What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Next Saturday, Chris Parsons from “MUFON” (Mutual UFO Network) will visit the library to speak with the community about his years of research into the phenomenon of unidentified flying objects, and to hear about the personal experiences of individuals in our community.

“MUFON” has been featured on CNN, History Channel, National Geographic, and more! Check out their website at www.mufon.com and join us Saturday, May 21 at 12 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Stop by the Carnegie Public Library to see the newest works from Creative Court House! Photos on display at the library are the work of students who participated in a beginning and intermediate photography workshop. The classes covered camera basics, aperture/shutter speed, how to use your camera settings to maximize available light using flash and reflectors, basic composition, tips and tricks for better portraits, and more! Stop by the library or check out Court House Creative on Facebook for more information about upcoming classes. Photos will remain on display until May 27.

Coming up, Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Library will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observation of Memorial Day. Both locations will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31. Remember, your access to the Ohio Digital Library is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Check out books, movies, and more from your couch or cookout with just your library card!

Jump into Summer Reading on Wednesday, June 1 with Stacey Wilt of Patchwork Gardens! Stacy will be presenting at Jeffersonville Branch Library: “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Plants that win the Gardening Race!”

The following week, on Friday, June 10 at 11 a.m. COSI will present “The Incredible Human Machine” at Cherry Hill Elementary Cafeteria. COSI’s “Body Mechanic” helps students learn what it takes to keep their body engines in tip-top shape. Explore the digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems, plus learn about nutrients and how exercise keeps a body healthy. This is a high energy program designed to delight everyone, and is best-suited to children in grades K-6.

For kids: Preschool Storytime and Books & Blocks is on hiatus until June 7. While the librarians busy themselves with Summer Reading Program preparations, Sarah Sowell from OSU Extension will host special programs for all preschoolers! “Yummy in My Tummy Story Time” will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday May 17 and 24. Join us!

In Jeffersonville: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, and socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week is a new theme! May 17 is “Dinosaur Fun!”

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. All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Check us out on Facebook; follow us on Twitter!

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director