What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

AARP Tax Aide is back! Call today to schedule your free tax preparation at the library starting Feb. 8. Doing your own taxes? State and federal tax forms will be available at the library beginning Feb. 1.

Coming up, Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House will host a “Cabin Fever Book Sale” March 2 -4. We hope that you join us! Donations will be accepted beginning Feb. 1. Please call with questions. Can’t wait? Check out the “Perpetual Book Sale” at either location. New selections available each day!

Would you like to learn how to download e-books and other library materials for free? Stop in at one of our “E-Book Drop-In Workshops” in January and February! These sessions take place on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Nearly any computer, laptop, smartphone, Ipad, tablet, or ereader, and an active library card will work! No registration is required but you will need to bring your library card, your device, and other relevant information. Call or stop by the circulation desk with questions.

The “Next Chapter Book Club” will meet at the library on Monday, Jan. 23 at 4:45 p.m. This reading group is for adolescents and adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our members (including some who cannot read) love books for the same reasons most people do! Currently, the club is reading a selection by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Interested in joining? The club meets once a week, for one hour, at the Carnegie Public Library. The club currently has around six members. Members discuss books they are interested in reading and then select a title. The club will then blend in various activities to gain more knowledge at the conclusion of the book, like watch a film, take a field trip, or welcome a guest speaker. If you would like to volunteer, or be involved in this new partnership, please contact Tim Stewart for more information at 740-335-7453 ext. 218 or by email at tstewart@fayettedd.com.

Adults, the Carnegie Book Club will feature “Mystery” titles this year! In March, the book club will meet to discuss “Maisie Dobbs : a novel” by Jacqueline Winspear: In her first case, private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called “The Retreat” that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I. Longtime fans and new readers are welcome! For a full list of dates and titles, stop by the library, or visit our library’s Facebook page or website. Hope you will join us!

In Washington Court House: Join us at one of our library storytimes! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Preschool Storytime for children 4 – 6 years old and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is Books & Blocks for children 1 – 3 years old. Each week features a new theme! This month, we are working our way through the alphabet.

In Jeffersonville: Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week features a new theme! Tuesday, Jan. 24 is “Berries!” Coming up, join us for: “Wheel of Fortune” for ages 8 and up on Thursday, Jan. 26, 4:30 p.m. and”Knitters &Crocheters Drop-In” for ages 8 and up, on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m.

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