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Spartanburg County Virtual Storytime

Kids Do you miss storytime as much as we do? Join us virtually for storytime as we sing, read, and play with you! To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Children's Department. Contact Phone: 864-596-3500 x1265. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM. ONLINE.

Booklovers

Adults Join us online via Zoom for a discussion of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson. For a link to the Zoom meeting, email us at sptav@infodepot.org. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Jess Herzog & Joseph Henderson. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. ONLINE.

Outline and Design: Watercolor Art

Teens Follow along with our instructional video to learn basic watercolor techniques and create an abstract art piece! Watercolor supplies are provided to 55 teens on a first come, first served basis. To request a supply kit, fill out the Pick Me Up form listed below or email teens@infodepot.org for more information. Post a picture of your watercolor creation on Instagram or Facebook and tag @scplteens for a chance to win a $25 Walmart gift card!. For teens ages 12-18 or entering grades 7-12 only. Request form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBGnj3FAkpIy9-961i7vcgyKYUUNxYnvuR9Mg5kUpAYNvHBw/viewform To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries or follow @scplteens on Instagram or Facebook. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Tuesday Whitworth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3506. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Fairy Tale Rock Puppet Show

Kids Join us online for a special showing of Fairy Tale Rock! Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Children's Department. Contact Phone: 864-596-3504. Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

So I Wrote A Book... Now What?

Adults If you've written a book and are interested in pursuing traditional publishing, but are unsure what the process looks like or where to begin, this workshop is for you. This workshop will cover query letters, ways to find agents, and identifying valuable resources. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Jennifer. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, July 10, 2020, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Chautauqua: Meriwether Lewis

Adults With the near doubling of its nominal territory by the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, the United States needed to find out just what President Thomas Jefferson had bought by putting “boots on the ground” – the boots of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his Corps of Discovery. Take part in a conversation with Captain Lewis in September of 1806 as he returns from over two years of scientific discovery, diplomacy with Native Nations aided by the translator Sacagawea and the African American slave York, mapping immense geographic expanses, and surviving several scrapes with death – all part of the adventure of a lifetime! Please register in advance for this meeting (room capacity is 300.  Everyone who registers for the meeting will receive a link to a recording of the program which will be available to view for one week): https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkdOihqTotHt2MHCjVcCARMiXu_AGnmwqE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meetin… Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 8645963508. Monday, July 13, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Spartanburg County Virtual Storytime

Kids Do you miss storytime as much as we do? Join us virtually for storytime as we sing, read, and play with you! To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Children's Department. Contact Phone: 864-596-3500 x1265. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM. ONLINE.

Author Talk with Rebecca Petruck

Tweens Join us online to hear Rebecca Petruck, author of Steering Toward Normal and Boy Bites Bug, answer your questions and maybe even eat a bug! Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Children's Department. Contact Phone: 864-596-3504. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Digital Escape Room

Teens Eeek—you’re trapped in the Headquarters Library! Locate clues, solve puzzles, and unlock the code to escape in this digital escape room. There is an optional 360 component to this program. To access it, cardboard virtual reality headsets will be given as a Pick Me Up to 85 teens on a first-come, first-served basis starting July 1st. To request this Pick Me Up, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/iH86KRfrC5yprmHG8. For teens ages 12-18 or entering grades 7-12 only. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Susan Myers. Contact Phone: 864-596-3506. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE.

Virtual #TBT Trivia: 1960s

Adults Blast back to the past with our 1960s trivia night! Questions will feature political, artistic, and scientific movements as well as daily life, entertainment, and pop culture from 1960-1969. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners! Contact the Multimedia and Fiction Department at 864-596-3502 or email sptav@infodepot.org for more information. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Katie. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Thursday, July 16, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit infodepot-org.zoom.us.

Storytime for Adults

Adults Join us for an online Story Time for Adults as we explore short pieces of literature with members from the Multimedia and Fiction Department. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Josiah Wright. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, July 17, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Nintendo Switch Video Game Talk

All Ages A video game discussion of five different Nintendo Switch titles. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Seth Edwards. Contact Phone: 864-596-3500. Friday, July 17, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Spartanburg County Virtual Storytime

Kids Do you miss storytime as much as we do? Join us virtually for storytime as we sing, read, and play with you! To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Children's Department. Contact Phone: 864-596-3500 x1265. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM. ONLINE.

Meet the Author!: Jessica Khoury

Teens Hear about author Jessica Khoury's writing process, road to publication, and books for teens. Free autographed books will be given as a Pick Me Up to 60 teens on a first-come, first-served basis starting July 8th. To request this Pick Me Up, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Qc7iRjw3Efajc1ZP9. For teens ages 12-18 or entering grades 7-12 only. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Susan Myers. Contact Phone: 864-596-3506. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Grab and Go: Crafts Around the World

Kids Join us to learn how to make fun crafts from around the globe! Make sure to pick up a Grab and Go from your library for some special craft supplies! Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Children's Department. Contact Phone: 864-596-3504. Thursday, July 23, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Bullet Journaling and Paper Marbling

Adults Tired of boring, plain stationery? Learn how to turn ordinary cardstock paper into something paper. Join me, in this tutorial to learn how to paper marble. To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, July 24, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. ONLINE.

Better Babies: Dr. Daniel Lesesne Smith, His Baby Hospitals, and the Southern Pediatric Seminar

Adults Dr. Daniel Lesesne Smith (1877-1947) was a nationally-known leader in the field of pediatrics. This specialty was a rare one during the first decade of the 1900s when he began practicing in South Carolina, and during 1913 when he established a private sanitarium for mothers and children in Saluda, North Carolina. His efforts inspired social reformists in Spartanburg to construct a similar, public facility for the care of poor patients. The success of this “Better Babies Camp” led to the chartering in 1920 of the Spartanburg Baby Hospital. Alexia Jones Helsley examines this pioneering physician and the “Better Babies Movement” as part of the Progressive Era in the Palmetto State. Ms. Helsley is a Senior Instructor of History and University Archivist at the University of South Carolina Aiken. She publishes widely on the history of the Carolinas. In addition to her chapter in Recovering the Piedmont Past, she has an essay in Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy and recently published The Los… Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Monday, July 27, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Spartanburg County Virtual Storytime

Kids Do you miss storytime as much as we do? Join us virtually for storytime as we sing, read, and play with you! To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Children's Department. Contact Phone: 864-596-3500 x1265. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM. ONLINE.

Acting 101

Tweens Join us online for a special workshop with the Spartanburg Youth Theatre! Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Children's Department. Contact Phone: 864-596-3504. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Teen Hub Idol

Teens Do you have what it takes to be this year's Teen Hub Idol? Submit a video of yourself singing, dancing, reciting poetry, playing an instrument, or showing off another talent! The winner will receive a $50 Walmart gift card and the fan favorite will receive a $25 Walmart gift card. The top videos will be compiled into a virtual talent show that will be released on Wednesday, July 29th at 2pm on social media and YouTube, so follow @scplteens on Instagram and Facebook! For teens ages 13-18 or older teens entering 12th grade. Teens under 18 must have parent's permission. Submission Requirements and Details: https://forms.gle/1ewB8NniY9FR79DA6. Category: Music Programs. Contact Phone: 8645963506. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

How to Make Pizza Dough

Adults Want to take your pizza to the next level? Why not make your own pizza dough? Joseph will teach you how to make the now or later pizza dough from the cookbook The King Arthur Flour baker's companion : the all-purpose baking cookbook. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Joseph. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, July 31, 2020, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Yoga

Adults All ages and ability levels are welcome. Please bring your own blanket or mat. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM. Middle Tyger Library.

PM Yoga

Adults The Wednesday night yoga class is for all ages and all levels. A limited number of mats are available if you don't own one. Contact AV for more details. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Qi Gong

Adults Our certified Qi Gong Instructor, Simon Cairns, will lead attendees in the gentle, rhythmic movements of this ancient art. Qi Gong reduces stress, enhances the immune system and builds stamina among users. Come prepared to learn about this centuries-old method that uses gentle activity to create revitalized living. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Thursday, September 3, 2020, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM. Headquarters Library.

AM Yoga

Adults All ability levels are welcome to this Friday morning Yoga class. A limited number of mats are available if you don't own one. Contact AV for more details. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, September 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Headquarters Library.

Spartanburg County Public Libraries Closed

Spartanburg County Public Libraries closed for Labor Day. Monday, September 7, 2020. All Branches - Holidays & Other Closings.

Westside Readers Book Club

Adults Join us for fun and refreshments as we discuss this month's selection, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple. Pick up your copy at the Cyrill-Westside Library Circulation Desk. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Charles Sinclair. Contact Phone: 864-285-9143. Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Yoga

Adults All ages and ability levels are welcome. Please bring your own blanket or mat. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM. Middle Tyger Library.

PM Yoga

Adults The Wednesday night yoga class is for all ages and all levels. A limited number of mats are available if you don't own one. Contact AV for more details. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Qi Gong

Adults Our certified Qi Gong Instructor, Simon Cairns, will lead attendees in the gentle, rhythmic movements of this ancient art. Qi Gong reduces stress, enhances the immune system and builds stamina among users. Come prepared to learn about this centuries-old method that uses gentle activity to create revitalized living. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Thursday, September 10, 2020, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM. Headquarters Library.

AM Yoga

Adults All ability levels are welcome to this Friday morning Yoga class. A limited number of mats are available if you don't own one. Contact AV for more details. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, September 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Headquarters Library.

Garden Jewelry

Adults Flowers are not the only way to add color and interest to your garden. Linda Cobb, Master Gardener and columnist, shows how to add charm by taking ordinary items and transforming them into garden masterpieces. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 596-3505. Monday, September 14, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

PM Yoga

Adults The Wednesday night yoga class is for all ages and all levels. A limited number of mats are available if you don't own one. Contact AV for more details. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Headquarters Library.

Yoga

Adults All ages and ability levels are welcome. Please bring your own blanket or mat. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM. Middle Tyger Library.

Qi Gong

Adults Our certified Qi Gong Instructor, Simon Cairns, will lead attendees in the gentle, rhythmic movements of this ancient art. Qi Gong reduces stress, enhances the immune system and builds stamina among users. Come prepared to learn about this centuries-old method that uses gentle activity to create revitalized living. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM. Headquarters Library.

Chesnee History Group

Adults Join our discussion on the history of Chesnee and the surrounding area. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Jack Underwood. Contact Phone: 864-461-2423. Thursday, September 17, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Chesnee Library.

AM Yoga

Adults All ability levels are welcome to this Friday morning Yoga class. A limited number of mats are available if you don't own one. Contact AV for more details. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Headquarters Library.

Chautauqua: Patrick Henry

Adults The name Patrick Henry leaps to the forefront of America’s Founders when “Revolutionary Fervor” and the “Rights of the People” are discussed – and yet Mr. Henry vehemently opposed ratification of the United States Constitution, the document theoretically finishing the work of the Revolution for the People, when it was sent to the states for ratification in 1788. Join us as Patrick Henry argues his case against the Constitution as written in the Ratification Convention of 1788. Hear what he and the Anti-Federalists suggest for Ratification – and join the debate yourself! Please register in advance for this meeting (room capacity is 300.  Everyone who registers for the meeting will receive a link to a recording of the program which will be available to view for one week): https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvd-qhrDIsHdSi7HKokayRw-ajeVEzwQGz After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 8645963508. Monday, September 21, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Yoga

Adults All ages and ability levels are welcome. Please bring your own blanket or mat. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM. Middle Tyger Library.

PM Yoga

Adults The Wednesday night yoga class is for all ages and all levels. A limited number of mats are available if you don't own one. Contact AV for more details. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Qi Gong

Adults Our certified Qi Gong Instructor, Simon Cairns, will lead attendees in the gentle, rhythmic movements of this ancient art. Qi Gong reduces stress, enhances the immune system and builds stamina among users. Come prepared to learn about this centuries-old method that uses gentle activity to create revitalized living. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM. Headquarters Library.

AM Yoga

Adults All ability levels are welcome to this Friday morning Yoga class. A limited number of mats are available if you don't own one. Contact AV for more details. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, September 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Headquarters Library.

Booklovers

Adults Join us for a discussion of "Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss" by Margaret Renkl. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the AV desk before the discussion. Room: BMW Board Room. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Jess or Joseph. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Monday, September 28, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Yoga

Adults All ages and ability levels are welcome. Please bring your own blanket or mat. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM. Middle Tyger Library.

PM Yoga

Adults The Wednesday night yoga class is for all ages and all levels. A limited number of mats are available if you don't own one. Contact AV for more details. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Qi Gong

Adults Our certified Qi Gong Instructor, Simon Cairns, will lead attendees in the gentle, rhythmic movements of this ancient art. Qi Gong reduces stress, enhances the immune system and builds stamina among users. Come prepared to learn about this centuries-old method that uses gentle activity to create revitalized living. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Thursday, October 1, 2020, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM. Headquarters Library.

AM Yoga

Adults All ability levels are welcome to this Friday morning Yoga class. A limited number of mats are available if you don't own one. Contact AV for more details. Charge for the class is $2.00 per person. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Seth. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, October 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Headquarters Library.

Naturally Natives: Creating a More Sustainable World

Adults Presented by Sue Watts, Garden Educator and Program Coordinator at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Part of the Garden Goodness series. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 864-596-3505. Monday, October 5, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Headquarters Library.