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Jan 2018 News & Events GreenvilleLibrary.org

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Harry potter book night p.4 grown up gaming p.5


computer workshops p.6 vegan and vegetarian eating p.7

self defense basics p.7 basic small business start up p.7

Hughes Main Library 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville 29601 maincirc@greenvillelibrary.org 864-242-5000

Anderson Road • West Branch 2625 Anderson Road, Greenville 29611 andersonroad@greenvillelibrary.org 864-269-5210

Augusta Road • Ramsey Family Branch 100 Lydia Street, Greenville 29605 augustaroad@greenvillelibrary.org 864-277-0161

Berea • Sarah Dobey Jones Branch 111 N Highway 25 Bypass, Greenville 29617 berea@greenvillelibrary.org 864-246-1695


Jan 2018

All Locations Mon-Thu • 9a-9p | Fri & Sat • 9a-6p

Quik-kits p. 3

Hughes Main Library

Baby and Preschool Classes p. 4

Sun • 2p-6p

Holiday Closings Dec 31 & Jan 1 (New Year's) Jan 15 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Teens p. 5 Computer Workshops p. 6 Friends Used Book Sales p. 8

Fountain Inn • Kerry Ann Younts Culp Branch 311 N Main Street, Fountain Inn 29644 fountaininn@greenvillelibrary.org 864-862-2576

Greer • Jean M. Smith Branch 505 Pennsylvania Avenue, Greer 29650 greer@greenvillelibrary.org 864-877-8722

Mauldin • W. Jack Greer Branch 800 W Butler Road, Greenville 29607 mauldin@greenvillelibrary.org 864-277-7397

Pelham Road • F.W. Symmes Branch 1508 Pelham Road, Greenville 29615 pelhamroad@greenvillelibrary.org 864-288-6688

Simpsonville • Hendricks Branch 626 NE Main Street, Simpsonville 29681 simpsonville@greenvillelibrary.org 864-963-9031

Mission To champion literacy, inspire learning and foster community connection.

Board of Trustees Mr. Brian Aufmuth Ms. Laura Baker Mr. Kenneth Baxter Dr. Grady Butler, Vice-Chair Mr. Chace Campbell, Chair Mr. S. Allan Hill Mr. Tommy Hughes Mr. Dick Jensen Mrs. Glenda Julian Mrs. Deryl Paradis, Secretary Mr. Joe Poore, Treasurer

Executive Director Beverly James bjames@greenvillelibrary.org

Travelers Rest • Sargent Branch 17 Center Street, Travelers Rest 29690 travelersrest@greenvillelibrary.org 864-834-3650

Get in touch

316 W Main Street, Taylors 29687 taylors@greenvillelibrary.org 864-268-5955

Reasonable efforts will be made to provide adaptations or accommodations for individuals with disabilities interested in taking advantage of any program or service offered by the library system. Please submit requests at least three business days in advance to ADA Coordinator, at 527-9240 or adacoordinator@greenvillelibrary.org.

Ayuda En Su Idioma/Spanish Speaker Availability Para ayudar con sus preguntas sobre la biblioteca, habrá un ayudante bilingüe a su disposición cada viernes en el Hughes Library. Búscalo en el departamento de niños. Llame al 242-5000 ext. 2634 para más información.

All programs are free unless otherwise noted.

About this newsletter This bi-monthly publication is made possible in part by a generous contribution from the Friends of the Greenville County Library System. With a Friends membership, you can have this newsletter mailed to your home. Call 527-9291 for more information.

Taylors • Burdette Branch

Notice of Intent to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Park free at Hughes Main Library on Heritage Green in downtown Greenville evenings and weekends.

Questions or comments about our newsletter? Email us at communications@greenvillelibrary.org. Bookmobile Visit greenvillelibrary.org for schedule of stops. outreach@greenvillelibrary.org 864-527-9252

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KIDS & FAMILY PROGRAMS JAN 2018 Registration Programs that require registration may be canceled if minimum registration is not met two days prior to the program. See full program listing for registration information.

Stay and Play! • Jan 9 • 10:30a-11:15a, drop-in Saturday Stories • Jan 13, 27 • 10a-10:30a Lollipops Concert • Jan 20 • 11:30a-12p Creation Station • Jan 30 • 3:30p-4:30p Harry Potter Book Night • Feb 1 • 6p-7:30p Twilight Tales • Feb 5 • 7p-7:30p

Mauldin • 277-7397 A Quik-kit is a small collection of children’s materials (books, DVDs, music CDs, finger plays) centered around a theme and stored in a portable plastic tub. We currently have Quik-kits with topics ranging from Alphabet to Zoo. Stop by the Hughes Main Library and check one out today.

Anderson Road • 269-5210 Make It! • Jan 11 • 3:30p-4:30p LEGO® Challenge • Jan 26 • 3:30p-4:30p

Augusta Road • 277-0161 Story Time • Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 • 10a-10:30a Stay and Play! • Jan 18 • 10:30a-11:15a, drop-in My Tiny Town • Jan 26 • 10:30a-11:15a

Berea • 246-1695 Story Time • Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 10:30a-11a Stay and Play! • Jan 16 • 11a-11:45a, drop-in Art 101 • Jan 16 • 3:30p-4:30p

Fountain Inn • 862-2576 Story Time • Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10:30a-11a My Tiny Town • Jan 17 • 3:30p-4:15p Stay and Play! • Jan 31 • 11a-11:45a, drop-in

Greer • 877-8722 Story Time • Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 10a-10:30a & 11a-11:30a Bouncing Babies • Jan 8, 22, 29 • 10a-10:30a Make It! • Jan 9 • 3:30p-4:30p Science Station • Jan 12 • 10:30a-11:30a Art 101 • Jan 17 • 10:30a-11:30a Adventures in History • Jan 29 • 3:30p-4:15p

Main • 527-9248 Story Time • Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 10a-10:30a Bouncing Babies • Jan 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 & Feb 1 • 11a-11:30a Mini-Makers • Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10:30a-11a Musical Jamboree • Jan 4, 8, 11, 18, 22, 25, 29 & Feb 1 • 10a-10:30a Bilingual Story Time • Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 & Feb 2 4:30p-5:15p Toddler Tales • Jan 8, 22, 29 • 11a-11:30a

Story Time • Jan 8, 22, 29 • 10a-10:30a NEW! Bouncing Babies • Jan 8, 22, 29 11a-11:30a

Pelham Road • 288-6688 Bouncing Babies • Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10a-10:30a Story Time • Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10a-10:30a Musical Jamboree • Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 10a-10:30a Series Savvy • Jan 9 • 3:30p-4:15p Stay and Play! • Jan 17 • 10:30a-11:15a, drop-in Maker Lab! • Jan 24 • 3:30p-4:30p NEW! Muggle Marauders • Jan 25 • 3:30p-4:15p

Simpsonville • 963-9031 Bouncing Babies • Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10a-10:30a Toddler Tales • Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 11a-11:30a Mother Goose on the Loose • Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10a-10:30a & 11a-11:30a Story Time • Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 10a-10:30a & 11a-11:30a Mini-Makers • Jan 8 • 10:30a-11a Adventures in History • Jan 18 • 3:30p-4:15p Lollipops Concert • Jan 20 • 10a-10:30a

Taylors • 268-5955 NEW! Toddler Tales • Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 10a-10:30a Bouncing Babies • Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1 10:30a-11a Story Time • Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 & Feb 2 10a-10:30a Stay and Play! • Jan 26 • 10:30a-11:15a, drop-in

Mini-Makers ages 2-5 Listen to a story. Create items using your imagination and provided materials. Adult caregiver required. WINTER

Wed, Jan 3, 10:30a-11a, Main, Story Room Mon, Jan 8, 10:30a-11a, Simpsonville PENGUINS

Wed, Jan 10, 10:30a-11a, Main, Story Room YETIS

Wed, Jan 17, 10:30a-11a, Main, Story Room KEEPING WARM!

Wed, Jan 24, 10:30a-11a, Main, Story Room FAVORITE THINGS

Wed, Jan 31, 10:30a-11a, Main, Story Room PIZZA

Wed, Feb 7, 10:30a-11a, Main, Story Room

Bilingual Story Time/Cuentos Bilingües all ages Enjoy an English/Spanish story time. Cuentos bilingües en inglés y español. ¿Questions? Preguntas? 242-5000 ext. 2634. 4:30p-5:15p, Main, Story Room HAPPY NEW YEAR!/¡FELIZ AÑO NUEVO! • Fri, Jan 5 WINTER TALES/CUENTOS DEL INVIERNO • Fri, Jan 12 RHYME TIME/A RIMAR • Fri, Jan 19 BEARS/LOS OSOS • Fri, Jan 26 SILLY STORIES/CUENTOS CURIOSOS • Fri, Feb 2

Adventures in History: Middle Ages* ages 5-11 Explore topics through stories, crafts and activities. Theme-based costumes welcome. Registration opened 1 month prior. Mon, Jan 8, 3:30p-4:15p, Travelers Rest Thu, Jan 18, 3:30p-4:15p, Simpsonville Mon, Jan 29, 3:30p-4:15p, Greer

Travelers Rest • 834-3650 Mother Goose on the Loose • Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10a-10:30a Story Time • Jan 8, 22, 29 • 10:30a-11a Adventures in History • Jan 8 • 3:30p-4:15p Stay and Play! • Jan 22 • 11a-11:45a, drop-in

Stay and Play! drop-in, ages 2-6 Help your child build kindergarten readiness skills through play. Tue, Jan 9, 10:30a-11:15a, Main, Meeting Room Tue, Jan 16, 11a-11:45a, Berea Wed, Jan 17, 10:30a-11:15a, Pelham Road Thu, Jan 18, 10:30a-11:15a, Augusta Road Mon, Jan 22, 11a-11:45a, Travelers Rest Fri, Jan 26, 10:30a-11:15a, Taylors Wed, Jan 31, 11a-11:45a, Fountain Inn Jan 2018  |  3

Science Station: Sports*

Our classes promote the development of Kindergarten Readiness skills using the Palmetto Basics**.

ages 6-12 Fun activities teach how force and motion are used in sports. Adult caregiver required. Registration opened 1 month prior. Fri, Jan 12, 10:30a-11:30a, Greer

Make It!: Books ages 5-11 Join us for hands-on creating, games and activities. Tue, Jan 9, 3:30p-4:30p, Greer Thu, Jan 11, 3:30p-4:30p, Anderson Road

Winter/Spring Session Bouncing Babies

Story Time

Stories, rhymes, music, and bouncing games for babies 1 month-18 months. Includes play time for hands-on exploring and social skill development. Mondays, 10a, Greer Mondays, 11a, Mauldin Tuesdays, 10a, Pelham Road Tuesdays, 10a, Simpsonville Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11a, Main, Story Room Thursdays, 10:30a, Taylors

Join us for stories, music, and activities that develop social, listening, and comprehension skills in preschool children. Mondays, 10a, Mauldin Mondays, 10:30a, Travelers Rest Tuesdays, 10a, Main, Story Room Tuesdays, 10a & 11a, Greer Tuesdays, 10:30a, Berea Wednesdays, 10a, Pelham Road Wednesdays, 10:30a, Fountain Inn Thursdays, 10a, Augusta Road Thursdays, 10a & 11a, Simpsonville Fridays, 10a, Taylors

Mother Goose on the Loose Nursery rhymes are used to create nurturing play experiences for babies 1 month-24 months with an adult caregiver. Maximum of 3 children per adult caregiver. Attendance is limited to 40 per program. Get a free admission ticket at the desk. Wednesdays, 10a, Travelers Rest Wednesdays, 10a & 11a, Simpsonville

Musical Jamboree Explore children’s literature through music, songs, creative movement, and instrument play. Ages 18 months-4 years. Mondays & Thursdays, 10a, Main, Story Room Thursdays, 10a, Pelham Road

Toddler Tales Stories, music and movement designed for toddlers 19+ months. Mondays, 11a, Main, Story Room Tuesdays, 10a, Taylors Tuesdays, 11a, Simpsonville

**Visit greenvillelibrary.org/ kids for more information on the Palmetto Basics.

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Series Savvy* ages 6-12 Join us each month for games, crafts or activities celebrating some of the most beloved children’s book series. Registration opened December 9. Lunch Lady by Jarrett Krosoczka Tue, Jan 9, 3:30p-4:15p, Pelham Road

Saturday Stories ages 1-5 Bring your children/grandchildren for singing, dancing, and stories. 10a-10:30a, Main, Story Room LET’S COUNT


Sat, Jan 20, 11:30a-12p, Main, Meeting Room A

Maker Lab!: Board Games ages 8-13 Join us for hands-on STEM and STEAM activities. Wed, Jan 24, 3:30p-4:30p, Pelham Road

Muggle Marauders* ages 8-12 Enjoy games, trivia, crafts, book talk and more with fellow Harry Potter fans. Registration opens Jan 2. Thu, Jan 25, 3:30p-4:15p, Pelham Road

LEGO® Challenge: Towers ages 11 and under Celebrate all things LEGO® with books, crafts, games, and a building competition. Adult caregiver required. Fri, Jan 26, 3:30p-4:30p, Anderson Road

Creation Station: Stop Motion Movies* ages 6-12 Use iPads, your imagination, and candy to create stop motion movies. Adult caregiver required. Registration opens Jan 2. Tue, Jan 30, 3:30p-4:30p, Main, Story Room

Sat, Jan 27

Art 101: Mosaics* ages 5-11 Explore a different medium each month. Take home what you make. Registration opened 1 month prior. Tue, Jan 16, 3:30p-4:30p, Berea Wed, Jan 17, 10:30a-11:30a, Greer

My Tiny Town drop-in, ages 3-5 Bring your favorite toy vehicle and travel down tape roads. Wed, Jan 17, 3:30p-4:15p, Fountain Inn Fri, Jan 26, 10:30a-11:15a, Augusta Road

Lollipops Concert: The Bremen Town Musicians ages 3-8 The Greenville Symphony Orchestra (GSO) presents a story-based musical program featuring the GSO Wind Quintet. Sat, Jan 20, 10a-10:30a, Simpsonville

Harry Potter Book Night* all ages Join us for the worldwide celebration of the Harry Potter series. Enjoy trivia, crafts and wizarding world activities. Fun for the whole family! Registration opens Jan 2. Call 234-4904 to register. Thu, Feb 1, 6p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Rooms A & B

Twilight Tales: I Love Snacks! all ages Join us for stories, songs, activities, and a special snack. Adults must be accompanied by at least one child. Mon, Feb 5, 7p-7:30p, Main, Story Room

Book Bingo*

Registration Programs that require registration may be canceled if minimum registration is not met two days prior to the program. See full program listing for registration information.

Programs at Main: Call 527-9248 or email teenlibrarian@greenvillelibrary.org.

Fandom Friday ages 11-17

All About Anime ages 11-17

Celebrate your favorite fandoms with games, crafts, activities, and snacks. Fri, Jan 5, 4:30p-5:30p, Main, Meeting Room A

Calling all ani-maniacs to watch and discuss all things anime. Explore Asian culture, make a craft, and meet other anime enthusiasts. Cosplay welcome. Fri, Jan 12, 4:30p-5:30p, Greer Fri, Jan 19, 4:30p-5:30p, Main, Meeting Room C

Teen Service Day* ages 13-18 Earn volunteer hours. Registration opened one month prior. Sat, Jan 6 & Feb 10, 1p-4p, Main, Meeting Room A

Tech Club* ages 11-17 ART BOTS

Use household materials and electronics to create art. Registration opened Dec 4. Wed, Jan 3, 4p-5p, Main, Story Room VIDEO GAMES

Use Bloxels Video Game Builder Kits to explore video game creation. Registration opens Jan 3. Wed, Feb 7, 4p-5p, Main, Story Room

Game On: Classic Wii™* ages 9-13 Join us for video games. Registration opened Dec 18. Wed, Jan 17, 3:30p-4:30p, Pelham Road

Homeschool Craft It* ages 9-17 Registration opens 1 month prior. STRING DOLLS

Create cool or creepy figures from string and cloth. Mon, Jan 22, 11:30a-12:30p, Taylors PERLER BEAD KEYCHAINS

Create colorful key chains using these special beads. Mon, Feb 12, 11:30a-12:30p, Taylors

Teen Scribblers* ages 11-17 Bring your best creative writing or come to be inspired. Sat, Jan 27, 12p-1:30p, Simpsonville

Grown Up Gaming Join us for a night of modern tabletop board games. SHAKE IT UP

Tenzi, Left Center Right, and Exploding Kittens Tue, Jan 2, 16 & 30, 7p-8:30p, Greer

Play Bingo and win books! Participants are asked to bring a gently used book to donate as a prize. Tue, Jan 9, 10a-11:30a, Fountain Inn

Citizenship Info Session* Special Education Assistance* A SC Legal Services attorney shares how to qualify for special education or for an accommodation plan and how you can help a child with special needs get the most out of school, learn to live independently, get a job, or go college after high school graduation. Thu, Jan 11, 4p-5p, Fountain Inn

Nerd Night: Trivia Bring your team or form one here and test your knowledge. Prizes awarded to the winning team. Thu, Jan 11 & 25, 7p-8p Greer

Dream Home Workshop* Former contractor Gary Schweickert shares the tools and resources you need to build a dream home. Learn how to read house plans, pick a contractor and get information on financing, insurance, and the building process. Sat, Jan 13, 10:30a-12p, Fountain Inn

Decluttering* Ready to cut the clutter, but not sure where to start? Begin your journey with these starting points. Sat, Jan 13, 2p-3p, Travelers Rest

Bullying in Schools* A SC Legal Services lawyer explains the definition of bullying and harassment in public schools, different resources that can be used to address bullying, and things that can be used to determine if it has ended. Thu, Jan 18, 6:30p-7:30p, Simpsonville Thu, Jan 25, 6:30p-7:30p, Augusta Road


Watson and Holmes, The Resistance, and The Dresden Files Tue, Jan 30, 6:30p-8:30p, Main, Meeting Room C

Audubon Society. Record the birds you see, keep bird lists, explore dynamic maps and graphs, and share your sightings. Thu, Jan 18, 7p-8p, Augusta Road

eBird: Birding in the Digital Age* The Greenville County Bird Club shares information about eBird—a website and app from the Cornell Ornithology Lab and the National

Learn the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship, an overview of the naturalization process, and eligibility requirements for becoming a citizen. Sat, Jan 20, 11a-12p, Mauldin

Game of Thrones Night Play Game of Thrones Catan and enjoy themed activities, drinks, and snacks. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Mon, Jan 22, 7p-8p, Fountain Inn

New SC Driver’s License* Learn what you need to know to change your card to a federally approved one. Tue, Jan 30, 6:30p-7:30p, Greer

Descubre Su Biblioteca Aprenda como obtener una tarjeta de la biblioteca para utilizar los servicios y los programas gratuitos. Explore la biblioteca y aprenda a encontrar los recursos que necesita. Tue, Jan 30, 6:30p-8p, Simpsonville

Arts & Crafts Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group Improve your skills in the company of fellow enthusiasts. Bring yarn and needles/hooks. Thu, Jan 4 & 18, 10a-12p, Greer Sat, Jan 6 & 20, 10a-12p, Travelers Rest Sat, Jan 20, 2p-4p, Simpsonville

Bring a Craft, Learn a Craft Bring your own crafty hobby to work on. Discuss your craft and techniques with those who are interested, while learning about other attendees’ crafts that pique your interest. Thu, Jan 4, 6p-8p, Mauldin

Basic Drawing: Organic Still-Life* Bring sketchpad and pencils. Tue, Jan 9, 7p-8p, Berea Jan 2018  |  5

Computer Workshops These workshops are designed to enhance your personal or job-related skills. Call 527-9258 for sessions at Main. See p. 2 for branch contact information. Registration is required for all Computer Workshops.

INTERMEDIATE Some experience navigating a computer, active email address, and able to use an internet browser.

Google Tools

BOOK A LIBRARIAN Get one-to-one assistance from an experienced instructor at your preferred library location.Select "Make an Appointment" on any page of greenvillelibrary.org.

BEGINNER Little or no prior experience using computers, mobile devices, email, or the internet. This is the starting point for someone new to the digital world.

Computer Basics Learn to use a mouse and navigate a computer. Tue, Jan 16, 10a-11:30a, Anderson Road Wed, Jan 17, 1p-2:30p, Anderson Road

Computación Básica Aprenda a utilizar el mouse (el ratón) y a navegar la computadora. Wed, Jan 17, 10a-11:30a, Anderson Road

iOS Basics Got an iPad or iPhone for Christmas? Let us show you the ropes! We’ll go over apps, the dock, and tips. Bring your own device or listen in. Mon, Jan 22, 10a-11a, Pelham Road

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Explore the many free tools included with a Google account. Thu, Jan 4, 3:30p-5p, Main, Training Lab

Microsoft Excel I Learn the basics of creating a spreadsheet. Tue, Jan 16, 4p-5p, Anderson Road Thu, Jan 18, 3p-4:30p, Fountain Inn Fri, Jan 26, 10a-11:30a, Pelham Road

Google Hangouts Collaborate for free with Google Hangouts. Learn to chat, call, and video call. We’ll cover both oneon-one and conference contact. Thu, Jan 25, 3p-4:30p, Fountain Inn

Microsoft Publisher Create dynamic flyers, brochures, cards, and more. Thu, Jan 25, 3:30p-5p, Main, Training Lab

Downloadable Materials Download ebooks and stream music and movies with your Library card. Bring your own device (Apple or Android). Mon, Jan 29, 6:30p-7:30p, Travelers Rest

Cloud Storage Store, edit and share your documents and photos within an online platform. Wed, Jan 31, 3:30p-5p, Main, Training Lab

Scribblers Writing Group

Figure Drawing*

See p. 2 for branch contact information. Tue, Jan 9 & 23, 7p-8:30p, Simpsonville Thu, Jan 11, 7p-8p, Pelham Road Tue, Jan 16, 7p-8:30p, Taylors Thu, Jan 25, 7p-8:30p, Main, Meeting Room A

Use basic pencil drawing techniques to draw a clothed live model. Bring sketchpad and pencils. Tue, Jan 23, 7p-8p, Berea

Understanding Perspective: Create a City* Accurately depict depth and perspective in drawings while creating a cityscape from your imagination. Bring sketchpad and pencils. Tue, Jan 16, 7p-8p, Berea

Paint by Sticker* Create impressive 3D sticker art pages worthy of framing for your home. Fri, Jan 19, 10a-11:30a, Fountain Inn

Watercolors Basics* Local artist Sandy Cogen shares basic watercolor techniques in this four-part series. Series continues on Feb 12 and 26. Materials provided or bring your own. Mon, Jan 22 & 29, 6:30p-7:30p, Simpsonville

Coloring Café* Adults, join us for the fun and calming practice of coloring while enjoying warm beverages. Materials provided or bring your own. Mon, Jan 22, 7p-8p, Mauldin Thu, Jan 25, 6:30p-8p, Travelers Rest Mon, Jan 29, 3p-4:30p, Fountain Inn

Tales of the Strange and Unexplained* Professional storyteller Monty Tucker tells strange, unusual, and ghostly stories. Share your own ghostly encounter. Email explore@greenvillelibrary.org or call 527-9293 to register. Tue, Jan 23, 6:30p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Room A

DIY Craft: Get Organized* Create home office accessories from everyday objects. Materials provided. Thu, Jan 25, 4p-5p, Anderson Road

Sew a T-shirt Dress* Local seamstress Jan Stafford Clark teaches how to make a t-shirt dress! Bring a t-shirt of medium weight, 1 ½ yards of matching fabric, and matching thread. Sewing machines and patterns provided. Basic sewing machine skills preferred. Thu, Jan 25, 6:30p-8:30p, Fountain Inn

Make a Notepad* Create a fun notepad to organize your life or give as a gift. Materials provided. Sat, Jan 27, 10a-11a, Augusta Road

Creating in Miniature* Get support, tips, and help with new techniques. Bring along a mini project or work on the featured mini project. Materials provided. Sat, Jan 27, 2p-4p, Simpsonville

Cartoon Creations: Art Deco* Learn the basics of character creations and cartooning. Bring your own sketchpad, pencils, and pens. Tue, Jan 30, 7p-8p, Berea

Dot-to-Dot and Coloring* ages 18+ Enjoy dot-to-dot puzzles and coloring. Materials provided. Wed, Jan 31, 3p-4p, Anderson Road


Revisit the titles you loved as a kid and classics you missed growing up! The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Thu, Jan 4, 7p-8p, Taylors


Practicing Meditation*

First Aid & CPR*

Intro to Ancestry.com*

True Grit by Charles Portis Mon, Jan 8, 2p-3p

Donna Clifford, 200hr certified yoga instructor, leads a meditation. Dress comfortably in nonrestrictive clothing. Tue, Jan 9, 6:30p-7:30p, Travelers Rest

An instructor from Greenville Technical College’s American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center demonstrates hands only CPR, how to stop bleeding, and how to use an epi pen. Learn about head injuries, burns, fractures, seizures, and poisonings. Not a certification course. Sat, Jan 27, 10a-12p, Mauldin

Discover your heritage and perform genealogical research with this popular online tool. Must be comfortable using a mouse, keyboard and internet. Sat, Jan 27, 10a-12p, Pelham Road

Living on a Plant-Based Diet* Susan Bufano, President of Speak for Animals and member of Greenville Vegan Society, explains how to transition into and enjoy a plant-based diet. Call 527-9258 to register. Tue, Jan 30, 7p-8p, Main, Meeting Room A

Learn Spanish and practice English while doing a fun craft. Únase a una clase bilingüe para aprender Inglés en un ambiente informal y amigable mientras hace manualidades. Llame al 269-5210 para más información. Sat, Jan 13, 10a-11a, Greer Thu, Jan 18, 4p-5p, Anderson Road

History & Genealogy

Money Smarts

Storytelling Night: A Person I’ll Never Forget

Basic Small Business Start Up*

Travelers Rest Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance Mon, Jan 8, 1p-2:30p


The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcom X with Alex Haley Thu, Jan 18, 7p-8p

Weight Lifting For Everyday Life*

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Thu, Jan 25, 2p-3p

Josh Formaneck, co-owner of The Outpost Training Facility, provides proper weightlifting techniques for the gym and home. Wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing. Thu, Jan 11, 7p-8:30p, Mauldin

Pelham Road

Heart Based Meditation*

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter Thu, Jan 25, 7-8p

Sarah Arsenault, 200hr Kripalu Yoga Instructor leads you in a meditation. No prior experience necessary. Fri, Jan 12 & Sat Jan 13, 10:30a-12p, Pelham Road Tue, Jan 16 & Wed, Jan 17, 6:30p-8p, Pelham Road


Fountain Inn The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See Fri, Jan 26, 3p-4p, Fountain Inn

Gardening & Sustainability Master Gardener Classes BUTTERFLY GARDENING*

Tue, Jan 16, 10a-11a, Fountain Inn IMPROVING SOUTHERN SOILS*

Thu, Jan 18, 7p-8p, Mauldin SHEAR MADNESS*

Wed, Jan 24, 10a-11a, Mauldin

Health & Wellness Vegan and Vegetarian Meetup Swap recipes, share challenges, and exchange ideas. Nonvegetarians welcome. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Bring your favorite recipes, articles, or other items to share with the group. Thu, Jan 4, 6p-7p, Fountain Inn Thu, Jan 25, 7p-8p, Berea

Apps for Fitness* Learn about apps to help you keep those New Year’s resolutions. Bring your own device. Thu, Jan 4, 7p-8p, Augusta Road

Vegan and Vegetarian Eating* Discover steps to improve your health with insight from two health professionals from Greenville Technical College Personal Trainer Program, Coordinator Erin Fergus and faculty member Jake Henderson. Sat, Jan 20, 10a-11:30a, Taylors

In Our Own Voice* National Alliance on Mental Illness speakers share personal stories of their experience with mental illness and the tools they use to stay in recovery. Tue, Jan 23, 6:30p-8p, Augusta Road

Self-Defense Basics* Join Capt. Mike Hamilton of the Fountain Inn Police and Beckham Martial Arts for self-defense tips and practice. Wed, Jan 24, 6:30p-8p, Fountain Inn

The Travelers Rest Historical Society shares stories and memories of the upper Greenville County area and beyond. Come and listen or share your own story related to the night’s theme. Thu, Jan 11, 7p-8p, Travelers Rest

Celebrate the Dream: MLK Day Commemoration Listen to the “I Have a Dream” speech and watch historic footage of the 1963 March on Washington in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Fri, Jan 12, 4p-5p, Anderson Road

Chautauqua Talk Series: George Washington Discuss the courage of George Washington—fearless in battle and a political genius. Not a costumed performance. Tue, Jan 16, 7p-8:30p, Main, Meeting Rooms A-C

Language Bilingual Chat & Craft / Clase Bilingüe con Manualidades*

A business mentor from the Piedmont Chapter of SCORE guides you through the process of starting and successfully running a small business. Registration is online at: http://piedmontscore. org/workshops Tue, Jan 9, 6p-8p, Augusta Road

Freddie Mac CreditSmart®* Greenville County Human Relations Commission teaches how to build and maintain better credit using the Freddie Mac CreditSmart® curriculum. Call 467-7095 to register. Sat, Jan 13 & 27, 9:30a-1:30p, Main, Meeting Room C

Fashion Thrifting in Greenville* Learn where to shop for clothes, shoes, and accessories around Greenville. Thu, Jan 18, 7p-8p, Main, Meeting Room A

Europe on the Cheap Family History Club* Explore and document your family history. Share tips and learn about available genealogy resources at the Library. Wed, Jan 17, 3p-4p, Simpsonville

Discover how to travel around Europe on a tight budget. Sat, Jan 20, 10a-12p, Pelham Road

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First & Third Thursday Used Book Sales Jan 4 & 18, Feb 1 & 15 • 9a-12p Friends members only. Friends memberships begin at $5 and are available at the door or online at greenvillelibrary.org/ Friends. Merovan Center, Suite E-2 1200 Woodruff Road (across from Kohl's) Proceeds from book sales help fund Greenville County Library System programs and resources.

Sat, Feb 24 • 11a-12p Main, Meeting Room C Laurens County, SC native LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, discusses sources and strategies for researching enslaved ancestors. Board certified since 2015, Garrett-Nelson was elected a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists in 2016 and is a frequent speaker at national and local venues. Her book will be available for purchase after the program. Call 864-527-9212 to register.

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