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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 a free trial of the 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 free trial. You may also contact the library at 789-4355 for more information.

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  • There is NO Summer Reading Classes for July 2nd.
  • The library will be CLOSED July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
  • Registration is now open for the Johnson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read!” This program begins Wednesday, June 11 and runs through Wednesday, July 23, with no class on July 2. Children ages birth through kindergarten will meet at 10:00 AM, and children entering1st through 6th grades will meet at 1:00 PM. A separate session entitled “Spark a Reaction” for youth entering grades 7 through 9 will meet at 1:00 PM. These sessions will all focus on literacy and science and will include caring for a community garden and a visitfrom the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Mobile Unit on July16.
  • Participants will be eligible to enter a sweepstakes for a $1,000 college savings account and will receive coupons to many family friendly attractions around the state, including Jenny Wiley Theatre and the East Kentucky Science Center. The Summer Reading Program is free and open to the public and is always a time of great fun and learning. Please contact the library at 789-4355 to register.

  • Civil War Book Discussion will be held at the library Tuesday, July 29th starting at 6:00 p.m. The book discussion will be led by Judge John David Preston. We will be discussing the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. For more information contact the library at 789-4355.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, July 10th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 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, July 24nd from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penny. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
  • There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, July 17th strating at 6:00 p.m. The book, Keeping Faith: A Skeptic's Journey Among Christian and Buddhist Monks by Fenton Johnson, will be discussed at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
  • Need some help with Windows 8? The library is here to help you. There will be a Windows 8 Computer Class held at the library, Monday, July 28th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please call the library at 789-4355 for more information. Check out our calendar section for more computer classes offered at the library.
  • A Knitting and Crochet Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, July 5th and July 26th 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.
  • A Beginning Hand-Piercing and Hand-Quilting Class will be held at the library, Saturday, July 12th 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.
  • It’s not too late to decide to go back to school this fall! “How to Enroll in College” presented by Cassandra Crum Stratton of the “Ready to Work” program at the Big Sandy Community and Technical College is a great opportunity to walk step by step through the application process and to ask any questions you might have. This program sponsored by Johnson County Community of Hope and the Johnson County Public Library will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM and again at 5:30 PM at the Johnson County Public Library.
    Topics to be covered include the application process and information about scholarships, grants, and loans. Information will be presented about the Work Force Solutions and Learn on Demand programs. GED help, remedial classes, and an explanation of services provided by BSCTC will also be covered. Additionally, Stratton will introduce participants to the “Ready to Work” program, a partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. It is designed to promote the success of Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) recipients who attend community and technical colleges and to provide short-term training opportunities. This program offers a wide range of services, which can be viewed in detail by accessing the college’s website at www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu, clicking the blue “Academics” tab, and then choosing “Ready to Work” from the left side menu.
    Big Sandy Community and Technical College is a fully accredited, comprehensive two-year institution, providing affordable post-secondary education choices to the residents of Eastern Kentucky. BSCTC is committed to offering programs that are responsive to students in the surrounding service area. Certificate, diploma, and degree options are awarded in various program areas, and quality training is provided through collaboration with business and industry.
    JCCOH is a recently formed organization where community members from all aspects of Johnson County come together to explore and provide opportunities to help local families. The mission of JCCOH is to utilize the compassion, skills, and resources of the community to strengthen our families and improve child and family well-being.
    These programs are free, open to the public, and all materials will be provided. Seating is limited to twenty- five participants. For more information or to preregister, please call the library at (606) 789-4355 and ask for Christy Terry. Johnson County Public Library is located at 444 Main Street in Paintsville.
  • If you’ve wanted to learn how to cook but were afraid to ask, register for the next Life Skills program sponsored by Johnson County Community of Hope and the Johnson County Public Library. “Basic Cooking” led by Neva Rowland will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Johnson County Public Library.
    Neva Rowland is a retired Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. During her thirty-five years of teaching, she taught Foods and Nutrition, Advanced Food Preparation, Culinary Skills, and Food Service as well as foods units on children's food and nutrition in Child Development Services classes. She also worked with students in FCCLA regional, state, and national foods competition and was certified in national food safety and sanitation. During the “Basic Cooking” program, Ms. Rowland will focus on simple ways to incorporate more fresh vegetables into meals.
    JCCOH is a recently formed organization where community members from all aspects of Johnson County come together to explore and provide opportunities to help local families. The mission of JCCOH is to utilize the compassion, skills, and resources of the community to strengthen our families and improve child and family well-being.
    These programs are free, open to the public, and all materials will be provided. Seating is limited to twenty-five participants. Childcare will be provided only if any preregistered participant requests it. For more information or to preregister, please call the library at (606) 789-4355 and ask for Christy Terry. Johnson County Public Library is located at 444 Main Street in Paintsville.
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