What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Mystery fans! Just one meeting remains of the 2017 Carnegie Book Club. Join us Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. to discuss Still Life by Louis Penny. The first in the “Chief Inspector Gamache” series, Still Life features the investigation of a suspicious death in Three Pines, a rural village south of Montreal, Québec, Canada. If you haven’t already, you will fall in love with Penny’s lead character and unique setting. Join the book club in 2018 for popular book-to-screen discussions, both in-person and online! Selected titles include Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, The Alienist by Caleb Carr, and more!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! The community is invited to an upcoming visit from our favorite New York Times bestselling author, Margaret Peterson Haddix! If you enjoy her work, but have never heard her speak, I highly recommend attending. Join us Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in Liberty Hall (between Washington High School and Washington Middle School) Ms. Haddix will be discussing her current and upcoming books. Afterward, there will be plenty of time for questions, photos and autographs. Door prizes will also be given away. Books ‘N’ More from Wilmington will sell all of Margaret Peterson Haddix’s books that evening, including her newest releases “Children of Exile” and “In Over Their Heads.”

In Washington Court House: Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. we welcome all “Mad Scientists!” Children in grades 3 and up are invited to learn about chemical reactions, while mixing fun, magical formulas that fizzle, sizzle and explode! Young ones and caregivers, join us for storytime! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Preschool Storytime, children 3 – 5 years old, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is Books & Blocks, children 1 – 3 years old. Each week features a new theme! 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! On Friday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m., children ages 18 months-5 years are invited to “Carnie’s Yogis!” Join us as we stand tree tall or get down doggie. Children will explore movement and gain awareness about their bodies at this developmentally appropriate yoga class!

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, both libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville Branch Library will closed at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and will remain closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24. The library in Washington Court House will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m., and the Jeffersonville Branch Library on Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. This time is in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, as well as “Staff Appreciation.” We are grateful indeed for this additional time with family, friends and our favorite books!

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 @cplwcho.

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director