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Lexington Main

 
National Teen Lock-In
8/1/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Teen Time
Time: 4-8 PM
Ages: Grades 6-12
Description: Teens must return a signed permission slip to attend. Please call 785-2630 for more information.

 
Science Kids: Hands-On Science
8/2/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 11 AM
Ages: All ages
Description: For more information call 785-2630.

 
Coverage to Care
8/4/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Advanced Internet Workshop
Time: 6 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: On the right road, but still have questions? I enrolled in the marketplace at healthcare.gov, now what? Do I have to keep the health insurance I have? I didn't get a chance to sign up; is it too late? I have to pay more than I thought I would, now what? I had to choose a new doctor, why? Come find the answers to these questions and more as the Cooperative Ministry and the Health Insurance Education Cooperative give information on the new health care laws. For more information call 785-2680.

 
Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits
8/5/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 6 PM
Ages: 19 and up
Location: Meeting Room
Description: Keith Reeves Barron of Barron Financial Group, LLC, and his wife, Laura, will answer questions about how to maximize your Social Security benefits and optimize retirement income. For more information call 785-2680.

 
QuickBooks Basics
8/5/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 10 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Location: Meeting Room
Description: Deltrease Hart, of D. Hart Accounting Practitioner LLC, will conduct a seminar on QuickBooks Basics. She will demonstrate how to set up files and customize QuickBooks to suit your business needs. The seminar will cover Accounts, Customer, and Vendor set ups along with 7 costly bookkeeping mistakes. Call 785-2680 to register.

 
TeenScene: Cosplay Celebration
8/7/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Teen Time
Time: 3 PM
Ages: Grades 6-12
Description: Calling all fans of Doctor Who, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Sailor Moon, Shaman King, etc! Come dressed as your favorite character from anime, manga, book, movie, or television show and join us for an afternoon of fun, food, and fandom. Please call 785-2630 to register.

 
Family Storytime
8/9/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 11 AM
Ages: All ages
Description: For more information call 785-2630.

 
Internet and Catalog Searching
8/9/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Advanced Internet Workshop
Time: 9 AM
Ages: 15 and up
Location: Virtual Library
Description: Improve your Internet searching skills using the Library's website as a springboard. Call 785-2680 for more information.

 
Computer by Appointment
8/12/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Basic Internet Workshop
Time: 9 AM
Ages: 15 and up
Location: Virtual Library
Description: Come get individualized assistance with your computer questions. Space and times are limited so please call 785-2680 to register.

 
Unplugged: Family Fun Night
8/12/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 6 PM
Ages: 2-10
Description: The evening will incorporate a variety of activities, which may include storytelling, games, crafts, and more! Please call 785-2630 for more information.

 
How to Research Your Family History
8/12/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Advanced Internet Workshop
Time: 9 AM
Ages: 15 and up
Location: Virtual Library
Description: Learn to use Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest to research your family history. Call 785-2680 for more information.

 
Family Storytime
8/16/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Saturday Storytime
Time: 11 AM
Ages: All ages
Description: For more information call 785-2630.

 
How to Create a Resume
8/16/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Advanced Word Processing
Time: 9 AM
Ages: 15 and up
Location: Virtual Library
Description: This one hour class will help you create your job resume. Call 785-2680 for more information.

 
Anime Kessha Club
8/17/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 3 PM
Ages: Grades 6-12
Description: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Please check back next month for the next meeting. Come meet with other anime fans to discuss and watch anime, learn about the Japanese culture, check out manga, and make a craft! Refreshments will be provided. Please call 785-2630 for more information.

 
Understanding the Role of Medication
8/19/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 2 PM
Ages: 19 and up
Location: Meeting Room
Description: Part 4 of a 5 part series on dementia education. Presented by Amy Quenneville of Agape Senior. Call 785-2680 for more information.

 
Tuesday Evening Book Club
8/19/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Adult Book Discussion
Time: 6:45 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Join us for a book discussion led by a Reference Librarian. Call 785-2680 for book information.

 
Downloadable Books and Magazines
8/19/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Advanced Internet Workshop
Time: 9 AM
Ages: 15 and up
Location: Virtual Library
Description: A one hour class designed to introduce the library's databases that include free downloadable books and magazines. Call 785-2680 for more information.

 
Third Thursday at Three
8/21/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Adult Book Discussion
Time: 3 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Join us for a book discussion led by a Reference Librarian. Call 785-2680 for book information.

 
3 Favorite Cooking Websites
8/23/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Advanced Internet Workshop
Time: 9 AM
Ages: 15 and up
Location: Virtual Library
Description: Learn about 3 cooking websites that are fun and easy to use. Call 785-2680 for more information.

 
Monday Morning Book Club
8/25/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Adult Book Discussion
Time: 10 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Join us for a book discussion led by a Reference Librarian. Call 785-2680 for book information.

 
Travel Planning Using the Internet
8/26/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Advanced Internet Workshop
Time: 9 AM
Ages: 15 and up
Location: Virtual Library
Description: The Internet has made travel research available at your fingertips. This one hour class will give you tips for planning a vacation, whether local or foreign. Call 785-2680 for more information.

 
Facebook Basics
8/30/2014 at the Lexington Main branch.
Category: Basic Internet Workshop
Time: 9 AM
Ages: 15 and up
Location: Virtual Library
Description: Learn how to get started with social media on Facebook. Call 785-2680 for more information.


Batesburg-Leesville

 
Mystery Book Club
8/4/2014 at the Batesburg-Leesville branch.

Category: Adult Book Discussion
Time: 6 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Join us once a month for a potluck meal and participate in lively discussions that encompass many mystery subgenres. Participants read the mystery book of their choice. Visitors are always welcome! Call 532-9223 for more information.

 
Master Gardener: Succulents
8/6/2014 at the Batesburg-Leesville branch.

Category: Special Event
Time: 10 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Have you noticed that succulents are booming in popularity?
Come learn how to grow a variety of these beautiful and nearly indestructible plants.

 
Music and Movement
8/6/2014 at the Batesburg-Leesville branch.

Category: Music and Movement
Time: 10:30 AM
Ages:
Description: This program focuses on musical activities, as well as stories and rhymes that will get you and your wee lads and lasses moving to the rhythm. Each program lasts approximately 30 minutes. Please call 532-9223 for more information.

 
End of Summer Reading Celebration Party
8/7/2014 at the Batesburg-Leesville branch.

Category: Special Event
Time: 10:30 AM
Ages: K5 - Grade 5
Description: End of Summer Reading Celebration Party. Please call 532-9223 for more information.

 
TeenScene: Teen Prize Drawing
8/12/2014 at the Batesburg-Leesville branch.

Category: Teen Time
Time: 4 PM
Ages: Grades 6 - 12
Description: Please call 532-9223 for more information.

 
Free Legal Clinic: Employee Rights
8/18/2014 at the Batesburg-Leesville branch.

Category: Special Event
Time: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: This free clinic will provide attendees with an overview of their legal rights and responsibilities as South Carolina employees. The lecture will be followed by an open question and answer session. Presented by the SC Bar Pro Bono Program. Please call 532-9223 for more information.




Cayce West Columbia

 
STEAM Saturdays
8/2/2014 at the Cayce West Columbia branch.

Category: Special Event
Time: 10:30 AM
Ages: 5-10 years
Description: Call 794-6791, ext. 5 for more information.

 
Lapsit/Toddlertime
8/5/2014 at the Cayce West Columbia branch.

Category: Lapsit Storytime
Time: 10 AM
Ages: Birth - 2 years
Description: Lapsit is an interactive program for babies and their caregivers with picture books, lap rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. Registration is requested. Call 794-6791, ext. 5 for more information.

 
Preschool Storytime
8/5/2014 at the Cayce West Columbia branch.

Category: Preschool Storytime
Time: 3 PM
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Description: Preschool Storytime is a fun way to introduce preschoolers to the best in children's literature and poetry. Program lasts approximately 30 minutes. Registration is requested. Call 794-6791, ext. 5 for more information.

 
End of Summer Reading Dance Party
8/6/2014 at the Cayce West Columbia branch.

Category: Special Event
Time: 5 PM
Ages: All ages
Description: Please call 794-6791, ext. 5 for more information.

 
TeenScene: Porkchop Productions presents "Living Statues"
8/7/2014 at the Cayce West Columbia branch.

Category: Teen Time
Time: 5 PM
Ages: Grades 6 - 12
Description: Participants will learn the history of living statues. How to create characters that will draw a crowd and the blending of makeup and paint techniques that will turn them into bronze, granite or silver masterpieces. Please call 794-6791 for more information.

 
Afternoon Movie
8/11/2014 at the Cayce West Columbia branch.

Category: Afternoon Movie
Time: 2:30 PM
Ages: 6 and up
Description: Call 794-6791, ext. 5 for movie title and more information.

 
Coverage to Care
8/12/2014 at the Cayce West Columbia branch.

Category: Special Event
Time: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: On the right road, but still have questions? I enrolled in the marketplace at healthcare.gov, now what? Do I have to keep the health insurance I have? I didn't get a chance to sign up; is it too late? I have to pay more than I thought I would, now what? I had to choose a new doctor, why? Come find the answers to these questions and more as the Cooperative Ministry and the Health Insurance Education Cooperative give information on the new health care laws. For more information call 794-6791.

 
Yoga
8/13/2014 at the Cayce West Columbia branch.

Category: Special Event
Time: 7 - 8 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Location: Large Meeting Room
Description: Come and get in shape with our group yoga classes. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat, and refrain from eating or drinking at least one hour before class. Please register at the circulation desk or call 794-6791, ext. 2.

 
TeenScene: Summer Reading Party
8/16/2014 at the Cayce West Columbia branch.

Category: Teen Time
Time: 3 PM
Ages: Grades 6 - 12
Description: Join us for our end of Summer Reading celebration! Please call 794-6791 for more information.

 
Adult Evening Movie
8/27/2014 at the Cayce West Columbia branch.

Category: Adult Movie Time
Time: 5:15 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Location: Large Meeting Room
Description: Join us as we watch
"The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" in
our large meeting room. Refreshments
will be provided by the Friends of the
Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library.
Call 794-6791, ext. 2 for more details.




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Irmo

 
Teen Lock-In
8/1/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Teen Time
Time: 5-10 PM
Ages: Grades 6-12
Description: Parental permission is requred. Please register at the Teen Desk or by caling 798-7880, ext. 2.

 
Puppet Playhouse
8/2/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 1:30 PM
Ages: All ages
Description: Please call 798-7880, ext. 3 for more information.

 
Let's Speak English
8/5/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Practice conversational English with other international adults.
Registration is requested. Please sign up at the Reference Desk. Please call 798-7880 ext. 2 for more information.

 
Hypnotherapy
8/5/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: What is hypnotherapy and what can it do for you? Licensed hypnotherapist Sandy Agee will explain how it works and how to use it to resolve issues and achieve your goals. For more information call 798-7880.

 
Summer Reading Wrap-Up with Cocky's Reading Express
8/5/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 10:30 AM
Ages: Age 5 and up
Description: Come meet Cocky and his University of South Carolina friends! Listen as Cocky and friends share stories, and enjoy a gift from Cocky. For more information call 798-7880, ext. 3.

 
Family Games Day
8/6/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 2 PM
Ages: All ages
Description: Come spend the afternoon playing board games with your friends and family. Find a new favorite, or bring your own. For more information call 798-7880, ext. 3.

 
Book Club
8/7/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Adult Book Discussion
Time: 10 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Pick a morning or evening, depending on which is best for your schedule. Both clubs read a variety of books and encourage lively discussion in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Meeting times are the first Thursday of each month at 10 AM, or the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please call 798-7880, ext. 2 for more information.

 
Saturday Afternoon Movie
8/9/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Family Movie Time
Time: 2 PM
Ages: All ages
Description: Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 798-7880, ext. 3.

 
Author Event: Kim Boykin
8/10/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 3 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Southern author Kim Boykin returns with her new release, Palmetto Moon. Book signing and reception will follow. For more information call 798-7880.

 
Teen Summer Reading Prize Drawing
8/11/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 4 PM
Ages: Grades 6-12
Description: You have been reading and reading, now to win some prizes! You don't have to be present to win, but if your name is called, you will have first choice of prizes. If your name is called and you are not present, you will be called later that day. Prizes are first come, first available to the winners. Remember, the more levels you finish, the more chances you have to win! For more information call 798-7880, ext. 3.

 
Adult Summer Reading Grand Finale
8/12/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Be here for the final prize drawing. You do not have to be present to win. Winners who are present will get first choice of prizes. Please call 798-7880, ext. 2 for more information.

 
Let's Speak English
8/12/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Practice conversational English with other international adults.
Registration is requested. Please sign up at the Reference Desk. Please call 798-7880 ext. 2 for more information.

 
Let's Speak English
8/19/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Practice conversational English with other international adults.
Registration is requested. Please sign up at the Reference Desk. Please call 798-7880 ext. 2 for more information.

 
Let's Speak English
8/26/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Practice conversational English with other international adults.
Registration is requested. Please sign up at the Reference Desk. Please call 798-7880 ext. 2 for more information.

 
Book Club
8/26/2014 at the Irmo branch.
Category: Adult Book Discussion
Time: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Pick a morning or evening, depending on which is best for your schedule. Both clubs read a variety of books and encourage lively discussion in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Meeting times are the first Thursday of each month at 10 AM, or the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please call 798-7880, ext. 2 for more information.


Pelion

 
Summer Reading - Porkchop Productions: Rumpelstiltskin
8/1/2014 at the Pelion branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 10:30 AM
Ages: K5 - Grade 5
Description: Our fractured take on this famous tale finds a miserly king trying to figure out how to turn straw into gold! Larger than life characters, perilous predicaments, and audience participation highlight this rollicking performance! Please call Youth Services at 785-3272 for more information.

 
Severe Storm Tracking Training
8/14/2014 at the Pelion branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 6:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Learn more about storm tracking with Steve Naglic of the National Ocianic and Atmospheric Administration and Columbia Metro Airport Emergency Weather volunteer. For more information call 785-3272.

 
Divergent Viewing Party
8/16/2014 at the Pelion branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 10 AM
Ages: 13 and up
Description: Come enjoy some Divergent trivia, a faction craft, and view the movie based on the book series. For more information call 785-3272.

 
Spine Crackers Book Club
8/20/2014 at the Pelion branch.
Category: Adult Book Discussion
Time: 3 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Are you an avid reader looking to meet others such as yourself? Or perhaps you would like to come and discuss books with others. Look no further. We now have a book club just for you. Please call 785-3272 for book title.

 
North of 50: Celebrating National Dog Day
8/26/2014 at the Pelion branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 11:15 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: The NDD Foundation has two goals: to honor dogs and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. Recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives. For more information call 785-3272.


 

South Congaree - Pine Ridge

 
Toddler/Preschool Storytime
8/1/2014 at the South Congaree - Pine Ridge branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 11 AM
Ages: 18 mos. - 5 years
Description: Call 785-3050 for more information.

 
Finger Knitting
8/5/2014 at the South Congaree - Pine Ridge branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Learn the latest fad of knitting without the use of needles. See staff for supply list. For more information call 785-3050.

 
TeenScene: Summer Reading Closing Celebration
8/9/2014 at the South Congaree - Pine Ridge branch.
Category: Teen Time
Time: 11 AM
Ages: Grades 6-12
Description: Celebrate the conclusion of another fun-filled Summer Reading Program. We will hold a team robot-building competition and complete the Teen Prize Drawing. Please call 785-3050 for more information.

 
Family Movie Night
8/15/2014 at the South Congaree - Pine Ridge branch.
Category: Family Movie Time
Time: 5:30 PM
Ages: All ages
Description: For more information and movie title call 785-3050.

 
Adult Book Club
8/26/2014 at the South Congaree - Pine Ridge branch.
Category: Adult Book Discussion
Time: 5:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Are you an avid reader looking to meet others such as yourself? Or perhaps you would like to come and discuss books with others. Look no further. We now have a book club just for you. Please call 785-3050 for book title.




Swansea

 
Summer Reading - Porkchop Productions: Rumpelstiltskin
8/1/2014 at the Swansea branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 2 PM
Ages: K5 - Grade 5
Description: Our fractured take on this famous tale finds a miserly king trying to figure out how to turn straw into gold! Larger than life characters, perilous predicaments, and audience participation highlight this rollicking performance! Please call Youth Services at 785-3519 for more information.

 
Preschool Storytime
8/1/2014 at the Swansea branch.
Category: Preschool Storytime
Time: 11 AM
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Description: This program is a fun-filled 30-45 minutes of books, rhymes and songs. The goal of this program is to introduce the children to the best in children's literature, to give each child a pleasant storytime experience in a group setting, and build a foundation for lifelong reading. Please call 785-3519 for more information.

 
Preschool Storytime
8/8/2014 at the Swansea branch.
Category: Preschool Storytime
Time: 11 AM
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Description: This program is a fun-filled 30-45 minutes of books, rhymes and songs. The goal of this program is to introduce the children to the best in children's literature, to give each child a pleasant storytime experience in a group setting, and build a foundation for lifelong reading. Please call 785-3519 for more information.



 
Ice Cream Social
8/11/2014 at the Swansea branch.
Category: Special Event
Time: 4 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Learn the science behind ice cream, then make your own to enjoy. Registration is requested. For more information call 785-3519.

 
Monday Morning Book Club
8/18/2014 at the Swansea branch.
Category: Adult Book Discussion
Time: 11 AM
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Are you an avid reader looking to meet others such as yourself? Or perhaps you would like to come and discuss books with others. Look no further! We now have a book club just for you! Please call 785-3519 for book title.




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