What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

September 22-28, 2019 was “Banned Books Week.” This annual event, first started in the 1980s, celebrates the freedom to read. During this week, libraries of all kind spotlight books, both historical and contemporary, that have been banned or challenged in libraries and schools. Along with numerous partners, the American Library Association promotes this week with a theme. This year’s theme is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark: Keep the Light On!” Interested in learning more about Banned Books Week? Check out www.bannedbooksweek.org, or stop by the library and check out our special display of frequently banned titles. Celebrate your right to read!

Adults: Fridays in October at 4 p.m., the new “Carnegie Cinema Club” will gather in the library meeting room to chat about old box office favorites, modern blockbusters, and new Netflix favorites. We can watch clips, reminisce and share suggestions with one another! Please call to register.

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. Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., children in kindergarten and up are invited to “Healthy Fall Treats” with OSU Extension! Make yummy autumn themed treats! Then, on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., children of all ages are invited to tour Fayette County Memorial Hospital with us. Tour various departments and get a treat from the hospital cafeteria! Please call the library to register. On Friday, Oct. 11 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!

Coming up, the libraries in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day. Both locations will also be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 29 for staff training.

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