What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



September is National Recovery Month. Through the end of this month, “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” by Sam Quinones, is always available for checkout in the Ohio Digital Library. Published in 2015, this work of narrative nonfiction by investigative reporter Quinones has received rave reviews for describing the rise of the pharmaceutical advertising of opiate painkillers, as it coincides with the development of an extraordinary network of drug traffickers pedaling heroin.

From Amazon.com: “The result is our current scourge of opiate – pain pills and heroin – addiction.” Award winning and bestselling, ‘Dreamland’ is highly recommended. As a reminder, the Ohio Digital Library (ODL) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. With Libby, the new reading app from OverDrive, readers have access to millions of books at their fingertips! The collection includes interactive children’s books, chapter books for new readers, cozy mysteries, cookbooks, gardening guides, bestselling fiction, and always available magazines. Simply log in with your library card, and you are on your way! Need a card? Join the more than 9,000 Carnegie Public Library users who check out more than 10,000 books, movies, and more each month!

In Washington Court House: Welcome to storytime! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is Preschool Storytime! This program is for children 3 – 5 years old, while Thursdays are 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!

Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 4 p.m., children in grades 3-6 are invited to “Beading Extravaganza!” Learn about bead design and construction, then go home with a fall-themed piece of art you can wear! Have you heard about “Code Club?” The library is looking for coders (non-coders) aged 8-18. On Thursdays from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., attendees will learn to make games, apps, websites, and animations! “Code Club” is relaxed, so come when you can and learn at your own pace. Friday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m., kids ages 8 and up are invited to “Trash or Treasure!” At everyone’s favorite bargaining game, we supply the phony cash and you bid for mystery gifts and prizes. Guaranteed to be a good time!

In Jeffersonville: As always, Tuesdays at 11 a.m., you are invited to listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time! On Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 3-4:30 p.m., join the newly-named “Knifty Knitters” group for knitting, crocheting and fellowship. This group is open to everyone, ages 8 and up. No registration or prior experience required! Then, on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m., children ages 3 and up are invited to our “Tractor Mac Party!” Play pin the tires on the tractor, knock down the animals, and more! Please call to register.

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