THE HANDMAID’S TALE:
by Margaret Atwood will be discussed at the June meeting of the adult book group at Gray Library. The group meets at 2 p.m., June 28, at the library. This is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, originally published in 1985. It is set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian religious state, that has overthrown the United States government. The novel focuses on the journey of the handmaid Offered. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call the library at (423) 477-1550 for more information.
THE JOHNSON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Board of Directors invites the community to meet final candidates for its library director position at a special public event on Thursday, June 28. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Center on the first floor of the library. This special event is an opportunity for the public to meet each candidate and to learn more about their qualifications and their vision for the Johnson City Public Library. Immediately after the presentations, the public is invited to participate in a question and answer session with the candidates and to provide feedback to the Library Board of Directors. A reception with light refreshments will follow.The three finalists for the Library Director position are:
• Melanie Morgan – • Julia Turpin
• Joseph Zappacosta
AFRO-CARIBBEAN DRUMMING PERFORMANCE AT THE JOHNSON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
A public performance by participants of the Artful Aging Afro-Caribbean Drumming and Creative Movement workshop will be held at the Johnson City Public Library on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The performance will start at 2:00 p.m. Students of Dr. Arnold Nyarambi will share the skills they have learned in eight weeks of workshop training, with an emphasis on the joy of movement and self-expression through music. The performance is free of charge, and the public is encouraged to attend. A reception will follow, and audience members will have a chance to talk with the performers to learn about their experiences. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information about Seeding Artful Aging, please visit arohaartfulaging.org. For more information about the Artful Aging workshops at the library, please contact Lisa Williams at 423-434-4356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JONESBOROUGH TO WELCOME STORYTELLERS
The 2018 season of the Storytelling Live!, the International Storytelling Center’s popular performance series, is underway. All ticketholders can present their ticket stubs for a 10 percent discount on same-day dining at JJ’s Eatery and Ice Cream; Main Street Café (lunch only); Medley Vegan Vegetarian; Olde Towne Pancake House; and The Corner Cup. Boone Street Market is offering 10 percent off prepared meals and 5 percent off any other purchase. Information about all performers, as well as a detailed schedule for 2018, is available at www.storytellingcenter.net. The premier sponsor of Storytelling Live! is Ballad Health. The International Storytelling Center is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information about Storytelling Live! or to make a group reservation, call (800) 952-8392 ext. 222 or
JOHNSON CITY DRUM CIRCLE
The Johnson City Community Drum Circle meets every Wednesday evenings through October 24, 7pm – 8:30pm, inside the Farmers’ Market Pavilion next to Founders Park. Everyone is welcome and any body can play. Come drum, hoop/holler, dance, or just relax and take in the scene, no experience or “talent” necessary. There are shared instruments and of course you can bring your own drums or percussion. It’s all improvised, so there are no mistakes. We just smile and keep playing. Shine or rain, the pavilion has us covered. Bring your own seating!
“Libraries Rock!” SUMMER READING PROGRAM
which will continue through July 20th. Children are encouraged to register at the library or online to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Support materials for the Summer Reading Program are provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. For more information and to register for this free program or other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458. Follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on programs and services.
Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations:
•Tuesday, June 26, 11:00am-5:00pm, Bell Helicopter, Piney Flats, TN
•Tuesday, June 26, 11:00am-2:30pm, Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA
•Tuesday, June 26, 4:00pm-7:30pm, South Holston Ruritan Club, Bristol, TN
•Thursday, June 28, 12:00pm-7:30pm, Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN
•Thursday, June 28, 1:00pm-6:00pm, Food City, Pennington Gap, VA
•Thursday, June 28, 4:30pm-8:30pm, Roan Highlands Nursing Center, Roan Mountain, TN
•Friday, June 29, 7:30am-1:30pm, Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN
•Friday, June 29, 9:00am-11:30am, Kingston Center, Duffield, VA
•Friday, June 29, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Ridgecrest Manor, Duffield, VA
•Friday, June 29, 1:00pm-4:00pm, English Meadows, Abingdon, VA