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.

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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.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host “Getting Ready for Christmas” crafts in November. Registrants may choose to attend one of two sessions: Tuesday, November 28 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM or Thursday, November 30 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Crafts will be targeted at adults and will include an embroidery project, a felt project, a crochet project and other projects of a more general crafting nature. Please call 789-4355 for more information or to register for this free program.
  • Experience all the benefits of yoga from the comfort of your chair. Gentle Yoga/Chair Exercise will be offered each Monday at 1:00 PM throughout the month of November at the Johnson County Public Library. The class is free and designed for all ages, abilities and levels of flexibility. Learn exercises and breathing techniques that may offset pain and improve mobility and strength. This class will be led by Christy Terry, a certified Gentle Yoga for All Instructor.
  • Dr. Donald Barlow will present “Veterans Day: The Story Behind the Commemoration” on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Johnson County Public Library 444 Main Street, Paintsville Kentucky.

    America entered World War I 100 Years ago this year, after avoiding the war for over two and half years. Germany declared unrestricted submarine warfare on any ships trading with Great Britain. That led to the sinking of three American ships and the loss of lives. President Wilson called on Congress to declare war. On April 6 th , the war ground in Europe as Germany and its allies defeated Russia, fought in Italy and the Middle East, sank many ships on the oceans of the world and tried to defeat France and Britain before we could make a difference. The USA organized its industrial might, trained a large army and began sending it with our navy to turn the tide. That did not happen that year but we began to suffer casualties which eventually led to the commemoration we know as Veterans Day dated by the day an Armistice was declared in 1918.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will be hosting Coffee and Crayons: Coloring for Adults on Monday, November 13, 2017. Come sit back and relax from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM and experience the calming benefits of coloring. Adults will enjoy coffee, cookies, coloring, and good conversation. Coloring pages, crayons, markers, and colored pencils are provided.
  • Johnson County Public Library, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, will present Daniel Boone: “The First Kentuckian,” on November 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Johnson County Public Library 444 Main Street, Paintsville Kentucky.

    Boone played a crucial role in the exploration and settlement of Kentucky and the American west, but much of what Americans think they know about this great frontiersman is off the mark. Neither a backwoods bumpkin nor an epic slayer of Indians (and he never wore a coonskin cap), Boone was an intrepid explorer and natural leader whose actual exploits easily justify his larger-than-life reputation.

    Daniel Boone is portrayed by actor Kevin Hardesty of Lexington. Hardesty received his B.F.A. in acting/ theatre from the University of Kentucky in 1986, and has performed professionally in theatre, film, and television.

    This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please stop by the library at 444 Main Street in Paintsville or call 606-789-4355 for additional information.
  • The Johnson County Public Library offers free computer skills classes several times each month. The schedule for November is as follows: Basic Computer Workshop on November 7 at 3:00 PM and November 9 at 10:00 AM, Internet Workshop on November 14 at 3:00 PM, Microsoft Word on November 16 at 10:00 AM, Microsoft PowerPoint on November 28 at 3:00 PM, and Photo Workshop on November 21 at 3:00 PM. Each class lasts approximately 2 hours. Call 789-4355 to register.

  • There will be a booktalk for Thursday, November 16th, starting at 6:00 p.m. The book, Shane by Jack Schaefer, 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.
  • Dan Bell will present “Economics 101: Supply and Demand for a Single Good” on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Johnson County Public Library, 444 Main Street, Paintsville Kentucky.

    Professor Bell will show how price is determined in a supply and demand model for a single good. Participants will gain knowledge of what variables are with a three variable model, how to read the basic supply and demand equations from the model, and how to read the model in a graphic view.

    Dan Bell is a Professor of Economics at Big Sandy Community & Technical College. He teaches Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Fundamentals of Financial Management, Personal Finance, and Principles of Marketing. Bell has a Bachelor's in Finance and a Master's in Economics.

    This program is free and open to the public. Please stop by the library at 444 Main Street in Paintsville or call 606-789-4355 for additional information or to preregister.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host two Crock Pot Cooking for the Holidays classes on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM and from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Jim Gambill will demonstrate several crockpot recipes that offer an easier approach to the upcoming holiday dinner preparations. This program is free and open to the public . Please call 789-4355 to register.
  • 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 November they will meet only on the 4 th and the 18 th . Call 789-4355 or more information.

  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Crochet Share Day on Wednesday, November 15, 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 patterns. These programs are free and open to the public. All materials are provided. Please call 789-4355 to register.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, November 9th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Girl Who Escaped ISIS by Farida Khalaf. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
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