What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Tim Penwell - Carnegie Circulation Manager

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, “Trilling Toads and Tiny Treefrogs!” The Fayette Soil and Water Conservation District and Carnegie Public Library will host an evening hike at the Shaw Wetlands on Robinson Road to search for these amazing amphibians on Saturday, March 18 from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. We hope that you join us for an adventure the whole family will enjoy! Please dress for the weather, boots are required. For more information contact Brigitte Hisey at 740-636-0279.

Adults, the Carnegie Book Club will feature “Mystery” titles this year! On Thursday, 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: “Quick Cooking” for grades 3-6. On Wednesday, March 15 and April 19 at 3:30 p.m., come out and make and eat easy snacks that kids can make to ease those after-school grumbles! Registration is required. Then, come back Saturday, March 18 at 12 p.m.for STEAM Kids: Mindstorms. Kids in grades 3-6 can build the R3PTAR! Registration is required. Join us 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 14 and 16 will feature “Same and Different!” Siblings are welcome at either session.

Also, each Tuesday, 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, April 8 at 11 a.m. to participate in “Family Story Time.” The theme will be “Love Your Library.”

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! Please call and register today, space is limited! Also, now 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 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. At this time, anyone can drop off their knitted caps for newborns and those with cancer.

Don’t forget to check out the “Perpetual Book Sale” at either location. New selections available each day! 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 Tim Penwell

Carnegie Circulation Manager