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Johnson City Public Library Gets First Self-Check Kiosk
Made possible by funding provided by the City of Johnson City and the assistance of many wonderful community volunteers, the Johnson City Public Library completed a transition to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology in early 2017. This technology allows us to offer our patrons faster checkout times, self-check capabilities, and more exciting features to come over the next few years! Here is a first look at our new self-check kiosk, which allows you to check out and renew materials, pay fines, and preview upcoming events at the library:
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 April.
First Two Artful Aging Classes Are Full, Four Additional Arts Courses for Adults 55+ Scheduled
The first workshops offered in conjunction with the “Seeding Artful Aging” grant received by Johnson City Public Library began the week of March 20. These workshops meet once a week at the library for 8 weeks, followed by a public sharing event of works created. Workshops are free and open to adults age 55 and up. No prior experience is required, but a strong commitment to attendance is encouraged.
Don Johnson will teach Poetry on Tuesday evenings, March 21 – May 9, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Johnson is a retired English professor. He is the author of four books of poems and two short stories, as well as numerous articles on Appalachian literature, the literature of sport, and contemporary American and Irish literature.
Marjorie Shaefer will teach Oral Narratives on Thursdays, March 23 – May 11, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Shaefer is a graduate of East Tennessee State University’s Master of Arts in Storytelling program. She is a performing member of the Jonesborough Storytelling Guild, has taught storytelling at Wayne State University and produced an urban storytelling festival for several years.
Four additional arts courses will be offered in 2017:
- Photography, Katie Sheffield, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, May 23 – July 18, 2017
(Photography classes will be held at ETSU photo darkroom and classrooms)
- Sculpture, Angelique Lynch, Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, July 13 – Aug. 31, 2017
- Appalachian Music (Mandolin), Roy Andrade, Tuesdays, 11:00 – 1:00 pm, Sept. 5 – Oct. 24, 2017
- Appalachian Music, Trae McMaken (Banjo), Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Sept. 7 – Oct. 26, 2017
For more information or to register, please call the library at 423-434-4356.