What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

This week, join us for a very special event on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. The community is invited to an evening program at the library featuring 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 children and adults alike! Books n’ More from Wilmington will be on site to sell copies of Margaret’s books, just in time for Christmas gift giving!

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! Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m., children in grades K-6 are invited to make and take a “Christmas Ornament Pasta Craft!” With just pasta, glue and your creativity – compose a beautiful Christmas ornament!

Have you heard about “Code Club?” The library is looking for coders (and 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., little ones are invited to listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time! Children, tweens and teens ages 3-16 are invited to two crafty events at the library this week. First, on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. is “Pop-up Christmas Crafternoon!” Stop in and make holiday-themed craft to take home. Then, on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m., stop in and decorate a tasty “Christmas Cookie!”

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