What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library

Did you know that the library has several novels written by Record-Herald “Yesterdays” columnist, Jean Mickle, as well as “Court Street” and “Court House: A Journey of Fifty Years in the Law” by James Kiger? These titles, and several others written by local authors, are available for check out at your library! Stop in today and check out our “Local Authors” display!

Join us at the Carnegie Public Library “Cabin Fever Book Sale.” The sale will take place in the Library Meeting Room. Hours will be as follows: Thursday, March 3, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, March 4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday is “Bargain Day” featuring books at $1 a bag! Don’t miss it! Additional donations for the sale will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 29th.

The Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Library are now taking appointments for free tax preparation with AARP Tax Aide. Appointments are available in Washington Court House on Wednesdays through April 6 and in Jeffersonville on Thursdays through April 7. AARP Tax Aide can prepare most simple returns. Please bring: 2014 tax return, a photo i.d. and social security card, W2 forms from all employers, all form 1099s, detailed list of charitable deductions, medical expenses, evidence of mortgage interest payments and real estate taxes, documentation of child care expenses, other applicable documents, and a check if you would like your tax return to be direct deposited. To schedule an appointment in Washington Court House, call 740-335-2540, Jeffersonville 740-426-9292. Times fill up fast, call today!

Adults, join us for a no-commitment book club this year! The library hosts a 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!

For kids: 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 Feb. 23 and 25, the theme is “I Can Identify Animals!” Join us for these fun and dynamic early literacy programs! The following week, on Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m., storytime will be extra special for preschoolers of all ages. “I Can Play With Words!” will be a “Seuss Celebration!” We will play games, sing songs, and read poems; there may even be buzzles, kerfuzzles and joems! Please note, due to the “Cabin Fever Book Sale,” there will be no Books & Blocks on Thursday, March 3.

In Jeffersonville: On Monday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m., join us for “Game Day!” All ages are invited to play board board games like Yahtzee, Scrabble, Connect Four, and Bingo! Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Feb. 23 will feature a “Doc McStuffins” theme! Also on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m., crafters of all ages are invited to make a “Snow Globe Craft” with us! Registration is required. Then, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, the monthly meeting of the “Knitters/Crocheters” will take place at 4 p.m. This group is for all knitters and crocheters, ages 8 and up. Here, hats and caps made by volunteers are donated to newborns and those with cancer. To date, more than 2,000 caps have been donated by this group!

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