Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. 

Children's Storytime will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. and is open to all children of preschool age and younger. Read a story, sing some songs, and make a craft!

On Sept. 12, children are encouraged to bring a teddy bear to Storytime. 

A Connellsville Job Fair will be held at Murphy Hall (702 Pittsburgh St., Connellsville) on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. The job fair presented by the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce, Connellsville Area Community Ministries and Carnegie Free Library.  Resume classes are provided at the library each Monday at 11 a.m. 

The library will hold a special “Old-Time Jam at the Library” in the auditorium on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. This monthly jam circle is led by teachers, performers, and other lovers of Appalachian music in a supportive and friendly learning environment. Participants, who already know how to play their instruments at some level—fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, guitar—learn to play traditional old-time music with others for fun and fellowship. Future jams will be held Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Donations support these jams. For more information, please contact the Fayette County Cultural Trust at 724-320-6392.

Clubs and events: 

Book Club will be held at the library on Saturdays, Sept. 1, 15 and 29, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in on these unique book discussions. Please check out "Book Chatter" on the library's Facebook page for upcoming book topics and selections as well as feedback and summaries from the previous meeting. 

"Block Party," a nonstructural activity for toddlers and preschoolers to play with blocks in the children's area of the library, is held on Fridays at 10 a.m. 

Anime Club is held Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays, Sept. 1, 15 and 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. It is open to all teens 13 to 19. 

Creative Crafters' Club will be held on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting Club will be held on Fridays at 1 p.m. Both clubs are open to all. 

C Glee at the Carnegie will hold lessons on Fridays at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m. for its upcoming "Mary Poppins, Jr." musical production. Tuition is $10 per class.

A free "Focus on Fixed Income" investment seminar by Edward Jones will be held at the library on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Please call Howard McElfresh at 407-222-7312 or

Local author Charles Reese will have a book signing at the library on Saturday, Sept. 29. Reese's "Poems for Friends and Family: A look Into My Soul," was released in July 2017. 

For more information about any of these events, please visit Carnegie Free Library at or by calling 724-628-1380.

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Carnegie Free Library, the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide are joining together to remind families, students and people of all ages that signing up for a library card is free and a major step toward lifelong learning. 

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