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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.

    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 an 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 Language experience.

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  • The library will be closed February 2nd - 6th for inventory.
  • On Thursday evening, January 8, 2015, at 6:00 PM the Johnson County Public Library will host a Chautauqua presentation of “Mary Todd Lincoln: A House Divided” sponsored by the library and the Kentucky Humanities Council.

    Mary Todd was educated at some of the finest schools, making her among the most well-educated women of her time. Her lofty expectations came to fruition when Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States in November 1860. The Lincoln years in the White House were among the most tumultuous in American history with the nation in the midst of a Civil War. Mary’s personal life was filled with great tragedy and she was, at one point, committed to a private asylum for the insane by her son, Robert. Trish Clark portrays Mary using a script written by Bo List.

    Light refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. Please contact the Johnson County Public Library at 789-4355 for more information.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host its next Family Fun Day, “Year End Celebration", on Saturday, December 27, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Bouncing off the Walls on Depot Road. Please stop by the library at 444 Main Street in Paintsville or call 789-4355 and preregister for all in attendance.
  • There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, December 18th strating at 6:00 p.m. The book, Spirit of the Steamboat by Craig Johnson, 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.
  • A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, December 6th, 13th, 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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