Spanish-Inglés Conversation Starting in August
Beginning in August, the Johnson City Public Library will host Spanish-Inglés Conversation every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the library’s second floor Buffalo Mountain Room. Spanish/Inglés Conversation will feature half an hour of Spanish-only conversation and half an hour of English-only conversation led by a bilingual library volunteer. All ages and all language skill levels are welcome to participate in this conversation group, which will also introduce free language learning resources available to library patrons.
Empezando el 2 de agosto, habrá una reunion de intercambio inglés/español cada martes, de las 6 hasta las 7 por la tarde, en la sala de Buffalo Mountain. Esta reunión consitirá en una media hora de inglés, seguida por una media hora de español, dirigida por un voluntario bilingüe. Todos edades y niveles de hablar son bienvenidos. Además, habrá la oportunidad de explorar los recursos linguisticos disponibles (inglés, español, y mucho más) para los visitantes de la biblioteca.
We have activities and events planned for all ages at our library! Click on the link to download our program guide, including all our great Summer Reading events for adults, teens, and children.
Summer Reading Comes to an End
After another successful summer of reading and fun events, the Johnson City Public Library Summer Reading Program is wrapping up for children, teens, and adults. On Thursday, July 21st, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., children who have participated in “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” can celebrate reading with Olympics-style fun and games. On Friday, July 29th, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room, teens who participated in “Get in the Game: READ” will enjoy snacks, activities, and prizes. The “Exercise Your Mind: READ” Adult Summer Reading Program will also end on Friday, July 29th, with the grand prize drawing. Even though summer reading is almost over, keep checking the library’s website, calendar, and social media accounts for great activities, events, and reading suggestions throughout the year!
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 is underway until July 30th for the August 4th State Primary and County Election. Early voting for the November 8th General Election and Town of Jonesborough and Johnson City Municipal Election will be October 19th to November 3rd.
TEL Talks: Learn Something New at Your Library
The Johnson City Public Library is offering an exciting new educational series called TEL Talks. These brief, half hour long talks are Mondays at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at noon in the library’s Computer Center. TEL Talks cover a different topic each week using the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL), an online collection of resources made possible through the Tennessee State Library and Archives and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Here are the topics and dates for the month of August:
- No classes August 1st and 3rd
- Life Skills – Monday, August 8th and Wednesday, August 10th
- What to Read, Why to Read – Monday, August 15th and Wednesday, August 17th
- Find and Follow Your Career Path – Monday, August 22nd and Wednesday, August 24th
- Find Your Roots – Monday, August 29th and Wednesday, August 31st
Talks are scheduled to continue through the month of August; visit the library’s Event Calendar for more information. Adults and young adults are invited to attend these free talks. For more information call the Information Desk at 423-434-4454.
The newest Friends of the Library newsletter has been published! 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.
Makerspace: Adult Coloring Every Thursday
The Johnson City Public Library is hosting Makerspace events every Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. and evening at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor Buffalo Mountain Room. The library has coloring sheets and supplies available, but patrons are welcome to bring their own coloring supplies when they join us for these relaxing, creative, and social events. Call 423-434-4454 for more information or to sign up for e-mail alerts.