What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

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Coming up, the Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8 in observation of Columbus Day. Both locations will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, both libraries will be closed for staff development.

Adults: We are excited to offer “Drop In and Chill Out” coloring for adults Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. On your lunch break or between errands, stop in, enjoy the ambiance, and color your cares away. Supplies will be provided. Also, Mike Cooper from Ohio Means Jobs will return to the library on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for “Resume Drop-In.” Mike is available to help anyone create, update or polish their resume. Take advantage of his expertise to find that dream job, or take your career to the next level. No registration necessary.

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! Have you heard about “Code Club?” The library is looking for coders (non-coders) ages 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.

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! STEAM Event: On Thursday, Oct. 4, children ages 4 and up are invited to drop in between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to learn how lava lamps work!

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