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 New Website to Host Blanco County History

Reception Wed. April 9, 5:00- 6:00 pm at Johnson City Library

The Johnson City Library, in conjunction with  Blanco Library and made possible by the  Texas Treasures grant from the Texas State Library, has digitized their microfilm libraries including The Record Courier from 1919. A website hosting the Blanco County information will go live at the reception.  Come explore the website, enjoy refreshments, and share memories with the community. 



Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, in partnership with the Johnson City, Texas Public Library, will host and conduct a public forum titled “Created Equal – America’s Civil Rights Struggle” at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 24, 2014 at the Johnson City Public Library. Dr. Gregg Michel, professor and chairman of the history department at the University of Texas – San Antonio, will moderate the forum.

 The “Created Equal” forum is designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of major events in America in 1964, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, native son of Johnson City, Texas.


 The forum will feature a 30-minute excerpt from the “1964” episode of the PBS series “American Experience,” showcasing major events of 1964, including the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Following the video, Dr. Michel will facilitate a discussion addressing how the Civil Rights Act and other events of 1964 impacted the nation 50 years ago, and the relevance those events still hold for American society today. Refreshments will follow the formal program.


 The forum is open to the public free of charge, and will be held at the Johnson City Library, 501 Nugent, Johnson City.  For more information, please contact Park Ranger Brian Vickers at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park at 830-868-7128, or by email at brian





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. 


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                                   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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501 Nugent Ave
Johnson City, TX 78636


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

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