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NEWS from the Greenville County Library System • APr/may 2011

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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Amazing

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The Amazing Read 2011

The library

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be closed Sunday, april 24 for easter and sunday, may 29 & monday, may 30 for memorial day. For questions on how to find something in our collection, call 527-9258 or try Live Chat at www.greenvillelibrary.org. Para ayudar con sus preguntas sobre la biblioteca, habrá un ayudante bilingüe a su disposición cada primer sabado del mes en el Hughes Library. Búscalo en el departamento de niños. To help with your library questions, a Spanish/English speaker will be available on the first Saturday of every month in the Children’s Area of the Hughes Main Library. 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, provided that reasonable advance notification has been received by Jill Cornwell, ADA Coordinator, who can be reached at 527-9240 or adacoordinator@greenvillelibrary.org.

Access is a newsletter publication created six times a year by the Greenville County Library System, and is designed to keep you informed and involved in your local public library.

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Join us in our

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annual community-wide Amazing

Read!

Presented by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System

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This year's book selection is

the Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Check out the book, join the discussion and take part in the related events throughout March, April and May.

The Secret Life of Bees is the story of Lily Owens, a fourteen year old girl who has shaped her life around one memory: the day her mother was killed. In the summer of 1964, Lily works on a peach farm until one day she and the housekeeper find themselves on the run from the law and Lily’s abusive father. Their flight takes them to Tiburon, South Carolina where they meet the trio of beekeeping sisters, the Boatwrights, who take them in. In her new world of bees and honey, surrounded by powerful and wise women, Lily journeys through painful secrets and betrayals, until she discovers the thing she has longed for most of all.

The Amazing Read 2011 book selection is designed for audiences 13 and older with the intent to encourage discussion and build community around literature. The Amazing Read 2011 is made possible by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System. Additional books for the library’s collection provided by the Sara F. Thomas Foundation.

Sue Monk Kidd’s stunning bestselling debut novel, The Secret Life of Bees, has enchanted critics and readers alike, bringing her literary renown and establishing her as one of the most popular writers working today. Taught widely now in colleges and high schools, The Secret Life of Bees is Southern storytelling at its finest and is fast becoming a modern classic. With more than 5.5 million copies in print, it has been translated into 23 languages, produced on stage in New York and made into the 2008 major motion picture.

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Amazing Read programs and those relating to the themes in the book are denoted by a bee icon throughout the issue.


adults The Amazing Read Book Discussion Sunday, March 27 • 2:00p-3:00p Greenville County Museum of Art

Fountain Inn Book Discussion Tuesday, April 5 • 7:00p-8:30p Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch The Amazing Read Book Discussion Wednesday, April 6 • 3:00p-4:30p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Beginning Beekeeping Thursday, April 7 • 6:30p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch The Amazing Read Movie Saturday, April 9 • 2:00p-4:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Travelers Rest Book Discussion Monday, April 11 • 1:00p-2:30p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Taylors Book Discussion Tuesday, April 12 • 7:00p-8:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch In Search of a Voice: Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina Thursday, April 14 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A The Amazing Read Movie Wednesday, April 20 • 6:30p-8:30p Taylors (Burdette) Branch In Search of Family Thursday, April 21 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room C The Amazing Read Movie Tuesday, April 26 • 6:30p-8:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch

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The Amazing Read Kickoff: Meet the Author! Monday, March 28 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C

The Amazing Read

2011 Events

With twenty-four events throughout our locations, the library hopes to offer everyone a way to get involved and meet fellow readers. The public is invited to join a book discussion, watch the film and attend programs based on themes in the book. All programs are free and recommended for ages 13 and older. Call 527-9293 for more details. In Search of a Voice: The History of US Suffrage Thursday, April 28 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Beginning Beekeeping Saturday, April 30 • 1:00p-2:30p Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Honey Makes the World Go Round Tuesday, May 3 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A The Amazing Read Movie Thursday, May 5 • 6:30p-8:30p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch The Amazing Read Book Discussion Friday, May 6 • 4:30p-5:30p Anderson Road (West) Branch Homemade Honey Swap Saturday, May 7 • 1:00p-3:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Reading in Color Book Discussion Tuesday, May 10 • 6:30p-7:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch In Search of a Voice: Women in the Southern Business World Thursday, May 12 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A

Simpsonville Book Discussion Tuesday, April 26 • 7:00p-8:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch

The Amazing Read Book Discussion Tuesday, May 17 • 7:00p-8:00p Pelham Road (F.W. Symmes) Branch

The Amazing Read Book Discussion Wednesday, April 27 • 7:00p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A

The Amazing Read Book Discussion Thursday, May 19 • 6:00p-7:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch

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adults

April

Scribblers Writing Group

Monday, April 4 • 7:00p-8:30p Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Join our creative writing group for adults! Bring your best work or come to get inspired – scribblers at every level are welcome. Email jnewton@greenvillelibrary.org or call 246-1695.

Celebrate April as  National Poetry Month

Tuesday, April 5 • 6:00p-8:00p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch First of a two-part program. Learn basic knitting techniques and knit a simple project. Participants should bring yarn and needles. Call 277-7397 to register.

The Greenville County Library System staff will kick off National Poetry Month by writing their favorite poems on the walkway of their library. Be sure to read them as you enter your local library!

Survival Spanish II

Tuesdays, April 5-April 26* • 6:30p-8:00p Pelham Road (F.W. Symmes) Branch Basic knowledge of Spanish vocabulary is required. Cost is $70 for library card holders and seniors, $90 for others. Call Lifelong Learning at 355-6059. Registration form at www.greenvillelibrary.org. *No class April 19.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Saturday, April 2 • 10:00a-12:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 834-3650.

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Fountain Inn Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 5 • 7:00p-8:30p Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Call 862-2576.

VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Amazing Read Book Discussion

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Qualified volunteers will provide free income tax assistance. Registration is recommended and services are available on a first come, first served basis. Call United Way at 211 to reserve an appointment at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, April 6 • 3:00p-4:30p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch All are welcome to join in a discussion of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Call 277-7397.

Saturdays, April 2 and 9 • 9:00a-4:00p Fountain Inn

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Thursday, April 7 • 10:00a-12:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 877-8722.

Tuesdays, April 5 and 12 • 4:00p-8:00p Travelers Rest Wednesdays, April 6 and 13 • 10:00a-5:00p Main Library

AARP Tax Assistance

Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Qualified AARP volunteers will provide free income tax assistance to elderly and low-income taxpayers. Registration is required and services are available on a first come, first served basis. Call 877-8722 to reserve an appointment.

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Thursdays, April 7 and 14 • 4:00p-8:00p Travelers Rest

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Poetry Fools Friday, April 1

Knitting Basics: Part I

The Amazing Read 2011 program.

National Library Week program.

Program underwritten by the Friends of GCLS.

Wednesdays, April 6 and 13 • 9:30a-2:00p Thursdays, April 7 and 14 • 12:30p-5:00p

Palmetto Bean Company café will stay open until the start of designated programs.


adults

National Library Week April 10-16

English Café

Celebrate National Library Week by learning something new about your local library! Did you know the Greenville

Thursday, April 7 • 6:30p-7:30p Anderson Road (West) Branch Is English your second language? Practice speaking English with others! Improve your English skills while making new friends, talking and having fun. Coffee served. Basic English skills are needed.

County Library System now offers three Scribblers Writing Groups every month? Create your own story and share it with other writers. See listings for details.

Travelers Rest Book Discussion

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Monday, April 11 • 1:00p-2:30p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Call 834-3650.

Beginning Beekeeping

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Thursday, April 7 • 6:30p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Join beekeeper Robert Metger to get started with your own bee colony. Learn about the process, bee behavior and history. Call 877-8722.

Childcare Training

Tuesday, April 12 • 6:00p-8:30p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Classes are designed to meet the SC Department of Social Services training requirements for all staff in a public or private day care facility. Parents may also benefit. Cost is $15 per class. Call Lifelong Learning at 355-6053 to register.

Seasonal Gardening Series: Herbs

Thursday, April 7 • 7:00p-8:30p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Grow herbs in your garden and throughout the yard. Learn how to identify different herbs and use them to add flavor to your cooking. Call 277-7397 to register.

Reading in Color Book Discussion

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

The Amazing Read Movie

Saturday, April 9 • 2:00p-4:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Join us for this 2008 film adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees starring Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah. Refreshments served. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 834-3650 to reserve a seat.

Taylors Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 12 • 7:00p-8:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Call 268-5955.

Scribblers Writing Group

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Saturday, April 9 • 10:00a-12:00p Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 246-1695.

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Tuesday, April 12 • 6:30p-7:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch The Grace of Silence: A Memoir by Michele Norris. Call 277-0161.

Tuesday, April 12 • 7:00p-8:30p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Join our creative writing group for adults! Bring your best work or come to get inspired – scribblers at every level are welcome. Email bmorrison@greenvillelibrary.org or call 963-9031.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Thursday, April 14 • 6:30p-8:00p Anderson Road (West) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 269-5210.


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adults Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

In Search of a Voice: Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina

Saturday, April 16 • 10:00a-12:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 268-5955.

Thursday, April 14 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Join us for a talk on the fight for equality. Join Furman Professor Courtney Tollison for an engaging presentation on the history of civil rights in South Carolina. Call 527-9293.

Waterfalls of the Upstate

Thursday, April 14 • 7:00p-8:30p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Discover family friendly hiking opportunities in and around the many waterfalls in the Upstate. Call 277-7397 to register.

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Saturday, April 16 • 2:00p-3:30p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Greenville’s Daughters of the British Empire cordially invite you to an afternoon tea to discuss the upcoming royal wedding. Learn how to brew a “cuppa.” Sample cream scones and other English treats. Discover the etiquette and history of afternoon tea in a friendly atmosphere. Call 268-5955 to register.

The Amazing Read

The Secret Life of Bees (2008) The movie opens in 1964, during the civil rights movement. Lily is almost fourteen years old and has an abusive father and no mother. Lily escapes with her caregiver, Rosaleen, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping. Starring Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah and Alicia Keys.

Showings: Saturday, April 9 2:00p-4:00p Travelers Rest 834-3650

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call the branch you wish to attend to reserve a seat.

Wednesday, April 20 6:30p-8:30p Taylors 268-5955

Tuesday, April 26 6:30p-8:30p Augusta Road 277-0161

Thursday, May 5 6:30p-8:30p Simpsonville 963-9031


adults Knitting Basics: Part II

English Café

Thursday, April 21 • 6:30p-7:30p Anderson Road (West) Branch Is English your second language? Practice speaking English with others! Improve your English skills while making new friends, talking and having fun. Coffee served. Basic English skills are needed.

Scribblers Writing Group

In Search of Family

Tuesday, April 19 • 6:30p-8:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join our creative writing group for adults! Bring your best work or come to get inspired – scribblers at every level are welcome. Email mspringle@greenvillelibrary.org or call 277-0161.

Thursday, April 21 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room C Join us for a look into adoption and foster families in South Carolina with the Bair Foundation. Call 527-9293.

Preserving Family Treasures

Chautauqua: Mark Twain and John Muir

Monday, April 25 • 3:00p-7:00p Hughes Main Library, South Carolina Room Bring your photographs, books and documents to the South Carolina Room and learn how to preserve them correctly. Call 527-9261 to register.

Tuesday, April 19 7:00p-8:30p Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C Mark Twain and John Muir – Their California Story is part of the 2010 Chautauqua series: Ideas that Changed America. Join us for a scholarly lecture and open discussion. Call 244-1499.

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Tuesday, April 19 • 6:00p-8:00p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Learn basic knitting techniques and knit a simple project. Participants should bring yarn and needles. Participants must complete Knitting Basics: Part I to attend this class. Call 277-7397 to register.

Survival Spanish I

Mondays, April 25-June 6* 6:00p-8:00p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Lack simple Spanish language skills? Learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Cost is $70 for library card holders and seniors, $90 for others. Call Lifelong Learning at 355-6059 to register. Registration form available at www.greenvillelibrary.org. *No class Monday, May 30.

The Amazing Read Movie

Wednesday, April 20 6:30p-8:30p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Join us for this 2008 film adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees starring Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah. Refreshments served. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 268-5955 to reserve a seat.

Featured Database

Tinkering with Technology

Wednesday, April 20 • 7:00p-8:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Do you like to take things apart and rearrange them into something new? Are you intrigued by nifty gadgets and motorized gizmos? Join us as we share ideas and techniques in this ongoing technology group. Call 527-9229 or email cgrewcock@greenvillelibrary.org.

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After you’ve read The Secret Life of Bees, look

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NoveList for similar titles by visiting NoveList. Search by author, title or series, and instantly find books with similar themes, settings and characters as your favorites! www.greenvillelibrary.org > Research > Databases A-Z > NoveList


adults South Carolina: Home without a Roof Panel Discussion

Monday, April 25 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C The public is invited to attend a unique panel of local, state and regional guests working in homeless assistance, design, architecture and the service community as they discuss the issues surrounding homelessness in our state. Moderated by Dan Harding. This event is in conjunction with the architectural exhibit that opens April 29. Call 527-9293 to register. See ad on page 8.

Eeek! It’s a Mouse

Tuesday, April 26 • 9:30a-12:30p and 2:00p-5:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Learn the basics of Windows, how to operate a mouse, use toolbars, size windows and play cards. This class is free, but registration is required. Call Lifelong Learning at 355-6059 to register. Registration form at www.greenvillelibrary.org.

Berea Book Discussion

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Tuesday, April 26 • 10:00a-11:00a Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Spooner by Pete Dexter. Call 246-1695.

The Amazing Read Movie

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Tuesday, April 26 • 6:30p-8:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join us for this 2008 film adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees starring Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah. Refreshments served. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 277-0161 to reserve a seat.

Simpsonville Book Discussion

Whyte:

Tuesday, April 26 • 7:00p-8:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Call 963-9031.

Working South

Seasonal Gardening Series: Name That Plant

Real Life Internet: The Basics

Wednesday, April 27 • 10:30a-12:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Learn how to surf the web using an internet browser. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have basic typing skills. Call 277-0161 to register.

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Tuesday, April 26 • 7:00p-8:30p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch In cooperation with Clemson Extension, we continue our ongoing gardening presentations with tips on plant identification. Join Master Gardener Janie Marlow for an in-depth look at how to use the internet for gardening purposes.

March 9September 18, 2011 Visit the Greenville County Museum of Art to experience Working South, an exhibition featuring watercolors of working people. Whyte has spent nearly 4 years preparing for the exhibition, which features images of people in jobs that are fading away. Among the paintings are several depicting the textile industry, painted in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.greenvillemuseum.org or call 271-7570.


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The Amazing Read Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 27 • 7:00p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A All are welcome to join in a discussion of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Call 527-9293.

South Carolina: home without a roof A look at the homeless predicament from Greenville to Columbia

Childcare Training

Thursday, April 28 • 6:00p-8:30p Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Classes are designed to meet the SC Department of Social Services training requirements for all staff in a public or private day care facility. Parents may also benefit. Cost is $15 per class. Call Lifelong Learning at 355-6053 to register.

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South Carolina Room Orientation and Tour

In celebration of AIA Greenville Architecture Month, we are proud to host the exhibit titled, Tesselations: Architecture, Community and Homelessness, opening Friday, April 29. This custom built exhibit, focused on the plight of homelessness in South Carolina, was designed by the students of studioG1 from Clemson University’s Graduate School of Architecture. This project has been submitted to the ACSA national design competition titled: HOMEless Assistance Center. The exhibit includes plans for sites in Greenville and Columbia along with educational details of the materials and needs of transitional housing. Call 527-9293.

Thursday, April 28 • 6:00p-9:00p Hughes Main Library, South Carolina Room Join us for an in-depth tour and learn how to locate family information in the South Carolina Room. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 527-9261.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Thursday, April 28 • 6:30p-8:00p Anderson Road (West) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 269-5210.

Panel Discussion Monday, April 25 • 6:30p-8:00p

In Search of a Voice: The History of US Suffrage . .

Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C

Thursday, April 28 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library Meeting Room A Join Converse professor John Theilmann as we look at the process of democracy through suffrage. From landowners, to women, to minorities, learn how the fight for a vote was won throughout American history.

Opening Reception for the Exhibit Friday, April 29 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C

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South Carolina: Home without a Roof Opening Reception

Friday, April 29 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C Join us for an opening reception for the exhibit focused on the plight of homelessness in South Carolina and designed by 32 graduate students from the Clemson University School of Architecture. At 6:30p, the project will be introduced by special guest, Dan Harding, Director Community Research and Design Center, Clemson University. A question and answer will follow along with an opportunity to explore the exhibit with the architecture students. Free and open to the public. Call 527-9293.


Fun, Friendly Knitting!

Honey Makes the World Go Round

Tuesday, May 3 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library Meeting Room A Join us for an environmental look at the roles of bees in the life of vegetation and the ecosystem. Call 527-9293.

Fountain Inn Book Discussion

Beginning Beekeeping

Saturday, April 30 • 1:00p-2:30p Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Join beekeeper Debra Varvaro to get started with your own bee colony. Learn about the process, bee behavior and history. Call 246-1695.

may Scribblers Writing Group

Monday, May 2 • 7:00p-8:30p Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Join our creative writing group for adults! Bring your best work or come to get inspired – scribblers at every level are welcome. Email jnewton@greenvillelibrary.org or call 246-1695.

Tuesday, May 3 • 7:00p-8:30p Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant. Call 862-2576.

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Saturday, April 30 • 10:00a-12:00p Hughes Main Library Audio Visual Area Join a group of fellow knitters of all ages and skill levels for some crafty mingling and a good cause! Yarn and needles provided by the Friends of the Library to create scarves to sell in their shop. Other projects welcome. Call 527-5286.

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adults

Real Life Internet: The Basics

Wednesday, May 4 10:15a-11:45a Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Learn how to surf the web using an internet browser. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have basic typing skills. Call 277-0161 to register.

Friends of the Library

Used Book Sale! Proceeds help to fund Greenville County Library System programs

April 29, 30 and may 1 , 2011 Thousands of books, 80% donated, 80% hardcover! Friday 3:00p-8:00p - Friends Only* Saturday 10:00a-5:00p - Open to the public Sunday 1:00p-5:00p - Open to the public *Memberships available at the door Call 527-9291 for more information.


Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

The Amazing Read Book Discussion

Thursday, May 5 • 10:00a-12:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 877-8722.

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adults Friday, May 6 • 4:30p-5:30p Anderson Road (West) Branch All are welcome to join in a discussion of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Call 269-5210.

English Café

The Amazing Read Movie

Thursday, May 5 • 6:30p-8:30p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Join us for this 2008 film adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees starring Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah. Refreshments served. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 963-9031 to reserve a seat.

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Thursday, May 5 • 6:30p-7:30p Anderson Road (West) Branch Is English your second language? Practice speaking English with others! Improve your English skills while making new friends, talking and having fun. Coffee served. Basic English skills are needed.

Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble

Friday, May 6 • 7:00p-8:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C Join us for a perfect outing for mom, as we celebrate spring with a performance by the Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble. Call 527-9293.

If you find the Greenville County Library System an essential part of your community, then joining the Friends is a simple, easy way to support it! As a membership benefit, you will receive a year's subscription to the GCLS Access newsletter, a 10% discount at the Friends Shop in the Hughes Main Library and entrance to the "Friends Only" day of our book sale. Keep up to date on GCLS and Friends events, and take advantage of Friends shopping opportunities for as little as $15 a year!

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adults Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Thursday, May 12 • 6:30p-8:00p Anderson Road (West) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 269-5210.

In Search of a Voice: Women in the Southern Business World

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Homemade Honey Swap

Saturday, May 7 • 1:00p-3:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Enjoy refreshments and early sixties music as we trade honey-made crafts. Bring your desserts, beauty products and candles for a friendly trade of items and ideas. Great outing for mom! Be sure to bring recipes and instructions and enough items to share. Bring ideas from library books and receive door prizes! Call 527-9293 to register.

Thursday, May 12 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Join us for a look at the rise of the Southern business woman. USC Upstate professor Kristi Byrum presents a history of women as business leaders in the South. A question and answer session will follow. Call 527-9293.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Saturday, May 14 • 10:00a-12:00p Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 246-1695.

Travelers Rest Book Discussion

Monday, May 9 • 1:00p-2:30p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Call 834-3650.

Childcare Training

Vintage Car Show

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Tuesday, May 10 • 6:00p-8:30p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Classes are designed to meet the SC Department of Social Services training requirements for all staff in a public or private day care facility. Parent may also benefit. Cost is $15 per class. Call Lifelong Learning at 355-6053 to register.

Saturday, May 14 • 1:00p-4:00p Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch Does your car predate the catalytic converter? Show off those vintage wheels! All are welcome to this car show at the library. A demonstration of our newly expanded database for engine repairs, big and small, will begin at 1:30p. Prizes include Best Interior, Best Restoration and Best in Show. Refreshments available. Call 527-9293 to register your vehicle.

Reading in Color Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 10 • 6:30p-7:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Call 277-0161.

Taylors Book Discussion

Scribblers Writing Group

Tuesday, May 10 • 7:00p-8:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Call 268-5955.

Tuesday, May 10 • 7:00p-8:30p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Join our creative writing group for adults! Bring your best work or come to get inspired – scribblers at every level are welcome. Email bmorrison@greenvillelibrary.org or call 963-9031.

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Scribblers Writing Group

Tuesday, May 17 • 6:30p-8:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join our creative writing group for adults! Bring your best work or come to get inspired – scribblers at every level are welcome. Email mspringle@greenvillelibrary.org or call 277-0161.

The Amazing Read Book Discussion

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Saturday, May 7 • 10:00a-12:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 834-3650.

Tuesday, May 17 • 7:00p-8:00p Pelham Road (F.W. Symmes) Branch All are welcome to join in a discussion of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Call 288-6688.


adults Real Life Internet: The Basics

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Tuesday, May 17 • 7:00p-8:30p Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch Learn how to surf the web using an internet browser. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have basic typing skills. Call 862-2576 to register.

Saturday, May 21 • 10:00a-12:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 268-5955.

Chautauqua: W.E.B DuBois

Simpsonville Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 17 • 7:00p-8:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C The Legacy of W.E.B DuBois in Our Community Today is part of the 2010 Chautauqua series Ideas That Changes America. Join us for a scholarly lecture and open discussion. Call 244-1499.

Tuesday, May 24 • 7:00p-8:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Serena by Ron Rash. Call 963-9031.

Eeek! It’s a Mouse

Thursday, May 26 • 9:30a-12:30p and 2:00p-5:00p Pelham Road (F.W. Symmes) Branch Learn the basics of Windows, how to operate a mouse, use toolbars, size windows and play cards. This class is free, but registration is required. Call Lifelong Learning at 355-6059 to register. Registration form at www.greenvillelibrary.org.

Tinkering with Technology

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Wednesday, May 18 • 7:00p-8:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Do you like to take things apart and rearrange them into something new? Are you intrigued by nifty gadgets and motorized gizmos? Join us as we share ideas and techniques in this ongoing technology group. Call 527-9229 or email cgrewcock@greenvillelibrary.org.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Thursday, May 26 • 6:30p-8:00p Anderson Road (West) Branch Learn to knit and crochet or improve your skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced participants will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 269-5210.

The Amazing Read Book Discussion

Thursday, May 19 • 12:00p-1:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch All are welcome to join in a discussion of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Call 877-8722.

Childcare Training

Fun, Friendly Knitting!

Thursday, May 19 • 6:00p-8:30p Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Classes are designed to meet the SC Department of Social Services training requirements for all staff in a public or private day care facility. Parents may also benefit. Cost is $15 per class. Call Lifelong Learning at 355-6053 to register.

Saturday, May 28 • 10:00a-12:00p Hughes Main Library, Audio Visual Area Join a group of fellow knitters of all ages and skill levels for some crafty mingling and a good cause! Free yarn and needles provided by the Friends of the Library to create scarves to sell in their shop. Other projects welcome. Call 527-5286.

English Café

Life in 1920s Greenville

Thursday, May 19 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room C Using the Greenville County Driving Tour of Historic Sites, the South Carolina Room staff will bring 1920s Greenville to life. See archives, photos, general store ledgers and more. Copies of the driving tour are available at all locations for $4.00. Call 527-9261 to register.

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Thursday, May 19 • 6:30p-7:30p Anderson Road (West) Branch Is English your second language? Practice speaking English with others! Improve your English skills while making new friends, talking and having fun. Coffee served. Basic English skills are needed.

Tuesday, May 31 • 10:00a-11:00a Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Call 246-1695.

Childcare Training

Tuesday, May 31 • 6:00p-8:30p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Classes are designed to meet the SC Department of Social Services training requirements for all staff in a public or private day care facility. Parent may also benefit. Cost is $15 per class. Call Lifelong Learning at 355-6053 to register.


teens adults

April

Book Spine

Home School Book Discussion Group

The monthly book discussion group for home schooled teens. This month we’ll read and discuss To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Ages 13-18. Call the branch you wish to attend to register.

Poetry

Thursday, April 7 • 10:00a-11:00a Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch / 246-1695

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Thursday, April 14 • 10:00a-11:00a Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch / 877-8722

Celebrate National Poetry Month with our Book Spine Poetry Contest.

Tuesday, April 19 • 10:00a-11:00a Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch / 963-9031

Grab some books, make a poem, take a photo, send it in.

Science Station: The Science of the Book

Monday, April 11 • 2:30p-3:30p* Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Join Samantha Bell, illustrator of Cathy’s Animal Garden: Enter at Your Own Risk, as she explains the illustration-to-publishing process of a book. Ms. Bell will also display the original paintings that were used in her book. Book sale and signing at the end of the program. Open to 6th-8th grade home schooled students. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org to register. *Note the time change for this program.

Prize Categories & Age Groups

Entries will be judged on originality and literary merit

Best Overall & Honorable Mention Middle School Best Overall & Honorable Mention High School Rules and Guidelines

In BeTween Craft: Recycled Bottle Bird Feeders

Wednesday, April 13 • 3:45p-4:45p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Create a bird feeder using recyclables. Open to all 4th-7th graders. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org to register.

Greenville County Middle School Hughes Main Library Children’s & Teen Area This will be the fourth year that library patrons have been able to enjoy the extraordinary works that 6th, 7th and 8th graders from 18 Greenville County middle schools have created.

PAINTINGS • DRAWINGS • PHOTOGRAPHY 3-D/SCULPTURE • MIXED MEDIA • TEXTILES/ FIBER DESIGNS • COMPUTER GRAPHICS JEWELRY/METAL WORK • PRINTS

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April 15-30

Open to all Greenville County 6th-12th graders. Entries must be the original work of the submitting participant. Entries that contain inappropriate content will not be considered. Entries must be submitted electronically as an attachment to the following email address: jbabb@greenvillelibrary. org. All submissions must have the participant’s full name, grade level, address and telephone number. Participants must also submit a completed consent form available at any GCLS library location or on our website. One entry per person. Winning entries will be posted on the teen section of the Greenville County Library System’s (GCLS) website. Entries may appear in future GCLS teen publications. Incorrect or incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries must be submitted by April 30th. All entries become property of the Greenville County Library System. Photos may be used in library publications. Call 527-9247 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org for more information.


teens Bookends: Mother-Daughter Book Group

Craft It: DIY Chia Pets

Tuesday, April 19 • 3:00p-4:00p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Make your own unique pet. Open to all 6th-12th graders. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org to register.

Tuesday, May 24 • 7:00p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Read the intriguing and suspenseful The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams. Then join us for a discussion of this story about a thirteenyear-old who reads to escape the confinement of her polygamist cult community. For girls in grades 8-12 with an adult female caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.

Teen Volunteer Day

Thursday, April 21 • 12:00p-4:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Need volunteer hours? Here’s a special opportunity for teens to earn volunteer hours at the library. Earn up to 4 hours in one day. Participants will be working in groups on different projects. Open to all teens. Registration is required and begins April 1. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

upcoming

Teen Advisory Board

Spa Day

Monday, April 25 • 4:30p-5:30p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Interested in having a say in what goes on for teens at the library? Join our teen advisory board! Come share your ideas. Open to all teens. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

Saturday, June 4 • 2:00p-3:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Start your summer off with a relaxing spa. Learn how to make your own bath salts, scrubs and soap. Take home what you make! Open to ages 11-18. Registration begins May 10. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

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Red Cross Babysitter Training

Home School Book Discussion Group

Registration begins May 9. Fee $50. Space is limited. Call the Upstate Chapter of the American Red Cross at 271-8222 x600 to register. Participants must be 11 years old by the day of the class. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Each participant will receive a first aid kit.

The monthly book discussion group for home schooled teens. This month we’ll read and discuss A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. Ages 13-18. Call the branch you wish to attend to register. Thursday, May 5 • 10:00a-11:00a Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch / 246-1695 Thursday, May 12 • 10:00a-11:00a Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch / 877-8722

Saturday, June 11 • 9:30a-4:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Bring a bagged lunch.

Tuesday, May 17 • 10:00a-11:00a Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch / 963-9031

Monday, May 9 2:00p-3:30p Hughes Main Library Meeting Room A Explore aerodynamics by designing and constructing your own kite. Open to 6th-8th grade home schooled students. Registration is limited and begins April 11. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

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Science Station: Kites

Monday-Tuesday, June 13-14 • 9:30a-1:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Tuesday-Wednesday, June 21-22 • 9:30a-1:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Monday-Tuesday, July 11-12 • 9:30a-1:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Monday-Tuesday, July 18-19 • 9:30a-1:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch


Summer Would you like to help with our summer reading activities? Volunteers are needed! Call 527-9286 for more information.

Featured Database AccessScience Want to learn more about the secret lives of bees? Before joining in our Amazing Read programs this spring, visit www.greenvillelibrary.org > Research > Databases A-Z > AccessScience Enter "bee" in the search engine and browse dozens of articles about beekeeping and the social lives of honeybees.

Make baseball part of your library experience. Check out baseball books for all ages, brush up on your baseball history and play the national trivia game: Step Up to the Plate. Step Up to the Plate @ your library is a baseball trivia contest for the whole family. Use library resources to track down answers to a whole range of questions about our national pastime.

Don’t be shy. Ask a staff member or visit www.greenvillelibrary.org to get started. Step Up to the Plate has four categories of questions for every age: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-17 and adult.


CHILDREN

April

Home School Time at the Library Special: Library Resources and the Dewey Decimal System

Laugh ‘n’ Learn for Reading Readiness!

Tuesday, April 5 • 10:00a-11:00a Special Location Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Learn about library resources and the card catalog, then dive into the Dewey Decimal System with fun facts, a quack-tastic game and a flock of unforgettable friends. For children in grades 3 and up. Call 963-9031 to register.

Friday, April 1 • 10:00a-12:00p Drop-in Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A You and your child can visit six learning stations (music, crafts, etc.) where you can work together to perform activities that will provide your child with pre-reading skills. Ages 4 and under with an adult caregiver. English/Spanish materials available. No groups. Three children maximum per adult caregiver.

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KinderCraft: Bee Critter Cup

Wednesday, April 6 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Buzz, buzz, buzz. Lucky for you this bee craft, made from paper cups and chenille stems, won’t sting! Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.

Bilingual Story Time: April Fools Cuentos Bilingües: Ay, qué chistositos

Friday, April 1 • 7:00p-7:45p Hughes Main Library, Story Room A 45-minute Spanish/English story time for all ages. Cuentos bilingües que durarán 45 minutos en español e inglés para todas las edades.

Home School Book Discussion Group

The monthly book discussion group for home schooled students. Join us as we discuss the Newbery Medal book Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary. Ages 9-12. Call the branch you wish to attend to register.

Grandbaby Books: April Showers

Saturday, April 2 10:00a-10:30a Hughes Main Library Story Room Bring your grandchildren (or children) for stories and songs about puddles, raindrops and rubber boots. All ages welcome.

Thursday, April 7 • 10:00a-11:00a Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch / 246-1695 Thursday, April 14 • 10:00a-11:00a Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch / 877-8722

Spring Stories with Betty Farr

Tuesday, April 19 • 10:00a-11:00a Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch / 963-9031

Saturday, April 2 • 11:00a-12:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join local storyteller Betty Farr as she ushers in spring with her favorite stories of the season. Also enjoy treats and a visit from the Easter Bunny, and bring a camera to take your child's picture.

Ever After Stories: India

Thursday, April 7 • 7:00p-7:30p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Join us as we enjoy stories about India through folk and fairy tales, songs and games. We’ll read The Cloud Tea Monkeys and The Magic Plum Tree, then make a craft to take home. Ages 7 and up.

Twilight Tales: Pizza Fun

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Monday, April 4 • 7:00p-7:30p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Enjoy stories and songs about everyone’s favorite food: pizza! We’ll also make a delicious cookie craft that will look just like a pizza. Children of all ages welcome. Children may wear their pajamas.

Bilingual Story Time: Hurray for Spain! Cuentos Bilingües: ¡Que viva España!

Friday, April 8 7:00p-7:45p Hughes Main Library Story Room A 45-minute Spanish/English story time for all ages. Cuentos bilingües que durarán 45 minutos en español e inglés para todas las edades.


children Lollipops Concert for Kids

KinderCraft: Trail Mix Butterfly

Saturday, April 9 Join us for Yankee Doodle featuring the GSO Wind Quintet. The Greenville Symphony Orchestra and the Greenville County Library System present this free musical series for young children and their families. Seating is limited due to fire code regulations.

Wednesday, April 13 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Fly over and enjoy some butterfly stories and songs, then create butterflies from bags of trail mix, clothes pins and glitter. Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.

In BeTween Craft: Recycled Bottle Bird Feeders

10:00a-10:30a • Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch

Wednesday, April 13 • 3:45p-4:45p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Create a bird feeder using recyclables. Open to all 4th-7th graders. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org to register.

11:30a-12:00p • Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C

Bilingual Story Time: Southwestern Tales Cuentos Bilingües: Cuentos del suroeste

Friday, April 15 7:00p-7:45p Hughes Main Library Story Room A 45-minute Spanish/English story time for all ages. Cuentos bilingües que durarán 45 minutos en español e inglés para todas las edades.

National Library Week April 10-16

Celebrate National Library Week by learning something new about your local library! Did you know the Greenville County Library System offers story times at all eleven library locations? After bringing your child to a library program, try telling a story of your own before bedtime!

Grandbaby Books: For the Love of Books

Saturday, April 16 10:00a-10:30a Hughes Main Library Story Room Bring your grandchildren (or children) for stories and activities that promote the love of books and reading. All ages welcome.

CrafTime: Seed Mosaics

Join us for an afternoon featuring a story and a craft. Turn ordinary seeds into a beautiful creation. Ages 5-11, ages 5-8 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins April 1. Call the location you wish to attend to register.

KinderCraft: Dragonfly Pencil Topper

Tuesday, April 12 • 3:30p-4:15p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch / 877-8722 Tuesday, April 12 • 3:30p-4:15p Pelham Road (F.W. Symmes) Branch / 288-6688

Tuesday, April 19 • 3:30p-4:15p Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch / 246-1695 Wednesday, April 20 • 3:30p-4:15p Hughes Main Library, Story Room / 527-9248 Friday, April 22 • 3:30p-4:15p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch / 277-7397

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Monday, April 18 • 3:30p-4:15p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch / 834-3650

Wednesday, April 20 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Children will hear stories and songs about beautiful bugs, then make a pencil topper from chenille stems and craft foam to take home. Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.

The library system will be closed Sunday, april 24 for easter and sunday, may 29 & monday, may 30 for memorial day.


CHILDREN KinderCraft: Handprint Lilies

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Wednesday, April 27 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Prepare for Mother’s Day early with songs and stories that celebrate moms, then create a craft that turns a child’s handprint into a beautiful bouquet. Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins April 6. Call 527-9248.

Wednesday, April 20 3:30p-4:30p Hughes Main Library Meeting Room A Join us for Easter stories, songs and games, plus an egg hunt on the front lawn. In case of April showers, egg hunt will be indoors. Ages 2-8. Call 527-9248 to register.

Mind Your Manners Etiquette Class

Friday, April 29 • 4:15p-5:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Impress your mom on Mother's Day with your impeccable manners. Learn about manners and practice them while enjoying lunch with tips from an etiquette expert. Space is limited. Ages 9-12. Call 277-0161 to register.

Bilingual Story Time: Day of the Child Cuentos Bilingües: Día del niño

Friday, April 29 • 7:00p-7:45p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Day of the Child (Día del niño) is a very important day in Hispanic countries and we’ve created our own fun fair to celebrate it. Join us for stories, songs, games, crafts and many other surprises. Tendremos nuestra propia kermés para celebrar el Día del niño en forma. Vengan a festejar con cuentos, canciones, juegos, manualidades y muchas otras sorpresas.

Family Fridays: Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy

Friday, April 22 • 7:00p-7:45p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C Have you ever seen a tap dancing octopus or a tightrope walking starfish? You’ll get hooked by this aquatic adventure that features puppets made from recycled bottles! All ages welcome.

Grandbaby Books: Fun at the Zoo

Also open mornings if programming schedule allows.

Monday • 12:00p-8:00p Tuesday • 1:00p-8:00p Wednesday • 5:00p-8:00p Thursday • 5:00p-8:00p Friday • 12:00p-8:00p Saturday • 9:00a-5:00p Sunday • 2:00p-5:00p

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For ages 4 and under with an adult caregiver.

Saturday, April 30 • 10:00a-10:30a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Bring your grandchildren (or children) for stories and songs about baby animals at the zoo. All ages welcome.

Spring Cupcake Extravaganza

Saturday, April 30 • 1:00p-3:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Rebekah Trieper returns with six new spring and summer cupcake designs. Open to children 7 and up with an adult caregiver. Each pair will decorate and take home six cupcakes. $10 materials fee per pair includes cupcakes and a decorating kit. Call 277-0161 to register.


CHILDREN

Children's Book Week: May 2-8

Celebrate by sharing a new release or a beloved classic with your child. Ask any staff member for a list of Caldecott and Newbery Award winning books or find them online on the Children’s page of our website: www.greenvillelibrary.org.

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Let’s Pretend: Fairyland

Friday, May 20 10:30a-11:15a or 3:30p-4:15p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Elves and fairies come down to frolic as we take a magical journey through enchanted forests. We begin with stories and songs that lead to pretend play. Ages 2-5. Space is limited. Registration begins April 15. Call 527-9248.

Twilight Tales: Celebrate Mom

Monday, May 2 • 7:00p-7:30p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Enjoy stories and songs about amazing moms. Children of all ages welcome. Children may wear their pajamas.

Bilingual Story Time: Cinco de Mayo Cuentos bilingües: Cinco de mayo

Wednesday, May 4 • 3:30p–4:30p Anderson Road (West) Branch Join us for a special Spanish/English story time in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. A craft activity and refreshments will follow. Open to children of all ages with an adult caregiver. Acompañenos para disfrutar de una hora de cuentos en celebración del Cinco de mayo. Haremos una manualidad, y tomaremos un refrigerio. Abierto para niños de todas edades, acompañados por un adulto.

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Cupcakes!

Home School Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 5 • 10:00a-11:00a Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch / 246-1695 Thursday, May 12 • 10:00a-11:00a Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch / 877-8722 Tuesday, May 17 • 10:00a-11:00a Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch / 963-9031

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The monthly book discussion group for home schooled students. Join us as we discuss When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. Ages 9-12. Call the branch you wish to attend to register.

Café Hours Mon-Fri • 9-6 Sat • 10-5 Sun • 2-5


children Ongoing Children’s Programs Dedicated to socialization and skill building The library is closed sunday, april 24 for Easter and sunday, may 29 & monday, may 30 for memorial day. Regular morning programs end friday, april 29 and resume Monday, June 6. For more information visit www. greenvillelibrary.org or call 527-9248.

Due to space limitations, many scheduled story times and special programs cannot accommodate groups. If you are seeking permission for your group of 5 or more, please call the location you wish to attend to check availability for a reservation. Groups that do not have prior library permission to attend a program will be denied admission.

Standard Programs

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Story Time: 30 minutes of stories, music and games for preschool children.

Mauldin 10:00a 11:00a

Greer 10:00a 11:00a

Pelham Rd. 10:00a 11:00a

Simpsonville 10:00a 11:00a

Taylors 10:30a

Travelers Rest 10:30a

Berea 10:30a

Fountain Inn 10:30a

Augusta Rd. 10:30a

Mother Goose on the Loose: Rhymes, rhythm and fun for babies 1 month-24 months with an adult caregiver. Limit 40 people. No groups. Three children per adult caregiver maximum. C PA PM S V

Pelham Rd. 9:30a 11:00a

Simpsonville 10:00a 11:00a

Bouncing Babies: Stories, rhymes, music and bouncing games for babies 1 month-18 months with an adult caregiver. C PM S V

Main 10:30a

C PM SR V

Musical Jamboree: Explore children’s literature using music, song and dance. For 18 months-4 years. C FI R

Main 10:00a

Laugh 'n' Learn for Reading Readiness: Fun games and activities. Ages 4 and under with an adult caregiver. English/Spanish materials available. No groups. Maximum of 3 children per adult. LK NS PA PM V

Skills

Taylors 10:30a Main 11:00a Main 10:00a Anderson Rd. 9:30a-11:30a 2:00p-4:00p (drop-in)

C= Coordination • FI= Following Instructions • LK= Letter Knowledge • NS= Narrative Skills • PA= Phonemic Awareness PM= Print Motivation • R= Rhythm • S=Socialization • SR= School Readiness • V= Vocabulary

Themed Programs at the Hughes Main Library:

KinderCraft: Children will enjoy a story, then explore it by engaging in a related art activity. 30 minutes. For ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. See program listing for registration dates. Call 527-9248 to register. Weekly on Wednesdays.

Bilingual Story Time: 45-minute Spanish/English story time for all ages. Weekly on Fridays.

Twilight Tales: 30-minute evening story time for all ages. Kids may dress in their pajamas. Monthly on Mondays.

Ever After Stories: 30-minute evening story time for ages 7 and up. Travel with us as we explore folk and fairy tales from around the world through stories, songs and games. Monthly on Thursdays. Grandbaby Books: Bring your grandchildren (or children) for stories, singing and dancing. 30 minutes. All ages welcome. Alternate Saturdays. CrafTime: A craft and story time for ages 5-11, 5-8 with an adult caregiver. 45 minutes. See program listing for details.


NEWS from the Greenville County Library System • APR/MAY 2011

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Non-Profit Organization US Postage PAID Permit No. 656 Greenville, SC 29601

25 Heritage Green Place Greenville, SC 29601-2034 864-242-5000

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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Augusta Road • Ramsey Family Branch • 864-277-0161 Berea • Sarah Dobey Jones Branch • 864-246-1695 Fountain Inn • Kerry Ann Younts Culp Branch • 864-862-2576 Greer • Jean M. Smith Branch • 864-877-8722 Mauldin • W. Jack Greer Branch • 864-277-7397 Pelham Road • F.W. Symmes Branch • 864-288-6688 Simpsonville • Hendricks Branch • 864-963-9031 Taylors • Burdette Branch • 864-268-5955 Travelers Rest • Sargent Branch • 864-834-3650

Monday-Thursday All Locations • 9:00a-9:00p Friday Branches • 9:00a-6:00p Main • 9:00a-9:00p Saturday All Locations • 9:00a-6:00p Sunday Main • 2:00p-6:00p

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Mission: To serve Greenville County as the best provider of guided access to quality resources for information, education and leisure.

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Don't forget the upcoming Friends of the Greenville County Library System Used Book Sale, April 29-May 1, 2011. Check out our membership form on page 10. Join today!


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