What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Happy 2018! A new year means new books! Already, publishers and librarians are buzzing about several titles due out this year. Just out on Jan. 2 is The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. This book has received rave reviews from Gillian Flynn, Stephen King, Louise Penny, and more. From Amazon.com: “twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.” This debut novel is a must-read! If you are looking for the newest publications, old favorites, or books to meet your new year’s reading goals, let our staff help you! Readers of all kind, we are happy to help find the right “read” for you or your family!

Want to get the most out of your library experience? Interested in reading or listening to free library eBooks on your tablet or smart phone? Sign up for one of our “Tech Tutor” sessions on Thursdays during January and February. These one-on-one training sessions with a librarian will help build your digital library skills. Call the library in Washington Court House to make your appointment!

Coming up: Family time is cozy time! Join us for “Family Storytime: Pop Tarts, Pancakes, and P.J.’s” on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. These storytimes are geared toward children birth-5-years-old and their families or caregivers. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas!

Adults: Are you an Outlander fan?! This first book in the much-beloved Diana Gabaldon series is our first “Now Streaming Book Club” feature of the year. Our theme for 2018 is books made into movies, mini-series, and more. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. for the live group discussion, or later in the library’s new Facebook Group: FayCo Reads!

In Washington Court House: Young ones and caregivers, join us for storytime! 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! Thursday, Jan. 11, kids in grades 3-6 should drop-in for “Lab Rats!” This hands-on science fun is bound to be a blast!

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m. come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. On Wednesday, Jan. 10th, at 4:30 p.m., join librarians for a “Crafternoon!” This all ages game is all fun!

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 @cplwcho.

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director