Stories to Service Teens Address Texting & Driving

Posted by - January 11, 2019
Stories to Service is a teen volunteer group at the Johnson City Public Library dedicated to making a difference in the community by connecting literature with service projects. The group's most recent topic focused on raising awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. They read Jeff Zentner's book Goodbye Days to learn more about distracted driving.
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New Library Card for Tweens & Teens

Posted by - December 14, 2018

JCPL is now offering JC24U library cards for 5th-12th graders, which makes it possible for tweens and teens to obtain a library card without having to sign up under a parent’s/guardian’s account. With these special cards, students can check out two print materials at a time (this does not include DVDs or physical audiobooks). They

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Yule Ball: A Harry Potter Celebration

Posted by - December 5, 2018

Teens ages 12-18 are formally invited to a Harry Potter holiday celebration on Tuesday, December 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. Join us for games, trivia, crafts, and food, along with a cosplay contest. Dressing up as a Harry Potter character is not required but it is highly encouraged, because there will be prizes for the top

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Candy Sushi

Posted by - November 14, 2018

On Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., teens 12-18 will gather to create colorful and delicious candy “sushi” rolls that they can take home. Sushi rolls are created using a variety of candies, including Rice Krispies, Fruit Roll-Ups, and Swedish Fish, to name a few. Registration for this free event is currently full, but teens

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Makey Makey Retro Gaming

Posted by - October 31, 2018

International Games Week is November 4-10, and we are celebrating on Tuesday, November 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. with a retro gaming night! But, this is not your average gaming experience. Participants will use a unique device called a Makey Makey to power retro video games like Tetris, Super Mario, and Pac-Man. This free event is

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Mary’s Monster, by Lita Judge (and Other Frankensteins We Love)

Posted by - October 21, 2018

Thanks to Katelyn Wolfe, Teen Services Manager, for this great book review and further reading suggestions! Autumn has always been my favorite season, partly because it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good spooky book. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of the best spooky books of all

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Thrill the World: Join the Global Dance Event!

Posted by - October 9, 2018

Do you remember the first time you saw the groundbreaking music video to Michael Jackson’s song, “Thriller”? Wherever you were, we want to revive that thrill you felt watching those creepy zombies dancing out of the mist led by the man in red. To recreate that experience, we are joining the dance and want you

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Celebrating Banned Books Week

Posted by - September 14, 2018

In 1960, John F. Kennedy said, “If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives

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Adulting 101: Budgeting

Posted by - August 10, 2018

Managing personal finances can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! Join us on Tuesday, August 21 from 6:00-7:00 PM for Adulting 101: Budgeting, a class on learning how to take charge of your money. It will be hosted by the Washington County UT Extension Office in JCPL’s computer lab, and is open to

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