What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Christmas and New Year’s closings: Libraries in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville will be closed all day on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25. The library in Washington Court House will be open on Saturday, Dec. 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The libraries will close early at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 and remain closed through Friday, Jan. 1. The library in Washington Court House will be open on Saturday, Jan. 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

With just a few weeks left in 2015, I can’t wait to tell you about some of the great things we will be doing in 2016!

Adults, join us for a no-commitment book club this year! The library hosts this meeting every other month and welcomes all readers. In 2016 we will focus on works of classic literature. On Friday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m. we will meet to discuss To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. This introspective and strongly philosophical novel was published in 1927. It is highly acclaimed and is often cited as a key piece of 20th century literature. Meetings are held on the second floor, by the fireplace. We hope to see you!

The following week, local certified health coach, Deb Rhoads, will be hosting a series of five ”Light For My Path” discussions. These 20-minute talks are designed to provide food for thought for your mind, body, and spirit. Talks take place in the library meeting room on Thursdays at 1 p.m. beginning Jan. 14 with “DIET Really IS a Four Letter Word”. Then, the library will host another popular “Color Therapy” session on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 4:30 p.m. This popular trend is based on the belief that coloring is a great way for grown-ups to decompress. Call today and register for this FREE program; leave the rest to us!

Did you get a new toy for Christmas? Need help getting digital library materials on your Nook, Kindle, or laptop? All ages are welcome at our e-Book Drop-in sessions! Bring your device and library card; we will get you started! Sessions are from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., on Wednesdays through January.

For kids: Sign up now for “FIRST Lego League Jr.”! Love to build, play, and learn? Children ages 6-9 are encouraged to sign-up in the Children’s Department for this creative Lego brick-building and engineering experience. Meetings will take place in the library meeting room on Tuesday evenings at 5 p.m. beginning January 5. 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. Our first sessions of the New Year will take place on Jan. 12 and 14 with the theme “I Can Read and Write My ABC’s!” Join us for these fun and dynamic early literacy programs!

In Jeffersonville: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. This first session of the New Year will take place on Jan. 5 with a “Winnie the Pooh” theme! Join us! Then, on Wednesday, Jan. 6th at 4 p.m. children ages 4 and up are invited to paint a “snowman pot” with Linda! Coming up, the Jeffersonville Branch Library will host a “Max & Ruby” party! Registration is required, so call today and reserve your spot for the little “Max & Ruby” fan in your life!

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