What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

As the days grow shorter and you consider winter projects and activities, be sure to include Carnegie Public Library in your planning. Genealogy is a popular pursuit and the library has free resources you can use both here at the library and from home, with your library card. Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest are terrific resources for savvy and novice researchers alike. These databases contain census data 1790 through 1940, Vital Records and Indexes, Immigration Records, City Directories, and more. Do you enjoy exploring local lore? Browse our Fayette County and Washington Court House history collection to refresh your memory about local restaurants, merchants, and people from the past. The local history collection also includes directories, maps, church histories, and local newspapers, including the Record-Herald, on microfilm beginning in 1833. Check out books by local authors and walk the streets of yesteryear: Court House: A Journey of Fifty Years in the Law, and Court Street: A Street in Time, both by James A. Kiger, and Bob A. Russell’s I Solemnly Swear: The Sheriffs of Fayette County, Ohio, are just a few titles of lasting local interest. Connect yourself to our community’s past!

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. 10 at 4 p.m., children in kindergarten and up are invited to “Healthy Fall Treats” with OSU Extension. Make and enjoy yummy autumn themed treats! Then, on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m., children of all ages are invited to watch Coco on the library “big screen!” Coming up, on Friday, Oct. 25 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