What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House and the Jeffersonville Branch Library will reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. following Veterans Day.

Veterans Day began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926 Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday starting in 1938. Veterans Day is intended to honor and express gratitude for all American veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy.

This Friday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m., Patrick Haley, author of The Danes Murders: Lost Innocence in Lees Creek, will speak and then conduct a question and answer session related to the book. Mr. Haley, the sheriff during the investigation of these murders, documented this terrible incident that took place in 1984 in Lees Creek, Ohio. Copies of the books will be available for purchase at this event. Coming up, on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m., join the library’s “Curious Minds” group as they tour our local Post Office! Get a behind the scenes look at how our holiday packages are sent! Please call the library to register, as space is limited.

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.

Then, on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m., children of all ages are invited to a Saturday morning cartoon: Ugly Dolls! Watch on the “big screen” in our meeting room! The next “Kids Uke Club” will take place on Monday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Children in grades 2 and up are invited to learn how to play, or perfect their ukulele skills with Aaron.

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! On Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m. kids ages 3-13 are invited to make a “Wreath of Thanks” to decorate your house for Thanksgiving! Call to register, as supplies are limited.

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