What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Watch the Record-Herald for features from Carnegie Library’s new campaign: “I Geek the Library.”

Everyone is passionate about something—everyone geeks something. Check out our ‘I Geek the Library’ display, and of course, we want to know how you geek the library! Share what you are into, and see what other people like. Is it gardening? Westerns? Scary movies? We want to know!

Three on a Theme: World War II Fiction. In the last several years, books written about World War II have become increasingly popular. With books like Schindler’s List by Thomas Kenneally and the novels of Herman Wouk laying a solid foundation for WWII fiction to come, readers can find a great amount of variety and inspiration in new novels written about this era. Here are three recommended titles from this genre: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman; All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Remember, on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m., the library is offering “Color Therapy for Adults.” This popular trend is based on the belief that coloring is a great way for grown-ups to decompress. Call today and register for this FREE program; leave the rest to us!

On Nov. 20 at 4 p.m., the Carnegie Book Club will host a Harper Lee Discussion. We will talk about Lee’s recent release, her classic work, To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as her life and times. Previous attendees are welcome once again as we further explore the themes in Lee’s work, and talk about both the acclaim and criticism surrounding the publication of Go Set a Watchman. In 2016, the Library Book Club will focus on great works of modern literature. The group will meet six times throughout the year and is intended for both lifelong fans and first-time readers! Join us!

For kids: As always, bring your little ones to the library’s weekly storytimes for books, stories, crafts, and play! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., is Preschool Storytime for children 4 – 6 years old and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., is Books & Blocks for children 1 – 3 years old. Siblings are welcome at either session. On Saturday, Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. children in grades 1-8 are invited to create a ‘Nature Loom’, a weaving of leaves, flowers, sticks and whatever else nature provides. All supplies will be furnished, but you are welcome to bring whatever natural items you find at home, such as fall leaves, grasses, sticks, pine needles, etc. Be creative!

In Jeffersonville: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week is a new theme! On Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. teens ages 13 & up are invited to create beautiful fall and holiday tags at Miz Linda’s Tag Workshop.

Information about all of our programs may 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. Check us out on Facebook!

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director