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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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  • The Library will be closed Sept. 7th in observance of Labor Day.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a discussion of the book Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner. The following quotes taken from the book’s cover attest to the importance of this book in recording this period of American history. Foner’s “masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history” (New Republic) redefined how the post-Civil War period was viewed. This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today. This discussion will be led by Judge John David Preston on August 18 at 6:00 PM. It is free and open to the public. Books are available for checkout now and participants may want to begin reading early, as Reconstruction is roughly 750 pages long. Stop by the library to get your copy of the book or call 789-4355 to place one on reserve.
  • There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, August 20th, strating at 6:00 p.m. The book, Gray Mountain by John Grisham, 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, August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd 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, August 13th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker. 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, August 27th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
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