What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

What is “trending” at Carnegie Library? Back-to-school reads for Mom and Dad! After the seemingly endless summer of fun in the sun, vacations, stay-cations, and Summer Reading Program for the kids, parents are ready to hit the books too!

This fall, look for highly-anticipated autobiographies from the music industry: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen and Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy by Mike Love. Check out Oprah’s most recent book club pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. And gardeners, brainstorm with National Geographic Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: Bringing Nature into Your Yard and Garden by Nancy J. Hajeski, published in October. These books and many more, are just a click or library visit away. Stop by, update your card, and pick up a book today!

Coming up in September: On Tuesday, Sept. 13 Carnegie Library will host staff from SEO Library Consortium for “On-Demand Training: Dominate your Devices.” There will be tips and tricks for all parents, students, teachers, and library users of all ages. At 1 p.m. join us for a Windows 10 tutorial; 3:30 p.m. Troubleshooting ebooks, BookMyne, and Digital Magazines; and at 4:30 p.m. Introduction to Library Services & Databases. Bring your own device or laptop, or use one of the iPads provided: No registration required.

Friday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m, the Carnegie Book Club will meet to discuss The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury. From Amazon.com: “In these eighteen startling tales…The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth—as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.” Intrigued? Pick up your copy today and join us!

The Carnegie Public Library is pleased to announce the purchase of an art print, to be dedicated in memory of former library director Poppy Girton. The print features a poppy flower, and will hang above the fireplace in the library. Poppy served Carnegie Public Library for more than 25 years, and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County. Individuals and organizations wishing to contribute to the purchase of this memorial may do so at the library, during normal business hours. Details about the art print are also available.

In Washington Court House: 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. Sept. 6 and 8 will feature a “Back to School” theme!

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 features a new theme! Join us!

Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. all ages are invited to “Color Therapy.” Who doesn’t need some peace and tranquility? Try your hand at this fun and relaxing trend.

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