What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Tuesday, Oct. 30 is “Halloween Storytime” in both Washington Court House (10:30 a.m.) and Jeffersonville (11a.m.). Bring your little ones in festive costume for stories and more!

Then, join Fayette County’s Altrusa International for “Create Your Family Story” at the library! On Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. children in grades K-3 are invited to bring along a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle to make this special book that is all about your family! This program provides an opportunity for kids to learn more about the grown-ups in their lives by “interviewing” their subject. The young authors will also decorate and illustrate their book. This is a terrific keepsake! Please call to register.

Adults: On Wednesday, Nov. 7, stop in between 4 p.m.-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. Coming up, join the library book club for the final meeting of 2018 on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. This month’s selection is Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, the book that inspired the movie “Christmas with the Kranks!” Join us for this fun holiday read!

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! Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m., join Jeffersonville’s “Knifty Knitters” group for fun, fellowship and knitting and crocheting for a good cause! Members make caps for newborn babies and those undergoing chemo. All are welcome!

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