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"I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist

 

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Johnson City residents and visitors had a rare treat on Tuesday, July 15 when the Trailblazer II “Science Rocks” museum-on-wheels rolled into the Johnson City Library parking lot. From 9:00 until 1:00 fifty adults and children took advantage of this outstanding science opportunity.   From the thermal imaging camera at the front door entrance through to the model wind tunnel at the exit visitors (children and adults alike) enjoyed learning how things work.  For example, in the Energy area visitors were able to experience the amount of energy required to light a halogen bulb, an LED bulb and an incandescent bulb. They also learned that no matter how hard they worked the incandescent would not light because it took 5 times the energy required to light the halogen bulb.   In the Biotechnology area visitors viewed surgeons performing robotic surgery and then were able to use a model robotic arm to “remove” a body part from the display patient.  Positive comments heard  included lots of “Thank yous”  plus these:  “Can we do it again, Mom?”;  “Awesome!”;  “Wow!”;  That’s amazing!”
This unique event was made possible through a grant from CTLS (Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide) and TAME (Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering).  The entire museum is designed to stimulate student interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum and careers.   The library also says a special thank you to V.J. Willis who drove the trailer here.  V. J. was so helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable.  He is a great asset to this program.  Thank you to everyone who visited the trailer, the volunteers, and everyone who made the trailer possible. 
 
Don't forget the last day to turn in Reading Logs to be able to attend the Pizza Party is July 30.

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Free Movie: "Walking with Dinosaurs"
Wed. July 24 at 1:00 pm
(popcorn & drink available by donation)

 

SUMMER FUN CALENDAR

 




 

 

 

 

JUNE 24 – 10-11:30

Story time+ Activity

Puppet Show &

Edible Eyeballs

All Ages

JUNE  25 - 10-11:15am  

Deborah Mersky’s

ART CLUB

Ages 8 & Up

 

JUNE  26 – 1

Trendy Teens 

“ZOMBIE ATTACK”!!

JUNE  27- 10-11:30 AM

 Lego Robotics

Elementary &Teens

ROBOTS

 

 

 

JULY 1 – 10-11:30

Story time+ Activity

Build A Robot

All Ages

JULY 2 - 10-11:15am  

Deborah Mersky’s

ART CLUB

Ages 8 & Up

JULY  3 – 1 pm

Free Movie

All Ages

The LEGO Movie

JULY 4

LIBRARY CLOSED

 

SCIENCE OF ART

 

 

 

JULY 8 – 10-11:30

Story time+ Activity

Art in Nature

All Ages

JULY  9 - 10-11:15am  

Deborah Mersky’s

ART CLUB

Ages 8 & Up

JULY  10 – 1 pm

Trendy Teens

3-PRINTING

JULY  11- 10-11:30

Lego Robotics

Elementary &Teens

MAKE A SPARK

 

 

 

JULY15 – 9 AM- 12

“SCIENCE ROCKS” TRAILER

All ages

JULY  16 – 1-3 pm

Upcycled Jewelry & Fashion

TEENS

JULY  17 – 1 pm

Trendy Teens

MARSHMALLOW

ROAST

JULY  18 – 10-11:30

Lego Robotics

Elementary &Teens

SPARK A CHANGE

 

 

 

JULY 22 – 10-11:30

Story time+ Activity

Puppet Show

All Ages

JULY  23 – 1-3 pm

Upcycled Jewelry & Fashion

TEENS & ADULTS

JULY  24 – 1 pm

Trendy Teens

SCIENCE DEBATES

JULY  25 -10 AM

Lego Robotics

Elementary &Teens

 

 

 

 

JULY 29

 

JULY  30

LAST DAY TO TURN IN READING LOGS

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AUGUST 1, 12 NOON

Celebration for Reading Achievement

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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Access your account and renew books on your mobile device
https://johnsoncity.biblionix.com/atoz/catalog.mobile/?mobile_force=2#page-info
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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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