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september + october 2012

LEARNING DISCOVERY PROGRAM page 3

MAX OUT YOUR LIBRARY CARD page 4

MONEY SAVING TIPS page 14

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Dear Friends, Talk to any public librarian in the United States about what the profession values and I’ll bet you hear the phrase “freedom to read.” While you may never have considered your ability to read in need of defending, it’s constantly under attack. Just close your eyes and picture a librarian with a red cape, billowing in the breeze and a big letter “R” emblazoned on his chest. That’s how seriously we take our job as “Freedom to Read Defender.”

“We believe it’s your right to read what you want and the library’s job to have something that appeals to everyone.”

Here’s what we mild mannered superheroes excuse me - librarians, do. We provide a wide variety of reading material, covering both conventional and controversial topics. We support access to as many different opinions and viewpoints as possible. We know there’s no onesize-fits-all approach to reading preferences or learning, and we want your reading choices to be unlimited. We have books that some will find offensive and that’s just the way it should be. We believe it’s your right to read what you want and the library’s job to have something that appeals to everyone.

director’s picks

from the director I just finished I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works: Why Your World, Work, and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted - Nick Bilton

I’m just starting The Wettest County In the World - Matt Boundurant

And why is all this variety and diversity in reading material important? Because a free society depends on your freedom to read, seek information and new ideas, and to explore conflicting opinions. These activities just happen to be protected by the Constitution. Lately, I’ve been thinking that your freedom to read is in danger in the digital age. Currently, several major publishers have refused to sell commercial eBooks to public libraries. Right now, that’s inconvenient and it limits the eBooks we’re able to offer. Usually, we can still provide a print alternative, but how long before this lack of access shifts from mere frustration to an encroachment on your First Amendment right?

I can’t stop listening to Bitte Orca - Dirty Projectors

A recent Price Waterhouse Cooper report projects that by the year 2016, e-books will make up 50 percent of the U.S. trade (new, popular) book market; and that spending on printed books will be limited. Will there still be a reason for every new book that gets published to be printed AND available as an eBook? I doubt it. With the consumer demand for eBooks outpacing the demand for print, I can see a day in the not too distant future when new books will only be published in a digital format. Those with the most freedom to read will be those with an eBook reader in their book bag, a credit card and disposable income. That should be unacceptable to all of us. It’s not just a digital divide we’d be facing, but a knowledge divide that, in South Carolina, we can’t afford to exacerbate. Want to help us defend our community’s freedom to read? Go to ebooksforlibraries.com and let publishers know you want eBooks to be available to your public library. Thanks. You look good in a cape! Warmly,

Melanie Huggins | Executive Director

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You don’t want to miss Banned Books Week September 30 October 6

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what’s happening at RCPL featured staff | Dennis Oberlin

Learning Discovery Project Serves Youth, Seniors The TD Charitable Foundation, funded by TD Bank, has provided a $5,000 grant to support the library’s Learning Discovery project. The grant will allow the library to use technology to expand current outreach efforts to young children, preschool teachers and senior adults, providing access to new learning and reading moments with mobile, touchscreen technology.

About him | Operations Delivery/Maintenance Worker Operations staff members like Dennis keep the buildings and facilities functioning while making sure library materials are available at all 11 locations throughout Richland County.

iPads with a wide selection of high-quality, developmentally appropriate apps will be provided to several childcare centers and residential senior adult facilities. Library staff and volunteers will provide programs at these locations to help participants discover the devices, explore helpful and enjoyable applications, and enrich their reading and learning experiences.

What’s your favorite thing about the library? Having access to an extensive collection of books and media.

What did you want to be as a child? Just like my Dad!

How does your job make the library better? Working in Operations, I can participate in changes that facilitate the customer experience.

What reality TV show would you like to star in? House Crashers or Yard Crashers.

“This generous grant will allow us to bring a new way of reading, learning and playing into the lives of many people as we circulate them throughout our community.”

I couldn’t live without my... Family and Friends.

Describe life at RCPL in 3 words or less. Fresh and Fun!

Upcoming Closings All RCPL locations will be closed Sunday, September 2 and Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.

“Providing technology such as iPads to children and senior adults who don’t have access will open up both learning opportunities and imaginations,” said Tony Tallent, director of literacy and learning at the library. “This generous grant will allow us to bring a new way of reading, learning and playing into the lives of many people as we circulate them throughout our community.” For more information on supporting efforts of the library through the Richland County Public Library Foundation, please contact Development Manager Tina Gills at (803) 9293424 or tgills@myRCPL.com.

Board Meetings

| Bostick Board Room, Main RCPL Board Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 5 & Monday, October 8 Friends’ Board Meeting: 12:30 p.m., Fridays, September 7 & October 5 Foundation Board Meeting: Noon, Wednesday, October 10

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Max Out Your Library Card!

There’s no limit on what you can learn and enjoy! September is library card sign up month. Encourage someone you know to check out the library today and get a card of their own! •

at myRCPL

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The library has more than 10,000 ebooks, as well as audiobooks, music and videos, downloadable at any time from any location. Visit http://myrcpl.com/downloadables.

The Job Center at the Main Library provides one-onone assistance to anyone looking for a new job or who is interested in changing careers. Just call (803) 929-3401.

DVDs, Wii games and more are available for family entertainment.

Programs and events are held each week at all 11 library locations throughout Richland County. Everything from computer classes, storytimes, plays and more are all offered free of charge!

Online resources at myRCPL.com can help you explore your hobbies, finances, home improvement and much more!

You can build a music library of 156 songs by using Freegal. Download three free songs a week that are yours to keep. They never expire!

Explore your family history in the Walker Local History Room at the Main Library…..

Request and return library materials at any of our 11 locations, whether close to work or home, whichever is easiest.

Learn other languages with Mango, including Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese. The web-based, interactive program has a simple, step-by-step format.

we’re in your neighborhood locations & hours

what’s happening at RCPL Main Library | 799-9084 Children’s Room | 929-3434 1431 Assembly St., Columbia 29201 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ballentine Branch | 781-5026 1321 Dutch Fork Rd., Irmo 29063 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Blythewood Branch | 691-9806 218 McNulty Rd., Blythewood 29016 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. John Hughes Cooper Branch | 787-3462 5317 North Trenholm Rd., Columbia 29206 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Eastover Branch | 353-8584 608 Main St., Eastover 29044 Mon., Tues., 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wed., Fri., Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thurs., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. North Main Branch | 754-7734 5306 North Main St., Columbia 29203 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Northeast Regional Branch | 736-6575 7490 Parklane Rd., Columbia 29223 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sandhills Branch | 699-9230 1 Summit Parkway at Clemson Rd., Columbia 29229 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Southeast Regional Branch | 776-0855 7421 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia 29209 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. St. Andrews Regional Branch | 772-6675 2916 Broad River Rd., Columbia 29210 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wheatley Branch | 799-5873 931 Woodrow St., Columbia 29205 Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues., Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 4 | september + october 2012


Children’s Room, Main | 929-3434

Read-A-Rama in Your Pajamas! for ages 3-12 Wear outrageous pajamas and enjoy some bookish fun. Prizes will be given for the most creative PJs but everyone gets a free book. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 22

¡Hola Libros! for all ages Enjoy bilingual stories and songs. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 29 Musical Strings and Stories for all ages Enjoy music and stories with Dr. Rebecca Hunter and students from the USC Suzuki Strings program. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 13 Read-A-Rama: Spooktacular for ages 3-12 Celebrate Halloween with the best spooky books and get a free book too. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 30

Southeast Regional | 776-0855

It’s a Book! for all ages Take time out of your busy life and relax while listening to a good book read by library staff. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 6

¡FIESTA!

other fun storytimes

storytimes Mother Goose Storytime birth to 12 months Introduce your baby to the world of books, and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes and songs. • Children’s Room, Main 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays, September 5 – October 31

Hello Baby! birth to 23 months Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. • Children’s Room, Main 10:30 a.m., Mondays, September 10 – October 29 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, September 4 – October 30 • Cooper Branch * 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, September 6 – October 25 • Southeast Regional 10 a.m., Thursdays, September 13 – October 25 • St. Andrews Regional 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, September 20 – October 25

Toddler Storytime for two and three-year-olds Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. •

Children’s Room, Main 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, September 5 – October 31 9:30 a.m., Thursdays, September 6 – October 25 • Northeast Regional 10:30 a.m., Thursdays September 6 – October 25

for all ages

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories, songs and crafts.

1 p.m., Saturday, September 29

Rain Makes Applesauce for all ages Yummy, tasty, juicy, bright, shiny, glossy. Celebrate apples with stories, a craft and games. 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 1

Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 Get ready for kindergarten and gain confidence and independence in this kids-only storytime. •

Aaahh…That’s My Baby! for ages 0-2 Dress up your little ones in their favorite costumes for a morning of fun treats and stories. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 31

Sandhills Branch | 699-9230

Exceptional You! Stories and songs for children with special needs and their families. Call ahead to let us know how we can accommodate your child. 9:30 a.m., Saturdays, September 8 and October 13

Children’s Room, Main 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, September 5 – October 31 Sandhills Branch 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, September 13 – October 18

Pajamarama Bedtime Storytime for all ages Stories, songs and puppet shows. Wear your pajamas if you like! • Southeast Regional 6:30 p.m., Mondays, September 10 – October 29 • Ballentine Branch 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 11 & October 9

• •

Northeast Regional 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 11 St. Andrews Regional 6:30 p.m., Mondays, October 1 – 22 Except October 15

Family Storytime for all ages Stories, songs and much more. • Children’s Room, Main 10:30 a.m. • Saturdays, September 1, 8, 15 & Oct. 6 • Thursdays, September 6 - October 25 • Northeast Regional 11 a.m., Saturdays, September 1 – October 20 • Cooper Branch 11 a.m., Saturdays, September 1 – October 27 • Sandhills Branch 11 a.m., Saturdays, September 1 – October 27 • St. Andrews Regional • 11 a.m., Saturdays, September 1 – October 27 • 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, September 5 October 31 • North Main Branch 11 a.m., Tuesdays, September 4 – October 30 Except September 25 • Eastover Branch 10 a.m., Wednesdays, September 5 & 19 and October 3, 17 & 31 • Wheatley Branch 10:30 a.m., Fridays, September 7 – October 26 • Blythewood Branch 10:30 a.m., Fridays, September 7 – October 26 • Ballentine Branch 11 a.m., Fridays, September 7 – October 26 • Southeast Regional • 11 a.m., Saturdays, September 8 & 22 and October 6, 13, 20 & 27 • 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, September 12 – October 24 Reading Rumpus for all ages Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s early literacy skills. • Children’s Room, Main 6:30 p.m., Mondays, September 17 – October 22 * Please register.

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for families Children’s Room, Main | 929-3434

Fall Festival for all ages * Enjoy fall stories, tricks and treats, and join the annual costume parade!

3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 27 North Main Branch

Halloween Festival for all ages

Join us for some spooky (but not too spooky) games, crafts, stories and treats!

Sandhills Branch | 699-9230

Hands on Art for ages 2-5

Family Fun for all ages

Simple art fun for the very young.

Stay after storytime for a craft the whole

11 a.m., Fridays, September 7 and October 5

family can enjoy. 11:30 a.m., Saturdays, September 1 and

Afternoon of Puppets for all ages

October 6

Your favorite stories performed by the Children’s Room puppets!

Southeast Regional | 776-0855

3:30 p.m., Monday, September 10

Hooray for Granny and Grandpa! for all ages

Blythewood Branch | 691-9806

Celebrate National Grandparents Day

Stop, Drop and Roll! Fire Safety

with stories, songs and crafts that honor the

for all ages *

many ways grandparents touch our lives.

See a real fire engine and learn about fire

2:30 p.m., Sunday, September 9

safety from Richland County firefighters! 3 p.m., Friday, October 26

St. Andrews Regional | 772-6675

Family Movie Night for all ages Cooper Branch | 787-3462

Bring the family to enjoy a movie at the

Hands on Art for ages 2-5

library. Snacks provided.

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 11

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 23

and Wednesday, October 4 Wheatley Branch | 799-5873

3 p.m., Saturday, October 27

Cooper Puppet Playhouse for all ages *

Cycling Skills Clinic for all ages

Northeast Regional

Enjoy the latest production of Cooper Puppet

Bring your bike and helmet, ride the ob-

Playhouse.

stacle course and learn bicycle rules with

3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20

Officer Jutkofsky of the Columbia Police

and Tuesday, October 16

Department and Emily Marr of Safe Kids

Book Bingo

Halloween Edition for all ages

Books replace the numbers in this version of bingo. Bring the whole family and enjoy our literary round of fun and Halloween surprises.

6:30 p.m., Monday, October 29 Eastover Branch

Midlands. North Main Branch | 754-7734

10 a.m., Saturday, September 15

Family Picture Book Club for all ages Come celebrate the picture book, and enjoy pizza and soft drinks!

Exit Drills in the Home: Having Two Ways Out for all ages

5 p.m., Thursdays, September 6 and October 4

Visit with Chief Kip and Sparky the Fire Dog, learning about fire safety and the need for

Northeast Regional | 736-6575

an escape plan from your home.

Hands on Art for ages 2-5

10 a.m., Saturday, October 13

10:30 a.m., Fridays, September 14 and October 12 * Please register.

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for school-age children Children’s Room, Main | 929-3434 Paws for Reading for ages 6-8 Come practice your reading with service dogs who love listening to a good story! For new readers. 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, September 29 and October 20

North Main Branch | 754-7734

Twix-N-Between for ages 9-12 * Enjoy fantastical ghost stories and realistic reads - and everything in between. 2:30 p.m., Saturdays, September 1 and October 13

Game On! (Back to School) for ages 6-8 Blythewood Branch | 691-9806 Blythewood Bookworms for ages 9-12 * Wondering what to read next? Get some ideas, check out author websites, play games and make new friends! 3 p.m., Saturdays, September 22 and October 20 Cooper Branch | 787-3462 Knit Wits for ages 9-12 Learn the basics of knitting and get started on your own take home project. 4 p.m., Tuesday, October 9

Challenge your friends to bowling, tennis or cooking dinner! Hang out and enjoy the Wii. 3:30 p.m., Friday, September 7

Homework Lab Laptops and library resources for 6th to 8th graders.

2:30 p.m., Mondays, September 10 – October 29 Sandhills Branch

Sandhills Branch | 699-9230

Fall In Your Library

Read to a Dog for ages 6-12 Practice your reading with a furry friend. 3 p.m., Wednesdays, September 5 – October 31

for aged 3-8 *

Celebrate autumn with stories about this changing season and make a “leafy” craft.

Southeast Regional | 776-0855

Make a Hat Day! for ages 6-12 Northeast Regional | 736-6575 Lego Madness for ages 6-12 Create robots, cities, creatures and more, all using LEGOs! 3:30 p.m., Mondays, September 17 and October 15

Shipwrecked! for ages 6-12 Can you survive a shipwreck? Head outdoors to build shelter, find food and water, and see if you have what it takes to make it back alive. 3:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22

Scissors Cut Paper for ages 6-12 Did you know that author Hans Christian Andersen created cut paper art too? Listen to literary tales and create your own art. 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 17

Design, make and wear a cool hat. 11 a.m., Saturday, September 15

4 p.m., Wednesday, September 19

Pete’s a Pizza! for ages 6-12 Celebrate National Pizza Month with yummy stories and crafts. 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 16 St. Andrews Regional | 772-6675 Thursday Tween Reads for ages 9-12 * Good books, good times! Discover some of the library’s great tween reads! 3:30 p.m., Thursdays, September 20 and October 18

St. Andrews Regional

BOO! Stories and Crafts for ages 3-8 *

Enjoy stories, a craft and treats.

Outrageous Origami for ages 6-12 * Show off your paper art skills by making outrageous origami! 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 10

11 a.m., Saturday, October 27 Wheatley Branch

* Please register.

Egg-O-Ween! for ages 6-12

Gordon Korman

@ Your Library for all ages

Hear from award-winning author Gordon Korman, who will also sign books after his presentation.

Wear your favorite costume and make a one-ofa-kind scary egg decoration. Stories, games and prizes for best costumes.

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 30 Southeast Regional

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for teens

Living Healthy Get tips and tricks for operating at the top of your game in work and school. With expert speakers, demonstrations, useful resources and give-aways, you’ll be ready to take on the world. Look for more programs in the coming months!

Work And Study Skills For Success 3 p.m., Saturday, September 29

Southeast Regional

Beauty And Style Uniquely You 3 p.m., Saturday, October 20

Southeast Regional

Main | 929-3434

Play It Loud

Teen Otaku Association

Bring your friends and make some noise playing Wii. 3 p.m., Saturdays, September 15 and October 13

For fans of anime, manga and everything Japanese! Check out our anime club for videos, food and fun! 6 p.m., Mondays, September 10 – October 29 Special Meetings: • Game On! Tournament September 24 • A Growing Savers Project October 8 and 15 • Teen Otaku Association Anime Marathon 10 a.m., Saturday, October 13 Cooper Branch | 787-3462

Architecture Discover how the world around you was designed, including some of the world’s most famous buildings. Design your own project using practical and digital materials.

3 p.m., Saturday, September 29 Northeast Regional

Teen Movie Night: People’s Choice

Come in and vote for your favorite movie, starting September 5. Return to watch the winning film, snacks included.

6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25

Discuss the best recent young adult fiction. 4 p.m., Fridays • September 21: Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers • October 19: Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler Sandhills Branch | 699-9230

TAB

Teen Book Group

Join RCPL’s Teen Advisory Board and meet once a month to plan programs, help with the website, do service projects, and have fun. TAB members earn volunteer hours too. 3:30 p.m., Saturdays September 15 and October 20

Great books, great discussions. 6 p.m., Tuesdays, September 18 and October 16

North Main Branch | 754-7734

Ample

YA Book Club

Hooked On Crocheting Learn the basics of crocheting and make something nice to wear. 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, September 1 and October 13 Northeast Regional | 736-6575

Y.O.S.H.I. The Youth Organization for Selection of Hypnotic Illustrations wants you! We select anime (Japanese animation) to watch together in a relaxed setting. We also discuss manga (Japanese comics). 6 p.m., Wednesdays, September 5 –December 26

Go Your Own Way Learn how to play Go, a 2,000-year-old strategy game that’s still one of the easiest to learn and hardest to master. It’s known for making teachers out of children and students out of adults. Compete to win free books. 3 p.m., Fridays, September 7 and October 5

Southeast Regional | 776-0855

TAB Get involved and earn community service hours by joining TAB! Meet on the third Saturday of every month to help plan and run library programs for teens. 3 p.m., Saturdays, September 15 and October 20

Women’s Self-Defense Class * Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies will teach techniques that use your strengths, as a woman, for self defense! Wear comfortable clothing! 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, October 27 St. Andrews Regional | 772-6675

4 Days Of Anime Filme Festival Robots, Kung Fu masters, Aliens - see all these and more! Watch movies with English dubbing and the original Japanese. Graphic novels and movies will be available for check out. 2:30 p.m., Saturdays, September 8 & 22 and October 6 & 20

St. Andrews Chess Club Show us your mental mastery against members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some great players. 6 p.m., Mondays, September 10 – 24

Cooper Branch * Please register.

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for teens & adults

save the date

RCPL Teen Idol: All Starz Audition Are you and your friends All Starz? Prove it! RCPL Teen Idol is now accepting groups of up to four, so get together, find a song and show us what you’ve got! Solo acts are still welcome. Participants must arrive between 2:30 and 3:30 to reserve a spot to audition. Call 929-3434 for more details.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, September 8

2:30 p.m., Sunday, September 16

Bostick Auditorium, Main

Bostick Auditorium, Main

Hablamos: Spanish Conversation Club Learning Spanish? Ya lo hablas? Join us on the first and third Wednesday evenings every month and enjoy an hour of some relaxed Spanish chit chat. 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, September 5 &19 and October 3 & 17 Southeast Regional

Architectural Design Workshop: Dream It. Design It. Digitize It. What does your dream house look like? Your dream career? Try your hand at digital architectural design and explore some possibilities. 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 24 Southeast Regional

Guitar Club * Bring your guitar and participate in a group or individual lesson to get started with a great instrument. 7 p.m., Thursdays September 20 and October 25 St. Andrews Regional

* Please register.

RCPL Teen Idol: All Starz | 6:30 p.m., Thursday, November 1 Bostick Auditorium, Main

Teen Read Week: It Came from the Library! RCPL dares you to Read For the Fun of It. You can check out these great titles in print and digitally.

Banned Books Week September 30 - October 6 30 years of celebrating the freedom to read. Celebrate your freedom to read and pick up a banned book today. Revived

I Hunt Killers

Seraphina

by Cat Patrick

by Barry Lyga

by Rachel Hartman

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for adults

An Evening With The Tuskegee Airmen for teens & adults

View memorabilia and hear stories about World War II from two Tuskegee Aimen Leroy Bowman and James McClain.

6:30 p.m., Thursday September 6 Northeast Regional

iPick Film Series Join us for another iPick film selection.

3 p.m., Sundays, • •

Main | 231-6329

Ballentine Branch | 781-5026

Walking In The Past Lane

A History Of Ballentine

6 p.m., Thursdays, Local History • September 6 - Local history researcher and History Detective alumni David Brinkman shares new findings. • October 4 - Archaeologist Chris Judge highlights the resources available at the new Native American Studies Center in downtown Lancaster.

Join us the first Thursday of every month as we share and listen to Ballentine stories. Bring your stories too. 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, September 6 and October 4

Effects Of The New Healthcare Plan Don Frierson and local experts look at the Affordable Care Act and how it affects you. Part of the I Have a Problem with That community forum series. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20

Gourmet Juices And Smoothies Learn how to feel great, look younger and have abundant energy with delicious, healthy drinks from Sharon Wright, coowner and chef at the Good Life Cafè. 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 2

September 9 Think Like A Man (PG-13)

You’ve Earned A Say

October 7

Join the national conversation on Social Security and Medicare. AARP hosts and discuss facts so that you can have a voice in the future. Visit earnedsay.org. Co-sponsored with Central Carolina Community Foundation. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 11

The Hunger Games (PG-13) Bostick Auditorium, Main

Drip Drop-in Sample delicious single origin coffees, learn about different coffee brewing techniques, and more with Sean McCrossin, owner of Drip Coffee in Five Points.

6 p.m., Tuesday, September 18 1431, Main

Hoppin’ John’s Lowcountry Cooking with John Martin Taylor Join internationally acclaimed author John Martin Taylor, the expert on foods of the lowcountry, the southeastern coastal plain of South Carolina and Georgia. A book signing will follow. 3 p.m., Sunday, October 14

International Lunch & Listen: Columbia Baroque Soloists These musicians bring to life historically inspired and expressive performances. 12:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18

For The Spell Of It: A Spelling Bee For 20 And 30 Somethings Settle that old elementary school score. Eternal glory awaits you. Snacks and prizes. 7 p.m., Thursday, October 18

Of Thee I Sing!

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Enjoy an evening of patriotic vocal performances by students from Richland District One. 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 22

Blythewood Branch | 691-9806

Get In Touch With eReaders * Are you eReady? See how easy it is to download free eBooks and audiobooks through RCPL’s website. 6 p.m., Thursday, September 6

The 10 Signs That Your Aging Parent Needs Assistance * Nurse Linda Shanabrook, author of How to Survive Being a Caregiver, takes a look at lifestyle issues that affect seniors and their families. 6 p.m., Thursday, October 4 Cooper Branch | 787-3462

Medicare Issues Join a discussion on Medicare issues presented by the Central Midlands Area Agency on Aging. 3 p.m., Wednesday, September 26

Zumba Hypnotic Latin and international music with easy to follow moves you’ll love. 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, October 2 - 23

Cyber Bullying: Protecting Your Child Join U.S. Secret Service Agent Christopher McClure to learn the dangers of cyber bullying. 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 3

Jazz Roundtable An informal introduction to jazz and its style with music/cd sharing. Hosted by jazz vocalist and RCPL Literary Resident Eboniramm. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 11

Zinio: An Introduction To Digital Magazines Learn about RCPL’s new digital magazine collection. 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 30 Eastover Branch | 353-8584

Dancing For Beginners No partner necessary. Classes to be held at Eastover Park & Recreation Center, 1031 Main Street, Eastover, South Carolina. 6:30 p.m., Mondays • September 10 - 24 : Swing • October 8 - 22 : Country Two-Step


for adults North Main Branch | 754-7734

Southeast Regional | 776-0855

Basket Weaving

Get Creative! Wheat Weaving *

Learn the art of basket weaving.

Learn the basics of this traditional harvest craft and take home a simple project. 3 p.m., Saturday, September 8

11 a.m., Wednesdays, September 5 – October 31

Scams and Fraud * Learn about scams and fraud impacting senior citizens from Juliana Harris for the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs. 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 25 Northeast Regional | 736-6575

Learning Lace

Free Legal Clinics Join us for a 30-45 minute lecture, followed by an open question and answer session, presented by the South Carolina Bar. 7 p.m., Thursdays • September 20 : Wills, Estates & Probates • October 18 : Family Law Issues: Divorce, Custody, Support & Visitation

Learn the basics of making your own

Have Your Cake and Ebook, Too

beautiful tatted lace.

Learn about downloadable library resources. We’ll have a variety of different eReaders available for hands-on discovery. 4-7 p.m., Thursday, September 27

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 25

Small Business Legal Clinic Thinking of starting your own business? Members of the South Carolina Bar pro-bono program share information to consider. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 4

Celebrating All Of Us: See The Abilities In Everyone!

Women’s Self-Defense Class * Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies will teach you how to use your strengths, as a woman, for self defense! Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Space is limited. 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, October 27

Join Dori Tempio of the Disability Action

St. Andrews Regional | 772-6675

Center to enjoy interactive activities to

Family Game Time

debunk myths and gain insight into living

Share your Sudoku, Chess or Scrabble skills, and sharpen your mind. Beginners and experts of all ages are welcome. 6 p.m., Thursday, September 6 and 3 p.m., Saturday, September 29

with a disability. 3 p.m., Saturday, October 6

Haunting Investigations Hear some hair-raising tales and learn how paranormal investigations are conducted from an Investigator from South Carolina Paranormal Research and Investigations. 3 p.m., Saturday, October 20 Sandhills Branch | 699-9230

Get eReady * Get hands-on help using your e-reader and learn about available eBook resources. 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 10 – October 29

Ballroom For Beginners Join Sheila Brown for expert instruction in basic Salsa and Shag dancing. Please wear smooth soled shoes (non sticking.) Singles welcome. 11 a.m., Saturday, September 29

Deciphering The Symbolic Codes In Western Art & Architecture Increase your appreciation of art history as Professor Emeritus William Levin from Kentucky’s Center College shows how notable artisans used symbols to add meaning to their work. 7 p.m., Monday, October 15

Voter Registration Drive The League of Women Voters will help you register to vote. Bring governmentissued ID and proof of South Carolina residency so you can make sure your voice is heard on Election Day.

4 p.m., Thursday, September 13 Sandhills Branch

Connecting With Your Government Explore the various ways of understanding and interacting with our elected officials with Kathy Karn Carmichael, a government documents librarian at USC-Aiken, and Lynn Teague and Carole Cato, from the League of Women Voters. Register to vote at this event!

10 a.m., Saturday, September 29 Bostick Auditorium, Main

The Issues of the 2012

Presidential Election Hear former CNN correspondent and USC Dean Charles Bierbauer and a bipartisan panel debate the hot issues of this year’s presidential campaign.

7 p.m., Tuesday, October 23 Bostick Auditorium, Main

Tai Chi Get your week off to a gentle start with

Wheatley Branch | 799-5873

this graceful Chinese exercise.

T-N-T Tuesdays

10 a.m., Mondays, September 20 -

Create or update your Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+ account or get help with adding books to your eReader. 6 p.m., Tuesdays, September 11 – October 30

October 29

An Evening With Morihiko Nakahara Music Director Nakahara discusses the upcoming concert program. 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 30

Exit Drills In The Home: Having Two Ways Out Learn with Chief Kip and Sparky the Fire Dog about fire safety and having an escape plan from your home. 10 a.m., Saturday, October 13

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series programs

Garden

Like a Master Cooper Branch | 787-3462

Spring Blooming Bulbs * Learn about spring blooming bulbs with the South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners. 10 a.m., Friday, September 28 Southeast Regional | 776-0855

Cool Season Vegetables Learn about which vegetables to grow during the cool season with this program from Master Gardeners. 7 p.m., Thursday, September 13 Sandhills Branch | 699-9230

Raised-Bed Gardens If you have poor soil conditions or a small outdoor area, raised beds are an ideal solution. Learn more with the South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners. 7 p.m., Thursday, October 25

Gardening With Children Did you know that children will eat vegetables if they help grow, harvest, and prepare them? Learn more about gardening with children with the South Carolina Midlands Master Gardners 7 p.m., Thursday, September 20

Book Clubs at RCPL Main | 929-3457

North Main Branch | 754-7734

Great Books Discussion Group

Page Turners Book Discussion Group *

7 p.m., Wednesdays • September 12 - Rothschild’s Fiddle by Anton Chekhov • October 10 - On Happiness by Aristotle

Ruthless Royalty: Richard II to Henry VIII * Join Dr. George Geckle for a discussion of these two classics. 10 a.m., Tuesdays • September 18 - Richard II by Shakespeare • October 16 - Henry IV, Part One by Shakespeare

Vista Book Group 6 p.m., Wednesdays • September 26 - In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. • October 24 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Urban Readers Book Group Love, Honor, and Betray by Kimberla Lawson Roby. 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 9 Ballentine Branch | 781-5026

Bookin’ It at Ballentine 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, September 26 and October 31 Cooper Branch | 787-3462

Let’s Speak

English

Internationals, join our conversation sessions and practice speaking English in a relaxed environment!

Cooper Branch Book Club * 10 a.m., Mondays, September 10 and October 1 & 9

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 25 Sandhills Branch | 699-9230

Second Wednesday Book Club 7 p.m., Wednesdays • September 12 - Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand • October 10 - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Third Thursday Book Club 1 p.m., Thursdays • September 20 – Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand • October 18 - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Southeast Regional | 776-0855

Brown Bag Short Story Group Bring your lunch while we discuss selected short stories. We’ll provide coffee and dessert! Noon, Wednesday, September 12 and October 10

Third Thursday Book Club 7 p.m., Thursday, September 20 and October 18 St. Andrews Regional | 772-6675 Book Banter * 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 11 and October 9 Wheatley | 799-5873

Wheatley Book Club 11a.m., Saturdays • September 22 - Cutting for Stone by A. Verghese • October 20 - Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Northeast Regional | 736-6575

Northeast Regional Book Group 7 p.m., Thursday, September 13 and October 11

Main | 929-3457 10 a.m., Wednesdays, September 5 – October 31 Sandhills Branch | 699-9230 6 p.m., Mondays, September 10 – October 29 Southeast Regional | 776-0855 7 p.m., Tuesdays, September 11 – October 30

International Book Club Read and discuss books exploring diverse cultures while practicing English in a relaxed atmosphere.

For Beginners 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 11-25 and October 2-30

Northeast Regional | 736-6575 7 p.m., Mondays, September 10 – October 29

St. Andrews Regional

For Advanced Readers 6 p.m., Thursday, September 13 and October 11 St. Andrews Regional

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series programs

Computer Basics Main | 929-3457

Northeast Regional | 736-6575

Microsoft Word 2010

Introduction to Computers I

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 5 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 3

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 12

Introduction to Computers II Introduction to Computers I

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 26

6:30 p.m., Monday, September 10 10 a.m., Saturday, October 13

Email Basics 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 10

Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 12 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 10

Internet Basics

Introduction to Computers II

Sandhills Branch | 699-9230

6:30 p.m., Monday, September 17 10 a.m., Saturday, October 20

Introduction to Computers I

Microsoft Excel 2010

Email Basics

2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 24

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 26

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 24

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 12

Internet Basics Internet Basics I

10 a.m., Wednesday, October 10

6:30 p.m., Monday, September 24

Microsoft Word Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010

10 a.m., Wednesday, October 24

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 26

Internet Basics II 10 a.m., Saturday, October 6

Facebook Safety 101 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 17

Email Basics

Southeast Regional | 776-0855

Introduction to Computers I * 6 p.m., Thursdays, September 6 and October 4

6 p.m., Thursdays, September 13 and October 11

Email Basics *

Cooper Branch | 787-3462

6 p.m., Thursdays, September 20 and October 18

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 18

Microsoft Word *

Introduction to Computers II

6 p.m., Thursdays, September 27 and October 25

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 25 St. Andrews Regional | 772-6675

Email Basics

Introduction to Computers

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 2

7 p.m., Thursday, September 27 7 p.m., Monday, October 29

Internet Basics 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 9

Internet Basics 7 p.m., Thursday, October 4

Internet Safety 101 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 16

Microsoft Word 2007 7 p.m., Thursday, October 18

Facebook Safety 101 10:30 a.m., Tuesday October 23

Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share some fun with fellow crafters! Sandhills Branch | 699-9230

1 p.m., Tuesdays, September 4-25 and October 2-30

Introduction to Computers II *

10 a.m., Saturday, October 27

Introduction to Computers I

Sew Divine

Southeast Regional 776-0855

11 a.m., Tuesdays, September 4-25 and October 2-30 North Main Branch | 754-7734

11 a.m., Thursdays, September 6 & 20 and October 4 & 18 St Andrews Regionals | 772-6675

1 p.m., Thursdays, September 6 & 20 and October 4 & 18 Ballentine Branch | 781-5026

6 p.m., Thursdays, September 6-27 and October 4-25 Northeast Regional | 736-6575

11 a.m., Tuesdays, September 11 & 18 and October 9 & 16 1431, Main | 231-6329

12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, September 11 & 25 and October 9 & 23

North Main Branch | 754-7734

Introduction to Computers I 11 a.m., Fridays, September 14 – 28

Internet Basics 11 a.m., Fridays, October 5 – 26 september + october 2012 | 13


Learn

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at Your Library!

It’s never too early to start saving. The Credit Union National Association suggests the following activity to teach young children about saving.

How to do it: Help your child set a goal. Make it something he would like to buy with the money he saves. Remember to start small. Chart your child’s success. You can make a savings chart or graph to help him see his money grow. It’s easier for children to understand coins first so mark his progress using dimes, nickels or quarters. Celebrate goals! When he reaches his goal, take him out to buy his item and celebrate.

Congratulations.

You’re a growing saver!

A partnership between the American Library As

and the FINRA Investor Education Founda

A partnership between the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

A partnership between the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

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Check Out These Programs: TAB Volunteers! A Growing Savers Project for teens Join the Teen Advisory Board as they work together to create a special performance for preschoolers that will teach the basics of saving money. 3:30 p.m., Saturday, September 1 Main

Family Learning Night for all ages Activities and more to help your family grow their money smarts. 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, September 20 and October 18 Children’s Room, Main, Ballentine Branch, Blythewood Branch, Cooper Branch, Eastover Branch, North Main Branch, Northeast Regional, St. Andrews Regional, Wheatley Branch

teens

Know Money? Get Stuff! Show your money smarts and get entered to win cool stuff like free music. Answer at participating locations or e-mail your answers to knowmoney@myRCPL.com. One entry per person and only correct entries are eligible for prizes (so feel free to ask for help).

September 1-30 October 1-31 November 1-30 Particpating Locations: Cooper Branch, Eastover Branch, North Main Branch, Northeast Regional, Main Library, Southeast Regional, St. Andrews Regional

Book Buddies Are Growing Savers for teens Read stories about saving money, share a special performance and art project with our storytime families. 10 a.m., Saturday, October 6 Main

Managing Your Money, Not Your Debt: Saving And Budgeting * for adults Learn how to get on the saving path and how to create a budget. 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 10 Main

Managing Your Money, Not Your Debt: Credit * for adults Learn how to establish good credit and how to maintain it. Also advice on cleaning up a bad credit record. 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 17 Main

Managing Your Money, Not Your Debt: Preparing For Retirement * for adults Let us assist you with retirement planning. Noon, Saturday, October 20 Main

Managing Your Money, Not Your Debt: Growing Your Money * for adults Learn the basics of investing and the stock market. 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 24 Main

adults Money Matters in the African-American Community:

Are We Throwing It Away? Join Judi Gatson and make educated financial choices for long-term and day-to-day money matters. Part of the I Have a Problem with That community forum series.

7 p.m., Monday, October 1

all ages

Lunch Money

Is Growing Savers Lunch Money is Growing Savers with their brand-new song about saving money. Bring the family to sing, dance and rock out!

10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 20 Children’s Room, Main

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job center Recurring Programs

Ride The New Wave

In Social Networking: Pinterest, Google+ And 43 Things * Learn how these fun, fresh websites can help you get organized and stand out among the sea of job seekers! Presented by Jason Broughton, Workforce Development Trainer at the South Carolina State Library.

Tech Tuesdays @ Eastover

Surviving Unemployment Class

One-on-one assistance with resumes, job searching and computer skills. 4 p.m., Every Tuesday Eastover Branch

Discover ways to manage the emotional stress of unemployment by being prepared to find and go after the best job opportunities. Noon, Wednesday, September 19

Tech Thursdays @ North Main One-on-one assistance with resumes, job searching and computer skills. 4 p.m., Every Thursday North Main Branch

Learn how volunteering can fuel a more effective job search with tips from RCPL Career Specialist Sylvie Golod. 2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20

Interview Practice Individual sessions, first come, first served. Groups by appointment. Call 988-0897. 10 a.m. – Noon, Every Wednesday Job Center, Main

Career... Encore!

2 p.m., Monday, September 10 Job Center, Main

Join fellow job seekers to share job search challenges, get free advice and resources, and network in a supportive, empowering environment during the Job Center’s monthly support and networking group. 9:30 a.m., Thursdays September 6 and October 4 Job Center, Main Job Center, Main | 929-3457

GED 101

LinkedIn Open Lab

Join Dorothy Garrick of the Magic Johnson Empowerment Center to find out how to earn your GED. Turn your education dreams into reality!

Noon, Thursday, September 13 Job Center, Main

More than 130,000 recruiters use LinkedIn. Get tips to develop and improve your LinkedIn profile! 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 11 and 10 a.m., Saturday, October 20

Toastmasters: Improve Your Public Speaking To Improve Your Job Search Get tips from Distinguished Toastmaster Vida Jennings that can provide a competitive edge in today’s labor market. 3 p.m., Sunday, September 16

Business Etiquette Class

GED Classes

Volunteering Your Way To A Job!

*

Join us for free GED classes for adults.

You got the job...now what? Get a refresher on the best ways to present yourself properly in spoken, written, online and social business interactions. 3 p.m., Monday, September 17

Resume Open Lab Get individual assistance building or updating your resume. 10 a.m., Monday, September 24

Encore Career Tour For 50+ Job Seekers * Learn how to handle the stress of the job hunt, rediscover career opportunities, achieve work/life balance and tackle age hang-ups with tips from AARP’s Jim Love and RCPL Career Specialist Sylvie Golod. 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 9

Social Networking For Your Job Search * Learn to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and more to network and search for jobs. Noon, Wednesday, October 10

Enhance Your Employability Discover free online learning and web resources for job seekers to stand out from the competition. 3 p.m., Wednesday, October 17

Small Business Start-Up Learn how to start a small business with tips from Bob Pettit, senior business consultant at the SC Small Business Development Center. 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 23 Bostick Auditorium, Main

4 p.m., Mondays September 10 – October 29 4 p.m., Wednesdays September 12 – October 31 Southeast Regional | 776-0855

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Visit us online at myRCPL.com/jobcenter.


job center Communication Tips For A Successful Interview With BCBS Of South Carolina * Get tips on answering interview questions from Vida Jennings of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Noon, Wednesday, October 24

Southeast Regional | 776-0855

Sandhills Branch | 699-9230

Living Healthy: Work And Study Skills For Success

Online Jobs and Resumes *

Blythewood Branch | 691-9806

Learn how to operate at the top of your game in work and school with expert speakers, demonstrations, useful resources and give-aways. 3 p.m., Saturday, September 29

Job Hunting Tips And Tricks on Fridays *

Northeast Regional | 736-6575

Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts

Cooper Branch | 787-3462

3 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 19 6 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25

Learn how to search for and apply for jobs online. 3:30 p.m., Monday, September 24

Wheatley Branch | 799-5873

Find a Job Online *

Get personal assistance with your resume and job search. Call 691-9806 for an appointment. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Fridays September 7–28 & October 5–26

Find A Job Online *

Continue your job search and hone your skills at a hands-on computer lab. 10 a.m., Wednesdays, September 5 & 19 and October 17 & 31

Get tips to be prepared and at your best for an interview. 3 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 5

1 p.m., Monday, October 18

* Please register.

Resume Open Lab

Enhance Your Employability Discover free online learning and web resources for job seekers to stand out from the competition. 3 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 3

myRCPL.com/mystory

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S V O L U N T E E R

The Summer Volunteer program has introduced hundreds of young people to the workings of a public library and the rewards of volunteering. This summer, more than 250 young people volunteered more than 1,500 hours and many return year after year! In August, several volunteers were recognized as Spotlight Volunteers for each location, based on their efforts to go above and beyond in their work. Interested in volunteering? Call Cathy Dolan at 929-3436.

Spotlight Volunteers

Ballentine Branch

North Main Branch

Morgan Franklin, Junior Volunteer

Arin Roberts, Junior Volunteer

Samantha McCall, Teen Volunteer St. Andrews Regional Blythewood Branch

Ian Hammond, Junior Volunteer

Hannah Youngblood, Junior Volunteer

Katie Taylor, Teen Volunteer

Alexis Youngblood, Teen Volunteer Southeast Regional Cooper Branch

David Army, Junior Volunteer

Emily Bygott, Junior Volunteer

Rachael Ladele, Teen Volunteer

Dana Flores, Teen Volunteer Sandhills Branch Children’s Room, Main

Grace Yang, Junior Volunteer

Joseph Cammarata, Junior Volunteer

Keertana Nair, Teen Volunteer

Jaidev Satish, Teen Volunteer Northeast Regional Alekhya Mitta, Junior Volunteer Krishna Gorrepati, Teen Volunteer

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Friends’ Fall Book Sale

Find thousands of new treasures at low prices while supporting your library!

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, October 13 RCPL Operations Center 130 Lancewood Rd.

Preview Sale for Friends’ members only 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Friday, October 12 Memberships available at the door starting at only $25 or join online at myRCPL.com/friends.

mark your calendar

supporting your library Board Meetings • Friends’ 12:30 p.m., Fridays, September 7 and October 5 • Foundation Noon, Wednesday, October 10

2013 Book Sales • Winter Sale Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 • Spring Sale Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 • Summer Sale Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20

Help Make a Great Library Even Better! Join the Friends

Support the Foundation

Visit myRCPL.com/friends or call 803-988-0885.

Visit myRCPL.com/foundation or call 803-929-3424.

An Evening of Nature and History The Friends Annual Meeting will host a panel discussion featuring John Cely, author of Cowasee Basin, The Green Heart of South Carolina, Walter Edgar, who wrote the foreword for the book and Billy Cate, who wrote the preface for the book. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

6 p.m., Tuesday, September 11 Bostick Auditorium, Main

• Fall Sale Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19


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