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Kirigami Snowflakes

Kids Come by the Woodruff Library to grab a DIY snowflake pick-me-up kit for 6-12 year old's! Limited to the first 15 participants. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, January 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

NovelTea

Adults It’s a new year so this month, we’ll be reading authors new to us! Need some reader’s advisory? Call or visit your nearest branch to get some fantastic suggestions. The program is limited to the first 12 participants and masks will be provided upon request. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Monday, January 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Mini Makers: Solar System Sponge Art

Kids Join us at the Pacolet Library as we make solar system sponge art! This session will focus on the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Limited to the first 10 children. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Pam Inman. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Monday, January 24, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Pacolet Library.

Teens Play: Bingo

Teens Join us for a chance to win prizes playing bingo! For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12.  Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Sophia. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Monday, January 24, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Landrum Library.

Mini Makers: Let it Snow!

Kids Join us at the Cyrill-Westside Library to make your own snow for sensory play! This program is limited to the first 30 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Monday, January 24, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Mini Masterpieces

Teens Help us decorate our teen area by painting your very own 8X10 canvas. Keep it or donate it, just let your inner artist shine.  Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Mo Hatchell. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Monday, January 24, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Teens Make: Crystal Pendants

Teens Create your own wire-wrapped crystal pendant after mining it from the earth yourself! For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12.  Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Jayme. Contact Phone: 8645746815. Monday, January 24, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Cancelled - Teens Play: D&D Basics

Teens For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Learn the basics of playing the tabletop RPG D&D and making a character sheet! Open to the first 12 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Paige. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Teens Play: Bingo!

Teens Join us at the Pacolet Library for a chance to win prizes in a bingo bash! For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12.  Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Alice Pennington. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Pacolet Library.

Music Appreciation

Adults A bi-monthly event offering attendees listening skills and insight to music. Limited to the first 10 patrons. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 8644630430. Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cowpens Library.

Virtually Reading Book Club

Adults Join our online book club as we discuss "The Stars Are Fire" by Anita Shreve. Stop by the Cyrill-Westside Library and check out a copy, then email us at wescirc@infodepot.org to sign up and receive the Zoom link. Adults only, please. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. ONLINE.

Music Sandwiched In

All Ages In partnership with the Spartanburg Philharmonic, SCPL is proud to present Music Sandwiched In featuring a performance by Nathan Shirley. Seating will be limited to 50 and will be first come, first served. Bring your own lunch or there will be a limited number of boxed lunches available for purchase from Jason's Deli. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Music Programs. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Teens Make: Cloud Lanterns

Teens Brighten up your room with a cloud lantern made of fairy lights! Pick Me Up kits with project supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at the date and time of the program. You can request one here: https://forms.gle/UwhcLC929evQSYQv5 To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries or follow @SCPLteens on Instagram or Facebook. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Susan Myers. Contact Phone: 8645963506. Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM. ONLINE.

Email 101: Creating a Yahoo Email Account

All Ages This workshop uses Yahoo Mail to teach the basic features of email; which includes signing into an account, receiving, replying, forwarding and composing email messages. A mobile phone number may be required for creating an email account. Limited to 5 participants. Category: Technology Classes. Contact Name: Leverne McBeth. Contact Phone: 8644740421. Thursday, January 27, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Pacolet Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, January 27, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Teen Anime Society

Teens For all the anime lovers: vote on an anime to watch, win a prize, and discuss the latest anime you are watching! Anime will be rated TV-PG to TV-14. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12.  Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Sara Iraheta. Contact Phone: (864) 463-0430. Thursday, January 27, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

Home School Meet and Greet

Kids Drop-in at the Cyrill-Westside Library to help us restart our home school programming! We look forward to getting your feedback on how we can best support this local community. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Category: Special Events. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Friday, January 28, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Teens Play: Harry Potter Pictionary

Teens Calling all wizards! Use a wand to draw images in the air in this magical twist on classic Pictionary! This in-person event is open to the first 12 teens. See a demonstration of Harry Potter Pictionary Air here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXbhPAKlIxk   For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Room: Vann Studio. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Jessie. Contact Phone: 864-596-3506. Friday, January 28, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

New Adult Book Club

Adults January’s book is "The Starless Sea" by Erin Morgenstern. Morgenstern’s second novel follows Zachary Rawlins, a graduate student in Vermont who discovers a mysterious book. As he turns the pages, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 8 adults, social distancing will be enforced and masks are available if needed. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Callum Carr. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Friday, January 28, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Tween Game Time: PokéParty

Tweens Join us on Zoom for a night of Pokémon themed games and crafts. Please bring your own Pokémon cards. The first 15, ages 10-12, to sign-up will receive a Pokémon craft pack full of fun crafts we will do during the program.  Please click the link to register. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Naomi Pickens. Contact Phone: 18645963504. Friday, January 28, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit infodepot-org.zoom.us.

DIY 4 Adults: 2022 Vision Board

Adults Visualize your 2022 goals and keep them in view with a 2022 vision board! While this collage craft may seem simple at first glance, it's actually a powerful tool to help focus your intentions for the new year. This program has a limit of 10 attendees in the room at a time. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Leverne McBeth. Contact Phone: 18644740421. Saturday, January 29, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Pacolet Library.

Operation Teen Book Drop

Teens Every month we stash teen books in local Little Free Libraries for teens to find and keep. Teens who found one and filled out our finder's report in January are entered to win a gift card in today's drawing! Visit https://forms.gle/NHjp7tXi27bVuPYy6 for more info. Good luck! Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Susan Myers. Contact Phone: 8645963506. Monday, January 31, 2022, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. ONLINE.

teenSTEAM: Hedwig's Lunch

Teens Join us for disgusting science fun as we dissect owl pellets (which is what an owl eats but can't digest, so they throw it up)! For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. Open to the first 15 teens. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Sophia. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Monday, January 31, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Landrum Library.

Tween Book-ish Book Club: Take Back the Block

Tweens We’re reading "Take Back the Block" by Christina Giles. The first 25 tweens, ages 10-12, to sign up will receive a free copy of the book to keep along with some fun book swag.  Additional participants are welcome to register too.  Use the SCPL app or call us for assistance with locating a library copy to borrow. Please click the link to sign-up. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Naomi Pickens. Contact Phone: 18645963504. Monday, January 31, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit infodepot-org.zoom.us.

Nonfiction-Narratives: Presidents

Adults Tune in for a book talk focusing on biographies of George Washington, Eisenhower, and Obama. Visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Gwen Murtha. Contact Phone: 864.596.3503. Monday, January 31, 2022, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Teen Anime Society

Teens For all the anime lovers: vote for the anime you want to watch, play anime-related games and discuss the latest anime you are watching! Anime will be rated TV-PG to TV-14. For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12 only. Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Film Showings. Contact Name: Mo Hatchell. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Monday, January 31, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Graphic Novel of the Month

Kids Calling all Woodruff young readers! Read Twins by Varian Johnson and share your thoughts by filling out a short survey. The first 10 readers to return their survey this month will receive a prize. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 8644768770. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Year of the Tiger Corner Bookmark Pick Me Up

Kids Through the month of February, pick up your kit to make a tiger corner bookmark in honor of Chinese New Year. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Subscription Box: Cross Stitch Kit

Adults Want to learn how to cross stitch? Sign up online for your beginner’s kit from February 1-12. Included are a needle, fabric, and embroidery floss, as well as a pattern to make your own book-themed bookmark! Want some directions? Watch the how-to video airing YouTube on February 14. You can pick up your kit anytime from February 14 to the end of the month at the Boiling Springs Library. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 10:00 AM – Saturday, February 12, 2022, 8:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Novel Tea Book Club

Adults We are back in person! Come join (or re-join) our Novel Tea Book Club. This month we will be discussing biographies, so choose one special to you and come share it with us. This is a great way to get some good book recommendations! No spoilers, please! Space is limited to 16 due to social distancing requirements. Masks are available. Please call if you need more information. See you then! Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Homeschool: Chinese New Year Celebration

Kids Celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger, by creating some traditional crafts and learning fun facts about China! Themed snacks will be provided. Open to the first 25 participants. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Teen Anime Society

Teens For all the anime lovers: vote for the anime you want to watch, make anime-related crafts and discuss the latest anime you are watching! Anime will be rated TV-PG to TV-14. For the safety of everyone, attendance is open to the first 12 teens and social distancing will be enforced. For teens 12-18 years old or 7th-12th graders. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Wing. Contact Phone: 8645783655. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Valentine's Day Craft Night for Adults

Adults Come craft with us! We will be painting wooden hearts and then decorating them however you wish! Bring any pictures that you might want to use; all other supplies will be furnished. Space is limited to 12 adults and sign up is required. Please call or stop by the library to sign up. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Free Legal Clinic: Wills, Estates, & Probate

Adults This is the first of a series of legal clinics that will discuss topics like landlord/tenant law, employment law, end of life issues, and wills, estates, and probates. These free clinics are brought to you with the help of the SC Bar. For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 10 adults, social distancing will be enforced, and masks are available if needed. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Leverne McBeth. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Pacolet Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Limited to 4 participants. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Headquarters Library.

Readers' Cafe

Adults Join us for fun and refreshments as we discuss this month's selection, "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. Pick up your copy at the Cowpens Circulation Desk. Open to the first 10 participants. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Charles Sinclair. Contact Phone: 864-463-0430. Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

Woodruff Readers Book Discussion

Adults Join us for our first in person meeting of the Woodruff Readers Book Discussion group for 2022! This month we'll be talking about "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah as well as coming up with a list of future reads. All adult patrons are invited to join us for a lively discussion! Open to the first 10 adult patrons. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

LEGO Club

Kids LEGO builders unite at Middle Tyger! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month. This program is limited to the first 15 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 8-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Alex. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

ExperiMiddles: Acrylic Paint Pouring 101

Kids Join Ms. Naomi and friends for one of the most intriguing trends in crafting – paint pouring. Please bring or wear an old T-shirt. This program is limited to the first 15 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 8-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Room: Art Studio. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Naomi Pickens. Contact Phone: 864-596-3504. Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Positively Good Reads: Read & Play Hour

Adults Join us for an hour of book discussion and play a card game of Hearts. February’s book theme is any romance novel by Beverly Jenkins. For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 10 adults, social distancing will be enforced, and masks are available if needed. To register, call the Pacolet Library at 864-474-0421. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Tina Hammonds. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Thursday, February 3, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Pacolet Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, February 3, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Identity Theft & Scams: How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Adults The harsh reality is that anyone can become a victim of identity theft and scams, but there are things we can do to protect ourselves. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs presents tips for how to avoid, detect and recover from ID theft and scams. Social distancing will be enforced and masks are available if needed. Open to the first 16 participants. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: CWES Branch. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Thursday, February 3, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Limited to 4 participants. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Thursday, February 3, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

The Mystery of the Mole: A Choose Your Own Adventure

All Ages The Mystery of the Mole is a digital choose your own adventure program where you play as a Private Investigator with a big job. When a strange lady gives you $1,000 to crack the case, how can you say no? With only three pieces of evidence, you must dive into a strange world with even stranger people to find out who kidnapped America's greatest scientist. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Kali Paszkiewicz. Contact Phone: 864-285-9026. Friday, February 4, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE.

For the Screen

Adults You can’t say the book was better than these movies. Join us as we discuss some of the greatest films ever made based on original screenplays. This month's selection is the romantic comedy Sleepless In Seattle. Request your copy or pick one up at the Cowpens Library. Limited to the first 6 patrons. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Charles Sinclair. Contact Phone: 864-406-8003. Friday, February 4, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

unMuted: Volume 2 Pub Day!

Teens Check out the art and writing of local teens in unMuted: Volume 2 on publication day! Visit linktr.ee/scplteens to access this online journal and find out which submissions won prizes. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Susan Myers. Contact Phone: 8645963506. Friday, February 4, 2022, 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM. ONLINE.

Genealogy Workshops: Lineage Society Application Research (Part 1)

Adults Presented by Barbara M. Jurs, SCDAR Lineage Research Chair & Charity C. Rouse, SCPL Director of Local History Joining or being a member of a lineage-based genealogy society means research as well as an application process. In this two-day workshop, we will use the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) application process to show how to research your potential Patriot, organize your documentation, and make the connections for each generation from you to your Patriot ancestor. The application process for other lineage societies will be similar to what the NSDAR requires. Virtual Presentations Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:30am-10:30am From You to Your Patriot: What do you need to prove? Documents to help with dates, places, and generational links 11:00am-12:00pm Beginning Your Lineage Society Application: Tips for success in organizing your proofs and obtaining vital records Please register here for these virtual lectures: https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ofu… Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Charity. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Saturday, February 5, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. ONLINE.

Genealogy Workshops: Lineage Society Application Research Consultations

Adults Presented by Barbara M. Jurs, SCDAR Lineage Research Chair & Charity C. Rouse, SCPL Director of Local History Joining or being a member of a lineage-based genealogy society means research as well as an application process. In this two-day workshop, we will use the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) application process to show how to research your potential Patriot, organize your documentation, and make the connections for each generation from you to your Patriot ancestor. The application process for other lineage societies will be similar to what the NSDAR requires. In Person Consultations Saturday, February 5 or 19 Barrett Room at SCPL Headquarters Library 151 S. Church St. Spartanburg, SC 29306 45 minute slots on the hour at: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, or 4:00pm Please fill out the form to reserve your consultation. Due to in person capacity restrictions, only 1 person per appointment. Please bring your printed documents with you to the consultation because wi-fi is lim… Room: Barrett Room. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Charity. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Saturday, February 5, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Headquarters Library.

Movie Matinee

All Ages Join us for a Saturday movie matinee! We will be showing Unbroken (2015), rated PG-13. Limited to the first 10 patrons. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Saturday, February 5, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Teens Watch: Arcane

Teens Let’s watch Act 1 of Arcane, the hit Netflix original set in the League of Legends universe! Rated TV-14. Open to the first 12 teens. For ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Room: Vann Studio. Category: Film Showings. Contact Name: Michelle. Contact Phone: 864-596-3506. Saturday, February 5, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Mini Makers: Dessert Squishies

Kids Join us to create something sweet - a squishy dessert! This program is limited to the first 12 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are available upon request. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 8645783665. Monday, February 7, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Teens Make: Resin Crafts

Teens Learn how to create bookmarks and coasters using clear resin! For teens grades 7-12 or ages 12-18. Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Sophia. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Monday, February 7, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Landrum Library.

DIY Valentine's Day Cards

Kids Join us at the Cyrill-Westside Library to make DIY cards for Valentine’s Day! This program is limited to the first 30 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Monday, February 7, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Teen DIY Cardmaking: Hearts & Crafts

Teens Create your own cute, handmade valentines. For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12 only. Open to the first 12 teens. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Mo Hatchell. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Monday, February 7, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Movie Review Crew

Adults Join us for our first in person "Movie Review Crew" film discussion of 2022! This month we will discuss "55 Steps" (2017) and "Harvey" (1950). This program is open to all adult patrons and no registration is required! Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, February 7, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Woodruff Library.

Teens Make: Bath Bombs & Sugar Scrubs

Teens Take a break to relax, enjoy calming music, and make fun bath bombs and sugar scrubs that you can use to de-stress or give as a Valentine’s Day gift! This in-person event is limited to the first 10 teens. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Jayme. Contact Phone: 8645746815. Monday, February 7, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Becoming a Foster Parent

Adults Interested in becoming a foster parent? Come to the Pacolet Library and learn more about it. New Foundations Home for Children will be here to explain the process of becoming a foster parent. This program is for adults and space is limited to 10. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Leverne McBeth. Contact Phone: 8644740421. Monday, February 7, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Pacolet Library.

Garden Goodness: Advanced Pruning for Plant Longevity

Adults The Clemson Extension Master Gardeners present: Garden Goodness! A free monthly class to help you grow better gardens. This months workshop will be presented by Kerrie Roach of Oconee County. This program has 20 seats available. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Kali Paszkiewicz. Contact Phone: 864-285-9026. Monday, February 7, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Genealogy Series: Into the Weeds (Part Two)

Adults In this three-part program, we will explore the various micro-local records that can help you in your genealogy research. Topics will include, but are not limited to: mortgage records, crop liens, estrays and other less known and underused resources. Please register in advance for this virtual meeting. https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcOGhqTovHtTQTyDALRxaOYJ3SViGP9hS After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Monday, February 7, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Teen Anime Society

Teens For all the anime lovers: vote for the anime you want to watch, make anime-related crafts and discuss the latest anime you are watching! Anime will be rated TV-PG to TV-14. Limited to the first 10 teens. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Alice Pennington. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Pacolet Library.

Booklovers

Adults Join us for a discussion of My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson. Copies of the book are available the month before the discussion at the Multimedia & Fiction desk at the Headquarters Library. Room: BMW Board Room. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Jess & Joseph. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Crucial Conversations Book Club

Adults Join us for our new book club highlighting the diversity and issues in all of our lives. This month, we’ll be discussing "The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin, two essays about his struggle in the fight against segregation in the 1960's. The book club will be virtual over Zoom, please email wescirc@infodepot.org to receive the link and then check out a copy, either on person or in OverDrive! Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Jimmy Schwartz. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. ONLINE.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Headquarters Library.

Music Sandwiched In

All Ages In partnership with the Spartanburg Philharmonic, SCPL is proud to present Music Sandwiched In featuring a performance by Gladius. Seating will be limited to 50 and will be first come, first served. Bring your own lunch or there will be a limited number of boxed lunches available for purchase from Jason's Deli. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Music Programs. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Movie Review Crew: Virtual Meeting

Adults Join us for our virtual "Movie Review Crew" film discussion. This month we will discuss "55 Steps" (2017) and "Harvey" (1950). For an invitation to the Zoom meeting, email us at wdfcirc@infodepot.org. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE.

Teen Book Box: Sweet & Sour

Teens This month’s Book Box might give you the warm fuzzies or the cold pricklies. You'll either get a sweet romance or a sour break-up book--it's a surprise! All boxes come with sweet and sour themed treats and swag! For ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Book Boxes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at the date and time of the program. You can request one here: https://forms.gle/BR2qw5o44jmb3n9Y9. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Tuesday Whitworth. Contact Phone: 8645963506. Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE.

DIY 4 Adults: Heart Wreath

Adults Learn how to create a beautiful heart wreath using everyday items from your closet. Limited to the first 10 participants. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Tina Hammonds. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Pacolet Library.

Teen Homeschool: Chesnee Makerspace

Teens Create designs to decorate ceramic mugs using the Silhouette machine! Ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Limited to the first 15 teens. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Amanda. Contact Phone: 864-461-2423. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Chesnee Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Riverside Readers Book Discussion

Adults Backman is a funny, charming story teller, and Anxious People is a fine showcase for his talents as a writer. There are twists and surprises. Beneath it all, there is a deep sense of warmth and empathy. A bank robber bursts into an  apartment open house  and takes a group of strangers hostage. As the title hints, each member of the group bares his or her own anxieties, not just about the hostage situation, but about their individual lives. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Teens Make: String Art Hearts

Teens Create string art hearts for you and a special someone! For ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Teen Bingo Bash

Teens G63 anyone? Try your luck playing a variety of Bingo styles for prizes! Open to the first 10 teens. For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Sara Iraheta. Contact Phone: 864-463-0430. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

Riverside Writers

Adults Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, everyone is welcome to attend the Riverside Writers meetings. We will complete writing activities, take part in writing sprints, work in pairs/groups to discuss each other's writing, and share our work with the group. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Callum Carr. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Riverside Writers

Adults Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, everyone is welcome to attend the Riverside Writers meetings. We will complete writing activities, take part in writing sprints, work in pairs/groups to discuss each other's writing, and share our work with the group as a whole. Space is limited to the first 20 people. Sign up is available at the circulation desk. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Callum. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Tax Time Tips: Things to Consider When Filing Your Taxes

Adults It's tax time again...Get your questions answered and take some of the stress out of filing your taxes with tips from the SC Department of Consumer Affairs. Social distancing will be enforced and masks are available if needed. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Traci Morrison. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Legal Clinic Series

Adults This is a series of legal clinics that will discuss landlord/tenant law, employment law, end of life issues, and wills, estates, and probates. These clinics are brought to you with the help of the SC Bar. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Ian. Contact Phone: 864-596-3505. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Photography Club

Adults Lovers of Photography are welcome every second Thursday of the month to share their photographic skills, ideas and techniques.  Bring your photographs to display on our Library Photographic Wall which we change out every couple of months.  Novice and Pro's Welcome! Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Lynn T. Goen. Contact Phone: 864-461-2423. Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Chesnee Library.

Homeschool HQ: Pottery & Poems Workshop

Kids Join us for an interactive, hands-on experience as we make pottery, write poems, and discuss the craftsmanship of Dave the Potter. Dave the Potter, an American potter and enslaved African American, lived in Edgefield, SC in the early 19th century. He is well-known for his glazed stoneware jugs. Space is limited to the first 30 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for ages 6-12. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are available upon request. Room: Inman Mills Activity Room. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-596-3504. Friday, February 11, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Homeschool: LEGO Creative Writing

Kids Use LEGOs to build your own story! We will have fun prompts and resources to help you transform your creative project into a piece of creative writing. This program is limited to the first 10 families. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are available upon request. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Friday, February 11, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Game Time: Among Us

Kids Join us on the Among Us app and put your detective skills to the test. Will you be a Crewmate OR an Impostor? Before you join us, be sure to download the free app on your phone or tablet or purchase the game for your computer for $4.99 at https://store.steampowered.com/. This program will be hosted both on Zoom and in person in the Children’s Activity Room at the Headquarters Library. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 8 -12 age group. For those attending in person, social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. If you wish to tune in online, please click the link to register. Open to the first 30 participants visiting the library. Room: Inman Mills Activity Room. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Naomi Pickens. Contact Phone: 864-596-3504. Friday, February 11, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Headquarters Library. For more info visit infodepot-org.zoom.us.

5th Annual Ladies' Night In with Beverly Jenkins

Adults Romance is in the air, and you know what that means: it's time for SCPL's Ladies' Night In! And to really get you in the mood, we've convinced the one and only Beverly Jenkins to join us for a night of fun, fantasy and steam. Queen Bev has been setting readers' hearts aflame since 1994 with her first novel Night Song. Since then, she's released over 40 romance novels, primarily historical romance centering Black heroines who take no prisoners--well, unless it's in the bedroom. Now, Jenkins will be Zooming in to talk to us about how she makes us swoon time and time again. To receive the Zoom link, head to the Eventbrite page linked above and sign up. Category: Special Events. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, February 11, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Mini Makers: Valentine’s Slime

Kids Join us as we create Valentine’s Day slime! Aside from slime, we will also be creating valentines for essential services workers in the area. These valentine’s will be delivered to workers in the community. Limited to the first 20 participants. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Faith. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Saturday, February 12, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Black History Month: Finding Your Roots

All Ages Join us at the Pacolet Library for a film discussion. We will watch an episode of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Mr. Gates reveals the ancestral pasts of famous people. The film will run for 57 minutes. After the film, library staff will share genealogy resources that can help you become a do-it-yourself genealogist. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Leverne McBeth. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Monday, February 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Pacolet Library.

WhoDunIt

Adults The popular "Thursday Murder Club" by Richard Osman is our next book! The program is limited to the first 15 participants and masks will be provided upon request. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Monday, February 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Teens Taste Test: Chocolate!

Teens Put your tastebuds to the test this Valentine’s Day! Sample different chocolates, guess the brand, and vote for the most delicious. Attendance is open to the first 18 teens. For ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Room: Teen Hub. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Jessie. Contact Phone: 864-596-3506. Monday, February 14, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Teens Make: Valentine's Soap

Teens Use fun molds to make your own soap! For teens grades 7-12 or ages 12-18. Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Sophia. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Monday, February 14, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Landrum Library.

Book Bingo

Kids Join us at the Cyrill-Westside Library to play “Book Bingo” with prizes! This program is limited to the first 30 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Monday, February 14, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Mini-Makers: Happy Healthy Hearts

Kids Come on out to the Cowpens Library for Healthy Heart jump rope fun! Refreshments will be provided. Children of all ages are welcome, but this activity is most suited for children ages 6-12. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Limited to the first 8 participants. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Amanda Grigg. Contact Phone: 864-463-0430. Monday, February 14, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

Teen Gaming: Pokémon Snap

Teens Play Pokemon Snap on the Switch and also hunt for photos of Pokemon hidden in our library. For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12 only. Open to the first 12 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Mo Hatchell. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Monday, February 14, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Evening Edition Book Discussion

Adults Join us on Zoom for our Woodruff Readers: Evening Edition book discussion of "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah. For a link to the Zoom meeting, email us at wdfcirc@infodepot.org. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, February 14, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. ONLINE.

Homeschool STEAM: Black History Presentation by Karen McDowell

All Ages Karen McDowell presents a dramatic performance as an important person from history. This program will be limited to 30 patrons. Please observe social distancing guidelines for this event. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Melissa Gephart. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Landrum Library.

Chesnee Homeschool Program

Kids Join us at the Chesnee library as we test your problem solving ability in a number of challenges using common household materials. Limited to the first 15 kids. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-461-2423. Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Chesnee Library.

Mini Makers: Pieces of My Heart

Kids Design a puzzle for someone special in your life. This program is limited to the first 15 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are available upon request. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Mindy Needs. Contact Phone: 8644612423. Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Chesnee Library.

Socrates Cafe Online

Adults "The unexamined life is not worth living."- Socrates. It's not about finding answers; it's about asking questions to help each of us explore the meaning of our lives. Meet with Dr. Christine Dinkins, Wofford Socrates scholar and others to discuss things that matter to us. Call 864-574-6815 more information. This event will be Online. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Online.

Quilting for Beginners

Adults This class patrons will learn the basics of quilting by making a Mug Rug. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-596-3505. Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Headquarters Library.

Let's Learn Computers! Using Excel

Adults Rows of numbers and lots of boxes can leave your head spinning when you first look at Excel. Join us at the library as we work to make Excel from a program on your computer that you're afraid of, to one that you use with ease to create budgets, track info, and make data easier to understand! Program attendance will be limited to the first 6 people. Social distancing will be enforced and masks are available if needed. Category: Technology Classes. Contact Name: Jimmy Schwartz. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Teens Play: Escape the Room

Teens Strange things have been happening at Stargazer's Manor. Work with other to solve the mystery and escape the manor in this tabletop adventure. Ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Limited to the first 15 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Amanda. Contact Phone: 864-461-2423. Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Chesnee Library.

Mini Maker: Show a Lava Love

Kids Do you enjoy Science? Join us to make a super cool lava lamp. This program is limited to the first 30 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but activity is most suitable for the 6-9 age group. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Room: Inman Mills Activity Room. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-596-3504. Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Internet from Scratch

All Ages This workshop covers basic internet terminology, using web browsers and web addresses, visiting and navigating websites and internet safety tips. Category: Technology Classes. Contact Name: Leverne McBeth. Contact Phone: 18644740421. Thursday, February 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Pacolet Library.

Adult DIY: No-Sew Llama Cozy

Adults It’s the type of weather that makes you want to sip a mug of tea or coffee – why not make a cute cozy to put around your favorite thermos? Best yet, there’s no sewing involved. The program is limited to the first 12 participants and masks will be provided upon request. Can’t make the session? Take-away kits will be available in the lobby the day after the program! Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Thursday, February 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, February 17, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Chesnee History Group

Adults Join the Chesnee History Group as they discuss local history and historical research materials and tools. Limited to the first 15 patrons. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 864-461-2423. Thursday, February 17, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Chesnee Library.

Amazing Amphibians

Kids Hop on over to Boiling Springs library for fun activities and crafts all about amazing amphibians! Although often confused with reptiles, these animals are definitely different. Did you know they live a double life? Amphibians like frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians start their lives one way and transform into something else! No sign up necessary. Space is limited to the first 12 families, and crafts are most suitable for ages 5-12. Social Distancing will be practiced and masks are available upon request. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Theresa Panhorst. Contact Phone: 864-587-3665. Thursday, February 17, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Home School: Jazzy African American History Month

Kids We will be hosting a lesson on jazz and how it empowered the African American community. Join us for dancing, crafts, and fun! Limited to the first 20 participants. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Faith. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Thursday, February 17, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Homeschool: BINGO

Kids Join us at the Cowpens Library for BINGO and snacks! Children of all ages are welcome to participate , but this activity is most suited for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Limited to the first 10 participants. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Amanda Grigg. Contact Phone: 864-463-0430. Thursday, February 17, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

Financial Fitness for Retired Adults and Seniors

Adults Whether you are retired, semi-retired, or still working full-time, join us to learn some strategies for financial fitness, including ways to stretch your income and make a budget work for you! Social distancing will be enforced. Masks are available if needed. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Traci Morrison. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Thursday, February 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Quilting for Beginners

Adults This class patrons will learn the basics of quilting by making a Mug Rug. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-596-3505. Thursday, February 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Volunteens: Make Toys for Pets in Need

Teens Do you need to earn volunteer hours, want to benefit your community, or have an interest in animal welfare? Join us to make toys for the animals at the Spartanburg Humane Society, meet a pet up for adoption, and learn about their junior volunteer program! Open to the first 12 teens. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Paige. Contact Phone: (864) 578-3665. Friday, February 18, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Teen Letter-quette

Teens Everyone likes getting mail, right? Tune in to learn proper letter writing etiquette! Then put your news skills to work with our Letter-quette Pick Me Up kit which includes stationery, a pen, stickers, and other fun goodies to make your letters extra special. To watch this program, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries or follow @SCPLteens on Instagram or Facebook. Pick Me Up kits with project supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting February 18th at 4:30pm. You can request one here: https://forms.gle/AhXqcNA5Pa2ZNY8PA. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Tuesday Whitworth. Contact Phone: 8645963506. Friday, February 18, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE.

Genealogy Workshops: Lineage Society Application Research (Part Two)

Adults Presented by Barbara M. Jurs, SCDAR Lineage Research Chair & Charity C. Rouse, SCPL Director of Local History Joining or being a member of a lineage-based genealogy society means research as well as an application process. In this two-day workshop, we will use the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) application process to show how to research your potential Patriot, organize your documentation, and make the connections for each generation from you to your Patriot ancestor. The application process for other lineage societies will be similar to what the NSDAR requires. Saturday, February 19, 2022 Virtual Presentations 9:30am-10:30am Using the Genealogy Research System (GRS) at DAR.org: finding ancestors, descendants, and DAR members to provide documents and verification for your research. The GRS is a great resource no matter which society you plan to join. 11:00am-12:00pm Researching your Revolutionary War Patriot: types of service, qualifications, and time frames Please… Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Charity. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Saturday, February 19, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. ONLINE.

Genealogy Workshops: Lineage Society Application Research Consultations

Adults Presented by Barbara M. Jurs, SCDAR Lineage Research Chair & Charity C. Rouse, SCPL Director of Local History Joining or being a member of a lineage-based genealogy society means research as well as an application process. In this two-day workshop, we will use the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) application process to show how to research your potential Patriot, organize your documentation, and make the connections for each generation from you to your Patriot ancestor. The application process for other lineage societies will be similar to what the NSDAR requires. In Person Consultations Saturday, February 5 or 19 Barrett Room at SCPL Headquarters Library 151 S. Church St. Spartanburg, SC 29306 45 minute slots on the hour at: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, or 4:00pm Please fill out the form to reserve your consultation. Due to in person capacity restrictions, only 1 person per appointment. Please bring your printed documents with you to the consultation because wi-fi is limit… Room: Barrett Room. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Charity. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Headquarters Library.

Mini Makers: Art Adventures

Kids Join us for an after school art club. We will learn, play, and create using different forms of art. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but these activities are most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are available upon request. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 8645783665. Monday, February 21, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Mini Makers: Solar System Sponge Art

Kids Join us again at the Pacolet Library as we make Solar System Sponge Art! This session will focus on Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Pam Inman. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Monday, February 21, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Pacolet Library.

Mini Makers: Space LEGO Adventures

Kids Come to the Woodruff Library to create with LEGOs and learn about the final frontier: space! This program will be limited to the first 10 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, February 21, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Teens Play: Bingo

Teens Play Bingo for a chance to win prizes! For teens grades 7-12 or ages 12-18. Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Sophia. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Monday, February 21, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Landrum Library.

Black Superhero Showcase

Kids Join us at the Cyrill-Westside Library to celebrate Black Superheroes through themed crafts and a movie! This program is limited to the first 30 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Monday, February 21, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Teens Make: Harry Potter Hogwarts Banners

Teens Use stencils to create your very own hanging Hogwarts banner. For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12 only. Open to the first 12 teens. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Mo Hatchell. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Monday, February 21, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Teens Play: Mario Kart Tournament

Teens Compete for prizes as you race to the finish line during our Mario Kart Tournament on the Nintendo Switch! For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Jayme. Contact Phone: 8645746815. Monday, February 21, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Teens Play: D&D

Teens Discover your inner warrior and join in on this fantastical one-shot adventure! New players are welcomed and all characters will be at level 2. Sign up required. Open to the first 12 teens. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Paige. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Teens Play: Escape the Room

Teens You are in grave danger, for the evil Doc Gnaw approaches. Can you solve the riddles and escape her grasp in this fun tabletop adventure? Limited to the first 10 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Alice Pennington. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Pacolet Library.

Virtually Reading Book Club

Adults Join our online book club as we discuss "The Dry" by Jane Harper. Stop by the Cyrill-Westside Library and check out a copy, then email us at wescirc@infodepot.org to sign up and receive the Zoom link. Adults only, please. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. ONLINE.

Music Sandwiched In

All Ages In partnership with the Spartanburg Philharmonic, SCPL is proud to present Music Sandwiched In featuring a performance by TBA. Seating will be limited to 50 and will be first come, first served. Bring your own lunch or there will be a limited number of boxed lunches available for purchase from Jason's Deli. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Music Programs. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Homeschool Hub: Welcome Back Party

All Ages Welcome back homeschool families! Mingle with other homeschool families and learn about winter weather. The library will provide fun weather facts, Snow Making Pick-Me-Up Kits, and light refreshments. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Pam Inman/Alice Pennington. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Pacolet Library.

Quote Me Episode 4

All Ages "Quote Me," focuses on the life and legacy of authors. We'll discuss their major works and what inspired them, the history around their lives, and anything else we can think of. As lovers of information, we want as much as we can get about the people who've created our favorite stories. This month we will be discussing Dwayne McDuffie, comic book legend and creator of beloved characters such as Static Shock and Icon! Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Kali Paszkiewicz. Contact Phone: 864-596-3505. Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit spartanburglibraries.org.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

Teens Join us for the first-ever hybrid in-person and virtual TAG meeting! We’ll discuss summer reading, ideas for teen events and Pick Me Ups, and plans for 2022. In-person attendance is open to the first 12 teens. To sign up to attend virtually, click the “sign up” button. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Room: Vann Studio. Category: Friends & Advisory Group Meetings. Contact Name: Susan Myers. Contact Phone: 8645963506. Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Meet Libby: Free App from Your Library

All Ages This workshop covers how to checkout audiobooks and eBooks to your Apple or Android device. Category: Technology Classes. Contact Name: Leverne McBeth. Contact Phone: 18644740421. Thursday, February 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Pacolet Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, February 24, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Teens Game: Mario Party & Just Dance

Teens Challenge other teens in Mario Party and Just Dance on the Nintendo Switch. Open to the first 10 teens. For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Sara Iraheta. Contact Phone: 864-463-0430. Thursday, February 24, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

Teens Play: Mario Kart

Teens Racers, start your engines! Compete in a Mario Kart 8 tournament on the Nintendo Switch and see if you're the fastest racer in town. Open to the first 12 teens. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Room: Vann Studio. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Seth Edwards. Contact Phone: 8645963506. Thursday, February 24, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Teens Play: Retro Video Games

Teens Play classic video games like Donkey Kong, Kirby Super Star, Super Mario games, and more on our retro gaming console! For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, February 24, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Woodruff Library.

Plarn Crocheting

Adults Learn about plarn crocheting where you can recycle grocery bags to create unique bags, covers, and other crafts. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Anna Pilston. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Thursday, February 24, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Landrum Library.

Homeschool: Stop Motion Animation

Kids Create your own stop motion film! We’ll learn about the basics of character, set design, and filming as we make our own mini movies. This program is limited to the first 10 families. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are available upon request. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Friday, February 25, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Game Time: Minecraft

Kids Join us on the Minecraft app as we play Minecraft, make Minecraft cubees, and compete against other Minecraft players in their worlds. This program will be hosted both on Zoom and in person in the Children’s Activity room at the Headquarters Library. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 8 -12 age group. For those attending in person, social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. If you wish to tune in online, please click the link to register. Open to the first 30 participants visiting the library. Room: Inman Mills Activity Room. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Naomi Pickens. Contact Phone: 864-596-3504. Friday, February 25, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Headquarters Library. For more info visit infodepot-org.zoom.us.

New Adult Book Club

Adults February's book is "The Other Black Girl" by Zakiya Dalila Harris. Described as "Get Out" meets "The Stepford Wives," Harris's electric debut follows the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing. For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 8 adults, social distancing will be enforced and masks are available if needed. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Callum Carr. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Friday, February 25, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Saturday Storytime

Kids Join us to share stories, songs, and wiggles while building early literacy skills in a fun way. This storytime is for children ages birth to 5. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Christina. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Saturday, February 26, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

DIY 4 Adults: Paint Pouring

Adults Create your own work of art using the art of paint pouring. For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 10 adults, social distancing will be enforced, and masks are available if needed. To register, call the Pacolet Library at 864-474-0421. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Leverne McBeth. Contact Phone: 18644740421. Saturday, February 26, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Pacolet Library.

Operation Teen Book Drop

Teens Every month we stash teen books in local Little Free Libraries for teens to find and keep. Teens who found one and filled out our finder's report in February are entered to win a gift card in today's drawing! Visit https://forms.gle/YrLaqt669h9GVWhu6 for more info and Little Free Library locations. Good luck! For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-596-3506. Monday, February 28, 2022, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit forms.gle.

NovelTea

Adults This month, we’ll be rereading our childhood favorites. The program is limited to the first 12 participants and masks will be provided upon request. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Monday, February 28, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Flix for Teens: Jungle Cruise

Teens Watch Jungle Cruise while assembling and decorating your own wooden jungle animal! For teens grades 7-12 or ages 12-18. Open to the first 10 teens. Category: Film Showings. Contact Name: Sophia. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Monday, February 28, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Landrum Library.

Mini Makers: Exploring Memory and the Brain

Kids Join us at the Cyrill-Westside Library to explore the brain and memory through games and crafts! This program is limited to the first 30 participants. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but this activity is most suitable for the 6-12 age group. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Monday, February 28, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Tween Book-ish Book Club: Just Be Cool Jenna Sakai

Tweens We’re reading "Just Be Cool Jenna Sakai" by Debbi Michiko Florence. The first 25 children to sign up will receive a free copy of the book to keep along with some fun book swag. This program will be hosted both on Zoom and in person in the Children’s Activity room at the Headquarters Library. Additional attendees are welcome to participate too. Use the SCPL app or call us for assistance with locating a library copy to borrow. For those attending in person, social distancing will be practiced, and masks are available upon request. Please click the link to register. Open to the first 30 participants visiting the library. Room: Inman Mills Activity Room. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Naomi Pickens. Contact Phone: 864-596-3504. Monday, February 28, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Headquarters Library. For more info visit infodepot-org.zoom.us.

Tabletop Game Night

Adults Join us for a night of tabletop gaming fun where we play a new game every month! Limited to ages 18 and up. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, February 28, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Teen Anime Society

Teens Vote on which anime to watch and make your own fun anime stickers. For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12 only. Open to the first 12 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Mo Hatchell. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Monday, February 28, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Crochet Daffodil Take-Away Kit

All Ages The birth flower for the month of March is the daffodil. Starting March 1st, beginner-friendly kits to crochet your own daffodils will be available to pick up in the Spark Space. Kits will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Along with the kit's written instructions, there will also be a video tutorial on the SCPL YouTube channel. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Headquarters Library.

Subscription Box: Mini-Garden

Adults It’s time to start an indoor garden! Sign up online for a mini garden box from March 1-12 and receive an herb seed packet, potting soil, a self-watering planter, and a miniature shovel. You can pick up your kit anytime from March 14 to the end of the month at the Boiling Springs Library. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 10:00 AM – Saturday, March 12, 2022, 8:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Novel Tea Book Club

Adults We are back in person! Come join (or re-join) our Novel Tea Book Club. This month is Reader's Choice! Choose a book of any kind that you would like to share. No spoilers, please! Space is limited to 16 due to social distancing requirements. Masks are available. Please call if you need more information. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Free Legal Clinic: End of Life Issues

Adults This is the second of a series of legal clinics that will discuss topics like landlord/tenant law, employment law, end of life issues, and wills, estates, and probates. These free clinics are brought to you with the help of the SC Bar. For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 10 adults, social distancing will be enforced, and masks are available if needed. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Leverne McBeth. Contact Phone: 8644740421. Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Pacolet Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Headquarters Library.

Woodruff Readers Book Discussion

Adults This month we'll be talking about "No One Is Coming to Save Us" by Stephanie Powell Watts as well as "The Ugly Cry" by Danielle Henderson. All adult patrons are invited to join us for a lively discussion! Limited to the first 10 patrons. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, March 3, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Thursday, March 3, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Legal Clinic Series

Adults This is a series of legal clinics that will discuss landlord/tenant law, employment law, end of life issues, and wills, estates, and probates. These clinics are brought to you with the help of the SC Bar. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Ian Courson. Contact Phone: 864-596-3505. Thursday, March 3, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Movie Review Crew

Adults Join us for our "Movie Review Crew" film discussion! This month we will discuss "Loving" (2016) and "Daughters of the Dust" (1991). This program is open to all adult patrons and no registration is required. Limited to the first 10 patrons. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, March 7, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Woodruff Library.

Genealogy Series: Into the Weeds (Part Three)

Adults In this three-part program, we will explore the various micro-local records that can help you in your genealogy research. Topics will include, but are not limited to: mortgage records, crop liens, estrays and other less known and underused resources. Please register in advance for this virtual meeting. https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kd-yrrD4pHNz2nj3PYz_bT3t0f8nqjji8 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Monday, March 7, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. ONLINE.

Teen Anime Society

Teens For all the anime lovers: vote for the anime you want to watch, make anime-related crafts and discuss the latest anime you are watching! Anime will be rated TV-PG to TV-14. For the safety of everyone, attendance is open to the first 12 teens and social distancing will be enforced. For teens 12-18 years old or 7th-12th graders. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Wing. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Booklovers

Adults Join us for a discussion of Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden. Copies of the book are available the month before the discussion at the Multimedia & Fiction desk at the Headquarters Library. Room: BMW Board Room. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Jess & Joseph. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Headquarters Library.

Movie Review Crew: Virtual Meeting

Adults Join us for our first in person "Movie Review Crew" film discussion of 2022! This month we will discuss "Loving" (2016) and "Daughters of the Dust" (1991). This program is open to all adult patrons and no registration is required! Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, March 10, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Riverside Readers Book Discussion

Adults Join us for an in person lively book discussion Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. An elegant ocean liner crossing the Atlantic suffers an explosion. The castaways must battle the elements and each other. Limited to the first 10 patrons. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Thursday, March 10, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Riverside Writers

Adults Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, poetry, everyone is welcome to attend the Riverside Writers meetings. We will complete writing activities, take part in writing sprints, work in pairs/groups, to discuss each other's writing and share our work with the group as a whole. Space us limited to the first 20 people. Sign up is available at the circulation desk. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Callum. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Thursday, March 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Thursday, March 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Gardening in the Upstate

Adults New to the area or curious about gardening in the Upstate? Come listen to an agent from the Clemson Cooperative Extension discuss soil conditions, growing seasons, and popular plants to start with. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Anna Pilston. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Thursday, March 10, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Landrum Library.

Photography Club

Adults Lovers of Photography are welcome every second Thursday of the month to share their photographic skills, ideas and techniques.  Bring your photographs to display on our Library Photographic Wall which we change out every couple of months.  Novice and Pro's Welcome! Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Lynn T. Goen. Contact Phone: 864-461-2423. Thursday, March 10, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Chesnee Library.

WhoDunIt

Adults John Grisham’s Partner is March’s book club pick! Copies of the book will be available behind the front desk after February’s book club. The program is limited to the first 12 participants and masks will be provided upon request. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Monday, March 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Woodruff Readers: Evening Edition Book Discussion

Adults Join us on Zoom for our Woodruff Readers: Evening Edition book discussion of "No One Is Coming to Save Us" by Stephanie Powell Watts and "The Ugly Cry" by Danielle Henderson. For a link to the Zoom meeting, email us at wdfcirc@infodepot.org. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, March 14, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. ONLINE.

Socrates Cafe

Adults "The unexamined life is not worth living."- Socrates. It's not about finding answers; it's about asking questions to help each of us explore the meaning of our lives. Meet with Dr. Christine Dinkins, Wofford Socrates scholar and others to discuss things that matter to us. Limited to the first 16 patrons. Call 864-574-6815 more information. Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Music Sandwiched In

All Ages In partnership with the Spartanburg Philharmonic, SCPL is proud to present Music Sandwiched In featuring a performance by The Reel Sisters. Seating will be limited to 50 and will be first come, first served. Bring your own lunch or there will be a limited number of boxed lunches available for purchase from Jason's Deli. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Music Programs. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Teens Play: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Teens Battle other teens in Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo Switch. Ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Limited to the first 15 teens. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Amanda. Contact Phone: 864-461-2423. Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Chesnee Library.

Adult DIY: Upcycled T-Shirt Bag

Adults Bring an old t-shirt to this session to learn how to upcycle it into tote bag for books and groceries! The program is limited to the first 12 participants and masks will be provided upon request. Can’t make the session? Directions will be available in the lobby the day after the program. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, March 17, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Brilliant Birds

Kids When it comes to the animal kingdom this class of animals flies high above the rest! Join us as we learn all about birds - from backyard beauties to mighty birds of prey with fun activities and crafts. No sign up necessary. Space is limited to the first 12 families. This activity is most suited for ages 5 - 12. Social Distancing will be practiced and masks are available upon request. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Theresa Panhorst. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Thursday, March 17, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

The Railroads of Spartanburg County

Adults ​Join Dave Winans from the Hub City Railroad Museum as he tells us how the railroads shaped the history and industry of Spartanburg County, turning the area into today's Hub City. Limited to the first 30 participants. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 8644572218. Thursday, March 17, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Landrum Library.

Movie Matinee

All Ages Join us for a Saturday movie matinee! We will be showing Green Book (2019), rated PG-13. Limited to the first 10 patrons. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Saturday, March 19, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Legal Clinic: Landlord/Tenant Law

Adults Speakers with the SC Bar Association will discuss landlord/tenant law issues in a presentation for the public followed by a question and answer session. Attendance is limited to the first 10 adults. Category: Special Events. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, March 21, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Woodruff Library.

Design and Paint a Wood Picture Frame

Adults Paint your unique design on a wood picture frame. This program is limited to the first 6 adult patrons. Sign up required. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Virtually Reading Book Club

Adults Join our online book club as we discuss "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Anita Elizabeth Strout. Stop by the Cyrill-Westside Library and check out a copy, then email us at wescirc@infodepot.org to sign up and receive the Zoom link. Adults only, please. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. ONLINE.

Music Sandwiched In

All Ages In partnership with the Spartanburg Philharmonic, SCPL is proud to present Music Sandwiched In featuring a performance by The Jazz Antagonists. Seating will be limited to 50 and will be first come, first served. Bring your own lunch or there will be a limited number of boxed lunches available for purchase from Jason's Deli. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Music Programs. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, March 24, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

SC Bar Association - Wills, Estates, and Probate

Adults Join an expert from the South Carolina Bar Association and get your estate planning questions answered. It's never too early to plan! Attendance is limited to the first 30 adults. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 8644572218. Thursday, March 24, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Landrum Library.

New Adult Book Club

Adults March's book is "The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo. Acevedo's debut novel follows Xiomara, a young girl living in Harlem, who discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother's religion and her own relationship with the world. Space is limited to the first 20 people. Sign up is available at the front desk. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Callum. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Friday, March 25, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

NovelTea

Adults Your assignment this month? Read a book featuring an ability-diverse character. Need some reader’s advisory? Call or visit your nearest branch to get some fantastic suggestions. The program is limited to the first 12 participants and masks will be provided upon request. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Monday, March 28, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Tabletop Game Night

Adults Join us for a night of tabletop gaming fun where we play a new game every month! Limited to the first 10 participants ages 18 and up. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, March 28, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, March 31, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Genealogy Series: The 1950 Census

Adults It’s the day that genealogists have all been waiting for! Join us as we look at the newly released 1950 United States Census. Learn what kind of information you can expect to find in these records and how to search for your ancestor without a name index! Please register in advance for this virtual meeting. https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuceyvqTsvH9Jx0Mr5Iyxpp8HVU_z4lGJ4 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Monday, April 4, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Novel Tea Book Club

Adults We are back in person! Come join (or re-join) our Novel Tea Book Club. This month we will be discussing books by local authors. You decide what local means to you! No spoilers, please! Space is limited to 16 due to social distancing requirements. Masks are available. Please call if you need more information. See you then! Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Headquarters Library.

Music Sandwiched In

All Ages In partnership with the Spartanburg Philharmonic, SCPL is proud to present Music Sandwiched In featuring a performance by TBA. Seating will be limited to 50 and will be first come, first served. Bring your own lunch or there will be a limited number of boxed lunches available for purchase from Jason's Deli. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Music Programs. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Thursday, April 7, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Legal Clinic Series

Adults This is a series of legal clinics that will discuss landlord/tenant law, employment law, end of life issues, and wills, estates, and probates. These clinics are brought to you with the help of the SC Bar. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Ian Courson. Contact Phone: 864-596-3505. Thursday, April 7, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

SC Bar Association - End of Life Issues

Adults Join an expert from the South Carolina Bar Association and find out what to do to protect yourself and your family as you age. Attendance is limited to the first 30 adults. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 8644572218. Thursday, April 7, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Landrum Library.

Booklovers

Adults Join us for a discussion of Ramadan Ramsey by Louis Edwards. Copies of the book are available the month before the discussion at the Multimedia & Fiction desk at the Headquarters Library. Room: BMW Board Room. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Jess & Joseph. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Headquarters Library.

Riverside Readers Book Discussion

Adults Join us for a lively book discussion of The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell. Shattered by a tragic Easter weekend, four siblings pursue separate adult lives before a reunion reveals astonishing truths. Limited to the first 10 patrons. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Thursday, April 14, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Thursday, April 14, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Movie Matinee

All Ages Join us for a Saturday movie matinee! We will be showing Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018), rated PG-13. Limited to the first 10 patrons. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Saturday, April 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Spartanburg County Public Libraries Closed

Spartanburg County Public Libraries closed for Easter. Category: Closings. Sunday, April 17, 2022. All Branches - Holidays & Other Closings.

Legal Clinic: Family Law

Adults Speakers with the SC Bar Association will discuss family law issues in a presentation for the public followed by a question and answer session. Attendance is limited to the first 10 adults. Category: Special Events. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, April 18, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Woodruff Library.

Music Sandwiched In

All Ages In partnership with the Spartanburg Philharmonic, SCPL is proud to present Music Sandwiched In featuring a performance by Arbor Wind Trio. Seating will be limited to 50 and will be first come, first served. Bring your own lunch or there will be a limited number of boxed lunches available for purchase from Jason's Deli. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Music Programs. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM. Headquarters Library.