What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Take a trip down under! On Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. families and children ages 6 and up are invited to a performance of “Digeridoo Down Under” at Grace Methodist Church. This high-energy Australia-themed show combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, storytelling and audience participation! The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But this program is much more than music: It is interactive, educational, motivational and fun! Join us for this unique opportunity!

Families: Mark your calendar for our summer Fayette Field Trips! Monday, July 8 at 11 a.m. features a Fayette Field Trip to MedFlight #9 Helicopter! Meet at 11291 US-35 NW in the Tanger Outlet Mall area. Tour the hangar where the fastest of the first responders await their next call, see inside the MedFlight helicopter, and visit with the pilots! On Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m., tour one of Fayette County’s most beautiful homes – our Fayette County Museum! Then, Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. tour the county life squad! Sit in an ambulance and learn about all the ways EMTs help save lives!

Adults! We have Fayette Field Trips and fun for you too! Meet at Washington Cemetery’s Judy Chapel on Tuesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. for a tour of our beautiful, historical Washington Cemetery. Then, on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m., get your feet wet with Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District at a fun “Creeks & Streams” event. Investigate, learn and feel like a kid again! The nearby location is to be announced. Please register at the circulation desk upstairs at the library.

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. through 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 Washington Court House: Storytime is a blast! 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! Thursday, July 11 at 4 p.m. is “Beaming Beads!” Learn about bead design and technique and make your own wearable art!

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! Wednesday, July 10 at 11 a.m. make healthy “space” snacks with OSU Extension. This delicious program is for all ages. Thursday, July 11 at 11 a.m., children ages 4-16 are invited to “Super Hero Camp!” Make shields, knock down walls, and play fun super hero games with us!

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