What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Library closing: On Monday, Jan. 18 the libraries in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For more information about Dr. King’s life and legacy visit: http://www.thekingcenter.org/archive

Adults: “Color Therapy” is back! On Thursday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. the library is offering this popular program once again. The 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!

Local certified health coach, Deb Rhoads, will host 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.”

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.

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 Thursday, March 10 at 5 p.m. we will meet to discuss Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Whether it is your first reading or your fifth, we would love to talk about this book with you! Meetings are held on the second floor, by the fireplace. We hope to see you!

For kids: Explore your creative side at the “Improv Club”! Learn how to get up in front of an audience, think on your feet, and make people laugh! This group is for children in grades 5 & 6, and will meet on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. Registration is required. 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. On Jan. 19 and 21 the theme is “I Can Count!” Join us for these fun and dynamic early literacy programs! Coming up, Carnegie Library will host a very special family storytime on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and goodies! Children ages 2-5 and their families are welcome. Join us!

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 second session of the New Year will take place on Jan. 19 with a “Penguin” theme! Join us! Coming up, the Jeffersonville Branch Library will host a “Max & Ruby” party on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m.! 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