Library News and Announcements

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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Recorded Books

Click on this link to download books, music, and movies using your library card through Kentucky Libraries Unbound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this link to download music using your library card.

 

 

 

    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.

    Click on this link to download books.

  • The library will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.
  • There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, May 18th, starting at 6:00 p.m. The book, Fire in the Water by James Alexander Thom 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.
  • The Johnson County Public Library, in partnership with the Kentucky Humanities Council, is proud to host 2015-2016 Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon at the library on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM to present her program “Picture Book Magic.”
    During her program at the Johnson County Public Library, Lyon will explore the picture book as a distinct art form, lead the audience in an exercise for getting in touch with childhood experience, and trace the evolution of one picture book from journal entry to publication. This program is free, open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The library requests that anyone wishing to attend call 789-4355 to preregister so that we may have enough writing materials for everyone.
  • The Johnson County Public Library, in partnership with the Kentucky Humanities Council, is proud to host 2015-2016 Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon at the library on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM to present her program “Mapping Your Memory House.”
    During her program at the Johnson County Public Library, Lyon will lead the audience through an exercise for writing from memories of a place you have lived and then read from Many-Storied House, her poetry collection that grew out of that exercise. This program is free, open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The library requests that anyone wishing to attend call 789-4355 to preregister so that we may have enough writing materials for everyone.
  • Johnson County Public Library, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, will present Aunt Molly Jackson: Pistol Packin’ Woman on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Johnson County Public Library 444 Main Street, Paintsville Kentucky.
    Aunt Molly Jackson, midwife, union organizer, daughter, sister, and wife of coal miners became a well-known political singer-songwriter/activist on behalf of coal miners during the 1930s. Aunt Molly is portrayed by Anne Shelby, author, artist, actor, and native of southeastern Kentucky living only a few miles from Jackson’s Clay County birthplace.
    This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please stop by the library at 444 Main Street in Paintsville or call 606-789-4355 for additional information.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host its next Family Fun Day, “Willy Wonka Fun,” featuring the Main Street Players performing selections from “Willy Wonka.” This event will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Join us for a sweet time while we create chocolate slime and candy bracelets. Help Veruca Salt find the good egg, gather Violet’s blueberries for pie, and design your own cupcake in the invention room.
    “Willy Wonka Fun” is free and open to the public. Please stop by the library at 444 Main Street in Paintsville or call 789-4355 and preregister to ensure that there are enough supplies for all in attendance.
  • A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, May 6, 13, 20, & 27th 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, April 27th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. 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, May 11th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
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