What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


For the month of April, Carnegie Library is accepting new canned and boxed food items for the Fayette County Food Bank.

For every two items you donate to the Food Bank, the library will give you a $1 Carnegie Buck. Carnegie Bucks can be applied to five photo/computer copies, one fax page, $1 overdue movie fine, or a replacement Library Card. The “2016 Community Health Fair and Family Fun Day” takes place at Grace Community Church, 525 Glenn Ave., in Washington Court House, on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be information booths, demonstrations, activities for kids, health screenings, and even a visit from some friends from the Columbus Zoo.

Adults: Coming up, the 2016 Classics Book Club will meet on Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m. to discuss The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Also in May, Chris Parsons from “MUFON” (Mutual UFO Network) will visit the library to speak with the community about his years of research into the phenomenon of unidentified flying objects, and to hear about the personal experiences of individuals in our community. “MUFON” has been featured on CNN, History Channel, National Geographic, and more. Check out their website at www.mufon.com, then join us Saturday, May 21 at noon in the library meeting room.

For kids: “Fabric Fashion Fun for Tweens” will be on Monday at 4:30 p.m. This program is for children in grades 3 and up, and is intended to help children develop basic sewing skills while fashioning cool creations using new and up-cycled fabrics. Join us and learn how to thread a needle, sew buttons, mend tears and, and more!

Join us at one of our library storytimes. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., is “Preschool Storytime” for children 4 to 6 years old and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., is “Books & Blocks” for children 1 to 3 years old. Siblings are welcome at either session. Each week features a new theme: April 19 and 21 is “Love Your Earth!” On Saturday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m., the Carnegie Youth Garden Club will meet for the second time this season. We will celebrate Earth Day by participating in Earth Day activities and learn about ways to help take care of our planet. This group is for children in grades 1-8.

In Jeffersonville: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week is a new theme. Tuesday is “The Art of Relaxation.” Coming up on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. children of all ages are invited to “Clown School” at the library. Students at the “Clown School” will learn juggling, face painting, balloon art, and more. Call today to register.

Information about all of our programs may 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. Check us out on Facebook.

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library

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