What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


Be sure to join Carnegie Library for an out-of-this-world presentation by Cincinnati Observatory Astronomer Dean Regas on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at Liberty Hall. All ages are invited to tour the stars with us! Dean is the co-host of Star Gazers, an iconic backyard astronomy program shown on over one hundred PBS stations throughout the world. Then, on Monday Aug. 21, America will experience a total solar eclipse! Coming up, we will have more information about an eclipse gathering and special solar eclipse viewing glasses.

Help Carnegie Library “Stuff the Bus!” This annual United Way campaign is an important resource for children throughout Fayette County. With school starting soon, supplies are in high demand. Children and parents eagerly anticipate this time of year. For many families, however, the cost of supplies and other back-to school needs can be insurmountable. You may drop off new supplies including highlighters, pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, three-ring binders, colored pencils, crayons, and more until Aug. 8. Drop-off is located in the parking lot lobby of the library.

History buffs and citizen researchers: Join Carnegie Public Library in the “History Unfolded Project” from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This project asks folks throughout the United States what communities like ours may have learned about the Holocaust as it was happening. We are collaborating by using the Record-Herald microfilm collection to search articles related to the 31 holocaust-era events that are the focus of “History Unfolded Project.” Stop in and library staff will show you how you can participate by finding and uploading articles to this important initiative. Be part of history, today! Do you use Newspapers.com from home? Set up an account and join our group, Carnegie Public Library 43160, to submit articles!

In Washington Court House: Join us for summer storytime! Preschool Storytime, on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is for children ages 3 – 5 years old. Also each Tuesday, at 11:15 a.m., the library hosts “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! Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is Books & Blocks, for children 1 – 3 years old. Siblings are welcome at either session.

The Carnegie Youth Garden Club meets at the library in Washington Court House on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. all summer long to tend the garden. Drop-in and get your hands dirty. There is something to see, learn, and do each week. Open to all students in grades 1-8. On Saturday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m., all of the Carnegie Youth Garden Club members and garden helpers are invited to “Salsa Saturday!” Enjoy the fruits of your labor with treats from the library garden!

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., come, listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Stop by and put your skills to good use! Join us for a fun “Crafternoon” on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome! Going to the pool? Be sure to take a peek in the Jeffersonville Branch “Library Basket” near the pool’s entrance!

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

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