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 Saturday, February 18th due to a schedule power outage in Paintsville.
The library will be closed Monday, February 20th for Presidents Day.
There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, March 16th, starting at 6:00 p.m. The book, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote will be discussed at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
The Johnson County Public Library’s 7-week Spring Story Hour, a continuation of “Kentucky Critters”, will begin March 7, 2017. Each weekly session includes reading of quality children’s literature related to the theme “Kentucky Critters”, social interaction with peers, art and craft activities, and a take-home newsletter with parenting tips and book suggestions. Story Hour ends with a Day at the Park together on May 3. Day and evening sessions are available. Lapsit for babies meets at 6:00 PM on Tuesdays. Toddler Time meets at 10:30 AM on Thursdays. Story Hour for all ages meets at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays and 11:00 AM on Wednesdays. Preregistration is requested so that staff can prepare enough materials for all participants. For more information, or to register, please call the library at 789-4355.
The Johnson County Public library will host a Birthday Celebration for Dr. Seuss on Thursday, March 2, 2017 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, make a craft, 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.
The Johnson County Public Library and Thompson Photography are partnering to present a 3 part series in Basic Photography to be held at the Johnson County Public Library on Tuesdays, March 7, 14, and 22 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. This program is free and open to those who did not attend last year and are able to attend all three sessions. Preregistration is required by calling the library at 789-4355. Priority for registration will be given to residents of Johnson County. Participants should bring a camera or Smartphone.
A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, February 25th 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, February 23rd from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Jim the Boy by Tony Earley. 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, March 9th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Ex Who Wouldn't Die by Sally Carlene Berneathy. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
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