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As a branch of the The Floyd County Library, the Carnegie Center for Art and History supports the growth and creativity of an engaged, informed, and connected community. So while our physical doors may not be currently open, check here and our social media frequently for educational blogs and interviews, fun art projects, and inspiring Zoom classes and discussions! The following PDF contains clickable links to resources for Floyd County and beyond.

 

Draw the Alphabet with Miss Juju

Join Carnegie Museum Educator Julie Leidner (Miss Juju) as we draw the alphabet together!  Share your drawings on our Facebook page and tag us on Instagram.

Virtual Art Playdates

Do your children miss seeing their friends? Now you can schedule a customized virtual art and storytime experience for your child and up to 10 friends with a Carnegie Center educator! These virtual art playdates can be scheduled at your convenience, weekdays between Noon and 5 PM, through May 15 by emailing eyanoviak@carnegiecenter.org. These playdates are best for ages 4-6 with a minimum of 5 households, maximum of 10 households.  Click here to learn more!

Art Adventures with Ms. Eileen
Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 AM Live via Zoom!

 

Each class features one book and one art activity led live by Carnegie Director Ms. Eileen. Classes are limited to 10 families. Projects are best for ages 4-5 with accompanying adult, but older and younger children in the household are welcome to participate. You will need a mobile device (such as an ipad) or computer with audio and microphone capability.

Downloadable Activities

 

As a branch of the The Floyd County Library in New Albany, the Carnegie Center for Art and History supports the growth and creativity of an engaged, informed, and connected community. The following projects were created by Carnegie Center educators to keep children and adults alike stimulated and creative at home!

How to Make a Hairy Monster
This activity was inspired by the current exhibition at the Carnegie, Permanent and Natural, a group show featuring hair as a form of personal expression, a cultural relic, and an artistic medium. Download instructions here.

Cardboard Bouquet
Create a cardboard bouquet in seven easy steps! Turn your trash into treasure with this project! Download instructions here.

Hair and Identity
Make a photo collage based on your hair and the exhibition Permanent and Natural, while thinking about identity and perspective. Download instructions here.

Fossil Plaster Art Project
Create your own simulated fossil by casting wet plaster into a simple sand mold! Click the image to download instructions for this activity designed by Al Gorman, Coordinator of Public Programs and Engagement. Download instructions here.

Carnegie Blogs

Click to visit the Floyd County Library Staff Blog, with a wide variety of topics including exciting conservation news, self-guided walking tour ideas, and much more!

Online Borrower Card

Don’t have a library card? Sign up for a free online borrower card today to access the Library’s databases and downloadable resources. When our doors reopen, please come to the Library to have this card replaced with a free library card to access all of our materials.



NOTE: After clicking on the above button, click on “Create Account” on the top right corner to get started.
Free WiFi access is available 24/7 from all of our facility parking lots.

Spring Into Reading Challenge

Spring has arrived! The weather is warmer, flowers are blooming, and many of us (including your Library staff!) are enjoying the new season from home while we practice good social distancing. It’s the perfect time to start a new book (or five!). Put those extra hours of reading to good use by participating in our Spring Into Reading Challenge. Meet your reading goal to earn a prize!

This new challenge is open to all ages, and participants can track their achievements through the online software Beanstack. Adults can register themselves or their children any time during the challenge. You can also register multiple children under one username and password. Download the Beanstack Tracker app to your mobile device for convenient registration and logging.

Download and stream free movies, TV shows, music albums, audiobooks, eBooks, and comic books on your computer or mobile device. Visit the Apple or Google Play store and download the hoopla digital app to your tablet or mobile device. You can also access hoopla online at www.hoopladigital.com

Sign Up Process:

  • Email address
  • Create a password
  • Search for our Library* (*Note: If you are a reciprocal borrower, select your Jeffersonville or Clark County home library, then use that library card # and PIN for the next step)
  • Library Card #
  • Library PIN (last 4 digits of phone # you listed when signing up for a Library Card)

Libby/Overdrive

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Get the app for your phone or tablet, available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play!

Sign Up Process:

  • Download the Libby app
  • Search for our Library (New Albany Floyd County Public Library)
  • Type Library Card #
  • Type Library PIN (last 4 digits of phone # you listed when signing up for a Library Card)

Your library’s go-to resource for bestselling digital magazines. Flipster is an easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand for libraries and corporations.

Sign Up Process:

  • Download the Flipster app from Apple’s App Store or Google Play or access the Flipster desktop version
  • Search for our Library (New Albany Floyd County Public Library)
  • Type Library Card #

Access over 15,000 online classes in graphic design, business, web development, and more to achieve your personal and professional goals. Watch anytime on your computer or phone. Log in by visiting :
https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=floydlibrary.org

Sign Up Process:

  • Download the Lynda.com app from Apple’s App Store or Google Play or use the desktop version
    • Note: You can also log in from Lynda.com by clicking on “Sign In” and then “Sign in with your organization portal” (type floydlibrary.org as the organization URL).
  • Once you have downloaded the app, click on “Already a member?” and then the “Organization” tab at the upper right corner of the app screen. Then go to the “Web Portal” section and type floydlibrary.org as the organization URL)
  • Type Library Card #
  • Type Library PIN (*automatically set to the last 4 digits of the phone number you used when signing up for a Library card)

Professional six-week courses with highly interactive instructor-led learning in a wide range of subjects. Classes that support business professionals, computer and technology, language & arts, hobbies, health, and wellness. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Sign Up Process:

  • Visit Gale Courses at http://education.gale.com/l-new91297/
  • Find courses by browsing through the categories on the left of your screen or by using the search bar above. Click “Enroll Now” next to the course of your choice.
  • Select your course start date and click “Continue.”
  • Create a free Gale Courses account, or sign in to an existing account.
    • New Students – Enter your email address in the New Student area and click “Create Account.” Complete the “Account and Student Information” page and then click “Continue.”
    • Returning Students – Enter your account email and password and then click “Sign In.”
      You will use your Gale Courses account email and password to log in to the My Classroom area to view your lessons once your session begins.
  • Enter your library barcode in the box labeled Submit. Then click “Use Library Card” to complete your enrollment.

Over 40 foreign languages to explore, plus 15 ESL courses taught in your native language. Learn anytime and anywhere with online access and free mobile apps.

Sign Up Process:

  • Download the Mango Languages app on Apple’s App Store or Google Play or visit the desktop version at https://connect.mangolanguages.com/nafc/start
  • Search for our Library: “New Albany-Floyd County Public Library”
  • Type in your Library Card #
  • Type in your Library PIN (automatically set to the last 4 digits of the telephone number you provided when signing up for a library card)

Do you need help using our online services? Visit our Niche Academy site for tutorials on how to use Hoopla, Libby, Flipster, Mango Languages, and more.

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