Library News and Announcements

Paintsville 1914

Did you ever wonder about the 2’x 10’ panoramic picture that is on the side of the library between the two entrances? It was taken in the fall of 1914 and produced on 3 (6x4) photos. The photographer stood at the edge of the Johnson County Cemetery that is on Church Street facing south to capture this image. Stop by the library and you can see what Paintsville looked like 100 years ago.

Looking for help with homework or needing a tutor, then check out tutor.com.

Check out access of the NYTimes.com courtesy of the library.

Recorded Books

Click on this link to download books, music, and movies using your library card through Kentucky Libraries Unbound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this link to download music using your library card.

 

 

 

    You can now download books, music, and movies onto your electronic devices. The first step is to make sure your have a library card at the Johnson County Public Library. You will need to determine if your device is compatible with Overdrive Media Console. You can click on this link and search for your device. The next step is to setup your device to download your items. You can click on this link to watch a video on how this is done. You are now ready to download ebooks onto your devices.

    *Not all devices work the same way, so there are different setups.

    *Not all features will work on some of the devices.

    Click on this link to download books.

  • Get your Johnson County Public Library card and gain access to resources including books, DVDs, video games, craft kits and more. Can’t visit the library? Take advantage of all these resources by visiting our bookmobile, or gain access to a wealth of digital resources via our website, www.johnsoncountypubliclibrary.org, or our app. These resources include books, videos, music, comics, magazines and tutoring through Tutor.com. Call 789-4355 for more information.
  • In partnership with Paintsville Tourism, the Johnson County Public Library will be at the SIPP Theater for Family Fun Day “Downtown Christmas” on December 2, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Come join us for holiday face painting, and crafts such as Christmas tree ornaments, make your own reindeer food, and reindeer hot chocolate. Preregistration by calling the library at 789-4355 is requested so that we can prepare enough materials for everyone.

  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Crochet Snowflake Day on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Crafters Debbie Barr and Christie Cook will be available to help you with crochet projects. Bring your own supplies and spend as much or as little time within the designated time frame as you like. Directions will be provided for various snowflake patterns. These programs are free and open to the public. Please call 789-4355 to register.
  • The Johnson County Public Library offers free computer skills classes several times each month. The schedule for December is as follows: Basic Computer Workshop on December 5th at 3:00 PM and December 18th at 10:00 AM, Internet Workshop on December 28 at 10:00 AM, Microsoft Publisher on December 19th at 10:00 AM, Microsoft Office on November 21st at 10:00 AM, and Photo Workshop on December 14th at 3:00 PM. Each class lasts approximately 2 hours. Call 789-4355 to register.

  • The Johnson County Public Library will be hosting a Super Hero Crafternoon on December 28, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Stop by the library anytime during that time frame to create a variety of super hero themed crafts. Open to all ages. No preregistration necessary for this free program. For more information, call the library at 789-4355.
  • There will be a booktalk for Thursday, December 14th, starting at 6:00 p.m. The book, A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote, will be discussed at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
  • Check out our calendar section for the computer classes offered at the library.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Meatloaf and Potato Tasting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Patrons can bring their favorite prepared meatloaf, corn and/or potato dish or just relax, sample and enjoy conversation. The audience will get to sample all entrees and vote for their favorites. Prize given to the winners. This program is free and open to the public. Please call the library at 789-4355 to preregister.
  • The Johnson County Public Library's Needlework Circle is an informal group of crafters of all ages and ability levels that practices various types of needlework, such as crochet, quilting, embroidery and more. They meet each Saturday morning from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM unless there is a special event or the library is closed. During the month of December they will meet on the 2nd, 9th, and the 16th . Call 789-4355 or more information.

  • The Johnson County Public Library will host “Christmas Craft Leftovers” on Thursday, December 7 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Come join us for an evening of Christmas crafting with a variety of leftover crafts from all of our Christmas programs. All materials provided. Please call 789-4355 for more information or to register for this free program.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, December 14th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Shane by Jack Schaefer. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
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