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NEWS from the Greenville County Library System • dec 2010/Jan 2011

Healthy, Well & Wise

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Library Board of Trustees Joseph L. Allen Susan Barry (Secretary) Grady Butler

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Douglas Churdar (Chairman) Robert Clark (Vice-Chairman) Brady Gilbert S. Allan Hill (Treasurer) Wanda Latham Deryl Paradis Mary Ellen Puls Alice Ramos

Library Director The library system will be closed Thursday-sunday, december 23-26 for christmas, friday, december 31, Saturday, january 1 for new year's day and Monday, January 17 for Martin luther king Day.

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.

Beverly James bjames@greenvillelibrary.org

Creative Direction Trinity Behrends tbehrends@greenvillelibrary.org

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Holiday Program Highlights Adults / See page 2 for more information. Winter Movie Nights Thursday, December 2 • 6:30p-8:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch

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SATURDAY JANUARY 29 10:00A-5:30P Wii Fit Marathon Healthy GiveAways Free Massages

Holiday Identity Theft Protection Tuesday, December 7 • 6:30p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Crafting Series: Holiday Ornaments Thursday, December 16 • 10:00a-12:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Christmas Storytime for Grownups Thursday, December 16 • 6:30p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Teens / See page 8 for more information. Science Station: Holiday Edition Monday, December 13 • 2:00p-3:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Children / See page 10 for more information. Porkchop Productions Presents: Holly and the Secret Santa Wednesday, December 1-Friday, December 3 KinderCraft: Holiday Trees Wednesday, December 1 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Christmas Ornaments Saturday, December 4 • 11:00a-12:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Twilight Tales: Holiday Open House Monday, December 6 • 7:00p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C Bilingual Story Time: A Piñata in a Pine Tree: Christmas Traditions South of the Border / Cuentos Bilingües: ¡Feliz navidad, próspero año, y felicidad! Friday, December 10 • 7:00p-7:45p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Christmas Stories with Betty Farr Saturday, December 11 • 11:00a-12:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Christmas Karaoke, Cookies and Craft Saturday, December 18 • 3:00p-5:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch


adults

december

Trendy Beads: Earrings

Tuesday, December 7 • 6:30p-8:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Design and make fashionable earrings for yourself or as a gift. Materials fee is $4.00. Space is limited. Sponsored by Daly Designs. Call 277-0161 to register.

Greer Knitting Group

Thursday, December 2 • 10:00a-12:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Learn to knit or improve your knitting skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced knitters will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 877-8722.

Fun, Friendly Knitting

Grant Research in the Library

Hughes Main Library, Computer Training Lab Learn about Foundation Center publications and databases along with other resources used to search for grants at the library. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 527-9257. Greenville County Library System is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.

Childcare Training

Tuesday, December 14 • 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.

Thursday, December 2 • 3:30p-5:00p Tuesday, December 7 • 10:30a-12:00p

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Winter Movie Nights

Thursday, December 2 • 6:30p-8:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch It’s cold out there! Come inside for a screening of the 1940 holiday classic Beyond Tomorrow starring Richard Carlson and Harry Carey.

Augusta Road Reading in Color Book Discussion

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Tuesday, December 14 • 6:30p-7:30p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join us for a special event with local author K.T. Richey as she discusses her book, Lady Preacher. Call 277-0161.

Saturday, December 4 • 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.

Scribblers Writing Group

Tuesday, December 14 • 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.

Scribblers Writing Group

Holiday Identity Theft Protection

Tuesday, December 7 • 6:30p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Before you start your holiday shopping, plan to protect yourself. Join Sylvia Harrison of the Greenville County Solicitor’s Office for tips on how to protect yourself and your family from identity theft and other crime.

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Monday, December 6 • 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.

Friends

Saturday, December 11 • 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 and sell scarves in the Friends shop. Other projects welcome.

Crafting Series: Holiday Ornaments

Thursday, December 16 • 10:00a-12:00p Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Design and create a beautiful holiday ornament for yourself or to give as a gift. Space is limited. Call 834-3650 to register.

If you like this program, be sure to check out the Inkling exhibit at the Hughes Main Library. See page 9 for more information.


adults Childcare Training

Unraveled: Knit and Crochet Group

Thursday, December 16 • 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, January 8 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.

Christmas Storytime for Grownups

Thursday, December 16 • 6:30p-8:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Leave the kids at home and join us for coffee, cocoa and holiday treats as we present a Christmas story with a humorous twist! Traditional carols, laughs and origami-inspired gift wrap idea to follow.

Scribblers Writing Group

Tuesday, January 11 • 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.

Taylors Knitting Group

Taylors Knitting Group

Saturday, December 18 • 10:00a-12:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Learn to knit or improve your knitting skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced knitters will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 268-5955.

Saturday, January 15 • 10:00a-12:00p Taylors (Burdette) Branch Learn to knit or improve your knitting skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced knitters will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 268-5955.

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Childcare Training

Tuesday, January 18 • 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

Monday, January 3 • 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.

Scribblers Writing Group

Greer Knitting Group

Tuesday, January 18 • 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, January 6 • 10:00a-12:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Learn to knit or improve your knitting skills with new or ongoing projects. Patterns available for all skill levels! Experienced knitters will be available for instruction and questions. Bring your own yarn and needles. Call 877-8722.

Thursday, January 6 • 6:30p-8:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch It’s cold out there! Come inside for a screening of the 1949 classic Too Late for Tears starring Don DeFore and Lizabeth Scott.

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Winter Movie Nights

Tinkering with Technology

Wednesday, January 19 • 7:00p-8:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room C Do you like to take things apart and rearrange them into something new? Are you intrigued by nifty gadgets and gizmos? Join us as we share ideas and techniques for making cool new toys! Call 242-5000 x3223 or email cgrewcock@greenvillelibrary.org.

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


adults Winter Movie Nights

VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Thursday, January 20 • 6:30p-8:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch It’s cold out there! Come inside for a screening of the 1938 Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion starring Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller.

Qualified volunteers will provide free income tax assistance. Registration is recommended and services are available on a first come, first serve basis. Call United Way at 211 to reserve an appointment. Mondays, January 24- April 11 4:00p-8:00p* Travelers Rest

Seasonal Gardening Series: Design Basics

Thursday, January 20 • 7:00p-8:00p Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Did you know that gardening is a year-round process? Continue our gardening series with master gardener Teresa White for a presentation on the basics of landscape design. Learn what you can do now to lay out your garden for the rest of the year. Call 963-9031.

Friends

Tuesdays, January 18- April 12 4:00p-8:00p Travelers Rest Wednesdays, January 19- April 13 10:00a-5:00p Main Library Thursdays, January 20- April 14 4:00p-8:00p Travelers Rest

Fun, Friendly Knitting

Saturday, January 22 • 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 and sell scarves in the Friends shop. Other projects welcome.

Saturdays, January 22- April 9 9:00a-4:00p Fountain Inn *Time change of 5:00p-8:00p on Monday, February 14 and Monday, March 21.

Survival Spanish Level I

South Carolina Room Tour and Orientation

Mondays, January 24-March 7* • 6:00p-8:00p Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Lacking 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. *There will be no class Monday, February 21.

Tuesday, January 25 • 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.

Skype for Beginners

Tuesday, January 25 • 6:30p-7:15p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Learn how to make worldwide phone calls over the internet and contact other Skype users for free. Call 277-0161 to register.

Find unique holiday gifts at the Friends Shop!

Childcare Training

View photos of Friends Shop gifts at www.greenvillelibrary.org

Shop Hours

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

Sundays before Christmas 2:30p-5:00p Shop closed December 23-January 2

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Thursday, January 27 • 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.

Healthy, Well and Wise

Saturday, January 29 • 10:00a-5:30p Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms and Computer Training Lab The path to being healthy, well and wise begins at the library’s interactive health fair! Special guests Phil and Amy Parham, contestants on The Biggest Loser and Eleanor Taylor, author of Feeding the Kids. See page 6 for details.


adults Work Keys: Job Skills Assessment

Anderson Road (West) Branch Let employers know that you have the basic skills they require! Lifelong Learning will present a Work Keys review class and test. Break provided. Cost is $35 per class. Register at the branch or call 355-6088.

Augusta Road

Monday, January 31 • 9:00a-1:00p

(Ramsey Family) Branch / 277-0161 Reading in Color Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 1 • 9:00a-1:00p

Tuesday, December 14 ∑ 6:30p-7:30p Lady Preacher by K.T. Richey

Wednesday, February 2 • 9:00a-1:00p

Tuesday, January 11 ∑ 6:30p-7:30p The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

Friday, February 4 • 9:00a-1:00p

Eeek! It’s a Mouse

Berea

Learn the basics of Windows, how to operate a mouse, use toolbars and size windows. This class is free, but registration is required. Register before January 24 by calling Lifelong Learning at 355-6059. Registration form at www.greenvillelibrary.org.

No Book Discussion in December. Tuesday, January 25 ∑ 10:00a-11:00a The House on Tradd Street by Karen White

Monday, January 31 • 9:30a-12:30p Hughes Main Library, Computer Training Lab

Fountain Inn

(Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch 862-2576

Monday, January 31 • 2:00p-5:00p Hughes Main Library, Computer Training Lab

No Book Discussion in December and January.

upcoming

Simpsonville

Windows XP

(Hendricks) Branch / 963-9031

Tuesday-Friday, February 1- February 4 • 9:30a-12:30p Hughes Main Library, Computer Training Lab This 12-hour class includes an introduction to the desktop and Windows Explorer. You will also learn how to manage folders, plus how to find, save and sort documents. Cost is $70 for library card holders and seniors, $90 for others. Register before January 24 by calling Lifelong Learning at 355-6059. Registration form at www.greenvillelibrary.org.

No Book Discussion in December. Tuesday, January 25 ∑ 7:000p-8:00p The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Taylors

(Burdette) Branch / 268-5955 Mystery Book Discussion Group Tuesday, December 14 ∑ 7:00p-8:00p Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Winter Movie Nights

Thursday, February 3 • 6:30p-8:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch It’s cold out there! Come inside for a screening of the 1939 Alfred Hitchcock classic The Thirty-Nine Steps starring Robert Denot and Madeleine Carroll.

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Tuesday-Friday, February 1-February 4 • 2:00p-5:00p Hughes Main Library, Computer Training Lab Learn to create, save and format documents - and more! Cost is $70 for library card holders and seniors, $90 for others. Register before January 24 by calling Lifelong Learning at 355-6059. Registration form at www.greenvillelibrary.org.

(Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch

246-1695

Tuesday, January 11 ∑ 7:00p-8:00p Doggie Day Care Murder by Laurien Berenson

Travelers Rest

(Sargent) Branch / 834-3650 No Book Discussion in December. Monday, January 10 ∑ 1:00p-2:00p The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery


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teens

december

Craft It: DIY Lotion Bar

Friday, January 14 • 3:30p-4:30p Hughes Main Library, PAL Center Protect your hands against winter dryness by making a lotion bar from natural ingredients. Open to all 6th12th graders. Registration is limited and begins December 13. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

Decorate Journals with Decoupage

Saturday, December 11 • 1:00p-2:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Decoupage a unique journal to keep or give as a gift. Materials and instruction provided. Ages 11-14. Space is limited. Call 277-0161 to register.

Bookends: Mother-Daughter Book Group

Science Station: Holiday Edition

Tuesday, January 25 • 7:00p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Read the “emotionally-wrenching and lyrically written” Wintergirls by best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson. Then join us for a discussion of the book, trivia and a craft. For girls in grades 8-12 with an adult female caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.

Monday, December 13 • 2:00p-3:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Participate in a range of holiday science activities, including creating fake snow. Open to 6th-8th grade home schooled students. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org to register.

january

Teen Advisory Board

Home School Book Discussion Group

Monday, January 31 • 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.

This month we’ll discuss Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. Ages 13-18. Registration begins December 13. Call the branch that you wish to attend to register. Thursday, January 6 • 10:00a-11:00a Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch / 246-1695

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Thursday, January 13 • 10:00a-11:00a Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch / 877-8722

Teen Volunteer Day

Saturday, February 5 • 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 January 3. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

Tuesday, January 18 • 10:00a-11:00a Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch / 963-9031 February's selection is The Arrival by Shaun Tan. Registration begins January 11.

Science Station: Eggstronauts

In BeTween Craft: Paper Snowflakes

Wednesday, January 12 • 3:45p-4:45p Hughes Main Library, Story Room These aren’t your grandma’s paper snowflakes! Learn how to make these cool snowflakes from leftover holiday paper. Open to all 4th-7th graders. Materials provided. Registration is limited and begins December 13. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

In BeTween Craft: Origami Hearts

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Monday, January 10 • 2:00p-3:30p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Will your eggstronaut survive a two-story drop? Engineer a space capsule that will return your egg to earth unharmed. Open to 6th-8th grade home schooled students. Registration is limited and begins December 13. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

Wednesday, February 9 • 3:45p-4:45p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Make origami hearts to give to your Valentines. Open to all 4th-7th graders. Registration is limited and begins January 12. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

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


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december

The Inklings:

Special Holiday Presentation Porkchop Productions Presents: Holly and the Secret Santa

Lewis, Tolkien and Their Circle

Friends

Join Holly the Elf on another adventure of holiday hilarity! Christmas presents arriving before Christmas? It can't be! Santa is still on vacation! Charismatic characters, big laughs and a mystery or two highlight this one-of-a-kind tale. Best enjoyed by ages 4 and up. Wednesday, December 1 • 4:15p • Pelham Road Branch

November 21, 2010-January 9, 2011

Thursday, December 2 • 4:15p • Simpsonville Branch

The Inklings was an informal literary discussion group that met to read aloud unfinished manuscripts for peer review. The group met in Oxford between the early 1930s and the early 1960s. Among the group’s most prominent participants were C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Charles Williams. The Inklings supported the value of the narrative and encouraged fantasy in writing.

Friday, December 3 • 10:00a*/7:00p • Main *Daycares are welcome at the 10:00a program. Please call 527-9248 for a reservation.

The Hughes Main Library will host a special exhibit that includes original artifacts, first editions and letters of C.S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the other Inklings. Highlights of the exhibit include first editions of Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia seven volume series (including the book that inspired the upcoming movie, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) and Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

KinderCraft: Holiday Trees

Wednesday, December 1 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Celebrate the holiday season with stories and songs, then make a small tree from paper, toilet paper rolls and stickers. Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.

Ever After Stories: Colonial America

Thursday, December 2 • 7:00p-7:30p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Explore Colonial America through stories and a craft. Try a bite of Shrewsbury cake and make a colonial treasure box of your own. Ages 7 and up.

Christmas Ornaments

Join Dr. Hal Poe for an in-depth look into the life and literary progression of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the other Inklings. Dr. Poe will share highlights from his two books, The Inklings of Oxford and C. S. Lewis Remembered. The lecture will be followed by a tour of the exhibit, including a question and answer session. Call 527-9293 to register. This exhibit is presented in cooperation with the Warehouse Theatre and Christ Church Episcopal. Visit www.greenvillelibrary.org for more information.

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The Inklings: Lewis, Tolkien and Their Circle Thursday, December 16 • 6:30p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms B-C

Saturday, December 4 11:00a-12:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Design and create a Christmas ornament. Materials and instruction provided. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. Call 277-0161 to register.

Twilight Tales: Holiday Open House

Monday, December 6 • 7:00p-8:00p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C Join us for an evening of holiday fun. We’ll read Christmas stories, sing carols, trim the tree, then make ornaments to decorate your tree or ours. Children of all ages welcome.


CHILDREN An Afternoon with William Moultrie: Revolutionary War Hero

Home School Book Discussion Group

Join us as we discuss The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop. A gift of a toy castle introduces William to an adventure involving magic and a personal quest. Ages 9-12. Call the branch you wish to attend to register.

Wednesday, December 8 • 4:00p-5:00p Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch Historical interpreter Gil Garrett portrays this legendary general and governor. This program is best suited for ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome. Ages 8 and under with an adult caregiver.

Thursday, January 6 • 10:00a-11:00a Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch / 246-1695

Bilingual Story Time: A Piñata in a Pine Tree: Christmas Traditions South of the Border Cuentos Bilingües: ¡Feliz navidad, próspero año, y felicidad!

Thursday, January 13 • 10:00a-11:00a Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch / 877-8722 Tuesday, January 18 • 10:00a-11:00a Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch / 963-9031

Friday, December 10 • 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.

February's selection is The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Registration begins January 11.

Ever After Stories: Egypt

Christmas Stories with Betty Farr

Thursday, January 6 • 7:00p-7:30p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Join us as we read I am the Mummy Heb-Nefert by Eve Bunting and create an Egyptian armlet to take home. Ages 7 and up.

Saturday, December 11 • 11:00a-12:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Join local storyteller Betty Farr for Christmas stories. Bring a camera to take souvenir pictures of your child with Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and Frosty. All ages welcome.

Laugh ‘n’ Learn for Reading Readiness!

Friday, January 7 • 10:00a-12:00p Drop-in Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C You and your child can visit six learning stations (music, crafts, etc.) where you will 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.

Decorate Journals with Decoupage

Saturday, December 11 • 1:00p-2:00p Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Create a unique decoupage journal to keep or give as a gift. Materials and instruction provided. Ages 11-14. Space is limited. Call 277-0161 to register.

Family Fridays: Grey Seal Puppets

Christmas Karaoke, Cookies and Craft

Friends Friday, January 7 • 7:00p-7:45p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C Peppers, onions, garlic, and of course, tomatoes make up the spicy cast in Salsa Cinderella. Join Grey Seal Puppets for a show that is sure to delight the salsa fan in everyone!

Saturday, December 18 • 3:00p-5:00p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Fa-la-la-la-la! Show your Christmas spirit by singing your favorite carols at the library. Bring your whole family for karaoke, a special craft and cookies! Call 877-8722 to register.

Twilight Tales: Exercise Party

Monday, January 3 • 7:00p-7:30p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Kick off the New Year in a fun and healthy way. Join us for stories and indoor movement activities. Children should wear clothing appropriate for stretching, jumping and moving. Children of all ages welcome.

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Grandbaby Books: Polar Bears

Saturday, January 8 • 10:00a-10:30a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Bring your grandchildren (or children) for singing, movement activities and stories about polar bears. All ages welcome.

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

Tuesday, January 11 • 10:00a-11:00a 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.


children KinderCraft: Glitter Snowflakes

Fancy Nancy Soirée

Wednesday, January 12 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Enjoy snowy stories and songs and create beautiful snowflakes from craft sticks, glue and glitter. Registration begins December 22. For ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.

Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms B-C Back by popular demand! You’re invited to a fabulous affair filled with stories, games and dancing at our one of a kind soirée (that’s a fancy way of saying party). Don’t forget to don your fanciest attire! Ages 3-9. Space is limited. Registration begins December 16. Call 527-9248. Thursday, January 13 • 10:30a-11:30a or 7:00p-8:00p

CrafTime: Marshmallow Madness

Join us for an afternoon craft time featuring a story and a craft. Use marshmallows to create cool structures. Ages 5-11, ages 5-8 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins January 3. Call the location you wish to attend to register.

Friday, January 14 • 3:30p-4:30p or 7:00p-8:00p

KinderCraft: Story in a Mitten

Wednesday, January 19 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Listen to stories and songs, then create story characters and a mitten from paper and craft sticks. Use them to retell the story again and again. Registration begins December 29. For ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.

Tuesday, January 11 • 3:30p-4:15p Pelham Road (F.W. Symmes) Branch / 288-6688 Tuesday, January 18 • 3:30p-4:15p Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch / 246-1695

Let’s Pretend: Fun at the Fair

Tuesday, January 18 • 3:30p-4:15p Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch / 877-8722

Friday, January 21 10:30a-11:15a or 3:30p-4:15p Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A Brighten up your winter by taking an imaginary trip to the Library Fair with classic carnival games! We begin with stories and songs that lead to pretend play. Ages 2-5. Space is limited. Registration begins December 17. Call 527-9248.

Wednesday, January 19 • 3:30p-4:15p Hughes Main Library / 527-9248

In BeTween Craft: Paper Snowflakes

Wednesday, January 12 3:45p-4:45p Hughes Main Library Story Room These aren’t your grandma’s paper snowflakes! Learn how to make these cool snowflakes from leftover holiday paper. Open to all 4th-7th graders. Materials provided. Registration is limited and begins December 13. Call 527-9248 or email jbabb@greenvillelibrary.org.

Bilingual Story Time: The Four Seasons Cuentos Bilingües: Las cuatro estaciones del año

Friday, January 21 • 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.

Grandbaby Books: Snowflakes

Laugh ‘n’ Learn for Reading Readiness!

Thursday, January 13 Thursday, January 20 Thursday, January 27

11 Dec 2010/Jan 2011 |

Thursdays • 9:30a-11:30a and 2:00p-4:00p, Drop-in Anderson Road (West) Branch New location for this program! You and your child can visit six learning stations (music, crafts, etc.) where you will 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.

Saturday, January 22 • 10:00a-10:30a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Bring your grandchildren (or children) for snow stories, singing and dancing. All ages welcome.

KinderCraft: Pine Cone Penguin

Wednesday, January 26 • 10:30a-11:00a Hughes Main Library, Story Room Slide on in and hear penguin stories and songs, then make a penguin from pine cones and cotton balls. Registration begins January 5. For ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Call 527-9248 to register.


CHILDREN Bilingual Story Time: Mice Are Nice Cuentos Bilingües: Los ratones son lindos Friday, January 28 • 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.

For ages 4 and under with an adult caregiver.

upcoming KinderCraft: Candy Robots Wednesday, February 2 • 10:30a-11:00a

Also open mornings if programming schedule allows.

Hughes Main Library, Story Room A sweet way to start the month. Children will listen to stories, then create a paper robot decorated with candy and stickers. For ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins January 12. Call 527-9248.

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

Ever After Stories: Haiti Thursday, February 3 • 7:00p-7:30p Hughes Main Library, Story Room Join us as we explore Haiti. We’ll read Tap-Tap by Karen Williams, then create a Haitian metal sculpture to take home. Ages 7 and up.

Grandbaby Books: Dinosaurs Saturday, February 5• 10:00a-10:30a Hughes Main Library, Story Room

Hughes Main Library 242-5000 x3000

Bring your grandchildren (or children) for fantastic dinosaur stories, songs and games. All ages welcome.

Hot Soups!

Twilight Tales: Love Bugs Monday, February 7 • 7:00p-7:30p Hughes Main Library, Story Room

Cup • $3.00 Bowl • $4.00

Get bitten by the love bug. Join us as we celebrate the season of friendship by sharing stories and songs, then make a love bug to take home. Children of all ages welcome.

Family Fridays: Bright Star Children's Theatre Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C

Join Bright Star Children's Theatre for their presentation of Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This production is best appreciated by school age children and above.

Dec 2010/Jan 2011 |

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Friday, February 11 • 7:00p-7:45p

Friends

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

The library is closed December 23-26, December 31, January 1 and 17.


children Ongoing Children’s Programs Dedicated to socialization and skill building The library is closed december 23-26 and December 31, January 1 and 17. morning story times end december 3 and resume january 10. daycares & school groups may schedule programs through december 17. 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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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.

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

C PA PM S 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)

Main 10:00a-12:00p (drop-in) monthly

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 • Dec 2010/Jan 2011

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

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

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.

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thank you for supporting the friends used book sale! with your help, we were able to raise money to help fund library programs. For book deals year-round, visit the friends shop at the hughes main library.


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