Adulting 101: Preparing Teens for Adulthood

Posted by - August 26, 2021

Beginning on Wednesday, September 1, your Library is offering a series of “adulting” classes for teens ages 12-18. These sessions introduce teens to practical topics they probably haven’t had to deal with yet, such as managing finances and building resumes. They also cover a range of life skills that will serve teens for the rest

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Banned Books Week Magnets

Posted by - August 26, 2021

Event Details Teens ages 12-18 are invited to the Library on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. to celebrate Banned Books Week by making fun and useful magnets! Registration is required. Event Type(s): Website Teen Age Group(s): 12-18 Years Amy Taylor (423) 434-4349 amy.taylor@jcpl.org Register For Event

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Get Your Paws on a New Pet

Posted by - June 11, 2021

If you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this summer, stop by your Library on Friday, June 18! We’re partnering with The Humane Society of Washington County to connect you with sweet cats and dogs in need of homes. The Humane Society will bring kittens, cats, puppies, and older dogs to the Library

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Tell Your Animal Stories: Art and Short Story Contests

Posted by - June 8, 2021

We all have stories about animals—pets or otherwise—and we want to hear yours! Your Library is holding two creative contests as part of the Summer Reading Challenge for you to share your animal stories in creative ways. We are accepting submissions for both an art and short story writing competition until Wednesday, June 30. The

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Spend This Summer Reading With Your Library!

Posted by - June 4, 2021

The signs of summer are everywhere these days—in the heat and humidity, gardens coming to life, the end of the school year—and of course, the beginning of your Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! If you’re not familiar with Summer Reading, it’s an annual nationwide reading challenge. People set reading goals and spend the summer tracking their

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Reflecting on the Year: A Conversation with Amy T.

Posted by - April 3, 2021

Last March your Library closed to the public. We’ve been reflecting on what this meant for us, both as individuals and as an institution. As we look forward to reopening on Monday, April 19, we also want to reflect on where we’ve come from. We’re capturing individual reflections on working at the Library during this

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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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Text: Staff Picks 2020

Staff Picks of 2020

Posted by - December 31, 2020
We all stayed home a bit more this year, which meant we had more time to read! We love books as much as you do, so we wanted to share some of our 2020 favorites with you! Browse the list below to read the book descriptions, then click on the book cover to place a
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Space Talk With a NASA Ambassador

Posted by - December 28, 2020

NASA Ambassador Amanda Mayo fell in love with space in the third grade. “It was when I went to Space Camp,” she says. “I loved all of the hands-on activities and solving space puzzles and problems.” On Monday, January 4, at 7 p.m., Amanda will share her love and passion for space science with Library

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