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.
  • Experience all the benefits of yoga from the comfort of your chair. Gentle Yoga/Chair Exercise will be offered through the month of October at the Johnson County Public Library beginning Monday, October 2, at 1:00 P.M. The class is 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. Classes are free of charge. Please call 789-4355 to preregister.
  • The Johnson County Public Library’s 7-week Fall Story Hour, with the theme “Artful Numbers”, will begin October 17, 2017. Each weekly session includes reading of quality children’s literature related to the theme, social interaction with peers, art and craft activities, and a take-home newsletter with parenting tips and book suggestions. Day and evening sessions are available. For more information, or to register, please call the library at 789-4355.
  • In celebration of Teen Read Week 2017, the Johnson County Public Library will host a “Get Your Comic On” costume party with free t-shirts, food, drinks, crafts and games. Middle school and high school students from Johnson County Schools, Paintsville Independent Schools, the Piarist School and home school are welcome to attend this event. Come dressed as your favorite super hero. Prize given to the most creative costume. Teens in attendance at this event can register to win a Kindle, Wireless Earbuds, and gift cards. The event will be held at US 23 Country Music Hwy Museum, Paintsville, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Teens are required to have an emergency contact number and a free ticket, which will be distributed at school or can be picked up at the Johnson County Public Library.
  • There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, October 19th, starting at 6:00 p.m. The book, The Girl Who Escaped ISIS by Farida Khalaf 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.
  • 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.
  • “Homemade Bread Making” led by Christie Cook will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM and Friday, October 27, 2017 1:00 PM at the Johnson County Public Library. During the “Homemade Bread” program you will learn to knead, shape, and create a loaf along with 6 rolls to take home and bake. While the bread is rising, participants will brush up on the fine art of table setting and manners. These programs are free, open to the public, and all materials will be provided. Seating is limited to sixteen participants per session. For more information or to preregister, please call the library at (606) 789-4355 and ask for Christy Terry. Johnson County Public Library is located at 444 Main Street in Paintsville.
  • A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, October 14th and 21st 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.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, October 12th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. 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, October 26th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Dimestore by Lee Smith. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
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