Election Day - Tuesday November 6th 

We're Hiring!

Do you enjoy working with young patrons and their families? Do you have experience designing and implementing creative programs and crafts for children and teens? The Charleston Carnegie Public Library is excited to announce two open positions! We are looking for new team members to join us as we aspire to be the center of the Charleston community by connecting people through information, technology, education, and experiences.

Library Associate – Youth Services
We are seeking two self-motivated, team-oriented individuals who would enjoy working in a public-service and community-centered environment, which focuses on providing engaging programming for youth ages 0 to 17 and a variety of other services.     

The first part-time position (20-25 hrs/wk, including mornings and evenings with weekends as needed) requires previous experience working with youth. Previous public library experience a plus. Salary starts at $8.25.

The second part-time position (15-20 hrs/wk, including mornings, evenings, and every other weekend) requires previous experience working with youth. Previous public library experience a plus. Salary starts at $8.25.

To view the full job description, click HERE.
To apply, click HERE.

Applications are only accepted online. The search will remain open until filled with preference given to those submitting their materials on or before 5:00pm, Monday, November 5, 2018.

Feel free to contact the library with any questions about the open positions or the application process.

Preschool Story Time

September 10—November 27
Mondays 10:30am, 1:15pm, 5:30pm,
or Tuesdays 10:30am
Ages 3-5  -  Craft Room
Wake up Mr. Turtle and participate in stories, activities, crafts, and other fun literacy builders. One program, but different days and times to enjoy the fun.

Movie SPOOKtacular

Grab some friends and join us for some fun, classic, spooky movies just in time for Halloween! Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks!

Hocus Pocus—Monday, October 1 at 6:00pm
Psycho— Wednesday, October 10 at 1:00pm
The Lost Boys— Wednesday, October 17 at 3:00pm
Goosebumps—Friday, October 26 at 4:00pm
Ghostbusters— Monday, October 29 at 6:00pm

Cosplay Tutorial Series

Tuesday, October 9, 4:00pm-6:00pm  Mandatory instruction
Thursdays Open studio
October 11, 3:30-5:00
October 18, 2:00-5:00pm
October 25, 3:30-5:00pm
Tuesdays Open studio
October 16, 4:00-6:00pm
October 23, 4:00-6:00pm
October 30, 4:00-6:00pm
Registration required (starting 10/01/18), 10 student limit.
Call 345-1514 to sign up.
Middle & High Schoolers
Teens, thinking about creating a cosplay costume? Try out  Worbla, a thermoplastic, to create a wrist guard/bracer from the fandom of your choice. Please have concept art upon arrival for the first program. This is a multi-part program so please check your availability before registering. Open studio is to provide space and time to work on your project with help available.

Books & Babies

Thursdays, September 13-November 29
Craft Room
Ages infant through 36 months with caregiver.
Bouncing rhymes, songs, finger plays, stories, and other early literacy fun will be presented. 

Senior Social Group: How to Stay Young

Tuesday, October 24
Join us for a “How To Stay Young for the First 100 Years” presented by Mattoon Chiropractic. Their presentation will cover how long life reveals a greater potential to experience health problems after the age of 50 if we neglect our health. And will teach you how to avoid and prevent spinal disorder to help assure everyone can enjoy their extended life. They will also provide FREE spinal screenings. These screenings are quick and painless, and only takes 3 minutes! Screenings are designed to assist with things such as preventing injuries and improving productivity. Bring a friend!

A Cup of Cozy

Wednesday, October 24
Rotary Room A
Love Cozy Mysteries? Join us for an evening of laughter and fun as we head into the cooler months armed with our favorite cozies! We will have several BRAND NEW cozy mysteries available to check out, a fun game and even create a simple reading journal! Cozy Mysteries are a perfect pick for the cooler months!  We will provide coffee, hot tea, and even a snack! Bring a friend and join the fun!

Make & Take

Saturday, October 27
10:30am-4:00pm, or while supplies last.
Kids under eight, please bring a grown-up to help.
KidSpace Atrium
Love to Craft? Drop in  for some fall inspired crafts to make one, some, or all of our crafts, then take them home!

Halloween Preschool Story Time

Monday, October 29
10:30am, 1:15pm, & 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 30 at 10:30am
Craft Room
Ages 3-5
Bring your little ones all dressed  in costumes for a very special story time.  We will have lots of spooky fun and end our time with a Halloween parade.

Did you know?

Enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles? 

The library is playing host to the creation of the world's largest jigsaw puzzle--it's 40,000 pieces and split into 10, 4,000 piece parts! This will be a community driven art project. A section at a time, we will have the jigsaw puzzle on the tables upstairs by the paperbacks, allowing any person to sit down and work on it.

When it is entirely finished, the donor plans to then donate the final piece to a facility that can house it. Fully put together, the puzzle will be 6.25 ft. tall and 22.25 ft. long!