What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Timothy Penwell II - Carnegie Circulation Manager

Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House is hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, “The Bill of Rights and You,” commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. This exhibit runs through Feb. 28th and is located on the second floor of the library. “The Bill of Rights and You” is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration and traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES). This exhibition was developed in collaboration with the National Archives’ National Outreach Initiative to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Stop by and check it out!

AARP Tax Aide is back! Call today to schedule your free tax preparation at the library. Appointments are available for Wednesdays in Washington Court House and Thursdays in Jeffersonville. Doing your own taxes? State and federal tax forms are available at the library, although quantities are limited. Visit www.irs.gov or tax.ohio.gov for forms, instructions, and more.

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 are now being accepted. 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 February! These sessions take place on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. Nearly any computer, laptop, smartphone, IPad, tablet, or e-reader, 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.

Adults, the Carnegie Book Club will feature “Mystery” titles this year! On March 16 at 5 p.m., 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! Copies are available for loan now! 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. Feb. 21 and 23 will feature “XYZ-Zoo!” Siblings are welcome at either session. Also, each Tuesday at 11 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! Children grades 3-8 are invited to come to the library on Saturday, Feb. 25 to participate in “STEAM Kids: Glow Friends.” Registration is required for this event. Call or stop by the library for more information and to register.

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, Feb. 21 is “Dental Health!” Please call and register today, space is limited! Knitters and crocheters of all ages are invited to join Linda in the meeting room on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 3-4:30 p.m. At this time, anyone can drop off their knitted caps for newborns and those with cancer.

Both libraries will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 to honor Presidents’ Day and will resume regular hours Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.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 Timothy Penwell II

Carnegie Circulation Manager