What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Mark your calendars! Library League will kick off at Roller Haven on Thursday, June, 6 at 5:30 p.m.! This kick-off is for children ages 3-12, and is free to children who have signed up for the 2019 Library League! Parents are welcome to sign-up children at the library prior to the event or at Roller Haven the evening of the skating party. Join us for fun and skating until 8 p.m.!

Adults: Join us on Saturday, June 8 at 12 p.m. in the library meeting room as local author Randy Overbeck signs and discusses his new book, Blood on the Chesapeake. Later this month, on Tuesday, June 18 at 9 a.m., meet “Curious Minds” at Jones Farm for a special tour! Please register for this tour at the circulation desk upstairs at the library.

In Washington Court House: On Tuesday, June 4, get your hands in the dirt with OSU Extension Master Gardeners at “The Science of Soil & Seeds.” Children in grades 1-6 will learn about soil, seeds, make smash plant journals, and care for the library garden! Wednesday, June 5 at 2 p.m., children in grades 2-6 are invited to “Space Craft!” Make telescopes and learn about outer space. Thursday, June 6 at 4 p.m., children ages 5-12 are invited to “Space Yoga.” Bend, stretch and breathe through yoga that is out of this world! Friday, June 7 at 11 a.m., children of all ages are invited to this summer’s first “Fayette Field Trip” at the fire department! Learn all about the fire equipment, trucks and hoses. Finally, on Friday, June 7 at 1 p.m., watch Star Wars – A New Hope in the library meeting room as part of our “Now Showing” family movie series.

Storytime is back! Join Ms. Noel and Mr. Aaron for out of this world themed stories, songs and activities in June and July! 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!

Techy teens and tweens: Have you heard about “Code Club?” The library is looking for coders (and non-coders) in grades 7-12. Coders will meet Mondays at 11 a.m. June 3– July 29 to learn how to make games, apps, websites and animations! “Code Club” is relaxed, so come when you can and learn at your own pace. Computer space is limited, so bring your own computer if you can!

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! On Wednesday, June 5 at 11 a.m., Stacy Wilt from Patchwork Gardens will give adult attendees tips for getting that garden summer ready! Thursday, June 6 at 11 a.m., children of all ages are invited to enjoy the ventriloquism of “Zack & Friends” with Candie Rhoades!

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