What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

Halloween is just around the corner! The library is full of eerie reads, perfect for these dark evenings: Suspenseful page-turners, super villains, and even horror! Curl up with a classic like Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, contemporary horror The Fireman by Joe Hill, or a gripping ghost story like The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Remember, the Ohio Digital Library is open online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Browse their curated collections like “Books that make you go Eek!’ and download immediately!

Teens: Have you heard about our “Teen Fright Film Fest?” Calling all actors, actresses, script writers, directors, costume designers, and makeup artists! Gather your crew and create your own scary movie! Get creative: Use your phone, a friend’s camera, a webcam, anything! Your film will premiere at the Carnegie Library’s first-ever “Teen Fright Film Fest.” Gather your own cast and crew, or join a group to create your own original scary movie. The top three winners will have their films featured on Channel 3, and posted on their YouTube Channel! Get those ideas together, and get filming! This event is free, and open to all students in grades 6-12. Information packets are available at the library. So, pick up a packet and register for this event today! Film viewing will take place at the library on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m.

In Washington Court House: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., is Preschool Storytime for children 3 – 5 years old and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., is Books & Blocks for children 1 – 3 years old. Siblings are welcome at either session. Oct. 18 and 21 will feature a “Make a Difference” theme! Tuesday, the children will learn about the police department and how they make a difference in our lives. We will make a group craft to show our appreciation for all they do!

Then, on Thursday, we will meet a police officer from the Washington Court House Police Department. We will also present our gift! Each Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. the library is introducing a new “Books & Babies” program! “Books & Babies” is a 15-minute session specifically created for our youngest patrons to look at board books, do finger plays, bounce on laps and explore. This early literacy time will introduce your baby to the library, and the world of books! Join the Carnegie Fantasy Football League! Kids and teens, grades 1-12 pick your NFL players each week before Thursday and celebrate the following Monday. Prizes will be awarded weekly! “Sewing 101” with Jodi for kids and tweens, grades 3-8, will be held on consecutive Wednesdays through October. The next session takes place Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Love tech?

In Jeffersonville: Monday, Oct. 17 is “Chocolate Cupcake Day”! Join folks at the Jeffersonville Branch Library for a “make-it-and-take-it” cupcake program! This delicious program is open to children and teens aged 3-18; please call ahead to register. 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! Tuesday, Oct. 18 is “Up & Down.” Coming up, the “Knitters & Crocheters Drop-In” will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. and is open to everyone, ages 8 and up.

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

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