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"Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it."

—Jean Anouilh (1910-87) French playwright

 

Welcome to the Library in Johnson City, Texas!

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THIS WEEK AT THE LIBRARY:

Registration Forms for Discovery Academy are at the library.   Email the library at

johnsoncitylibrary@verizon.net  to be emailed the forms.  Deadline for the forms is Sept. 12. 

 First day of Discovery is Tuesday Sept. 16

TUESDAY SEPT. 2, 9:30 AM- THE  WRITERS GROUP MEETS FOR PRACTICE AND CRITIQUE
WED. SEPT.3, 12 NOON- NEW- TAI-CHI FOR ARTHRITIS, STRESS REDUCTION & HEALTHY AGING
THURSDAY SEPT.4, 4-6PM COME &GO-VOLUNTEER FAIR 

  Looking for a new and interesting adventure in your life and interested in contributing to your Johnson City community?  Are you a retired adult, a professional, or a student with a little time to give – as little as an hour or two per month? Here is a special event for YOU:

The Library is currently looking for people who would be interested in one or more of these areas:
·         Tutors for all grades including high school.  The need is especially great for algebra and geometry.
·       Coaches and reviewers to work with the Discovery Academy Lego robotics teams this fall. No experience is necessary.  The library will provide any training.
·         People who have expertise in areas such as the sciences, travel, crafts or trades, or musicians who would be interested in being part of a program.
·         Those with computer skills who could teach a class or two.
·         Volunteers to work with the Library’s “Book Adventures with a Buddy” program for elementary students.  These volunteers listen non-judgmentally to children read with the goal of improving reading skills.
In addition to these specific areas we can help you find a way to utilize your particular interest or talent.   Come to the Library on September 4 and explore all the ways you might be part of your community to connect with each other, grow and learn, and have lots of fun.  Thank you all for your interest in the Johnson City Library.

 

 Tickets for the Food of the Civil War are now available at the library!

Here's the Menu!

   "Appetizer" of Hard Tack, Bacon & Coffee

   Then...the real dinner:

   Great Northern White Bean Soup

   Plantation Chicken & Biscuits

    Paw's Cornbread & Butter

    Collard Greens with Bacon

    

    Desserts of Dixie Sweet Potato Pudding & Maw's Ginger Pie

    Iced Tea & Coffee

      Andy Lee will have an interesting program that will go along with it!

 

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Be sure to Check out our Facebook page for picture from Summer Discovery Camp and the kick-off fro Summer Reading helicopter Landing.  Like us at /Johnson-City-Library/452010424822128

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Register your pre-readers for the "Read to Me" program

Family members read for 15 minutes a day to the pre-reader.  If they complete 5 days a week for a calendar month, they select a prize.


 
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 THE LIBRARY HAS 6 NEW IPADS.  GET A GROUP TOGETHER AND START LEARNING/PLAYING 

Join Us for Story Time is every Tuesday at 10 am

for Stories and Crafts and Fun 

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Through a grant from the Texas State Library, we now have E-Readers (Nooks and Kindle) available to check out.  Stop by any time for FREE E-reader Help. We'll show you how to use these devices or your own devices and tablets to check out e- and audio books from the Library. 

 

 Like us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnson-City-Library/452010424


                                   Do you have loved ones over-seas that you wish you could see and talk to?

 The library has  a computer dedicated to video chatting for this purpose. 

All you need is a library card to get started.  The computer was purchased with grant money

from the Tocker Foundation in Austin, TX.


  




eShelf & Research - Work and research from the office or from home, anytime:
  • TexShare Databases: books, articles, research databases, and more
  • Selected Sites: what's good on the Web
  • Community Organizations: local, nonprofit groups and services
  • Good Reads: book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines
  • Mango Languages: Mango is an online language learning system that teaches conversation skills in ESL, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. Log-in with from home with your Johnson City Library Card!

    TexShare Database LogoTry these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.



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 Inter-Library Loan Program

 Can't find what you want in our library's catalog? No problem! Use the searchbox below and we will try our best to order it!  We work with a network of over 1000 libraries around the country who share resources.

 

Limit 2 orders per person, $2.00 charge per ILL for postage, failure to pick up an item will result in a $2.50 handling charge.

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LOCATION
501 Nugent Ave
Johnson City, TX 78636

830-868-4469

HOURS
M-F: 9am-7:00pm
Sat: 9am-2:00pm
Sun: Closed

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