Johnson County Public Library
444 Main Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
Library News and Announcements
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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The library will be closed Nov. 11th in observance of Veterans Day.
The library will be closed Nov. 26th - 27th in observance of Thanksgiving.
There is no Story Hour Nov. 24 - Nov. 26th.
There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, November 19th, strating at 6:00 p.m. The book, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, will be discussed at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, November 7th, 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, December 10th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. 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, November 12th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Home to Big Stone Gap by Adrianna Trigiani. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
The Johnson County Public Library and Johnson County Community of Hope will present their November life skills classes beginning Thursday evening, November 12, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM when local Realtor Jim Gambill will facilitate “Simple Sides for Thanksgiving”. Jim will demonstrate how to make three delicious side dishes in the crockpot, freeing space on the stove and in the oven and saving precious time on Thanksgiving day. This class will be offered again on Friday, November 13, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, at which Jim will serve three new recipes. Participants will take home a copy of all six recipes at each session. You'll be glad you came, as Jim's unique and tasty dishes are always the first to leave the table at church potlucks!
On Friday, November 20, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, the library's own “Miss Christie” Cook will present her popular “Homemade Bread and Etiquette” class. Participants will mix and knead their own yeast bread dough and then receive a thorough lesson in etiquette while it rests. Finally, the dough will be shaped into one loaf of delicious yeast bread and six clover leaf rolls that will rise on your way home and be ready to bake when you get there.
This program is free, open to the public, and all materials will be provided. Seating is limited to twenty-five participants. Childcare will be provided if requested by any participant upon preregistration. Snacks will be provided. For more information or to preregister, please call the library at (606) 789-4355 and ask for Christy Terry.
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