Library will host a digital mapping workshop for teens and adults on Thursday, February 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. The session will be led by Geospatial Project Manager Link Elmore from Johnson City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division. Participants will learn how to create interactive maps for the web using the city’s Open

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Stories to Service Teens Address Texting & Driving

Posted by - January 11, 2019
Stories to Service is a teen volunteer group at the Johnson City Public Library dedicated to making a difference in the community by connecting literature with service projects. The group's most recent topic focused on raising awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. They read Jeff Zentner's book Goodbye Days to learn more about distracted driving.
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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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JCPL’s Weekly Newsletter: Find Out What’s New!

Posted by - January 3, 2019

Do you ever wonder what new materials the library has on its shelves? Your library is continually getting in new books, movies, and music, so we’re launching a weekly email newsletter called Wowbrary to help keep you up-to-date! When you sign up for the newsletter, Wowbrary allows you to customize the list you want to

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JCPL Staff Picks of 2018!

Posted by - December 31, 2018
As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 begins, JCPL’s staff looked back at our favorite books of the year. Browse the list below if you need something new to read or are just curious about what your librarians are reading. And don’t forget, we always love giving recommendations! Call us at 423-434-4450, visit www.jcpl.org,
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JCPL’s 2017-2018 Annual Report

Posted by - December 16, 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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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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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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