Jones Creativity Center
Jones Creativity Center Hours & Programming
Adult Learning – Technology – Art – Job Readiness
Summer Hours: Sunday 2-5, Monday-Thursday 12:00-5:00, Friday 12:00- 4:00, Saturday Closed
The Homer and Ida Jones Creativity Center is a resource for adults to enhance their education, digital literacy and computer skills, creative and artistic expression, and career mobility. It features a spacious computer lab, staffed for on-demand and one-on-one assistance.
Adult Literacy and Adult Basic Education.
School Assignments, Continuing Education and Tutoring
The staff and volunteers will also assist in tutoring and additional education resources.
Need help filling out the FAFSA? ETSU’s Educational Opportunity Center meets at the JCC on Wednesdays from 12:00-3:00. Call ETSU’s EOC at 423-393-8043 to make an appointment.
GED and English as a Second Language
Digital Literacy and Computer Classes
Employment Resources and Job Readiness
The JCC offers advisement on creating and revising resumes and cover letters, along with handy templates to make a resume stand out to employers.
Technology and Computers
3D Printing and 3D Scanning
The JCC has cutting edge technology 3D Printer and 3D Scanner for use by the public. Make a personalized gift, or replacement part- it can be done at the JCC! The only charge for our 3D printing service is a material cost based on the amount of plastic used . All you need is a 3D Model to start.
The JCC offers assistance, training, troubleshooting and resources for computers, tablets and other technologies.
Whether for new job skills or for self-enrichment, the JCC offers tutorials, support and classes for computers, tablets and phones. Assistance is offered during Open Lab hours and scheduled classes.
The JCC has computers available for filling out online forms such as job applications, social security, unemployment, etc. Our helpful staff will assist navigating through complicated applications.
The JCC assists with creation of email accounts, tutoring to use email, and help with attachments, or other email troubles.
The JCC can assist setting up accounts, getting started, and other tutorials for Skype, Facebook and other Social Media platforms.
Craft & Art Clubs
The Jones Creativity Center is a perfect place for Art or Craft clubs & groups to meet. Feel free to explore the groups who meet at the JCC or start up a new club at the library.
Visit us during open lab hours or contact us for more information.
Open to all skill levels and ages (children younger than 8 must have adult present). Bring your current project and enjoy the community and/or learn the basics of crochet with a simple project. A new project each month! Please bring your own hooks & yarn.
Spend an hour with stress-relieving coloring each week. JCC provides materials and projects, but feel free to bring your own.
The Jones Creativity Center has several of Ida Jones’s watercolors on display demonstrating her prolific and varied body of work, from alpine inspired scenes to abstract. The pieces are on loan or have been donated by the family of Ida Jones.
The JCC offers part of its space for individuals or groups to use the art supplies and tools for creative expression or useful projects.
About The Jones Creativity Center
The JCC is funded in 2018-19 by the following agencies:
- Allocation from the City of Bristol, TN
- Community Development Block Grant through the City of Bristol, VA
- Community grant from Wells Fargo Bank
- Virginia Literacy Foundation Grant
- TOP Grant from Tennessee Library & Archives
- Donations from Individuals & Patrons of BPL
- Student Work Study through National College Bristol Campus
- Student Work Study through King University
- Donation of 3D Printer Filament by Breathe-3DP
The computers in the JCC are reserved for educational, employment and training purposes only; the public computers located in the Reference Department are for general internet usage. Children are permitted in the JCC under limited circumstances. The entire rules of conduct can be found here: Policy_conduct_jones_creativity_center