What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

By Sarah Nichols - Carnegie Public Library Director

The library will be a noisy place next week!

Crews will be on-site replacing the library’s ancient boiler with a new, energy-efficient model. A little noise and disruption will be well worth it this winter, and in years to come. The library will remain open, and all services will continue during this time.

Readers are always welcome at Carnegie Library! According to recent polls, more than 20 percent of adults state they read 20-plus books a year! With downloadable ebooks, it is easy to see why. Any smartphone, tablet, or computer can serve as an ereader with just an app or internet browser. And, for those looking for their next great read, sites like goodreads.com can help you track your reading habits, discover new authors or genres, and connect with other fans! Check out the new “Reading Resources” section of our website at cplwcho.org for more great links for book lovers!

This week, a representative from Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office will be at the library on Wednesday from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Coming up! On Saturday, Oct. 15, at 12 p.m. Marc DeWerth, president of the Ohio Bigfoot Organization, will share “Bigfoot” field experience and interviews from eyewitnesses. If you have had a personal encounter, please come and share it with him! Skeptical? Listen to the evidence Marc has compiled in his 26 years of research and then decide! This event will take place in the library meeting room.

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 friends 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. 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 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. Oct. 4 and 6 will feature an “Autumn Falls Down!” theme! Also 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.

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! Tuesday, Oct. 4 is “Bunny Rabbits & Teddy Bears.” Then, on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4:30, children of all ages are invited to “Great Pumpkin Games.” It has been 50 years since the debut of the “Peanuts” classic, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” Join us for pumpkin decorating, musical pumpkin pass, pumpkin bowling, and more! Please call ahead!

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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