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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  • 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.

    Have you ever wanted to learn a new language or improve your understanding of the English language? Then try Mango. The Johnson County Public Library is offering a free trial of the online language learning tool Mango Languages, which has courses in 61 languages and 17 English as a Second Language courses. Click on the Mango icon to access the Mango free trial. You may also contact the library at 789-4355 for more information.

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  • The library will be closed September 1st for Labor Day.
  • The library will be closed September 22nd for a staff training.
  • Governor Beshear has proclaimed September 8 – 14, 2014 as Storytelling Week in Kentucky. This proclamation “urges all Kentuckians to participate in its observance by telling a story, listening to a story, and celebrating the power of storytelling. Storytelling is one of the traditional ways that Kentucky’s elders have taught younger generations about their ancestors, heritage and culture; and Storytelling can be used as an educational tool in any discipline for any age.” In celebration of Kentucky Storytelling Week, on Thursday, September 11, at 5:00 PM, the Johnson County Public Library will host storyteller Miss Christie Cook, who will present a program of original stories and stories taken from popular literature. The program will feature stories from when Miss Christie’s children were growing up. “With three kids in the house, there was always something going on. If you can’t laugh at yourself when things happen, well, life would be just sad,” said Miss Christie. Also on the program will be a telling of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg . Miss Christie has worked at the Johnson County Library for over ten years, conducting story hours in the past and now helping with other programming. She conducted story hour programs for various libraries for over 30 years. Other professional storytellers encouraged her to put the book down and just tell the stories. Johnson County Public Library is located at 444 Main Street in Paintsville. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about this and all the programs at the library, please call 789-4355.
  • The Johnson County Public Library, located at 444 Main Street, will host their next Family Fun Saturday, “Experience the Civil War”, on April 13, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
    This months theme is "Appalachian Traditions."
    This program is free and open to family members of all ages. Please register each person who will attend to ensure that there are enough materials for this program by calling the library at 789-4355.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, September 11th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Double Wedding by William Katz. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, September 25th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book 1984 by George Orwell. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
  • There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, September 18th strating at 6:00 p.m. The book, The Road from Gap Creek by Robert Morgan, will be discussed at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
  • Need some help with Windows 8? The library is here to help you. There will be a Windows 8 Computer Class held at the library, Thursday, September 25th from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please call the library at 789-4355 for more information. Check out our calendar section for more computer classes offered at the library.
  • A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, September 13th and 20th from 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. All materials will be provided to first time participants. We are taking donations for yarn and yarn remnants. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
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