What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Join us for the annual book sale! Donations may be delivered during regular business hours through Tuesday, Sept. 17. Carnegie Public Library accepts donations of new and gently used books, music CDs, and DVDs. These items may be dropped off in the parking lot lobby. The library partners with AAUW for this annual sale and profits from the sale fund scholarships for local students through AAUW, and go toward new materials for the library. Peruse a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books, children’s books, DVDs and more. The sale begins on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. This is “Preview Day” as well as “Community Day!” Admission is free when you show your local library card! Admission without a library card is $2. The sale continues, with free admission, on Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. All items are just 50 cents! Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. -2:00 p.m. is “Bargain Day” where a bag of books is just $1!

Adult library goers and community members: A Curious Minds planning session will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. Please enter through the parking lot doors. The group will discuss upcoming topics, tours, and more! What is Curious Minds? This library group is open to all ever-curious adult patrons. We meet throughout the year to tour spots in Fayette County and hold informal discussion on a variety of topics including books, movies and more! Attendees should bring a thirst for knowledge and their own coffee. On Friday, Sept. 27 at 12 p.m., bring a brown-bag lunch to the library meeting room and watch Across the Universe with us! The songs of the Beatles provide the sonic framework for this musical tale of romance, war and peace.

In Washington Court House: Join Ms. Noel and Mr. Aaron for stories, songs and activities this fall! 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! Starting Friday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m., children in grades 2 and up are invited to our new “Uke Club!” Aaron will lead this group for experienced and beginner ukulele players. Call to register!

In Jeffersonville: Toddler Time is back! 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!

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