What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Coming up: April is National Poetry Month! Carnegie Library invites all teens and tweens to submit their “Blackout Poetry” for a special display. “Blackout Poetry” is a form of found poetry or art created by erasing (or marking out) words from an existing text, revealing a unique pattern or poem with the remaining words. Use discarded books, magazines, newspapers, or more to craft your one-of-a-kind poem or work of art! Projects submitted will remain on display at the library until May 1. Submit yours!

Mark your calendars, because spring is just around the corner! On Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m., join Carnegie Public Library and Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District for an evening hike at Shaw Wetlands on Robinson Road. This family event, “Trilling Toads & Tree Frogs,” will allow attendees the opportunity to see frogs and toads up close, in their wetland habitat! Please dress for the weather, and bring boots and a flashlight! Then, the Carnegie Youth Gardening Club (open to all ages) will meet Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. to plant the library gardens! This fun and educational club is meeting for the fourth year. Join in on the fun!

Calling all Game of Thrones fans! Are you a fan of the HBO series? If you have thought about reading the books, too, Carnegie library staff have put together a display just for you! We are fully stocked with copies of Game of Thrones, the first in this epic series by George R.R. Martin. We brought in an abundance of this title in preparation for the next meeting of the library’s “Now Streaming Book Club!” Super fans and readers alike are welcome to join the discussion and compare notes at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. No registration required! Join the discussion online, too, in our “FayCo Reads!” book group on Facebook!

Would you like to get the most out of your library experience? Interested in reading or listening to free library eBooks on your tablet or smart phone? Sign up for one of our “Tech Tutor” sessions on Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. These one-on-one training sessions with a librarian will help build your digital library skills. Call the library in Washington Court House to make your appointment!

In Washington Court House: Young ones and caregivers, join us for storytime! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Preschool Storytime for children 3 – 5 years old, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is Books & Blocks, for 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! Thursday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m., kids in grades 3-8 are invited to “Lab Rats!” Stop by to create, dissect or experiment!

In Jeffersonville: Tuesdays at 11 a.m., listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Feeling crafty? Stop by the Jeffersonville Library and put your skills to good use! Coming up on Monday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m., children ages 3 and up are invited to “Easter Eggstravaganza!” Dye and decorate Easter eggs with us!

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