The public is invited to an open house celebration of Bob Swanay’s career Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Johnson City Public Library. Swanay, who’s been director of the library for the past eight years and an employee for a total of 21 years, begins his new role as director of the Carmel Clay Public Library in Carmel, Indiana November 7.
The newest Friends of the Library newsletter has been published, and includes information about the 2016 Fall Book Sale on October 15 (preview sale October 14)! If you want to find out more about the Friends of the Library, click Support Us in the menu above and click on any Friends link.
We have activities and events planned for all ages at our library! Click on the link to download our program guide for the month of October.
This year is a presidential election, but there are also important upcoming state and local elections. We have put together a collection of online resources that can help you research the candidates and the issues and prepare to vote. Early voting for the November 8th General Election and Town of Jonesborough and Johnson City Municipal Election will be October 19th to November 3rd.
RFID Comes to Johnson City Public Library
The Johnson City Public Library is seeking volunteers to help with the implementation of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. RFID will allow the library to have self checkout stations for patrons and easier inventory maintenance. Volunteers will assist in tagging/scanning all materials within the library. This project began in mid-August and will take a few months to complete.
- Previous experience working with computers preferred
- Must be able to stand for longer periods of time
- Must be responsible and possess a commitment to the program
- Must have reliable transportation
To volunteer to help with this exciting project, please apply in person at the Johnson City Public Library. For more information, please call Celeste Smedley at 434-4450 ext. 4362.
All ages are invited to participate in dance practice to learn to dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller at The Johnson City Public Library in the Jones Meeting Room on the following Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.: September 21, October 5, October 12, and October 19. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up and commit to participate in the Thrill the World event on October 29. Thrill the World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller for world records. Thousands of people in cities around the world will learn the Thriller dance and perform it precisely at the same time.
For more information about these and other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458.