What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Our latest library “Geek” is Hannah! She loves reading in all forms: “I read on my phone and on my Kindle. I have tons of book shelves and I always get new books for Christmas. I love Half Price Books!” At the library, we are readers of all types and love to talk books! Stop in and browse our collection, peruse the displays, or sit and read a while. Reading happens at your library and in your community! Connecting with other readers is a treat.

Local certified health coach, Deb Rhoads, is hosting a series of “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. Coming up on Jan. 28 Deb will present “Now or Later- Investing for Life.”

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 Wednesday Jan. 20 and Wednesday, Jan. 27.

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!

March 3-5 is the Cabin Fever Book Sale! This sale takes place in the library meeting room; the library is accepting donations now.

For kids: Coming up, Carnegie Library will host a very special family storytime on Saturday, Jan. 23rd at 11 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and goodies! Children ages 2-5 and their families are welcome. Join us! 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. 26 and 28 the theme is “I Can Dress Myself!” Join us for these fun and dynamic early literacy programs! On Saturday, Jan. 30 children ages 5-10 are invited to our “Pirate Extravaganza” Arrrrr! Warm up by sailing the high seas of the warm Caribbean as a pirate! Learn how to be a pirate through stories, songs, and activities. Talk like a pirate, walk like a pirate, find treasure like a pirate! It is sure to be swashbuckling fun!

In Jeffersonville: On Monday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. children of all ages are invited to Snowman Games! Join us for “Frosty’s Musical March”, “Snowmen Squishers” and more! Then , on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. all ages are welcome for a “Birdfeeder Craft.” This crafty treat will be a treasure to the birds in your yard this winter. Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Jan. 26 with a “Mittens” theme! Join us!

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