What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Ohio public libraries offer free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com! With your Carnegie Public Library or Jeffersonville Branch Library card you have access to more than 12,000 courses ranging from computer programming to project management, including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics.

The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. If you have an account with us, all you need is your library card number and PIN. You can access Lynda.com inside or outside the library, from any device with an internet connection.

Whether you are a professional wanting to sharpen your skills, or an amateur starting from square one, Lynda.com can provide the instruction you need. And, it’s free with your library card!

Coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 23, both libraries will be closed all day for staff development. Later this month, on Tuesday, Oct. 30 is “Halloween Storytime” in both Washington Court House (10:30 a.m.) and Jeffersonville (11 a.m.). Bring your little ones in costume for stories and more! Then, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, stop in between 4-6 p.m. for OSU Extension’s “Master Gardener Q &A and Recruitment!” Learn more about the Master Gardener Program, ask Sara Creamer, Master Gardener Program Coordinator, and other Master Gardeners your plant and gardening questions, or sign up for the 2019 program, which begins Jan. 29.

Adults: We are excited to offer “Drop In and Chill Out” coloring for adults Saturday, Oct. 20 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Meet a friend, or stop by on your lunch break or between errands to color your cares away. Supplies will be provided.

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!

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