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COMING SOON AT THE LIBRARY:


LET THE BIDDING BEGIN !

 Is March 7 circled on your calendar?  That’s the date for the Johnson City Woman’s Club annual Spaghetti and Bingo fundraising event benefitting the Johnson City Library.  Again this year the Friends of the Library will be offering a varied and exciting array of items for the Silent Auction portion of the evening’s festivities.  These items and bid sheets are currently on display at the Library for early viewing and bidding.  Bidding continues during the evening of March 7, and successful bidders will know their good fortune and be able to pick up their purchases before the doors close.

Among the items being offered for auction are framed art work, gift certificates from local businesses and unique household items such as a child’s bentwood rocking chair and antiqued candelabra.  The always popular Dessert-of-the-Month is again available as is monthly Dinner-for-Eight.  Other notable items are guest house stays, a Kindle e-reader, and a basket of goodies from Whittington’s.  Of special interest is a VIP Tour of the LBJ Ranch for 4 people using LBJ’s Lincoln convertible as the transportation.
 
Come by the Library soon to place early bids for the Silent Auction and to purchase event tickets. You won’t want to miss this entertaining and important community fundraising gala. 

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE LIBRARY.  

 

Tuesday night's program on Dark Skies was great! More information about protecting the Night Skies of the Hill Country can be found at  www.hillcountrynightskies.org

     

THE jOHNSON CITY LIBRARY’S 7TH ANNUAL

WRITERS CONFERENCE

"ASPECTS OF GOOD WRITING"

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 10 AM-3:30PM

at the LBJ National Historical Park in Johnson City

 

Registration forms on line www.jclibrarysite.org

 call 830.868.4469

email Maggie Goodman at johnsoncitylibrary@verizon.net

 $40 REGISTRATION INCLUDES LUNCH

 10 am- 12 noon - roundtable discussion with panel

12-1:30 – lunch and networking

1:30-3:30 – workshop with author of choice

 Directions: Coming in on Hwy 281, you turn west onto Hwy 290.  You are looking for a dirt road driveway on your left, in about a half a mile.  The exact address is 502 W. Main St (same as 290), between Ave. N and Ave. O.  We will have balloons and a gentleman directing you to the right spot.  The main thing is it is a dirt road on your left just past where the old log fence starts.

 PANEL AUTHORS: 

Diane Bertrand-As Writer-in-Residence at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Diane teaches creative writing and English composition.  Her collection Dawn Flower (Pecan Grove 2014) was a finalist in the poetry category of the 2014 Texas Writers League book awards and her new children's picture book, Cecilia and Miguel are Best Friends was named SpeakingLatino.com’s Best 20 Latino Children's Books from 2014. She also writes memoir, short essays, and is a frequent speaker at local schools and libraries where she encourages families to turn off their electronic distractions and pick up a good book instead.

 Afternoon Topic: Give Your Writing STAR Power- Writing poetry, literature for children or short memoirs challenges the writer to examine each word, line, and sentence for meaning and significance. Writing exercises will generate new ideas, develop current works-in-progress, and inspire you to take another look at rejected manuscripts.

 

Owen Egerton is the author of How Best to Avoid Dying, Everyone Says That at the End of the World, and The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God, which was optioned by Warner Bros. television. He’s written for Salon and The Huffington Post. He is one of the talents behind the award-winning Master Pancake Theater at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre and the host of the reading series One Page Salon. As a screenwriter Egerton has written screenplays for Fox, Warner Brothers, and Disney studios.

 Afternoon Topic: Burning Words- How do you set your writing on fire, how do you feed the flames until the pages blister? From the blank page to the final revision, we'll discuss how to bring risk into your writing, how to find the red-hot core of your piece, and how to set your stories ablaze. Diving into techniques and inspiring examples, we’ll aim to go deeper into plot, character, and theme.

 Stephen Harrigan  is the author of nine books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Gates of the Alamo, which became a New York Times bestseller. Harrigan lives in Austin, where he is a faculty fellow at UT’s James A. Michener Center for Writers and a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly.  He is the recipient of the Texas Book Festival’s Texas Writers Award, the Lon Tinkle Award for lifetime achievement from the Texas Institute of Letters, and was recently inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.

 Afternoon Topic: Crisis Management for Writers - Tackling Stumbling Blocks (in Fiction and Nonfiction) and Identifying Creative Solutions. This promises to be  a lively and informative discussion about the pitfalls writers commonly (or not so commonly) encounter while working on a project.

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TAI-CHI FOR ARTHRITIS, STRESS REDUCTION & HEALTHY AGING                     
 Every Wednesday, 11 AM-Everyone Welcome

  STORYTIME + ACTIVITY, NOW STARTS AT 10:00 am EVERY TUESDAY


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 

Access your account and renew books on your mobile device
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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. 

 

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                                   Do you have loved ones over-seasto talk with?

 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!

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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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