Author Chat and Teen Book Club with L.L McKinney

Posted by - June 18, 2020

Teen Book Club is discussing “A Blade So Black” this month, and we’re honored to be joined by the book’s author, L.L. (“Elle”) McKinney! The group will meet over Zoom on Tuesday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Ages 12-18 need to register here to receive the Zoom link. Elle is a prolific young adult author

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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. You can join the event

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Choose Your Quest: Epic Adventures and Book Recommendations

Posted by - June 11, 2020

Hello, friends, travelers, confidants! Welcome to the Land of Athenaeum! As part of your Summer Reading adventures, tune in every week for a Choose-Your-Own style quest. We share a weekly video featuring characters who are on an ongoing epic journey. Where will they end up? How will they get there? That’s up to you! Watch

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Book Scouts: Magical Reads

Posted by - June 9, 2020

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” – J.K. Rowling It’s safe to say we’re all wishing for a little magic in the world these days. This month’s Book Scouts program aims to do that for ages 8-12. The Book Scouts focus for June is inspired by our

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Titles Featured in Battle of the Books

Posted by - June 5, 2020

And the winner of this year’s Fairmont Educare Battle of the Books is… “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling! We want to give a big thank you to everyone who voted on social media over the last few weeks as we narrowed down our brackets. We began this year’s Battle of

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Update: Details of Phased Reopening

Posted by - April 30, 2020

UPDATE: PHASED REOPENING We’re excited to say that our regional libraries are working together to implement a coordinated, phased reopening plan! This plan is guided by a deep concern for the health and safety of our communities, from our employees to the vulnerable populations we serve. Along with other area libraries, your Library plans to

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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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Self-Understanding Through Creative Expression

Posted by - April 18, 2020

Do you feel worn-down by the last few months? Are you having a hard time understanding or processing your feelings during these strange times? JCPL Library Clerk Pam Murray believes that simple art and writing projects can be very powerful tools for understanding ourselves, processing our emotions, and moving forward in healthy ways. She calls

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Continue Using Your Library While We’re Closed!

Posted by - April 17, 2020

Although your Library’s building is closed right now, the good news is we’re still able to connect you with learning and entertainment opportunities. From our website alone, you can explore whole worlds for free! We have digital services that give you access to books, magazines, movies, and TV shows. Through our online databases, you can

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Poetic Reads & Activities for School Age Kids

Posted by - April 16, 2020

Poetry is all about slowing down, paying attention, and learning how to frame everyday experiences differently so that we can see them with new meaning. As frustrating as these days of social distancing are, they do give us the unique opportunity to slow down and pay closer attention to our lives. We couldn’t think of

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