What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Recently, retired educator Lauran Perrill spoke at Carnegie Public Library about Abraham Lincoln’s family life. The audience was able to examine several books and items, including a rare face and hand mask of the President. Ms. Perrill is a noted authority on the Lincoln family and presidential history. She regaled the audience with humorous stories about his youth, his courtship of Mrs. Lincoln, and raising his children.

Recently, retired educator Lauran Perrill spoke at Carnegie Public Library about Abraham Lincoln’s family life. The audience was able to examine several books and items, including a rare face and hand mask of the President. Ms. Perrill is a noted authority on the Lincoln family and presidential history. She regaled the audience with humorous stories about his youth, his courtship of Mrs. Lincoln, and raising his children.


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Fayette families, join us for “Friday Night Frogs” at Shaw Wetlands! In partnership with Fayette Soil & Water, families are welcome to hike and learn with us.

For instance, did you know that eight of the 13 native frogs and toads of Ohio can be found in Fayette County? An adventure for the whole family, we will view frogs and toads up close in their wetland habitat. Please dress for the weather, boots and flashlights are required. This event is for families with children of all ages and takes place on Friday, March 18 at 6 p.m. Meet at Shaw Wetlands, 2820 Robinson Road SE.

“The Return of Bigfoot!” Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m., Dusty Ruth, an investigator for the BFRO (Bigfoot Research Organization) and a member of the Northern Kentucky Research Group, will display casts and photographic evidence, along with providing audio examples. At the end of his presentation Dusty will attempt to answer questions from attendees. Please call the library to register, space will be limited.

Join us for weekly storytimes in Jeffersonville and Washington Court House! Our storytime programs feature a new theme each week, and incorporate stories, songs, crafts, play, and are for children ages 5 and younger. With an emphasis on early literacy, our librarians help nurture your child’s love of books and reading. Each Tuesday at 11 a.m., Bonnie’s Books takes place at Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, then each Thursday at 11 a.m., Hello, Friends! takes place in Washington Court House at the library.

Call all teenage artists and authors! Local creator Amanda Gatton is hosting “Story Maker’s Guild” at the library on Friday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m. This program is for teens ages 13-18, to come together and write/draw and share their work for feedback from their peers. Expect a relaxed, fun atmosphere to practice and share your writing skills and have fun.

Sign up for free tax preparation with AARP Tax Aide! Trained volunteers are able to prepare most simple returns. Please bring: 2021 tax return, a photo i.d., 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 your appointment, please call the library at 740-335-2540, ext 10, to schedule your appointment.

Check out the library’s 24/7 lockers! When you use the lockers, you can pick-up library materials any time of day. When placing a hold through the SEO libraries App, or through the online library catalog, you may now select “WASHINGTON COURTHOUSE 24/7 PICKUP LOCKERS” as your pick-up location. Library staff will notify you via email when the items are available, and in which locker number your items are located. Check out library social media for more details, or ask a librarian today! In coordination with the Village of Jeffersonville, plans are in the works to install Carnegie Public Library Pick-up Lockers and book return in the Jeffersonville! All lockers are paid in part by Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds, and provide contactless service to patrons any time of day.

24/7 pick-up lockers, library book return, and our online resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Information about all of our resources can be found on the library’s website, www.cplwcho.org, or by calling the Washington Court House Library at 740-335-2540. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @cplwcho.

Recently, retired educator Lauran Perrill spoke at Carnegie Public Library about Abraham Lincoln’s family life. The audience was able to examine several books and items, including a rare face and hand mask of the President. Ms. Perrill is a noted authority on the Lincoln family and presidential history. She regaled the audience with humorous stories about his youth, his courtship of Mrs. Lincoln, and raising his children.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/03/web1_thumbnail_20220226_130203.jpgRecently, retired educator Lauran Perrill spoke at Carnegie Public Library about Abraham Lincoln’s family life. The audience was able to examine several books and items, including a rare face and hand mask of the President. Ms. Perrill is a noted authority on the Lincoln family and presidential history. She regaled the audience with humorous stories about his youth, his courtship of Mrs. Lincoln, and raising his children. Courtesy photo

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director