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January 25, 2014

New year brings new programs to Carnegie Library

A new year brings new programs to the Washington Carnegie Public Library, programs that library director Teresa Heidenreich is very excited about.

“We have programs planned for patrons of all ages,” said Heidenreich. “We’ve been in touch with authors for our ‘One Book One Community’ event in the fall. We’ll have our summer reading program and a new outdoor program for children and adults as well.”

Heidenreich said many other services and free programs also take place throughout the year.

Currently, participants in the adult winter reading program are preparing for a book discussion Jan. 30 on “Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the real Downton Abbey” by the Countess of Carnarvon and several other activities are planned to correspond with the reading. Evening programs on historical homes in England including Syon House will take place in February.

Unlike the summer reading program, adult services programming and outreach coordinator Rick Chambon said the winter program is much shorter but still offers special programs as well as book discussions.

“The real lives of those who live in Highclere Castle are as fascinating as those of the fictional Downton Abbey,” said Chambon.

Registration for the book discussions is not required but Chambon asks that those wishing to attend the programs on historic homes, to register in case inclement weather causes the event to be postponed.

Copies of “Lady Catherine” are still available for checkout at the adult services circulation desk.

The library also offers an adult literacy program where adults in need of improving their reading skills are paired with “teachers” who work with the learners for a minimum of 90 minutes a week.

“Learners can start the program anytime,” said Heidenreich. “We have teachers available to help.”

Youth Services Librarian Lori Osmon will be hosting author Margaret Peterson Haddix via Skype on Feb. 4. Haddix is the writer of the the “Shadow Children” series and the “Missing” series as well as many other books for readers of all ages.

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