What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

This week, a patron told us how she geeks the library! Christina says, “I geek Gardening…Organic gardening. I love it. Especially tomatoes and squash. I do non-tilling gardening: Compost, straw, and plant. I water very well and use no chemicals.”

I do love to see the influx of gardeners over winter. Just like seed catalogs in early spring, gardening books can keep many a green-thumb inspired and informed through the snowy and grey days of an Ohio winter. Open a book and enjoy a rush of warmth; flowers, vegetables, lawns, and more await you! Plan, dream, and scheme your way to spring at your local library!

Coming up, Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 for the annual staff Christmas party. Later in the month: Join us for our annual visit from New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix! This year’s visit will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Miami Trace Elementary School Media Center. Ms. Haddix will be discussing the final books in the “Missing” and “Palace Chronicles” series and we will learn about her upcoming books. Afterwards, there will plenty of time for questions, photos and autographs. Door prizes will also be given away.

Stop by the Carnegie Public Library to see the newest works from Creative Court House! Photos on display at the library are the work of students that participated in a photography workshop. The classes covered camera basics, aperture/shutter speed, how to use your camera settings to maximize available light using flash and reflectors, basic composition, tips and tricks for better portraits, and more! Stop by the library or check out Court House Creative on Facebook for more information about upcoming classes.

For kids: 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.

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! Just in time for Christmas: Holiday Crafternoons! Join us for this craft workshop to make Christmas gifts for your loved ones! This is for all ages.

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