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Jun/Jul 2014 Calendar of Events Lives Change @ Your Library p. 7 Summer Reading Guide p. 11-15


Dear Reader, Summer is here and I invite you to explore your world by taking advantage of the many resources and exciting learning opportunities your library system has to offer for all ages. Whether you’re looking for a good book to listen to on your next road trip, a travel DVD to watch at home, a magazine to download to your tablet or world music to stream on your smartphone, your local library staff can connect you to something familiar or help you discover something new. Since you are going to be reading this summer anyway, I encourage you sign up for Summer Reading to take advantage of the incentives we’re offering for readers of all ages. Adult summer readers can earn the chance to enter a drawing for a $150 gift card generously donated by QuikTrip. Children who meet their reading challenge can enter a drawing for a oneyear family membership to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. With so many ways to explore your world this summer, you might be wondering where to start. Want to discover historic locations right here in Greenville County? Pick up a copy of our Greenville County Driving Tour of Historic Sites for just $4 at your local library. Wish you could learn a new language? Freely use one of the online language databases available via greenvillelibrary.org. Want your kids to have some science fun? Bring them to see Mr. Bond and the Science Guys at a library location near you during June. Curious about African art? Meet David Roop at the Hughes Main Library on June 25th when he shares some of his collection with us.

Jun/Jul 2014 Board of Trustees Mr. Joe L. Allen (Vice-Chairman) • Mrs. Susan Barry (Secretary) • Mr. Chace Campbell Mr. Doug Churdar (Chairman) • Mr. Robert Clark Mr. S. Allan Hill (Treasurer) • Mr. Tommy Hughes Mr. Dick Jensen • Mrs. Glenda Julian Mrs. Deryl Paradis • Mr. Joe Poore Executive Director Beverly James • bjames@greenvillelibrary.org Mission To serve Greenville County as the best provider of guided access to quality resources for information, education and leisure.

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 the GCLS newsletter mailed to your home. Call 527-9291 for more information. Questions about our newsletter? communications@greenvillelibrary.org

Thank you for using your public library,

Beverly James Executive Director

Thank you to our Summer Reading sponsors:

Notice of Intent to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act 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 Jill Cornwell, 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 a Cindy Frellick para más información: 242-5000 ext. 2634. To help with your library questions, a Spanish/ English speaker is available on Friday’s in the Children’s Area of the Hughes Main Library. Call Cindy Frellick at 242-5000 ext. 2634 for more information. All programs are free unless otherwise noted.

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


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

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

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

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

Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch 311 N Main Street, Fountain Inn 29644

fountaininn@greenvillelibrary.org

Foster The People Supermodel

864-862-2576

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

Free MP3 downloads, videos and streaming music with your library card.

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

Find our newest books, movies and music on Pinterest.

Taylors (Burdette) Branch

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17 Center Street, Travelers Rest 29690

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

Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch travelersrest@greenvillelibrary.org • 864-834-3650

Bookmobile • 864-527-9252 Visit greenvillelibrary.org for schedule of stops.

Hughes Main Library Hours Mon-Fri • 9:00a-9:00p Sat • 9:00a-6:00p Sun • 2:00p-6:00p

Audiobooks, eBooks Magazines, Music

Branch Hours Mon-Thu • 9:00a-9:00p Fri-Sat • 9:00a-6:00p LIBRARY system Holiday CLOSING Friday, July 4 (Independence Day) Jun/Jul 2014 | 3


Adult Summer Readers must have a library card to participate. Sign up for yours today! Please register at the one Greenville County Library System (GCLS) location you visit most and pick up a reading log.

READING CHALLENGE • Record 3 qualifying books* you read or listen to. • Show your completed reading log** to staff at the library where you registered and get a great prize!

May 30-July 26 Visit the Summer Reading section of greenvillelibrary.org for more information! The last day to collect your prizes is July 26! *Qualifying books include any book written for continuous reading. Reference books, cookbooks, how-to-books, etc. do not qualify. **Only one reading log per person may be redeemed.

Attend these Explore Your World programs for adults. TRAVELING ON A DIME: GREENVILLE DAYTRIPS

Thu, Jun 12, 6:00p-7:00p, Augusta Road Discover destinations within a day’s drive of Greenville.

VACATION VIDEO

Sat, Jun 14, 10:00a-12:00p, Augusta Road Explore several popular video production programs available for free over the internet and learn to make a great vacation video. Bring your digital camera or cell phone. Registration required.

FACEBOOK VACATION ALBUM

Sat, Jun 14, 2:00p-3:00p, Augusta Road Create an online photo album to share with your friends. Registration required.

HENNA TATTOOS

Sat, Jun 14, 2:00p-4:00p, Pelham Road Explore the history and heritage of Henna tattoos. Receive a tattoo from experienced Henna artists or create one yourself! Henna tattoos usually last 2-6 weeks. Registration required.

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Be entered into a drawing a South Carolina State Parks Statewide Park Passport that gives you free, unlimited entry to all SC state parks for an entire year, and for two SC State Park Golf Passes that can be used at Cheraw State Park or Hickory Knob State Resort Park!

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ARMCHAIR TRAVELER: THAILAND

Mon, Jun 16, 6:00p-7:00p, Pelham Road Learn about the culture of exotic Thailand and explore its varying landscapes from big cities to gorgeous rainforests. Registration required.

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GREENVILLE SISTER CITIES

Mon, Jun 23, 6:00p-7:00p, Pelham Road Craig Lundgren, President of Greenville Sister Cities International, discusses the developing relationship between Greenville and its sister cities in Italy, Belgium and China.

VISUAL HISTORY OF AFRICAN ART

Wed, Jun 25, 6:00p-7:00p, Main, Meeting Rooms B & C African art aficionado David Roop discusses the history of African art and shares select pieces collected over the last 15 years.

VACATION SCRAPBOOK

Thu, Jul 17, 6:30p-8:00p, Augusta Road Learn to create an attractive scrapbook filled with your summer vacation memorabilia. Registration required.

ARMCHAIR TRAVELER: SCOTLAND

Thu, Jun 26, 4:00p-5:00p, Mauldin Learn about our northern and southern neighbors and enjoy a sampling of native foods. Registration required.

Tue, Jul 22, 7:00p-8:00p, Taylors Discover the land of castles, kilts and the Loch Ness Monster and learn the top 10 reasons for visiting. Sample Galloway cheddar, Dundee marmalade and Orkney fudge while listening to traditional Scottish music. Registration required.

ARMCHAIR TRAVELER: ARGENTINA

ARMCHAIR TRAVELER: CHINA

ARMCHAIR TRAVELER: CANADA AND MEXICO

Sat, Jul 12, 3:00p-4:00p, Fountain Inn Discover the beauty of Argentina’s lands, culture and people and enjoy a sampling of native foods. Registration required.

Thu, Jul 31, 6:00p-7:00p, Simpsonville Learn about the country known by some as The Middle Kingdom and enjoy a sampling of native snacks. Registration required.

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adult programs • jun/jul 2014 Check out our calendar listings online at greenvillelibrary.org.

ANDERSON ROAD Jun 19 | Canning Basics | 6:00p-7:00p Jun 30 | African-American Genealogy 6:00p-7:00p Jul 17, Jul 31 | Upcycled Craft | 6:00p-7:00p AUGUSTA ROAD Jun 10, 24, Jul 15, 29 | Book Discussion 6:00p-7:30p Jun 12 | Traveling on a Dime | 6:00p-7:00p Jun 14 | Vacation Video | 10:00a-12:00p Jun 14 | Facebook Vacation Album | 2:00p-3:00p Jun 14 | Skype | 4:30p-5:30p Jul 17 | Vacation Scrapbook | 6:30p-8:00p BEREA Jun 14, July 12 | Unraveled | 10:00a-12:00p Jun 24, Jul 29 | Book Discussion | 10:00a-11:00a Jul 24 | Greenville: Life in the 1960s 3:00p-4:30p FOUNTAIN INN Jun 3, Jul 1 | Book Discussion | 7:00p-8:30p Jul 10 | Greenville: Life in the 1960s 6:30p-8:00p Jul 12 | Armchair Traveler: Argentina 3:00p-4:00p GREER Jun 5, 19, Jul 3, 17 | Unraveled | 10:00a-12:00p Jun 14 | Guitar Basics | 10:00a-11:00a Jul 12 | Intermediate Guitar | 10:00a-11:00a Jul 19 | All About Anime | 3:30p-4:30p MAIN Jun 3 | Internet Basics | 10:00a-11:30a Jun 3 | Greenville: Life in the 1940s | 6:30p-7:30p Jun 11, Jul 9 | Training for Manufacturing Jobs 10:00a-12:30p Jun 12 | Basic Digital Photography | 6:00p-8:00p Jun 17 | Trotting Sally | 7:00p-8:00p Jun 18 | Homebuyer Info | 6:30p-8:00p Jun 19 | Microsoft Word 2010 | 7:00p-8:00p Jun 19 | Theme Gardens | 7:00p-8:00p Jun 24 | Microsoft Excel 2010 | 6:30p-8:00p Jun 25 | Visual History of African Art 6:00p-7:00p Jun 26, Jul 24 | Scribblers Writing Group 7:00p-8:30p Jul 12, 19 | Freddie Mac CreditSmart® 9:00a-1:00p Jul 15 | Introduction to Finding Funders 3:30p-5:00p Jul 17 | Growing Culinary Herbs | 7:00p-8:00p Jul 17 | Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 7:00p-8:00p Jul 23 | Swing Dancing | 6:30p-8:00p

MAULDIN Jun 3 | Injury Prevention | 6:00p-7:00p Jun 5, Jul 10 | Unraveled | 6:00p-8:00p Jun 12 | Container Gardens | 7:00p-8:00p Jun 21 | Introduction to Sign Language 10:00a-12:00p Jun 26 | Armchair Traveler: Canada and Mexico 4:00p-5:00p Jul 17 | Basic Digital Photography | 6:00p-8:00p Jul 24 | Butterfly Gardening | 7:00p-8:00p Jul 30 | Internet Basics | 10:00a-11:30a Jul 30 | Keyboarding | 3:00p-4:30p PELHAM ROAD Jun 5 | Making a Budget with Microsoft Excel 2010 | 10:00a-11:30a Jun 14 | Henna Tattoos | 2:00p-4:00p Jun 16 | Armchair Traveler: Thailand 6:00p-7:00p Jun 23 | Greenville Sister Cities | 6:00p-7:00p Jul 10 | Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 10:00a-11:30a SIMPSOnVILLE Jun 7, 21, Jul 5, 19 | Unraveled | 2:00p-4:00p Jun 10, Jul 8 | Scribblers Writing Group 7:00p-8:30p Jun 26, Jul 24 | Book Discussion | 1:00p-2:00p Jul 22 | Building a Miniature Garden 7:00p-8:00p Jul 31 | Armchair Traveler: China | 6:00p-7:00p TAYLORS Jun 9, Jul 14 | Book Discussion | 2:00p-3:00p Jun 14, Jul 12 | Chess Club | 10:00a-12:00p Jun 21, Jul 19 | Unraveled | 10:00a-12:00p Jul 22 | Armchair Traveler: Scotland 7:00p-8:00p TRAVELERS REST Jun 7, Jul 5 | Unraveled | 10:00a-12:00p Jun 21, Jul 19 | Card Games | 3:00p-5:00p Jul 10 | Introduction to Honeybees | 6:00p-7:00p

Information and Registration

Programs at Main: 527-9293. Programs at branches: See p.3 for branch listings.

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.

Book Discussions Augusta Road Read a book set in or about the designated continent. Bring a copy and be prepared to share a brief summary. Enjoy native foods and music. Africa Tue, Jun 10, 6:00p-7:30p Asia Tue, Jun 24, 6:00p-7:30p Europe Tue, Jul 15, 6:00p-7:30p Latin America Tue, Jul 29, 6:00p-7:30p Berea Tue, Jun 24, 10:00a-11:00a Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo. Tue, Jul 29, 10:00a-11:00a The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. Fountain Inn Tue, Jun 3, 7:00p-8:30p The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag. Tue, Jul 1, 7:00p-8:30p On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield. Simpsonville Thu, Jun 26, 1:00p-2:00p The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber. Thu, Jul 24, 1:00p-2:00p The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares. Taylors Mon, Jun 9, 2:00p-3:00p The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton. Mon, Jul 14, 2:00p-3:00p The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

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Computer Classes

Call 527-9258 to register for programs at Main. See p.3 for branch listings.

Computer Tutoring Anderson Road, Augusta Road, Fountain Inn, Mauldin, Simpsonville Get hands-on practice in a one hour session with an experienced instructor. Learn to use a mouse, create a resume, email files, use Google to search the internet, apply for jobs online and much more! Call for appointment.

Ebooks @ the Library Main, Upper Level Get individualized help learning to download free eBooks using your library card. Bring your library card and eReader or mobile device. Call for appointment.

Internet Basics Learn to stay safe online and surf the web using Internet Explorer. Participants must have basic typing skills and be able to use a mouse. Registration required. Tue, Jun 3, 10:00a-11:30a, Main, Computer Training Lab Wed, Jul 30, 10:00a-11:30a, Mauldin

Skype Sat, Jun 14, 4:30p-5:30p, Augusta Road Learn to make video calls using this free software. Registration required.

Microsoft Word 2010

have basic typing skills and be able to use a mouse. Registration required.

Human Relations Commission. Call 467-7095 for more information.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Freddie Mac CreditSmart速

Thu, Jul 10, 10:00a-11:30a, Pelham Road Learn to create an effective slide presentation. Participants must have basic typing skills and be able to use a mouse. Registration required.

Introduction to Finding Funders Tue, Jul 15, 3:30p-5:00p, Main, Computer Training Lab Learn to find funding for your non-profit by using online resources available free via greenvillelibrary.org. Registration required.

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Thu, Jul 17, 7:00p-8:00p, Main, Computer Training Lab Learn to incorporate borders, clip art, text boxes, word art and more to add flare to basic Word documents. Participants must be familiar with basic Microsoft Word editing features. Registration required.

Keyboarding Wed, Jul 30, 3:00p-4:30p, Mauldin Gain and improve basic typing skills. Registration required.

financial empowerment Thu, Jun 5, 10:00a-11:30a, Pelham Road Learn the basics of Excel while you design a budget spreadsheet. Participants must have basic typing skills and be able to use a mouse. Registration required.

Microsoft Excel 2010

Homebuyer Information

What I'm reading

Wed, Jun 18, 6:30p-8:00p, Main, Meeting Room A Learn about resources available to help you become a homeowner. Presented by Greenville County

What I'm listening to

The Silver Pigs: A Novel by: Lindsey Davis

Colour It In by: The Maccabees

FIND IT: Fic Davis

FIND IT: CD/MUS 789.6 Maccabees

Roger

Discovery Services

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Injury Prevention Tue, Jun 3, 6:00p-7:00p, Mauldin Shannon Johnson, PT, MSBS, OCS and Matthew de Ruig, PT, DPT of Vaughn Buchanan Shelley & Associates, Physical Therapists, demonstrate how to prevent repetitive strain injuries and avoid common fitness training errors. Registration required.

HISTORY & GENEALOGY Greenville: Life in the 1940s Tue, Jun 3, 6:30p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Room C Durham Hunt, South Carolina Room staff member, brings Greenville of the 1940s back to life using historic photographs and the Greenville County Driving Tour of Historic Sites.

Trotting Sally: The Roots and Legacy of a Folk Hero

Making a Budget with Microsoft Excel 2010

Thu, Jun 19, 7:00p-8:00p, Main, Computer Training Lab Learn to create and edit documents. Participants must have basic typing skills and be able to use a mouse. Registration required.

Tue, Jun 24, 6:30p-8:00p, Main, Computer Training Lab Learn to create a spreadsheet. Participants must

Sat, Jul 12 & 19, 9:00a-1:00p, Main, Meeting Room A Learn to build and maintain better credit. Take control of your money and get credit smart now! Presented by Greenville County Human Relations Commission. Call 467-7095 to register.

Tue, Jun 17, 7:00p-8:00p, Main, Meeting Rooms A-C Award winning storyteller and author John Fowler tells the story of Trotting Sally, a street musician once familiar to residents of Upstate South Carolina. Fowler reveals the man behind one of the Carolinas' most famous and elusive turn-of- the-century African Americans.

What I'm watching The Book Thief

Jennifer

Mauldin Branch

FIND IT: DVD Book

Abbe

Taylors Branch


Lives change @ your library

African-American Genealogy Mon, Jun 30, 6:00p-7:00p, Anderson Road Learn basic genealogy techniques and how to use free online resources available at all library system locations to overcome common obstacles encountered when researching African-American ancestry. Registration required.

Greenville: Life in the 1960s Durham Hunt, South Carolina Room staff member, brings Greenville of the 1960s back to life using historic photographs and the Greenville County Driving Tour of Historic Sites. Thu, Jul 10, 6:30p-8:00p, Fountain Inn Thu, Jul 24, 3:00p-4:30p, Berea

Manufacturing Job Training Information @ Your Library Over the next two years, 4,000 new manufacturing job openings are projected for the Upstate. Put yourself in the competition for one of them by learning more about free and low cost training from Goodwill Industries. Goodwill Industries helps individuals become independent through education and training leading to employment.

Training for Manufacturing Jobs

Wed, Jun 11 & Jul 9, 10:00a-12:30p, Main, Meeting Room A Natalie Milom, Goodwill CareerSkillsNow Job Coach, shares information and answers questions about free training available for careers in manufacturing.

Hobbies Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group Improve your skills in the company of fellow enthusiasts. Bring your own yarn and needles/hooks. Thu, Jun 5, 19 & Jul 3, 17, 10:00a-12:00p, Greer Thu, Jun 5 & Jul 10, 6:00p-8:00p, Mauldin Sat, Jun 7 & Jul 5, 10:00a-12:00p, Travelers Rest Sat, Jun 7, 21 & Jul 5, 19, 2:00p-4:00p, Simpsonville Sat, Jun 14 & July 12, 10:00a-12:00p, Berea Sat, Jun 21 & Jul 19, 10:00a-12:00p, Taylors

Scribblers Writing Group Bring your best work or come and be inspired. Tue, Jun 10 & Jul 8, 7:00p-8:30p, Simpsonville Thu, Jun 26 & Jul 24, 7:00p-8:30p, Main, Meeting Room A

Basic Digital Photography Learn major features and icons, composition, camera care, how to use your camera’s scene modes and more. Registration required. Thu, Jun 12, 6:00p-8:00p, Main, Meeting Rooms A & B Thu, Jul 17, 6:00p-8:00p, Mauldin

Container Gardening

Job Search Assistance @ Your Library Job search assistance is now available each Wednesday from 3p-4p at the Hughes Main Library! During this time, a staff member from SC Works can answer questions about the agency’s services, help create or update a resume and help you search for job leads on the internet. SC Works is a statewide career system with 56 local centers staffed by professionals who provide employment services for job seekers.

Thu, Jun 12, 7:00p-8:00p, Mauldin Master Gardener Suzy Boghani shares information about container gardening for sun and shade and how to choose plants for containers. Registration required.

Chess Club Sat, Jun 14 & Jul 12, 10:00a-12:00p, Taylors Learn the basics and play matches. Bring your own chess set (optional). Registration required.

Tell us how the library has changed your life. Send your story to communications@greenvillelibrary.org. Jun/Jul 2014 | 7


Free Apps for exploring your world! AllTrails

Android, iPhone

Trail guides for outdoor activities.

Google Translate

Android, iPhone

Translate between 80 languages.

Passport America

Android, iPhone

Location-based campground search.

Skyscanner

Android, iPhone

Find cheap flights on the go.

TaxiMagic

Android, iPhone

Book, track and pay for your ride.

XE Currency

Android, iPhone

Convert every world currency.

TripAdvisor

Android, iPhone

Airfare, hotels, restaurants and activities.

Guitar Basics

Intermediate Guitar

Swing Dancing

Sat, Jun 14, 10:00a-11:00a, Greer Learn the basics of playing the guitar or come and listen. Tuning, string names, finger placement and commonly-used chords will be covered. Bring your own guitar (optional).

Sat, Jul 12, 10:00a-11:00a, Greer Review guitar basics and learn advanced soloing techniques or come and listen. Bring your own guitar (optional).

Wed, Jul 23, 6:30p-8:00p, Main, Meeting Rooms A-C Swing on by for a beginner lesson in this jazzy dance. No partner required. Call 242-5000 x2162 to register.

canning basics

Upcycled Craft: Soda Bottle Bird Feeders

Thu, Jun 19, 7:00p-8:00p, Main, Meeting Room A Master Gardener Karen Brown discusses a variety of theme gardens and techniques to help you create one.

Growing Culinary Herbs Thu, Jul 17, 7:00p-8:00p, Main, Meeting Room C Master Gardener Jane McCutcheon shows you how to grow tasty herbs.

Upcycled Craft: Potato chip Can Flower Vases

Card Games

All About Anime

Sat, Jun 21 & Jul 19, 3:00p-5:00p, Travelers Rest Join us for an afternoon of fun with role-playing card games. Bring your own deck of cards for Pokemon, Magic the Gathering and/or Munchkin.

Sat, Jul 19, 3:30p-4:30p, Greer Discuss all things Anime, make crafts and meet other Anime enthusiasts. Cosplay welcome! Registration required.

Introduction to Honey Bees

Building a Miniature Garden

Thu, Jul 10, 6:00p-7:00p, Travelers Rest The Carolina Honey Bee Company discusses the importance of bees as pollinators and honey producers. Registration required.

Tue, Jul 22, 7:00p-8:00p, Simpsonville Master Gardener Jean Lindsey demonstrates how to craft a tiny garden. Learn about scale, appropriate containers and plants.

Theme Gardens

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Thu, Jul 17, 6:00p-7:00p, Anderson Road Transform a two liter soda bottle into a fabulous bird feeder. Materials provided. Registration required.

Butterfly Gardening Thu, Jul 24, 7:00p-8:00p, Mauldin Master Gardener and former coordinator of Roper Mountain Science Center’s Butterfly Garden, Ginger Kopka, discusses the life stages of a butterfly and the plants necessary for creating a butterfly garden. Registration required.

Thu, Jun 19, 6:00p-7:00p, Anderson Road Learn techniques, equipment, recipes and recommended resources for the beginning canner.

Thu, Jul 31, 6:00p-7:00p, Anderson Road Transform a potato chip can into a beautiful flower vase. Materials provided. Registration required.

LANGUAGE CLASSES Introduction to Sign Language Sat, Jun 21, 10:00a-12:00p, Mauldin Qualified presenter Marsha Fountain demonstrates how to sign the alphabet, numbers, simple words and expressions in American Sign Language. Registration required.


CRAFT it

Tween & Teen programs jun/jul 2014

Ages 11-17. Registration required. Gem Tree Pendants Make a unique tree pendant using gems and wire.

Check out our calendar listings online at greenvillelibrary.org.

Tue, Jun 10, 2:30p-3:30p, Fountain Inn Tue, Jun 24, 3:00p-4:00p, Taylors Registration opens Jun 2.

ANDERSON ROAD Jun 23, Jul 22 | Craft It | 3:30p-4:30p Jul 18 | Nail Art | 3:30p-4:30p

Tue, Jul 22, 3:30p-4:30p, Anderson Road Wed, Jul 23, 3:00p-4:00p, Mauldin Registration opens Jun 30.

AUGUSTA ROAD Jun 10, 17, Jul 8, 15 | Craft It | 3:00p-4:00p BEREA Jun 19, Jul 7 | Craft It | 3:30p-4:30p FOUNTAIN INN Jun 10, Jul 8 | Craft It | 2:30p-3:30p Greer Jun 12, 19, 26, Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | Game Day 3:00p-5:00p Jun 16, Jul 28 | Scavenger Hunt: Explore Your World | 3:30p-4:30p Jun 21 | Scavenger Hunt: The Haunted Opera 10:00a-11:00a Jun 25, Jul 9 | Craft It | 3:00p-4:00p Jul 16 | Scavenger Hunt: Lost in the City 2:30p-3:30p Main Jun 7 | Mother-Daughter Spa Delights 2:00p-3:30p Jun 12, 26, Jul 10, 24 | In Between Craft 3:00p-4:00p Jun 21 | Teen Volunteer Day | 1:00p-4:00p Jun 24, Jul 22 | Teen Scribblers | 6:30p-8:00p Jun 26, Jul 24 | Tech Thursday | 6:30p-8:00p Jul 12 | Beginning Quilting | 2:00p-4:00p Jul 17 | Craft It | 3:00p-4:00p MAULDIN Jun 11, 18, Jul 16, 23 | Craft It | 3:00p-4:00p PELHAM ROAD Jun 27, Jul 25 | Craft It | 4:00p-5:00p SIMPSONVILLE Jun 13, 27, Jul 25 | Craft It | 11:00a-12:00p Jun 21, Jul 19 | Teen Scribblers | 12:00p-1:30p TAYLORS Jun 24, Jul 21 | Craft It | 3:00p-4:00p TRAVELERS REST Jun 16, 26, Jul 14 | Craft It | 3:00p-4:00p

Book Art Challenge Friday, May 30-saturday, July 26 Grab your favorite book and design the cover that you think it should Take Friday, May 30-Friday, Julyhave. 26 Grab your favorite book and design the cover that a photo of your work and email you think it should have. Take a photo of your workit to and email it and the entry form to TeenLibrarian@greenvillelibrary.org. Ages 13-17. TeenLibrarian@greenvillelibrary.org. Ages Visit the Summer Reading section of greenvillelibrary.org and click onReading Book Art 13-17. Visit the Summer section of Challenge for rules and guidelines. Prize will be awarded in August. greenvillelibrary.org and click on Book Art Email TeenLibrarian@greenvillelibrary.org for more information. Challenge for rules and guidelines. Prize will be awarded in August.

Game Day for Teens Thu, Jun 12, 19, 26 & Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 3:00p-5:00p, Greer Bring friends and play board games at the library. Games and snacks provided or bring your own. Ages 13 and up.

Scavenger Hunt: Explore Your World Join us for a scavenger hunt. Ages 9-12. Registration required. Mon, Jun 16, 3:30p-4:30p, Greer Mon, Jul 28, 3:30p-4:30p, Greer

Scavenger Hunt: The Haunted Opera Sat, Jun 21, 10:00a-11:00a, Greer Join us for this scavenger hunt based on The Haunted Opera: A Marie-Grace Mystery (an American Girl book) by Sarah Masters Buckey. Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Scavenger Hunt: Lost In The City

Upcycled Suncatcher Create a suncatcher using CDs and scratch art. Tue, Jun 10, 3:00p-4:00p, Augusta Road Fri, Jun 13, 11:00a-12:00p, Simpsonville Thu, Jun 26, 3:00p-4:00p, Travelers Rest Registration opens Jun 2. Wed, Jul 16, 3:00p-4:00p, Mauldin Registration opens Jun 30. Nautical Knot Bracelets Make a bracelet from hemp using Carrick bend knots. Wed, Jun 11, 3:00p-4:00p, Mauldin Wed, Jun 25, 3:00p-4:00p, Greer Mon, Jul 7, 3:30p-4:30p, Berea Registration opens Jun 2. Fri, Jul 25, 4:00p-5:00p, Pelham Road Registration opens Jun 30.

Information and Registration

Programs at Main: Email TeenLibrarian@greenvillelibrary.org or call 527-9248. Programs at branches: See p.3 for branch listings. 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.

Wed, Jul 16, 2:30p-3:30p, Greer Join us for this scavenger hunt based on Lost in the City: A Julie Mystery (an American Girl book) by Kathleen O’Dell. Ages 9-12. Registration required.

college prep Teen Volunteer Day Sat, Jun 21, 1:00p-4:00p, Main, Meeting Room A Earn up to three volunteer hours. Ages 13-18. Registration required and opens May 19.

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Paper Star Lanterns Make a kirigami paper lantern. Tue, Jun 17, 3:00p-4:00p, Augusta Road Thu, Jun 19, 3:30p-4:30p, Berea Fri, Jun 27, 4:00p-5:00p, Pelham Road Registration opens Jun 2.

Teen Scribblers Bring your best creative writing or come and be inspired. Sat, Jun 21 & Jul 19, 12:00p-1:30p, Simpsonville Tue, Jun 24 & Jul 22, 6:30p-8:00p, Main, Story Room

Wed, Jul 9, 3:00p-4:00p, Greer Fri, Jul 25, 11:00a-12:00p, Simpsonville Registration opens Jun 30.

Mon, Jun 16, 3:00p-4:00p, Travelers Rest Mon, Jun 23, 3:30p-4:30p, Anderson Road Fri, Jun 27, 11:00a-12:00p, Simpsonville Registration opens Jun 2. Tue, Jul 15, 3:00p-4:00p, Augusta Road Mon, Jul 21, 3:00p-4:00p, Taylors Registration opens Jun 30. Beginning Loom Knitting Create your own knitting spool and learn to knit cord that can be used for necklaces. Registration required and opens Jun 30.

Aboriginal Dot Art Thu, Jun 12, 3:00p-4:00p, Main, Story Room Hear an Aboriginal folk tale and create a dot painting to go with it. Registration required and opens Jun 2.

Thu, Jun 26, 3:00p-4:00p, Main, Story Room Explore the world of Asian puppet theater by creating a cast of shadow puppets. Registration required and opens Jun 12.

Wrought Iron Wall Art

Wed, Jun 18, 3:00p-4:00p, Mauldin Registration opens Jun 2.

T-Shirt Hacking Workshop Learn techniques for redesigning your wardrobe. Bring one t-shirt that can be cut apart.

Rising 4th-7th graders.

Asian Style Shadow Puppets

Diy Pop-Up Books Create your own pop-up book. Bring one picture book that can be cut apart.

Thu, Jul 17, 3:00p-4:00p, Main, Story Room Registration opens Jun 30.

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Tech Thursday Code Avengers HTML/CSS Thu, Jun 26, 6:30p-8:00p, Main, Training Lab Learn to create websites. Ages 13-18. Registration required and opens Jun 2. JavaScripting With Code Avengers Thu, Jul 24, 6:30p-8:00p, Main, Training Lab Explore JavaScripting with Code Avengers. Ages 13-18. Registration required and opens Jul 1.

Thu, Jul 10, 3:00p-4:00p, Main, Story Room Create a hanging faux wrought iron piece from recyclables. Registration required and opens Jul 1.

String Art Thu, Jul 24, 3:00p-4:00p, Main, Story Room Create geometric patterns and an eye-catching design using string. Registration required and opens Jul 10.

Beginning Quilting Sat, Jul 12, 2:00p-4:00p, Main, Meeting Room C Learn the basics of quilting. Previous sewing knowledge is helpful but not required. Ages 9-17. Registration required and opens Jun 9.

Tue, Jul 8, 2:30p-3:30p, Fountain Inn Mon, Jul 14, 3:00p-4:00p, Travelers Rest Rainbow Peace Sign Bracelets Tue, Jul 8, 3:00p-4:00p, Augusta Road Make groovy plastic bracelets using tie-dye lacing. Each bracelet accented with a peace sign charm. Registration required and opens Jun 30.

HOBBIES Mother-Daughter Spa Delights Sat, Jun 7, 2:00p-3:30p, Main, Meeting Room A Learn to make your own bath and body products. Take home what you make! Ages 11-18 with an adult female caregiver. Registration required and opens May 12.

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Nail Art Fri, Jul 18, 3:30p-4:30p, Anderson Road Explore the nail art craze. Learn how to use common household objects for salon-quality effects. All participants should arrive with clean, unpolished nails. Nail polish provided. Ages 13-18. Registration required and opens Jun 30.

UPCOMING Game Day For Teens Thu, Aug 7, 3:00p-5:00p, Greer Bring friends and play board games at the library. Games and snacks provided or bring your own. Ages 13 and up.


Summer Reading 2014 Teens, kids & babies

MAY 30-JULY 26

Your guide to Summer Reading special events. challenges and prizes!

Please register at the Greenville County Library System (GCLS) location you visit most and pick up a reading log.

THE LAST DAY TO COLLECT YOUR PRIZES IS JULY 26!

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AGES 3-12 READING CHALLENGE

• Read for 12 hours OR read 48 books. • Record hours or books read. • Show your completed timed reading log or book title list* to staff at the library where you registered and get great prizes.**

Summer Reading 2014 May 30-July 26 The last day to collect your prizes is JULY 26! *Only one reading log per person may be redeemed. **While supplies last. Substitutes may be offered. ***The Greenville Drive voucher must be redeemed for a ticket to a Reading All Stars Celebration Game. Only summer readers who qualify as Drive Reading All Stars may use the vouchers--not family members or friends." Visit the Summer Reading section of greenvillelibrary.org for game dates and times. Once you earn your voucher, visit GreenvilleDrive.com/RAS for special opportunities like registering your name to appear on the DriveVision during the game and more.

Prizes: When you complete this reading challenge, you will also be entered in a drawing for a one-year family membership to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Ticket voucher for a Greenville Drive baseball game*** Reading medal**

Collectable magnet**

RISING 6TH-12TH GRADERS READING CHALLENGE

Read any stories you like! If you explore your world with stories from around the globe, you may visit your home library and place a sticker on the country you read about. Each of our 11 library locations will have a big world map on display.

STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

• I Lost My Tooth in Africa (E Diakite) • Wolf! Wolf! (E Rocco) • The One and Only Ivan (J Applegate) • Colores de la vida (E Biling Spa/Eng Weill) • Crictor (E Ungerer) • Diary of a Wombat (E French)

• Read or listen for 12 hours. • Record hours read or listened to. • Show your completed timed reading log or book title list* to staff at the library where you registered and get great prizes.**

Prizes: Greenville Rec Ice Skating/Waterpark pass Ticket voucher for a Greenville Drive baseball game*** Compass clip** Collectable magnet**


WHAT IS EARLY LITERACY?

Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing long before they can actually read and write.

CAN’T I JUST WAIT UNTIL MY CHILD STARTS SCHOOL AND LET THE TEACHERS TAKE CARE OF THIS? Don’t wait. Shared Early Literacy experiences will be very rewarding for both of you and will help prepare your child for later reading and writing success.

HOW DO I CREATE THESE EARLY LITERACY EXPERIENCES?

TALK, READ, WRITE, SING and PLAY with your child. These activities will help build essential early literacy skills.

AGES 0-35 MONTHS Welcome to our Summer Reading program just for babies and toddlers—because it’s never too early to start reading with your children.

EARLY LITERACY ACTIVITIES CHALLENGE • As you participate in an early literacy activity from your baby’s log, put a checkmark on one point of the appropriate star. • After you have 40 checks, go to the library where you registered. • Show your Early Literacy Activities log to staff and get a free board book.* * One book per household, daycare or group. Titles may vary.

PRINT MOTIVATION I love books.

Reading over summer vacation is more than just fun! Research shows that it can help children maintain their reading skills and leave them better prepared for the school year ahead.

PRINT AWARENESS I see words. LETTER KNOWLEDGE I know my ABC’s. VOCABULARY I know words. NARRATIVE SKILLS I tell stories. PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS I hear words.

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SUMMER READING SPECIAL Events We want you to join in the fun this summer! These Summer Reading special events are especially for our Summer Readers, so make sure to get registered and mark your calendar for these great programs. Your reading log is required for admission. No groups, except as noted below. Entry is not guaranteed. Seating limitations specified by local fire marshal.

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF: LOLLIPOPS CONCERT Fri, May 30, 4:30p-5:00p, Main, Meeting Rooms A-C Sherwood Mobley, Principal Timpani of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, takes you on a musical world tour with the most global of instrument families—percussion! This program is generously underwritten by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System.

MR. BOND AND THE SCIENCE GUYS Explore the world of tornado chasers, see how a compass works, visit the coldest parts of the earth and discover how a rocket escapes the atmosphere. This program is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the South Carolina State Library.

CRITTER KEEPER Meet live creepy-crawly critters. Best for ages 5 and up. This program is generously underwritten by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System. Mon, Jun 9, 10:30a, Travelers Rest Mon, Jun 9, 7:00p, Main, Meeting Room A Tue, Jun 10, 10:30a, Berea Tue, Jun 10, 3:30p, Greer Wed, Jun 11, 10:30a, Fountain Inn Wed, Jun 11, 3:30p, Pelham Road Thu, Jun 12, 11:00a, Augusta Road Thu, Jun 12, 3:30p, Simpsonville Fri, Jun 13, 10:30a, Anderson Road (daycares/groups)*

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ERIC LITWIN Mr. Eric is a guitar strumming, song singing, New York Times Best-Selling and national award winning author of the first four Pete the Cat books. He'll perform these beloved stories and some new ones as well. After the show, Mr. Eric will sign the Pete the Cat books that he authored. Mon, Jun 16, 10:00a & 11:00a, Travelers Rest Mon, Jun 16, 7:00p, Main, Meeting Room A Tue, Jun 17, 10:00a & 11:00a, Greer Wed, Jun 18, 10:00a & 11:00a, Pelham Road Thu, Jun 19, 10:00a & 11:00a, Simpsonville Fri, Jun 20, 10:00a & 11:00a, Taylors

Mon, Jun 23, 10:30a, Travelers Rest Mon, Jun 23, 3:30p, Mauldin Mon, Jun 23, 7:00p, Main, Meeting Room A Tue, Jun 24, 10:30a, Berea Tue, Jun 24, 3:30p, Greer Wed, Jun 25, 10:30a, Fountain Inn Wed, Jun 25, 3:30p, Pelham Road Thu, Jun 26, 11:00a, Augusta Road Thu, Jun 26, 3:30p, Simpsonville Fri, Jun 27, 10:30a, Anderson Road (daycares/groups)* Fri, Jun 27, 3:30p, Taylors


DAYCARES, SUMMER RECREATION CLASSES AND OTHER GROUPs* Groups may attend 10:30a performances of Critter Keeper (Jun 13), Mr. Bond and the Science Guys (Jun 27) and Tom Knight (Jul 11) at the Anderson Road Branch. Groups of 5 or more should call 269-5210 for a reservation.

We also have scheduled a 2:00p performance of Sam's Path Petting Zoo, (Fri, Jul 25) at the Main Library for group attendance. Groups of 5 or more should call 527-9248 for a reservation.

TWILIGHT TALES: LOLLIPOPS CONCERT Mon, Jul 28, 7:00p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Room A The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents this free musical program for young children and their families.

TOM KNIGHT This puppet show is a vibrant collection of original songs and skits that will keep even the very youngest children entertained. This program is generously underwritten by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System. Mon, Jul 7, 10:30a, Travelers Rest Mon, Jul 7, 7:00p, Main, Meeting Room A Tue, Jul 8, 10:30a, Berea Wed, Jul 9, 10:30a, Fountain Inn Thu, Jul 10, 11:00a, Augusta Road Fri, Jul 11, 10:30a, Anderson Road (daycares/groups)* Mon, Jul 14, 10:00a & 11:00a, Mauldin Tue, Jul 15, 10:00a & 11:00a, Greer Wed, Jul 16, 10:00a & 11:00a, Pelham Road Thu, Jul 17, 10:00a & 11:00a, Simpsonville Fri, Jul 18, 10:00a & 11:00a, Taylors

CHILDREN’S WRITING WORKSHOP Join award winning author Vonda Skinner Skelton for a high energy writing workshop. Her books for middle readers will be available for purchase. Ages 8-12. Registration required and opens Jun 9. This program is generously underwritten by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System. Sat, Jun 21, 10:00a-12:00p, Augusta Road Tue, Jul 8, 2:30p-4:30p, Main, Meeting Room A

JEFF HOLLAND Mon, Jul 14, 7:00p-7:45p, Main, Meeting Room A Explore percussive instruments and sounds in this hands-on journey across the continents. This program is generously underwritten by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System.

SAM’S PATH PETTING ZOO Interact with and learn about many fascinating animals. Best for ages 4 and up. This program is generously underwritten by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System. Mon, Jul 21, 10:00a & 11:00a, Mauldin Mon, Jul 21, 3:30p, Travelers Rest Mon, Jul 21, 7:00p, Main, Meeting Room A Tue, Jul 22, 10:00a & 11:00a, Greer Tue, Jul 22, 3:30p, Berea Wed, Jul 23, 10:00a & 11:00a, Pelham Wed, Jul 23, 3:30p, Fountain Inn Thu, Jul 24, 10:00a & 11:00a, Simpsonville Thu, Jul 24, 3:30p, Augusta Road Fri, Jul 25, 10:00a & 11:00a, Taylors Fri, Jul 25, 2:00p, Main, Meeting Room A (daycares/groups)*

READING ALL STARS preview party Thu, Jul 31, 11:00a-12:00p, Main, Meeting Rooms A-C Join us to celebrate the upcoming Reading All Stars games on Aug 3 and 11 at Fluor Field. Games, face painting, door prizes and autographs by Greenville Drive players. Baseball attire welcome. Special appearance by Reedy Rip’It. Your reading log is your admission ticket.

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children's programs • jun/jul 2014 Check out our calendar listings online at greenvillelibrary.org.

ANDERSON ROAD

Jun 6, 13, 27, Jul 11 | Afternoon Tales 3:30p-4:00p Jun 13 | Critter Keeper | 10:30a-11:00a Jun 20 | Star Wars Fun | 3:30p-4:30p Jun 27 | Mr. Bond | 10:30a-11:00a Jul 11 | Tom Knight | 10:30a-11:00a Jul 25 | Harry Potter Fun | 3:30p-4:30p

AUGUSTA ROAD

Jun 5, 19 & Jul 17, 24 | Story Time | 11:00a-11:30a Jun 12 | Critter Keeper | 11:00a-11:30a Jun 19 | Tangram Tales: China | 2:00p-3:00p Jun 21 | Children’s Writing Workshop 10:00a-12:00p Jun 26 | Mr. Bond | 11:00a-11:30a Jul 10 | Tom Knight | 11:00a-11:30a Jul 17 | Dreamtime Tales: Australia | 2:00p-3:00p Jul 19 | International Games | 10:00a-12:00p Jul 24 | Petting Zoo | 3:30p-4:00p Jul 31 | Story Stick Tales | 11:00a-12:00p

BEREA

Jun 3, 17 & Jul 15, 22 | Story Time | 10:30a-11:00a Jun 5 | KinderCraft | 10:00a-10:30a Jun 10 | Critter Keeper | 10:30a-11:00a Jun 24 | Mr. Bond | 10:30a-11:00a Jul 8 | Tom Knight | 10:30a-11:00a Jul 22 | Petting Zoo | 3:30p-4:00p

FOUNTAIN INN

Jun 4, 18 & Jul 16, 23 | Story Time | 10:30a-11:00a Jun 7 | Geocaching Adventures | 10:00a-12:00p Jun 11 | Critter Keeper | 10:30a-11:00a Jun 21 | Magic Tree House World | 10:00a-11:00a Jun 25 | Mr. Bond | 10:30a-11:00a Jul 9 | Tom Knight | 10:30a-11:00a Jul 19 | Map Treasures | 10:00a-12:00p Jul 23 | Petting Zoo | 3:30p-4:00p

GREER

Jun 3, 10, 24 & Jul 8 | Story Time | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 10 | Critter Keeper | 3:30p-4:00p Jun 17 | Eric Litwin | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 17, Jul 15 | Craftime | 3:30p-4:15p Jun 23, Jul 21 | KinderCraft: | 3:30p-4:00p Jun 24 | Mr. Bond | 3:30p-4:00p Jun 26, Jul 24 | Campfire Stories | 6:30p-7:00p Jul 15 | Tom Knight | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jul 22 | Petting Zoo | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a

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Jun 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & Jul 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24 Musical Jamboree | 10:00a-10:30a

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Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 & Jul 7, 14, 21 | Toddler Tales 11:00a-11:30a Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 & Jul 7, 14, 21 | Twilight Tales 7:00p-7:30p Jun 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & Jul 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 | Bouncing Babies | 11:00a-11:30a Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 & Jul 9, 16, 23 | KinderCraft 10:30a-11:00a Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 & Jul 11, 18, 25 | Bilingual Story Time | 6:00p-6:45p Jun 10, Jul 8 | Explore Your World | 3:30p-4:15p Jun 11, 18, 25 & Jul 9, 16, 23 | Craftime 3:30p-4:15p Jun 7, 21 & Jul 5, 19 | Saturday Stories 10:00a-10:30a Jun 19, Jul 17 | Sensory Story Time | 6:30p-7:15p Jun 20, Jul 18 | Sensory Story Time 10:00a-10:45a Jul 8 | Children’s Writing Workshop | 2:30p-4:30p Jul 11 | Let’s Pretend | 10:30a-11:15a & 3:30p-4:15p Jul 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 | Camp Hogwarts 10:00a-12:00p Jul 16 | Wildlife Rehab of Greenville | 10:30a-11:30a Jul 25 | Petting Zoo | 2:00p-2:30p Jul 28 | Lollipops Concert | 7:00p-7:30p Jul 31 | Reading All Stars Preview Party 11:00a-12:00p

MAULDIN

Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 & Jul 7 | Story Time 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 10 | Introduction to Sign Language 10:00a-10:45a Jun 14 | Introduction to Folk Instruments 10:30a-11:15a Jun 23 | Mr. Bond | 3:30p-4:00p Jun 25 | Kamishibai Workshop | 3:00p-4:30p Jul 14 | Tom Knight | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jul 21 | Petting Zoo | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a

PELHAM ROAD

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 & Jul 8, 15, 22 | Bouncing Babies 10:00a-10:30a Jun 4, 11, 25 & Jul 9 | Story Time | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 11 | Critter Keeper | 3:30p-4:00p Jun 12 | Campfire Stories | 7:00p-7:45p Jun 17 | Pirate Day | 3:00p-4:00p Jun 18 | Eric Litwin | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 25 | Mr. Bond | 3:30p-4:00p Jul 8 | International Games | 3:00p-4:00p Jul 16 | Tom Knight | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jul 23 | Petting Zoo | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a

SIMPSONVILLE

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 & Jul 8, 15, 22 | Bouncing Babies 10:00a-10:30a Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 & Jul 9, 16, 23 | Mother Goose on the Loose | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 5, 12, 26 & Jul 10 | Story Time | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 12 | Critter Keeper | 3:30p-4:00p Jun 16, Jul 14 | Kindercraft | 10:30a-11:00a Jun 19 | Eric Litwin | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 19, Jul 17 | Craftime | 3:30p-4:15p Jun 26 | Mr. Bond | 3:30p-4:00p Jul 17 | Tom Knight | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jul 24 | Petting Zoo | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a

tAYLORS

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 & Jul 10, 17, 24 | Bouncing Babies 10:30a-11:00a Jun 6, 13, 27 & Jul 11 | Story Time | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 13, Jul 11 | Chess Club | 4:00p-4:45p Jun 20 | Eric Litwin | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 27 | Mr. Bond | 3:30p-4:00p Jul 18 | Tom Knight | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jul 25 | Petting Zoo | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a

TRAVELERS REST

Jun 2 & Jul 14, 21 | Story Time | 10:30a-11:00a Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 & Jul 9, 16, 23 | Bouncing Babies 10:00a-10:30a Jun 9 | Critter Keeper | 10:30a-11:00a Jun 9, Jul 7 | Craftime | 3:30p-4:15p Jun 16 | Eric Litwin | 10:00a-10:30a & 11:00a-11:30a Jun 19, Jul 17 | Kindercraft | 10:00a-10:30a Jun 23 | Mr. Bond | 10:30a-11:00a Jul 7 | Tom Knight | 10:30a-11:00a Jul 21 | Petting Zoo | 3:30p-4:00p

Information and Registration Programs at Main: 527-9248. Programs at branches: See p.3 for branch phone numbers. 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. library system holiday CLOSING

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All Ages Afternoon Tales Fri, Jun 6, 13, 27 & Jul 11, 3:30p-4:00p, Anderson Road Join us for stories, music and games. All ages.

Map Treasures Sat, Jul 19, 10:00a-12:00p, Fountain Inn Join us as we turn maps and atlases into craft items. All ages. Registration required.

TWILIGHT TALES

All ages welcome. Children may wear pajamas. Adults must be accompanied by at least one child.

Eric Litwin Mon, Jun 16, 7:00p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Room A Mr. Eric is a guitar strumming, song singing, New York Times best-selling and national award winning author of the first four Pete the Cat books. He’ll perform these beloved stories and some new ones as well. After the show, Mr. Eric will sign the Pete the Cat books that he authored.

Mr. Bond and The Science Guys Mon, Jun 23, 7:00p-7:30p, Main Meeting Room A Explore the world of tornado chasers, see how a compass works, visit the coldest parts of the earth and discover how a rocket escapes from the atmosphere. This program is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the South Carolina State Library.

Geocaching Adventures Sat, Jun 7, 10:00a-12:00p, Fountain Inn Learn about geocaching rules and equipment and search for caches. All ages. Registration required.

Tom Knight

Campfire Stories Thu, Jun 12, 7:00p-7:45p, Pelham Road Bring your flashlight and gather around our ‘campfire’ for stories, songs and games. Ages 3-10. Registration required and opens May 12.

Mon, Jul 7, 7:00p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Room A This puppet show is a lively collection of original songs and skits that will keep even the very youngest children entertained.

Pirate Day

Jeff Holland

Tue, Jun 17, 3:00p-4:00p, Pelham Road Join us for an afternoon of pirate games and stories, followed by a treasure hunt in the library! Ages 3-10. Registration required and opens May 20.

Sensory Story Time Join us for this monthly story time for children with special needs and their families. Please contact us in advance to let us know how we can accommodate your child. Call 527-9248 or email SensoryStoryTime@greenvillelibrary.org.

Teddy Bear Tea Mon, Jun 2, 7:00p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Room A Join us for a tea party with snacks, stories, games and crafts. Bring your favorite stuffed animal.

Campfire Stories Join us outside in the ampitheater for music and stories. All Ages. Thu, Jun 26, 6:30p-7:00p, Greer Featuring Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger and Michael Hays.

Sam’s Path Petting Zoo Mon, Jul 21, 7:00p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Room A Interact one-on-one with and learn about many fascinating animals. Best for ages 4 and up.

Lollipops Concert Mon, Jul 28, 7:00p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Room A The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents this free musical program for young children and their families.

Monster Stories Thu, Jun 19, 6:30p-7:15p, Main, Story Room Fri, Jun 20, 10:00a-10:45a, Main, Story Room Windblown Thu, Jul 17, 6:30p-7:15p, Main, Story Room Fri, Jul 18, 10:00a-10:45a, Main, Story Room

Mon, Jul 14, 7:00p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Room A Explore percussive instruments and sounds in this hands-on journey across the continents.

UPCOMING Critter Keeper Mon, Jun 9, 7:00p-7:30p, Main, Meeting Room A Meet live creepy-crawly critters. Best for ages 5 and up. This program is generously underwritten by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System.

Twilight Tales: Stories in a Box Mon, Aug 4, 7:00p-7:30p, Main, Story Room Join us for stories, songs and a box filled with puppets and favorite stuffed toys.

Thu, Jul 24, 6:30p-7:00p, Greer Featuring Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger and Paul DuBois Jacobs.

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Preschool Let’s Pretend: Around the World Fri, Jul 11, 10:30a-11:15a & 3:30p-4:15p, Main, Meeting Room A Hear stories and sing songs that lead to pretend play. Children can sit at a Parisian cafe, build a pyramid or go on an African safari. Ages 2-5. Registration required and opens Jun 13.

Bilingual Story Time/ Cuentos Bilingües Enjoy a 45-minute English/Spanish story time for all ages. Call 242-5000 x 2634 for more information. Cuentos bilingües que durarán 45 minutos en inglés y español para todas las edades. Llame al 242-5000 x 2634 para más información. Do You Speak Spanish?/ ¿Habla Usted Español? Fri, Jun 6, 6:00p-6:45p, Main, Story Room Spain!/¡España! Fri, Jun 13, 6:00p-6:45p, Main, Story Room South of The Border/ Más Allá De La Frontera Fri, Jun 20, 6:00p-6:45p, Main, Story Room We’re All The Same—We’re All Different/ Somos Iguales—Somos Diferentes Fri, Jun 27, 6:00p-6:45p, Main, Story Room Summertime Stories/ Historias Para El Verano Fri, Jul 11, 6:00p-6:45p, Main, Story Room

African Necklace PA Listen to stories about Africa and create a necklace from paint and a paper plate. Registration required and opens May 28. Mon, Jun 16, 10:30a-11:00a, Simpsonville Wed, Jun 18, 10:30a-11:00a, Main, Story Room Thu, Jun 19, 10:00a-10:30a, Travelers Rest Mon, Jun 23, 3:30p-4:00p, Greer Sound Exploration V Wed, Jun 25, 10:30a-11:00a, Main, Story Room Explore the concept of sound through stories and activities. This is a STEAM program: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are integrated into activities. Registration required and opens Jun 4. Planet Earth Craft PM Wed, Jul 9, 10:30a-11:00a, Main, Story Room Hear stories about the earth and create a colorful craft you design yourself from coffee filters. Registration opens Jun 18. Chinese Dragon PA Listen to stories about China and create a colorful dragon. Registration required and opens Jun 25. Mon, Jul 14, 10:30a-11:00a, Simpsonville Wed, Jul 16, 10:30a-11:00a, Main, Story Room Thu, Jul 17, 10:00a-10:30a, Travelers Rest Mon, Jul 21, 3:30p-4:00p, Greer

Pets/Mascotas Fri, Jul 25, 6:00p-6:45p, Main, Story Room

Weather Fun V Wed, Jul 23, 10:30a-11:00a, Main, Story Room Explore the concept of weather through stories and activities. This is a STEAM program: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are integrated into activities. Registration required and opens Jul 2.

KINDERCRAFT

SATURDAY STORIES

Antarctic Aurora PM Hear stories about Antarctica and create a colorful craft to take home. Registration required and opens May 15.

WORLD OF COLORS Sat, Jun 7, 10:00a-10:30a, Main, Story Room

Aesop’s Fables/Las Fábulas De Esopo Fri, Jul 18, 6:00p-6:45p, Main, Story Room

Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Jun 4, 10:30a-11:00a, Main, Story Room Thu, Jun 5, 10:00a-10:30a, Berea Reggio Inspired Art NS Wed, Jun 11, 10:30a-11:00a, Main, Story Room Listen to Windblown by Édouard Manceau and create a collage with different shapes of paper. Registration required and opens May 21.

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Bring your children/grandchildren for singing, dancing and stories.

FUN IN THE SUN Sat, Jun 21, 10:00a-10:30a, Main, Story Room

weekly preschool programs

No Weekly Preschool Programs June 30-July 3. The library is closed July 4. Preschool programs end July 25 and resume Sep 2.

Bouncing Babies PM V Stories, rhymes, music and bouncing games for babies 1 month-18 months with an adult caregiver. Tuesdays, 10:00a, Pelham Road Tuesdays, 10:00a, Simpsonville Tuesdays, 11:00a, Main, Story Room Wednesdays, 10:00a, Travelers Rest Thursdays, 10:30a, Taylors Thursdays, 11:00a, Main, Story Room

Mother Goose on the Loose PH PM V Rhymes, rhythm and fun for babies 1 month-24 months with an adult caregiver. Maximum of 3 children per adult caregiver. No groups. Attendance is limited to 40 per program. Get an admission ticket at the desk. Wednesdays, 10:00a & 11:00a, Simpsonville

Musical Jamboree PH PM V Explore children's literature using music, song and dance. For children ages 18 months-4 years. Monday & Thursday, 10:00a, Main, Story Room

Story Time NS PA PM V 30 minutes of stories, music and games for preschool children. Mondays, 10:00a & 11:00a, Mauldin Mondays, 10:30a, Travelers Rest Tuesdays, 10:00a & 11:00a, Greer Tuesdays, 10:30a, Berea Wednesdays, 10:00a & 11:00a, Pelham Road Wednesdays, 10:30a, Fountain Inn Thursdays, 10:00a & 11:00a, Simpsonville Thursdays, 11:00a, Augusta Road Fridays, 10:00a & 11:00a, Taylors

Toddler Tales PM V 30 minutes of stories, music and movement designed for toddlers 19+ months. Mondays, 11:00a, Main, Story Room

DINOSAURS Sat, Jul 5, 10:00a-10:30a, Main, Story Room SPACE Sat, Jul 19, 10:00a-10:30a, Main, Story Room

Early Literacy Skills LK • Letter Knowledge NS • Narrative Skills PH • Phonological Awareness PA • Print Awareness PM • Print Motivation V • Vocabulary


Ages 5 & up Introduction to Sign Language

International Games

Tue, Jun 10, 10:00a-10:45a, Mauldin Use American Sign Language to sign numbers, colors, the alphabet and more. Ages 6-12 with an adult caregiver. Registration required and opens May 12.

Tue, Jul 8, 3:00p-4:00p, Pelham Road Explore your world as we learn fun games from different countries! Ages 5-11. Registration required and opens Jun 10.

Explore Your World: Russia

Tue, Jul 8, 3:30p-4:15p, Main, Story Room Explore Ancient Egypt through stories, music, games and food. Make an Egyptian craft. Ages 5-11. Registration required and opens Jun 17.

Tue, Jun 10, 3:30p-4:15p, Main, Story Room Join us as we explore Sochi, the host of the Winter Olympics, through stories, music, crafts and food. Compete in our Olympic Games. Ages 5-11. Registration required and opens May 20.

Chess Club Bring your board and join other players for a fun game of chess. Beginner to advanced players welcome. Ages 6-12. Registration required. Fri, Jun 13, 4:00p-4:45p, Taylors Fri, Jul 11, 4:00p-4:45p, Taylors

Introduction to Folk Instruments

Explore Your World: Egypt

Thu, Jul 17, 2:00p-3:00p, Augusta Road Travel to ancient Australia through stories from “the time before time” when the gods played the didgeridoo. Make your own didgeridoo. Ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Harry Potter Fun

Thu, Jun 19, 2:00p-3:00p, Augusta Road Travel to ancient China through Story Theater using an ancient Chinese puzzle. Make your own tangrams. Ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Fri, Jul 25, 3:30p-4:30p, Anderson Road Make a wand, experiment with potions and play Hogwarts Bingo. Ages 5-12 with an adult caregiver. Registration required.

Star Wars Fun

Story Stick Tales

Fri, Jun 20, 3:30p-4:30p, Anderson Road Join young Jedi Knights from across the galaxy for games and activities. Ages 5-12 with an adult caregiver. Registration required.

Thu, Jul 31, 11:00a-12:00p, Augusta Road Travel back in time to ancient North America and hear a story about how our world began. Make your own story stick. Ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Wed, Jun 25, 3:00p-4:30p, Mauldin Travel back in time to the beginning of the Chinese zodiac through Kamishibai “paper-theater” storytelling and create your own Kamishibai tale. Ages 6-12. Registration required and opens May 23.

Wed, Jun 11, 3:30p-4:15p, Main, Story Room Learn to fold Japanese origami carp and use them to make a kite. Registration required and opens Jun 2.

Dreamtime Tales: Australia

Tangram Tales: China

Kamishibai Workshop: How the Years Were Named

Origami Carp Kite

Wed, Jul 16, 10:30a-11:30a, Main, Meeting Room A Meet and learn about our local wild animals. Ages 6-11. Registration required and opens Jun 16.

Sat, Jul 19, 10:00a-12:00p, Augusta Road Explore your world as you play popular games from many different countries. Ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Sat, Jun 21, 10:00a-11:00a, Fountain Inn Participate in a scavenger hunt, make crafts, learn about local opportunities to explore your world and discuss stories in the Magic Tree House series. Ages 5-11. Registration required.

For ages 5-11. Ages 5-10 with an adult caregiver. Registration required.

Wildlife Rehab Of Greenville

Sat, Jun 14, 10:30a-11:15a, Mauldin Learn about and listen to a dulcimer, an ocarina, a Native American flute, a kalimba, a mandolin, an accordion and more in this hands-on program. For ages 6 and up with an adult caregiver. Registration required and opens May 12.

Magic Tree House World

CRAFTIME

International Games Russian Nesting Dolls Create your very own Russian nesting dolls. Registration required and opens Jun 2. Mon, Jun 9, 3:30-4:15p, Travelers Rest Tue, Jun 17, 3:30p-4:15p, Greer Wed, Jun 18, 3:30p-4:15p, Main, Story Room Thu, Jun 19, 3:30p-4:15p, Simpsonville

Luggage Tags

Camp Hogwarts Mon, Jul 14-Fri, Jul 18, 10:00a-12:00p, Main, Meeting Room A Join us for this exciting weeklong camp devoted to the Harry Potter book series! You’ll be divided into Houses and participate in a variety of activities including wand making, trivia contests, a scavenger hunt, a Quidditch match and much more. Ages 6-11. Registrants must be able to participate for the entire week. Registration required and opens Jun 2. Due to popular demand, participants from last year who would like to attend this year will be placed on a waiting list until it’s determined that there are sufficient openings.

Wed, Jun 25, 3:30p-4:15p, Main, Story Room Make a luggage tag to put on your suitcase or backpack when you travel. Registration required and opens Jun 18.

Olive Leaf Crown Wed, Jul 9, 3:30p-4:15p, Main, Story Room Learn about Grecian olive leaf crowns and make your very own. Registration required and opens Jul 2.

African Tribal Masks Create your own African tribal mask. Registration required and opens Jul 2. Mon, Jul 7, 3:30-4:15p, Travelers Rest Tue, Jul 15, 3:30p-4:15p, Greer Wed, Jul 16, 3:30p-4:15p, Main, Story Room Thu, Jul 17, 3:30p-4:15p, Simpsonville

Brazilian Drum Wed, Jul 23, 3:30p-4:15p, Main, Story Room Learn about customs in Brazil and make a traditional Brazilian drum. Registration required and opens Jul 18.

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Textile History Harvest

The Greenville County Library System is building a comprehensive digital collection to help preserve Greenville County’s textile history. Your family’s cherished photographs, documents, journals and oral histories are treasures that can help tell the story of Greenville’s textile communities, the cultural life they fostered and the economy that grew up around them. Items that are accepted for the collection will be digitally scanned and returned to the owner. Visit greenvillelibrary.org or call 527-9261 for more information.

Textile Festival • October  &  Hughes Main Library

Save theses dates and join us for the Greenville Textile Heritage Society’s Annual Festival.

This program is sponsored by The Humanities Council SC, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.

The United States Constitution requires schools to respect the right of all external organizations to distribute flyers to students at school if the school permits any such organization to distribute flyers. Accordingly, the school cannot discriminate among groups wishing to distribute flyers at school and does not endorse the content of any flyer distributed at school. The school encourages parents to assist their children in making choices appropriate for them.

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