What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


The Carnegie Public Library will be holding a program for teens and “tweens” next Thursday.

The “MaKey-MaKey Program” for teens and ‘tweens ages 12 and up will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. Sign up individually or in teams of three and learn to create your own game on SCRATCH. The team with the best game wins and designs their own controller using the MaKey-MaKey. What is MaKey-MaKey? It is an invention kit for the 21st century designed by two MIT students. With it, you can turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet: Play piano on bananas, or turn play-dough into a controller.

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 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. – 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.

For 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: “Preschool Storytime” and “Books & Blocks” is on hiatus until June 7. While the librarians busy themselves with “Summer Reading Program” preparations, Sarah Sowell, from OSU Extension, will visit for three special programs for all preschoolers. “Yummy in My Tummy Story Time” will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 17, and 24. Join us.

The next meeting of the Carnegie Youth Garden Club will take place on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. We will plant our garden using the tomato seedlings from the first meeting, as well as some other garden goodies!

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. April 26 is “A Tree for All Seasons.” Coming up on Wednesday, May 4 at 4 p.m. all ages are invited to make a Mother’s Day craft. Help make mom feel appreciated with a beaded candle craft and card. Registration is required.

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. All programs are free, unless otherwise noted. Remember to check us out on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library

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