Symphony in the Stacks

Posted by - June 17, 2019

We are thrilled to team up with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra (JCSO) for Symphony in the Stacks, an event that will bring free classical music to your library on Wednesday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The 2:30 p.m. performance is intended for children and families and the 6 p.m. is meant for an

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Register Soon for Mother Goose Storytime!

Posted by - June 15, 2019

We are currently taking registration for our Mother Goose Storytime program in July, which is for children from birth to 18 months old and their caregivers. The program is from 9:30-10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between July 2-24. When registering, you will sign up for either Tuesday or Wednesday every week, and your registration covers

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Staff Graphic Novel Review: Black Hammer

Posted by - June 11, 2019

Your library’s staff is busy preparing for its third fandom convention, LibCon III: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind, on Saturday, June 22! One of the coolest parts of the convention will be the panel discussions and guest speakers, and Adult Services Library Assistant (and resident graphic novel expert!) Daniel Whisenhunt will be on one

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Calling the Cannon-ball Into Existence

Posted by - June 7, 2019

In his 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne wrote, “If providence has created the stars and the planets, Man has called the cannon-ball into existence.” The universe, and humanity’s place in it, has captivated our imaginations and our understandings of who we are for as long as we can remember. One way

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Summer Reading is Here!

Posted by - May 24, 2019

There are things that signify the beginning of summer: the last day of school, humidity, lightning bugs, and (best of all!) your library’s Summer Reading Program. Summer Reading is an annual nationwide program that encourages people of all ages to spend their summers reading as much as possible. People register with their library and set

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Bilingual Family Math & Science Storytime I Cuentos Bilingües de Matemáticas y Ciencias para la Familia

Posted by - May 20, 2019

On Tuesday, May 21, your library’s Bilingual Family Math and Science Storytime (MASST) resumes every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. through the end of June. The program introduces math and science to children ages 3-5 years through age appropriate stories and simple activities. All stories are presented in English and Spanish, so children are learning another

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Calling All Sci-Fi & Comic Fandom Artists!

Posted by - May 12, 2019

Your library is holding an art contest as part of its fandom convention, LibCon III: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind, on Saturday, June 22! The contest is open to all ages and will be judged in three categories: children (ages 11 and under), teens (ages 12-18), and adults (ages 18+). Submissions should be family-friendly

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Staff Book Review: Travelers in the Third Reich

Posted by - May 12, 2019

Big thanks to David Ownby in Technical Services for sharing his thoughts on this book! You can find it here and on our New Books shelf across from the Circulation Desk. In Travelers in the Third Reich, Julia Boyd uses firsthand accounts to provide an innovative analysis of pre-war Germany and the rise of Hitler. The book

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Children’s Summer Reading: School Age Starts Now!

Posted by - May 7, 2019

Can you believe it’s already time for Summer Reading again? If you aren’t familiar with it, Summer Reading is an annual nationwide program hosted by libraries that encourages people of all ages to spend their summers reading as much as possible. People set reading goals for themselves and then spend the summer tracking their progress

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Librarians in Training

Posted by - March 22, 2019

In January, your library started a mentoring program called Librarians in Training, which gives students an in-depth look at how libraries function. JCPL’s School Age Program Coordinator Jennifer Johnson says that the main goal “is to inspire the next generation of library employees who are committed to fostering a life-long love of reading and learning

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