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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April’s Book Worms Program Goes Online

Posted by - April 9, 2020

This month we’re taking Book Worms online for the first time! For those who aren’t familiar with the program, Book Worms is a monthly book club for ages 5-8. Kids listen to a story and then do a related craft or game. Each month has a theme, and April’s theme is dinosaurs. In our Book

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RB Digital: A Hub for Entertainment & Education

Posted by - April 3, 2020

Even though your Library’s building is currently closed, we are just as committed as ever to providing you with entertainment and learning options. In the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting the many free digital resources you have access to as a JCPL card holder. RB Digital is one of those great resources. It’s your ticket

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Census 2020 Begins

Posted by - March 11, 2020

The 2020 Census fulfills our nation’s constitutional requirement to count and record all residents of the United States every ten years. This year’s census marks a historic first as the first count to include an entirely digital option in which the form can be completed and submitted online. The Census Bureau began sending out information

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JCPL Teens Plan “De-Stress Week”

Posted by - March 3, 2020

DE-STRESS WEEK POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Since receiving an ETSU Elevates grant to fund their next Stories to Service project, your Library’s teen volunteers have been hard at work! They’re in the midst of planning “De-Stress Week”, a weeklong program that will focus on teen mental health and stress management. In November, Teen Services Manager

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Building Community Through Song

Posted by - March 1, 2020

SING-ALONGS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Your Library is partnering with a group of local singing enthusiasts for bi-weekly Community Sing-Alongs. Beginning on Wednesday, March 4, these gatherings will meet in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The sing-alongs are open to the public of

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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”. You can find it in our catalog here. —– “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

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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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Connecting Homeless Veterans with Housing Resources

Posted by - January 29, 2020

Your Library is committed to providing every person in our community with free access to information, which is why we partner with Veteran Affairs (VA) to provide homeless Veterans with information about housing resources. On the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 12:30-1:30 p.m., a VA community outreach social worker is available in

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Tale to Tail

Posted by - January 24, 2020

At first glance, your Library’s Tale to Tail and Reading Paws programs, in which kids read aloud to trained listening dogs in one-on-one sessions, may seem unnecessary or even strange. But these programs actually address a real issue children face as they learn to read. Reading aloud can be intimidating and even scary for kids

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