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Event Calendar

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Spanish-Inglés Conversation  Beginning in August the Johnson City Public Library will host Spanish Ingl s Conversation every ...


Mother Goose This program is for birth to 18 month old children and their ...


Toddler Time This 20 minute storytime is appropriate for children who are 18 ...


Preschool Storytime Children ages 3 to 5 years old are invited to attend this ...


Lego at the Library Children ages 5 to 12 years old can engineer Lego R creations ...

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Johnson City, Tennessee 37604



RFID Comes to Johnson City Public Library

The Johnson City Public Library is seeking volunteers to help with the implementation of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. RFID will allow the library to have self checkout stations for patrons and easier inventory maintenance. Volunteers will assist in tagging/scanning all materials within the library. This project began in mid-August and will take a few months to complete.


  • Previous experience working with computers preferred
  • Must be able to stand for longer periods of time
  • Must be responsible and possess a commitment to the program
  • Must have reliable transportation

To volunteer to help with this exciting project, please apply in person at the Johnson City Public Library. For more information, please call Celeste Smedley at 434-4450 ext. 4362.

Thrill the World Practices Begin

All ages are invited to participate in dance practice to learn to dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller at The Johnson City Public Library in the Jones Meeting Room on the following Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.: September 21, October 5, October 12, and October 19. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up and commit to participate in the Thrill the World event on October 29. Thrill the World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller for world records. Thousands of people in cities around the world will learn the Thriller dance and perform it precisely at the same time.

For more information about these and other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458.

Library Open on Sundays

The library will resume normal operating hours on Sundays beginning Sunday, September 11:

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday
12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday

For further information, contact the library at (423) 434-4450.

September 2016 Program Guide

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 September.

2016 Election Resources

This year is a presidential election, but there are also important upcoming state and local elections. We have put together a collection of online resources that can help you research the candidates and the issues and prepare to vote. Early voting for the November 8th General Election and Town of Jonesborough and Johnson City Municipal Election will be October 19th to November 3rd.

Friends of the Library Summer Newsletter

The newest Friends of the Library newsletter has been published! If you want to find out more about the Friends of the Library, click Support Us in the menu above and click on any Friends link.