What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


Teens! Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 3:30 p.m. is “Cinematography 101!” Join Channel 3’s David Woolever for this instructional series. We will write, direct, and film our very own scary movie! The group will continue to meet through September, and then hold a special premiere for friends and family in October! Call the library to sign-up!

The library has scheduled several local author events this fall! First, on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m., in the library meeting room, join Mike Mason and Roger Starnes for a Q & A about their book, “The Story of the Waynesville, Port William and Jeffersonville Railroad: The ‘Grasshopper’ Railroad, from Farmers to Ford.” From the publisher: “Many young railroads around the Unites States in the late 1800’s were known as “Grasshopper” railroads because of the type of engines they used. Long after these engines were phased out, the name stuck. (The book)…includes 40 historic black and white images from the author’s personal collection, as well as 97 black and white photos showing the current locations where the railroad used to run. Thirteen hand drawn maps indicate stations along the old railroad, and how to locate them. A great book for ‘railfans’ and history buffs alike!” Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the author.

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., the final day of our Scarecrow Book Sale, local history enthusiasts and book-lovers are invited to meet Lt. Robert Russell (retired), author of “I Solemnly Swear: The Sheriffs of Fayette County, Ohio.” From the publisher: “This work is the culmination of ten years of research, travel, and document collection.” Did you know Fayette County’s first sheriff assumed office in 1811? An informative and interesting read! The author will then visit Jeffersonville Branch Library Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. The author will be selling signed copies of his book at both events.

Carnegie Public Library and AAUW will host the Scarecrow Book Sale, Thursday, Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday is our Preview Sale with a $1 admission, all items are 50 cents. Friday, there is no charge for admission and all items are 50 cents. Saturday is our $1 a bag Bargain Day, with extended hours! Proceeds from the sale fund local scholarships provided by AAUW, and contribute to the purchase of new materials for the library. You never know what you will find!

Monday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m., rain or shine, meet at Washington Cemetery’s Judy Chapel for a historical guided tour with cemetery director, Rankin Kirkpatrick. This tour is intended for adults only. Please register for this unique opportunity at the library circulation desk! Interested in cemetery history for the whole family? Carnegie Public Library, Fayette Soil & Water, Fayette County Historical Society, and Fayette County Master Gardeners are planning “Family Fun Day in the Cemetery” for Saturday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. Mark your calendar for hands-on fun with historical games, nature activities, stories, and more!

In Washington Court House: Storytime is back! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Preschool Storytime, children 3 – 5 years old, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is Books & Blocks, children 1 – 3 years old. Each week features a new theme! Siblings are welcome at either session. Also, each Tuesday, at 11:15 a.m., the library will host “Books & Babies.” “Books & Babies” is a 15-minute session specifically created for our youngest patrons to look at board books, do finger plays, bounce on laps and explore. This early literacy time will introduce your baby to the library and the world of books!

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., come, listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Ahoy! Children ages 5 and up are welcome to attend the library’s “Pirate Party” on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. Call ahead to register!

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