What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, stop by Carnegie Public Library 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, local author Lorre Black and illustrator Peyton Black will host a meet and greet for their book The Gift of the Ubi. Learn the story behind the story on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.!

Later this month, 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!” We love this fun holiday read! On Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fayette County Genealogical Society’s Peggy Lester will lead a workshop for those interested in learning more about their lineage, or pursuing membership in a lineage society.

Then, on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. the community is invited to a special evening program at the library with bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix. She will discuss her newest books The Summer of Broken Things and Children of Jubilee. She will also give attendees a sneak peek into her 2019 books, and answer fan questions. If you have not attended before, please consider doing so. Margaret is a compelling speaker whose enthusiasm for reading and writing inspires both children and adults! Books n’ More from Wilmington will be on site to sell copies of Margaret’s books.

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) 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.

In Jeffersonville: On Monday, Nov. 5, children ages 4-16 are invited to drop in after 4 p.m. to make a “Fall Harvest” bracelet! Please call ahead for this craft. As always, Tuesdays at 11 a.m., little ones are invited to listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time! Then, on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m., children ages 4-16 are invited to make “buckeye” candies! Please call ahead to register for this tasty treat!

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