What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Carnegie Public Library, Washington Court House and Jeffersonville, will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Thank you, to all the men and women who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces.

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!

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: Fabric Fashion Fun for Tweens! Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 4:30 p.m. to fashion cool creations using new and up-cycled fabrics. We will have fun creating a project for Thanksgiving. This program is for grades three and up; registration is required. 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.

At 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays in November, children in grades one and up can join us for “Snack Fun” with Sarah Sowell from the OSU Extension office. Play games and quizzes and help Sarah make and eat fun and healthy snacks! Saturday, Nov. 14 is Science Saturday: Mad Scientist Slime Party! Perform experiments with slime! Shrivel a plastic cup, bounce an egg off of the table, and make magnetic slime! This program is oozing with fun! The fun begins at 12 p.m. and is for children in grades two-five. Sign up today!

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! Coming up on Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Monthly Knit and Crochet Club will meet at 4 p.m. to make caps for newborns and those with cancer. New members are always welcome! Thursday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m., children ages 4 and up are invited to make a Gourd Bird House with Linda! This program requires registration.

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