What’s happening at Carnegie Library?


By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director



Holiday closing: Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House and Jeffersonville Library will be closed Monday, Oct. 12 for Columbus Day.

When you are feeling too weary or just a little too busy, reading can seem like a chore. Fear not, there are plenty of terrific little books out there. Many are under 200 pages, and still a delight! Reawaken your studious side with a classic: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, Night by Elie Wiesel, or The Pearl, by John Steinbeck. Or, try a well-loved inspirational book for an uplifting, sweet treat: A Gift from the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom, or The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Don’t be fooled, these books are small, but they sure are mighty: They just might change your life!

Have you read Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee? In November, the Carnegie Book Club will host a Harper Lee Discussion. We will talk about Lee’s recent release, her classic work, To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as her life and times. Previous attendees are welcome once again as we further explore the themes in Lee’s work, and talk about both the acclaim and criticism surrounding the publication of Go Set a Watchman.

The Ohio Digital Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week! You can borrow free eBooks and audiobooks for your Kindle, NOOK, iPad, iPhone, Android or other device with just your library card! Need help? Come to one of our e-Book Drop-in sessions! Bring your device and library card, we will get you started! Sessions are from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., on Wednesdays through October.

For kids: On Wednesday, Oct. 14, children in grades 3 and up can join us for “Fabric Fashion Fun for Tweens” where we will be fashioning cool creations using new and up-cycled fabrics. This time, make a bunting for your bedroom! At 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays in October, children in grades 1 and up can join us for “Snack Fun” with Sarah Sowell from the OSU Extension office. Play games and quizzes and help Sarah make and eat fun and healthy snacks! As always, bring your little ones to the library’s weekly storytimes for books, stories, crafts, and play! 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.

In Jeffersonville: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., come listen to stories, play instruments, create crafts, socialize with other little friends at Toddler Time. Each week is a new theme! Oct. 13 is “Tractors”! On Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. children ages 4 and up can join us to light up the night with a cool lantern craft, just in time for fall! Registration is required.

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 or the Jeffersonville Library at 740-426-9292. Check us out on Facebook!

By Sarah Nichols

Carnegie Public Library Director

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