Food for Fines: Second Harvest Food Bank

Posted by - December 13, 2017

You probably know by now that we’re running Food for Fines through the end of the month: donate 1 can of food or a box of non-perishable food and we’ll take $1.00 off your library fines. But we want to make sure you know that we’re not doing this alone! One of our partners receiving

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JCPL.ORG is here!

Posted by - November 7, 2017

Hi, thanks for stopping in today! We’re rolling out our new website at www.jcpl.org, and we want to help you find the information you need while you’re here. The biggest change might be the first one you noticed when our new page loaded—we’ve put the search bar right at the top and center of the

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RFID–What’s New?

Posted by - November 5, 2017

Since late 2016, the Johnson City Public Library has been transitioning to a new RFID based system. You may sure you remember our self-checkout, installed February of 2017 (or our self-checkout April Fools joke from 2016), but now we are proud to announce our automated check-in machine–AMH (Automated Materials Handler) for short–has been installed and

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Artful Aging

Posted by - October 27, 2017

Our first year of the Artful Aging program is wrapping up. Thanks to a generous grant from Aroha Philanthropies, the Johnson City Public Library offered classes in storytelling, poetry, photography, sculpting, banjo, and mandolin to over 60 people aged 55 or older over the course of 2017. Creating art is one of the most effective means

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Escape Rooms!

Posted by - October 27, 2017

Do you have what it takes to escape? We have escape room scenarios planned November 18, 2017 for all ages at the Johnson City Public Library. For a taste of what’s to come, checkout the descriptions below, and be sure to register for your escape on our digital events calendar at: https://jcpl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar Tween Escape Room: Alien Invasion at 10:30

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Whiskey: An Appalachian Tradition

Posted by - October 26, 2017

Johnson City Public Library staff member Kyle Johnson will be giving a presentation on whiskey as a staple of Appalachian tradition November 8 at 6:00 PM in the Jones Meeting Room, located in the Johnson City Public Library. Starting with Greek alchemy and the basics of distillation, he will discuss the origin of uisge-beatha (whiskey) from its

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Teen Book Club & Author Talk with Marcus Sedgwick

Posted by - October 26, 2017

The teen book club will meet November 7 at 5:00 PM in the Storytime room, located in the Youth Services area of the Johnson City Public Library. This month’s selection is Marcus Sedgwick’s Printz Award winning novel Midwinterblood, a sweeping saga of seven intertwined stories of love and passion. Thanks to a grant secured by the Johnson City

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Thrill the World

Posted by - August 24, 2017

We’re having another “Thrilling” event in October–Johnson City Thrill the World is starting practices September 6, at 6:00 pm. Learn the moves to the Thriller dance and participate in a world-record dance event. All ages are invited to come to one or more practice sessions, scheduled in the meeting room at the Johnson City Public Library

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Community Highlight–Holston Habitat for Humanity

Posted by - August 24, 2017

This summer we were building a better world with our summer reading program, so what community organization could be better to highlight than Habitat for Humanity? Holston Habitat for Humanity is our local affiliate from the national Habitat for Humanity organization, dedicated to helping low-income individuals build their own home. Holston Habitat for Humanity serves

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