What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Timothy Penwell II - Carnegie Public Library Circulation Manager

There is still time to file your taxes! Doing your own? 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, “Mad Science Day!” Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House is calling all mad scientists, grades three and up. On Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m., come see what mad thing we will create next! Registration is required for this program. Also, join the Jeffersonville branch staff for an afternoon of “Jeopardy.” Ages 8 and up will compete for prizes on Monday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m.

Adults, the Carnegie Book Club will feature “mystery” titles this year! On Thursday, May 18 at 5 p.m., the book club will meet to discuss Six Years by Harlan Coben. Known for his masterful psychological suspense, Harlan Coben is sure to keep you entertained. Longtime fans and new readers are welcome! Copies are available near the circulation desk, get yours today. 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 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Preschool Storytime, children 3 – 5 years old, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for Books & Blocks, children 1 – 3 years old. Each week features a new theme! March 28 and 30 will feature “Hoop Dreams!” 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: Tuesdays 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! This weeks’s theme is “How to Grow a Friend.” Please call and register today, space is limited! Also, “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 Timothy Penwell II

Carnegie Public Library Circulation Manager