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 December 31st - January 2nd for New Year's.
  • The library will be closed Mondady, January 16th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, January 19th, starting at 6:00 p.m. The book, The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon 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.
  • Johnson County Public Library and U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, will present The Carlisle Brothers: Country Music Duo at U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum in Staffordsville on Thursday, April 28, at 6:00 PM. Born in Wakefield, Kentucky, Clifford and Bill Carlisle were among the pioneers of country music. The duo performed on Louisville radio in the 1930s went on to a long stint on Knoxville radio station WNOX, where they became the stars of two barn-dance programs. Clifford had written more than 300 songs by the time he retired. Younger brother Bill was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry in 1953. The Carlisle Brothers remain a cherished link between old-time country music and today’s modern sounds. Greg Breeding and Martin Harley portray the Carlisle Brothers for Kentucky Chautauqua. Breeding has been performing Bluegrass and country music for nearly 40 years. Harley has been a part of Kentucky Blue, a professional touring Bluegrass and country fiddle band since 1982, and has been involved in many recording projects. He has toured through the United States, Japan, and Germany as a professional musician. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 789-4355 for additional information.
  • The Johnson County Public Library is hosting a “Dress for Success with Less” workshop for women of all ages. This energizing seminar will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM at the Johnson County Public Library. A light lunch will be included. During this program, Lora Hyden will teach participants how to minimize their closets by defining which items of clothing truly spark joy by using the “KonMarie Method” and receive a “Color Me Beautiful” analysis to enable them to choose the colors of clothing and makeup that will look best on them. Finally, participants will see how to take their body type into account as they build a stylish, flattering wardrobe of only a few clothing pieces that can be combined in endless variations using the “The Common Wardrobe” concept. This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 25 participants. The library requests that anyone wishing to attend call 789-4355 to preregister so that we may have enough materials for everyone.
  • A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, January 7th, 14th, 21st, and 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 Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, January 12th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans. 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, January 26th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
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