What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Join us on this week’s “Fayette Field Trip!” The Fayette County Courthouse tour takes place on Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m. Tour all three floors and learn the story behind the bullet holes in the court house doors.

“Fayette Field Trips” are open to all ages. Did you tour the Water Treatment Plant with us this week? Share your photos on the library’s Facebook page!

Coming up: Teen Manga Fans! Join Ohio artist Nicole from “Glare Beware” on Saturday, July 1 at 12 p.m. as she discusses her web series and demonstrates manga drawing techniques. Open to tweens and teens in grade 6-12. Then, on Thursday, July 20 at 5 p.m. the Carnegie Book Club will meet to discuss “A Study in Scarlet” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Pick up your copy today!

Tuesday, July 4 Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day. Both libraries will be open Monday, July 3 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and will reopen on Wednesday, July 5 at 10 a.m.

History buffs and citizen researchers: Join Carnegie Public Library in the “History Unfolded Project” from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This project asks folks throughout the United States what communities like ours may have learned about the Holocaust as it was happening. We are collaborating by using the Record-Herald microfilm collection to search articles related to the 31 holocaust-era events that are the focus of “History Unfolded Project.”

Stop in and library staff will show you how you can participate by finding and uploading articles to this important initiative. Be part of history, today! Do you use Newspapers.com from home? Set up an account and join our group, Carnegie Public Library 43160, to submit articles!

In Washington Court House: Join us for summer storytime! Preschool Storytime, on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is for children ages 3 – 5 years old. Also each Tuesday, at 11:15 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! Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is Books & Blocks, for children 1 – 3 years old. Siblings are welcome at either session.

Thursday, June 29 at 3 p.m., join librarians for a “Bead Extravaganza!” This event is for children in grades 3 and up. The Carnegie Youth Garden Club meets at the library in Washington Court House on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. all summer long to tend the garden. Drop-in and get your hands dirty. There is something to see, learn, and do each week. Open to all students in grades 1-8.

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., come, listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Coming up, the Knitters & Crocheters will meet on Wednesday, June 28 at 3 p.m. to knit hats for premature babies and cancer patients. Stop by and put your skills to good use! Thursday, June 29 at 11 a.m. all ages are welcome to “Amazing World of Fruit and Veggies!” by Pat Brinkman of the Fayette County Ohio State University Extension Office. Coming up on Monday, July 3 at 11 a.m., children ages 5 and up are invited to make a patriotic accessory: Red, white, and blue bracelet for Independence 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 Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director