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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.

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  • Because of the Winter Storm Warning, the Johnson County Public Library will not celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday together tomorrow, Thursday, March 5. Instead, Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. We hope everyone will be able to celebrate Read Across America Week by reading while safe and warm at home.

    Those who were registered, complete with a phone number, will receive a call today. Anyone with questions may call the library at 789-4355 for further information.

    The Johnson County Public library will host a Birthday Celebration for Dr. Seuss on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Cat in the Hat will be present to mingle with guests as they play carnival games, win prizes, and have birthday cake. Members of Johnson Central High School’s Drama Club will help with games and will be posted throughout the library to read all our favorite Dr. Seuss books.
  • All ages are welcome to attend this free program, but preregistration is requested so we can have enough materials for everyone. Please call 606-789-4355 or stop by the library at 444 Main Street in Paintsville to register.

  • There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, March 19th strating at 6:00 p.m. The book, Bright Wings to Fly by Bruce Hopkins, will be discussed at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
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  • A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 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 Community of Hope, in conjunction with Judi’s Place for Kids, will present the nationally known Darkness to Light child abuse prevention training program on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 5:30 PM, and again on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 12:00 PM.

    Judi’s Place for Kids – a bright solution for abused children - a community working together promoting safety and justice, offering hope and healing so that all may thrive and reach their full potential, is the children’s advocacy center serving child abuse victims from Pike, Johnson, Martin, Floyd, and Magoffin Counties. Founded in 1999, and named for the involvement of Kentucky’s First Lady and Pikeville native Judi Patton in establishing children’s advocacy centers statewide, the Center serves close to 300 children each year in a child-friendly setting, working with community partners towards safety, healing, and justice for child victims of abuse. Specialized services include advocacy, forensic interviewing, comprehensive child sexual abuse, medical examinations, therapy, and multi-disciplinary team facilitation.

    This program is free, open to the public, and all materials will be provided. Seating is limited to twenty-five participants. Childcare and snacks will be provided. 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.>

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