Own Voices: East Tennessee Chinese Association

Posted by - January 19, 2021

Event Details On Tuesday, February 9 at 6 p.m. on the Library's Facebook page, the Tri-Cities Chinese Association and East Tennessee Chinese School will give a Facebook Live presentation. The event will include a book discussion and a conversation about modern Chinese culture and language. The presenters will be available to answer your questions through

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Author Chat with Alison Gervais

Posted by - January 19, 2021

Event Details Join us for a Zoom discussion with the author Alison Gervais. We will be discussing her book "The Silence Between Us", a Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book, and her Own Voice as a writer. Attend the chat for your chance to win a free copy.Event Type(s): Own Voices, Website Teen Age Group(s):

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Own Voices Author Talk: Carole Boston Weatherford

Posted by - January 19, 2021

Event Details New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford will present a pre-recorded Zoom program with son and collaborator, Jeffery Weatherford, a spoken word artist and award-winning illustrator. The program will be shared on the Library's Facebook page, so no registration necessary. It is intended for 3rd and 4th graders. Event Type(s): Website Youth,

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Online Storytime: Own Voices – Differently Abled Stories

Posted by - January 19, 2021

Event Details Join special guest Jeannie Harris as she shares stories featuring differently abled characters. You can watch storytime on the JCPL Facebook and YouTube pages. It is available for 24 hours beginning on Wednesday at 11 am. Don't forget to pick up your craft kit at curbside!Event Type(s): Own Voices, Website Youth Age Group(s):

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Own Voices Zoom Cooking Class: Making Pão de Queijo

Posted by - January 19, 2021

Event Details Join Brunella Martinelli and family via Zoom to learn how to make this traditional Brazilian cheese bread. Recipe will be provided beforehand for those who want to cook along! A link will be sent out on the day of the program to those who register. Call 434-4458 to sign up! Event Type(s): Youth

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Online Storytime: Own Voices – Latinx Stories

Posted by - January 19, 2021

Event Details Join special guest Mar Carter as she shares stories about Latinx culture. You can watch storytime on JCPL's Facebook and YouTube pages. It is available for 24 hours beginning on Wednesday at 11 am. Don't forget to pick up your craft kit at curbside!Event Type(s): Own Voices, Website Youth Age Group(s): 3-5 Year

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Own Voices Winter Reading Challenge

Posted by - January 8, 2021

Starting this Monday, January 11, your Library is holding an Own Voices Winter Reading Challenge for all ages that runs through Sunday, February 28. The term “Own Voices” refers to literature in which the story protagonist and author share a marginalized or underrepresented identity, whether that be ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, or disability. It started

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