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NEWS from the Greenville County Library System • Aug/SeP 2011

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An Evening at the library

Library Board of Trustees

The library system will be closed

Joseph L. Allen Susan Barry (Secretary) Grady Butler Douglas Churdar (Chairman) Robert Clark (Vice-Chairman) Brady Gilbert

Sunday,

S. Allan Hill (Treasurer)

september 4 & monday, september 5 for labor day.

Wanda Latham Deryl Paradis Mary Ellen Puls Alice Ramos

Library Director Beverly James bjames@greenvillelibrary.org

Creative Direction

Ungirdled Truths

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.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 • 6:30P-8:00P HUGHES MAIN LIBRARY, MEETING ROOMS A-C

Grab your friends and leave the kids at home! This touching and hilarious one-act play deals with women’s issues of all ages. The performance has been on the road since October 2010 and continues to grow in popularity. Originally produced by the Greenville Hospital System, this play is written in small, comedic acts that explore health and beauty issues faced by women in each stage of life. The performers provide a fun and open environment in which women can feel free to discuss health problems that they might never have talked about before. Nothing is off limits for these ladies! There’s something for everyone here, so bring your mothers, sisters, neighbors and friends for an evening at the library!

An Original Adaptation of The Arabian Nights THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 • 6:30P-8:00P HUGHES MAIN LIBRARY, MEETING ROOMS A-C

Remember the classic tales of The One Thousand and One Nights*? Experience the story with a brand new play starring the great storyteller Scheherazade! Married to a cruel sultan who kills his wives and then remarries every day, Scheherazade must concoct a plan to stay alive. On her wedding night, she begins to tell the sultan a story, but stops before she reaches the end. The sultan becomes entranced and allows her to live one more day so he can hear the ending. The performance features cultural music and sword dancing by local actors, and is sure to be an evening you don’t want to miss! *The One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories written between the ninth and thirteenth centuries. For more information and related titles, visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.

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adults

August

Argentine Tango

Thursday, August 4 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C Join us for a summer reading wrap-up with this dramatic dance. Lesson and refreshments provided. Registration in progress. Call 527-9293.

Wii Bowling

Monday, August 1 • 7:00p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Join us for bowling and popcorn. Bring friends and compete for the high score without having to lift that heavy ball! Call 877-8722.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Scribblers Writing Group

Saturday, August 6 • 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.

Monday, August 1 • 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.

Spanish Café/Café español

Wii Bowling

Tuesday, August 2 • 7:00p-8:00p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch ¡Hola! Are you learning Spanish? Practice speaking your new language with others. Improve your Spanish skills while making new friends, talking and having fun. Basic Spanish skills required. Call 277-7397 to register.

Monday, August 8 7:00p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Join us for bowling and popcorn. Bring friends and compete for the high score without having to lift that heavy ball! Call 877-8722.

Fountain Inn Book Discussion

Taylors Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 2 • 7:00p-8:30p Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch Room by Emma Donoghue. Call 862-2576.

Tuesday, August 9 • 7:00p-8:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Call 268-5955.

Money Smart: Bank On It

Scribblers Writing Group

Wednesday, August 3 • 6:00p-7:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms B-C Learn how banks can work for you and how to build a relationship with a financial institution. Space is limited. Call 527-9293 to register.

Tuesday, August 9 • 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

Fall Film Series

Thursday, August 4 • 6:00p-8:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join us for the 1950 classic film Cheaper by the Dozen starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy. Refreshments served. This film is not rated. Call 277-0161.

Designates An Evening at the Library program.

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Thursday, August 4 • 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.

Designates a life skills program or class.

Friends

Program underwritten by the Friends of GCLS.

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

Parking at hughes main is free ON weekends and after 5:00p on weekdays.


adults Money Smart: Borrowing Basics

Wednesday, August 10 • 6:00p-7:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms B-C Learn fundamentals of credit and loans. Understand the types of available credit and learn if you are ready to apply for it. Space is limited. Call 527-9293 to register.

Computer Lab Marathon

Tuesday, August 9-Thursday, August 11 Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch This is a three day computer event for beginning and intermediate computer users. A series of computer classes are offered, with open lab time following for guided practice. Registration for each session is required. Call 277-0161.

Fall Film Series

Wednesday, August 10 6:30p-8:30p Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch Join us for the 1987 adventure film The Princess Bride starring Carey Elwes and Robin Wright. Refreshments served. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is rated PG. Call 862-2576.

Employment Readiness: Resume Rescue

Tuesday, August 9 • 6:30p-8:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Learn tips for creating or updating a resume with positive impact. Participants are invited to a follow-up session on Thursday, August 11.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Hello Computer!

Thursday, August 11 • 6:00p-7:30p 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.

Wednesday, August 10 • 2:00p-3:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch If computer skills are a foreign language, then this is the class for you! Learn how to use a mouse, navigate a computer and sign up for email.

Scavenger Hunt for Grownups

Real Life Internet: The Basics

Thursday, August 11 • 7:00p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Apply some serious problem-solving to this series of clues based on library trivia. Prizes awarded to the top three finishers. Call 877-8722.

Wednesday, August 10 • 5:00p-6:30p 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.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Employment Readiness: Online Job Searching

Saturday, August 13 • 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.

Wednesday, August 10 • 7:00p-8:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Learn how to use the computer for your job hunt, including resume design, creating an email account, searching for jobs and filling out online applications. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have basic typing skills.

Augusta Road Reading in Color Book Discussion

Computer Practice Sessions

Employment Readiness: Resume Lab

Thursday, August 11 • 6:30p-8:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Participants in Tuesday’s Resume Rescue program are invited back to work on their resumes. Staff will be available for individual assistance. Space is limited.

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Thursday, August 11 • 10:00a-4:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Computer savvy volunteers will be on hand to help you with your computer questions during individual two-hour practice sessions.

Saturday, August 13 12:00p-4:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join us for the opening of the film adaptation of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Meet at the Augusta Road Branch for an optional outing to screen the film at the Camelot Theater followed by lunch. All are welcome to join us at the library after the screening for a discussion of the book and film. Participants must register by August 5. Call 277-0161 to register and for more information on costs.


adults There will be no Travelers Rest Book Discussion in August.

WorkKeys®: Job Skills Assessment

Monday, August 15-Friday, August 19 • 12:30p-4:30p Anderson Road (West) Branch Let employers know that you have the basic skills they require! Lifelong Learning will present a WorkKeys® review class and test. Cost is $35 per class. Register at the branch or call 355-6058.

Online Test Prep 101

Tuesday, August 16 • 7:00p-8:30p Hughes Main Library, Computer Training Lab Are you working on career training or looking to boost your resume? Improve your score on nursing exams, graduate entrance exams, electricians' licensing and more. Learn how to use the library's online testing tools to obtain your career goals. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org for a full list of topics. This class is free, but space is limited. Call 527-9219 to register.

Fall Film Series

Money Smart: Check It Out

Monday, August 15 • 6:00p-8:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Join us for the 1983 adventure film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. Refreshments served. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is rated PG. Call 268-5955.

Wednesday, August 17 • 6:00p-7:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms B-C Learn how to use a checking account successfully and features that can help you manage your money. Space is limited. Call 527-9293 to register.

Tinkering with Technology

Wii Bowling

Wednesday, August 17 • 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.

Monday, August 15 • 7:00p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Join us for bowling and popcorn. Bring friends and compete for the high score without having to lift that heavy ball! Call 877-8722.

Scribblers Writing Group

Spanish Café/Café español

Tuesday, August 16 • 7:00p-8:00p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch ¡Hola! Are you learning Spanish? Practice speaking your new language with others. Improve your Spanish skills while making new friends, talking and having fun. Basic Spanish skills required. Call 277-7397 to register.

Fall Film Series

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Tuesday, August 16 • 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, August 18 6:00p-8:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Join us for the 2009 biopic Amelia starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere. Refreshments served. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is rated PG. Call 963-9031.


adults Hello Computer!

Wednesday, August 24 • 9:30a-11:00a Taylors (Burdette) Branch If computer skills are a foreign language, then this is the class for you! Learn how to use a mouse, navigate a computer and sign up for email. Call 268-5955 to register.

Money Smart: Money Matters

Wednesday, August 24 • 6:00p-7:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms B-C Learn how to manage your money by preparing a personal spending plan that can increase your income. Space is limited. Call 527-9293 to register.

Fall Film Series

Seasonal Gardening Series: Fall Vegetables

Wednesday, August 24 6:30p-8:30p Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch Join us for the 1981 film The Gods Must Be Crazy starring Marius Weyes and Sandra Prinsloo. Refreshments served. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is rated PG-13. Call 862-2576.

Thursday, August 18 • 6:30p-8:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Join Master Gardener Donna Yarborough and learn how to create a vegetable garden for the autumn months. Call 268-5955.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Saturday, August 20 • 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.

Simpsonville Book Discussion

Thursday, August 25 • 1:00p-2:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Call 963-9031.

Zumba

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Saturday, August 20 10:30a-11:30a Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join the Zumba fitness craze with this fun and invigorating workout. Call 277-0161 to register.

Thursday, August 25 • 6:00p-7:30p 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.

Wii Bowling

The library system will be closed Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

Ungirdled Truths

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Monday, August 22 • 7:00p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Join us for bowling and popcorn. Bring friends and compete for the high score without having to lift that heavy ball!

Thursday, August 25 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C Join us for the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center’s award-winning play. The performance, which bounces between bittersweet and slap-your-side funny, is a frank look at women’s issues. Call 527-9293 to register.


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Fun, Friendly Knitting!

Saturday, August 27 • 10:00a-12:00p Hughes Main Library, Friends Shop 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 527-9293.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Thursday, September 1 • 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.

Friends

Fall Film Series

Thursday, September 1 6:00p-8:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join us for the 1956 classic film The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Refreshments served. This film is rated G. Call 277-0161.

Wii Bowling

Monday, August 29 • 7:00p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Join us for bowling and popcorn. Bring friends and compete for the high score without having to lift that heavy ball! Call 877-8722.

Berea Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 30 • 10:00a-11:00a Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. Call 246-1695.

Scheherazade: An Original Adaptation of The Arabian Nights Thursday, September 1 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C How powerful is a story? In this performance of The Arabian Nights, Scheherazade’s funny and enchanting tales convince a betrayed Sultan to delay her execution – one more night. Can this legendary Persian queen win back the heart of the Sultan and save her own life? Call 527-9293 to register.

Money Smart: Pay Yourself First

Wednesday, August 31 • 6:00p-7:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms B-C Understand ways to save money and learn different saving options to help you achieve your goals. Space is limited. Call 527-9293 to register.

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Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Saturday, September 3 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.


adults Spanish Café/Café español

Scribblers Writing Group

Tuesday, September 6 7:00p-8:00p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch ¡Hola! Are you learning Spanish? Practice speaking your new language with others. Improve your Spanish skills while making new friends, talking and having fun. Basic Spanish skills required. Call 277-7397 to register.

Monday, September 12 • 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.

Augusta Road Reading in Color Book Discussion Tuesday, September 13 • 6:30p-7:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Glorious by Bernice McFadden. Call 277-0161.

Fountain Inn Book Discussion

Taylors Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 6 • 7:00p-8:30p Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch Jimmy by Robert Whitlow. Call 862-2576.

Tuesday, September 13 • 7:00p-8:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Serena by Ron Rash. Call 268-5955.

Money Smart: To Your Credit

Scribblers Writing Group

Wednesday, September 7 • 6:00p-7:00p Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms B-C Understand how to read a credit report. You will also learn how to build and repair your credit history. Space is limited. Call 527-9293 to register.

Tuesday, September 13 • 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.

Online Test Prep 101

Beginning Microsoft Word 2007

Tuesday, September 13 • 7:00p-8:30p Hughes Main Library, Computer Training Lab Are you working on career training or looking to boost your resume? Improve your score on nursing exams, graduate entrance exams, electricians' licensing and more. Learn how to use the library's online testing tools to obtain your career goals. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org for a full list of topics. This class is free, but space is limited. Call 527-9219 to register.

Thursday, September 8 • 6:30p-8:00p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Learn how to produce and manage documents using Word 2007. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have basic typing skills. Call 277-7397 to register.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Thursday, September 8 • 6:00p-7:30p 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.

Money Smart: Charge It Right

Wednesday, September 14 •6:00p-7:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms B-C Understand how to use a credit card responsibly. Also learn what to do when a card is lost or stolen. Space is limited. Call 527-9293 to register.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Travelers Rest Book Discussion

Monday, September 12 • 1:00p-2:30p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Call 834-3650.

Fall Film Series

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Saturday, September 10 • 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.

Thursday, September 15 • 6:00p-8:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join us for the 1941 classic film How Green Was My Valley starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O’Hara. Refreshments served. This film is not rated. Call 277-0161.


adults Trendy Beads: Earrings

Thursday, September 15 • 6:00p-8:00p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Design and make fashionable earrings for yourself or as a gift. Materials fee $5.00. Call 277-7397 to register.

Computer Lab Marathon

Friday, September 16 & Saturday, September 17 Anderson Road (West) Branch This is a two day computer event for beginning and intermediate computer users. A series of computer classes are offered with open lab time following for guided practice. Registration for each session is required. Call 269-5210.

First Novel Author Talk

Thursday, September 15 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Author Matt Matthews will discuss his debut novel, Mercy Creek, winner of the South Carolina First Novel Prize. Call 527-9293.

Employment Readiness: Online Job Searching

Friday, September 16 • 9:00a-12:00p Anderson Road (West) Branch Learn how to use the computer for your job hunt, including resume design, creating an email account, searching for jobs and filling out online applications. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have basic typing skills.

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Saturday, September 17 • 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.

Hello Computer!

Friday, September 16 • 1:00p-2:30p Anderson Road (West) Branch If computer skills are a foreign language, then this is the class for you! Learn how to use a mouse, navigate a computer and sign up for email.

Survival Spanish I

Mondays, September 19-October 24 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.

Beginning Microsoft Word 2007

Friday, September 16 • 3:00p-5:00p Anderson Road (West) Branch Learn how to produce and manage documents using Word 2007. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have basic typing skills.

Making a Budget with Excel

Scribblers Writing Group

Saturday, September 17 • 9:30a-11:30a Anderson Road (West) Branch Learn the basics of Excel while you design a budget spreadsheet. Participants must be able to use a mouse and have basic typing skills.

Monday, September 19 • 7:00p-8:30p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Join our creative writing group for adults! Bring your best work or come to get inspired – scribblers at every level are welcome. Email sditch@greenvillelibrary.org or call 877-8722.

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007

Computer Practice Sessions

Saturday, September 17 • 3:30p-5:30p Anderson Road (West) Branch Computer savvy volunteers will be on hand to help you with your computer questions during individual two-hour practice sessions. Practice typing, using a mouse, work on your resume or create documents using Word and Excel.

Childcare Training

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Saturday, September 17 • 1:00p-3:00p Anderson Road (West) Branch Learn more about Microsoft Word 2007, including how to add pictures, borders and graphs to your documents, adjust formatting and more. Participants must be familiar with Word 2007, be able to use a mouse and have basic typing skills.

Tuesday, September 20 • 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.

Scribblers Writing Group

Tuesday, September 20 • 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.


adults Three on the Frontier: True Grit

Tuesday, September 20 7:00p-8:00p Hughes Main Library Meeting Room A Read True Grit by Charles Portis, a great novel of the American frontier and join in a discussion of the book. Copies available at the library. Call 527-9219 to register.

Hughes Main Library 527-9211

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Real Life Internet: The Basics

Wednesday, September 21 • 9:30a-11:00a Taylors (Burdette) 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 268-5955 to register.

White chocolate hazelnut, chocolate mint, mixed berry, espresso, caramel italiano, nutty irishman, peanut butter cup and more!

Money Smart: Loan to Own

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Wednesday, September 21 6:00p-7:00p Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms B-C Learn the ins and outs of consumer installment loans. This class covers mortgages, car loans, rentto-own and payday loans. Space is limited. Call 527-9293 to register.

Thursday, September 22 6:00p-7:30p 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.

Fall Film Series

Tinkering with Technology

Simpsonville Book Discussion

Thursday, September 22 • 1:00p-2:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Room by Emma Donoghue. Call 963-9031.

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Wednesday, September 21 • 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.

Thursday, September 22 6:00p-8:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Join us for the 2009 drama An Education starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard. Refreshments served. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is rated PG-13. Call 963-9031.

Scavenger Hunt for Grownups

Thursday, September 22 • 7:00p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Apply some serious problem-solving to this series of clues based on library trivia. Prizes awarded to the top three finishers. Call 877-8722.


adults

Every Child Ready To Read® Workshops

Seasonal Gardening Series: Fall Flowers

Thursday, September 22 7:00p-8:30p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Gardening consultant Beth Fortune will teach you how to extend garden color with annuals and how to bring autumn colors inside. Learn what should be on your fall gardening “to do” list! Call 277-7397 to register.

Friends

Attention parents, daycare providers and caregivers! Would you like to learn simple steps that will help to prepare your infant or young child for later reading success? Our staff is eager to share their training and experience in the area of Early Literacy.

Fun, Friendly Knitting!

Saturday, September 24 • 10:00a-12:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A 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 527-9293.

Call 527-9249 to schedule an Every Child Ready to Read® workshop at your location. Workshops are available for groups of 12 or more adults. Groups may select from workshops approved for 1.5 or 2.5 hours of SC Department of Social Services childcare training hours.

How to “I Do”

Saturday, September 24 • 10:00a-12:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Before you walk down the aisle, stroll down the library aisle and meet local wedding professionals in a one-on-one intimate and informative setting. Call 277-0161 to register.

Featured eBook International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 4th ed.

Berea Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 27 • 10:00a-11:00a Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan. Call 246-1695.

Catch up on your international film trivia. A great source for film research and loaded with facts, photos and reviews of classics from around the world. Download articles on individual films – or listen to the article by downloading an Mp3! www.greenvillelibrary.org > Research > Browse by Topic > Films and Television

Spanish Café/Café español

Seasonal Gardening Series: Landscape Design

Thursday, September 29 • 6:30p-8:00p Pelham Road (F.W. Symmes) Branch Join Master Gardener Teresa White and learn how to create harmony in your landscape by choice of color, plant diversity and line. Call 288-6688.

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Tuesday, September 27 • 7:00p-8:00p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch ¡Hola! Are you learning Spanish? Practice speaking your new language with others. Improve your Spanish skills while making new friends, talking and having fun. Basic Spanish skills required. Call 277-7397 to register.

Nature Photography with Ben Keys

Thursday, September 29 7:00p-8:30p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Enjoy the nature photography of Ben Keys. A lifelong resident of Greenville, Ben spent many of his summers in the nearby mountains. After years of hiking the trails in the Southern Appalachians, he has accumulated many photographs of the area and enjoys sharing them. Call 277-7397 to register.


tweens & teens

August

september Home School Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, September 6 • 10:00a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Monthly book discussion group for home schoolers. Read Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, then join us for a discussion about the book. Ages 13-18. Registration begins August 22. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

Online Scholarship Search Workshop for Teens and Parents

Thursday, September 8 • 7:00p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Unlock the mystery of online scholarship searching. Learn strategies to ensure the site you are using is reputable. Discover scholarship resources available that may help you pay for college. Registration begins August 18. Call 527-9248.

Career Corner: Filmmaking

Tuesday, August 9 • 2:00p-3:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Hear a local filmmaker talk about careers in the film industry in this interactive workshop. Ages 11-14. Call 277-0161 to register.

Teen Volunteer Day

Online Scholarship Search Workshop for Teens and Parents

Saturday, September 10 • 1:00p-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. Participants will be working in groups on different projects. Ages 13-18. Registration is required and begins August 15. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

Tuesday, August 9 • 7:00p-8:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Unlock the mystery of online scholarship searching. Learn strategies to ensure the site you are using is reputable. Discover scholarship resources available that may help you pay for college. Call 834-3650 to register.

Wii Play Games

Wii Play Games

Saturday, September 10 • 2:00p-4:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Bring your friends and play board games or Nintendo Wii at the library. Games provided. Ages 17 and under.

Saturday, August 13 2:00p-4:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Bring your friends and play board games or Nintendo Wii at the library. Games provided. Ages 17 and under.

Online Scholarship Search Workshop for Teens and Parents

The programs in this section are geared towards ages 9-17.

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Tuesday, August 30 7:00p-8:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Unlock the mystery of online scholarship searching. Learn strategies to ensure the site you are using is reputable. Discover scholarship resources available that may help you pay for college. Registration begins August 9. Call 268-5955.

Science Station: Flora

Monday, September 12 • 2:30p-3:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Learn to identify trees by their leaves and make a terrarium. Open to 6th-8th grade home schooled students. Registration begins August 15. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.


tweens & teens Teen Achievers

Tuesday, September 20 • 4:30p-6:00p Anderson Road (West) Branch Empower yourself to achieve positive goals in your education and personal life. Weekly programs will focus on personal development, college preparation, community service and leadership, cultural enrichment and recreation. Open to all 7th-12th graders. This program is offered in collaboration with the YMCA of Greenville Teen Services.

Test your students' research

Online Scholarship Search Workshop for Teens and Parents

and teamwork skills as they

Tuesday, September 20 • 7:00p-8:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Unlock the mystery of online scholarship searching. Learn strategies to ensure the site you are using is reputable. Discover scholarship resources available that may help you pay for college. Registration begins August 30. Call 963-9031.

pit computers vs. almanacs vs. books to determine the fastest, most reliable way to find information. The library’s Teen Librarian will provide the almanacs and the questions; you provide the books, computers and students. Contact Jessica Babb at jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org or call 527-9247 to book your own Research Race today! 90 minutes. For 6th-12th graders.

Teen Achievers

In BeTween Craft: Button Bracelets

Wednesday, September 14 • 3:45p-4:45p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Create wearable art using buttons and wire on a leather bracelet base. Open to all 4th-7th graders. Registration begins August 15. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

Teen Achievers

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Tuesday, September 13 • 4:30p-6:00p Anderson Road (West) Branch Empower yourself to achieve positive goals in your education and personal life. Weekly programs will focus on personal development, college preparation, community service and leadership, cultural enrichment and recreation. Open to all 7th-12th graders. This program is offered in collaboration with the YMCA of Greenville Teen Services.

Tuesday, September 27 • 4:30p-6:00p Anderson Road (West) Branch Empower yourself to achieve positive goals in your education and personal life. Weekly programs will focus on personal development, college preparation, community service and leadership, cultural enrichment and recreation. Open to all 7th-12th graders. This program is offered in collaboration with the YMCA of Greenville Teen Services.

Check out our teen blog for reviews of the latest young adult titles. www.greenvillelibrary.org > Teens > Teen Blog


tweens & teens Free SAT Practice Test

Saturday, October 8 9:30a-2:00p Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C Want to discover your SAT strengths and weaknesses? Take a free practice test provided by Sylvan Learning. Following the practice test, join us on October 20 for an in-depth analysis of your scores. Open to all 10th-12th graders. Snacks will be provided. Seating is limited. Registration begins September 12. Call 527-9248.

Bookends: Mother-Daughter Book Group

Tuesday, September 27 • 7:00p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Katniss Everdeen is about to play the most important game of her life. She must compete against 23 other teens in an event that is televised for the country to see, but in this game… only one person comes out alive. Read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, then join us for a discussion of the book. For girls in grades 8-12 with an adult female caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.

Featured e-Resources Homework Help

Your back-to-school secret weapon! Do your research from home using the library’s website. The library has over 150 databases including

Beginning Knitting

those used by the Greenville County Schools.

Thursday, September 29 6:00p-7:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Learn basic knitting. Bring your own size 8 knitting needles. Scrap yarn for practice will be provided. Ages 11-17. Registration begins September 6. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

Our Homework Help section features databases, websites and eBooks. It's information to put you at the head of the class. www.greenvillelibrary.org > Teens > Homework Help for Teens

upcoming Guitar Hero Tournament

Home School Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, October 4 • 10:00a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Monthly book discussion group for home schoolers. Read Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, then join us for a discussion of the book. Ages 13-18.

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Saturday, October 1 • 3:00p-5:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Compete in our bracket-system tournament – or cheer for your friends – to be the ultimate Guitar Hero! Board games will be available for spectators. Prizes awarded to the top two contestants. Snacks provided. Ages 13-17.

A great gift idea for friends and family!


children

August

KICK OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR BY VISITING THE LIBRARY!

Teddy Bear Sleepover

We have many fun and informative tours and programs for your class or group to choose from.

Join us for a teddy bear story time. Leave your teddy bear or other medium-sized stuffed animal at the library for a sleepover. On Saturday, August 6, pick up your stuffed animal and a photo book of the animal’s sleepover adventures. Ages 3-12, ages 3-10 with an adult caregiver. Call the location you wish to attend to register.

We offer tours for groups of 10 or more. Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Call 527-9248.

Monday, August 1 • 7:00p-7:30p Hughes Main Library, Story Room / 527-9248 Tuesday, August 2 • 7:00p-7:30p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch / 963-9031 Wednesday, August 3 • 7:00p-7:30p Taylors (Burdette) Branch / 268-5955

We offer the following program options for groups of 10 or more. Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Call the library location where you

Home School Time at the Library

Thursday, August 11 • 10:00a-11:00a Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Join us as we read a biography, discuss a painting and do some creative writing. Ages 8 and up. Call 877-8722 or email greer@greenvillelibrary.org to register.

would like the program. Call 527-9248 for programs at

Wii Play Games

quack-tastic game and a flock of unforgettable friends.

Hughes Main Library. Dewey Decimal Dive into the Dewey Decimal System with fun facts, a

Saturday, August 13 • 2:00p-4:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Bring your friends and join us for board and Wii games. Ages 10-17.

45 min. 3rd-5th grade. Hughes Main Library. Story Time Book a private story time for your group or class of 10 or more. 30 min.

Family Film Series

Saturday, August 13 • 2:00p-4:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Join us for the 2007 animated comedy Alvin and the Chipmunks. Refreshments served. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is rated PG.

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Where did Teddy Bears come from?

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Featured Database

Did you know that “Teddy Bear” was named after President Theodore Roosevelt? After a famous hunting trip, a political cartoon and a candy shop owner’s great idea, the Teddy Bear was born. Find out how (and more fun teddy bear facts) at: www.greenvillelibrary.org > Children > Homework Help for Students > Geography, History & Social Studies > InfoTrac Kids Infobits


Teddy Bear Sleepover This book about monsters sure is scary…

Hi! We’re the Library Teddy Bears! When the library closes, we come out to play!

Quick! Hide! The monsters won’t see us in here!

All that monster growling made me hungry.

Time for a bedtime snack!

Now for some soothing lullabies…

Zzz.

Zzzzzzzz... snore...

Zzz....

Zzzz.

That did it. Sweet dreams teddy bears!

Join us for the great Teddy Bear Sleepover Monday, August 1-Wednesday, August 3 at various locations. For more teddy bear adventures, visit www.greenvillelibrary.org.


children Baby Signs® Story Time

Golden Legacy:

Wednesday, August 17 • 11:00a-11:45a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Are you interested in communicating with your baby? Learn simple, introductory gestures through stories and songs. For babies 0-24 months with an adult caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.

Original Art from 65 Years of Little Golden Books

The 39 Clues Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 20 3:00p-4:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Work alone or in pairs on this scavenger hunt based on the locations and events in Vespers Rising, book 11 of the popular The 39 Clues series. Prizes will be awarded to the first three contestants to finish correctly. Ages 9-14 are welcome – including those who haven’t read the series yet! Must register by August 17. Call 877-8722.

September 24 – December 31 The Greenville County Museum of Art

Little Golden Books launched during the dark days of World War II. At a time when the literacy rate was not nearly as high as it is now - and privation was felt by nearly all - quality books for children would now be available at a price nearly everyone could afford (25 cents), and sold where ordinary people shopped.

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents an extensive public showing of original illustration art from American publishing’s best loved picturebook line. The library will schedule group (10 or more) tours and programs to precede or follow museum programs. For library programs or tours call 527-9248. For museum programs call 271-7570 x17.

Tuesday, August 23 • 6:00p-8:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Join us for the 2010 comedy Ramona and Beezus starring Joey King and Selena Gomez. Refreshments served. This film is rated G.

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Golden Legacy is a lively history of a company, a line of books, the groundbreaking writers and artists who created them, the clever mavericks who marketed and sold them and the cultural landscape that surrounded them.

Family Film Series

september Grandbaby Books: Apple Orchard Visit

Saturday, September 3 10:00a-10:30a Hughes Main Library Story Room Bring your grandchildren (or children) for stories and songs about apples. All ages welcome.


children KinderCraft: Sock Puppets

KinderCraft: Hungry Caterpillars

Wednesday, September 7 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Socks aren’t just for feet! Listen to stories and songs and make a sock puppet you can use to recreate the story. Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins August 17. Call 527-9248.

Wednesday, September 14 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library Story Room Enjoy Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and transform potato chip cans into caterpillars that eat paper food! Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins August 24. Call 527-9248.

Laugh ‘n’ Learn for Reading Readiness!

Thursday, September 8 • 9:30a-11:30a Drop-in Anderson Road (West) Branch Fun games and activities that help children develop pre-reading skills. Ages 4 and under with an adult caregiver. English/Spanish materials available. No groups. Maximum three children per adult caregiver.

In BeTween Craft: Button Bracelets

Wednesday, September 14 3:45p-4:45p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Create wearable art using buttons and wire on a leather bracelet base. Open to all 4th-7th graders. Registration begins August 15. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

Home School Time at the Library

Thursday, September 8 • 10:00a-11:00a Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Join us as we read a biography, discuss a painting and do some creative writing. Ages 8 and up. Call 877-8722 or email greer@greenvillelibrary.org to register.

Laugh ‘n’ Learn for Reading Readiness!

Thursday, September 15 • 9:30a-11:30a Drop-in Anderson Road (West) Branch Fun games and activities that help children develop pre-reading skills. Ages 4 and under with an adult caregiver. English/Spanish materials available. No groups. Maximum three children per adult caregiver.

Apple Gala

Thursday, September 8 • 6:15p-7:15p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join local storyteller Betty Farr for apple tasting, stories and fun. Families with children of all ages are welcome. Call 277-0161 to register.

Unless otherwise stated, all library programs are free and open to the public.

Bilingual Story Time: Up, Down and All Around Cuentos Bilingües: Arriba, abajo, y todo lo contrario

Friday, September 9 • 6:00p-6:45p 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.

READING READINESS

Family Film Series

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Saturday, September 10 10:00a-12:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Join us for the comedy Marmaduke starring Owen Wilson. Refreshments served. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is rated PG.

C FI LK NS PA PM R S SR V

Skills

• Coordination • Following Instructions • Letter Knowledge • Narrative Skills • Phonemic Awareness • Print Motivation • Rhythm • Socialization • School Readiness • Vocabulary


children Let’s Pretend: Shopping Spree

Lollipops Concert for Kids

Friday, September 16 10:30a-11:15a or 3:30p-4:15p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Spend some of our funny money on all sorts of silly things. We begin with stories and songs that lead to pretend play. Children will enjoy trying on fancy clothes, shoes and hats, going shopping in our grocery store or pretending to be a cashier in one of our shops. Ages 2-5. Registration begins August 16. Call 527-9248.

Saturday, September 17 Join us for Boom Bah! featuring Sherwood Mobley, percussionist. The Greenville Symphony Orchestra and the Greenville County Library System present this free musical program for young children and their families. Seating is limited due to fire code regulations. 10:00a-10:30a • Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch 11:30a-12:00p • Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C

Family Film Series

Bilingual Story Time: Three Cheers for Mexico! Cuentos Bilingües: ¡Viva México!

Monday, September 19 • 6:00p-8:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Join us for the 2010 film Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief starring Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman. Refreshments served. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is rated PG. Call 268-5955.

Friday, September 16 • 6:00p-6:45p 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.

CrafTime: Craft Stick Animal Magnets

Join us for an afternoon featuring a story and a craft. Turn craft sticks into animal magnets to hang on your fridge. Ages 5-11, ages 5-10 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins September 1. Call the branch you wish to attend to register.

Grandbaby Books: Grandparent’s Day Celebration

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Saturday, September 17 10:00a-10:30a Hughes Main Library Story Room Bring your grandchildren (or children) and join our celebration. Enjoy a story read by New York Times bestselling author Melinda Long. All ages welcome.

Monday, September 19 • 3:30p-4:15p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch / 834-3650 Tuesday, September 20 • 3:30p-4:15p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch / 877-8722 Wednesday, September 21 • 3:30p-4:15p Hughes Main Library, Story Room / 527-9248 Friday, September 23 • 3:30p-4:15p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch / 277-7397


children KinderCraft: Clothespin Lion

Wednesday, September 21 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Listen to stories about the king of beasts and roar along to several songs. Create a lion from paper and clothespins that can be used to hold notes or pictures. Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins August 31. Call 527-9248.

Laugh ‘n’ Learn for Reading Readiness!

Thursday, September 22 • 9:30a-11:30a Drop-in Anderson Road (West) Branch Fun games and activities that help children develop pre-reading skills. Ages 4 and under with an adult caregiver. English/Spanish materials available. No groups. Maximum three children per adult caregiver.

KinderCraft: Pizzas

Wednesday, September 28 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room We’ll read yummy stories, listen to silly songs and make a pizza that looks good enough to eat. Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins September 7. Call 527-9248.

Celebrate Grandparent’s Month

Thursday, September 22 3:30p-4:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Step back in time and see what growing up was like for your grandparents through stories, games and pictures from the past. Ages 8-12.

Laugh ‘n’ Learn for Reading Readiness!

Thursday, September 29 9:30a-11:30a Drop-in Anderson Road (West) Branch Fun games and activities that help children develop pre-reading skills. Ages 4 and under with an adult caregiver. English/Spanish materials available. No groups. Maximum three children per adult caregiver.

Bilingual Story Time: Autumn Is in the Air Cuentos Bilingües: El otoño ya llegó

Friday, September 23 6:00p-6:45p 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.

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Talking About Pictures

Tuesday, September 27 • 3:30p-4:15p Pelham Road (F.W. Symmes) Branch Would you like to inspire an appreciation for the art of picture books in your child? Join us for this unique interactive program where children learn to “read” pictures. Our trained instructor will lead group discussions about a different picture book each month. This program fosters visual literacy and critical thinking skills. Ages 6-12. Registration begins September 6. Call 288-6688.

For ages 4 and under with an adult caregiver. 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

Hughes Main Library • Children's Area 864-527-9248


children KinderCraft: Bookworms

Magic Tree House Club

Wednesday, October 5 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Enjoy stories and songs and create an edible bookworm from rice cereal treats and fruit leather. Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins September 14. Call 527-9248.

Thursday, September 29 • 3:30p-4:15p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Join us for an afternoon of fun with Pirates Past Noon. Read the book and come ready to explore Jack and Annie’s adventure with trivia, games and crafts. Ages 6-9. Registration begins September 6. Call 268-5955.

Bilingual Story Time: Columbus Day Cuentos Bilingües: El día de la raza

Friday, October 7 6:00p-6:45p 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.

Fi at t nd Un he i Fri que G end i s S fts hop !

Bilingual Story Time: Pets Are Precious Cuentos Bilingües: Las mascotas son maravillosas

Friday, September 30 • 6:00p-6:45p 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.

upcoming

Firefighters, Fire Trucks, Fire Safety

Coming in October to a library near you! Meet real firefighters and see a real fire truck.

Grandbaby Books: Colors

Saturday, October 1 • 10:00a-10:30a Hughes Main Library, Story Room

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Shop Hours

Monday-Saturday 10:00a-4:00p 527-9286


children Ongoing Children’s Programs Dedicated to socialization and skill building The library will be closed Sunday, september 4 and monday, september 5. programs, inlcuding morning story times, will resume tuesday, september 6.

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

For more information visit www.greenvillelibrary.org or call 527-9248.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mauldin 10:30a

Greer 10:00a 11:00a

Pelham Rd. 10:00a 11:00a

Simpsonville 10:00a 11:00a

Taylors 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

Story Time: 30 minutes of stories, music and games for preschool children. C PM SR V

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

Skills

Travelers Rest 10:30a

Main 10:00a

Taylors 10:30a Main 11:00a Main 10:00a

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: Bilingual Story Time: 45-minute Spanish/English story time for all ages. Weekly on Fridays. New time 6:00p. 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, 5-10 with an adult caregiver. 45 minutes. See program listing for details.

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


NEWS from the Greenville County Library System • Aug/SeP 2011

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

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

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Main • Hughes Library • 864-242-5000 Anderson Road • West Branch • 864-269-5210 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 www.greenvillelibrary.org

Hours 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

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

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

the friends of the greenville county library system used book sale, october 21-23. FRIEND THE FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK!


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