What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Timothy Penwell II - Carnegie Library 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. 28 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. 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!

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: Ever wonder what people did before cell phones or the internet? Come check out our “Teen Tech Day” on Monday, March 6 from 4-6 p.m. as we explore the ancient technology of our parents and grandparents! In preparation for the book sale, the library will not have story times for Feb. 28 or March 2. Story times will resume the following week and will continue to be on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Preschool Storytime, children 4 – 6 years old, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for Books & Blocks, children 1 – 3 years old. Each week features a new theme! March 7 and 9 will feature “Same and Different!” Siblings are welcome at either session. Also, each Tuesday, beginning on March 7 at 11:15 a.m., the library will host “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! Families with kids up to age 5 are invited to come to the library on Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. to participate in “Family Story Time.” The theme will be St. Patrick’s Day!

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. 28 is “Snow!” Please call and register today, space is limited! It’s a party! Come celebrate everything Seussical for Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Thursday, March 2 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Join the staff in playing such games as “Pin the clover on Horton,” “Bug, Bug, Moose,” “Horton’s Pink Clover Relay Race,” and “Clover, Clover, Who’s got the Clover?” Also, beginning March 1 and going through March 17, the library will be hosting a “Make and Take” craft table where you can make your own St. Patrick’s Day card! Supplies are limited so get in while supplies last! “Knitters and Crocheters Drop-ins” are on the last Wednesday of the month. Knitters and Crocheters ages 8 and up are invited to join Linda in the meeting room on Wednesday, March 29 from 3-4:30 p.m. At this time, anyone can drop off their knitted caps for newborns and those with cancer.

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 Library Circulation Manager