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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Stories to Service

Posted by - March 1, 2018

Inspire service through literature. The Johnson City Public Library is proud to announce that Katelyn Wolfe, our Teen Librarian, secured a grant to do just that, thanks to the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Symposium. “Stories to service is a teen volunteer program that combines literacy with volunteerism through service projects and book clubs” is

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First Look at Our New Teen Space!

Posted by - February 20, 2018

The library’s teen area renovations are well under-way! The teen area, formerly located in a first-floor alcove in the Youth Services department, has now moved to the second floor of the library, adjacent to the Buffalo Mountain Room. The new area is a much larger space for the library’s growing teen programs and will include

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Teen Tech Week

Posted by - February 20, 2018

Teen Tech week is coming March 4-10 to the Johnson City Public Library. This is your chance to compete to win $500 in Maker Space tools for the Johnson City Public Library! Katelyn Wolfe, Teen Services Librarian at the Johnson City Public Library, has been working with JCPL’s Teen Advisory Board to rise to the

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JCPL’s picks for the 2018 Printz Award

Posted by - February 7, 2018

Literary award season is upon us! We are eagerly anticipating ALA’s announcement of the 2018 Michael L. Printz award winner and honor books on February 12. The Printz award recognizes one winner and up to four honor books as the best young adult titles published during each year. Click here for our picks for the

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