What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Coming up: The library will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday beginning Friday, Dec. 23 until Tuesday, Dec. 27. Due dates have been adjusted accordingly; stock up this week on books, movies and more!

Also, the Ohio Digital Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Log in with your library card to download, or read and listen in your browser, to millions of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s titles.

The “Next Chapter Book Club” met at the library on Monday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. This reading group is for adolescents and adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our members (including some who cannot read) love books for the same reasons most people do! Currently, the club is reading a selection by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Interested in joining? The club meets once a week, for one hour, at the Carnegie Public Library. The club currently has around six members. Members discuss books they are interested in reading, and then select a title. The club will then blend in various activities to gain more knowledge at the conclusion of the book, like watch a film, take a field trip, or welcome a guest speaker. If you would like to volunteer, or be involved in this new partnership, please contact Tim Stewart for more information at 740-335-7453 ext. 218 or by email at tstewart@fayettedd.com.

Adults, the Carnegie Book Club is preparing for 2017! The theme is mystery books and short stories. The club will meet Thursday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. to discuss “The Red One,” “The Madness of John Harned” and other short stories by Jack London. Stop by the library, or check out the library’s Facebook page for the entire schedule. New members always welcome, no registration required!

In Washington Court House: Preschool Story Time and Books & Blocks will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 20 for one very special storytime featuring “A Charlie Brown Christmas!” Please join us! On Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. children in grades 4-6 are invited to “Tech Kids!” Registration is required for this program where we will build and program a “Lego Mindstorms Robot.” Come lend a hand! Then, on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. children ages 6-12 are invited to “Game Day!” Play Wii, board games, and fun with friends at the library!

In Jeffersonville: On Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week features a new theme! Tuesday, Dec. 20 is “A Visit from Santa!” then, on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m., all ages are welcome to make a “CD Calendar Craft.” Come make a calendar for the New Year with Linda at the Jeffersonville Library. Coming up, the “Knitters & Crocheter’s” group will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. This group creates caps for newborn babies and those with cancer. To date, more than 2,175 caps have been donated since 2011!

Information about all of our programs can be found on the library’s website www.cplwcho.org, or by calling the Washington Court House Library at 740-335-2540 and the Jeffersonville Library at 740-426-9292. All programs are FREE, unless otherwise noted. Check us out on Facebook; follow us on Twitter!

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director